December 28, 2005

French “The Rioting Is Over” Update

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Ignorance,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:05 am

“Normalcy” continues: There were 100 car burnings on Christmas Eve in France, “which was equivalent to ”an ordinary weekend” and the number of vehicles burned last Christmas.”

This post was brought to you so you can refute the inevitable “we should be more like them” arguments that will come after the WORMs (Worn-Out Reactionary Media, know to most as The Mainstream Media) spend a few more months ignoring France’s “normalcy.”

January 3, 2006 Update: Only in France could this be considered good news — “Police recorded a one-third rise in the number of car-burnings compared to last New Year’s Eve, with 425 cars torched nationwide.” The news is so “good” that “French President Jacques Chirac plans to lift as of January 4 a state of emergency imposed after urban riots two months ago, which had been originally set to run until late February, his office said on Monday.”



  1. I’m sorry I didn’t catch this sooner: my favorite line in the story is the pre-emptive dismissal of the coming New Year’s violence:
    “Long before the unrest, teenagers in poorer neighborhoods of large French cities began the custom of celebrating New Year’s Eve by torching hundreds of cars.”

    Comment by Jeff — December 30, 2005 @ 12:50 pm

  2. #1 – Good catch on the pre-emptive dismissal. That is rich; I guess we shouldn’t be concerned until the burnt car count gets into the thousands.

    Comment by TBlumer — December 30, 2005 @ 12:57 pm

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