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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:11 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Xenophobia Update: Republicans Now Think France Is Très Bon



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Xenophobia Update: Republicans Now Think France Is Très Bon (Original post)
EarlG Apr 2012 OP
Enrique Apr 2012 #1
onehandle Apr 2012 #2
bayareaboy Apr 2012 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2012 #12
izquierdista Apr 2012 #14
MADem Apr 2012 #17
VWolf Apr 2012 #19
MADem Apr 2012 #21
bluesbassman Apr 2012 #4
montanto Apr 2012 #5
Moostache Apr 2012 #6
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #7
MADem Apr 2012 #22
CTyankee Apr 2012 #25
The Wielding Truth Apr 2012 #8
siligut Apr 2012 #9
oberliner Apr 2012 #10
progressoid Apr 2012 #11
ErikJ Apr 2012 #13
CJCRANE Apr 2012 #15
CTyankee Apr 2012 #26
MADem Apr 2012 #16
muntrv Apr 2012 #18
freshwest Apr 2012 #20
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2012 #23
Hubert Flottz Apr 2012 #24

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. he goes there "from time to time"

who doesn't?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

2. It's like you or me going to Taco Bell or Dunkin' Donuts.

Just a thing we do 'from time to time.'

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. I do once in a while ...


Have never been there though except in my dreams. The left bank comes just after Copenhagen and before the Barrier Reef.

Do you think this means, that we don't have to call them Freedom Fries any more!

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:10 PM

12. Hope he gets rude waiters.

He deserves such.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

14. I wonder if he ran into the Griswolds there....

 

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

17. That is one of my favorite scenes from that film!

I love the one that follows it, where the kitchen staff is microwaving frozen meals and scraping them onto restaurant plates with a bit of parsley!

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Response to MADem (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:16 PM

19. ... And a tiny French flag

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Response to VWolf (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:59 PM

21. Ah, mais oui!! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:26 PM

4. I guess Freedom Fries won't be served in the Congressional cafeteria then.

Hypocritical jackasses. (no offense to our long eared four legged friends )

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

5. I don't see francophilia going over well with Repubs.

They still aren't over the Statue of Liberty.

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Response to montanto (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:56 PM

6. I think the wingnuts are getting over it now...through visualizations.

They are fine with Lady Liberty...they just imagine its a middle finger salute being held high and not the torch of liberty....and their version of the inscription is a lot different than reality...

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Response to montanto (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. Or that Frenchman Pierre L'Enfant was the architect and designer of our nation's capital, Washington

D.C. after coming over from France to serve in the Revolutionary War.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:00 PM

22. They probably don't want to hear how much France had to do with bankrolling our revolution, either!

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Response to MADem (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:50 AM

25. The Southerners also ought to love France's support for the Confederacy...

after all, give credit where credit is due!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. Hey. They are on our side. We love France, too! That should cost Romney. I will remind RW of this.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

9. Mormon missionaries won't dare say it, but going on a mission is usually a hardship

The family pays for it and the missionary works very hard under difficult circumstances. Going on a mission is such a big deal in Mormon culture, no one dare complain about it. Mitt and his mission just laughs in the face of all the others, Mitt is just so damn irritating.

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Response to siligut (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

10. Even better than Orlando

 

Orlando - I love you Orlando!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

11. Mention the Champs-Elysees to the average Repub voter.

And get a blank stare.

Mention France, and they'll get pissed off.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:20 PM

13. And he stays in his CHATEAU?

 

I wonder how many French chateaus and Italian Villas he owns. Probably a Swiss Chalet or two also.
France is so socialist that he has to keep a watch over it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

15. Paris is slightly less cool

now that Mitt Romney likes it...but it's still cool enough.

I was in Paris for a few days on a business trip (for a credit card company) about ten years ago. I have hazy memories of lunch with beer, elegant 19th century buildings with ornate iron railings on the balconies, waiters who addressed you formally as "Monsieur", crazy lane-free traffic near the Arc de Triomphe, and the common habit of working for an extra two hours from 5pm to 7pm (which of course isn't that unusual but I wondered if it had more to do with finding an excuse to see one's mistress...).

I'd like to visit again, partially because I'm a fan of French comic book artists (like Moebius) - it would be nice to root around in some of the obscure bookshops in the backstreets of Paris.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:53 AM

26. I was there exactly one year ago and had forgotten how fabulous it is!

I had been there as a teenager with my mother but I still have a memory of walking into the Louvre and seeing Winged Victory. I had never seen anything so magnificent...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:37 PM

16. Mitt should have stayed on that damn bike--he killed his BOSS's WIFE over there in a car wreck!

He was at the wheel, the boss's wife didn't make it, and as a consequence the boss said screw this shit and went home, and Mitt moved up in the Mormon church because he took over for the boss.

And, to make it more juicy, it was a drunken priest who was in the OTHER car!

The GOP always seems to have a car or plane wreck in the back of their campaign histories....

And even then, he displayed the wholesome—some might say goofy—sense of humor, organizational skills, and work ethic that help to explain why Romney was designated an assistant to the American leader of the Mormon mission in France. And that is how, at the age of 21, he ended up behind the steering wheel of a stylish low-riding Citroën DS with the mission leader, his wife, and three others crammed into a car made for five people on a winding road in southwestern France. Another car, driven by a speeding priest, who by most accounts seemed drunk, struck Romney’s car head-on.

Police who arrived on the scene initially assumed that Romney was dead. A photo of him in the hospital later shows him with a cast on his arm and a black eye.) Tragically, the wife of the mission leader did die, and her injured husband departed France almost immediately. Romney, who had been transferred to Paris by then, was temporarily tasked with co-administrating to the needs of 200 missionaries in France until the Mormon hierarchy managed to send a new elder to take the leader’s place.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/14/mitt-romney-s-life-as-a-missionary-nearly-killed-in-a-car-accident.html

And of course, in typical Mitt The Shit fashion, he disses the country that put up with him trying to interfere with their culture and customs with his noxious prosletyzing!

So it is interesting that when Romney has spoken of France on the presidential campaign trail—whether in 2008 or now—it has generally not been to highlight his global experience, but to denigrate France (or, most recently, Europe in general) as a land of decline that has weakened the drive of its citizens with welfare-state comforts. It’s the sort of argument that has changed little since the 1960s, even though Europe’s social safety net has thinned substantially and many European nations have recently embraced stern austerity measures.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

18. If the republickers hate French, then what do they think of the NRA's Wayne LaPierre?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:35 PM

20. They have him confused with this guy who began the war on women:



Penelope ran like most women from the Repugs

Oh and republickers, that's a good one, LOL!



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

23. This will not gain him votes except maybe from the wine and cheese lobbyists.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:14 AM

24. Mitt caught with his hand in the Freedom Fries?

Sez he always has an American hot dog with those little socialist taters strips, just to counteract that socialism and such.

What a man!

Even though man is a social animal, a republican teaBragger isn't and damned proud of it. Mitt is dumbing himself down to become a hard core, born again, TeaBragger.

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