there's this rule of three thingy journalist have with things happening in threes. if the Cheney shoot-out is strike one & the Dubai deal is strike two, what (i'm thinking) is gonna be number three? emerging GOP Dubai deal? uh, no. shouldn't it be something completely different? found some beautiful Dubai photos & this interesting looking hotel, Burj al-Arab (Tower of the Arabs). boy, like to get spoiled rotten there. the other day CNN had some quick interviews from longshoremen. they made some great comments about the deal — they didn't like it. you can't lose people like that. me, you can lose. in other news: good-bye Mr. Limpet — thanks for the laughs.