Rural Working Class in France Rioting in Protest of "Global Warming" Fuel Taxes, Globalism;
Antifa and Far-Right Said to be Rioting on Same Side



The "Gilets Jaunes" are wearing their yellow fluorescent jackets, which the government requires them to have in their vehicles to make them visible during vehicle breakdowns, etc., to protest Macron's newest round of gas taxes to fight "global warming."

This is the third weekend in a row of unrest, property damage, and violence.

The French government is considering "all options" to control protests against rising fuel prices that have turned violent in Paris over the last three weeks, a spokesman said Sunday.

Speaking on France's Europe 1 radio, spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said the government is thinking about steps to prevent "serious outbursts of violence," including introducing a state of emergency.

More than 400 people were arrested and 133 injured in Paris on Saturday in clashes between police and protesters with the "gilets jaune" or "yellow vest" movement, who are protesting rising gas prices and taxes on polluting forms of transport.
An estimated 36,000 people demonstrated in Saturday's protests across the country, marking the third consecutive week of such demonstrations, according to the French Interior Ministry. About 53,000 participated last week and about 113,000 the week before.

Griveaux said that between 1,000 and 1,500 people joined Saturday's demonstrations "only to fight with the police, to break and loot." He added that those protesters "have nothing to do with the yellow vests."


More from ABC:

Paris police say 133 people have been injured and 412 have been arrested during France's worst urban riot in years.

Police said Sunday that those injured during Saturday's protest included 23 police officers. They say 378 of the arrested have been put in police custody after the violence that tore apart parts of central Paris.

A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists wearing yellow jackets torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti.

At Le Figaro, a politician said there were 1000 injuries, not 133, and Paris mayor Hildago says there have been 3-4 million euros in damage caused by the protests/riots.

The Arc de Triomphe itself is said to have been damaged in the rioting, though I think that might just consist of the above-mentioned graffiti.

National Front (now called the National Rally) leader Marianne LePen is, naturally, supportive of the uprising. Saying she had supported the uprising "from the first hour of the first day," she went on:

Marine Le Pen boasted of having "sensed for a very long time that a social crisis was brewing in France" and that "the discontentment would burst out." "It bursts out in the street, and, believe me, I regret that," she added. "For a long time I have spoken of the France of the forgotten. This France which is never on the radars of the politicians who prefer to busy themselves with minorities of every kind to the detriment of the majority of the French. Maybe I was right too soon," she continued.

She called upon Macron to "renounce your fiscal policies which the French want no more of. This will not be perceived as a sign of weakness,but as a gesture of
a statesman who has listened [to the people] and who loves them."

The CMPE, a union of employers (yes, I guess France has unions for employers has called for the cancellation of the fuel tax hike.

Judging the "risk of paralysis of the French economy" as being "quite real," the [CPME] called on Monday for the cancellation [of the fuel tax.]

"A fourth Saturday of disorder must not be a possibility," warned the CPME regarding the damage...

"We must somehow reassure as rapidly as possible the French and the economic actors if France is to put back in working order," the president of the CPME... told the AFP.

The government "cannot simply respond that the tax will be kept because so far, this response has only increased the uprising," he said, calling it a "real mess."



Tim Pool covered the riots here, stating that some on the ground are calling this a "revolution" or a "civil war." He also says that Antifa has joined with the far right to protest/riot against Macron.

This Time article mentions some of this:

Some radical far-right and far-left activists were involved in the riot, as well as a "great number" of protesters wearing yellow jackets, Delpuech said....

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph." He then headed to a nearby avenue where activists battled police on Saturday to meet with firefighters, police officers and restaurant owners.

Update: We want Trump?!

Here's the thing, though: the guy on the bus is wearing a Trump mask and many people are laughing. So this might be a half-kidding, half-serious thing. Or more than half-kidding.



Maybe they're just adopting Trump as their Pepe: The meme you know will send your opponents to the fainting couches.

BTW, the crowd is chanting in perfect English, so I don't know where this was shot, or if this was just mostly a group of expats. But I don't know, I've never chanted in a foreign language. Maybe your accent goes away.

More: I thought maybe this was actually London (double decker bus and all) and a commenter says the gear the cops are wearing looks like English cop gear.

Or should I say "Bobby Kit."

No I shouldn't; that's gay.

...

Let's finish on a happy note: Making fun of silly cuck Max Boot for having said that Emmanuel Macron would unite not only France but the world itself as the anti-Trump.









Update: Sean Davis and Twitchy Are "RUSSIAN BOTS" Now, Cryin' Max?



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 03:26 PM




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1 Boxes within boxes.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:20 PM (t6MX/)

2 Make France France Again

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

3 So is this the normal 'urban yutes' level of riot in France? Or something more serious?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (ycWCI)

4 2
Make France France Again


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

Make France Great Again.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (t6MX/)

5 Man, not only boxed but posted 2:18 PM


This grey box....is a TARDIS?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (tVWQB)

6 TRUE FACT :

Ace has a Black Belt in HTML

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (opyfN)

7 Oooh la la!

Posted by: tu3031 at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (sf1AO)

8 Its almost like AGW is a scam for the collectivist left to raise taxes and redistribute the wealth. To themselves of course.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (/tuJf)

9 All that's left is to Double Post this one.

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (opyfN)

10 3
So is this the normal 'urban yutes' level of riot in France? Or something more serious?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (ycWCI)

Feels like something more.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (t6MX/)

11 I am headed over to Paris with James Taylor...'UNITY!'

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (yhf6w)

12 it's france. give a fuck meter pegged on zero. no movement. don't care if they burn it to the ground, and salt the ashes where it stood. great britain is next.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (KP5rU)

13 Mr. President, the peasants are revolting!


You bet! They stink on ice!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (oVJmc)

14 When the middle and working class riot and revolt is when it gets real.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Black Friday Deals on Orange Man Bad Whines at the Outrage Outlet! at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (hLRSq)

15 So I'm behind on this....

The yellow vests: must all drivers wear them?

And before someone else mentions it, yes I saw The Yellow Vests open for The The back in 1987. Good show.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (tVWQB)

16
Getting closer to a self-banning, ace!

Crimson and clover, over and over ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:23 PM (XdWyA)

17
Joker on jack.
Match on a fire.
Cold on ice as a dead man's touch.

Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back.....

Blue on Black!!

Posted by: fixerupper at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (8XRCm)

18 OPA!

Posted by: Greek Tourist in Paris at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (opyfN)

19 We need a commentor's union.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (ycWCI)

20 Yikes. Pretty much everyone is rioting except for the dusky "youths" who like to set cars on fire on New Years Eve (IYKWIMAITYD)???

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (W+vEI)

21 Can you hear the people sing?
This is the song of angry Men
Its the music of a people
Who will not be taxed again
When the bleeding of their Hearts
Enters the brains of those dum dums
There is a fight about to start
When the Taxman comes....

Posted by: Don Q at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (NgKpN)

22 Ace is boxing me in.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (JUOKG)

23 Any man comment on the gray box spend a night in the box.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (sf1AO)

24 I wonder what the commies are pissed about? They want bigger Global Warming taxes? More regulation? I bet they're protesting that Macron is a fake conservative and they want an admitted commie.

Posted by: America's chickennnza at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (vtd+q)

25 Those Poor Baguettes!

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (opyfN)

26 this thread is like the weather here in wisconsin. mostly gray. fucking depressing.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (KP5rU)

27 >>And before someone else mentions it, yes I saw The Yellow Vests open for The The back in 1987. Good show.



I saw them open for Men at Work in '85!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (W+vEI)

28 Wow this looks interesting. Will France collapse? Will AoSHQ?

Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (t849v)

29
23 Any man comment on the gray box spend a night in the box.
Posted by: tu3031 at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (sf1AO)


Paint It Black

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (XdWyA)

Posted by: Michael at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (UFgOG)

31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uby6jFCDjE

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:25 PM (AzW6q)

32 Rural Working Class in France Rioting in Protest of "Global Warming" Fuel Taxes, Globalism;

LOL. The Frogs have been among the biggest pushers of the Global Warming and Globalism crap.

It's a shame a meteor didn't end it all for them during the pathetic French Revolution. Basically, it was all over at that point, anyway.

I think the name for the 6th Republic there should be Shithead McShitheady.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (Cp/jq)

33 All that's left is to Double Post this one.

Posted by: garrett


And ze piece de reistance....

Posted by: Ace bans himself at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (NF2Bf)

34 just as long as this isn't the dreaded backlash against the peaceful muz invaders, then who cares.It's good to see that the French can stand for mass murder and gang rape but fuel taxes are too much

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (7J5t2)

35 When a carbon tax was proposed in the deep blue state of Washington in the last election, it got voted down 43-57.

Now, the left-wing Democratic Washington legislature will probably pass a carbon tax anyway.

The response to this probably won't be as robust as the French.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (TEv5V)

36 4 2
Make France France Again


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

Make France Great Again.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (t6MX/)

Hey now....

Posted by: Napoleon B. at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (NgKpN)

37
I found the missing HTML command!!!

Heh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (/9p9e)

38 A revolution i can support....

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (0OmEj)

39
There's a vacancy for leader of the free world and Macron is submitting his application.


Are you high?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (XdWyA)

40 Send more cake!

Posted by: Macron's Mom Wife at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (88+cf)

41 Pretty much everyone is rioting except for the dusky "youths" who like to set cars on fire

-----

well... they aint stupid.


Theyre not going out if The People Of Pallor are on an uncontrolled rampage.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (8XRCm)

42 I'm rooting for the smug, out-of-touch elitist dimwits!

IOW, people like me!!!

Posted by: Max Boot at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (fqUgw)

43 40 Send more cake!
Posted by: Macron's Mom Wife at December 03, 2018 03:26 PM (88+cf)


Send more cake GIRLS!!!!


(or GILFs for Macaroon)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (/9p9e)

44 >>The yellow vests: must all drivers wear them?

They have to keep them in their cars by law in case of a breakdown or accident. At least some of the European countries mandate other things like reflective signs, fire extinguishers, flares, etc.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (/tuJf)

45 Antifa is just the sexy new name for Black Block, and they've been in every riot since like 2000. They just like to break things and do bad, but they're all together on thinking government sucks.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (39g3+)

46 8
Its almost like AGW is a scam for the collectivist left to raise taxes and redistribute the wealth. To themselves of course.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:22 PM (/tuJf)

Tony Heller does a great job exposing the data manipulations and other hoaxy hoaxsome stuff with global warming.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCprclkVrNPls7PR-nHhf1Ow
Here he does great work exposing the settled science of global environmental catastrophyism that always has as its solution more regulation and wealth transfer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqZGgaZaXig

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (t6MX/)

47 So, they discovered all this cool global stuff is going to cost them eh?

Well, their betters in Brussels will eventually show them the error of their ways.

Is there a Bastille in Brussels?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (37IEG)

48 We are both inside and outside.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (ycWCI)

49 I bet they're protesting that Macron is a fake conservative and they want an admitted commie.
Posted by: America's chickennnza at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (vtd+q)

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They're protesting the incredibly high taxes that have a disproportionate burden on the rural folk.

Problem is, if they lower taxes, and consequently curtail entitlements, they'll riot over the cuts in services, transfer payments, etc.

This is the rock-and-hard-place all socialist fantasy-lands end trapped in.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (AzW6q)

50

Okay, who undid my fix?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (/9p9e)

51
The fog is baaaaaack!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (XdWyA)

52 If trump had signed onto the paris gw thing, this would not be happening. In other words, Trump called bs on the gw tax and the French believe him, not the globalists.

Posted by: steve at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (CNm1v)

53 Make France France Again
______________

Too late for that, dhimmis!

Posted by: Muzzie imports & lifelong welfare recipients at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (fqUgw)

54 Its hard to take French riots and revolts seriously, they do it like every year. Its a passtime for them, like picnics for Americans. As a government I'd have a hard time taking them seriously too. I'm not kidding, they riot over everything.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (39g3+)

55 Mommy! Mommy!

Posted by: Macron at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (sf1AO)

56 >>They have to keep them in their cars by law in case of a breakdown or accident. At least some of the European countries mandate other things like reflective signs, fire extinguishers, flares, etc.


Messenger Bags

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (opyfN)

57 They got what they voted for, good and hard. Sure, Macron campaigned to the center ala Barky, but looking at just a little bit of his historical views would have told them what he really was.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (ffYR/)

58 Vive les boites gris!

Posted by: Surfperch at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (tYPH9)

59 Rural Working Class in France Rioting in Protest of "Global Warming" Fuel Taxes, Globalism;



LOL. The Frogs have been among the biggest pushers of the Global Warming and Globalism crap.



Cheap fuel prices are about the common folk and their jobs.


Raising the prices with a global warming scam is about the Ruling Elites and THEIR jobs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (oVJmc)

60 49 They're protesting the incredibly high taxes that have a disproportionate burden on the rural folk.

Problem is, if they lower taxes, and consequently curtail entitlements, they'll riot over the cuts in services, transfer payments, etc.

This is the rock-and-hard-place all socialist fantasy-lands end trapped in.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (AzW6q)

============

Wait...are you saying that this time it's still not the right people running things?

When will they find the right people?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (oh/Sd)

61 And yet the grey boxes contain....more grey boxes.


How very fwecnh, of Ace.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (cqNba)

62 I don't see what the problem is.

I live in a rich arrondissement in Central Paris, and i don't even drive a car, except on weekends.

I don't know why these deplorable peasants are so upset about increases in the gas tax - if they don't like the tax, they can just stop driving.

Posted by: The French Political Class at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (TEv5V)

63 The Grey is gone!

Posted by: Surfperch at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (tYPH9)

64 I'm really digging those shoulder pads the French cops are wearing. Its like a Renaissance Fair.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (2LelM)

65 Coming to America in a few years.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (rwVFm)

66 Ha, you'll never guess!

Posted by: Schrodinger's HTML Fix at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (NF2Bf)

67 >>Messenger Bags

Nah, those aren't required. They volunteer to carry those things.

Eurotrash.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

68 And before someone else mentions it, yes I saw The Yellow Vests open for The The back in 1987. Good show.


I loved The The...

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (TUU1F)

69 This would be the Paris Discord.

Posted by: Undocumented at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (NDlpU)

70 >>>3 So is this the normal 'urban yutes' level of riot in France? Or something more serious?

people are saying it's serious. But I dunno. I haven't really read all that much about it.

Tim Pool is calling it an uprising of the French white working (rural) class similar to the Trump uprising, but that's speculation, and i'm always hesitant to map a foreign country's politics to what I know about our own country's politics.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (PbpT7)

71 >>This is the rock-and-hard-place all socialist fantasy-lands end trapped in.


Ah, that makes sense.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (W+vEI)

72 Send more cake GIRLS!!!!


(or GILFs for Macaroon)
______________

Except that for me, the "g" stands for grannies, not girls.

I like 'em old and wrinkly!

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (fqUgw)

73 62 I don't see what the problem is.

I live in a rich arrondissement in Central Paris, and i don't even drive a car, except on weekends.

