Thursday, December 21, 2006

Essay 1459

Diss-cussions in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• Rosie O’Donnell has now targeted Donald Trump, griping over his forgiving gesture to Miss USA Tara Conner. O’Donnell huffed that Trump is no role model for 20-year-old Americans, as he’s been divorced twice and caught in affairs. Trump fired back, dissing O’Donnell’s looks, past talk show and magazine. He’s even considering suing her. It might be tough for either one to find any supportive character witnesses.

• Controversial publisher Judith Regan was apparently investigated and reprimanded for making an anti-Semitic remark at work in 2003. Regan had bragged about replacing the scrolls in a neighbor’s mezuzas with ripped up dollar bills. When asked if Regan was a racist, one editor remarked, “She was an equal opportunity insulter of everyone. … I did not think of her as a generalized racist.” Perhaps she’s more of a specialized racist.

• Representative Virgil H. Goode Jr., a Republican from Virginia, stirred controversy by sending a letter warning the recent election of the first Muslim Congressman was a threat to the nation’s values. “I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped,” said Goode. He also cautioned that there will “likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.” However, the guy probably has no issues with Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Trump and Judith Regan.

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