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A Large Order of Fries, Please — and Make Them French

A Large Order of Fries, Please — and Make Them French

Remember “Freedom Fries”?  Over the last decade, the French were ridiculed by millions of Americans—including me—who didn’t have to wonder how Henry V prevailed at Agincourt with a much smaller force or why trees line the Champs Elysees (so the Germans can march in shade).

But today, you gotta hand it to France:

A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a film depiction of him as a womanizing buffoon.

The French government, which had urged the magazine not to print the images, said it was temporarily shutting down premises including embassies and schools in 20 countries on Friday, when protests sometimes break out after Muslim prayers.

Got that?  French president Francois Hollande, though a Socialist, didn’t send the police to frog march the magazine’s editor at midnight. Instead, his government will be protecting its citizens abroad—and probably even in France itself—from Muslim rioters who believe that the world better stop hurting their feelings.  Or else.

It’s a sad day when the leader of France shows more testicules than the president of the United States.  The French, it appears, have had enough of being held hostage to a cult of violence.  Here’s hoping Americans have too.

By the way, in what other religion are the faithful more likely to riot after attending services?


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Who’wudda’Thunk…?! Holy Smokes, those Frenchies better watchit or the Obama Regime may get all stern and preachy at’tum! Maybe Susan Rice is already working up a Security Council Resolution.

CANNOT possibly make this **** up!!

What, no prior restraint? How quaintly American of the them. No doubt the armed-to-the-teeth lunatics of the middle east (and across the muslim world) will do their level best to make France pay for this quixotic act, but there you go. People will be heard.

9thDistrictNeighbor | September 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I suppose when you have most of Morocco living in your back yard, you come to realize that protests aren’t provoked by cartoons, they are a weekly occurrence.

(I had never heard the one about providing the Wehrmacht shade….)

Vive la France!

There’s evidence that Mohammed never even existed. If true, the unwashed rabble is rioting over “sacrilege” against a fictional character.

If true, thus making the so-called “religion of peace” a fraud that puts Scientology in the shade.

    Catherine in reply to CalMark. | September 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Atheists believe all religions are made up. Bill Maher thinks I have an imaginary friend. To Bill Maher I say my imaginary friend has helped me and comforted me when I needed it. No government bureaucrat or even ordinary friend could have done better.

      CalMark in reply to Catherine. | September 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Ad hominem attacks don’t change reality.

      Moses existed. Jesus existed. Both were chronicled by disinterested third parties, many of them unfriendly.

      However, a scholar asserts the possibility, even likelihood, that there was no such person as Mohammed. At the time Mohammed supposedly lived, there is no mention of any such historical figure: not by conquered peoples, not third-party historians, not even early Muslims.

      The entire religion is based on the person of Mohammed and his revelations. If the person of Mohammed is a fraud, so is the religion.

The French cowardice has always been just that — and stupidity.

In the case of Barack Obama, it certainly is stupidity (as everything involving this guy is), but not cowardice: it is his intention to weaken the U.S. and other western democracies but strengthen Muslim theocracies.

In other words, the guy has it in for us.

By the way, Prof. Jacobson got kudos this morning from Rush Limbaugh on his show, re the Romney tape gap.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to | September 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    The basic model for all modern militaries is based on France mostly Napoleon.

    Indeed most of our terms are also eg Campaign Corps battalions regiment lieutenant legionnaire .

    Why is the beret the mark of the Special forces & not -insert hat of your choice -?

    Indeed Hitlers ignorance of Napoleon’s historical truth -The March to Moscow saved us all & we are free to be merry & witty n’est ce pas ?

      I don’t know that I’d call it “ignorance.” Hitler studied Napoleon but thought that his technological advantage, and what he believed was his destiny, would overcome, among other things, the Russian winter. Both underestimated the Russians. Period.

Wasn’t France one of America’s friends that tried to warn them about invading Iraq?

It’s great that a French magazine published a cartoon poking fun at Mowhamid the pedophile. For know I’ll with hold judgement. If this display of courage is still in effect in a month I’ll have those fries rolled in a crepe and washed down with Perrier.

Wonder if anyone has apologized to Brigette Bardot yet?

I am pleasantly surprised the French are coming together on this.

I love to tease the French about their cowardice as much as the next American patriot. But the French really were not cowards in WWII. The troops fought bravely. What happened is they imploded by incompetent and corrupt leadership when the Nazis attacked. So brave troops (that could have resisted the Nazis) ended up surrendering and France fell in a matter of weeks.

French troops fought bravely in Algeria, Vietnam, and other conflicts they have been involved with. But in all those post war conflicts they lost due to poor leadership.

So a warning to the wise. We could also go that route if we are not careful.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to EBL. | September 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Vive le Resistance!!!

