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Column: Obama-masked robbers wind up owing money

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

Missouri's State Fair banned a rodeo clown for life who wore a Barack Obama mask while a bull chased him around the arena. It's a popular disguise. Robbers often walk into bank lobbies wearing a Barack Obama mask, only they give the teller a trillion dollars.

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez returned from injury and hit a big home run Friday. Willie Nelson played the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and "Breaking Bad" opened Sunday. For drug dealers it was the biggest weekend of free advertising since Woodstock.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner quit sex rehab after four days Friday. His prospects for recovery aren't good. Last week his doctor told him to stop drinking, and then he told him to stop laughing.

Boston mob legend Whitey Bulger was convicted in federal court on multiple counts of murder, conspiracy and racketeering. People in Florida are shocked that any man named Whitey could be found guilty of murder.

Oprah Winfrey said she was insulted by a Swiss sales clerk who told her she couldn't afford a $40,000 purse, before Oprah indignantly pulled out her wallet and bought it. What a moment. Any car dealer will tell you that's exactly how you sell a Bentley.

Attorney General Eric Holder ended mandatory jail time for drug convicts. He thinks rehab for addicts can pre-empt the shootouts, the street corner hooking and jail time. He doesn't buy the idea that AA speeches need to be entertaining as well as spiritual.