Friday, December 08, 2017

Is that me?

Yes, I looked a little bit like Rasputin back in 1976. In fact, after 4 years of seeing Joan and her young kids like that, the day I shaved and went to see her, her daughter didn't know who I was. She told her mother there was a stranger at the door.

3c here but 18c in Spain. Gray and cloudy here but sunny in Spain. 34 days to go.

Here in Poland, the Prime Minister has been replaced, not by the decision of the President or Parliament but by the leader of the PiS party, Jarosław Kaczyński, the man who would be King. One man rules, even if behind the scene. Sound familiar?

Tak, wyglądałem trochę jak Rasputin w 1976 roku. Prawdę mówiąc, po 4 latach spędzonych z Joan i jej małymi dziećmi w tym dniu, kiedy ogoliłem się i poszedłem się z nią zobaczyć, jej córka nie wiedziała, kim jestem. Powiedziała matce, że w drzwiach jest nieznajomy.

3c tutaj, ale 18c w Hiszpanii. Szary i pochmurny, ale słoneczny w Hiszpanii. 34 dni przed nami.

Tu w Polsce premiera zastąpiła nie decyzja prezydenta czy parlamentu, ale lider partii PiS, Jarosław Kaczyński, człowiek, który miał być królem. Jeden człowiek rządzi, nawet jeśli za kulisami. Brzmi znajomo?


Anonymous said...

Hi David.... love reading your bloc....what was the reason for the premier being replaced, I heard so many people praising her and saying what a great job she was doing, what happened... did the orange man have something to do with it???

David and Joan Piekarczyk said...

Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party has named the development and finance minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, to replace the prime minister, Beata Szydło, who tendered her resignation on Thursday. Morawiecki, 49, who has made a name for himself by taking on tax evasion and bolstering the welfare state, takes the job at the beginning of what is expected to be a broader government reshuffle to prepare the rightwing party for votes due in the next three years: next year’s local elections are followed by a parliamentary poll in 2019 and a presidential election in 2020. The rumor is that they didn't get along on policies and he, dealing with the economy and finance, switched places with her. She will now be the deputy prime minister. Orange Head didn't figure into this although PiS certainly loves him.