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Kate Hudson: 'Of Course They Hate Us'
Newsmax.com ^ | 7-25-03 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 07/25/2003 11:37:50 AM PDT by Paul Atreides

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To: Paul Atreides
Preferring one condiment to another on fries - say for instance gravy, as in Canada, or mayonnaise, as in Holland - is a sign of obnoxiousness?

The most popular accompaniments for fries in Canada, in order, are (1) ketchup (2) salt and vinegar (3) soft processed cheese (a Quebec invention known as "poutine"). Gravy certainly exists and gets eaten, but is not usually available at fast-food outlets.

I'm surprised there are still enough American tourists in France to irritate Miss Hollywood.

51 posted on 07/25/2003 12:04:12 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: DittoJed2
"I'd rather been a loud mouthed American than a spineless Euroweenie any day."

And if Canada get any more European, I'll be looking into becomeing American too (but not loud mouthed I hope).
52 posted on 07/25/2003 12:04:27 PM PDT by Grig
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To: bedolido
Here you go.
53 posted on 07/25/2003 12:04:58 PM PDT by HurkinMcGurkin
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To: HurkinMcGurkin
lol... I'm at work... she is really a beauty thanks... Hope I still have a job Monday
54 posted on 07/25/2003 12:06:23 PM PDT by bedolido (please let my post be on an even number... small even/odd phobia here)
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To: Argh
A lot of Canadians like salt and vinegar on their fries. Some even like relish on them. Some sicker ones like gravy, ketchup, and relish.

I guess I'm sick, cause I like brown gravy on my fries. Actually, I just get a small bowl of it, and dip 'em.

55 posted on 07/25/2003 12:07:03 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Paul Atreides
I'm like, who cares? It's like, totally cool dude and I'm like, just going with the flow! Of course smart people hate me....I'm like, just totally zoned out!!!
56 posted on 07/25/2003 12:13:35 PM PDT by Arpege92
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To: B Knotts
My brother learned to like his french fries soaked in mustard. That way, no one else would steal them in the cafeteria at school. I told him it would be much easier just to punch the offenders in the mouth. You see, he was the politician, I was... well, not so political.

He turned out okay though...

57 posted on 07/25/2003 12:14:31 PM PDT by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: TheSpottedOwl; PJ-Comix; E Rocc; Miss Marple
Howard ripped Kate Hudson apart for those comments?

Gee, guess the King of All Media ain't so bad after all...
58 posted on 07/25/2003 12:19:08 PM PDT by hchutch (The National League needs to adopt the designated hitter rule.)
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To: Paul Atreides
I'm like, 'Shut uuuup!'"

oh yes, suave sophisticated speech there.../sarcasm

59 posted on 07/25/2003 12:19:42 PM PDT by Bobber58 (whatever it takes, for as long as it takes)
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To: KellyAdmirer
She's the moron who passed on the (award-winning) girlfriend role in "Spiderman" to be in "The Four Feathers."


Urget message to Kate's brain - See what happens when you leave this idiot to make decisions and talk without you being aroud.
60 posted on 07/25/2003 12:20:24 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: KellyAdmirer
She's the moron who passed on the (award-winning) girlfriend role in "Spiderman" to be in "The Four Feathers."


Urget message to Kate's brain - See what happens when you leave this idiot to make decisions and talk without you being aroud.
61 posted on 07/25/2003 12:21:07 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Drew68
Kate has a point. Many American tourists behave deplorably.

So putting ketchup on fries makes us "deplorable", or deserving of ridicule? That's just too funny to even be offensive.

62 posted on 07/25/2003 12:21:34 PM PDT by XJarhead
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To: TheMole
I'm surprised there are still enough American tourists in France to irritate Miss Hollywood.

The only American tourists in France now are lefties like lil Kate. She is obviously describing her own kind.

63 posted on 07/25/2003 12:23:29 PM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: B Knotts
I was trying to be funny about the ones who like gravy AND ketchup AND relish, all at once, on their fries.
64 posted on 07/25/2003 12:27:26 PM PDT by Argh
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To: Paul Atreides
Mrs. Robinson continued: "I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the kaachup [sic] for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up!'"

I like wish like she like wouldn't like use like the like word like "like" like in like this like way.

65 posted on 07/25/2003 12:30:16 PM PDT by usadave
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To: Drew68
Yeah, and the unwashed Eurotrash always behaves here in America. Have you ever had to fend off a stinky Frenchman trying to cut the line at Disneyworld? I have.

