North America, F*** Yea! [WeirdDave]

If you've ever wondered what would happen if I wrote one of these OT threads while snockered, well, you're in luck because I did just that late one night this past week. Presented without comment (from me, I'm sure y'all will have a bunch).


My wife is fiercely, proudly Canadian, the embodiment of all that that means. At the same time I am fiercely, proudly American, representative of all that we stand for. So, suppose we merged these two things through song (Gingy and I have already merged them through our children, and we merge them IRL every day).


Canadian Girls by Dean Brody



She grew up watching hockey
With her daddy on Saturday nights
He taught her how to tie her skates
Her brothers taught her how to fight
She can wear high heels or flannel
She can look sexy in a touque
She likes snow storms and Gordon Lightfoot
And if you're lucky she'll love you
Canadian girls, Canadian girls
Irresistable, lovable trouble though sometimes girls
We can travel the world
From New York to Paris France
But we're always gonna come back
Canadian girls
Baby she likes to snow board
Spends her summers out on a boat
Thinks a perfect night out is a cabin
Smell of coffee on an old wood stove
She won't admit she watched Degrassi
She proud but she's sometimes quiet
True northern national treasure
She'd give her life for Red and White
Canadian girls, Canadian girls
Irresistable, lovable trouble though sometimes girls
We can travel the world
From New York to Paris France
But we're always gonna come back
Canadian girls
Us boys we like our fishing
Our hockey and Ron McLean
We like moose head beer and white tail deer
Stompin Tom and the UFC
We like our foreign ladies
Their accents are really nice
But there aint nothing like our northern girls
To keep us warm at night
Canadian girls, Canadian girls
Irresistible, lovable trouble though sometimes girls
We can travel the world

From New York to Paris France
But were always gonna come back
Canadian girls
From the mountains to the ocean sands
Tuktoyaktuk to Newfoundland
Yeah you keep us coming back
Canadian girls




American Heart by Jon David.


They say
Our reputation
Needs a new coat of paint and a delicate melody
But I say
I like the bruises
And a melody don't mean a thing
If we don't have the strength to sing
I won't be made to ever feel ashamed...
...that I'm American made
I got American parts
Got American faith
In America's heart
Go on raise the flag
I got stars in my eyes
I'm in love with her
And I won't apologize
They say
That we need changin'
As if all the Founding Fathers seem to get it wrong
But I say
I still believe in
the greatest Liberator, Innovator, Cultivator
Freedom's ever known
So I suggest you take a look inside
I think you changed already
You went and lost your pride
But I'm American made
I got American parts
Got American faith
In America's heart
Go on raise the flag
I got stars in my eyes
I'm in love with her
And I won't apologize
Dress her up so that you don't recognize her
She'll still be there if you wake up in the night
'Cause a mother can always find her child
Even when that child don't know he's lost
I'm American made
I got American parts
Got American faith
In America's heart
Go on raise the flag
I got stars in my eyes
I'm in love with her
And I won’t apologize
I'm in love with her
And I won't apologize
I'm in love with her
And I won't apologize

I'm going to keep coming back to my Canadian girl. I hope she'll keep coming back to my American heart.


Canada and the United States are the grandest pinnacle of the grandest culture and civilization in the history of the world. What are you going to counter with? Arab savagery? Russian Despotism? Chinese conformity? Keep trying bub. South American banana republics? African poverty? European condescension and light socialism (made possible by the good old US of A financing their defense for 50 years)? You're not even in the ballpark. Together Canada and America could solve all the world's problems, if we only had the balls to do it. Anyone who doesn't like that is cordially invited to eat my fuck.


No matter. I won't apologize, and if that's my epithet, so be it.
On second thought, I want this to be my epithet, from the brilliant P.J. O'Rourke:


We're the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We're three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock market crash on our mother's side. You take your Germany, France, and Spain, roll them all together and it wouldn't give us room to park our cars. We're the big boys, Jack, the original, giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap d'Antibes. And we've got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go. You say our country's never been invaded? You're right, little buddy. Because I'd like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who'd have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.' Hell can't hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, fuck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I’d rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen, and jack of all Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and shit them out before lunch.


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1 Shine on you crazy black diamond, shine on.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 01, 2014 10:01 AM (ZPrif)

2 Love PJ.

Posted by: Nckate at November 01, 2014 10:01 AM (zOmXK)

3 Some of the most honest, heartfelt things I ever wrote in my life were when I was blotto.

Well done!

