Jewish World Review Dec 23, 2011 / 27 Kislev, 5772
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is opening next week. The previews have generated a huge Oscar buzz. The Hollywood actress is playing an anti-communist, union-busting, free-market conservative. Brother, that's acting.
Mitt Romney did the Letterman Show Monday to show his lighter side. He's admitted to having a bit of a wild side. Mitt Romney's wife told reporters that his favorite drink is caffeine-free Diet Coke, which Mormons consider to be a gateway drug to Mountain Dew.
North Korea staged a huge procession to pass by Kim Jong Il's body in a mausoleum on Wednesday where the communist dictator was displayed in a glass-encased bier. The funeral is set for Friday. North Korea has asked that in lieu of flowers to please send wheat and toilet paper.
Mayans in Mexico began counting down to the end of the world next year as predicted on their calendar. They don't fear the end of the world, they embrace it. Mayans put all their money in bank stocks just to experience the rapture every day when the market closes.
The National Association of Realtors admitted fewer homes were sold last year than claimed. Home sales were double-counted, making the statistics look pumped up. They are offering to return the record to the Maris family and the commissioner's considering it.
Congress got an all-time low approval rating of eleven percent Tuesday in the Gallup Poll as the House adjourned for Christmas. There's only one upside. In three years Anthony Weiner will get to tell his child he's an Internet flasher and not a U.S. Congressman.
Chicago Bears star Willie Gault was sued by the SEC Tuesday for artificially inflating a medical company's stock price. The SEC is rightfully alarmed. If football stars can persuade people to invest in fraudulent companies it will take the last remaining bit of business away from Wall Street brokers who sell fraudulent companies professionally.
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