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Column: Lawsuit versus G-Sachs is accident on horizon

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

The SEC sued Goldman Sachs, days before Barack Obama introduced his Wall Street reform bill. The timing just reeks. The government's case is so defective that if it were a Toyota they would be peeling it off the side of a mountain right now.

Nancy Pelosi showed up at a Palm Beach fundraiser where there were more security guards than guests. Unions are furious at her. If there are more people in the cast than in the audience Actors Equity says the performance should be canceled.

General Motors announced jubilantly Wednesday they've paid back all government loans from the U.S. and Canada. Not everyone is happy. When GM announced it was back on its way to private ownership and profitability Barack Obama blamed it on the Bush administration.

Earth Day was marked by enviro-friendly rallies across America Thursday. Earthquakes are destroying whole nations, a volcano just cost the airlines two billion dollars, and tornado season begins this week followed by hurricane season. Having a day to honor this planet is like making Osama bin Laden's birthday a school holiday.

Time's Joe Klein accused Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck of sedition. They call for liberty, low taxes and limited government. You're not allowed to quote the Founding Fathers without arching your eyebrow and reminding the listener they all owned slaves.

Arizona enacted a new law letting cops arrest anyone on a street corner who may be an illegal alien. It's just not fair. There are a lot of people standing on street corners looking for work nowadays, and some of them came over on the Mayflower.

Al Pacino stars in an HBO movie about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who pioneered doctor-assisted suicide. He was sent to prison but the case changed his profession. These days if a psychiatrist determines you are suicidal they make you pay in advance.

Iceland's volcano eruption last week caused the biggest disruption ever in aviation history throughout Europe. Ash and smoke came roaring out of the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. The volcano erupted suddenly and spewed Scrabble tiles all over the atmosphere.

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