Tuesday, August 08, 2006

San Diego - Day 3

I'm here in San Diego on day 3 of 14 on software training for a couple weeks and wanted to report the following things:

- I saw Alonso Mourning from the NBA champs Miami Heat walk out of a hotel and into an SUV which our shuttle drove behind
- Americans are very friendly and helpful people
- The food is excellent and a bit cheaper than in Alberta, even with the exchange rate. Chilis ribs are just as good.
- The temperate weather here is absolutely perfect
- There are a lot of F15/18s that fly over our hotel near La Jolla. Very cool.
- Pretty good Pinot Noir from Italy for $7.99. Can't beat that.

But let's get back to my comment that Americans are very friendly and helpful people. You knew there was a point to it, didn't you?

While walking back to my hotel, I thought about the anti-Americanism going on in Canada. Sure, you might not like Bush, Rummy, or Condi, but to lump all Americans up as "bastards" or as "war mongers" is so ignorant, it's pathetic. With the leftist MSM in Canada attaching Harper to Bush on foreign policy is also equally ignorant. And don't worry about the polls showing a drop in support for Harper on the Israel issue, which was mostly from Quebec. Really, don't worry about it. When was the last time you voted on a party's foreign policy? It's domestic policy that drives an election, and the Conservatives have done a very good job at that.

So I'm going to try and bring back an "ARNOLD for GOVERNATOR" sign or some "Simon and Simon" memorabilia. Wish me luck, but I could see myself living here. Beautiful city.

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