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:: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 ::

Today was the psychology midterm, and it was not a pleasant experience. But, on the brighter side, I did finally get around to doing my laundry, and I also got to have dinner with someone special.
Once again, somebody else has put into better words my exact sentiments about a particular topic.
From ChicagoImprovAnarchy.com:

So, it's come to this. Our Congress has decided to revive a World War I era stupidity, and change the names of certain food items in the House cafeteria. From now on, if you eat at Congress, French Fries and French Toast are going to be called Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.

For those not familiar with the history, during WWI anti-German sentiments caused people to call sauerkraut "freedom cabbage" and frankfurters "hot dogs."

And so, I am now officially embarrassed to be an American. Whether or not you agree with France's decision to oppose us on this war, how can you argue that this kind of childish and moronic gesture accomplishes anything but making us all look like fools? These are the men and women we have elected to represent us - and they are acting like nothing more than a bunch of vindictive little babies who can't take anyone disagreeing with them.

It is shameful, it is disgraceful, and we as a people should not stand for it. But not only do a large majority of Americans stand for this sort of thing, but they actually support it! Is it any wonder people all over the world regard us a bankrupt culture? Is it too much to ask of our elected officials, the people who are supposed to be leaders, to rise above this sort of behavior? Apparently.

Then again, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em - so from now on I'm going to call "Bush" "Freedom Pubes."

:: SL 8:18 AM [+] ::

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