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Column: Toss in betrayal and a pickup truck

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

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

Country music's Randy Travis was arrested for drunk driving in Texas Tuesday. He was brought to the police station stark naked. Under Texas law, he faces a $100,000 fine and a month in prison for not including a dog and a train in this song.

Travel and Leisure reported that a record-low number of Americans are vacationing abroad this summer. Fewer people than ever vacationed at all. The White House is pretty much down to pointing out that at least we get a free trip around the sun every year.

Joan Rivers chained herself to a shopping cart at Costco in Burbank Tuesday because the retailer refuses to sell her new book. She called it the beginning of Nazi Germany. Costco laughed off her charge and revealed plans to open new stores in Poland and France.

N.Y. Mayor Mike Bloomberg named alcohol use his next crusade Monday. He's banned large sodas, baby formula, now he's targeting booze. Everyone just hopes the speakeasies will be clearly marked as to which ones serve alcohol and which ones serve bathtub breast milk.

Jimmy Carter will give a taped speech to the Democratic Convention next month in Charlotte. It's bound to cheer up Democrats. A speech from Jimmy Carter is a timely reminder that restricting a president to one term does not limit his aggravation potential.

Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Email him at

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