Some lovely photos by Nik Rawlinson of Paris, 1971 - 73 on his photolog.
Someday I'll have gone through the many boxes of family photos - I hope (with some generous certitude...) that I'll find a set as casual and evocative as these.
Of course, I'm really after the integration of dashboard, rather than a development environment. But you know... Baby Steps.
OK, maybe not END TIMES, but this proposal to grant Congress an easy override of SCOTUS decisions is just.... weird.
While the language of the press release makes passing mention that deliberation of the political process should be open to the people as in the minds of the founders, this law seems to me to not address that - it basically says that if a law is to be passed (which is where the debate would happen, presumably) but is counter to the constitution as written and interpreted over time, then the SCOTUS has no power to actually declare it as such in any meaningful way.
Yes, the constitution can be modified, but with great and deep caution and deliberation. It's not a quick and dirty way to solve complex societal problems, but the document exists as a vibrant guideline for government's relationship to the citizenry.
The text of H.R. 3920 is available through my favorite Gingrich legacy, thomas.loc.gov.
Web based advertising, one must love it. From A Slate piece on the Sopranos:
From the 1 March New Yorker comes this gem of a quote in Alec Wilkinson's profile of Lyle Lovett
As for the conversation, everyone agreed that Amarillo had the toughest airport security anywhere, but someone pointed out that that least they offered you a boot jack.
Which leads one to muse --- why are there not portable boot jacks, except for the inevitable TSA employee mistaking it for a weapon of some sort?
I detect a need (and I do every time I go through airport security....)