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France Debases Itself Yet Again (Obama eats meal, restarauteur sees God)
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Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-07 17:27|| || Front Page|| [336077 views ]  Top

#1 Tingle-leg Matthews is a pinstripe Republican compared to the sycophants at the AP.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-07 17:50||   2009-06-07 17:50|| Front Page Top

#2 It was no surprise that the streets of Paris were lined with well-wishers.

Old Vichy Paris meet the new improved Vichy Paris here.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-07 17:50||   2009-06-07 17:50|| Front Page Top

#3 The tone here would do justice to a North Korean account of one of the Dear Leader's outings.

As a media historian I can think of no precedent for this level of sycophancy in the western free press, at least not since the beginning of the twentieth century. You have to go back to controlled press coverage of Mao and Stalin to find anything remotely similar.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-07 18:03||   2009-06-07 18:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Clinton had Monica and Obama has the entire main stream media.
Posted by DMFD 2009-06-07 18:04||   2009-06-07 18:04|| Front Page Top

#5 I can't understand the outright worship of this empty man. There is nothing behind his words. He turns pretty phrases and gives pretty speaches that are vapid, self-serving, and show a painful lack of historical knowledge.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2009-06-07 18:09||   2009-06-07 18:09|| Front Page Top

#6 So will it be grape coolaid or green? This is sickening...
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-06-07 18:24||   2009-06-07 18:24|| Front Page Top

#7 On the other hand Obama walking alone unrecognized in a Parisian banlieue might not work out that well
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 18:26||   2009-06-07 18:26|| Front Page Top

#8 The ludicrously overblown tone of this article reminds me of a classic story from the heyday of print journalism, the 1920s. An eager young reporter was sent to western Pennsylvania to cover a massive and damaging flood.
His first report started with the words, "God sat on a hill and laughed as the town of (whatever) died."
His hard-boiled editor wired back, "Forget flood, interview God, get pictures."
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-06-07 18:30||   2009-06-07 18:30|| Front Page Top

#9 "Michelle Obama, whose wardrobe choices are analyzed, gets an A-plus for sartorial glamor, natural poise and sheer intelligence"

Coco must be rolling in her grave
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 18:34||   2009-06-07 18:34|| Front Page Top

#10 BTW the Fontaine de Mars isn't exactly your run of the mill bistro where you rub shoulders with workers. It's in the posh 7th district and rated one of the best of its kind.

Also don't tell PETA about the foie gras (torturing of geese)

Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 18:37||   2009-06-07 18:37|| Front Page Top

#11 my comment at AOSHQ:
#44 I heard Chris Matthews offered to be the President's Taster, and was disappointed when he found out it was for the food
Posted by: Frank G at June 07, 2009 11:28 AM (Aaspy)
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-07 18:38||   2009-06-07 18:38|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm kinda proud of that one
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-07 18:39||   2009-06-07 18:39|| Front Page Top

#13 Everytime I see such stories I am irresistibly reminded of this:

Here lies a fallen god
His fall was not a small one,
We did but build his pedestal
A narrow and a tall one”

--Tleilaxu epigram
Frank Herbert
Posted by Cromert 2009-06-07 18:54||   2009-06-07 18:54|| Front Page Top

#14 Good one, Frank. ;-p
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-06-07 19:13||   2009-06-07 19:13|| Front Page Top

#15 The Obama adulation in the German media is fading every so slightly.
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 19:18||   2009-06-07 19:18|| Front Page Top

#16 "Coco must be rolling in her grave."
Heck, she's revolving in it like a Black & Decker drill, at so many RPMs, you could hook up a generator and provide electricity to a large percentage of the City of Light on the output.
Posted by Sgt. Mom">Sgt. Mom  2009-06-07 19:27||]">[]  2009-06-07 19:27|| Front Page Top

#17 Every time I read these stories I think of OUR FRIENDS THE PIGS FROM URANUS. Desanex the poem is a nice touch here's an extra $5.
Posted by Don Vito Anginegum8261 2009-06-07 19:38||   2009-06-07 19:38|| Front Page Top

#18 Despite the press's slobbering, all is not well in the land of Lafayette.

Barack and Michelle Obama decline dinner with the Sarkozys
The Obamas turn up in Paris this evening, but have declined a dinner invitation from the couple next door: the Sarkozys.

President Obama’s reluctance to spend more than minimum time with the French leader on his visit for the D-Day anniversary has come as an embarrassment to the Elysée Palace.

