Monday, August 20, 2007
Making zero progress in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Elvira Arellano, the illegal immigrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for the past year, has been arrested in Los Angeles (photo above). Arellano was in Los Angeles to participate in immigrant-rights meetings when authorities busted her. “She broke the law. You cannot use your child as a human shield to ignore immigration laws,” said the western regional coordinator of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “You cannot say: I have a child who is an American citizen. That makes me immune to any law I violated.” Hasta la vista, baby.
• Zero does not equal zero when it comes to trans fat. Federal regulations say it’s ok to proclaim your product has zero grams of trans fat if there’s less than half a gram per serving. But most packages contain more than a single serving. Plus, most people eat more than a single serving at once. So the regulations kinda make zero sense.