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Pictures From A French Mob - Watch As Sarkozy Bravely Retreats From Furious Frenchmen

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Despite groundless media reports that French president Sarkozy, who is up for reelection in April, is gaining on his challenger Hollande who has promised to undo virtually all the European fiscal pacts attained through blood, sweat, tears and countless contradictory headlines (more here), it seems that Sarkozys' appreciation by his fellow citizens has hit rock bottom. As AP reports, "Several hundred angry protesters have booed President Nicolas Sarkozy, forcing him to take refuge in a cafe protected by riot police as he campaigned in France's southwest Basque country." It appears that the European discontent is finally seeping rather aggressively into the core, and the political overhaul which many assume will take the Greek model of bloodless technocratic coups by banker appointed puppets may just not work too well elsewhere. In other news, the French now surrender to the French.

More:

Riot police surrounded the Bar du Palais where Sarkozy took refuge Thursday from the protesters who booed him throughout his visit to Bayonne. Sarkozy claimed the protesters were organized by the rival Socialist Party.

 

Inside the cafe, Sarkozy denounced "the violence of a minority and their unacceptable behavior."

 

The conservative Sarkozy trails Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, the front-runner in the two pronged April and May presidential election. Sarkozy declared his candidacy on Feb. 15.

And pictures:

 

Source: Storify

 

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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:17 | 2213379 ACP
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Sarkozy perpetuates the stereotype...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213401 Ahmeexnal
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A couple days ago, Swinehella Merdekel was attacked by a waiter, who threw several beersteins at her.
Obviously, the MSM quietly swept the incident under the rug.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:26 | 2213439 maxmad
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Silver is exploding right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:27 | 2213442 maxmad
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Looks like the FED can't keep the manipulation going more than just 1 day!  LOL

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:29 | 2213454 JPM Hater001
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"This isn't over yet Buster, do you read me?" - Ferris Bueller

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:31 | 2213462 Manthong
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At least he had the good sense to retreat to a bar.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:56 | 2213549 flacon
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Waiter attacks Angela Merkel with 5 beers: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aPZmzFj0a0

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:07 | 2213608 Ahmeexnal
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Most waiters in germany are greeks.
HMMMM.........

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:21 | 2213714 LowProfile
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"We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:27 | 2213743 Schmuck Raker
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"The peasants are revolting."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:21 | 2214083 TruthInSunshine
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DO NOT eat the clam chowder or lobster bisque.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:46 | 2214314 Smiley
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"Out these windows, we will view the collapse of financial history. One step closer to economic equilibrium."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:28 | 2213452 Sophist Economicus
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The half-life of CB intervention is dropping dramatically!!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:29 | 2213455 maxmad
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China will trump any intervention by CB

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:45 | 2213846 tmosley
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Silver is experiencing volatility as the price is torn between infinite paper and declining physical supplies.

Be prepared for it to break down towards zero.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:39 | 2214259 Burnbright
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I agree in the long run mosely but I think we still have awhile before it happens. Their is a third option too where premiums start raising faster than spot price. 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:29 | 2213445 JPM Hater001
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She asked for a tap of flying ale.  What did she expect?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:30 | 2213457 Conrad Murray
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OT, but I know Ahmeexnal will love it:

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz...described by the Jewish Daily Forward as a “proud Jewess”...upcoming appearance at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim leader who was placed on the Federal Terrorist Watch List...track record of defending accused terrorists and associating with Muslim Brotherhood-backed groups.

DNC/Crypto-Muslim/Communist alliance stronger than ever.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:39 | 2213495 GeneMarchbanks
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It's really not off topic since the article is about a Hungarian Jew.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:32 | 2213771 JOYFUL
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Who bizarrely enough grew up in the household of uber-spy Frank Wisner, to inherit the role of most perfect living expression of our overlords' completely open and brazen mastery of western society.

