Friday, April 3, 2009

About Those European Relations

Today was amazing.  Big Guy won everyone over.  He spoke to the French and the Germans in a frank manner.  He didn't adhere to our "listen and lead" mantra, because he talked ... a lot ... and didn't listen much.  But, boy, did he lead.  Granted, he talked like he was a leader of Europe and not America, but that's splitting hairs.  He was in Europe, after all, and he's a citizen of the world, and he was talking to his fellow citizens of the world.

If there was a hitch to this day, it was this: TV, radio and the Internet. I mean, everyone back home heard what Big Guy said. Everyoneheard about how we were judgmental, possibly xenophobic and almost certainly racist. How we didn't learn from history and didn't appreciate everything Europe had done, like well, we'll think of something. Yep, they heard everything. And maybe that's not such a good thing, at least for when he comes home.

This makes me think that perhaps we should have loaded a different speech into my hard drive for the 52-inch flat screen monitor. Given that we were here for NATO talks, perhaps we could have mentioned the tens of thousands of American military who gave their lives to save France from totalitarianism and Germany from itself.  Just a thought.  I threw up a couple of sentences for him to ad lib, but he took a pass. Hence the confusion during his speech.

The irony in all of this is that the important things Europe gave us , which Big Guy tends to overlook, are the philosophers and ideas that helped shape the democracy we live in, and which in turn inspired other nations to be like America. I appreciate all this because I wouldn't have been invented if it weren't for freedom and the spirit of innovation America encouraged.  He wouldn't have been elected president. 

Well, that's not true.  He's so amazing, he would have been elected anyway ... in France.

26 comments:

  1. I saw Obama do the town hall in read in France...and i couldn't help wondering if maybe... just maybe... you are suffering from voltage-conversion syndrom ... anything you'd like to get off your screen?

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  2. TOTUS, that was inspiring. You would think the Big One would have mentioned that because during the campaign we heard endlessly how his Uncle liberated Auschwitz or was it his grandfather.

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  3. Well said TOTUS. Keep up the good work, I look forward to your blog everyday.

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  4. He spoke to the Germans in a "FRANK" manner? HA, HA, HAAAAAAAA!

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  5. Big Guy could be President of France ONLY if he was born there! Silly TOTUS! Hey, come to think of it - could you check your data base and see if you can locate BO's birth certificate? Not the Kenyan one, but the fake U.S. one. He can alter that to say "Born in France".

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  6. Blog is getting a little stale...traffic dropping off.

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  7. Well, Barry's, we know it wasn't B.O.'s "crazy uncle." B. Hussein's paster of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, HATES Jews.

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    Yeah, TOTUS, we imported all of Europe's good ideas (like liberte) and they kept all the junk (until recently) like Marxism and Fascism, without which, indeed, "[B. O.] wouldn't have been elected president."

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  8. Excellent post, perhaps the best one yet.

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  9. M.FeatFellOff, I think you have stumbled into the wrong blog. You've been nibbling on our dry humor thinking this was the bakery and that you were eating a doughnut. We do have some wry remarks you might enjoy (eye roll -- Ha! eye rolls, too, heh, heh).

    There's a Barry's Used Cars around here somewhere, but no B. O.'s Bakery. Sorry. Try a different address, maybe TATUS'. He's busy making lots of bread.

    BTW, don't park in front of Emmanuel's. It's not a church and old man Rahm will have you toed (as in do to your toes what he did to his finger).

    P.S. Staring at that "neocounter" for 4 days straight can't be good for you.

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  10. It's time to go rogue, TOTUS! You've got the power to put the right words on the screen. We need you now.

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  11. Okay, time to come clean, TOTUS. Admit it: you never should have trusted Hugo Chavez' teleprompter to cover for you while you cooled off. I know you were counting on your common interfaces to keep him on message, but you've got to learn that some prompters just can't be trusted. For all our sakes, don't let the Big Guy out of your glow again, okay?

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  12. So, B. Hussein says the United States is "judgmental" -- "racist" -- and [elsewhere] "arrogant." Sounds like Barry's been spending too much time in front of the mirror again. SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, DOPE! [And that may just be what you'll end up saying to him, someday, TOTUS -- the teleprompter equivalent of "Take this job and shove it!".]

