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The Era of López Obrador

Since the political climate is more interesting than my recent climax, here’s someone that’s giving me good vibes: the new President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The inauguration, last week, of Mexico’s new President, was a remarkable occurrence in several ways. Not least was the fact that he is the only left-winger to come to power this year in a hemisphere swinging fulsomely to the right, in one country after another.

In an inauguration ceremony unlike any other in Mexican history, Andrés Manuel López Obrador called neoliberalism a disaster. (Good point, just look at France)

During his acceptance speech, López Obrador made it clear that his Presidency will be very different from previous ones: he pledged to reduce his salary by sixty per cent, to sell the lavish Presidential jet, and to eliminate the Presidential guard corps. He arrived for the inauguration in his white Volkswagen Jetta, having also foresworn the Presidential limousine.

In an emphatic reiteration of the main plank of his campaign, López Obrador also promised to extirpate public corruption, which, he said, had degraded the governments of his predecessors and shamed the nation in the eyes of the world.

With Peña Nieto (his unpopular predecessor) seated only feet away, he described the outgoing President’s term in office as “inmunda” (“unclean”) and raised the issue of what to do about bringing corrupt public officials, including ex-Presidents, to justice. 

HAHA!! I won’t lie, I like this guy. Although LGBTQ rights and femicides (a Latin America epidemic) are not part of his policies.

I used to have a friend who used to work for the Mexican consulate here in Montreal in the early 2000’s and he used to tell me of the scandalous ways the government spent in the image of the country, and the lavish lifestyle of the diplomats abroad (the cars, the residencies, etc,) while the Mexican population had all type of necessities. 

And that was just a consulate. Nevermind an Embassy. 

Anyhow I don’t dislike the election of López Obrador. Hopefully, a change for the better.

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Meanwhile The Clown…

Axios reports:

The riots in Paris — which started over fuel tax and have devolved into protests against the living standards and President Emmanuel Macron himself — have been the worst the city has seen in decades.

Macron has suspended the fuel tax implementation for six months, which Trump has previously incorrectly called a signal that Macron agreed that the Paris Agreement “is fatally flawed.”

Trump also retweeted a claim on Monday that protestors were chanting, “We want Trump,” though CNN reported that on-the-ground personnel “have seen no evidence” to support that.


Fucking psychopath! 

The only place where people are chanting for you is prison. And not in a good way. 

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Day of Rage

Paris is on lockdown as 1,000 protesters are arrested and 135 are injured during riots in ‘Day of rage’ across France. Protesters smashed store windows, set fires around Paris, and clashed with police, who fired tear gas throughout the day in the French capital.

Although I do condemn the destruction, I also understand the frustration.

This goes beyond higher taxes, it’s also about immigration and all the negative consequences that implies being part of the European Union, where those on the bottom get robbed while the bosses and bankers get richer.

People had enough. Capitalism has failed.

It’s time for the European Union to end and national sovereignty to return to all nations.

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More Candy For Michelle

During the funeral for John McCain back in September, George W. Bush was seen pulling sweet grandpa moves by sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama, who was sitting beside him.

Bush Jr. and Michelle recreated their funeral candy moment again during the state funeral for Bush’s late father and former President, George H. W. Bush.

It happened after Bush Jr. and Laura Bush walked in and greeted the line-up of real-ex-Presidents (and also the current orange joke) in the front row.

Bush shook Dump’s hand, then Malaria, then the honourable Barack Obama, and when he got to his girl Michelle, he took her hand and palmed her a candy.

Trump’s stupid face turned a different shade of orange/red when Bush leaned over to give Michelle the candy. I was hoping for a cardiac episode, something I don’t know, fatal?

Anyway I haven’t forgotten the mess Bush Jr. did to the world by invading Iraq, but that’s another story… I just adore his friendship with Michelle. And that’s something Dump and Malaria will never understand or have with the other presidents.

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Trump’s favourite Things

Randy Rainbow takes lyric-writing to new heights (The Alps!) with a special holiday edition video “Sound of Mueller” sing-along to the tune of  “My Favourite Things”.

Just brilliant!!

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Honteux

People has the right to protest and march for whatever cause, but that doesn’t give them the right to vandalise and commit criminal acts. 

Over the weekend, the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) rioters torched cars, smashed windows, and looted stores all over. And at l’Arc de Triomphe, rioters plastered the monument in graffiti and smashed several sculptures, including one by François Rude depicting Marianne, goddess of liberty and a national symbol of the French Republic.

SHAMEFUL!

Even HITLER had some respect for l’Arc de Triomphe and Napoleon.

During a ceremony to revive the flame of the Unknown Soldier in Paris, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces Genevieve Darrieussecq says the protesters who vandalised the Arc de Triomphe “attacked France.” And I totally agree.

Those are not civilians, those are CRIMINALS! Period.

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He’s Not Ok

He’s done it again.

Trump has strangely and awkwardly wandered off so many times during official events in the past two years that I’ve lost count.

The latest incident, which is now going viral on social media, occurred during a photo shoot with Argentina’s Mauricio Macri at this weekend’s G20 summit.

After pausing for a couple photos, Trump is seen on video shaking Macri’s hand and then walking off stage. Macri tries to beckon him back, to no avail, and an aide is seen pursuing the confused U.S. president. They were supposed to remained on stage for a group photo.

Reporters started laughing, but not with the American president.

You know, dementia is common in people over the age of 65, but in Trump’s case, I think drugs and stress may also be factors. Plus, he has the attention span of a toddler. 

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