Just landed in Los Angeles. Great city. Feel really safe in downtown. There
hasn't been a riot here in years, they tell me. Great time to be in America, of
course, with the collapse of the entire financial system. McCain is being criticised for saying that the "fundamentals of the American
economy are strong", but frankly, I can see where he's coming from. Where else
can you get a 54oz Slurpee for $1.14 - INCLUDING sales tax?