Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Comedy Gold: 'Black Hole' Now Racially Insensitive

Oh brother. Talk about the language losing all meaning.
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."
Seems we'll never escape this politically correct insanity.

H/T: Alouette from the LGF links.

Ace links. Thanks!

Update: Looks like this crank Price lives in the land of make believe. Hey, what do you know, he believes in change!
John Wiley Price's brand of advocacy and activism can be summed up in this way: John Wiley Price addresses real issues, advances real change and achieves real results. He has earned the full respect of the constituents within his district and in the County at-large. Additionally, he has placed himself in the vanguard for those who have been historically locked out, especially for African-American people.
To many, he is a seeker of truth, a warrior for justice, and a visionary leader. He’s been called a motivator and a liberator.
Not to mention a kook.

Update II: Michelle Malkin and Suitably Flip link. Thanks!

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