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OT: Sorry Canada...but this is too good not post
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yo yo ma
2005-03-18 19:05:44 UTC
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A Conserivative travels to Canada......This is a very good read...stuff for both
sides of the aisle.....hilarious at times too

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NormanW
2005-03-18 20:40:26 UTC
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I am not at the casino today as I have a tourney tonight, so I will take a
stab at this in my usual not aggressive manner hah (after all I am
Canadian.). I know I may sound a little uptight when responding, but hey, I
have to defend such a foolish article. I don't find the article that bad,
it isn't extremely prejudiced but I will take some shots at him and turn the
tables, and maybe stoop a little to his level.

The writer, Matt Labash seems like a real intellect, if I were a betting man
I would guess he is in his late 30's, single maybe divorced once or twice.
I might lose my money, but that is where I would put it. In my opinion,
generalizing and saying something like this about a nation is akin to
calling a black person the N word, or like someone posted earlier, having
Charles Barkley make a half-fun remark about the Irish. Somethings can be
said in a light-hearted way, and in jest, other things just illustrate one's
ignorance and lack of travel.

"Stashing Nazi war criminals"? Does he realize this "war criminal" was not
a war criminal per se, but an anti-semite who rebuked the actual number of
Jews who perished in World War 2. I didn't follow the situation closely,
but he had been incarcerated until recently deported back to his home in
Germany. He was not stashed, in fact he was in prison and processed back to
his homeland, yes, we too like the Americans do not like hatred... That is
like me saying America houses terrorists since we know the 9/11 criminals
lived in America for years, and even trained there. Again, just a show of
his ignorance, and lack of proper information. Anyways can write an
emotional article of rant when their dog dies, this article smells of that,
some guy writing an article of hate because he has some personal issues or
his own lack of condifence.

Personally I don't mind Canadian jokes, in fact I find some of them funny
when they are meant in good spirit. Whenever I go to Seneca to play I chat
with alot of players and by far they are very friendly to me and I
reciprocate their actions. They will do the old "how's it going eh?" I
will smile and respond, "not bad eh", even though I don't say eh at the end
of my sentences lol. It is a way to break the ice, and you can always tell
when someone is doing something as a joke and when someone has real
media-manufactured hatred for Canadians. By far, I find Americans very
friendly and welcoming to anadians. I even met a guy who was housed in
Newfoundland when his place was reverted there when 9/11 occured. He has
become a friend of mine and we keep in touch for the odd poker tournament I
attend in New York. yes, we get our fill of the "redneck Americans" down
south and also alot of our fill of the extreme-right who love George Bush
and how he stands up for things. To me, this is just the rich boys trying
to sway the public, and I base my opinions of Americans on the common people
who I meet whenever I travel there. For the most part they are very
friendly and enjoyable people. Some of my Canadians friends are evene
shocked when I tell them they are more friendly than the average Canuck, but
then again, I live in the biggest city here.

There is a big difference between the usual jokes and ribbing and that of
this writer and the Goldberg tool who wrote an article "bomb Canada". I
haven't read the article, but I will say the title is resrespectful to
Canadians, and disrespectful to those who actually risk their lives in war
rather than sit behind a desk with a pen and an agenda. I look at it this
way, what anger and personal agenda or mental disfuction would cause someone
to write a hate article about Americas number one trading partner? Or any
nation for that matter. If it is because we were not onside in Iraq
(although we sent 1000 troops there under the radar as are Prime Minister
feared political repercussions) or will not sign on for the Star Wars
defense system (which will probably be a waste of money and time as it has
never been proven to work)? If this is the case, than he lacks the proper
upbringing to respect others opinions. Like a spoiled child who cannot get
his way so he gets angry at a nation and write inflamatory hatred.

Anyways, that is my two cents. I appreciate the posting of the article, but
it doesn;t sway my opinion of Americans. As logn as the average American is
critical enough to understand the motives and unbalanced personalities of
these guys, I think we are alright.

