Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Winners and losers in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Hank Johnson (pictured above) beat Rep. Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic Primary runoff (see Essay 889). And he didn’t even have to resort to violence or pummeling with a cell phone.
• The U.S. Army nixed plans to build a military theme park (see Essay 906). According to news sources, “local officials worried that a park would make a mockery of the Army experience.” Sadly, many members of the Army have made a mockery of the Army experience.
• A new scientific review showed sugary soft drinks have greatly contributed to America’s obesity problem. Folks can gain as much as 15 pounds per year by slugging down one can of soda every day. Maybe the Fantanas should look more like the Dove girls.