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(Yahoo)   Congress officially renames French fries to "Freedom Fries"   ( divider line
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2003-03-11 03:35:08 PM  
About damn time.
2003-03-11 03:35:39 PM  
This is what we put the Republicans in power for! Thank Jesus they're not wasting their time on things like terrorism or, you know, the economy...
2003-03-11 03:35:39 PM  
Freedom sounds more gay than French fries to me.
2003-03-11 03:36:20 PM  
I thought this was satire. How 2nd grade are we going to get before Dubya calls a time out?
2003-03-11 03:36:43 PM  
It's a good thing that these lawmakers are doing something productive with our tax dollars. Oh wait....wrong article. ;)
2003-03-11 03:36:53 PM  
How bout just "Fries" and "Batterd Toast"
2003-03-11 03:36:53 PM  
And no more freaking French toast, either. Freedom toast all around. But you can expect more French "whine" to be served.
2003-03-11 03:36:53 PM  
They should have left them named French fries because they're all greasy.
2003-03-11 03:36:59 PM  
farking stupid
2003-03-11 03:37:04 PM  
Ketchup surrenders
2003-03-11 03:37:05 PM  
Anybody heard of just calling them "fries?"
2003-03-11 03:37:08 PM  
Oh, puh-leese.

Sometimes politicians can be real frickin' idiots.

OK, more than 'sometimes'.
2003-03-11 03:37:12 PM  

Who wants a Freedom Kiss from me ?

" The French Embassy in Washington had no immediate comment, except to say that french fries actually come from Belgium."
Touche !

2003-03-11 03:37:13 PM  
I, for one, will be boycotting all French goods. However, I'm not much of a wine-and-cheese kind of guy, and I'm pretty sure the French don't make anything else, so I'll just go along with business as usual.
2003-03-11 03:37:14 PM  
French kissing will henceforth be known as freedom kissing.
2003-03-11 03:37:45 PM  
That is just astonishingly stupid.
2003-03-11 03:37:50 PM  
If I catch anyone ordering freedom fries or freedom toast Im gonna punch them in the face.
2003-03-11 03:37:52 PM  
Are we April, 1st?
2003-03-11 03:37:56 PM  
Okay, this is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.
2003-03-11 03:37:59 PM  
In keeping with this theme, when are we gonna crate up and send back the Statue of Liberty?

I mean, we're against anything French, right??

Stupid farking waste of time...
2003-03-11 03:38:00 PM  
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2003-03-11 03:38:02 PM  
And before anyone goes on about how French Fries are not French, but Belgian (like the French did), the name comes from "French cut fried potatoes".
2003-03-11 03:38:06 PM  
YMIGTSTC sorry I repeated you. And by "sorry" I mean "pissed that I didn't get mine up there first."
2003-03-11 03:38:07 PM  
Does anyone else think this is really juvenile? Just when our government couldn't get any more childish. "You're either with us or against us?" Hogwash.
2003-03-11 03:38:15 PM  
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2003-03-11 03:38:19 PM  
They aren't called French Fries because they came from France...they're called that because that's the name of the cut...they're frenched.

And, yes, freedom fries sounds teh ghey.
2003-03-11 03:38:21 PM  
I love it: The French Embassy had nothing to say other than French fries come from Belgium.

That rules.
2003-03-11 03:38:23 PM  
Hey farkwads! Fix my street!
2003-03-11 03:38:29 PM  
Needs asshat tag. Tastes like iguana, which tastes like rattlesnake, which tastes like frog, which

Don't make me say it.
2003-03-11 03:38:29 PM  

"they're from belgium anyway"
2003-03-11 03:38:36 PM  
Mods-- retag this one. "Asanine" has a nice ring to it. This is the biggest load of crap I've ever seen. These are our elected public officials we're referring to here, not a gaggle of snot-nosed second-graders. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. To non-Americans out there: I offer apologies on behalf of this most embarrassing of occasions.
2003-03-11 03:38:47 PM  
Durring WW1 they started calling saurkraut "Victory cabbage."
It is all quite stupid.
Havent we better things to spend tax dollars on?
2003-03-11 03:38:51 PM  
What's next? Disassemble the Statue of Liberty and send it back? I yeah, I guess the lawmakers forgot about where the concept of liberty (and freedom) is from.
2003-03-11 03:38:53 PM  
sure france is lame, but what a total waste of time. THANKS CONGRESS!x
2003-03-11 03:38:54 PM  
You know, the Germans are in on this too. We should rename sauerkraut "saueryankee"
2003-03-11 03:39:02 PM  
Old hotness: French fries
New hotness: Freedom fries

Old hotness: French toast
New hotness: Freedom toast

Old hotness: French kiss
New hotness: Freedom kiss

Old hotness: French tickler
New hotness: Freedom tickler

Does anyone have any more to add?
2003-03-11 03:39:13 PM  
Take that, Frenchies!
2003-03-11 03:39:16 PM  
I have started putting labels from French wine bottles on my car. They make great bumper stickers.

Sometimes they wash off so I have to drink more French wine. It's a chore, but I'm up to it.
2003-03-11 03:39:23 PM  
It sounds kind of stupid. I would just like to hear how the french report this.
2003-03-11 03:39:38 PM  
Oh yeah, that'll show those frenchies! Oh wait, this is childish and stupid.

"Can I get a shot of Victory Gin with those Freedom Fries?"
2003-03-11 03:39:44 PM  
Ted Kennedy probably doesn't support this.

However, he still would like a double order.
2003-03-11 03:39:49 PM  
Here that loud sucking sound? No, it's not your mom, it's the economy going down the shiatter. But wait, let's hate the French some more because we're a bunch of selfish, immature asshats who can not stand anyone with a different opinion.

/sips Grey Goose while raising middle finger to you, you, and YOU
2003-03-11 03:39:51 PM  
I think it's about time for a new government.
2003-03-11 03:40:02 PM  
That'll show those French people! How dare they disagree with our great President Bush!

Can we please resume the war on terror and finally target Saudi Arabia, the real problem?
2003-03-11 03:40:05 PM  
France can suck on my coq sportif.
2003-03-11 03:40:11 PM  
they're called that because that's the name of the cut...they're frenched.

Next thing you know, Dubya will say they're "liberated."
2003-03-11 03:40:16 PM  
Can't wait to head to the IHOP and get my hands on some Patriot Waffles. Or to Olive Garden and have some All-American Ass-Kickin' Sausage with my spaghetti. C'mon, remane all the foods that mention other countries! It's fun!
2003-03-11 03:40:19 PM  
03-11-03 03:37:12 PM Skinink
Who wants a Freedom Kiss from me ?

I don't think that it will be called the freedom kiss. I think that they will be calling it the liberty lick.
2003-03-11 03:40:31 PM  
Reminds me of how they renamed everything remotely German during the First World War: Hamburger = Liberty Steak, Sauerkraut = Liberty Cabbage, etc. Except, during that war, German was actually you *enemy,* not just a defiant friend.
2003-03-11 03:40:35 PM  
In the mean times, France officially renamed the USA in all of its history books "The United States of Stupidity"
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