Sunday, April 23, 2017

The French first round

"High turnout as France votes in first round of presidential election"

"Polls will be closing in much of France in 20 minutes, at 7 pm. In Paris and other large cities, polls will close at 8 pm."

Live coverage..

21 comments:

edutcher said...

Le Pen had a big boost when the crazies killed the gendarme, much like Trump when the nut case murdered all the homosexuals.

Interesting how those clowns seem to work against their own interests.

They're their own MOAB.

Chip Ahoy said...

I just now saw a ghost. The gray-haired man looks like Dr. Fred.

And I'm all, "What are you doing in France?"

Fried cheese.

Can you believe I never ate any of that? Although I've had plenty of jalapeño poppers and they're filled with cheese and they're fried. And I've made those by the dozen.

And a big ole' pot of liver pâté with sliced wheat bread. That right there is quite French.

And cheese puff gougères.

We should make those. It's regular pâte à choux droppings but with cheese on the inside and coating the outside. When they're baked and they puff up to a crisped cheese shell with wide open air bubbles inside, nearly hollow, they are simplement...
irrésistible.

Tu vois ce que je veux dire?

Why, don't you feel like we're already there? Feel the jittery anticipation of our political future? *whispers* "Don't have any coffee."

To make those cheese puffs you cook the flour with milk then drop eggs into the mixture one at a time while blending, add cheese this time, and drop by spoonful onto a tray, coat with more cheese, and bake. If they don't come out then you're probably too stupid to do something French and should probably quit trying forever.

I meant to say just now, "keep practicing" but that other Freudian thing came out of me instead. Sorry.

Lem said...

I was thinking what if all the Comparisons of Le Pen and Trump... the narrative... ends up hurting her with the French people? Do the French pay attention to that?

ricpic said...

How do the French eat liver pate all the time and stay thin? Well, the Parisians anyway. Maybe they don't nosh in France.

Rabel said...
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Rabel said...

Macron's wife is 24 years older than he is.

Trump's wife is 24 years younger than he is.

Winning.

AllenS said...

Where's the beef?

ricpic said...

Second round is going to be Le Pen vs Macron. It's going to be Jeanne D'Arc vs Pajama Boy. Tough choice NOT.

AprilApple said...

I don't know much about French politics except to know they tend left and lefter.

Who will all the communist voters choose?

AllenS said...

If Le Pen wins, it will be YUGE!

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I suspect the usual suspects in France will gang up on Le Pen. Even Fillon said she is nuts.

But I do recall a certain candidate who out performed expectations. And I agree with AllenS, if she pulls it off it will be YUGE.

edutcher said...

"left and lefter"?

The same could be said of Britain and the US.

Trooper York said...

Does she have small hands?

Then we will know if she can pull it off.

So to speak.

Titus said...

I did a guy visiting from Paris threw weekend. He told we wealthy fags were overwhelmingly supporting le pen. Something about terrorism.

ampersand said...

How do the French eat liver pate all the time and stay thin? Well, the Parisians anyway. Maybe they don't nosh in France.

Smaller portions. When I was there (a long time ago) you were served what you were served and there was no seconds and no snacks between meals. I thought I would starve but eventually got used to it. There are only two meals a day, lunch and supper. Breakfast was coffee and occasionally a croissant.

ndspinelli said...

Titus, I read a piece somewhere recently that said LePen is doing significantly better w/ millenials than Trump did. At some point the gays have to see that Muslims want to kill them and will vote accordingly. Maybe France is where it starts.

chickelit said...

France is going to have the Sanders vs. Trump election that we never had. An out and proud Socialist vs. a Populist.

France being France, the Socialist will prevail.

C'est frommage.

edutcher said...

Gee, how many people said the fix was in about 8 months ago?

Mumpsimus said...

The French have an historic opportunity to vote for the first woman President in their history. If she loses, it will surely be misogyny that's to blame.

AprilApple said...

btw- do not get excited about Le Pen. she will not win in the general.

chickelit said...

btw- do not get excited about Le Pen. she will not win in the general.

I realize this. The consolation will be watching France further and further into the socialist hole. The residual German in me will feel Schadenfreude. I predict true Muslim terror will strike Germany first and hardest. They will concoct the political reaction. They always do. Cf. Marx, Engels, Kaiser Willie, Hitler.