16 1 / 2014

newyorker:

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In light of French President François Hollande’s alleged affair with the actress Julie Gayet, Alexander Stille examines the convergence of American and French attitudes toward political sex scandals: http://nyr.kr/1eKhic9

An interesting read on the whole situation.

How did DD respond when I asked him what he thought about President Hollande’s alleged affair? He gave the very typical French answer of “I don’t care.”

(Source: newyorker.com)

15 11 / 2012

noraleah:
Just did a little dance, sang a little song, it’s called ‘Ladies Takin’ Over (Are You Ready?)’
… so are you?
apsies:

Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin attend freshman orientation for newly elected members of congress today in Washington DC.


So ready.

noraleah:

Just did a little dance, sang a little song, it’s called ‘Ladies Takin’ Over (Are You Ready?)’

… so are you?

apsies:

Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin attend freshman orientation for newly elected members of congress today in Washington DC.

So ready.

(Source: apsies)

14 11 / 2012

"The Senate adopted the ‘Nutella’ amendment."  Lol only in France.

"The Senate adopted the ‘Nutella’ amendment."  Lol only in France.

(Source: uneamericaine)

30 8 / 2012

life:

Go-go girl and delegates during the 1968 Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida.
See more photos here.

Hm.

life:

Go-go girl and delegates during the 1968 Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida.

See more photos here.

Hm.

06 5 / 2012

Et le gagnant est … Flanby !

Et le gagnant estFlanby !

06 5 / 2012

Voting in Pierrelaye this afternoon.  Who will it be?  Flanby ou Sarko ?  We’ll find out at 8pm local time …

Voting in Pierrelaye this afternoon.  Who will it be?  Flanby ou Sarko ?  We’ll find out at 8pm local time …

06 5 / 2012

Don’t forget to vote today mes amis français !

Don’t forget to vote today mes amis français !

(Source: bonparisien)

24 4 / 2012

newsweek-paris-france:

The Paris Bureau Chief is looking almost as ragged as the campaign posters in this brief video from the day after a long French election night. Filmed April 23 at Place Jacques Bainville between Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Dominique.

The French election in a nutshell.

12 4 / 2012

Hmm I don’t think they like Marine Le Pen very much in the 18th arr.  This is in front of the elementary school that is a few doors down from our apartment and I noticed it earlier today when I went out to do some errands.  Later in the day, I snapped this pic when DD and I passed by on our way to dinner at Métis.  President Sarkozy’s poster is next to Le Pen’s but was also unrecognizable at the time.  When we returned home a couple hours later, Sarkozy’s had already been replaced with a fresh one while Le Pen’s was still in the same tattered state.  Should be an interesting month in France …

Hmm I don’t think they like Marine Le Pen very much in the 18th arr.  This is in front of the elementary school that is a few doors down from our apartment and I noticed it earlier today when I went out to do some errands.  Later in the day, I snapped this pic when DD and I passed by on our way to dinner at Métis.  President Sarkozy’s poster is next to Le Pen’s but was also unrecognizable at the time.  When we returned home a couple hours later, Sarkozy’s had already been replaced with a fresh one while Le Pen’s was still in the same tattered state.  Should be an interesting month in France …

10 11 / 2011

"An egg is not a chicken. An acorn is not a tree. A zygote is not a person."

That’s D’Ann B., a reader on The Daily Beast’s Facebook page, commenting on a story about Mississippi voters scuttling an anti-abortion amendment. (via newsweek)

Amen.