Carlos Marchi e a Insanidade
Carlos Marchi on insanity

marchi2Com menos de 8% de ótimo/bom, só uma pessoa insana proporia criar novo imposto.
É completamente inviável, política e socialmente.
Mas ela insiste.
Por aí se avalia o desespero dentro do Palácio do Planalto. Dá pra notar?

With an approval rate that is less than 8%, only an insane person would propose the creation of a new tax.
It is completely unfeasible, politically and socially speaking.
But she insists.
But that allows one to evaluate the despair inside the Planalto Palace. Can you dig it?

Cinismo Sem Limites!…
Endless cynicism!…


Sem palavras… Essa mulher e sua gang têm que ir para o olho da rua imediatamente. (A manchete é do site da Folha de S.Paulo.)

In Brazilian Portuguese, no additional words are necessary to describe this obscene headline. However, for those who can’t understand well what’s going on in Brazil, here’s a summary of the obscenity: The un-government is trying to get a new tax (actually, an old tax back) in order to please politicians, give them plenty of money and thus reduce the overwhelming opposition in Congress. Since this “new” tax has less than zero chance of passing, the un-government is suggesting a “temporary” (two f***ing years!) tax. A former minister (Delfim Netto) has suggested to the vice-president a reduction of that term, to just one year. As this post’s headline states, this is a severe case of endless cynicism by those clinging desperately to power. It’s pathetic. The Lessa Blog believes this woman needs to be thrown out of office immediately. (This headline was picked from the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper’s site.)

Claudio Lessa em 45 segundos
Claudio Lessa in 45 seconds

In essence, I present the petralha un-government in three acts. First, the gang alleges lack of money and does not pay the first half of the so-called 13th salary to pensioners and retired persons. Second, the Cassava Queen gives 500 million reais (approximately 150 million dollars) to politicians in exchange for their support at this near-impeachment time. Third, while doing everything wrong with the economy, the Woman-Sapiens gang has no shame: starts talking about a new (and dreaded) tax, known in Brazil as CPMF (it collects 0,38% of every bank transaction), expecting to raise some 83 billion reais (approximately 23 billion dollars). As it happened before (this tax has already been repealed once), the money that was supposed to be channeled to the Health Ministry was diverted to pay for everything else but health. No, not again!

Sergio Garschagen em Alta Velocidade
Sergio Garschagen on high speed

sergioDescobriram um brasileiro mais lento que o Rubens Barrichelo: a Dilma Rousseff. Ele estava sempre atrasado mas ela levou um ano inteiro para perceber que o país que governa estava em crise.

An even slower Brazilian than former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has been discovered: Dilma Rousseff. He was always late, but she took a full year to notice that the country she is in charge of was in a crisis.


Congratulations, Dilma! You saw the crisis right on time!

A Ordem das Coisas…
The order of things…


O Blog do Lessa apurou nos bastidores do Palácio do Planalto e descobriu que, durante a discussão da Mulher-Sapiens com o funcionário do cerimonial, o funcionário lhe teria dito: “Olhe, minha senhora, eu sou um diplomata, formado em cerimonial nas Faculdades Unidas Fernando Collor de Mello. Tenho que observar e praticar as boas maneiras. Primeiro passam os aleijados, e só depois passam os retardados.” Infelizmente, não foi possível obter comprovação independente desse diálogo. 😉

In essence, the news picked up from Folha de S.Paulo newspaper above says that Dilma got upset with the ceremonial portion of an event that occurred today at the Planalto Palace. When Dilma was called to greet the Brazilian 2015 Pan American athletes, a man held her still saying that she had to wait for the athletes in wheelchairs to go through first. That made Dilma argue with the man in charge of the ceremonial part of the event right there and then. While gesturing and moving her head negatively, she told the man that the event had to be better organized.
The Lessa Blog has worked behind the scenes to find out that during the exchange between the Woman-Sapiens and the diplomat in charge of the ceremony, he had allegedly told her: “Look, ma’am, I am a diplomat, graduated in ceremonial practices at the Fernando Collor de Mello United Colleges. I must observe and practice good manners. First I have to let the cripples go, and only then I allow the retarded to move.” Unfortunately, it was not possible to obtain independent confirmation of this dialogue. 😉

A Mídia e os Bastidores da Política…
The Brazilian media on backstage politics…

A coluna Painel, da Folha de S.Paulo, publica hoje que “ministros do STF e o Palácio do Planalto reagiram com perplexidade diante da abertura da ação de cassação de mandato contra Dilma Rousseff pelo TSE. Ministros do Supremo que não atuam na Justiça Eleitoral avaliaram que a fragilidade política de Dilma é “sem precedentes.” A cozinha do governo foi pega de surpresa com a maioria pró-investigação, apesar de a ministra Luciana Lóssio ter pedido vista — prazo com o qual auxiliares da presidente contavam.” As primeiras providências na ação “devem ser solicitar material da Operação Lava Jato, de onde os ministros acreditam que podem vir provas de crimes eleitorais da petista.”

