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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…

Special dressing: The good, the bad and the ugly (turn player on).

The description is not in order of appearance and it’s not a right description either… I don’t know how I would call this people: George Bush, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and José Montilla. These are the people in charge of our gobernments (well some of them) and I’d like to know where all their promises have gone?????? Where the good purposes… if they ever had any…

Here in Catalunya – Catalonia, one of our traditions during Xmas time is a character that we place in the crib, normally hidden behind a tree or a big rock, called Caganer. Caganer means “the shitter”. Yes, I know, we are a bit eschatological… but one of the reasons for having this character in the crib was the thinking that it would bring good luck and it’s a symbol of fertilized earth and good harvests. See the link for more info. It all started with a caganer dressed in the traditional catalan way and nowadays we have all kind of caganers: politics, football players, the kings, even the pope!

My home is not different from other Catalan homes and our sense of humor, I think that helps us deal with all these badly handled political affairs. This year I think that the ones that deserve a good place in my crib are these three men… hope the Guiding Star will guide them through better paths and they can finish this year doing something GOOD to the rest of human beings!!!

Didn’t find a dish that would suit this post… hou, hou, hou!


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12/10/2007 · 15:53 h by Peter M

Nuria, voter’s apathy sadly has increased everywhere and the conduct of our politicians are partly to blame as are an electorate who do not hold people in office accountable anymore.

Read different views, talk about issues that interest you, argue for what you feel to be right.

In the meantime, eat, drink and be merry and you too will be sitting on the “cajaner”! LOL

12/10/2007 · 21:28 h by Ben

Hehehe, that’s an interesting tradition. And I agree with Peter that it is all of us in general who are in part responsible for what is going on in our governments. We are supposed to be democracies, right?

Felices fiestas hasta Catalonia? So, do you speak Catalán?

12/11/2007 · 6:30 h by Mallory Elise

Ahk! you are my hero.

12/11/2007 · 8:12 h by Núria

Thanks Peter and Ben for your comments… what I think is that once a person gets the power (no matter how good it is) starts getting rotten… and then, we, the voters are soooooo different!!! well I’m not here to talk about this things, let’s go back to the kitchen!!!

Thanks Mallory, they look funny don’t they?

12/12/2007 · 11:58 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

Hi Nuria! What a funny tradition – that just really gave me a good laugh! Thanks!

12/12/2007 · 15:17 h by Núria

Jeeeennnn!!! I was missing your sweet comments! I know you’ve been very busy… but I missed you :D
Glad you enjoyed it!

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