A Shocked France Reacts To The Strauss-Kahn News

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A plethora of shocked, shocked, responses, that Strauss-Kahn tried to get away (and off) with it again... Of course, the focus now is on the presidential race which just like that of the US, following the Mike Huckabee announcement, is once again wide open.


not a socialist, he is not my political friend, but despite that I call
for the presumption of innocence. I will not take part in the witch
hunt, with the dogs that are barking and those spreading rumors and
saying 'I told you so'."


have to be extremely prudent in analysis, comments and consequences.
The position of the French government respects two principles: a legal
process under the authority of American justice ... and the respect of
the presumption of innocence."


news we received from New York last night struck like a thunderbolt. I
call on the Socialists to stay united and reasonable.

"I urge that we wait for the facts, respect the presumption of innocence and to maintain the necessary decency."


flabbergasted, It's terrible news. There is a charge, but it's not
proof of guilt. We have to react with emotion ... but also with reserve.

doesn't resemble the man I know. The sooner justice intervenes, the
earlier it will be better for him, the institution he represents and for
all of us."


"Do you realize the image of France in all this? It's no longer possible for DSK (Strauss-Kahn)."


this time, I neither want to nor can draw hasty conclusions about the
charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This whole story does not
resemble him. (He) will soon be able to speak and defend himself."


man must be respected, his family must be respected. I don't want to
make use for myself of what has happened. I think it would be indecent
to make an episode out of this today and the rest of the week."


case and the charges ... mark the end of his campaign and pre-campaign
for the presidency and will most likely prompt the IMF to ask him to
leave his post."


this is completely astounding, immensely troubling and distressing. If
the facts prove true ... it's something degrading for all women. It's
terrible for the image of France."


it could harm his career if it proves true that he has committed these
acts, but if he manages to clear himself of this then it could be
beneficial to him.

"If he's falsely accused, that could benefit him because the French don't like someone being wrongly accused."


will change things. We are going to have a (Socialist Party) campaign
of Martine Aubry versus Francois Hollande. The presidential election is
far from being decided and there can be surprises, as this shows. The
current president is far from being beaten.

most likely outcome is that this case will stick and even if he pleads
not guilty, which he may be, he won't be able to be candidate for the
Socialist primary for the presidency and he won't be able to stay at the


absolutely crazy. If it's true it would be a historic moment, in the
negative sense, for French politics... I cannot believe it.

Source: Reuters

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anynonmous's picture

The 32-year-old Sofitel hotel maid provided a terrifying account of the attack to cops.

At about 1 p.m., she walked into Strauss-Kahn's $3,000-a-night-suite - Room 2806 - at the posh W. 44th St. hotel , thinking it was empty.

Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom naked, chased her down the hallway in his suite and yanked her into a bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her, the maid told police.



Raynja's picture

maybe they want an american in charge of the imf, just in case the fed somehow loses peoples confidence

Hexus's picture

Or maybe, just maybe, DSK is a rapist who sexually abused his hotel maid thinking his money and power would protect him from the law. Now he has been proven wrong by some honest police officers, so far anyway.

Sudden Debt's picture

I don't believe anything about this.

He must have done something to upset the FED of other financial overlords and they clearly want him out.

If he wanted kinky sex or anykind, he just needed to pick up the phone and 20 minutes later there would be a luxery call girl bending over in whatever position he orders to.

A sex accusation works fine in so many ways to quickly shut somebody up.



Rodent Freikorps's picture

Coke or alcohol lead to bad decisions every day.

No conspiracy needed.

Lord High Socialist thinks he deserves sex from a prole. Just a normal day for the aristocracy.

nmewn's picture

"Lord High Socialist thinks he deserves sex from a prole. Just a normal day for the aristocracy."


He wanted what he couldn't have. You can pay a hooker to fake it, he didn't want that. He wanted to feel the real thing.

One sick fuck.

ZeroPower's picture

Um... are you speaking from experience? Unless its fucking meth (im assuming), pretty sure coke and alcohol still make you pretty controllable in your actions..

riley martini's picture

 Just ask Charlie Sheen winning.

sgorem's picture

"Coke or alcohol lead to bad decisions every day." I like my George Dickel with Dr. Pepper. Try it sometime:) AND I think it's a good decision too.

Sudden Debt's picture

America hasn't had a sex addict president since.... ever!

The most perverted people on this planet are Americans. There isn't a single song written in America that doesn't talk about hookers, sex, rape...

The dirtiest beastialities, sex scandals and incest stories of the last century have always come from Texas America.

Wherever American soldiers go, the rape accusations follow starting the same day they land.

But is every America a sex addict? I know some and they are some of the finest people I know. Even if there are sic people walking in America it doesn't mean every America is one.

You are a racist pig for calling the french perverts. You've never been there, you don't know them and yet you need to say that.


Lndmvr's picture

If you slept with my EX ( and maybe you were one of the many), youd swear of sex for many a day.