His ribs should be just about healed by now....

66 posted on 07/25/2003 12:30:51 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: XJarhead
So putting ketchup on fries makes us "deplorable", or deserving of ridicule?

That's not what I meant and I don't think that's what Kate meant. I was speaking of the loud, generally elderly tourists from Florida and New York City who travel to Europe and complain about the food, the lack of American "comforts" and expect everyone to speak English while themselves never making an effort to speak the local language. These people are impolite and demanding.

Certainly these folks make up only a small number of American tourists, but their behaviour is so rude that the rest of us get painted with the same brush.

67 posted on 07/25/2003 12:32:53 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: TheMole
we have a name for "poutine"...it is called "Velveeta"!
68 posted on 07/25/2003 12:47:57 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: Paul Atreides
Some American? Is she now excluding herself?

Yes.

I was once a lefty and I can tell you that a process is involved which begins with acquiring the ability to step outside of your country and view it from afar, the process gradually provides one with an extremely seductive feeling of belonging, also a sense of superiority over those who are not so enlightened, and evolves to the point where your country is THE ENEMY, in any and all instances.

These people (celebrities) feel as if they owe nothing to America in general or capitalism in particular, because they become so filled with their own importance that they believe they would be exalted in ANY system, in ANY country.

Malignant narcissism and patriotism simply cannot coexist within the same...small...brain.

69 posted on 07/25/2003 12:52:55 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Paul Atreides
"I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the kaachup [sic] for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up!'"

I mean like way cool like you know like I mean way cool like you know.

Sort of puts those advanced degrees of mine, and everyone else on FR to shame doesn't it? Just think about it. This nitwit actress gets to babble all over the news and people who actually think for a living are silent.
70 posted on 07/25/2003 12:58:35 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Using pretentious arcane words to buttress your argument means you don't have one)
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To: Paul Atreides
Funny that this airhead gets this impression. I was stationed in Germany, after Vietnam and I have yet another impression from a German lady that was the mother of a girl I was dating.

When I first met Inga's (the girl I was dating) mother I didn't know what to expect. The mother was a product of the Nazi youth movement in WWII. In fact she was a pure Arien. She and her husband had been placed in a German breeding camp in the middle of the war. They were about 15 years old at the time. They were "mated" because of their pure Arien blood lines. The camp had all the comforts that the German people didn't have and they were treated with kid gloves. They were surrounded by people of like linage and were also "mated". Inga (my girl) had been a later product of that marriage, unlike most of the children and young adults these two stayed together because they loved each other (the "marriages" were annulled after the war by the Allies). They had an older son that was born in 1943 (when Gerta, Inga's mother, was a tender 16 years old). They were constantly indoctrinated in the Nazi propaganda. This is why I was a little hesitant to meet them, but I really loved this lady so I sucked it up, put on my best German and went to meet the folks, as wierd as this was going to be for a good old boy from West Texas, USofA. I had taught Inga "American" and she taught me good German and it's dialects.

When they first discovered that I was an American Inga got red in the face and put her head down. The way it came out was a goof in a conversation on a noun (I was still getting my nouns down). Her mother sat straight up in her chair and said, in perfect English, "Are you an American"? Well, I'd been caught, so I told the truth, yes...I'm a Texan. We were planning on breaking this gently later on in the evening but there it was and we might as well deal with it now. Inga's father (Max, Maximillion) was a wonderful guy and he stood up for me in a conversation overheard by Inga and I in the kitchen. I fully understood and spoke the language so I sat there, uncomfortably, listening and drinking the dinner wine.

Everything was cool but cordial over dinner, and it was an excellant dinner. After dinner and some probing conversation on the parents part we were ready for schnapps and brandy in the parlor. As the night wore on and we got a little more "lubricated" Inga's father (Max) started telling stories of the war and the Americans he had known and they were all positive and filled with praise about the conduct of American GIs. Pretty soon Gerta opened up (I don't think it was the booze, she hadn't had that much). She came over and sat next to me on the sofa, letting me still set next to Inga, and started talking about the first time she ever saw an American GI. I'm quoting as to the best of my memory, " I first saw them and thought that I had never seen shoulders on men like that in my life, they looked like giants. Then they would smile and you could see in their hearts that they were good and kind men, but the shoulders were wonderful". The rest of stay went very well and "the folks" treated me like an honored guest. I forged a great relationship with parents and older brother August. I had made friends in the bleakest of circumstances and despite the prejudise, I overcame it. Inga was very proud of me for my attitude and she came back with a different view of the whole matter. Inga was a Doctor, and a beautiful woman, her parents were her heros and I actually brought them over to understanding.

