Jewish World Review Feb. 23, 2011 / 19 Adar I, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Jeopardy drew huge ratings Tuesday when IBM's Watson super-computer clobbered champion Ken Jennings. There won't be a re-match. Watson is due to be dismantled because IBM has found a cheaper way to outsource Jeopardy questions to a call center in India.
Libya's upheaval was difficult to report in Tripoli Monday due to the frenzied Arab street mobs. Last week they jumped on CBS's Lara Logan and CNN's Anderson Cooper. It shows two things about Arab street mobs, they are determined and they swing both ways.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Democrats Friday to stop referring to health care as Obama Care to help save it. The Obama brand is ruined. Last week the Air Force stitched Obama's name on a windbreaker and they can't even sell it on eBay for a dollar.
Jesse Jackson spoke at the Wisconsin union employee protests Monday. He called the protest a Martin Luther King and Gandhi moment. After the singing of We Shall Overcome, he led the crowd in the traditional social justice chant, No Freebies, No Peace.
Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi learned Monday that three women will preside over his underage prostitution trial. Don't miss it. The fireworks should fly early on when he tells them he didn't pay them a thousand dollars each to leave their robes on.
The Cairo Times reported last week that an Egyptian couple just named their newborn baby Facebook in honor of the social network's impact on overthrowing President Mubarak. They want the baby to be president of Egypt. That means some of us may have to live another fifty years to enjoy the satisfaction of seeing Facebook overthrown.
London's Natural History Museum discovered bones in southern England Monday which show that ancient Britons ate their dead. The word got around pretty fast. An hour later the Royal Wedding banquet planner ordered all shepherd removed from the Shepherd's Pies.
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