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(Time)   French president tells President Obama over the phone that has been talking about the NSA spying report with his staff - Obama replies, I know, we heard   (swampland.time.com) divider line 95
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2013-10-22 10:01:26 AM  
The French are pissed because the NSA is like the DGSE?
 
2013-10-22 10:45:40 AM  
Obama asked him if he wanted to buy some nude photos of his wife.
 
2013-10-22 10:45:40 AM  

dittybopper: The French are pissed because the NSA is like the DGSE?


Is the moral of the story 'We can spy on our own people, so we don't need your help'?
 
2013-10-22 10:46:12 AM  
SacreBOOOM!
 
2013-10-22 10:47:17 AM  
BadumdumTish!
 
2013-10-22 10:48:27 AM  
politicalblindspot.com
 
2013-10-22 10:49:49 AM  
Farking English, subby. Do you speak it?
 
2013-10-22 10:49:50 AM  
"Sorry about your feelings and all.  We're going to keep spying on you.  Later!"
 
2013-10-22 10:51:37 AM  
That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.
 
2013-10-22 10:54:54 AM  

Maud Dib: Farking English, subby. Do you speak it?


That's the truth.

Where can I get a talking phone?
 
2013-10-22 10:54:59 AM  
but who was phone?
 
2013-10-22 10:57:06 AM  
I expect my government to spy on other governments an citizens of other countries (even supposed allies). It would not be doing its job if it didn't .

What I don't is incompetence so that they get caught doing it.


More importantly they should not be spying on Americans without benefit of a warrant.


Suck it France, remember the Quasi-War
 
2013-10-22 10:57:43 AM  

dittybopper: The French are pissed because the NSA is like the DGSE?


No kidding. The French have been competing with the US and China to tap fiber cables in the Pacific, and internally their record is abyssmal.
 
2013-10-22 10:59:00 AM  
I hate when my phone talks about the NSA...
 
2013-10-22 10:59:00 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.


Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.
 
2013-10-22 10:59:50 AM  

Milk D: but who was phone?

 
2013-10-22 11:02:10 AM  
I wonder what the French are doing right now to spy on Americans. Because, come on, EVERYONE spies on everyone. If you say they don't, you either a fool or a spy.
 
2013-10-22 11:04:37 AM  
Staying abreast of imported cheese and champagne snafus is Priority One, mon petit cherie.
 
2013-10-22 11:05:21 AM  
This thread is hooked on phoneics.
 
2013-10-22 11:08:49 AM  
I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.
 
2013-10-22 11:12:14 AM  

Beerguy: AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.

Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.


ok then what about Vietnam?  Where we were asked to help the French with there issue in "French Inco-China"?
 
2013-10-22 11:14:32 AM  

mekki: I wonder what the French are doing right now to spy on Americans. Because, come on, EVERYONE spies on everyone. If you say they don't, you either a fool or a spy.


Exactly, you think the US government spying on you is bad? You should see how much the Chinese government spy's on you.
 
2013-10-22 11:17:41 AM  

Quinzy: Beerguy: AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.

Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.

ok then what about Vietnam?  Where we were asked to help the French with there issue in "French Inco-China"?


Nah, in WWII we actively went out of our way to help the French.

During the American Revolution the French were not really interest in helping the Americans so much as   farking with British. They would have fought with the British navy over any pretext and the American revolution was just convenient.

Still one up on the French, but who cares as they are French. Wanna be empire builders who never managed to graduate to the big leagues.
 
2013-10-22 11:18:25 AM  

Beerguy: AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.

Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.


We were even after WW I.  They still owe us for WW II.
 
2013-10-22 11:20:16 AM  
Are we calling them Freedom Fries again?
 
2013-10-22 11:24:49 AM  

paygun: Are we calling them Freedom Fries again?


I think the anger is in the other direction this time. Not sure if there is an American food the French can re-name (also don't really think that they have as many stupid, childish citizens who get fired up by nonsense propaganda like the Freedom Fries adventure)
 
2013-10-22 11:25:24 AM  
I would like to file a FOIA request for Carla Bruni's sexting pics.
 
2013-10-22 11:25:42 AM  
I assume subby meant to insert  'he' between 'that' and 'has'.  Or, perhaps, phones in France have become sentient / AI's, and the phone the French president was using to speak to Obama was earlier briefing members of the French government.

So, whats the app for doing that? I'll assume it was an Android phone.
 
2013-10-22 11:26:15 AM  

Beerguy: AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.

Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.


Actually, they owe us.

They helped us only because it was in their selfish interests at the time, then turned around and got all belligerent with us a few years later (The Quasi-War).  Subsequently, we've done the following:

1. Helped them end WWI by sending troops to die in France.
2. Helped them end WWII by sending troops to die in France.
3. Helped them out of Indochina by sending troops to die in Vietnam.

They are now like the biatch who did something nice for you a while back, so you take her on several dates where she orders the most expensive thing on the menu but never puts out.  At some point, you recognize that you're being used.
 
2013-10-22 11:26:42 AM  
While everyone spies on everyone, the French have major ties in the Middle East, were gross violators of the Oil for Food program, and profited greatly while supporting Saddam Hussein's regime.  With regard to spying and trust and unspoken diplomatic constraints, France being violated was far beyond well-deserved.

/We keep playing those mind games..together
 
2013-10-22 11:27:25 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.


