Spanish Pundit (II)

marzo 1, 2009

Elecciones gallegas y vascas (Act.)

Filed under: Aralar,BNG,España,IU,PNV,PP,PSOE,Rajoy,Zapatero — Nora @ 11:26 pm

Comentario breve: Rajoy sale reforzado por el resultado en Galicia -no me alegra nada, aunque había que elegir entre el bipartito o esto-, ZP ha perdido por primera vez unas elecciones -esto sí me alegra-.

Galicia: mayoría absoluta del PP pero no por lo que han dicho (campaña buenísima, trabajo maravilloso, nos besamos, nos abrazamos somos maravillosos y blablabla), si no por a) los excesos de Touriño (coche, sillas de lujo y demás) y b) la foto de Anxo Quintana con el constructor Rey. Por cierto, muy divertido lo de Espartaco Quintana. Y lo de Touriño que va a devolver el coche: si no es para mí, no será para nadie, habrá pensado.

País Vasco: Se acaba la era Ibarreche, comienza la era “Pachi”. Ahora bien, ya veremos con quién es esa era porque no tengo muy claro que el PSOE sea constitucionalista. Después tenemos Navarra y los terroristas de ETA de fondo. Interesante sin embargo, será averiguar a dónde han ido los votos de estos, además de a los votos nulos. Aralar, sin duda. Un escaño para Rosa Díez. Y descalabro de IU (se queda con sólo un diputado de los 3 que tenía), que va camino de desaparecer. Así que no extraña la cara de Madrazo:

Cursilería al máximo. El premio es para González Pons: “hay mucha alegría que dar al País Vasco, muchas ventanas y muchas puertas que abrir”. Imagino que se había leído durante la campaña electoral, todos los libros de Corín Tellado. Espero que si llegan a algún pacto, no imiten este estilo, porque me imagino a la gente llorando como cuando en su momento la gente vio Titanic.

Revista de prensa:
ABC.es: Rajoy gana Galicia a Zapatero y le obliga a “mojarse” en el País Vasco:

Tras una campaña calentada por las diligencias abiertas por el juez Garzón, en persecución de una presunta corrupción en el seno de los populares madrileños, pero enrevesada después para el PSOE por la dimisión del ministro Bermejo y por el empeño de Pérez Touriño de no dar respuesta a las denuncias de despilfarro desveladas por ABC, el PP vuelve a obtener la mayoría absoluta en Galicia, con 39 escaños. Pero, además, la ruleta rusa del nuevo escenario vasco, pese a que otorga la victoria de Ibarretxe, otorga a socialistas y populares una mayoría inopinada, siempre que Zapatero y Patxi López se atrevan a desalojar a los peneuvistas y decantarse por el primer gobierno no nacionalista de la democracia.

El Mundo: Vuelco en Galicia y en el País Vasco.
El País: El PP recupera Galicia y el nacionalismo pierde la mayoría en el País Vasco.
La Razón: El PP recupera Galicia y el PSE lidera el cambio en Euskadi.
LD: El PP recupera Galicia y Patxi López puede desalojar al PNV.
Habla Blanco:

Hemos vivido una doble jornada eleztoral… El Partido Popular ha otenido… El PSE ha tuvido una subida electoral de 8 puntos (en País Vasco)“.

Dice que los socialistas “han contribuido decisivamente al progreso y a la modernización de Galicia”. Como no sea a la modernización y progreso de la flota de coches oficiales y de los sillones para conferencias…

Antes de comentar, tened en cuenta este post. Gracias.

noviembre 24, 2008

Lo que realmente pasó

Filed under: economy,España,France,Humour,Rajoy,Zapatero — Nora @ 10:07 am

Para que ZP acabara yendo a la cumbre del g-20:

Pinchad en la imagen para verlo en grande…

abril 24, 2008

PP walking straight to disaster (III): Fraga y los nacionalistas (+)

Filed under: Aguirre,Fraga,Gallardón,nacionalismo,Pepiño,PP,PSOE,Rajoy,Soraya — Nora @ 6:44 pm
Resulta que ahora son Fraga (Ministro de Franco… y más viejo ya que Matusalén) y los nacionalistas los que van a acabar gobernando en el PP. El primero, porque parece ser que llamó a Gallardón el 10 de marzo para ofrecerle el puesto de sucesor de Rajoy. Los segundos porque la nueva “estrategia” de Mariano es hacer la pelota a los nacionalistas que tan penoso buen resultado ha dado en Cataluña (como todos sabemos Piqué tuvo muchos más votos que Vidal Cuadras…). Vamos que quieren aliarse o hacer la pelota a unos nacionalistas tan cuerdos como estos que nos cuenta Elentir… que es para considerar si va a ser del riego.

Je, luego se soprenderán cuando vean los números y encuentren que han bajado las afiliaciones: no, no sólo que no hay quien se afilie, si no que los que ya lo hicieron se piran ahora al ver la inutilidad de esta caterva con lo peor del funcionariado -un sueldo para toda la vida, como si esto fuera el Nescafé y encima sin dar ni golpe, como con el sorteo del Nescafé, y pudiendo pasar del Nescafé (esto es, de los votantes) porque uff, ya nos dieron el voto, pa ná sirven y pa tó estorban, ¿no?- y el engaño a que hemos sido sometidos los votantes de las pasadas elecciones. ¿Verdad, Mariano?

Pues eso, que nos perdone Dios a todos por tratar tannnnn mal a Mariano…//img185.imageshack.us/img185/7581/moskingqa5.gif” porque contiene errores.

Ahora bien, El Pais, como ya nos tiene acostumbrados dice: Gallardón dice que Rajoy no le ha ofrecido ningún puesto en el partido. En primer lugar, que Gallardón puede decir misa que yo no me creo nada de este buen señor. Ahora bien, lo más que se ha publicado es que Rajoy quiere que Gallardón sea el nuevo secretario general (NO que se lo haya ofrecido) o que, como se ve más arriba, ha sido Fraga (ese hombre tan malo del franquismo, ¿no era eso?) el que le ha ofrecido ser candidato. Así que esa información no informa (jejeje, es el País… ). Otra cosa es que yo defienda a Rajoy, que no, que de eso nada, que ese tiempo se acabó.

Y el circo de hoy acaba con que Soraya, la inútil entre las inútiles hábil ideóloga marianista cómoda en el liberalismo social, defiende el sistema de compromisarios como muy democrático. Tanto que se ha denunciado que había sitios en los que ni siquiera se había anunciado que había votación… y tanto que han puesto la maquinaria del partido a disposición de Rajoy para recabar avales. Miedo me dan éstos y su conceto de la democracia, demasiado corruto, a mi parecer.

Os dan miedo las primarias, ¿ehh, pillines??? El miedo es tan grande que “la dirección está preocupada porque ve difícil frenar las primarias“. Hmm, ¿pero no os estaban diciendo por aclamación lo bien que lo estabais haciendo? Oyy, otra mentirijilla, ¿ehh? Pues a los demás no nos da miedo (incluso a mí que ni siquiera soy del PP…//img185.imageshack.us/img185/7581/moskingqa5.gif” porque contiene errores.). Y a Esperanza Aguirre tampoco.

Veremos a ver qué sale de esto… Ahora, si antes nos quejábamos de la política de comunicación del PP, ahora me quejo del objeto de las comunicaciones: es que no pueden ser más inútiles… //img185.imageshack.us/img185/7581/moskingqa5.gif” porque contiene errores., parece que el guión se lo ha escrito su peor enemigo y ellos van y lo siguen…

Mientras hay algunos en el Gobierno (de Aragón, en este caso) que no saben lo que es un hectómetro cúbico de agua (se maravillarán de que haya medidores de litros y todo…). Y Aído ha presentado el equipo con el que “eliminar la desigualdad“, por supuesto, entre hombres y mujeres (no hay ninguna otra desigualdad, por ejemplo, en relación a los pensionistas que cobran cuotas de miseria mientras otros se gastan una pasta en coche oficial y divertimentos varios) pero sin quitar la famosa cuota. Eso sí, Pepiño critica a Esperanza Aguirre, por el acuerdo a que ha llegado en la Comunidad de Madrid sobre el cuidado de los enfermos terminales o graves.

