A Sacada de @RaulFranca1
@RaulFranca1’s take

“Não vamos estabelecer uma meta para o tempo de prisão do Zé Dirceu. E quando atingirmos essa meta a gente dobra a meta”.

“Let’s not set a target for José Dirceu’s time in prison. When we reach that target, we double the target.”
(This is a spoof on Dilma Rousseff’s stupid thought expressed in public a few days ago.)

Laerte Rímoli e a Prisão de Dirceu
Laerte Rimoli and Dirceu’s imprisonment

Laerte_RimoliEsquisito, a segunda prisão do Zé Dirceu mais me entristece do que alegra. Ela representa o fim de uma quimera. Não a ilusão que nos foi vendida pelo PT, um partido feito à imagem e semelhança do Lula. Partido cheio de vícios, aparelhamento, roubo e que nos legou, nos seus estertores, a Dilma. Mas dá uma certa nostalgia. Do romantismo de gente que lutou por um ideal, mas que ao chegar no poder resolveu chafurdar na lama, no dinheiro fácil, no bolivarianismo . Fumar charuto cubano com licor. Usar bermudas floridas caras. Trocar de namoradas, todas jovens, como se troca de roupa. Ostentar o poder pelo poder. Quem sabe, num rasgo de consciência, esse cara resolva contar das tenebrosas transações urdidas em Palácio, com o chefe da gang. Fala, capitão. Revolva seu íntimo e ajude a passar o país a limpo. Isso significa desvendar Luiz Inácio. Dá um exemplo pros seus netos. Retome aqueles antigos ideais (ou eles eram falsos?). Dignidade, ainda que tardia.

It’s strange, but José Dirceu’s second arrest has left me sadder than happier. It represents the end of a dream. Not the illusion sold to us by the Workers Party, a party made in Lula’s image and likeness; a party full of vices, rigging and theft that left us Dilma at the very end. However, it is somewhat nostalgic. There was this romantic feeling in the people who fought for an ideal, but when in power decided to bathe in the mud, in the easy money, in the bolivarianism. They decided to smoke cigars with liqueur. They went on to wear expensive flowery bermudas. They swapped girlfriends, all of them very young, as one changes clothes. It was power for the sake of power. Who knows… this guy could have a crisis of conscience and could decide to tell all the dark transactions schemed in the Planalto Palace with the gang leader. Tell everything, captain. Find it in your heart to help us clean up this country. This means revealing Luiz Inacio. Give an example to your grandchildren. Recapture those old ideals (or were they fake?). Have dignity, even at this late stage.

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.

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…