Saturday, September 23, 2006

Hard question.

"So, are New Zealanders fed up with America as a whole or just Bush and the war?" asked my lefty American cousin.


Anonymous Xeno said...

I have american friends, but I can't pretend that all americans are like them.

That government doesn't exist in isolation. People voted for that guy, the type of people whose head I wouldn't piss on if their brains were on fire.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Having spent 4 months and a week here in the US of A most of this part of the states could do without Bush and the war too (apparently Sf is an island of Democrates in the southwest). There are a lot of people here who support the military - but thats not necessarily the war. It's a poor state so ther are lots of family connections. Here's some sweeping generalisations Americans are amusing,thou they often don't get irony or sarcasim in my experience. They are friendly. They speak there minds and they think my children esp. girl are gorgeous and they make a point of saying so.

4:49 AM  
Blogger susan said...

As I was just discussing with rather an ironic American chap last night, it's not that they don't get irony or sarcasm, it's that they don't get ours. Deadpan humour does tend to need either common culture or common history to work.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were fed up with America before Bush and the war - we are now merely more fed up.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anthea said...

So Susan - what was your reply?

8:59 PM  
Blogger susan said...

More or less what Ruth said, but far less concisely.

1:40 AM  

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