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Good News: Paraguay Demonstrates More Sack Than The U.S. Congress. Bad News: Franco Back In Power

Posted on | June 22, 2012 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

Paraguay’s Congress removed President Fernando Lugo from office after a lightning-quick impeachment trial on Friday that he said was tantamount to a coup but pledged to accept.
Lugo, a silver-haired former Roman Catholic bishop who quit the Church to run for president on a social reform program, was found guilty of mishandling armed clashes over a land eviction in which 17 police and peasant farmers were killed last week.
In line with Paraguay’s constitution, Lugo was quickly replaced by Vice President F. Franco, a fierce opponent of the president. Franco, a centrist Liberal Party politician, was sworn in on Friday evening.

Does this mean Chevy Chase may be funny again?

via Fausta


22 Responses to “Good News: Paraguay Demonstrates More Sack Than The U.S. Congress. Bad News: Franco Back In Power”

  1. JeffS
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Isn’t traditional for Paraguay to change Presidents every year, whether they need to or not?

  2. Paco
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Does this mean Chevy Chase may be funny again?


  3. GlenWishard
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    We are relieved to learn that his Christian name is Frederico.  If I were him, I would not go by “F. Franco”.

  4. Wombat_socho
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

     I would. The Generalissimo was widely respected in South America, and particularly in Paraguay. I understand Stroessner regarded him as a role model.

  5. Matthew Vadum
    June 22nd, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Good News: Paraguay Demonstrates More Sack Than The U.S. Congress. Bad News: Franco Back In Power

    Shouldn’t that be “sac”?

  6. JeffS
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 12:14 am

     Was Chevy Chase ever funny? I’m trying to remember.

  7. Dianna Deeley
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 12:54 am

     That agrees with my reading.

  8. smitty
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    Depending on what you want it to mean, I suppose.

  9. McGehee
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    I once read a comment attributed to Johnny Carson: “Chevy Chase couldn’t ad lib a fart after a baked bean dinner.”

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    June 23rd, 2012 @ 9:08 am

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  11. Anamika
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 9:35 am

     To quote Chevy Chase, “Jeff, you ignorant slut”, the answer is No.

  12. wombatty
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    “Paraguay Demonstrates More Sack Than The U.S. Congress”
    Certainly relative to the Republicans;

    Congressional Republican Leadership = The Fellowship of the Flat Sack.

  13. JeffS
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 11:22 am
  14. Adjoran
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    Yes, impeachment with no hope of conviction in the Senate worked out so well for us last time, didn’t it? 

    Let’s review how well it went:  Clinton soared to a higher approval rating, Democrats did the best any “in” party has ever done in a President’s second midterm, the Democrats discovered that simply going on television, blatantly lying and blaming Republicans for their own shortcomings, worked pretty well, Gingrich lost his Speakership, Lindsey Graham was promoted to the Senate for his performance as House Prosecutor at the trial.

    Yeah, too bad we don’t have enough “sack” to do that well again, eh?

    Anyone who thinks an impeachment attempt would be a good idea should NOT leave home without a helmet securely in place – your noggin can’t afford any more hits.

  15. JeffS
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

     Thanks for the reality check, Adjoran. 

    Of course, Clinton lying about boffing bimbos in the Oval Office is a tad bit different than Obama lying about nearly everything.   Had  Congress grown a backbone, maybe this would be a moot point.

    The good news is that with elections looming on the horizon, any discussion of impeaching President Zero is purely hypothetical.

    Unless Obambi is re-elected, whereupon there’s always……MurderGate.

    I am not advocating impeachment.  I’m just pointing out options on possible contingencies.   Something you might think about.

  16. Adobe_Walls
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    You quote Dan Aykroyd not Chevy Chase, you  ignorant slut.

  17. DaveO
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    You’re right that there’s a difference between adultery and conspiracy to commit murder.

    The end result will be the same:

    1. No conviction by the Senate

    2. The Impeachment proceedings and Senate trial will serve as a major win for the Dems as it distracts from the economy.

  18. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    I don’t EVER remember a time when Chevy Chase was funny.

  19. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    All true Wombat, all true.

    I visited Franco’s Spain while I was in the Navy, and it was a nice, civil, propersous country. It was only the socialists that hated his guts because they wanted power and Franco would not consent.

  20. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    When you had the idiots running the Senate at the time, who intentionally shirked their duties, yeah it really went so well. It was about obstruction of justice and perjury, not about bopping Lewinski.

    Also, recall the senate majority leader at the time was Trent “you aren’t dumping this garbage on us” Lott. The prog wing of the Reps are just so good for us.

  21. JeffS
    June 23rd, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

     Now, Dan Akroyd was funny!

  22. Adobe_Walls
    June 24th, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    And a much better actor!