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January 06, 2006

Meanwhile... French Growth Surges To 0.7%, After an "Anemic" Second Quarter

Wow. They're really putting up some big numbers now, huh?

France's economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as a rebound in exports and consumer spending helped lift gross domestic product after an anemic second quarter.

Accelerated from what? 0.2%? Negative 0.8%? The article doesn't say; but apparently it was "anemic" compared to the third quarter's scary-high 0.7% figure.

Paul Krugman called the "economic boom" a "triumph of managed capitalism."

More... Photo-blogging the French Economic Miracle.

Every picture just screams out, "KA-CHING, BABY!!"

And They're Fat Fucks, Too, Update: French kids catching up to Americans in obesity rates.

As the A-Man says-- "One less arrow in their anti-American quiver."

I don't think so. Once they overtake us in portliness, they'll start fetishizing it as a matter of national pride. "You stupid Americans, with your scarecrow-thin 320 pound bodies. You are so hung up on Puritan bourgeois ideas about self-denial you cannot, how you say?, really pig out at Arby's, which is the French way, the better way. I pity your not-quite-morbidly-obese culture as I sit on my E-Z-Boy stuffing Suzy-Q's into my face like I'm chain-smoking round, coconut-sprinkled Galoise zigarettes."

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