Last month Macron had already rolled out the red carpet in Versailles, hosting Russia's President Vladimir Putin there for talks instead of the presidential palace in Paris.Trump is being impeached for TALKING about getting along with Russia, even though his administration is continuing to start WW3 just as Hillary would. Macron is actually cozying up to Putin, and getting away with it.
On Sunday, Macron drew further criticism for a speech last week to a group of entrepreneurs in which he drew a distinction between "people who succeed and those who are nothing."This is identical to Trump's ACTUAL behavior. It's okay when Macron says it.
The speech comes a week after the government unveiled a bill that would allow it to use decrees to fast-track labour overhauls through parliament.Ruling by decree. Decreasing power of unions. Trump pretended to use executive orders to solve problems, but in fact his orders make insignificant changes, or cancel an Obama order that never took effect. It's okay when Macron does it.
That would include shrinking the number of lawmakers in both houses of parliament -- 577 in the lower house National Assembly and 348 in the Senate -- by a third, saying it would have "positive effects on the general quality of parliamentary work".Wanna talk about Authoritarian and Anti-Democratic? Macron is doing it and nobody is bothered. Like the old song says. It ain't what you do, it's who you are when you do it.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.