Saturday, January 12, 2008

Essay 4975

Taking out the trash in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• The Minutemen anti-illegal immigration group joined California’s Adopt-A-Road program, taking responsibility for cleaning a 2-mile stretch of highway. The deal comes with the right to post signs identifying themselves at two points on the road. “We’ll be out there in dorky-looking vests, hard hats and goggles, picking up trash,” said a group official. Don’t they realize it’ll be much easier to hire some undocumented workers to do the job for them?

• DMX has an IOU for $1.5 million. The rapper lost a defamation suit brought by the mother of his love child. The mess started when DMX told Sister 2 Sister magazine that he was sexually assaulted during a one-night stand in 2003 that led to the pregnancy. Looks like the woman wound up financially assaulting him.

• Toyota may beat General Motors as Earth’s biggest automaker, a title GM has owned for 76 years. GM has not yet released its international sales figures. The automaker has, however, released lots of employees in recent years.

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