Jewish World Review Nov. 10, 2010 / 3 Kislev, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
President Obama stood in front of India's congress and bowed low Monday before he gave a speech to them. The gesture didn't work. The lawmakers still observed the Indian custom of putting the American on hold for twenty minutes before they'd listen to them.
President Obama got a hero's welcome when Air Force One landed in Indonesia Tuesday. That's where he grew up. Last year Indonesia named a school after Barack Obama but they don't like Westerners to know the school's sports nickname is the Fighting Husseins.
The White House announced the sale Sunday of thirty Boeing passenger airliners to India. How these jumbo liners get off the ground and stay in the air defies gravity. Each plane weighs two hundred thousand pounds, and that's without any Americans on it.
The Labor Department reported Thursday only sixty-four percent of the American workforce is fully employed. The president did his very best to put a positive spin on the latest bad economic numbers. This morning he declared victory in the War on Jobs.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium went wild last Sunday when a gorgeous woman in the stands gave a lap dance to her drunk date during an injury time-out. The fans were sending a message. They wanted the team to go back to acting like it did when they won three Super Bowls.
Chilean rescued miner Edison Pena ran in the New York Marathon Sunday. He stayed alive by running through the tunnel underground for two months. It proves no matter where you are there is always a jogger in the group who thinks he's going to live longer than anybody else.
Nancy Pelosi said Monday she will run for House Minority Leader and lead the party. Who's going to tell her? A study last month said the U.S. was the one hundred twelfth happiest nation in the world, then Nancy Pelosi lost the Speakership and we're at seventeen.
President Obama refused blame for the election rout Sunday while Nancy Pelosi planned a Capitol Hill party in her own honor. It's no surprise. As long as Washington D.C. remains the world capital of narcissistic personality disorder, these people will be our natural leaders.
India hosted a state dinner for President Obama Monday to herald a new special relationship with the United States. It makes sense. The country broke out in civil chaos, religious strife, ethnic rivalry and a bloody civil war after the British left, and so did India.
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