Jewish World Review Dec. 24, 2008 / 27 Kislev 5769
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
President Ronald Reagan's favorite White House egg nog recipe turned up on the Internet this week. It's one part egg nog and three parts bourbon. The Gipper always believed in peace through strength.
Barack Obama was seen on news clips swinging a golf club in Hawaii Monday. He's kept a Republican Defense Secretary, he's named a conservative economic team, he's asked an evangelical to give his Inaugural invocation, and now he's playing golf. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library just announced that Ike was our first black president.
Congressman Barney Frank slammed Barack Obama for inviting a pastor opposed to gay marriage to pray at the Inaugural. The president-elect met him halfway. He's agreed to take the oath of office with his left hand on a copy of The Paul Lynde Story.
Governor Rod Blagojevich told Chicago reporters Friday he is innocent of corruption charges against him. The man dresses beautifully. All Illinois governors wear pinstripe suits so they never have to bring a change of clothing into prison.
Wall Street crook Bernie Madoff was placed under house arrest Friday after confessing to swindling people out of fifty billion dollars. He took money from new investors to pay off old investors, hoping nobody would notice. It's an old scam called Social Security.
Saudi Arabia's rulers lifted a thirty-year-old ban on movies Monday. They said movies must show good and not violate Islamic law. The first movie they allowed to be shown was Exodus, but they had to run it backwards so it would have a happy ending.
Valkyrie opens Thursday starring Tom Cruise about the German war hero who tried to kill Hitler with a bomb. He won the role after another actor bowed out. Part of Mel Gibson's plea agreement with the Malibu judge is that he never plays a Nazi again.
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