Thursday, December 16, 2010
8264: Politically Incorrect And Ignorant Too.
Getting political with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Kwame Kilpatrick, currently serving jail time, now faces a 38-count indictment that characterizes the former Detroit mayor’s inner circle as a long-running criminal organization. The United States attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan said, “The defendants used the power and authority of Kwame Kilpatrick’s public offices to unjustly enrich not only themselves but their families and their associates at the expense of taxpayers and donors.” Gee, and you thought Kilpatrick was just a lying, sexting adulterer.
• The Chicago mayoral race continues to heat up. Candidate James Meeks sparked controversy by proclaiming city contracts set aside for minorities should only go to Blacks. “The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African-American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” said Meeks during an interview. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve— because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against.” Meeks later backtracked, saying only White women should be excluded from the minority category. “I don’t believe White women should be considered in that count…. You have White women in the category. They receive contracts. Then, White men receive contracts. Where does that leave everybody else?” Gee, wonder who will be the first candidate to drop out of the competition.
• Mickey D’s is now being sued by an activist group seeking to prohibit the fast feeder from marketing Happy Meals with toys. A company McSpokesperson said Mickey D’s will “vigorously defend our brand, our reputation and our food.” She added that, “parents consistently tell us they approve of our Happy Meals.” Gee, and how many of those approving parents are also addicted to the obesity-inducing menu items?
• The Obama administration is suing BP and four other companies over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, charging violations of U.S. environmental laws. Gee, BP will no doubt vigorously defend their brand, their reputation and their crude.