HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Hillary Clinton flew overseas Tuesday to repair U.S. relations with other nations after the WikiLeaks revelations. Her touch is legendary. When Hillary was a practicing lawyer in Arkansas she once got a client's parking ticket reduced to second-degree manslaughter. WikiLeaks revealed Monday that the U.S. was weighing transferring terror suspects from Guantanamo to Illinois State Prison. They'd like it there. Illinois has the cleanest and best-run prisons ...
During this Christmas season of cheer and good tidings, a universal message is going forth.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama expressed anger Monday over the leaked WikiLeaks documents revealing the secret content of trans-Atlantic State Department cables. He is livid. Obama left specific directions that the U.S. and Britain were not to run the world. Hillary Clinton was revealed by WikiLeaks Monday to have ordered U.S. diplomats to spy on U.N. delegates from other countries. She wanted to know everything. When you've been with Bill ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Black Friday beckoned Americans to the mall to help save the economy Friday. It's a cranky day. You are never more indignant than when you're shopping in a store you feel is beneath you and one of the other customers mistakes you for a salesperson. Beverly Hills put up its Christmas lights Friday, luring shoppers from all over the world to Rodeo Drive. It's not a very ...
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? The White House was evacuated Tuesday when a small plane accidentally wandered over the mansion. It was just a student pilot in a Cessna. The kid was flying directly over the United States so President Obama was never in any danger of being struck by the plane. Obama slipped to the lowest approval rating of his presidency at 39 percent in the Zogby poll Tuesday. What ...
This year, I'm thankful that this year many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama taped an interview with this week in which he revealed he has Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan on his iPod. Unfortunately the interview question asked him what he planned to do about North Korea. Senate Republicans proposed a bill Tuesday to scale back the health care reform law. Doctors are experiencing a huge increase in demand for medical services. Tiger Woods is ...
Four years ago I had hip replacement surgery - which involves having an implant containing metal - and that means that every time I fly, which is often, a Transportation Safety Administration employee passes a wand over my body to be sure I'm not concealing some explosive device on my person.
"I was in no mood to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. We were hurting financially and the wife was driving me nuts trying to cut down on costs."
Most Americans know the story of Squanto and how he helped the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts survive the winter of 1621 by showing them how to adapt to their new home. School children everywhere still celebrate the great tidings with cornucopias and pilgrim hats and turkeys drawn by tracing a hand and coloring in the fingers like feathers. The thumb is always the turkey's head.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The TSA was overwhelmed by complaints Friday from passengers who were fondled by airport screeners. Misunderstanding is rampant. Every time Al Gore asks the TSA for a happy ending while they are patting him down, they assure him his flight will land safely. Charlie Rangel stood in the well of the House Thursday and apologized to Congress. He thanked them for allowing him to address the greatest ...
If Sen. Mitch McConnell's pledge to get behind the movement to ban the cynical practice of earmark spending is any indication that Republicans heard the message voters sent them in the recent Congressional elections, the GOP is off to a good start.
There are so many blunders in life that are really only visible in the rear view mirror. Mostly that's because we refuse to listen until we can actually see wreckage.
President Barack Obama surprised everyone when he appointed two of the country's finest money-management experts to rein in runaway government spending: my mother and father.
Several years ago I heard a story about this family who was invited by a neighbor to attend church for the very first time.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.