Category "Tombé pour la France"
I love insults, so when I can put one, even several in a title, I sure do it.
I didn't want to talk about the vapid psychodrama surrounding Nicolas Anelka ans his alleged words towards France's football team coach, Raymond Domenech, but since the President of the Republic commented them, this story has taken an ironic, if not cynical, turn.
First, Sarkozy saying that this kind of insults are "unacceptable" although he himself answered a man "Fuck off you idiot", this is "tasty"!
But the worst thing is that Brice Hortefeux, can be sentenced for words recognized as "racially offensive" and stay in the government, although Nicolas Anelka can't get mad at his coach and gets fired from France's team that, by the way, doesn't depend on the President of the Republic.
And everyone is focusing on this non-event. The crucial retirement reform is already forgotten, the new political movement launched by Sarkozy's rival, Dominique de Villepin, has been totally overshadowed, etc.
More than thirty years after his death, French singing legend Claude François' disappearance is still a mystery. The official version claims he electrocuted himself by repairing a bulb while taking a bath, but there's still doubt, as some think this explanation is too stupid. Thus, La Mauvaise Langue claimed:
Indeed, Claude François wasn't openly GAY which explains the lack of understanding from some people. However, it's also been said that late Claude Français, R.I.P., had been wildly receiving anal sex from a Senegalese, which would have cause inner bleeding then death. Which raises some doubts regarding the deceased's very intelligence. Was he stupid enough to change a light bulb naked in his bath...
To what I replied:
I heard he had electrocuted himself with a vibrator. But I have always wondered: in those days, did you have to plug vibrators?! Because it's not really practical, or you need one, or even several extensions. But it's still not very credible, you're not gonna put on a 5000V dildo and then dive into your bathtub... unless you're trying to make a statement to posterity. Claude François's death is even stronger than thse Da Vinci Code.
I searched Internet quickly but I have only found teenagers claiming that their teachers supported the vibrator theory to them. Like what, we really need to reform the Education Nationale in France, if teachers don't even respect the official version! I also found the hypothesis of the one-litre glass bottle which would have exploded Cloclo's arse (after this one, I guess, inserted it in himself, or let someone else insert it, or even unfortunately fell on it), causing internal bleeding, which meets La Mauvaise Langue's idea.
Some other people claim he's not even dead, that he left for a desert island with Elvis, Marylin and huge champagne boxes...
But the best one is Maxim's, from Agoravox, who claims Cloclo was a secret agent whose songs contained hidden messages (thinking of it, singing "If I had a hammer", in the middle of the Cold War, was it some kind of praise to the communist regime?!) and was killed by one of his dancers (the "clodettes"), who was also a secret agent and knew that the light bulb in the bathroom was bugged and linked to secret services in South Balouchistan! She would then have modified the small machine in order that it electrocutes the French 70ies' idol. Really, congratulations to Maxim, I would never have thought of it, and this is probably the most credible theory.
Sego hit again
Yesterday evening, Sego declared that the 1500 euros minimum wage and the 35-hour week for everyone were ideas that she "had to" defend in her presidential project but that were not credible.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, a left-wing senator whose ideas don't meet mine but whose I appreciate the outspokenness and the consistency, wondered this morning whether Sego would have applied these measures, had she been elected.
Dear, some people still want her to lead the Socialist Party...
Come on Sego, piss off, you have already done a lot of stupid things. P.I.S.S. O.F.F.!!! And stop wearing these horrible red petticoats! It doesn't suit you at all and, moreover, doesn't make you more of a Socialist in any way.
It began when Bayrou (center candidate for the presidential bid) accused TF1 (France's biggest TV channel) to emphasize a binary view of politics (left and right and that's it).
Then, when she seriously slumped in polls, Ségo (socialist candidate) blamed the "powers of money" to act against her. I think she meant the big media companies, that would have some financial interest in seeing Sarko (conservative candidate) win the next elections, especially TF1. To what UMP militants replied that most journalists are left-wing and always represent Sarko as a fascist.
