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Black Hole? White Hole? Asshole!

white_castle.jpgI can appreciate racial sensitivity, but you’ve got to be kidding me here:

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.

Racially insensitive analogy? I suppose eating a white-bread sandwich during the meeting would’ve been offensive, too? God forbid you ever order in White Castle.

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yeah, this is fairly ridiculous if reported as it actually happened, which there is no reason (aside from hope) to doubt. Kinda puts the kibosh on that naive idea that the legally-trained are individuals of conspicuous learning, don't it?

Dustin, you are no doubt aware of the seething racism in the astronomical community. You should hear these guys talk. They're all "yellow sun" this and "red dwarf" that. Plus, there's that whole "inferior planets" thing.

Mmmmmmmmmm. White Castle.

Some people need the stupid slapped out of them.