Jewish World Review June 30, 2009 / 8 Tamuz 5769
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Academy Awards doubled the number of Best Picture nominees to ten instead of five Wednesday. They're desperate to boost TV ratings. They dropped the steroids test for presenters and made Girls Gone Wild videos eligible for Best Documentary.
President Obama confessed Tuesday he has not kicked his decades-long cigarette habit. He says he's no longer a smoker but he sometimes smokes. It's like claiming you're just being frugal when you ask the bartender at closing time for a doggy glass.
The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will attend the Major League Baseball All-Star game in St. Louis in July. It's a ceremonial appearance. Before the game he is going to throw out the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
President Obama snapped at reporters Tuesday when they asked if he has quit smoking. His office aides carry Nicorette gum at all times in case he gets a craving. Think of all the political careers that could be saved if somebody would invent Infidelity Gum.
The Congressional Black Caucus was put under an ethics investigation Wednesday over their Caribbean conference. It was paid for by a lobbyist. Soon Congressmen will have to wear uniforms like racecar drivers so we can identify their corporate sponsors.
The National Archives released Oval Office tapes of President Nixon talking to Bob Hope Monday. The comedian was recorded flattering Nixon about how smart and wise he was. Bob Hope had no idea he was being recorded, or he would have charged a lot more money.
The Congress on Racial Equality sent a letter to congressmen Friday saying the climate bill is an immoral assault on poor Americans and minorities. It caused chaos on Capitol Hill. Republicans thought they were supposed to be against this bill.
Iran challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi's college-dean wife Zahra Rahnavard charged Wednesday that the government of Iran has imposed martial law on the streets and violated Iran's constitution. They're very close. Ever since the Internet was shut down in Iran, husbands and wives have been forced to spend more personal time together.
Goldman Sachs announced Monday it will award huge bonuses to all their traders who enjoyed a record first half of the year. The New York Yankees were thrilled to hear it. Nothing is tougher than getting laughs when the first five rows are empty.
Iran's soccer players wore green tape on their wrists in protest at the World Cup qualifying match in South Korea. These kids are so incredibly brave. At any moment during the match they could have been crushed by a dud rocket from North Korea.
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