View Poll Results: Roman Polanski and your perception of France

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  • I can't believe France is protecting a child raper

    14 51.85%
  • The French are absolutely correct to do what they're doing.

    4 14.81%
  • It's wrong, but hey... cest la vie

    6 22.22%
  • A little rape never harmed anyone.

    3 11.11%
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Thread: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffias View Post
    My sentiments exactly.
    Gore Vidal was just mad because Roman Polanski wouldn't **** him. But the poor bugger is dead, so I shouldn't speak ill of the dead, so I shouldn't speak of Gore Vidal - never mind.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffias View Post

    I really don’t give a ****. Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s been taken advantage of?

    - Gore Vidal on Roman Polanski and women, to The Atlantic, 2009.

    My sentiments exactly.
    That "young hooker" was a 13 year old girl.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Clearly, the United States is a paragon of criminal justice. Therefore we have a right to judge other nations' justice systems. /sarcasm
    Nice but it's the other way around in this situation. It's the French judging America's criminal justice system.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Yeah, child rape....no biggie.
    Did France rape the girl or something? No biggie, calm down lol
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Did France rape the girl or something? No biggie, calm down lol
    No, but they're shielding the guy who did. What does being calm have to do with any of that?

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, but they're shielding the guy who did. What does being calm have to do with any of that?
    So? Nations shield all kinds of bad people. So does the US. Nothing to lose sleep over.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Did France rape the girl or something? No biggie, calm down lol
    Roman Polanski raped the girl. France aided and abetted the crime.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    So? Nations shield all kinds of bad people. So does the US. Nothing to lose sleep over.
    I don't think clownboy or anybody else is losing sleep. We're having a political debate which, to my knowledge, is what we do around here for fun.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Roman Polanski raped the girl. France aided and abetted the crime.
    How did the country and aid and abet? Did they help plan it? Help in its execution? Help him avoid arrest?

    Do you know what 'aid and abet' means? Cause it looks like no.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't think clownboy or anybody else is losing sleep. We're having a political debate which, to my knowledge, is what we do around here for fun.
    Did I accuse anyone of losing sleep? I'm giving my opinion that this is such a trivial non-issue in state-to-state relations that it's laughable. This is like a cable news type of issue.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    How did the country and aid and abet? Did they help plan it? Help in its execution? Help him avoid arrest?
    Bingo.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Do you know what 'aid and abet' means? Cause it looks like no.
    Yep.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Did I accuse anyone of losing sleep? I'm giving my opinion that this is such a trivial non-issue in state-to-state relations that it's laughable. This is like a cable news type of issue.
    You said "nothing to lose sleep over," implying that he was losing sleep over this issue. He might be, but I doubt it. So what's your point here, that this discussion is trivial? In some ways, you're right. That doesn't mean it isn't worth discussing.

    All this stuff still happened. The French are still harboring a child raper. If all I'm doing is stating facts, how can anyone possibly complain about that?

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