Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
this recession must really suck. you know things are bad when high tax france cuts taxes. the sarkozy run government has cut the sales tax on restaurant meals to 5.5%.
the bad thing about this guardian article linked to here on this blog, is that the journalist fails to identify what the value added tax (sales tax) was prior to this cut.
Sunday, August 10th, 2008
john mccain took a strong stance against russia in the russia-georgia-south ossetia crisis that erupted during the opening ceremony of the olympics, vladimir putin, prime minister of russia, appeared at. according to politico, a public relations firm working for the russian federation pointed out that randy scheunemann, mccain’s foreign policy advisor used to be a lobbyist for the georgia government. is it possible that mccain has experienced another senior moment and mistakenly believes the conflict (aka, war) is between russia and the u.s. state of georgia?
have you wondered why most of the news reports on the russia-georgia-south ossetia conflict generally fail to mention dmitry medvedev, the current, baby-face russian president?
does this conflict underscore the impotence of most heads of state? well, minus putin. while putin enthusiastically waved to the crowd at the opening ceremony of the beijing olympics, russia was simultaneously bombing georgia. george w. bush, nicholas sarkozy, and presumably other heads of state sat in the crowd supporting their respective nations at the event. so it’s not as if no one has any idea where putin is, if he is, as many heads of state believe, still the russian federation’s puppet master.
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
the weekly standard pauses for a moment to take into account barack obama’s trip to paris. sarkozy notes that france will do well with john mccain, who he met with earlier this year, or barack obama.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
if sex in the city were still around today, cary, the character played by sarah jessica parker, would describe sarkozy as a modelizer.
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
french author, yasmina reza, who wrote the briliant play ‘art,’ was given unprecedented access to nicholas sarkozy during the run up to the french presidential campaign. her new book was released last week in france. you can read about this on focus in german, on liberation in french, and on the guardian in english. unfortunately, it will most likely take 6 – 12 months for an english version to surface. –if it ever does. although the german translation hasn’t been released either.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
he sent his wife, cecilia, to libya to do what no foreign minister, president, or prime minister has been able to do in the last seven years. and that’s to talk gadaffi, the man whose name is spelt in many different ways, into releasing the six bulgarian doctors (accused of giving local children AIDS) from prison and a looming death sentence. nicolas sarkozy is now ‘in hot water’ in france and in the eu. perhaps sarkozy is only interested in results. and it seems that’s what he and his wife have achieved. the doctors were released earlier this week.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
both kurt russell and jack nicholson are definitely past their sale dates. perhaps it’s time to toss them out?
perhaps one reason putin was able to drink sarkozy under-the-table during the g-8 summit is because russians have special genes that allow them to drink vodka.