Jewish World Review July 24, 2006 / 28 Tamuz, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Weather Channel showed destructive thunderstorms crossing the Midwest on Friday, creating a near-fission with the heat wave that grips the nation. The violent weather seems poised to spread. The five-day forecast for Syria is two days.
The St. Louis Cardinals delayed a game for two hours Tuesday when an apparent twister dipped onto the field. Glass windows were sucked out of the press box and bats flew everywhere. Barry Bonds always said that sportswriters were blood suckers.
The National Football League opens training camps this week. They have a new TV deal that will air games virtually all week this fall. Advertisers have come to the conclusion that the more marriages they break up, the more beer they can sell.
Daily Variety noted the absence of protest in Hollywood about the attacks on Lebanon and about Lebanese casualties. The entertainment industry has plenty of sympathy for the Lebanese. They always let Ellen DeGeneres host the Emmy Awards.
Saddam Hussein sent an open letter to the people of the United States Friday saying President Bush lied to get America to go to war in Iraq. This is alarming news for Hillary Clinton. Democrats will definitely lose the next presidential election if Saddam winds up being the keynote speaker at the Democratic Convention.
Hillary Clinton was in Denver Thursday to propose an initiative giving a free college education to any student who performs community service. It's not needed. Most of the students are already on football scholarships at the time they are arrested.
U.S. Airways said Wednesday it will begin selling advertising space on the air sickness bags located behind each seat. What a great idea. If the people at Upjohn don't smell a product placement opportunity, they are asleep at the wheel.
U.S. Marines were dispatched into Beirut on Thursday to help evacuate American citizens who were stuck in Lebanon when Israel attacked Hezbollah. Their job is hostage prevention. Only Angelina Jolie has tighter security to prevent kidnapping.
Bill Clinton's life was threatened by an Oklahoma City man, according to an indictment on Thursday. Three employees at a chiropractic clinic overheard the threats and called the Secret Service. It's the first sign that Democrats are going to win back Congress when Red States are reporting threats against Bill Clinton.
Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.
JWR contributor Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in
Hollywood. To comment or arrange for speaking engagements.
Comment by clicking here.
© 2006, Argus Hamilton