May 11, 2012
France’s New Socialist President Owns Three Homes On Exclusive French Riviera…
Via Daily Mail:
France’s new Socialist president owns three holiday homes in the glamorous Riviera resort of Cannes, it emerged today.
The 57-year-old who ‘dislikes the rich’ and wants to revolutionise his country with high taxes and an onslaught against bankers is in fact hugely wealthy himself.
His assets were published today in the Official Journal, the gazette which contains verified information about France’s government.
To the undoubted embarrassment to the most left-wing leader in Europe and a man who styles himself as ‘Mr Normal’, they are valued at almost £1million. [...]
As well as the spacious Paris apartment he shares with his lover Valerie Trierweiler, Hollande owns a palatial villa in Mougins, the prestigious hill-top Cannes suburb where the artist Pablo Picasso used to live.
It is valued by the Official Journal at €800,000 (£642,000), and is just a short drive from Hollande’s two flats in the Cannes. They are each priced at €230,000 (£185,000) and €140,000 (£112,000).
Hollande has promised to cut his pay by 30 per cent after he is officially sworn in as President next week, but he will still be on €156,000 (£125,000) a year, plus fabulous expenses and other perks.
Reminds me of someone in the House of Representatives:
**All credit for this section goes to JOSEPH FARAH and WND***
Joseph Farah writes:
Posted: November 06, 2006 <<<Note Date!
Nancy Pelosi: Caviar commie
You’ve all heard the expression “limousine liberal.”
The phrase doesn’t begin to do justice to the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi.
That’s why I’ve dubbed her a “caviar commie.”
It’s more accurate, and I’ll prove it.
First of all, if Democrats win the House tomorrow, Pelosi won’t only be the first woman speaker, she will also be the wealthiest.
How much is this unassuming “grandma” worth? The Center for Responsive Politics puts her in the $55 million neighborhood. Pretty nice neighborhood, huh?
Despite her protestations about those “tax cuts for the rich,” she has never mentioned returning them to the federal Treasury where they rightfully belong. Go figure.
As I have reported previously in this space, Pelosi, the winner of the 2003 Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers, hires only non-union workers on her $25 million Napa Valley vineyard.
Maybe this explains her firm opposition to any efforts to enhance border security and the flow of illegal cheap labor into the country from Mexico, speculates Investor’s Business Daily.
According to Peter Schweizer’s account in “Do As I Say (Not As I Do),” the luxury resort and restaurants she partly owns are also strictly non-union. The exclusive country club she partly owns failed to comply with existing environmental regulations for the past eight years – including a failure to protect endangered species.
Those rules are for mere mortals, not the caviar Comintern.
Maybe you’re saying, “Farah, I can see why Pelosi would be called a ‘limousine liberal’ based on what you report, but why do you take it so far as to call her a ‘caviar commie’”?
Good question. And here’s the rest of the story.
As only WND has reported, Pelosi is a long-time member of the “Progressive Caucus” – or, as I call it, the Congressional Red Army Caucus.
In fact, she has even served on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber.
Until 1999, the website of the Progressive Caucus was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America. Following an expose of the link between the two organizations in WND, the Progressive Caucus established its own website under the auspices of Congress. Another officer of the Progressive Caucus, and one of its guiding lights, is avowed socialist Rep. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent.
The Democratic Socialists of America’s chief organizing stated goal is to work within the Democratic Party and remove the stigma attached to “socialism” in the eyes of most Americans.
“Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work,” explains an organizing document of the DSA. “The Democratic Party is something the public understands, and association with it takes the edge off. Stressing our Democratic Party work will establish some distance from the radical subculture and help integrate you to the milieu of the young liberals.”
Nevertheless, the goal of the Democratic Socialists of America has never been deeply hidden. Prior to the cleanup of its website in 1999, the DSA included a song list featuring “The Internationale,” the worldwide anthem of communism and socialism.
Another song on the site was “Red Revolution” sung to the tune of “Red Robin.” The lyrics went: “When the Red Revolution brings its solution along, along, there’ll be no more lootin’ when we start shootin’ that Wall Street throng. …” Another song removed after WorldNetDaily’s expose was “Are You Sleeping, Bourgeoisie?” The lyrics went: “Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie. And when the revolution comes, We’ll kill you all with knives and guns, Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie.”
Excerpted; read entire article at link below:
More on Nancy Pelosi: Read by clicking on link below’
In an article from the San Francisco Examiner also placed in the Congressional Record Pelosi described Vivian Hallinan as “a role model for many of us…”
Conn Hallinan, one of Vivian Hallinan’s six sons has said “My mother and Nancy were pretty close…”.
But who was the Vivian Hallinan that Nancy Pelosi so admired?
According to the San Francisco Examiner article;
Over a five-decade span, Mrs. Hallinan played a prominent part in San Francisco’s progressive politics with grace, beauty and courage. In 1986, when she was 77, she was tear-gassed in Chile while protesting human rights abuses.
Although Vincent Hallinan, an atheist who once sued the Catholic Church to prove the existence of God, was publicly perceived as the more radical of the pair, Vivian Hallinan fueled the family’s political fire, two of her sons said.
`She was really the heart and soul of our family’s political philosophy,’ said Patrick Hallinan, her eldest son. `My father resented the abuse of political authority, but my mother had a focus. She was a very committeed radical socialist.’
Indeed Vivian was a committed socialist and while maintaining friendships with open Communist Party members like Doris Brin Walker, chose to pursue her radical goals through the Democratic Party.
Although Mrs. Hallinan held `socialist’ views–ideas that people should be guaranteed a decent living, that there should be racial equality and an end to war–she never joined any socialist or communist party and was a life-long Democrat, said Patrick Hallinan.
Husband Vincent was a prominent lawyer, also close the Communist Party.
Conn (Ringo)Hallinan, now retired ran the journalism program at the University of California/Santa Cruz.
Hallinan was long time member of the Communist Party and edited the party paper Peoples Weekly World. Now authors pieces published in PWW. http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/14191/
In 1991 Conn Hallinan joined several hundred party members who split to form a new Marxist-Leninist organisation, Committees of Correspondence (CoC). Another early secret CoC member from the same area was a Democratic California State Senator with communist connections named Barbara Lee.
After her CoC membership was exposed Lee became a Democratic Congresswoman and leader of the leftist progressive congressional caucus with her long time friend Nancy Pelosi.
Conn Hallinan is also an editor for Foreign Policy in Focus,a “project of the Institute for Policy Studies“-the old socialist think tank from the 60s which is enjoying a new lease of life under the Obama administration.
If she was applying for a far more junior salaried position in the US government, she would likely need a security clearance.
Her friends, associations and views would be scrutinised, to the Nth degree.