Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:
I have been noticing a lot of anti-French sentiment on these boards over the past month or two, and I must ask, what gives? People such as KROC are constantly bashing the French, and making stupid comments for no real apparent reason. What do you people have against the French?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16109 posts, RR: 57 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Well, a recent example of French attitude that did not go down well in Canada:
A French mayor of a town near Paris that is being earmarked for the 3rd Paris airport said that a Canadian WW2 war grave would have to be relocated. Upon hearing the protests from Canada (who lost many sons fighting for French freedom), he responded with anger about people living in the past. This created a minor storm in Canada.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
Cba, the Germans broke through in the Franco Prussian War too. Check your history books.
They also have 12% unemployment in favor of social welfare, they defend their culture instead of going with the cultural flow. They prate and pretend that there is something special about being French when there is no intrinsic value to wearing nothing but black, smoking, being a Communist, and making a big snit about your cheese and wine.
There's nothing particularly good about being an American, either, but we don't pretend that. We don't have a department of American cultural defense. When our culture changes, it changes. The French cling to their Napoleonic past like a drowning man to a life preserver.
They got us into World War II due to their shocking incompetence at defeating a foe that was outnumbered and equipped with tanks so bad that they broke down after 300 miles of advance.
They got us into Viet Nam due to their exporting their shocking military incompetence to Southeast Asia. Somehow a nation that prided itself on its resistance to colonial oppressors didn't take a lesson from the ones it gave to the Germans.
The French, along with the Russian apologists, use the U.N as a forum to break U.N rules and absolve Saddam Hussein of his obligation to lose his weapons of mass destruction.
Ahhhh..... I guess I need to calm down. I need to take a bike ride in the forest. Which reminds me:
Why are there trees on the Champs Elysee? So the Germans can march in the shade!
QANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
Same thing with Australian graves there too. I think you'll be glad to hear that Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson is in Paris talks with Jaques Chiraq (apologies for spelling) on this very issue. lets hope.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
The French have managed to piss me off lately.
I live in Geneva - in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. A lot of our goods come from France.
I have a sizable collection of DVD's. DVD's are cool because you can watch a movie in its original language or in another one, plus various subtitle choices.
In France, I am seeing more and more that American films published in France on DVD will only have the French soundtrack, or have the English soundtrack available only accompanied by french subtitles - you can't switch them off. They are trying to force all consumers to use French, rather than watch a movie in its original version.
France is the only country I've seen do this. Such insecurity...
BWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
Oh, I don't know about that. The French Canadians are equally awful. They actually have language police that go around with measuring tapes, making sure that the French on billboards is at least twice as large as the Englist translation.
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1567 times:
If there is one thing that pisses the Brits off is that the French use European law only when it suits them. For example they ban British beef because they say its unsafe but quite happily export their own when they also have a mad cow problem.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
RealHigh. Your contribution was "stellar" as always.
CBA. Why do I hate the French? I had no idea I had to answer to you. Funny is I started a thread on why there is so much Anti-U.S. Sentiment, I would be labled a crybaby. Last time I checked, one ot the biggst area's of Anti-U.S. Sentiment outside of the big desert was France. Hmmm. I wonder why this is. See, when I studied history, and WWI and II, Germany occupied France both times. Maybe my history books were different though. Hell, in WWII, France practically laid over for Germany, and teh French produced more war materials for the Germans than the German's did themselves. France has also shown I won't say support to terrorism but maybe at least favoritism. They are cowards. The Shoe Bomber...they were worried about the U.S. giving him the Dealth Penalty. Yeah, boo hoo, because if he had his way, he wouldn't have given his own Death Penalty to about 260 innocent people. I'm sure by know you have heard the case with the UTA DC-10 bombing in 1989 as mentioned to you in an email by my man VS340. France denied the U.S. their Air Space in launching attacks on Libya or was it durning the Gulf (To early for me to be positive). What is that? Cowardice. As of recent, The anti-Jewish/Israeli attitudes flowing out of France are deplorable as well. I'm talking about high ranking government official's. Ambassador to Israel or what ever his position is, dropping a few anti-semetic remarks a month or two back. Very Nice. All from a bunch of people who would be German if it wasn't for the U.S. and Great Britian.
Also, you have to realize that (well until now that you started crying like a little frenchmen errrrrrrrrr girl), most of my France remarks were made in jest. It was funny. It is funny. Hard to argue with a country who just roll's over and doesn't fight. hell, Poland made put up more of an effort against Germany than France even thought of. I will stand fast on my opinions of France until they change. Until they stop worring about what happens to murders errrrrrrrrrrr terrorists. Until they stop hating just for the sake of hating.....with no reason. Oh but let me guess.....this will just make me and angry or ignorant American right? Better find someone else to call out there skillet.
707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 31 Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
Boy, I feel like I'm on the wrong web site !
>Cfalk : I'll have to disagree with you on the DVD topic. When I was living in the UK, I use to buy a lot of DVDs for me an my familly. As I prefer to watch movies in English, with English subtitles (it helps a lot), I was quite happy with the cheap UK DVDs. However, when it comes to buying DVDs for my parents, who don't speak English quite well, I realised that it was next to impossible to find DVDs with French soundtrack. In UK, you usually have English soundrack, and then Suomi, or Hungarian, sometimes Polish or Czech. Almost never is there a French or German or Italian or Spanish soundtrack. Have they even realised that those are their closest neighbours ?
Eal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
Not starting a war here but:
Funny is I started a thread on why there is so much Anti-U.S. Sentiment, I would be labled a crybaby.
And so you would do to others complaining of any anti-European threads!
Other than that, as a Brit, I do agree with most of your comments. The French detest us anyway, so I'm only returning the compliment.
Anyway, aside from that! I'm surprised that, as you say, the French gave a damn about the Shoe Bomber seeing that he was British. Would have thought they'd have been trying to kill them off themeselves! Personally, speaking as a Brit again, I'd have been quite happy for him to have been strung up in, let's say, Times Square, and let the NYC population do whatever they wanted! But that's another topic really!
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1541 times:
And so you would do to others complaining of any anti-European threads!
Eal401, not sure what you mean by that, but no matter what, there will always be crybabies. There will always be Anti-European, French, U.S., Israeli, British, ect Sentiment coming from somewhere. In this case, what I am saying is that America/Americans tend to be the focal point of the large portion of it, and allot of it outside the desert comes from France. Why? That's all I am saying. I'm not exactly Anti-French persay, but at least I back up my negative feelings with something more that "Because I said so", unlike allot of other people.