We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Opinion polls predict Mr Sarkozy's party will take between 400 and 460 of the 577 seats in the Assemblée Nationale. The opposition Socialist Party, which is in disarray, is praying for a "symbolic" minimum of 120 seats.
For the "left" in France it is down to the" butter scene "with Marlon Brando.
Har Habu, hilarious. Should the predictions prove true what will be the results? I'm thinking powder keg with a slightly damp fuse. Is the country ready for change? Votes would seem to indicate yes, events might change that.
"....The fitting geological metaphor for the so-called G-8 meeting in Germany is not a summit, but a precipice — as the world’s leaders scramble around to grab something before one of them falls into the abyss.
The old postwar order is tottering on the brink of Islamism, oil-price hikes, energy shortages, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, Russian belligerency, global-warming concern and hysteria, and war."
I think the Muslim "nuits de la brûlure" (nights of burning) already changed France and was the cause of Sarkosy being swept into office and then backed by such a strong supporting election.
The arrondissemonts where the Franch police don't go, where the Muslims have "taken over" are in for some heavy urban renewal projects to include deportation and jailing of mucho Muslims ... the pussilaninimity of Chirac is gone and a new day has dawned.