Facepalm Duex

My county commisioner, making me look good:

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.

Best case scenario, JPW is scientifically illiterate. That’s where I am. I’m down to hoping that my county commissioner, responsible for hundreds of millions in budgeting, is a blithering fool. Because the alternative is that he is a worse race pimp than I ever imagined.


It is in the moronosphere now, so there is no stopping it.

Oh, wait, it gets better:

“It is typical Mayfield. The problem is in the language. While he tried to lateral to the scientific term of a black hole, our problem is that we understand language, and it’s negative and racist. Judge [Thomas] Jones took real offense. We almost simultaneously picked up on what we called the idiom. Can’t do that in terms of the language. He could have said ‘a sinkhole,’ he could have said anything, but it was typical Mayfield style. That is what we expect.”

Oooooooooh kay. Anyone else reminded of this?


  1. mexigogue says:

    This goes back to what you were saying about some black people thinking everything is about them. Sometimes I pretend to be mad about the word chicanery and spic and span.

  2. Christ on a unicycle. Perhpas he should have said “a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its pull after having fallen past its event horizon.”

    You know. Just to be clear and all.

  3. R says:


  4. Justthisguy says:

    I was going to write something about Guy Gibson’s dog here, but maybe I shouldn’t.

  5. Phelps says:

    They should let African-American Jim from Huckleberry Finn rename the dog.

  6. Scott says:

    Idiocracy, yo. Black holes are not what plants crave.