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An Apology from Canadians

shoechick's picture

 This is not meant to offend any of you!!!

Courtesy of Rick Mercer from This Hour Has 22 Minutes CBC Television:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


 On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry.


 I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but, it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's anyconsolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all it's not like you actually elected him.


 I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and better than your own.


 I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defense I guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours.


 I'm sorry we burnt down your white house during the war of 1812. I notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.


 I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer but, we Feel your Pain.


 I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends by your side. I  realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.


 And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this.


We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.


 Thank you.


 


Born Free....Now I'm Expensive

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

(post #40743, reply #1 of 95)

Priceless!  I shall forward this one on to all my e-mail friends!

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #40743, reply #2 of 95)

Hysterical.

TracyK's picture

(post #40743, reply #3 of 95)

Hee! I've seen this before and loved it.


"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."


Julia Child

Syb's picture

(post #40743, reply #4 of 95)

No offense taken.  I love it.

gjander's picture

(post #40743, reply #5 of 95)

Well, now, I do have to object to that bit about the beer.  It just so happens that we make a lot of fine beer in the U.S. these days.  I was in Toronto just last week and was sorely disappointed by what they referred to as beer there.  There seemed to be some confusion about the difference between ale and lager, or rather they didn't seem to be aware there was a difference.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #40743, reply #14 of 95)

You are right. What passes for 90% of the beer up here is just like Bud. Yuck. Lots of micros popping up in the last few years,thankfully.

Cheers,

Peter

essel's picture

(post #40743, reply #20 of 95)

We've got a lovely little beer-tasting event here every October.  There are six or seven croft brewers - fun to taste new stuff.  It's good trend, craft brewing.  Maybe they'll take a chunk outa Molsons and Budweisers!

Play hard. Have fun!

evelyn's picture

(post #40743, reply #6 of 95)

thanks for putting a smile on my face.

 

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Biscuits's picture

(post #40743, reply #7 of 95)

I've seen it and I think it's funny! 


Along similar lines - have you all seen how all over our country people are no longer selling "french" fries, but "freedom" fries?  In protest to the French, of course!   As if they care...


 


 


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TracyK's picture

(post #40743, reply #8 of 95)

Including a resolution in Congress! Don't these idiots have better things to do than bandy about semantics?? What insufferable twits politicians are.


"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."


Julia Child

Biscuits's picture

(post #40743, reply #9 of 95)

Yea, I saw that!  How *&(*&^((&Y(&(* stupid!  We have a HUGE health care and prescription drug crisis in this country, and they are wasting time with this kind of superfluous crap!  I e-mailed a FLURRY of e-mails to my Senator and Congressman about exactly what I thought of this colossal waste of time and money!

 


 


wtf    - Biscuit

Ancora Imparo -

assibams's picture

(post #40743, reply #21 of 95)

Well, proves that Shrubby isn't the only one who does not have his facts straight LOL


I think Congress has to meet again over that topic, because:



  1. French fries are called "pommes frites" in French

  2. the country of origin is actually Belgium

But at least the world got another good laugh......


 

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

TessaK's picture

(post #40743, reply #25 of 95)


  1. French fries are called "pommes frites" in French
  2. the country of origin is actually Belgium

And it's best eaten with mayonaise, not ketchup!


Sorry, had to throw that in there. As you were...

BondFBond's picture

(post #40743, reply #26 of 95)

Sorry, had to throw that in there. As you were...


lol

plantlust's picture

(post #40743, reply #27 of 95)

Actually, I like them w/a combination sauce of ranch dressing mixed w/ketchup. (peasant that I am)

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and quite delicious accompanied by a balsamic and raspberry reduction, garlic mashed potatoes, smoked applewood gouda, a cold glass of Lynfred pear wine and something decadent for dessert.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Adele's picture

(post #40743, reply #43 of 95)

Peasant here too PL, I can't remember why I put ranch & ketchup together, but it's not that bad.

But, but, its SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

TracyK's picture

(post #40743, reply #28 of 95)

The best part is, yesterday that same shining representative of Congress wore his sleeves in *gasp* FRENCH CUFFS.


And does he "freedom kiss" his wife??


What losers. :-/



"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."


Julia Child


Edited 3/13/2003 9:03:06 AM ET by Tracy K

Biscuits's picture

(post #40743, reply #29 of 95)

Well, proves that Shrubby isn't the only one who does not have his facts straight LOL


I think Congress has to meet again over that topic, because:



  1. French fries are called "pommes frites" in French
  2. the country of origin is actually Belgium

But at least the world got another good laugh......


 


Exactly!  All of which I mentioned when I wrote to that idiot Kucinich!  Lord, I can't abide stupidity in people that are supposed to be INFORMED!  AAARRRGGGGHHHH!


 


 


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assibams's picture

(post #40743, reply #37 of 95)

I am soooo relieved that people here on this board are obviously able to think! Now, allow me one question: how come the opposition (Democratic party) does not cash in on the inconsistencies of the current government? From the outside this would seem a fairly easy thing to do. Or do they and it does not get broadcast outside the US? As far as I remember Bush did not get Congress's (or was it the Senat's) unconditional approval for this war he is so not trying to avoid. Did the Congress not make it clear he needed the UN to sanctify any action against Iraq? Starting the war just because the troops are already there seems a very lame reason.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Biscuits's picture

(post #40743, reply #40 of 95)

Don't know how much of the "inside" news you get, Assibams, but I can try to help you understand the way I understand it.


