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Tue May 31, 2016, 07:43 AM

Canadians on the current US elections

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Reply Canadians on the current US elections (Original post)
marble falls May 2016 OP
MrMickeysMom May 2016 #1
trof May 2016 #2
riverbendviewgal May 2016 #3
heaven05 May 2016 #4
Mbrow May 2016 #5
marble falls May 2016 #9
Jim__ May 2016 #6
SammyWinstonJack May 2016 #7
Nitram May 2016 #8
marble falls May 2016 #10
Nitram May 2016 #11
LiberalLovinLug May 2016 #12
marble falls Jun 2016 #14
Nitram Jun 2016 #15
Name removed May 2016 #13

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 07:48 AM

1. K & R ...

Eh?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 09:15 AM

2. K&R

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:22 AM

3. Could not say it any better

This is so truly Canadian. Love the ending.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:28 AM

4. excellent!!

 

so true

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:30 AM

5. God that makes me

want to move...

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Response to Mbrow (Reply #5)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:33 PM

9. I commutted to Montreal on a contract from Austin, Tx by car in the 1990's, Two weeks there.....

one week or so in Austin. I remember once getting just past Lake Placid at about 4:00 AM in the morning, sitting at a roadside rest area watching the Aurora Borealis over in Canada.

Living there had a certain American/European mix that if I couldn't be an American, I could be very happy being a Canadian. If I could go to only four cities on the world and they had to Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancoover only, I could be very happy.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

6. If Trump gets elected, they're gonna need that wall. - n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 11:00 AM

7. Lucky Canadians.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:32 PM

8. What about Rob Ford, ex-Mayor of Toronto?

No race problem? What would the way people of the First Nations say about that?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #8)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:41 PM

10. Yeah, lets kick a dead guy who had some terrible demons dancing around a decent person promoted ....

above his abilities. I remember the Detroit fans who booed the Canadian anthem after the Canadians sang the US national anthem. More Canadian know our anthem than do we. The only freaking time I ever felt I was this close to a severe pommeling my whole time in Canada ever was the weekend of that crap.

There's a youtube video of Canadians singing our anthem a Capella after power was lost to the lights, screen and music. I know for a fact in the US most people would at most sink into a hum. Or fiddle with their "smart" phones all the way through.

The Canadians make good friends.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Tue May 31, 2016, 12:48 PM

11. OK, so I guess you'll love Trump once he's dead? Is Trump just haunted by "terrible demons?"

I've spent a great deal of time in Canada, and own property there. But I have no illusions that Canadians are in any way superior or nicer than the Americans I know. This attempt to portray Canadians as somehow nicer and saner than Americans is just plain silly. I knew Canadians whose idea of a good time was to get drunk on Friday night and go looking for a fight.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #11)

Tue May 31, 2016, 06:47 PM

12. I'm Canadian and I agree with you

Not just to be agreeable either

And I wouldn't call Ford a decent person promoted above his abilities. He ran for office, and won due to the previous Con Premier of the province amalgamating greater Toronto with all the outlaying suburbs that were mostly conservative voters. A kind of redistricting to assure that any new mayor of Toronto would be nominated by the con majority outside of greater Toronto. He ran much like Trump, a populist that would say anything. And of course also had the hubris to think he could smoke crack with gangsters and drink till he passed out. Then vehemently denied and lied about it. Make comments about a female staffer that he'd like to "eat her out". And when confronted said "I have more than enough to eat at home". So no, not a decent person.

And yeah, I grew up with some of those kinds of guys that just wanted to drink and beat people up...and then brag about it on the job site the next day. There are a percent of assholes in every country.

I don't find that video funny at all. That kind of passive aggressive shot-making by Canadians against Americans is embarrassing to me. (Unless it is actually funny) But you are too tempting a target. But its not just Canadians that are baffled by so much of your population's views, its the whole world. Like that cover of an English paper entitled How Can 59 Million People Be So Dumb? after the second time Bush was (s)elected. And now, Canadians, along with most of the rest of the world are asking.."How can half of your population actually plan to vote for such a stupid racist asshole like Trump?"

Its probably a symptom of being ignored, like a big brother ignores his young sibling. So some take a bit of pleasure in rubbing in how at least we do not have quite the same levels of idiocracy as down there. Sorry, but you do have us beat in that. And we have to ask, what does that say about how your country is run or has evolved through the decades?

And I realize that when we make fun, you and the rest of the more enlightened, intelligent, and mostly liberal Americans get lumped in with your rather large segment of ignorant arrogant assholes. But actually putting up their own ignorant arrogant asshole to represent them through an established old party?....I'll try and be diplomatic...Only in America is all I'll say.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:52 AM

14. Fuck Trump, dead or alive. Rob Ford wasn't any sort of Trump. Lets see, ...

lets see ... drunk and a fight - welcome to Texas. How many infants have shot their parents this year in Canada this year? Whats the murder rate in Canada vs the murder rate in here in the US? Whats the last war the Canadians inflicted on the world? When was the last time the primaries in Canada sank to the lows they do here in the US? The Canadians are more civil than a lot of the participants on DU. Silly people those Canadians.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:44 AM

15. So you're going to hold up Texas as the epitome of America?

You don't sound like much of a liberal or a Democrat. I like Canada and Canadians. The silly part is the bogus sainthood we've assigned to the entire nation. Ford was actually a great deal more conservative than Trump, so I guess you're right about that.

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