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  • 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 ?

      • by vsergu (505) on 2003.05.05 21:14 (#19818) Journal

        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.