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Offline judith

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2008, 19:52 PM »
I'm sorry to say this, but this subject is beginning to upset me1 I feel, like sex, politics and religion, that this subject should be confined to the campfire, where proper facial/speech tone and body movement expressions come into the equation. Unless you are a genius (like Simon and Lucy) with the written word, your views/intentions are open to mis-interpretation. To try to clarify my opinions, I am ignorant, but anti!

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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2010, 09:42 AM »
From today's El Pais

"Fiesta of bulls? You mean fiesta of bullfighters and bull breeders"
Spanish Civil War Tours in Barcelona
A guide to the environment, climate, wildlife, & nature of Spain
The Amazon/Forum Bookshop - lend us a hand
And also now The Natural History of Britain

Offline glennie

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« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2010, 22:35 PM »
As the Comunidades start lining up behind Esperanza Aguirre, things are set to get ugly.

Don't kid yourselves that this has much to do with people feeling sorry for bulls or being enamoured of 'la fiesta nacional'. The issues will soon be forgotten as Catalans and Castillans do their best to shit on each other in any way they can and the masks come off to reveal the deep mutual dislike and mistrust, fuelled by the bigots on both sides.

And it certainly ain't going to be a case of civilised Cataluña showing the way and winning converts. There is a lot of anger and rage out there given the state of this nation, where, battered daily by stories of how the corrupt elite continues to  do very nicely, millions are paying for a crisis they did not cause. Any focus for that anger will be welcome and if the 'pampered and endlessly courted' Catalans force through a change, it will produce a furious backlash that will put the anti-bullfighting cause back decades in the rest of Spain, where a slow and patient chipping away of received ideas is the only way forward.

You read it here first.

« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 23:06 PM by glennie »

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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2010, 12:25 PM »
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2010, 08:06 AM »
As predicted by Glennie, the storm has broken.  Bull rings all round Spain can expect a full house, with the Socialists pushing each other out of the way to get front row seats.