Me maravillo de que algo funcione en este país… Conclusión ineludible ante tanta inutilidad.

(+) La proposición para que haya primarias ya tiene página web, donde se ha habilitado una dirección de correo para los que quieran enviar sugerencias. via City Fm Radio.

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abril 19, 2008

El PP: Walking straight to disaster (II): El "socialista" de Rajoy (act.)

Filed under: conservadurismo,España,liberalismo,Mentecatos,PP,Rajoy,socialismo — Nora @ 12:55 pm

Con razón quiere ser llamado de centro, con razón ha nombrado a la inútil de Soraya como portavoz (que ahora está muy contenta con lo de que les hayan dejado con cuatro portavocías en lugar de las cinco que querían como consecuencia del aumento de votos, mientras añade qu está eufórica por “el clima de entendimiento con el PSOE”) y con razón no ha apoyado a Pizarro.

Y no, no es porque se declare socialista en el vídeo, cosa que no hace. Si no porque no tiene ni idea de por qué ha defendido esos principios. Y encima contradiciéndose a sí mismo:

El líder del PP y candidato a la Presidencia del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, reivindicó hoy el espíritu de la Constitución de 1812, conocida como “La Pepa” y que se aprobó en Cádiz, porque, según dijo, es la “cuna de los grandes valores” de libertad, igualdad y soberanía popular sobre los que se han construido las sociedades modernas”.

¿Debemos concluir pues que Rajoy piensa que la Constitución de Cádiz era socialista? Según estas declaraciones, sí.

Menuda vergüenza. El anterior vídeo sobre “no le pediré a Zapatero que deje de negociar” ya fue suficiente para que no le votara más que porque ZP me parece un mentiroso, hipócrita, inculto, con mala fe e inútil como para ser capaz de gobernar.

Con estas nuevas declaraciones, me acaba de demostrar que usted es igual. Además de mentiroso (esas declaraciones “sobre los valores de la Constitución de Cádiz” las hizo en campaña, cuando tenía que hacer la pelota a los gilipollas de los conservadores y liberales, de esos que sólo se acuerdan cuando truena y las encuestas les dicen que el sillón presidencial queda lejos), inculto y sin saber dónde tiene la mano derecha -dicho sin intención-. Y, si no se lo permito a Pepiño, que no sabe ni leer casi, imagínese a usted que es Registrador de la Propiedad y se le presupone una cultura más que aceptable.

Pero eso no es todo: según informa El Mundo, Rajoy ha añadido:

El líder del PP, Mariano Rajoy, ha advertido de que se presenta a la reelección en su partido porque se lo han pedido sus compañeros, no porque lo haya hecho “ningún periódico ni ninguna radio”, y ha subrayado que “si alguien se quiere ir al partido liberal o al conservador, que se vaya“.


Y aquí el vídeo (en el que se ve que todo el mundo aplaude… a pesar de la barbaridad que ha dicho…):

No tiene que insistir mucho para eso, Mariano. No voy donde no soy bienvenida: sólo doy gracias de no haberme afiliado ni haber pagado un duro a su organización. También las doy por no haber recibido nada del PP ni de ningún otro alguien por escribir en el blog. Lo que hice lo hice por conciencia. Pero como comprenderá en conciencia tampoco puedo apoyarle ahora: no se preocupe, sólo soy una blogger, pero ahí tiene a PRISA tan contenta. Ellos son más importantes que los demás, tienen muchos medios que los harán la pelota, pero nosotros tenemos principios, ustedes ya se ve que no.

Asimismo:

Las declaraciones de Rajoy se producen apenas unos días después de que la presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, afirmara no sentirse sorprendida de que en los sectores socialdemócratas se sientan más cómodos con el presidente del Partido Popular, Mariano Rajoy, que con ella, y aseguró que en “un periodo precongresual”, como el actual, no hay que “rehuir los debates ideológicos”. Sus palabras llevaron al portavoz del PP en el Senado, Pío García-Escudero, a pedir públicamente explicaciones a Aguirre.

No voy a apoyarla tampoco, pero, al menos, no se avergüenza de lo que es. Es una magnífica presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid, que ha tenido que reinventarse con todos los medios poniéndola de imbécil porque era rubia, tenía dinero y era de buena familia. Y no hay nada peor para mí en este mundo que avergonzarse, sr. Rajoy, de lo que uno es, piensa o siente. Y mucho peor si se hace sólo por obtener votos. Porque indica una inmadurez que está bien con el desarrollo hormonal pero no cuando uno es un maduro con familia y experiencia profesional.

Igualmente hay que dar la enhorabuena a Güemes.

Güemes, secretario de Comunicación del PP de Madrid, ha añadido que el PP andaluz no debe esperar a saber si la presidenta del PP de Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, se presenta o no a la Presidencia del PP en el congreso que se celebrará en junio en Valencia, sino que debe “comenzar a trabajar”, porque lo cierto es que “llevan treinta años acomodados en la oposición perdiendo elecciones una y otra vez”. Güemes no ha tenido en cuenta los buenos resultados electorales de Javier Arenas, candidato del PP en las últimas elecciones autonómicas, en las que logró 47 representantes por 56 del PSOE.

Lo que claro, no le ha gustado nada a El País… así que pobrecito Arenas que no le tienen en cuenta lo que ha subido en las encuestas… Y ohh, que no, que no trabaje el PP, no vaya a ser que Arriquitau cabezón de melón pierda alguna elección en los próximos 100 años.

Así que “buenas noches y buena suerte“, sr. Rajoy. Tengo mucha paciencia, hasta que me hartan. Tengo como máxima el que “mi buena opinión una vez perdida, está perdida para siempre“. Se puede perdonar, pero la confianza no se puede seguir depositando de igual modo en alguien que manifiestamente ha engañado. Así que ya sabe: acaba de perderla y de hacer que se me hinchen las narices por última vez.

//img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/hells/more/23_28_101.gif” porque contiene errores.

(Act.): Ignacio González:

El vicepresidente de la Comunidad de Madrid ha respondido a la sorprendente declaración de Mariano Rajoy invitando a liberales y conservadores aLink abandonar el partido, al tiempo que abogaba por un PP en el que quepan “los socialdemócratas”. Ignacio González se ha preguntado “qué sería entonces ideológicamente del Partido Popular”, y ha recordado que fue Pío García Escudero quien sólo hace dos día dijo que en el PP “no había socialdemócratas, sino liberales y conservadores”. También ha tenido que recordar a Rajoy que Aguirre sí ha ganado dos elecciones y por mayoría absoluta.

Alguien tiene sentido común dentro del PP.

(Act.) Leed el post de Minneconjou: Mariano “Apollo” Rajoy.

asociado a ese “pretty large” silencio se han producido otras catástrofes. La convocatoria de un congreso “yo me lo guiso yo me lo como”, las amenazas gorilescas a quien ose romper la unidad de las filas prietas (¿o de los culos prietos?), los nombramientos de mediocres burócratas que no hagan sombra al líder bienamado, el exílio de los pesos pesados, el medrar de los barones “propietarios” de su taifa, la alegría de la izquierda, la vuelta a los medios a los que no iba a ir si no se disculpaban…

Totalmente de acuerdo…

marzo 12, 2008

Spanish General Elections 2008: a prospect of the near future

AS I wrote on Sunday, Socialists won because of the vote of leftist radicals, both from United Left (communists, they lose 3 out of 5 seats in Congress) and the Nationalists from both Catalan Republican Left (lose 5 out of 8 seats) and Basque Nationalist Party (lose one which is summed up by the Basque Socialists). In general they have not increased their votes apart from that change. This can boost to extraordinary heights the radicalization of a Government, in nearly all issues.

