As I have bitched before, why does this country feel that it is the only one to exist in this world i.e. The World Series apart from Canada who else across the globe is invited to participate???
Every year when we return to Hell A from our trip, it takes me about a month to get over the fact that I hate it here. Be it the traffic, people, lack of culture, etc.... but this year's return took the biscuit! While we were away, we watched the BBC and ITV news religiously as always. There the night's number one story wasn't what is Britney up to or has Nicole or Christina had their babies - no it was the growing unrest and what is being considered genocide occuring in Kenya or Bhutto's assassination. This wasn't just on the news but it was being talked about all over London by people on the streets. But when I came home and flipped on the news to see what Hell A was covering I was hit with just plain inaneness!!!!! The news broadcast was well on its way(of course 3.5 minutes were dedicated to Britney because we all needed to know where her and the paps had spent the day) and at 10.28pm as they were covering the presidential primaries in New Hampshire and how Oprah was pushing for Obama they finally mentioned something about Kenya but of course it had nothing to do with the emerging civil war or the 300,000 people who are feared dead in the last 3 weeks. Oh no! Apparently in the middle of all of this chaos, the entire country is rallying around for Obama because he has some long lost uncle who lives there who they managed to find and interview. He went on to say what a great guy he is and how he hopes he wins (no real proof of why he should win because let's face it the man has no foreign policy experience or real political heritage to speak of and Oprah likes him so he's actually a perfect candidate to repesent a country where over 80% of the population don't even possess a passport!!!!! Until a few months ago, an American citizen only needed a driver's license to cross the Mexican and Canadian borders and we wonder why we have a HUGE illegal immigration problem!!!!! WTF!!!! When we were leving Amsterdam Paul and I joked about the fact that he had to go to through the EU Passport Control because after all the UK is in Europe so why would he need to show a passport!!!!) and then the newscaster went on to say that even the Kenyan presidential candidates are hoping that Obama will win in November because then he can help Kenya find peace WTF!!!!! As a mere side note the newsguy threw in that there is some unrest in the country but everyone is rallying around Barack!!!!
That was it. Paul rolled his eyes immediately and knew I was going to explode about this. I am sure that the refugees in the camps are hardly sitting around transitor radios awaiting news as to whether or not Obama has cleared the next primary or better yet they might be listening in to see if Britney has completely lost it this time or not. And if they are, isn't it amazing that they can get news from America during this political nightmare that they are undergoing and actually know what they are talking about. Can we say the same thing??? If we are lucky we might just get a 30 seconds newsbite about the problem in Kenya much less Darfur, China, or Pakistan on our "world" news report each night. And what used to be considered the king of news CNN is now just a repetitive litany of crap that is either telling us that drinking beer will stop us from getting cancer or that drinking beer is causing obesity (because of course it can't be that this country is filled with overeaters who can't just face up to the fact that it is THEIR fault that they are obese and not some obscure gene that causes them to lift that cheeseburger to their lips each day - when Disneyland is having to renovate It's A Small World ride to accomodate the fact that American asses have grown and no longer can fit in the seats - I think we have a major problem!)
So Mike Tyson plead guilty to drug possession and a DUI back in September. The judge ruled that he would have to serve 10 days in prison but instead it was reduced to one day. So Lindsay Lohan was also found guilty of multiple DUI's and a car accident and possible drug possession and lest we not forget she was underage when these occurred which would make them a much more serious crime as well as the hit and run she had as well and she was sentenced to 4 days yet served 84 minutes. Thus, my question is how long will Iron Mike serve. By my calculations, I believe no more than 21 minutes due to his celebrity status. What do you think???