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France welcomes us all!

Yet another reason to love France: French President Emmanuel Macron launched a website urging anyone concerned with climate change to move to France: www.MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain.fr – Exxon Shareholders Approve Climate Resolution: 62% Call for Disclosure in Landmark 

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Nous sommes tous Charlie !

Nous sommes tous Charlie! That’s the cry of all of us who are horrified by the ” acte d’une exceptionnelle barbarie” by seemingly professional terrorists against a daily Parisian paper that publishes a satirical take on contemporary politics around the … Continue reading

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Weirdest Part of Hollande’s Sex Scandal

The weirdest element of the Hollande scandal was finally pointed to by Anne Roumanoff, a French humorist and political satirist: the clash between the French President’s nerdy look and his rakish extra-curricular activities. Draping the French socio-political scene in a … Continue reading

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Bernard’s reactions to the latest wrinkle

Bernard B. sent in that cartoon from Le Monde. Here are his accompanying thoughts: J’ai l’impression qu’on tourne en rond. Il y a deux choses : d’une part la « clarification » lapidaire et peu généreuse de Hollande et d’autre … Continue reading

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Our self-proclaimed Frenchie, Doris, is scandalized by those of us who are scandalized

Je n’implique pas plus les Anglos que quiconque s’identifie à des bornés de puritains et de débiles: il faut vraiment avoir un QI de taré pour être attiré par ce TRASH. Même le Pape François ne se considère pas ” … Continue reading

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Bernard’s eloquent take on the scandalous non-scandal

Bernard, an observer of French culture writes with savvy eye and a golden pen : Décidément, l’année a commencé avec une actualité française bien chargée : une version présidentielle de Romeo et Juliette, le mélodrame de l’épouse abandonnée, ou plutôt … Continue reading

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A Frenchie’s reaction

After having lived a long time in the States, Doris P. sees America with French eyes  :   “Ce que X,  Y, le Président fait dans sa vie privée ne regarde personne, seulement  lui et son entourage. Toutefois un bémol … Continue reading

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