Texas Gunslinger's picture

So you ARE from Europe!



The songs you're referencing are rap songs from the American Negro culture - something that most Americans (and ALL Texans) are embarrassed by.

I don't need to travel to France to know they're perverts. Just like the French don't need to travel to Texas to know they'd get their ass kicked.

ZeroPower's picture

The songs you're referencing are rap songs from the American Negro culture - something that most Americans (and ALL Texans) are embarrassed by.


fockewulf190's picture

Let me guess, there are only freedom fries in your freezer and the french has been blackened out with thick, black, and permanent, magic marker in angry, tantrum like,  scribble strokes. 

Problem Is's picture

They can read and write in Texas?? I thought their elite leader George "Dunce Cap" Bush proved otherwise??

nmewn's picture

Bush wasn't born in Texas...guess where?

nmewn's picture


No that other great bastion of economic illiterates.

W in Conn., his dad in Mass.

riley martini's picture

 Texas use to be part of France then Spain , Portugal. So Texans would be desended from French , Spain , Portugal and Natives. Look in the mirror you dirty perverted Texan and then kick your own ass .

britinbe's picture

and you have to go to church to atone for your sins.  Christians like you are no better than the fundamental muslims you go on about so much. 

wisefool's picture

. Deleted . I am not a racist, sexist, xenophobe, or any other waste of time.

SRV - ES339's picture

May the millions of "good" people of America rise up and wipe the Texas Gunslingers of the country off the face of this good earth (or at least cast them to the margins where they belong). You sir make Mr. Strauss-Kahn look like an angel, are exactly why America is reviled by much of the world, and are why thousands (mostly the children of those targeted by your hate) must lose their lives each year defending your right to be the xenophobic bigot you appear to be... all in God's name... pathetic.

btw... your hero Huckabee was hitting all your "hate" buttons all these months in search of ratings and profit for his Fox News propaganda show and was never going to give up his multi-million dollar TV gig... just like Palin, Trump, and much of the rest of that GOP sideshow... you 'bin' used by your heroes Tex!

Sophist Economicus's picture

SD, this idiot is a troll looking for reaction. it has several monikers that it uses. If everybody just ignored it, it would go away and resume it's normal activity, which is fucking his mother when the neighbors are done with her

Texas Gunslinger's picture

And I can assume your avatar is a picture of your mother, shortly after she devoured your father?

trav7777's picture

you're belgian, right?  I guess you don't understand the whole "blacks" thing

Texas Gunslinger's picture

No shit.

If he hails from a country where the only notable exports are waffles and Jean Claude Van Damme, then he probably should STFU.

Sudden Debt's picture

If your a gun freak: The guns that where used to kill Osama came from Belgium

About 30% of all the medication you take is invented in belgium and produced over here.

All of genetic modified food is invented in Belgium.

Almost every diamond in the world is cut in Belgium.

We are the world leaders in bio engineering and research.

12% of all space shuttle mechanics and electronics where invented and produced in Belgium.

When you watch Start Trek, Jurassic Park and all the other 3D movies: All the designers came from Belgium.

When you are able to save enough money for brain surgery: You should go to Belgium. We are sure we can boost your IQ from a goldfish level to a dog level.


BigJim's picture

Jesus doesn't like people who say STFU.

He told me.

sgorem's picture

PLEASE don't SUGAR COAT it 'Debt!!!

lizzy36's picture

I for one was hoping Huckabee would run. After all what America really needs is the possibility of a president who doesn't believe in EVOLUTION.

Last i checked, great leaders like John Paul II don't allow thousands of little boys to be raped by priests.

News flash: the "Word of Christ" and the spreading thereof is the single biggest worship of a false idol, there ever was.

Texas Gunslinger's picture

The only proof of evolution that I can find is the demographic of Obama supporters, which is curiously similar to the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken on MLK Day.

Here's a joke:

Why are all the Negroes moving to Detroit?

They heard there's NO jobs there!!!!!

Texas Gunslinger's picture

And since we're on the topic of evolution, here's an evolution joke for ya...

Why are all the monkeys frowning?

Because they know, in a million years, they are going to be Negros.


Hephasteus's picture

The monkeys are frowning becaue they share 99 percent of dna with someone as stupid as you.

Sudden Debt's picture

Hitler hated Jews because they raped his mother.

You hate Negros because....

that tan you have: isn't all sun related boy.

BigJim's picture

Jesus is starting to find you offensive.

He told me.

When you get to hell you'll be sharing a cage with a great big back man who likes white ass.

You're going to learn to love black people the 'hard' way.

dark pools of soros's picture

yes ol' mighty jew preach your hate..  you godless snake

support sex trade to Tel Aviv and the moral decay to all...

fockewulf190's picture

Listen man, do I need to point out all the sexual crimes that happen everyday within the US?  Texas also has it´s fair share, so pull the beam out of your own eye before pointing out the mistakes of others.  Your inference that Africans and Muslims are flocking to Paris because it is the "Devil´s Workshop" immediately throws you into the loon catagory.  Wise up.

