Arnold shows Austrian politicians how it's done

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Read the whole article. It is quite good. I wonder if Arnold got his point accross?

Mark Steyn
**Arnold shows Austrian politicians how it’s done **
January 1, 2006
**BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST **

Many of the most heartwarming tales of the holiday season come out of Austria. One thinks of Oberndorf and the little parish church where the organ broke down on Christmas Eve 1818 and so Father Mohr and his organist Franz Gruber wrote a simple song that could be sung with only the accompaniment of a guitar: “Silent Night.” One thinks of the von Trapp family saying so long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, adieu to yieu and yieu and yieu and scramming Nazi Salzburg for a new life in Vermont.

And now we have a third inspirational story from little Austria. One day, a few years after the Trapps skedaddled out of there, a young man was born near Graz. His name was Arnold and he worked out every day and he went to America and became governor of California and one morning he had to make a decision on whether or not to commute the death sentence of a multiple murderer called Tookie Williams. And he decided instead to let Tookie’s execution go ahead…

They demanded that Arnold’s name be removed from the Arnold Schwarzenegger football stadium. They proposed that it should be renamed the Tookie Williams football stadium. They launched moves to strip Arnold of his Austrian citizenship on the grounds that the death penalty is illegal in Europe, which is why a barbaric nation like the United States is ineligible for membership of the EU. (“What a tragedy,” as Americans always say when this is pointed out to them.)

um, isn’t the EU just a copy of the United States? Why would we want to give up our sovereignty we fought so hard for to Europeans?

[quote=Semper Fi]um, isn’t the EU just a copy of the United States? Why would we want to give up our sovereignty we fought so hard for to Europeans?
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We wouldn’t but that is not the point of the story. Click on and read the whole story.

[quote=Fitz]We wouldn’t but that is not the point of the story. Click on and read the whole story.
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I already have, still not sure why it was mentioned in the article though.

Oh boy, if Arnold has such issues with his birth country and his birth country has such issues with him…the answer STRIP him of his citizenship (to Austria) and be done with it.

The BIG issue is that having Arnold hold dual citizenship (US/Austrian) it allows them to profit off of him (his reputation etc.) in regards to tourism

Arnold Schwarzeneggar is not a stellar example of what it is to be a good Catholic. He is pro-choice for starters…

[quote=Semper Fi]I already have, still not sure why it was mentioned in the article though.
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You are right, that is extraneous info that was added in the article and stupid too. We wouldn’t want to be part of the EU whatever their entrance requirements. It is for Europe!

As far as Arnold being a perfect Catholic, no I did not post this article because I thought he was. However, I agree with what he did in terms of his hometown. They need to be shot down because they have been using him for tourism, and now wanted to control him.

From the article:

Americans have responsibilities, Europeans have attitudes. Indeed, the EU has attitudes in inverse proportion to its ability to act on them. It’s able to strut and preen on the world stage secure in the knowledge that nobody expects it to do anything about anything.

Or as a Canadian writer pointed out;

Why do we always look to Washington when there’s a disaster to be dealt with? Because that’s where the adults live.

[quote=vern humphrey]Or as a Canadian writer pointed out;

Why do we always look to Washington when there’s a disaster to be dealt with? Because that’s where the adults live.

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Adults such as those who said that

the conquest of Canada would be a mere matter of marching?

:smiley:

[quote=Ani Ibi]Adults such as those who said that

:smiley:
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No offense, but we don’t want to conquer Canada.

We follow the motto of the Knights of the Round Table, "Never rescue a maiden who owns a dragon ranch."http://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon12.gif

[quote=vern humphrey]No offense, but we don’t want to conquer Canada.
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:crying:

[quote=vern humphrey]We follow the motto of the Knights of the Round Table, "Never rescue a maiden who owns a dragon ranch."http://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon12.gif
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Or a McDragon franchise. :smiley:

Or a McDragon franchise. :smiley:
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All too true – contrary to popular belief, Dragon does not taste like chicken.http://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon12.gif

[quote=Fitz] They need to be shot down because they have been using him for tourism, and now wanted to control him.
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:hmmm:By the way Arnold had no issues with Graz or Styria using his name to promote tourism (until now)…they have been doing it since he gained American citizenship in the early to late 80’s.(dont recall exactly when)

[quote=Karin]:hmmm:By the way Arnold had no issues with Graz or Styria using his name to promote tourism (until now)…they have been doing it since he gained American citizenship in the early to late 80’s.(dont recall exactly when)
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Karin,

You need a point. He had no issues until now, because they weren’t trying to tell him how to govern in the past.

Robert

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