Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 16:36:23 -0000 (GMT) Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_French_Fries?= The long term political consensus is that it is a short term issue. That is caused by a misunderstanding of precisely what countries like Poland and Romania are signing upto on joining the EC. Perhaps they have not realised that they are signing away their national soveriegnty - and imagine that a socio-political bias towards the USA (as a bastion of freedom and the economic savior)is acceptable within Europe. The pro-USA bias which is common in eastern-europe is not sustainable - especially when I'm paying for it.... regards steve when they effectivley sign over there > The split among Europeans over support of the US is not doing any harm > to US interest in weakening the counterbalance of the European union. > New alliance patterns are emerging. > Judy > > > > >>And the paranoid rumours from Paris are that the reason the USA is so >>keen on european expansion is to prevent the EC becoming a >>greator challenge to the US hegemony... >> >>regards >>s >> >>David wrote: >> >>>All, >>>In case you hadn't already heard, many restaurants around the >>>country have renamed french fries "freedom fries." As funny as it is >>>sad and stupid, this isn't where the nationalistic stupidity and >>>black & white, us vs. them mentality (and I'm using the word >>>"mentality" liberally here) ends. Many restaurants are banning >>>french wine, french water, perrier & more. >>> >>>Among the changes I envision for the near future: >>> >>>French poodles will be renamed "freedom poodles" >>>French kisses will be renamed "freedom kisses" >>>French bread will be renamed "freedom bread" >>>All French Canadians will now be considered "Freedom Canadians" >>>"Frenchie" from the movie "Grease" will be renamed "Freedomie" >>>French horns will be renamed "freedom horns" >>>The actor "French Stewart" will be renamed "Freedom Stewart" >>>French Restaurants will either be burned or be renamed "Freedom >>>Restaurants" The Franco-Prussian war of the 19th century will be >>>renamed "The Freedom-Prussian War" >>>The expression "Pardon my french" will be renamed "pardon my freedom" >>>Any and all Francophone cultures will be renamed "Freedom-phone >>>cultures" German shepherds will be renamed "freedom shepherds" >>>German cake will be renamed "freedom cake" >>>German cockroaches will be renamed "freedom cockroaches" >>>The word "Germane" will be renamed "freedom" >>>The German Chancellor Gerhardt Schreoder will be renamed "Freedom >>>Schreoder" "Germs" will be renamed "freedoms" >>>Germanic languages will be renamed "freedom languages" >>>German sausage will be renamed "freedom sausage" >>>German measles will be renamed "freedom measles" >>> >>>And finally, France and Germany will be renamed "The United States." >>> >>>David > > > -- > > "Reality is nothing more that a stubbornly persistent illusion" - > Albert Einstein.
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