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January 9, 2006

the alito hearings — heavy breathing in d.c.

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 9:50 pm

As Ann Althouse and we reported (independently) back on Halloween,

“alito” means “breath” or “puff” in Italian (per Ultralingua).  Ann’s post

garnered Comments about halitosis and Altoids, and more.

 

Dagosan offers a couple of senryu:

 





puffs from the right

huffs from the left

 

 



 

feminists

shiver —

alito

 

dagosan:   [Oct. 31, 2005]

 

After the very predictable first day of the confirmation    “alitoSA”

hearings on the nomination to the Supreme Court of Samuel A. Alito,

I predict a lot more hot air, huffing, puffing and halitosis this 

week in Washington, D.C.

 


“snowflakeS”  I suggest we all take a deep breath, and contemplate

a capital collection of one-breath poetry from Andrew Riutta:

 

 

 


quiet lake—
all these years
he has held his breath


 










 


autumn wind—

a leaf and homeless man

cross paths

 

 

 

 







in her silence

the tea kettle

announces winter

 

 


announcerSG


 


 

distant foghorn—
a perfect stone
skips forever 

 

 

 

 

 







new snow:

even the meaning

of our words is muffled

 

 


“distant foghorn” & “new snow” – Haiku Harvest (Vol. 5:1, Fall/Winter 2005) 

                                                                                                                                 

 

p.s. If I were going to the Hearing, I’d bring my Airborne

[Note: This is not an endorsement of the profuct.]

 

                                                                                                       pandaCute

 

breathing heavily in d.c. – the alito hearings

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 8:50 pm

As Ann Althouse and we reported (independently) back on Halloween,

“alito” means “breath” or “puff” in Italian (per Ultralingua).  Ann’s post

garnered Comments about halitosis and Altoids, and more.

 

Dagosan offers a couple of senryu:

 





puffs from the right

huffs from the left

 



 

feminists

shiver —

alito

 

dagosan:   [Oct. 31, 2005]

 

After the very predictable first day of the confirmation    “alitoSA”

hearings on the nomination to the Supreme Court of Samuel A. Alito,

I predict a lot more hot air, huffing, puffing and halitosis this 

week in Washington, D.C.

 


“snowflakeS”  I suggest we all take a deep breath, and contemplate

a capital collection of one-breath poetry from Andrew Riutta:

 

 

 


quiet lake—
all these years
he has held his breath


 










 


autumn wind—

a leaf and homeless man

cross paths

 

 

 

 







in her silence

the tea kettle

announces winter

 

 


announcerSG


 


 

distant foghorn—
a perfect stone
skips forever 

 

 

 

 

 







new snow:

even the meaning

of our words is muffled

 

 


“distant foghorn” & “new snow” – Haiku Harvest (Vol. 5:1, Fall/Winter 2005) 

 

p.s. If I were going to the Hearing, I’d bring my Airborne.

[note: I am not endorsing said product]

 

                                                                                                                      BadHairDayN

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