Jewish World Review August 21, 2008 / 20 Menachem-Av 5768
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Amethyst Initiative to lower the drinking age was endorsed by a hundred college presidents Monday in an effort to reduce binge drinking. There are better ways to curtail campus beer drinking. Coors is rationed in California because there's a water shortage.
Barry Levinson began filming a documentary on the mix of politics and Hollywood called PoliWood. It's an exchange. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells politicians how to get elected and John Edwards tells film stars how to weasel out of paternity tests.
Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise as the famous German Major Klaus von Stauffenberg, who tried to kill Adolf Hitler, got a Christmas release date Friday after a year of delay. The star had to repair his image as a wacky Scientologist. The studio was terrified the crowd would cheer for Hitler when he hangs Tom Cruise at the end.
Russian soldiers seized Georgia's Black Sea port Tuesday, stole five American Humvee jeeps left by the U.S. Army, and drove off in them. The Russians took the bait. Now we are perfectly positioned to bleed them to death one gallon at a time.
Barack Obama campaigns with his running mate Saturday in Springfield at the old Illinois capitol building where Abe Lincoln began. He likens himself to Abe Lincoln. That explains why Obama will e-mail George Clooney, but he won't let him onto the balcony.
Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech to the Democratic convention Tuesday. No drinking will be allowed that night. To make sure that Hillary doesn't hijack the nomination, TSA screeners will be at the front door to confiscate everybody's liquids.
Premier Elections Solutions touch-screen voting machines are being thrown away by state officials, it was reported Tuesday. Paper ballots are best. Two years ago there was so much confusion with electronic voting that Cash Withdrawal was elected the governor of West Virginia.
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