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Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")
Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007

Posted on 06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week — and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month.

"You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together."

Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon.

Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole concert in France, at Paris' Bercy stadium Tuesday.

Streisand told Sarkozy, a conservative, that he reminded her of former U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Clinton, "who appreciated art and recognized the importance of the arts in the world."

"I am deeply honored to be joining the playwrights, heads of state, artists and leaders who have accepted this honor before me," Streisand, 65, said in a statement. "I leave with a sense of inspiration and responsibility as an artist to always reflect the truth and as a citizen to try and create a world of justice, compassion, equality and peace - one with a little more music and a little more joy."

Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century, the Legion of Honor is France's elite national merit society. Although foreigners cannot be officially inducted into the Legion, they are routinely made honorary recipients.

Recent honorees include Jerry Lewis, Valentino and Norman Mailer.

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http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/BarbraStreisand


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; babsy; barbrastreisand; bds; billclinton; democrats; france; french; johnkennedy; moonbats; music; nicolassarkozy; shutupandsing; surrendermonkeys
What is there to say?
1 posted on 06/28/2007 8:54:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe she’ll move there.


2 posted on 06/28/2007 8:56:24 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

French me baby.......Bill Clinton.


3 posted on 06/28/2007 8:57:29 PM PDT by 359Henrie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s the perfect headline—you don’t even need to read the story.


4 posted on 06/28/2007 8:57:46 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian, atheist, prolifer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy

Never trust a frenchman.

5 posted on 06/28/2007 9:01:07 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is wrong to be French! -Al Bundy citing the commandments of Iron Head Hayes


6 posted on 06/28/2007 9:01:48 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy

I guess Sarkozy can join

7 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:24 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think either Kennedy or Clinton appreciated art unless it was a woman stripped naked lying underneath them.


8 posted on 06/28/2007 9:12:21 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Croak...Croak Croak.....Riiibbbiitttt.....ribbbiiittt.....CROAK

Frog speak


9 posted on 06/28/2007 9:13:16 PM PDT by fahraint (git theah fuhstest with the mostest)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Streisand told Sarkozy, a conservative, that he reminded her of former U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Clinton, “who appreciated the female body and recognized the importance of having sex in the White House.”


10 posted on 06/28/2007 9:21:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Recent honorees include Jerry Lewis, Valentino and Norman Mailer.”

Wow. I always thought the Jerry Lewis-French thing was a joke. LOL!


11 posted on 06/28/2007 9:25:31 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Sarkozy claims to be conservative...


12 posted on 06/28/2007 9:30:42 PM PDT by Pinkbell (I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order. - Mike Pence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The French are a funny race.

They fight with their feet. (run?)

And (blank) with their face. (whine?)

13 posted on 06/28/2007 9:34:51 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: headstamp

Yep, Jerry Lewis and Norman Mailer. That’s the category this belongs in all right. Something to remember the next time you hear about European sophistication.


14 posted on 06/28/2007 9:43:50 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Babs, how much did tickets to your concert cost??


15 posted on 06/28/2007 9:55:41 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: peggybac

I still love how collectors holding expensive “rare” tickets to her last farewell concert suddenly find them of little value after she has another tour.


16 posted on 06/28/2007 10:08:27 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What is there to say?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

17 posted on 06/28/2007 10:11:18 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lousy politics, great voice.


18 posted on 06/28/2007 10:15:55 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MAYBE WATCHING THIS YOUTUBE EVISCERATION OF HER WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER
19 posted on 06/28/2007 10:16:18 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy

So...the America they love is something that isn't America at all?
20 posted on 06/28/2007 10:18:10 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What else can be said?
Cozy with Sarkozy; annoying Americans are feted in (choke)France. I would rather Tiera del Fuego. The French enjoy wine tainted with blood, cheese that smells like unwashed feet, and Jerry Lewis.
They happily share their land with Islamic “Youts” who riot and torture ,torch automobiles that will not run, and have a military that will run.
Vive la France! May you always have Paris Hilton as your hallmark, and the din of La Streisand to firmly fix your GPS coordinates in the political firmament.
21 posted on 06/28/2007 10:31:18 PM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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To: Pinkbell
And Sarkozy claims to be conservative...

