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American Traveler International Apology Shirt (FRreepertunity/Barf Alert / Blood Boiling Alert)
American Apology Shirt ^ | 7/4/03 | http://americanapologyshirt.com/

Posted on 07/04/2003 10:21:34 PM PDT by IncPen

Front: American Traveler International Apology Shirt. Back: "I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him." In the six official UN languages.


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I'm speechless.
1 posted on 07/04/2003 10:21:34 PM PDT by IncPen
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To: IncPen
The left ought to be apologizing alright, but not like this. These are ridiculous lies. President Bush has proven to the world that he is no idiot in spite of he things the left said. They are the ones who look foolish with the same tired old attacks.
2 posted on 07/04/2003 10:25:52 PM PDT by ladyinred (The left have blood on their hands.)
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To: ladyinred; BartMan1
I almost never listen to Limbaugh but had him on yesterday.

He made the point that it's almost cowardly to protest in our country, because YOU CAN.

Go to China or Tibet or Iran and protest something and then I'll respect you.

Otherwise, STFU.
3 posted on 07/04/2003 10:28:26 PM PDT by IncPen
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To: IncPen
Let me guess: French and German are two of the languages on the shirt ! @ssholes!
4 posted on 07/04/2003 10:29:26 PM PDT by ex-Texan (primates capitulards toujours en quete de fromage!)
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To: ladyinred
Tomorrow I shall wear my ZOT T-shirt


5 posted on 07/04/2003 10:29:34 PM PDT by Hazzardgate (RIP Buddy)
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To: Hazzardgate
Like your Zot-T !!
7 posted on 07/04/2003 10:45:24 PM PDT by potlatch (Mark Twain; Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.)
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To: IncPen
as one poster on the comments board put it, "a few years too late; should have had it for 1993-2000".
8 posted on 07/04/2003 10:47:02 PM PDT by ikka
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To: IncPen
I'm speechless.

I understand. It is discusting.....

9 posted on 07/04/2003 10:48:23 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (~~~ http://www.ourgangnet.net ~~~~~)
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To: IncPen
I don't care if the liberal trator scumbags wear it, as long as they NEVER RETURN! Nobody likes a traitor. Nobody ever has. Nobody ever will.

I don't like Clintoilet or his pseudo-wife. See?
10 posted on 07/04/2003 11:04:51 PM PDT by Thorondir
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To: IncPen
"Front: American Traveler International Apology Shirt. Back: "I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him." In the six official UN languages."


Obviously the creater of the shirt is UNofficially UNamerican in any UN official language.

12 posted on 07/04/2003 11:59:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: IncPen
I want one that says...

"My country can beat your country several times over. I'm sorry...it's not my fault you suck."
13 posted on 07/05/2003 12:04:45 AM PDT by RichInOC (...just doing my part to spread international peace and understanding...)
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To: hole_n_one

14 posted on 07/05/2003 12:11:36 AM PDT by Hazzardgate (RIP Buddy)
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To: IncPen
"I'm sorry my president's an idiot.

That should be, "...my president is an idiot".

There is no possesive sense possible here. It doesn't surprise me these pseudo-intellectuals don't know english.

16 posted on 07/05/2003 2:47:06 AM PDT by ridensm
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To: ridensm; azGOPgal; ladyinred
"I'm sorry my president's an idiot.

That should be, "...my president is an idiot".

You used incorrect punctuation. For American English, the end quotation mark should have gone after the period: "...my president is an idiot."

There is no possesive sense possible here. It doesn't surprise me these pseudo-intellectuals don't know english.

The shirt doesn't use or imply possessive. "President's" is a contraction of "president" and "is," the same as the "I'm" on that shirt is a contraction of the words "I" and "am."

Now having said that, let me go on record as saying the T-shirt is an abomination.

The T-shirt I'd like to see would bear azGOPgal's tagline:

GWB: UPSETTING DEMOCRATS ONE FLIGHT DECK LANDING AT A TIME!
17 posted on 07/05/2003 3:03:10 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: IncPen
Notice it comes in white, I wonder if they provide a flagpole with it.
18 posted on 07/05/2003 3:09:42 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Cindy
Perhaps he could be talked into wearing one of these shirts:


19 posted on 07/05/2003 3:15:16 AM PDT by weegee
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Some other t-shirt ideas...


