Talk about a nation at a cross-roads. I guess my last story just tipped them over the edge. They’ve taken a right onto the interstate.


That photo just kills me. Remember the line from the last one,

When Kazakhstan’s democracy-shy president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, makes his stately progress to meet President Bush at the White House today, he may catch a glimpse of an ill-dressed television reporter vigorously protesting the rudeness of the British actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen.

And there he is. Hehehe.

The Times – First woman space tourist returns to Earth with a bump

The Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-born telecoms entrepreneur from Texas, and two male astronauts bumped down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 0214 BST, suspended from a large orange and white parachute.