I don't know why these deplorable peasants are so upset about increases in the gas tax - if they don't like the tax, they can just stop driving.
Posted by: The French Political Class at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (TEv5V)

==============

*Sniffs own fart*

"Exactly. Such ungrateful peasants."
-Angela Markel

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (oh/Sd)

74
Posted by: Schrodinger's HTML Fix at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (NF2Bf)

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Sooooooo..... the blog is only grey if we look at it??

Posted by: fixerupper at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (8XRCm)

75
I gues the frogs suddenly determined that the water in their pot is getting too hot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (XdWyA)

76 So, I imagine that before this yellow vest law was enacted that government officials heavily invested in the one company making the things?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (TUU1F)

77 So will Macron resort to starving his population like Madura or just open re-education camps like Xi?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (2LelM)

78 Das Boot is pretty full of himself.

Posted by: PhilDirt at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (FJyss)

79 65
Coming to America in a few years.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:29 PM (rwVFm)
Few years? They're drafting the legislation for the Democrat house to sign even as I type this.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (37IEG)

80 France must return the Eiffel Tower to Iran...I think.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (yhf6w)

81 Let's be clear: Anyone who is protesting this who claims they are part of Antifa have absolutely no clue what the Antifa movement is all about. Pragmatically speaking, Antifa is about the advancement of Communism and globalism. This protest is about nationalism, or anti-Communism or anti-globalism. I doubt seriously that many of the Antifa protestors are part of the vast majority of protestors who harbor favorable views of US President Trump, for instance. So any promotion of Antifa as being part of this protest is either stupidity on the Antifa-affiliated protester, or is a false-flag narrative advanced by the press, or even both.


Posted by: Jonah Kyle at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (CkNGY)

82 Max "Head up his" Boot is an epic tool. Macro is tearing France apart. But, hey, ELECTED!

Fucking idiot.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (Zz0t1)

83 One of the real oddities in modern politics is that leftwingers consistently run as moderates, then once elected do far left wing things - like Macron's tax increases.

And the voters....throughout the west...throw up their hands and say, "well ok I guess".

If we are seeing the electorate hold their leaders accountable though....that is something major....

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (eSx+E)

84 I gues the frogs suddenly determined that the water in their pot is getting too hot.

Ba-dum-tsssss

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (TUU1F)

85 I loved The The...
Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (TUU1F)

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... you loved what??? Dont stutter...

Posted by: fixerupper at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (8XRCm)

86 They got what they voted for, good and hard. Sure, Macron campaigned to the center ala Barky, but looking at just a little bit of his historical views would have told them what he really was.

I agree, they voted for this, they wanted it. They had another, better choice but were scared off by "right wing!!!" screams from their "elites". You got what you wanted. Eat it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (39g3+)

87 70 people are saying it's serious. But I dunno. I haven't really read all that much about it.

Tim Pool is calling it an uprising of the French white working (rural) class similar to the Trump uprising, but that's speculation, and i'm always hesitant to map a foreign country's politics to what I know about our own country's politics.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (PbpT7)

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How many times have we gotten excited about the election of some "right of center" person to the presidency of a foreign government only to realize that yes, they are still socialists?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (oh/Sd)

88 I'm so old I have The Yellowjackets on cassette tape ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (LPnfS)

89 20 years ago when I could speak French, I'd be making a joke by translating that Tree of Liberty quote into French and posting it here with an appropriately humorous sockpuppet.

Alas, you'll just have to imagine.

Posted by: Methos at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (kOpft)

90 Weren't they all "No cars in Paris by 2030" or some such bullshit? They're just getting a jump start on it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (37IEG)

91 This Boot character. He takes being wrong to a whole new level.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (0tfLf)

92 Have you ever noticed that every proposal the Left makes benefits the rich liberal urban gentry that lives in central cities, and screws everyone else?

Like the Obama "economic recovery", which was great for blue cities, and trashed the red areas outside the blue cities.

Funny how that works, huh?

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (TEv5V)

93 Word of advice to the Right? Wipe out antifa now before they do it to you.

Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (7HtZB)

94 Rural folks and truck drivers will stop making deliveries to the deep blue urban areas and throw up razor wire over night. Gotta contain and starve the cancer to death.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (rwVFm)

95 Sooooooo..... the blog is only grey if we look at it??

Posted by: fixerupper


Dis is why de mother-wife waxes...

Posted by: Presdient Macron at December 03, 2018 03:32 PM (NF2Bf)

96
Ol' Max literally got dozens of people talking about his thought pieces. I'd bet that over half of them were pointing and laughing at him.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (XdWyA)

97 "A truffle pig for foreign policy idiocy" is poetic in an insulting kind of way and I wish I had written it.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (RD7QR)

98 Its hard to take French riots and revolts seriously,....
Right?
I'm pretty sure they don't start until 10:00 AM, then take off a couple hours for lunch.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (88+cf)

99 Can you hear the people sing?
This is the song of angry Men
Its the music of a people
Who will not be taxed again
When the bleeding of their Hearts
Enters the brains of those dum dums
There is a fight about to start
When the Taxman comes....
Posted by: Don Q


Whatever you do,do NOT put this to the tune of "Do re mi" from Sound of Music. You will hate all life on Earth.

Posted by: You're welcome at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (NeSSd)

100 I wish Macron would stop kissing his mom like that.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (ogObW)

101 Who stole my goofy hat?

Posted by: Max Boot at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (sf1AO)

102 >>>How many times have we gotten excited about the election of some "right of center" person to the presidency of a foreign government only to realize that yes, they are still socialists?

he was obviously a socialist. He served as Finance Minister for Hollande, who was/is a socialist. I imagine he was a member of the official Parti Socialist before he created his "new" party of alleged centrist socialists.

This was always bullshit from Jump Street.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (PbpT7)

103 20 Yikes. Pretty much everyone is rioting except for the dusky "youths" who like to set cars on fire on New Years Eve (IYKWIMAITYD)???
Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:24 PM (W+vEI)
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The Asians?

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (fq72/)

104 Yesterday I was reading an article on PJ Media wherein 'twas written: "I feel your pain but go screw yourselves," says Macron.

Sloppy writing like this drives me mad. Macron didn't say those words. One doesn't paraphrase using quotes.

Pedantic rant aside, let the whole damned bunch of the Frenchy losers have at it. They continue to vote for socialists/globalists over and over and over, while sneering at the crude Americans who voted for a vulgarian and refuse to disarm themselves. They can't seem to understand their shitstorm is self-inflicted. Fuck 'em with thistles.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (vkS2Z)

105 "The French government is considering 'all options' to control protests..."
That includes nukes, right?

Posted by: Eric Swalwell - (D)umbass CA at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (EpFW6)

106 paris accords. just like democrat gun rights. should be an easy transition. anarchy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (KP5rU)

107
How many times have we gotten excited about the election of some
"right of center" person to the presidency of a foreign government only
to realize that yes, they are still socialists?



EVERY time?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (oVJmc)

108 85 I loved The The...
Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (TUU1F)
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... you loved what??? Dont stutter...
Posted by: fixerupper at December 03, 2018 03:31 PM (8XRCm)



I take it that fixerupper has never had An Uncertain Smile.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (ujg0T)

109 "a truffle pig for foreign policy idiocy." I like that.

Posted by: bluebell at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (U5tDi)

110
Like the Obama "economic recovery", which was great for blue cities, and trashed the red areas outside the blue cities.


Look, we granted you the boon of paying you to insulate your trailers, you guttersnipes. Your ingratitude ... displeases us.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (XdWyA)

111 Is Sean Davis really Ace?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (pUDQf)

112 >>people are saying it's serious. But I dunno. I haven't really read all that much about it.

I was reading an article in the NYT this morning. They were featuring a few citizens from rural France and they did not paint a pretty picture.

It sounds as if the number of people in the working poor ranks are growing. And they made it sound pretty dire.

These new taxes just make the ability to afford the basics like food and heat even more difficult. It doesn't sound like this is an easily fixed problem.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (/tuJf)

113 102 >>>How many times have we gotten excited about the election of some "right of center" person to the presidency of a foreign government only to realize that yes, they are still socialists?

he was obviously a socialist. He served as Finance Minister for Hollande, who was/is a socialist. I imagine he was a member of the official Parti Socialist before he created his "new" party of alleged centrist socialists.

This was always bullshit from Jump Street.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:33 PM (PbpT7)

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I wasn't referring to Macron specifically.

Just trying to draw out a larger lesson about your warning of filtering foreign politics through our own.

If I remember correctly, we all saw Macron as an empty suit escape latch for the socialist establishment of France to escape Le Pen, who is also a socialist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (oh/Sd)

114 Fascinating to see how MAGA Twitterati (or Bots) have suddenly fixated on this piece applauding Macron's election. This herd of independent minds is tweeting like crazy as if this is obviously wrong. It's not. I'm still rooting for Macron. These guys are rooting for chaos of my reputation.

Because I'm stuck on stupid.

Posted by: Booted in the head at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (NeSSd)

115 111; is ace really sean davis?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (KP5rU)

116 Le Pen is also a socialist, just of the enjoy the decline variety instead of the lets bring in a bunch of muslims variety. I don't think France had a candidate that would even try to fix things.

Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (t849v)

117 Who is dumber: Max Boot or Rick Wilson?

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (y7DUB)

118 From the June 2017 article Max Boot says "Jeremy Corbyn" who is the far left is not much different than the far right? Really? Does he think Trump is far right?!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (AllCR)

119 i'm always hesitant to map a foreign country's politics to what I know about our own country's politics.





Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (PbpT7)

Tim Pool has great commentary. But I find that when he says wrong stuff, he does so with an initially convincing confidence. Still, when you apparently have the people protesting right alongside the perpetually protesting, it has the potential at least to be something more.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (t6MX/)

120 Max Boot shares Paul Krugman's gift for getting everything wrong.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (39g3+)

121 >>>Le Pen is also a socialist, just of the enjoy the decline variety instead of the lets bring in a bunch of muslims variety. I don't think France had a candidate that would even try to fix things.

yes, true.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (PbpT7)

122 AntiFa are international commies i.e. globalists. This is a nationalist movement with some anarchists sprinkled in because anarchists.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (rwVFm)

123 100 I wish Macron would stop kissing his mom like that.
____________

You no like to see strong, virile man tongue-kissing his mama? Vat kind of provincial, unsophisticated rube are you, eh?

Every Frenchman knows that wrinkly sex is de best kind!

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (fqUgw)

124 105 "The French government is considering 'all options' to control protests..."
That includes nukes, right?
Posted by: Eric Swalwell - (D)umbass CA at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (EpFW6)

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Same things it certainly includes, I'm sure, are encouraging fraking on their own soil, lowering gas taxes, and importing more American natural gas and oil.

I'm sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (oh/Sd)

125 117: flip a coin, you can't fucking lose.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:37 PM (KP5rU)

126 20 years ago when I could speak French, I'd be making a joke by translating that Tree of Liberty quote into French and posting it here with an appropriately humorous sockpuppet.

Alas, you'll just have to imagine.
Posted by: Methos


Non?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:37 PM (c3AZU)

127 112 These new taxes just make the ability to afford the basics like food and heat even more difficult. It doesn't sound like this is an easily fixed problem.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (/tuJf)

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"Let them eat carbon credits."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:37 PM (oh/Sd)

128 Watching a rerun of Frazier and Roz just used the term 'gaslighting'. That's got to be a pretty early use of the term, 1993 (first season).

Yeah, I know the film is a lot older than that, but I thought the term derived from it was a fairly recent development.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 03, 2018 03:37 PM (oVJmc)

129 It seems that he cut taxes, but for big businesses? And raised taxes on the little guy? Is that what sent everyone over the edge?

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 03:37 PM (K7cZK)

130 All we are saying is give tax hikes a chance.

Posted by: Emmanuel Macron and the Elite Frogs at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (+y/Ru)

131 We must meet our obligations under the Paris Accords - on the backs of our middle- and working-class citizens, who didn't even bother to go to a prestigious university.

Ta, ta - I'm off to Bali for another dreadfully important environmental conference!

Posted by: The Globalist Bureaucracy at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (TEv5V)

132 I have a friend who lives near the Champs-Elysee's near Rue Washington. He said the rioters gathered up all the Christmas Trees, piled them up and lit them on fire. Oddly, he also said there appears to be a lot of "arabs".

Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (VpIIl)

133 The French know how to throw one hell of a revolution.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (xfb67)

134 Well I for one am not worried.

If the Yellow Jackets can't beat Georgia, then I don't see how they can defeat France.

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (DuAZ5)

135 riots in France usually end in more socialism, or a dictatorship, and then more socialism...

Posted by: brak at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (VckGX)

136 France is considering "all options" to quell the discontent, except repealing the fuel tax that is responsible for the discontent.*

* Though I'd imagine the fuel tax is more of a last-straw-on-the-camel's-back than the sum and entirety of the problem.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (PbpT7)

137 It's not just France. The US media is working overtime to not cover this movement in Europe.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (rwVFm)

138 105 "The French government is considering 'all options' to control protests..."
That includes nukes, right?
Posted by: Eric Swalwell - (D)umbass CA at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (EpFW6)



I didn't think the East Bay suburban dwellers could outdo themselves when they elected Commiecrat Pete Stark in terms of nastiness AND stupidity. But then they elected Eric Swalwell.

And these areas are NOT Berkeley or Oakland, mind you. They are the East Bay burbs who ought to be full of more conservative homeowners who should know better.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (ujg0T)

139 Sloppy writing like this drives me mad. Macron didn't say those words. One doesn't paraphrase using quotes.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 03, 2018 03:34 PM (vkS2Z)


I'm with you 110%. Frankly, it isn't even proper, or fair, often, to quote translations either.

That said, fvck France and Macron.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (Cp/jq)

140 Are we sure this isn't just the immigrants just trying to re-decorate?

They are used to rubble and garbage fires.

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (opyfN)

141 Since French people are so upset about it, the government should just make diesel free.

Posted by: Alexandra Occasional Cortex at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (hjaPQ)

142 rock! the casbah!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (KP5rU)

143 What is it about short French men thinking they can make everyone follow their kooky agendas?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (pUDQf)

144 Who is dumber: Max Boot or Rick Wilson?
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (y7DUB)
...................
How dare you. Max dosen`t have a chance.

Posted by: Rick Wilson at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (yhf6w)

145 Macarooney be fooked.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (a2vo1)

146 AntiFa are international commies i.e. globalists. This is a nationalist movement with some anarchists sprinkled in because anarchists.
Posted by: Palp Pilled


Would love to just once, show them what life is like without government.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (c3AZU)

147 The Muzzies were going to burn the joint down anyway, so it's all the same to them.

And once it's a blackened rubble, it'll be just like home for them.

Then throw some minarets up over Notre-Dame de Paris and they're good to go.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (37IEG)

148 I agree, they voted for this, they wanted it. They had another, better
choice but were scared off by "right wing!!!" screams from their
"elites". You got what you wanted. Eat it.


***

In talking with left leaning LIVs upset about the status quo I've pointed out that if we had a government full of Rick Santorums it would still take them years to just get us back to 2008.

They think about it...recognize that I'm right...and then still go vote for the candidate they *know* is a crook intend on stealing from the public till because SCARY REPUBLICAN!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (eSx+E)

149 Where the hell is Robespierre when you need the guy?

Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (VpIIl)

150 If the French elite really want to fuck with their peasants they will make them wear funny hats and a vest when changing a tire.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (2LelM)

151 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"

Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (7HtZB)

152 Boy those Frenchies in that first vid sure are fired up. I like how they're Macron-blaming and shaming!

"Comment dire Burn this mutha down en francais?"