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:01 AM (28sgc)

4 I assume the tone is facetious because why would celebrate this as "Bravo, America"?

A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.'

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:02 AM (QlprU)

5 Coulda been a contender but I read the post.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 01, 2014 10:04 AM (Zo60C)

6 Screw Europe! They're screwing themselves anyway.

'Merica!

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 10:04 AM (A98Xu)

7 That P J quote should be the policy statement for our next nominee. Easy to understand and inbred deep in the hearts of all right thinking Americans.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at November 01, 2014 10:05 AM (fXDQv)

8 Preach!

Posted by: goatexchange at November 01, 2014 10:05 AM (sYUHT)

9 A rape and a mugging is our way of saying 'Cheerio.'
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:02 AM (QlprU)

The context is P.J. telling off a Euro douche who was lecturing him about how our country hasn't been invaded and we think war is a John Wayne movie. It's in 'Holidays in Hell' IIRC.

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:05 AM (28sgc)

10 So you forgot Poutine and Tim Hortons.



http://tinyurl.com/4f5yv

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:07 AM (0FSuD)

11 OT: More EPA lawfare.

http://tinyurl.com/nkmvtk9

This time it is Pebble Mine and the EPA's history of obfuscation, and lying. The EPA is a criminal enterprise and should be cut loose and stamped out.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at November 01, 2014 10:09 AM (g+qqc)

12 Canada gave us Robertson Davies, the great novelist and essayist who also wrote this:

"Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it."

and for the girls L.M Montgomery. People from around the world are still going to PE.I because that's where she lived and the Anne Shirley books were set.

Bravo, Canada.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:10 AM (QlprU)

13 Wait, is this thread about Canada....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 10:10 AM (TjSLy)

14 Shit. I have to remove all of the black diamonds BY HAND and there's no search and replace function (that I can find) on the blog software.

See you in two hours.

Posted by: Y-not at November 01, 2014 10:10 AM (9BRsg)

15 Canada? fine. just show us the lovelies then.

Posted by: goatexchange at November 01, 2014 10:11 AM (sYUHT)

16 Canada also banned giving VISAs to people from Ebola affected countries which is more than we're done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:11 AM (QlprU)

17 Do they have Taco Bell in Canada?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 01, 2014 10:11 AM (fIv/H)

18 13
Wait, is this thread about Canada....?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 10:10 AM (TjSLy)

Yes, now give me your guns and become a lumberjack!
http://tinyurl.com/r8so5g

Posted by: RCMP at November 01, 2014 10:11 AM (0FSuD)

19 The context is P.J. telling off a Euro douche who was lecturing him about how our country hasn't been invaded and we think war is a John Wayne movie. It's in 'Holidays in Hell' IIRC.
Posted by: Secundus


Actually, it was first published when PJ wrote for Rolling Stone back in the '80's, from a column called "Revenge of the Euro-Weenies".

I usta subscribe to Rolling Stone then just to read PJ's essays when he was staff writer for them, because otherwise it was a pretentious pile of dog excrement. It was fun reading the subscriber letters to PJ's columns a few months after they were published. Reactions were never tepid.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at November 01, 2014 10:12 AM (+1T7c)

20 My dad went through Canadian customs ten or so years ago. They treated him like a terrorist because he Texas plates.



So, there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 10:13 AM (TjSLy)

21 Do they have Taco Bell in Canada?

Probably. I usually go to Taco Time (pronounced tah-cot-ih-mee in our household) when I'm up there.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 10:14 AM (9422s)

22 14 Shit. I have to remove all of the black diamonds BY HAND and there's no search and replace function (that I can find) on the blog software.

See you in two hours.
Posted by: Y-not at November 01, 2014 10:10 AM (9BRsg)


Ha! That'll teach ya'll to enable "smurt quotes".

Type your posts up in a real text editor*, & then cut & paste.


I prefer jupp ( https://www.mirbsd.org/jupp.htm ) but I'm a nasty old fuck.

Posted by: Bumpersticker Notary Sojac at November 01, 2014 10:15 AM (MbqmP)

23 OT
SGT Tamarisi ..
Released from Mehico Prison//
Who would have thought?
Just in time for Mid Terms and Illegal Amnesty shove.
Time is tight...

