Jewish World Review Dec. 9, 2010 / 2 Teves, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The L.A. Dodgers were ruled community property in the divorce trial of Frank and Jamie McCourt. The marriage broke up over her affair with the chauffeur. Liaisons like that would be impossible if traffic in Los Angeles ever moved from time to time.
President Obama accused Republicans of taking the middle class hostage at his press conference Tuesday, and he twice referred to the GOP as hostage-takers. It was a bad miscalculation. Now Republicans are more popular in the Muslim world than he is.
President Obama infuriated liberal Democrats Monday when he struck a deal with Republicans to keep tax cuts. He abandoned the left who can't get him reelected to cut a deal with the right who'll never vote for him. Now we know he removed the bust of Winston Churchill in the Oval Office to make room for one of George Armstrong Custer.
London canceled FIFA's hotel rooms for the Olympics Tuesday for changing their England votes to Russia for the World Cup host. It was a tough choice. FIFA members could vote against England and lose their rooms or they could vote against Russia and then spend the rest of their lives ordering the antidote rather than the appetizer.
Jack Kennedy was voted America's favorite president, just ahead of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. The poll reflects the myth more than the reality. If you asked a hundred Americans which of the three got divorced, only one percent would have guessed Reagan.
President Obama said Monday that E Pluribus Unum is the U.S. motto, when actually it's an inscription on the National Seal. He feels its meaning, One Nation from Many People, honors diversity. When the Founders stamped E Pluribus Unum on the National Seal they were telling the world that Americans come from all four corners of England.
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