Posted by: kallisto at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (DJFLF)

153 I'm pulling for the rural folks.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (rwVFm)

154 I'm confused. I thought car-b-que season was in the summer?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (ptqGC)

155 fire draws arabs like moths to a porch light in a trailer park. fuck it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (KP5rU)

156 117 Who is dumber: Max Boot or Rick Wilson?
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 03, 2018 03:36 PM (y7DUB)

They're both so phenomenally, belligerently, mind-bendingly idiotic that any measurable difference between them in terms of stupidity becomes vanishingly small.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (NWiLs)

157 Where the hell is Robespierre when you need the guy?
Posted by: Marcus T


i got ahead of myself.

Posted by: zombie Citizen Robespierre at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (NeSSd)

158 This has been going on for almost a month. I guess that's how old a story has to be before the US media just has to cover it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (xfb67)

159 They want MFGA

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (K7cZK)

160
They are used to rubble and garbage fires.
Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (opyfN)


Noveau Gaza ... it's this year's to die for decor!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (XdWyA)

161 The Frenc, or any Europeans for that matter, are not permitted to protest the invasion of their lands by the Saracens that eventually an issue would have come up that would break the consensus.

I find it particularly laughable that the cause that broke the camel's back is the gas tax. Euros are the original climate change puritans with their bicycle only cities and sky high gas prices but suddenly another price hike is unbearable?

Posted by: Decaf at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (jLBUC)

162 One of the reasons that I think this is like the Tea Party movement is that it transcends France.

They are also protesting in Brussels, Belgium.

This is a cultural backlash. People are fed up with Macron and the EU and the velvet-fisted tyranny of a Benevolent Social State.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (ZxU8C)

163 149 Where the hell is Robespierre when you need the guy?
Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (VpIIl)

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*Spits*

I hate that man. I really do.

He's a monster on par with Hitler, no hyperbole.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (oh/Sd)

164 These new taxes just make the ability to afford the basics like food and heat even more difficult.

Perhaps you should learn to code, Monsieur.

Posted by: The French Political Class at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (TEv5V)

165 I bet if France installs a few more wind turbines and switches to electric cars, they'd be sittin' pretty.

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (fq72/)

166 "The French government is considering 'all options' to control protests..."

Four more weeks vacation? Maybe the whole summer off?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (sf1AO)

167 But then they elected Eric Swalwell.


***

Remember when the FNM had a talking point about Trump encouraging violence against his opponents?

Funny how someone talking about the government murdering millions doesn't even draw a single rebuke huh?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (eSx+E)

168 The French socialists picked Macron as the young fresh face to run as the candidate for a "new" "populist" party - En Marche!.

It was always a feint. The socialists were in such bad odor, that they knew Hollande/Melanchon had no chance. They picked a pet "Republican" cuck (Fillon), and had Macron run as a pseudo-Populist to dilute the LePen vote, and hand the election to Fillon.

But, then he won.

It's basically as if Egg McMuffin had become POTUS.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (AzW6q)

169 I do wish, however, that 'mericans were as quick to riot against the government's socialist bents as the French people.

Washington is long overdue for a stompening.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (pUDQf)

170 France went to hell after Napoleon.

Posted by: dantesed at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (88xKn)

171 BTW, there was a small dispute over whether Macron's job approval numbers are worse than his predecessors.

It's like this: Hollande wound up with a lower approval number, 17%, but Macron's approval number for THIS POINT of his presidency is worse than Hollande's and Sarkozy's.

Macron's number is like 26 or something. Maybe it fell again.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (PbpT7)

172 For guys like Boot, always back the elite against the people: that's the motto. The people are too stupid and filthy and smell bad, they can't know anything and must be led and guided and directed, even ordered.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (39g3+)

173 When sodemy in the mud begins.... Shit is getting real.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (rwVFm)

174 These new taxes just make the ability to afford the basics like food and heat even more difficult.

***


Most Americans don't realize just how poor Europeans are. They are paying through the nose for "free" things.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (eSx+E)

175 Last night the CTH blog showed some poignant photos contrasting the riots in France with the Christmas pageantry of those evil, anti-Muslim-shithole-refugee-invader Christians in Poland.

Posted by: ShainS -- Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (RoSgI)

176 Le Pen is also a socialist, just of the enjoy the decline variety instead of the lets bring in a bunch of muslims variety.

Almost all Eurotrashers are socialists. It has to do with the architecture of their governments. They are built for socialism, with the only other natural political organization they afford being a different type of centralized authoritarianism.

I don't think France had a candidate that would even try to fix things.

Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:35 PM (t849v)


Fix what? It's France. There's no fixing that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (Cp/jq)

177 171 BTW, there was a small dispute over whether Macron's job approval numbers are worse than his predecessors.

It's like this: Hollande wound up with a lower approval number, 17%, but Macron's approval number for THIS POINT of his presidency is worse than Hollande's and Sarkozy's.

Macron's number is like 26 or something. Maybe it fell again.
Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:41 PM (PbpT7)

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Feels like another Republic may be coming France's way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (oh/Sd)

178 Das Max Boot. lulz

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (ptqGC)

179 The "Gilets Jaunes" are wearing their yellow fluorescent jackets, which the government requires them to have in their vehicles to make them visible during vehicle breakdowns, etc.

Doesn't say much for the reliability of French cars.

Posted by: rickl at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (xjiRE)

180
151 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"
Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (7HtZB)


This, after the world press was snickering how none of the other leaders at the G20 would make idle chit-chat with The Donald? Too funny!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (XdWyA)

181 "Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (oh/Sd)
"

It was a joke. You need to get out more brother.

And by the way, he died a fitting end. Consumed by the monster he created.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (VpIIl)

182 Time for the yellow vests to crash the museum and roll out the old vertical national razor.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (a2vo1)

183 Rural Working Class in France Rioting in Protest of "Global Warming" Fuel Taxes, Globalism;


LOL. The Frogs have been among the biggest pushers of the Global Warming and Globalism crap.


The rioter class in France are like toddlers.

Toddler:
*pitches fit* I WANT TO KICK MY BROTHER
Mom:
*calmly* If you kick your brother, you'll get a time out.
Toddler:
*kicks brother*
Mom:
*puts Toddler in time out*
Toddler:
*screams loudly* I DON'T WANT TO BE IN TIME OUT!

-Fin-

Posted by: bonhomme at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (9gi59)

184 Max Boot should remember what happens to gasbags like the Hindenburg. They crash and burn.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (+y/Ru)

185 Sean Davis stabs deep. Truffle pig for foreign policy idiocy!

That is quite the shiv! Boot's gotta feel that, denials to the contrary notwithstanding.

OTOH, funny how France's future can be taken from them little by little, and Paris turned into a squatting camp for street-shitters, but raise the gas tax....

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (z79tQ)

186 141 Since French people are so upset about it, the government should just make diesel free.
Posted by: Alexandra Occasional Cortex
__________________

I know, right? Don't those Frenchies know that for every $1 (or franc or Euro or whatever they spend over there) that the government pays out in welfare benefits, the economy generates $3 in revenue?

So all they have to do is hand out more free shit, and soon they'll be swimming in whatever they call money on that planet, er . . . . . . . . . . . county, er country, or whatever.

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi, Senile Emeritus at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (fqUgw)

187 167 But then they elected Eric Swalwell.
***
Remember when the FNM had a talking point about Trump encouraging violence against his opponents?

Funny how someone talking about the government murdering millions doesn't even draw a single rebuke huh?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (eSx+E)



Meanwhile, the Republican opponent to Swalwell actually WAS assaulted by a local Commiecrat.

What is so frustrating is that this district is NOT Berkeley, NOT Oak-Town. It is the burbs:
https://tinyurl.com/y8blme96

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (ujg0T)

188 Antifa horning in on the protests? You don't say!

They are just thugs and any excuse for violence is a good excuse. I bet that if any of them were asked what the protest was about they would say that it was to save the planet.

Posted by: Decaf at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (jLBUC)

189 181 "Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (oh/Sd)
"

It was a joke. You need to get out more brother.

And by the way, he died a fitting end. Consumed by the monster he created.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (VpIIl)

=============

Didn't take it any other way.

Just took it as an opportunity to signal my hatred for a man who's been dead for over 200 years.

It's important to me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (oh/Sd)

190 It's almost as if the French believe that this climate change thing is a big scam to grab some of their money. I suppose the media can blame Trump for putting that silly idea in their heads. Wait til the Car-B-Q gang starts demanding a wall to keep immigrants out.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 03:43 PM (9rXxD)

191 The French work day- HA! I remember reading an article in one of the Hollywood trades about the making of the Rush Hour movie that takes place in Paris. Once you subtracted all the breaks for meals and smoking, it amounted to about a 3 to 4 hour workday. Brett Ratner swore he would never make another movie in France.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (p0nVR)

192 These new taxes just make the ability to afford the basics like food and heat even more difficult

One smart thing the French did was to rely heavily on nuclear power for electricity.

They're going to phase that out, and replace the nuclear plants with solar and wind turbines, of course.
I guess they are jealous of Germany's sky-high electric rates.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (TEv5V)

193 Go get him, froggies.....

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (ffWPP)

194 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"

Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (7HtZB)



If the NeverTrumpers ever hear this, the butt hurt and humiliation will be epic.

Has Eric Swallowswell suggested Macron nuke France?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (ptqGC)

195 We should be doing the same thing on Capital Hill.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (r9UYA)

196
151 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"

Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 03:39 PM (7HtZB)

Next move, annex France? 5d chess.

Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (t849v)

197 Sean Davis brings teh funny. I love how Boot doubles down:

>Fascinating to see how MAGA Twitterati (or Bots) have suddenly fixated on this piece applauding Macron's election. This herd of independent minds is tweeting like crazy as if this is obviously wrong. It's not.

Well, maybe it was obviously wrong and you're an idiot. In any case it shows your strength is not in prognostication or careful analysis. And if your position is obviously stupid, a herd of people will disagree with you and that doesn't impugn their independence of mind.

>I'm still rooting for Macron. These guys are rooting for chaos.

Aha, still rooting for Macron, the guy who caused the chaos. Yet it's people who disagree with Boot who are rooting for chaos.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (/qEW2)

198 Meet the new Bourbons,....

Same as the old Bourbons.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (LWu6U)

199 Nobody in the EU is a "real" socialist. The US has been subsidizing their defense so they can play Daddy Warbucks for votes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (xfb67)

200 I added the We Want Trump clip.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (PbpT7)

201 Macron should just nuke the protesters /s

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (9uvGO)

202 If this keeps up, they'll storm the Boulangerie, bring back the Reign of Error, whiff some grapewine, form VSOP battalions and surrender to the Germans.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (37IEG)

203 191 The French work day- HA! I remember reading an article in one of the Hollywood trades about the making of the Rush Hour movie that takes place in Paris. Once you subtracted all the breaks for meals and smoking, it amounted to about a 3 to 4 hour workday. Brett Ratner swore he would never make another movie in France.
Posted by: Darth Randall at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (p0nVR)

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Tangential:

Living in Rome, I had an Italian who worked for ACEA, the water and electric company of the city, tell me that for most Europeans, they called into places for customer support before the start of the workday. For Italians, it was almost all at the beginning of their workdays.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (oh/Sd)

204 151 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"
_____________

How very gauche and declasse' of them!

Posted by: Self-Anointed Elites at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (fqUgw)

205 In a few more days, the French people will call for a general strike day, since this protesting stuff will begin to feel like actual work.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (9rXxD)

206 Two words, France: High. Speed. Trains.

Posted by: Jerry Brown at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (hjaPQ)

207 I loved The The...
Posted by: clutch cargo at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (TUU1F)
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Infect me with your love

Posted by: jhawk90 at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (Xvo1a)

208 Good thing the French went all nutty and decided to abandon their nuclear power plants. That was just one more in an unending series of genius moves by the Frogs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (Cp/jq)

209
I added the We Want Trump clip.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (PbpT7)


THIS is when I miss you being on Twitter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (ptqGC)

210 The Euros leadership is a spent force..... the changes needed will be from the bottom up..

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (ffWPP)

211 People seem to prefer a leader who isn't taking shit from anyone and doesn't live in the Globalist's pocket.

Go figure.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (pUDQf)

212 Incendie!, Emeute!, Sodomie!
The new French Revolution.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (VpIIl)

213 If this keeps up, they'll storm the Boulangerie, bring back the Reign of Error, whiff some grapewine, form VSOP battalions and surrender to the Germans.


Posted by: DamnedYankee


Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:46 PM (c3AZU)

214
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:45 PM (37IEG)


You forgot the AOC sock

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (XdWyA)

215 if all of france went on strike, how in the hell would anyone know? shithole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (KP5rU)

216 We get up at 10:00
and start to work at one.
Take an hour lunch,
then at 2:00 we're done!

Posted by: French Workers at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (37IEG)

217 151 Rush said that he has heard from people he knows in France, and crowds are chanting "We want Trump!"
________________

We told you Trump would be trouble!

Posted by: Never Trump RINOs at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (fqUgw)

218 Max Boot has become so despised that even Andrew Klavan who appears on Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire made fun of him.

I bet he and Jonah Goldberg think that they will be in vogue again once Nancy Pelosi is wielding that gavel.

Posted by: Decaf at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (jLBUC)

219 I do wish, however, that 'mericans were as quick to riot against the government's socialist bents as the French people.

Revolt and riot is part of their cultural identity, its hard woven into how they view politics and civil participation. Ever since the big revolt in the 1790's its been the way the French are. They get mad at the government for passing a law, they burn and break things and mob the streets. They don't like the weather, they burn and break things and mob the streets. They respond with riots like we do with angry letters to the editor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (39g3+)

220 That has to chaff Macron's diaper rash, knowing his people want a foreign leader over him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (pUDQf)

221 Just got here .... anybody else flounce since this morning...???

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (ffWPP)

222 >>So any promotion of Antifa as being part of this protest is either stupidity on the Antifa-affiliated protester, or is a false-flag narrative advanced by the press, or even both.


Well, they're leaving Antifa grafitti, protesting capitalism?

From what I read (not much) it at least sounded like it was opportunistic rioting - taking advantage of unrest to kick up a notch in furtherance of their goal of anarchy/bringing down the government.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (W+vEI)

223 This is a cultural backlash. People are fed up with Macron and the EU and the velvet-fisted tyranny of a Benevolent Social State.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Pfft. They had no problem when times are good. When times are bad, they get angry. And they replace the king. But they still want a king. It's Europe.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (AM1GF)

224 Germans are saying that the French should give up their Security Council seat to the EU as a body.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (39g3+)

225 195 We should be doing the same thing on Capital Hill.

Posted by: Under Fire at December 03, 2018 03:44 PM (r9UYA)

Every damn courthouse in America as well.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (rwVFm)

226 https://twitter.com/FrozenF712/status/1069422460720697344

The We Want Trump clip.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (PbpT7)

227 I gotta say, French Firemen look like their straight out of Fahrenheit 451. Love the silver helmets.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (2LelM)

228 I love the Truffle Pig moniker.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (ptqGC)

229 218 Max Boot has become so despised that even Andrew Klavan who appears on Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire made fun of him.

