Update: June 6, 2012 - My absence has been much longer than anticipated. The dehydration resulted in a bladder infection that required antibiotics, which in turn knocked me out. I anticipate that once the treatment is over I will get sick with something else as a result of the drug, since that is always what happens. Which is why I try to avoid drugs - you end up with more problems than you started out with. Several visits to different doctors for various reasons will interrupt my posting this week. I thank everyone who sent advice - keeping irrigated is critical, and plain water is often not adequate - some electrolytes or minerals should be added.
Just an explanation for the absence of new posts this weekend. I have not been feeling well due to another bad case of dehydration following a sudden heatwave last week. This happens to me regularly in the summer and always sets me back. I have had to see a doctor, and am beginning to feel better. I hope to get back to regular posting later today (Monday) or tomorrow.
This is the last week before the first round of the legislative election and Marine Le Pen and all the candidates have been working at full steam. Their goal is to try to bring about a split in the UMP that would result in many voters choosing the FN instead of the party of Nicolas Sarkozy. This is expected to happen especially where there is a "triangulaire" - a three-way race in the second round. And many "triangulaires" are anticipated. So, in some ways this race is even more complex and exciting than the presidential. More about this as soon as I feel rested.
You may have heard about Madonna's spectacle in Tel Aviv, where a giant screen pictured Marine Le Pen with a "swastika", or something very similar. Also, there is the rumor that BHL (Bernard Henry-Lévy) is managing her tour of Israel? I believe the FN is filing a lawsuit. And it's not the first time Madonna has injected her twisted political views into her vulgar performances.
Below a snapshot of the screen.
Labels: BHL, Election 2012, Madonna, Marine Le Pen