SOLnow's picture

Hey TG, I hear he's comin for ya on the 21st.  I always wanted a place in Texas.  Mind if I come over after your gone.

Darf's picture

Tex, i think i love you. i am a man but hope that this bothers you not...'cause even if you are a deep undercover government shill/troll thing then it's always nice to observe someone so obviously taking the piss and having a laugh at work...and this in my mind is a good thing....always nice to spread a little comedy joy to the world....and if you are real (!) and you really mean all of these things then golly that makes it even better because you are spreading comedy joy without even meaning to....truly a wonderful thing   :DD

Sean7k's picture

Either an awful lot of sarcasm or the stupidest rant I've read in a long time. Based on previous remarks, it sounds like the latter. You are one miserable excuse for a human being.

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Pope Forgives Molested Children

VATICAN CITY—Calling forgiveness "one of the highest virtues taught to us by Jesus," Pope John Paul II issued a papal decree Monday absolving priest-molested children of all sin.

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"Though grave and terrible sins have been committed, our Lord teaches us to turn the other cheek and forgive those who sin against us," said the pope, reading a prepared statement from a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. "That is why, despite the terrible wrongs they have committed, the church must move on and forgive these children for their misdeeds."

"As Jesus said, 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone,'" the pope continued. "We must send a clear message to these hundreds—perhaps thousands—of children whose sinful ways have tempted so many of the church's servants into lustful violation of their holy vows of celibacy. The church forgives them for their transgressions and looks upon them not with intolerance, but compassion."

The papal announcement arrives in response to public outcry over the sex scandal sweeping the Catholic church in the U.S. Though official church doctrine condemns such transgressions, the pope's decision, observers say, is intended to demonstrate the church's willingness to put the scandal behind it and restore the public trust.

"By forgiving these children, primarily churchgoing boys between the ages of 5 and 15, the pope has shown true Christian kindness," said Father Thomas O'Malley, a member of the New York archdiocese and one of the many priests implicated in charges of sexual activity with minors. "The pope is saying that, in their own way, these sinful youths are victims, too. Through their absolution, he sends the important message that empathy, contrary to what naysayers and critics in the secular media would have us believe, does have a place in modern Catholicism."

For Catholics waiting for the pope to break his long silence on the scandal, the sweeping, decisive nature of his response has come as welcome relief.

"The pope has shown great love and compassion, much as Jesus did when he ministered to tax collectors and whores," said Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston. "Despite all they have done to jeopardize the careers of so many priests—to say nothing of imperiling the priests' immortal souls—the church embraces these underaged seducers and tempters with open arms. The pope's words and actions prove that the church is willing to put an end to the suffering and let the healing begin."

The mass absolution is being hailed by church scholars as one of the Vatican's most progressive acts since the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

"One cannot overstate the break from tradition this represents," said lay administrator Bruce McConnachie of the Los Angeles archdiocese. "After all, under church doctrine, the act of seducing a priest is considered a grave sin against the laws of God, punishable by condemnation to Hell for all eternity. But the pope has put all of that aside. He has let bygones be bygones. For this, all of those misbehaving, sexy little guys should feel grateful. By showing such willingness to forgive and forget, the pope has sent a clear message: Even though these boys have done much to undermine and subvert the priestly vows of celibacy, they are still deserving of God's love."

Margaret Leahy, 39, a Somerville, MA, homemaker and mother of one of the alleged seducers, expressed relief over the pope's announcement.

"For months, I feared that my boy—and the dozens of others who committed sinful acts with Father Halloran before he was moved to the safety of another parish to protect him from further temptation at their pre-pubescent hands—was going to Hell for what he'd done," Leahy said. "It's the worst feeling a mother can know. But thanks to the forgiveness of the pope, my long nightmare is finally over. He was just a boy of 8 at the time. He didn't know any better. Thank you, your Holiness, for giving my poor little Timothy a second chance at redemption."

However, not everyone within the Catholic church is so supportive of the pope's actions.

"What kind of a message is the pope sending today's children? That it's okay to seduce priests?" said one concerned Baltimore priest who asked to remain anonymous due to a pending court case. "With the pope's announcement, the church is essentially telling its youngest members, 'Go ahead and let Father So-And-So reach into your swim trunks at the church-youth-group pool party. It's okay, the pope will forgive you in the end.' Without fear of eternal damnation, how are these provocative young lotharios ever going to learn?"

"As the creep of secular humanism continues to chip away at our most sacred institutions, the Vatican has established a dangerous precedent," the priest continued. "We look to the church's authority for justice and righteousness, not politically convenient solutions that maintain the status quo. These nubile sinners should be held accountable for the damage they've done."

Xibalba's picture

craigslist has cheap hookers.  this is an obvious setup.

Iriestx's picture

Rape isn't about sex, it's about power.