Jewish World Review Feb. 22, 2011 / 18 Adar I, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Jeopardy! crowned a new champ when IBM's Watson super-computer clobbered Ken Jennings. It knew almost everything. President Obama just invited Watson to the White House to ask him how to push democracy in the Mideast without losing our oil and naval bases.
CBS News reporter Serene Branson froze up and babbled incoherently on the air last Sunday covering the Grammys. She forgot her words and spoke jibberish. As a result of what happened, she's been asked to sing the National Anthem at next year's Super Bowl.
CBS News reporter Lara Logan made the cover of the New York Post twice after she was raped by dozens of Egyptians in the middle of the Tahrir Square protests. It's a rough business. Anderson Cooper can't believe he didn't think of adding rape to his Tahrir Square beating story.
Kobe Bryant's hands and feet were enshrined in cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard Saturday. He's insufferable. Six men must accompany Kobe whenever he dines out at a restaurant, two for security and four to hold the VIP rope.
Jesse Jackson led Wisconsin teachers in the singing of We Shall Overcome Friday. It was the first time the song was sung by a crowd averaging a hundred thousand dollars a year with benefits. What are they overcoming, how hard it is to get good help nowadays?
Wisconsin union protesters stormed the governor's private residence Friday. They were aided by Obama's Organizing for America group. It's a sure sign Obama's President Reagan and President Kennedy phase is over, this week he's president of the Teamsters.
Wisconsin state employees questioned the state's budget deficit Friday because the dairy industry is booming. Dairy prices are skyrocketing. Owning cheese is such a status symbol that George Hamilton will be arriving at the Academy Awards riding Elsie the Cow.
Donald Trump told interviewers Thursday his experience will help make him a great president in dealing with the deficit. That's true. His plan is to take government tax revenue, comb it over the deficit, and it'll look to everyone like we've balanced the budget.
President Obama had dinner in San Francisco with high-tech CEOs including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. He wants help getting young entrepreneurs to lead us out of this recession. Even marijuana sales are down now because dealers can't get young people off Facebook.
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