De Volta ao Presente
Back to the Present

O GLOBO – Monday, May 19, 1997
Hush-Hush Operation
It was enough for president Fernando Henrique Cardoso to give the Transportation and Justice ministries to Eliseu Padilha and Iris Rezende and the PMDB politicians made peace with the government. House of Reps president Michel Temer (PMDB-Sao Paulo), Eliseu Padilha and the PMDB leader in the House, Geddel Vieira Lima (Bahia), closed a deal during the weekend to suppress the scandal about votes being bought during the re-election (amendment) vote.

Vergonha Nacional
National Shame

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Mesmo que fosse verdade — e não é!, esse líder senil da Oposição de Sofá deveria se manter calado. O Blog do Lessa não tem ilusões: 1. PT e PSDB apenas fingem ser governoe oposição, quando são esterco do mesmo pasto, com os mesmos objetivos políticos de merda; 2. É absolutamente fundamental e necessário acabar com a organização criminosa disfarçada de partido político que atualmente estrangula o Brasil, mas… não existe perspectiva sólida de preenchimento dos espaços vazios a partir da queda da petralhada.

Even if that were true — and it is not!, this senile Sofa Opposition leader should maintain his mouth shut. The Lessa Blog has no illusions: 1. The PT (Workers Party) and the PSDB only pretend to play the roles of situation and opposition. They are exactly the same shit, with the exact same crappy objectives; 2. While it is absolutely fundamental and necessary to end the criminal organization disguised as a political party that currently strangles Brazil, there is no solid perspective of filling up the empty spaces after the Workers Party shit is thrown down the wastepipe.
Headline: Opposition  —  (Former president) Fernando Henrique Cardoso says that Dilma is honorable and blames Lula for the crisis

Não Muda Nada…
Nothing changes…

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER
(Left): During an interview to Radio Jovem Pan, Sao Paulo Gov. Alckmin said that “the impeachment is a trauma for the country. We need to care for democracy.”
(Right): In 1999, while leading a movement to oust then recently elected president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, now convicted criminal José Dirceu said that “any congressman can request the start of an impeachment process against the president. To say that this is a coup is just a lack of what to say.”
The Lessa Blog shows each one of these individuals, in their own time, seeking to defend their own personal interests with complete disregard for the real needs of the Brazilian people. Tsk, tsk…

Oposição de Sofá: Momento de Lucidez
Sofa Opposition: a moment of sanity

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Para o Blog do Lessa, essa é, finalmente, uma atitude que reflete um mínimo de sanidade mental por parte da Oposição de Sofá.

The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper’s headline above says that former prez Fernando Henrique Cardoso does not think this is the moment for his party (PSDB) to be looking to get closer to the current administration. FHC also says that “any non-public dialogue would look like a scheme trying to save what should not be saved”; PSDB members had criticized the Workers Party move to approach PSDB.
The Lessa Blog, relieved, says this is a rare moment of sanity by the Sofa Opposition.