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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #330 on: June 16, 2011, 03:04:43 pm »
Yeah, we know.
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #331 on: June 16, 2011, 03:15:29 pm »
It's telling that when the frog replies to an outrageous statement by posting something relevant to point being made, he's the one that dishes it out but "can't take it". Yet when senile amerikkkan gets riled up and posts a trolling reply about something totally unrelated, no problemo.

Yeah, I'm the one with thin skin.  :lol:

Of course, this is grumbler and Berkut we're talking about here. CdM is my peoples, Monkeybutt has a kitten avatar so gets a pass, Raz is insane but funny and Valmy is practically french. :frog:

Anyhoo. Carry on folks. You should ask derspiess for that picture of the crying french guy from 1940, he's got it bookmarked somewhere.

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #332 on: June 16, 2011, 03:17:03 pm »
If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

Valmy is practically french. :frog:

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #333 on: June 16, 2011, 03:21:38 pm »
lol. Signature'd! Nice.  :hug:

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #334 on: June 16, 2011, 03:44:20 pm »
It's telling that when the frog replies to an outrageous statement by posting something relevant to point being made, he's the one that dishes it out but "can't take it". Yet when senile amerikkkan gets riled up and posts a trolling reply about something totally unrelated, no problemo.

Yeah, I'm the one with thin skin.  :lol:

Of course, this is grumbler and Berkut we're talking about here. CdM is my peoples, Monkeybutt has a kitten avatar so gets a pass, Raz is insane but funny and Valmy is practically french. :frog:

Anyhoo. Carry on folks. You should ask derspiess for that picture of the crying french guy from 1940, he's got it bookmarked somewhere.

I am just glad you don't have thin skin is all.
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #335 on: June 16, 2011, 03:49:28 pm »
It's telling that when the frog replies to an outrageous statement by posting something relevant to point being made, he's the one that dishes it out but "can't take it". Yet when senile amerikkkan gets riled up and posts a trolling reply about something totally unrelated, no problemo.

Yeah, I'm the one with thin skin.  :lol:

Of course, this is grumbler and Berkut we're talking about here. CdM is my peoples, Monkeybutt has a kitten avatar so gets a pass, Raz is insane but funny and Valmy is practically french. :frog:

Anyhoo. Carry on folks. You should ask derspiess for that picture of the crying french guy from 1940, he's got it bookmarked somewhere.

I thought it was a French cultural thing that Anglos can't understand.
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #336 on: June 16, 2011, 03:53:21 pm »
I am just glad you don't have thin skin is all.

I do. I had eczema on my left elbow as a kid and my mum used too much cortisone cream. Skin is thinner there  :(

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #337 on: June 16, 2011, 03:54:35 pm »
I thought it was a French cultural thing that Anglos can't understand.

You wouldn't get it, only Valmy and I do.

(I have no idea what you're referring to).

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #338 on: June 16, 2011, 03:55:24 pm »
To be fair I only practically get it.
If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #339 on: June 16, 2011, 04:31:36 pm »
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #340 on: June 16, 2011, 05:03:48 pm »
Zoups is your classic "I can dish it out but cannot take it" poster.  What makes him endearing is that, when his thin skin is pierced without effort, he threatens to do things his target couldn't care less about.  Zoups in vengeance mode is like a snake in bicycling mode.


*unless German, of course.

To be fair, Zoupa gets rather defensive when it comes to French-bashing, and rightfully so.  He gets a lot of shit around here, especially when it comes to French military history, which does not begin and end with WW2, all that "Freedom Fries" bullshit, and that uberweenie deVillepin.

I respect and adore the French for Lafayette and their powder-blue Catholic Bourbonism and their making love with their faces and the Revolution and the DeGaullist penchant for acting in their own interests.

So when I bash Zoups, I bash him as an anti-semitic Eurotard, not as a Frenchman.  Any other way is not fair to him, or to France.

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #341 on: June 16, 2011, 05:27:45 pm »
It is unamerican to be anti-French.  America is most of the best parts of France and Britain, merged together into something entirely unique.
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #342 on: June 16, 2011, 05:32:16 pm »
It is unamerican to be anti-French.

Not really, not really at all. Although I can understanding that as an ethnic Albertan you might be confused.
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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #343 on: June 16, 2011, 05:40:56 pm »
Zoups is your classic "I can dish it out but cannot take it" poster.  What makes him endearing is that, when his thin skin is pierced without effort, he threatens to do things his target couldn't care less about.  Zoups in vengeance mode is like a snake in bicycling mode.


*unless German, of course.

To be fair, Zoupa gets rather defensive when it comes to French-bashing, and rightfully so.  He gets a lot of shit around here, especially when it comes to French military history, which does not begin and end with WW2, all that "Freedom Fries" bullshit, and that uberweenie deVillepin.

I respect and adore the French for Lafayette and their powder-blue Catholic Bourbonism and their making love with their faces and the Revolution and the DeGaullist penchant for acting in their own interests.

So when I bash Zoups, I bash him as an anti-semitic Eurotard, not as a Frenchman.  Any other way is not fair to him, or to France.

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Re: Is it time for the US to re-evaluate our commitment to NATO?
« Reply #344 on: June 16, 2011, 09:03:52 pm »
To be fair, Zoupa gets rather defensive when it comes to French-bashing, and rightfully so.  He gets a lot of shit around here, especially when it comes to French military history, which does not begin and end with WW2, all that "Freedom Fries" bullshit, and that uberweenie deVillepin.

I respect and adore the French for Lafayette and their powder-blue Catholic Bourbonism and their making love with their faces and the Revolution and the DeGaullist penchant for acting in their own interests.

So when I bash Zoups, I bash him as an anti-semitic Eurotard, not as a Frenchman.  Any other way is not fair to him, or to France.
Disagree.  One can tweak the hypersensitive without disliking what they are hypersensitive about.  I am quite the Francophile myself, what with publishing books on French military history mostly to satisfy my own desire to own the books, and all.

Zoupa is Zoupa, whether he is whining about me being "riled up" when nothing could be further from the truth, or threatening to shit on a DVD because somehow he thinks I will burst into tears over that (or a picture of The Falling Man, or whatever).   So, when I bash him, I don't do so as a "Frenchman" (for that would be, as you note, unfair to France), but as a garden-variety asshat.  He is his own unique self.  And his tears taste wonderful. Best of all, when he trolls, he reliably bursts into tears when I countertroll.  Life is good here at Languish.  :cool:
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