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10060 

(Operation Sarkozy : how the CIA placed one of its agents at the presidency of the French Republic)


 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:59 | 2213564 Tramp Stamper
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She is a guy who had a sex change

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:29 | 2213750 Things that go bump
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I imagine that in the not-too-distant future being placed on the Federal Terrorist Watch List will be a mark of honor.  An old friend of mine was  proud of her place on Nixon's enemies list (but I can't find her name on it - she must have been using her maiden name).

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:31 | 2213464 Coke and Hookers
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Maybe Sarko thought he was being surrounded by Germans. That would explain his natural flight response.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:34 | 2214215 Max Hunter
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 Merdekel was attacked by a waiter, who threw several beersteins at her.

You are a moron.. I saw the clip on MSM.. It was a total accident and nothing more than a blooper for funny television.. Why would you even try to present it as that?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:37 | 2213490 EmileLargo
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LOL!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:04 | 2213585 ihedgemyhedges
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And his wife perpetuates sexuality..............

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:27 | 2214137 LongSoupLine
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white flag... le bitchez'

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:51 | 2214352 stocktivity
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"In other news, the French now surrender to the French."

Well....you know they're going to surrender to somebody.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:33 | 2214635 non_anon
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pepe le pew

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:17 | 2213381 lsbumblebee
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Poisse.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:23 | 2213424 Cognitive Dissonance
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Missed him by >that< much.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:17 | 2213382 RacerX
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Gotta love the French. They know how to put on a demonstration.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:24 | 2213406 Mercury
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Occuper Brasserie

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:01 | 2213569 kill switch
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The  guillotine is being dusted off and sharpened!!! muhahahahaha

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:17 | 2213384 Belteshazzar
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maybe we have been watching different news reports but I wouldn't call recent events in Greece 'bloodless'

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213388 drink or die
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Brave brave brave sir Sarkozy ran away.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:07 | 2213615 Arkaenun
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Bravely bold sir Sarko ran away.

I just knew someone beat me to this...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:18 | 2213390 Ahmeexnal
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Kowardzy!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:18 | 2213393 Dick Gazinia
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The crowd must have been germans.  It makes a frenchy run every time.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:38 | 2213492 AnAnonymous
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Not so much.

The crowd is largely made up of Europeans. From Euskali.

Funnily enough, they are the same people who routed hard the German Carolus Magnus rear guard led by Frank Roland.

The Indo Europeans were so ashamed by this battle that they invented they lost it to Muslims, who were a formidable force in those days. This fabrication was collected under the song of Roland name.

But no, the Indo European Germans got their ass kicked by European Euskalis.

And it seems that once Europeans are giving hard time to Indo Europeans.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:03 | 2213581 HoofHearted
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What the hell is he doing in Basque country anyway? He deserves whatever he gets...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:20 | 2214583 Christophe2
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Would you wake up already?  The tired meme of the French running away is the result of freemasons' psyops.

 

Just like how these pukes were backing Hitler from the US, they were doing the same from France.  The entire 'world' war was architected and manipulated, in France as much as elsewhere.

 

Or are you proud of how the Americans nuked Japan and built concentration camps for German prisoners, killing them by the MILLIONS?  Who should feel more shame from all that?  FUCK AMERIKKKA and its dumb 'pride'.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213395 battle axe
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Make sure you protect the Dwarf's hot wife...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:27 | 2213444 Zero Govt
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no sloppy seconds on ZH please

we have (some) standards here you know

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213397 reTARD
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:33 | 2213473 Herd Redirectio...
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Blankfein, Bloomberg, Brzezinski, Bronfman, Buffet, Bush...

Rich and powerful people meeting in secret is just a conspiracy?  A secret that big could never be kept. So the argument goes, in complete denial of both the Manhattan Project and the exposure of the Mafia in the 60s.  Examples of widely known secrets that were held for a very long time.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:16 | 2213672 Goldilocks
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Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ&ob=av2e (4:16)

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:31 | 2213764 Schmuck Raker
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Get Shorty.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213399 fightthepower
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Fight The Power!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213400 Hugh G Rection
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Frog-Eating Fucks! How dare you boo a loyal Zionist puppet!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:30 | 2213754 tamboo
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Sarkozy denounced "the violence of a minority and their unacceptable behavior."

 

sounds like his own little kosher tribe, pot meet kettle.

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:24 | 2213403 FL_Conservative
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They seem to be happy, even offering him a one-finger salute!

 

But as an aside, what qualities or principles, exactly, equate to Sarkozy being a "conservative"?  I feel like I need to go shower if the world considers him to be conservative.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:44 | 2213843 carguym14
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Same ones applied to Romney,Gingrich,or Santorum???

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:25 | 2215033 Zero Govt
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Sarkozy is Pro public-private partnership (ie. monopolies) which is fascism.. "Caring Capitalism" as they re-brand Fat Cat, Fat Govt carve ups of the economy

...there's a flickering twist of fascism in all conservatives

..but yes I need a shower and thorogh scrub every time i listen to the European 'right wing' and 2 hours in a bath of paint stripper when i listen to the left (or a Barry Bumma speech)

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2213404 Conrad Murray
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Four Hundred French Furiously Fart in General Direction of French TIMMAY Look-A-Like

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:21 | 2213412 Fix It Again Timmy
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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:21 | 2213413 stant
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he bravly fled and he bravly ran. if hb347 passes we need to do the same thing

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:21 | 2213414 Zola
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If you think the French will go down peacefully to the banksters you are sorely mistaken LOL

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213433 Conrad Murray
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They don't have time to surrender to the banksters while they're so busy handing their country over to Islam.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:59 | 2213565 frenchie
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lol

they already surrendered to jews-masons in circa 1789 or so...

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:12 | 2213648 Andrew Jackson ...
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That will hurt you :

The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups.

The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:22 | 2213416 PaperBear
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"protesters who booed" = "the violence of a minority and their unacceptable behavior" ?

We live in an Orwellian world.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213437 Cognitive Dissonance
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Orwell wasn't sounding a warning or even predicting a possibility. He was explaining exactly how it would be.

Spot on so far. Sadly spot on.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:54 | 2213543 jiggerjuice
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Don't forget Huxley. It's really both. The worst of all possible worlds. I do like Huxley more, though. Orwell is depressing.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:04 | 2213587 Comay Mierda
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:23 | 2213425 Gringo Viejo
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I'm sure Robespierre is skulking about somewhere in the crowd.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:24 | 2213427 loveyajimbo
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In the finest tradition of the French, he tried to surrender to the hot dog vendor... MERDE!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213430 Zero Govt
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"Watch As Sarkozy Bravely Retreats.."

i'm still trying to figure that line out!

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:24 | 2213728 Schmuck Raker
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Think "Brave Sir Robin".

Don't you know that all humor is Python derivative.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:12 | 2214986 Zero Govt
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aah Python, that explains it :)

so there's derivatives of Python humour now... man we're truly fucked!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213435 PaperBear
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And silver on a bit of surge - $35.60/oz from $35/oz ... WOOHOO.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213436 Thomas Jefferson
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Hi HO SILVA! up  over a buck again.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:25 | 2213438 Miss Expectations
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Beret Bitchez. 

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:26 | 2213440 Thomas Jefferson
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No one cares about this ugly French midget.  How about some gold and silver porn instead.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:27 | 2213448 taniquetil
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Brave Sarkozy Ran Away

He bravely ran away away, or brave Sarkozy

When danger reared it's ugly head he quickly turned his tail fled

Yes brave Sarkozy turn about and galantly chickened out

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:28 | 2213450 ArrestBobRubin
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Apologies friends, this is not related. However it IS must see.... I beg you all to watch and share this today. Grazie!

Chris Duane knocks it out of the park on this jerk. Says the Oligarch from Omaha is an "irrelevant hack" and a "has been". Those are 2 of the nicer terms I've heard recently.

