July 20th, 2005

Scorpion

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OK, let's get this out of our systems...

Bush nominates U.S. Court of Appeals Judge John G. Roberts Jr. for the Supreme Court.

* Speech transcript.
* The dossier!
* Good read: Andrew Cohen sees confirmation approaching, and offers advice.
* Post analysis sees it as a shift to the right but likely to be confirmed.
* NYTimes analysis sees him as a judge anchored in modern law.
* The BBC sees a shrewd pick.
* A record of accomplishments and contradictions.
* "Solid conservative credentials."
* "The ultimate capital insider."
* Bush's disarming strategy.
* NYTimes editorial wants questions answered. Post editorial is interested in the process.
* Supreme Court nominees graphic.
Scorpion

Why yes, I do read the Best Week Ever blog...

"We don't need a law to tell us that unmasking a CIA agent, particularly during wartime, is treasonous. Every patriotic American - liberal, conservative, or otherwise - knows that."
-Ted Rall

Good read: Howard Kurtz on the sleight of hand and media flow of the Roberts nomination. No coincidence that no one is talking about the Rove/Plame leak today.

New Iraqi constitution may curb women's rights. Like, big time.

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Sports Illustrated presents an awesome photo gallery by John McDonough.

Courtesy JubJub: From grocery clerk to Earl of Essex?

Comedy gold: C. Monks' letters to Star Jones.
Scorpion

look, not another news post

Finally hung out with JubJub last night. We ate at some pretentious grill at a strip mall in Alexandria, followed by used DVD scavenging at the Hollywood video out there. I scored The Machinist, which I haven't seen yet, and Identity, which is a little dorky but fun enough. Afterwards, we retired to her pad, and I checked out the first couple episodes of Samurai Champloo (very cool) and the first episode of the new Doctor Who (better than I expected, but sadly, Dalek-free.)

Got home muy late, though, and slept fitfully, so I feel like a beaten rug today. Caffeine is my friend.

Let's see, what's coming up. Hoping to sneak out with a certain someone Thursday or so. Dinner with the family Sunday night, I think. And maybe, just maybe, some Warmachine next week. Fingers crossed.

Almost over my cold. Throat hasn't hurt in days, but still have this nagging cough. As soon as that's gone, I assure you, it's totally karaoke time again.

Oh, and I *really really* need a new car soon. The brakes are starting to feel a little, uh, funny.

No word yet on the moving front. RQ's offers haven't gone through for one reason or another, and I'm still kinda bound to that timetable. Still working on the theoreticals, though, more on that... eventually.