First, the Democratic party is having a few problems.  For once in the last 10 years or so they dont' have a CLEAR leader, and so they don't have a CLEAR and CONCISE message.  They are fractured.  Then, they get hit with a HUGE amount of rhetoric from the Right - whenever one of them speaks out against this war, they get slapped with "Well, YOU voted for it!"  Instead of saying, "No, I didn't vote for it - I voted to give our President the power to wage war, but with the understanding that he'd get UN approval first", they kind of cower in the corner and say, "But, but, but..."  Frankly, my own Party sickens me right now, the spineless wimps.  They've really let the Republicans run all over them, and without a clear message of how to get out of this mess, they aren't being listened to. 


Then there's the third part of the whammy - there is a very strong feeling in this country that if you disagree with the President, if you aren't 100% for this War and for his Leadership, that you are unpatriotic, that you've forgotten 9/11, and that you are not supporting the men and women of our Armed Forces.  This is, of course, ridiculous!   But the attitude is so strong and the voices and finger pointing "UNPATRIOTIC"  and "HOW COULD YOU FORGET 9/11?!"  that many people are hesitant to voice their opposition to this President because of fear of reprisal.  There have even been very conservative people who have suggested (and this totally blows my mind!) that people who march in protest of the War in this country should be arrested for TREASON!!!!!  Thank Heaven that doesn't happen, but just to even suggest such a thing!  I've seen (3) different people on CNN who were adament that people who marched in protest of this war were traitors to their own country.  People who were supposed to be intelligent, educated individuals.


So you see, we are a Nation divided.  Very strongly divided.  I only wish Europeans could see that and wouldn't be quite so hard on us.  We've really got enough problems.


 


 


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assibams's picture

(post #40743, reply #41 of 95)

That explains a lot, thanks.


I can only speak for the coverage we get here in Germany, and I do think it is quite fair and unbiased. They try to report all views and I have not seen any slamming. Although today I saw those pictures of destruction of French cars and French wine, but again there was not a negative comment with those pictures, just showing the facts and saying that the protesting against the French government's view on the Iraq crisis was taking on strange proportions. Also, the Academy Award "rules" and possible consequences for noncompliant actors were mentioned. Oh, yeah and I heard that Papa Bush did critizise his son's plans for planning on going to war without the UN's approval.


I still hope there is time enough to "give peace a chance"...


Edited, 'cause I found a typo, all by myself, and it is really late over here. Uncle Dunc (or someone else) might find some more maybe.......


Edited 3/13/2003 4:57:32 PM ET by Assibams

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

ashleyd's picture

(post #40743, reply #42 of 95)

I think you're right about European coverage, it tends to be much more objective (although not necessarily accurate) than the news in the USA.  I have said it before but it's maybe worth saying again that US news coverage is generally c**p, partisan, selective and ignorant. There are noble exceptions but normally the first thing I do when I return from the US is grab newspapers and watch BBC news to find out what has really happened while I've been away. I am constantly amazed by the fact that regular American folk can actually glean some sense from the rubbish they are subjected to and give an informed opinion on world affairs.

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
--James Michener

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #40743, reply #44 of 95)

So, do you really trust the BBC when it comes to Northern Ireland?

Cheers,

Peter

ashleyd's picture

(post #40743, reply #46 of 95)

BBC reportage is (as far as these things go) as accurate as you could wish. Of late it has become a little slack but still far in advance of other offerings.


Of course I never really trust anything I see on TV!


If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
--James Michener

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Fledge's picture

(post #40743, reply #50 of 95)

you tell em Dixie, but that spits too much for me.


I am very good at burning myself.


Ragin Cajun

You don't scare me

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JoeB2's picture

(post #40743, reply #56 of 95)

So, do you really trust the BBC when it comes to Northern Ireland?


LOL!


Generally I agree with ashleyd. When I visited the UK I found a much more objective view of American news than I did at home.


 

assibams's picture

(post #40743, reply #59 of 95)

If UK is anything like Germany when it comes to TV programs, you have a pretty wide spectrum of views from many different stations. Most people in Europe do receive foreign programs as well as national ones over cable as well as satellite reception. And most countries have one or more news-channels plus international news coverage at least three times a day on evdery 'regular' channel.


So if you think you cannot trust one side, there is a whole lot of information available from all other sources.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

APonKP's picture

(post #40743, reply #48 of 95)

We do have Public TV which gives us a bit of both sides and a glimpse of BBC.
These days I would think Public Television is endangered, both from the economy and the agenda of the Right.

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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  A.A. Milne
JoeB2's picture

(post #40743, reply #55 of 95)

I am soooo relieved that people here on this board are obviously able to think! Now, allow me one question: how come the opposition (Democratic party) does not cash in on the inconsistencies of the current government?


Bill Clinton.


The democratic party got their collective butts kicked BIG TIME and now they're so confused they don't know what to say to keep their "skin of their teeth" grip on the government... which of course is a big part of the problem. Everyone knows most of them don't have original opinions and arguments.. they just have what they say that they think will get them elected.


As an American that appreciates a good "balance of power" I'm hoping they have the good sense to simply keep their mouths shut for a change so more of them will pick up some "I'm disgusted with the republicans now and can't remember why I hate the democrats" type votes.


Thats just my opinon though. MM would probably disagree with me.

kai230's picture

(post #40743, reply #57 of 95)

Everyone knows most of them don't have original opinions and arguments.. they just have what they say that they think will get them elected.


Geez, even I don't paint w/that broad of a brush!


As an American that appreciates a good "balance of power"


As an American who despises bad grammar . . . .  what the # got up your #? Excuse the # out of me for reminding you that we have # terror cells in every city in every state in the US, and they are waiting to kill themselves if they can kill us in the process. Maybe you aren't really a patriotic US citizen? Perhaps you'd like to see this country fall?