Fin de Semaine Fil Ouvert by Tim F| September 5, 20093:20 am| 52 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailComment allez-vous?
Je vais bien, merci.
Je vais très bien, moi aussi, merci, mais je suis trop fatigué avec les gens stupides de le parti Republicain.
Je vais très bien, moi aussi, merci, mais je suis trop fatigué avec les gens stupides du parti Republicain.
Pardonnez moi, pour un petit fault.
Bill E Pilgrim
Tout va bien merci.
So I was thinking today, reading about jobs:
“With the job market severely wounded, and with consumer spending expected to be weak for a very long time, it could easily take until 2014 for employment to recover”
Why didn’t Barack Obama and company embark on a massive jobs program? And I mean massive.
I’m sure the stimulus is already creating some and keeping unemployment from being even higher, just the clunkers program obviously created some work for car manufacturers and maybe for dealerships a little. But why not have a really huge program, programs, WPA style, and put the country back to work big time, and I mean first thing, before now?
I don’t think that the financial bailouts were all bunk, I’m sure some of it saved us from real catastrophe in credit really evaporating and all the rest of it, and we can argue about how it was done and all of that for the next many years. But why not just create huge jobs programs, government hiring, and so on?
And of course the answer I can think of is that if they went too far, the Republicans would freak out because it would be “Socialism”, and nobody in the Administration wanted to be accused of that.
So, good thing they avoided anyone calling them THAT, boy oh boy.
Do you plan to provide English translation of the comments on this thread for the benefit of those people, like myself, who don’t speak French?
Bill E Pilgrim
@JK: They were all about you. That’s all I’m prepared to reveal.
Tray beyond. Voolay voo cooshay avek mwah? Siswah?
Cocoa Van? Silver play?
Allah Reshersh Do Tomp Perdoo.
Jhenna parl paz franchaze. Excusem Wah.
This is not a pipe.
This is not a post.
Drunk in Europe are we?
C’est la meme chose, la plus ca change…
@Bill E Pilgrim: Win
As someone who took 3 years of French in high school and another two semesters in college, my reaction to any attempt to read or write or speak French today? Merde! That said, I just watched Maria Bartiromo on the syndicated “Wall Street Week” and never heard a word of the show. I could only stare at her in wonder and think about the fact that she has no idea what the Medicare program is all about. Simply amazing. Money honey, indeed.
Ça va bien, merci, mais je suis un peu fatiguée. J’ai mal dormi hier soir.
Freedom Fries Forever!!!
@JK: Read Tim’s post again. He was just asking us to comment, the way we normally do on this blog.
Commentarie san frontier!
Hans has a banner rouge, Chien Ching’s c’est cyan. The rest? Something about their own hills to fly them on. I barely remember any of that language other than my hotel room in Paris near that damn gay club that played The Macarena fifty-thousand times during my three-week honeymoon. The Fifth Arrondesmont is a great place to stay, but bring earplugs for the Grand Hotel du Loret if you intend to sleep through the Quetzal’s disco nights.
Je suis triste, mais, je…will fucking survive!
My French is very fractured these days, although my reading comprehension far exceeds my speaking (or typing) skillz.
I will say I agree with this:
. Moi, aussi! Aussi.
Pardon me miss. I speak Jive.
Damnit, I was feeling nostalgic so I had to look it up before I forgot about it. And of course, I had some facts wrong.
It’s the Grand Hotel du Loiret, the Marais District is in the 4th Arrondesmont, and I read some reviews that mentioned that it’s on the Rue de Mauvais Garcons. It’s a bargain still, as it was fifteen years ago when I was there.
L’ancien regime, c’est fou. Comme les lapins. C’est tout.
The Grand Panjandrum
Wouldn’t you know it! A bunch of libs talking all French and stuff.
@RedKitten: Did the baby keep you up?
@The Grand Panjandrum: lol, On the lower post they are discussing music and books, definitely a liberal site.
Comme ci, comme ca.
Realisant mon espoir, je me lance vers la gloire…
(Pardonnez-moi for the lack of accents, but not only are they a pain, but I know they mess some folks’ browsers around)
** Atanarjuat **
You’ve been in France too long, mon doux petit con.
Drop the camembert, lower your arms, and catch the next flight to les Éstas-Unis — tout de suite!
All kidding aside, I hope you shot some awesome pics with your new E-P1. Maybe you could share a flickr gallery with your fellow photographes here on BJ.
A tout a l’heure.
I’ve enjoyed Jim Manzi getting filleted by Dish readers.
Also, the GOP doesn’t want to win me back.
If there’s to be a make work program, I think they should hire people to clean up litter in the cities and along the highways. People would love it, socialism or no. They could call it something about taking pride. Nationalism and all that. Whatever. It’s early here in CA.
Bill E Pilgrim
@jon: Funny, I read your post and didn’t know the street but I thought “Disco in the 5th? Sounds more like the Marais”.
The rue Mauvais Garcons is a block or two from my apartment. I remember when I first heard the name years ago, I had a fire in the fireplace from wood we had found along that street, but hadn’t noticed the street name, and my friend said something about how “We can thank the mauvais garcons for the nice fire” (the bad boys). And I just blinked, trying to figure out what in the world she could be talking about.
Ah the joys of not knowing what the hell anyone is saying, I miss those days. Now it’s just Wingnuts I can’t understand.
