Jewish World Review Sept. 14, 2005 / 10 Elul, 5765
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Las Vegas Convention Bureau said Monday that thirty
groups already have moved their conventions from New Orleans to
Las Vegas. It's a very awkward situation. Both towns claim to be
Sin City but New Orleans just got the big vote from upstairs.
Fox NFL Sunday hosted by James Brown began its twelfth year
from Los Angeles on Sunday. There's never a dull moment. One time
Los Angeles had a power outage after an earthquake and Terry
Bradshaw got stranded on an escalator for three hours.
Los Angeles launched a bid Friday to host the 2016 Olympics
with most venues for the games already built. Officials say the
only thing Los Angeles will have to build is an Olympic pistol
range. What's wrong with the freeways we already have?
Robert Redford was chosen last week for the Kennedy Center
Honors. He's played a bandit, a senator and guy who gives married
women a million bucks to sleep with him. For decades the
Democratic presidential nomination has been his for the asking.
The EPA said the contaminated water from New Orleans will
pose environmental hazards for many years. Fish and sea life could
be adversely affected. The good news is, fine restaurants are now
advertising Mad Cow disease on their specials board.
Egypt held an election last week in which people who voted
for President Hosni Mubarak were given prizes and gifts. He still
has the nation under emergency law. An optimist is anybody who
stays up late to see how the election in Egypt comes out.
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