Column: Holidays are now a feat of endurance
BEVERLY HILLS-Happy Sunday, everybody, and God bless America.
Joe Biden emceed a Hanukkah ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday and he performed the first of eight nightly candle-lightings of the National Menorah. The ceremony is an ancient ritual. Hanukkah lasts for eight days, unlike Christmas, which lasts for three and a half months.
The National Transportation Safety Board warned that local police will be conducting roadside sobriety tests throughout the holidays. You can easily test yourself. You know that you're drunk if while driving you swerve to avoid a tree and then realize it's only the air freshener hanging from your mirror.
Google announced Tuesday that Robin Williams's suicide in August produced the most Google searches and web activity of any event this past year. The online world can be hyper-sensitive and quick to react. Experts agree that if Bill Cosby were killed by a white cop, the Internet would eat itself.
President Obama lifted the ban on goods imported from Cuba Wednesday in his announcement that normalized relations with the Castro regime. The lifting of the ban on imported goods from Cuba caused much sadness for liberals. It's the clearest indication yet that the president hasn't quit smoking.
AMC's "Walking Dead" producers announced they will spin off a new series called "Walking Dead: Los Angeles," in which the zombies roam the streets of LA. They will be very easy to spot in this town. The zombies will do two things that people in Los Angeles would never do: walk and eat meat.
The White House struck a deal with Cuba Wednesday in which the U.S. traded three Cuba spies being held prisoner in the U.S. in exchange for one U.S. spy being held in Cuba. You can't make it up. The U.S. government cannot even pull off a spy swap without running up a two hundred percent deficit.