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Listen, Iran is just around the corner and we'll be in it with your beloved France. Any wager?


After Iraq would anyone want to face the "blowback" from Iran? Look, Iran is fixable. The populace is fed up with Armaje... due to matters beyond the nuclear issue. If we attack Iran, we will do the perfect move to strengthen the radicals in Iran. We will likely destabilize Pakistan and they HAVE nukes. Iran can hurt us really bad both in terms of violence and more importantly in the dollar and oil.

Unlike Iraq, Iran has a national identity and pride. They can demand Euros for oil.Once that happens our dollar will go into free fall and you will see repercussions that will gravely affect our economy. When you are paying $10/gallon you will know that screwing with Iran has consequences.

If radicalized Islamics bother you now, just wait till you hand them that prize to recruit with.

Of course there are those in this country who will always have those who when all this blowback hits, will see it as proof of how bad the world is instead of  the result of our foolish aggressive foreign policy. As an example it, imagine the Nazis claiming that all the bombs falling on them were the result of "enemies all along" or "international Jewish conspiracy" instead of their own acts.

BTW, I will compromise with you and agree my Thompson comment was spun....but NOT out of line with history.

Also, both Shields and Brooks comments on The News Hour last night: David Brooks: Thompsons speech was so boring it was against the Geneva Convention. Te man is my preferred candidate. He will be less charismatic by and order of magnitude than Gore and Kerry combined!

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec07/sbtorture_10-05.html



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I've been on the road for the past two weeks and I'm still catching up with "The War" on Tivo. However, did watch several episodes while I was in San Francisco. Interesting observation was that during the airing of "FUBAR" on WQED in SF. they bleeped the translation of "FUBAR" and "SNAFU" while when I watched it last night on the Chicago transmission on TIVO it was not bleeped. So much for SF being a liberal media market.

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It is all a matter of risk aversion. I am sure given something other than the archaic butt heads at the FCC, they would have no problem.

I am disappointed you didn't ask my SF restaurant tips

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I am disappointed you didn't ask my SF restaurant tips

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My wife's best friend lives in Piedmont so we spent most of our time with them. We got up to Napa for one day but enjoyed most of our free time enjoying the weather and relaxing. We did get over to Oakland to be there for the opening of Obama's campaign office and it happened to also coincide with a visit from Hillary. We ate at Jack London's that day and also had a great meal at Le Cheval (Vietnamese) a few days later.

We then drove to Reno where I had meetings for a few days before returning to SF for a trade show. In SF we ate at Cafe Kati (pacific fusion), Gaylords (indian), and a thai restaurant by the Convention Center who's name escapes me. Ginger of course had to watch the OU/Texas game on Saturday and we got to watch Chicago beat Green Bay on Monday.

I have a conference at Half Moon Bay next month. Any suggestions would be welcome.


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Your photo looks so trim- how do you manage that with all the eating you describe in the previous post
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I have a conference at Half Moon Bay next month. Any suggestions would be welcome.


Sounds like you did great in SF. Interestingly I almost never get to or near Half Moon Bay but two days ago a freind from Australia arrived and I decided to do teh coast run from Pacifica south to acquaint him with the area and we ate just outside Half moon Bay. I can't give you much guidance there. Even SF I tend to avoid eating out a lot since the prices have just gotten so high for great places. I do have a few suggestions including a place that makes the best NY Pizza....

BTW, while I have not eaten there, I heard Gaylord's was very over rated. Hope it worked out for you though.




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Your photo looks so trim- how do you manage that with all the eating you describe in the previous post


Well thin is relative. I just finished an 8 day South Beach phase 1 and barely got below 200. With a visitor in town it is impossible to stay on a diet and with the Santa Barbara Vintners Harvest Festival this weekend I just try to keep it reasonable with hiking almost every day 4-5 miles in the mountains. I would dearly love to be under 170 again...so much less to drag up those hikes!

But thank you anyway (I think I look fat)
Barry


PS Before I got really serious with my hikes my shorts kept falling down...more in front pushing em down than in back holding them up! Now they stay up on thier own due to the reverse of the former!


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BTW, while I have not eaten there, I heard Gaylord's was very over rated. Hope it worked out for you though.


Gaylords has always been an old standby when we go to SF. However, they used to be in Ghiradelli Square with a wonderful view of the bay and Alcatraz. The restaurant seems to have moved to Montecito. The Gaylords we went to in SF was in Embarcadero Center. The food was good but not remarkable. I don't know if it is related to the one that was in Ghiradelli or not. Seems "Gaylords" is a very common name for Indian restaurants. I would be curious to try the one in Montecito though on our next visit.


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I tend to be very budget conscious these days since I no longer have my great expense account (sigh). So my selections are all very budgety though really great values. I found a place in paris with the best duck confit I know of and amazing garlic frys, the waitresses are young beautiful and very nice...the deserts are out of this worlds....9euros for the confit! 4-5 for deserts!



The peninsula is loaded with indian restaurants since they are the big immigrant electronics population...and I know enough of them for great recommendations....


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how  interesting that you mention paris...we are planning a family trip for my son-in laws 25th birthday.. what would you suggest ..

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one more piece of information...we will be a group of  eight.

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Barry, I think she means besides the Lipitor.

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I can PM my restaurant suggestions
For accomodations I like renting apartments....

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I have a conference at Half Moon Bay next month. Any suggestions would be welcome.


Sounds like you did great in SF. Interestingly I almost never get to or near Half Moon Bay but two days ago a freind from Australia arrived and I decided to do teh coast run from Pacifica south to acquaint him with the area and we ate just outside Half moon Bay. I can't give you much guidance there. Even SF I tend to avoid eating out a lot since the prices have just gotten so high for great places. I do have a few suggestions including a place that makes the best NY Pizza....

BTW, while I have not eaten there, I heard Gaylord's was very over rated. Hope it worked out for you though.




We're in Half Moon Bay this week and had lunch the past two days at "Sam's Chowder House". Great view and probably the best cioppino I've had in years.

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And I was not invited?

Man, I bet you REALLY got smacked with fog there....we have had it here at 1500 feet!

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