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I'd call these stories "busting their chops."


It makes you proud to be an American even if the following never happened. I never realized our aircraft carrier had such capabilities..




Subject: FW: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP

> You could have heard a pin drop

> When in England , at a fairly large

> conference, Condi Rice was asked by

> the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans

> for Iraq were just an example

> of empire building' by George Bush.

> She answered by saying, 'Over the years, the

> United States has sent many

> of its fine young men and women into great

> peril to fight for freedom beyond

> our borders. The only amount of land we

> have ever asked for in return

> is enough to bury those that did not

> return.'

> You could have heard a pin drop.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> There was a conference in France where a

> number of internation al engineers

> were taking part, including French and

> American. During a break, one of the

> French engineers came back into the room

> saying 'Have you heard the latest

> dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an

> aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help

> the tsunami victims. What does he intend

> to do, bomb them?'

> A Boeing engineer stood up and replied

> quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals

> on board that can treat several hundred

> people; they are nuclear powered and

> can supply emergency electrical power to

> shore facilities; they have three cafeterias

> with the capacity to feed 3,000 people

> three meals a day, they can produce several

> thousand gallons of fresh water from sea

> water each day, and they carry half a

> dozen helicopters for use in transporting

> victims and injured to and from their flight

& gt; deck. We have eleven such ships; how many

> does France have?'

> You could have heard a pin drop.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval

> conference that included Admirals

> from the U.S. , English, Canadian,

> Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail

> reception, he found himself standing with

> a large group of Officers that included

> personnel from most of those countries.

> Everyone was chatting away in English

> as they sipped their drinks but a French

> admiral suddenly complained that,

> whereas Europeans learn many languages,

> Americans learn only English.' He then

> asked, 'Why is it that we always have to

> speak English in these conferences rather

> than speaking French?' Without

> hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe

> it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies

> and Americans arranged it so you

> wouldn't have to speak German.'

> You could have heard a pin drop.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE

> ABOVE...

> Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83,

> arrived in Paris by plane. At French

> Customs, he took a few minutes to locate

> his passport in his carry on. 'You have

> been to France before, monsieur?' the

> customs officer asked sarcastically.

> Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to

> France previously. Then you should

> know enough to have your passport ready.'

> The American said, ''The last time I was

> here, I didn't have to show it. 'Impossible.

> Americans always have to show your

> passports on arrival in France !' The American

> senior gave the Frenchman a long hard

> look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well,

> when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day

> in 1944 to help liberate this country,

> I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show

> a passport to.'

> You could have heard a pin drop.

> If you are proud, pass this on!

> If not delete it.

5 comments:

Celia said...

I'm sure all these things really happened. Especially the naval conference with the French admiral. I'm sure that's not just a dumb joke certain people use to excuse their ignorance and refusal to learn another language.

Pfffff.

Anonymous said...

It's nice that we allegedly sent an aircraft carrier to help the tsunami victims in Indonesia. I'm too lazy to check whether that's true or not, but let's just say it is.

1. I doubt any such conversation took place. If this event occurred, I'm sure the French engineers already understood why we sent the carrier there and appreicated it. Just b/c they are French, they aren't dumb.

2. If we were so d@mned magnimous about helping Indonesians who got flooded (which is fine by me), then where the heck was the fabled US Navy and their helpful battleships w/hospitals, etc, when Katrina happened?? Oh, that's right: they were told to wait out in the Gulf and not get any closer to NOLA to help. hmmmm.... wonder what the alleged "French" engineers thought about that???

One could have similar responses to every little fairy tale of lies told in this forward. More dumb b.s. that the conservatards love to tell themselves as they go to sleep at night (or something).

Marc with a C said...

I love the disclaimer at the top that says that these stories make you proud to be an American even if they never happened.

It sure makes me feel good about myself to know that I totally tell off the bully, save the day, and rescue the princess in my own head.

Marc with a C said...

"The only amount of land we

> have ever asked for in return

> is enough to bury those that did not

> return.'"

*cough cough* Korea, Germany, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia, IRAQ *cough* etc.

Anonymous said...

Didn't France-bashing die off after Sarkozy got elected?

 
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