Black Hole

So if I were to tell you that the budget department had become a black hole, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If you're like myself and millions of other people, the first though would be those ever so fascinating astronomical phenomenon, right? Well apparently one buffoon in Dallas County thinks otherwise.

Commissioner John Wiley Price of Dallas County thinks that the term "black hole", which has been in common use in scientific circles since the first theories of their existence were proposed, is a racist term. Maybe the guy has been smoking something or he's bored, or more than likely needed something to distract attention from whatever problems his departments have. The term "black hole" is descriptive of what they look like when viewed in a photograph of space. A hole of empty blackness.

Indeed, why not carry it to its full conclusion and just declare the word "black" to be a racist term and come up with some other name for the color itself? After all, if describing the hole in a region of space as being black is racist, then I'm in deep shit here because this entire website is black. The keyboard I'm typing this on is black. The borders around my monitor are black. The volume controller on my speakers is black, controlling speakers which are also black. What other name should we use? Maybe one of those really elitist sounding politically correct terms. I should start saying I have a "color challenged" keyboard. This website is "color challenged". The case my computer is in is "color challenged". Where does it end?

It gets better though folks. This guy doesn't just think "black hole" is racist. He thinks "angel food cake" and "devils food cake" are also racist terms. His argument makes absolutely no sense. There's no reason or logic behind it. How does he compare the level of offense in using such common names? By seriously claiming that it's on the same level as saying you were "Jewed down" if you got a bad trade. I think it should be obvious to anyone with any common sense that there's just no validity to whatever it is he's trying to accomplish with this insanity.

And before anyone decides to go with the term Stephen Hawkings prefers, "singularity", I take offense to that as a single white male.
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"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

       
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Posted on Jul 11, 2008 12:18 pm by Samson in: | 4 comment(s) [Closed]
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How about space phenomenon? :P

Seriously, I don't know that I'd have considered dignifying such ludicrious claims as these by even acknowleging them, but hopefully neither would any court in this country. Lately though, it's hard to know how the courts will go on something like this. It's rather like 'sexual harassment', discrimination is a problem here, but not only because it's so prevalent but also because it's so quickly and frequently legally abused everywhere. Doesn't anyone in this generation recall fables like the little boy who cried wolf or the dog who lost his bone chasing the reflection he saw from the bridge? :(

       
In order to recall the old fables, one must be taught the old fables. Since they're all racist, sexist, or otherwise demeaning to women, blacks, browns, Jews, gays, lesbians, and Jesse Jackson, no school would dare touch the subject. Hence the lessons actually buried under the story are never learned, so you have a whole generation of the little skin bags who have no common sense and don't even know what you mean when you say they cry wolf.

And as far as dignifying the idiot with a response, I'm afraid Fox News beat me to that. Where do you think I even heard about this nonsense? :)

       
Well, at least I can tell you that my children have grown up with those stories and their moral lessons intact. *sigh*

Yeah, I understand that you got the story from the media to begin with, but it's really just pathetic that they even felt it was newsworthy in the first place. :(

       
I laughed so hard at this. People are nuts. Enough with the political correctness, rofl.

       
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