Damn you, Spain

Sometimes being Italian sucks. Particularly when you can look across the Mediterranean Sea and gaze at Spain, only to realize that despite their funny accents, those Spaniards are seemingly doing everything in their power to make us look bad.

For example: Spain has just become the fourth nation in the world to achieve marriage equality. Fuckers. Italy spent this month upholding asinine restrictions on in vitro fertilization, further curtailing the rights of gay and lesbian families. Spain, on the other hand, has a Prime Minister who who says things like this:

"We are not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last," [Zapatero] told the chamber. "After us will come many countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two unstoppable forces: freedom and equality."

Where the fuck does Spain get off being so damn cool?


annamaria at 1:14 PM

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at Thursday, June 30, 2005 1:41:00 PM Blogger person x said...

Oh my god. This post had me laughing hard. It sounded so familiar....

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 1:42:00 PM Blogger person x said...

Okay. I'm a nerd. I'm still laughing.

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 1:50:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

What can I say? I wasn't feeling very original today.

Either that, or I am the most brilliant blogger in the history or blogging. You decide!

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:17:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

By the way, apparently California wants to remind everyone that they were once a part of the Spanish empire, because they've just upheld the fourth-most comprehensive set of domestic partnership rights in America.

From the article:

"The domestic-partner law, signed in 2003 by then-Gov. Gray Davis, represents the nation's most-comprehensive recognition of gay domestic rights, short of the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts and civil unions in Vermont and Connecticut. It grants registered couples virtually every spousal right available under state law, except the ability to file a joint tax return."

Good job, California!

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:12:00 PM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...


and Brava!

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 5:00:00 PM Anonymous Joe said...

Reason number 1,238 why I would not shed a tear if California were to one day break off and drift off into the pacific.

at Thursday, June 30, 2005 6:20:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

"...leaving a cool, beautiful serenity called Arizona Bay."

I'll take any opportunity to quote Bill Hicks. Even if it means replying to homophobic pricks who'll most likely never visit this blog again.

Bye Joe! And please, relax and enjoy your hair.

at Friday, July 01, 2005 10:16:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

ok, I think now I need to worry...My daughter is going to Spain for the fall semester at the University of Acala. I certainly hope that she does not fall under the spell of those brainwashing, mind-bending, prey on the young, convert her to their way of thinking degenerates and change.
Oh wait, she's going to Spain, not Kansas. It's cool.


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