Nov 29, 2008
Unbelievable. Nicolas-President-Almighty has won the lawsuit against Tear Prod, the company that put voodoo dolls bearing his effigy on the market!
How hypocritical of a man who said, back in 2007, that he fully supported Charlie Hebdo, the newspaper who published the very controversial caricatures of Mohammed(Mahomet). He understood at the time that muslims could be hurt by it but that they needed to understand that the French Republique has a tradition of caricature, a tradition he was not about to compromise. He added being in favor of an excess of caricature rather than a lack of. I wonder what happened to what he used to call his "conception of democracy" and the right to freedom of speech..."Je veux être le président de la libérté d'expression contre toutes les intolérances".
Nov 5, 2008
To Rudy Giuliani who attacked, with utter condescendence, Barack Obama's service as a community organizer I have only one thing to say: OBAMA PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
"In a society that claims to offer religious freedom, the use of the power of the state to enforce private religious sensibilities is an affront to all who would claim the right to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience."
While exulting in Barack Obama's victory I can't help but feel sorry about the vast amount of people who voted yes on California's propostion 8. My joy is tainted by the idea that people exercise their right to vote to discriminate against others. It is not a matter of "sanctity of marriage", it is one of equality. Religious beliefs taking precedence over rational thinking leads to unreasonable choices that harm and divide instead of nurture and unite.
"We cannot accept the view that Amendment 2's prohibition on specific legal protections does no more than deprive homosexuals of special rights. To the contrary, the amendment imposes a special disability on those persons alone. Homosexuals are forbidden the safeguards that others enjoy or may seek without constraint."
-Justice Anthony Kennedy
Nov 2, 2008
I LOVE the United States of America for its power to utterly surprise me with its appallingly bold moves (picking Sarah Palin as VP) as well as lighting me up with its self-deprecating humor in the midst of a very tense time in history. When I think about "Sun King" Nicolas Sarkozy making a fuss about a voodoo doll bearing his effigy, I wonder if the man has entirely lost his sense of humour - if he's ever had any.