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Sat, June 15

Column: Barbie move over; Elsa, Obamacare are tops

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The National Retailers Association released its holiday Top Toys Survey which reveals that the Barbie Doll in no longer the number one-selling doll at the toy stores. It reported the top seller is the Elsa doll from the Disney movie Frozen. Frozen is an animated film about the Obamacare website.

Rap star Pit Bull put on a sensational halftime show in Dallas during the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. People forget that this is still the South. The marquee outside AT&T stadium simply read Pit Bull and six guys showed up with their dogs.

President Obama pardoned two turkeys presented to him by the National Turkey Federation at the White House. They're named Mac and Cheese. The ceremony usually makes a nice photo-op, but Obama's approval ratings are so low the turkeys asked for no pictures.

Ferguson riots drew huge ratings for Fox News and CNN as viewers were riveted by the sight of overturned cop cars, stampeding rioters, and store lootings. It looked like four Los Angeles high schools getting out at the same time. The only difference is, the free lunch program in L.A. is legal.

President Obama failed to halt Ferguson riots in his TV address. He said we're a nation of laws, but he understands the protestors' anger, then he announced a federal probe of the Ferguson police. Obama fights rioting like he is afraid the rioters are going to call Child Services on him.

China reports that two of Vladimir Putin's pet Siberian tigers which he released into the wild last summer have invaded northeastern China and eaten fifteen goats and devoured five chickens. He raised them himself. The Putin Doctrine states that if your nation has vodka, it should be part of Russia.

OPEC ministers met in Geneva Thursday and voted not to cut production to try to prop up price of crude oil. The falling consumer demand for gasoline is reducing oil prices and lowering the income of Mideast countries. If ISIS could see their real enemy they'd behead Teslas and release it on YouTube.

Denmark's PK Anhalt public relations firm polled twenty thousand people in forty countries last week and found that Germany is the world's favorite country. It's stunning. For Germany to stage a comeback like this after having the worst century in history gives hope to Chicago Cub fans everywhere.


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