Jewish World Review Sept. 7, 2011 / 8 Elul, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon in Las Vegas raised sixty-four million dollars in pledges Sunday. This was the association's first telethon without Jerry Lewis as their host and they raised more money than ever. It's a chilling message to incumbents.
Labor Day picnics in Chicago and Detroit highlighted the nation's annual observance of the labor movement. The holiday allows working Americans to get away, kick back, relax, shoot some hoops or play golf or enjoy a barbecue. It's like being president for a day.
President Obama flew to Detroit Monday to address union workers in the president's annual Labor Day speech. The ushers at the event led the sustained cheering after the speech and called the president back for three bows. By the third bow they made overtime.
The Ronald Reagan Library is hosting the GOP presidential debate live tonight from Simi Valley. The ratings should be huge. Everyone's waiting to see if the candidates die of hypothermia when they're exposed to seventy-degrees for the first time in four months.
Caroline Kennedy did interviews Tuesday about her book of Jackie Kennedy's taped conversations describing life with JFK. The book quotes everything her mother said about her father's White House infidelities. Bill Clinton just bought Chelsea two yachts and a car.
Michael Moore released a book Monday revealing he's used former U.S. Navy SEALs as his bodyguards for eight years. The word got around. The only reason Osama bin Laden is dead is because Michael Moore told him he could trust these guys, so he opened the door.
London's airports installed a lie detection system using a thermal imaging camera and software to detect liars. They finally got the system working again. Three years ago in the testing lab they aimed it at a presidential debate and it almost set the building on fire.
Dick Cheney said Sunday that Hillary Clinton could be a good president. He said he thinks Republicans can work with her. Cheney is at that age where he can't remember what he had for lunch, but he can remember that Hillary Clinton started out as a Goldwater Girl.
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