At least one judge and a city commissioner in Texas think "black hole"
is a racial slur.
Watch these two links. You won't believe the stupidity. Here is the
Here is commissioner Price explaining his "position" (long and boring)
Here is a link to the write up.
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."
Other county officials quickly interceded to break it up and get the
meeting back on track. TV news cameras were rolling, after all.
John Wiley Price needs a phone call from Neil deGrasse Tyson to
explain to him how stupid he really is.
Another problem with that office was that ONLY the person who received
the ticket could pay the fine. They were double checking for warrants.
DPD officers on duty to arrest them.
On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:31:03 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
From carefully reading this sentence, it's apparent the author is
actually intending to drill a hole in Obama with a spade bit. This is
an assassination plot. The FBI has been notified. They are looking
for a Republican carrying a concealed cordless drill with a spade bit.
Only if they're clever:
Heckler: "Mr. Churchill, I'd sooner vote for the devil than vote for you!"
Winston Churchill: "And on Wednesday next you'll get the chance."
Woman: "Mr. Churchill, if I were your wife, I'd poison your tea!"
Churchill: "Madam, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
Woman: "Mr. Churchill, I don't know which I detest more: your politics or
Churchill: "Never fear, madam. It is unlikely you'll ever embrace either."
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