From: Eric Burgess < >

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:23:31 -0800 (PST)

 Subject: freedom fries!?


so while the country is on the brink of war and the economy is in shambles and our teachers are losing their jobs, what is the most powerful legislative body in the fuckin’ world doing with its time?


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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:39:44 -0800 (PST)

From:  "gumie bear” <> 

Subject: Congress

To: “Eric Burgess” <>


I think that our priorities in this country need help.

But that is what makes this country what it is. We can never change what we want because of the people in Congress. They are old and out of touch with what people need. But when it is time to give raises to themselves it passes with out a second look. Why can’t we vote on that? In the last election 1/2 of americans or less didn’t vote. So what does that say?


We are just spokes in the wheel. Nothing we can do to ever change it.






Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 17:29:11 -0800

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

From: “Richard Winters” <> 

To: “Eric Burgess” <>


Yeah, but just wait until we rename American Cheese, Stupid Cheese, and the American Dream, the Nightmare, oh, we already did that one----




From: “Michael Sandoval” <> 


Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 20:32:27 -0800


I understand your how disconcerting this seems to you, but I don’t think you understand. If the U.S. Congress’ cafeterias don’t express our unanimous disapproval of France’s actions directly, then whose will? This indirectly reminds me of a song by Bigwig that goes:


My mom can beat up your mom


My dad can beat up your dad


My God can beat up your god too!


It’s a fucking grade school tactic.







Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 06:47:22 -0800 (GMT)

From: “Karrie Hensley” <> 

To: “Eric Burgess” <>

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?


Are you fucking kidding me? Freedom Fries????? What a bunch of assholes. We should be worrying about why no country will support our war efforts rather than changing the name of a fast food item. I’m up to my ass in ridiculous patriotism. There’s got to be a profound statement about blindly following idiots isn’t there??






Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 00:08:27 -0800 (PST)

From:  "Joseph Vasquez” <> 

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?


eric, apparently you’ve forgotten the lesson of 9/11!


(for the sarcastically impaired, there is indeed a tongue planted firmly in cheek)




Brian Day < > wrote:

 As a counter-point, let me offer that “freedom kissing” is the best!!!





From: “THE KID” <> 

To: “Eric Burgess” <>

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 17:07:30 -0800


I thought they were still wasting all that precious time filibustering in order to defeat Miguel Estrada’s nomination to the appellate court?


I guess I need to catch up on my recent edition of the “Rush Limbaugh” newsletter and other conservative right wing newsletters so that I can use them to form my opinion and beliefs because without them, I wouldn’t be able to form an opinion of my own..


“Disarmament without war is the right way” Bill Clinton March 13, 2003


Isn’t he about 450 Bombs lighter and five years too late with that speech?


The same Bill Clinton who in 1998 signed the Iraq Liberation act calling for a regime change, and then within a year (Actually 78 days) he bombed Serbia.


I’m assuming here that you were as vocal and as verbally eloquent towards your beloved President and “The most powerful legislative body in the fuckin [sic] world” when “Bill the Bomber” was dropping all those very expensive bombs, when he could have been stabilizing our economy and saving jobs of not only teachers but even those of the common man, right?


I guess he can say it now because he doesn’t need a politically motivated smokescreen in order to divert attention from his “Non Sexual” relations with Monica Lewinsky.


Oooops, I’m deflecting. My Bad!


As much as I hate the French, I don’t think a “Freedom Maid’s” outfit will be as hot...






Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 16:51:58 -0800

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

From: “Richard Winters” <> 


I already renamed American Cheese, Stupid Cheese, but now we have the makings of a real international culinary crisis. If we can’t name a food, can we have it on the menu? I don’t know.


What I do know is that France isn’t the only nation which will, or might vote against us. We must convene a special session of Congress to consider the earthshaking possibilities.


The Germans are opposed to war. Can we ever eat Hamburgers again? Do they become the Gritty American chopped beef with lettuce and tomato sandwich on a bun? You can order that with Freedom Fries. Man, will the line move slowly!


The Chinese are on record against the war. Here is the real test.

What will we call Egg Foo Young, or Kung Pao Chicken? I can’t even begin to think of names. America is in trouble! Congress must put its collective brain together (Yes, brain, singular) and rescue American eaters everywhere.


