Okay.... Let's just say that this is true.... (pause to regain compsure).... News outlets would be all over this like a fat kid on a twinkie. Not even a blurb on the bottom of the screen. Nothing, really? Granted, Maliki may be ONE of the issues but he is not the ONLY issue. Que ser a ser a....
I realize this has nothing to do with the topic under discussion, but I have been trying for years to get people to realize how much damage they do when they use certain comparatives that are demeaning to certain people, and groups of people. Our children are fighting for their lives, quite literally, in the war against obesity. They are failing. And part of the reason for their failing is their low self esteem. And where does that come from? Well, in part, it is from hearing adults use such phrases as ..."like a fat kid on a twinkie'... All I can do is ask you to be more careful about the language you use that may be read, or overheard, by a kid who is struggling with obesity. It is a difficult struggle and even if we can help in this small way, at least that is much better than hinderance.