French President Hollande Needs A Friend

Tyler Durden's picture

Having just completed his 75% millionaires tax and seen at the center of a what is likely to be a confiscatory "wealth tax" across Europe, Volkskrant shows that it is not just French President Hollande's people that see him as the least popular ever, but the world's leaders no one will shake his hand...


h/t: WaPo

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achmachat's picture

Hollande obviously smells bad.

...and what does the lower left picture tell us about Barroso?!!

VD's picture

forget the hand(shake), off with his head!

camaro68ss's picture

the NSA reported that he took a shit and didnt wash his hands

kaiserhoff's picture

Long Monte Carlo real estate, or at least Monte Carlo post office boxes;)

   Paris will be have only invisible millionaires in 4,3,2...

SWRichmond's picture

For chasing all of the wealth out of his country, they should ALL be shaking his hand.

Scarlett's picture

After the war, all governments will shrink in size.  That's my hope.

BaBaBouy's picture

ANYBODY Shaking Oabama's Hand Lately (After Oblamacare Debacle) ???

Sofa King Confused's picture

Nobody will shake his hand cuz he's always picking bugers out of his nose.


zhandax's picture

It's just another worthless politician with his hand out

NoDebt's picture

He screwed up.  He was too obvious about it.  Now nobody wants to play with him.

kaiserhoff's picture


No one enjoys freedom more, or deserves it less, than the French.


Analyse2's picture

But the Americans owe their freedom to the French, 

and the young Winston Churchill - serving in France as commanding officer of the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers from 5 January to 6 May 1916 - wore a French army helmet in the trenches during WWI in honour of the bravery and valour of the French soldiers ...

Bananamerican's picture

He did? Why that 2-faced Le Bitch!
Wearing they helmets an' talkin' shit....

Analyse2's picture

He did :

damicol's picture

A shit taking a shit.

I imagine that could be some scat whores dream

Are you sure obummer isnt into that,

Hes the right color

BaBaBouy's picture

He Should pull Out His DICK Instead ...

Dr. Engali's picture

I look at that picture and I see Hollande thinking to himself.."you want to shake my hand? Really? Is this a trick like Lucy pulling away the football from Charlie Brown?"

Temporalist's picture

More likely it's Mario Draghi's semen.

slotmouth's picture

Hollande is notorious for the last second handshake pullback and hair comb.

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

tax them bitchez good stuff.

Colonel Klink's picture

And by friend you mean bullet right?  Jus axin.

gratefultraveller's picture

Does he have the infamous cold, wet, limp "deadman's handshake" and the word has spread?

Zero Debt's picture

I know where that hand has been.

If you want your hand, you can keep your hand.

mayhem_korner's picture



He's just back from a trip to India in which he had his left-hand/right-hand protocol mixed up.

kaiserhoff's picture

Most of the third world my friend.

Funny, but the first time you hear about eating with one hand, wiping with the other, it's not easy to believe.

Mike in GA's picture

He just needs to come to DC.  He has a friend in Obama.  That 75% sounds sweet to jugears!

Toolshed's picture

What makes you think Obungho and his "friends" want to pay 75% income tax? Unless you mean he wants to tax the middls class and poor 75%. I am sure he would be onboard with that..........just not publicly.

Dr. Engali's picture

I wouldn't shake a man's hand who couldn't look me in the eye. He looks like a pathetic loser avoiding eye contact.

IridiumRebel's picture

He's like the dolt in HS no one wants to have sit with at lunch.

Bananamerican's picture

They're ALL pathetic dolts in HS no one wants to have sit with....

NoDebt's picture

"I'm not stupid like they say.  I'm smart and I want some RESPECT!"

Shizzmoney's picture

I was going to blast those who would refuse a well-meaning hand shake......but then I forgot this guy is French.  He's obviously going through the motions.

I will say: the French Presidency is the Cocksman of all of the "Heads of State" roles.  These guys bang more broads than a dog in heat.

Save_America1st's picture

that's just for the cameras and the sheeple.  Just like the WWE/WWF;  They play these games of Right vs. Left, good vs. bad, etc. etc., but behind the scenes these scumbags are all friends of the same socialist/Marxist feather, and they all certainly flock together because we all know damn well they don't hang out with people like us or share our beliefs.

I guess Hollande is either too stupid to understand what the "play" is in the public eye, or he's just being the willing "heal" so that these filthy scumbags he's pictured with can try to earn some street cred with the sheeple.

Either way, even if I'm wrong, who gives a shit about any of those people?  They're all elitist, globalist, criminal, Marxist, filth...and even if some of them might not be "friends" with Hollande, it doesn't mean they're any different...they're all still total scumbags.



margaris's picture

absolutely.Also they obviously All shook his Hand 2 seconds later. Its just that the guy is so socially awkward that he doesnt Know how to act.







IridiumRebel's picture

Is Me-sure Ho-Lawn-duh running outta other peoples money?

q99x2's picture

He's got the right idea with the 75% tax but it should directly go to the citizens of France; not to government.

Oldwood's picture

You go first. Lead by example.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

No, he's right.  Why should tax revenues be centralized?  If the point is redistribution, then lets cut out the middleman.  The gov't beast feeds on tax revenues, so by starving the beast you not only shrink the size of the state, but you remove the state's incentive to levy taxes!  Just a thought exercise, for the record.

IridiumRebel's picture

Laffer Curve.
Good luck with the bitcoin job in SF.

shovelhead's picture

Lay off 'em...

I find KommieKidz posts entertaining and refreshingly obtuse.

IridiumRebel's picture

Alright!! Gotta rib the little bastard! I'll lay off.

czardas's picture

I agree.  History teaches us that we are not a rewards-based species, that we try harder even when given less, that we don't care if  3/4 of our contractual salary is taken.  Ultra high taxes are why Europe leads the worls in patents and R&D too.   And their culture has so much vitatlity - huge birth rates and great demographics.  I'm sure all the new supposed to be rich will work even harder next year.

Seriously, which is more efficient.  Letting folks keep more of their money or establish a huge system for collecting taxes based on complex goblygook and those taxes are then redistrtibuted to the voters people? (No answer required). 

W74's picture

But wait, whom do you think those taxes are being stolen from?

So your plan is to take my money and then hold it for a few months and then give it back to me?  And none is going to be taken off the top (all of it) by the state?

You're kidding right?

damicol's picture

desitute are you?  Pauper?

What's up , need some new shoes do you