Norman W





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DP75089
2005-03-19 01:35:22 UTC
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Post by NormanW
I am not at the casino today as I have a tourney tonight, so I will take a
stab at this in my usual not aggressive manner hah (after all I am
Canadian.). I know I may sound a little uptight when responding
A little? It sounds like your ass is tighter than an airlock on the space
station.
Post by NormanW
, but hey, I
have to defend such a foolish article. I don't find the article that bad,
it isn't extremely prejudiced but I will take some shots at him and turn the
tables, and maybe stoop a little to his level.
The difference being that he was at least amusing.
Post by NormanW
The writer, Matt Labash seems like a real intellect, if I were a betting man
I would guess he is in his late 30's, single maybe divorced once or twice.
I might lose my money, but that is where I would put it. In my opinion,
generalizing and saying something like this about a nation is akin to
calling a black person the N word, or like someone posted earlier, having
Charles Barkley make a half-fun remark about the Irish. Somethings can be
said in a light-hearted way, and in jest, other things just illustrate one's
ignorance and lack of travel.
It was a joke. Lighten up. Look, don't get me wrong. I like Canada.
It's a lovely country (been there many times.) But you've got to admit
that there is something of a national obsession in the north with
constantly comparing yourselves (generally of course, not each and every
Canadian) with the U.S. I've encountered it every time I've been there
(over the course of about three decades now) and Canadian publications are
rife with it. Don't you think it even a little silly so many of your
countrymen claim that the telephone was invented by a Canadian, just
because Alexander Graham Bell moved with his family from Edinburgh to
Canada for 9 months before moving on to the U.S.?
Post by NormanW
"Stashing Nazi war criminals"? Does he realize this "war criminal" was not
a war criminal per se, but an anti-semite who rebuked the actual number of
Jews who perished in World War 2. I didn't follow the situation closely,
but he had been incarcerated until recently deported back to his home in
Germany. He was not stashed, in fact he was in prison and processed back to
his homeland, yes, we too like the Americans do not like hatred... That is
like me saying America houses terrorists since we know the 9/11 criminals
lived in America for years, and even trained there. Again, just a show of
his ignorance, and lack of proper information. Anyways can write an
emotional article of rant when their dog dies, this article smells of that,
some guy writing an article of hate because he has some personal issues or
his own lack of condifence.
Personally I don't mind Canadian jokes, in fact I find some of them funny
when they are meant in good spirit. Whenever I go to Seneca to play I chat
with alot of players and by far they are very friendly to me and I
reciprocate their actions. They will do the old "how's it going eh?" I
will smile and respond, "not bad eh", even though I don't say eh at the end
of my sentences lol. It is a way to break the ice, and you can always tell
when someone is doing something as a joke and when someone has real
media-manufactured hatred for Canadians. By far, I find Americans very
friendly and welcoming to anadians. I even met a guy who was housed in
Newfoundland when his place was reverted there when 9/11 occured. He has
become a friend of mine and we keep in touch for the odd poker tournament I
attend in New York. yes, we get our fill of the "redneck Americans" down
south and also alot of our fill of the extreme-right who love George Bush
and how he stands up for things. To me, this is just the rich boys trying
to sway the public, and I base my opinions of Americans on the common people
who I meet whenever I travel there. For the most part they are very
friendly and enjoyable people. Some of my Canadians friends are evene
shocked when I tell them they are more friendly than the average Canuck, but
then again, I live in the biggest city here.
There is a big difference between the usual jokes and ribbing and that of
this writer and the Goldberg tool who wrote an article "bomb Canada". I
haven't read the article, but I will say the title is resrespectful to
Canadians, and disrespectful to those who actually risk their lives in war
rather than sit behind a desk with a pen and an agenda. I look at it this
way, what anger and personal agenda or mental disfuction would cause someone
to write a hate article about Americas number one trading partner? Or any
nation for that matter. If it is because we were not onside in Iraq
(although we sent 1000 troops there under the radar as are Prime Minister
feared political repercussions) or will not sign on for the Star Wars
defense system (which will probably be a waste of money and time as it has
never been proven to work)? If this is the case, than he lacks the proper
upbringing to respect others opinions. Like a spoiled child who cannot get
his way so he gets angry at a nation and write inflamatory hatred.
Anyways, that is my two cents. I appreciate the posting of the article, but
it doesn;t sway my opinion of Americans. As logn as the average American is
critical enough to understand the motives and unbalanced personalities of
these guys, I think we are alright.
Norman W
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Post by yo yo ma
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A Conserivative travels to Canada......This is a very good read...stuff
for both
Post by yo yo ma
sides of the aisle.....hilarious at times too
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NormanW
2005-03-19 07:14:52 UTC
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Easy to take this stance when you are not the target. What would you think
of an author who wrote an article "bomb America". Get your head out of the
bubble, I think I am pretty fair to these guys, don;t you?
Post by DP75089
Post by NormanW
I am not at the casino today as I have a tourney tonight, so I will take a
