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The_Pikeman
18th Oct 2004, 10:29 AM
Last week G2 (a supliment of the guardian) launched Operation Clark County (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1326033,00.html) to help readers have a say in the American election by writing to undecided voters in the crucial state of Ohio. In the first three days, more than 11,000 people requested addresses. Here is some of the reaction to the project that we received from the US ....... and I'm glad that the art of sartire is alive and well......

Dear Limey *******s (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1329858,00.html)

Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two ****s what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of ****ty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dip****. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals.
Wading River, NY

Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys.
United States

KEEP YOUR ****IN' LIMEY HANDS OFF OUR ELECTION. HEY, ****HEADS, REMEMBER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR? REMEMBER THE WAR OF 1812? WE DIDN'T WANT YOU, OR YOUR POLITICS HERE, THAT'S WHY WE KICKED YOUR ASSES OUT. FOR THE 47% OF YOU WHO DON'T WANT PRESIDENT BUSH, I SAY THIS ... TOUGH ****!
PROUD AMERICAN VOTING FOR BUSH!

I used to visit the UK every year. I love the history and culture of your country. But after I heard about your campaign to influence our elections, I've decided that neither myself, nor my family will ever visit again. I'm offended by your campaign and because of it, I'm remembering more of the negative aspects I've seen in the UK than the positive ones. Though I still love the castles!
Detroit

and the best .....

Please be advised that I have forwarded this to the CIA and FBI.
United States

Man thats so funny...
-How.

DamienW
18th Oct 2004, 10:57 AM
As "funny" as it is, i have point out that it's terribly easy to gather a couple hundreds of extreme "GFY" answers from extreme americans. It doesn't actually reflect anything.

CloudOne
18th Oct 2004, 11:10 AM
Oooooo I wonder if they have their return address on there so I can kick the **** out of these dumbasses :p

-American against stupid Americans

The_Pikeman
18th Oct 2004, 11:42 AM
As "funny" as it is, i have point out that it's terribly easy to gather a couple hundreds of extreme "GFY" answers from extreme americans. It doesn't actually reflect anything.
Ok I'll stop that before it begins I'm NOT having a go at americans or saying anything about american politics ..... I just found the reactions funny
-How.

Arethusa
18th Oct 2004, 12:27 PM
That last one was pretty good.

Profe
18th Oct 2004, 12:34 PM
lol, for a second there I thought GFY = "good for you". Then I realized how wrong I was.

Vega-don
18th Oct 2004, 01:07 PM
If americans hate the brittishs, then , i like americans :D

Freon
18th Oct 2004, 01:13 PM
As "funny" as it is, i have point out that it's terribly easy to gather a couple hundreds of extreme "GFY" answers from extreme americans. It doesn't actually reflect anything.
I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the answers were like that. They wouldn't have bothered replying otherwise ;)

dive
18th Oct 2004, 04:49 PM
Haha... classic. I can't decide what is funnier... the fact that they wrote letters trying to convince US voters, the fact the US voters responded like *******s, or all the worthless threats. (SEALs? Really? C'mon!)

JaFO
18th Oct 2004, 05:33 PM
My dear, beloved Brits,
I understand the Guardian is sponsoring a service where British citizens write to Americans to advise them on how to vote. Thank heavens! I was adrift in a sea of confusion and you are my beacon of hope!

Feel free to respond to this email with your advice. Please keep in mind that I am something of an anglophile, so this is not confrontational. Please remember, too, that I am merely an American. That means I am not very bright. It means I have no culture or sense of history. It also means that I am barely literate, so please don't use big, fancy words.

Set me straight, folks!
Dayton, Ohio


Well what'd you know ... a yankee that knows he's dumb. ;)
LOL

Derelan
18th Oct 2004, 07:46 PM
The race for the white house has become less of a political issue and more like a reality tv show, where people would vote for who's personality they feel is more like their own.

The_Pikeman
18th Oct 2004, 07:50 PM
The race for the white house has become less of a political issue and more like a reality tv show, where people would vote for who's personality they feel is more like their own.
Thats sad but true and I can see it taking a hold over here....
-How.