Brief prospect for Socialist policy in the next term:

  1. Judicial Power: the control over judiciary is going to be increased badly, leading to an accused partiality for the already partial Supreme Court Judges and the members of the General Council of the Judicial Power. We have seen this specially with the gay marriage issue: sanctions for judges who deemed it to be unconstitutional or for the ones who were not convinced of the constitutionality of the gay couples’ adopting children (it is a right for the minor to be adopted, not the other way round). But it can be seen also in the fact of the actual disparition of the popular action, a last resource to control legality for citizens when no one was left. This popular action has been deemed out of order if the Official Prosecutor does not maintain the accusation or if the private accusation is not personally damaged by the crime. Very used to pursue justice in anti-ETA processes, it has been deemed not contemplated for those cases, even when neither the Constitucion or the Criminal Process Law state that exemption.
  2. Constitucional Tribunal: this is going to be another REAL issue. The awaited modification of its members is going to be done after an election where socialist radicalization is going to be the main issue considering the results. So you see the partitiality of the Tribunal is going to grow in an institution whose impartiality is not only a need of its own existence but a requirement to really ensure its “non-political/only juridical” real essence.
  3. Religion: the attacks on the Catholic Church and the support of Islam (whose leaders asked expressely to vote for Socialism) are probably going to grow. For example, these last days we have come to know that Socialists and Al-Fatah made an agreement to mutually assess themselves in several issues. Also, the Socialist Government is going to pay with our taxes, a film named “Al Andalus” which tells a “story” between Reza, a Persian Muslim boy, Mirian, a Jewish girl and and an ex-guardsman of the Caliphate. The film has been called by the Spanish stupidest between stupidest FM Moratinos, a “project of enourmous importance for the Civilizations’ Alliance and a “very efficient tool” for it. Note there is no Christian as main role in the film: so where are the three cultures’ representatives if one of them -Christian- is substituted by an “ex-guardsman of the Caliphate”?
  4. Abortion: the abortion is only non-punishable in Spain in three cases: rape, very grave genetic defects of the foetus and danger for physical and psychical health of the mother. It’s general knowledge that the last of the three causes is abused and perverted by doctors, who instead of considering the cases in which the mother IS really on these cases, they consider in it included every pregnant woman who is not on the other two cases and who arrives to the clinic to ask for an abortion. The scandals over abortion clinics have shown that even 8-month-old foetuses were being aborted and thrown into grinding machines to eliminate proofs. But high quantites of money were being paid to these clinics without, on the other hand, having ANY kind of post-abortion care for the mother of any pre-abortion information about other methods to avoid abortion. The support the Government has given to the clinics, instead of giving it to the pregnant women, is not a good sign, aggravated by the votes’ transfer from United Left, which has been supporting free abortion during the first three months, to the Socialists. Meanwhile the number of abortions in Spain has boosted, and the Government has released the figures later than other years for avoiding a lot of criticism just before the elections. Last news are, that the same clinics who were practising abortions to 8-month pregnant women, also practised abortions to 13-year-old girls.
  5. Euthanasia: nowadays it’s totally forbidden in Spain. Anyway, the minister of Sciences, Bernat Soria, who has allegedly forged his CV including in it several non-existent aspects of his carreer life, has made it clear that he wants to discuss this matter (The euthanasia is a “failed subject” of Spanish society”). After receiving all the radical votes, I’m sure this is going to be one of the main issues in the next term, under the chapter of “social rights” that Zapatero mentioned on his first statement after winning the elections.
  6. Freedom of expression regarding MSM: there has been repeated attacks on non complacent right-wing MSM (which are a minority) We can expect this to increase in the near future.
  7. Internet: with all the considerations made (specially the control over the judiciary), it’s easy to see the highly bad influence the victory is going to have over freedom in Internet, the real Anti-Zapatero bastion. As being a blogger means you are not subjected to an editor, or to publicity or censorship issues and considering the practical inexistence of right-wing MSM, the right side of the blogosphere proved from the beginning that it was alive, was powerful and had clear ideas. Sites like Red Liberal, Red Anti-ZP, Red Popular or Red Blogs pro Rajoy and Internet forums like the dead GrupoRisa.com or Monclovitas proved that there were a lot of people with similar ideas and a common reject of Zapatero’s policy. And that is not convenient for Zapatero who knows that we are not easily influenced by Government’s propaganda.
  8. Digital canon: This is another MAIN issue for the next term. Socialists have already imposed (though it can be even worse…) this tax in almost ALL digital memory devices JUST IN CASE you copied protected material (such as films, songs…), to pay for the “alleged” loss of benefits authors and creators have because of pirate copies. There are a lot of young people totally enraged by this mesaure because it considers any citizen as a culprit of piracy, while it’s not proved he has actually committed that crime. Secondy, because the tax is going to be payed to a private institution (SGAE – General Society of Authors and Editors), institution which has even been accused of illicit enrichment of public money (no, instead of showing all their benefits and possessions, it has criminally accused the people who was asking them to clarify certain aspects of them). Thirdly because the distribution of the benefits obtained by this tax are not going to be controlled even by Parliament. No presumption of innocence, no transparency and control: magnificent prospect.
  9. Terrorism: this has been the most important issue in the last term. It is positive that Zapatero lied to Spanish people about the negotiation process with ETA. He said it himself in an interview that “he continued the negotiation with the terrorist group after the T4 Barajas terminal“, after denying in repeated occassions he had, and his Government had called “fascists” to all the people who did not agree with him. It is probable that the negotiation continues after the elections, even after the killing of PSOE ex-councilman Isaías Carrasco. The growth of the Socialists in the Basque country with the votes of the Basque Nationalists is sufficient to consider that as a REAL possibility. A referendum about Basque independence will take place in october, at the same time as the Basque Autonomous Community’s elections.
  10. Independentism: not only Basque Country has a problem with hard-line independentists. In Catalonia,the socialists have obtained more votes thanks to the fall of Catalan Republican Left, a hardline independentist party, built upon the ashes of the terrorist group Terra Lliure, similar to ETA but which dissolved itself in the 1980s. This means the Socialists have radicalised their own positions so much that the hardline independentists are now voting for them, seeing them as much more useful for that purpose. The unilateral independence of Kosovo can be seen as a magnificent precedent for those purposes, even if the causes and the real situation of both of them differ.
  11. Economy: the crisis is near, just ahead. The building sector has already collapsed and the elections’ result can even get the people to feel more fear about the future, stopping consumption in the near future. As families consumption is the main motor of Spanish economy, the crisis can be deepened. But the oil market pushes the prices up, so instead of lowering the prices, they get higher every day, with inflation reaching heights not known in several years. The crisis has also grow the unemployment rate, even if the way to count the number of unemployed was modified in order to lower it. We have also to consider the Socialist catastrophic energy policy which considers that nuclear power MUST be ended for “ecological” reasons, making Spain even more dependant from the oil and derived products’ market. But Zapatero, instead of fighting against the worsened economic numbers, has said that “people who questioned the economy were not patriots”, a stupid statement considering he once said that “his country was Freedom”.
  12. Immigration: uncontrolled immigration is one of the worst problems here by now. An issue in which Socialists’ policy has been disastrous, after the policy of “papers for all”, which means residence papers for all, and which has consisted in the legalization of nearly 700.000 immigrants during the last term. This has produced a huge “calling effect” for immigrants, that every day arrive at Spanish coastal regions. Zapatero said that they were going to send back to his country in an interview by El Mundo newspaper this last Christmas. But this is extremelly difficult as they haven’t got any identification papers and normally the only country Spanish authorities know they have been before their arrival is Morocco. The latter denies any entry to illegal immigrants who have arrived to Spain, even if they have entered Spain from Moroccan coasts. But when Spanish authorities know where they have come from, the results are just the same disaster as ever. They have even been paid to return to their countries of origin.
  13. Education: the first bad data in Spain about education is that it has been transferred to the Autonomous Communities, which have done a real bad work, choosing instead a modern, reflexive and cultivated education to build a paradise for ideological instruction to the major glory of leftism and “progressiveness”. But the sucessive Governements have failed to provide a permanent education system, which in general terms should apply to all Autonomous Communities. Instead of that, each change of Government means another change in education laws. The worst came with Zapatero and his “Education for Citizenship” which wants students to be formed in a Zapatero’s way of Franco “National spirit”.
  14. Homosexualism: there are rumours that Zapatero wants the Parliament to pass a law against “homophobia”. As Aquiles wrote some weeks ago: This can be easily used as a clear menace for freedom of expression in Spain, and as a true weapon of Zapatero’s new police of thought to submit everyone which could not accept his idea of politics. He also would achieve to create the social desestabilization he is searching for.

