Jewish World Review Dec. 16, 2010 / 9 Teves, 5771
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Senate Democrats tried to ram through a contentious spending bill Tuesday. The argument is over domestic spending. It's certainly no problem getting a defense bill through the United States Senate when we are fighting an enemy that stones adulterers.
Los Angeles celebrity chef Juan Carlos Cruz was sentenced to nine years in prison this week for offering to hire two homeless men to break into his condo and murder his wife. That's gratitude for you. You offer a man a job in this economy and he turns you in.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange's mother said Tuesday he hasn't been on a computer for a week while he's been in jail. It may not get any easier for him when he gets out. If the CIA can devise an ankle bracelet that de-magnetizes any hard drive within the reach of his arms, Julian Assange could have trouble leaking a good thirty years ahead of his time.
Egypt took measures to capture sharks that have been attacking tourists on Egyptian beaches. Last week, sharks ate a Ukrainian and four Russians. The sharks were believed to be innocently obeying their instinct until they hired the lawyers from Countrywide Home Loans.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson arrived in North Korea Monday on his mission to calm Kim Jong Il. It's not an easy job. He's considered vain and treacherous by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and he's got nuclear weapons plants, and that's just Bill Richardson.
President Obama prepared to delay his Christmas vacation Tuesday to help shove bills through Congress. He also faces the traditional last-minute Christmas shopping. A president can't shop for Christmas gifts in late November like everyone else does because in Washington D.C., you never know who your friends are going to be in six weeks.
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