Pen-pricks

Yuma Sun - - OPINION - BY ARGUS HAMIL­TON Argus Hamil­ton is the host co­me­dian at The Com­edy Store in Hol­ly­wood and a speaker. His email ad­dress is argus@ar­gushamil­ton.com.

• North Korea’s dic­ta­tor Kim Jung Un is­sued an un­prece­dented in­vi­ta­tion Tues­day ask­ing Pope Fran­cis if he would like to visit North Korea. The in­vi­ta­tion was eagerly ac­cepted in Rome. Popes are no dif­fer­ent from co­me­di­ans, they love to go where au­di­ences have never heard their ma­te­rial be­fore.

• UN Am­bas­sador Nikki Ha­ley in her res­ig­na­tion an­nounce­ment Tues­day main­tained she re­ally be­lieves in term lim­its for Amer­i­cans em­ployed in pub­lic ser­vice. It’s an idea that was born in the Mid­dle West. In Illi­nois, politi­cians have al­ways been lim­ited to two terms, one in of­fice and one in jail.

• The He­brew Uni­ver­sity of Jerusalem posted an alarm­ing study it con­ducted which found that sperm count among Western men has de­clined over 52 per­cent in 40 years. It is de­clin­ing at a rate of two per­cent a year. This ex­plains, at last, why the Maury Show has been cut to a half-hour.

• South Amer­i­can pol­i­tics was jarred when the far­right can­di­date Jair Bol­sonaro won the first round of elec­tions for the pres­i­dency of Brazil by a huge mar­gin. It’s an­other beau­ti­ful im­mi­gra­tion suc­cess story. His grand­papa came over to South Amer­ica on the boat, that is, the U-boat.

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