Jewish World Review August 19, 2010 / 9 Elul, 5770
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
President Obama's motorcade snarled L.A. traffic for hours on Monday. He learned something important. If you want to lose New York, endorse a mosque at Ground Zero, and if you want to lose California, tell L.A. drivers you're more important than they are.
President Obama stood under a painting of Abe Lincoln Friday and told a Muslim holiday dinner at the White House he supports the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. It was too much for some people. Even Southerners were saying that Abe Lincoln may have destroyed our country but he would never go this far.
President Obama flew up to Seattle from Los Angeles Tuesday where he addressed a fundraiser. He was true to form. The president was in town to raise money for a statue of the Apple iPhone on a site just two blocks from Microsoft's headquarters.
The PGA Championship's TV ratings with Tiger Woods out of the hunt Sunday were thirty percent lower than they were last year. That settles one thing. Not only is Tiger Woods going to play in the Ryder Cup, they are going to give him a stroke a hole.
The Taliban stoned a couple to death for adultery in Afghanistan. The families turned them in for eloping and breaking other engagements. The Taliban may seem medieval by our standards, but they could teach us a thing or two about reality shows.
Illinois former governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty by a Chicago jury of one of the twenty-four federal counts against him, that of lying to the FBI. He had no choice. If he hadn't done that they would have found him guilty of everything else.
George Stephanopoulos was revealed Monday as Monica Lewinsky's real White House crush, who spurned her advances before she got to President Clinton. No wonder Hillary had him fired. He violated his sworn oath to take an intern for the president.
California's ban on same-sex marriage was ordered by a U.S. Appeals Court Monday to remain in effect until the appeals process is played out. It's a difficult issue. Three radio reporters were fined by the FCC for trying to describe the oral arguments.
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