Jewish World Review Sept. 19, 2008 / 19 Elul 5768
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Barack Obama said Monday's stock market fall was the worst day since the Great Depression. He vowed to re-regulate Wall Street and throw investment bankers in jail. If he can't get a cab the next time he's in New York it'll have nothing to do with his race.
Wall Street rallied Tuesday before plunging again on Wednesday. The market's bouncing like a basketball. The difference is that in basketball, the referees go to jail for fixing the outcomes, and on Wall Street they get re-appointed to seven-year terms.
Barack Obama was revealed Tuesday to have a cousin by marriage who's the rabbi of an Ethiopian Jewish congregation in Chicago. His supporters were delighted to hear it. Barack Obama wouldn't be Jesus if he didn't have a couple of Jewish relatives.
O.J. Simpson's robbery and kidnapping trial got underway in Las Vegas Monday. He was arrested in a law-and-order state and must answer to an all-white jury which includes nine women. His only hope of winning is to name Sarah Palin his co-defendant.
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