Jewish World Review Dec. 16, 2008 / 19 Kislev 5769
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
President Bush was holding a surprise press conference in Baghdad Sunday when an Iraqi journalist stood up and threw two shoes at him. It's inexcusable. If they had as much security in Baghdad as they have at an American airport, none of those guys would have had their shoes on.
The Distilled Spirits Council of America canceled its Washington D.C. Christmas party Friday. It's a public relations move. They represent the liquor industry and they don't want congressmen drinking while they're driving the economy into the ground.
Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe accused the U.S. and Britain of deliberately starting the country's cholera epidemic. A few years ago he seized property from rich white farmers and gave it to his cronies. The best guess is, cholera's caused by weeds.
Wall Street hedge fund operator Bernie Madoff admitted to defrauding investors out of fifty billion dollars Friday. He used money from new investors to pay returns to current investors. If Bernie Madoff was in a sitcom he'd play The Ponz.
Senator Arlen Specter appalled a crowd of fellow Pennsylvanians Thursday at the Commonwealth Club in New York by telling a string of old Polish jokes. He's in real trouble. Nobody's going to believe that Polish jokes are a side effect of chemotherapy.
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