"Conservative" is a relative term...

"I would like to say one thing, in what is my conception of the Republic, security is the responsibility of the State, I am against militias, I am against the private ownership of firearms, and I’m trying to make you think about that."

"If you are assaulted by an armed burglar, he’ll use his weapon more effectively than you anyway so you’re risking your life. If the criminal is not armed and you are and you shoot, your life will be ruined, because killing someone over a theft is not in line with the republican values that are mine."

"The private ownership of firearms is dangerous. I understand your exasperation for having been burglarized two times, I understand the fear that your wife and daughter may have but the answer is in the efficiency of the police and the efficiency of the judiciary process, the answer is not in having guns at home." - French Presidential Candidate Nicolas Sarkozy

22 posted on 06/28/2007 10:38:04 PM PDT by Skibane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But, but, but wasn’t little Nick Sarkosy supposed to be different?


23 posted on 06/28/2007 10:40:30 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can go ahead and be the French they love—I don’t mind.


24 posted on 06/28/2007 10:49:30 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This just proves you can dress a hog up, send it to France, and they will give it a metal!
25 posted on 06/28/2007 11:03:24 PM PDT by Herakles (Diversity is code word for anti-white racism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh BARF, Sarkozy, we expected better from you. You pledge to deport the muslim hordes, then you honor the moonbat whores. France is still in play.


26 posted on 06/28/2007 11:09:34 PM PDT by Sender (Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose.)
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To: Skibane

Holy you-know-what!!

Can you provide a link/attribution/quote, etc?

If an American candidate said that, he would be instant TOAST!


27 posted on 06/29/2007 3:29:43 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: 359Henrie

The mental image of those two doing that is too horrific to imagine.


28 posted on 06/29/2007 5:43:14 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: mass55th

But not with Barbra Streisand, right?


29 posted on 06/29/2007 5:44:34 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Cobra64
What is there to say?

How about nice nose?
30 posted on 06/29/2007 5:59:10 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: South40
Maybe she’ll move there.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>P> I hope so, but that would be a big mistake on her part. The French Vichy liberals who welcomed the Nazis into France, and were supportive of anti semitism ( Dreyfus Affair) prior to WWII, are still very much alive and kicking.Many of them are the very French liberals who now applaud her.

Streisand would be loved by France only if she stays away. She is a Jew, and it would be a big mistake for her to move to France and wake up one morning to have swastikas spray painted on her mansion, no matter where it would be located. That's what's happening now in France and in Quebec ( Montreal).

As a liberal she is blind to that , of course.

31 posted on 06/29/2007 6:26:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Skibane

Conservative by French standards means his politics are about comparable to Bill Clinton.

In other words, less liberal than the unabashed French Socialists than Mitterand (who would be left of Kucinich by our standards) but nothing like Reagan, let alone even a Rockefeller Republican.


32 posted on 06/29/2007 6:28:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (FRedOn. Apply Directly To The White House!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together."

ROTFLMAO!!!! This doesn't reflect well on France, I'm afraid.


33 posted on 06/29/2007 6:34:04 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Bush has replaced the Liberty Bell with the Taco Bell!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarky...you broke my heart! You’re nothing to me now. You’re not a conservative brother...you’re nothing. If you want to come to America for a visit, let me know a few days before so that I can leave. (Al can show you around.)


34 posted on 06/29/2007 6:35:14 AM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Babs is French Toast.


35 posted on 06/29/2007 6:35:37 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barf


36 posted on 06/29/2007 6:38:55 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Laura said it all”Shut-up and sing.”


37 posted on 06/29/2007 6:39:47 AM PDT by borntoraisehogs (If we build it,they won't come)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Babs—don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Please move to France, where you are much more appreciated. Won’t hurt my feelings.


38 posted on 06/29/2007 6:41:04 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Streisand told Sarkozy, a conservative, that he reminded her of former U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Clinton, “who appreciated art and recognized the importance of the arts in the world.” ‘

Translation: “Come to my suite so I can give you a BJ as I did those two, please, please PLEASE! My docile hubby didn’t come to France with me.....”


39 posted on 06/29/2007 7:24:51 AM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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