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Brazilian Nut Job?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510954,00.html

    Brazilian President Says Credit Crisis Caused by 'White People With Blue Eyes'

    Friday, March 27, 2009

    Brazil's President, while meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thursday, said the global financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes."

    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvamade made the comments after talks with Brown to try to forge a global consensus on how to save the worldwide economy.

    During a press conference, da Silva, a socialist who told Brown poor countries should not have to suffer because of the mistakes of the rich, suddenly pointed his finger at Brown and said, "This is a crisis that was caused by white people with blue eyes. And before the crisis, they looked as if they knew everything about economics."

    Sky News' Joey Jones said it was an "uncomfortable" moment for Brown.

    "The President does not mind using fairly flamboyant language. He likes to give extensive answers to journalists," he said. "But some of it was rather awkward for the Prime Minister, who was standing there listening to the President. A few eyebrows will have gone up at what he said."

    Downing Street says the remarks made by da Silva, who is white, were meant for "domestic consumption."

    Jones said: "People in Brazil are very frustrated and angry at what they feel is the injustice of the situation: a crisis that has essentially come from the banking sectors in places like the United States and the U.K., but is affecting their country."

    Following the meeting, Brown told reporters he will urge G20 leaders to back a multi-billion dollar fund to reverse a slide in world trade.

    "I'm going to ask the G20summit next week to support a global expansion of trade finance of at least $100 billion to help revive trade in all parts of the world," he said.

    A shortage of trade credit, which allows exporters and importers to settle accounts, has been a factor in a sharp drop in global trade which is exacerbating the economic downturn.

    Along with the trade stimulus plan, the Prime Ministersaid he wanted to see global standards on salaries in the finance sector.

    He went on to say he believes South America is key to achieving an agreement at next week's G20 summit in London.

    The Prime Minister's previous stop on the tour in the New York was marred by fears about the state of Britain's finances.

    He played down talk of a split with the Bank of England, after Governor Mervyn King suggested the country may not be able to afford a further fiscal stimulus.

    At an event organised by the Wall Street Journal, Mr Brown insisted they were both committed to doing "whatever was necessary" to revive the economy.

    But he also sparked speculation that he was backing away from more tax cuts and spending by emphasising the importance of "quantitative easing" to his plans.

    Doubts over the state of the public finances were further heightened when an auction of Government-guaranteed bonds failed for the first time in seven years.

    Meanwhile, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek lashed out at President Barack Obama's fiscal stimulus package and financial bail-out, branding them the "way to hell".


    I swear, these people are crazy.
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Dang! It's all my fault!
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, it's not like you were unaware Cajun. Heck, your told that on this board about every day.

    :laugh2:
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    In case you've never been to Brazil, racism is alive and well there.
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Seems like it huh?? ;)

    It's ok, I've got broad shoulders. And just like BP, I got a broad backside to go with it. :p:
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Obviously Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvamade isn't making things better.
  8. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Is it still racism if you talk about your own people? Isn't it comedy at that point?
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    He has Blond hair and blue eyes?
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I originally thought this was a male version of their bikini wax.
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Interesting how the Count is all about excuses for this wack job= but then he is not white so with a lib it figures.....
  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I literally :laugh2:
  13. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Damn you I was just going to post that!

    :p:

    I LOVE Brazil nuts.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Something else we can agree on... ;)
  15. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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  16. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Jerks. Screwing it up for us brown haired brown eyed folks.
    When do you people stop??
  17. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I love Brazilian women.

    That's what this thread should be about. Brazilian women. Not nuts. That's gay.
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Brazillians can say anything they want as they brought us Brazillian waxes, the greatest invention since the beginning of mankind.
  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Ummm...Brazilian Nut Job?... is the title of the thread.

    :rolleyes:
  20. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I prefer the French Wax... as should you as a proud Canadian...

    Think "Landing Strip"...

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