Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Even The French Are Jumping In

Can't let all the America hating democrats get all the attention.

It's a true epidemic: the red, white and blue, stars-and-stripes banners are everywhere in the United States - on house facades, front lawns, cars and clothes.

Hitting an high point on the July 4 US Independence Day holiday, it is a genuine phenomenon of American national pride that, inevitably, gets a good but also sometimes unwanted boost from commercial exploitation.

"It's a little strange, this obsession of the flag," French author Bernard-Henri Levy wrote after traveling across the country.

"Everywhere, in every form, flapping in the wind or on stickers, an epidemic of flags that has spread throughout the city," Levy wrote in "American Vertigo" of the riot of banners he saw.

An epidemic? Here is what "epidemic" means at dictionary.com

Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time: an epidemic outbreak of influenza.

Of course we expect the French to be anti-American but it's annoying nonetheless.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Jane said...

The French don't have much to talk about because there is much of nothing in their brain.

July 05, 2006 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I agree with Jane. This is so typical of their way of thinking.
I'm proud to be an American.

July 06, 2006 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Les said...

We've found a common ground, ladies. France sucks.

July 08, 2006 4:28 PM  

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