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(Yahoo)   Mayor refuses to marry a mixed-race couple. Courts biatch-slap him. Mayor surrenders   ( divider line
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2003-01-28 01:47:18 PM  
Oh no - the subject of race comes up and suddenly everyone turns into Abe Lincoln...

This isn't a racial issue - it's a nationality issue (in France no less.) It was an issue of a staged marriage solely to allow access into the country. NOT about some grand wizard is acting like Wallace.

But should a valid example of racism avail itself remember to always quickly run under the blanket of social outrage and deny that you've personally ever thought or done anything due to race related beliefs.
2003-01-28 03:14:24 PM  
What a stupid headline.
2003-01-28 04:16:49 PM  
Maybe the guy is just really into MILFs.
2003-01-28 04:36:20 PM  
"People marry to create a family, but the bride is 52 years old and the groom is 25," said Dassault, who is mayor of Corbel-Essonnes on the southeastern outskirts of Paris.

Hmm. I imagine there are more details somewhere, the article is brief. But I do think the quote lends credence to the Mayor's assertion that he suspects it is a marriage of convenience.

I only clicked on the article because of the "hero" tag, which seemed strange given the tagline.
2003-01-28 06:44:37 PM  
I know that it's pretty uncommon for people around here to read a story before commenting about it, but you at least ought to read the story before you write a headline about it and submit it. Bump correctly summed up the true content of the story above.
2003-01-28 07:11:28 PM  
I'm sure the submitter did read the article, but wrote that headline and tagged it as "Hero" to ignite a flame war.
2003-01-28 07:12:12 PM  
Flamewar will ensue anyway.
2003-01-28 07:36:57 PM  
Yeah, I appreciate a flamewar as much as anybody, but this doesn't seem particularly flameworthy, despite the submitter's efforts. I'm having a hard time seeing what the controversy here would be--assuming, of course, that one reads the article before commenting (a big assumption, to be sure).

Since the guy in the story is French, doesn't it seem inappropriate to use the American-flag-themed tag?
2003-01-28 08:05:59 PM  
this is so 80's
didnt they see jungle fever?
2003-01-28 08:07:02 PM  
NOT in the American South.

As Yoda would say: "Shocked am I."
2003-01-28 08:07:40 PM  
Darn, I thought there would be something for me to be mad at. Oh, there's the submitter.

And I'll say it anyway. We, the mixed, will before long RULE THE WORLD! Ok so that's a looooooong "long" but we will.
2003-01-28 08:09:16 PM  
If we interpret the headline to mean that the mayor was a hero, then this is flame war-able.
2003-01-28 08:09:28 PM  
Could be a phony marriage, there's alot of them here in Nederland. I usually sees BEAUTIFUL women(Russian, Turkish, Romanian, Brazil, Asia.....etc) marry to regular man with Dutch pasport. And the wife usually goes off to school to fark other guys.
2003-01-28 08:10:06 PM  
So who is the hero? The commonsense mayor for doing what is right, or the courts for spinning this as a racial issue and forcing the mayor into seclusion?

/never reads articles
2003-01-28 08:11:29 PM  
Cyberluddite, not really. The French flag is blue, white and red.
2003-01-28 08:12:03 PM  
The real heroes are the ones who read the actual article.
Remember kids, read a book and STAY IN SCHOOL!
2003-01-28 08:13:11 PM  
I would hope there's more to the story. Otherwise this guys an asshat...(pauses to glance over at Nancy Sinatra issue Playboy over on the throne, pans over to to sketchbook pics of Fonda, Pfeiffer, and Fairchild, smiles...thinks about fiances' mom....shudders)...well, he's kinda, umm, barely got a point
2003-01-28 08:14:23 PM  
The lunatics are running the asylum tonite. Enjoy it while it lasts.
2003-01-28 08:14:37 PM  
Mynameisbob - Funny you should mention that. I remember a story linked here a few months ago about a man who killed his hot Russian wife. Fat, balding, middle-aged dude. I think she'd signed up to go to college and went on trips w/"friends."

I know her parents were in the United States to be "close to her grave."

Riiiiiiiiiiiight. I'm sure they'd be REALLY pleased if her corpse was sent on the next shipment back to Russia.
2003-01-28 08:19:19 PM  
Not to mention, the mayor's appeal will be heard in a couple of weeks. "Mayor surrenders." Nice headline.
2003-01-28 08:19:37 PM  
funny were discussing this issue in my english class and watching this movie. The one who names it wins a famous no-prize
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2003-01-28 08:20:11 PM  
Guess who is coming to dinner Mattevi, gimme gimme
2003-01-28 08:21:18 PM  
Tribs: Mostly white.
2003-01-28 08:22:59 PM  
The Mayor is damn right. Illegals wrangling the marrige laws to get citizenship is wrong. My mothers best friend got suckered into something like this. She was lonely overweight and not very attractive.

