French President Hollande Needs A Friend

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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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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296426 achmachat
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Hollande obviously smells bad.

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

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:06 | 4296450 VD
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forget the hand(shake), off with his head!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:09 | 4296458 camaro68ss
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the NSA reported that he took a shit and didnt wash his hands

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:19 | 4296485 kaiserhoff
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Long Monte Carlo real estate, or at least Monte Carlo post office boxes;)

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

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:21 | 4296496 SWRichmond
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For chasing all of the wealth out of his country, they should ALL be shaking his hand.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:24 | 4296514 Scarlett
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After the war, all governments will shrink in size.  That's my hope.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:31 | 4296530 BaBaBouy
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ANYBODY Shaking Oabama's Hand Lately (After Oblamacare Debacle) ???

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:31 | 4296540 Sofa King Confused
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Nobody will shake his hand cuz he's always picking bugers out of his nose.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:54 | 4296735 wee-weed up
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:28 | 4297138 zhandax
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It's just another worthless politician with his hand out

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:26 | 4296516 NoDebt
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He screwed up.  He was too obvious about it.  Now nobody wants to play with him.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:17 | 4296848 jaxville
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Maybe they are worried he will slip in a tres grand quenelle

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:59 | 4297041 Suisse
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Total nonsense.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:42 | 4296526 BaBaBouy
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:32 | 4296536 kaiserhoff
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No one enjoys freedom more, or deserves it less, than the French.


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:44 | 4296564 SeanJKerrigan
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:37 | 4296718 Analyse2
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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 ...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:29 | 4296906 Bananamerican
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He did? Why that 2-faced Le Bitch!
Wearing they helmets an' talkin' shit....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:25 | 4298151 Analyse2
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He did :

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:04 | 4297760 damicol
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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

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296467 BaBaBouy
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He Should pull Out His DICK Instead ...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:08 | 4296611 Dr. Engali
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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?"

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296436 Temporalist
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More likely it's Mario Draghi's semen.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:23 | 4296503 slotmouth
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Hollande is notorious for the last second handshake pullback and hair comb.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:04 | 4296430 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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tax them bitchez good stuff.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296433 Colonel Klink
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And by friend you mean bullet right?  Jus axin.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296434 gratefultraveller
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Does he have the infamous cold, wet, limp "deadman's handshake" and the word has spread?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18 | 4296495 kaiserhoff
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No, Just Leprosy and AIDS.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:28 | 4296531 Zero Debt
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I know where that hand has been.

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

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:05 | 4296437 mayhem_korner
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He's just back from a trip to India in which he had his left-hand/right-hand protocol mixed up.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:19 | 4296500 kaiserhoff
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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.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:03 | 4296438 Mike in GA
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He just needs to come to DC.  He has a friend in Obama.  That 75% sounds sweet to jugears!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296466 Toolshed
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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.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:03 | 4296442 Dr. Engali
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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.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:22 | 4296509 IridiumRebel
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He's like the dolt in HS no one wants to have sit with at lunch.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:31 | 4296923 Bananamerican
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They're ALL pathetic dolts in HS no one wants to have sit with....

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:26 | 4296525 NoDebt
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"I'm not stupid like they say.  I'm smart and I want some RESPECT!"

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:25 | 4425966 Shizzmoney
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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.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:08 | 4296456 Save_America1st
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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.



Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:05 | 4296633 margaris
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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.







Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15 | 4296463 IridiumRebel
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Is Me-sure Ho-Lawn-duh running outta other peoples money?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14 | 4296468 q99x2
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He's got the right idea with the 75% tax but it should directly go to the citizens of France; not to government.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:20 | 4296487 Oldwood
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You go first. Lead by example.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:49 | 4296581 Herd Redirectio...
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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.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18 | 4296497 IridiumRebel
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Laffer Curve.
Good luck with the bitcoin job in SF.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:46 | 4296573 shovelhead
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Lay off 'em...

I find KommieKidz posts entertaining and refreshingly obtuse.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:48 | 4296590 IridiumRebel
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Alright!! Gotta rib the little bastard! I'll lay off.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:01 | 4296610 czardas
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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). 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:31 | 4296699 W74
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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?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:58 | 4297734 damicol
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desitute are you?  Pauper?

What's up , need some new shoes do you

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