This is a skit on the so-called “closed list”, a new dirty trick being proposed by Brazil’s corrupt politicians to perpetuate themselves in power. The waiter informs the client at the restaurant that they no longer have a menu. The client chooses a restaurant, but the food is supplied by the owner regardless of the client’s taste. Linking it or not, the client has to pay for the food. And it doesn’t matter if the person gives up eating at a restaurant and now wants to eat at home — he/she will have to keep paying a fee to support the restaurants. It is a similar situation to what happens nowadays in Brazil’s politics.
In this video I talk about the absurdity of a strike orchestrated by a union intimately linked to the criminals of the Workers Party — especially the Master Thief, Lulla da Silva,, trying to disrupt the constitutional (popular or unpopular? It’s another entirely different question) government of Michel Temer. I stress the fact that Temer and his group are not to be trusted by any means, and that everyone must place the Planalto Palace occupants under an electronic microscope 24/7. This is the only way to get out of this political mess Brazil has gotten itself into.
ROBERTO CAMPOS Festival (He would be 100 years old this year)
(1917-2001) Economist, Diplomat, Minister of Planning during one of Brazil’s authoritarian regime‘s administrations
“Socialism promised the paradise, but cannot guarantee the supply of toilet paper.”
Roberto Campos in November, 1989, kind of seeing what would happen with the current Bolivarian Venezuela.
The common citizen writes a check for R$500 (around US$120) and the Brazilian IRS knows about it. Odebrecht pays more than R$3,3 billion (around US$1,1 billion) in corruption money and the Brazilian IRS’s supercomputers never have a clue.
In order to send 10 euros abroad, it’s a savage bureaucracy. During decades, fortunes were transferred illegally from Brazil to other countries and nobody saw anything.
This video-commentary is a very serious wake-up call to president Michel Temer. His administration seems to be on the brink of disaster, and he does not seem to be doing anything whatsoever to save it. He has no new plans, no bold initiatives, no nothing — and still wants to penalize the hard-working population in a crooked welfare reform. People are fed up with what is going on. Nobody wants the return of the criminals from the Workers Party — far from it!!! — but Michel Temer must do something to tend to the needs of the people. The main portion of this commentary was written by journalist Silvana Destro, from Sao Paulo, right after a pathetic exclusive interview given by Michel Temer to a Brazilian TV network (Bandeirantes). Just this afternoon (April 18) Congress was invaded by… police! Officers from all over Brazil came to protest against the welfare reform plans that are being discussed by congressmen. The situation will continue to escalate, unless president Temer decides to engage the public opinion and offer new, sound, sustainable alternatives.
O papa Francisco deve fazer uma visita extraordinária ao Brasil em breve para anunciar a canonização de diversos santos brasileiros de uma só vez, retratados acima.
Pope Francis should be coming to Brazil shortly for a previously unscheduled visit. He will be announcing the canonization of several new Brazilian saints, as pictured above.
A pessoa da foto no topo é Herman Benjamin, corregedor-geral do TSE. Os cientistas tentam decifrar um mistério genético: investigam se ele é o resultado de um cruzamento feito secretamente com células obtidas de Elton John e de Luiza Erundina.
The person pictured at the top is Herman Benjamin, chief justice of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court. Scientists have been trying to solve a genetic mystery. They are investigating if Justice Benjamin is the result of a crossbreeding secretly performed with cells obtained from Elton John (the famous singer/composer) and Luiza Erundina (an aging leftist Brazilian politician).