I bet he and Jonah Goldberg think that they will be in vogue again once Nancy Pelosi is wielding that gavel.
Posted by: Decaf at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (jLBUC)

===========

Jonah Goldberg wrote a post about how far off the deep end Boot has gone.

Its tone was very melancholy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (oh/Sd)

230 There's a vacancy for captain of the cuck cruise and Max Boot is submitting his application.

Posted by: ShainS -- Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (RoSgI)

231 You have to break a few eggs to make French toast.

But you can't make macaroni without M-A-C-R-O-N.

Posted by: Ben (and Jerry's) Shapiro at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (m6h/F)

232 That photo of the rioter, yellow vest, Guy Fawkes mask, French flag, flames, the Arc de Triomphe in background, him atop the barricades. The French really know how to do a party.

How will ours look? Trump masks, MAGA hats, but what for the dress? Camo?

The photo is terrific. Was it staged? Probably, but what a composition!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (+fPHo)

233 44 >>The yellow vests: must all drivers wear them?

They have to keep them in their cars by law in case of a breakdown or accident. At least some of the European countries mandate other things like reflective signs, fire extinguishers, flares, etc.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:27 PM (/tuJf)



Chicago should mandate M4Super 90's be kept in your car in case of a roadside break-down.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (1o9xi)

234 The people are revolting!

Macron: yes, they stink on ice!

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (wLt6t)

235 Max Boot is now claiming that maybe Sean Davis and Twitchy, which jumped on him for his stupid column, are really RUSSIAN BOTS.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (PbpT7)

236 We don't riot..... we go get some Gray Uniforms....

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (ffWPP)

237
Yellow Jackets

https://tinyurl.com/y8qea6ed

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (aKsyK)

238 Trump has become an archetype,every country needs a Trump.

Posted by: steevy at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (BXMxN)

239
I believe that the French need a big old hug from James Taylor right about now.

-- Jean-Pierre Keray, Diplomat De Luxe

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (XdWyA)

240 Next move, annex France? 5d chess.

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Yeah, right. We're supposed to fix the French. We can't even get them to stop eating snails.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (+y/Ru)

241 anybody else flounce since this morning...???
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (ffWPP)

Who flounced this morning?

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (9uvGO)

242 On the ground updates on the French situation at the Paris-based blog "No Pasaran."

https://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (ZxU8C)

243 227 I gotta say, French Firemen look like their straight out of Fahrenheit 451. Love the silver helmets.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (2LelM)



The movie version of that WAS directed by Francois Traffaut.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (ujg0T)

244 230 There's a vacancy for captain of the cuck cruise and Max Boot is submitting his application.
Posted by: ShainS -- Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (RoSgI

It will be Das Boot Cruise

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (9rXxD)

245 then why do they vote for these policies?

and while I admire their demonstrations and understand their anger, They vote for this year after year, and what's with the burning stuff up and breaking stuff,

That , I don't admire.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (2c0p7)

246 silver helmets, silver bells. whatever. it's france.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (KP5rU)

247 235 Max Boot is now claiming that maybe Sean Davis and Twitchy, which jumped on him for his stupid column, are really RUSSIAN BOTS.
Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (PbpT7)

==============

He's smart, you know.

Like, super smart.

So smart that it took him decades to realize that all of conservatism is a lie and based on racism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (oh/Sd)

248 Jonah Goldberg wrote a post about how far off the deep end Boot has gone.

Its tone was very melancholy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (oh/Sd)

-----

Like when junkies talk about friends who've OD'd.

In the back of the minds, they know they're headed to the same place.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (AzW6q)

249 The dark night of fascism is forever descending in the United States yet lands only in Europe.

Jean-Francois Revel

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (/tuJf)

250 Revolt and riot is part of their cultural identity, its hard woven into how they view politics and civil participation. Ever since the big revolt in the 1790's its been the way the French are. They get mad at the government for passing a law, they burn and break things and mob the streets. They don't like the weather, they burn and break things and mob the streets. They respond with riots like we do with angry letters to the editor.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


That's because the government never responds.
They tried that in '68 and the government cracked skull and shot college students.

Homie don't play that game.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (c3AZU)

251 220 That has to chaff Macron's diaper rash, knowing his people want a foreign leader over him.
_____________

Sniff. Dees rabble ur not My people!

My people are de Rothschilds and Soroses of ze world, not dees ignorant peasants!

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (fqUgw)

252 so I guess the average joe French are now team let it burn?

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (2c0p7)

253 Yeah, right. We're supposed to fix the French. We can't even get them to stop eating snails.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (+y/Ru)

Start getting them to bathe and shave first. And then work on their men.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 03:50 PM (9rXxD)

254 245 then why do they vote for these policies?

and while I admire their demonstrations and understand their anger, They vote for this year after year, and what's with the burning stuff up and breaking stuff,

That , I don't admire.
Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (2c0p7)

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These people are individuals, not just members of the group "France".

Maybe they all voted for Le Pen? Or someone else?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (oh/Sd)

255
Jonah Goldberg wrote a post about how far off the deep end Boot has gone.

Its tone was very melancholy.


Soy sacks gotta stick together ... it's sad when one goes off the rez.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (XdWyA)

256 Are you sure they aren't pining for Obama? I mean the guy keeps telling everything Trump is taking credit for is his.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (VpIIl)

257 219
I do wish, however, that 'mericans were as quick to riot against the government's socialist bents as the French people.



Revolt and riot is part of their cultural identity, its hard woven
into how they view politics and civil participation. Ever since the big
revolt in the 1790's its been the way the French are. They get mad at
the government for passing a law, they burn and break things and mob the
streets. They don't like the weather, they burn and break things and
mob the streets. They respond with riots like we do with angry letters
to the editor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:47 PM (39g3+)
I expect little to come of all this. It's entertaining to watch, but it won't mean anything.Until they're dragging people to the squares in tumbrels and lopping off heads that is. And I don't think it will come to that.
Macaroons "European Army" will put a stop to that

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (37IEG)

258 This one time, at my therapist's, I remembered that I was raped by a group of men wearing yellow vests and speaking French.

As each one had their turn with me the others stood around drinking wine, eating cheese and smoking cigarettes.

The attack derailed my life for many years and left me with cheese-related PTSD. I instructed my husband not to allow any cheese in our home except in the case of an unusually good camembert or brie.

The only way my trauma could in any way be relieved would be if President Trump were to agree to re-enter the Paris Accord on climate change in solidarity with President Macron.

Posted by: Professor Surfer Doctor Chrissie Blasey Ford at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (DuAZ5)

259 https://twitter.com/FrozenF712/status/1069422460720697344



The We Want Trump clip.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (PbpT7)


The Trump mask is funny, but the "We want Trump!" chant sounds sincere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (ptqGC)

260 255
Jonah Goldberg wrote a post about how far off the deep end Boot has gone.

Its tone was very melancholy.

Soy sacks gotta stick together ... it's sad when one goes off the rez.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (XdWyA)

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It doesn't seem like a hard line to stay on.

"I hate Trump. I ignore policy changes in my favor. I highlight every piece of news against him. I talk about character like it's more important than policy."

Seems easy enough, but Boot couldn't manage it. I guess he wanted to stand out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:52 PM (oh/Sd)

261 trump wouldn't dirty his shit with france.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (KP5rU)

262 227
I gotta say, French Firemen look like their straight out of Fahrenheit 451. Love the silver helmets.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (2LelM)
If you really go in for that, I saw some surplus silver aluminum fire helmets for sale the other day. Not French, but I'll bet they'd pass muster.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (37IEG)

263 James, hmm, do they have a corrupt voting sytem such as we suspect we do? Is this actual joe citizen or malignant groups just liking things to burn?

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (2c0p7)

264 Is this actual joe citizen or malignant groups just liking things to burn?
Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (2c0p7)

------

Embrace the Healing Power of "And."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (AzW6q)

265 Contrast and compare:

Trump = married to a super model

Macron = married to his mommy

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (ptqGC)

266 So the frogs want a Trumpish leader?? They'll probably get a Clouseau variant instead.....

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (ffWPP)

267 263 James, hmm, do they have a corrupt voting sytem such as we suspect we do? Is this actual joe citizen or malignant groups just liking things to burn?
Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (2c0p7)

===============

Makeup of the posse is probably a mixture of those middle to lower class men and women who live outside Paris and some agitators who are attracted to crowds and fire.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (oh/Sd)

268 I gotta say, French Firemen look like their straight out of Fahrenheit 451. Love the silver helmets.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (2LelM)
If you really go in for that, I saw some surplus silver aluminum fire helmets for sale the other day. Not French, but I'll bet they'd pass muster.
Posted by: DamnedYankee


I wonder if they are supposed to reflect heat?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (c3AZU)

269 Are we sure they're not shouting "We Want Truffles?"

They are French, after all.

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (fqUgw)

270 266 So the frogs want a Trumpish leader?? They'll probably get a Clouseau variant instead.....
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (ffWPP)

============

One more cycle to defeat le Pen.

And then they'll get their Hitler.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (oh/Sd)

271 It's kind of depressing that *this* is the issue that animates Frenchmen.

You'd think it would be something like letting people into your country that regularly gun you down, run you over during your holidays, stab you and blow you up at your concerts.

That didn't inspire riots, but this does? It shows there's something deeply confused and oblivious in the French psyche, and they aren't going to vote in someone like Le Pen who might try to rescue them from the worse fate (however socialist she might be).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (/qEW2)

272 266 So the frogs want a Trumpish leader?? They'll probably get a Clouseau variant instead.....
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (ffWPP)



Which would STILL be a major improvement.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (ujg0T)

273 Max Boot's resume includes sniffing his own farts and playing with his stools in the toilet.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (pw+jk)

274 Stupid French people. Just print more gas!

Posted by: Occasional Cortex at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (1o9xi)

275 How many times have we gotten excited about the election of some "right of center" person to the presidency of a foreign government only to realize that yes, they are still socialists?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Not just the politicians. The voters as well. I'm willing to bet the vast majority of the protestors would consider themselves socialists.

The thing is they just don't want their iron rice bowls taken away.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (7TCRf)

276
Is the "We want Trump!" clip in France or elsewhere? I'm thinking Great Britain, based on the gear worn by the police officers in the shot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (XdWyA)

277 The unraveling of the EU is starting... I would not want to be and EU leader right about now. I have a sense this could start to spread. Europe has had its share of unpleasantness in the past. It will return again. Human nature does not change. Push people too far and something just breaks. I fear the same thing could happen here. Buy ammo. Have at least one shotgun one handgun and one rifle (each has its own strong points).

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (0OmEj)

278 The Trump mask is funny, but the "We want Trump!" chant sounds sincere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (ptqGC)
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I can't tell whether it's supposed to be in jest or real. This Frozen Fran girl who posted the video on Twitter seems to think it's in jest, I think, with her "ugh" comment. In her profile she has MAGA and POTUS so I assume she's a Trump supporter.

Posted by: bluebell at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (U5tDi)

279 The Trump mask is funny, but the "We want Trump!" chant sounds sincere.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (ptqGC)


Especially in the wake of Macron's recent, "Nationalism is bad, mmmkay." rant.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (t6MX/)

280 Yellow Jackets

https://tinyurl.com/y8qea6ed
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


no no no no no ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX76XqO0wL0

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (LPnfS)

281 As pathetic as this situation is, you have to give the French some credit -- at least they are doing something. (finally)

Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (LWu6U)

282 The Trump mask is funny, but the "We want Trump!" chant sounds sincere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (ptqGC)


If they're half (or mostly) joking, then they're at least a little bit sincere. The value of humor is it lets you say things that you normally wouldn't be able to get away with, and can sometimes make it easier for people to accept a truth: that they really do want their own Trump.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (wCmLp)

283 https://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/

Interesting observation from there - the initial impetus for the protests was that the French lowered the speed limits, and have been installing radar cameras everywhere, so they can hand out big fines to "speeders". Radar vans have been vandalized across the country.

So, another example of the "Ferguson Effect" - when the government decides to turn law enforcement into a profit center, the people don't appreciate it.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (TEv5V)

284 On to the Bastille!

Posted by: Archer at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (3If25)

285 The modern French trying to play Hitler strikes me as amusing. Granted their neighbors are demilitarised.

Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (t849v)

286 Well, let me know when they start seizing public property and tar and feathering the legislators that put this idiocy in place.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (bcbK8)

287 I think that Macron's press release baldly stating "let them burn hydrogen" may turn out in retrospect to have been an error.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (Szg2h)

288 bluebell, I (Windows 10) lost your email! When you get a chance, will you send it to me? Thanks!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (ptqGC)

289 FWIW, at Gates of Vienna, observations about the unmasked yellow-vested peaceful protesters vs. the masked, violent (agent provocateur?) protesters in France.


https://gatesofvienna.net/2018/12/the-mask-comes-on/

Posted by: Lizzy at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (W+vEI)

290 The photo is terrific. Was it staged? Probably, but what a composition!

Yeah, that's the kid of shot that leaps at a photographer, begging to be taken

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (39g3+)

291 Cuck a doodle do!

Posted by: Min Boot at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (LL1Be)

292 Can Trump do a rally in Paris?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (2LelM)

293 Push people too far and something just breaks. I fear the same thing could happen here. Buy ammo. Have at least one shotgun one handgun and one rifle (each has its own strong points).
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (0OmEj)

This is just good advice, here

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (bcbK8)

294 >>>Is the "We want Trump!" clip in France or elsewhere? I'm thinking Great Britain, based on the gear worn by the police officers in the shot.


yeah and they're chanting in perfect english.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)

295 >>>That photo of the rioter, yellow vest, Guy Fawkes mask

Heh, it is a Guy Fawkes mask. I thought the French despised the English. Maybe there is a global culture, created by the US film industry, and they all saw "V for Vendetta" or read the Moore comic.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (/qEW2)

296 262
227

I gotta say, French Firemen look like their straight out of Fahrenheit 451. Love the silver helmets.



Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (2LelM)
If
you really go in for that, I saw some surplus silver aluminum fire
helmets for sale the other day. Not French, but I'll bet they'd pass
muster.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (37IEG)
Yeah, found it - Serbian surplus. Same look. $40.95

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (37IEG)

297 The French Foreign Legion must rescue Napoleon from St. Helena, or was it Madagascar, or maybe West Falkland, or South Georgia...anyway, if they can figure out where he is, now is the time to act to restore order!

Posted by: Jeb 'short straw' Bush at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (yhf6w)

298 Stupid French people. Just print more gas!
Posted by: Occasional Cortex



Eat moar beans! Free gas!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (c3AZU)

299 Notice how chaos is always descending on the US, nut always lands in Europe?

Weird that.

Posted by: dagny at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (nRWPy)

300 ace I saw whatisface (risk Wilson)also had something to say , as if We have all done something or other terribly wrong by supporting Trump.
and 'no hint given' as to other than voting for Trump we need to be punished for it.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (2c0p7)

301 I wake up this morning and find the far-right Twittersphere going nuts over my old tweets/articles praising Macron. They seem to be cheerleading for chaos in Paris to topple him. Are Russian bots behind this, @anneapplebaum? I wonder.