I maybe forget some other things but these are the main internal problems. The international policy is inexistent, except the Alliance of Civilizations and other “imaginative” ideas, which serve only to spend huge quantities of money with no real good results.

Now for the critics to the oposition.

The mentioned leftist power on MSM is terrible for Popular Party, which is truly critisized enormously in all issues. You can read this case about immigration policy to see the huge manipulation of the statement made by Mariano Rajoy. And the comments I received from someone who accused me of not knowing the law, when later it resulted he had not read what I had written.

But, considering the difficulty, there are some things we can say about the PP’s oposition. Voters want politicians who are active in the defence of their ideas, people who are convinced about what they defend and people who are not afraid of acting as they believe it’s right.

The problem is that PP politicians are not tough enough when defending their ideas: they are absolutely linked to what “social analysts“, very bad “experts on communication” and other busybodies tell them to do. For example, a lot of young people were against the digital canon (more than a million) with a true revolution under the socialists’ noises who are firm supporters of it as they are paying the services of artists/singers and other pseudo-intelectuals, specialised in shameful and boring works of “art”, which systematically lose money which is paid by Spanish Public Budget. Well, PP has not even excluded the shameful MP Ms. Salmones from its lists who is a very stunt supporter of it, position which confronts the general of the party. And Mariano Rajoy mentioned this issue a little on the first debate and nothing on the second one.

The opposition must not only speak about ETA terrorism, an important issue but not the only one. There are a lot of issues in which it can attack Government’s decisions. But it seems they are afraid to do it, because of the pressure of the MSM and of the busibodies I referred to earkier, What they don’t get is that they are going to be hardly critisized whatever they do. Aznar precisely was not considering what the press told about him or what the polls suggested. This people are just the opposite.

But the situation can even get worse. Rajoy’s loss of the elections can mean than the most “progre”/leftist/stupid people can get to power in the PP. With all his defects, Rajoy has been someone not supportive of the most dangerous of that group: the Madrid’s Major Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. Absolutely proud of himself and in love with power, he is very well perceived by the leftist establishment and voters (who would never vote for him anyway) as he has adopted some of the basic tenets of their commandments (for example, he was with Zapatero in the closing session of the I Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations).

So with the panorama described, what do you think is the main theme over the blogosphere? No, it’s not Zapatero, the bad economic figures or the education… NO, it’s who is going to be Rajoy’s sucessor: trolls, right-wing bloggers and unsuccessful politicians who belong to other parties (very unsucessful ones, but who, of course, are not obssessed with their own succession) are, on the other hand, all obsessed with this consideration. Oh well, and some journalists (specially one of the two) who want to convert themselves into the real influence of the center-right movement

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marzo 9, 2008

Elecciones Generales 2008: Liveblogging

I begin here the live-blogging of the General Spanish Elections 2008. We will have to wait for around two hours to reach the final results.

The preliminary polls indicate that Socialists are very near an absolute majority so they could get to the Government with no need to pact with any other political force… But those haven’t any basis on real data so we must wait till the first results.

20:48: First results will be available around 22:30 (Spanish time).

21:11: With 9% of the vote examined: 164 Socialists, 136 Popular Party according to the Interior Ministry’s website.

21:27: 172 PSOE, 144 PP.

21:31: 170: PSOE, 150: PP (33% considered).

21:44: 171: PSOE, 150:PP (38,70% of the vote considered).

21:57: 171: PSOE; 150:PP (56,9% of the vote considered).

There is a tendency of PSOE lowering its percentage of vote (at first it was 48%, now it’s 44,83%). And PP going up: at first it was 35%, now it’s 39,26%. But we can say that the Socialists have AGAIN won the elections…

22:06: 169: PSOE; 152: PP. (64,58% of the vote considered).

22:08: 168 PSOE (44,55%); 154: PP (39,53%) (67,08% of the vote considered).

22:11: 169 PSOE (44,47%) PP: 153 (39,57%) (69% of the vote considered).

22:14: 168 PSOE (44,41%) PP: 154 (39,65%) (71,45% of the vote considered).

22:19: 168 PSOE (44,34%); PP: 154 (39,69%) (73,33% of the vote considered).

Basically, Socialists are concentrating the votes from both Nationalists and Communists which have nearly disappeared from Parliament. This can boost the extremism of the Government: Zapatero can even get harder in next term…

22:23: 168 PSOE (44,22%); 154 PP (39,82%) (76,66% of the vote considered).

22:25: 168 PSOE (44,17%); 154 (39,88%) (78,27% of the vote considered).

22:28: 167 PSOE (44,11%); 155 (39,93%) (79,73% of the vote considered).

22:36: 168 PSOE (44,05%); 154 (40,00%) (82,15% of the vote considered).

22:42: 167 PSOE (43,96%); 155 (40,15%) (84,30% of the vote considered).

Zapatero wants to speak but he cannot do it because there are a lot of supporters who are delighted with the results… He has begun, at last, remembering the victims murdered by ETA and by the terrorism.. He says “they live in our memory”. High participation, which is a motive of happiness… And thanks to the citizens who have contributed to a clear victory of teh Socialist party. “Four years ago you asked me not to fail you… so I have made all the efforts not to fail you.

I will lead this country for all but thinking before all in those people that haven’t all.

I will lead to make reality the Women’s aspirations, the Youth’s hopes.

I will lead to make sure that Spain is compromised with peace.

Llamazares is asking the supporters to consider if he can continue or not. But he is not going to opt for re-election in United Left (communists).

23:01: 167 PSOE (43,84%); 155 PP (40,15%) (89,69% of the vote considered).

23:17: 168 PSOE (43,79%); 154 PP (40,14%) (92,36% of the vote considered).

0:06: 169 PSOE (43,72%) 154 PP (40,13%) (96,34% of the vote considered).

SO THE ANTI-ZAPATERO RESISTENCE CONTINUES…. IF HE DOES NOT INSTALL CENSORSHIP FOR ANTI-SOCIALISTS…

Results in 2004: PSOE: 164; PP: 148.

febrero 29, 2008

“Rajoy tiene un discurso tan venenoso como el gas de los nazis”

Una nota sobre esta “amable” frase que se ha pronunciado en el programa de Gemma Nierga en la Cadena Ser. Entre otras cosas, en el mismo, el mismo sujeto fotógrafo llamó a Rajoy “el Milosevic español”. Bueno, a Rajoy no, a su “discurso”. Consuelo Rumí, Secretaria de Estado de Inmigración, mientras, ha dicho que “Rajoy intenta imitar a Sarkozy pero se acerca más a Le Pen”.

¿Por qué todos estos ataques? Por el famoso contrato para los inmigrantes mediante el que se quiere que cumplan la ley en su totalidad y porque ha dicho que será “implacable y contundente” contra la violencia de género y la inmigración ilegal. A ello se ha unido la contundencia en el debate del otro día. Curiosamente el plan de Rajoy es más coincidente con otros países europeos que el del PSOE. Y es curioso que se insulte de esta forma a alguien por querer que se cumpla la Ley.