@Demo Woman: He was up a bit more than usual. We went to town yesterday evening to run errands and get dinner, and the little fart slept the entire time — from 5pm to 9:30pm when we got back home. (I’m sure the people at the restaurant thought we were carrying one of those creepy fake babies around…)
So then he woke up, ate, and conked back out at 11pm, up at 1:30, up again at 3:30, stirred and squirmed at 6am (he didn’t wake up, but I certainly did), and then up again at 7:30am. So yeah, I’m a bit groggy.
I blame our liberal news media for our problems today.
HEY! How is the little one??? Ya know, I have a newborn nephew who would be great for your little girl. How soon is too soon to set up kids? :)
Tres bien, merci. Ils vont bien, les vacances francais?
(I have the same diacritical problem as Bruuuce. Normally I’d cut and paste from my Word program to get accent marks etc., but the husband arranged for this laptop to have NO Word program. Don’t ask.)
So I come back from a week in the woods/at the beach in Cheeseland, and I find out that the big controversy that I missed involves the President addressing school kids. All right, when I first saw the sentence on the GOS mentioning a controversy over his address, I thought, “Well, nuts, he must have misspoken about something and the RW/media have grabbed the ball and run all over hell with it.” No. The “controversy” is that he’s addressing school kids. Period. Giving them a little pep talk and telling them to do their best, don’t give up, that sort of thing. And that’s controversial.
I’m not going to go so far as to call this Peak ODS, but I think I’m starting to get an idea of what it might look like.
OT (i.e., not about France)
Drips and drops in the inexorable tide of justice:
Panel Rules Against Ashcroft in Detention Case
From the Beeb:
Bill E Pilgrim
@Demo Woman: On the lower post they are discussing music and books, definitely a liberal site.
Yeah but the books are always science fiction. That’s how you know you’re on the Internet, in case anyone forgets ;)
Oh wait, sorry… ignore me Redkitten.
From the Al-Kidd v. Ashcroft opinion’s conclusion:
Good stuff! I wouldn’t place money on Ashcroft actually winding up being held personally liable, but this is still very encouraging.
Check out the last quote on this book blurb:
@Marked Hoosier: R-Jud has a beautiful baby daughter. You could ask her. I think she’s spoken for by RedKitten’s son, though.
Oh. My. Goodness.
This must be a symptom of this: the only question is if the publishers of the book were suffering from satire recognition disfunction, or if they were simply relying on their readers’ ignorance.
Bien sur. Le stupide, il brule.
@rh: Fucking brilliant!
Ca va bien dans la cabine, mais j’ai oubliee plus de mes mots Francais. Merci pour la diversion. Ma grammaire, c’est TERRIBLE. Excusez, je vous en prie.
Referring to your title: ‘Fin de semaine’.
Well, in French, fin de semaine means rather Thursday and Friday, and for Saturday and Sunday, we use ‘week-end’.
A part ça, j’espère que vos vacances se sont bien passées. Tu as parlé de bières dans un post précédent, mais au moins tu as goûté à du bon vin ?
Bill E Pilgrim
Aside from the sheer astonishment of the Colbert blurb, there’s the sheer astonishment of reading the sincere non-satirical blurbs:
“SECULAR SABOTAGE is an absolute must-read for anyone who believes the Judeo-Christian ethos is the very heart and soul of civilized society.” – L. Brent Bozell III, president, Media Research Center
Ah yes, the Japanese are so uncivilized. The Chinese, everyone in India, Turkey, not only are they strange and otherly, did you know that they’re not even civilized ? They still live in caves, are hunter-gatherer nomads, and I mean this goes all the way back, the Greeks, they knew nothing about civilization, and the Romans? Barbarians! It’s perfectly clear to anyone who studies history that Ancient Rome knew nothing of civil society and it wasn’t until the advent of Christianity that we became civilized and entered the, what were those called again, ah yes the Dark Ages, and….
The stupid not only hurts, it kills. It ruins.
This is the bestest thing ever.
More OT, from my “Trying to Bring You Good News So You Don’t Despair About the State Of the World” department:
EU Plans to Admit More Refugees
@SGEW: Thanks for bringing the good news, SGEW. Every little bit helps.
Tres bien, merci.
@rh: Colbert rules!
Yes, evidently Sam is already set up with R-Jud’s daughter. However, Marked Hoosier, if we later discover that both Sam and your nephew aren’t into the ladies, we can negotiate.
How do you say “I surrender” in French?
Also, Maginot Line.
P.S. – It never stops being funny… LOL
@RedKitten: I broke the news to Eve about the arrangement today. She lunged for my watch and started licking it. So I think she’s on board.
@R-Jud: Good to hear. You might have to warn her, though, that he’s going through a fussy stage, and so will likely be of very little help picking out the flower arrangements.
@rh: You can always tell the pseudo, or religiosity-centered “Christians” because they have no faith. They are always running scared of the latest person who writes a book or makes a remark that is different from their beliefs (fears).
They feel they have to gather up the faithful and “fight” for God, and resist the godless and/or vanquish them (with some other persons doing the actual smiting and vanquishing so as to keep the godless away from “us.”)
Hmm. Wonder whether God is ticked or amused at the idea of having to be protected and saved by mortal humans.
Poor scared folks have imagined themselves into a wet-paint corner when they could be leading vibrant lives that support health and happiness.
mange merde et mort mofos