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Petermarc
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2002 - 3:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/06/international/europe/06FRAN.html?todaysheadlines


and so it goes...
i particularly like:
'He pledged to get to work quickly on his campaign promises to reduce crime, cut taxes and restore the authority of the state...'

how original
Artemis
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2002 - 3:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"by far-right candidates who are, for better or worse, speaking their own displeasure with the current political/economic/social situation in europe; who are, to their credit, are being honest to themselves (and a great deal more europeans than will admit it) and are not merely communicating in politically correct 'non-speak' -unfortuinately"

Very well said, except I can't agree with the "unfortunately". Telling the truth as you see it is always better than politically correct nonspeak.

I heard on the Matt Drudge radio show last night that there is outrage in some quarters (namely the vice president's wife, who has taken up the fallen banner of Tipper Gore in the battle against devil music) that Ozzie Osbourne was warmly received by George W. Bush and drew standing ovations. I would vote for Le Pen over any shit-eating hypocrite such as Chirac. Ozzie is a better man than 95% of the political parasites and their boot-licking lackeys in the press who where at that White House function.

Hang my chad for the Monkey Man.
Admin
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

heh, that's like, here, they discovered that a large portion of the public get their news from such shows as "The Daily Show" ...
Petermarc
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

my wife and i were about to sit down this afternoon and watch the weekly round-up of the comedy/satire program 'les guignols des infos' (the puppets of the news) but were informed that no program could be broadcast that had political messages, during the balloting...many people believe this program was directly responsible for chirac's election before...
Admin
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

here ya go, Peter:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1966000/1966776.stm
Petermarc
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 5:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

this was no more true than the present french election...3 weeks ago right-wing chirac was being laughed at and despised by the communists and socialists- called 'super-liar', accused of corruption, bribes and existing in a useless 'co-habitation' with his leftist prime minister and the mostly left-wing senate...now, he is a hero, saving france from hitler's love-child, le pen...
the communists and left-wing, who couldn't even be counted on to vote in their own candidate(s), hypocritically ralleyed behind chirac as france attempted to save face from falling into (goose)step with other european countries, being lured
by far-right candidates who are, for better or worse, speaking their own displeasure with the current political/economic/social situation in europe;who are, to their credit, are being honest to themselves (and a great deal more europeans than will admit it) and are not merely communicating in politically correct 'non-speak'-unfortuinately, we have seen this before, the national socialist party in germany was largely regarded as an insignificant joke in the late 20's and early 30's-it didn't go away...
if the left-wing really had any balls, it would have ralleyed, not to elect le pen, but to get rid of chirac, knowing that a president has no real say on how a government is run (anyone want to go over gerald ford's career?)
allow le pen to make a fool of himself, once in office(this would be quick as the government would not work with him, let alone the national soccer team) and then expose the far-right for what it really is (too extreme, as is the far-left) eliminate him (he would be impeached, or more likely assasinated) and then recreate the government anew...as it stands, chirac will finally have a center/right-wing prime minister, a left to center senate and nothing will improve in the next five years...the only thing that was accomplished now, was that a president who faced jail time will now be in office for another five years, treated as a hero, and beaucoup euros will be spent trying to clean the anti-le pen slogans spray painted all over bastile monument...if you think this is a statement for anti-racism/bigotry,etc.- it ain't going away soon, and is coming from some pretty strange places, check out fortuyn in the netherlands...
Verawench
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Further proof that monkeys and monkey-related paraphanelia are the way to go.
Artemis
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 11:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20020503_498.html

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