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tornadospotter
08-05-2009, 06:07 PM
JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded "does that include those who are buried here?
DeGuale did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop
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When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.
He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.'

You could have heard a pin drop..
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There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed over 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?'


You could have heard a pin drop.
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A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a ****tail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'
Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, 'Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.
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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically..
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."
The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France !"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.."


You could have heard a pin drop.

hermhater
08-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Good stuff twister!

AkChief49
08-05-2009, 10:15 PM
awesome post TS! dang frogs anyway!you would think they would be a bit more thankful...

Chiefster
08-05-2009, 10:40 PM
Good post reply TS!

Hayvern
08-06-2009, 12:37 AM
If it were up to me, which I am sure a shlt load of people are glad it isn't but if it were, I would not tolerate those sarcastic whine a$ always trying to put down the American way. America might not be a world wide favorite but I can think of places a hell of a lot worst to be. Super sweet post Tornado, Rep due .

OH yeah, what would you do moron? Go over and take them over?

I liked the post and I think it is great that there are people up there sticking up for America like that, we need more of them these days, but in the same vein where we have to put up with the whiny liberals and socialists in this country, we at least have to listen to these other idiots of the world spout their ignorant opinion. Then once, they have spouted it, we can put them in their place with some very poinient and sharp words just as these people have.

Guru
08-06-2009, 01:32 AM
Cue up Lee Greenwood please. Thanks for that post TS!!!

Chiefster
08-06-2009, 02:42 AM
Cue up Lee Greenwood please. Thanks for that post TS!!!

...Proud to be an American!

rbedgood
08-06-2009, 02:45 AM
Cue up Lee Greenwood please. Thanks for that post TS!!!

Going to see him on Sunday...

2009 Hannity Freedom Concert
Lee Greenwood
Billy Ray Cyrus
Charlie Daniels Band
Michael W Smith
and more...

I'm stoked.

Chiefster
08-06-2009, 02:46 AM
Going to see him on Sunday...

2009 Hannity Freedom Concert
Lee Greenwood
Billy Ray Cyrus
Charlie Daniels Band
Michael W Smith
and more...

I'm stoked.

Michael W. Smith is one of my favorites!

AkChief49
08-06-2009, 02:47 AM
...Proud to be an American!
the flip side...proud to be a Frenchman where I at least I know I'll flee...:lol:

Chiefster
08-06-2009, 02:49 AM
:lol:

Well, the French did assist us in obtaining our own freedom.

Guru
08-06-2009, 02:56 AM
Going to see him on Sunday...

2009 Hannity Freedom Concert
Lee Greenwood
Billy Ray Cyrus
Charlie Daniels Band
Michael W Smith
and more...

I'm stoked.
I am not near as big a fan of Hannity as I used to be but I would love to attend his Freedom Concert.

Ironically, his show got worse after Colmes left.

Guru
08-06-2009, 02:58 AM
:lol:

Well, the French did assist us in obtaining our own freedom.
I will always give them credit for that. We lose the Revolutionary war without them. I have always found it ironic that they were the ones to help us break away from Great Britain and yet they are now are some of our biggest detractors.

Hayvern
08-06-2009, 03:04 AM
I will always give them credit for that. We lose the Revolutionary war without them. I have always found it ironic that they were the ones to help us break away from Great Britain and yet they are now are some of our biggest detractors.

You do realize that the French have hated the English for almost an eternity. It was more of a middle finger salute to the English that the French helped us at all. Some historians would even say that the French, by helping us, hoped to gain at least an ally that would help tip the world power at the time to them.

Ultimately, we have paid them many times over. Bailing them out in WW1 and WW2 and by no small measure the French were a big impact on our involvement in Vietnam as well.

I don't mind giving them credit where credit is due, but they have been repaid that debt.

Guru
08-06-2009, 03:07 AM
You do realize that the French have hated the English for almost an eternity. It was more of a middle finger salute to the English that the French helped us at all. Some historians would even say that the French, by helping us, hoped to gain at least an ally that would help tip the world power at the time to them.

Ultimately, we have paid them many times over. Bailing them out in WW1 and WW2 and by no small measure the French were a big impact on our involvement in Vietnam as well.

I don't mind giving them credit where credit is due, but they have been repaid that debt.
Oh, definitely Hayvern. Completely agreed on that front. Like I said, I give them credit for helping us win the war that helped shape our nation.

Chiefster
08-06-2009, 03:07 AM
I will always give them credit for that. We lose the Revolutionary war without them. I have always found it ironic that they were the ones to help us break away from Great Britain and yet they are now are some of our biggest detractors.

Funny (not really) how things ultimately work out.

Chiefster
08-06-2009, 03:20 AM
You do realize that the French have hated the English for almost an eternity. It was more of a middle finger salute to the English that the French helped us at all. Some historians would even say that the French, by helping us, hoped to gain at least an ally that would help tip the world power at the time to them.

Ultimately, we have paid them many times over. Bailing them out in WW1 and WW2 and by no small measure the French were a big impact on our involvement in Vietnam as well.

I don't mind giving them credit where credit is due, but they have been repaid that debt.

This and...


Oh, definitely Hayvern. Completely agreed on that front. Like I said, I give them credit for helping us win the war that helped shape our nation.

...this.

tornadospotter
08-06-2009, 03:31 AM
Cue up Lee Greenwood please. Thanks for that post TS!!!
YouTube - 2006 Lee Greenwood sings at Memorial Stadium in Nebraska

Ask and receive. :11:

tornadospotter
08-06-2009, 01:47 PM
He sang that great but he looked like Lynn Swan on the Puffskers monitor. :D hee hee.....
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