La medida, que ha sido criticada, precisamente por considerarse que es algo inservible (la gente debe cumplir la Ley, sin necesidad de firmar ningún contrato adicional) puede ser criticada también por hacerse en víspera electoral. Esto mismo podía haberlo dicho hace tiempo, porque el problema no es nuevo. Todo ello es cierto y sería necesario insistir en ello. Ahora bien, el hecho es que Rajoy ha sido valiente al plantearlo y eso es algo que es de agradecer. El otro día en un periódico gratuito que cogí en el Metro titulaba la noticia “Los inmigrantes no quieren el contrato de Rajoy, los vecinos sí” y dentro decía:

“La declaración ha indignado a la comunidad musulmana, claramente perjudicada en detrimento de la latinoamericana. Mohammed El Afifi, portavoz del Centro Cultural Islámico de Madrid, considera “indignante y absurdo” el contrato de Rajoy: “¿Qué es eso del contrato? Que nos digan qué costumbres tenemos que respetar. Lo que hay que respetar es la Ley, que es el marco en el que nos movemos todos. El primer punto del visado es aprender español. El primer necesitado en hablar el idioma es el inmigrante. ¿Cómo va a conseguir un empleo o a relacionarse si no es hablando español?
Uso del velo en la escuela, poligamia y mutilación genital son hábitos que se asocian categóricamente a la población árabe. Rajoy insiste en la necesidad de prohibir la ablación del clítoris, olvidando que esa práctica ya se castiga en el Código Penal. “La mutilación genital es delito en España y también en mi país Egipto”.

Ya, pero también está penado en Gran Bretaña y el Instituto Nacional de Salud calcula que son más de 66.000 niñas las que han sido sometidas allí a la ablación. Y en Egipto está prohibido pero se sigue practicando porque es una costumbre. Así que no vengais con milongas de tres al cuarto que no cuelan…
Los vecinos sin embargo son de otra opinión:

San Cristóbal de los Ángeles [es] el barrio de Madrid en el que vive más inmigración, un 42%. Y en el que algunos de los españoles dicen estar contenidos: “Falta muy poco para que estalle y cuando estalle, no sabemos cómo va a acabar”, refunfuña Lola, dueña de un bar de la parte menos “ocupada” -dice- por los inmigrantes. Lola acepta todas y cada una de las propuestas que se hagan de “que ellos se adapten a nosotros y no a la inversa. Ha llegado un punto en el que parece que estamos de prestado. No pedimos tanto, únicamente que respeten”.El hijo de Lola, Ismael, intenta quitar hierro a las palabras de su madre”. “No somos racistas. Los racistas son ellos. Ellos sí quieren imponer. Yo sólo pido que no me degüellen el cordero en medio de la calle, que no quiero verlo, o que no sean cerdos y no ensucien como si nada. […] Aquí hay una especie de ghetto donde mejor ni entrar. Se mezclan todo tipo de nacionalidades y dicen que conviven pero es la guerra”.

¿Es racista pedir que se cumpla la Ley con independencia de la raza del julay que la incumple? ¿Es xenófobo exigir que se controle al que entra y al que sale por nuestras fronteras? ¿Implica querer un genocidio el exigir el cumplimiento íntegro de la Ley tanto para el español como para el extranjero?

No, eso no es racista, ni xenófobo ni implica ser partidario de un genocidio. Eso es simplemente lo que implica el Estado de Derecho (artículo 1.1 de la Constitución) y el principio de universalidad de la ley que lleva consigo, que fundamenta además la igualdad de los españoles y la situación de los extranjeros de acuerdo con lo que determine la legislación española e internacional al respecto. Así que no me sean demagogos y prolijos y como dirían los sudamericanos, güevones.

Por cierto, ¿por qué siempre que se habla de inmigración lo primero que se dice es “no soy racista”? Que el culo y las témporas tienen poco que ver. Da igual de dónde sea el inmigrante que no cumple la Ley y cuál sea su raza, el color del pelo, qué música le gusta o el número de pie que use. Da igual si se corta las uñas cada dos días o cada semana, si lleva gafas, tiene una prótesis en la cadera o es zurdo o diestro o ambidextro. Da igual si le gusta comer pasta o boquerones en vinagre, arroz basmati brajma y dormir en una cama de pinchos o le gustan las camas de agua. Da igual si le gusta el Windows Vista, escribir en un cuaderno del todo a 100 o mandar mensajes de humo.

Lo que sería de agradecer es que se diferenciara sólo entre los que cumplen la Ley y los que no lo hacen. Lo demás son milongas y pretextos al viernes para no ayunar. Se confirma pues, el pánico en la izquierda española por la medida propuesta, a pesar de las carencias que de hecho tiene.

Por supuesto, ante la posibilidad de que Rajoy gane el 9-M, el ex-presidente González le ha llamado imbécil. Agnetem y Elentir comentan estas otras “declaraciones”.

Mientras, el PSOE va a difundir su mensaje por el messenger de MSN. Hice bien en no instalar nada parecido en el MacBook. Pfrrrrrrrrrtttttttt…

*****
Mariano Rajoy announced some days ago that, if he won 2008 elections here in Spain, he is going to oblige immigrants to sign a contract to fulfill Spanish laws and customs. The critics were huge in its momment. But today he has being accused in a leftist radio, Cadena Ser, from the same holding as world-known moonbat newspaper El Pais, of being the “Spanish Milosevic” and of “making statements as venomous as the Nazis’ gas”. As I said the other day, toughness has not being one of his characteristics… but he is considered a Nazi for asking to fulfill the law.

The measure has been critisized (reasonably indeed) because the Law should be fulfilled without any kind of other measures. But I believe it was needed that someone speaks out on immigration fully and without any fear of critics. Of course, he has not done that, but seeing the critics that his measure has arisen, I’m totally sure this is a good beginning. Now, they should continue by this path and not be distracted off it…

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"Rajoy tiene un discurso tan venenoso como el gas de los nazis"

Filed under: elecciones,elections,inmigración,Mentecatos,MSM,PP,PSOE,Rajoy — Nora @ 2:54 pm

Una nota sobre esta “amable” frase que se ha pronunciado en el programa de Gemma Nierga en la Cadena Ser. Entre otras cosas, en el mismo, el mismo sujeto fotógrafo llamó a Rajoy “el Milosevic español”. Bueno, a Rajoy no, a su “discurso”. Consuelo Rumí, Secretaria de Estado de Inmigración, mientras, ha dicho que “Rajoy intenta imitar a Sarkozy pero se acerca más a Le Pen”.

¿Por qué todos estos ataques? Por el famoso contrato para los inmigrantes mediante el que se quiere que cumplan la ley en su totalidad y porque ha dicho que será “implacable y contundente” contra la violencia de género y la inmigración ilegal. A ello se ha unido la contundencia en el debate del otro día. Curiosamente el plan de Rajoy es más coincidente con otros países europeos que el del PSOE. Y es curioso que se insulte de esta forma a alguien por querer que se cumpla la Ley.

La medida, que ha sido criticada, precisamente por considerarse que es algo inservible (la gente debe cumplir la Ley, sin necesidad de firmar ningún contrato adicional) puede ser criticada también por hacerse en víspera electoral. Esto mismo podía haberlo dicho hace tiempo, porque el problema no es nuevo. Todo ello es cierto y sería necesario insistir en ello. Ahora bien, el hecho es que Rajoy ha sido valiente al plantearlo y eso es algo que es de agradecer. El otro día en un periódico gratuito que cogí en el Metro titulaba la noticia “Los inmigrantes no quieren el contrato de Rajoy, los vecinos sí” y dentro decía:

“La declaración ha indignado a la comunidad musulmana, claramente perjudicada en detrimento de la latinoamericana. Mohammed El Afifi, portavoz del Centro Cultural Islámico de Madrid, considera “indignante y absurdo” el contrato de Rajoy: “¿Qué es eso del contrato? Que nos digan qué costumbres tenemos que respetar. Lo que hay que respetar es la Ley, que es el marco en el que nos movemos todos. El primer punto del visado es aprender español. El primer necesitado en hablar el idioma es el inmigrante. ¿Cómo va a conseguir un empleo o a relacionarse si no es hablando español?
Uso del velo en la escuela, poligamia y mutilación genital son hábitos que se asocian categóricamente a la población árabe. Rajoy insiste en la necesidad de prohibir la ablación del clítoris, olvidando que esa práctica ya se castiga en el Código Penal. “La mutilación genital es delito en España y también en mi país Egipto”.

