The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

If some American showboat politicians had their way, I'd be brewing my coffee in a Freedom PressĀ®. France-bashing by American conservatives is getting way out of hand: for chrissake, the United States is not at war with its oldest ally, and there's no sign that this is going to change any time soon! So, to Reps. Bob Ney (R-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC): cut it out, willya? If you hate the name 'french fries' so much, just do what the English do and call 'em chips. Then learn to appreciate the joys of malt vinegar.

'Freedom Press' sounds like some publishing house that cranks out reprints of The Wealth of Nations along with collections of modern right-wing crankery. I think that I'll call my coffee-making device by its usual name, thanks.

For a healthy dose of perspective on the U.S.-France tiff, check out Eric Margolis' March 10 column, originally published in the Toronto Sun, 'France Is Right And The US Owes It An Apology.' Margolis is no sniveling lefty: he supported the first Gulf War in 1991 and if you think that this guy is anti-George W. Bush, you're wrong.

Finally, here's one joke on the subject.
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