Saturday, December 30, 2006
An unforgiving MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees is not getting her title back, insist pageant officials (see Essay 1470). The decision was prompted when photos of Rees exposing herself and kissing other women appeared online (see above). Donald Trump indicated he would look into the matter, leading to speculation that he might grant a pardon ala his decision to forgive Miss USA Tara Conner. Based on the pics, Rosie O’Donnell might throw her support to Rees.
• The American Journal of Public Health released a study showing too many kids are fat by preschool, and Hispanic children are at higher risk. Focusing on three-year-olds in low-income families, the figures indicated 32 percent of White and Black kids were overweight, versus 44 percent of Hispanics. Researchers were unable to determine causes for the differences. No comments yet from Donald Trump or Rosie O’Donnell.
• Not to be outdone by the Los Angeles Fire Department, four Los Angeles Police Department officers charged they were victims of racial discrimination. The cops — two Blacks and two Latinos — filed a lawsuit claiming the city failed to adequately investigate their complaints over being excluded from a special unit. Hell, city officials were probably too busy dealing with LAFD screw-ups.
• A dangerous hip-hop dance is growing in popularity, despite already causing two deaths. “Ghost riding the whip” involves having a driver get out of his car and dance around and on the slow-moving vehicle. “It did not take Einstein to look at this thing and say this was a recipe for disaster,” said a California police spokesman. No word yet from DJ Einstein, but performing the stunt could turn you into a ghost.