Folha de S.Paulo newspaper’s “Painel” column informs today that “the Brazilian Supreme Court justices and the Planalto Palace were puzzled by the opening of cassation* proceedings against Dilma Rousseff’s term in the TSE (Brazilian acronym for Superior Electoral Court). Brazilian Supreme Court justices who are not active in the electoral court have concluded that Dilma Rousseff’s political fragility is “unprecedented”. Government aides were surprised by the pro-investigation majority, although justice Luciana Lossio had requested to examine the paperwork — an extra time they were counting on.” The first steps in the proceedings “should be requesting material from the Car Wash Operation. That is where justices believe that proof of Dilma’s electoral crimes may come from.”
*Yeah, the word may seem strange, but it is the technical term for what’s going on. It is not a repeal, it is not an annulment, it is not an abrogation, it is not a cancellation. It is, indeed, a cassation.

A Mídia e os Bastidores da Política…(2)
The Brazilian media on backstage politics…(2)

A nota é do site O Antagonista: “Quem melou os planos de Dilma —
Dilma Rousseff, segundo a Folha de S. Paulo, “foi pega de surpresa” pelo TSE.
Ela “contava” com o pedido de vista da ministra Luciana Lóssio para conseguir barrar as investigações sobre o dinheiro sujo de sua campanha.
Luciana Lóssio, que fez carreira como advogada eleitoral de Dilma Rousseff e foi posta no TSE exatamente para isso, obedeceu às ordens do Palácio do Planalto e interrompeu o julgamento.
O que melou os planos do governo foi o pedido do ministro Henrique Neves para antecipar seu voto.
O entorno de Dilma Rousseff, “enfurecido”, passou a atacar Henrique Neves, “lembrando que, há pouco tempo, o ministro estava em campanha ostensiva para ser reconduzido ao TSE”.

This was published by “O Antagonista” site: “Who frustrated Dilma’s plans —
Dilma Rousseff, according to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, “was caught by surprise” by the TSE (The Lessa Blog’s note: “TSE” is the Brazilian Portuguese acronym for Superior Electoral Court, a useless institution exclusively designed to spend taxpayer’s money).
She “counted on” Justice Luciana Lossio’s request to examine the documents in order to halt the investigations related to her campaign’s use of dirty money.
Luciana Lossio, a career electoral attorney who worked for Dilma Rousseff and was placed in the TSE exactly to do that, obeyed the Planalto Palace’s orders and halted the trial.
What frustrated the government’s plans was the request by Justice Henrique Neves to anticipate his vote.
Dilma’s surroundings became “irate” and started to attack Neves, “recalling that not too long ago he was in an explicit campaign to be reassigned to the TSE.”

É Simplesmente Obsceno
It is simply obscene

O Tribunal de Contas de União acaba de dar mais quinze dias para Dilma Rousseff se explicar, como se houvesse explicações possíveis. É uma obscenidade.

The Brazilian equivalent to the U.S. General Accounting Office has just given Dilma Rousseff fifteen more days to explain her fiscal crimes, as if there would be any explanation for them. It is an obscenity.

Emerson Sousa sobre a Imparcialidade
Emerson Sousa on being impartial

Mais uma vez o Jornal Nacional da TV Globo dá uma demonstração de parcialidade e falta de respeito com a verdade. A acareação entre Yussef e Paulo Roberto Costa, na CPI da Petrobrás, foi tratada como irrelevante pelo JN de William Bonner e escondida a notícia por toda a edição do JN. Em momento algum o JN informou que os dois acareados afirmaram que Lula e Dilma sabiam dos desmandos da LavaJato, como ficou evidenciado nas mais de 6 horas de CPI. A matéria ficou na boca de uma repórter. Porém, em contrapartida, quando houve referência a acusações contra Aécio Neves e Sérgio Guerra, o material ficou a cargo do âncora do JN, William Bonner. Ou seja, o JN continua tendencioso, vazio, supérfluo e imoral. Pena que as outras emissoras mantenham seus informativos em horários diferenciados da Globo, senão deixariam a Globo com audiência zerada no horário nobre. Se Sérgio Guerra – já falecido – ou quem quer que seja do partido que for, tIver a ver com corrupção, desvio, benefícios escusos, falcatruas ou qualquer outro crime, que responda por ele, mesmo que in memoriam e em sua biografia. Cadeia para corruptos, corruptores e bandidos da linhagem e coloração que for. É bom lembrar que por esse alinhamento reacionário da Globo no golpe de 64, nos anos de chumbo, a emissora sofreu nas ruas a revolta da população e o desprezo da cidadania.

