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Do you think Americans are idiots.


Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #61
My friend is from Virginia, not far from DC. He told me that when he first went south of Jawjaa (Georgia), he approached a redneck for directions and he was completely thrown by his rambling answer. Like a non-stop gibber. this is hilarious. Some redneck ramble ;)
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #62
Eddie Izzard. Good stuff.. youtu.be/N0onquIv89g
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #63
youtube.com/watch?v=BgDCCI_g9WY
redneck inventions, LOL. Resourceful folks

youtube.com/watch?v=jl2aStTj0Dg&feature=fvw
cool stuff from rednecks

youtube.com/watch?v=yWBVIltVNiQ&feature=related
Texas Redneck Games. Cool music from Adema, I have that CD somewhere.

For all those junk-in-the-trunk type girls, many American girls still have a special appeal due to their charisma. America defined cool for such a long time, largely through symbols and immense rock groups. I used to love such music as a teen.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #64
I embrace my redneck side. Funny that you mentioned Georgia, My niece got married on the beach 2 weeks ago. Partied in Savannah a few nights and met a remarkable number of people from the UK. Visited Ft. Pulaski while there also.

Managed to slip out with the bride to be for some off-shore fishing as well. Much Yuengling beer was consumed.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #65
I have a contact in Georgia and also one American friend who lives in Katowice who lived there.

The funniest accent I heard was when I trained a stunner called Natalia. She was from Tennessee if I remember right. An amazing drawl. When she said 'brawl', I couldn't stop laughing. It was like braaaaaaaaawl. There was another from Kentucky. Many American girls have heart and personality. Personality goes a long way.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
31 Oct 2009 /  #66
I embrace my redneck side

Me too, I was born & raised in Los Angeles County. Yet, I sometimes like trying to blend in with the local country town folk. Although, I'm told I stick out like a sore thumb.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #67
I stick out like a sore thumb.

Dear, you would stick out anywhere.

Tennessee

I deer hunt in W. Kentucky on the Tenn. border. My friends down there pronounce vehicle as Vee-HICK-el. good folks though. I go deer hunting in 2 weeks there.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
31 Oct 2009 /  #68
It's kinda silly, if not idiotic, to criticize American idiocy if most of Europe follows suit and tries to imitate Americans, often in the worst of what Americans have to offer.
Ganga Dihnski  
31 Oct 2009 /  #69
I've travelled enough to know that the world is full of idiots, ok, some countries have more than others perhaps, but still. Even in England, the bastion of civilised society, we have our share of utter morons.

I've spent enough time in America to know that they have more than their share of dilberts. They also take delight in letting you know just how stupid they are. Americans should talk less, it would do their national image a great deal of good.

But America also has a lot of very nice people. As Seanus said, they tend to make good bar company. I am glad I have American friends. Good friends, who I know I can trust and who's company I welcome. If only they talked less...
sledz 23 | 2,250  
31 Oct 2009 /  #70
When you run into American do you think they are idiots, oblivious to everything, think that U.S. is the greatest country, what is your impression

Its funny because most Americans think Polocks are idiots..
There has to be some truth to all those old Polish Jokes, that have been going around for years and years............O.0
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #71
Sokrates, do you know most Americans? If not, how can you pass judgement like you did?
southern 75 | 7,096  
31 Oct 2009 /  #72
The Americans I have met were certainly not idiots.Maybe more simple but not idiots.
time means 5 | 1,310  
31 Oct 2009 /  #73
As my previous comment was "randomized" i shall comment again. Having been to the US 4 times i really liked the place and the people. Europe owes a lot to the US, but Europe has never been very good at giving credit where credit is due only scorn.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
31 Oct 2009 /  #74
Do you think Americans are idiots.

Thoughts like that come people who have never been in America, who have visited once or twice or only know it from the movies.

Americans should talk less, it would do their national image a great deal of good.

Americans say what's on their minds, it's called communication. They are open and don't hide everything like the Poles do.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #75
The problem is that Poles take offence but can't take responsibility for things like illegal entry. The American authorities are not idiotic in not waivering the visa requirement. Sometimes 'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' doesn't apply and this is one of those occasions.

Poles have a right to work abroad if they satisfy the relevant conditions. However, why should it be made easy for them when many are abusing the system? My Polish students agree with me on this point. I know that they shouldn't be punished for the folly of their countrymen but that's life.

Besides, America cannot be treated as a cash cow anymore. The funds aren't there to be usurped.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #76
Yeah but Americans could tone it down a bit in Europe. Confidence is okay but you don't have to wear it on your sleeve all the time. I'm kind of introverted myself, I can't stand loud bastards.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
31 Oct 2009 /  #77
Poles have a right to work abroad if they satisfy the relevant conditions. However, why should it be made easy for them when many are abusing the system? My Polish students agree with me on this point. I know that they shouldn't be punished for the folly of their countrymen but that's life.

