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2003-10-13 Europe
Doubts tearing France apart
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Posted by tu3031 2003-10-13 10:21:24 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6484 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 And ChIrak is an asshole to boot.
Posted by Atrus 2003-10-13 10:33:03 AM||   2003-10-13 10:33:03 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 wonder how long before the hard-working Poles pass them in income, GDP, and productivity?
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-13 10:35:42 AM||   2003-10-13 10:35:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 French "decline" is a myth - they never were that high to begin with. They have considered themselves the top dog since Charlemagne, regardless of history's verdict. One of these days, they'll get a clue, but I won't hold my breath.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-13 12:00:11 PM|| []  2003-10-13 12:00:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 ...sinking of the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, by hapless frogmen in 1985.

The frogmen did something useful in the last quarter century! Break out the booze!
Posted by Charles  2003-10-13 12:02:15 PM||   2003-10-13 12:02:15 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 "Yo, Dominique! I tinks I got yer pole right here, baby!"
Posted by .com 2003-10-13 12:20:32 PM||   2003-10-13 12:20:32 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Old Patriot, our friends are in trouble. I think the malaise is isolated to the Left Bank in Paris mostly. We came to the aid of Berlin; now its off to Paris. We'll need 5 C-130's of Zoloft... Hey, they could use some couseling from Dr Phil... Also lets see what Tom McClintock is doing. He had a plan for California that is struggling with excessive union benefits and such. Maybe he can help out in France.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-13 12:24:40 PM||   2003-10-13 12:24:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 DeVillepin: comparing today’s prophets of doom to anti-republicans who collaborated with the Nazis.

How's the State of Denial? Don't discuss the reasons for your decline, or whether your policies are right or wrong, just break out the pencil and fill in the Hitler moustache on your opponents. It's easy!

Oh, yeah: "Now batting for the French, New Republic, # 6".
Posted by Raj 2003-10-13 12:25:02 PM|| []  2003-10-13 12:25:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 So "doubt" is collapsing Latinized-Germania? Then maybe its certain that their social-economic models are untenable. I volunteer to rule the Gallic entity with great skill. But I want everything that Louis XIV got.
Posted by Imam Hotep Bejesus 2003-10-13 2:09:24 PM||   2003-10-13 2:09:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 You want the Duke of Marlborough to beat you up?
Posted by Fred  2003-10-13 2:26:49 PM||   2003-10-13 2:26:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Faster Please.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-13 6:31:30 PM||   2003-10-13 6:31:30 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 The French and Germans are sinking the Euro too.
Posted by Ptah  2003-10-13 9:23:36 PM|| []  2003-10-13 9:23:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Yeah Umm, OK France is about ready to implode--a country that was driving the Moors outta Spain when the US was just an idea.
The demise of France is so often predicted but never happens despite wishful thinking on the part of right wing idealogues who hate France just because of their social welfare system and independent world view--as a proud American--who will NEVER forget what they did for us in our struggle to throw the British yoke off of our neck, bankrupting themselves in the process I say "Vive la France"
Posted by Not Mike Moore 2003-10-13 11:22:59 PM||   2003-10-13 11:22:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 Mike need I remind that recuctant help you refer to has been repaid 3times over 1)WW1,2)WW2,3)Cold war.

If the help France sent the American Revolutionaries bankrupted France then thier economy was in the toliet anyway.
Posted by Raptor  2003-10-14 9:25:29 AM||   2003-10-14 9:25:29 AM|| Front Page Top

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