Sunday, April 22, 2007
The 1st round of the presidential elections is over. It certainly has been one of the most exciting elections since 1965 when the Suffrage Universel was established. It also got the highest participation rate (over 84%). Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal made the cut among 12 candidates. It is time to end the small party tradition. Bové (l'altermondialiste), the man who blows up Mc Donald's and who will be going to jail soon, Laguillier who has been running for decades for the commnunist party and hasn't made it above the 6% once, Le Pen whose racist ideologies scared us in 2002, need to go and they will. We are in 2007! I still think that having more than 2 candidates is an interesting concept but let's limit it to 5 max! Sarkozy received over 31% and Royal over 25%. France will have a new president on May 6th at 12 noon (MST). After 12 years of Chiracist leadership, we are ready for a change. Hopefully a good one! Allez Sarko!
PS: Meredith thinks that Royal won't win until she gets bangs. Let's just say that she just won't win period and that "Ensemble, tout devient possible" (sarkozy.fr)
Posted by Baptiste at 10:29 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Chris opened his call last night and thank goodness we were all sitting down! He is going to the Singapore mission. His mission includes Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Burnei, Bengladesh and Pakistan. He reports to the MTC on July 11th. We were all set on South America since the whole family speaks spanish...but the Lord works in mysterious ways. We are so proud of him. Chris turns 19 on friday!
Posted by Baptiste at 6:55 AM
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
574,8 Km/h (357,16 miles/hour)! Check out the video to watch the world record.
Not only do we have good cheese and bread, but you'll have to admit that our public transportation is pretty good as well...when they are not on strike!
Posted by Baptiste at 9:35 AM