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Don't You Just Love the French

Mary Dunsmore

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No, I'm not being sarcastic. In the UK the man in the street puts up with almost anything, although liberals are a little more stubborn. Many men now have to wait another two years to retire, and women seven years. Austerity cuts (albeit many needed) have affected lives. Due to uncontrolled immigration housing has become a crazy issue, the NHS is at an almost stand still, and the list goes on and on. If the fishermen in France get a bad deal they go on strike, if the lorry drivers get a bad deal they block roads, and if fuel taxes rise they burn down the city. OK, some of this may be a bit exaggerated, and parts technically inaccurate, but you get my point. We sit back while the government sh!2 on us, while the French are prepared to do something about it.

That said, what the hell were they thinking at the last general election. They had the option to elect Le Pen, a woman who would have rewarded the hard working, controlled immigration, and would have taken France out of the EU, which effectively would have seen the back of what is no more than a European Soviet Union. Despite all the problems the country was having, including Islamic terrorism, they elected a leader who is the epitome of everything liberal, socialist, and green. In short, a perfect recipe for complete disaster. Already his policies have now started to bring the country down. High fuel taxation in order he can spend a few more euros on green issues, and no doubt fund the building of a some more mosques. I hate to say it, but he is a bit like a young Corbyn.

So, in such a short time the French have proven themselves to admirably be rebeliant, but at the same time quite naive.
 

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No, I'm not being sarcastic. In the UK the man in the street puts up with almost anything, although liberals are a little more stubborn. Many men now have to wait another two years to retire, and women seven years. Austerity cuts (albeit many needed) have affected lives. Due to uncontrolled immigration housing has become a crazy issue, the NHS is at an almost stand still, and the list goes on and on. If the fishermen in France get a bad deal they go on strike, if the lorry drivers get a bad deal they block roads, and if fuel taxes rise they burn down the city. OK, some of this may be a bit exaggerated, and parts technically inaccurate, but you get my point. We sit back while the government sh!2 on us, while the French are prepared to do something about it.

That said, what the hell were they thinking at the last general election. They had the option to elect Le Pen, a woman who would have rewarded the hard working, controlled immigration, and would have taken France out of the EU, which effectively would have seen the back of what is no more than a European Soviet Union. Despite all the problems the country was having, including Islamic terrorism, they elected a leader who is the epitome of everything liberal, socialist, and green. In short, a perfect recipe for complete disaster. Already his policies have now started to bring the country down. High fuel taxation in order he can spend a few more euros on green issues, and no doubt fund the building of a some more mosques. I hate to say it, but he is a bit like a young Corbyn.

So, in such a short time the French have proven themselves to admirably be rebeliant, but at the same time quite naive.

the french are great when it comes to waiving white flags.
 

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the french are great when it comes to waiving white flags.

Geez, another one.
Read some history, and try to deflate yourself. The US has always been a big fish in a small pond. France has always been in the middle of the shark tank, and has often been the biggest, meanest shark there. You need reminding that when France was taking on all comers in Europe and winning the US was invading Canada and getting it's ass kicked back across the border. 3 times. Yeah, most of France surrendered in WW2, along with most of Europe, and the US came in on the winning side but having watched on TV as helicopters took off from the roof of the embassy in Saigon and were pushed over the side of the aircraft carrier, bailing on a war with one of the smallest countries in the world, I don't get what you've got to be proud of.
 

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Geez, another one.
Read some history, and try to deflate yourself. The US has always been a big fish in a small pond. France has always been in the middle of the shark tank, and has often been the biggest, meanest shark there. You need reminding that when France was taking on all comers in Europe and winning the US was invading Canada and getting it's ass kicked back across the border. 3 times. Yeah, most of France surrendered in WW2, along with most of Europe, and the US came in on the winning side but having watched on TV as helicopters took off from the roof of the embassy in Saigon and were pushed over the side of the aircraft carrier, bailing on a war with one of the smallest countries in the world, I don't get what you've got to be proud of.

we found a triggered frenchman! lol (laugh out loud).

france defines "surrender"
 

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the french are great when it comes to waiving white flags.
There’s some history to support that notion, but don’t forget they helped us break free from George III.
 

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we found a triggered frenchman! lol (laugh out loud).

france defines "surrender"

How have you been treated when you've been in France?

When was your last time there?

I like France. France isn't the UK and France isn't the US. France is France. Mary doesn't have to like France and she doesn't have to take the Chunnel over if she doesn't want.
 

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we found a triggered frenchman! lol (laugh out loud).

france defines "surrender"

You flatter yourself. Again.
If France defines 'surrender', the US defines 'start something you can't finish'.
 

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You flatter yourself. Again.
If France defines 'surrender', the US defines 'start something you can't finish'.

do you know why they cant shoot off fireworks at euro disney? every time they do the french try to surrender

:lamo
 

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No, I'm not being sarcastic. In the UK the man in the street puts up with almost anything, although liberals are a little more stubborn. Many men now have to wait another two years to retire, and women seven years. Austerity cuts (albeit many needed) have affected lives. Due to uncontrolled immigration housing has become a crazy issue, the NHS is at an almost stand still, and the list goes on and on. If the fishermen in France get a bad deal they go on strike, if the lorry drivers get a bad deal they block roads, and if fuel taxes rise they burn down the city. OK, some of this may be a bit exaggerated, and parts technically inaccurate, but you get my point. We sit back while the government sh!2 on us, while the French are prepared to do something about it.

That said, what the hell were they thinking at the last general election. They had the option to elect Le Pen, a woman who would have rewarded the hard working, controlled immigration, and would have taken France out of the EU, which effectively would have seen the back of what is no more than a European Soviet Union. Despite all the problems the country was having, including Islamic terrorism, they elected a leader who is the epitome of everything liberal, socialist, and green. In short, a perfect recipe for complete disaster. Already his policies have now started to bring the country down. High fuel taxation in order he can spend a few more euros on green issues, and no doubt fund the building of a some more mosques. I hate to say it, but he is a bit like a young Corbyn.

So, in such a short time the French have proven themselves to admirably be rebeliant, but at the same time quite naive.

Perhaps they thought one world leader who publicly supports the Neo Nazis was enough?

Trump Defends White-Nationalist Protesters: 'Some Very Fine People'


Good on the French:

White Nationalism Gets Thumped
 
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do you know why they cant shoot off fireworks at euro disney? every time they do the french try to surrender

:lamo

And yet Macron made Trump his Bottom Boy. :lamo
 

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no but give us a body count of how many they lost!

The Taliban called. They sent your comic books and video games back to Russia by mistake. Trump will have to talk to Putin about it.
 

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The Taliban called. They sent your comic books and video games back to Russia by mistake. Trump will have to talk to Putin about it.

i bet that made sense in your head before posting lol (laugh out loud).
 
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