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2012 Election Cycle: French Bashing Is Back

12.13.2011 · Posted in 2012 election, Video

Yuuuup! French Bashing is back like an annoying cold-sore. Mind you, French-Bashing never really left, it just went quiet for a while. 2012 is a electoral year in America and various candidates are vying for the Republican Ticket. Anyone who has paid attention to the world of American politics over the last ten years, is ...

Vile Frenchmen and Arizona’s Immigration Laws

05.27.2010 · Posted in Columnists, History

Lewis Black nailed it two weeks ago when he exclaimed emphatically that “Glenn Beck has Nazi Tourettes!”. Beck however, is not the only one who suffers such political maladies. Many of America’s right wing columnists also suffer from what I call OFSAS. Obsessive French Surrender Analogy Syndrome (OFSAS) is what happens when your knowledge of ...

About That “French Surrender” Thing ..

06.14.2009 · Posted in Editorials, Educating Jay, Pop Culture

Update (4th July 2014) – Plus ça change … Now that  France has lost to Germany at SOCCER, social media is replete with more ‘surrender monkey’ and ‘French surrender’ messages.  Update (14 July 2011): Welcome to one of our most-tweeted articles. It seems everytime the French are mentioned anywhere in the media, legions of lemmings ...

South Park Bashes The French

04.24.2009 · Posted in Cartoons, Editorials, News, Pop Culture

South Park’s French Bashing Explored. The world of cartoons is a powerful way to get out any message you could never achieve with traditional actors or more conventional means. Much like Aesop’s fables, the use of animated characters often serves as a vehicle for political and social satire that avoids serious scrutiny. After all, it’s ...

Adieu Bush

01.20.2009 · Posted in Editorials

“An interesting phenomena taking place here in America about the French … a backlash against the French, not stirred up by anybody except the people.” – George W. Bush, March 2003 “They say this other guy is unpatriotic, or this guy likes French people. That’s what they said about Kerry (…) They try to make ...

Adieu Bush, Adieu Cheney…

11.14.2008 · Posted in Editorials

In the waning days of the second Bush / Cheney presidency, I can barely contain the seething anger that rises in me. This is not a liberal rant; this is not a left-wing diatribe nor is it a politically motivated article. This statement is what I want on the record before political amnesia settles in. ...

Is the pissiness between the U.S. and France over?

10.20.2008 · Posted in Pop Culture, With kind permission

“It’s hard to remember sometimes that France and the United States actually are each other’s oldest foreign friends. French assistance was critical to the success of the American Revolution against Great Britain. In fact, if not for French help, we’d probably all be speaking English right now. We repaid the favor – most notably during ...