If People in Other Countries Reacted to Tragedies Like Americans

What if, say, Afghans, responded to grief as cheesily and inappropriately as Americans?

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  • Didn’t “Freedom Fries” come with cheese (or was that mayonnaise)?

    • The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for “mayonaise” 😉

      Ya just gotta wonder whether the idiot Senators who requested the name change have realized that the French were right?

      • Your comment was tongue-in-cheek, right? The word itself comes from French:

      • One of my favorite bushisms is, “The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur”

        Now that, my friend, is world class stupidity. Out-stupiditeed only by those who were stupid enough to choose him to represent them on the world stage in the first place.

        I read something from a RW blogger a while back. He’d seen one of the Statues of Liberty in France. His comment was priceless, “You know those French, they’ll steal anything”

        For some reason, my reply was removed from the site.

      • Oh, hell.

        The French probably don’t have a word for “bon mot,” either. They are so stupid!


  • uhhh – gotcha Ted, but (nudge, nudge, wink, wink0 – didn’t you know that there’s A LOT of other cultures, countries and groups that do the SFT? – It ain’t a strictly American thing to do. I get the same crap tossed in my direction whenever i travel to various places in the world. – and, going off on a tangent from this, I hate it when anyone starts off a comment with “all you Americans……….” – don’t you?

  • Friggin’ “patriot day” has to be the most gut-wrenchingly cynical, manipulative, and downright ugly exploitation of mass murder I’ve ever heard.

    Hey, Dick! I got a great idea on how we can sell the war you wanted…

  • I submit, Ted, that this is precisely what the US government’s annual spending of more than a million million USD on the military (including the so-called «intelligence» sector) is all about – allowing that government to react in a fairly unique fashion to perceived affronts. From what I’ve seen, however, ordinary people’s reactions to tragedies are much the same all over the globe….


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