Wednesday, January 06, 2010

7424: Showing Up Late.

Late news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• It was reported earlier this week that a third uninvited moron managed to crash the White House state dinner last November. Do they have ex-Walmart greeters monitoring the entrances? At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that Osama bin Laden has been hiding out in the Oval Office these past years.

The Greenhouse, a trendy SoHo nightclub, is facing charges of racism again. Now five Black and Latino women who were on a guest list for a party at the club claim they were denied entry and taunted with racial remarks. Why is it more difficult to get into the Greenhouse than the White House? The Secret Service should hire Greenhouse bouncers for security details.

• President Obama appointed Amanda Simpson, a woman who used to be a man, to a Commerce Department security post. She becomes the highest-ranking transgender person picked by a president. Would Simpson have made more money for the same role if she were still a man?

• A survey by The Conference Board showed that Americans are increasingly unhappy with their jobs. According to the report, 45 percent of the surveyed households say they are satisfied in their jobs, down from 61.1 percent in 1987. How do we know The Conference Board workers weren’t also unhappy with their jobs and deliberately fudged the figures?

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