By the way, Gerta said that she should have known I was an American by, "those broad shoulders of yours".

End of story.

People in Europe don't hate us because of what we are, they hate themselves for what they are not and seeing us merely picks the scab off of that wound. Sure, we have a swagger when we walk, and we have "broad shoulders" but that's what freedom gives you. It also gives you the inner peace to fight for the enslaved and give them the same freedom that we have. We have courage, and we wear it on our sleeve, and we're proud of that courage. Some people can't handle that because a past of capitulation and compromise brought them slavery, and occupation. Sure we're different, but who is the first to come to the aid of oppressed people.....the good old USA, and "all the land we request in return is the place to bury our dead".

God bless us all, and pass the ketsup!

71 posted on 07/25/2003 1:01:38 PM PDT by timydnuc (FR)
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To: Drew68
That's not what I meant and I don't think that's what Kate meant. I was speaking of the loud, generally elderly tourists from Florida and New York City....

I can't speak to what you meant, but look at her statement:

"We're the most annoying, boisterous creatures in the world. I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the kaachup [sic] for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up!'

How can you possibly get from that statement that she only "meant" to criticize "loud, generally elderly people from Florida and New York City?" She said "we're the most annoying....", didn't she? Since she's not a "loud, generally elderly tourist from Florida or New York City", it's ridiculous to infer that she meant to limit her comments to that group. Her criticism obviously was a good deal more broad than that. It was a general slap at her fellow Americans whom she perceives as being uncultured philistines.

Although I do understand your point about "loud, generally elderly toursits from Florida and New York City" not being popular in France. I seems to recall France cooperating in shipping out an awful lot of "those people" awhile back with those one-way train tickets.

72 posted on 07/25/2003 1:18:24 PM PDT by XJarhead
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To: angcat
Sure, Chris Robinson is one ugly dude. Sure, he snorted a hell of a lot of cocaine, and smoked both your and my share of pot. But he writes fantastic songs with his brother. Probably some of the best rock songs of the last 12 years. And The Black Crowes are without a doubt one of the hardest working bands in rock & roll. Besides, Chris loves guns.
73 posted on 07/25/2003 1:19:01 PM PDT by bc2
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To: timydnuc
Damn, that last paragraph was outstanding.
74 posted on 07/25/2003 1:23:16 PM PDT by XJarhead
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To: Paul Atreides
and I'll just go......and we're like......and I'm like.

My, how articulate.
75 posted on 07/25/2003 1:28:47 PM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: Paul Atreides
Man, is everyone in Hollywood a freakin' mouthbreather these days?

What is it with all these babbling idiots?

They know nothing about anything and yet feel inclined to spout off about everything.

God...SHUT UP! FER GODSAKE!...all of you drooling infants...Jeezzus...

76 posted on 07/25/2003 1:31:50 PM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: timydnuc
BTTT
77 posted on 07/25/2003 1:34:44 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.)
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To: XJarhead
Thank you, but ain't it the truth.
78 posted on 07/25/2003 1:36:37 PM PDT by timydnuc (FR)
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To: Im Your Huckleberry
They think they have to give us their opinion on everything. To them, trashing this country makes them look intelligent.
79 posted on 07/25/2003 1:55:09 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Jay D. Dyson
LOL!!! I love it.
80 posted on 07/25/2003 1:59:32 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Paul Atreides
I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the kaachup [sic] for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up!'"

Like, where IS the ketchup? Fer shur, It was, like, always on the table or nearby when I was in, like, Germany and England.

Never went to Paris but then never had the urge to, either.

Miss Kate is from the, like, Hillary Clinton school of vocabulary. Like, Shut Up! No way!

81 posted on 07/25/2003 2:11:14 PM PDT by hattend
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To: ServesURight
I bought the DVD, How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days and thought it was a scream, but I had never heard of Kate Hudson. I kept thinking she looked so much like Goldie Hawn, enough to be her daughter. Little did I know. See, you learn something every day.
82 posted on 07/25/2003 2:17:48 PM PDT by RJayneJ (To see pictures of Jayne's quilt: http://bulldogbulletin.lhhosting.com/page50.htm)
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To: timydnuc
Amen.
83 posted on 07/25/2003 2:28:36 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Rummyfan
Ping for later....
84 posted on 07/25/2003 2:30:23 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Argh
gravy AND ketchup AND relish, all at once

Ewwww!!!