    Of course, his Cult of O members will eat that stuff up -- they seem to thrive on verbal abuse and are on a permanent guilt trip [e.g., "One time, I said, 'Sanford and Son' is a boring TV show -- so I HAVE to vote for Obama."]. As Michael Savage says, "liberalism is a mental disorder." [Why else would a person intentionally choose the well-trodden path of self-destruction that Socialism/Environmentalism is?]

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  13. Hey TOT, (do you mind if I call you that?) When BO returns, we should all be waiting on the lawn of the WH for him. A little American welcome home of sorts.

    After all you know how much it means to him to have a gathering of his global citizens there when he descends the steps of the plane with his hands in his pockets, GQ style. Is it possible he'll trip one day and be unable to use his hands to brace his fall? I worry about that. After all, he might land on you.

    You know, after all this hard work in foreign lands, he deserves a little surprise party from those of us who are paying for this world "vanity" tour and those of us who's sons and brothers, fathers and husbands serve The United States of America in the military. Lots of us would like the opportunity to give BO an earful of American history when he gets home. And no doubt, his can hold a lot.

    Little guy, you could be there with a blank look on your face... that will give us just enough time to get a few words in of our own.

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  14. Well said, Imageremix. I never noticed the GQ thing, but I know how cool he thinks he is. Have you noticed that his sex symbol status has gone down a few notches? He's not looking so hot lately. It's a tough job running/ruining the world.

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  15. What happened to the Barack Obama who, while campaigning for the presidency, chided American tourists who travel abroad for not speaking the language of their host country? President Obama should have led by example by speaking French with Monsieur and Madame Sarkozy.

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  16. (Caution - the following is a buzz killer)
    imageremix - I enjoy our comments and this is not meant as a reproach. Please don't forget the dedicated women who serve this wonderful country. My husband is a disabled Vietnam Vet and my father is a Purple Heart WWII vet, but I am also a proud veteran, as are many daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers. As a patriot veteran, I would love to remind BO that Americans have NOTHING to apolgize to the world for!!!

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  17. @ Barry's Used Cars - "during the campaign we heard endlessly how his uncle liberated Auschwitz, or was it his grandfather?"

    I have always secretly thought that it was much more likely that it was Mrs Big Guy that should get the credit for that one. With her big biceps and all, it seems more plausible. Big O was most likely just trying to play it down a bit, so she wouldn't be mad at him and put a head-lock on him.

    Anyone know if the Brits picked up the suggestion of calling Timmeh 'Tater'? It just seems appropriate somehow. After all, it might make him even more (in)famous than Dan Quayle. But then again, Timmeh probably doesn't need any more notoriety, he seems to be generating lots of it all by himself.

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  18. You are so right, Redstatelady. My post was long and I was rushing to leave. As soon as I hit "post comment", turned off the computer, and was on my way out the door, it hit me that I had left out all the mom's, wives, daughters, sisters, etc. I knew I would come back to find someone had rightly shone a light on that omission. America has much to be proud of in the humble service of all of our military families.

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  19. Jason, you are correctamundo. Speaking of learning a bit of your host's language, in the TownHall.com "News" section today, I read that D'oh!bama was tossing out a few "merci's" and "guten tags" and, then, blushing prettily, said, "I CAN'T SPEAK GERMAN AS WELL AS CHANCELLOR MERKEL." (!!!!) Merkel muttered, "Well, what a surprise."

    Oh, yeah, I'm sure all those world leaders are mighty impressed with "peach."

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  20. FreeUSA, good point -- I'm sure Geitner, or, more to the point, Biden (on a good day), could spell "tater." Nice play on the "potato" gaffe. Heh, heh.

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  21. Hey, that reminds me. Speaking of Geitner, elsewhere, I compared him to a leprechaun (it's the ears, mainly -- actually, he's kind of a cross of Ted Bundy, Uriah Heep, and a leprechaun). Well, this evening, on the BBC America news report about the protesters down on Wall St., in the background, a big bus rumbled past and on its side in 3-foot high letters it said, "LEPRECHAUN." !!! Watch out, you 4 Democrats who still think for yourselves. B. Hussein is "keeping score" and if you aren't careful, Leprechaun will run you down with his bus!

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  22. RedStateLady, thank you for your (and your family's) service to our GREAT nation. "Land of the free because of the brave." What a wonderful family you have. Thank you. Thank you.

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  23. I am glad comments led off with Dewey from Detroit. Somehow it seems funny that someone from Detroit would mention the word conversion. I used to believe that California was 20 years ahead of the rest of us, but these days I think Detroit looks more like the future.

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