Sorry You Took It The Wrong Way
In a case of foot-in-mouth disease or boy-were-you-out-of-line, Mexican President Vicente Fox offended the African American community by saying that Mexicans in the US were taking jobs that “even blacks” wouldn’t do. I saw the speech and am fluently bilingual – he was seriously out of line. Your eminence of Fabulaxer, Rev. Al Sharpton, called on President Fox to apologize and got a half-hearted, sorry-you-took-it-the-wrong-way, over the weekend. Following a more public (and mainstream) outcry to what was obviously a bad choice of words, Fox relented an offered a real apology to both Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Apparently it was an apology that “even black folks” could accept.
American Idol is rounding that corner to crowning season four’s winner. Vonzelle Solomon, Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood are the remaining participants – Solomon is the only minority in the running. If my long-standing predictions serve me right, Underwood can start getting her handkerchiefs ready for the routine cry-fest that follows the crowning of the winner. All three are shoo-ins for recording contracts. The three perform tonight, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
What?! You Can’t Breathe?
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John Phillips are in the middle of their 6-month long tour on the half-built International Space Station. Problem is, the oxygen generator aboard the space station is completely kaput and there are 140 days worth of reserve air on board. The U.S. has not had a launch to the space station since the fatal disaster of Columbia in 2003. Russian crews are expecting to repair or replace the oxygen generator in July. Krikalev and Phillips are due back on Earth on October 7. Guess we’ll all take a deep breath then.
Rare Photo Op For Family
Last night was the first time in over two years that the entire Cruz clan – including five children and two grandbabies by eldest Cruz daughter, Evelyn, were together. Discussions are in the works to have a photo taken of the family before the departure of the parents, next Tuesday, May 24. Matriarch, Millie, has not determined the theme for the photo shoot, but suggestions of daddy Cruz posing as a priest; mom as a nun and the five children as altar boys have been scrapped. Sidebar: I only suggested that theme following the catholic-esque guilt trip my parents have perfected over the years.
Keep passin’ the open windows…