stab at this in my usual not aggressive manner hah (after all I am
Canadian.). I know I may sound a little uptight when responding
A little? It sounds like your ass is tighter than an airlock on the space
station.
Post by NormanW
, but hey, I
have to defend such a foolish article. I don't find the article that bad,
it isn't extremely prejudiced but I will take some shots at him and turn the
tables, and maybe stoop a little to his level.
The difference being that he was at least amusing.
Post by NormanW
The writer, Matt Labash seems like a real intellect, if I were a betting man
I would guess he is in his late 30's, single maybe divorced once or twice.
I might lose my money, but that is where I would put it. In my opinion,
generalizing and saying something like this about a nation is akin to
calling a black person the N word, or like someone posted earlier, having
Charles Barkley make a half-fun remark about the Irish. Somethings can be
said in a light-hearted way, and in jest, other things just illustrate one's
ignorance and lack of travel.
It was a joke. Lighten up. Look, don't get me wrong. I like Canada.
It's a lovely country (been there many times.) But you've got to admit
that there is something of a national obsession in the north with
constantly comparing yourselves (generally of course, not each and every
Canadian) with the U.S. I've encountered it every time I've been there
(over the course of about three decades now) and Canadian publications are
rife with it. Don't you think it even a little silly so many of your
countrymen claim that the telephone was invented by a Canadian, just
because Alexander Graham Bell moved with his family from Edinburgh to
Canada for 9 months before moving on to the U.S.?
Post by NormanW
"Stashing Nazi war criminals"? Does he realize this "war criminal" was not
a war criminal per se, but an anti-semite who rebuked the actual number of
Jews who perished in World War 2. I didn't follow the situation closely,
but he had been incarcerated until recently deported back to his home in
Germany. He was not stashed, in fact he was in prison and processed back to
his homeland, yes, we too like the Americans do not like hatred... That is
like me saying America houses terrorists since we know the 9/11 criminals
lived in America for years, and even trained there. Again, just a show of
his ignorance, and lack of proper information. Anyways can write an
emotional article of rant when their dog dies, this article smells of that,
some guy writing an article of hate because he has some personal issues or
his own lack of condifence.
Personally I don't mind Canadian jokes, in fact I find some of them funny
when they are meant in good spirit. Whenever I go to Seneca to play I chat
with alot of players and by far they are very friendly to me and I
reciprocate their actions. They will do the old "how's it going eh?" I
will smile and respond, "not bad eh", even though I don't say eh at the end
of my sentences lol. It is a way to break the ice, and you can always tell
when someone is doing something as a joke and when someone has real
media-manufactured hatred for Canadians. By far, I find Americans very
friendly and welcoming to anadians. I even met a guy who was housed in
Newfoundland when his place was reverted there when 9/11 occured. He has
become a friend of mine and we keep in touch for the odd poker tournament I
attend in New York. yes, we get our fill of the "redneck Americans" down
south and also alot of our fill of the extreme-right who love George Bush
and how he stands up for things. To me, this is just the rich boys trying
to sway the public, and I base my opinions of Americans on the common people
who I meet whenever I travel there. For the most part they are very
friendly and enjoyable people. Some of my Canadians friends are evene
shocked when I tell them they are more friendly than the average Canuck, but
then again, I live in the biggest city here.
There is a big difference between the usual jokes and ribbing and that of
this writer and the Goldberg tool who wrote an article "bomb Canada".
I
Post by DP75089
Post by NormanW
haven't read the article, but I will say the title is resrespectful to
Canadians, and disrespectful to those who actually risk their lives in war
rather than sit behind a desk with a pen and an agenda. I look at it this
way, what anger and personal agenda or mental disfuction would cause someone
to write a hate article about Americas number one trading partner? Or any
nation for that matter. If it is because we were not onside in Iraq
(although we sent 1000 troops there under the radar as are Prime Minister
feared political repercussions) or will not sign on for the Star Wars
defense system (which will probably be a waste of money and time as it has
never been proven to work)? If this is the case, than he lacks the proper
upbringing to respect others opinions. Like a spoiled child who cannot get
his way so he gets angry at a nation and write inflamatory hatred.
Anyways, that is my two cents. I appreciate the posting of the article, but
it doesn;t sway my opinion of Americans. As logn as the average American is
critical enough to understand the motives and unbalanced personalities of
these guys, I think we are alright.
Norman W
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/349tpijp.a
Post by DP75089
Post by NormanW
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Post by yo yo ma
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A Conserivative travels to Canada......This is a very good
read...stuff
Post by DP75089
Post by NormanW
for both
Post by yo yo ma
sides of the aisle.....hilarious at times too
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da pickle
2005-03-19 12:43:29 UTC
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Post by NormanW
Easy to take this stance when you are not the target. What would you think
of an author who wrote an article "bomb America". Get your head out of the
bubble, I think I am pretty fair to these guys, don;t you?
You guys made me actually "read" the article. It was pretty long. It was
really quite funny in places.

