mercredi 13 août 2008

Here I go again

Six months after my last post this is what I want to share :

the magnificent way the French newspaper "Liberation" has to title the news.

The last title that caught my eye is this one :

"Le FN sauvé par le Shanghai chèque"

Soooo... how to explain to non-French speakers....

The FN (Front National) is the most abject far right political party in France. His president is Jean-Marie Le Pen (who has a fake eye... hmm... that has nothing to do with this post but it's a piece of information that could be useful... For example, the missed comedian Pierre Desproges said about him : "There's more humanity in a dog's eye when it wags its tail that in Le Pen's tail when he wags his eye"). It's ideology is ultra-nationalist and racist.

So it's kind of funny to learn that the HQ of this party was bought by a Chinese university from Shanghai. Le Pen is in a dire situation since it has to reimburse a lot of money after he missed the 5 % of votes necessary to have the Republic pay for his electoral campaign. So his party had to sell its HQ.

Now, "Shangai chèque" is simply "the bank check from Shangai" and a play on words with "Chiang Kai-shek" who was the leader of Nationalist China up to 1948 when he got kicked out by Mao Zedong.

There you go !

PS : and this is a little gift for those who like Annie Lennox. I thought about this song because its lyrics say at some point "Here I go again" :)

Découvrez Annie Lennox!

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