And they're ashamed of Arnold?

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    VIENNA, Austria(AP) Her Majesty would not have been amused. Neither would President Bush or his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac, over a Vienna-wide art project depicting them naked and engaged in a sexual act with British Queen Elizabeth II.

    The work of "euroPART," an independent artists' group, the scenes being displayed on electronic billboards across the Austrian capital were also embarrassing for the government just days before the country assumes the European Union's rotating presidency Sunday.

    Austrian media reported that the offending images were yanked Wednesday _ just a day after they started flashing at motorists _ on personal orders of Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel. A woman answering the telephone at the chancellor's public information department who refused to identify herself said she could not confirm the report.

    Leading opposition party figures suggested Schuessel was at least indirectly responsible, saying the group had received about $1.2 million in government subsidies.

    Schuessel spokeswoman Heidi Glueck was quoted by the Austria Press Agency as saying the chancellor had been "unaware" of the subject matter being displayed.
     
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    Ah, Musicman, they can always save face by blaming this shameful display on the influence of American culture in their society, much like Canada is currently doing by blaming the U.S. for the increasing gun violence occurring in Toronto.
     
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    I read about that, Adam's Apple. It's really quite sad, isn't it?

    I wish that - just once, these America-haters would ponder the state of their existence without a strong America. It is the very context in which they enjoy their sick, amoral lives. Subtract us from the world's equation, and you'd have George Orwell's terrifying vision come true:

    "Picture a boot, stamping on a human face - forever".
     

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