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Column: Congressmen should be in great shape

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

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

Men's Health published a survey which says that Washington D.C. is the fittest city in the United States. Why do you think that U.S. congressmen live so long? Think of all they exercise they get running for reelection, walking back statements, dodging questions and jumping to conclusions, that's all cardio.

The New York Post reports that schoolchildren in New York public schools have begun selling salt and sugar to other kids to circumvent Michelle Obama's lunch rules. Officials are alarmed. It's only a matter of time before they're pushing the harder stuff likes trans-fats and grilled cheese sandwiches.

The Cannes Lions advertising convention in the South of France drew complaints from tourists over all the yachts fouling the water. The once blue water is black with yacht fuel. The only living thing in the water is the occasional California blonde thrown overboard by an irate Arab gazillionaire.

N.Y. Post film critic Lou Lumenick demanded Tuesday that Gone With the Wind be banned from TCM because its message is pro-Confederacy. That's the liberal view. The conservative view is that Gone With the Wind should air, but they should run the film backwards so the war has a happy ending.

President Obama hailed the Supreme Court decision Thursday to uphold federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. He cited anecdotal evidence to claim the program is working. In a recent survey, 72 percent of doctors say they think Obamacare is terrific as long as you don't get sick.