Bad Omens for Hollande
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  • Kris

    “shortly after taking off for the flight from Paris to Berlin, Hollande’s plane was forced to turn back when it was struck by lightning”

    What’s the German word for “lightning”?

  • Maid Abusing Socialist

    And DSK’s attempt at rehabilitatation by suing the maid he raped/roughed up/swindled: good omen or bad?

  • Donner und Blitzen! Of course Gott is displeased. More seriously I think electorates are ‘hunting’ putting one party in power and then the other. The Germans are sick of Merkel and the Brits will tire of Cameron soon enough. Here in Australia Labor is struggling against an opposition leader no one thinks is ideal. (An understatement included for the amusement of any Australians who are listening.) In the US the choice seems to be between hamstringing Obama with a Republican House and Senate or the voters giving the Republicans the chance they gave the Democrats in 08. No one has the answers and consequently no one has the conviction to really try something new. Just pretend.

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