Jewish World Review Sept. 9, 2005 / 5 Elul, 5765
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Rap star Kanye West told an NBC hurricane relief concert
that George Bush doesn't care about black people. What a siege. If
this criticism of President Bush continues for two more weeks he
will be a hurricane victim himself and qualify for millions in aid.
Oprah Winfrey was cheered when she arrived at the Astrodome
Tuesday to greet the hurricane refugees from New Orleans. She had
to feel a little insecure. Deep down she knew that everyone in the
Astrodome thought they were getting a new Pontiac.
The U.S. Senate launched an inquiry Tuesday to find out what
caused the relief disaster in New Orleans. The mayor blamed the
president who blamed the governor who blamed FEMA who blamed the
National Guard who blamed the mayor. The circle of blame continued
for eight days until it formed into a tornado and headed off to
Michael Chertoff said Saturday some things were done well in
New Orleans. He added that some things could have been done
better. It's like a detective examining a murder victim saying the
first two wounds were fatal but the third one's not so bad.
New Orleans began pumping street water into the Gulf of
Mexico on Monday. Here comes trouble. The last time water this
biologically contaminated was allowed to mix with ocean life it
resulted in ten years of really bad science fiction movies.
Bill Clinton and former President Bush raised a fortune for
hurricane relief Monday. What a pair. George Bush was always
perceived as being detached from ordinary Americans, as opposed to
Bill Clinton who was generally on top of everything.
Jerry Lewis raised fifty-six million dollars Monday in the
comedian's annual Labor Day telethon. He's off that medication.
His face looks much thinner, but he is not knocking nearly as many
jokes out of the ballpark since he went off steroids.
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