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Humoring the headlines: May 20, 2017

Editor’s note:  This is Laurie Baron’s 300th humor column A Preview of President Trump’s Trip By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Trump assumes he will be warmly welcomed in Saudi Arabia because its leaders are rich repressive autocrats who appoint their sons as successors. He will attend a men-only concert by Toby Keith where he looks forward […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 16, 2017

Summer Movies By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Here’s a preview of several blockbuster films that will be released this summer: * The Leftovers-The Movie: Based on the HBO series, this disaster movie begins with every American qualified for a high-level position in the government disappearing and shows what happens when an unhinged blowhard forms his cabinet […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 12, 2017

Douse the Fire (tune: Light My Fire) By Laurie Baron You know that this probe had to stop. You know you should have been more loyal. I’ll claim I saved the FBI. Comey, you’ve become my foil. Comey, baby, you are fired. Comey, baby, you are fired. Long before your term’s expired. The time to […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 8, 2017

By Laurie Baron   SAN DIEGO−President Trump invited House Republicans to the Rose Garden to celebrate their passage of the American Health Care Act. This is like a Major League Baseball team holding a ticker tape parade after winning one game of the World Series. * Despite its promises to combat opioid addition and drug […]

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Humoring the Headlines: May 3, 2017

Trump’s Alternative History By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Having perfected the art of fabricating alternative facts, Donald Trump has shifted to inventing alternative history. Now that we have learned that big-hearted Andrew Jackson hated the Civil War (though he was already dead for sixteen years before it broke out) and could have prevented it, what new […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 29, 2017

Trump’s Fist Hundred Daze By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Donald Trump considers grading him on his first one 100 days “an artificial barrier,” “not very meaningful,” and a “ridiculous standard.” Nevertheless, he thinks he has “done more than perhaps any president in the first 100 days.” Steve Bannon has advised him to be more of a […]

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Holocaust film expert to address CBI Men’s Club

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –Prof. Lawrence Baron will be guest speaker at the Beth Israel Men’s Club dinner forum on May 17.  Baron’s topic is  “The Wandering View: The Jewish Immigrant in World Cinema.” Baron is Professor Emeritus of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University. He taught Modern Jewish History at San Diego State […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 18, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — Release the Donald’s Taxes (tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas) We’ve got the right to shed some light Onto the Donald’s taxes. He must disclose what debts he owes Release the Donald’s taxes! Please interdict any conflict We find in the Donald’s taxes. Why is there stealth about his […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 15, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−You should worry about what Donald Trump is going to do next when: * He eats “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen.” * He has just finished watching Fox and Friends or listening to the Alex Jones Show. * He announces he has found the “best” person […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 10, 2017

The Trump Family Seder By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO–Before the Seder begins, Donald Trump demands that he get to play Pharaoh based on his record of building large structures and dominating his subordinates.  Ivanka and Jared advise him to be Moses so he can lead the forgotten people out of bondage, but Trump refuses and […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 9, 2017

Missiles in the Night By Laurie Baron   SAN DIEGO− Missiles in the Night (sing to the tune of “Strangers in the Night”) Missiles in the night No twitter trolling. A simple show of might To raise my polling. For the babies’ sake. Distracting Congress too. Something Jared said. Bannon was outraged. Isolation’s dead. The […]

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Humoring the headlines: April 5, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−To streamline his administration, President Trump has fired all the members of his cabinet and delegated their authority to his son-in-law Jared Cushner whose title will be the Secretary of Making America Great Again. * Donald Trump has removed Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.  When asked why he was […]

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Humoring the headlines: March 30, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Donald Trump claims that appointing Ivanka as his assistant and Jared as his senior advisor and head of the new Office of Innovation does not constitute nepotism.  The correct term is NePOTUSism. * First, Devin Nunes avoided the substance of James Comey’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee and instead focused […]

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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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