According to a BBC headline “Iraqis to close Borders during Polling period”.I should think so too, voters should be electing a government not sipping lattes and flipping through a Jeffrey Archer in the comfort of their local bookstore …Does anyone actually care about what happens in Iraq (other than the war-mongering half-wit Blair ?) .. anybody? … anybody?
God bless George Bush, a recent news item on CNN shows he’s stopped calling senator Ben Nelson by the hilarious nickname “Nellie”, which pleases Sen Nelson immensely.
For a time, I considered changing the nickname I have for President Bush, but then I realised there was no point as “war-mongering, inbred, semi-literate, incompetent arsehole” sums him up …
Ever have one of those days when it feels like someone ripped out your heart? Sleep well James …
Welcome to 2005 .. apparently ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
The family crussell have only recently returned for a weeks holiday in Les Vegas, home of fun, entertainment, gambling and a tour of the cityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s medical facilities.
Unfortunately, Elly came over all poorly while we were in Vegas and we spent the whole of New YearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Day in the emergency room and most of two other days touring the city visiting a variety of interesting medical establishments. To be fair we did say we wanted to see parts of the city that didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t involve the Strip, but IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not sure hospitals were part of our original remit.
Still, I did learn that US medical care is better than it is in England and that itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s also a whole lot more expensive ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ even though we did have medical insurance coverage IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m still not sure whatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s covered and what we might have to pay for (IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m expecting a huge bill).
Still, the medical shenanigans aside (thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s more to it then meets the eye but the details will probably follow on in due course) we had a pretty good time. I managed to drop $130 out of a slot machine and we did get to see a pretty good show (Zoomania at New York New York) but the main part of our trip revolved around the InterNext webmaster show at the Mandalay Bay. At $250 a ticket it did promise much and managed, successfully, to deliver very little ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ we stayed for around four hours of the three day run and even that was over-long.
On the whole the trip was a washout but for the brief periods of time when things didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t go wrong it was fun ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ one healthy tip for all Brits thinking of travelling over for New Year, the place is place is filled with brash, drunk Americans who delight in saying the word ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œfuckÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â a lot and using phrases like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s what IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m talking aboutÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. To be quite honest I was interested in exactly what they were talking about but I do wish theyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d do it a little quieter and without quite so much hootinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and hollerinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ but thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s just meÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