America’s First Family will not be dining with President Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, even though they are staying at the residence of the US Ambassador, yards from the Elysée apartments where the Sarkozys spend their weekends.

Mr Sarkozy’s dream date (haha!) would be dinner somewhere spectacular
Posted by ed 2009-06-07 20:01||   2009-06-07 20:01|| Front Page Top

#19 I think someone just has to ask?

WHY, why do people think that Michelle dresses well?

My wife says that she wouldn't "hang dead over a fence" with most of her dresses
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 20:10||   2009-06-07 20:10|| Front Page Top

#20 Rift With Germany Is Next on Diplomatic Agenda
On a more basic level, there is a sense that the Obama administration is ignoring the needs and counsel of longtime allies. Divided Germany was once at the center not only of the cold war, but of American foreign policy as well, which is no longer the case. Yet the United States can ill afford to alienate Europe’s largest economy and its most important intermediary in the strained relationship with Russia. “They’re not angry, they’re not anti-Obama or anti-American,” said John C. Kornblum, a former United States ambassador to Germany and now a business adviser in Berlin. “But they’re confused by the wave of criticism which has been sent at them by the administration and people close to the administration.

“It’s not that they don’t like him,” he said. “They just feel like things aren’t working, like the levers of government are not being engaged to make issues run smoothly.”

Now there's some delicious irony.
Posted by ed 2009-06-07 20:11||   2009-06-07 20:11|| Front Page Top

#21 Merkel refused to give him the Brandenburg Gate in 2008 while he was using Germany for his campaign.

I guess he thought payback was a bitch. But the lady wasn't that impressed.
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 20:14||   2009-06-07 20:14|| Front Page Top

#22 Aside from one German, Karl M, our prophet just isn't fond of Ice People.
Posted by ed 2009-06-07 20:22||   2009-06-07 20:22|| Front Page Top

#23 Well, after Obambi is done turning water into wine, let's see him go out and walk around the Zones Urbaines Sensibles of Paris - I guess we'll see what kind of success he cn achieve in getting the "lion to lie down with the lamb." My guess - not so much.
Posted by Lone Ranger 2009-06-07 20:43||   2009-06-07 20:43|| Front Page Top

#24 Lone Ranger, it would indeed be interesting with the Secret Service's Gatling gun-equipped SUVs accompanying the One.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2009-06-07 21:33||   2009-06-07 21:33|| Front Page Top

#25  I can't understand the outright worship of this empty man.

Aunt Myrtle says He is the anti-Christ. I'm starting to think the ol' gal may be on to something. Did you notice the plague that broke out after He went to Mexico?
Posted by SteveS 2009-06-07 21:40||   2009-06-07 21:40|| Front Page Top

#26 I can't figure Mrs. Obama out - she always looks so angry and miserable in her pictures, and you have to figure the media is showing the GOOD ones. Why is she angry now? Because of all that racial discrimination she suffers? As First Lady?
Posted by Glenmore 2009-06-07 21:47||   2009-06-07 21:47|| Front Page Top

#27 Perhaps because she's so composed of hate and can't justify her past or present circumstances?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-07 22:01||   2009-06-07 22:01|| Front Page Top

#28 I think she is just a nasty bitter woman that has hacked and slashed her way to the top and found it to be empty space.
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-06-07 22:25||   2009-06-07 22:25|| Front Page Top

#29 Damn, did the writer have a cigarette after he/she/it finished writing this story?
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-06-07 22:48||   2009-06-07 22:48|| Front Page Top

#30 My wife says that she wouldn't "hang dead over a fence" with most of her dresses.

I quite agree with your wife, European Conservative. But you see, if President Barack Hussein Obama, as he now styles himself, is John F. Kennedy reborn, then Michelle Obama must be the beautiful, charming, trend setting Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (later Onassis). Reality has no impact on such minds when there is a myth to redefine the images transmitted from the space before their eyes.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-06-07 23:04||   2009-06-07 23:04|| Front Page Top

#31 @trailing wife

Meet a German who isn't that impressed about Kennedy either.

But Jackie certainly had style. She wouldn't have mopped the White House floor with Michelle's dresses.
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 23:18||   2009-06-07 23:18|| Front Page Top

#32 I pity the reporter's poor kneepads.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-06-07 23:31||   2009-06-07 23:31|| Front Page Top

#33 Btw "God" was ripped off.

300 euros for LUNCH in a bistro (60 euros per person including 2 kids)?

Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-07 23:43||   2009-06-07 23:43|| Front Page Top

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