This paragraph was particularly funny:

[We all know the Canadian military has become a shadow of itself. Things
have gotten so dire that a Queen's University study (titled "Canada Without
Armed Forces?") predicted the imminent extinction of the air force. This
unpreparedness has become such a joke that Ferguson (Will Ferguson is a
Canadian satirist) says their military ranks just above Tonga's, which
consists of nothing more than "a tape-recorded message yelling 'I
surrender!' in thirty-two languages."]


I know you said you have not actually read the article, Norman, but you
might find it a bit funnier if you did. I really have never read anything
Matt Labash has written, but this is pretty good stuff. It is as much about
Americans as Canadians and it seems, overall, to make a little fun of both
along the way. The end certainly allows the turn of the screw to return. I
put him somewhere near P.J. O'Rourke in political humor. Dave Berry makes
me laugh more, but Dave doesn't have the political punch. I really think
you should read the whole article; it is actually quite good.
NormanW
2005-03-19 13:29:16 UTC
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I will try to find it and read it, it may just be a tongue in cheek article
but since the first article was from a political publication, I didn't think
this article would be satire . I am not one for political correctness, but
he still should have chosen a more tasteful title regardless of the content.

Norman W
Post by da pickle
Post by NormanW
Easy to take this stance when you are not the target. What would you think
of an author who wrote an article "bomb America". Get your head out of the
bubble, I think I am pretty fair to these guys, don;t you?
You guys made me actually "read" the article. It was pretty long. It was
really quite funny in places.
[We all know the Canadian military has become a shadow of itself. Things
have gotten so dire that a Queen's University study (titled "Canada Without
Armed Forces?") predicted the imminent extinction of the air force. This
unpreparedness has become such a joke that Ferguson (Will Ferguson is a
Canadian satirist) says their military ranks just above Tonga's, which
consists of nothing more than "a tape-recorded message yelling 'I
surrender!' in thirty-two languages."]
I know you said you have not actually read the article, Norman, but you
might find it a bit funnier if you did. I really have never read anything
Matt Labash has written, but this is pretty good stuff. It is as much about
Americans as Canadians and it seems, overall, to make a little fun of both
along the way. The end certainly allows the turn of the screw to return.
I
Post by da pickle
put him somewhere near P.J. O'Rourke in political humor. Dave Berry makes
me laugh more, but Dave doesn't have the political punch. I really think
you should read the whole article; it is actually quite good.
da pickle
2005-03-19 15:27:54 UTC
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Post by NormanW
I will try to find it and read it, it may just be a tongue in cheek article
but since the first article was from a political publication, I didn't think
this article would be satire . I am not one for political correctness, but
he still should have chosen a more tasteful title regardless of the content.
Norman W
Actually, the name of the article is "Welcome to Canada" which certainly
seems tasteful enough to me.

It can be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/5okac

You may be talking about the "Bomb Canada" article that is mentioned in the
"Welcome to Canada" article once as follows:

[Being bloodthirsty Americans, we have naturally fired a few warning volleys
in lieu of slapping them with a restraining order. A few years ago, my
friend Jonah Goldberg from National Review wrote a piece elegantly titled
"Bomb Canada," encouraging us to smack Soviet Canuckistan, as Pat Buchanan
calls it, "out of its shame-spiral" since "that's what big brothers do."
Canadians responded as Canadians always will when faced with overt
aggression. They wrote inordinate numbers of letters of concern, exercising
what Canadian writer Douglas Coupland calls their "almost universal
editorial-page need to make disapproving clucks."]


