3 Stupid Questions, 3 Great Answers

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    1. When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."
    It became very quiet in the room.
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    2. Then there was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"
    A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck.. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"
    Once again, dead silence.
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    3. A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'
    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.
    You could have heard a pin drop!
     
  2. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Those... were priceless. Beautiful.. Reps.


    edit- Dangit Phil... quit posting nice stuff. I cant rep you yet.
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Excellant post Brother! I wish I could have been there to hear that pin drop. I may have even started singing the Star spangled banner. People just dont realize what our great nation has done for the rest of the world. Thanks .
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    I just wish a lot of whining, self-loathing Americans would hear a pin drop... :sad2:

    Thanks for the great post, Phil.
     
  6. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Lets see if the "Democratic Media" CNN, NBC and others can give some credit for what is going right here in America, and not "Bush Bash"

    bayrunner ray
     
  7. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Those 3 were very good replies!
    Bill
     
  8. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Thanks for the post and reps to ya. It is so easy for some to forget where the world would be without the US and our military personal, God Bless them all.
     
  9. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    In other words, "Hey frenchie, heres your sign" a rednecks view.smokey
     
  10. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I like em good ones...............................:wink:
     
  11. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good stuff.
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Phil, those were three good ones. Makes one proud to be American.
     
  13. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    great post phil,like the second one the best.reps to ya:cool2: