Lula, Meu Garoto, Tua Batata Tá Assando…
Lula, my boy, your days are numbered…

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Se Renato Duque cantar direitinho, a casa do criminoso mais conhecido como “Brahma, o número 1″, ou “o cara”, cai mais depressa.

The headline above is from O Globo newspaper’s site.
It says that an attorney will negotiate the plea bargain for Renato Duque.
The former services director at Petrobras is under arrest and will try to reduce his jail time in exchange for information.
If Renato Duque “sings” well, Lula (a.k.a. Brahma, the number 1, or “the man”) will be in trouble sooner than we can expect.

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Carlos Marchi e o Desastre de Dilma no TCU
Carlos Marchi and Dilma’s disaster at TCU*

marchi2A defesa de Dilma Rousseff no processo de investigação do TCU que atestou as pedaladas nas finanças públicas é um desastre.
Ela se resume a alegar que “todo mundo faz”, repetindo a desculpa básica inventada por Lula à época do mensalão.
Dizer que “Todo mundo faz” não exime culpa. Não conserta o Brasil. É, no mínimo, estagnação.
E, no máximo, absoluta incompetência para gerir um país, além de óbvia falta de vergonha.na cara.

Dilma Rousseff’s defense in the TCU investigation about her fiscal crimes against public finances is a disaster.
It only goes to allege that “everyone does it”, repeating the basic excuse invented by Lula at the time of the “mensalao” (big monthly allowance paid to congressmen in exchange for votes).
To say that “everyone does it” does not exempt one from guilt. It does not fix Brazil. It is, to say the least, stagnation.
And, to say the most, it is absolute incompetence to manage a country, not to mention the obvious shamelessness.
*The TCU (Tribunal de Contas da União) is the Brazilian equivalent to the U.S. GAO (General Accounting Office).

A Tragédia Brasileira
The Brazilian tragedy

O valor do dólar subiu 10% no mês de julho em relação ao real. Cotação de fechamento: R$3,42 para US$1.
É o maior patamar da moeda desde 2003. Para o Blog do Lessa, a situação só tende a piorar enquanto o Brasil continuar sem governo.

In July 2015, the dollar increased its value by 10 percent vis-à-vis the real. Exchange rate on July 31st: US$1 was worth RS3,42.
It is the largest difference since 2003. The Lessa Blog believes that this situation will only get worse, as long as Brazil remains without a government.

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DEPRESSION
You know, Dr. George, I feel less valued each day that goes by…

Conspiração Internacional!… Só que Não!
International Conspiracy!… Not!

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Essa sujeira toda nas praias cariocas foi trazida pelos estrangeiros, sem que os brasileiros percebessem. Com essa lixarada, eles pretendem tornar inviáveis as competições olímpicas na Baía de Guanabara. É uma conspiração internacional, só pode ser… não é? 😉
Novamente, o Blog do Lessa solicita aos brasleiros que vivem no exterior que avisem a seus amigos estrangeiros: não venham competir nas Olimpíadas do Rio em 2016. O risco de contaminação por bactérias e vírus altamente contagiosos é enorme. Uma hepatite seria a menor das preocupações dos atletas. O que se vê nas fotos não vai se alterar até o momento da competição. Não há planos, nem orçamento, nem tempo suficiente para resolver o problema.

This filth on the Rio beaches was brought silently by foreigners, without Brazilians noticing. With all that trash, they hope that the Olympic competitions at Guanabara Bay are impossible to take place. It is an international conspiracy, there’s no other explanation for it, or… is there? 😉
Again, The Lessa Blog recommends to all athletes involved in water sports: DO NOT — repeat — DO NOT come to the Rio 2016 Olympics to compete. The risk of being contaminated by highly contagious bacteria and viruses is huge. Going home infected with hepatitis would be the least of the athletes’ worries. What you see on the pictures will not — repeat not — change until competition time. There are no plans, budget or enough time to resolve the problem.

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…

Hepatite Garantida ou Sua Passagem de Volta
Guaranteed hepatitis or your ticket money back

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The banner says: “One billion dollars and everything remains filthy
The headline: Athletes will swim and sail in waters with virus and bacteria, according to analysis

The Lessa Blog advises you NOT to compete in the Rio 2016 if your sport involves contact with water.
It’s a deadly proposition.

Analisando a Notícia…
Analyzing the news…

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Se você está acostumado a receber as notícias bovinamente, sem se surpreender ou se indignar, vamos fazer um passo-apasso — ou… vamos por partes, como dizia Jack, o Estripador.
A manchete: algo inacreditável por si só. Um motorista, se sujeitando a receber mensalmente pouco mais que um salário mínimo, não teria condições de manter um negócio dessa envergadura sem despertar suspeitas desde o primeiro minuto, ou seja, um tribunal de contas eleitorais minimamente decente e equipado já daria o alerta vermelho aí mesmo.
Em azul: Somente depois de revelada publicamente a maracutaia é que a “Justiça Eleitoral”, com a obrigação de examinar as contas dos candidatos, vem “suspeitar”? Me poupem…
Em amarelo: Qualquer ser humano com pelo menos dois neurônios olharia a prestação de contas, perceberia esse detalhe imediatamente e, mais uma vez, daria o alerta vermelho no primeiro minuto a partir da apresentação dos documentos.
Em vermelho: a desfaçatez, a cara de pau, a safadeza, o “se colar, colou”, a filhadaputice que marca indelevelmente o DNA de todos os integrantes dessa organização criminosa com registro eleitoral. Só porque o descuidado ou corrupto tribunal aprovou, então está tudo certo? Claro que não, criminosos!

If you are used to reading the news with a bovine disposition, not letting yourself be surprised or getting angry with what you read, let’s do a quick step-by-step — or… let’s go by parts, as Jack the Ripper would say.
The headline: something utterly unbelievable by itself. A driver who subjects himself to earning a little more than the monthly minimum wage would never be able to maintain such a huge business without raising suspicion from the very start. A minimally decent or equipped court in charge of examining the candidates’ spending would have sounded the alert right there and then.
In blue: Is it only after the scam is publicly revealed that the Electoral Justice — in charge of checking and approving the candidates’ spending — says it has “suspicions” about it? Spare me…
In yellow: Any human being with at least two neurons would look at the accounting documents, would notice this detail immediately and, once again, sound the alert right at the first minute after the documents were presented.
In red: the effrontery, the shamelessness, the naughtiness, the “if-you-can-get-away-with-itness”, the “sonofabitchness” that is an indelible mark in the DNA of all participants of this criminal organization registered politically. Just because a careless or corrupt court approved, then everything is OK? Of course not, criminals!

(Headline): Dilma’s campaign paid 6 million reais to a print shop belonging to a driver
(Below the headline): Electoral Court suspects that the print shop – that has no employees – was not able to provide the required services to the Workers Party; Planalto Palace says the TSE (Electoral court) has approved the accounting

O Encontro da Fome com a Falta de Comida
Hunger meets lack of food

Segundo a InfoMoney, pode sair hoje mais um acordo para aumentar impostos no Palácio do Planalto. A presidente ser reúne com os governadores. Ela quer apoio para evitar o andamento de um processo de impeachment. Os governadores não querem se comprometer e querem dinheiro. O “pacto da governabilidade” pode virar um acerto para aumentar as arrecadações federais e estaduais. A reunião da presidente Dilma Roussef hoje com os 26 governadores de Estado mais o executivo do Distrito Federal tem tudo para se transformar num diálogo de surdos e virar apenas uma fotografia na parede ser postada no Palácio do Planalto e nos palácios das capitais.

According to InfoMoney, there could be another arrangement seeking higher taxes after a meeting at the Planalto Palace today. President Dilma Rousseff is going to meet state governors. She wants to avoid the advancement of an impeachment process. The governors don’t want any compromise, they just want money. The so-called “governance pact” could become an arrangement to increase the federal and state taxes. The president’s meeting with the twenty-six state governors and the Federal District executive has all the ingredients to become a dialogue of deaf people and turn out to be just a picture posted on the wall of the Planalto Palace and the state governments’ headquarters.

Ofélia, a Mulher-Sapiens
Ophelia, the woman-sapiens

This video is in Brazilian Portuguese. In essence, I compare the current occupant of the Planalto Palace to “Ophelia”, a character who was very famous in TV’s comedy shows. Ophelia would always say the most stupid things, never realizing what she was doing, while driving her husband nuts. Ophelia-Dilma is now the snapshot of this crumbling un-administration.

A Discussão do Pós-Mandioca
The post-cassava debate

This video is in Brazilian Portuguese. In essence, I am saying that while everyone knows that the Dilma Rousseff’s un-administration is already dead and buried and the economy is getting worse by the hour, politicians show disregard for the public interest and keep negotiating amongst themselves to maintain their status quo. When they settle everything to protect their interests — and only then, the Cassava Queen will be ejected from the Planalto Palace in a jiffy. But… what about the people? Oh, the people!…

Sylvio Guedes e as Alegrias da Vida
Sylvio Guedes and the joys of life

sylvioParágrafo do noticiário de hoje:
“Dirceu cumpre em prisão domiciliar o restante da pena de 7 anos e 11 meses estipulada pelo Supremo Tribunal Federal, por corrupção ativa. Ele também é investigado por suposta participação no esquema de corrupção da Petrobras.”
Ahhh, são essas pequenas alegrias que dão sentido à vida…

A paragraph of today’s news:
“Dirceu is on house arrest for the remainder of the 7 years 11 months conviction by the Brazilian Supreme Court for corruption. He is also investigated for his supposed participation in the Petrobras corruption scheme.”
Ooooh, those are the little joys that help our life make sense…