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France To U.S.: We Will Make The Election Of Obama Seem Smart

Posted on | May 6, 2012 | 20 Comments

by Smitty

According to Breitbart, Nicolas the Short has been ousted in favor of Francois Holland. Holland seems to favor:

  • raise taxes (including a marginal tax rate for earnings above $1 million to 75%),
  • lower retirement age, and
  • boost spending levels

I suppose that’s one reaction to economic reality: deny it categorically.
Zerohedge plays the Ancien Régime card:One is tempted to call this a common dog, but the pharaohs weren't commoners.
Free-associating, the Egyptian motif recalls Napoleon and the Rosetta Stone, which gets us to Frank Zappa and the perfect goodbye song/employment suggestion for Sarkozy: A Little Green Rosetta at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen:
On a possibly related note, the Greeks don’t seem to be dealing with reality well, either. This is a great time to get everything you can out of the stock market, according to Sissypuss the Blog Kitty.

Update: echoed at The Daley Gator

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    France says to Greece:  “Race ya to bankruptcy and default!”

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  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Doesn’t this prove its high time we got the hell off that ignorant backward continent and let these idiots fend for themselves? Seriously, all we do is waste our money protecting these jackasses more from themselves than from anybody else. Somebody forgot to clue Europe in that when you’re on the ropes and your economy and society has collapsed, that’s when you adjust your living standards and expectations downward and try to pull yourself up from there. But this isn’t anything new, this has been their attitude since they were picking themselves up, with our help, from out of the ruins of WW II. Prior to that, it was fashionable for European countries to have an “Empire”. Shit, even pathetic little Belgium had one. They just never came to grips with the idea that, well, the dreamworld is over. Time to wake the fuck up.

    And seriously, I hate to bring this up, but would anybody in the US be insisting on propping these cocksuckers up if they were Oriental, or black, etc? Hell no, and deep down everybody knows it. But they are our “cousins” so we put up with their fucking shit. Outrageous!

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

     MAYBE support UK, Spain (great beaches) and Italy (great EVERYTHING ‘cept the politics).  Time the rest of European tried to play grownup again (translation, here comes another war.)

  • Adobe_Walls

    Zappa was certainly prescient and had an explanation for everything.

    It’s too late to disengage from that continent. The Greek elections appear to guarantee that it will take at least three parties to form a coalition government and nearly impossible for that government to be pro-austerity. In addition to that the May and June calender is chock full of different actions from bond auctions to local elections to a Referendum in Ireland on the “fiscal pact” all across Europe.
     
    Once again Greece will be the trigger. The reason the EU insisted the Greek bondholder take a haircut tho technically a default but not “default default” is because “default default” would trigger credit default swaps and default insurance. Our financial institutions don’t hold a lot European debt but the big ones have “significant” exposure in the form default swaps and insurance. It was AIG’s insurance of European holders of mortgage and other derivatives that compelled our government to bail them out. If Greece defaults and triggers other defaults “shit gets ugly real quick” which probably explains why DHS is preparing for civil war.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     There may be one or two Eastern European countries that are worth something, but nothing in Western Europe is worth a rats ass. I could add to your list France because they, like Italy, have a great cuisine, and great art. Switzerland, because of the Alpine beauty of the snow-capped peaks. The Scandinavians, because they are so gracious and the women so beautiful.

    But there’s one thing they all have in common that’s not so good. They’re leftist pricks. They are going down, and when they go down they are going to take us down with them.

    The only thing that would make Europe worthwhile would be if we conquered the whole damn continent by force and turned it into an overgrown Medieval version of Disneland. Literally force them to work and live like they did back in the Middle Ages, while American tourists came over and gawked and laughed at them.

    They could re-enact old time jousting matches, gladiatorial contests, and even European battles, with real lances, bullets, etc. We could even make the Greeks put on the old style version of the Olympics, and watch while old time re-enactments of civic debates at the Parthenon unfolded, and at Rome.

    And of course, who wouldn’t pay to see Joan of Arc fighting the British, and eventually burned at the stake.

    Give me that Europe, with us in charge of every square mile of it, and I might think it might be worth taking care of and defending.

    Otherwise, its time to call it quits and leave them to their fate, whatever the hell that is, and which is long overdue.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

     HAD great art.  They’re producing the same crap you can see in NYC and Frisco these days.  I’ll give you the Czech Republic, poor bastards, who are now stuck between two looming totalitarian machines… again.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Of course, when Europe goes, our economy goes, because American corporations have over a trillion dollars in liquidity trapped over there because of our swingeing re-import tax on the money, 35%.  If they bring it back and take the hits, a lot of US corporations go under, because despite BO’s campaign bleatings, damn few companies have 35% liquidity to spare these days.  But if the money’s still there when Europe implodes, it ALL goes.  Santorum got this; he was the only candidate who proposed eliminating our (unique in all the world) tax on foreign earnings.  I think Newt wanted to use the money to build a space rocket and Governor Whitman McCain never saw a company that wasn’t closed down, so he doesn’t see the problem.

  • JeffS

    I concluded that Europe needed to take care of themselves back when the USSR collapsed.

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  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Stupid frogs, they and the rest of the Eurodhimmies deserve whatever they are bringing upon themselves. France, like the rest of Europistan will soon become another islamohellhole, only faster now. Jackasses. 

  • PhillyCon

    There’s alot of things, policy wise Santorum got, and I don’t mean social issues.  The political discourse took a hit when he dropped out. 

  • PhillyCon

    Obama has a philosophical soul mate now.  I see he has already been invited to PA Ave.  

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  • Quartermaster

    Give the BSA weapons. They’d be more effective at staunching civil war than the clowns at DHS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003262250998 Corbinian Lash

    Poland. Poland is awesome. 

  • Adobe_Walls

    There are some blogs reporting that DHS is war gaming how to deal with a large scale uprising caused by a utter collapse of the dollar. Some of these reports are said to be based on reliable insiders. Now various government agencies do what if scenarios all the time and they should, if you can think it, it could happen. I’ve also read that DHS has ordered hundreds of millions of rounds .40 cal. ammo. But here’s the thing, we’ve been saying for years that, that which cannot go on indefinitely will stop. Since it’s obvious even to us rubes that things can’t go on like this for too much longer isn’t it reasonable to believe that the government has a better idea as to the when than we do?

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Either that or it turns into something else (something that it has always done)…which isn’t really any better than if the Muslims take over.

    Long of the short: it will be a hellhole either way.

  • M. Thompson

    God help us all.

    “Apres moi,  le deluge.”  We’re all doomed, unless some actions are taken quite quickly.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    It should be noted that Asian markets have reacted with alarm, falling 2.3 – 2.75%, while the major European indices are all down about 2%. 

    Early futures on US markets are down around 1% across the board.  We aren’t being hit as hard, despite the weak economic report, because the world is rushing to the dollar now  that France and Greece have put guns to their own heads and basically demanded all the bad stuff go away immediately or they will kill themselves.  So not only is the dollar up, but that means oil and gold are down and our equities are more attractive to international investors seeking relative stability.