Basta! It’s time to invade Aruba!

Ξ July 5th, 2005 | → 5 Comments | ∇ Rants |

Got your attention?

My TV news fix in Costa Rica is pretty much limited. Thank God for the Internet.

We get the Clinton News Network (CNN) in both English and Spanish and Fox, Fox gets most of my news viewing time as CNN is just so freaking pinko and biased I cannot deal with their constant flow of left-wing drivel.

Fox, however, lately seems to have taken an almost fixated view of this Natalee Holloway deal in Aruba. They have built nearly their whole news coverage on this case.

It is impossible to tune in for more than 15 minutes without an ALERT or some “BREAKING NEWS” on this poor girls disappearance. I feel terrible for this girl’s family.

CNN pretty much ignores the whole thing and there is almost no coverage elsewhere on the net.

What bugs me the most though is that although Fox is investing a ton of air time on her disappearance, they just don’t seem to “get it”, or if the do, they are not saying it aloud. I feel like the kid that was yelling “The king has no clothes!”.


In the beginning, they were terrified of the loss of US tourism.

Now, they have strung this thing out to the point where few people care.

They do not want this case solved. They want it to go away!

This has been clear from the first week when the Aruban “police” allowed these miscreants (the suspects) the opportunity to get together, build a story, and impede the investigation. There seems ample evidence the father of the chief suspect has been advising his son on this issue.

What a joke this is, and shame on Fox for not getting nasty on this issue. Fox should be taking the lead on this since they have appointed themselves the Natalee Holloway experts!

The Aruban government, with Fox’s cooperation, has successfully stalled this case to the point where there is no righteous indignation and the story itself has withered from the mainstream news.

What WILL get the attention of the Aruban government would be a full-court press by Fox encouraging their viewers to boycott Aruba until this case is resolved. Aruba depends almost entirely on tourist dollars. Cut off those dollars and I can guarantee a change in attitude. Even the precious son of an Aruban official will not be worth the loss of an entire country’s economy. Fox did this with the French and the resulting boycott has cost France dearly.

I am not going to wait for Fox to lead this. ML and I are now planning our honeymoon. For the past few months, we narrowed our choices to Mexico and Aruba with Aruba taking a slight lead as seemed more “exotic” and sexy.

We made the decision yesterday to go to Mexico.

I realize our measley few thousand tourist dollars will not make much difference to the future of Aruba, but it makes me feel a bit better to know my dollars will not be going to fuel a corrupt government. To this day, I still will not buy products from France.

There are a ton of beautiful, tropical island destinations in the Carribean, not to mention Costa Rica and Mexico.

Planning your trip? Put a pass on Aruba until they get serious about this thing.


5 Responses to ' Basta! It’s time to invade Aruba! '

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  1. GRamir said,

    on July 5th, 2005 at 7:22 pm

    Poor girl,indeed!


    I wonder if such measures will work…in reality, what Americans should do is not let youngsters to be so naive and go to places were drugs, sex and alcohol are the main reason to vacation.

  2. lily said,

    on July 16th, 2005 at 11:33 pm

    Do you really think a judge in training has so much power? GIVE ME A BREAK, dont let fox think for you my friend.

  3. on July 17th, 2005 at 9:12 am

    […] I received a comment this AM on my Aruba rant… Lily comments, “Do you really think a judge in training has so much power? GIVE ME A BREAK, don’t let fox think for you my friend.” […]

  4. Khan said,

    on August 28th, 2005 at 4:14 pm

    Man, I didn’t think it was possible to find someone this stupid on the Internet. Oh yeah, screw CNN for not covering the case of one blonde, white girl who danced on tables and then disappeared after having sexual relations with groups of men she didn’t even know.

    Fuck Natalee Holloway.

  5. on September 27th, 2005 at 12:48 pm

    […] Honeymoon is bought and paid for. Off to Mexico… DF, Taxco, and others for a few days then on to Cancun for some sun. It was going to be Aruba, but we am protesting the coverup there. A bit risky as we are still in hurricane season… UGH… more worry. […]

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