Friday, July 11, 2008
More laughs at both links.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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.
Wait for it, although the "who is white" should give you a hint:
I guess Commissioner Price and Judge Jones have been too busy playing the race card to broaden their rather limited horizons. Speaking of which, all this is from the Houston Chronicle's SciGuy Eric Berger who observes:
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.
Judge Jones should be very glad that the central collections office has not become a white hole, a theoretical object that ejects matter from beyond its event horizon, rather than sucking it in.Kind of like Al Gore, I guess.
Update - Sheesh, there's a video of these two geniuses and one keeps digging with the eructation 'that terms like "devil's food cake" and "black sheep of the family," are also racially insensitive.'