20 posted on 07/05/2003 3:15:33 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Fawnn
. "President's" is a contraction of "president" and "is,"

You can't make a contraction like that. You might as well say something's instead of something is. And when you are quoting someone the period does come after the end quote...I think.

21 posted on 07/05/2003 3:15:52 AM PDT by ridensm
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To: ladyinred
This shirt would say much of what he does with his "translated" shirt:


22 posted on 07/05/2003 3:17:33 AM PDT by weegee
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To: hole_n_one
This joker is nothing but a hate America leftist. The liberals have literally become unhinged as they race out to protest around the countyr. We have a couple of nutbars here in KC too and I take pride in confronting them.
23 posted on 07/05/2003 3:36:38 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (Let me tell you something, Johnson!)
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To: ridensm
This probably isn't the forum for this, but re:

You can't make a contraction like that.

According to the Chicago Manual of Style (6.31) I can. Do you have a source you'd like to cite?

You might as well say something's instead of something is.

People do that all the time. "Something's rotten in Denmark," for example. Such usage might be considered a colloquialism (or, in that instance, a clichéd expression) or sloppy diction, but it isn't improper usage of a contraction.

And when you are quoting someone the period does come after the end quote...I think.

Not in American (U.S.A.-style) English; when the period ends the sentence and the quoted phrase, the quotation marks go outside of that period. Rather than citing chapter and verse in "Chicago Manual of Style" or "Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours," thanks to a google.com search I found this supporting info (emphasis mine):

"Punctuation, such as question marks, exclamation points, colons, and semicolons, belong inside the quotation marks if they are part of the original quotation." --http://www.uwtc.washington.edu/courses/tc231/style/quotation_marks.htm

You can see some exceptions on that page.

The T-shirt that's the reason for this thread is still a stupid T-shirt! ;)
24 posted on 07/05/2003 3:53:04 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: IncPen
"American Traveler International Apology Shirt. Back: "I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him." In the six official UN languages."

Can we get a similar shirt that says "Bring it on" in those same languages???

25 posted on 07/05/2003 4:08:55 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: Wonder Warthog
Can we get a similar shirt that says "Bring it on" in those same languages???

LOL!!! Excellent idea!!!
26 posted on 07/05/2003 4:11:46 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: IncPen
"A domestic version (US$16), without English, is also available for those who want to make a statement, but not to monolingual locals."

Typical gutless leftist scum--too cowardly to say things "to your face".

27 posted on 07/05/2003 4:13:28 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: IncPen
The good thing about this shirt is .. you can wear it for 5 more years!
28 posted on 07/05/2003 4:53:37 AM PDT by ditto h
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To: IncPen
You sure this isn't the Dissdent Frogman's International Traveler Apology Shirt. I'd like to see some Frenchmen wearing it. Let's see if we can get it for Jacques Chirac.
29 posted on 07/05/2003 4:59:44 AM PDT by dufekin (Peace HAS COME AT LONG LAST to the tortured people of Iraq!)
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To: IncPen
The liberal/left idiots wear a shirt like that abroad and yet still have no clue why people call them unpatriotic...
30 posted on 07/05/2003 5:27:22 AM PDT by Tamzee (Peace is the prerogative of the victorious, not the vanquished.... Churchill)
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To: weegee
I've got to get me some of those!
31 posted on 07/05/2003 5:32:21 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: IncPen
"I'm sorry my president's an idiot. I didn't vote for him." In the six official UN languages.

Here's one with the english, grammar, and syntax corrected.

"I'm sorry I'm an idiot. I voted Gore."

32 posted on 07/05/2003 5:55:10 AM PDT by CPOSharky (1911 trumps 911 every time.)
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To: IncPen
Fellow Freepers,

Allow me to quote the following from P. J. O'Rourke's classic "Holidays in Hell", 1988.

Chapter 14, "Among the Euroweenies"

We're the badest-assed sons of b*tches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars. We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap d'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go.

You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dick foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying "Cheerio". Hell can't hold our sock hops.

We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, f*ck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I'd rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen and jack of all Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and sh*t them out before lunch.

