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UK anti-Bush letters spark outrage
CNN ^ | 10/19/04

Posted on 10/19/2004 7:04:30 AM PDT by finnman69

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A pro-Kerry letter-writing campaign by Britain's left-leaning Guardian newspaper, targeting undecided U.S. voters, has provoked outrage across the Atlantic.

The paper has encouraged its readers to express their opinions on the November 2 presidential election to voters in the key swing state of Ohio -- to the fury of Clark county.

"Hey England, Scotland and Wales, mind your own business. We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidential election," was one of the e-mail reactions to the campaign.

The Fox national cable television network tore into the newspaper and even John Kerry's own Democrats expressed horror at the campaign.

"We all feel it is not a good idea. I think it was unwise. It is so poorly thought-out," said Sharon Manitta, spokeswoman in Britain for Democrats Abroad.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agentprovocateurs; dirtytricks; eurotrash; guardian; napalminthemorning; rats; wot
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1248623/posts Dear Limey *******s [Americans respond to The Guardian]

1 posted on 10/19/2004 7:04:30 AM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69
The best:

"Real Americans aren't interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions. If you want to save the world, begin with you own worthless corner of it," wrote one from Texas.

2 posted on 10/19/2004 7:06:03 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69
hehehe, Man I love this country, we have some real cowboys. Stick it to them lefties.
3 posted on 10/19/2004 7:08:42 AM PDT by Ksnavely
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To: finnman69
""We all feel it is not a good idea. I think it was unwise. It is so poorly thought-out,"

Wow, the left did something that was poorly thought-out, what a shocker.

4 posted on 10/19/2004 7:09:17 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: finnman69

England is our best and truest ally. Even in that great nation, however, there are going to be some a$$holes.


5 posted on 10/19/2004 7:10:37 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: steve8714

True. To borrow the Team America analogy. Basically the English are D****s like us. But they have a lot of a******s and p*****s messing things up.


6 posted on 10/19/2004 7:12:15 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69

"'We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidential election,' was one of the e-mail reactions . . ."


7 posted on 10/19/2004 7:25:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: finnman69
We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidential election

I almost fell out of my chair reading that!

8 posted on 10/19/2004 7:25:08 AM PDT by RockinRight (Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
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To: finnman69

LOL!!


9 posted on 10/19/2004 7:26:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
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To: RockinRight

If you liked that one, check out this link to the Guardian's feedback page, which has the full list of letters:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1248623/posts

CNN left the best ones out because they're a bit...colorful:



"Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of shitty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dipshit. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals."

-- Wading River, NY



10 posted on 10/19/2004 7:33:47 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Biting comment....


11 posted on 10/19/2004 7:37:14 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: hometoroost

oh my goodness - why, I think we may be speaking here of "unintended consequences"


12 posted on 10/19/2004 7:38:14 AM PDT by Let's Roll (For a guy who shirks his own job, Kerry sure is eager to tell others what they should do ...)
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To: finnman69

When I heard about this last week I knew it would backfire on them. lol


13 posted on 10/19/2004 7:41:01 AM PDT by conservativewasp (Support John Kerry......... Ho Chi Minh would.)
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To: finnman69

I'm so proud to be a Texan!


14 posted on 10/19/2004 7:50:18 AM PDT by SueAngel
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To: finnman69

I've posted this before and I'll say it again...

This sort of thing makes me incredibly ashamed, but then its what you'd expect from a rag like the 'Guardian'. Its so left leaning its gone past left and out the other side.

My apologies to all you US citizens who have to put up with such idiocy from some of my fellow countrymen.

Please remember though, that it is only SOME of my countrymen that act in this spineless weenie way!! :)


15 posted on 10/19/2004 8:28:48 AM PDT by AngloSaxon (successful)
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To: Let's Roll
"oh my goodness - why, I think we may be speaking here of "unintended consequences"

I think quoting Forrest Gump is overdone but "stupid is as stupid does" about wraps this up into a tidy little crumpet.

16 posted on 10/19/2004 8:30:32 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: conservativewasp

Well it was a plan from the left, so why would anyone think it could possibly succeed.


17 posted on 10/19/2004 8:45:27 AM PDT by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: AngloSaxon

Seconded


18 posted on 10/19/2004 8:47:20 AM PDT by I-spy-guy (The European Union... ignoring the blindingly obvious since 9 May 1950)
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To: conservativewasp
When I heard about this last week I knew it would backfire on them. lol

All part of Karl Rove's master strategery. The last time he was that effective was when he sneaked into Kerry's hotel room before the debate and whispered "Cheney's daughter is a Lesbian. It's fair game to mention it" while Kerry was asleep.

19 posted on 10/19/2004 8:50:14 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If they couldn't stand up to ...Howard Dean..., how can we expect them to stand up to Al Queda?)
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How non-surprising.

A non-entity of a newspaper "makes" news and everyone becomes focused on a non-event.

The media is dying from the cult of taking itself too seriously.

20 posted on 10/19/2004 8:53:55 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: I-spy-guy

'seconded'

Me too. But it shows the delusional nature of Guardian reading lefties that their sixth form debating society, anti-war rhetoric is going to make any difference at all.
Perhaps we should have some sort of a British Freep.


21 posted on 10/19/2004 9:26:09 AM PDT by flitton (Shergar - not missing but running for President)
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To: AngloSaxon

Actually we know that - no apology or shame required. Instead, thanks from here for standing with us. Don't think we'll ever-ever forget those who stood with us during these times NOR will we forget those who refused - including this dirty little trick from the satan spawn.


22 posted on 10/19/2004 9:40:06 AM PDT by daybreakcoming ("The American press is all about lies! All they tell is lies, lies and more lies!",,,,,,Baghdad Bob)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Upon my word!


23 posted on 10/19/2004 10:14:08 AM PDT by doberville (Angels can fly when they take themselves lightly)
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To: finnman69
...even John Kerry's own Democrats expressed horror at the campaign.

Oh, please. They love it and they know it.

24 posted on 10/19/2004 10:18:27 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: finnman69

I did my part. I signed up to get a name, with no intention of writing. Just wanted to get one person's name off the Guardian list.


25 posted on 10/19/2004 10:59:27 AM PDT by moni kerr (Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way)
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To: AngloSaxon

No apology necessary, friend.


26 posted on 10/19/2004 12:02:17 PM PDT by steve8714
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To: finnman69
Individuals like film director Ken Loach, spy writer John Le Carre, historian Antonia Fraser and opposition Liberal Democratic parliamentarian Menzies Campbell have all written in their own capacity -- not that their names necessarily carry much weight in Clark.

Oh man, I really like her books. I wish I didn't know that she was a Kerry doofus.

27 posted on 10/19/2004 12:12:39 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: finnman69

Boo Yeah! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it limeys! I bet monocals were poppin out all over jolly old england when they read that.


28 posted on 10/19/2004 12:14:21 PM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: finnman69
The best:

"Real Americans aren't interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions. If you want to save the world, begin with your own worthless corner of it," wrote one from Texas"

Does that apply to the USA in Iraq too?
29 posted on 10/19/2004 3:09:54 PM PDT by barbjool
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To: finnman69
The Guardian is also claiming massive Republican suppression of black votes.

African-Americans, however, remain the principal target of the Republican campaign to block the vote. Unlike the 60s, when black Americans were barred from the polls by police dogs, water cannon and billy clubs, the means today are more refined.

30 posted on 10/20/2004 8:21:52 AM PDT by Sender ("The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.")
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