I know that liberalism means the common sense portion of the brain is disabled or defective, however, comments like this, completely missing the facts around them troubles me.

HOW do you look at those commenting on or making fun of idiots and say "CHEERING ON CHAOS?" No one is cheering for chaos. They're cheering for the people to GET THE ATTENTION OF LEADERS and remind them EXACTLY who they work for. PERIOD. You make an oppressive law that fucks the tax payer in the ass harder than they've been fucked before? YOU DESERVE to be protested.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (Zz0t1)

302 281 As pathetic as this situation is, you have to give the French some credit -- at least they are doing something. (finally)

Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (LWu6U)



At some point the Statute of Limitations on WW2 Guilt will run out, but it hasn't yet.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (ujg0T)

303 The Germans.... whenever I think of the " Germans".... I envision the movie " Cabaret".... it's the Weimar Republic redux over there now....

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (ffWPP)

304 Professor Surfer Doctor Chrissie Blasey Ford at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (DuAZ5)

Dear God!

please don't give that woman any ideas ...

Posted by: Adriane the Loony Bint Critic ... at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (LPnfS)

305 Some of America's Bernie socialists should be Trump voters, just to get rid of the Clinton mafia. Bernie's crowds were largely due to anti-establishment fervor ... kinda the same with Warren and her "anti-bank" bailout type language.


The left (since LBJ I guess) plays off the anti-establishment attitude in America ... but now they ARE the establishment ... so now it is anti-white privilege I guess. LBJ did the big flip ... to get those "minorities" voting Dem for 200 years. But before that the commies of the hippy 60's made Leary's "turn on, tune in, drop out" cool counter-culture.

Breaking things and demanding government "give me give me" is easier .. and more fun I guess, till everything is broken.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (Cus5s)

306 I wonder if they are supposed to reflect heat?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (c3AZU


??!!

Lets wrap your noggin in Aluminum foil and find out!!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid's Grill at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (1o9xi)

307 261 trump wouldn't dirty his shit with france.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 03:53 PM (KP5rU)

poetry

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (bcbK8)

308 I think France has its own version of TPTB controlling who gets to stand for an election. I think this is what happens when a large segment feels they are being deliberately precluded from governing themselves. See: America

Posted by: artemis at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (AwPyG)

309 285 The modern French trying to play Hitler strikes me as amusing. Granted their neighbors are demilitarised.
Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (t849v)

============

It'll be some person who promises the people a solution to all of their problems and actually (not in the imaginations of CNN) runs roughshod over democratic norms.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (oh/Sd)

310 Can Trump do a rally in Paris?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (2LelM)


Why not? I remember a certain jug-eared commie doing one at the Brandenburg Gate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (ptqGC)

311 Does Max Boot even understand - we are not cheering Trump, we just think he is uncommonly stupid and naive?

He keeps saying, essentially "trust me, I'm a smart guy with smart hot takes on political happenings" and he is continuously, almost comically, wrong. He puts himself out there, then ends up acting like Fredo saying over and over "I'm schmart! Listen to me, I'm schmart!"

I don't think Trump is especially clever, just that he tends to see the problem with fresh eyes, and for the most part, correctly.

Posted by: Neal Dat' Ass Tyson at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (AJj50)

312 Brennt Paris?

Posted by: 'Dolf at December 03, 2018 03:59 PM (88+cf)

313 French are good at revolutions, they had a bunch of the in the last few hundred years

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (K7cZK)

314 Max boot on the other hand...

Posted by: Neal Dat' Ass Tyson at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (AJj50)

315 272 266 So the frogs want a Trumpish leader?? They'll probably get a Clouseau variant instead.....
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 03:54 PM (ffWPP)


Which would STILL be a major improvement.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 03, 2018 03:55 PM (ujg0T)

Give me a dozen men like Clousseau and I could destroy the world

Posted by: Chief Inspector Dreyfus at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (7HtZB)

316 Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?

***

They are following orders?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (eSx+E)

317 Macron is sweating through his talcum powder.

History has proven that if Paris is burning, you're done.

He is supposed to be elected to a five-year term and he assembles the government. I don't think the government will hold under him.

Macron survived a "no confidence" vote of Parliament in July regarding a bodyguard scandal where one of his bodyguards assaulted a May Day protester.

I don't think he will survive a no confidence vote about this.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (ZxU8C)

318 *them

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (K7cZK)

319 Especially in the wake of Macron's recent, "Nationalism is bad, mmmkay." rant.
_______________

Mr. International banker may think that way, but most actual French citizens (not counting faux French muzzie imports) are very proud of their national identity, their history, and their culture.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (fqUgw)

320 Macron was going to make France Avec Greatness Again

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (NWiLs)

321 It will be Das Boot Cruise

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 03:49 PM (9rXxD)

____


Heh.

Posted by: ShainS -- Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (RoSgI)

322 As pathetic as this situation is, you have to give the French some credit -- at least they are doing something. (finally)

Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest

I think a LOT of French people are FED UP.

As a distant French friend of my once said, "this used to be a Catholic country". Several years ago, there was a MASSIVE demonstration AGAINST abortion and pro-life, and the government was...."meh".
I know quite a few French people that are NOT happy about the Arabic-Islamic invasion of France.

And now, this.... CNN thinks it is about higher wholesale prices for oil worldwide (Facepalm).

The French, at times, do love a little anarchy in the streets. It means they don't have to go to work.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (vcOmj)

323 A Final Solution to all their problems.... yeah, their Muzzies are down with that......

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (ffWPP)

324 French are good at revolutions, they had a bunch of the in the last few hundred years

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (K7cZK)


And they gifted the world with the guillotine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

325 316 Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?
________________

They're afraid somebody might call them raaaaacists.

Or Nazis.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (fqUgw)

326 A riot is an ugly thing...and it is about time we had one!

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (AJj50)

327 Is it just me or do they look a bit more greenish?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (0tfLf)

328 And I thought I'd seen Maximum Bootlicker already.

Should have realized this guy is so stupid he gives stupid a bad name.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (qC1Sy)

329 Max's billionaire owner must have tweaked his nipple rings.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (LL1Be)

330 316 Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?
_____________________________________________

They're a little winded. Those extra 50 pounds slows you down.

Care for some schnitzel?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (ZxU8C)

331 The extent of Max Boot's "expertise" consists of Monday morning quarterbacking the Vietnam War.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (oNFAg)

332 Heh, it is a Guy Fawkes mask. I thought the French despised the English. Maybe there is a global culture, created by the US film industry, and they all saw "V for Vendetta" or read the Moore comic.

4chan is everywhere.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (39g3+)

333 Charlemagne? I'd settle for Charles le OK at this point.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (AURKQ)

334 "Germans are saying that the French should give up"

I stopped reading here.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (BNTdG)

335 Les Deplorables?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (2LelM)

336 These riots are nothing compared to what is coming when the AGW scam goes through its final collapse.

People in some places have dealt with absurd taxes and regulations for virtually their entire adult life. They will lose their shit.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (eAshZ)

337 297
The French Foreign Legion must rescue Napoleon from St. Helena, or was
it Madagascar, or maybe West Falkland, or South Georgia...anyway, if
they can figure out where he is, now is the time to act to restore
order!

Posted by: Jeb 'short straw' Bush at December 03, 2018 03:58 PM (yhf6w)
Psst - mes freres, je suis ici!

Posted by: Guy laying in Napoleon's tomb. at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (37IEG)

338 324 And they gifted the world with the guillotine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

============

It's the scientifically humane way to kill someone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (oh/Sd)

339 PBBBBBPPFFFFT

Posted by: Max Boof at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (AzW6q)

340 In France, global warming is bringing people with diverse attitudes together.
-future CNN/MSNBCrap headline

Posted by: shibumi at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (fUnZ7)

341 49 They're protesting the incredibly high taxes that have a disproportionate burden on the rural folk.

Problem is, if they lower taxes, and consequently curtail entitlements, they'll riot over the cuts in services, transfer payments, etc.

This is the rock-and-hard-place all socialist fantasy-lands end trapped in.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 03:28 PM (AzW6q)


Evidently, some of the French youths are joining in because they want, in short, free college tuition. The policy has been anyone who passes his final exams in high school can attend college for just a nominal course fee, but now Macron's thinking of actually requiring they pay tuition. And so they're rioting.

A Tea Party Revolt, this ain't.

Posted by: T at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (vhkWL)

342 313 French are good at revolutions, they had a bunch of the in the last few hundred years
Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:00 PM (K7cZK)

Think about it. Since 1787 France has been ruled by a monarchy, the first republic (which had several iterations), the first empire, the monarchy restored, the empire restored, the monarchy restored again, a revolution that brought in a new monarchy, the second republic, the second empire, the third republic, nazi occupation, the fourth republic, and now the fifth republic. And in all that time, we've had one form of government, our Constitution.

Posted by: josephistan at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (7HtZB)

343 When the Far Left and the Far Right join forces, the common enemy is global Elitism.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (NFEMn)

344 I thought the Pear of Woe was the humane way...

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (ffWPP)

345 >>Toddler:
*pitches fit* I WANT TO KICK MY BROTHER
Mom:
*calmly* If you kick your brother, you'll get a time out.
Toddler:
*kicks brother*
Mom:
*puts Toddler in time out*
Toddler:
*screams loudly* I DON'T WANT TO BE IN TIME OUT!

-Fin-
Posted by: bonhomme at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (9gi59)


This comment is coming from inside my house.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (7NrzJ)

346 Germans don't do riots well. Invasions, on the other hand, they are masters of.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (2LelM)

347 >>>Why the hell aren't the Germans in the streets burning things?


i didn't mention it but I've seen reports that these protests have started up in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (PbpT7)

348 They're a little winded. Those extra 50 pounds slows you down.

Care for some schnitzel?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


15 is my limit.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (c3AZU)

349 Several years ago, there was a MASSIVE demonstration AGAINST abortion and pro-life, and the government was...."meh".

Its because they do this too often, the government knows if they just wait it out, the people will calm down and vote for them again next time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (39g3+)

350 "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." -- British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, 1914 ... about a century too early?

Posted by: ShainS -- Kavanaugh Shitshow Survivor at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (RoSgI)

351 Emmanuel Macron will unite not only France but the world itself as the anti-Trump--if his Mommy lets him stay up late!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives aka "Russian bot" at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (Ndje9)

352 Are we sure the name is Boot, and not Bot?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (VaN/j)

353

EM MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (GEhPL)

354 Jane D'Oh, it all went downhill after they've retired the guillotine, 1950's? Still managed a few good riots in 1960's,

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (K7cZK)

355 We WILL intervene if they begin to destroy our marching shade on the Champs Elseeys!

Posted by: Kaiser Wilhelm at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (37IEG)

356 331 The extent of Max Boot's "expertise" consists of Monday morning quarterbacking the Vietnam War.
Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (oNFAg)
------------

I believe he consistently gets that wrong too.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (qC1Sy)

357
I gues the frogs suddenly determined that the water in their pot is getting too hot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 03, 2018 03:30 PM (XdWyA)






*snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (veoSD)

358 Joe I don't believe that, Antifa here is protecting the elites goodies and brown shirting For them.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (2c0p7)

359 French rifles are the best. Never used and only dropped once.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (pw+jk)

360 The French know that global warming is connerie

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (ZxU8C)

361 338 324 And they gifted the world with the guillotine.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

============

It's the scientifically humane way to kill someone.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (oh/Sd)

I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me. Helium, nitrogen or CO2 asphyxiation seems more humane, or lethal injection (properly administered).

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (NWiLs)

362 i didn't mention it but I've seen reports that these protests have started up in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (PbpT7)


Europe has a fever, and it seems the only solution is moar Trump.

I look forward to Chris Cuomo's, Don Lemon's and Joe/Mika Scarborough's take.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (ptqGC)

363 I would wager that the average Frenchman would have been willing to go the burn-it-down route over immigration and other oppressive policies, but gas prices was what it took for everybody to look around and decide that, yes, it's go time. So Macron or whoever follows him from the elite caste will think that what is needed is a brief, incremental roll-back on gas prices and global warming taxes, and then everything will go back to normal.

Sort of like how it happens here. Because the Dems won the House, lots of our moral and intellectual betters assume that things are evening out so it's time to go full-speed ahead on Medicare for all and open borders.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:06 PM (oNFAg)

364 344 I thought the Pear of Woe was the humane way...
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (ffWPP)

Pear of anguish. Tree of woe.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 04:06 PM (NWiLs)

365 Toddler:
*screams loudly* I DON'T WANT TO BE IN TIME OUT!

-Fin-


Next time, give them a paddlin'

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:06 PM (39g3+)

366 The Germans.... whenever I think of the " Germans".... I envision the movie " Cabaret".... it's the Weimar Republic redux over there now....

-
What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come burn the cabaret!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 04:06 PM (+y/Ru)

367 Off topic but any news about grammie?

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:06 PM (jm1YL)

368 How ya gonna keep em down on the farm
After they've burned Pari.........

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (37IEG)

369 285 The modern French trying to play Hitler strikes me as amusing. Granted their neighbors are demilitarised.


Posted by: Someguy at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM


Well damnit...someone has got to invade somebody! I guess they will just invade themselves.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (0tfLf)

370 From this point forward, everyone should refer to him as Max Bot.

That will spin him up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (1ISKN)

371 352 Are we sure the name is Boot, and not Bot?
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 03, 2018 04:04 PM (VaN/j)

It's 'Boof'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (bcbK8)

372 >>Toddler:
*pitches fit* I WANT TO KICK MY BROTHER
Mom:
*calmly* If you kick your brother, you'll get a time out.
Toddler:
*kicks brother*
Mom:
*puts Toddler in time out*
Toddler:
*screams loudly* I DON'T WANT TO BE IN TIME OUT!

-Fin-
Posted by: bonhomme at December 03, 2018 03:42 PM (9gi59)

That is the daily transcript from The View.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (9rXxD)

373 346 Germans don't do riots well.

Entschuldigung.

Posted by: Krystallnacht at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (ZxU8C)

374 Heh, it is a Guy Fawkes mask. I thought the French despised the
English. Maybe there is a global culture, created by the US film
industry, and they all saw "V for Vendetta" or read the Moore comic.


***


Well...Fawkes was acting acting Protestant Britain sort of, kind, of, for Catholic Spain.


France was Catholic at the time as well but the French government was rather....err...pragmatic about just how Catholic.


Of course the irony of Fawkes as history's most famous Christian Theocratic revolutionary being a symbol of Ameri-Fa and the likes should not be lost on anyone.



Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (eSx+E)

375 I asked earlier, but does anyone know if Soros and Open Borders is fomenting these Euro protests?

Or do they exclusively target the US?

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (LL1Be)

376 Speaking of revolutions, I binge watched Netfiix's '1983' this weekend.




Interesting.


Even had nikkid breastisis in it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (cqNba)

377 Pear of anguish. Tree of woe.

The latter being best for contemplation

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (39g3+)

378 grammie is going home from the hospital.... and will be commenting soon....

Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (ffWPP)

379 ace after the election of Macron was there much dissent? Did they vote for more or less free stuff? but didn't want to pay for it?
i'm really missing the why now.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (2c0p7)

380 It's the scientifically humane way to kill someone.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (oh/Sd)

I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me. Helium, nitrogen or CO2 asphyxiation seems more humane, or lethal injection (properly administered).
Posted by: Insomniac


10 lb Semtex vest.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (c3AZU)

381 346 Germans don't do riots well. Invasions, on the other hand, they are masters of.
Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (2LelM)

"Oi, Franzi, let us have eine kleine riot!"

"OK, Hanzi!" *chucks bottle*

"Nein, Franzi, not hier! Over zere, wo zie Frenchies live!"

"Ach, jawol, Hanzi! Los!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (AURKQ)

382 Max Bot

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (yQpMk)

383 Germans are good at well organized spontaneous riots.

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (K7cZK)

384 President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5 a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41

Posted by: SMOD at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (GrQSw)

385 What month is it? Brumaire?

Just waiting for Thermidor...

#GetReadyForTheFourthEmpireAndSixthRepublic

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (YtbD9)

386 Posted by: Krystallnacht at December 03, 2018 04:07 PM (ZxU8C)

-----

Are you Kristallnacht's stripper sister?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (AzW6q)

387 378 grammie is going home from the hospital.... and will be commenting soon....
Posted by: kraken at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (ffWPP)

Hooray!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (AURKQ)

388 I don't think germans riot. Too chaotic.

Posted by: dagny at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (nRWPy)

389 My husband will unite the world. He was a good boy.

Posted by: Mama Macron at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (vtcmf)

390 >>I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me.

Well you wouldn't have to worry about blood rushing to your head.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (/tuJf)

391 "or lethal injection (properly administered)."

You misspelled 'lead'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (cqNba)

392 361 It's the scientifically humane way to kill someone.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:02 PM (oh/Sd)

I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me. Helium, nitrogen or CO2 asphyxiation seems more humane, or lethal injection (properly administered).
Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (NWiLs)

==========

It's what the guy who invented it said, and the French believed him.

That's all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (oh/Sd)

393 The Trump mask is funny, but the "We want Trump!" chant sounds sincere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:51 PM (ptqGC)
--------
It's a long shot, but maybe they sincerely believe that Trump is looking out for his people and they want a leader who will do the same for France.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (NFEMn)

394
68 I loved The The...

Dang, I had a witty post all composed (witty for me, anyhow) before I realized I was thinking about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Down Boy, Bob Dole, Karen O...

Oh, well.

Posted by: BJM at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (O74hG)

395
Pear of anguish. Tree of woe.

Kate Upton.

Pair of . . . whoa!

Posted by: Joey Lawrence at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (ZxU8C)

396 @387

Oh thank goodness!

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (jm1YL)

397 I don't think germans riot. Too chaotic.


A riot ist an ugly ting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (yQpMk)

398 384 President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5 a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41
Posted by: SMOD at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (GrQSw)

Did he say "Remember, remember the 5th of November"?

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (9rXxD)

399 I should probably just end myself.

Posted by: Max Boot at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (FTPVM)

400 What I really worry about is the safety of the public.

We need some sort of deliberative body - a counsel or perhaps a tribunal - to be in charge of Public Safety.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (YtbD9)

401 383
Germans are good at well organized spontaneous riots.

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (K7cZK)
(stares at that for a minute)(bursts out laughing)(has to clean flatscreen)

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (37IEG)

402 "And now ve dance"

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM (K7cZK)

403 I look forward to Chris Cuomo's, Don Lemon's and Joe/Mika Scarborough's take.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM


What am I, hash browns?

Posted by: Brian "T" Stetler at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (ctuyM)

404 grammie is going home from the hospital.... and will be commenting soon....

Awesome!

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (vtcmf)

405 385 What month is it? Brumaire?

Just waiting for Thermidor...

#GetReadyForTheFourthEmpireAndSixthRepublic
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (YtbD9)

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The month of Humidor is best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (oh/Sd)

406 I just looked up the Urban Dictionary definition for Tree of Woe. Jeebus.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (2LelM)

407 385 What month is it? Brumaire?

Just waiting for Thermidor...

#GetReadyForTheFourthEmpireAndSixthRepublic
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (YtbD9)

Thermidor. That's the Month of the Lobster, right?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (NWiLs)

408 after the election of Macron was there much dissent? Did they vote for more or less free stuff? but didn't want to pay for it?
i'm really missing the why now.

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Macron is an anomaly... see me @ 168.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (AzW6q)

409 167 But then they elected Eric Swalwell.

***

Remember when the FNM had a talking point about Trump encouraging violence against his opponents?



Funny how someone talking about the government murdering millions doesn't even draw a single rebuke huh?



Posted by: 18-1 at December 03, 2018 03:40 PM (eSx+E)---------------------------------------

I read where Swalwell will NOT answer a reporter who asked him if anyone or Congress paid off a sexual harassment accusation he was accused of.


Swalwell should be asked this question every time he gets in front of a camera.

Every time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (UsCnO)

410 10 lb Semtex vest.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:08 PM (c3AZU)

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Put them in a concrete vault with the detonation button without food or water.

Allow bookies to over/under how long before button is pushed.

Pay per view.

Profit!

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (qC1Sy)

411 Les Deplorables?

-
Where's Victor Hugo when you need him?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (+y/Ru)

412
President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5
a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41

Posted by: SMOD at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (GrQSw)


Wut? The Bushes will continue to hate him forever because Jeb. They would have been happy as pigs in slop if Hillary had been elected to teach us deplorables a lesson.


RIP, H. W. And that's all I have to say.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (ptqGC)

413 Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward.

As in not totally dead, but instant loss of blood pressure should black you out very very quickly.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (yQpMk)

414 The Arc de Triomphe itself is said to have been damaged in the rioting, though I think that might just consist of the above-mentioned graffiti.


I saw a photo of damage to one of the grotesques, which had been smashed and was hollow.

I shall now scroll up to see if we're still talking about Paris.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (fuK7c)

415 ''It's a long shot, but maybe they sincerely believe that Trump is looking out for his people and they want a leader who will do the same for France.''

Who knew that's what leaders were supposed to do. We do now. Hopefully the French are coming around. I sure wish the Brits would.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (jm1YL)

416 Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward.

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What's this got to do with Hillary?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (1ISKN)

417 It's what the guy who invented it said, and the French believed him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (oh/Sd)

I read somewhere that when Charlotte Corday was beheaded, the executioner held up her head and slapped the face. Her face then briefly registered a look of anger.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (MX7xj)

418 What am I, hash browns?
Posted by: Brian "T" Stetler at December 03, 2018 04:11 PM (ctuyM)
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No, you're more like that sticky goo that accumulates when one is grating the potatoes for hash browns.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (qC1Sy)

419 390 >>I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me.
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Imagine if you had an annoying itch on your nose. How maddening.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (2LelM)

420 When it comes to getting facials and manicures, Macron is your guy.

When it comes to running France with a set of balls, Marine LePen is your guy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (ZxU8C)

421 401 383
Germans are good at well organized spontaneous riots.

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (K7cZK)
(stares at that for a minute)(bursts out laughing)(has to clean flatscreen)


Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 04:10 PM



Hey, the Herman Goering Division can be quite spontaneous as it marches together battalion after battalion into the city!
Yesterday - Brussels!
Today - Paris!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (0tfLf)

422 Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward.

There's some question about how "alive" you are, since extreme trauma like that will knock someone out instantly. The fact that there may be chemical and electrical activity going on doesn't necessarily mean life or consciousness. You can make a dead frog's leg kick with electricity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (39g3+)

423 Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward.


Or years, if properly frozen.

Posted by: Ted Williams at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (LL1Be)

424 ''Wut? The Bushes will continue to hate him forever because Jeb. They would have been happy as pigs in slop if Hillary had been elected to teach us deplorables a lesson. ''

It was the proper thing to do and PDT takes those things seriously.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (jm1YL)

425 So, the French have finally run out of Americans' money.

Posted by: Martell at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (ri7Kw)

426 Tanned, rested and ready, baby! Just gotta remember, don't invade Russia this time.

Posted by: Napoleon the 4th, chilling on St. Helena at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (YtbD9)

427 >>I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me.


I think your eyes will bug out like AOC.

Posted by: Roy at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (9rXxD)

428 415
''It's a long shot, but maybe they sincerely believe that Trump is
looking out for his people and they want a leader who will do the same
for France.''



Who knew that's what leaders were supposed to do. We do now.
Hopefully the French are coming around. I sure wish the Brits would.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (jm1YL)
Shit, Putin will be sitting in the Palais de Justice by Friday.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (37IEG)

429 What month is it? Brumaire?



Just waiting for Thermidor...



#GetReadyForTheFourthEmpireAndSixthRepublic

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (YtbD9)

Frimaire.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (0QYMt)

430 80-year-old woman killed by tear gas pellet to the head:

https://twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/
1069637134376755201

Hat-tip Ezra Levant of the Rebel Media.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (Evws/)

431 Any country that doesn't have the organic word for "80" instead of some "Four-times-twenty" crap is bound to fail.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (ZxU8C)

432 422 Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward.

There's some question about how "alive" you are, since extreme trauma like that will knock someone out instantly. The fact that there may be chemical and electrical activity going on doesn't necessarily mean life or consciousness. You can make a dead frog's leg kick with electricity.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (39g3+)

Again, supposedly, but during the Terror, they'd hold the head up after the decapitation. The eyes would move and the facial expression would move and change.

Fun for the whole family.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (bcbK8)

433 bluebell, I (Windows 10) lost your email! When you get a chance, will you send it to me? Thanks!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 03:57 PM (ptqGC)
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Jane, just saw this. Will do.

Posted by: bluebell at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (U5tDi)

434 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

I don't see what surrendering to the protestors is going to accomplish.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (1ISKN)

435 In #twoweeks, Pope Frankie will be crowning Putin the new Emperor of France.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (YtbD9)

436 Yeah, Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety were just the worst. Read some of the stuff about what went on during the Terror, in Paris and the Vendee. Those stories are nightmare fuel.

Posted by: T at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (vhkWL)

437 ''Wut? The Bushes will continue to hate him forever
because Jeb. They would have been happy as pigs in slop if Hillary had
been elected to teach us deplorables a lesson. ''



It was the proper thing to do and PDT takes those things seriously.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:13 PM (jm1YL)


Agreed, but no one will ever respect him for it. The Clintons and Obamas will be honored guests at the funeral. If Melania is there, the media will mock her.

The times we are living in.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (ptqGC)

438 I don't know about that. Supposedly the brain can survive several minutes afterward. Being a detached yet semi-conscious head seems like nightmare fuel to me.


I think your eyes will bug out like AOC.
Posted by: Roy


Paging Glenn from TWD.
Glenn from TWD to the red courtesy phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (c3AZU)

439 Ecrasez l'enfame!

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (CeJUf)

440 Frimaire




Amuse

Posted by: runner at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (K7cZK)

441 ''Did he say "Remember, remember the 5th of November"?''

''Try to remember the 5th of November ...."

Anyone of a certain age will remember the tune.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (jm1YL)

442 429
What month is it? Brumaire?





Just waiting for Thermidor...





#GetReadyForTheFourthEmpireAndSixthRepublic


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (YtbD9)

Frimaire.


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear
from the Outrage Outlet! at December 03, 2018 04:14 PM (0QYMt)
I thought this was Frigidaire - or is that next month?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (37IEG)

443 ah Yudish I see,

It was always a feint. The socialists were in such bad odor, that they knew Hollande/Melanchon had no chance. They picked a pet "Republican" cuck (Fillon), and had Macron run as a pseudo-Populist to dilute the LePen vote, and hand the election to Fillon.

But, then he won.

It's basically as if Egg McMuffin had become POTUS.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice .

To me this would be more like Obama winning for the same reason. Remember cross over and vote Obama to oust Hillary, he'll never win?

but people still wanted free stuff and Be cool.

yet I guess their media , tech twitters, facebooks, didn't go all in and help Macron stay the coolest vote ever.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (2c0p7)

444 435 In #twoweeks, Pope Frankie will be crowning Putin the new Emperor of France.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (YtbD9)

As long as we stay out of the war that follows, fine.

Europe don't deserve any better.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (bcbK8)

445 Well Anti-Fa claims to be anti Fascist, so about time they fight the real Fascists.

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (/rm4P)

446 It's fun to compare the Yellow Jackets with political riots in the United States. Here, everyone knows that when Antifa throws one of its tantrums, it's not going to have any affect on policy one way or the other. It's controlled. It's indirectly state-sanctioned. It's no big deal.

We have had urban riots that were bigger and more dangerous, but even then, no one thought it was aimed at any kind of significant political change. Like the Rodney King riots in LA, or all the way back to 1968. There were incremental political goals, maybe, but they weren't going to change much of anything.

It's different in France. It's a much more compact country, with the grand capital pretty much in the center. Riots can have a much more direct impact on the government. To have a similar effect in the U.S., you would have to throw incredibly violent riots in 20 to 30 major cities simultaneously.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (oNFAg)

447 435. The way things are now in France, Putin would be an improvement.

Posted by: Martell at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (ri7Kw)

448 You can make a dead frog's leg kick with electricity.
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The Macron phenomena, eh?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (2LelM)

449
i didn't mention it but I've seen reports that these protests have started up in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 04:03 PM (PbpT7)

Europe has a fever, and it seems the only solution is moar Trump.

I look forward to Chris Cuomo's, Don Lemon's and Joe/Mika Scarborough's take.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:05 PM (ptqGC)

Watch as the media twists itself into pretzels trying to simultaneously deny that the French protesters are in anyway "inspired" by Trump....AND..... blame Trump for Europe becoming unglued.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (NFEMn)

450 417 It's what the guy who invented it said, and the French believed him.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:09 PM (oh/Sd)

I read somewhere that when Charlotte Corday was beheaded, the executioner held up her head and slapped the face. Her face then briefly registered a look of anger.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at December 03, 2018 04:12 PM (MX7xj)

============

There's a great bit in Aguirre The Wrath of God where a beheaded head finishes his count to ten.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (oh/Sd)

451 The thing about populism is that it's built on the people. Ewwww!

Posted by: t-bird at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (98WNR)

452 Better to let a thousand frogs carry scorpions across a river than to curse the wind of change.

Posted by: Ben Shapiro at December 03, 2018 04:17 PM (DuAZ5)

453 To have a similar effect in the U.S., you would have to throw incredibly violent riots in 20 to 30 major cities simultaneously.
Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (oNFAg)


I'm listening...

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (vkS2Z)

454 Are the French antifa polar opposites of ours?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (ptqGC)

455 137
It's not just France. The US media is working overtime to not cover this movement in Europe.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 03:38 PM (rwVFm)


We do our France story on June 6. We even show those little American flags on the gravestones in Normandy. It is not June.

Meanwhile, the greatest terrorist in history continues to devastate America at a record pace, even with heroes like Robert Mueller doing his best to save America.

What is so hard to understand?

Posted by: Mainsteam American Media at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (UsCnO)

456 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

I don't see what surrendering to the protestors is going to accomplish.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (1ISKN)

The protesters can pick up the dropped weapons.

Posted by: golfman at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (GL/05)

457 To have a similar effect in the U.S., you would have to throw incredibly violent riots in 20 to 30 major cities simultaneously.

