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Why does mediocrity (or worse, incompetence) continue to be rewarded?

Fran is not the only one with a bad feeling about VdL taking Juncker's job...

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 at 08:45:52 AM EST
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Looks like the votes of M5S were critical for her winning....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 at 08:49:00 AM EST
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Since it was a secret ballot, everyone and their dog can claim to have been the kingmaker. Next is Polish PiS Prime Minister who's gloating about "swing votes" too.
by Bernard (bernard) on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 at 09:42:31 AM EST
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Yes, but then they take the blame as well.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 at 10:06:26 AM EST
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Nietzsche would have something non-ordinary to say. And Heidegger?

Oh, a brief history of mediocrity from antiquity to modernity

by das monde on Wed Jul 17th, 2019 at 10:00:52 AM EST
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Howdy, old-timer!

It's not as if Juncker was much more than a stumble-bum drunk acting as figurehead, all the same (that's off the record, of course ;) ).

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Jul 20th, 2019 at 08:15:44 AM EST
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Uh-oh, is that defamation under the UK's absurd defamation laws?
by rifek on Sun Jul 21st, 2019 at 01:11:53 AM EST
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