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Surely this is a joke? Alas it isn’t. The guest list released by White House for Tuesday night’s social dinner at the White House in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy included non-other than Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri and his wife Abigail Perlman Blunt.
CNBC, whose audience is mainly composed of wealthy decision-makers, investors, bankers and executives in America, has a worldwide reach through satellite transmission. Unfortunately, Francophobia seems to be widespread and endemic on this channel. The two worst offenders being Marc Haines (Squawk on the Street ) and Joe Kernan (Squawk Box).
“I surely hope that those Americans who renamed French fries into freedom fries, and those Americans who poured perfectly good French wines down American drains, I hope that they realise what foolishness that was” – Nicholas Burns, US State Department
When solicited by journalists, former French Bashing politicians don’t return their calls. Candidates for the Republican ticket now spin the politics of President Nicolas Sarkozy in their favor and the talking heads seem to have new marching orders. It is now safe to say, French Bashing has come and gone.
Tony Snow : The President and Mrs. Bush are going to welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Mrs. Sarkozy to the home of former President George H.W. Bush, for a private lunch on August 11th — that will be Saturday. This is a result of an invitation extended during the
It’s been quite a few months since Jay Leno last bashed the French on the Tonight Show. In fact, some of us thought the Educating Jay project had been met with some success (Comments made to James Woods of Shark on January 18 2007). Despite our efforts, Jay Leno and
Solo Mobile, a Canadian Cell Phone carrier has been featuring a new commercial where an agitated French boulanger is enraged with his current baker because of the quality of the baguettes.
A conservative group, called Move America Forward, showed up at the San Francisco Federal Building to protest Nancy Pelosi’s plan to leave Iraq with chimpanzees they’d rented from an animal studio. The chimps were supposed to be “Surrender Monkeys”
“I hate to sink the GOP’s toy boat, but it was the French who inspired the U.S. Constitution, a document written by geniuses so it could be followed by idiots.” – Bill Maher