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Humoring the headlines: June 22, 2017

A game of Clue: Who killed Obamacare? By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO-To coincide with the release of the Senate version of Trumpcare, the makers of the game Clue have issued an updated version: “The Mystery of Who Killed Obamacare.”  What follows is a list of the suspects, the weapons they used, and the rooms in […]

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Humoring the Headlines: June 16, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Congress held its annual baseball game to symbolize its unity in the wake of the mass shooting at the Republicans’ practice the day before.  Although members of both parties urged each other to be more civil towards each other, undercurrents of the political polarization in the Washington were still palpable in […]

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Humoring the headlines: June 10, 2017

Limericks from the Headlines By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO — There once was a POTUS named Trump                                                                 Who incited the crowds on the […]

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Humoring the headlines: June 6, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Donald Trump has challenged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to an IQ test after he said Trump was ignorant about Islam.  Khan tweeted back that Trump’s hashtag should be Sad IQ Con, but Trump bragged he will win because the test consists of one question and only he knows the answer: What […]

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Humoring the headlines: June 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO−President Trump contended that withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement will create more jobs in the United States.  Indeed, bids are already being received from construction companies vying for contracts to build dikes around the country’s southern, western, and eastern coastlines. * During his speech about leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump highlighted […]

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Humoring the headlines: May 27, 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will donate 100 million dollars to a World Bank fund for women entrepreneurs inspired by Ivanka Trump. In return Ivanka’s company has unveiled a line of high-fashion hijabs for ambitious Saudi women who hope someday they will be permitted to drive taxis as long […]

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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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