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May 15, 2011, 06:45 PM
 
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seen as the best candidate for the Socialist Party to regain power. Oh deary me.

This probably won't make many waves in the US or the UK, but the French press are going ballistic. All the other candidates for the Socialist Party (aka PS) primaries are licking their lips, hoping that he gets found guilty. They all hate each other and DSK is seen by most of France as a very middle-of-the-road politician, and therefore a good proposition to oppose Sarkozy for the PS.
     
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May 15, 2011, 06:50 PM
 
I read about it, it's absolutely bizarre.

I'm sure there is plenty of conspiracy potential, because his career is basically ruined, no matter what the outcome of the allegations. In light of the coming elections, there are plenty of people that will benefit.

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May 15, 2011, 06:54 PM
 
Trouble is, he's a known womanizer. He's finished, even if not guilty. (IMHO).
     
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May 15, 2011, 06:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Trouble is, he's a known womanizer. He's finished, even if not guilty. (IMHO).
Sure. The timing is just absolutely baffling.

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May 15, 2011, 08:59 PM
 
what an idiot. i guess he didn't want to be president enough to keep his dick in his pants.
     
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May 15, 2011, 08:59 PM
 
Wait, the IMF chief is also a Socialist? I'm confused, but it's a fact. I guess I don't pay enough attention to the IMF and other global NGOs/IGOs like it.

The guy's a Socialist and therefore is obviously EVIL. Is it any big wonder he's also a sexual deviant?
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May 15, 2011, 09:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Trouble is, he's a known womanizer. He's finished, even if not guilty. (IMHO).
He's French. They like that.
     
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May 15, 2011, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Wait, the IMF chief is also a Socialist? I'm confused, but it's a fact. I guess I don't pay enough attention to the IMF and other global NGOs/IGOs like it.

The guy's a Socialist and therefore is obviously EVIL. Is it any big wonder he's also a sexual deviant?
I think you're confusing socialism with communism.
     
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May 15, 2011, 09:25 PM
 
Nope, no confusion. It was said half in jest and have truthfully. Socialism is just an intermediate step to Communism according to Marx. The only Socialists I have much tolerance for are the Chinese. Their Socialist government remains evil, but it's a shell of its former self because they've become such good capitalists too.

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May 15, 2011, 09:54 PM
 
So then why would you be confused?
     
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May 16, 2011, 08:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
He's French. They like that.
That may have been the case a while ago, its not like that now.
     
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May 16, 2011, 09:06 AM
 
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what an idiot. i guess he didn't want to be president enough to keep his dick in his pants.
Berlusconi has done lots to give the impression that that isn't strictly prerequisite.

Of course, *nobody* understands why the hell Italians vote they way they do (or don't), so...
     
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May 16, 2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Nope, no confusion. It was said half in jest and have truthfully. Socialism is just an intermediate step to Communism according to Marx.
I see.

And of course, all socialists and social democrats are inherently Marxist.

I can see why you're confused.
     
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May 16, 2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I see.

And of course, all socialists and social democrats are inherently Marxist.

I can see why you're confused.
It's easier for some people to be able to throw all the people he doesn't like into one or two big buckets. That way they don't have to go through the effort of trying to understand that there are many variants to things like "Socialism". It would be devastatingly confusing for them to try to comprehend the fact that not all people who agree with some aspects of socialism are following Marx's marching orders to communism.
     
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May 16, 2011, 01:39 PM
 
I never understood the motivation to force someone to perform oral sex on you when you are in a very uh ... "vulnerable" position and the other person has teeth.

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May 16, 2011, 01:46 PM
 
This whole thing seems weird. Could be a set up. Not saying it is, but it's marginally possible.
     
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May 16, 2011, 02:14 PM
 
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I never understood the motivation to force someone to perform oral sex on you when you are in a very uh ... "vulnerable" position and the other person has teeth.

OW
Exactly. She should have biten off one of his balls, and kept it as proof.

I also doubt he'd had boarded the flight with balls missing.

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May 16, 2011, 02:16 PM
 
She consented when she entered the room.
     
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May 17, 2011, 05:19 PM
 
He was trying to pull a "Polanski" when he was arrested. He was on an Air France plane that was 10 minutes from take off.
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May 18, 2011, 04:28 AM
 
Just wondering, the Frog press are harping on about his treatment, being in Rikers, no bail etc etc. Have other high-profile people been treated the same way? Or is this just a case of ensuring that he doesn't leave the country?
     
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May 18, 2011, 09:45 AM
 
Nah, nothing special, he get's a French treatment

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May 18, 2011, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Just wondering, the Frog press are harping on about his treatment, being in Rikers, no bail etc etc. Have other high-profile people been treated the same way? Or is this just a case of ensuring that he doesn't leave the country?
More the latter.

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