After you disarmed the populace.

Posted by: Ted Williams at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (LL1Be)

458 ''Agreed, but no one will ever respect him for it. The Clintons and Obamas will be honored guests at the funeral. If Melania is there, the media will mock her.

The times we are living in.''

Also agreed but if he hadn't he would have been raked over the coals by the press. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't moment.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (jm1YL)

459 I thouhgt Bar, (the smartest Bush) was dead set against Jeb as prezznit? Did I dream that?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (KP5rU)

460 creepy stupid backwards hillbilly people still wanting sovereignty over their country and lives.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (2c0p7)

461 ''Try to remember the 5th of November ...."

Anyone of a certain age will remember the tune.
Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (jm1YL)

Earth Wind and Fire?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (AURKQ)

462 'The protesters can pick up the dropped weapons.''

LOL

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (jm1YL)

463 Rep. Swalwell has a solution to Macron's Parisian problem...

https://twitter.com/SurburbanCowboy/status/
1069625630147338240

Posted by: andycanuck at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (Evws/)

464 sticky frozen-head sock

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (LL1Be)

465 President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5 a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41

This keeps up every day will be a federal holiday and we'll all be better off as they stay home and do us no harm.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (39g3+)

466 Yesterday - Brussels!
Today - Paris!!!


Ahhh, just yesterday they were sprouts ...

Posted by: @JRandomFoodThreadCommenter at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (ctuyM)

467 Ce soir, je dois aller au Alliance Francaise.

Au revoir, mes amis!

(By the way, the French word for horde is "horde", so you've got that going for you.)

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (ZxU8C)

468 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

I don't see what surrendering to the protestors is going to accomplish.

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I wonder if the military would obey or join in.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (+y/Ru)

469 Are the French antifa polar opposites of ours?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 03, 2018 04:18 PM (ptqGC)

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Nope - exactly the same, but twice as violent.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2018 04:20 PM (AzW6q)

470 Ambulance drivers and paramedics have been getting in on the protests too, per Breitbart.

If other first responders start joining, I think we can officially upgrade the forecast for France to..."sporty."

Posted by: T at December 03, 2018 04:20 PM (vhkWL)

471 Next up, Mooch will start a new hashtag trending regarding France:

#BringBackOurSocialism

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (bcbK8)

472 I wonder if the military would obey or join in.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 03, 2018 04:19 PM (+y/Ru)

I'm sure they'll show up wearing their obligatory gilets jaunes that they have to keep in their tanks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (AURKQ)

473 >> Guy Fawkes mask. I thought the French despised the English

Of course, you are aware... that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament to fight the anti-catholic government.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (LWu6U)

474 imo the support for Trump mirrors the support for Brexit (and Frexit, etc.) ... they want a champion to fight the globalists ... to fight the EuroWeenie Bureaucrats like Merkel and Macron. Some leaving Sweden may go to Poland or even Italy ... but the old Eastern Bloc seems to understand the statist problem most clearly.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (Cus5s)

475 "Also agreed but if he hadn't he would have been raked over the coals by the press. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't moment."

I think Trump is doing this simply because it's the right thing to do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (cqNba)

476 Yesterday - Brussels!

Today - Paris!!!



Ahhh, just yesterday they were sprouts ...



Please, just asparagus the veggie puns.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (LL1Be)

477 "France went to hell after Napoleon. "

So much (uncomfortable) truth in this.

Posted by: Daisy Buchanan at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (vaFpc)

478 Oh, before I go, if the French women's volleyball team announces that they are seeking asylum from the violence, tell them I'm willing to sponsor them as refugees.

En avant!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (ZxU8C)

479 I expect a spike in births 9 months from now.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (rwVFm)

480 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

I don't see what surrendering to the protestors is going to accomplish.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Notwithstanding that a crowd of football hooligans could probably take the modern French army, I'd laugh like a loon if the army took the protestors' side.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (AM1GF)

481 @456 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

This is where we will see the real extent of the discontent.

For an Antifa-style "riot," basically a state-sanctioned demonstration, the Antifas will march up to the police and get themselves tear gassed or whatever, the whole point being to pretent-confront the "pigs." That's part of the show, because they're not really about changing anything.

But people who are throwing a revolution will avoid the direct confrontation. If the police and military surround one building, we'll move over here and burn this one down instead. While you're protecting this courthouse, we will move to this one and bust out the windows. If you protect this highway bridge, we will block traffic elsewhere.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (oNFAg)

482 ''Try to remember the 5th of November ...."

Anyone of a certain age will remember the tune.
Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (jm1YL)

the Sandpipers?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (bcbK8)

483 In #twoweeks, Pope Frankie will be crowning Putin the new Emperor of France.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM (YtbD9)

As long as we stay out of the war that follows, fine.

Europe don't deserve any better.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (bcb

In three weeks ( on Christmas Day) Pope Benedict will come out of retirement and crown Trump Holy Roman Emperor. Donaldmagne.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (NFEMn)

484 President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5 a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41

December, I assume, and just this year.

Posted by: t-bird at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (Y9zp1)

485 436 Yeah, Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety were just the worst. Read some of the stuff about what went on during the Terror, in Paris and the Vendee. Those stories are nightmare fuel.
Posted by: T at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (vhkWL)

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La Vendee is the first modern genocide.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (oh/Sd)

486 The attack derailed my life for many years and left me with cheese-related PTSD. I instructed my husband not to allow any cheese in our home except in the case of an unusually good camembert or brie. Posted by: Professor Surfer Doctor Chrissie Blasey Ford

Status: Hippocampus Seared. It's What's for le Dinner!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives aka at December 03, 2018 04:22 PM (Ndje9)

487 Can we call this the Frog Spring?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (1ISKN)

488 Maginot Line! Maginot Line!

Posted by: Mama Macron at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (vtcmf)

489 434 The word is that Macron may call on the military.

I don't see what surrendering to the protestors is going to accomplish.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:15 PM



This is a major move. The French military, while its fun to make jokes, are some serious players. I got to work with them briefly in Desert Storm. I was impressed.
OK, there was the one lieutenant who got lost and had to have the Iraqis show him how to get back to his side, but beside that, good folks.
And their artillery is particularly good.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (0tfLf)

490 >> Guy Fawkes mask. I thought the French despised the English

Of course, you are aware... that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament to fight the anti-catholic government.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest


Also, the whole "V for Vendetta" thing kinda made it anarchist theater gear.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (AM1GF)

491 456; Macron's military, bunch of white flag waving phucktards shooting rifles with little "bang!" flags coming out the end of the barrel. Not a good look on the world stage. You want to quell a riot, Putin will show the way. As Palp said, "Old ways are best ways."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (KP5rU)

492 ''''Try to remember the 5th of November ...."

Anyone of a certain age will remember the tune.
Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:16 PM (jm1YL)

Earth Wind and Fire?''

Earlier. Every crooner in the 60's had that song on their album...

''Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain was yellow
Try to remember the kind of September when you were a tender and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember then follow

Try to remember when life was so tender that no one wept except the willow
Try to remember when life was so tender that dreams were kept beside your pillow
Try to remember when life was so tender that love was an ember about to billow
Try to remember and if you remember then follow

Deep in December it's nice to remember although you know the snow will follow
Deep in December it's nice to remember without the hurt the heart is hollow
Deep in December it's nice to remember the fire of September that made us mellow
Deep in December our hearts should remember and follow''


Follow, follow, follow, follow........

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (jm1YL)

493 So, global warming/cooling/changing taxes on working people, or more money in working peoples' pockets?
Macron and the EU elites' answer: CALL IN THE MILITARY. The beatings will continue until there is full compliance!

Posted by: mrp at December 03, 2018 04:24 PM (Pqytn)

494 >> President Trump has issued an EO effectively making Wednesday November 5 a holiday for (nearly) all federal employees in honor of Bush 41

Nothing says democratic republic like honoring the passing of dear leader and his ascension to the status of God

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 04:24 PM (LWu6U)

495 I am not sure if "there was on old lady who swallowed a fly..." was ever translated to french. If not, I would suggest to Macron that the first step in solving this proble would be to invite the "Asians" from the no go zones to counter the protesters, sort of like the Stones hiring the Hells angels.

Posted by: Downcast at December 03, 2018 04:24 PM (Gl/Ut)

496 So, global warming/cooling/changing taxes on working people, or more money in working peoples' pockets?
Macron and the EU elites' answer: CALL IN THE MILITARY. The beatings will continue until there is full compliance!

Posted by: mrp


You mean that thing they outsourced to us for seventy years so they could make their welfare playgrounds? That military?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 03, 2018 04:25 PM (AM1GF)

497 imo the support for Trump mirrors the support for Brexit (and Frexit, etc.) ... they want a champion to fight the globalists ... to fight the EuroWeenie Bureaucrats like Merkel and Macron. Some leaving Sweden may go to Poland or even Italy ... but the old Eastern Bloc seems to understand the statist problem most clearly.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM (Cus5s)

Eastern Europe suffered under Communism while Western Europe fucked and partied under the protection of Uncle Sam.
What's that meme about hard men creating good times creating soft men?

Weird how history shakes out....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:25 PM (NFEMn)

498 Foucault/Derrida = Marat/Robespierre + gallons of Nazi semen

Posted by: Math Nouvelle at December 03, 2018 04:25 PM (AzW6q)

499 ''the Sandpipers?''

Probably. Everyone else did. Surprised the Beatles didn't do a version.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:25 PM (jm1YL)

500 Let's see if those old adage still holds up - "When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold."

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 03, 2018 04:25 PM (YtbD9)

501 Could Trump sign an EO giving an entire department time off?

Like...the Department of Education or Health and Human Services for a year?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (oh/Sd)

502 From what I have read in the press, and with them all saying that this is about carbon taxes..... I am sure that there is much much more to it.

My guess is that it is about many things which can not be mentioned, but high taxes is the first thing they are allowed to protest without being smeared as racists or haters.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (LWu6U)

503 OT, but I found a very effective way to piss off a Frenchman.

When eating any type of washed rind cheese, just scoop out soft cheese on the inside and then just casually say, "I don't like the outside."

Works every time.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (1ISKN)

504 English writing on the bus, crowd chanting in English we want Trump?

Not France... cops don't look armed.

Posted by: Don Q at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (NgKpN)

505
Antifa just likes riots. Their organization's entire policy is to be pro-riot. They falsely accuse strangers of being Nazis to justify rioting. That's why they're easily used by shady globalist billionaires and leftist politicians -- just like some bands will work for beer, Antifa will work for riots. Declare a pogrom, promise them a free hand, and off they go.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (imow9)

506 Donaldmagne.

What would that be, I wonder. Equivalents to 'Donald' don't spring to mind. Duckduckgoing... Nope, Gaelic only. Means "ruler of the world". No French equivalent.

Posted by: t-bird at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (wPON6)

507 Nuke the peasants!
Damn the torpedees full speed ahead!
You may fire when ready Givenchy!


Posted by: French Macaroon at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (37IEG)

508 I recall getting the day off for Nixon's passing/funeral. Also, the furloughs during the Clinton-Gingrich shut-downs. Was nice, did some bike rides and errands.

Lifers were all upset. Revealing.

And the firefighter and cop gestures are very interesting.

Posted by: Rhomboid at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (d/MYT)

509 i didn't mention it but I've seen reports that these protests have started up in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.


I hadn't seen anything so I did a search. Die Welt has an article from today saying "Are Yellow Vest Protests Possible In Germany as well?".

So I'm going with they haven't had any.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (fuK7c)

510 ''Antifa just likes riots.''

They're paid to riot. Have riot will travel.

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (jm1YL)

511 Nuke the peasants!

They stink on ice!

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (LL1Be)

512 Speaking of pushback on enviro/climate policies, SCOTUS denied review of enviro lawsuit regarding the building the border wall.

Posted by: WisRich at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (G0vdT)

513 Don't care the reason, rioters who destroy property should be put down with extreme prejudice.

The Frenchies voted for that socialist clown, they should be forced to live with the consequences.

Macron should not give in to a mob. Just like w wouldn't want Trump to give into BLM or Antifa.

Knowing how lefty/commie France is, I'm skeptical that mob represents a majority viewpoint.

Posted by: Jose at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (V6W16)

514 My guess is that it is about many things which can not be mentioned, but high taxes is the first thing they are allowed to protest without being smeared as racists or haters.

Hmm, that's a cromulent point.

Posted by: t-bird at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (wPON6)

515
Duck L'Orange?

Posted by: BJM at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (O74hG)

516 France, Citroen, Renault, Airbus, stinky fucking cheese, no hygiene, yeah, let's emulate that shit. Don't get me started on those fucking berets.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (KP5rU)

517 @ 489 The French military, while its fun to make jokes, are some serious players. I got to work with them briefly in Desert Storm. I was impressed.

We joke, but the French military is quite competent. But that doesn't mean that they can impose order if the people do not want to cooperate.

Again, I mention about Antifa -- it's a whole different ballgame when rank-and-file normal people are involved. Antifa plays by the rules, essentially. No one is really threatened by them. No one really thinks that Antifa might overthrow the civil authority of Portland, Oregon and declare a people's republic. But when a horde composed of the average Francois Six-Pack starts setting fires and throwing rocks, it's a much different situation.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (oNFAg)

518 507 Nuke the peasants!
Damn the torpedees full speed ahead!
You may fire when ready Givenchy!


Posted by: French Macaroon at December 03, 2018 04:27 PM (37IEG)

"LET THEM EAT YELLOWCAKE!"

Posted by: Madame Macron at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (AURKQ)

519 Jane - No Anti-Fa is a global organization

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (/rm4P)

520 476 Yesterday - Brussels!

Today - Paris!!!



Ahhh, just yesterday they were sprouts ...


Please, just asparagus the veggie puns.


Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM

*******

Beets the hell out of some of the other jokes here.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (0tfLf)

521
"LET THEM EAT YELLOWCAKE!"
Posted by: Madame Macron at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (AURKQ)


BUSH'S WAR FOR OIL!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (Zz0t1)

522 Macron should not give in to a mob. Just like w wouldn't want Trump to give into BLM or Antifa.

Knowing how lefty/commie France is, I'm skeptical that mob represents a majority viewpoint.
Posted by: Jose at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (V6W16)

Yes and no. France is really not like the US at all when it comes to these things.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (NFEMn)

523 That vid of the "We want Trump" chanters looks like it was taken in the UK. Notice the Union Jack in the bus window.

Posted by: Guzalot at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (prSvo)

524 This is a major move. The French military, while
its fun to make jokes, are some serious players. I got to work with them
briefly in Desert Storm. I was impressed.

OK, there was the one lieutenant who got lost and had to have the
Iraqis show him how to get back to his side, but beside that, good
folks.

And their artillery is particularly good.



Posted by: Diogenes at December 03, 2018 04:23 PM (0tfLf)

================================
What he said. I read Phillipe Leclerc de Hautecloque's Wiki entry last night. One helluva soldier. Leclerc once lost his way during an exercise and wound up in a field, tangled in barbed wire. He later said "When you do something really stupid, it's best to admit it."

