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Column: A bad week for all Christian sects

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

Pope Benedict stepped down to dwell in exile in Castle Gandolfino Thursday. Later that day, Girls Gone Wild videos went bankrupt. It appears that President Obama arranged Friday's budget cutting to make sure that Catholics and Protestants suffer equally.

Pope Benedict gave a farewell speech in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Thursday. The speech exceeded expectations. Normally when you hear a German addressing an adoring crowd from a balcony, the last thing you expect to hear is a message of peace and forgiveness.

The White House issued Pope Benedict a farewell message Thursday on the pontiff's retirement. All is forgiven. Barack Obama had a theological argument with the pope in Rome two years ago and they disagreed sharply over the issue of presidential infallibility.

Churchill Downs Racetrack listed Revolutionary and Shanghai Bobby as the leading contenders to win this year's Kentucky Derby. The action is volatile. This past week all the betting has shifted to two horses from Europe, Swedish Meatball and Turkey Pot Pie.

Joe Biden advised women who suspect an intruder to fire their shotguns through the front door. Be sure it's an intruder. You don't want to spend the rest of the night picking through the pizza you ordered guessing what's pepper and what's buckshot.