LOL Gunga, you are a humorous, intrepid (based on your circumstances), and outrageous individual for posting such a hilarious article. I had a good hearty laugh and here, high in the mountains of Afghanistan, one can never be without another one of those.
While I don't share the more affronted aspects of the writer's opinions he presented what was, after all quite a rant, in a funny, witty, and well written piece. Everyone here who takes offense are probably some of the very ones he denotes - along with others who share their sentiments but lack the finances or the will (due to laziness), to do anything other than whine. Ha, ha. What a hoot.
Not to mention for exporting snotty wine culture across the Atlantic so that otherwise reasonable North Americans have turned into cork-sniffing oenephiles -- although the word sounds like an exotic perversion, it just means wine-nerd -- who can actually say with a straight face: "This is a full-bodied Cabernet, rich with a full body tasting of plum, blackberry and leather cooked on an oak plank."
While I don't agree that the love of wine is such an offense, one has to admit that the word "oenephile" does have a rather suspicious ring to it. Combine that with the foreign policy blustering and obstruction, and the economic socialism and welfare model the French employ and one can understand why someone would joke about them.
Our nation's preposterous pacifism, belief in nonsense such as "soft power" and fidelity to a morally bankrupt United Nations overrun with tin-pot dictators and other left-wing idiocies, may well be traceable back to the influx of thousands of the testosterone-challenged whose allegiance to country was superceded by their allegiance to smoking dope while trying to figure out the inner meaning of Beatles songs.
LOL This guy just doesn't stop. No matter how much you rail, all liberals, socialists, communists, pacifists, and jihadists, have to admit that there are quite the number of "tin-pot" dictators being represented in that vaulted institution the transcendant United Nations. Sadly, the number of individuals dedicated to dope smoking and Beatles song divination has not changed much. In fact, due to population growth, etc, they have probably multiplied. Only at present the pop culture druids of choice are more like Tool, Dave Matthews Band, and Metallica for the "lesser enlightened". LOL (All bands of which I tremendously enjoy, but have witnessed numerous comedic discussions as to the interpretation of their shrouded prophecies).
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Damn, I think this is going to be a good day.