HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?
Jesse Jackson led protests demanding arrest of the Hispanic man who shot Trayvon Martin. Many wore a t-shirt with the shooter’s photo on it calling him a “cracker.” Some Hispanics were insulted by the label, while others carried pictures of it to help them get work in Alabama.
President Obama traveled to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea Sunday where he peered through binoculars. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing in North Korea. Here was a country where the rich paid their fair share and it was in ruins.
Obama urged North Korea not to launch its missile into space in honor of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. It’s sentimental. The satellite is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream that Kim Jong-Il didn’t live to see, better reception for porn channels in North Korea.
Obama met with China’s leader Hu Jintao in Seoul Monday. The president of China had no choice but to meet with Obama in person. He’s been calling trying to collect on the debt but the White House has Caller ID and the president won’t pick up.
Obama was caught on a hot mic in Seoul telling the Russians he’ll have more flexibility about arms reduction after he’s re-elected. This was not helpful. It just re-ignites the debate in the Republican Party over whether he is a Muslim or a communist.
Idaho Ku Klux Klan leader Shaun Winkler announced he will run for Bonner County sheriff in May. His timing was bad. Right now everyone thinks that anyone who wears a hood is protesting racial profiling in Florida, so he’ll have trouble getting his message out.
Psychology Today published a workplace study finding that one of every 25 bosses is a clinical psychopath. They all lean that direction. Only someone who’s nuts would open a business and pay for everybody’s health care until their kids turn 26.
Pope Benedict arrived in Cuba Monday where dissidents hope that his visit will help end political repression by Castro. These people deserve hope. You know political repression is bad when the people believe the arrival of a German is relatively liberating.
The Hunger Games took in the third-biggest box office opening weekend with over $140 million. It’s set in a future where young people hunt each other down and fight to the death and the winner gets to eat. It’s based on a job fair in New York City.
Kim Kardashian was flour-bombed by a protester when she arrived at a club in L.A. to promote her new perfume. She just laughed and walked inside covered in white powder. She got a huge cheer when she entered the room before everyone realized it was just flour.
India’s Elite Football league was founded Friday, consisting of players from India. It’s all made possible by cell phone technology. Eighty thousand fans in the stadium can continue to answer technical support calls from America while they’re watching the game.
(Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and entertains groups and organizations around the country. E-mail him at Argus@ArgusHamilton.com.)