Friday, November 28, 2008

Are you SERIOUS!?!?!

So thanks to the crowds on Long Island for showing us the real meaning of "Black Friday". What could have been on sale at such a discount that killing people became necessary? I'm glad that there's no shopping I need to do. I mean, I love buying stuff but I don't buy gifts for Christmas out of obligation, plus I'm poor(andachurchsed?). Sometime next week, though, I am planning on buying a laptop. That should help make the blogging easier. Yada, yada, yada. Keep dreaming...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turmoil in Thailand

I was in Thailand last summer(2007) and our hosts were wonderful. A beautiful Chinese-Thai family that showed us all over the country and fed us way too much food. They did not, however, tell us about the internal strife with the government. We actually flew into this airport. I'm not sure if I should contact them and see if they're okay. The thing is I'm curious about where they stand on the whole issue. Are they pro- or anti-government? Would they get in trouble if they told me so? I like to get actual points-of-view from people that know what they're talking about. I'm sure NPR or CNN can give relatively good coverage but sometimes they miss the underlying issues.

Late add: Seems to be a pretty good breakdown, if it's accurate.