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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:33 PM
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Does Tweety understand US demographics?
He keeps scoffing at Obama's visit to Germany - "I don't know how impressed people will be seeing him greeted by Germans - HA!" - as though he's visiting some kind of pariah country that repulses most Americans.

Guess what the biggest ethnic group in the country is? Yep. Germans. 23% of Americans share German ancestry, almost 8% more than the second most numerous ethnic group (Irish - sorry, Tweety, we outnumber you!).

The German-Americans in my family are going to be planted in front of the television for his visit, and yeah, it's exciting. Tweety is parroting the "Old Europe" and "chocolate makers" insults of the Rummy days, and it's insulting and offensive. Obama's visit is going to bury the neocon trashing of Europe and it's about goddamn time.



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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:37 PM
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1. I think there's a lot he doesn't understand.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:11 PM
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12. WORD
:patriot:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:37 PM
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2. Interesting
My father (of German ancestry) married my mother (of Irish Ancestry) Amazing how those in other countries can't wait to get rid of bush. Probably more then us.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:38 PM
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3. I wonder if Europeans call us Amerotrash. As far as Tweety is
concerned, you just had to ask, "Doesn't Tweety understand?" and the answer would be, "No," to anything.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:41 PM
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He would know a lot more if he learned to listen instead of talking over everyone.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:41 PM
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4. I think McCain was his Social Studies teacher.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:43 PM
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5. Aren't there any Germans in
PA? I swear ..some of the things I read that comes out that man's mouth makes ya wonder how much he doesn't know.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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6. Tweety doesn't understand a shoehorn
:dunce:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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7. Time for an email
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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8. John Cleese's character Faulty had a problem with the German guests..
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 05:47 PM by Feeney2
"Just don't mention the war", says Faulty. Maybe Tweety thinks life's a sitcom.
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:54 PM
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9. I remember that - LOL
I had a co-worker ask me once if we "sang war songs" at my sister's wedding reception (lots of relatives from Germany were there).

Gee, I've never sung a war song at a wedding reception - I'm surprised she didn't ask if we invaded Oregon after the party.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:56 PM
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10. Jeesh
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:02 PM
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11. He does say that life is a campaign.


What a douche bag.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:19 PM
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13. I can't stand him when he brings up race. He paints a horrible
picture of hopelessly bigoted whites and makes blacks seem like exotic foreigners.
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27inCali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:22 PM
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14. as someone with a lot of German ancestry
I find any knock on West Europe in general to be insulting and stupid.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:28 PM
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15. Ditto on both counts
I'm more than 3/4 German.

BTW, Tweety only understands the voices in his head and his earpiece. And often doesn't recognize the difference.
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:53 AM
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16. NO.
And, he drives me crazy with his VP speculation. "The popular former governor of PA could bring in OH, MI & WV for McCain." What? Huh? WTF! I live in Ohio, and I do pay attention to politics, and I'd never heard of Ridge until he was in Bush's administration. Why in the world would THAT make me vote for McCain? Ditto for Rendell. "Eddie could bring in Ohio." WHY? I don't know a single person who would vote for McCain because of Rendell or any other politician from a neighboring state. Gimme a break. At most they'd influence PA voters, but come on. He needs a vacation.
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:01 AM
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17. He is an idiot
There is probably no single European country he could go to better than Germany to get the maximum impact.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:02 AM
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18. LIke an overripe persimmon, Tweety's head does seem to have soft spots.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:18 AM
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19. That's not true
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 02:21 AM by Spider Jerusalem
The single biggest ethnic group in the US is Americans of Anglo-British ancestry; the original British settlers mostly emigrated during the 17th and 18th centuries, and their descendants for the most part don't have any sense of 'ethnic' identity, thinking of themselves as 'American' (but names like Jones and Williams and Edwards and Jackson are very much of British Isles origin). Collectively 17th and 18th century British immigrants probably have well over a hundred million descendants in the present American population.
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