TUESDAY edition - January 8, 2008
Bush's Messiah Complex
Bush trip aims to push Mideast peace, contain Iran
Israel Struck by Rockets Fired From Lebanon
I hear Bush is going to rewrite the Bible. It's called the King George version.
Two US F-18s crash in Persian Gulf, no fatalities reported
Iraq says refinery's output not affected by fire Guardian Unlimited, UK
US-Turkey Meeting Amid Better Relations The Associated Press
Will Bush Visit Our Navy In The Gulf Wearing His Flight Suit?
Iran on Tuesday rejected US charges that its naval forces threatened to blow up American ships in the Strait of Hormuz, amid renewed tensions ahead of US President George W. Bush's visit to the region.
Luv your site.
Lately, when I read your "The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News" I think how unsafe my fav weekend getaway has become (PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, Mexico) I have been going there for years and now I won't set foot there. I surf professionally and have been to Costa Rica many times and I love it and I am thinking about moving there.
How is the safety in Costa Rica and will it become like Mexico?
I'm ashamed that my country has long ignored my southern neighbors. Wouldn't had been better to move most of our US companies to Mexico and Central America to improve THEIR economies INSTEAD of China? Less in transportation costs!
True blue inSan Diego,
The State Dept advises against Americans traveling alone in Costa Rica. I do not find that to be the case. Although a lot of petty theft occurs here, knock on wood, I have not been affected. I advise always locking your car, front door, staying out of dark alleys etc... but I'd advise the same thing in the states. Very little violent crime here. Property here is fenced, some squatters rights exist here for Costa Ricans. Me, I have a 6 ft barb wire fence camouflaged by 12 foot high hibiscus bushes. I trim a variety of bushes.
Costa Ricans are well educated and very involved in their politics. It is a proud democracy. Jobs are scarce here in Guanacaste province for the locals, Americans need a hard to get permit to work. Although the largest city in the province, Liberia, is growing in leaps and bounds with a lot of European investment.
I live in a remote village with the closest "city" about a 45 minute drive away. I bought when land was still cheap. There are still many great bargains here. Buying land is safe here, just get yourself a good lawyer, and there are many here. If you are interested, I'll email you a lawyer recommendation.
Last week I saw a friend I hadn't seen in a year. Bob said he and his Costa Rican wife and kids drove down from their home in Orlando, Florida last week. My jaw dropped. Bob went on to say that Mexico was a breeze to get through. Guatemala was disturbingly militaristic. Honduras was like a military encampment with checks every 5 miles but the big enchilada was Nicaragua. $1500 in bribes got him through Nic and into Costa. So, please, don't think about driving down here.
As far as Costa becoming dangerous like Mexico. I doubt it, but hey, anything can happen.
I agree with you about us ignoring our southern neighbors. If we had wisely invested in the countries south of us, America wouldn't have such a large illegal immigration problem, now would we?
Severe threat, record warmth shift east weather.com
France Has the Last Laugh
France, Japan and
Australia rated best
and the United States worst in new rankings focusing on preventable deaths
due to treatable conditions in 19 leading industrialized nations, researchers
said on Tuesday.
Bush Admits Economy Faces Challenges New York Times
Lethal-Injection Ruling May Have to Wait Washington Post
No Child Left A Mind
said Monday that if Congress doesn't reauthorize the No Child Left Behind
he'll make as many changes as he can on his own.
New Hampshire Polls Show McCain, Obama Poised To Win U.S. News & World Report, DC
New Hampshire Primary day, Jan. 8 Boston Globe
"After the caucuses last night in Iowa, the Obama and Huckabee camps were celebrating, and everybody else was doing spin control. Not that politicians are the most creative bunch of people, but see if anything you hear here seems familiar [on screen: various presidential candidates using the Seabiscuit comparison]. So, if you want a horse running the country, you have a lot of choices" --Jimmy Kimmel
What Will Be Bush's Legacy?
The quagmire in Iraq, Katrina, torture at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo,outing Valerie Plame, biggest deficit ever, illegal wiretaps,$100/bbl oil etc. So many to choose from
France has its Inspector Clouseau, England has its Mr. Bean and the US has President Bush. All three leave chaos and disaster wherever they have been as they stumble forward, totally unaware of the chaos they have created behind them.
With the world in flames, George W. Bush can truly say he lit the fire. That will be his legacy: arsonist.
Didn't David Koresh also think he was a messiah? Isn't Crawford near Waco? Hmmmmmmmm
In the same interview, this C minus president says his legacy will be about his "freedom agenda," while openly admiring the King of Saudi Arabia, who hates democracy.
What a lunatic--the biggest mistake in U.S. history and we haven't even began to pay the price.
Historians will spend
more time examining Bush sanity than his legacy.
Give the man a slingshot and a ticket to the San Francisco zoo.
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pretty sure there will be duck-hunting in heaven and I can't wait!" - Mike
Oil eases on recession fears
Chávez, China cooperate on oil, but for different reasons The Christian Science Monitor
Microsoft offers $1.2b for Norwegian search company Seattle Post Intelligence
Critics Wallop Wikia BusinessWeek
you may have heard, earlier this week, the price of oil closed at $100 a barrel.
You see, I don't think President Bush really understands this issue. In fact,
when they asked him what effect this would have on average Americans, President
Bush said it wouldn't have much effect at all. He said, 'Most Americans buy
their oil in little cans.'" --Jay Leno
Discrimination recorded against Yemenis in Guantanamo Bay Yemen Observer, Yemen
NM National Guard, including Cruces attorney, headed to Guantanamo ... Las Cruces Sun-News, NM
Does anyone think the global warming deniers will ever admit they were wrong? Or the Bush voters? Hey, they're probably the same folks! - Zing!
President Gül will meet with President Bush, Vice President Dick ... Turkish Daily News
"By the way, ladies and gentlemen, the writers strike is still going on. And during the strike I like to show my support. So here's what I would do. I'd go out to the picket line every day, and as I drove by I'd have my chauffeur honk. ... I'm the kind of guy I make no pretenses about this. I need writers. I'm one of those guys I got to have writers. Me without writers is like Roger Clemens without human growth hormones." --David Letterman
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