Keganator
19th Oct 2004, 01:49 AM
OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THEY WOULD DO THAT

THIS IS THE FIRST I HEARD OF THIS

YOU BRIT(ASS)ISH BETTER STAY OUT OF AMERICA #1 POLITICS! YOU **** MUNCHERS DON'T LIKE OUR PRESIDENT BUSH SO U SHOULD STFU AND NOT BUG PEOPLE OMG WTF BUSH WILL SEND OUR SOLDIERS 2 U AND KICK UR ASSES LOL I'M NEVER GONNA COME TO BRITISHLAND AGAIN HAHA U WON'T GET MY VALUABLE AMERICAN DOLLARS LOL I'M BOYCOTTING ALL UR BRITISH WOOL GOODS CAUSE MY MOM BUYS THEM FOR ME BUT I TOLD HER NO MORE THEN SHE WAS LIKE "COME TO THE BACK OF THE BOAT!!" AND I WAS LIKE SUCK IT BITCH I'M STAYING HERE AND YELLING AT THE BRITSH

Y U MESS WITH US WE KICKED UR ASSSES LOL WE CAN DO IT AGIAN

UR JUST A BUNCH OF LIBERAL COMMIES YOU DON'T SEE US WRITING LETTERS TO VOTE COMMIE UGH U SUCK

USA #1 *WAVES AN AMERICAN FLAG*

yurch
19th Oct 2004, 02:10 AM
You live in Ohio, keg?

TheShiningWizard
19th Oct 2004, 06:07 AM
Keg, aka Mr. Seattle-Isn't-Good-Enough-For-Me, lives in (mother****ing) Pullman, WA.

chuckus
19th Oct 2004, 12:50 PM
not familiar with american geography and the ins and outs that go along wit hthat...... I'll laugh anyway FTU


:lol:

The_Pikeman
19th Oct 2004, 05:12 PM
Yay ...... more (http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/feedback/2004/10/what_were_you_thinking.html#comments)

I am an American who lived in England for more than 12 years. I still spend many weeks a year there and love your country nearly as much as my own. The campaign by The Guardian is not a surprise, just foolish. Britain has changed for the worse in the past 30 years -- adopting many of the shallower aspects of American life. Your chat shows, coarseness, racism and violence (albeit without guns) have changed the very nature of Britain. A letter-writing campaign to American voters proves that Britain has one more thing in common with the U.S.: intellectual elitism. That is why Bill Clinton was so popular: because you adored his intellect wrapped in charm. The fact he was a serial adulterer, a liar and a man of no morals did not matter -- because he was CLEVER. How inconvenient for the leftists that Bush loves and is faithful to his wife, loves God, and loves his country. How quaint, n'est-ce-pas?
[/b]So you think you're still the "Mother Country", huh? Last time I checked WE WON OUR INDEPENDENCE AND PUT YOU BACK IN YOUR PLACE! So, you keep your snivelling noses over THERE and we'll take care of OUR elections over here. As much as you hate to admit it, WE DO NOT NEED YOU ANYMORE! Go fix your backsliding, socialist country and keep your snooty, has-been noses to yourselves. [/b]
Dear Guardian:

I'm just hearing about operation Clark County today.

I'm apalled and disgusted by many of the responses by my fellow Americans. How sad that it is our own people that continue to perpetuate the stereotype of the 'Ugly American'.

I'm glad that other countries have taken such an interest in our current election; this proves Senator Kerry's point that we are all dependent on each other, and today more than ever, we need the help and support of our allies overseas.

I hope that you are not put off by the obviously low-IQ respondents; please keep up the good work and help us all ensure a Kerry victory on November 2!!

David M.
Waltham, MA
This discussion clearly displays the reasoned debate and mutual respect that characterize the democracy with which we are blessed.
Thankyou.

Oh yea and has dll somehow managed to get kegs password ;)
-how.

5eleven
19th Oct 2004, 06:16 PM
I live in Ohio, and been to and through Clark County many times.

