Jewish World Review May 11, 2004 / 20 Iyar, 5764
important news ....
Smarty Jones will run for the second leg of the Triple Crown
on Saturday. In last week's derby, his jockey went to the whip
with both hands down the stretch. In today's world, winning isn't
worth anything unless you also get a full confession.
The Food and Drug Administration took morning-after birth
control pills off the shelf Friday. It might have helped. The
reason Los Angeles high school proms are so crowded is because
each girl has to bring her date and her Lamaze instructor.
Tony Blair apologized on Sunday for the abuse of Iraqi
prisoners by British soldiers. President Bush apologized Friday
for U.S. abuses. Animal rights activists just offered to bring
back fox hunting if it will give the Anglo-Saxons a sense of
mission without the whips and chains.
Private Lynndie England was shown in photographs from
Baghdad Friday smirking as she held a leash attached to an Iraqi
detainee lying naked on the ground. People were horrified. No
one's seen anything like it since Tonya Harding was arrested by
Oregon police on Sadie Hawkins Day.
The Iraqi Governing Council declared Sunday they won't step
down when the U.N. names their replacement government on June
30th. They like their jobs. In the first sign of progress toward
democracy, they just found out they can vote for their own pay raises.
John Kerry urged students at historically black Southern University Saturday to join the Peace Corps. Was he suggesting to black students they pack their bags and go back to Africa? This is exactly the sort of thing that cost Trent Lott his job.
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