Ya, pero también está penado en Gran Bretaña y el Instituto Nacional de Salud calcula que son más de 66.000 niñas las que han sido sometidas allí a la ablación. Y en Egipto está prohibido pero se sigue practicando porque es una costumbre. Así que no vengais con milongas de tres al cuarto que no cuelan…
Los vecinos sin embargo son de otra opinión:

San Cristóbal de los Ángeles [es] el barrio de Madrid en el que vive más inmigración, un 42%. Y en el que algunos de los españoles dicen estar contenidos: “Falta muy poco para que estalle y cuando estalle, no sabemos cómo va a acabar”, refunfuña Lola, dueña de un bar de la parte menos “ocupada” -dice- por los inmigrantes. Lola acepta todas y cada una de las propuestas que se hagan de “que ellos se adapten a nosotros y no a la inversa. Ha llegado un punto en el que parece que estamos de prestado. No pedimos tanto, únicamente que respeten”.El hijo de Lola, Ismael, intenta quitar hierro a las palabras de su madre”. “No somos racistas. Los racistas son ellos. Ellos sí quieren imponer. Yo sólo pido que no me degüellen el cordero en medio de la calle, que no quiero verlo, o que no sean cerdos y no ensucien como si nada. […] Aquí hay una especie de ghetto donde mejor ni entrar. Se mezclan todo tipo de nacionalidades y dicen que conviven pero es la guerra”.

¿Es racista pedir que se cumpla la Ley con independencia de la raza del julay que la incumple? ¿Es xenófobo exigir que se controle al que entra y al que sale por nuestras fronteras? ¿Implica querer un genocidio el exigir el cumplimiento íntegro de la Ley tanto para el español como para el extranjero?

No, eso no es racista, ni xenófobo ni implica ser partidario de un genocidio. Eso es simplemente lo que implica el Estado de Derecho (artículo 1.1 de la Constitución) y el principio de universalidad de la ley que lleva consigo, que fundamenta además la igualdad de los españoles y la situación de los extranjeros de acuerdo con lo que determine la legislación española e internacional al respecto. Así que no me sean demagogos y prolijos y como dirían los sudamericanos, güevones.

Por cierto, ¿por qué siempre que se habla de inmigración lo primero que se dice es “no soy racista”? Que el culo y las témporas tienen poco que ver. Da igual de dónde sea el inmigrante que no cumple la Ley y cuál sea su raza, el color del pelo, qué música le gusta o el número de pie que use. Da igual si se corta las uñas cada dos días o cada semana, si lleva gafas, tiene una prótesis en la cadera o es zurdo o diestro o ambidextro. Da igual si le gusta comer pasta o boquerones en vinagre, arroz basmati brajma y dormir en una cama de pinchos o le gustan las camas de agua. Da igual si le gusta el Windows Vista, escribir en un cuaderno del todo a 100 o mandar mensajes de humo.

Lo que sería de agradecer es que se diferenciara sólo entre los que cumplen la Ley y los que no lo hacen. Lo demás son milongas y pretextos al viernes para no ayunar. Se confirma pues, el pánico en la izquierda española por la medida propuesta, a pesar de las carencias que de hecho tiene.

Por supuesto, ante la posibilidad de que Rajoy gane el 9-M, el ex-presidente González le ha llamado imbécil. Agnetem y Elentir comentan estas otras “declaraciones”.

Mientras, el PSOE va a difundir su mensaje por el messenger de MSN. Hice bien en no instalar nada parecido en el MacBook. Pfrrrrrrrrrtttttttt…

*****
Mariano Rajoy announced some days ago that, if he won 2008 elections here in Spain, he is going to oblige immigrants to sign a contract to fulfill Spanish laws and customs. The critics were huge in its momment. But today he has being accused in a leftist radio, Cadena Ser, from the same holding as world-known moonbat newspaper El Pais, of being the “Spanish Milosevic” and of “making statements as venomous as the Nazis’ gas”. As I said the other day, toughness has not being one of his characteristics… but he is considered a Nazi for asking to fulfill the law.

The measure has been critisized (reasonably indeed) because the Law should be fulfilled without any kind of other measures. But I believe it was needed that someone speaks out on immigration fully and without any fear of critics. Of course, he has not done that, but seeing the critics that his measure has arisen, I’m totally sure this is a good beginning. Now, they should continue by this path and not be distracted off it…

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febrero 26, 2008

Spanish Elections Watch 2008 (V): The First Debate

Last Thursday the electoral campaign officialy begun in Spain. And last night it was the first debate between Socialists’ candidate, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and PP’s candidate, Mariano Rajoy.

The first I am going to critisize of this debate is that it is only of the two main candidates. I really believe it would be a better idea to see all the candidates together debating. Of course, the PP (center-right) would have lots of critics there as, according to the Tinell Pact, the rest of the parties were to present a common opposition, not against the Government -Zapatero’s one- but against the PP, which was in the opposition. But the contrast would have been much interesting between the proposals of all the candidates.

What is the problem? That, considering the disenchantment of a very important part of Spanish society with the political parties, there are new parties which will be present at these elections. But these parties are having huge financial and MSM problems as there is a not-recognised boycott over them. Among them, we can actually name Unión de Progreso y Democracia (or Union of Progress and Democracy), leftist but with a strong Spanish nationalistic sentiment, which could be a real threat to Socialists in the next term.

So the MSM supporting the socialists are not even considering their existence. For example, Spanish blogger Maya discovered that world-known leftist newspaper EL Pais had censored both UPyD and Ciudadanos, another well-known recent born though older than UPyD, political party. Neither of those political parties appeared in its list about the ones who will be present at 9th March elections. Curiously, UPyD leader, Rosa Díez, was attacked some days ago when she was going to a conference in Madrid’s university, and his attackers, though known, had not been even questioned by the police. UPyD has only one problem: it is too much against the Catholic Church, specially another of its leaders, a moonbat called Fernando Savater. And I consider him a moonbat because while we have a real problem with Islamism, he continues to attack the Catholic Church as one of the two main problems Spain has now. The other is ETA.

The situation for Zapatero is not very good. The economic situation is not very bouyant. We have known lately that the Socialist Government received three letters:

ETA sent three letters to Spanish Government before announcing the ceasefire (truce) in March 2006 in which it told Zapatero they wanted to begin a “political negotiation” to resolve “the conflict between Spain and Euskal Herria”. The Government answered to all those letters without changing anything. Probably considering the importance of the opportunity, Zapatero did not inform them there could be no dialogue over political matters (Yeah, of course, and I am Muhamad Ali).
The answers of the Government were made by writing or, sometimes, also verbally, but they were all sent to the Executive commitee of the terrorist gang, which was the signing partner.

Of course, this has not been very much on TV news… The Socialist propaganda is so important that there are people who consider Zapatero a hero for his caving in into ETA, and blames people like me, who are totally opposed to this negotiation, of “wanting that ETA kills more”, something utterly false, of course. I just don’t think that a terrorist gang can be defeated by doing what they want. They must see you are stronger and that you are more convinced that they are, about your values of justice and peace.
The treatment to women which Zapatero has made is, at least, disputable. Among other measures, Spanish parliament, after a Socialist proposal, passed a law, which supposedly was going to “support women”, but which in reality is an insult to women’s intelligence. The law intended to assure women-men’s equality by obliging all collegial institutions to ensure at least in a 40% of the seats there were women. So from the Parliament to the Board of Directors of Spanish firms, every institution should fulfill the famous “quota“. Of course, in a chauvinist country like Spain is, this ensures that, even the most brilliant woman, is under suspicion, if she is elected to such places: has she got there because she is brilliant enough or has she taken a much more brilliant man’s seat?

Last measure proposed is to “modify the traditional use of masculine forms in Spanish language, to represent women in educational, legal texts, communications and publications”. In Spanish, the words indicate the sex of the person which they are referred to (hermoso -masculine-, hermosa -femenine-, etc). But in plural, the masculine is preferred, and so, if you want to say “Your sons daughters are clever”, you would say “Tus hijos son listos”, consideing that the masculine plural includes also the femenin form. Seeing something as that, as more important as fighting mistreatment at home (including the foreign women), illiteracy and female genital mutilation for example, gives you the measure of the intelligence of these feminists.

