Okay, well, as a North Carolinian, born and bred, I now feel compelled to mention that Walter Jones is not in my district. You know, he used to be a Democrat (as was his father, also a congressman). He switched parties at some point. But even though he spearheaded that dumb "freedom fries" effort, he did later change his position on all that, and I *think* apologized for it.
And just to add, we also just voted in our first female governor (Democrat), and we voted out Sen. Elizabeth Dole-- not to mention, going blue this year (we think) -- first time since 1976. So that's my little support of NC. I have no idea what Congressman Jones was thinking, but I'm thinking he now wishes he'd never thought/said/ invented it.
Sorry for the lack of a mention of alternative processes here.
Oh-- so what did you write to him, Ryuji?
On Nov 5, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
I won't express my opinion about the candidates (perhaps except for the Minnesota Senate race), but I do remember seeing many "no politics on this list" calls within 2 minutes of someone expressing opinions on the 2000 and 2004 elections. I don't like to see too many postings that are purely political on this list either, but the absence of angry voices from people of different opinions is indeed a positive change in my view. It's like a continuous tone black-and-white election finally getting some contrast control. No more infectious development. In response to Philippe, no, it's not a photograph, but it's something that feeds the brain and the mind of photographers. Incidentally, I also sent a note to Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina (who is reelected). He is known as Mr. Freedom Fries (or its lesser known version, Mr. Freedom Toast). Some (including himself) believe that he coined the phrases for a wrong reason, or perhaps at the wrong time, and indeed, the cafeteria of the House changed back the menu in July 2006. However, those phrases may be given a new meaning today. P.S. Back in 2003, French embassy declined to take the credit for French fries, but they said it probably came from Belgium. -- Ryuji Suzuki "People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent." (Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl, 1986) From: Philippe Berger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: celebrate Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:57:29 +0100it is a photograph ?