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  • Yesterday, as I was sliming out of bed, I received a call from a close friend telling me I had to buy the local paper, just so I could get Doonesbury. She was right. Now I'm thinking about having it framed :)

  • I saw the strip yesterday. I don't speak French, and all I got out of it was that Trudeau himself is an unpatriotic French-lover, which I already knew. :)

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Re:So what? (Score:3, Informative)

      There's a translation available [] (but it's well hidden, that's why I'm posting the link here).

      For some reason, that French sounds Canadian. Is Trudeau from Quebec ? Or from Louisiane ?

      • Apparently his ancestry is Canadian [].

        Speaking of Louisiana, the single stupidest example of France bashing recently was the decision by Congressman Billy Tauzin [] of Louisiana to take down the Cajun French version of his web site. Congressman Ney's renaming of French fries was just silly, but Tauzin has moved beyond silliness to actively insulting not only his own Cajun heritage but, more insanely, many of his constituents as well.

        • Weren't the Arcadians/Cajuns refugees?
          • But they still speak French. Taking down the site (which was in Cajun French anyway) is a move against the French language, and anyone who speaks it, not against the French government. And those constituents who were served by the site are no longer being served.
      • Hmm, interesting question he poses.

        Thanks for the translation. And I hope you found my poor attempt at humor funny, rather than offensive. ;)

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Forgetting our stalwart [], friends [] and allies [], the French.

    • I don't know how this is much different from our friends the Americans [], with their many projects [] :-)
      • Of course "mistakes were made", it'd be disingenious to say otherwise.

        But I'd definately say there's a difference between backing possibly questionable horses against enemies (neither of said opponents had stellar records at the time either, for that matter) versus providing aid to a known bad apple behind the back of your purported allies. Any outrage at such perfidy is, if not justafiable, at least understandable.

        • Well, aside from the fact that the US is 0 for 2 in waging a military offensive for the capture of OBL and Saddam though both remain at large, there are a lot of questions yet unanswered [] about how 9/11 came about; you either have to believe that the employees of every agency involved are bumbling idiots who couldn't find their ass with both hands and a flashlight or you have to start thinking that maybe this wasn't entirely accidental. The truth is somewhere in the middle most likely but I suppose it's easi

          • Funny, I heard we were waging military offensives to remove regimes that supported terrorism from power (then again the Socialists^WDemocrats keep trying to spin a failure using those terms . . .). Wasn't a 100% win, but then again one would have to count the side effects of fewer todlers in prison and fewer people being tossed in plastic-chippers as positives. As for the `unanswered questions' site, I forgot my roll of tin foil at home today.

            In regard to beleiving in the `American dream', yes you hav

            • Tinfoil hat aside, the US probably wouldn't know what to do if they found the administration even remotely responsible for what happened. Conspiracy theories or not, there are a lot of unanswered questions and a government quickly acting to make more documents classified and unavailable for FOIA.

              I don't know about France, but the news over here had some reports of Rice being in Moscow and unsubstantiated reports that Saddam was taken there and given amnesty by the US which is about as plausible as anythin

    • What you mean "we", Kimosabe?