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(BBC)   France becomes even more socialist. Freedom fries expected to make a comeback in the US shortly   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2012-06-18 10:32:26 AM
article says: "But with public debt touching 90%"

Actually the French public debt versus GDP is 86.5% and it is 103% in the US.

Not sure if this new French Government can do what is right for their economy but what I do know is that Americans are in no position of credibility to comment one way or the other.
 
2012-06-18 11:26:52 AM
Actually, there's a place here in Indy that still has Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast on the menu. Kind of embarrassing, actually.
 
2012-06-18 11:50:09 AM

Vodka Zombie: Actually, there's a place here in Indy that still has Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast on the menu. Kind of embarrassing, actually.


The Iraq invasion being won of the US greatest modern mistakes and making fun of the country that warned you ahead of time about it seems pretty stupid. Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

In Europe, a very common items of menus called "Steak American" which is basically spiced raw hamburger. Reminds me of that. Americans are always asking "what the hell is this" when they order it by accident.

BTW, there is no farking such thing as "Canadian Bacon". In Canada we have regular bacon (like you) and ham. That's it.

Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?

anyways
 
2012-06-18 12:41:39 PM

mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.


So, you don't actually know anything about France?
 
2012-06-18 01:11:06 PM

mrshowrules: Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?


Because it's not real bacon. Duh.
 
2012-06-18 01:13:11 PM

mrshowrules: The Iraq invasion being won of the US greatest modern mistakes and making fun of the country that warned you ahead of time about it seems pretty stupid.


"I'm just going to ignore the fact that the French only had a problem with the US invasion of Iraq because they were being paid by Saddam"

mrshowrules: Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?


Because you didn't actively try to sabotage the military campaign using the UN and various friends who were also being paid by Saddam.

In spite of what you might have been told to the contrary, the problem with France did not stem from the fact that they didn't go along with us. It stemmed from the fact that they were basically being bought off by Saddam and didn't want to lose their nice revenue stream, and so they did everything they could to screw with the invasion of Iraq. They did not do it out of moral principle, or because they disagreed with it, or because they just didn't want to... They did it because they were being paid, period.
 
2012-06-18 01:13:44 PM
If we regress back to 'freedom fries', then I will be forced to refer to 'American cheese' as 'Idiot cheese'.
 
2012-06-18 01:22:31 PM

minoridiot: mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

So, you don't actually know anything about France?


I have stayed in the Paris casino in vegas twice, so I feel I am qualified to back up his claim of crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France
 
2012-06-18 01:30:02 PM
Just a reminder that this is the country that harbored Mitt Romney when he dodged the draft. What kind of socialist indoctrination did he pick up while there? The GOP voters should think long and hard if this is the man they truly want in the White House.
 
2012-06-18 01:31:07 PM
www.usnews.com

/hotter than a burning Euro
 
2012-06-18 01:34:51 PM

liam76: minoridiot: mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

So, you don't actually know anything about France?

I have stayed in the Paris casino in vegas twice, so I feel I am qualified to back up his claim of crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France


I'm fairly certain that French people prefer Crossainwiches. Sausage Crossainwiches.
 
2012-06-18 01:56:01 PM

randomjsa: In spite of what you might have been told to the contrary, the problem with France did not stem from the fact that they didn't go along with us. It stemmed from the fact that they were basically being bought off by Saddam and didn't want to lose their nice revenue stream, and so they did everything they could to screw with the invasion of Iraq. They did not do it out of moral principle, or because they disagreed with it, or because they just didn't want to... They did it because they were being paid, period.


Yeah, how dare they interfere with our moral and just invasion that was purely for selfless non-monetary reasons.
 
2012-06-18 03:08:38 PM
God I love fresh croissants. Now I want one. Where am I supposed to get a damned croissant at 7am when I'm already at the office. I hate you people.
 
2012-06-18 03:34:44 PM

mrshowrules: BTW, there is no farking such thing as "Canadian Bacon". In Canada we have regular bacon (like you) and ham. That's it.

Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?


Peameal bacon, or backbacon, aren't either of those things, and are the two products that could or should legitimately be referred to as Canadian Bacon. These cuts are usually from the loin, on the back. Bacon is from the side ribs and belly. Ham is from the ass. Peameal bacon is often pickled, so roughly the pork version of corned beef. So is it ham-like? Sure, in that it is lean, salted, and cured. But it isn't ham.

In the US, ham used in place of bacon often gets called 'Canadian bacon', what we would otherwise call ham. And they should too, because that's what it is.

I can get why Americans might be confused, but as a Canadian, from Ottawa of all places, you shouldn't be ignorant of these simple bacon facts. An officer from CIC will be by your home shortly to collect your passport. You will thereafter be escorted to Aubrey's Meats for re-education.

www.smithfieldfoodservice.com
 
2012-06-18 04:06:57 PM

unyon: mrshowrules: BTW, there is no farking such thing as "Canadian Bacon". In Canada we have regular bacon (like you) and ham. That's it.

Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?

Peameal bacon, or backbacon, aren't either of those things, and are the two products that could or should legitimately be referred to as Canadian Bacon. These cuts are usually from the loin, on the back. Bacon is from the side ribs and belly. Ham is from the ass. Peameal bacon is often pickled, so roughly the pork version of corned beef. So is it ham-like? Sure, in that it is lean, salted, and cured. But it isn't ham.

In the US, ham used in place of bacon often gets called 'Canadian bacon', what we would otherwise call ham. And they should too, because that's what it is.

I can get why Americans might be confused, but as a Canadian, from Ottawa of all places, you shouldn't be ignorant of these simple bacon facts. An officer from CIC will be by your home shortly to collect your passport. You will thereafter be escorted to Aubrey's Meats for re-education.

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Aubrey's Meat went out of business 6 month ago. I'm still in mourning.

More accurately, the term "Canadian Bacon" is an American expression that has no actual significance to Canadians or Canadian culture.
 
2012-06-18 04:11:42 PM

randomjsa: In spite of what you might have been told to the contrary, the problem with France did not stem from the fact that they didn't go along with us. It stemmed from the fact that they were basically being bought off by Saddam and didn't want to lose their nice revenue stream, and so they did everything they could to screw with the invasion of Iraq. They did not do it out of moral principle, or because they disagreed with it, or because they just didn't want to... They did it because they were being paid, period.


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Their motivation clearly being the opposite of their stated reasons, you must have profound powers of telepathy or something. I suppose you think the US went to Iraq precisely for the stated reasons however.
 
2012-06-18 04:18:37 PM

minoridiot: mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

So, you don't actually know anything about France?


but yet apparently I know more than you. Which point is erroneous?:

1) crepes are more popular than pain perdu in France
or
2) Belgium is more famous for its fries than France
 
2012-06-18 04:30:48 PM
Thanks to the rightards, I associate Freedom = France and France = Freedom.
 
2012-06-18 04:51:28 PM

mrshowrules: Which point is erroneous?:


Well, my schoolboy-level French remembers it as "pommes frites", not "patates" (which sounds more Spanish).
 
2012-06-18 05:02:23 PM

mrshowrules: minoridiot: mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

So, you don't actually know anything about France?

but yet apparently I know more than you. Which point is erroneous?:

1) crepes are more popular than pain perdu in France
or
2) Belgium is more famous for its fries than France


It may depend on the area of France, but where I'm from we generally don't eat crepes for breakfast except for maybe a special occassion. And we eat plenty of pommes frites in France.
 
2012-06-18 05:20:59 PM

minoridiot: mrshowrules: minoridiot: mrshowrules: Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

So, you don't actually know anything about France?

but yet apparently I know more than you. Which point is erroneous?:

1) crepes are more popular than pain perdu in France
or
2) Belgium is more famous for its fries than France

It may depend on the area of France, but where I'm from we generally don't eat crepes for breakfast except for maybe a special occassion. And we eat plenty of pommes frites in France.