First of all, can someone explain the real purpose for the Guardian to do this?

Second of all, why Springfield/Clark County?

Third, why does anyone here care?

Arethusa
19th Oct 2004, 07:58 PM
The Guardian is basically their New York Post. I mean that in the most pejorative way possible.

5eleven
20th Oct 2004, 01:54 AM
Okay.....but I hate to admit I had to look up the word "pejorative".

:rolleyes:

sandworm
20th Oct 2004, 02:25 AM
Okay.....but I hate to admit I had to look up the word "pejorative".

:rolleyes:

Well dammit, tell me what it means.. :p

MP_Lord_Kee
20th Oct 2004, 02:29 AM
Aww, that is such a nice word, "pejorative". Gotta memorize that one.

To not completely derail this thread, I'd be quite offended if I recieved some mail from say a Swede telling me who to vote for president.....

//Kee

5eleven
20th Oct 2004, 02:47 AM
M-W online dictionary:

Main Entry: 2pejorative
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin pejoratus, past participle of pejorare to make or become worse, from Latin pejor worse; akin to Sanskrit padyate he falls, Latin ped-, pes foot -- more at FOOT
: having negative connotations; especially : tending to disparage or belittle :p

Keganator
20th Oct 2004, 04:35 PM
Nope, I live in Washington State. Yepppers, in Pullman. It's named after the old train car company. :p

Actually, from what I understand, The Guardain isn't exactly telling people to write and tell them to "Vote Kerry". The Guardian is just helping people get their opinions out to Ohio..um..ohioins...Ohioites...um...People who live in Ohio. It's not The Guardian's fault that there are a few people over here that assume the only reason they'd do it would be to sway the election in favor of Kerry, or if The Guardian's readership has a thing against Bush... :D

BobTheFearlessFish
20th Oct 2004, 06:35 PM
5the reason theyve gone for ohio is its considered one of the key states in teh election. with most of the other states being pretty much certain to go one way or the other.

spm1138
20th Oct 2004, 06:56 PM
"My dear, beloved Brits,
I understand the Guardian is sponsoring a service where British citizens write to Americans to advise them on how to vote. Thank heavens! I was adrift in a sea of confusion and you are my beacon of hope!

Feel free to respond to this email with your advice. Please keep in mind that I am something of an anglophile, so this is not confrontational. Please remember, too, that I am merely an American. That means I am not very bright. It means I have no culture or sense of history. It also means that I am barely literate, so please don't use big, fancy words.

Set me straight, folks!" - Dayton, Ohio

Kuroshio Apocal
25th Oct 2004, 09:00 PM
Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys.
United States

I gotta love this dumbass here. Built the foundation of his argument with a mix of 50% bull**** and 50% empty threats.

jaunty
25th Oct 2004, 09:21 PM
The Guardian's readership has a thing against Bush... :D

That's a pretty damn safe assumption.

Derelan
25th Oct 2004, 10:04 PM
Most people voting do so for their own pride. They see an image that represents them, and they select it, regardless of whether it shows immoral values or lies. These people will defend their beliefs, and trying to show them the light will only set them further apart. It's only human nature.

JaFO
26th Oct 2004, 04:00 AM
So in truth all americans are liars that prefer to start a never-ending war against an invisible foe that only exists in their fairytales as an excuse to make their rich just a little richer ?

*yikes* ... altough the thought of what our Harry Potter says about the average Dutch person almost makes me want to get of this rock.

Crowze
26th Oct 2004, 06:17 AM
I can't find the actual article right now, but Operation Clark County has been shut down due to the Guardian site being hacked, allegedly on behalf of the people of Ohio.

Hadmar
26th Oct 2004, 07:06 AM
Another victim in another illegal, unprovoked and unnecessary war in the USA history. :( :D

Derelan
26th Oct 2004, 10:08 AM
So in truth all americans are liars that prefer to start a never-ending war against an invisible foe that only exists in their fairytales as an excuse to make their rich just a little richer ?

I said most, but I would believe most do, yes.