Somebody remind me what was so wrong with Harriet Miers? Can she be the nominee again? TV5, the French media outlet, described Alito as ultra far right, which he is. The Washington Post is playing nice with him. And MSNBC had all right wing republicans on their panel discussion about the hearings. He's clearly going to be confirmed. Roe vs Wade is history. Also, I have a feeling I'm going to miss the right to practice sodomy.
Yeah, Miers might have sucked, cuz she had icky woman bits and might have wanted to keep Roe. Also, um, didja ever notice how she kinda looks like a woman? By which I mean a secretary?
Speaking of international media, French folks were all pissed off at the Americans for misreporting that Paris was burning to the ground during the riots of a while back. "They aren't even in Paris!" several complained. So when there was all that rain and whatnot a while ago in the Bay Area: "Oh my gosh, I saw on the [French TV] news that there's flooding in San Francisco" Not quite. This getting locations wrong thing goes both ways. However, I'm still inclined to agree with their characterization of Alito.
The comments sections have been rather empty fo late, so I'll give you a topic: Solresol: compositional tool, or crutch?
(so wtf is solresol? It's a conlang of course. wikipedia article, Official grammer (translated into english), itty english/ solresol/ french dictionary, the most official website these days, the yahoo group, the official gigantic (and poorly formatted) dictionary, but only in french . . . want to set a poem to music? You can just translate it to solresol and instant notes. Maybe they don't make any sense, but they're notes.)