Jewish World Review April 24, 2012/ 2 Iyar, 5772
The News in Zingers
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Julia Louis-Dreyfus drew critical raves for HBO's new sitcom, Veep, on Sunday. She plays a hapless U.S. vice president who's sabotaged by a treacherous staff. The producer had to audition everybody in Hollywood to find a vice president that's funnier than Joe Biden.
India announced it test-launched an ICBM missile that delivered a payload on target Friday, increasing tensions in the region. India, Egypt, Israel, Pakistan and China all have nuclear bombs. The British never remember to clean out the closet before they leave.
Mitt Romney bristled after President Obama said he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Who had it easier? While Mitt Romney was having to hit a three-iron out of the rough into a cold north wind in Michigan, Barack Obama grew up playing golf in Hawaii.
Ron Paul: the Road to Revolution is a new video game invented by a Texas computer engineer. The inventor said his purpose is to make liberty action-packed and sexy. When you drive your car over the prostitute on the corner she holds up a Don't Tread on Me sign.
JFK Airport had another bird strike when geese flew into the right engine of a Delta airliner, forcing the captain to abort the flight after take-off and make an emergency landing. The competition is riveting. After ten years the Canadian geese and al-Qaeda are tied at three planes apiece.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill Friday requiring black boxes in all new cars which would record data to trace the cause of car accidents. What's the point? Unless you put your smart phone in the black box before you start the car it's not going to prevent accidents.
President Obama posed for photos sitting in the same bus where civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat sixty years ago. The bus is in a museum in suburban Dearborn, Michigan. In order for the exhibit to show the correct historical setting the bus had to be displayed in a completely segregated city, and Detroit won the bidding over Chicago.
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