Then you're not paying attention. Threats on the president's life have skyrocketed since Obama took office. Right wing politicians fantasize about "second amendment remedies." There was a national day of prayer for his death.
You're wilfully remaining ignorant if you truly believe that there was more venom directed agains Bush than against Obama.
I know that Americans tend not to care what the rest of the world thinks about your country, but most of us think your tea partiers are nuts. Here's this wishy-washy, do-little centrist president, and you lot are going on and on about his socialist communist tyranny? And you invite open racists from European nationalist organisations to speak, but then claim the Tea Party isn't racist. Your infrastructure is crumbling because no one has the political will to use tax dollars to fix it, but you're Taxed Enough Already? We all think you're nuts.
Try a Budweiser here, too. They're the real thing, not the Anheiser Busch dog's piss. Try a cider or a scrumpy as well. You'll weep for what could have been next time you have a "bud" or a Strongbow.
If you fancy trying local brews, you can buy the Campaign for Real Ale's Good Beer Guide: http://www.camra.org.uk/page.aspx?o=192602 . They sell it in book, ebook, and GPS POI file formats. Also look for the casque mark sign on pub entrances. They identify pubs that sell proper cask ales, and have proper cellaring and handling conditions. http://www.cask-marque.co.uk/
Regarding your power adaptor, any Maplins, Dixon's, Currys will sell North American to British adaptors. If you're flying through Heathrow T3, there's a last-chance duty free after baggage claim that sells them for £5. Muji sells a good, cheap all-countries adaptor as well, but its heavy and big.
No, definitely not-- there's no immediate business justification for it yet.
Spoken like someone who's employer doesn't use Exchange Server. I can't wait to ditch Entourage. Right now my mail solution is a horrible mess of Outlook Web Access in a Fluid SSB with MacBiff, Entourage and Outlook 2007 in a Windows XP VM. If I didn't have to have several VMs running at once, I'd just make do with the OL2007+XP things, as Entourage is just that bad.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.