Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 Apparently the French have forgotten the eminent threat posed by an enemy in close proximity.
"...the French haven't the nature for war. Their Gallic laziness combines with their Latinate voluptuousness with the result that they would rather eat and make love with their faces than fight."
Posted by jefe101 2012-11-09 01:23||
#2 An Englishman, a Frenchman and an American are out walking along the beach together one day. They come across a lantern and a genie pops out of it. "I will give you each one wish, " says the genie. The American says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in America." With a blink of the genie's eye, 'FOOM' - the land in America was forever made fertile for farming. The Frenchman was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around France, so that no one can come into our precious country." Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' - there was a huge wall around France. The Englishman asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall. The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 150 feet high, 50 feet thick and nothing can get in or out." The Englishman says, "Fill it up with water."
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-09 01:36||
#3 Dogs turning on their owners GG.
Funny, everywhere you look, when the US tried to advance a culture so the folks weren't drinking shit water, the next generation resents it. I propose we should support(and in some cases, enable) the collapse of a society if the population votes for same. Of course it may take another generation to get the cave dwellers to understand socialization.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-09 04:36||
#4 My luck Tu would be while walking along the beach I found a bottle. Excitedly I rubbed the bottle and an angry Genie came forth from the bottle. I trembled and piddled myself as the Genie spoke in a booming voice,"at last!, I have lain in that bottle for two thousand years and now I am free. Now I shall destroy you". But, but what about my three wishes?. "Yes, for the first thousand years I would have granted you three wishes but I had lain in that bottle for another thousand years. I then swore I would destroy whomever released me". I then said(yes, I was able to speak)before I die, I just can't believe something so big and powerful could have come out of that bottle. "Foolish bug watch and learn", back into the bottle he goes and I closed the lid. Goodnight Irene. I thought I saw Harry Reid in the distance so I left it for him to find. Good deed for the day, well its the thought that counts.
Posted by Dale 2012-11-09 08:03||
#5 I worry about Pakistan more than Iran even though i agree with Benjamin that the Iran Govt/mullahs needs to be thrown out.
Will that happen under Obama?
Posted by Omerelet Spaique1766 2012-11-09 08:26||
#6 Hateful nonsense from Hypocrite/Glomoting Ghibelline9643 deleted.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-09 09:32||
#7 Weird how decades of threats of genocide, state-sponsored murders, and a national policy focused on bringing about the genocide leads someone to be "obsessed".
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-11-09 10:43||
#8 Hollande obsessed with socialism.
Netanyahu obsessed with Iran.
French Justice Minister obsessed with cute men.
Obama obsessed with re-election.
"I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
You know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world."
Posted by Raider 2012-11-09 11:26||
#9 "the French haven't the nature for war. Their Gallic laziness combines with their Latinate voluptuousness with the res"
Actually th French took Jerusalem and Moswow.Th Gramans failed at both.
Posted by JFM 2012-11-09 13:50||
#10 That appeasing E.U. frog had the tyranical Islamic fanatics of Iran threatening to wipe France off the map, maybe he would not be verbally attacking Bibi, maybe.
#11 JFM, I don't recall the french seizing much of anything in the last 100 years. How many foreigner soldiers died and are buried on their soil in a fight for their countries sovereignty from evil, real evil?
How easily the French remember their arrogance and quickly they forget their humility learned in history.
Posted by jefe101 2012-11-09 14:12||
#12 JFM, both the crusaders who entered Jerusalem in 1099 and many members of the Grande Armée who entered Moscow in 1812 were actually Germans (24000 Bavarians). 95000 were Polish.
And Napoleon abandoned his "international" troops, fled to Paris and left them to die in the icy cellars of Vilnius.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-11-09 14:14||
#13 Napoleon was Corsican.
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-09 15:25||
#14 Been a long time since I got worked up into a French hate, they're different and they like it and that's the way it should be.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-09 15:46||
#15 Well said, Shipman. I did not post the article to trigger anti-France effusions, but just another datum of the world as it is today. Given that the French president is a Socialist, this kind of thing is only one of a sheaf of transgressions we can expect from him and his government -- our pity should go rather to JFM and the rest of the clear thinking Frenchmen and women who got outvoted and now are several months ahead of us on the distinct unhappiness curve.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-09 16:38||
#16 Ahem: "the First World War left 1.4 million French soldiers dead, 4.29% of its population"
Let us temper our criticism of the French by remembering that this happened less than 100 years ago.
Posted by Secret Master 2012-11-09 20:33||
#17 HHHMMMM, HHHMMMM, say Hollande, does Israeli PM Benji have a good reason to ...
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > NORTH KOREA READY TO CONDUCT NUCLEAR, [long-range] MISSLE TESTS: MINISTER.
Youse knew they would.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-09 22:32||