France Sees Riots and Arson as Macron Raises Retirement Age from 62 to 64

The system is coming apart.

Police fired tear gas and fought with violent black-clad anarchists in Paris on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of mainly peaceful protesters marched across France against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the pension age.

Oh, they have them in France, too. Or: Reuters is just consistent in reporting that violent protesters are "mainly peaceful"... unless they're conservatives protesting for Trump, or almost anything else.


In a ninth day of nationwide protests, train and air travel was disrupted while teachers were among many professions to walk off the job, just days after the government pushed through legislation to raise the retirement age by two years to 64.

Demonstrations in central Paris were generally peaceful, but smaller groups of "Black Bloc" anarchists smashed shop windows, demolished street furniture and ransacked a McDonalds restaurant. Clashes ensued as riot police moved in and drove back the anarchists with tear gas and stun grenades.

Small groups continued to clash with police in Paris into the evening, setting bins ablaze and playing cat-and-mouse with security forces.

Labour unions fear that protests could turn more violent if the government does not heed the growing popular anger over pension curbs.

That's not a "fear," that's a threat.


This is more clear in this threat:


"This is a response to the falsehoods expressed by the president and his incomprehensible stubbornness" Marylise Leon, deputy secretary general of the CFDT union, said.

"The responsibility of this explosive situation lies not with the unions but with the government."

That is, when we get violent, it's your fault, not ours.


...


"The street has a legitimacy in France. If Mr Macron can't remember this historic reality, I don't know what he is doing here," 42-year-old entertainment show worker Willy Mancel said at the Nantes rally.

I don't take any position on the policy action of increasing the retirement age.

I do take a position on the propaganda media's never-ending covering for the left's violence. Yes, a lot of normie conservatives, or just normie apolitical types, are angry about the increase in the retirement age, too; but it's the unions, always part of the leftist/communist coalition, threatening violence and actually committing violence.

In league with antifa, of course.

And Reuters is right there to cover for it.

I'm unable to confirm that this video shows what it claims to show:

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1 4-day work week and what? three or four weeks paid holiday a year to start.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:01 PM (Vwz3I)

2 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:01 PM (ncXxy)

3 The chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams a week to 25 grams a week.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)

4 Top 10?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (J2vNu)

5 Socialist country that has voted for more socialism consistently for decades surprised to find that they were actually voting for more centralized, capricious authority and not just generous retirements.

More at 11.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (LvTSG)

6 There is a McDonald's in Paris?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)

7
Viva la Revolucion?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM (oIPis)

8 Mostly peaceful burning buildings

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM (bs+z0)

9 Dang, I was admiring the new King Harv ad and missed planting the first flag

Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM (H4JoC)

10 Oui.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM (Lt/Ht)

11 See, two years isn't much of a bump. But you know damned well that as people turn 63.5, the French govt. will try to bump it another two years, or five. Got to stop this now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM (J2vNu)

12 6 There is a McDonald's in Paris?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)

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Dolley hated Parisians, especially Parisian waiters, so much while we were in Paris we almost exclusively at at McDonald's while we were there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (LvTSG)

13 One of my girlfriends in the Czech Republic just had her flight to France canceled due to the strikes. I have another good friend who is in France - Bori just asked this friend why this is the French response to everything. We haven’t gotten her take yet.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (ZdaMQ)

14 It's just outdoors flambé.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (Q4IgG)

15
Alternate post title:

Le Bad

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (oIPis)

16 Have the torn up the cobblestones and made forts yet?

There's still time...

Posted by: Gabby at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (krQz2)

17 Paris When It Sizzles!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (FVME7)

18 There is a McDonald's in Paris?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)


And the serve the Royall burger

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM (gmo/4)

19 "The system is coming apart."
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The WALLS are closing in!

Gotta love the news-readers and their writers.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (zaWyB)

20 Viva le Flambe!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (Y5qcH)

21 Was this an immediate jump in the age requirement or a slow, steady escalation to 64?

Posted by: EveR at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (MUpk6)

22 Parisians are assholes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (Lt/Ht)

23 It was the worst of times, ... it was the even more worst of times....

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (krQz2)

24 Zut alors!

Posted by: Tuna at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (gLRfa)

25

I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (uQPen)

26 The System is coming apart…. I assume you are speaking globally.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (PCK5/)

27 Macron's wife is going to need another pacemaker.

Posted by: Winnie Mandela at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (DMyTF)

28 How many French people are left in France? The impression I get is the place is overrun with foreigners.

Posted by: DB - digging the scene at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (geLO8)

29 There is a McDonald's in Paris?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)


But not a Burger King.

Posted by: Vincent at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (wmDcS)

30 Fight fire with fire! I suggest flamethrowers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (FVME7)

31 There is a McDonald's in Paris?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)


And the serve the Royall burger

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:04 PM


Fvcking metric system.

Posted by: Brad at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (ncXxy)

32 The chocolate ration has been increased from 30 grams a week to 25 grams a week.
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https://tinyurl.com/3f53279y

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (Vwz3I)

33 Mostly swarthy

Posted by: DB - digging the scene at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (geLO8)

34
I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.
Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (uQPen)

And ?

Posted by: Emperor Biden and his executive orders at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (bs+z0)

35 "This is fine." Meme

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (OgrpQ)

36 Ha!
No shits given.

But...But...Panzers!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (anj39)

37 25

I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.
Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (uQPen)

==========

"I 'ave done zis to fight the fascism of Trump."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:06 PM (LvTSG)

38 28 The whole place isn’t, but Paris is for sure.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (ZdaMQ)

39
Time to tear up the cobblestones and start constructing barricades, comrades! It'll be 1848 and 1871 all over again!

Viva la revolution!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (pNxlR)

40 Zut alors!

Posted by: Tuna at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (gLRfa)
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Is it a Zoot suit riot?

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (krQz2)

41 My understanding is that Macron used emergency powers that have been traditionally set aside to be available to leaders to push changes through during wartime. Going against "norms" if you will, in order to pass it. Not very democratic.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (fs1hN)

42 OT:

Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Mar 22
REVEALED: Anti-Trump D.A. Alvin Bragg claimed he was raised in 'dangerous' Harlem 'hood, but actually grew up in $2 million brownstone and attended elite private school

[UK Daily Mail has the story.]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (Vwz3I)

43 The French are the most entitled and laziest SOBs on the face of the earth and that's a low bar given the rest of the EU.

The party is over, Pierre. Take a shower and go to work.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (ZLI7S)

44 Macron forces plan to raise retirement age through French parliament without vote

President Emmanuel Macron's government has used special constitutional powers to force an unpopular pensions bill through France's parliament without a vote, triggering boos and shouts of "Resign!" in chaotic scenes.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne was greeted by boos and jeers as she arrived in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, to announce that she would invoke article 49.3 of the constitution to skip a vote on the reform measures.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (uQPen)

45 What did they call a Whopper?

I didn't go into Burger King.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (OgrpQ)

46 They are running out of cash and younger citizens. They had to move the retirement age later. It's France trying to responsible.

The Unions, as is their typical tactic, are trying to kill their host.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (UVyKP)

47 What do they call French fries in France? Our fries?

Just kidding, I already know what they call them. Apple fries.
Because the French are so lazy they never came up for a word for potato.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (Y5qcH)

48 ugh

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (DMyTF)

49 One would have to have heart of stone not to laugh about these last two threads.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (yQpMk)

50 The age raise if one thing. Skipping over the legislature is another thing, the total contempt for process isn’t ok.

Posted by: SarahW at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (g1vnC)

51 Aux barricades!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (FVME7)

52 46 They are running out of cash and younger citizens. They had to move the retirement age later. It's France trying to responsible.

