The Internet’s amazing.
This is 2013, not 1963, right? You gotta wonder when you see headlines like the one above.
Absolutely Southern France For the lottery winners among you.
Today’s L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:
The article forgets to mention what the French get in return for their high tax rates. All French citizens have access to nearly free medical care, and in emergencies, doctors make house calls. The French get paid maternity leave for 16 weeks and free medical leave to take care of a sick relative. Nurses visit homes for free, private day care is heavily subsidized and parents receive a subsidy for every child born. Single parents get an additional allowance. Some people receive a state-paid housekeeper if medically warranted. The French believe preventive medicine is better than curing a disease that has gone untreated.
Workers in France receive an average of more than 35 paid vacation days per year, and they don’t work the long hours we do. They linger at the table and digest their food. Life is not about work.
Thank you Tommy Christopher and @OTOOLEFAN for spotting this. As Tommy describes it so aptly, this is “The Most Ridiculous Statement I’ve Ever Seen On Television”… and CNN aired it. Right out loud. On purpose. Gloria Borger:
“In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American, but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”
In the middle of what, a pile of cash? A patisserie filled with delectable French goodies? Why, he was so brave, I bet he even slept with his windows wide open!
What a hero. What nerves of steel it must have taken to live in a Paris mansion with a “cook, a servant, stained glass windows and expensive art, that later became an embassy” after he demonstrated in favor of a Vietnam War draft but got that religious deferment.
So, CNN’s story is that Mitt Romney had it tough during Vietnam because the protests in France made it hard for his dad to send him money.
Willard Romney is right in the middle of it alright.
TPC took a nap for a few hours while we moved to our new server. During those few hours, look what happened:
French Socialist candidate François Hollande won a presidential runoff, defeating Nicolas Sarkozy. Austerity got the boot.
Ron Paul Wins Majority Of Nevada Delegates To Tampa Paul got the “woot!”
Exit Polls: Greek Austerity Parties Suffer Major Losses Greece needs some loot.
And this very sad news:
Actor Andy Griffith said in a statement that accompanied the family’s Sunday morning announcement of Lindsey’s death: “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago. We would talk about our health, how much we missed our friends who passed before us and usually about something funny. I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’ “
Please read more about Lindsey’s career at the link.
Willard held a ten minute Q and A. And as you can see, during those dix minutes, Mitt the Europe-embracing elite socialist stuck his pied right in his bouche by expounding on fond memories of, yes, La France.
This is the same Mitt Romney who not only attacks President Obama for supposedly being too fond of Europe, but also slammed him for allegedly taking “elaborate vacations.”
Holy myth-information, Batman! Can this pathetic clown car packed with GOP candidates get anything right? Seriously, every time they open their mouths, there is video to contradict them.
The latest debunkitude seems to turn the above claims by Willard in this video on their têtes.
Via Think Progress (link over for more):
But according to fellow American missionaries who spoke with the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Romney not only had a refrigerator and toilet, but a lot more. The missionaries said Romney spent most of his time in France in a Paris mansion that some described as a “palace.” It featured a cook, a servant, stained glass windows and expensive art, and later became an embassy.
Le oops. Vive la 1%.
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