Concering the French

Concering the French

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:25 am

The two from Patton and Schwartzkopf are my favorites, note that I haven't checked for accruarcy.


"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these
drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by
prostitutes." -- Mark Twain
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"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one
behind me."
--General George S. Patton

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"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your
Accordion."
--Norman Schwartzkopf

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"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it."
--Marge Simpson
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"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure." --Jacques Chirac,
President of France "As far as France is concerned, you're right." --Rush
Limbaugh
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"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is
Sitting in Paris sipping coffee." --Regis Philbin
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"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the
1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks, but doesn't have the
face for it."
-- John McCain , U. S. Senator from Arizona
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"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris
under a German flag." -- David Letterman
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"Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada."
--Ted Nugent
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"War without France would be like ... World War II." --Unknown
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"The favourite bumper sticker in Washington D. C. right now is one that says
'First Iraq, then France.'" --Tom Brokaw
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"What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of its
National will fighting against DisneyWorld and Big Macs than the Nazis?"
--Dennis Miller
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"It is important to remember that the French have always been there when
they needed us." --Alan Kent
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"They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an
attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a
three-day supply of mistresses in the house." --Argus Hamilton
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"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being
advertised on eBay the other day -- the description was, 'Never shot.
Dropped once."
--Rep. Roy Blunt, MO
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"The French will only agree to go to war when we've proven we've found
truffles in Iraq. " --Dennis Miller
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Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered the
city in WWII?
A. Table for 100,000 m'sieur?
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"Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris? It's not known,
it's never been tried."---Rep R. Blount, MO
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"Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in WWII? And
that's because it was raining." --John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv
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The AP and UPI reported that the French Government announced after the
London bombings that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to Hide.
The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate. The
rise in the alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed
France 's white flag factory, effectively disabling their military.
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French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney (AP), Paris, March 5, 2003. The French
Government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the use of fireworks
at Euro Disney. The decision comes the day after a nightly fireworks
display at the park, located just 30 miles outside of Paris, caused the
soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to surrender to a group of Czech
tourists.
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:02 am

I thought this was hilarious !!

Quote:
"It's no big suprise that Franch would not help us liberate Iraq. Hell, France did'nt help us liberate FRANCE !!"
Jay Leno
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:11 pm

Not in their defense, but does anyone know why Ben Franklin, who was sent to France as our Ambassador after the revolution, never returned? :)
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:27 pm

Cause he did.... :P According to Wikipedia he was sent there in 1776, returned in 1785 and died at the ripe old age of 84 in 1790. Buried in Philly.
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PostBy: keyman512us On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:49 pm

Dare I ask why the sudden interest in France...lol :lol:
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:57 pm

NEPAForum Admin wrote:Cause he did.... :P According to Wikipedia he was sent there in 1776, returned in 1785 and died at the ripe old age of 84 in 1790. Buried in Philly.


Yes, that's right. I was in a hurry and didn't make it clear. He was only the Ambassador for a few years, when his assignment was over he didn't retun and he lingered there for many years. When he was old and infirm he returned home to his wife.

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Keyman512us- That was my first thought, there isn't any anthracite there anyway. :)
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:04 pm

Here is a sobering photo. I got this in an email right after France refused overflight by our aircraft to attack Libya. To have the french put our pilots in greater risk due to the requirement of flying around France instead of over it is a real slap in the face when you look at this cemetary.

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