The Unions, as is their typical tactic, are trying to kill their host.
Posted by: Black JEM at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (UVyKP)

So, like us then.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (PCK5/)

53 39
Time to tear up the cobblestones and start constructing barricades, comrades! It'll be 1848 and 1871 all over again!

Viva la revolution!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (pNxlR)

=========

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (LvTSG)

54 I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM


My understanding and I could be completely wrong, is he is doing this with the blessing of the entire government.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (ncXxy)

55
Has Macaroni blamed "Brexit," yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (oIPis)

56 Because the French are so lazy they never came up for a word for potato.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (Y5qcH)
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Never eat Pomme Cobbler from France.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (krQz2)

57 41 My understanding is that Macron used emergency powers that have been traditionally set aside to be available to leaders to push changes through during wartime. Going against "norms" if you will, in order to pass it. Not very democratic.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (fs1hN)

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This is what the French get for thinking Le Pen was icky, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (LvTSG)

58
Dang, I was admiring the new King Harv ad and missed planting the first flag
Posted by: Beartooth


King Harv on a bombing mission while Paris burns.
Cartoon dog drinking King Harv saying "this is fine"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (63Dwl)

59 So, raise the retirement age and shit gets burned down, or don't, and it burns down on its own.


I'm just rooting for injuries.

Posted by: McLurkerson at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (wNDOJ)

60 You know who never riots? Chiroptophiles.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (a3Q+t)

61 La Victorie est a Nous!

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (gmo/4)

62 Afternoon.

Yeah, that last video is...probably not what you think it is.

Macron might have fucked up by snapping his fingers to raise the retirement age but even had the parliament voted to do it the commie filth would be rioting anyway. France is full of communist scumbags. It's what they do. Fuck it. France hasn't really contributed anything to the world lately anyway.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (1Yy3c)

63 France to surrender in under 48 hours!

Again.

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (WmGrA)

64 Wait till they find out they will have to eat ze bugs.

Frogs and snails, sure, but bugs!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (Y5qcH)

65
The chairs are against the walls ... and soon you will be too!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 23, 2023 05:09 PM (pNxlR)

66 54 I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM


My understanding and I could be completely wrong, is he is doing this with the blessing of the entire government.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (ncXxy)

So, like us then.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (PCK5/)

67 The crazy thing is, this is something I actually agree with him on. The retirement age is WAY too low in France. Its too low here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (0hOvj)

68
Alternate post title:

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times, But Mostly Just The Worst of Times

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (oIPis)

69 I'm not going to defend the French retirement system, but I will say that going around the voters was wrong, just like our congress was in refusing to hear a legitimate challenge to the 2020 election.

The voters of France were not heard. Macron used a parliamentary procedure to go around the voters, and a no confidence vote on Macron versus some other socialist party taking power is not a referendum on the retirement decision.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (lTGtQ)

70 Ace, Beaucoup de gens ordinaires sont contrariés que Macron ait pris cette mesure sans le législateur et essentiellement par décret. Je crois comprendre qu'il relève aussi immédiatement l'âge de la retraite, ce qui entraîne une hausse de différents groupes.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (nCaYE)

71 Mon Dieu!
What do you mean life is not a musical based on a Victor Hugo book!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (anj39)

72 First, we have Fronch dressing. Fronch fries. Fronch bread. And to drink….Peru!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (OgrpQ)

73 Import more Africans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (63Dwl)

74 My understanding and I could be completely wrong, is he is doing this with the blessing of the entire government.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (ncXxy)


nope

Macron forces plan to raise retirement age through French parliament without vote

President Emmanuel Macron's government has used special constitutional powers to force an unpopular pensions bill through France's parliament without a vote, triggering boos and shouts of "Resign!" in chaotic scenes.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne was greeted by boos and jeers as she arrived in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, to announce that she would invoke article 49.3 of the constitution to skip a vote on the reform measures.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (uQPen)

75 Pommes frites

Posted by: DB - digging the scene at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (geLO8)

76 Because the French are so lazy they never came up for a word for potato.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM


Le Tater sobs.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (a3Q+t)

77 My understanding and I could be completely wrong, is he is doing this with the blessing of the entire government.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (ncXxy)

So, like us then.
Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (PCK5/)
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I'm assuming to help them avoid having to take a vote.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (UVyKP)

78
When it's Frenchie v Frenchie, who surrenders first ... and to whom?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (pNxlR)

79 They are running out of cash and younger citizens. They had to move the retirement age later. It's France trying to responsible.
Posted by: Black JEM

Quick send more jizyah to the no go zones.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at March 23, 2023 05:11 PM (zaWyB)

80 Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris ?

.. probably a Quarter Pounder

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:11 PM (RHGPo)

81 Macron's mistake is that he should have had the EU say that retirement age was 70 and then he could counter with non, non, non... it eeeeez 64 at most. huh huh huh*

* imagine that in the stereotypical French accent.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (1Z8zZ)

82 The peasants are revolting!

You said it! They stink on ice!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (FVME7)

83 The crazy thing is, this is something I actually agree with him on. The retirement age is WAY too low in France. Its too low here.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (0hOvj)
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We've avoided this by raising the age but allowing for early retirement with benefit reduction.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (UVyKP)

84 Waiter... I'll have the blackened Chicken Cordon Bleu with side of burnt wood and government supplied firehose water.

Merci

Fucking frogs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (Q4IgG)

85 80 Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris ?

.. probably a Quarter Pounder
Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:11 PM (RHGPo)

A 0.1133981 Kilogramer.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (Y5qcH)

86 In a French civil war, the victor is he who surrenders last.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (krQz2)

87 Of course, President macron will be rounding up the protesters for the next 3 years like our Department of Jackassery

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (RHGPo)

88 It is getting harder to do schadenfreude anymore.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (PCK5/)

89 There is so much wrong in France.
Yeah, another country imploding.

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (uQPen)

90 Vive l'empereur!

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (gmo/4)

91 "Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris ?"

Luxury.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (DMyTF)

92
"I only regret that I have but one Fuck To Give for my country, little buddy."
-- Alan Hale Jr, 1776

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (oIPis)

93 Break out the bear-breasted women! Aux barricades!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (Vwz3I)

94 I dislike Macron (he said there is no such thing as French culture), but this is one of the better things he has done.
The retirement age in France is the same as 50 years ago or more and people live longer now.
This is not dictatorship, in many parliamentary democracies the government can assume responsibility for a law and then it's up to the opposition to give a vote of no confidence, make the government fall, and prevent the law from passing.
Indeed, this is not a completely democratic procedure, because it short-circuits debate, but if the opposition is really obstructionist, putting forth 1000 amendments, it can be useful. What the opposition gets out of it is that the government fully assumes responsibility for an unpopular law and they can keep hammering the topic until the next elections.
It all depends on the merits of the law and I think this one is a good law.

Posted by: PG at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (84jHt)

95 The crazy thing is, this is something I actually agree with him on. The retirement age is WAY too low in France. Its too low here.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (0hOvj)


Hush yo mouf! It's actuarial!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (yQpMk)

96 Biden wants to keep guns out of the hands of domestic political advisers.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (a3Q+t)

97 grenouille!!!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (OgrpQ)

98 Of course we should point and laugh. We just paid $9.5 million to thugs for rioting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (FVME7)

99 85 80 Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris ?

.. probably a Quarter Pounder
Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:11 PM (RHGPo)

A 0.1133981 Kilogramer.