This has revived the debate between men-women antagonism, producing that mysogynists types have once more a reason to attack women (even if you are not for this measure, but you know, you’re nothing more than a woman… and so you must stay at home, raise your kids and not interfere in such macho-men labours) and feminist stupid types have a reason to consider that “the influence of women is growing” (you know, that brutes of men who treat us ever as a sexual object, well, now they are going to discover their “feminist side” blablabla). In both cases, there is the same error: the consideration of the other sex as an enemy, and not as a group of people with some differences but necessary to human interaction and relations, in yet another type of “classes clashes” which are so interesting to leftists in general.

On the other hand there is Mariano Rajoy, PP representative and, as most of you would know, the Aznar’s heir. The idea of the right here is that he is not fit to be a politician in the opposition while he would be a right Minister or even President if that possibility could happen. The reason for this is that he is not aggresive enough and doesn’t have the sufficient foul mood to kick in Zapatero’s ass with decission to kick in the target. He has, in general, not made great mistakes, except the horrible statement on the last Constitution day (last Dec 6th) when he assured Zapatero that he was not going to ask him to end ETA-Government’s negotiation. His support (at times) of the climate change foolish agenda can also be counted as another great mistake. And it’s that kind of indecission the one that can be, by large, the most damaging for his positions, specially after all the attacks against PP members –1, 2– (the last has been against some Councilmen of Madrid’s Autonomous Community’s Government, made by, among others, some Socialist councilmen and another one from United Left-communists-).

The situation is so stressed that the Government, using the SGAE -that’s one of the subjects I have to blog about in English-, has even censored a video in which some unknown citizens sing a song critisizing Zapatero and praising Rajoy:

And now, about yesterday’s debate: I couldn’t see it while it was happening, as in the end of each month I’m having exams and I am really stressed with them. But I have seen it afterwards and have also read the reactions. If you understand Spanish, Elentir has posted the video in its entirety.


El líder del PSOE, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (centro), y el del PP, Mariano Rajoy (dcha), entran en el estudio televisivo donde se celebró el primer debate electoral, precedidos por el moderador, el periodista Manuel Campo Vidal, el lunes por la noche en Madrid.

El primer ministro español, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (I), se da la mano con su rival del Partido Popular (PP), Mariano Rajoy (D), a su llegada al estudio de televisión donde ambos políticos se disponían a debatir, el 25 de febrero de 2008 en Madrid. Rajoy acusó a Rodríguez Zapatero de tener como aliados en el exterior a Hugo Chávez y Fidel Castro, mientras que él -dijo- se alinea con los líderes de Francia y Alemania.

The reactions have been basically, that if you are a right-winger, Mariano won because he was much more agressive (in fact, he even was able to give hope back to some bloggers, precisely because he was really tough in the debate) and if you are a left-winger, Zapatero won. The MSM, which are in an important number pro-Socialists, agree that Zapatero won just by a very little difference. The reason for this is that the propaganda machine of the Government has minimised the huge errors of Zapatero and has exaggerated the defects of Rajoy. What is more, La Vanguardia (Catalan pro-nationalist newspaper) reports that the debate was won by Rajoy but that Zapatero will get the benefit of it, as the “supposedly moderate” voters are not going to vote for Rajoy, only the extremists. But what I have seen these last months is that the real extremists are really campaigning heavily against PP and Rajoy, much heavier than against Zapatero, because Rajoy is accused of being “very soft” and of being a traitor to the real right. He has a really difficult position nowadays: nearly no favourable MSM and with aides sufficiently divided to give him advices which are nearly contradicting one another. It is curious then that all parties, except PP, for obvious reasons, instead of critizicing the Government, are critizicing the opposition (as if they would have also signed the Tinell Pact), something curious. But you know, Zapatero is much more threatening than Rajoy…

Is this legitimate? Yes, it is, of course it is. But in the present circumstances, the first target is to end the Zapatero’s era, and the only political party which happens to be positioned for that is PP. Does it mean I’m enchanted with them? No, I’m not: in politics, you must be tough, with very clear ideas and with a very thick skin to resist the critics. And for that you must be convinced of your ideas; if not, you’re not going to be convincing enough to convince others. But here, the toughness is considered equal to extremism, terms which has nothing to do with each other.

If the situation would be different, I would vote en blanco, that is, you vote but to no candidate to protest against the failure of our political parties’ system, which de facto, is a partitocracy, considering the huge power (and nearly total lack of control) of the political parties here. Although to be sincere this is a possibility which I haven’t discarded out completely. At home, by the way, they have decided already to vote PP as they don’t want to take part in having another term Zapatero in the Moncloa. Five out of my six life-time friends have decided to do the same. The other one is sympathetic with Catalan nationalism so I figure he is not voting for PP… 😛 As you see, my entourage is enchanted with Zapatero :mrgreen:

But more than this debate, I’m worried by the next one: according to political blog Escaño 351, there could some news about ETA’s negotiation before it, to knock down PP’s position on the subject, six days before it:

Aníbal González writes for El Confidencial, that in the French Police -that works together with the Spanish Civil Guard- a new operation is rumoured against the chief of ETA commandos, Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, alias Txeroqui.The capture of Txeroki will be the zenit of an operation of pursuit whose last step has been the detention of Mikel San Sebastián and Joseba Itrubide, ETA terrorists who, together with Igor Portu y Martin Sarasola, blow the T4 terminal of Madrid’s Barajas’ airport, which killed two Ecuatorians, who were working in Spain.

With this detention, Zapatero would achieve himself a magnificent goal in anti-terrorist policy, very critizised after the ETA-Government’s negotiations, and would end the critics of those who think he has not been tough enough in the fight against ETA.

Why do I say that I am worried? The detention of such a terrorist as Txeroki is, is so important that should be praised but the praise should not go at all to Zapatero, but to the Police Forces who are the ones who have been searching for him. But of course, everyone would shout “follow the leader, leader, leader, follow the leader” even if there is only a precipice ahead…

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Spanish 2008 Elections Watch: the First Debate

Filed under: elecciones,elections,PP,PSOE,Rajoy,Zapatero — Nora @ 5:45 pm

Last Thursday the electoral campaign officialy begun in Spain. And last night it was the first debate between Socialists’ candidate, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and PP’s candidate, Mariano Rajoy.

The first thing I am going to critisize of this debate is that it is only of the two main candidates. I really believe it would be a better idea to see all the candidates together debating. Of course, the PP (center-right) would have lots of critics there as, according to the Tinell Pact, the rest of the parties were to present a common opposition, not against the Government -Zapatero’s one- but against the PP, which was in the opposition. But the contrast would have been much interesting between the proposals of all the candidates.

What is the problem? That, considering the disenchantment of a very important part of Spanish society with the political parties, there are new parties which will be present at these elections. But these parties are having huge financial and MSM problems as there is a not-recognised boycott over them. Among them, we can actually name Unión de Progreso y Democracia (or Union of Progress and Democracy), leftist but with a strong Spanish nationalistic sentiment, which could be a real threat to Socialists in the next term.

So the MSM supporting the socialists are not even considering their existence. For example, Spanish blogger Maya discovered that world-known leftist newspaper EL Pais had censored both UPyD and Ciudadanos, another well-known recent born though older than UPyD, political party. Neither of those political parties appeared in its list about the ones who will be present at 9th March elections. Curiously, UPyD leader, Rosa Díez, was attacked some days ago when she was going to a conference in Madrid’s university, and his attackers, though known, had not been even questioned by the police. UPyD has only one problem: it is too much against the Catholic Church, specially another of its leaders, a moonbat called Fernando Savater. And I consider him a moonbat because while we have a real problem with Islamism, he continues to attack the Catholic Church as one of the two main problems Spain has now. The other is ETA.

