Tag Archives: Sarkozy

My french chronicles (7): Grapes, coyotes, shantytown and ferryboats

I don’t know if it’s El Niño’s fault but it’s been hot around here for the past few days. Good weather for the grapes here in Southern Burgundy, at the same time as the UNESCO includes the Burgundy wine-making area … Continue reading

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Juges d’instruction, le problème du contrôle

L’actualité autour de la mise ne examen par le juge Gentil de Nicolas Sarkosy amène quelques remarques, ainsi que l’occasion de remettre sur le tapis la question de la pertinence du juge d’instruction, qui avait failli disparaître sous la houlette … Continue reading

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RAID sur Merah: superproduction Sarkollywoodienne!

30 heures de siège, des explosifs, 300 balles échangées entre un peloton du RAID et un illuminé tueur d’enfants retranché dans un appart sans issues, et la mort de Merah au bout, d’une balle dans la tête après un assaut … Continue reading

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Toulouse et Montauban: A qui profite le crime?

Je suis écoeuré par la tribune populiste et démagogique qu’arpentent à grands pas les Sarkozy et autres Guéant sur le dos des victimes des attentats de Toulouse et Montauban.   “Ca aurait pu se passer ici” dit ce matin, la … Continue reading

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French Bill on Armenian Genocide: Vichy’s Second Coming

Yesterday the French Senate pushed History towards a Second Coming of Vichy France. By 127 for and 86 votes against, the proposed bill condemning the voicing of doubt, or any questionning, of the Official Truth about the 1915 Armenian Genocide … Continue reading

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eG8, sarkonneries et société civile

Internet, le réseau des réseaux issu d’un concept militaire américain pour un réseau de communication redondant, rendu navigable dès 1990 par Tim Berners-Lee au sein du CERN. Vingt ans plus tard Internet est passé du domaine du geek au “web … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Sarkoland

Continuing our roundup of political events in Sarkoland (aka France under president Nicolas Sarkozy). We left off just before the second round of local elections and a look at role of the National Front (FN) in current politics. These elections … Continue reading

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Sarkoland: heading for a fall?

Terrible weekend for the French president and his ruling party, the UMP. The first round of local elections that took place in just over 2 000 “cantons” gave the UMP just over 17% of the vote, with the far-right National … Continue reading

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News from Sarkoland

The week has been hot for the ruling UMP party, and this week-end is going to be just as hot with the first round of voting in over 2 000 local constituencies. This will be at real test for the … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and corruption, teats of the delinquent political class

This is the English version, slightly shortened, of my Feb 23 article on (mostly) French politics in the wake of the friendship scandals between members of the French government and since-gone dictators. Since then Foreign Minister Alliot-Marie has been replaced … Continue reading

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