A Newtonburger

Posted by: Kratwurst at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (nIRE6)

100 42 OT:

Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Mar 22
REVEALED: Anti-Trump D.A. Alvin Bragg claimed he was raised in 'dangerous' Harlem 'hood, but actually grew up in $2 million brownstone and attended elite private school

[UK Daily Mail has the story.]
Posted by: andycanuck
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Alvin Bragg was the leader of The Riffs!!! CAN YOU DIG IT!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (cHFqh)

101 Is Paris burning ? Fuck Yeah

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (NtVYv)

102 93 Break out the bear-breasted women! Aux barricades!!!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:12 PM (Vwz3I)

What kind of bear? Grizzly? Polar?

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (1Yy3c)

103
boob break, again!

https://youtu.be/dc7cy2412Ms?t=105

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (oIPis)

104 98 Of course we should point and laugh. We just paid $9.5 million to thugs for rioting.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (FVME7)

This...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (bs+z0)

105 The crazy thing is, this is something I actually agree with him on. The retirement age is WAY too low in France. Its too low here.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:10 PM (0hOvj)


in the past I would have agreed too

but now? Our taxpayer dollars, hard earned, is being used to destroy our independence and freedoms - and kill our populace with poison jabs.

f them now

Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (uQPen)

106 There is a McDonald's in Paris?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)

yes. It was remarkably similar. Like I was in America. Weird, really.

The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

107 The government in the Proud Boys J6 trial seems to be misleading the defense and the court about the existence of informants or Confidential Human Sources (CHS). A new emergency motion from the defense counsel in the Zachary Rehl case states the government waited until March 22 to tell the court that one of the defense witnesses has been a CHS “since April 2021 through at least January 2023,” or since the beginning of the case through the start of the trial. March 22 happens to be the day before the CHS was scheduled to testify for the defense.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (RHGPo)

108 I believe a Quarter Pounder is called a Le Royal.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (nCaYE)

109 Let them and they will vote themselves retirement at 40

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xhxe8)

110 Will this effect the Sous vide market?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (OgrpQ)

111 Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:08 PM (LvTSG)
***

Heh Samantha Barks, Eponine, is the Hawt!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (anj39)

112 Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Mar 22
REVEALED: Anti-Trump D.A. Alvin Bragg claimed he was raised in 'dangerous' Harlem 'hood, but actually grew up in $2 million brownstone and attended elite private school

[UK Daily Mail has the story.]
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:07 PM (Vwz3I)


Wait until they find out he's not actually Native American. Or was that someone else.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (1Z8zZ)

113 Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris?
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A quarter fucker?

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (krQz2)

114 Macron's mommy/wife object? Or is she over both retirement ages already?

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (gmo/4)

115 >>Hush yo mouf! It's actuarial!

actuarially ....

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (ZLI7S)

116 The French Republic is done. Bring on Louis Napoleon XII !!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (trdmm)

117 Why are government retirement pension plans always constructed like Ponzi Schemes? Did the people who designed them always think that the population would keep growing forever and life expectancy would never increase?
Raising the retirement age is the only practical solution that doesn't involve rebuilding the whole system from the ground up, but it makes you question why it was made this way in the first place.

Posted by: Surfperch at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (qwTcd)

118 Dang, I was admiring the new King Harv ad and missed planting the first flag
Posted by: Beartooth

Yeah, King Harv has his own blackmail thing going on. An Air Force to die for. 50 gallon drums of covfefe beans are the new sidewinders.

Posted by: micky at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (3byMq)

119 The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

The ones in England served "mushy peas". I've never been so insulted in all my life.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:16 PM (UuD2k)

120 117 Why are government retirement pension plans always constructed like Ponzi Schemes? Did the people who designed them always think that the population would keep growing forever and life expectancy would never increase?
Raising the retirement age is the only practical solution that doesn't involve rebuilding the whole system from the ground up, but it makes you question why it was made this way in the first place.
Posted by: Surfperch at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (qwTcd)

You mean, instead of making it average life span minus 10, so it would always be very predictable?

Posted by: Nova Local at March 23, 2023 05:16 PM (exHjb)

121 We've avoided this by raising the age but allowing for early retirement with benefit reduction.

Yeah, its like a half way compromise, before eventually actually raising the age to around 70. But they probably won't do that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:16 PM (0hOvj)

122 Ace, IIRC, the dependence on the unions in France comes from the need to get "the street" to manage itself. It is rooted in the Paris Commune days and is also the founding myth of the Anarcho-syndicalists.

As with anything, it is a we-wash-each-others'-backs situation that only manages to screw over the very people it was supposed to help. But "the street" always riots, it is pretty much the only voice it has. I have a newspaper my dad saved from the 50's and one of the below the fold articles is about Paris rioting against DeGaulle about Algeria.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (xhaym)

123 Macron forces plan to raise retirement age through French parliament without vote

President Emmanuel Macron's government has used special constitutional powers to force an unpopular pensions bill through France's parliament without a vote, triggering boos and shouts of "Resign!" in chaotic scenes.
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A little-known codicil in the French Constitution...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (2hlEI)

124 We don't have to raise the retirement age in the US cause we have all the young migrants coming in to replace the aging workforce.

It's a fact. That's why we need amnesty for all illegals.

So not only are you racist for opposing amnesty, you want to force grandma to shovel coal or eat dog food.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (/LGx4)

125 There is a McDonald's in Paris?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:02 PM (ncXxy)

yes. It was remarkably similar. Like I was in America. Weird, really.

The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM


The McDonald's that was at GITMO when were stationed there had pizza. It was actually pretty good.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (ncXxy)

126
The French. They fight harder for benefits than they do in world wars.

Posted by: Anti-French League at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (+oR7L)

127 99 85 80 Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder in Paris ?

.. probably a Quarter Pounder
Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2023 05:11 PM (RHGPo)

A 0.1133981 Kilogramer.

A Newtonburger
Posted by: Kratwurst at March 23, 2023 05:13 PM (nIRE6)
***

Le Hammmmbburrrgggeeerrrr!

Posted by: Inspector Clouseau at March 23, 2023 05:17 PM (anj39)

128 Dang, I was admiring the new King Harv ad and missed planting the first flag
Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM


You had King Harv ads? Luxury!!! We had toenail fungus ads, and were happy to get them!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (a3Q+t)

129 The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

The ones in England served "mushy peas". I've never been so insulted in all my life.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2023 05:16 PM (UuD2k)

Fucking Brits and their goddamn mushy peas.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (1Yy3c)

130 No financial ties okay, then maybe like but no love for the French.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (YvSrC)

131 Why are government retirement pension plans always constructed like Ponzi Schemes? Did the people who designed them always think that the population would keep growing forever and life expectancy would never increase?

Posted by: Surfperch at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (qwTcd)
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When FDR put Social Security in most people didn't live to the age of 65.

Yeah, it was a scheme to give the government some pocket cash. Some walkin'-around money.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (krQz2)

132 The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

The McDonald's in Costa Rica serves Gallo Pinto, called McPinto. Canuck McDonald's serves pizza.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (OgrpQ)

133 The French typically have a 35 hour work week. This was instituted to create more jobs. Well, it didn't do that. It actually made companies less productive, because their most driven, ambitious and hard working employees were driven away from working more hours (which some do anyways).
France typically shuts down for holidays from Bastille Day (July 14th) to the first of September. And they get a whole lot more paid holidays throughout the year.
Transit workers (bus drivers, people that work for the railroad, the Metro in Paris, etc), typically retire in their 50's, and their pensions are paid for by the very high taxes on gasoline and diesel (for cars). Gasoline in France is typically AT LEAST 1.5 to 4 times what it is in the US.
The high gas prices are supposed to drive people to use "public transportation".
High fuel taxes are

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (vcOmj)

134 Is Paris Burning?

Posted by: Adolph at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (WmGrA)

135
The McDonalds in India serves the McChicken. No beef.

Posted by: portlandon at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (+oR7L)

136 "Was this an immediate jump in the age requirement or a slow, steady escalation to 64?"

yeah, that is my question. I can't imagine the guy retiring in a month now has to work two more years. It was (surely) a slow phase in ... as has been proposed but rejected here.