Even more disturbing is the thought that Mexico is on the horns of a No vote dilemma. They have a dilemma? What about us? What will we call a Taco, or an enchilada, or a tostada, or a burrito? My God! We will be brought to the edge of revolution! All we will be able to eat is beef and potatoes.


I can see it now, Taco speakeasies. Can I get those with fries, of some kind?


Dick Winters




From: “THE KID” <>

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 17:32:21 -0800


That’s pretty funny Dick, but I’m afraid that if the “ACLU” gets wind of this, will they want to start changing names of food to?


I just can’t fathom the idea of buying “Non Gender Specific Scout” Thin Mint Cookies.







Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 09:33:46 -0800 (PST)

From:  "Joseph Vasquez” <> 

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?


on the eve of what may be bush II’s decision to “call the hands” of the rest of the world concerning iraq, it is important to note that the “aclu” is truly a bothersome and useless organization. thousands of arabs have been rounded up, cataloged, and in some cases deported. it is a shame that the “aclu” is the only major organization to oppose such actions. why is it that we lack the moral authority to round up dangerous foreigners? why can’t we be more like our grandparents’ generation and send all of these folks to utah or idaho for the duration of the war on terror? damn the “aclu” for daring to stand in the way of truth, justice, and the american way! go king george II! let’s here the chant: USA! USA! USA!





Date:   Sun, 16 Mar 2003 13:45:10 -0800

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?

From:  “Richard Winters” <> 


Joe, hasn’t Ashcroft already done that? At least, he’s tried.






Date:   Mon, 17 Mar 2003 02:18:37 EST

Subject: Re: freedom fries!?


Only in America


       They oversee the lives of 285+ million people. Our country is on the brink of war, with world war 3 ready to begin. Teachers are being laid off all across California and what are they doing? They are busy working on renaming food. That’s some great legislation for yah. FUckin awesome. God bless Congress. Being a food connoisseur I don’t see this as a big drastic change, just so long as they don’t get rid of this food. That’s where I would have a problem. They start getting rid of some of my favorite foods then I might have to go to Capitol Hill and protest.

       I predict the next amendment to pass will be a Prohibition, not on booze but on food. A ban on all foreign food. Wow that would be creepy. Food speakeasies, just like Doc Winters said, would appear. I would probably start one myself. See look at that Congress could kill two birds with one stone. Bye passing this prohibition they would save America from getting fat, cuz we all know that McDonalds and all other fast food restaurants are responsible for making people fat. its there fault, not ours. Lets just hope that Congress doesn’t get wind of this email or else we are all in big trouble.

       I am so glad that Congress is using its time wisely, working hard to solve the problems that plague America today. See pretty soon instead of “freedom” fries and “liberty” meat patty sandwiches, everything will have a corporate sponsor. You will go to a restaurant and order an “At&t” meat patty sandwich, with a side of potato slices, brought to you buy Staples. OR some company will come up with some other trendy, eye catching names.

       I see this as a 1984esque type move. Its like Winston’s friend who helps to rewrite the dictionary, making each edition shorter and shorter. The government has to start small, so what better place than to start renaming food from countries who oppose “our” war. This could create new jobs for all those English teachers who are going to get laid off because we would rather build 21,000 lb. bombs than pay to have the youth of America educated. Pretty soon they will be passing out American Gin to everyone. I can hardly wait.

       I would like to second MR. day by saying that freedom kissing is the best. Hopefully we will get some good news today. If not then HI-ho, hi-ho, its off to war we go, with the two dwarfs leading the way. Lets just hope that its not that French fries and Hamburgers cause people to become antiwar protesters. Good night


Yours truly,


The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

- W. M. Lewis


Ps: could some one fill me in on to what the ACLU is?




Date:   Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:24:44 -0800 Subject: 

Re: freedom fries!?

From:  “Richard Winters”


Hey Mike,  


The ACLU is the American Civil Liberties Union.  When your civil liberties, aka Constitutional Rights, are under attack, as they are most certainly now, the ACLU is the one agency that takes the heat and fights back.  Not all of their causes are popular with everyone, even liberals, but they adhere to a careful constitutional line of defense.  They have saved our butts more than once, and they remind those who would ignore our rights that there still is a constitution, even if it is under attack.


By the way, I see Australia just joined us for Thursday’s attack.  I guess we will be able to eat where there are “No rules,” and everything is, “just right.”


Corporate sponsorship for whole meals, hmmmmmmm, you may want to attend some board meetings.  Some one will make you a bourgeoise offer.