The "Bomb Canada" article can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/5jml4


The name of the article is a play on the South Park "Blame Canada" song.
Actually, the song is much more aggressive ... then again, South Park is
much more aggressive than NR. I like Canada. Some of my best friends are
Canadian.
NormanW
2005-03-19 15:54:37 UTC
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Yeah, this is the article I was referring to earlier. At least the "Blame
Canada" song was done in a comedy, I saw the movie when it came out and
actually liked it even though it was quite insensitive to alot of people, it
was obviously in fun. I like the song too hah.

After having read the article (thanks for the link) it isn't what I
expected, and I even agree with him on a couple of points. For instance,
spending more money on the miltary etc. I don;t mind him questioning things
that we do, I often question my own government and any nations government
which makes decisions I don;t agree with. I have never said, even in jest
to bomb a country (except maybe the Afghanistan invasion and hunt for the
terrorists there), so I cannot disagree with the mail they received with
people upset.

Norman W
Post by da pickle
Post by NormanW
I will try to find it and read it, it may just be a tongue in cheek article
but since the first article was from a political publication, I didn't think
this article would be satire . I am not one for political correctness, but
he still should have chosen a more tasteful title regardless of the content.
Norman W
Actually, the name of the article is "Welcome to Canada" which certainly
seems tasteful enough to me.
http://tinyurl.com/5okac
You may be talking about the "Bomb Canada" article that is mentioned in the
[Being bloodthirsty Americans, we have naturally fired a few warning volleys
in lieu of slapping them with a restraining order. A few years ago, my
friend Jonah Goldberg from National Review wrote a piece elegantly titled
"Bomb Canada," encouraging us to smack Soviet Canuckistan, as Pat Buchanan
calls it, "out of its shame-spiral" since "that's what big brothers do."
Canadians responded as Canadians always will when faced with overt
aggression. They wrote inordinate numbers of letters of concern, exercising
what Canadian writer Douglas Coupland calls their "almost universal
editorial-page need to make disapproving clucks."]
http://tinyurl.com/5jml4
The name of the article is a play on the South Park "Blame Canada" song.
Actually, the song is much more aggressive ... then again, South Park is
much more aggressive than NR. I like Canada. Some of my best friends are
Canadian.
DP75089
2005-03-20 02:59:11 UTC
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Post by NormanW
Easy to take this stance when you are not the target. What would you think
of an author who wrote an article "bomb America". Get your head out of the
bubble,
Oh, yeah...as an American I have no idea what either of those things are
like. Are you serious?
Post by NormanW
I think I am pretty fair to these guys, don;t you?
Considering that you later admit to not having read the article, I don't
think so. Here's $1 (Canadian). Buy yourself a sense of humor.

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NormanW
2005-03-20 17:54:43 UTC
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I will gladly buy humour if you buy some class.
Post by DP75089
Post by NormanW
Easy to take this stance when you are not the target. What would you think
of an author who wrote an article "bomb America". Get your head out of the
bubble,
Oh, yeah...as an American I have no idea what either of those things are
like. Are you serious?
Post by NormanW
I think I am pretty fair to these guys, don;t you?
Considering that you later admit to not having read the article, I don't
think so. Here's $1 (Canadian). Buy yourself a sense of humor.
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DP75089
2005-03-21 00:41:42 UTC
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Post by NormanW
I will gladly buy humour if you buy some class.
So in Canada..."class" is defined as being terminally insecure and whining
when someone writes a tongue-in-cheek article about you? That's sad.

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Daniel Kerr
2005-03-18 21:07:29 UTC
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Was that supposed to be a humour column or a political one.  I can;t figure it
out and it wasnt really a good attempt at either.  If it was one poking fun at
us Canadians, I could have written one a bit better

Canada not joining the US missile defense program was completely a political
move made by a minority government on the verge of falling at any time, and not
very much to do with the issues at all.  I would not at all be suprised if we
have joined by the time the system becomes completely operational.

Basically it seemed to me to be a article wrote by a guy trying to re-assure
himself, misquoting statistics, quoting a guy who was paid to do a beer ad,
seriously now lets get real.

For example the crime statistics quote from the Edmonton Journal tries to
insinuate that there is more crime in Canada.  While there are some crimes more
comon in Canada, the overall crime rate is less and the violent crime rate is
minisule compared with the states.

I am not a American hater nor am i a American lover.  You guys do the worlds
dirty work right now and i appreciate it, but at the same time you guys seem to
be out to make absolute asses out of yourselves at times and the ignorance of
the average american astounds me in terms of knowledge of anything which occurs
outside the american borders.

