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O/T everyone loves France

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bob Schultz, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Worlds thinnest book: French War heros.

    How many speeds does the new French tank have? Three reverse and one forward in case they are attacked from the rear.
     
  2. deadelk

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    Or, the reason french roads are lined with trees, so the Germans can march in the shade.
     
  3. JBrooks

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    If the Fench weren't a bunch of racists, they would have elcted Obama President.
     
  4. Shooting Jack

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    Those were all funny but Bob wins with the tank line. Jackie B.
     
  5. 635 G

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    At the Paris air show, you can always spot the French fighter planes--just look for the back up lights.

    Lou
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    The French participated in our revolution.
     
  7. zzt

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    D. For all of Franklin's considerable efforts, the French government did so on their terms, in their own good time, for reasons of their own. They saw an opportunity to hurt England. Helping us was a byproduct. Even so, I thank them for it. However, that debt has been repaid many, many times over. Where is their gratitude?
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Evedently, none of you know much about the Great War, or the Little man that ruled Europe.
     
  9. John Thompson

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    shot 410,
    I know about the little man, he returned to France after his trip to Russia with 10% of his army. As lead, he left 90% dead. Great general, what?
     
  10. shot410ga

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    John, I said, Europe not Russia. Everyone makes mistakes about the snow's of Russia.
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    Bunch fo Surrender Monkeys
     
  12. shutnlar

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    I love France because- because.....Crap I can't think of a single reason to even like France,except for The Statue of Liberty, and french fries....They still think they are a world power, although they haven't been since 1815. They've never been greatful when we send the Germans back out of Paris, and they are arrogant about it too.

    Larry
     
  13. Dove Commander

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    They're still PO'd about all the GI's spoil'n their women.
     
  14. Bob Schultz

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    There was a conference in France where a number of
    international engineers were taking part, including French
    and American. During a break, one of the French engineers
    came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest
    dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
    carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What
    does he intended to do, bomb them?'
    A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our
    carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several
    hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply
    emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they
    have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000
    people three meals a day, they can produce several
    thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each
    day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in
    transporting victims and injured to and from! their flight
    deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does
    France have?'

    You could have heard a pin drop.


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    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference
    that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian,
    Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception,
    he found himself standing with a large group of Officers
    th at included personnel from most of those countries.
    Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped
    their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that,
    whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn
    only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have
    to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking
    French?'
    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe
    it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans
    arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.


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    AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

    Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in
    Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his
    passport in his carry on.
    'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer
    asked sarcastically.
    Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France
    previously
    Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
    The American said, ''The last time I was here, I didn't have to
    show it.
    'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports
    on arrival in France!'
    The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard
    look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore
    at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country,
    I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.
     
  15. daddiooo

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    The French: Large group of small thinkers.


    The simple fact that France would have voted for Obama was more than enough reason for me not to vote for him. (just 1 among the 1000 reasons)


    The tank thing still wins Bob.
     
  16. Wahoo

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    Shutnlar, make that only one good reason. French fries are a Belgian invention, not from Froggieland.

    Shot410ga, there are many of us who know a great deal about the War To End All Wars. Do the titles, "First Day On The Somme", "Goodbye To All That", "The Donkeys", "No Man's Land", "!918" (not the novel by John Dos Passos) etc., ring any bells? What about the names d'Espey, Haig, Rawlinson, Foch, von Kluck,
    Petain, Gough, Hoffman, Mangin? And places such as Easter Valley, Plug Street, Matsurian Lakes, Izonso, Vimy Ridge, Marne, Via Sacree?

    Don't underestimate the breadth and depth of knowledge on many subjects of many of the posters to this website, you might regret it.
     
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