When is visiting a country deemed a visit but not a visit?

When your plane is refuelling.

As the farce carries on, we do have to visit Palin the poodle once more – only this once unless something else comes up. But still – it had to be said.

I visited Denver once – it was summer and I went around the whole city, it was a glorious night, I could see lights all around me and all was good. I met some extremely nice American people there – suffice to say I would visit it again, in probably two to three weeks later. But while there I didn’t take in the sights, first off it was dark and I didn’t travel by car – I was on the air port tarmac waiting for the thing to be filled up before I flew on to Oregon. Cool, eh?

I also, the same trip, went all over the place – I really should have marked down each and every gas stop – what a truly encompassing tour that would have been in a book – well it would have for the train-spotter type!

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.

A Palin aide in Alaska had said Iraq was also one of the military stops on that trip.

The Boston Globe, however, reported Saturday that in response to questions about the trip, Alaska National Guard officials and campaign aides said Palin did not go past the Kuwait-Iraq border.

In addition, campaign aides also confirmed reports to CNN Saturday that Palin’s time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

Nope – you can’t make this shit up!

Palin never in Iraq, campaign now says – CNN.com.


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0 Responses to When is visiting a country deemed a visit but not a visit?

  1. Jake says:

    When you strip away all the dirt and gossip that makes cheap enterainment and shallow journalism, you are left with deciding between two worldviews. Obama is a socialist and McCain is a capitalist. I’m from Europe and lived in California for 24 years, but I have a hard time believing that the US is ready for socialism. But if you can gather enough irrelavent stuff about your opponent, you can bring in socialism through the back door.

  2. Will Rhodes says:

    Obama is a socialist? I would refer you to relevant reading on what socialism is – Obama ain’t no socialist.

    Left of centre – just. Now me – I’m much more left wing than him – and I have certain problems with Obama.

    He should bring in universal healthcare through a national insurance system, making healthcare free at the point of use.

    John McCain ain’t no capitalist either – I think you have just insulted capitalists – if that were possible.

  3. steve says:

    @ Will

    If the US did have a national healthcare system, would I be able to tell fat people to lose weight or they must pay for their care? If national healthcare were to encourage people to be thin, I’d be all for it.

  4. gaiusc says:

    It’s all too easy to to stick tags on the candidates but the weakness of the two-party system is becoming chronic. Bush pandered to the religious right and what did they get for their electoral support? Bush vetoed a stem research bill and there were state elections giving the chance to ban the “evil” that is gay marriage. What did the “less government” people get? Exactly the opposite in fact! What did the fiscal conservatives get? Ballooning deficits that have now been increased by the rather socialist nationalisation of Fannie & Freddie. I know republicans who hate the religious right but will pander to them because they hate the democrats more. What kind of nutso democracy is that?

    The democrats are not much better. They don’t have any coherent policy either. They are simply against the things that republicans are for.

    As long as completely different groups remain in political marriages of convenience just so that they can beat the other guys, the ludicrous situation will continue.

  5. Will Rhodes says:

    Steve – You’re American, you have the right of freedom of speech so why can’t you tell them that they’re fat?

    The Healthcare systems should be aimed at preventative medicine with treatment if needed.

    Now – if you have a people who are just going to eat Maccy D’s instead of correct meals – whose fault is that?

    I wouldn’t use the term “thin” either – I would use the term healthy – not all ‘fat’ people are unhealthy.

By all means, leave your 2 bobs worth

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