Jewish World Review Nov. 19, 2004/ 6 Kislev, 5765

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A political Thanksgiving: The year in review

http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Now that John Kerry's run for the presidency (otherwise known as The Bipolar Express) is over, we can all move on to other things — like Thanksgiving. Once again we have plenty to be thankful for. Just think

Arafat is dead.

  • President Bush has been reelected.

  • We won't be seeing Al Gore sweating, screaming and pounding on podiums anytime soon.

  • No more Tom Daschle.

  • No more Michael Moore at least until his next drek-umentary is released.

  • The Hollywood crowd has quieted down considerably now. I guess some of them are busy packing for their move to Canada - which is certainly reason enough to be thankful. They might as well live in Canada since so many of the movies are shot up there anyway.

  • It seems that Condoleezza Rice will become the next Secretary of State. I can't think of a better choice. What a brilliant person Dr. Rice is! I wish her the best of luck. Our first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson, who supposedly fathered a child with one of his young slaves. Dr. Rice, a young black woman, will now hold that same office - there is more than a bit of historical irony in that.

  • No presidential elections for four years. Whew!

  • Thanks to the CBS forged documents, Dan Blather has finally used up whatever credibility capital he might have had. Rather has proven once again how Unfair and Unbalanced he really is. But don't worry - CBS is conducting an investigation into the matter, remember? Just like O.J. is out there searching for the "real" killer.

  • A new American Indian museum has opened in Washington D.C. and guess what it is being called? Nope, not the "Native American" museum, or the "Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere" museum - it is actually called "National Museum of the American Indian." They polled Indians from tribes all across the country and they found that overwhelmingly "American Indian" is what American Indians prefer to be called. So there! A nice slap in the face to the cultural elite who celebrate political correct nomenclature nonsense.

  • Gasoline prices have leveled off and even have gone down a bit.

  • The economy is holding up.

  • Fallujah is finally getting cleaned out.

  • I can actually get into some of my "skinny" clothes.

  • All of our family is doing well. No major medical upsets thank G-d.

  • I have spent another wonderful year with the love of my life and my best friend, my wife Jane.


    Happy Thanksgiving all!

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    JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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