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Posted: 3/24/2006 8:33:14 AM EDT
linky

By David Rennie and Toby Helm in Brussels
(Filed: 24/03/2006)

President Jacques Chirac of France stormed out of a European Union summit last night after a French employers' leader said that English was "the language of European business".

The walk-out, seen by Tony Blair, prompted a sheepish exit by the French foreign, finance and Europe ministers and threatened to derail the summit before it had begun.

The meeting had been called to try to fight a wave of "economic nationalism" sweeping the Continent, as France, Spain and other nations seek to erect barriers to cross-border competition.

Mr Chirac's behaviour, in front of two dozen European leaders, was seen as a sign that he and his team were in intensely nationalistic mood.

It emerged that the president's spokesman had gone out his way to inform the press of the incident.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:34:51 AM EDT
Fuck Chirac.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:35:30 AM EDT
chirac speaks fluent english. he is a pompus asshole who thinks that france should be at the center of the universe, and has no way to back it up. it bothers him that his country has no balls and is an international laughing stock
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:37:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Fuck Chirac.



Chirac

AROCK

Coi­ncidence?
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:37:46 AM EDT
What a spoiled little baby.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:39:14 AM EDT
He didnt walk out. He was retreating.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:42:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:46:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:06:31 AM EDT
What a cock!
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:19:04 AM EDT
Tie this thread together with another on GD "Europe is dead."
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:26:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 9:28:02 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:37:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
He didnt walk out. He was retreating.



LOL!!! No shit!

Chirac is a pompous ASS.

Fuck him, fuck the French.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:40:45 AM EDT
Good for him. I'm actually quite glad. Let individual EU nation's get pissed at the EU.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:43:11 AM EDT
I don't trust anyone named Jacques.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:07:28 AM EDT
Maybe he would prefer German!


In france the title presiden = pivot man

&

Chirac, Jacques = "Circle Jerk"

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:12:53 AM EDT
I don't see the big deal.

I'd have walked out if they were speaking French. Or German. Or Japanese.

I only speak Southeast Texan.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:19:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I don't see the big deal.

I'd have walked out if they were speaking French. Or German. Or Japanese.

I only speak Southeast Texan.




Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:26:35 AM EDT
The French are VERY sensitive to things like that. French used to be 'the language of diplomacy' that brought countries together. English is replacing French, though, and the French can be pretty sore about it.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:33:33 AM EDT
Fuck the French.
They're just a bunch of Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys.

I heard that during the Cola Wars of the eighties, Pepsi occupied France for six months!

B_S
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:34:15 AM EDT
Awww! Poor baby!!! I bet Chirac is still under the drug induced hypnosis that France is a Surperpower and anyone gives a shit about them!
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:37:01 AM EDT
We need the French.

Really, we do, just to have something to laugh at.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:50:57 AM EDT
I think some may be missing the point. Is he a pompous jackass...yes, we all know that, but he does have national honor and pride. He is seeing a nation that is losing it's identity and becoming part of a European Union and he doesn't like it, I don't blame him. The EU is one step closer to a NWO, he may be a jackass, but more people with pride and self respect should be walking out of those meetings.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:52:11 AM EDT
I thought it was Spanish!

All the businesses around here are putting up signs and shelf labels in Spanish. Go figure.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:55:31 AM EDT
Nationalism, baby. Hawt!

That said, JC is a cockbite.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 10:57:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
I think some may be missing the point. Is he a pompous jackass...yes, we all know that, but he does have national honor and pride. He is seeing a nation that is losing it's identity and becoming part of a European Union and he doesn't like it, I don't blame him. The EU is one step closer to a NWO, he may be a jackass, but more people with pride and self respect should be walking out of those meetings.



This has nothing to do with the European Union (which incidentally has largely been created in response to French demands and support), and which has never included any plans for a common language (that I am aware of)

This is just about the French being whiny little bitches about the REALITY that English is pretty much established as the common language of commerce and business around the world.

Boo hoo - cry me a freakin' river you collaborating cheese-eating smelly surrender-pussies.
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