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(The Detroit_News)   The United States is a banana republic with a Gucci belt   (detroitnews.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 7:11:19 PM  
Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.
 
2020-05-22 7:37:13 PM  
Testing makes us look bad.
 
2020-05-22 7:57:45 PM  
Won't someone please think of the Fieros?

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Seriously, Michigan, are things THAT bad?
 
2020-05-22 8:37:13 PM  
The US is like Donald Trump's house. Gaudy, but only skin deep. Beneath the 1/32 of an inch of gold leaf, everything is total garbage
 
2020-05-22 8:49:27 PM  
Sounds like a job for the Old Navy.
 
2020-05-22 9:39:10 PM  
The United States is a banana republic with a Gucci belt

A Gucci bible belt.  With a few holes punched in it.
 
2020-05-22 9:39:29 PM  
Nobody is asking the important questions. How much money did the rich people lose?
 
2020-05-22 9:39:51 PM  

JerkStore: Won't someone please think of the Fieros?

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Seriously, Michigan, are things THAT bad?


I'm feeling kind of attacked here.  Geez, just @ me next time.

/ lived in Michigan and owned Fiero
 
2020-05-22 9:42:11 PM  
Best description I've ever heard.
 
2020-05-22 9:42:44 PM  

rattchett: The United States is a banana republic with a Gucci belt

A Gucci bible belt.  With a few holes punched in it.


Those are notches. We get one every time we fark over an ally.
 
2020-05-22 9:47:21 PM  
Yeah, a fake Gucci belt.
 
2020-05-22 9:48:11 PM  
The real problem is with all the pollution Dow used to pour into the rivers before the clean water act, all of those chemicals were trapped in sediment that got washed away by the flood.
 
2020-05-22 9:48:56 PM  
The United States is a banana republic with a Gucci belt

They dont make gucci belt for morbidly obese people
 
2020-05-22 9:49:57 PM  

iheartscotch: The US is like Donald Trump's house. Gaudy, but only skin deep. Beneath the 1/32 of an inch of gold leaf, everything is total garbage


We've been like that for most of our history. But the gold leaf is starting to peel off.
 
2020-05-22 9:52:21 PM  

SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.


But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.
 
2020-05-22 9:53:20 PM  
Da fuq. Is this shiat on America day, or has Fark been overrun with Russian trollbots?
 
2020-05-22 9:53:48 PM  

JerkStore: Won't someone please think of the Fieros?

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Seriously, Michigan, are things THAT bad?


I did. The video was heartbreaking.
 
2020-05-22 9:54:47 PM  

LordJiro: iheartscotch: The US is like Donald Trump's house. Gaudy, but only skin deep. Beneath the 1/32 of an inch of gold leaf, everything is total garbage

We've been like that for most of our history. But the gold leaf is starting to peel off.


Trump's chipping it off for his own.
 
2020-05-22 9:54:57 PM  

dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.


Yikes.
 
2020-05-22 9:55:37 PM  
This is real easy folks--DON'T PLAY IN FLOOD WATER. No need for testing right now, just assume that it's got sewage in it, and everyone will be OK.

Once the shiat starts receding, they can test it. I'm not sure what a few days are going to do to harm the results, but the results right now are going to show pollution because of sewage backing up, and that is literally going to happen anywhere in the world where a town or city gets flooded.
 
2020-05-22 9:56:40 PM  

CthulhuCalling: Da fuq. Is this shiat on America day, or has Fark been overrun with Russian trollbots?


Oh, It's common around here. Moose out front should have told ya. It's a Fark tradition to pretend that shiat like this doesn't happen all over the world, and only occurs here.
 
2020-05-22 10:01:38 PM  
It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw
 
2020-05-22 10:07:31 PM  

zerkalo: It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw


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Taken in Saginaw about 10 years ago
 
2020-05-22 10:08:36 PM  
Gucci?  More like a Route 66 or Faded Glory Belt
 
2020-05-22 10:08:36 PM  

VictoryCabal: zerkalo: It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw

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Taken in Saginaw about 10 years ago


Yes did a pretty unique cover of that song..
 
2020-05-22 10:11:00 PM  
It's a knockoff made in a foreign sweatshop by child labor to boot.

#PROUD
 
2020-05-22 10:12:27 PM  
Drone.
Bucket.

That'll be $50,000 please.
 
2020-05-22 10:13:02 PM  

dwrash: VictoryCabal: zerkalo: It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw

[Fark user image image 425x208]
Taken in Saginaw about 10 years ago

Yes did a pretty unique cover of that song..


