the dissident frogman

16 years and 7 months ago

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the dissident frogman

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The BBC email alert relating this bit of news came formatted as follow:

France's ex-President Jacques Chirac is placed under formal investigation over funding scandal when he was Paris mayor, his lawyer says.

Everybody let's scoff: scandal?

That's no funding scandal Mr. BBC, that's a good old-fashioned fraud.

The scandal is that Chirac's multiple scams were not put under any serious investigation sooner(1), even though nobody across the whole political spectrum, in the press and on the streets ignored that Chirac was a top dog in that fetid pool of corruption that is the French political class(2).

But then, what can you expect when the judiciary is appointed by and under the orders of the politics?

  1. That funny business in Paris by then Mayor Chirac is but a mere snowflake on top of the tip of an iceberg that has not seen any kind of warming for the last 40 years, by the way.
  2. For the life of me, I just couldn't think off the top of my head of any single name in French politics that was not involved in some fraud during the last 4 decades. I'd have to check, if you're serious about requesting an answer (allow at least 3 business days for delivery). Which, yes, means that Jack was up against some serious competition, and managed to come out on top (close second to Mitterrand though).



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3002 - TooTall

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I once read that while most people believe the old saying that power corrupts, the truth of the matter is that power attracts the corruptable.

3003 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Hey! At least he is good at something.

3005 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

I felt the same way about Marion Barry (Washington DC's former Mayor). I couldn't for the life of me understand how he kept getting re-elected.

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3006 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

"That's no funding scandal Mr. BBC, that's a good old-fashioned fraud."

Or as they say in France: A faux pas!