Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Greetings from Strasbourg

It's the fifth day of national strikes in France and nearly every building here in Strasbourg has "CPE NON" written on it in chalk. The student/union opposition to the new French labor law seems to be intensifying just as the government appears to be caving. The tram line into the heart of the city was diverted at Place Kleber due to demonstrations.

Late last night (early for you) the word came over CNN International that Moussoui (sp?) got the death penalty. Of course he'll probably languish in a federal prison for a decade, which may be preferable to making him a martyr.

My presentation went well. Public speaking always gets the adrenaline flowing. Now: puis avoir un biere s'il vous plait.


Anonymous said...

He didn't actually get the death penalty, it was simply decided that he could.

He's eligible.

And I hope he doesn't get it, because the 'Free Moussaoui' banners Bianca Jagger will be parading around with in 2016 will push me over the edge.

Gateway Pundit said...

I hope that wasn't you we saw in the photos today with the brickbat.

The Sanity Inspector said...

I love the smell of burning Citroens in the morning...smells like socialism!

Anonymous said...

I just hate it when governments cave to the will of the people.

Anonymous said...

France surrendering has become so cliche. But it's STILL funny. This would be sad if it were any other country.

Well, Mr. Frenchy French Maaan, this is what happpens to a country after 60 years of socialist dogma. Even the young don't want to work and earn advancement based on merit.

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