Mattal, no need to get all prickly. G4B is from the DC area if memory serves. I was making a regional reference. Sheesh! Seriously, this is not a political site at all here and I was not trying to make a political statement. I'm sorry if you were offended, my man, but you know Obama IS our president and I was needling G4B about her sudden and lengthy disappearance from this site (thus the secret police comment). Now, let us all be reasonable for a minute and think about what we're doing when those of us who are Americans can't even mention the name of our president without offending people. I neither have a history of political commentary nor do I want to try and turn this site into a place where that goes on. But we can't go around getting offended every time somebody mentions Obama or Bush or any of the political mechanisms that are a part of our everyday lives. I could have said "hey G4B, what happened, did you fall in a hole?" But I didn't; I simply made an off hand remark that had something to do with the area of the country she comes from that, at that moment struck me as a funny thing to say. Maybe it wasn't. If you're offended by it, rest assured you won't be getting political commentary from me here. You've made some good conversation here and I hope that continues, sir...No hard feelings?