Pra Quê Se Preocupar?
Why Worry?

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Chinese Advice
Ther are only two things you should worry about: if you are doing well or if you are sick. If you are well, then there’s nothing to worry about. If you are sick, then there are two things to worry about: if you’re going to be cured or if you’re going to die. If you are going to get cured, there’s nothing to worry about. If you are going to die, then there are two things to worry about: if you are going to Heaven or if you are going to Hell. If you are going to Heaven, there’s nothing to worry about. Now, if you are going to Hell, you will be so busy shaking your old friends’ hands that you won’t even have time to worry.
So… why worry?

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Tudo o que Vocês Precisam é Amor
All you need is love

Não é de hoje, e não é só o Blog do Lessa que acredita nisso. O melhor conjunto de todos os tempos (no video aí em cima) já sabia disso e cantava sobre isso, também.

That is not new, and it’s not something only the Lessa Blog believes in. The best group ever (check the video above) already knew and sang about it way back when, too.

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Sandro Vaia, Paris e São Paulo
Sandro Vaia, Paris and Sao Paulo

sandro_vaiaA prefeita de Paris disse que votaria em Haddad se morasse em Sao Paulo.
Eu também votaria em Haddad para prefeito de Sao Paulo se morasse em Paris.

The mayor of Paris said that she would vote for Haddad if she lived in Sao Paulo.
I, too, would vote for Haddad for mayor of Sao Paulo if I lived in Paris.

 

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O Blog do Lessa é Hubert
The Lessa Blog is Hubert

Brazilian cartoonist Hubert talks about the act of censorship practiced against him by Facebook. He remembers that ever since the end of the military authoritarian regime of the 1960s, when he worked for weekly “O Pasquim” newspaper and had numerous jokes censored, no one expected the resurgence of censorship in Brazil. The Lessa Blog sides with Hubert in strongly rejecting this lame attempt against freedom of expression.  We’re sorry, Facebook, but… shame on you! 🙁

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Uma Piada Esfaqueada…
A joke stabbed…

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O Blog do Lessa acredita que o Pixuleco nada mais é do que uma grande e muito bem bolada piada… e que, quando as pessoas começam a esfaquear piadas, é sinal de que tudo vai muito, muito mal, mesmo.

What angers a Workers Party militant?
Raising taxes
Country in a recession
  Cuts in FIES (Student financing programs), FGTS and PIS (workers’ benefits)
A 9 billion reais (some 3 billion dollars) Education budget cut
Embezzlement at Petrobras and BNDES
A 60% increase on the electricity bill
Unemployment and inflation
Lies during the electoral campain
Businesses and factories shutting down
Worsening the dollar-real exchange rate, raising public debt
Consecutive increases of the interest rates
Wrongful use of pension funds
A hole in general government accounts
+ “Pixuleco”, the inflatable doll

The Lessa Blog believes that the “Pixuleco”  is nothing more than a great, well-conceived joke… and that when people start to stab jokes, it’s because things are going in a VERY wrong direction.

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Claudio Lessa por Escrito
Claudio Lessa in writing

LessaPic5A primeira página de O Globo, hoje, traz uma frase do meliante Marcelo “Propina-Sou-Eu” Odebrecht que reflete bem a estatura moral do fazendão de hoje. Segundo o canalhinha, “dedurar é pior do que cometer o fato”. Ele se refere ao fato criminoso, claro. Ainda segundo O Globo, ele condenou a delação (premiada) e disse que puniria mais uma filha que dedurasse do que a filha que cometesse um erro. Será que ele aprendeu isso com seus pais? Será que esse verme baiano assistiu muitos filmes de polícia e ladrão feitos em Hollywood quando jovem e internalizou como cláusula pétrea o conceito de “honra entre ladrões”? Será que, como gado, ele foi ferrado a fogo na bunda ainda joverm com a palavra italiana “Omertà”? O Blog do Lessa torce para que Marcelo Odebrecht não diga uma palavra e apodreça na prisão como o idiota mineiro Marcos Valério. Apodreça por fora, claro, porque por dentro ele já está completamente podre. Pobres de suas filhas com um pai desses! 🙁

Today’s O Globo newspaper has printed on its first page a statement by miscreant Marcelo “Bribe-is-my-middle-name” Odebrecht that reflects well this backyard’s current moral stature. According to the little scoundrel, “to rat is worse than commit the crime.” O Globo still informs that he said to be against plea bargains and that he would punish more severely a daughter that snitched than the daughter who made a mistake. Did he learn this from his parents? Did this Bahian scum watch too many “made in Hollywood” cops and robbers movies and ended up internalizing as an entrenchment clause the concept of “honor among thieves”? Was he, still a young boy, branded with iron on his ass, like cattle, with the Italian word “Omertà”? The Lessa Blog fervently wishes that Marcelo Odebrecht does not say a word and rots in prison like  Marcos Valerio, the dumbass from Minas Gerais who decided to protect Lula da Silva during the mensalao scandal. The Lessa Blog emphasizes the wish for him to rot on the outside, since the inside is completely rotten already. Poor daughters, having a father such as this one! 🙁