85 posted on 07/25/2003 2:32:14 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Paul Atreides
People may wonder whether what Kate Hudson says matters. It does. The notion of political socialization, the subtle ways in which people's political opinions are formed, suggests that for non-political junkies (like you or me), celebrity opinions do matter. For many, celebrities are role models (we seem them on the big screen as heros, as larger than life), they inform our sense of what is cool. If Kate Hudson (and every other celebrity) remind us to be ashamed of being American, over time that view will become more prevalent. Of course you can swim against the untide and explain why you're an "ignorant jingoist who doesn't know any better". But it becomes harder to justify your patriotism. And again, it doesn't apply to you or me but it does affect the broader population. It's unfortunate. But to tell you the truth, I'm not sure what can be done about it.
86 posted on 07/25/2003 2:55:44 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: Drew68
Kate has a point. Many American tourists behave deplorably.

Unless I am mistaken, and I don't think I am, the tourism industry is a "service" realted industry is it not? When foriengers come to America to spend tourist dollars they are catered to in the finest of fashions, including respect for their cultural differences, yet when Americans go to Paris to spend their tourisim dollars and expect to be catered to and have their culture respected ,they are being "obnoxious"? The only point Kate has is the one on the top of her head.

87 posted on 07/25/2003 3:11:16 PM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: Drew68
Kate has a point. Many American tourists behave deplorably.

Unless I am mistaken, and I don't think I am, the tourism industry is a "service" realted industry is it not? When foriengers come to America to spend tourist dollars they are catered to in the finest of fashions, including respect for their cultural differences, yet when Americans go to Paris to spend their tourisim dollars and expect to be catered to and have their culture respected ,they are being "obnoxious"? The only point Kate has is the one on the top of her head.

88 posted on 07/25/2003 3:11:31 PM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: kaktuskid
Poutine
89 posted on 07/25/2003 3:16:29 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: Paul Atreides
I have walked down the street in Paris too & the most obnoxious people are not the Americans, they are the Germans. The Australians are pretty loud but they are fun. The Germans are loud & rude & surly, the French are just rude & surly.
90 posted on 07/25/2003 3:19:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Paul Atreides
I happened to agree with Kate.
Americans can be very rude in other countries. They are loud, inconsiderate and obtrusive. I've actually been embarrassed to be an American when I've traveled there. They go into establishments yelling, "I need someone to help me"....not even attempting to speak the native language. When you go into a restaurant in Europe, everyone is considerate and quiet...then you hear some loud Americans who only care that THEY are in the restaurant...with no consideration for anyone else.
91 posted on 07/25/2003 3:21:40 PM PDT by sonserae
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To: Paul Atreides
Her statements are ironic in that celebs are the most loud-mouthed, obnoxious, in your face people alive.

I totally agree.

92 posted on 07/25/2003 3:22:18 PM PDT by Fraulein
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To: RJayneJ
Yes, she is Goldie Hawn's daughter.
94 posted on 07/25/2003 4:11:50 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jay D. Dyson
thanks for the great graphic!
95 posted on 07/25/2003 4:13:20 PM PDT by VOA
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To: skeetr
Wanna bet she's wearing a version of that outfit at 9 months? I say she will. Of course, I could be wrong.
96 posted on 07/25/2003 4:45:11 PM PDT by hattend
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To: Paul Atreides
Oops! Judging from the box office results of "Alex & Emma," it looks like we already have!

The best part of the failure of that movie is that Rob Reiner directed it.

97 posted on 07/25/2003 4:51:08 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: L.N. Smithee
I've never heard of that movie. The last time I was in the theater was for LOTR:TTT. I probably won't be back in until ROTK.
98 posted on 07/25/2003 4:57:49 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: KellyAdmirer
She's the moron who passed on the (award-winning) girlfriend role in "Spiderman" to be in "The Four Feathers."

Thank goodness. Kirsten Dunst was just fine as MJ. Hudson has never impressed me as an actress, and I don't think she's particularly attractive.

99 posted on 07/25/2003 4:58:54 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: Paul Atreides
ROTK

What's ROTK?

100 posted on 07/25/2003 5:00:20 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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