Bill Clinton at Austin

Last night I went to a conference by former president Bill Clinton. Very interesting indeed. Besides the fact that the gathering seemed to be a democratic lovefest at first, where people would cheer about anything Clinton had to say that they agreed on, it got better when they let him actually speak. Very interesting opinions on North Korea (they are what worries him the most), Iraq (10 years of U.N. resolutions that the U.S. only wants to enforce), the Middle East (Arafat made a grave, grave mistake by rejecting the peace proposal in 98), Yitzhak Rabin (the man I’ve loved the most in my life), Colombia, the economy, Al Qaeda and terrorism, his newly recovered personal life and other themes.It was very interesting to listen to an ex-president talk to you about so many themes, specially one that talks to you like you’re not six years old. What I found to be the most interesting, is his view of the world as a ver interdependent place where no one can escape anyone nor ignore anyone anymore. I believe this can be applied to many things, one of them is solving the Arab-Israeli conflict. No one is going away, after all.

Argentina 1-0 Mexico

The Lavolpe era of the Mexican soccer national team started last night with a loss against the sub-23 Argentinian national team. The game was ok, it’s too bad that Arellano got his knee injured and couldn’t play. I also think that Borghetti could have helped but instead Olalde played. The referee was terrible too.

The next match is, I believe, against Colombia.

Elections in Israel

Low voter turnout, overwhelming advantage in polls for Likud’s candidate Ariel Sharon and an ongoing war in the territories are the background of today’s elections.

In one, maybe two hours we should have the results.

Marcos.Kirsch.com.mx is online! (again)

Well, it’s been a bumpy ride, but I finally decided to use my own simple php-based blog system. This look I’m introducing today is probably very close to the final one. I will now try to post more often.

Update: funny, I’ve backed away from using my own php thing

Super Sunday

Today is the Super Bowl. It starts in less than an hour. I’m not a big football fan, but it must be noted however that Monterrey beat the Pumas in Ciudad Universitaria 3-2 in the Mexican Soccer League. That makes me happy:).As for the Superbowl, we’ll see how it goes…

Is Hugo Chavez a Mac user?

Check out this link: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/4888423.htm.
A couple of DJs made a prank call to the president of Venezulea Hugo Chavez. During the conversation Chavez said something about “it all happening on Tuesday”. Well, unless Hugo Chavez is a Mac user (tomorrow is Steve Job’s Keynote at MacWorld San Francisco 2003) venezuelans are in for something tomorrow. No more political commentary for now.

National Lampoon’s San Antonio Vacation

Saturday night I drove to San Antonio to meet with my uncles David, Ruthy, Rujele, Isi and my cousins Jacobo, Rachelle, Joseph, Taly, Julieta, Rebeca, Rafa, Jacobo, Karen, Eduardo and Alex (phew)… We went to Sea World yesterday. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes from the gate to the first rollercoaster, it’s hard to move so many people around. Nice to see them all, it’s been over two years since I saw some of them.

Get off my lawn, kid!