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Humoring the headlines: November 20, 2017

By Laurie Baron

Laurie Baron

SAN DIEGO−First, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it had lifted an Obama-era ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia.  President Trump initially agreed with the new policy but changed his mind because at first he thought the Obama policy banned the importation of trophy wives from Eastern Europe.


Harvey Weinstein was fired from the studio he founded for many allegations of sexual assault.   The premier of Louis C.K.’s forthcoming movie has been cancelled as have his TV contracts after he was accused by five women of sexual misconduct.  President Trump was elected and remains in office despite multiple charges of sexual harassment and his bragging on videotape that he grabs women by the genitals.  Roy Moore still might win a seat in the Senate despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage women.  If Hollywood is Tinsel Town, then Washington is Sin Sells Town.


What was stupider: that three UCLA basketball players shoplifted from a Louis Vuitton store in China or that the items they stole probably were knockoffs?


Starbucks released its new commercial for Holiday Cups.  Since it features two cartoon women holding hands, social conservatives have accused the company of promoting a gay agenda.  If I were them, I’d be more worried about Santa employing all those male elves.


As a private dinner this summer, General McMaster called President Trump an “idiot,” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner.”  Rex Tillerson reportedly called Trump a “moron.”  Those close to Trump dispute these characterizations as overestimations of his IQ.


Baron is professor emeritus of history at San Diego State University. He may be contacted via [email protected]. San Diego Jewish World points out to new readers that this column is satire, and nothing herein should be taken literally.

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