HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?
Sarah Palin was blamed by liberal activists Sunday for an unstable young man’s shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot.
To blame her is ridiculous. She can prove that at the time of the shooting she was in Arkansas campaigning against blackbirds.
Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot Saturday started a media frenzy on cable news channels. At first CNN blamed it on political rhetoric but the facts didn’t support that.
Two days later the Democrats were blaming it on the Bush tax cuts and the Republicans were blaming it on irresponsible mortgage lending.
Tucson sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed talk radio for Jared Loughner’s state of mind Sunday. The sheriff called Arizona the Mecca of hatred and bigotry.
It’s just like a public official to take advantage of the tragedy to engage in local boosterism.
Tucson college dropout and pothead Jared Loughner was arraigned Monday for the parking lot shootings. He was recently rejected by the U.S. Army when he tried to enlist.
Straight white men are at the bottom of the pecking order in today’s economy.
Loughner’s notebook writings revealed Monday that he wants pot to be the U.S. currency. Sounds like a Baby Boomer’s idea.
Our work as a generation isn’t done until Andrew Jackson’s portrait is on the side of the $20-baggie.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin called for control on free speech Monday in the wake of the Tucson shootings. The GOP answered swiftly.
John Boehner announced that the House will begin its session Thursday with a reading of the pilot script for “Gunsmoke.”
Democrat Jim Clyburn said the Tucson shootings showed that House members shouldn’t have to go through airport security.
Now that’s a statesman.
The idea has got nothing to do with the shooting but he proposed the one measure that’ll pass Congress unanimously.
Mark Twain’s publishers agreed to print “Huckleberry Finn” without the “N-word” in the next edition of the literary classic. The publishers put up a valiant legal fight. In the end they couldn’t afford to pay the royalties to Richard Pryor’s estate.
The Weather Channel reports a heavy snowstorm approaching the Eastern Seaboard this week. This is a good time of year to be in Southern California. It was so beautiful in Los Angeles Monday that Mel Gibson unleashed a tirade of pleasantries.
(Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. E-mail him at Argus@ArgusHamilton.com.)