So sick of this trope. If it weren't for Russian Winters, Germany would be speaking French.

/ that Corsican fella, y'know?
 
2013-10-22 11:30:46 AM  
There's nothing that has happened in the past between France and America that justifies widespread surveillance of civilians.  Pretty sure there's nothing ever happened anywhere ever that actually justifies widespread surveillance of civilians for any purpose.  At least that's the idea behind a free and just society.
 
2013-10-22 11:31:45 AM  
 Beerguy: AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.

Yeah, well, if it weren't for the French Navy intercepting the British fleet during the Revolutionary War, we wouldn't be a country.

The way I see it, after WWII, we were pretty much even.

Actually, they owe us.

They helped us only because it was in their selfish interests at the time, then turned around and got all belligerent with us a few years later (The Quasi-War).  Subsequently, we've done the following:

1. Helped them end WWI by sending troops to die in France.
2. Helped them end WWII by sending troops to die in France.
3. Helped them out of Indochina by sending troops to die in Vietnam.

They are now like the biatch who did something nice for you a while back, so you take her on several dates where she orders the most expensive thing on the menu but never puts out.  At some point, you recognize that you're being used.


Yeeaaah, because the USA absolutely had no interrest in going to war in WWII.

Like, I don't know...

THE FACT THAT FARKING GERMANY DECLARED WAR ON THE USA AFTER PEARL HARBOR !!!!

Geeze, it's not exactly like keeping to the sidelines was a possibility for you guys.
 
2013-10-22 11:34:50 AM  

jankyboy: Maud Dib: Farking English, subby. Do you speak it?

That's the truth.

Where can I get a talking phone?



Target or Walmartsavvyauntie.com
 
2013-10-22 11:35:20 AM  
 
2013-10-22 11:36:17 AM  

padraig: THE FACT THAT FARKING GERMANY DECLARED WAR ON THE USA AFTER PEARL HARBOR !!!!


We were in an actual undeclared shooting war against Germany prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
 
2013-10-22 11:47:53 AM  
I've worked in France for the USG and I have to laugh at them calling us out...given what i've seen and experienced.
 
2013-10-22 11:54:52 AM  

OnlyM3: I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.


Yeah, that happened on DAY ONE after Bush left. Wake up.
 
2013-10-22 12:04:37 PM  
qui etait phone?
 
2013-10-22 12:07:42 PM  

monoski: paygun: Are we calling them Freedom Fries again?

I think the anger is in the other direction this time. Not sure if there is an American food the French can re-name (also don't really think that they have as many stupid, childish citizens who get fired up by nonsense propaganda like the Freedom Fries adventure)


Agreed. The French probably call French Fries something stupid like "chips".
 
2013-10-22 12:09:37 PM  

special20: OnlyM3: I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.

Yeah, that happened on DAY ONE after Bush left. Wake up.


Obama is a lot more hip. Beyond that, they're both figureheads.
 
2013-10-22 12:10:24 PM  
We are all indebted to the U.S.S.R. and the Red Army as they did about 80-90% of the fighting during WW2
 
2013-10-22 12:10:58 PM  

Maud Dib: Farking English, subby. Do you speak it?


WTF is wrong with that sentence?
Is it short a verb?
One too many?
 
2013-10-22 12:11:15 PM  

OnlyM3: I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.


Remember, it's not criminal when WE do it.
 
2013-10-22 12:19:01 PM  
Nick Nostril

special20: OnlyM3: I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.

Yeah, that happened on DAY ONE after Bush left. Wake up.

Obama is a lot more hip. Beyond that, they're both figuredickheads.
Fify

AngryDragon

OnlyM3: I'm so glad this president is fulfilling the libtard promise of restoring the reputation of the USA with our Euro allies.

Remember, it's not criminal when WE do it.
Exactly what obamabots have been claiming since the moment zero took the oath of office.
 
2013-10-22 12:19:16 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: That's gratitude for you. You save their ass in WWII and they start thinking they can mouth off to us.

If it weren't for America, you'd be speaking German, froggies.


If it wasn't for France we would still be speaking Eng... oh wait.
 
2013-10-22 12:20:14 PM  

jankyboy: Maud Dib: Farking English, subby. Do you speak it?

That's the truth.

Where can I get a talking phone?


Thank God it wasn't just me
 
2013-10-22 12:24:38 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I've worked in France for the USG and I have to laugh at them calling us out...given what i've seen and experienced.


THIS.

As a certified Francophile (I like touching young, small baguettes), France has a worse record on industrial espionage.
 
2013-10-22 12:24:49 PM  
padraig:
Like, I don't know...

THE FACT THAT FARKING GERMANY DECLARED WAR ON THE USA AFTER PEARL HARBOR !!!!

Geeze, it's not exactly like keeping to the sidelines was a possibility for you guys.


Shh...only nerds pay attention in history class.  We don't need no stinking facts.
 
2013-10-22 12:44:04 PM  

FarkedOver: We are all indebted to the U.S.S.R. and the Red Army as they did about 80-90% of the fighting during WW2


Then the USSR should thank the US, because without Lend-Lease, it's doubtful that they could have been anywhere near as effective as they were.  Given their industrial capacity, it would have been a replay of 1914-1917 without the US supplying them with things like aircraft, locomotives, and most especially trucks.  Something like 2/3rds of the Soviet Army's trucks by the end of the war were built in Detroit.
 
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