The late Alvarez Guedes died 10 years ago. He left us a lot of LP’s, cassettes, 8-tracks. reel-to-reel tapes, MP3 files, and lots more of comedy and jokes. I remember when my father died that he had a lot of his LP’s next to all of those chess books that he collected. As I remember, a new Alvarez Guedes LP was always a moment of absolute joy for our family growing up in Wisconsin.
So I had to think of the great Cuban comedian when I saw this story about a young Joe Biden and two well-dressed men kissing in the car. Does Biden think that we are a bunch of “comemierdas”?
The world is going crazy, especially our President Biden telling another one of those stories from his youth:
In a preview of the White House interview released Monday morning, guest host Penn — who is engaged to his longtime boyfriend — asks President Biden how he came to be a vocal supporter of marriage equality.
“I can remember exactly when my epiphany was,” Biden responds in the clip. “I hadn’t thought much about it, to tell you the truth. I was a senior in high school and my dad was dropping me off… [I was] about to get out of the car and I look to my right, and two well-dressed men in suits kissed each other.”
The president continues: “I turned and looked at my dad, and he said, ‘Joey, it’s simple, they love each other.’ …It’s just that simple. It doesn’t matter whether it’s same-sex or a heterosexual couple, you should be able to be married. What is the problem?”
I don’t know if that really happened, but he never brought it up when he kept saying that marriage was between a man and a woman. Remember that, Joe? It also reminds me of that Cuban word that applies perfectly to a man who tells these stories.