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Well, well, well …

01.18.2015 · Posted in Elected officials, Glenn Beck, News, Politics, Quotes

It’s been a horrid few days. The nature of the events of January 7th left us in shock and we’re slowly coming to terms with the gravity of what happened in France. Around the world, shows of support and solidarity were numerous and most welcome. And then, came the hypocrites. Senator Roy Blunt 2003: “Do ...

Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.

10.08.2013 · Posted in Editorials, News, Politics

“Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.” – U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (TX-32) (R) in front of World War II monument in Washington. Pete Sessions is no stranger to controversy. In 2009, he said the Republican Party understood legislative “insurgency a little but more because of the Taliban”. In 2010, the same Pete Sessions said ...

French Bashing is Back

03.28.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Politics, Pop Culture

Yes. It’s back. Nothing like during the Iraq war of course, but proof none the less that anti-French prejudice is alive and well in American Pop Culture. A few minutes on twitter suffice… Here are a few articles and comments worthy of note. Du «french bashing» en Amérique – Petite poussée anti-française avec l’intervention «alliée» ...

Rumsfeld takes aim at Schroeder, Chirac in new memoir

02.08.2011 · Posted in Freedom Fries, Politics

“More troubling, the French and Germans were, intentionally or not, giving Saddam’s regime the impression that they could stop a military confrontation (…) By giving Saddam a false sense of security, and thereby reducing the incentive for him to comply with the UN’s demands, the French and Germans undoubtedly made a war more likely, not ...

Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina

01.28.2011 · Posted in Politics, Pop Culture

“Republican House suffers its first defection…and it’s Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (NC). The man responsible for the French-baiting “freedom fries” fiasco [has] evolved into a thoughtful conservative critic of foreign warmongering, marking his most high profile departure from Republican orthodoxy. It was notable because his Eastern North Carolina district has the largest number of active ...

Barack Obama Has Declared France Is America’s Greatest Ally

01.11.2011 · Posted in Editorials, News, Politics

Following yesterday’s meeting at the White House between American President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a wave of indignation has arisen in the United Kingdom over Obama’s latest remarks. By declaring France America’s greatest ally, not only are we lights years away from the days of French Bashing by the Bush / Cheney ...