Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh. My. God.

We're doomed...
County officials spar over 'black hole' comment

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre
this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the
central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments
and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that
central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly
has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud
"Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a
"white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand
an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an
intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."

Maybe it's an object that doesn't let intelligence escape, either.

I hope this post doesn't get me black-balled; that would be a black day.
I wonder if Mexicans get mad when the power companies talk about "brown-outs"?Indians re Red China?
Chinese re yellow-bellied liberals?

I'm worried about the children...