From our own correspondent

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kd flew back to The Amerika last Friday to spend 3 weeks with her family and friends in Central and Northern California. I have to specify that because people from Upper California are to Lower California as Canadians are to The Amerika. Meaning that god forbid you should make the mistake of thinking they might be from south of the dividing line.

Although I shouldn’t pick only on the Canucks. Even Aussies and Kiwis are sewing their national flags onto their backpacks and bags these days – looks like no one at all wants to be mistaken for someone from The Amerika. They’re probably afraid they’ll get beat up. Well, you all look like twats with your flags, but that is not what I want to rant about today.

Instead, I would like to share an email I got from kd:

My favorite quote from the Modesto Bee, 17.12.2007:

“There is no anger that comes close to the anger of an American that cannot get television,”

said Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill, talking about the impending change from analog to digital tv.

I realise I am seeing that quote out of context, but what the fuck.

How about, “there is no anger that comes close to the anger of an American that cannot count on his sacred Constitutional rights”

or “there is no anger that comes close to the anger of an American that just wants Congress to stand up to the president and end the fucking war in Iraq”

or “there is no anger that comes close to the anger of an American that has just lost her house because of irresponsible lending practices”

or “there is no anger that comes close to the anger of an American that is having fundamentalist religion shoved down her throat everywhere she goes”

or – fill in your own favourite anger-inducing issue.

Thanks, kd. And have a great time in The Amerika.

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