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Yo Brits... Here's What We Think Of You!  
User currently offlineN771AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 3656 times:

I dunno whether to laugh or cry...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1329858,00.html

57 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 3625 times:

Whether some one here want to admit it or not, some of that garbage you read from "proud Americans" is all too common in the U.S. post-9/11. This arrogant, who-gives-a-frack-about-the-rest-of-the-world attitude has become deeply ingrained in many Americans, and you can guess where I think they get their cue from for it.

And it's driven by paranoia and fear.


User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
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Let me start by saying that the UK is our closest ally and without equal amongst our friends. We have stood together in both war and peace since the beginning of the last century and I hope this lasts forever. There is no more dedicated or industrious people in the world, and I am proud to have served with them and known them.

That said, they would not appreciate our meddling in their politics, and I certainly do not want outside forces meddling with ours. I believe the effort will not resonate well with our voters, and I see it backfiring.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

I am sure the Guardian only picked the "best" letters to publish.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

If you ahd bothered to read it, L-188, you'd have noticed that they included a few that supported what the Guardian was doing.

Unfortunately, many could be entitled "The Ugly American".


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

Actually I was aware of that.

But that doesn't take away from the fact they probably chose the worst of the negative ones, and the most reasonable of the pro ones to publish.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

EEp.


I've decided to move to Ohio.


God Bless America.


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

tell us L-188,
which one of those letters is yours??? My bet goes for either this one:

Who in the hell do you think you are??? Well, I'll tell you, you're a bunch of meddling socialist pricks! Stay the hell out of our country and politics. And another thing, John Kerry is a worthless lying sack of crap so it doesn't surprise me that a socialist rag like yours would back him. I hope your cynical ploy blows up in your cowardly faces, you bunch of mealy-mouthed morons!


or this one:

KEEP YOUR FUCKIN' LIMEY HANDS OFF OUR ELECTION. HEY, SHITHEADS, REMEMBER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR? REMEMBER THE WAR OF 1812? WE DIDN'T WANT YOU, OR YOUR POLITICS HERE, THAT'S WHY WE KICKED YOUR ASSES OUT. FOR THE 47% OF YOU WHO DON'T WANT PRESIDENT BUSH, I SAY THIS ... TOUGH SHIT!
PROUD AMERICAN VOTING FOR BUSH!




...and these two gotta be from our very own Commander "terror Nutsalert" Rabb

Please be advised that I have forwarded this to the CIA and FBI.
United States


Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys.
United States




User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Nope, sorry, don't write letters.

I just stockpile ammo for the day that civilization ends and we revert to a more feral state



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

I just stockpile ammo for the day that civilization ends...

Don't you have enough left over since Y2K???  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Whether some one here want to admit it or not, some of that garbage you read from "proud Americans" is all too common in the U.S. post-9/11. This arrogant, who-gives-a-frack-about-the-rest-of-the-world attitude has become deeply ingrained in many Americans, and you can guess where I think they get their cue from for it.

And it's driven by paranoia and fear.


BRAVO, Alpha!!! well said!

Here's the mentality of about half of all Americans: God bless America - and F### everyone else!



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

The practice burns it up.

Besides it's like gas in a gas tank, you never want to mix the new and the old  Laugh out loud



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

L410, I think that Rabb and Boeing7E7 each wrote one of those.


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

I'm glad to see the values that America was founded on--that of a rebel country--still exist today.

Whether you like it or not, and I do, this is the country our ancestors founded and made into the greatest country on the face of this Earth. I, for one, will never, ever give it up, especially not to the likes of terrorist appeasing Europeans.

God Bless America, the greatest country in the world.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Wow, England is a terrorist appeasing European country? There goes another COTW member.


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

My comment was not meant for England.......It was meant more towards France and Belgium and a good chunk of the continent.

And COTW?


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Very cute sweetie. But, pray tell, what on earth America being "made into the greatest country" and Europeans being "terrorist appeasing" have to do with the Guardian?

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

My comment was not meant for England.......It was meant more towards France and Belgium and a good chunk of the continent.

The Guardian is an English paper.

And COTW?

Coalition Of The Willing.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Very cute sweetie. But, pray tell, what on earth America being "made into the greatest country" and Europeans being "terrorist appeasing" have to do with the Guardian?

Long time, no speak honey! You should drop me an e-mail sometime.....


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

I'll do that... But you still didn't answer my question...

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Being honest, if an American paper did something similar with the British General Election, I feel fairly sure that there would have been a number of e-mail responses along the lines of "Who do you think you are, you fat, stupid arrogant Yanks? Go back and sort your own elections out, this isn't Nicaragua you know..." etc etc etc.

The US doesn't have a monopoly on this kind of thing, and I'm absolutely certain that some British people would respond just as strongly.

Besides, if you make observations about other countries politics and elections, then the people of that country have a right to ignore or insult you in return. Seems fair enough to me.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

"The Guardian is an English paper"

They also sell it in Scotland, Wales and I suppose N.Ireland so perhaps you could call The Guardian a British paper  Wink/being sarcastic



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

They also sell it in Scotland, Wales and I suppose N.Ireland so perhaps you could call The Guardian a British paper

Forgive me ye British, for I have indeed comitted the American sin, referring to the UK as England. Embarrassment I promise not to do it again.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

I wouldn't worry, Mir. To all intents and purposes the UK is England. The others are just tacked on for show.  Big grin  Laugh out loud


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

I wouldn't worry, Mir. To all intents and purposes the UK is England. The others are just tacked on for show.