As a Canadian, i don't know many people who have a american inferiority complex
like that article tries to insinuate.  But the Canadian stereotype is such and
our comedy programs play on it and the americans in general love those
stereotypes.

And yes it would not suprise me if Canada is the least religous country in the
world.  Sitting here thinking, i don't have a single friend that i am aware of
who attends church on a regular basis.  Or even say more then once or twice a
year.

I know exactly where Canada lies and what we are about.  Politically left of the
states and right of Europe.  Lets not kid ourselves, the "coalition of the
willing" consisted of the US, japan, the UK and all countries who didn't wanna
be next, right now the states are on the extreme right wing of global politics.

This is exactly the kind of article one should expect though when a self
proffessed right winger heads up to Canada to write his opinion on canadians. 
And no doubt his choice to travel to the single leftist part of the country to
"research" his article was not sheer coincidence.

And on a side note.  The only flannel i've seen lately was on the kilts of the
waitresses at the bar last and believe you me if you were there you would have
appreciated it as much as i did.
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yo yo ma
2005-03-18 21:41:13 UTC
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good post...the writer is possibly a nut case, your right on that
Post by Daniel Kerr
Was that supposed to be a humour column or a political one.  I can;t figure it
out and it wasnt really a good attempt at either.  If it was one poking fun at
us Canadians, I could have written one a bit better
Canada not joining the US missile defense program was completely a political
move made by a minority government on the verge of falling at any time, and not
very much to do with the issues at all.  I would not at all be suprised if we
have joined by the time the system becomes completely operational.
I think most people in "the know" realize that...probly why it hasn't been made
into a huge deal...
Post by Daniel Kerr
Basically it seemed to me to be a article wrote by a guy trying to re-assure
himself, misquoting statistics, quoting a guy who was paid to do a beer ad,
seriously now lets get real.
For example the crime statistics quote from the Edmonton Journal tries to
insinuate that there is more crime in Canada.  While there are some crimes more
comon in Canada, the overall crime rate is less and the violent crime rate is
minisule compared with the states.
I am not a American hater nor am i a American lover.  You guys do the worlds
dirty work right now and i appreciate it, but at the same time you guys seem to
be out to make absolute asses out of yourselves at times and the ignorance of
the average american astounds me in terms of knowledge of anything which occurs
outside the american borders.
you are right on there...the average american is completly ignorant and
apathetic to anything happening outside our borders...thus the crazies that
thought John Kerry would be a good president   :)
Post by Daniel Kerr
As a Canadian, i don't know many people who have a american inferiority complex
like that article tries to insinuate.  But the Canadian stereotype is such and
our comedy programs play on it and the americans in general love those
stereotypes.
Stereotypical Canadian humor is great!  Probly my motivation for actually
posting the article...yet I realize i'm not Canadian thus my standards of
stereotypical Canadian humor are probly much lower than a native's....
Post by Daniel Kerr
And yes it would not suprise me if Canada is the least religous country in the
world.  Sitting here thinking, i don't have a single friend that i am aware of
who attends church on a regular basis.  Or even say more then once or twice a
year.
I know exactly where Canada lies and what we are about.  Politically left of the
states and right of Europe.  Lets not kid ourselves, the "coalition of the
willing" consisted of the US, japan, the UK and all countries who didn't wanna
be next, right now the states are on the extreme right wing of global politics.
This is exactly the kind of article one should expect though when a self
proffessed right winger heads up to Canada to write his opinion on canadians. 
And no doubt his choice to travel to the single leftist part of the country to
"research" his article was not sheer coincidence.
And on a side note.  The only flannel i've seen lately was on the kilts of the
waitresses at the bar last and believe you me if you were there you would have
appreciated it as much as i did.
I"m sure  :)
Post by Daniel Kerr
Post by yo yo ma
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/349t
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A Conserivative travels to Canada......This is a very good read...stuff for both
sides of the aisle.....hilarious at times too
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Post by Daniel Kerr
I know exactly where Canada lies and what we are about.  Politically left of the
states and right of Europe.  Lets not kid ourselves, the "coalition of the
willing" consisted of the US, japan, the UK and all countries who didn't wanna
be next
Yeah, we were seriously considering invading Spain, Italy, South Korea, et
al. Or do you have some source that cites Iran as a part of the coalition?

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