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(Boston Globe)   Croissants declared un-American. Also declared flaky, delicious, deadly when thrown by Strong Bad   (boston.com) divider line 139
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2003-04-04 08:25:52 AM  
Dip the US soldier in water...KNIFE FIGHT DAMAGE!

Kudos to the submitter for remembering that SBemail.
 
2003-04-04 08:27:29 AM  
 
2003-04-04 08:41:02 AM  
I would have thought that people who were offended by a farking croissant were precisely the kind of twatwaffles you would want to keep away.
 
2003-04-04 08:48:08 AM  
...and baby bear said Someone's been farking with my headlines!
 
2003-04-04 08:49:11 AM  
Shut up with the "strong bad" crap.
The french have every right to disagree with the US, so shut up about this boycott crap as well.
 
2003-04-04 08:49:13 AM  
Coming up on "the Thread"...

"And the croissant comes in the niiiiiiight!"

"Freedom Croissants!"
 
2003-04-04 08:49:58 AM  
Here's a thought: If you're *that* worried about French pastries, should you even be hosting an event on French Impressionism?!?!?

PS - This is all stupid anyway.
 
2003-04-04 08:50:42 AM  
Oh. My. God. Why would people going to a lecture on FRENCH art be offended by croissants!?!?!?! Or have they renamed it freedom art? Sigh, I think the terrorists have put something in the water to make us stupider.
 
2003-04-04 08:51:54 AM  
04-04-03 08:49:11 AM Galt2112
Shut up with the "strong bad" crap.
The french have every right to disagree with the US, so shut up about this boycott crap as well.


The french also have the right to be complete and total shiatheads... which they do very well.
 
2003-04-04 08:51:59 AM  
Greenwich, CT. Oh, the poor rich people don't know what to eat at the art show...
 
2003-04-04 08:52:07 AM  
Common sense declared un-American, joins the ranks of French Fries and personal responsibility.
 
2003-04-04 08:52:31 AM  
Mmmmm...unpatriotic croisant.
 
2003-04-04 08:54:04 AM  
So much for the croissants. What about the baguettes?
 
2003-04-04 08:54:05 AM  
Do pornographic Impressionists paint the Monet shot?
 
2003-04-04 08:54:19 AM  
Enough with this American anti-French/French anti-American crap. As if the regular people in France or the US have a whole lot to say regarding international policy.

Sometimes I think situations like this war are just an excuse to vent already pent-up prejudices.

I do have to admit however that I've always found the slur, "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" fairly funny.
 
2003-04-04 08:54:52 AM  
Ahhhhhhhhh! I live in Greenwich, Connecticut. I am going to have to talk with the man that did this. There are so many French antique stores on Greenwich Avenue. Trust me: their businesses are doing just fine.

I remind you that the reason Bush did not go to the United Nations for a final vote was merely because the Russians, Chinese, AND the French were going to not support the United States and Blair. It is a clever way that our President is blaming only the French. Must we be reminded that it is Russians who are selling arms to Iraq?

/Politically correct world gone wild. Yet another reason I will probably run for President.
 
2003-04-04 08:55:12 AM  
Hey why aren't the Germans getting the same rap that the French are? I declare beer and hot dogs unamerican!
 
2003-04-04 08:56:16 AM  
Tofu-eating peace monkeys
 
lmb
2003-04-04 08:58:04 AM  
oui, oui! we frechchies don't mind being put down by you americans. after all, we are a-holes(french). i for one am sending a letter to the german embasy requesting them to invade us again. this time we won't ask the americans to defend our worthless country.
 
2003-04-04 08:59:10 AM  
They're not croissants they're "freedom rolls."
 
2003-04-04 08:59:38 AM  
DanielVovak, you forget to mention that the French were the ones who "unilaterally" declared that they would not, under any circumstances, back a motion in the security council that would have directly authorized the use of force.
 
2003-04-04 09:00:54 AM  
were going to not support the United States and Blair

you speka da eengleesh double plus good!
 
2003-04-04 09:01:07 AM  
are they gonna boycott that french's mustard fat guy too?
 
2003-04-04 09:02:18 AM  
Croissants...Oh, you mean Freedom...uh, Freedom,er....umm...

...what the hell IS a croissant anyway?
 
2003-04-04 09:03:33 AM  
Seems to be the re-accuring thing that people who are either very stupid, or people who hated the food anyways, declare this crap.

Besides, i love croissants!

Oh ya, leave the French alone.

/feels like the only sane pro-war person left
 
2003-04-04 09:03:52 AM  
retards

and yes, that is as politically uncorrect as serving the stinkin' pastries.

/don't care
 
2003-04-04 09:05:03 AM  
Alto
This is a croissant...

 
2003-04-04 09:05:06 AM  
Are these people deliberately trying to look like damn idiots?
 
2003-04-04 09:06:33 AM  
people are intensely ridiculous. The French are rightfully protecting their commercial interests in Iraq, while our US government wants it for itself. Ignorant mogoloid uncultured redneck americans fark it up for everybody. Every man is created equal right? As much as I don't agree with that statement, those who do should shut their McDonalds filled filth holes.
 
2003-04-04 09:06:53 AM  
Freedom Crescent Buns?
 
2003-04-04 09:07:15 AM  
Someone might want to try learning history.

The Croissant is an invention from Vienna

It was done so by local pastry bakers to mock

The Turkish muslim army fighting outside the city.