Of course, the guy should have punched me. But this was Europe. He just smiled his shabby, superior European smile. (Gosh, don't these people have dentists?)
33 posted on 07/05/2003 7:32:51 AM PDT by roderick
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To: Wonder Warthog
Well, from one bi-lingual conservative I can only say to the creator of this shirt, "Muerdame, maricon."
34 posted on 07/05/2003 7:55:56 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: weegee

35 posted on 07/05/2003 8:15:41 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK ("Jim Morrison may have been smarter than we gave him credit for")
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To: ridensm
But you can say "something's." As in the sentence "Something's happening here."
36 posted on 07/05/2003 8:19:15 AM PDT by Nick5
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To: ikka
as one poster on the comments board put it, "a few years too late; should have had it for 1993-2000".

Now there's a thought. . . buy them up to keep on hand just in case (GOD FORBID) the Democrats do manage to get themselves into the White House again. Could come in handy then. . .

37 posted on 07/05/2003 8:21:41 AM PDT by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: roderick
I think Mr. O'Rourke was being ironic. I may be wrong but I think the point of his post was lampooning what he sees as the boastfulness, arrogance and provincialism of Americans.
38 posted on 07/05/2003 8:22:40 AM PDT by Nick5
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"Something's happening here."

That isn't a sentence. Note the proper use of a contraction.

39 posted on 07/05/2003 8:30:07 AM PDT by ridensm
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To: ridensm
Mom's in the kitchen and Dad's on the boat and Sally's in the garden and something's telling me it really, really is a sentence.
40 posted on 07/05/2003 8:33:48 AM PDT by Nick5
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To: Nick5
Wrongo. That was only a lovely excerpt. PJ addressed French and German arrogance 15 years ago. It applies so much more today.

41 posted on 07/05/2003 8:33:52 AM PDT by roderick
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To: IncPen
He made the point that it's almost cowardly to protest in our country, because YOU CAN.

LOL! Now THAT'S an interesting take on it, but he's right!

43 posted on 07/05/2003 8:38:18 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Nick5
A certain amount of ugly americanism is expected and necessary when we travel abroad. When we go to these hellholes acting like sensitive, panty-waist, continental-wannabee, eurofag, one-world, socialist, liberal idiots, the sharpies take us to the cleaners. I like the caption from that classic old t-shirt that used to be popular in these parts:

F*ck You, We're from Texas!
44 posted on 07/05/2003 8:38:36 AM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: johnb838
I've done a lot of traveling abroad and I'm always proud of the behavior of my fellow Americans. Nobody anywhere is more enthusiastic, curious, eager to see stuff and experience stuff than American tourists. I don't think any ugly Americanism is necessary at all because everywhere I've been -- Europe, Polynesia, Thailand, Morocco -- Americans as individuals are embraced no matter what anybody thinks of the actions of our government. And I've never seen Americans in Europe blaming European individuals for the behavior of their governments. I'm curious what "hellholes" you were talking about.
45 posted on 07/05/2003 8:45:45 AM PDT by Nick5
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To: IncPen
Maybe this idiotic t-shirt is supposed to keep them safe. Remember, these people are of the mentality of 'all we need is dialog to solve these problems'. This is also consistent with the Senator Patty Murray position that Bin Laden is really the good guy in this fight.
I,personally, am grateful when the enemies of America, and their useful idiots, are willing to wear identifying clothing. I do think the t-shirt would look better with a matching turban.
46 posted on 07/05/2003 9:01:26 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Spok
I do think the t-shirt would look better with a matching turban.

How about big, fat concentric red circles, too?

47 posted on 07/05/2003 9:29:31 AM PDT by IncPen
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To: BartMan1
See #33

How's Hawaii?
48 posted on 07/05/2003 9:34:01 AM PDT by IncPen
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To: ladyinred; IncPen
Found a website with a shirt depicting "W" wearing a cowboy hat, branding a donkey. I was at work and couldn't bookmark it and don't remember it. I think I linked to it from FR and was wondering if either of you could help me find it again.
49 posted on 07/05/2003 10:29:07 AM PDT by gc4nra (this tag line protected by Smith & Wesson)
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To: CholeraJoe; DakotaGator
Pinging...
50 posted on 07/05/2003 10:32:57 AM PDT by Lucy Lake
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