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Who was it (de Tocqueville, maybe?) that said that a democracy was finished soon as its electorate figured out it could vote itself funds from the public till?

France, having decided that it wants its gummint cheese, merde!!!, has thrown out Nick Sarkozy and gone socialist.

French socialist Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the country’s presidential election.

Mr Hollande – who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday’s run-off – spoke of his pride at becoming president.

So long, Fwenchies, we hardly knew ye.


Oh, this&#160 is choice.&#160 Check out this headline (h/t Drudge):

Greek default would destroy faith in Europe: Merkel

Faith?&#160 What&#160 faith?

“We need to take steps we can control,” Merkel said, drawing a parallel between the Greek situation and that of Lehman, whose bankruptcy helped trigger the global financial crisis.

“What we can’t do is destroy the confidence of all investors mid-course and get a situation where they say that if we’ve done it for Greece, we will also do it for Spain, for Belgium, or any other country. Then not a single person would put their money in Europe anymore.”

What I wanna know is:&#160 what fool is throwing money into that&#160 socialist hellhole?

Seriously.&#160 If you’re hemorrhaging money into that&#160 pit, come see me.&#160 I can put that money to far&#160 better use.

I need a 2012 Mustang.&#160 Convertible.&#160 Black.&#160 With a DVD/Blu-ray player.


Hell, I’ll even give you one of my t-shirts for your trouble.


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