Posted by: mrp at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (Pqytn)

525 How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:30 PM (1ISKN)

526 Eh. We'll know it's serious when they start hitting the media.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 03, 2018 04:30 PM (AM1GF)

527 Jane - No Anti-Fa is a global terrorist organization
Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2018 04:29 PM (/rm4P)


Corrected for accuracy.

Posted by: Sponge at December 03, 2018 04:30 PM (Zz0t1)

528 Remember, remember
the 5th of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
...

?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (KVMek)

529 Please, just asparagus the veggie puns.
Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:21 PM


A carnivore, eh?

So, IOW, lettuce prey?

Posted by: @JRandomFoodThreadCommenter at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (ctuyM)

530 It's all Trumps fault. N'est-ce pas?

Posted by: Tuna at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (jm1YL)

531 "80-year-old woman killed by tear gas pellet to the head:"

Macron is a dead man if he doesn't quit now and hide out in Martinique for a few months. Jesus.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (wweKM)

532 Antifa knows no borders. Strictly cash, Homey.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (KP5rU)

533 We'll see if the French military will stand entirely with Macron or if they will split. Interesting times.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (CeJUf)

534 English writing on the bus, crowd chanting in English we want Trump?"

London.

London England.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (6qErC)

535 Donaldmagne.

What would that be, I wonder. Equivalents to 'Donald' don't spring to mind. Duckduckgoing... Nope, Gaelic only. Means "ruler of the world". No French equivalent.
Posted by: t-bird at December 03, 2018 04:26 PM (wPON6)

It's a portmanteau...

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (NFEMn)

536 "80-year-old woman killed by tear gas pellet to the head:"

Bystander or participant?

Posted by: zombie Citizen Robespierre at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (NeSSd)

537 525 How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:30 PM (1ISKN)

Its like a Libertarian Political Party... and Oxy Moron.

Posted by: Don Q at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (NgKpN)

538 >>How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?

How can Antifa be anti-fascist when they act like fascists?

They seem to have issues with a coherent philosophy.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (/tuJf)

539 The Frenchies voted for that socialist clown, they should be forced to live with the consequences.

Posted by: Jose

66% of them.

Posted by: golfman at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (GL/05)

540 Yeah, mildly uncomfortable with the public foofarah accorded public officials when the croak. Events and gabfests and funerals are fine, but holidays, even for fed workers, nah, let's do without those.

People want to take time off, fine. De facto situation may be lots of work stops to watch or listen, fine.

Private citizens lining the route of Reagan's procession in CA, fine. Different thing.

Posted by: Rhomboid at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (d/MYT)

541 "80-year-old woman killed by tear gas pellet to the head:"

Macron is a dead man if he doesn't quit now and hide out in Martinique for a few months. Jesus.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (wweKM)

His wife was killed?

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (NFEMn)

542 525 How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 03, 2018 04:30 PM (1ISKN)

Because money

Antifa is not a spontaneous movement. It is an unholy alliance of Black Bloc anarchists and marxist/communists.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:33 PM (bcbK8)

543 The French love their riots.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 03, 2018 04:33 PM (8iiMU)

544 The Frenchies voted for that socialist clown, they should be forced to live with the consequences.

Or did they...

Posted by: Brenda de Les Snipes at December 03, 2018 04:33 PM (g7ulT)

545 Beets the hell out of some of the other jokes here."

Depends on what turnips...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 03, 2018 04:33 PM (6qErC)

546 538 >>How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?

How can Antifa be anti-fascist when they act like fascists?

They seem to have issues with a coherent philosophy.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (/tuJf)

Communists are anti-fascist. That's what they are, commmies

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (bcbK8)

547 >>"80-year-old woman killed by tear gas pellet to the head:"

>>Bystander or participant?

Macron's wife.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (/tuJf)

548 Macron is a great patriotic American and the sniveling pukes in yellow vests, like you morons, are nothing but treasonous pustules waiting to be popped.

And I better not hear any backtalk from you globophobic scum because I have all of your browser histories!

Posted by: John O. Brennan at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (DuAZ5)

549 541; You win. Thread is complete. Very good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (KP5rU)

550 "The French government is considering "all options" to control protests against rising fuel prices that have turned violent in Paris over the last three weeks, a spokesman said Sunday."

Well, you could, you know, consider.....I know this will sound stupid.....but you could consider removing the so-called "global warming tax"

Please, be gentle.

Don't laugh at me.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (T09ml)

551 527 Jane - No Anti-Fa is a global terrorist organization

See, that's just it. They're not. Not really. At least not yet.

Antifa's support networks are all well known. If the authorities wanted to, they could shut it all down.

They wouldn't go after them directly for doing Antifa things. That would lose in court. Instead they would go after them sideways, like they did with the Klan or with the old Black separatists. Send infiltrators with wires, get them on other charges, get them on racketeering, get them to roll over on others. If Antifa were considered to be any kind of serious threat to the establishment, that's what would be done.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (oNFAg)

552 Yeah, mildly uncomfortable with the public foofarah accorded public officials when the croak. Events and gabfests and funerals are fine, but holidays, even for fed workers, nah, let's do without those.

I think they should declare a "great Americans day" and be done with it, stop adding new days and celebrations. MLK, presidents, etc. One day for them all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (39g3+)

553 Fuck you, Max! I'm a Uniter!

Posted by: Pepe Macron at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (2Mnv1)

554 As someone who's paid $6 diesel and got at least two happy-snaps from Froggie photo radar on B-roads my last trip over...burn him.

Posted by: JEM at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (8erNz)

555 So.. has Soros gotten enough mileage out of border refugees and now he's turned to Europe?

I am always suspicious when this kind of thing flares up so fast.. there HAS to be some organization behind it.. and it has the fingerprint of Soros and his ilk..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (438dO)

556 293
Push people too far and something just breaks. I fear the same thing
could happen here. Buy ammo. Have at least one shotgun one handgun and
one rifle (each has its own strong points).

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (0OmEj)
======================

One handgun, one shotgun, and one rifle?


So, in other words, nearly unarmed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (UsCnO)

557 In many ways, this is the story of World War Z.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (rwVFm)

558 What's French for long cat?

Posted by: TexasDan at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (yL25O)

559 Yeah, mildly uncomfortable with the public foofarah accorded public officials when the croak. Events and gabfests and funerals are fine, but holidays, even for fed workers, nah, let's do without those.

People want to take time off, fine. De facto situation may be lots of work stops to watch or listen, fine.

Private citizens lining the route of Reagan's procession in CA, fine. Different thing.
Posted by: Rhomboid at December 03, 2018 04:32 PM (d/MYT)

I tend to agree. Maybe Trump thinks he's doing the right thing. Or maybe he's trying to be magmanimous towards the Bush clan.
Or maybe he's honoring the last WW2 vet to ever be president.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (NFEMn)

560 control protests against rising fuel prices"

Oil costs and prices are down. Taxes are up.

Language matters, nes't ce pas?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (6qErC)

561 Yeah, I see nothing about yellow vest protests in Germany either, though there is a story about a concert in Saxony being shut down because the crowd was shouting, "Sieg Heil!"

....it's probably nothing.

Posted by: T at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (vhkWL)

562 I see someone else above speculated already about Soros's involvement..

great minds.. and all that!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (438dO)

563 English is the <creme de la creme> of languages.



Posted by: Dennis Miller radio show at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (8iiMU)

564 Antifa is an anarchist organization consisting of non-conformists in black uniforms.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (LL1Be)

565 Read that this was last straw for motorists - other impositions, like ridiculously lowered rural speed limits, and predatory traffic cams/enforcement (sound familiar?), have been chafing folks for a while.

So Macron in serious trouble, Merkel on the way down, May about to be destroyed by a failed Brexit package vote in Parliament - tasty doings in Yurrup!

Posted by: Rhomboid at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (d/MYT)

566 The French Army's problem isn't skill or equipment. It's will.

Their government largely lacks the will to fight against peers.

They will deploy troops in Africa or Asia, presumably, if it's in their national interest.

But I seriously doubt their will to fight against Russia or Islam.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (bcbK8)

567 I started noticing the unrest in France a few weeks ago.

Snapchat users can snap pictures and vidoes to "Our Story." It's a global picture album that anyone on snapchat can peruse for 24 hours.

I have been lurking about France... Paris, the countryside and small cities. The civil unrest and celebration of burning palates in every traffic circle is horrifying.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (d7Ww2)

568 So is this the normal 'urban yutes' level of riot in France? Or something more serious?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 03, 2018 03:21 PM (ycWCI)

In a word, no.

The protests started with middle-class and rural Frenchmen, the "deplorables" who have jobs, and own homes and own cars, protesting the newest fuel tac increase, and all kinds of other punitive measures enacted against motorists.

Sounds like the extreme right and extreme left have climbed upon the bandwagon, and are the ones mostly responsible for the violence. Muzzies seem to be laying low, for now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (fDU8w)

569 Rioting in France isn't serious until the rioters acquire a press-recognized appellation. "Gilets Jaunes" fully qualifies.

Posted by: mrp at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (Pqytn)

570
Gilets jaunes mauvais!

Homme orange mauvais!

Posted by: Macron at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (ctuyM)

571 Well, you could, you know, consider.....I know this will sound stupid.....but you could consider removing the so-called "global warming tax"

Please, be gentle.

Don't laugh at me.
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (T09ml)
-------------

Somewhere, Ayn Rand is smiling.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (qC1Sy)

572 Macron is a dead man if he doesn't quit now and hide out in Martinique for a few months. Jesus.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 03, 2018 04:31 PM (wweKM)

--------------

I said yesterday that Macron better have the jet fueled, pilots on standby and the stolen money transferred to his non extradition island of choice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (ffYR/)

573 561; Sieg Heil! Just a Christmas greeting, I'm sure.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (KP5rU)

574 The French have better places to riot than us. They've the Champs, we've got Pennsylvania Avenue.

No contest.

They've the Arc for theirs. We've got what? The Washington Monument?

Consider it. Where in America is there a better place than Paris for doing barricades and bus fires? I can't think of one.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (+fPHo)

575 One handgun, one shotgun, and one rifle? "

One Bourbon, one scotch, one beer?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (6qErC)

576 556 293
Push people too far and something just breaks. I fear the same thing
could happen here. Buy ammo. Have at least one shotgun one handgun and
one rifle (each has its own strong points).

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 03, 2018 03:56 PM (0OmEj)
======================

One handgun, one shotgun, and one rifle?


So, in other words, nearly unarmed.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 03, 2018 04:35 PM (UsCnO)

he said 'at least', no mention of the upper ceiling

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (bcbK8)

577 nood

Posted by: tu3031 at December 03, 2018 04:37 PM (sf1AO)

578 How can AntiFa be anarchists and a global organization at the same time?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe

+++++++++++++

They aren't anarchist, they are a bunch of reactionary left-fascist thugs.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 03, 2018 04:38 PM (T09ml)

579 But when a horde composed of the average Francois
Six-Pack starts setting fires and throwing rocks, it's a much different
situation.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (oNFAg)


No kidding, those are people who have something to lose. When they start rioting and rebelling then it is serious and real.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at December 03, 2018 04:39 PM (0QYMt)

580 -
--
I have been lurking about France... Paris, the
countryside and small cities. The civil unrest and celebration of
burning palates in every traffic circle is horrifying.





Posted by: nurse ratched at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM

----------------------------

Hot yoga is for fags.

Posted by: Burning Palates at December 03, 2018 04:39 PM (pMGkg)

581 Oh JoeF, not criticizing Trump here. It's a set pattern. Just would prefer less official aspects to the otherwise fine tributes to deceased figures.

Posted by: Rhomboid at December 03, 2018 04:39 PM (d/MYT)

582 What's French for long cat?
Posted by: TexasDan


chat long. According it iTranslate.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:39 PM (c3AZU)

583 Well, you could, you know, consider.....I know this will sound stupid.....but you could consider removing the so-called "global warming tax"

Please, be gentle.

Don't laugh at me.
Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 03, 2018 04:34 PM (T09ml)
-------------

Somewhere, Ayn Rand is smiling.
Posted by: Blake

...........

Uhhh. yeah..

Our gas prices are the lowest I've seen in at least a year!

And reports are that we are still reducing greenhouse gas emissions each year.. actually staying ahead of the goals of the Paris summit.. just without all the pitching in billions to countries like India and Pakistan and China (for God's sake!) so they can ignore the limits!

Pulling out of that shitty deal alone is enough for me to call Trump's presidency a success!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 03, 2018 04:40 PM (438dO)

584 sniffy, the same way they can be anti fascist -Fascist.. all a lie.

Posted by: willow at December 03, 2018 04:41 PM (2c0p7)

585 >>>Yeah, Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety were just the worst.


And then the revolution ate him, as revolutions so often do.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 03, 2018 04:41 PM (R85nB)

586 But when a horde composed of the average Francois
Six-Pack starts setting fires and throwing rocks, it's a much different
situation.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 03, 2018 04:28 PM (oNFAg)


No kidding, those are people who have something to lose. When they start rioting and rebelling then it is serious and real.
Posted by: Mikey NTH


Wait until the Horde starts setting fires and throwing rocks....

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:41 PM (c3AZU)

587 Nood Joy Behar

Posted by: rickb223 at December 03, 2018 04:43 PM (c3AZU)

588 His wife was killed?
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Mistress.

The younger one.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 03, 2018 04:43 PM (Evws/)

589 586 Wait until the Horde starts setting skull fires and throwing rocks ampersands....

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at December 03, 2018 04:45 PM (xGZ+b)

590 How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?

Posted by: LGoPs at December 03, 2018 04:47 PM (FnEPY)

591 Fuel Outrage Fuels Outrage!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 03, 2018 04:56 PM (Ndje9)

592 The We Want Trump clip.
Posted by: ace at December 03, 2018 03:48 PM (PbpT7)

I think that's in London. The checkerboard motif on the cop lady's hat looks very British.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2018 04:57 PM (fDU8w)

593 what's the old joke?

Why do the French plant trees along the roads?

Germans like to march in the shade.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 03, 2018 05:01 PM (T09ml)

594 Sorry if this has been said (~600 comments) but maybe they're yelling "Vive Trump"?

Posted by: red speck at December 03, 2018 05:13 PM (6Krd7)

595 Is Max Boot the only one who thinks he isn't a dip shit?

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2018 05:23 PM (/rm4P)

596 I see someone else above speculated already about Soros's involvement..

great minds.. and all that!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 03, 2018 04:36 PM (438dO)

Macron is right out of Soros' globalist playbook. But I wouldn't put it past Soros to be playing both ends against the middle, to crater the Euro.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2018 05:27 PM (fDU8w)

597 146 AntiFa are international commies i.e. globalists.... Would love to just once, show them what life is like without government.

For them, there would be both good and bad parts:
Bad - it would be very painful.
Good - it would be very brief.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 03, 2018 05:37 PM (/CITB)

598 Can we send some of those Jilly Johns over to Max Boot's house?

Posted by: kallisto at December 03, 2018 05:44 PM (Whlww)

599 #8 I'm late to the party but BINGO. It was always a scam meant as a funding source for the globalists.

Posted by: Winston at December 03, 2018 07:04 PM (mgpkf)

600 It's like this...

https://youtu.be/_ZLAt3zwEpQ?t=67

Posted by: Winston at December 03, 2018 07:07 PM (mgpkf)

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