I would suggest that perhaps Scotland, Wales, and Nthn Ireland secede - but Yyz717 would vomit with rage and give himself a brain heamorrhage.

So ... I think that Scotland, Wales, and Nthrn Ireland sould secede.

QFF


25 JeffM : "..and you can guess where I think they get their cue from for it." Who gives a rat's ass where you think they get their cue from. What's the matter,
26 Post contains images GKirk : Banco, I dont know what your moaning about...Essex or whereever your from is virtually France anyway! You frog!
27 Post contains images Banco : Essex? Cheeky git! I have neither an XR3i nor a shell suit. Sussex, I'll have you know, where we're all genteel and civilised.
28 Post contains images GKirk : Essex...Sussex, all the same place
29 NoUFO : Frankly, if I were American I would feel offended by that campaign. "Who do you think you are", appears to be an appropriate response.
30 Jasepl : NoUFO, it's quite benign, if you think about it. It's not as if Tony Blair or the Queen said something to similar effect. The one person I can think o
31 Post contains images Thom@s : Hey GKirk. Wales and scotland, it's all England isn't it? Thom@s -4 years with a.net-
32 Post contains images GKirk : Thom@s, just as Norway is part of Sweden
33 Post contains images Thom@s : Sir, I object to your statement... Norway is well known as the capital of Sweden to some... Thom@s -4 years with a.net-
34 Arniepie : My comment was not meant for England.......It was meant more towards France and Belgium and a good chunk of the continent. Belgium?.... shit ,thus thi
35 Post contains images Andreas : Arniepie...you're as good as dead, can't you feel it coming? But then, since you are a fan of Italian motorbikes according to your profile, it's a mir
36 Post contains images Arniepie : But then, since you are a fan of Italian motorbikes according to your profile, it's a miracle you're still alive anyway! Now Andreas, you are walking
37 Post contains images Andreas : Italian cars...not that there are any that deserve the name car as in Mercedes, BMW, Audi! Ok, I give you Lamborghini, sort of cute actually, at least
38 Falcon84 : My comment was not meant for England.......It was meant more towards France and Belgium and a good chunk of the continent. Yes, those who DARE oppose
39 Safety1 : Rjpeices "terrorist appeasing Europeans" who are these then??, you can hardly say that France or Belgium are this, as they have democratically elected
40 Banco : I still reckon this is one of the best wind-ups I've ever seen. Why else would the good old Grauniad see fit to print the replies (no doubt pissing th
41 Falcon84 : is how comes out of a population of 150 million Actually, our population is closer to 300 million.
42 Navymidn : Personally, I probably would have been nice about it, but I would be annoyed if some random British citizen wrote to me to try to influence my vote. I
43 Foxiboy : If this is not a wind up i for one will never travel to the us again,as the uk have supported the us in various areas, but some us citizens seem to fo
44 MD11Engineer : Ok, I´ve got my opinion about the presidential candidates, most regulars on this forum should know it by now. I think the Guardian campaign was contr
45 Gc : "especially not to the likes of terrorist appeasing Europeans." Yeah right, when we were fighting the IRA and losing men, women and children on a regu
46 Wingman : The saddest part of all of this "yellow" journalism is that it is in fact having some luck driving a wedge between traditional and natural allies like
47 GDB : Fristly, this campaign, was really in depth reporting on the election, meddling in an election is putting rather it strongly, it was more akin to pen
48 Post contains images Solnabo : It wasnt Europe that "lured" US into WW2, remember Pearl Harbor???????? What to expect from retarded colonial f-faces! 0,02 Micke/SE
49 Post contains images NoUFO : ... we would have got all the abuse that France of Germany got ... Quite a typo my dear GDB. You know, we had been a bit reluctant to invade other cou
50 Ctbarnes : The delicious piece of irony here is that successive US governments haven't seemed too bothered about meddling in other country's elections... And the
51 Jasepl : The delicious piece of irony here is that successive US governments haven't seemed too bothered about meddling in other country's elections... You're
52 Ctbarnes : Wouldn't put it past myself... Yeah. Just ask the Chileans, the Vietnamese, the Salvadorans, the Panamanians, the Granadans, the Hatians, the Iraquis,
53 Jasepl : I still don't get it Charles...
54 Ctbarnes : The United States (as do most other colonial powers) have a long history of removing leaders, installing leaders, and interfering in other country's e
55 Jasepl : Yes, it does. Thanks! And I agree... I was misreading this post "The delicious piece of irony here is that successive US governments haven't seemed to
56 Travelin man : As an American citizen voting for Kerry in the upcoming election (and shockingly enough I am not a Commie terrorist-lover), I can only say that this l
57 MD11Engineer : I was p*ssed off with the Bush government before the last German federal election, when they refused to pursue state matters through the regular gover
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