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Lawmaker Wants 'French' Back in Fries

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    seriously, what a bunch of fucktards........

    Lawmaker Wants 'French' Back in Fries

    By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - With America needing all the help it can get in Iraq (news - web sites), it's time to swallow our pride and give the French back their fries, a House lawmaker said in a letter to her colleagues.

    House Republican leaders last March, angered by French opposition to U.S. plans to take military action against Iraq, ordered that all restaurants in the House replace the french fries on their menus with "freedom fries." But now, said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (news, bio, voting record), D-Texas, we need to bring the French back to the table.

    "President Bush (news - web sites) is now urging that all parties put aside 'past bickering.' Delays in rebuilding international good will are costing Americans lives in Iraq, and billions of dollars to the American taxpayers," Lee wrote last week in a letter first reported by the congressional newspaper Roll Call. "A symbolic start to that effort would be reinstating foods in the House cafeterias and dining halls and their traditional 'American' names — french toast and french fries."

    The House should show civility and respect as Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) embarks on the difficult task of garnering international support for efforts to stabilize Iraq, Jackson Lee said, adding that the President's chef, "after months of dodging the question," recently acknowledged to the chefs of other world heads of state that french fries were never taken off the White House menu.

    But House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney, R-Ohio, who initiated the menu change with Rep. Walter Jones (news, bio, voting record), R-N.C., said they'll continue to fight for their freedom fries.

    Ney said that the day after Jackson Lee wrote her letter the French came out with an untenable timetable for elections in Iraq, confounding U.S. efforts to win United Nations (news - web sites) backing for the reconstruction effort. "They were noncooperative and arrogant then," before the war, "and they are again noncooperative and arrogant," Ney said. "I haven't seen a huge change."

    Ney said that was originally a gesture toward the French "has become an international food fight. It means something to a lot of people."

    "The whole premise behind the gesture was to support our troops in Iraq," said Lanier Swann, spokeswoman for Jones. "The congressional passion in support of them has not waned and the French position has not changed."
  2. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    people are still concerned with this?
  3. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    hi, i'd like an order of a hussein pancakes along with a side of scrambled bin laden eggs.
  4. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8

    i mean enuff already, it was a show of true moronic blind patriotism, and im dumbfounded that they are still preaching the same fucking song.....
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    ya got probsz down there bro.
  6. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,796 Likes Received: 1
    And this is actually news, who gives a fuck?
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    well i for one do.....

    i dont want my fucking lawmakers running amock and making an ass of the country.....considering there about a trilltion other things of more importance.....

    im sure others will be just a disturbed by the news.....
  8. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    I thought they'd ride this out until the bitter fucking end.
  9. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    this is why democrats kick ass.....:eek:
  10. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

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  11. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

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  12. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 16, 2003 Messages: 1,519 Likes Received: 0
    has anyone honestly asked for "freedom fries" or "freedom toast" since that law was passed...
  13. suicidebombr

    suicidebombr Member

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  14. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Hmmm....I think it's too late for that :eek: