Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Hard news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Drug company Pfizer announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs by 2008. Workers are encouraged to take advantage of any employee discounts on Viagra, because they’re about to get royally screwed.
• Now Mike Tyson is pleading not guilty to drug and DUI charges stemming from an arrest last month (see Essay 1492). “Drug addiction is a victimless crime … the kind where you shouldn’t go to prison,” said Tyson’s lawyer. Gee, sounds like the ex-champ is guilty as hell.
• Virginia Delegate Frank D. Hargrove — who pissed off folks by declaring Blacks should “get over it” regarding slavery — now proposed a resolution to celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday saluting the end of slavery. “I think it’s very worthy because it’s positive that we here in Virginia — and it has nothing to do with the apology — that we celebrate the end of slavery,” said Hargrove. Looking forward to celebrating the end of this guy’s political career.