    We all need to stand up to these murderous, malignant, misogynist Islamist Bullies.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to EBL. | September 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    No . They lost Algeria & Vietnam because they were Algerian & Vietnamese & were part of a post ww2 ‘colony spring ‘ as it were.

    You can add the Dutch in Indonesia The British in India .

The only testicular fortitude practiced by this administration has been the surppression of common sense things like voter ID, ending enforcement of current immigration laws, trampling on states rights, a horrible foreign policy of appeasement and of course the grandaddy of ’em all, sixteen trillion dollars of debt.

I generally have a dim view of France, country of my forefathers but have to hand it to ’em on this one so far…

Ain’t it time to replace the community organizer with a real manager?

    NeoConScum in reply to GrumpyOne. | September 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    GrumpyOne…LOVE that moniker! My 3-letter descriptive for The Obama Regime: *VTC.

    *Vast Testicular Concavity* Brief, Accurate, Unassailable.

“… French president Francois Hollande, though a Socialist, didn’t send the police to frog march the magazine’s editor at midnight. ”

Frogs frog marching frogs?

My eyes fill with the grateful tears of 1,000 naive French snails chosen for the unsalted appetizer.

Well done, France!

    KM from Detroit in reply to LukeHandCool. | September 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I was going to make a comment about how “frog march” was just too cute to be not on purpose, but I guess you beat me to it 🙂

With Obama you get the Spanish Inquisition.

Subotai Bahadur | September 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I take a back seat to no one in my distrust of and disgust with France. I also will be amazed if this is still in effect a month from now, and note that under French and EU law, literal equivalents of blasphemy laws are in place to snatch up everyone concerned with the publication and send them to an Oubliette with no formalities if the French government chooses to do so later. [Obama envies French law.] There is a reason that French Main Battle Tanks have more reverse gears than forward.

But that said, there is the matter of “It’s a sad day when the leader of France shows more testicules than the president of the United States.

I note that French President Hollande is married to Ségolène Royal, the not unattractive French Socialist Party leader. Simultaneously, he is openly living with French political journalist Valerie Trierweiler, also not unattractive.

Buraq Hussein Obama is married to Michelle Obama.

Buraq Hussein has not seen his testicules since October 1992.

Subotai Bahadur

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | September 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    B H Obama is the typical fatherless male, whose male identity was preyed upon, subverted, stolen, distorted and mis-directed by every ‘adult’ influence in his young life from mother, stepfathers, his grandparents, ‘nanny’ (a sick transgendered soul) and his surrogate (or perhaps biological) father, Frank Marshall Davis. He certainly is hell-bent on promoting perversion with our tax dollars.

    Buraq probably left his testicules at a famed Chicago bath house.

“It’s a sad day when the leader of France shows more testicules than the president of the United States.”

It’s any day that anybody (including my female cat) shows more testicules than THIS President of the United States.

You think he’s damaging to the U.S. now? Just wait to see what he’ll do between the election and Inauguration Day (when he can legally be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House). >:-(

What would they do if there were more cartoons or videos or books or articles that started popping up in more countries around the world? How much rage do they have? Also, it seems that no one is raging here in the US. Is it because no one here is offended? It’s because they know that if they kill over here, they will be caught, arrested, tried and probably convicted. There was no fear of that in Libya.

Highly recommend this Sultan Knish post on the cost of a Koran:

The French are arrogant and often irritating, but are not now, nor have they often been, terribly shy about using force. Going 0 for 3 against Germany does not erase the roughly 400 years of French dominance of Europe, one of the most warlike continents. To this day, French military force projection is far superior to that of the vast majority of countries, including those of Europe, Great Britain possibly excepted. How many countries maintain 36,000 military personnel overseas? According to this list of French military operations since 1945 (, the French armed forces are in combat about every 2.7 years (UN peacekeeping missions not included).

As for the Leclerc, it has five forward gears and two reverse gears (

If only the mental transmissions of some commenters were as flexible.

And let’s not forget their bravery and marksmanship v the Rainbow Warrior.

You’re protesting too much, Cinch. For the last decade, France didn’t acquit itself too well, vis-a-vis Islamists either domestically or abroad. Chirac’s motives were transparently animated by France’s oil interests, primarily through Total-Fina-Elf, in Iraq and elsewhere. (An excellent case can be made that without Chirac’s assurances to Saddam, Saddam would have permitted free access to his sites and Iraq wouldn’t have descended into the maelstrom.) While their capitulation to Muslim violence night after night in the banlieues was disgraceful. That they may be moving back toward what you prefer to think of as their mean is gratifying.

    Think, say what you will but I must offer a distinction with a difference between the elected politicos and French intelligence. DGSE works closely with our intel people and is highly regarded.