Jewish World Review May 15, 2007 / 27 Iyar, 5767
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Pete Rose began doing radio commercials Friday as the spokesman for a national tax debt relief firm. This was inevitable. Now that baseball is cracking down on beer and drugs and steroids, gambling addicts are the sport's most credible spokesmen.
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave speeches in Houston and Oklahoma City on Friday. He's a hugely successful mayor. Under his leadership Manhattan is doing so well that to call a New Yorker rich is just a backhanded way of calling him common.
Senator Barack Obama admitted Sunday he wasn't prepared for the Secret Service protection he's just begun receiving. They follow him everywhere with their radios. He's recently quit smoking and he doesn't understand why everybody doesn't just trust him.
The Motion Picture Association of America Thursday banned cigarette smoking by actors in family-rated movies. It's serious. Cigarette smoking will now draw the same movie rating as sex, nudity, profanity and agreeing to go home with Phil Spector.
CBS Radio fired two New York shock jocks for making a prank call to a Chinese restaurant and ordering flied lice. The network said such jokes can't be tolerated. CBS has a policy against airing jokes that were written before the invention of radio.
Queen Elizabeth flew home Tuesday after her first trip to the United States in sixteen years. So much has changed since 1991. The last time she came to America President Bush was fighting a war in Iraq, and a Clinton was trying to take his place.
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