SBSS 17. Warren Buffett Paradigm Puppet By Silver Shield, on February 29th, 2012

This is a direct assault on the paradigm’s “Golden Boy” Warren Buffet and one of my most powerful videos I have ever done In the on going silver educational series the Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield, we explore Warren Buffett’s purchase of 130 million ounces of silver and its mysterious link to Barclay’s SLV. Beyond that, it is a stunning attack on how this once great individual investor has degenerated into a irrelevant hack that now moonlights as a paradigm puppet.  Please share this video with your favorite blogs and social media sites.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:31 | 2213461 alien-IQ
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Finally some good news on ZH!!!!! I love this shit!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:31 | 2213465 youngman
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Merkel would have kicked their asses.....lol....bravely retreat...lMAO

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:31 | 2213467 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Snarkozy is definately going to win the election.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:33 | 2213471 Yardfarmer
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Some things never change. As the French say."La plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." Right on schedule, on the eighth anniversary of the second Gulf War, once fortuitously known as Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL), US Tomahawk Cruise Missiles rained down on the Libyan coast in yet another "humanitarian" enterprise sponsored by the genocidal madmen of Washington and the City of London and surprisingly, the Elysee Palace.
From thence has emerged the unlikely titular generalissimo of the assembled infernal engines of doom of the Evil Empire, the misanthropic Khazar homunculus Sarkozy who has managed to tear himself away from his notable libidinous excesses long enough to make amends for the Republic's open defiance of the "coalition of the willing" in the second Gulf slaughter. To prove his bona fides to his stepfather, CIA ghoul and éminence grise Frank G.Wisner, whose handprints are already manifestly and malignantly imprinted upon the fratricidal cataclysm enveloping the Middle East and North Africa, this stunted reprobate convened a quaint luncheon table around which were ceremoniously convened the various cowardly impresarios of the NATO/UN juggernaut whose dainty white hands, already drenched in blood of countless victims, picked at sumptuous fare as their eldritch and oleaginous host proudly informed them that French Mirage F-1s were already in the air on their way to the shores of Tripoli.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:43 | 2213506 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You have quite the lexicon.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:36 | 2213799 Schmuck Raker
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Once you've used the word 'thence' there is no going back.

:)

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 18:51 | 2214933 Mysteerious Roo...
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But only I am Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:11 | 2213640 supermaxedout
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Yeah the French hate him. He really has to be happy that he can leave the country alive.  The French feel betrayed and fooled by him because he pulled France into new colonial wars, a period the French thought was over. Even the far right in France blames Sarkozy for his war policy on Northern Africa. They are ashamed that now again France was putting North Africa on fire. And they know that it will not pay-out for France in the long run. Hollande the next president is going to have a very hard time to improve again the relations with North Africa which are essential for the economic future of France. Sarkozy was a big accident in the French history.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:12 | 2214525 falak pema
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I like your style and you should write a book those "dainty white hands, drenched in blood of countless vicitms..."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:35 | 2213481 NidStyles
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This is the Basque region. These people are not exactly French. It does not surprise me that they are protesting this openly against the French Government knowing their history. This is where the idea of the French Revolution was born. Where Liberalism was essentially started.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:41 | 2213501 AnAnonymous
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That is right.

They are Europeans while the French (Franks) are German and thus Indo-Europeans.

In reality, they are not even Europeans, but Asians as they come from Asia.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:18 | 2213705 Iwanttoknow
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For someone who hates US citizens,you seem to be quite a european supremacist.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:18 | 2214042 AnAnonymous
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Actually, supremacism is not a european product.

It is either a US citizenism product and/or production of Indo-Europeans (Asians) led by their spearhead the Germans (including the Franks, the Anglo-Saxons etc)

You'll have a hard time finding European contribution to supremacist programs.

Indo-Europeans and/or US citizen not very hard. They are the souls of supremacist programs.

Keep what is yours yours.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:46 | 2215086 slewie the pi-rat
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this is a story about what a politician will endure to make the evening news, imo, A2

c'mon, people, wake up!

this is a publicity stunt 

textbook, BiCheZ!!!

