Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Tempest in a Pansy-Ass Teapot 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
A number of U.S. voters are not amused by the UK Guardian's pro-Kerry letter-writing campaign to the key swing state of Ohio:
The paper has encouraged its readers to express their opinions on the November 2 presidential election to voters in the key swing state of Ohio -- to the fury of Clark County, about 45 miles west of Columbus, the state capital.

"Hey England, Scotland and Wales, mind your own business. We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidential election," was one of the e-mail reactions to the campaign. The Fox national cable television network tore into the newspaper and even John Kerry's own Democrats expressed horror at the campaign...

"Real Americans aren't interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions. If you want to save the world, begin with your own worthless corner of it," wrote one from Texas.

The Guardian, which simply bought a list of registered voters and extracted the undecided, pledged that it would only give out the name of each voter once, to avoid them being swamped by unsolicited mail from complete strangers. "We know that in many ways this is the world's election, and we understand the passion and concern in many parts of the world over it. But I wonder how people here in the UK would react to Americans telling them how to vote,"
Ouch...how quickly the worm tide turns. Weren't we just "best buds" with Britain? Is it time to scrub out the "USA-UK true love always" graffiti in the White House bathroom so soon?

Now, let's see...what new product names can we make in light of this trans-pond transgression? Thomas' Freedom Muffins®? "Freedom Leather" cologne? Will the preferred rap-gothic tattoo font be renamed "Old Patriot"? Will we now speak "American" as our native tongue?