Basically the Croissant is a classic moment of Western civilization. The Viennese were about to be invaded by a conquering army, and in order to mock said army, baked their prized religious symbol, The Crescent into a delicious breakfast pastry.

The same pastry these dundersnucks in Connecticut now want to ban as somehow good for the war effort.

So go ahead and ban the Croissant, but if they do, they're banning a pro-Western anti-Muslim statement from the 16th century, despite that we call it by a French name.
 
2003-04-04 09:08:49 AM  
Stevarooni
You forget to mention that the French were the ones who "unilaterally" declared that they would not, under any circumstances, back a motion in the security council that would have directly authorized the use of force.

Nice point but it doesn't tell the full story. The American press hit the French ambassador with the same point. He responded with a wry grin and said something like "they didn't have the votes."

In America we have a perspective that a man is forever bound by his words. Hence, if the French say that they will veto "any resolution that authorizes force" that it is a fact. However, the French don't think that way (and neither do most Americans). Do you believe that the Russians and the Chinese became against the resolution ONLY after some little sentence from an ambassador?

Americans change their minds, too. In fact, I do as well. My opinions sway from day to day sometimes, which is sometimes good and sometimes not. The French live in the moment. Yesterday's quicky sentence is mostly irrelevant to them.

The other presidential candidates keep saying nonsense to avoid ANY statement to which they can be pinned. Why?

/Practice free speech every day.
 
2003-04-04 09:12:15 AM  
I'm embarrassed for my state. Fortunately, Greenwich-ites feel that they're part of New York anyway, so so much the better.

(This is the same town that banned anyone from their beaches that wasn't a resident of the town. Fortunately, after many court cases, they lost. Asshats.)
 
2003-04-04 09:15:54 AM  
My boss changed their name to "Liberty Cressents" on the menu. Bah.
 
2003-04-04 09:16:48 AM  
Demetrius
Several towns had private beaches in Connecticut. Several. Even Madison and Westport. Many others, too.

By the way, the State of New York bans residents from Yankee Stadium, too, unless they pay. Bridgeport does the same. You can't play on their grass at their stadium.

By the way, the lights in the background look like Mohegan Sun. Are they? Or is it a French bistro?
 
2003-04-04 09:18:15 AM  
this whole "boycott" of the French by retarded people kind of backfires on them, after all...if you censor the word "France" or "French", then when you look on a map, youll find Freedom...
 
2003-04-04 09:18:18 AM  
Next up: Statue of Liberty closed, being a gift by the French.
 
2003-04-04 09:18:31 AM  
I just had a thought. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't math developed in the Near East ie Mesopotamia (Iraq)? Shouldn't we be considering an all encompassing ban on basic math?
 
2003-04-04 09:20:10 AM  
<b>WriteInCandidate</b>
<i>Next up: Statue of Liberty closed, being a gift by the French.</i>

LOL!
 
ifq
2003-04-04 09:21:35 AM  
danielvovak : despite trying to send lot of money to those countries, there wasn't any majority for the us for a un vote (french veto or not)

so gw decided there would be no vote whatsoever...

not surprising from gw, we knew after his election that he had a special way of dealing with votes
 
2003-04-04 09:22:03 AM  
DanielVovak

forgot to enable html!...
 
2003-04-04 09:24:50 AM  
What about the Germans?? I mean, the Germans (and lots and lots of other countries) disagree with the u.s. too, but you don't see Hamburg being removed from hamburger. I guess that would be too confusing, though, when the clerk at McDonalds asks if you want freedom fries with that freedom sandwich.
 
2003-04-04 09:26:29 AM  
'cause hating the french is fun!
 
2003-04-04 09:27:13 AM  
I would assume that the crossants were baked in America by Mexicans.

I would also assume the paintings were painted in France by French.

Why would someone go to an Impressionism show and boycot the food? Stupid stupid CT. I hate the rich in your state with their private beaches.
 
CB
2003-04-04 09:28:07 AM  
Denis Leary used to do a hilarious rant about croissants.
 
2003-04-04 09:28:37 AM  
Meanwhile in reaction to this crap, the French are boycotting Marlboros, Germans are boycotting Big Macs, Arabs are boycotting US-everything, and Canadian distributors are being snubbed.

Keep it up, and the "coalition of the willing" might soon be the US' only trading partners. (Not bloody likely, but it's a trend) How's that for kickstarting the economy?
 
2003-04-04 09:28:55 AM  
What about the Germans?? I mean, the Germans (and lots and lots of other countries) disagree with the u.s. too, but you don't see Hamburg being removed from hamburger. I guess that would be too confusing, though, when the clerk at McDonalds asks if you want freedom fries with that freedom sandwich.

El_Salvador_Dali_Lama: When was the last time YOU went to mcdonalds? Hamburg was removed from their burgers many, many years ago. :O
 
2003-04-04 09:29:18 AM  
I think all this shiat is funny who the hell cares about the French. I have this buddy of mine that is always sending me emails how we should not buy French wine and all this crap. I think I am going to send him two dozen croissants just to piss him off.
 
2003-04-04 09:31:01 AM  
All_Lit_UP_AGAIN
Is your friend mad because the French winegrower has slightly more say in the French gov't than your friend has in his gov't?
 
2003-04-04 09:33:05 AM  
Forget the french, They're god damned Crescent Shaped! Crescent Shaped i tells ya! It's those Muslim types trying to infiltrate America by going back hundreds of years and creating a tasty buttery bread type product! Burn the croissants!

/sick of this stupid shiat.
 
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