Jewish World Review Nov. 15, 2004 / 2 Kislev, 5765
important news ....
Mount Rainier in Washington was hit by its biggest
earthquake in thirty years Tuesday. Buildings swayed in Seattle
but there were no collapses. The Justice Department felt a lot
better when they saw that not even G-d can break up Microsoft.
The Supreme Court is weighing the Ten Commandments case in
Alabama. It gives Democrats a chance to show the nation their
piety. Hillary Clinton says she has nothing against the Ten
Commandments, but she's not exactly married to the idea.
The Supreme Court will rule whether the Ten Commandments can
be displayed in an Alabama courthouse. They forbid adultery, lying
and stealing. It creates what lawyers and judges and politicians
at the courthouse call a hostile work environment.
Palestinian chief Yasser Arafat died of a mystery illness
Thursday after ten days in a Paris hospital. The date is a real
coincidence. From now on, November 11th will be observed as
Veterans Day in the United States and Mardi Gras in Israel.
Yasser Arafat was remembered in Cairo Friday as a shrewd and
wily leader. He believed that you should walk a mile in a man's
shoes before you judge him. That way by the time you judge him,
you will be a mile away and you will have his shoes.
The White House angered Arabs by not sending Colin Powell to
Yasser Arafat's funeral to represent the United States. It's
another moral values issue. The White House reviewed Arafat's
record and came very close to sending Scott Peterson.
Bill Clinton told a New Jersey audience Wednesday that no
party owns a monopoly on moral values or godly living. The
audience was dazzled. Each speaker on the dais had been assigned a
topic he knew nothing about and challenged to extemporize on it.
Jack Nicholson is profiled in a new biography as the biggest
Hollywood party animal in the Seventies era of casual sex and
cocaine. He still gets the hottest drugs in town. The way Los
Angeles operates, flu shots go the courtside seats first.
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