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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2012, 07:38:39 am »
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Yesterday certainly was a slow news day here: "New President of France is Sworn In" along with a fairly large picture of Hollande greeting a crowd was the center story (not quite a major headline. There wasn't one) on the front page of today's Philadelphia Inquirer.

They do actually know there is a new French President out there ? Wow, surprising. Wink
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2012, 08:54:47 am »
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Oh, I almost forgot, but this makes Hollande the co-prince of Andorra now, too!

Wait, what? Isn't he a Socialist (specifically a member of the French Socialist Party)? Does that mean that there's a socialist monarch in the world right now?

If you've heard what I have about some of the positions of European Monarchs... there are more than you'd realise.

Isn't Prince Charles a Greenie or something?

More Roger Scruton than Caroline Lucas/
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2012, 09:47:43 am »
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Was Sarko Catholic?
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2012, 09:50:33 am »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Yes.

I wonder what would happen if the Republic were ever to elect a jewish or muslim president?
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2012, 09:52:19 am »
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Let's hope the old adage about France sneezing and Europe catching a cold holds true Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2012, 03:13:08 pm »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Yes.

I wonder what would happen if the Republic were ever to elect a jewish or muslim president?

Was he not raised Jewish? I know his family was Jewish.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2012, 03:29:36 pm »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Yes.

I wonder what would happen if the Republic were ever to elect a jewish or muslim president?

Was he not raised Jewish? I know his family was Jewish.

Sarko's father was jewish but converted to catholicism to marry his mother. Also, I seem to recall Sarko being mainly raised by his maternal grandfather, but I'm sure our French posters know more about that.
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2012, 03:39:34 pm »
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Well, the period where it has been sufficient to simply be against Sarkozy and whatever he proposes has come to an end. Now it's time to deliver.
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2012, 03:40:28 pm »
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I guess the French Socialist Party should officially thank the New York State Police for avoiding this happening right now:

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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2012, 04:03:12 pm »
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Sarko's father's family was protestant (Hungarian protestant), but there was strong element of catholism in that family. Also his mother's family was catholic.

Right, I checked it on wikipedia and it was the maternal grandfather who started out as a Jew and later converted to catholicism.

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Sarkozy is the son of Pál István Ernő Sárközy de Nagy-Bócsa[6] (Hungarian: nagybócsai Sárközy Pál [nɒɟ͡ʝboːt͡ʃɒi ʃaːrkřzi paːl] ( listen); in some sources Nagy-Bócsay Sárközy Pál István Ernő),[7] a Hungarian aristocrat, and Andrée Jeanne "Dadu" Mallah (b. Paris, 12 October 1925), whose Greek Jewish father converted to Catholicism to marry her French Catholic mother.[8][9] They were married in the Saint-François-de-Sales church, 17th arrondissement of Paris, on 8 February 1950 and divorced in 1959.[10]
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2012, 04:16:24 pm »
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Well, the period where it has been sufficient to simply be against Sarkozy and whatever he proposes has come to an end. Now it's time to deliver.

The fun thing is that Sarko and his buddies have probably spent much more time criticizing Hollande's proposals than the opposite.

Of course, Hollande has spent a lot of time criticizing Sarko's record. But, barring a few cases, nobody has given a sh*t of Sarko's proposals.
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 05:06:45 pm »
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By the way, it's interesting that Sarko showed far more class while welcoming Hollande to the Elysee than Giscard did, while welcoming Mitterrand in 1981.
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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2012, 05:19:16 pm »
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Well, at least I can console myself saying he won't be much worse than Sarko.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 06:41:41 pm »
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2012, 07:57:56 pm »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Was? Is he dead now?
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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2012, 08:05:34 pm »
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Was? Is he dead now?

For all intents and purposes.
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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2012, 08:52:03 pm »
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I was actually thinking the same thing when I chose not to correct the error tense. Atheist, Catholic, Wiccan, who cares anymore?
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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 05:23:32 pm »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Yes.

I wonder what would happen if the Republic were ever to elect a jewish or muslim president?

Well, Blum was Prime Minister.
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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2012, 05:28:07 pm »
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Was Sarko Catholic?

Yes.

I wonder what would happen if the Republic were ever to elect a jewish or muslim president?

Well, Blum was Prime Minister.

Fabius was, too.

But we must keep in mind that in France religion doesn't nearly mean what it means in the USA.
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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2012, 08:05:56 pm »
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Blum's background was (disgustingly) not exactly a non-issue...
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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2012, 03:56:05 pm »
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Blum's background was (disgustingly) not exactly a non-issue...

Mendes-France also experienced vicious anti-semitic attacks.

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« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2012, 05:32:19 pm »
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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2012, 05:45:10 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2012, 05:58:29 pm »
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Just dont "Nicolas Sarkozy est" and "Segolene Royal est" on GoogleFR and they all reference judaism. Weird. The Lepenistes have taken Google.
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« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2012, 06:59:26 am »
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Just dont "Nicolas Sarkozy est" and "Segolene Royal est" on GoogleFR and they all reference judaism. Weird. The Lepenistes have taken Google.

I guess it's worse than that. It's probably some kind of sectarian crazies ala Libertas.
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