I disagree with that. People who don't plan to overstay shouldn't have to pay a penalty for those who do. Find the ones who are overstaying and make them leave. Let the ones who are legal stay. Enforce the laws that are already there instead of denying people who have done nothing their visas.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #78
Tone it down a bit? Principle is principle but, then again, they don't apply it uniformally. Mexicans are conveniently allowed to slip through key spots as many are a valuable asset to the cheap labour market in the US. Chicago-based Poles tend to send their money home and that could be seen badly in the eyes of some.

PP, they have recourse to a thorough procedure here as I discussed it with one of my ex-students. I meant that it shouldn't be a whimsical intergovernmental ploy to waiver the visa requirement cheaply. That runs the risk of tit-for-tat, impractical politics. What I said was "I know that they shouldn't be punished for the folly of their countrymen". Yes, I know, you want me to comment on the "but that's life" part. Well, I don't make the decisions and that should say enough.

Check my comments on the other thread(s) on this. I made the same point as you did with regards to enforcement. So, I ask you, what are you disagreeing with exactly???
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
31 Oct 2009 /  #79
I disagree with the policy. There's so many illegal immigrants in the US already. It just doesn't matter WHERE they are from. They are here because the US provides them with jobs and will not deport them. The obvious threats are from muslims so I am all for discriminating against them, but why should any Eastern European be discriminated against considering MOST illegals here in the US ARE NOT from Eastern Europe. It's blatant discrimination!
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #80
Chicago-based Poles tend to send their money home and that could be seen badly in the eyes of some.

Well, Mexicans do the same thing basically. However, they do buy a lot of American cars. Poles are good to have here because they're hard workers and their kids don't join gangs, run drugs etc. like a lot of Mexicans do. Poles are Catholic and kind of a bulwark against a lot of unstable elements in American life. However, Mexicans will do a lot of gritty work a lot Poles don't want to do. Your avg Mexican only makes $60 bucks a week they get a job at McDonald's they can more than triple that easily.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #81
PP, there is discrimination as other nations near Poland don't require a visa. We agree on that!

Scrappy, there are those who want the Mexicans 'onside'. They will get their hands dirty as you said but it's about set and setting (Leary, lol). Maybe many American Poles won't but Poles who went to the UK will. The job market was saturated with 'unsavoury' employment and they took up many of those posts. The pay for them is still much better than in costly Poland.

Oh, btw, how are American geography classes coming along? ;) ;)
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
31 Oct 2009 /  #82
Most illegals are Mexican and no one does anything about it so why make a fuss over immigrants from other areas? It's obviously Mexicans who are causing the immigration problems, not so much other nationals and the fed govt will not do one thing about the Mexicans so they shouldn't discriminate against Poles or anyone else (except the muslims who should not be let in under any circumstance).
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #83
Why shouldn't muslims be given a chance in the land of opportunity? I've seen Islamic speakers, moderate ones, who have debunked the hopeless myths perpetuated by haters and the ill-informed. I'm not PC, I believe many have to be viewed with suspicion in today's modern climate. However, outright refusal?? Is this what you are saying??
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
31 Oct 2009 /  #84
However, outright refusal?? Is this what you are saying??

All muslims should be denied Visas.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #85
how are American geography classes coming along? ;)

I know it, what's your point? I've been to Europe, you've never been to the US. Oh I forgot you have some drunken Marine to illuminate the picture for you.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Oct 2009 /  #86
PP, all muslims should be denied visas, why? Why tar them all with one brush?

It's just that 65% of Americans couldn't point to Iraq on a map. Educated Americans had a laugh at that :)
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #87
It's just that 65% of Americans couldn't point to Iraq on a map.

According to the lastest BBC poll most likely. How transparent your little jokes are.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
31 Oct 2009 /  #88
All muslims should be denied Visas.

Muslims have been here for some time. We had a great influx of them in the 1970s and 80s after Iran had its revolution. I will side with PP on this issue. Maybe in 20 years when this radicalization peters out we should try again, but for now, you only invite trouble.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
31 Oct 2009 /  #89
Oh I forgot you have some drunken Marine to illuminate the picture for you.

could this be him: i assume it was an accident, but it doesn't help destroy the myth.
scrappleton - | 830  
31 Oct 2009 /  #90
but it doesn't help destroy the myth.

The fact that they're basically thugs is hardly a myth. I'm sorry about it, then again I wouldn't have docked there , at least not with Marines.

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