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Name: Sam
Gender: Male
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current location: Aix-en-Provence
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 16,852

About Me

Moved to France in September of 2018 after buying our apartment in 2017 after the debacle of the election. We're glad to be here, but we continue to be involved with what's happening in the US.

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LaSalle Is Rejected by New York Senate Panel in a 10-9 Vote

Source: New York Times

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s choice of Justice Hector LaSalle to become the state’s top judge caused an intraparty Democratic battle that divided a judicial hearing on Wednesday.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul’s embattled nominee to become New York State’s top judge was rejected on Wednesday, an unprecedented repudiation that underscored a deep division among Democrats on the direction of the state’s judicial system.

After a combative hourslong hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 against the nomination of Justice Hector D. LaSalle, whose nomination was strongly opposed by progressives who saw him as too conservative.

The committee’s rejection — the first time that New York lawmakers have voted against a governor’s choice for chief judge — laid bare how vulnerable Ms. Hochul, a Buffalo-area Democrat, may be to a challenge from her own party. All 10 senators who voted against the judge were Democrats; two Democrats voted in favor of Justice LaSalle, while one Democrat and all six Republicans on the committee voted in favor “without recommendation.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/18/nyregion/chief-judge-lasalle-hearing.html

Want to be in the Jewish Space Laser Corps? There are uniforms and badges!




We were at a Democrats Abroad meeting last night and one of the organizers was wearing the pin above. His mom in Louisiana gave it to him at Christmas, and he brought it back to France.

She bought it from DissentPins.com, who sell all sorts of great stuff.

I feel like there should be a 60,000 mile tune-up available for humans.

I'm going in for an abdominal hernia operation today, the result of the laparoscopic prostatectomy five years ago (Not malpractice, just aging muscles giving way).
I've been told by my ophthalmologist that cataract surgery is on the horizon - "I can give you the most perfect glasses in the world, but if the windows are dirty, they aren't going to help. You're past 70. Things fall off and don't work as well". Just my luck to get an ironic French doctor.
The little 'taches' (actinic keratoses) on my forehead are going to have to come off.
And let's not even go on about the 'stress urination' when sneezing or laughing due to the lack of a second washer which came out when the prostate came out.
It would be great if we could get a tune up at 50 to keep this crap from happening.

Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia

Ian Tyson died this week. He was 89.

Amazing J&B Scotch commercial in Spanish.

You may tear up -

Origin of My Country Tis of Thee

Fascinating origin of the tune "God Save the King/Queen", which is also "My Country Tis of Thee"..... it was originally composed by Lully for Louis XIV, so it's French in origin!!!
Particularly weird that it was written to celebrate the king's recovery from surgery ....for an anal fistula.

England vs France - Live on TFI - at 20:30 hours CET - SPOILERS

Just started watching at 34 minutes in - France 1 - England 0

It was a near thing, but no sanctions on a BBC weather presenter.

https://newsthump.com/2016/01/16/no-sanction-for-bbcs-carol-kirkwood-over-cold-as-fck-weather-forecast/
Posted by GoneOffShore | Fri Dec 9, 2022, 12:25 PM (7 replies)

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies aged 79

Christine McVie, who played with Fleetwood Mac and wrote some of their most famous songs, has died aged 79, her family has said.

www.bbc.com

The British singer-songwriter was behind hits including Little Lies, Everywhere, Don't Stop, Say You Love Me, and Songbird.

She died peacefully at a hospital in the company of her family, a statement said.

McVie left Fleetwood Mac after 28 years in 1998 but returned in 2014.

What cities don't have songs written about them?

There are multiple songs about New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Chicago, even Detroit.

But some cities get no love.

I mean, has anyone really written a song about how wonderful Philadelphia is? Or Baltimore? Or Seattle?


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