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Humoring the Headlines: March 24, 2017

March Sadness By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Though overshadowed by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the real competition to watch this month is what is going on in Washington, DC.  The number one seed, the Trump Travesties, is facing stiffer competition than expected.  This makes it difficult for spectators to fill in their brackets as the […]

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Humoring the Headlines: March 20, 2017

What Trump Really Thinks about his Budget Blueprint By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Mick Mulvaney, who plays Mr. Burns on The Simpsons, unveiled President Trump’s budget blueprint shortly before St. Patrick’s Day so that most Americans would be drunk when they read it the first time.  Since Obama bequeathed his successor a desk that secretly functions […]

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Humoring the headlines: March 16, 2017

The Obama Conspiracy against Trump By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Donald Trump was visiting Jared and Ivanka.  As he walked past the bedroom of his granddaughter, he overheard Ivanka reading The Borrowers to his granddaughter.  He immediately tweeted, “Just found out that Obama dispatched tiny people to live in the walls and under the floors of […]

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Humoring the headlines: March 13, 2017

The American Wealth Care Act By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−The Congressional Budget Office projects that 14,000,000 people currently covered under Obamacare will lose their health care under the American Health Care Act by 2018.  Given the priorities of Paul Ryan and his House colleagues who crafted the bill, this is a good thing.  After all, […]

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Humoring the headlines: March 8, 2017

Trump’s Ten Commandments By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO− I am the President who liberated you from Obama and brought you out of the house of losing. * You shall neither worship the President before me nor like the new host of the “Apprentice.” * You shall not take my name in vain because I am […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 28, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO-What’s the difference between the Oscars and Donald Trump?  Although both love publicity and self-praise, the Oscars can admit when it made a mistake.                                                * After Faye Dunaway erroneously […]

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The Wandering Review: Oscar Predictions 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−It’s always risky to prognosticate the winners of the Academy Awards.  While the nominees usually exemplify excellent filmmaking, which ones will garner the gold statuettes often reflect contemporary politics, personality issues, and studio lobbying.  My predictions are based more on monitoring entertainment and trade publications than on my own tastes. BEST […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 23, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−President Trump toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.  He wondered why there wasn’t any exhibit honoring the generosity of the European whites who provided free trans-Atlantic cruises for Africans immigrating to the United States and asked the docent to arrange a meeting with the Black Congressional Caucus. * […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 18, 2017

Reading Trump’s Mind By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Although many in the “dishonest” media have been appalled by recent remarks made by President Trump, he actually has been trying to restrain himself.  Fortunately, a transcript of his mind was leaked to me by an intelligence agency which has a device that can penetrate the densest of […]

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Theme Song for ‘The Last Laugh’

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−While Michael Flynn frantically tried to destroy his DVD of From Russia with Love, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is entertaining audiences day and night at a variety of venues in the city through February 19th.  I had the honor to introduce The Last Laugh, a documentary about comedians and […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 13, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−In a perfect world: Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and President Trump would be wired to a polygraph whenever they made public statements. * Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be immortal. * Israel wouldn’t legitimize many formerly illegal settlements the day after it disbands one. * Three Republican senators would have voted against […]

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Humoring the headlines: February 4, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−After denouncing a prior agreement to accept a group of refugees currently interned in Australia,  President Trump signed an executive order for the deportation of all kangaroos in American zoos whom he suspects are harboring weapons in their pouches. * The House of Representatives voted to repeal a ban on the […]

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Top 10 Jewish Movies of 2016

The Wandering Review By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — Since the film awards season is upon us, it is time to announce a list of the films that impressed me the most during 2016.  I always caution my readers that I have all of the Jewish-themed documentary and feature film released last year, including many that […]

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Humoring the headlines: January 28, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Since the dishonest media never anticipated a Trump victory, the TV networks are developing programs relevant to the new reality in the United States. * The Voting Dead:  Illegal aliens animate the bodies of dead people to eat the brains of real citizens so they will vote for a brainless president. […]

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