Friday, August 04, 2006
Old Moves, Cold Moves and Bold Moves in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Rep. Cynthia McKinney is fighting again, this time for her career. She’s facing a runoff election against Democrat Hank Johnson (both candidates pictured above), whose political slogan reads, “Vote Hank, Replace Cynthia.” Johnson recently received support from three county sheriffs and the statewide Fraternal Order of Police, no doubt a semi-result of McKinney’s infamous scuffle with a Capitol Hill cop (see Essay 516). “I was never charged with anything, and so it’s not an issue,” said McKinney. Gee, that almost sounds like OJ Simpson’s line.
• AOL plans to cut 5,000 employees — which amounts to about 25 percent of its global workforce. Wonder if terminated employees will be alerted via high-speed emails.
• Ford Motor Company is recalling 1.2 million vehicles. This is one of the biggest vehicle recalls in history, officially making it an unintended Bold Move.
• Toyota posted a 39 percent profit increase for its fiscal first quarter, surpassing Ford and inching closer to leader GM. It’s interesting to note that Ford’s slogan is Bold Moves, while Toyota’s slogan is Moving Forward. Hey, at least one of them is moving in the right direction.
• The grandson of Malcolm X was busted for punching his fist through the window of a Yonkers doughnut shop. America Runs On Dunkin’ — by any means necessary.