Some Ukranian sucked upto her and she got married to get him a citizenship. After that he was running all over the place with other women. It works the other way also, my friend almost took five grand to marry a woman he never meet, to get her into the country. I talked him out of it when he was informed that if he was caught by INS he could goto jail for six years. Also he would have to live with her for six years to pull it off.

I have nothing against immigrants, as long as they come here legally. My great great grandparents did, so should every immigrant that comes here.
2003-01-28 08:28:31 PM  
Oh. It's in France. So it doesn't matter.
(not that it does. all pink in the inside, and all good)
2003-01-28 08:29:15 PM  
Mattevil: guess whos coming to dinner

please send my no-prize now to my non-address.
2003-01-28 08:30:05 PM  
dammit, Valdemiro, you beat me to it.
2003-01-28 08:30:08 PM  
Jadefrog Let's take that one step further: Is the 25 year old prospective wife hot?
2003-01-28 08:31:01 PM  
I'm white, so id like to announce this a victory for white men world wide. But not white women, the sluts.
2003-01-28 08:35:33 PM  
GIS for Tunisian
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GIS for Frenchwoman
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Mixed-race how?
2003-01-28 08:35:55 PM  
People marry to create a family, but the bride is 52 years old and the groom is 25" said Dassault
wow, that's crazy.
2003-01-28 08:37:26 PM  
Whoever submitted this article is few immigrants short of a fixed marrige

In fact, the article didn't mention anything about race apart from mentioning that he was Tunisian
2003-01-28 08:37:52 PM  
Nice one MPP. Cheem de Panzee..heheh
2003-01-28 08:38:17 PM  
Jadefrog, LawTalkingGuy - Don't forget to make the guy rich, too.

I know, it's unbelievable.
2003-01-28 08:38:37 PM  
French people don't bathe
2003-01-28 08:40:28 PM  
Absolutely LawTalkingGuy...priorities are priorities. :)
2003-01-28 08:42:28 PM  
Of course the older guy would have to be rich...why else would a 25 year old woman marry him?

there's a stupid "legally blonde" quote in there somewhere...but alas, i'm too tired and non-interested to accurately find it. :)
2003-01-28 08:43:14 PM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the 52 year old rich dude and 25 year old hottie will be acceptable.

A 52 year old dude is way too young to be married strictly for money, unless he is super-super-rich or has a job that takes him out of town with regularity, such as "bassist for the Rolling Stones." Therefore, it would probably be for love.
2003-01-28 08:44:22 PM  
they are mixed race? *reads article again* umm. Is it just me or are they using "Mixed" to mean "muddled" and not "different races" Guy thought he saw some exploitation and refused to take part. Hang him by his testicles till he learns his lesson.
2003-01-28 08:47:49 PM  
"bassist for the Rolling Stones"? Perhaps 25 would be a bit over the hill. Barely pubescent would be fitting (perhaps in more ways than one).
2003-01-28 08:48:12 PM  
Uhh, try reading the article.
The bride is 52 years old and the groom is 25.

Also the bride is a billionare.
2003-01-28 08:52:11 PM  
And I am an idiot.

Carry on.
2003-01-28 08:53:25 PM  
MorePeasPlease - Trying reading the thread, too.

Anyway, strangely enough, I know this info off the top of my head:

Numbers of women members of the Rolling Stones had had sex w/, as of a certain date in 1965:

Bill Wyman - 278
Brian Jones - 130
Mick Jagger - 30
Keith Richards - 6
that drummer guy whose name is currently escaping me: 0 (faithful to wife)
2003-01-28 08:53:40 PM  
Is the grooms last name "Nicole Smith"?
2003-01-28 09:05:10 PM  
Comicbookguy--Charlie Watts. my dad looks just like him.
2003-01-28 09:13:30 PM  
Stubblyhead - Yeah, that's the guy!!

Speaking of Charlie Watts and position of drummer in the Rolling Stones, I remember seeing something on T.V. about this guy who was once offerred the position of drummer in that band in '62 or so. He turned them down. However, his association w/the Rolling Stones didn't end, there. He runs a fish and chips stand next to Wembley Stadium, where the Rolling Stones play from time to time.
2003-01-28 09:27:09 PM  
Que-est que c'est? There was no mention of race what so ever monsieur. Go to the the board and write 100 times je suis un nincompoop!
2003-01-28 09:34:17 PM  
This is not a mixed racial marriage, it's a mixed nationality marriage (the submitter is an Asshat). Anyone should be free to marry who they want, with the exception of establishing citizenship. That being said, I've met very few 52 yr. old women I would hit, much less marry.
2003-01-28 09:38:37 PM  
I want to chime in and agree; whoever submitted this is an assclown. Here is the scorecard

-Woman- -Man-
French Tunisian
Age 52 Age 25

Now, how is this really about race?
2003-01-28 09:51:39 PM  
Be careful when asking that question, Zaago

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