Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Did Anyone Have to Shovel Their Driveway Today?

It looks like there is a Frenchman who’s tired of all the pathetic people in his own country, and he’s decide to say something publicly about it. How surprised was I to see a Frenchman tell the French people what most (conservative) Americans have been saying all along. Normally I would insert French jokes here, but instead I’ll just use Maurice Levy’s own words. Here are a few of the things that he’s said. He’s called his country men “narrowed and stunted”, “losers”, “pathetic”, and “absurd”.

There is this quote, which sadly enough I actually find myself admiring and wanting to repeat to Democrats that pretty much sums up the whole problem with Europe’s semi-socialist ways.

“…the compensation was set at 90 per cent, therefore allowing those made redundant to earn yet more without working. Why in that case, make any effort to find a job? In doing this, trying to avoid any difficulties for them, we have turned the French into children.”

"The final straw has to be the absurd decision to introduce the 35-hour working week when we were told repeatedly that we could work less and earn more. How on earth in this context can we expect the same French people to accept necessary reforms?"
Mr(sic) Lévy concluded that it would take a brave person to introduce the necessary changes, someone who would put his country first. "Is there a politician capable of overcoming their own ambitions in the cause of a certain idea of France?" ~Maurice Levy

I’d never think there would be a day where I read something a Frenchman said and shake my head up and down at the same time. I hope this is going to be a trend in Europe, and they’ll turn themselves around. Right now though, I need to go start pricing snow blowers because if it’s snowing in hell, it’s sure to snow in Alabama any second.

The Rest of the story here.


At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Fitch said...

I never thought so either, my friend. I'll be sure to bring a shovel home with me from work.

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Cove Rebel said...

Did he say it in German?

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Germans are slackers just like the french. He probably said with a cowboy hat on.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Insolublog said...

In my crystal ball, I see an update graphic in this post, of Peter Pan, in his full flying french fairy pose, with the head of Dominique de Villipen.


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