In this video, I address the issue of Alexandre de Morais not having the necessary moral standings to fill the seat at the Brazilian Supreme Court. I explain that in 2000, he wrote a lengthy thesis in which he clearly stated that no person working for the Executive Branch should accept a nomination for the Supreme Court because that would be construed as a form of thanking/compensating the nominee, or even having that nominee to act as a shield for the president or other members of the Executive branch if legal issues came up. That written declaration of principles was blatantly ignored by an opportunist Alexandre de Morais, who readily accepted the nomination. A very bad, a very sad start. I finish my comments saying that it’s because of scum like Alexandre de Morais and others that Brazil is still a place that has to get a lot better to be considered just bad.
(Crédito/Credit: Dida Sampaio/AE)
O Blog do Lessa quer a sua participação! Na foto acima, Alexandre de Morais, indicado pelo presidente Michel Temer para um assento no Supremo Tribunal Federal, pisca de maneira muito suspeita durante a audiência da Comissão de Constituição e Justiça para o senador Edson Lobão, figurinha carimbada, com um pé na cadeia. O que os dois estariam armando?
The Lessa Blog wants your help! The picture above shows Alexandre de Morais, president Michel Temer’s choice for a seat in the Brazilian Supreme Court, blinking very suspiciously during his Senate confirmation hearings to a certified crook, Constitution and Justice Commission’s President Edson Lobão, who’s almost ready to go to jail. What would they be setting up?
A voz do povo é a voz de Deus… O resultado que mantém Réunan Calheiros na presidência do Senado provocou reação imediata: em vez de Supremo Tribunal Federal, a sigla STF agora significa “Só Tem Frouxo.”
Vox populi, vox Dei… The decision made by Brazil’s Supreme Court (Brazilian acronym “STF”) maintaining Renan Calheiros (currently being tried at that court) as president of the Senate drew immediate reaction from the streets: instead of “Supremo Tribunal Federal” (Brazil’s Supreme Court), STF now stands for something that could be freely translated as “there are only cowards.”
The phrase “Tell STF that I stay!” is a joke dating back to Pedro I’s days, when he declared he would stay in Brazil, denying his return to Portugal.