Pommes Frites, Patates frites, pommes de terre frites or just frites are valid terms. Belgium is considered the true home of this delectable and they call it patates frites there. The term "French Fries" was probably coined by an American.

Crepes as a "treat" perhaps. That is why I said crepes are the more common of treat. We don't eat pancakes every day in Canada either. Pain perdu is not very popular and would be more of a dinner dessert anyways. French Toast is a misnomer in my opinion. In actuality they are more popular in Quebec (Pain Dore) which is where the term "French" probably got into the American lexicon. No connection to France the Country.
 
2012-06-18 06:03:01 PM
the relabeling of french fries and french toast was a subject of much laughter in france.

what really got to them? images of french wine being dumped into the streets.

as for the parliment results, i'm glad that both Royal and Le Pen lost.
 
2012-06-18 06:04:12 PM

Dahnkster: If we regress back to 'freedom fries', then I will be forced to refer to 'American cheese' as 'Idiot cheese'.


You should, anyway. "American cheese" is made for people who don't like cheese, or Americans.
 
2012-06-18 06:24:17 PM

mrshowrules: Vodka Zombie: Actually, there's a place here in Indy that still has Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast on the menu. Kind of embarrassing, actually.

The Iraq invasion being won of the US greatest modern mistakes and making fun of the country that warned you ahead of time about it seems pretty stupid. Picking something like renaming menu items that the French don't even know about is particularly stupid.

Belgium being the country famous for fries (not France). Called "Patates frites" or "frites" and crepes being the breakfast treat of choice of people in France.

In Europe, a very common items of menus called "Steak American" which is basically spiced raw hamburger. Reminds me of that. Americans are always asking "what the hell is this" when they order it by accident.

BTW, there is no farking such thing as "Canadian Bacon". In Canada we have regular bacon (like you) and ham. That's it.

Why didn't you rename "Canadian Bacon" to "Freedom Bacon" when we refused to follow you into Iraq?

anyways


I always thought "back bacon" was what we call Canadian bacon...
 
2012-06-18 07:05:21 PM
The real issue:

Why does breakfast sausage in Canada always taste awful? Like it's past it's expiration date.
 
2012-06-18 07:23:52 PM

mrshowrules: In Europe, a very common items of menus called "Steak American" which is basically spiced raw hamburger. Reminds me of that. Americans are always asking "what the hell is this" when they order it by accident.


Do you mean filet americain? That's just Belgium, not all over Europe.

mrshowrules: Belgium is considered the true home of this delectable and they call it patates frites there.


I know that Belgium likes to make this claim, but I'm not sure that could ever be proved.
 
2012-06-18 07:53:27 PM

minoridiot: mrshowrules: In Europe, a very common items of menus called "Steak American" which is basically spiced raw hamburger. Reminds me of that. Americans are always asking "what the hell is this" when they order it by accident.

Do you mean filet americain? That's just Belgium, not all over Europe.

mrshowrules: Belgium is considered the true home of this delectable and they call it patates frites there.

I know that Belgium likes to make this claim, but I'm not sure that could ever be proved.


There is no debate that they invented it and how famous they are for frites. There is historical documentation and proof. Only Americans associated fries primarily with France. Arguably it is even a bigger deal in the UK (chips).

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filet American, beouf American, Steak American. In any sense, it is a misnomer. Americans neither invented nor particularly enjoy raw hamburger as a common dish. Steak tartare has Asian origins and was popularized in Paris. If the French started calling in filet de Liberte, it would piss off the Americans. It is a very apt analogy IMHO.
 
2012-06-19 01:20:23 AM

TV's Vinnie: Thanks to the rightards, I associate Freedom = France and France = Freedom.


That's not so far off the mark. Don't forget the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US from France. It is a French statue.
 
2012-06-19 03:12:32 AM
Liberty chips, people. They're called liberty chips.
 
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