Friday, April 21, 2006

News that may explain some things

TAE (the site) has sat idle for almost three weeks now, and while it may be a bit of unwarranted self-flattery to think that some of you might actually care, I suppose an explanation is in order.

Well, the big news, simply put, is that the American Expatriate (the man) is soon to become the American Repatriate. Yes, after nearly 14 years away from the US, and over 7 in this fine country, it looks as though I will finally be returning to the homeland this summer. Towards that end, I have been immensely preoccupied with starting the process of ending my existence here and (re-) starting one there. It is an exciting process, although hugely time consuming, what with trips back to the US, looking for a place to live, selling my house here, etc. Hence the absence of any new posts over the last few weeks.

I am not quite sure what this move portends for the future of this site. It would certainly be possible, in this internet age, to continue to observe the British media from afar. And with the likes of the BBC and The Guardian taking active steps to build their own US-based audiences, it is perhaps more important than ever to keep an eye on their corrupting agenda and influences. For now, however, I remain in the UK, and will continue to keep the site updated as best I can. I only ask those of you (hopefully many, possibly few, perhaps none) who enjoy reading these observations and visit the site often to have patience if there are extended periods without anything new posted. It will not, I assure you, be for lack of effort.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Mick McD said...

Scott, keep up the good work!

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Steve B said...

Best of luck back home Scott.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

Some of us do care, mate!
Hope you keep up the good work, but whatever happens, good luck for the future and never lose sight of what is right. The world needs guys like you.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Simon Lazarus said...

Scott,

I lived in London (on the West End, near Notting Hill) for a good chunk of last year, and when I moved back to the States I realized how much I miss London. I am sitting here and still miss it, but, alas, things here have me tied down where I cannot go back. Besides - the dollar is shit against the pound. However, I want to eat at Khan's, the best Indian food in the world, located in Westbourne Grove.

Simon Lazarus
"Joobo"
www.joobo.blogspot.com

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bother coming back... unless you're a Republican and love Bush. The States are a nightmare. I've never been so embarrassed to be an American.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous dumbcisco said...

Scott

Best wishes on your move back home. And thanks for your informed inputs on a lot of the anti-US bias in the UK media, especially the BBC.

You are obviously very busy with planning the move back home - presumably to work in NYC ? I miss the business trips I used to make there - but I made a point of taking my youngest daughter there for a long weekend, about 6 months after 9/11. She just loved New York, in spite of the sadness there. She spent some time talking to fire crews, I think it changed her view of America and Americans.

If you have time - care to comment on the CIA sacking and some of the ramifications ? The BBC are ignoring it as far as I can see. Maybe it is getting a bit too close for comfort to some of their favourites over there ! Maybe your pal Paul Reynolds will get on the case ?!


(joobo - it's good to hear that Khan's is still going strong, I was using that foodie palace decades ago !)

10:08 AM  
Anonymous dumbcisco said...

anonymous

There are millions and millions of people over here who would gladly take up your US citizenship if you want to give it to us.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Sad news for us, Scott, but I can't say I blame you; if I got a green card I'd probably follow you!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous avaroo said...

"Don't bother coming back... unless you're a Republican and love Bush. The States are a nightmare. I've never been so embarrassed to be an American."

Obviously written by an undercover BBC "reporter". It's exactly what they must dream it really is like in the US, or they would like for it to be.

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry home....Mom and Dad

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who really gives a brown stain about the BBCs supposed "anti-Americanism".

It's probably not the only news service in the entire galaxy who's had enough of the brown-shirted, freedom popping, peace-loving, pill popping yanks.

Come on Mr Callahan, even your own news back home in freedom loving yankland is pissed off at your dick of a president and his court jesters.

Halth warning: Your obsession with the BBC could get very unhealthy mate. It could make you very, very ill.

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Sympathetic of Sidcup said...

Health warning! (A real one!!)
As yet another another expat Yank the one thing I think about the most when I wonder about moving back Stateside is HEALTH coverage. All my friends seem really involved with who co-pays what, are staying in jobs they don't like to continue being covered, wonder what will happen as they age, etc. It is the scariest thing!

Otherwise I am sure you will love being back, but I am willing to bet you will miss the NHS, imperfect as it is.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous theGeneva said...

I am doing the exact same thing this year - I have been here ten years.

Good luck - and can you recommend a good moving/shipment company?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Soma said...

Best of luck with your move back. & don't worry about Sidcup's health warning. At least in the USA, if you have coverage, you see aspecialist within hours, not months as in the UK.

Soma Sengupta

8:16 AM  
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