Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Socialism* and the Harmonious Order

"What's the difference between me and my opponent? Every morning I wake up and I think to myself, 'Am I a piece of shit?' And then I get over it. But I have to decency to ask myself that question." - Francoise Hollande

"I feel about as happy as a Republican would feel if Mitt Romney were elected." - a French socialist

"Jesus. Get me a beer, no, the liter size." - Angela Merkel on learning of the Fall

"If only I could fly away from here! If only I were free, free as a drone!" - Chen Guangcheng

"Yeah they say Bo was all 'Maoist,' and I assumed it was sort of a joke. But when his wife, Gu Kailai, came into the Police Group meeting wearing a PLA General's uniform, saluted, and told us she was 'on a mission,' well that was some Hundred Flowers shit indeed."  - Jiao Li

"I don't understand. When you need to get rid of some fat, hapless, alcoholic foreigner, you don't have your wife murder him. You pay him off and then ruin his life through any number of the normal, paralegal channels. I mean, why do we not have rule of law if not for things like this?" - Hu Jintao

"Yes, I realize that comparing Chongqing to the Cultural Revolution is not only obviously dishonest but also seriously jeopardizes the future of reform in this country. But you forget that although I look like a sweet old man, I'm a total fucking snake." - Grandpa Wen

"I banish you!" - Bo Xilai

"I'll never stop fucking!" - Nicolas Sarkozy, shrugging at the Nation 

"I don't know, it's going to be a transition with Nicolas. . . you know the Edge called me the other day." - Carla Bruni on the phone to Pippa Middleton

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