THE LIGHTER SIDE

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS - Ar­gus Hamilton is host at The Com­edy Store in Hol­ly­wood. Email him at Ar­[email protected]­gusHamil­ton.com.

God bless Amer­ica, and how’s ev­ery­body?

French pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron re­treated on the en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fuel tax that he’d levied to com­ply with the Cli­mate Ac­cords. A week of Paris burn­ing and ri­ot­ing from out­raged French­men backed him down. It’s the first time in mod­ern his­tory that France sur­ren­dered to France.

NBC News re­ported Mon­day that up to 40 Democrats are plan­ning to run for U.S. pres­i­dent in two years. The list in­cludes fresh faces and old warhorses. It’s be­ing re­ported that Hil­lary plans to run, which may not work out when you re­mem­ber that in the last cam­paign she couldn’t walk.

Mikhail Gor­bachev said world peace was in jeop­ardy Tues­day as Rus­sia threat­ened to at­tack Euro coun­tries that host U.S. mis­siles. The Red Army is mo­bi­liz­ing near the Ukraine border. None of this would be hap­pen­ing if some­body would teach Putin how to go on Twit­ter and fight like a man.

U.S.-Rus­sian war ten­sions this week re­call how the U.S. and Rus­sia avoided go­ing to war in the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis. JFK re­layed se­cret mes­sages to Khr­uschev through Soviet spy Ge­orgi Bol­shakov that lit­er­ally saved world peace. Mil­len­ni­als must think JFK was as­sas­si­nated for col­lud­ing.

AR­GUS HAMILTON

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