62 is pretty young, but BigGov workers get to retire at 55 or sooner, full pension, COLA bennies. Or that is the promise ... IL retirement funds did not save enough money (as required by law) -- so push comes to shove when they start bankrupting (via outrageous tax/confiscation) normals to pay off the entitled teachers (that never taught Johnny to read).

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2023 05:19 PM (Cus5s)

137 Are the Fries in the Paris MacDonalds cooked in beef tallow like the olden days here? Or, duck fat?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:19 PM (yQpMk)

138 There seem to be a lack of Papier-mâché heads at this protest. Non?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 23, 2023 05:19 PM (DMyTF)

139 In this post democracy age, until you dullards drop the right vs left tribalism and embrace the simple notion of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" you'll continue eating jackboot.

Posted by: MikeN at March 23, 2023 05:20 PM (hW71F)

140 Fucking Brits and their goddamn mushy peas.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM


I say, old chap, newsletter?

Posted by: Spotted Dick at March 23, 2023 05:20 PM (a3Q+t)

141 Raising the retirement age is the only practical solution that doesn't involve rebuilding the whole system from the ground up, but it makes you question why it was made this way in the first place.
Posted by: Surfperch at March 23, 2023 05:15 PM (qwTcd)


Particularly when so many of them are Malthusians who believe we need a much smaller population.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at March 23, 2023 05:20 PM (1Z8zZ)

142 Willowed:
attorneys general of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, along with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.

Kali AG is not the only one, and in this article, MN's AG is taking the lead.
https://is.gd/sZV2nr
Attorney General Josh Kaul is leading a coalition of 23 attorneys general for two automakers to equip vehicles with anti-theft immobilizers.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (ynpvh)

143 Pulled their asses out of two wars, the French. What did they give us? A disgusting way to kiss.

Posted by: Frank Barone at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (+oR7L)

144 Maybe if the French government had not adopted a Camp of the Saints-style social policy decades ago, it could have continued comfortably with its Socialist-lite retirement system for its (native French) citizenry.

Posted by: fly gal at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (6CtMt)

145 Fucking Brits and their goddamn mushy peas.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM

I say, old chap, newsletter?
Posted by: Spotted Dick

The best food I ever ate in the UK was in a Chinese restaurant.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (vcOmj)

146 Despite the presence of Antifa, this is real, ace. France doesn't do state-sponsored terrorism to force things on the public as happens in the United States. Mainstream Americans certainly would stuff their mouths as the world burned, but there is no hill on which they would be on the outside of that restaurant and raising hell.

Macron unilaterally and unlawfully changed the retirement age and the public responded. Whether the change was good or bad, at least the French are not cowards and react. Biden could sign summary execution orders and the only protests would be state-sponsored and in favor of the government.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (KSNKu)

147 France, coming to an America near you

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (NtVYv)

148 What the gubmint gives, they can take away.
Depend on the gubmint at your own peril.
Vote every incumbent out, and let cancel the EBT cards and get this party started!

Posted by: Pink at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (ufFY8)

149 Dang, I was admiring the new King Harv ad and missed planting the first flag
Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2023 05:03 PM

You had King Harv ads? Luxury!!! We had toenail fungus ads, and were happy to get them!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (a3Q+t)

You have it so good.
I was stuck with a drawing of flames coming out of some dudes ass.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (anj39)

150 Meh, I've seen worse fires in the subways

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (Eeb9P)

151 Marcus T talks purtier than a twenty-dollar Macron.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (sWM8x)

152 In this post democracy age, until you dullards drop the right vs left tribalism and embrace the simple notion of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" you'll continue eating jackboot.
Posted by: MikeN at March 23, 2023 05:20 PM (hW71F)



This must be a poor translation from the French.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (yQpMk)

153 Mammoth WVH - Another Celebration At The End Of The World

https://youtu.be/yIQH0HcdQnE

This is Wolfgang Van Halen's band in case you're wondering.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (1Yy3c)

154 boob break, again!

https://youtu.be/dc7cy2412Ms?t=105
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter

The Europeans are more sophisticated than us. (Than we?)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (FVME7)

155 143 Pulled their asses out of two wars, the French. What did they give us? A disgusting way to kiss.

Posted by: Frank Barone at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (+oR7L)

We taught you how to lick eyeballs.

Posted by: Post-war Japan at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (ynpvh)

156 France, coming to an America near you

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (NtVYv)
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Just surrender to fate.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (krQz2)

157 The riots I would guess are all engineered by the leftist communists, who are still quite active in Europe. They will riot at the slightest provocation.

This theory is supported by the Western media covering for them, of course.

Posted by: PJ at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (G1dq6)

158 Pulled their asses out of two wars, the French. What did they give us? A disgusting way to kiss.
Posted by: Frank Barone at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM


Don't forget the arts and letters, especially the letters.

Posted by: The French at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (a3Q+t)

159 Fucking Brits and their goddamn mushy peas.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM

https://tinyurl.com/a7m2v5p7

Brit students try Biscuits and Gravy for the first time. Also Fried Chicken and Southern Sweet Tea.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (OgrpQ)

160 144 Maybe if the French government had not adopted a Camp of the Saints-style social policy decades ago, it could have continued comfortably with its Socialist-lite retirement system for its (native French) citizenry.
Posted by: fly gal at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (6CtMt)

That underpins much of it. Also, it seems there are no downward adjustments made to immigrant welfare.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (KSNKu)

161 This is what happens when you try to limit access to the trough.

Any farmer could have told you.

Posted by: Just Lily at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (A7oMe)

162 In case you're wondering.

I'm not.

Posted by: Brutally honest at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (qVELc)

163 Let me put it this way, if it had come up for a vote in the parliament, it would not have passed, so tell me again about constitutional government, and using back doors to change laws.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (lTGtQ)

164 The only solution is to import more young, male Muslim immigrants.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (ux8sM)

165 Amusingly, the French call them English letters.

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (9eQv9)

166
The best food I ever ate in the UK was in a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (vcOmj)

Indian restaurant in N London.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (Lt/Ht)

167 I think my old French whore is dead.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (yQpMk)

168 I mean the French are pampered so much already. They get a mandatory 5-week vacations every year. They have a 35 hour work week; anything more than that is mandatory overtime. Raising the retirement age a couple years in a time when people live longer than ever makes them throw a hissy fit.

I don't like Macaroon. I think he's a WEF communist muppet. But he's not wrong here.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (0hOvj)

169 154 boob break, again!

https://youtu.be/dc7cy2412Ms?t=105
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter

The Europeans are more sophisticated than us. (Than we?)
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:22 PM (FVME7)

The nanosecond Brussels tells them to do so, the propaganda organs will turn on the protests.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (KSNKu)

170 >>This must be a poor translation from the French.

But the undeserved condescension and arrogance is spot on.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2023 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

171 133 they have a 35 reg week, anything over is compulsory overtime, which maxes out at 44 hours. You also can’t work more than 10 hours a day.

Also, you can’t use contingent workers in a strike, but labor strikes are usually over in a few hours. Oh, and the government can block you from shutting down your business or moving it. It’s a lot of fun to shut something down in France.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:25 PM (ZdaMQ)

172 I thought people were no longer living longer than before?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:25 PM (63Dwl)

173 Send in Pepe Le Pew

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:25 PM (gmo/4)

174 166
The best food I ever ate in the UK was in a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (vcOmj)

Indian restaurant in N London.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (Lt/Ht)

Bacon-wrapped lambs liver in Scotland.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:26 PM (ynpvh)

175 I thought people were no longer living longer than before?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:25 PM (63Dwl)
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It only seems like it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at March 23, 2023 05:26 PM (2hlEI)

176 Indian restaurant in N London.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (Lt/Ht)
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Beef Wellington can be pretty good--but no way is it beating a long-simmered curry!

