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IF you plan to boycott French products, like I plan to, you'll have to do without 2 very good products:

1) Michelin tires

2) Dunlop tires (many are made in France).

American wines have always been good enough for me.

I order "Freedom fries" with my burger although they may not be French anyway and certainly aren't a French product.

Say hello to Mr. Pirelli !! :)

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I swear by:

MT18 Front

MT16 Rear

For New England rocks, roots and mud!

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Oh no, how will I ever do without:

-Smelly French cheeses

-Funny little French-guy mustaches

-Ridiculously small and overpriced portions of French food

-Snobby French attitudes

-Euro-guy, slender French fashions that make me look like a stuffed sausage when I mistakenly try them on

-LeSports Sacs

-French greenie and socialist political sensibilities

Gee, what would our daily lives be like without these critical French additions? How will we ever survive? :)

Bill, not sure if I can join you in this boycott. :D

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Viva la France!

"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart

from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has

usually been governed by prostitutes."

-Mark Twain

"I would rather have a German division in front of me

than a French one behind me."

-General George S. Patton

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting

without your accordion."

-Norman Schwartzkopf

"We can stand here like the French, or we can *do* something

about it."

-Marge Simpson

"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure."

-Jacques Chirac, President of France

"As far as France is concerned, you're right."

-Rush Limbaugh

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the

German Army is sitting in Paris, sipping coffee."

-Regis Philbin

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not

dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore.

True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee,

but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking

large glasses of whiskey, I don't know."

- P.J O'Rourke

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress

of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but

doesn't have the face for it."

-John McCain

"You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam

Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and

wears a beret. He *is* French, people."

-Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't

help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help

us get the Germans out of France!"

-Jay Leno

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof,' it came

marching into Paris under a German flag."

-David Letterman

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Here's my 2 cents-

I just spent a week in Paris 3 weeks ago. Everyone was pretty damn nice and didn't seem to have real problem with my absolute inability to speak French. Culturally, the day to day interaction amongst the French themselves seems to lack the smiles and warmth we expect from each other here in the U.S. I wonder how often this is mistaken for "rudeness".

I saw coutless window displays and wearing of paramilitary styles. Including a t-shirt that read ARMY. So there was no frothing anti USA or anti-war sentiments displayed daily. ( I know they had a big anti-war protest somewhere but I never saw sign of it)

Militarily it seems they no longer have the heart for war,

they fear blowback from supporting the U.S. as they have a pretty good Muslim presence there.

But more importantly for both countries; the French stand to lose business ties and the U.S. to gain. A division of Halliburton, Dick Cheney's old corp. has been given the contract to put out the inevitable oil well fires in Iraq. Once there, they will be a shoe in to re-build the petrolium infastructure. Another division of Halliburton built the holding cells for Afghani prisoners at Guantanomo (sp?) Bay. Lots of speculation that this is more than pure Good vs Evil.

France just had it's own situation in The Ivory Coast where French citizens were attacked for a deal the French gvt. brokered. I think the populace has an ability to separate people from their governments. I do not intend to boycott anything.

Don't get me wrong, I think Huessien is a an evil sob and should be taken out. Bush just seems a little too anxious and cavaleir.

Now back to the French- we should let them lay low, do what needs to be done in Iraq and after it's all over we should move the Arc de Triumphe to the World Trade Center site.

The strong should protect the weak.

Never hit first, always hit harder.

Alan

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Did anybody say French frys? I like french frys :):D

I could care less about product boycoting. However I do and always have tried to keep my purchasing DOMESTIC. I also will never buy a imported car. I'm a ford man here.

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I'm with you on that one GYRO. But it gets harder all the time as our "Leaders" allow more and more manufacturing jobs to be sent out of the country.

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After this thing is over, Britain, France, Germany, Turkey, and even Russia will still be our allies. Our governments are mainly in disagreement over how and when to deal with Saddam, not IF. Since boycotts harm the citizens more than anything that's not the solution.

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Britain is an Allie. France, Germany stance has finished NATO, let those weasels pay for their own defense. I say hit them where it hurts in the wallet.

BOYCOTT the bastards. When their wallet is empty the will change their tune.

It will be a cold day in hell before I buy any product from France or Germany.

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I can't afford anything made in Germany!

Everything I pick up around here is made in China or Mexico.

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My plan is to boycott films by traitorous actors like Sean Penn and Jane Fonda. I can understand airing you views, but to provide solace/collusion with the enemy is tantamount to treason. You'd think that Ms. Fonda would have learned her lesson during the Vietnam conflict. My dad is friends with John McCain (they were roommates at the Naval Academy and attended flight training together). Sen. McCain has no love for Ms. Fonda. She tried to interview him while he was a POW and she was a guest of the communist regime. She should be in prison for what she did. She provided info to the Vietnamese captors with the direct rusult of POW's being severely beaten.

Dennis Miller is a bright star in this whole thing. He cracks me up with his comments on Hillary.

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It's funny how you weren't saing this about the French when they were doing what you wanted. Sounds, dare I say it, petty to me. This is how my 6 year old nephew thinks.

Flame away... I'll be riding my JAPANESE bike. Remember, that enemy we had 60 years ago? Move on.

P.S. What's this got to do with bikes??

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It was no secret what the post was about, all you had to do was read the heading.

You could have past it by.

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