I had no idea.
*off to YouTube*
 
2020-05-22 10:16:22 PM  
dwrash:

we have done more good in the world than europe

Your desperate clinging to the myth of American exceptionalism is sweet.  Dumb, and devoid of any factual basis, but sweet.
 
2020-05-22 10:24:13 PM  
CthulhuCalling:

Is this shiat on America day

You say that like your country doesn't figure out some new way to be a piece of shiat on an almost daily basis.  Like yesterday you had senators threatening to cripple the measly unemployment handout you offered to victims of the pandemic because so many states still expect people to make a living off of $7 an hour.  Or the intelligence officer flagrantly saying he plans to erase evidence in order to protect Flynn, and through him Trump, which came out today.  Eventually you'll realize that all the things other people and countries say about you is real, but evidently today won't be that day for you.
 
2020-05-22 10:29:32 PM  

gunther_bumpass: dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.

Yikes.


France and the USSR did more to 'save Europe' in World Wars 1 and 2 respectively than America did. And in the Cold War, we did as much to fark up the world as the Soviets did, with effects that are still screwing shiat up to this day. See: the Middle East and quite a few countries in South/Central America.
 
2020-05-22 10:46:00 PM  
Jeremy Clarkson:

"This is how you can tell we're in America. (points) You've got your Best Western, your Holiday Inn, and your Red Lobster where you eat. Everyone is very fat, very stupid, and very rude. That's not me being on a show, that's just the truth."

"American exceptionalism" is just nationalism-speak for "we have healthcare that bankrupts your average citizen and sh*tty roads that break your tires and no real wages and it's honestly a miracle whenever your average citizen manages to survive into old age, but we demand to be called a first-world country anyway because I was born here."
 
2020-05-22 10:48:49 PM  
About as "Gucci" as something you'd get from some street vendor in Bangkok.
 
2020-05-22 10:55:23 PM  

SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.


Well, yeah, but now we're uncultured barbarian psychotics with nukes and crazy-unstable leaders.  Which makes everything much more exciting, doesn't it?
 
2020-05-22 11:16:39 PM  
Pretty sure Gucci doesn't make belts in "morbidly obese" size.
 
2020-05-22 11:17:07 PM  
who knew a new country built on genocide and slave labor exclusively for wealthy, white male land owners would turn to shiat?

just kidding, it's always been a shiat country that is still committed to, yes, genocide and slave labor that only benefits wealthy, white male landowners.

fark the USA
 
2020-05-22 11:29:27 PM  
Yes, and?
 
2020-05-22 11:37:43 PM  

JerkStore: Won't someone please think of the Fieros?

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Seriously, Michigan, are things THAT bad?


Here's an in-depth story about those Fieros:

https://jalopnik.com/rare-pontiac-fie​r​os-are-underwater-after-500-year-flood​-1843570283
 
2020-05-23 12:29:32 AM  

VictoryCabal: zerkalo: It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw

[Fark user image 425x208]
Taken in Saginaw about 10 years ago


I have that song on my laptop an feel stupid for getting the lyric wrong. I, sir, am in you debt
 
2020-05-23 12:30:44 AM  

Insurgent: who knew a new country built on genocide and slave labor exclusively for wealthy, white male land owners would turn to shiat?

just kidding, it's always been a shiat country that is still committed to, yes, genocide and slave labor that only benefits wealthy, white male landowners.

fark the USA


I hope you live here. Under Obama rules you could have been drone striked.
 
2020-05-23 12:53:38 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Insurgent: who knew a new country built on genocide and slave labor exclusively for wealthy, white male land owners would turn to shiat?

just kidding, it's always been a shiat country that is still committed to, yes, genocide and slave labor that only benefits wealthy, white male landowners.

fark the USA

I hope you live here. Under Obama rules you could have been drone striked.


Ah yes, a classic that never gets old. Obama... more evil than Hitler (because he's black), killed more people than Pol Pot, both simultaneously orchestrating a cunningly complex Deep State assault on American while failing at everything (depending on Trump's mood) all while subsisting solely on the blood of 3rd trimester abortions performed against the mothers will and wearing a treasonous tan suit.

fark that guy, right?
 
2020-05-23 1:38:53 AM  

dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.


Uhh... No.

WW1 wasn't really about the fate of Europe as a whole. It was a regional conflict that spiraled out of control because it was too hard to not have a war.

