Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Essay 1700

A mean-spirited MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed the proposal to make English the official city language (see Essay 1682). “This ordinance does not reflect who we are in Nashville,” said Purcell, calling the measure unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited. “If this ordinance becomes law, Nashville will become a less safe, less friendly and less successful city.” Plus, unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited.

• Fred Goldman and family are now chasing after O.J. Simpson’s acting-related residuals. Simpson apparently still receives loot for movies like “The Towering Inferno” and “Naked Gun,” and the Goldmans hope the money can be diverted to pay off the $40 million wrongful-death lawsuit tab. Yeah, residuals for those flicks ought to cover a sizable chunk of the lawsuit award.

• According to the Detroit News, DaimlerChrysler plans to cut about 1,000 salaried positions — roughly 7 percent of its white-collar workforce. Yeah, that ought to cover a sizable chunk of the automaker’s shrinking profits.

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