Saturday, September 29, 2007

Not Even Close, Coronado. Not Even Close.


It's a little after 8:00 AM on a cool, cloudy Saturday morning here in San Diego.

For the past 45 minutes, my son, Jalen, has been running around butt-naked and playing with the three-piece gang member gift set from the Disney/Pixar movie Cars.

Mrs. Bootleg is upstairs, still asleep, in what amounts to a warm up for the four hour nap she "needs" later in the day.

I'm on my second cup of coffee, while skimming the newspaper. Now, I've mentioned before that this city is proudly locked in a universal goose-step with the Republican Party. I've also mentioned that our major newspaper sits about a million miles to the right of the same conservative citizens it primarily serves.

So, it should come as no surprise when San Diego and its newspaper make an attempt to cover "race relations" that the end result is…

Wait, before we link, a couple of things:

(1) This story actually takes place in the city of Coronado, which is actually a peninsula just slightly southwest of downtown San Diego.

(2) The median cost of a single-family home in Coronado is $1.6 million.

(3) The median familial income in Coronado is $83,000.

Keep these things in mind as you're reading this article entitled: Redheads set apart as living lesson to commemorate Little Rock Nine .

3 comments:

Joe R. said...

So am I to glean from this news report that an entire high school saw the ROTC essentially kidnapping and holding prisoner eight of their classmates and effectively did nothing? We're like eight minutes away from a police state. Goddammit.

Anonymous said...

...because The Little Rock Nine were all about these military guys who surrounded them for no apparent reason...

I never ceased to be amazed by the stupidity of otherwise intelligent people.

Tom said...

I think a more interesting story would be why two parents, likely of Irish or Scottish descent, 17 years ago decided that their little soulless Red-haired angel should be named "Coco O'Brien".

Did dad just buy her the pole and clear heels and tell her to get on with it?