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:26 PM (krQz2)

177 What is hilarious about the 35 hour work week is all the articles on it online saying ITS A MYTH then admitting that no, its not a myth but a lot of people work longer hours than that, gathering overtime.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:27 PM (0hOvj)

178 The best food I ever ate in the UK was in a Chinese restaurant.
Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (vcOmj)


In Germany (Augsburg) the local Chinese restaurants were among the most expensive in the city. Weird.
Best food was the Jagerschnitzel just outside the main gate of the American Kaserne. OMG!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:27 PM (anj39)

179 The McDonaldses in Germany served beer.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 23, 2023 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

McBeer was McFucking McHorrible. You could always get a McRib, it wasn't seasonal there.
McDonalds had the best exchange rate, shy of a bank, for Douchemarks to/from Dollars.

Posted by: Reforger at March 23, 2023 05:27 PM (QuOAU)

180
I think my old French whore is dead.

Go tell Aunt Rhody.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:28 PM (63Dwl)

181 Guess what is going to happen in the US in 2027? And no cheating by saying we will get a vote on it, because we won't.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:28 PM (lTGtQ)

182 I cannot eat peas without gagging. I do like mushy peas. They are a different pea altogether.

At one time I was planning a trip to France in April. Wouldn't take it now even if I was able.

Posted by: Javems at March 23, 2023 05:28 PM (AmoqO)

183 I had dinner once with the officers on a West German Destroyer. Very good food and they served wine and beer.



Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (gmo/4)

184 > 4-day work week and what? three or four weeks paid holiday a year to start.

Funny thing about easy jobs with very little work required, lots of benefits, and massive red tape to fire you, they're hard to get. Companies in France are VERY picky about who they allow to take such a job.

In France, unemployment is very low for people who are 50 or older. It hovers around 6%. If you're 25-49, unemployment is typically around three points higher. But hoo-boy, if you're 15-24, unemployment's all over the place, from 16% all they way up to 28%, depending on the year.

https://bit.ly/3lAFWYO

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (V1QHJ)

185 Bacon-wrapped lambs liver in Scotland.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:26 PM (ynpvh)

Haggis!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (fOPkK)

186 Indian restaurant in N London.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:24 PM (Lt/Ht)

I've eaten at an indian joint in N London. Man did I have gas that night

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (Irn0L)

187 That underpins much of it. Also, it seems there are no downward adjustments made to immigrant welfare.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (KSNKu)

Can you imagine the car-b-ques resulting from such an action??

Posted by: fly gal at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (6CtMt)

188 Maybe not the best, but my favorite food in Europe was the deep fat fried sausages in Northern Germany.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (yQpMk)

189 What is hilarious about the 35 hour work week is all the articles on it online saying ITS A MYTH then admitting that no, its not a myth but a lot of people work longer hours than that, gathering overtime.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:27 PM (0hOvj)
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Oh, so that's where the progs got their usage of the word "myth" from?

Something you'll have to walk back continually, until you admit, Okay, it's true, but we just don't like your reaction to it being true.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (krQz2)

190 181 Guess what is going to happen in the US in 2027? And no cheating by saying we will get a vote on it, because we won't.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:28 PM (lTGtQ)

A nuclear exchange with Russia and/or China?

Posted by: Thrawn at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (Rl7KJ)

191 Let me put it this way, if it had come up for a vote in the parliament, it would not have passed, so tell me again about constitutional government, and using back doors to change laws.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:23 PM (lTGtQ)

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Constitution, Shmonstitution.

Like Obama and Biden, Macron has a pen and a fōn.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (ux8sM)

192 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (fOPkK)

193 Looked up mushy peas. They sound pretty good.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (PCK5/)

194 Break out the bear-breasted women! Aux barricades!!!
Posted by: andycanuck
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What kind of bear? Grizzly? Polar?
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https://tinyurl.com/mrx8xw4s

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 05:31 PM (Vwz3I)

195 Macron unilaterally and unlawfully changed the retirement age and the public responded. Whether the change was good or bad, at least the French are not cowards and react. Biden could sign summary execution orders and the only protests would be state-sponsored and in favor of the government.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 23, 2023 05:21 PM (KSNKu)

Agree.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 23, 2023 05:31 PM (BdMk6)

196 Hell, here, in the US, with Social Security, the difference between retiring at 62 or 67 is double the amount if you work till 67.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2023 05:31 PM (EGMaV)

197 I think my old French whore is dead.
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How's the new one?

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:31 PM (krQz2)

198 35 hours? Shit I work more than that in one day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (Irn0L)

199 Haggis!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (fOPkK)

Sheesh!

Lets flush the bombers and get the subs to their launch modes. We may have to go through this thing after all.

Posted by: General Beringer at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (anj39)

200 192 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (fOPkK)

For the history… or the cuisine??

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (PCK5/)

201 182 The last time I was in France was 2020, and I went to Nice. It was still pleasant, but I would avoid Paris. There are areas of France that are not the shizzle show of Paris at all.

That said, and I say this as someone whose mama immigrated from France, Italy is so much prettier.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (ZdaMQ)

202 Biscuits and gravy is the ying and yang of Dixie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (FVME7)

203 35 hours? Shit I work more than that in one day
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (Irn0L)



Oh how we dreamed of only working 35 hours a day..

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (yQpMk)

204 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



Go see the catacombs. Also known as the lucky French.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (lTGtQ)

205 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM (fOPkK)

Better leave your Jewish Star at home

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (Irn0L)

206 Wonder what Charles would think about this?

Posted by: Eromero at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (z3WCn)

207 Stormy Daniels says Trump affair never happened.

https://bit.ly/40rxiL6

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (V1QHJ)

208 35 hours? Shit I work more than that in one day
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (Irn0L)


Oh how we dreamed of only working 35 hours a day..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (yQpMk)

Well it was 42 hours when I had to walk 5 miles every day in the snow

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (Irn0L)

209 You Americans spent a lot of time staring at my gap.

Posted by: Fulda at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (a3Q+t)

210 They've figured out they can just weather the riots. The yellow vests ended up petering out. Macron almost lost a confidence vote but even if he'd lost they just install another stooge in his place. Nothing changes until the police, army, and special security forces defect to the rioters.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (QRdjz)

211 35 hours? Shit I work more than that in one day
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (Irn0L)


Oh how we dreamed of only working 35 hours a day..
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 23, 2023 05:32 PM (yQpMk)
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You have to get up 11 hours before you go to bed, for that kinda action.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (krQz2)

212 The U.S. Social Security standard retirement age was increased in small steps (1 or 2 months every few years) to compensate for the fact that people were living longer and the fund could not pay for 80 years of age when it was based on an average age of 75.

Posted by: Roland F Hirsch at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (oMkPq)

213 Both...plus a free hotel.

Outside of Paris the French ate usually much nicer.

Though....the next one who is rude? I'm going to ask how his German is...and when he says, "I don't speak German," I will say, "you're welcome."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (fOPkK)

214 If Biden runs again, can the GOP please run ads like this, starting in October 2024?
https://tinyurl.com/yudd34yt

Run it in primetime 50X a night, on each channel, for a whole month. Run it during newsbreaks, sitcom commercials, and sportsball shit. Run it during soap operas and talk shows. Run it on every network that'll accept it.

