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    Default Parisian Mayor gets upset tummy eating sour grapes

    The Mayor of Paris throws his dummy out of the pram.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...12/4674565.stm

    Is it a political characteristic in France to behave like a spoilt brat if you can't get your way?
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

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    Default Re: Parisian Mayor gets upset tummy eating sour grapes

    Let's face it... receiving an Olympic bid is all about who can bribe the IOC the best. They're as crooked as a dog's hind leg. Maybe Paris doesn't have the money to throw at them for 2016 and has to save up it's pennies for 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone
    Let's face it... receiving an Olympic bid is all about who can bribe the IOC the best. They're as crooked as a dog's hind leg. Maybe Paris doesn't have the money to throw at them for 2016 and has to save up it's pennies for 2020.
    I saw a documentary that showed that this was true in the past, now of course it's not true or they hide it better

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    Maybe they are just hiding it better...
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    Delanoë. Argh. Unable incompetent unefficient lobbyist made leftist mayor of a rightist town by the most unlikely blunder of the french right..... He's high on my target list(though behind Fabius the poisoner & Sarkozy the demagogic brute).
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    Default Re: Parisian Mayor gets upset tummy eating sour grapes

    You forgot the top bastard, the one that rules them all and in darkness binds them...

    Chirac!

    Delanoe is taking a lot of fire here for his unconsiderate, unsensitive remark. Let's open the bash festival!

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    Default Re: Parisian Mayor gets upset tummy eating sour grapes

    I'm currently enjoying the behaviour of French politicians.

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    You know I'm beginning to acquire a sneaking respect for the ordinary Frenchie....you despair of your politicos almost as much as we do. There MUST be some suitable candidates for office, somewhere.
    *looks under stairs...rummages through cupboards*

    At least we (in modern liberal democracies) can vote the buggers out.
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

    “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

    To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.

    "The purpose of a university education for Left / Liberals is to attain all the politically correct attitudes towards minorties, and the financial means to live as far away from them as possible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis de la Ferte Ste Colombe
    Let's open the bash festival!

    Louis,
    Just remember the "Bash Game" rules: Bashing politicians and bureaucrats = OK (as long as they are not Guild members); Bashing entire countries/peoples/religions = not OK.
    Be well. Do good. Keep in touch.

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    Just another example of french political arrogance.
    Viva La Rasa!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KukriKhan
    Just remember the "Bash Game" rules: Bashing politicians and bureaucrats = OK (as long as they are not Guild members); Bashing entire countries/peoples/religions = not OK.
    There are guild members who are politicians and/or bureaucrats? ....where are they? come come out wherever you are...
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

    “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

    To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.

    "The purpose of a university education for Left / Liberals is to attain all the politically correct attitudes towards minorties, and the financial means to live as far away from them as possible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis de la Ferte Ste Colombe
    You forgot the top bastard, the one that rules them all and in darkness binds them... Chirac
    (.../...)
    Chirac used to be not that bad. Of course, he is now completely overlapped & archaic, but he's lower on my list as he used not to be THAT wrong. And he's not likely to be in the 2007 pres' race - unlike those I cited.
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    Sorry, in french from Le Monde :
    Bertrand Delanoë, le maire de Paris, a affirmé, lundi 12 juillet devant son conseil municipal, que le premier ministre britannique, Tony Blair, et le responsable de la candidature de Londres aux JO 2012, Sebastian Coe, "n'ont pas respecté les règles" établies par le CIO.


    "Je ne dis pas qu'ils ont flirté, ils sont passés de l'autre côté de la ligne", a lancé M. Delanoë. "La victoire s'est faite sur autre chose que sur l'olympisme"."Nous avons fait un choix, notamment par rapport à la corruption. Ce choix, je l'assume", a poursuivi le maire socialiste, qui présidait le comité de candidature Paris 2012.
    In short, he is complaining about Blair and Coe 'bending the rules' to get the Olympics.

    Like, er,

    Duh!

    of course they did! Halfwit. It's how an Olympic bid is won and we all knew this in advance.

    Either you're too stupid to know this or you're too unimaginative to bend the rules in your favour too.
    Of course, it's the latter. So there's no point in being a fool about it afterwards to save your sorry ass. You got dealed a winning hand and still managed to loose. Down you go:
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    You know I'm beginning to acquire a sneaking respect for the ordinary Frenchie....you despair of your politicos almost as much as we do. There MUST be some suitable candidates for office, somewhere.
    *looks under stairs...rummages through cupboards*

    At least we (in modern liberal democracies) can vote the buggers out.
    They're a lot like the Americans in that respect, there were only two choices and the other was a complete idiot...

    *oh no I said the Americans and the French were similar*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Khalifah
    They're a lot like the Americans in that respect, there were only two choices and the other was a complete idiot...

    *oh no I said the Americans and the French were similar*
    Then again, out of the two choices, we didn't choose the complete idiot...


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