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:58 | 2213560 walküre
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Now there's a sliver of hope..

This is where the idea of the French Revolution was born

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:36 | 2213483 Meatballs
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Loooooong Guillotines!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:59 | 2213567 The Shootist
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For Windsor Castle!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:58 | 2213918 slewie the pi-rat
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hi and welcome

rUmarried?

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 17:10 | 2218148 Meatballs
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Yeah, to a girl. 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:42 | 2213503 KenShabby
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Great rugby down in that Basque region. Would love to see Sarkozy in the middle of a scrum.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:46 | 2213515 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Shit's hitting the European fan.  I wonder how much longer the Europonzi will last?  Weeks?  Months?  Not years though.  Not now that they are short oil and long fiat confetti.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:28 | 2215002 Zero Govt
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Sarkozy would make a good scrum-half ...for about 2 minutes

"stretcher!"

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:44 | 2213509 carbonduke
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Just what would you expect from a hungarian gypsi? Because that what he is really.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:44 | 2213510 YesWeKahn
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CRS, CRS!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:48 | 2213511 EvlTheCat
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French crack commandos just don't have that roid rage, pull your face off, and shit down your throat, look American and Canadian cops have. Must be something in the water.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:47 | 2213520 Trader47
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Did he pay the Cafe Bill? Maybe he can buy the Cafe after he is out , and his wife could entertain the customers with her crappy songs: I surrender >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ29pVhsdMs

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:56 | 2213550 frenchie
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nota bene

not sure if (at least from a statistical point of view) the Pays Basque is representative of French republic...

moreover, a "right wing" candidate has even more to lose in a "separatist" region btw

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:57 | 2213554 walküre
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I know the answer already.

But please humor me.

Why are Europeans better at chopping heads than Americans?

If you want change, you have to fight those protecting the status quo.

Are Americans simply too stupid, fat and lazy to figure this out?

Maybe they are waiting for an APP that tells them how it's done? Or a GROUPON 2=1 offer?

WTF ARE AMERICANS WAITING FOR? THE COUNTRY IS BEING ROBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT - AGAIN!

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:06 | 2213605 Moneyswirth
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WTF ARE AMERICANS WAITING FOR?

Who's going to be the next American Idle!  Well, duh....

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:15 | 2214017 rustymason
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Americans have guns and assume that there will be a signal in which they all run out and shoot the bad guys and all will be well again, just like 1776. But I am thinking that there may never be a unifying "shot heard round the world." This slow bleed may continue for several decades until all of us are too poor to buy bullets. It may be that, as in the slow fall of Roman Empire, free men willingly sell themselves and their families into slavery for bread (heck, the feminazis already got half of us doing that!).

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:12 | 2213654 HoofHearted
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Americans are way too sheltered, too fat, and stuck to the couch watching "March Madness" along with American Idol and the MSM talk about whether Gingrich really walked out on his wife beside her hospital bed, if Rick Santorum really wants some anal sex or other sodoly and why only O'Bromney should be elected...all the while sucking down brain-eating McDonald's food.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:08 | 2213971 walküre
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Where do millions of unemployed people end up when the government well has run dry?

At over 100% debt/GDP ratio that time is coming.

It's simply a matter of time then when all the MSM lalaland propaganda and the cheap mindsucking burgers won't do.

Who will they turn to then?

At what point does a burnt out propaganda-consumer zombie start to realize that he/she has been fed an illusion?

I find this very frustrating and fascinating at the same time.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:57 | 2213556 Lee Adler- The ...
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Riot police surrounded the Bar du Palais where Sarkozy took refuge Thursday from the protesters who booed him throughout his visit to Bayonne.

 

Serves him right for campaigning in New Jersey. 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:03 | 2213578 Moneyswirth
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ROFL.