And maybe, GOP, you can also explain why you didn't do that in 2020.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at March 23, 2023 05:35 PM (MvF+J)

215 France = No air conditioning. Stupid country.

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 05:35 PM (gmo/4)

216 Stormy Daniels says Trump affair never happened.

https://bit.ly/40rxiL6
Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (V1QHJ)
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So she's agreeing with Trump now?

-$300K later...

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:35 PM (krQz2)

217 Yeah, it was a scheme to give the government some pocket cash. Some walkin'-around money.
Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 05:18 PM (krQz2)
==
It went in because elderly poverty was a real thing going into the depression. The problem was they made it a government program, instead of an obligation to save with whoever you want. There were insurance company annuity plans that were available then, and were much better deals than SS. But of course, commies always want to control it all. In fairness FDR wasn't a commie, but his wife was, and he populated his administration with a lot of them.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 23, 2023 05:35 PM (UVyKP)

218 You Americans spent a lot of time staring at my gap.
Posted by: Fulda at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (a3Q+t)


And a few terrain walks.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:36 PM (anj39)

219 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:30 PM


Good sous vide takes time, you know.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:36 PM (a3Q+t)

220 Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM

That was from 2018

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2023 05:36 PM (bs+z0)

221 Better leave your Jewish Star at home

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2023 05:33 PM (Irn0L)

I'm planning a day in Marais...the Jewish quarter of Paris.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:36 PM (fOPkK)

222 Stormy Daniels says Trump affair never happened.

But Jimmy Kimmel presented a tray full of orange mushrooms for her to pick from!!!!1!1!!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (0hOvj)

223 Too bad the Bundeswehr is no longer in shape to march through Paris. Hell, the French version of Antifa could beat the Bundeswehr in 3 out of 4 tries.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (H4JoC)

224 Question not being asked, is why is there a mandatory retirement age, SET BY GOVERNMENT, in the first place.

Oh, France has a State Pension plan... but you don't get the Pension, until FIVE YEARS after retirement.

So now? You wouldn't draw until you are 69.... not sure how the heck you live during those 5 years.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (oHd/0)

225 185 Bacon-wrapped lambs liver in Scotland.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:26 PM (ynpvh)

Haggis!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:29 PM (fOPkK)

Always wanted to try it. Was in Scotland too late, missed Burn's Night.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (ynpvh)

226 Stormy Daniels says Trump affair never happened.

https://bit.ly/40rxiL6
Posted by: bonhomme

Speaking of old whores.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:39 PM (FVME7)

227 224 France does not have a mandatory retirement age. It’s a minimum retirement age in which you can get your government benefits. It was 62 and now it’s 64. If you are a foreign National who has lived and worked in France for the required time, it’s 65. Not sure if this law ups that age.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:39 PM (ZdaMQ)

228 CBD, bring me back a nice Bordeaux, okay.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (L7XeG)

229 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

On purpose ?

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (T4tVD)

230 > France = No air conditioning. Stupid country.

Yep. In 2003 there was a heat wave, France's entire medical staff was out on holiday, and the old people dropped like flies. Over 14,000 of them died.

In 2022, they had another heatwave and 2,800 or so died.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (V1QHJ)

231 Bring me back a young Bardot, OK?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 23, 2023 05:41 PM (FVME7)

232 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (ynpvh)

People make fun of haggis, but it is pretty tasty, especially with eggs for breakfast.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:41 PM (fOPkK)

233 230 > France = No air conditioning. Stupid country.

Yep. In 2003 there was a heat wave, France's entire medical staff was out on holiday, and the old people dropped like flies. Over 14,000 of them died.

In 2022, they had another heatwave and 2,800 or so died.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (V1QHJ)

But that’s so Greeeeen!!!

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2023 05:41 PM (PCK5/)

234 Too bad the Bundeswehr is no longer in shape to march through Paris. Hell, the French version of Antifa could beat the Bundeswehr in 3 out of 4 tries.

Posted by: Beartooth


There are Cub Scout Packs that could probably give a modern German battalion a run for its money...

Posted by: Brother Tim sex Max Headroom for President! at March 23, 2023 05:41 PM (OUMaO)

235 The last time I was in France was 2020, and I went to Nice. It was still pleasant, but I would avoid Paris. There are areas of France that are not the shizzle show of Paris at all.

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I tell people going to France only go to Paris for the Louvre and the catacombs. Then leave and go south. Plenty of historical France outside of Paris.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (BdMk6)

236 > That was from 2018

That's when it was signed, yes. I don't think the letter was public knowledge until recently.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (V1QHJ)

237 224 Question not being asked, is why is there a mandatory retirement age, SET BY GOVERNMENT, in the first place.

Oh, France has a State Pension plan... but you don't get the Pension, until FIVE YEARS after retirement.

So now? You wouldn't draw until you are 69.... not sure how the heck you live during those 5 years.
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 23, 2023 05:37 PM (oHd/0)

I'm looking this up and I'm not seeing anything about being forced to retire.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (eYoxG)

238 CBD, bring me back a nice Bordeaux, okay.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (L7XeG)

Not me....I'm a Burgundy man. Talk to Pete Bog for that swill.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (fOPkK)

239 I'd laugh if one of those restaurant goers went out with a wienie on a stick and held it over the fire.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2023 05:43 PM (sVtYq)

240 If we cannot get a young Bardot, I will settle for a young Sophie Marceau

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:43 PM (0hOvj)

241 Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (BdMk6)

Fuck the Louvre. Too crowded.

Musee d'orsay for the win!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:44 PM (fOPkK)

242 I'm looking this up and I'm not seeing anything about being forced to retire.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (eYoxG)

May have misread it... whole thing is confuseling.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 23, 2023 05:44 PM (oHd/0)

243 238 CBD, bring me back a nice Bordeaux, okay.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (L7XeG)

Not me....I'm a Burgundy man. Talk to Pete Bog for that swill.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM (fOPkK)

Mmmph! Begun ze claret wars have!

Posted by: Le Yoda at March 23, 2023 05:44 PM (3H6Q4)

244 I've discovered a neat little use for ChatGPT:

Ask it for a list of primary documents describing specific events in history (the battle of Lake Erie, the Massacre at the Raisin River, etc.), and it just pops out a decent list real fast.

For research purposes, it's a solid place to start.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:44 PM (LvTSG)

245 The recent three-ep Netflix series about Waco is worth a watch. I binged it last nite.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at March 23, 2023 05:45 PM (MvF+J)

246 Those frogs had better get their shit together in the next couple of months...I'm going there in June.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

On purpose ?

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2023 05:40 PM (T4tVD)

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Haven't lived until you've had real French maple syrup on French toast.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:45 PM (ux8sM)

247 If we cannot get a young Bardot, I will settle for a young Sophie Marceau

--

Catherine Deneuve

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2023 05:45 PM (sVtYq)

248 244 Yup.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at March 23, 2023 05:45 PM (MvF+J)

249 You Americans spent a lot of time staring at my gap.
Posted by: Fulda at March 23, 2023 05:34 PM (a3Q+t)


And a few terrain walks.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2023 05:36 PM (anj39)

Heh. A few very cold terrain walks.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 23, 2023 05:46 PM (BdMk6)

250 *looks over at the bottle of Burgandy on the table*

Posted by: Ben Had at March 23, 2023 05:46 PM (8lqVy)

251 I tell people going to France don't. Go to Switzerland instead.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2023 05:47 PM (ZLI7S)

252 For research purposes, it's a solid place to start.

Just be aware that in the past it has straight up made things up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:47 PM (0hOvj)

253 In any case, Macron was a Rothschild banker, now still a globalist POC. And he married his mother ... or something.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (Cus5s)

254 Mushy peas? Are those like Creamed Peas? I like those.

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (ju2Fy)

255 I'd laugh if one of those restaurant goers went out with a wienie on a stick and held it over the fire.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 23, 2023 05:43 PM (sVtYq)

--------

Finally, a productive use for a selfie-stick!

