Jewish World Review Jan. 13, 2006 / 13 Teves, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Miss America Pageant announced its return to being a
traditional beauty pageant on Tuesday and moved the contest to the
Las Vegas Strip. They had to drop the civics quiz. Nobody can
think with a four-foot headdress pressing on their brain.
Washington D.C.'s ex-mayor Marion Barry tested positive for
cocaine Tuesday in a court-ordered test. He's widely respected for
his work with young people. Every schoolkid in the capital is able
to recite by heart his famous I have a Gram speech.
Georgia is debating a bill that requires voters to display a
photo ID at the polling station to verify who they are. The law
will never hold up in court. It is clearly discrimination to
require the voters to be more truthful than the candidates.
Judge Sam Alito's wife ran crying out of her husband's
confirmation hearings Wednesday when Senate Democrats tried to
paint the judge as a racist. The drama took everyone by surprise.
Generally when a Democrat makes a wife cry, it's his own.
Bill Clinton met with French President Jacques Chirac Sunday, then went for a walk on the streets of Paris. Women shouted out his name from the balconies and men ran outside to talk to him. Those early pregnancy tests are really a mixed blessing.
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