Monday, July 16, 2007
Quick shots in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Rapper Remy Ma, charged with shooting a buddy in the gut this weekend, apparently has a history of firing at people. Four years ago, she allegedly pointed a gun at a Bronx man’s head and blasted a shot that missed. In terms of accuracy, the rapper seems to be making progress.
• A new study revealed that 1 out of 12 American workers has used illegal drugs in the past month. The number probably rises dramatically if you work in a rapper’s entourage.
• Ford Motor Company is now denying that it plans to sell the Volvo brand. A spokesman said, “To my knowledge, we are not in negotiations with anyone about the future of Volvo.” Wonder if anyone at the company is even discussing the future of Ford.
• The New York Firefighters Union President ignited controversy by filing a racially insensitive affidavit in response to a lawsuit by the Justice Department. The suit charges the FDNY conducts entrance exams that are unfair to Blacks and Latinos. But the affidavit defends the testing by stating, “The job requires not only physical strength, but also an alert and keen mind. … Firefighters are now extensively trained to deal with hazardous materials, possible terrorism and environmental issues unknown years ago. … There is no doubt that intelligence and ability to read and understand are important traits for firefighters.” Yeah, the characters in the FOX series Rescue Me definitely represent the FDNY in the intelligence area.