Jewish World Review Nov. 27, 2009 / 10 Kislev 5770
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Oprah Winfrey said she'll move to Santa Barbara because she can't stand Chicago's weather. Since the inauguration the city has lost their governor, the Olympics and Oprah. The pollsters have begun referring to Chicago as Obama's Iraq.
Michael Jackson won four American Music Awards in Hollywood Sunday. He left us in grand style. He was so high on Valium, Xanax, Percoset, Demerol and anesthesia when he died that he'll go down in history as the first person ever to descend to heaven.
Lou Dobbs said Monday he might run for U.S. president in three years. People who know him say he has way too much embarrassing personal baggage to run for public office. Comedians heard this and immediately started circulating Draft Lou petitions.
Governor Mark Sanford was accused Tuesday of using GOP funds to fly to Rio and see the mistress he called his soulmate. It's the clumsiest mid-life crisis anyone's ever seen. Colin Powell bought a red Corvette and hasn't been in one ounce of trouble.
The American Medical Association and AARP launched an ad campaign to reassure seniors about proposed cuts to Medicare in the health care reform bill. It may work. The calming letters include a month's supply of Prozac samples in the envelope.
President Obama chose to honor India for his first state dinner Tuesday saying it shows the primacy of U.S.-India relations. It's worth a try. Technical support just might improve if we have a special relationship with the customer service representatives.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon did a huge movie box-office of one hundred and forty million dollars last weekend. Young people have always flocked to movies about vampires. Everybody loves a bloodsucker until they get their first property tax bill.
The U.S. Senate began hearings into the Army's failure to flag Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan. The rules are clear. The Army couldn't expel Major Hasan for vowing to launch Islamic jihad against American troops, only for having sex with them.
President Obama stood on top of the Great Wall of China in Beijing on Thursday and called it a magical sight. That's good manners. Five years ago President Bush stood at the exact same place and shouted out for Mr. Gorbachev to tear down this wall.
L.A. Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler got suspended for a game for mispronouncing Iran after a Muslim season ticket holder complained. So much for looking for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He's been sitting courtside at the Clippers games all this time.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's attorney said Monday the sheik plans to use his trial to give his view of U.S. foreign policy. He's going to sit there and argue that the U.S. should bring its troops home from Muslim countries. Only the natural-born citizen clause in the Constitution prevents the sheik from leading the polls in New Hampshire.
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday Iraq might delay its January election because the parties can't agree on the allocation of parliamentary seats. Right now power sharing in Iraq means sharing a candle until the electricity comes back on. We've got them all reading by candlelight hoping that eventually they'll produce an Abe Lincoln.
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