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Old Jul 29th 2005, 12:13 am
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Just had dinner with friends who moved from Chattanooga TN to St Albans UK (been here a few months)

watching the news about the IRA and the conversation went political very quickly (their doing, not mine)

Few issues with what they had to say

1. They can't understand why UK colleagues slam GWB(j)
2. They think the UK is anti-american
3. They think Bill C was the biggest piece of crap.
4. Didn't know the IRA were terrorists
5. Think the crap US economy is purely Bill C's fauly
6. Think GWB will learn from tony B to be a great orator
7. CNN = clinton news network and fox news is the only one to watch

these people are financially successful, both with degrees

my only comment is to say that to #6 you can't make a silk purse......

I'm still in shock and the wine has not lessened it at all
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Old Jul 29th 2005, 12:14 am
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Exactly who did they think the IRA were?
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Old Jul 29th 2005, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
Exactly who did they think the IRA were?
They actually thought they were the army of the irsih republic (Eire)

and they thought Sinn Fein was a person

and they've been here for nearly a year
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
Just had dinner with friends who moved from Chattanooga TN to St Albans UK (been here a few months)

watching the news about the IRA and the conversation went political very quickly (their doing, not mine)

Few issues with what they had to say

1. They can't understand why UK colleagues slam GWB(j)
2. They think the UK is anti-american
3. They think Bill C was the biggest piece of crap.
4. Didn't know the IRA were terrorists
5. Think the crap US economy is purely Bill C's fauly
6. Think GWB will learn from tony B to be a great orator
7. CNN = clinton news network and fox news is the only one to watch

these people are financially successful, both with degrees

my only comment is to say that to #6 you can't make a silk purse......

I'm still in shock and the wine has not lessened it at all

Republicans....
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Old Jul 29th 2005, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
They actually thought they were the army of the irsih republic (Eire)

and they thought Sinn Fein was a person

and they've been here for nearly a year
They should continue watching Fox news..... :scared:
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
They actually thought they were the army of the irsih republic (Eire)

and they thought Sinn Fein was a person

and they've been here for nearly a year

Did you have enough wine to set them straight
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
Did you have enough wine to set them straight
I don't think you can set those kind of people straight.
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
I don't think you can set those kind of people straight.
Agreed, and the fact that there's probably not enough wine.
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
I don't think you can set those kind of people straight.
Agreed. It never fails to amaze me how such "educated" people I come across on a daily basis can be so ignorant to anything not on their doorstep...

I have a close friend that is a staunch Republican and we just don't even go there any more. She is a member of the Ann Coulter Forum, who is God in their eyes.
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
Just had dinner with friends who moved from Chattanooga TN to St Albans UK (been here a few months)

watching the news about the IRA and the conversation went political very quickly (their doing, not mine)

Few issues with what they had to say

1. They can't understand why UK colleagues slam GWB(j)
2. They think the UK is anti-american
3. They think Bill C was the biggest piece of crap.
4. Didn't know the IRA were terrorists
5. Think the crap US economy is purely Bill C's fauly
6. Think GWB will learn from tony B to be a great orator
7. CNN = clinton news network and fox news is the only one to watch

these people are financially successful, both with degrees

my only comment is to say that to #6 you can't make a silk purse......

I'm still in shock and the wine has not lessened it at all
Chattanooga

Tennessee

'nuff said.
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Originally Posted by Lesley1020
She is a member of the Ann Coulter Forum:
Enough said! :scared: :scared:
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
Republicans....

They're a few on here as well. :scared:
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
Just had dinner with friends who moved from Chattanooga TN to St Albans UK (been here a few months)

watching the news about the IRA and the conversation went political very quickly (their doing, not mine)

Few issues with what they had to say

1. They can't understand why UK colleagues slam GWB(j) Neither can I. He's a fine, upstanding man with good family values and morals. Or, at least, so God keeps telling him. Allegedly.
2. They think the UK is anti-american Isn't it? I'm very disappointed.
3. They think Bill C was the biggest piece of crap. Wrong bodily fluid, but close enough.
4. Didn't know the IRA were terrorists They're the tax guys, right? They terrorise my bank account annually.
5. Think the crap US economy is purely Bill C's fauly Not sure how Bill Cosby managed to screw up the economy. Maybe he was trying to be funny but GWB didn't get the joke? Joke's on him now...
6. Think GWB will learn from tony B to be a great orator But then, GWB thinks an orator is something long and reptilian, with lots of sharp teeth and a tendency to hide out in the Everglades.
7. CNN = clinton news network and fox news is the only one to watch Can't help you here, I'm afraid...
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Old Jul 29th 2005, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
Did you have enough wine to set them straight
almost to the state that he and she both passed out!!!

i explained nicely that in the UK I am Conservative but EyeRaq war/combination of church and state and 2000 dead american troops was an issue

when I told them that Bill C is respected around the world blah blah great economy blah statesmen blah

they completely discounted it and said he was a disgrace to america and that my wife would agree with them!!!!

I mean they were sorority sisters but she has a 'bush-free tennessee' bumper sticker!

they also thought it was a travesty how the pen1s issue was not that much of an issue outside the usa

my argument was:

whats worse, a quick bl0wie or tens of thousands dead for a war that is widely accepted as not justified

it was nearly a phone meeting the wall moment
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