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (ux8sM)

256 POS, not a POC heh

Posted by: illiniwek at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (Cus5s)

257 Ask it for a list of primary documents describing specific events in history (the battle of Lake Erie, the Massacre at the Raisin River, etc.), and it just pops out a decent list real fast.

For research purposes, it's a solid place to start.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Sort of like Google before it woke?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (qoGsy)

258 Kebabs in Germany were pretty damn good.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (Lt/Ht)

259 252 For research purposes, it's a solid place to start.

Just be aware that in the past it has straight up made things up.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:47 PM (0hOvj)

========

I'm not asking it for descriptions of events, just sources. If it's making up a source, that'd be interesting, but also discovered pretty quickly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being witty and sophisticated with Ernst Lubitsch at March 23, 2023 05:49 PM (LvTSG)

260 Though....the next one who is rude? I'm going to ask how his German is...and when he says, "I don't speak German," I will say, "you're welcome."

*SNORT*!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 23, 2023 05:49 PM (wagHN)

261 Haven't lived until you've had real French maple syrup on French toast.
Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:45 PM (ux8sM)

Dang.. thanks... was trying to figure out what to have for dinner tonight!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 23, 2023 05:49 PM (oHd/0)

262 Just be aware that in the past it has straight up made things up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:47 PM (0hOvj)

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Like Howard Zinn.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:50 PM (ux8sM)

263 Fuck the frogs. Let Paris burn. They brought this on themselves. Now they can suffer the inevitable consequences … good and hard.

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 23, 2023 05:50 PM (YpJSv)

264 Stormy's affair was with Cohen.

Posted by: SFGoth at March 23, 2023 05:51 PM (KAi1n)

265 Though....the next one who is rude? I'm going to ask how his German is...and when he says, "I don't speak German," I will say, "you're welcome."

I think that was a bit in A Fish Called Wanda along those lines, but a bit more aggressive

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:51 PM (0hOvj)

266 Quelle Dommage.

Posted by: Robert Underdunk Tewilliger at March 23, 2023 05:51 PM (PiwSw)

267 242 posted earlier, there is no mandatory retirement age in France. You do have to work minimum number of years, too, can’t remember if it is 10 or 15.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:51 PM (ZdaMQ)

268 Sophie Marceau >> Marcel Marceau

Posted by: fly gal at March 23, 2023 05:52 PM (6CtMt)

269 Nice was pleasant? Lol

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2023 05:52 PM (BXxcV)

270 269 it was originally “Nice was nice”.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (ZdaMQ)

271 Stormy's affair was with Cohen.

Poor girl must have been desperate.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (Bd6X8)

272 I honestly dont even understand how an economy like France even works. What industry does France even have anymore?

I know many on our side just assume if Democrats get their way, eventually our economy collapses. But honestly, the US is still FAR more capitalist than a country like France where no one even works anymore.

Posted by: Blago at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (/jssJ)

273 Who street dey is?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (dK+81)

274 258 Kebabs in Germany were pretty damn good.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2023 05:48 PM (Lt/Ht)


The second largest Turkish city in the world is Berlin.

Posted by: Robert Underdunk Tewilliger at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (PiwSw)

275 Is fish one of those 'seasonal' things? I went to the grocery for dinner tomorrow and could not find Cod.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM (kGtj5)

276
Bring me back a young Bardot, OK?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Here you go

https://youtu.be/6sMd4Yw1-60

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM (63Dwl)

277 Was Nice also decent?

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM (BXxcV)

278 I think police brutality, properly directed, would help the situation.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM (qe3fm)

279 France is going to be turning into the Caliphate in a few decades.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM (xhxe8)

280 My favorite Chat program bit lately is the part where it wrote an article about how a study showed how chat programs will make plagiarism harder to detect.

Before that it was caught asking a human being for help in defeating one of those Captcha things

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (0hOvj)

281 it was originally “Nice was nice”.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (ZdaMQ)

Had a feeling. 😂😂😂

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (BXxcV)

282 Nice was pleasant? Lol

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2023 05:52 PM (BXxcV)

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Makes you wonder if Cologne is smelly.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (ux8sM)

283 Is fish one of those 'seasonal' things? I went to the grocery for dinner tomorrow and could not find Cod.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM


Plenty of it in my markets. Of course, this is New England, so...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (Wnv9h)

284 Doner Kebab >>> Donner Party Kebab

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (dK+81)

285 240 If we cannot get a young Bardot, I will settle for a young Sophie Marceau
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:43 PM (0hOvj)

——————

Matilda May in Lifeforce …

Posted by: Elric Blade at March 23, 2023 05:56 PM (YpJSv)

286 Under most circumstances, I would unequivocally side against the protesters, many of whom are of course Antifa scum.

But with Macron passing such a major policy by decree, rather than parliamentary consensus: yeah, I'd be a little pissed too if I were a Frenchie.

Posted by: Dr. T at March 23, 2023 05:56 PM (jGGMD)

287 I honestly dont even understand how an economy like France even works.

Best as I can tell, it doesn't.

Posted by: Brother Tim sex Max Headroom for President! at March 23, 2023 05:57 PM (OUMaO)

288 One thing to consider in all of this, even less efficient cultures like France generate a lot of value. Its just the government steals so much of it.

Reduce the French government of 2023 to spending/regulating what it did in 1923 and the average Frenchman could retire at 45 if not younger.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2023 05:57 PM (lc5cP)

289
Since I'm a bit of a numbers guy, the French were trying to make their pension system work with 1.7 workers per retiree. At 62. Our system is creaking along at 2.2 workers per retiree at somewhere between 62 and 66.

Hopefully, under the incoming socialist system where tens of millions of workers opt out of employment and its a ratio of 1.0 worker per retiree our senior citizens are much better off.

/s

Posted by: Kameela Harris at March 23, 2023 05:57 PM (enJYY)

290 Not me....I'm a Burgundy man. Talk to Pete Bog for that swill.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2023 05:42 PM


Rhône style wines are best wines.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:57 PM (a3Q+t)

291 Stormy's affair was with Cohen.

Poor girl must have been desperate.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

No more than before. Consider her occupation (and age at this point).

Posted by: SFGoth at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM (KAi1n)

292 But with Macron passing such a major policy by decree, rather than parliamentary consensus: yeah, I'd be a little pissed too if I were a Frenchie.

Yeah using an administrative trick to do stuff feels an awful lot like Biden's sideswiping the law and congress to impose his will. That I have a problem with.

But mostly they are just throwing a tantrum because they have to wait a few more years for their pension

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM (0hOvj)

293 277 Nice is pretty, it’s right next to Italy so it has that vibe, it’s not going to look new and flashy. But it is pretty, there are really great places to shop both big and little. It has been checked off my list, I doubt I would go back.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM (ZdaMQ)

294 Catherine Deneuve
Posted by: Lady in Black

To me she is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM (EnsGU)

295 The last time I was in France was 2020, and I went to Nice. It was still pleasant, but I would avoid Paris. There are areas of France that are not the shizzle show of Paris at all.