Once again, Globo TV’s Jornal Nacional shows how partial and disrespectful about the truth it can be. Alberto Youssef and Paulo Roberto Costa’s confrontation at the Petrobras parliamentary inquiry commission was deemed irrelevant by William Bonner, Jornal Nacional’s anchor and editor-in-chief. The report was hidden during the whole show. The newscast never informed at any time that the two men stated that Lula and Dilma knew about the Car Wash wrongdoings, as it was evidenced during the more than 6 hours of confrontation in front of the congressmen. The whole report on the subject was delivered by a reporter with no footage. However, when there was mention of accusations made against Aecio Neves and (deceased) Sergio Guerra, the material was solemnly read by anchor Bonner. In other words, Jornal Nacional continues to be biased, shallow, perfunctory and immoral. It’s a shame that other networks keep their newscasts in different times, otherwise Globo would have zero audience on prime time. If the deceased Sergio Guerra (or whoever from whatever party) has any involvement with corruption, embezzlement, obscure financial gains or any other crime, he or she must respond to the accusations (even in-memoriam, tarnishing his/her biography). Jail to the corrupt, whoever they may be. It’s worth remembering that this reactionary alignment by Globo TV in the 1964 military coup caused the network to suffer the anger of the people on the streets and the contempt of most citizens.

Carlos Marchi: Perguntar Não Ofende…
Carlos Marchi: it doesn’t hurt just to ask…

marchi2Em 2012, Dilma já tinha diagnosticado a crise e escolhido os remédios.
Palpitou: “Vamos transformar a crise em oportunidade. Vamos continuar produzindo empregos cada vez melhores.”
Deu a receita:
Primeiro, reduzir as taxas de juros. Segundo, controlar a taxa de câmbio. Terceiro, reduzir impostos.
Ei, você aí que está de bobeira, me conte: primeiro, o que aconteceu com os juros? Segundo, como anda o câmbio? Terceiro, está feliz com a redução de impostos?

In 2012, Dilma Rousseff had already diagnosed the crisis and chosen the medications.
She said: “Let’s transform the crisis into opportunity. Let’s keep creating even better jobs.”
Then, she gave the recipe:
First, lower the interest rates. Second, control the exchange rate. Third, reduce taxes.
Hey, you there doin’ nothing right now, tell me: first, what happened with the interest rates? Second, how’s the exchange rate? Third, are you happy with the reduction of taxes?

Da Série “Por Favor, Anote Isso”…
From the “Please make a note of it” series…


Não, o Blog do Lessa não é mensageiro de ninguém, não serve a ninguém e nem está atrás de dinheiro. O que vale aqui é a piada, o desafio mental, o estímulo ao debate — sempre com um sorriso nos lábios. 😉

(Dialogue: 1. I am a messenger from God! 2. And what is God’s message? 3. Give money to the messenger from God!)
No, The Lessa Blog is nobody’s messenger, serves no one and is not seeking money from anyone. Here the value is on the jokes, the mental challenges, the permanent debate — always with a smile on the face.

As Mentiras que a Petralhada Conta…
The lies told by the petralhas*…


Uma delas é essa… Os detalhes acima foram publicados na edição de 22 de agosto de 2015 do Jornal do Commercio, em Recife. Página 7, seção de Política.

One of them is this one, printed above. The details were discussed on the Aug. 22, 2015 issue of Recife’s “Jornal do Commercio”. The note was printed on page 7, Politics section.
On the news… “Lie about the More Doctors” — The federal administration is spreading an ad all over the country saying that in two years, the “More Doctors” program has cared for more than 63 million Brazilians. If this astounding number — roughly a third of Brazil’s population — is divided by the number of doctors in the program (14 thousand) and by the days and hours worked in that period, each professional has “seen” 9 thousand 375 patients per day, or… one every 9 seconds.
*”Petralhas – A socially acceptable derogatory word to describe the criminals and dumb-asses that disguise themselves as voters and elected officials under the Workers Party. In essence, everyone belonging to the PT.