John Cleese’s Letter to America

Pretty funny, even if I don’t agree with everything.

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10 Comments

  1. Morgan Farmer said,

    February 17, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Disband Congress & The Senate?

    I an SO in.

  2. Arthur Sido said,

    February 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    The problem of course is that one cannot revoke that which one did not grant. You may stay on your little island and we will of course come rescue you from the Germans as needed (but not the French, they are on their own the next time Fritz comes calling), but if you couldn’t control America when you had the vastly superior army, how do you plan on controlling us with Prince Harry and company?

  3. February 18, 2008 at 2:45 am

    The letter, of course, was not penned by John Cleese or anyone else famous. That is an urban legend. It started as a short piece by some guy in the UK back in 2000, then grew and spread over the years. You can read about it here, which also contains a couple of great US rebuttals to it.

    BTW, our second amendment defines the difference between “citizens,” as in the free and armed American people, and “subjects,” as in dependents of a defunct monarchical empire. Just to get that cleared up.

  4. Steven Carr said,

    February 18, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I agree with # 15 of the letter. Let’s stop calling Budweiser and Miller Lite “beer,” and start calling it what it really is, “near-frozen gnat’s urine.”

  5. greenbaggins said,

    February 18, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I hope that I won’t lose all favor with you, Steve, when I declare my distaste for beer of any kind. I have friends in Philadelphia who wanted to try to find a beer that I would like. They came close with Yeungling (sp?). However, they could never do it.

  6. kjsulli said,

    February 18, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Lane,

    That would be Yuengling! Probably the best domestic beer for the cost, IMO.

  7. threegirldad said,

    February 18, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Kansas as an independent nation?! Woo-hoo!!! The rest of you people better brush up on protocol for dealing with royalty. ;-)

    Oops — just read reformedmusing’s post. Blast! Why does Snopes always have to spoil things?

    [mutters, shuffles feet, exits]

  8. Steven Carr said,

    February 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    EVERYBODY, LANE DOESN”T DRINK BEER!! >points and laughs<

    Just kidding, Lane, you don’t have to drink beer to earn my respect. However, if you told me you prefered fuzzy navals then I would have to suspect something.

  9. Roger Mann said,

    February 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I agree with # 15 of the letter. Let’s stop calling Budweiser and Miller Lite “beer,” and start calling it what it really is, “near-frozen gnat’s urine.”

    I agree about Bud and Miller Light, but come on…Samuel Adams and Fat Tire are pretty darn good! And Kansas City has a micro-brew called Boulevard that’s pretty good as well. And what’s up with his diss of Kansas?

  10. threegirldad said,

    February 18, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Rev. Keister,

    Here are my two favorite beers. I bet you won’t have any problem liking them.

    ;-)


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