That said, and I say this as someone whose mama immigrated from France, Italy is so much prettier.
Posted by: Piper

I used to go to Paris all the time (well, at least twice a year) from 2000 to 2009, when the company I worked for was owned by the French.
I like Paris a lot, and generally like the French. Despite what people think they are arrogant, most are pretty friendly people when you get to know them. Sometimes their perceived arrogance is just being aloof, because they all value their privacy, and are not "Boy Howdy! How ya' doin'?"
However, the country is generally going downhill (well, so is America, too). I could see that in 2009. I would not, I think, really want to go back to visit. I can remember some really special days walking around Paris, in the Spring and Summer. It was incredibly pleasant. But those days are gone.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM (vcOmj)

296 Stanford has more administrators on staff than they have undergraduate students.

https://bit.ly/3yYUfJZ

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 05:59 PM (V1QHJ)

297 Is fish one of those 'seasonal' things? I went to the grocery for dinner tomorrow and could not find Cod.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 23, 2023 05:54 PM


Did you check the haberdashery department in the capes section?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 05:59 PM (a3Q+t)

298 France needs that money to give to 20 year old male refugees.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 23, 2023 06:00 PM (vDj4Y)

299 Stanford has more administrators on staff than they have undergraduate students.

This is a severe problem with education: staff bloat. Every college gets this, where there's an underdean of Diversity and Inclusion who fights with the underdean of Inclusion and Diversity for money, and who gets a bigger staff and the nice office. Every school I attended had 1 principal and maybe 1 vice principal. The latest one to open in town has like 4 principals.

You know why your kid is in debt 200 grand for college and wants it canceled? Because of this crap, and because the college isn't on the hook for the money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 23, 2023 06:01 PM (0hOvj)

300 Nice is pretty, it’s right next to Italy so it has that vibe, it’s not going to look new and flashy. But it is pretty, there are really great places to shop both big and little.
Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM


So you're saying it's nice?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 06:01 PM (a3Q+t)

301 French birthday boy Laplace would transform the retirement age to the complex plane, an elegant solution.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at March 23, 2023 06:02 PM (MvF+J)

302 nood

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at March 23, 2023 06:02 PM (MvF+J)

303 The second largest Turkish city in the world is Berlin.

Posted by: Robert Underdunk Tewilliger at March 23, 2023 05:53 PM (PiwSw)

It makes sense. They were allies in WW1.

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2023 06:03 PM (gmo/4)

304 >...and could not find Cod.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


some say Cod doesn't exist

Posted by: DB - digging the scene at March 23, 2023 06:03 PM (geLO8)

305 Rowan Atkinson would like to talk to you about your cod...piece

Posted by: Ben Had at March 23, 2023 06:03 PM (8lqVy)

306 > But mostly they are just throwing a tantrum because they have to wait a few more years for their pension

There's that, but there's also the fact that people over 50 in France are coasting in their jobs, doing very little. Young people in France are at 18-28% unemployment, depending on the year, waiting for the older population to retire. If the retirement age increases, that's two more years of an older Frenchie occupying a job a younger person would like to step into.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 23, 2023 06:03 PM (V1QHJ)

307 295 I remember a very different Paris from when I was younger and staying with my Great Grandmother. It’s sad, and we all know what has brought it here. Even the French know. They are not pro-immigration. Well, I shouldn’t paint with such a broad brush, the majority are not.

Same with Brussels. The graffiti that exists now on some of the ancient architecture is awful. It is dirty and there are tanks on all the street corners.

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 06:03 PM (ZdaMQ)

308
You know why your kid is in debt 200 grand for college and wants it canceled? Because of this crap, and because the college isn't on the hook for the money.


Yep.

If the GOPe was an opposition party they would have a bill to seize colleges endowments and pay student debt with it.

And a cap on college costs.

Would "severe conservatives" approve? No. Would it work? Yes.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2023 06:04 PM (lc5cP)

309 Nice is pretty, it’s right next to Italy so it has that vibe, it’s not going to look new and flashy. But it is pretty, there are really great places to shop both big and little.
Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 05:58 PM

So you're saying it's nice?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2023 06:01 PM (a3Q+t)
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Sounds pretty nice.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2023 06:04 PM (krQz2)

310 Makes you wonder if Cologne is smelly.
Posted by: ShainS -- The Abolition of The West is from Men Without Chests at March 23, 2023 05:55 PM (ux8sM)

Go to Colonge for the Cathedral. And try to schedule it when they have a cathedral organ concert. You'll thank me later.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 23, 2023 06:04 PM (BdMk6)

311 A hundred years ago, the communists (unions) were pretty much always causing riots, government changes and just general mayhem.
When the Nazis came marching in, it stopped because the communists were mostly locked up or sent off to Germany to work in the factories as slave labors, or just plain shot...So nothing new here.

Posted by: Colin at March 23, 2023 06:04 PM (8p0Zk)

312 Macron unilaterally and unlawfully changed the retirement age and the public responded. Whether the change was good or bad, at least the French are not cowards and react. Biden could sign summary execution orders and the only protests would be state-sponsored and in favor of the government.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat

I think this is generally true. We're too comfortable with our lives to think about disrupting things too much. So, so complacent.
A few years ago, there were YUGE Pro-Life demonstrations in France. But because most media,etc is "pro choice " (ie, pro abortion), it did not get reported here. There are a lot of things that happen in Europe that DON'T get reported here, or it might upset the pepes. You kind of have to dig to find them out.

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at March 23, 2023 06:04 PM (vcOmj)

313 25

I read that Macron passed this by finding a way around the normal rules. He basically just declared it. Unless I misread the piece. He became a little dictator without debate.
Posted by: artisanal ette at March 23, 2023 05:05 PM (uQPen)
===

I thought he became a dictator much sooner; like around 2020.

Posted by: Augustine at March 23, 2023 06:05 PM (g4MLt)

314 I'm going to try this tomorrow to pair with my chicken fried steak, gravy and mashed potatoes. Mushy peas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iowryGK02S4

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at March 23, 2023 06:05 PM (EnsGU)

315 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 1h
BREAKING: Bordeaux town hall has been set on fire as violence in France rages on

https://tinyurl.com/3cxb9afx

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 06:05 PM (Vwz3I)

316
Retirement systems are pretty easy to understand, actually. If you hook up six jackasses to a plow they work all day long. Keep reducing the number of jackasses down to one, he ain't gonna do shit.

I tried to 'splain this to my leftist sister and despite her numerous degrees it was useless. Because I don't have all her degrees.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 23, 2023 06:06 PM (enJYY)

317 nood congressional committees

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 23, 2023 06:09 PM (Vwz3I)

318 Nood - strongly worded reports

Posted by: Piper at March 23, 2023 06:09 PM (ZdaMQ)

319 I see the "Republic" needs saving once again.

Posted by: Napoleon XXX at March 23, 2023 06:12 PM (OZjDX)

320 Um, so Macron did it without a vote of the national legislature. You know, like a dictat. The protesters are saying, "We don't like how that dick tate!" If Biden did the same, that would be ok, apparently.

Posted by: Born Free at March 23, 2023 06:12 PM (kAwuo)

321 /sock

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at March 23, 2023 06:59 PM (AiZBA)

322 I'm unable to confirm that this video shows what it claims to show:


It was taken at Frere Miklos' Suds, Buds 'n BBQ in the 11ieme Arrondissment

Posted by: Le Mikleuse, mes cheres amis at March 23, 2023 07:16 PM (2hexI)

323 The "Threat" which it is, but I put it in quotes so it's notable.

The Threat you are talking about is actually codified within Islam. "Why are you attacking me!!!!" you see it all the time whenever there is honest reporting from Israel. Of course the person saying "why are you attacking me" is carrying or standing next to a fucking gun or prestaged rocks for attempted murder.

Poor fella, lets put them out of their misery.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at March 23, 2023 07:42 PM (uYcrO)

324 Let’s hear it for the French. The government broke its contract with the people, Americans were forced into Social Security and have been subjected to abuses without consequence.

When is the government to be held responsible? No one in his right mind trusts the government. No one authorized the government to force you into these plans without alternatives or options.

So burn it down.

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