but not a disaster like May 1940
Oops, didn't see that. That was NOT a disaster. It was good, sensible - virtually omnicient - advance planning for the Franco-German U.N. alliance of 2003. Stop bashing. Give credit where credit is due.
Kabbaz, stick to making shirts. Whatever one may say about the French, your francophobia and implied equation of the French with the Nazis, and Nazism with the Franco-German opposition to the ongoing war, is beyond the pale. Not to mention that ernest in no way incited or invited this pogrom, and I use the word advisedly, simply by using the term redneck. Why the hell can't we just talk about clothes instead of a) insulting the French at every opportunity b) insulting GW Bush/the Iraq War at every opportunity c) then making every exchange personal? That's it, another fucking great start to a Valentine's Day. Now I'm going to take a Manton pass and never talk politics on these fora again.