If you’ve been watching the news, you know the beer summit may be coming. As events of great relevance go, this one is up there, although, it seems the current administration staff is playing it on the quiet. This brings to mind the wise old saying (which I just made up) that says, “if you want your legacy to inspire future generations, be careful not to minimize what appears to be trivial”
The involved parties, professor Henry Louis Gates, friend of the president and Sg. James Crawley of the Cambridge Mass. police department are embroiled in a tug of racial war. The stumbling block seems to be “racial profiling” It’s important to notice that profiling itself is as old as history but more than that, as necessary as a police weapon. You think cowboys didn’t profile indians? Try walking the trail with feathers on your head and well, you know. Is there profiling? No doubt! Try going out for a walk dressed as a gang member and see how long you get before police stop you. Yes, you’re now a victim of gangsta profiling. By the same token, if you don’t want to be stopped, dress as a boy scout. There is no boy scout profiling.
Dress as a latino hoodlum and it won’t be long before the cops come down on you. In Orange County, CA, where I live, walk down the street wearing one of those silly little shorts that flare like a mini skirt and a Hawaiian shirt and the cops wont bother you. They know you’re a republican conservative and that you’re showing the signs of becoming a woman.
So to head off this “racial profiling” encounter, president Obama suggested Mr Gates and Mr Crowley get together with him and have a beer. This is bound to explode on the president’s face. At no time did he suggest that the beer would be served with nachos. Beer without nachos? c’mon, that’s anti yahoo un American. What will all the exploding Latino population, and Ms Sotomayor have to say about this.
I just got e=mails from Holland and Germany asking, what kind of beer?
Amstel? Becks? What about Japanese beer, we shutting them down also?
This is messy. I know Italy is on a tissy. I got an e from them also claiming that the most American thing to do is have a beer and pizza. The president never said so. It seems he’s pissing multiple countries off.
You dis German beer and forget racial profiling, you’ve got a giant mess.
If I were Prof. Gates and Sgt. Crowley I would suggest getting together over a glass of water. Yes!, the water summit.
Oh wait, here come the PR people from Pepsi and Coke. What a mess Mr president.