Jewish World Review July 7, 2011 / 5 Tamuz, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Martin Luther King Memorial Committee defended its choice of Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin for his statue on the National Mall. Some say it's too tall. Also critics say it makes Dr. King's facial features look too Asian and confrontational and he is holding two take-out cartons.
The White House payroll was revealed Monday, showing that President Obama has a hundred and forty staffers who make more than a hundred grand a year. Every president faces the same problem. He tried to get people to tell him he was right for sixty thousand dollars a year but it wasn't enough.
President Obama's personal approval rating was ten points below Bill Clinton's personal approval ratings in a poll last week. It seems that there's more public sympathy in America for an adulterer than for a socialist. Everyone's tempted to cheat but nobody's tempted to share.
President Obama meets with lawmakers from both parties today to seek a budget deal to spur economic growth. A low flat tax would rescue the West Coast. No one wants to say that corporate taxes are too high but the business recession in California is now old enough to drink.
President Obama was endorsed for re-election by the National Education Association this week. All they do is teach that the wealth of this nation was immorally gotten. High school history teachers are big favorites at bondage clubs in Los Angeles and they work without a whip.
NASA launches its final space shuttle mission on Friday when the Atlantis takes off for the Space Station. The Atlantis will be joining the Endeavour and the Discovery in retirement next week. The three spaceships have pensions that were set up in the Eighties, so they'll be just fine.
Fidel Castro posed for photographs with Hugo Chavez after the Venezuelan president had a cancerous tumor removed in Havana Sunday. Cuba's leader understood the danger. Since Fidel Castro took power in Cuba fifty years ago he's had two nasty health scares, Jack and Bobby.
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