Good catch

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:57 | 2213558 Rubicon
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Is that Madame Guillotine in the background?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:58 | 2213559 t_kAyk
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"Après moi, le déluge."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:36 | 2213566 slewie the pi-rat
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L0L!!!

good for him!  there is no such thing as bad publicity and this will cut thru anything, today

for him to go in to speak to the Basques at this point took at least a great sense of humor!

heeeeere's sarko!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:02 | 2213572 Moneyswirth
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Don't know if this was covered here or not but the Greeks are kinda pissed too:

3 people have been shot by an unemployed man at a factory in Komotini, 500 miles northeast of Athens, the BBC reports. The shooter had reportedly been fired from the plant, which makes plastic goods such as wheely bins, eight months ago.

 A labor source said he was angered after he had been laid off by the plant and not rehired as promised. “His colleagues told me that he had not eaten anything in four days,”

Yikes...

 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:06 | 2213610 Hugo Chavez
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An unfortunate side effect of rigid, over regulated command economues where the people are tricked into believing that debt doesnt matter, until it does of course.

However an honest, nongreedy populace cannot be tricked.

Too bad that will never be the majority of voters.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:02 | 2213577 Hugo Chavez
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I am resigned to the fact that proles are stupid.

They think they can all have everything they want without paying for it, then blame "the rich" when these socialist schemes go awry.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:11 | 2213992 walküre
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not sure if you're kidding

the "socialist schemes" have made the rich alot richer and the poor alot poorer

Qui bono?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:19 | 2214053 rustymason
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Democracy has proven to be a disasterous failure. I should say, "the illusion of democracy" because what we really have is an unaccountable oligarchy now, brought about by the stupidity of the mob. I want our Republic back.

Or we could just elect a new king and skip the bloody revolution part.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:13 | 2213658 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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BAYONNE POSSE REPRESENT BITCHEZ!!!!!!!!

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:12 | 2213661 TahoeBilly2012
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Man I miss Biarrittz. Most beautiful women on earth.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:26 | 2213736 Schmuck Raker
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"They are my people. I love them."

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:32 | 2213776 Calmyourself
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Parisian Craigslist ad,  For sale: one molotov, never ignited only dropped once..

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:57 | 2213913 ajk24455
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Wait a second, Sarkozy is a conservative?! 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:10 | 2213985 JLee2027
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The definition of "conservative" has been re-defined.

Reminds me of the old joke: "A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says "What can I get you Governor Romney?"

         Yuck yuck yuck.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:09 | 2213976 JLee2027
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Pretty soon these guys won't be able to be seen on the streets.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:13 | 2214001 Shizzmoney
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Why are Europeans better at chopping heads than Americans?

If you want change, you have to fight those protecting the status quo.

Right.  The plutocrats on both Neo-Liberal and Neo-Conservative factions use the fact that the public. in general. is more pacified and less informed than in the past.  Talib Kweli's song, "Distractions", depicts this very well.

Nothing is going to change until everyone is shocked. And plenty of bullshit shock the sense of intellectual readers today, but I mean visual.  I may take an assassination.  It may take a riot at a gas station when prices go to $6. 

Whatever it is, time is running out.  The crunch is on.

BTW, I think Sarkozy loses, barring any voting booth shenanegians

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:39 | 2214669 tony wilson
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Sarkozy denounced "the violence of a minority and their unacceptable behavior."

classic pirch fork Basque country style.

that looks like the entire town desperate for el chicos blood, ribs and guts in a white wine sauce..


ohh mighty sarko do not weep and cower under table  like a wounded dog for what you did not know how to defend as a man.


Thu, 03/01/2012 - 17:47 | 2214703 JohnKozac
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Basqueing in the sun, was he.....

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 18:41 | 2214900 Lost Wages
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How is Sarkozy going to use up his 10,000 euro per day food allowance in that shitty little cafe? I guess the human baby filet croissant sandwiches he has for dinner are going to have to wait until he gets home.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 02:43 | 2216034 Peter K
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Brave, brave Sir Robin....

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