Tuesday, November 08, 2005

12 Nights and Counting

Last night, French authorities made a bit of progress in quelling the 12th straight night of riots. ONLY 1,200 cars were burned, a 20% decrease from the previous night. And they rolled out the BIG GUNS - curfews! Go France!

And in a continuing effort to appease and understand the motives of the rioters, the French government has decided to embrace the only weapon that has proven time and time again to shut people up for a short period of time - throw money at them. 100 million euros ($120 million US) for "neighborhood work associations," 20,000 government jobs "created," the creation of economic zones with special tax incentives and tax breaks.

The over/under on France surviving is now the year 2050. Place your bets.

UPDATE: From National Review: Rioters are now refered to as "Undocumented Dismantlers."

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll definitely take the under.

Discover oil in France and it'll be the only Mideastern country outside the Middle East.

11/08/2005 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what... who cares?
send them weiners to roast.

11/08/2005 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start shooting the fuckers!!!

11/08/2005 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK FRANCE

11/08/2005 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this new search engine. It's funny. Type in your normal home page and read on or search something familiar. You'll laugh your ass off.

www.gizoogle.com

(type it into your address box and send.) It's worth a try.

11/08/2005 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 11:42pm, that's some funny stuff. Try this, go to Google and then click on the language link, once there, click on to "pig latin" and then do a search. It's funny, but not as much as this gizoogle.com

Snoop Dog rules, fo shizzle!

11/09/2005 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we have ebonics search engines. This is the first time my computer seemes stupid. Cant wait for the first ebonics speaking car. Pudda key in da muhfuggin nishin bish. Damn yo moofey be stankin.

11/09/2005 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

08-20-31 you've got me laughing so hard I just pissed in my pants.

11/09/2005 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Democracy Now & Robert Fisk said...

AMY GOODMAN: We are also joined by Robert Fisk in our studio. As the civil unrest in France enters its 14th day, we want to look back at that critical moment in French history that's still being felt today: The country's colonial rule of the North African nation of Algeria. To talk about the French rule of Algeria and the country’s War of Independence, we're joined by British journalist, Robert Fisk. He has been the Middle East correspondent for various papers, most recently over the years the London Independent, for about 30 years. He's based in Beirut, Lebanon, and has written a new book, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East, and in it, you spend many, many pages on Algeria

ROBERT FISK: Many bloody pages, Amy, yes. That's right, yeah. I mean, it's impossible to see the crisis in Algeria today, the crisis in France today, without going back to the War of Independence, which lasted from between 1954 and 1962, which eventually gave Algeria not freedom in the democratic sense, but freedom from imperialism, from colonialism. And you've got to realize that the wounds of that war were never healed. The Algerians who fought for the French, the Harki, were never forgiven by the Algerian government or people, the pieds-noirs, the vast number of French colonial people who lived in Algeria, who regard it as their home, whose parents and grandparents were born there. By the way, you keep calling it a French colony. The French, of course, regard it as “France metropolitaine.” It was part of metropolitan France, but the Algerian “natives,” quote/unquote, didn't have equal rights. The pieds-noirs have never forgiven the Algerians for throwing them out, effectively, of the country.

And one of the things we're not actually talking about now, but which we should be, is that many of the areas where this violence is taking place around Paris and other large French cities are areas where lower middle class French people who were pieds-noirs from Algeria now live. So what we actually have is we have Algerian youths setting fire to cars outside the homes of the people who were expelled from Algeria in 1962. You need to realize that it is, in this sense, there’s a civil conflict going on here, not just a minority objecting to their treatment by the country which is supposed to be their country now, their citizenship.

And what happened, of course, during that war was that the wounds were never healed, since no one wanted to heal them. What we had was a French government that, first of all, said, ‘We will never leave Algeria; it’s part of France,’ then negotiated with those who wanted freedom, and then, having done this negotiation, effectively ratted on their own French citizens and let them leave in penury and squalor on ships back to France, where in many cases they had no family and no friends. So in a sense this is a continuation.

