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Saturday, January 13, 2007




Funny Comments

Funny comments. . . from the Pharaoh's blog

In reply to this:

” I honestly believe that Europeans, or the Dutch as I am one myself, know a little bit more about the world than for instance a Texan.”

An American writes:

Of course you do. Other people love to tell Americans how naive and untutored they are. There are so many terribly important things about the world that Americans just do not understand.

Americans, in their way, are specialists. It is true that Americans in general have no taste for history. They don’t know a lot about all the little, bitty, scab-picking, endless conflicts held so dear by so many raggedy tribes in this world, not even the ones they came from. The reasons is, they have decided to focus on useful information.

Do you want to know how to get something accomplished? Build something? Make money? Govern large numbers of people from all sorts of countries without killing your politicians? Keep Grandma from dying during a heat wave in the summer? Ask the Americans. They can tell you how it’s done.

And if you are European, I can guarantee that you either won’t like, or won’t believe, the answers. I know this, because I have been in those conversations.

But don’t bother asking the Americans why the Serbs and Croats could find nothing better to do with their new freedom than to start killing one another, or why the Irish were still killing each other in the ’70s. Americans love excellence and accomplishment. They find the study of human stupidity an unworthy pursuit.

Comment by valerie — January 11, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

Of course, soon an idiot appears to demonstrate what it means to know a lot about all the little, bitty, scab-picking, endless conflicts held so dear by so many raggedy tribes in this world:

This has got to be the most depressing exchange I have ever seen, but despite my inclination to ignore it, I have been sucked in by Valerie’s comment #38 about the Irish still killing each other in the 1970s.

What she is talking about is a terrorist war largely funded by Irish Americans of the Teddy Kennedy ilk and Libyans. Nice bedfellows you found for yourselves.

All things considered I think most of the English do remember the help receieved from America in the 20th century, most recently being in 1982 when we had a bit of trouble down in the South Atlantic, but we also remember bombs going off in London and other cities that were almost certainly funded by American donations to the Irish Republican cause.

Welcome, somewhat belatedly to the war on terrorism.

Comment by Anonymous — January 11, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

And another American intervenes:

What she is talking about is a terrorist war largely funded by Irish Americans of the Teddy Kennedy ilk and Libyans. Nice bedfellows you found for yourselves.

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Some of us may have funded it. But you idiots did it.

Comment by At the back of the hill — January 12, 2007 @ 1:32 am

LOL NB

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