2/28/2007

ABC News: Al Gore Will Not Only Run, but He Can and Will Win in '08

"Feb. 27, 2007 — Make no mistake: Former Vice President Al Gore will be our next president. Feb. 27, 2007 — Make no mistake: Former Vice President Al Gore will be our next president."

"Gore is the right man at the right time, for many reasons. And it's clear that the momentum and buzz is shifting his way big time"

"That's right, Al Gore is suddenly cool.

It gets even better. In October, Gore will also likely be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for being the planet's biggest advocate in the fight against climate change. "

"So wait, he's hip, he's brilliant, he's highly experienced. Is America ready for a real leader after two terms of a guy who makes Jim Carrey's "Dumb and Dumber" character seem downright cerebral? You bet your asinine Bush-isms it is.
I even have the perfect campaign slogan for Gore: "Imagine how it would've been." "

Works for me....

2/07/2007

Woman on the wrong bus lost for 25 years

This is nuts.

"BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.

Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.

The woman said she spent five years begging on the street in the city and was often mistaken for a member of a hill tribe because of her dark skin tone.

She was arrested in 1987 on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant and was sent to a social services hostel when authorities were unable to determine her origins.

However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home."

2/01/2007

Molly Ivins Dies After Long Battle With Cancer


"AUSTIN, Texas Feb 1, 2007 (AP)— Witty best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, a Texas liberal who died after a long battle with breast cancer, left legions of admirers, even among the politicians she regularly skewered.

President Bush, referred to as "Shrub" in Ivins' writings, said in a statement issued after her death Wednesday evening that Ivins was a Texas original who was loved by her readers and many friends. "