And we need to remember that these infamous murders, which is what they were, by the French security authorities in 1961 were carried out when the head of the French police, the Paris police, was, in fact, a man who had served the Germans loyally under Vichy, who had assisted in the deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz and who later was imprisoned for war crimes. This is another element, which has now been forgotten, of this 1961 massacre.

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman hosts Journalist Robert Fisk... (click for more... streaming video available)

11/09/2005 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POST IT IN A FUCKING LINK O'GRADY! No one posts on your blog because you just don't get it, and I'm not talking about politics.

11/09/2005 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger BATHROOM WALL ? said...

"Ya just dunt geddittttt..." blah blah blah... borrrring!
Ya ebonicizing eunich of euphemistic eugenics! Eau de Pain, Eau de skunk ! ;-P - Sacre Bleu Me already!

Aw c'mon- lighten up a little now for once- this thread was obviosly already going nowhere fast (f-bombs and 4 ebonics lafferz... high skool stuff) Save it for an open thread fer chrissakes. This was supposedly another "serious" gallic-grinding thread here; actually about SCC's FIFTH such thread at least running down the Frogs a-g-a-i-n to get our minds off all the shady sh*t BushCo has perpetrated in Sand-land and is now reaping the ill effects of. Obviously I'd say the ones with "GAUL" (or lack thereof) were the ebonicizers, not me- at least my post was on-topic!

Sure, my bad on the length of the post- but look, I got no problem in these sorts of cut & paste jobs with SCC tearing it down and asking for a Reader's Digest version re-post... no biggie. And as for lack of activity on BLuInYrFache.whatever- I'M NOT EVEN POSTING on my own blog! My ass is l-o-w energy lately and I was never trying to compete/out-do the S.C.C. Blog-machine... no doubt, THIS is indisputably where the CPD action/eyeballs are- true `dat, kudos, shouts out to ya's and all that good stuff. But it's nice to know my B.I.Y.F. is there for the occasional graphical response to goings on here, when SCC REALLY goes "RIGHT" over da EDGE! But lately even the article-bombings from me have been few and far-between- so why rag, I've been a VERRRY good boy in terms of letting shiz'nit take it's own course here of late (right, 10 weeks 2 go?! ;-> )

The Frenchie-frying just needed a little counter-balance at long last, that's all- and Robert Fisk knows his middle-east & european reportage like nobody else- go and check what he says out and get a little fat unda yo cap, fo schizzle!

http://www.robert-fisk.com/

11/10/2005 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11/10/2005 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fUCK THE fRENCH AND THEIR gHETTO'S, wE GOT OUR OWN.

WE WOULD PUT A STOP TO THAT SHIT!@

11/10/2005 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah"tough guy"go git em.As a P.O.who worked in Public Housing South for two years,I can tell you the best thing they ever did was tear down most of the projects along the state street corridor.Robert Taylor Homes wasn't just the largest public housing complex in Chicago,it was the largest in the WORLD.Add to that the population of Stateway Gardens,Dearborn Homes,Ickes,and Hilliard and you had a population as large as some of Illinois smaller cities.Add on top of that the proliferation of weapons among the gangs and their ability to organize and you have one scary ass scenario.If those mopes had the mind to riot,It would make Paris look like a pickett march in comparison.(Fallujah suddenly comes to mind.)There's no doubt that any rbellion here would be eventually supressed,but we would pay a terrible price in lives and property.much higher than Paris.

11/10/2005 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC

Can't you limit the size of posts by characters used or some other means? Some of this stuff is ridiculous in length.

11/10/2005 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you suugest spreading the animals out? Let them breed and die in same two block area.....You must have bought land in Bronzeville

11/10/2005 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Comment too long - post a link.

We've tried to encourage people to post links instead of articles, but they don't seem to listen. Blogspot doesn't seem to have a character limit either, though we've asked for one.

11/10/2005 07:40:00 PM  

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