The situation for Zapatero is not very good. The economic situation is not very bouyant. We have known lately that the Socialist Government received three letters:

ETA sent three letters to Spanish Government before announcing the ceasefire (truce) in March 2006 in which it told Zapatero they wanted to begin a “political negotiation” to resolve “the conflict between Spain and Euskal Herria”. The Government answered to all those letters without changing anything. Probably considering the importance of the opportunity, Zapatero did not inform them there could be no dialogue over political matters (Yeah, of course, and I am Muhamad Ali).
The answers of the Government were made by writing or, sometimes, also verbally, but they were all sent to the Executive commitee of the terrorist gang, which was the signing partner.

Of course, this has not been very much on TV news… The Socialist propaganda is so important that there are people who consider Zapatero a hero for his caving in into ETA, and blames people like me, who are totally opposed to this negotiation, of “wanting that ETA kills more”, something utterly false, of course. I just don’t think that a terrorist gang can be defeated by doing what they want. They must see you are stronger and that you are more convinced that they are, about your values of justice and peace.

The treatment to women which Zapatero has made is, at least, disputable. Among other measures, Spanish parliament, after a Socialist proposal, passed a law, which supposedly was going to “support women”, but which in reality is an insult to women’s intelligence. The law intended to assure women-men’s equality by obliging all collegial institutions to ensure at least in a 40% of the seats there were women. So from the Parliament to the Board of Directors of Spanish firms, every institution should fulfill the famous “quota“. Of course, in a chauvinist country like Spain is, this ensures that, even the most brilliant woman, is under suspicion, if she is elected to such places: has she got there because she is brilliant enough or has she taken a much more brilliant man’s seat?

Last measure proposed is to “modify the traditional use of masculine forms in Spanish language, to represent women in educational, legal texts, communications and publications”. In Spanish, the words indicate the sex of the person which they are referred to (hermoso -masculine-, hermosa -femenine-, etc). But in plural, the masculine is preferred, and so, if you want to say “Your sons daughters are clever”, you would say “Tus hijos son listos”, considering that the masculine plural includes also the femenin form. Seeing something as that, as more important than fighting mistreatment at home (including the foreign women), illiteracy and female genital mutilation for example, gives you the measure of the intelligence of these feminists.

This has revived the debate between men-women antagonism, producing that mysogynists types have once more a reason to attack women (even if you are not for this measure, but you know, you’re nothing more than a woman… and so you must stay at home, raise your kids and not interfere in such macho-men labours) and feminist stupid types have a reason to consider that “the influence of women is growing” (you know, that brutes of men who treat us ever as a sexual object, well, now they are going to discover their “feminist side” blablabla). In both cases, there is the same error: the consideration of the other sex as an enemy, and not as a group of people with some differences but necessary to human interaction and relations, in yet another type of “classes clashes” which are so interesting to leftists in general.

On the other hand there is Mariano Rajoy, PP representative and, as most of you would know, the Aznar’s heir. The idea of the right here is that he is not fit to be a politician in the opposition while he would be a right Minister or even President if that possibility could happen. The reason for this is that he is not aggresive enough and doesn’t have the sufficient foul mood to kick in Zapatero’s ass with decission to kick in the target. He has, in general, not made great mistakes, except the horrible statement on the last Constitution day (last Dec 6th) when he assured Zapatero that he was not going to ask him to end ETA-Government’s negotiation. His support (at times) of the climate change foolish agenda can also be counted as another great mistake. And it’s that kind of indecission the one that can be, by large, the most damaging for his positions, specially after all the attacks against PP members –1, 2– (the last has been against some Councilmen of Madrid’s Autonomous Community’s Government, made by, among others, some Socialist councilmen and another one from United Left-communists-).

The situation is so stressed that the Government, using the SGAE -that’s one of the subjects I have to blog about in English-, has even censored a video in which some unknown citizens sing a song critisizing Zapatero and praising Rajoy:

And now, about yesterday’s debate: I couldn’t see it while it was happening, as in the end of each month I’m having exams and I am really stressed with them. But I have seen it afterwards and have also read the reactions. If you understand Spanish, Elentir has posted the video in its entirety.


El líder del PSOE, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (centro), y el del PP, Mariano Rajoy (dcha), entran en el estudio televisivo donde se celebró el primer debate electoral, precedidos por el moderador, el periodista Manuel Campo Vidal, el lunes por la noche en Madrid.

El primer ministro español, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (I), se da la mano con su rival del Partido Popular (PP), Mariano Rajoy (D), a su llegada al estudio de televisión donde ambos políticos se disponían a debatir, el 25 de febrero de 2008 en Madrid. Rajoy acusó a Rodríguez Zapatero de tener como aliados en el exterior a Hugo Chávez y Fidel Castro, mientras que él -dijo- se alinea con los líderes de Francia y Alemania.

The reactions have been basically, that if you are a right-winger, Mariano won because he was much more agressive (in fact, he even was able to give hope back to some bloggers, precisely because he was really tough in the debate) and if you are a left-winger, Zapatero won. The MSM, which are in an important number pro-Socialists, agree that Zapatero won just by a very little difference. The reason for this is that the propaganda machine of the Government has minimised the huge errors of Zapatero and has exaggerated the defects of Rajoy. What is more, La Vanguardia (Catalan pro-nationalist newspaper) reports that the debate was won by Rajoy but that Zapatero will get the benefit of it, as the “supposedly moderate” voters are not going to vote for Rajoy, only the extremists. But what I have seen these last months is that the real extremists are really campaigning heavily against PP and Rajoy, much heavier than against Zapatero, because Rajoy is accused of being “very soft” and of being a traitor to the real right. He has a really difficult position nowadays: nearly no favourable MSM and with aides sufficiently divided to give him advices which are nearly contradicting one another. It is curious then that all parties, except PP, for obvious reasons, instead of critizicing the Government, are critizicing the opposition (as if they would have also signed the Tinell Pact), something curious. But you know, Zapatero is much more threatening than Rajoy… and likes vengeance much more, so just play the punching ball, with the one who is not going to play it with you…

Is this legitimate? Yes, it is, of course it is. But in the present circumstances, the first target is to end the Zapatero’s era, and the only political party which happens to be positioned for that is PP. Does it mean I’m enchanted with them? No, I’m not: in politics, you must be tough, with very clear ideas and with a very thick skin to resist the critics. And for that you must be convinced of your ideas; if not, you’re not going to be convincing enough to convince others. But here, the toughness is considered equal to extremism, terms which have nothing to do with each other.

If the situation would be different, I would vote en blanco, that is, you vote but to no candidate to protest against the failure of our political parties’ system, which de facto, is a partitocracy, considering the huge power (and nearly total lack of control) of the political parties here. Although to be sincere this is a possibility which I haven’t discarded out completely. At home, by the way, they have decided already to vote PP as they don’t want to take part in having another term Zapatero in the Moncloa. Five out of my six life-time friends have decided to do the same. The other one is sympathetic with Catalan nationalism so I figure he is not voting for PP… As you see, my entourage is enchanted with Zapatero.

But more than this debate, I’m worried by the next one: according to political blog Escaño 351, there could be some news about ETA’s negotiation before it, to knock down PP’s position on the subject, six days before the elections:

Aníbal González writes for El Confidencial, that in the French Police -that works together with the Spanish Civil Guard- a new operation is rumoured against the chief of ETA commandos, Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina, alias Txeroqui.

The capture of Txeroki will be the zenit of an operation of pursuit whose last step has been the detention of Mikel San Sebastián and Joseba Itrubide, ETA terrorists who, together with Igor Portu y Martin Sarasola, blow the T4 terminal of Madrid’s Barajas’ airport, which killed two Ecuatorians, who were working in Spain.

With this detention, Zapatero would achieve himself a magnificent goal in anti-terrorist policy, very critizised after the ETA-Government’s negotiations, and would end the critics of those who think he has not been tough enough in the fight against ETA.

Why do I say that I am worried? The detention of such a terrorist as Txeroki is, is so important that should be praised but the praise should not go at all to Zapatero, but to the Police Forces who are the ones who have been searching for him. But of course, everyone would shout “follow the leader, leader, leader, follow the leader” even if there is only a precipice ahead…

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