The German Empire lost WW1 mostly because they lost their allies and their military started mutinying. Germans were getting restless and had a revolution, where the Kaiser and other ruling royals and nobles all abdicated. The entry of the US on the side of the Entente Powers certainly sped up the demise of the German Empire, but the US was by no means the decisive factor. They probably would have been defeated anyway.

In WW2, Hitler was doomed the moment he decided to draw the Soviets into the war by invading Russia. If he hadn't violated the Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement, he could have devoted all of his resources to the Western Front and stopped the invasion of Normandy in its tracks. Again, we certainly helped defeat Nazi Germany, but I would hardly call direct American involvement a decisive factor. The Soviets clogged up Germany's meat grinder with all the bodies they threw at it. Lend-Lease was a more decisive factor, particularly for the Eastern Front, but it was Soviet men using that American equipment.

Your attitude is exactly why Europeans look derisively at Americans. We sat on the sidelines for decent chunks of both wars, only getting involved when public opinion could be whipped into a frenzy for war (WW1) or we were directly attacked by a belligerent country (WW2).
 
2020-05-23 2:02:40 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Best description I've ever heard.


It should be. Subby cribbed it from Facebook and reddit.
 
2020-05-23 2:17:44 AM  
A third world hellscape sandwiched by splatterings of a decaying empire on the coasts.
 
2020-05-23 4:58:39 AM  

dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.


How long ago was that, again?
 
2020-05-23 7:20:30 AM  

zerkalo: VictoryCabal: zerkalo: It took me two days to hitchhike from Saginaw

[Fark user image 425x208]
Taken in Saginaw about 10 years ago

I have that song on my laptop an feel stupid for getting the lyric wrong. I, sir, am in you debt


Some artist in Saginaw did the entire song lyrics all over town in graffiti. That's where the graffiti in my picture came from.

If you're into the song, or blight-porn, might enjoy this:
"America" by Simon and Garfunkel, (Saginaw, Michigan)
Youtube -fSA-0NWPsU
 
2020-05-23 9:14:17 AM  

sirrerun: Sounds like a job for the Old Navy.


Didnt they file for bankruptcy or was that J-Crew??
 
2020-05-23 9:21:52 AM  

Murkanen: dwrash:

we have done more good in the world than europe

Your desperate clinging to the myth of American exceptionalism is sweet.  Dumb, and devoid of any factual basis, but sweet.


It has nothing to do with exceptionalism and more to do with brute force and luck.  Plus we have way more manpower than any european country.
 
2020-05-23 9:24:29 AM  

LordJiro: gunther_bumpass: dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.

Yikes.

France and the USSR did more to 'save Europe' in World Wars 1 and 2 respectively than America did. And in the Cold War, we did as much to fark up the world as the Soviets did, with effects that are still screwing shiat up to this day. See: the Middle East and quite a few countries in South/Central America.


The Soviets relied heavily on our support. We provided them with tons of equipment through land lease and had their backs.  France did very little militarily.
 
2020-05-23 9:26:07 AM  

twat_waffle: dwrash: SomeAmerican: Two hundred years ago, Europeans laughed at Americans as uncultured barbarians with delusions of grandeur.

Turns out they were right.

But in spite of our flaws, we have done more good in the world than europe and saved their butts in 2 world wars.

Europe has no grounds for casting any judgements on us.

Uhh... No.

WW1 wasn't really about the fate of Europe as a whole. It was a regional conflict that spiraled out of control because it was too hard to not have a war.

The German Empire lost WW1 mostly because they lost their allies and their military started mutinying. Germans were getting restless and had a revolution, where the Kaiser and other ruling royals and nobles all abdicated. The entry of the US on the side of the Entente Powers certainly sped up the demise of the German Empire, but the US was by no means the decisive factor. They probably would have been defeated anyway.

In WW2, Hitler was doomed the moment he decided to draw the Soviets into the war by invading Russia. If he hadn't violated the Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement, he could have devoted all of his resources to the Western Front and stopped the invasion of Normandy in its tracks. Again, we certainly helped defeat Nazi Germany, but I would hardly call direct American involvement a decisive factor. The Soviets clogged up Germany's meat grinder with all the bodies they threw at it. Lend-Lease was a more decisive factor, particularly for the Eastern Front, but it was Soviet men using that American equipment.

Your attitude is exactly why Europeans look derisively at Americans. We sat on the sidelines for decent chunks of both wars, only getting involved when public opinion could be whipped into a frenzy for war (WW1) or we were directly attacked by a belligerent country (WW2).


Point proven.. crawl back to your cattle pen.
 
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