Well, what Bayrou said, I accept. Yes, I support him so it is possible that I'm being subjective. However, Ségo's accusations... If even the Canard Enchaîné (left-wing satirical newspaper) criticizes her, she must face the music, instead of talking of some media conspiracy! About UMP militants' allegations, they're not any better.
People who are for Thingy always believe they are the victims of a worldwide conspiracy against which they can't do anything, because otherwise, if the other people were fully aware of what they are doing and not hypnotized by images, they would see how much better is their point of view on the world!
People have different interests, diverse opinions and their own subjectivity. I'm even sure that most French people only see and believe what they want in medias.
Somebody must really hate Sarkozy at Grévin's museum.
Indeed, Nicolas had the honour to discover his statue at Grévin's museum, but of course, like with every statue at Grévin's, it was a mess. That is not a surprise. But such a bad job, I had never seen that! First, the position chosen is far from natural. He looks like he's got a pain in the ass. With the look on his face like "I'm smiling, but it hurts!". By the way, the face is uglier than in reality. The worst is probably the fact that the statue is taller than him, like "look how small he is".
Otherwise, Sarkozy said yesterday he was against gay weedings and adoptions.
"Enough is enough" said French PM Villepin today. And I quite agree with him. We had the French "no" to the European Constitution, november riots, anti-CPE (First Job Contract) rebellion and as if it wasn't enough, we now have Clearstream. I read quite a few articles about that and I still don't know what it's all about and why it's a scandal. If someone knows, please explain to me.
Anyway, that is not the question. It's a political mess in France and now, because of the presidential elections, everybody aims at each other. And the most funny of all, is that everybody is annoyed with that, on every blog, there's a general irritation and a wish of being in April 2007, to end that "pandemonium".
Some talk about a makeover of the regime and the creation of a new Republic. Is that the real problem ?
In one year, presidential elections in France ! Yeah, it's gonna be a hell of a fiesta in France ! Between the parties' mess, the general moaning and a third of the French thinking the FN ("Front National", extremist conservatives) is "next to their worries", it's gonna be fun !
So, who are the applicants ? From left to right : Arlette, Olivier, Segolene, Nicolas, Philippe, Jean-Marie... I'm not saying the names of everybody, there's already way too many for me ! After all that happened in only one year in France, I wonder how it's gonna look like...
Polls indicate that, should Segolene face Nicolas on the second tour, Segolene would win. Segolene... Okay, a woman at the head of the nation would be cool but... I don't like her ! The only thing I want is gay weeding, I don't really care about the rest. But Segolene revealed to be anti-gay wedding when she said : "If it's about making a better civil partnership for rights equality, okay. If it's about provoking family and religion models, no.". Personnaly, I don't think she's that popular. Even my father, who is for the right side people said : "She has nothing to do with socialism... Even her surname, 'Royal' !".
Anyway, this is only if we have Segolene and Nicolas on the second tour. Lately, a poll indicated that a third of the French think the FN is "next to their worries". Jean-Marie ? Another 21st April ? Please, don't. For God's sake, I'm fed up with pupils protesting in the streets for nothing... I'm laughing. Kind of.
Anyway, Nicolas is still in. He has been working on it for quite a long time. So, some people are gonna say "Sarko this, Sarko that... ", some others who don't know absolutely anything about the subject and will say : "Sarko is a bastard", personally, I'll keep polite and say : "It's not what I believe in.".
Then, who's left ? Philippe, Arlette and Olivier. I've forgotten a few people like Christine who really isn't what I believe. Oh, and Francois ? Yes, Bayrou ! I don't know anything about him but I like the idea of centrism. My theory is that, in a society weaving between left and right, we should definitely not go to the extremes but to the middle. But maybe it's too idealistic a way of thinking.
Actually, I think I'm gonna vote blank.