Coffee and Donuts

 France’s Lagarde Named New Head of I.M.F.

If it looks like shit and smells like shit, it probably is shit. That was one of the first lessons taught to me by an old time detective who broke me into the business of hunting down criminals. The New York Times is certainly stinking up the place with this shitty article. I know that the Times caters to the elitist crowd and I only read it because I’m a firm believer in Sun Tzu’s philosophies such as, “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself”.

Nowhere does the Times mention the I.M.F.’s strategy of damage control in appointing a female, Christine Lagarde, as its new head. And the only mention of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in the last paragraph of a two page article, “As the new I.M.F. managing director, Ms. Lagarde will be taking over at a delicate time, following the resignation last month of Dominique Strauss-Kahn”. Delicate as in he resigned due to the fact that he was arrested for forcibly shoving his penis into the mouth of a woman who said no. Maybe the Times and its elitist readers, like DSK, are hoping that this will all just go away.

Lawyers for 2 Ex-Officers Ask Judge to Bar Accuser From Speaking at Sentencing

Am I alone in saying that Mr. Tacopina is being a bit of a dick? Or is he just doing his job and hoping that the judge sentences his scumbag of a client to probation?

Doubts cast DNA evidence in Amanda Knox murder case.

I don’t know about you but I’m not the least surprised with this latest development. It’s Italy and Italians. They probably processed the crime scene while smoking cigarettes and drinking espresso.


2 responses to “Coffee and Donuts

  1. Hi Eddie..I also enjoy your comments because you speak from the heart and head and both are vibrant…. But, I must disagree with you on Christine Lagarde becoming the head of the IMF. By far, Christine Lagarde is the best qualified candidate for many of the reasons the NYTimes did point out. Ms. Lagarde is extremely smart, well qualified, and has the right experience and balance to be the head of the IMF – she just happens to be a woman also. The timing after the strong allegations against DSK are nothing more than the she is the right person at the right time. The job she has done in steering France during this world economic crisis has been very good. Also as the Times noted, she is willing to go against her boss and it is well known she will speak her mind, yet is practical and reasonable in dealing with people. I think she will be the first woman President of France, if it does not happen this coming election (2012). I do think that part of her wanting and taking the IMF job is to set help set herself up for the election in 2019 (France’s President serves 7 years). Ms. Lagarde is respected and held in high regard in France and all of Europe – from what I know of her it is all good.

    • Bonjour Eddie. I can only assume and hope that you are still enjoying living in Paris. Just don’t become a snob, please. Only kidding. It’s good to hear from you and thank you for the compliment.

      As far as my posting is concerned, my criticism was aimed towards what I believe were holes in the reporting by the New York Times, not at Ms. Lagarde. I am quite sure that she is more than qualified to run the IMF. But for the Times not to even question the appointment of a female to head the IMF considering the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (and the charges against him), is suspect, to say the least, of their reporting. For the Times to also not mention the reason why DSK resigned is poor journalism and also suspect.

      Did you see me on French television?

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