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Sergio Garschagen e a Ficção Orçamentária para 2016
Sergio Garschagen on the 2016 fiction budget

sergioOs parlamentares que analisam a proposta de orçamento 2016 da Dilma estão espantados com a peça. Pura ficção, afirmam. Para eles o rombo anunciado, de $30 bilhões, é maquiado: o buraco deve ser da ordem de $60 bilhões, tantas as falhas encontradas. Eles querem devolver a “peça de ficção” mas o senador Renan Calheiros é contra. “Quem pariu Mateus que o embale”, disse Cássio Cunha Lima, um dos lideres da oposição que deseja devolver a peça mal formulada a Dilma.

The congressmen analyzing Dilma Rousseff’s 2016 budget proposal are astonished at the piece. Pure fiction, they say. For them, the 30 billion reais (approximately 10 billion dollars) deficit is unreal. It should be of at least 60 billion reais (around 20 billion dollars), given so many mistakes found so far. They want to send the “work of fiction” back to the Executive, but senator Renan Calheiros is against it. “You created the problem, now you fix it”, said senator Cassio Cunha Lima, one of the opposition leaders who want to send the poorly constructed piece of legislation to Dilma Rousseff.

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Carlos Marchi e as Tragédias da Esquerda
Carlos Marchi on the tragedies of the left

marchi2Duas tragédias assolam a esquerda em qualquer país ou época.
Uma é o caráter dinástico das suas sucessões. Exemplos atuais: os Castro em Cuba e os Kim Jong na Coréia do Norte.
Esse caráter dinástico é profundamente conservador, pois iguala a esquerda à tradição monarquista. Nega a democracia e ignora os interesses do povo.
Outra é a negação da meritocracia. Nos governos de esquerda o que prepondera é a pureza ideológica e a “confiança” política.
Não importa que o ocupante de um cargo tenha expertise ou seja capaz. Importa é que seja “cumpanhêru”.
A primeira tragédia faz com que esses governos terminem sendo terrivelmente impopulares.
A segunda faz com que fracassem administrativamente por sua generalizada incompetência.
Quando se esgotam, não caem simplesmente. Desabam.

Two tragedies ravage the left in any country or period.
One is the dynastic character of its successions. Current examples: Cuba’s Castros and North Korea’s Kim Jongs.
This dynastic character is deeply conservative because it places the left side by side with monarchist tradition. It denies democracy and ignores the people’s interests.
The other is the denial of meritocracy. In leftist governments, what prevails is the ideological purity and the political “trust”.
It doesn’t matter that any person in charge of something has the expertise or is able to perform his/her tasks. What matters is that he/she belongs to the “buddy system.”
The first tragedy makes those governments end up terribly unpopular.
The second tragedy makes them fail administratively because of their generalized incompetence.
When they are depleted, they don’t simply fall. They collapse.

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Ana Aquino e o Futuro em Pedaços
Ana Aquino on a shattered future

ana_aquinoEstou aqui, pentelhando, há muito, dizendo que se a denta fosse re-eleita, o país cairia num caos sem precedentes. Não porque eu seja um gênio, mas porque leio jornais, revistas e até fofocas. E isto era pedra cantada desde muito antes das eleições.
Só que nem no pior dos meus pesadelos, pensei que isto fosse acontecer tão rapidamente. Nem que o caos fosse tão agudo.
Cá estamos. E daqui não dá pra saber pra onde vamos.
Nunca antes na história deste país o futuro pareceu tão despedaçado.

I’ve been around here, being a pain in the ass for quite a while, saying that if the prez was reelected the country would plunge into unprecedented chaos. Not because I am a genius, of course, but because I read newspapers, magazines and even the gossip columns. And that was taken for granted way before the elections.
However, not even in my worst nightmares, I could imagine that this would happen so quickly — or that the chaos would be so intense.
Here we are. And from here it’s impossible to figure out where to go.
Never before in the history of this country our future seemed so shattered.

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Isto É o Brasil
This is Brazil

As notícias abaixo estão publicadas nas edições de hoje dos jornais Folha de S.Paulo e O Globo.
Leia com atenção os itens destacados. Veja quão esfarrapada é a desculpa usada por Rodrigo Janot para empurrar os crimes de Dilma Rousseff debaixo do tapete.
Para o Blog do Lessa este é o resumo da ópera: o procurador-geral parece estar com muita pressa de pagar suas dívidas com o demônio.

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These reports were taken from today’s issues of Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo newspapers.
Read carefully the highlighted items. Notice how lame is the excuse given by Rodrigo Janot to defend his decision to push Dilma Rousseff’s crimes under the rug.
For The Lessa Blog, this is the bottom line: the federal prosecutor seems to be in a big hurry to pay his debts to the devil.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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

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