Mais NON! (Mais Oui!) 15 March 2009Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, Afghanistan War, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
The ‘D-card’, a postcard and DVD containing a film and pictures of Barack Obama. The D-card, made in Brittany by Claude Maidenberg, will be available for purchase on Obama’s inauguration day, January 20 [AFP/GETTY]
hmmm… what was that about “no sides” in the G-20?
Oh I don’t think so.
And why would there NOT be sides? We are all in a hell of a mess, it is bound to be fractious.
From an English language blog on French politics that Madman turned me onto a few months ago…
The Financial Times has taken to referring to the G20 as “the gap of 20″ owing to the stark difference between the US and European positions. Witness this characterization of the European reaction to American proposals:
With the crotchety air of a dowager duchess sending a sub-standard amuse-bouche back to the kitchens, Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg prime minister and chair of the “eurogroup” of finance ministers from the single currency zone, added sniffily:
“The 16 finance ministers agreed that recent American appeals insisting Europeans make an added budgetary effort were not to our liking.”
PLUS, sacre bleu! They were not born yesterday:
And the American stock market hasn’t helped: the ten-percent rise in the Dow this past week can only fuel European suspicions that they’re being hustled yet again by city-slickers (or should that be Citi-slickers?).
Plus.. you know, let us not forget, we are, concurrently, asking that people go drown with us in Afghanistan.
We are so loved. Truly…