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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 3, 2009 / 9 Nisan 5769


By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Cash Cab, a TV quiz show on the Discovery Channel, has hooked my wife. She Tivos episodes then insists on viewing them during "boring" sporting events like the NCAA Basketball Tournament or during the newest Super Bowl beer commercials, driving me to other TVs or a local sports bar.

The Cash Cab jaunt begins with a taxi ride of two or more fares in Manhattan. In a millisecond after ordering their destination, the riders are accosted with more flashing lights than a Chinese New Year Parade. The cabby, Ben Bailey, announces their entrance in the Cash Cab. After squealing their eagerness to play, the passengers are peppered with ever increasingly difficult questions.

If they make it to the end without getting three wrong answers, they get to keep their newfound treasure or play double or nothing.

Get out while you can!

The Washington version of Cash Cab is exemplified by the sad story of the big three carmakers and a few bank CEOs. These mogul's companies are on the brink, caused by a government forced sub-prime mortgage crisis, almost a century of management giving into union demands and the heeding of ridiculous Fed guidelines.

They landed in their companies' separate G-4 jets at Dulles and hailed a taxi.

The cabby, buffeted by two burly guys with curly wires coming out of their ears, addressed the group face forward with a typical, "Where to?" GM President, Rick Wagoner directed, "Capitol Hill, and step on it!"

The six-door cab went crazy with dancing disco lights. Vibrating rap music rocked the starchy fares. Swiveling to face his "customers," our Commander-in-Chief and taxi-temp, Barack Obama, turned and said, "You're in DC's Cash Cab! Do you want to play?" The bank CEOs in the back tried to get out, but their doors were already locked. As the yellow Prius entered the freeway, Ford Chairman, Alan Mulally lunged for his door, opened it and dove out; ruining his $3,000 suit while suffering multiple scrapes and scratches. However, his dignity was unscathed.

The Chrysler and GM moguls said "Forget about him!"

Obama asked, "Are you willing to take taxpayer billions at the expense of your soul, your job and the safety of your family?"

"I don't understand the question," Chrysler head Bob Nardelli said. He yelled; "Of course we'll play!"

Taxi doors locked, the lights went out, windows hermetically sealed and Barack slowly turned as one of the secret service men took the wheel. He glared at the executives with contempt. He finally had capitalism where he wanted it. Bankers and car moguls were now mere toys to be politicized, propped up, and then discarded at his leisure.

The real winner of DC Cash Cab is Obama and his formally disguised socialist revolution.

The losers: The American taxpayers, the Constitution and Western civilization as we know it, once the pride of the USA and the envy of all.

"Give me bankruptcy or give me death!"

Barack Obama is now the head of major banks, international insurance companies and the Big Two carmakers. Ford somehow is thriving without taxpayer billions because of the gutsy leadership of Mulally.

Without ever having spent five minutes being paid to change a tire, work as a bank teller or sell a policy (other than a Marxist one,) Obama has taken CEO names and numbers. He knows where they live and how to turn ACORN mobs against them and their families. Remember the bussed-in ACORN hoards dropped on the porches of AIG employee homes? The only think missing was pitchforks and gallows.

Now President Obama has kicked it up a notch. Sensing a ratings loser in his Cash Cab rip-off, he pilfered Donald Trump's Apprentice TV show and one-upped him.

A few days ago he told GM head Rick Wagoner, "YOU'RE FIRED!"

The lesson is simple. Tell congress and the president when offered taxpayer billions to:


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