Posted by: Booker T at November 01, 2014 10:16 AM (/WmRg)

24 21
Do they have Taco Bell in Canada?



Don't know about Taco Bell, but every fucking town with a stop light has a Subway.



I drove to Alaska one summer. Trust me you are never more than one town away from a Subway

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:16 AM (0FSuD)

25 Subway recently surpassed McDonald's for most locations world-wide.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 01, 2014 10:17 AM (fIv/H)

26 Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at November 01, 2014 10:12 AM (+1T7c)

Well, all his best books are basically collections of previously collected essays, except Parliament of Whores

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:18 AM (28sgc)

27 So, there.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 01, 2014 10:13 AM (TjSLy)


Driving to Alaska I took a shotgun. RCMP took TWO hours to fill out paper work. When I returned I didn't stop. Then when I crossed the border in ND this little dick on the US side starts giving me shit about where I had been. He didn't know half the countries in my Passport.
I am with my two sons and this dickhead is grilling me like I am drug dealer.

Petty government officials are absolutely disgusting.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (0FSuD)

28 My experience traveling in Canada has been that Canadians are usually very nice folks, and usually very friendly.

But the unspoken part of their character is that they are tough. The climate in most of the country is pretty tough, and I'm speaking of the winter.
I was in Cochrane, Ontario last April, and winter was just starting to let go. People that live there don't give no-nevermind to how tough the weather is.
But MOST Canadians live in a handful of big cities, and not up north, really up north, in the small towns. So a lot of the really tough (but nice) folks are really a minority.
Toronto- Mississaugua, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and a lot of towns not more than 100 miles north of the US Border.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (+1T7c)

29 Do they have Halloween in Canada? I guess they do but it must be a chilly event.

Found my key in the grass in the side yard where I left it. I put it down to untangle some short cords on some solar lights that I hadn't planned on needing two hands to untangle.

Hubs showed me a trick where you take your ipad out in the black and snap photos in grid fashion, which reveals all, so you can Special Victims Unit find that key.

Posted by: SarahW at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (Lbv/k)

30 1 Shine on you crazy black diamond, shine on.
Posted by: Costanza Defense
heh

Posted by: m at November 01, 2014 10:21 AM (VdZei)

31 A transparently political stunt getting the Marine out of Mexico. It could have been done months ago. Psychic Fenelon the Magnificent predicted it over a week over a week ago. ;^) What other wonderful surprises will we get from the great Obama before Tuesday?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:21 AM (QlprU)

32 >>Subway recently surpassed McDonald's for most locations world-wide.

I was in China last week and I saw multiple McDonald's, Subway, Starbucks, etc. franchises. I mean everywhere. In fact, all three of them were located side by side in a little shopping area right outside one of the most revered sites in all of China, the Summer Palace.

Take that you commie bastards!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2014 10:23 AM (g1DWB)

33 Hubs showed me a trick where you take your ipad out in the black and snap photos in grid fashion, which reveals all, so you can Special Victims Unit find that key.
Posted by: SarahW at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (Lbv/k)

Point of order-- it can't be Special Victims Unit unless your key was stolen by an upper class white guy in a suit.

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:23 AM (28sgc)

34 Nice sentiments for a lost civilization. Too bad it died. At least it died in my heart when the people that I once regarded as my fellow Americans chose to give TFG another four years on election day 2012.


I wish it were still true but something broke when that happened and I realized that it was just a symptom. I am happy for you that you can still believe but I can't. Not any more. I will still vote and I still volunteer to beat Democrats because I hate them for killing the dream, leaving it an empty shell, an animated corpse with the external form of what was once the the greatest country on earth and the greatest place that had ever been or ever will be.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at November 01, 2014 10:24 AM (PD6iL)

35 The "Legal Insurrection" site has some students from Texas Tech being interviewed. They have no idea who fought in the Civil War and who won it. I don't think Texas Tech college students are more stupid than some other college students, but that's really, bad

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (QlprU)

36 Petty government officials are absolutely disgusting.
Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (0FSuD)

----


Yes, there is an inverse relationship between how stupid they are and how much power they pretend to wield.

SEE: TSA

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (A98Xu)

37 Y-not, I don't know if this will work for you, or for the post, but have you tried

Long link, broken in half for dumb software
http://www.unicodetools.com/
unicode/convert-to-html.php

Here's a short link
http://bit.ly/pixyize

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (pkRj2)

38 Hubs showed me a trick where you take your ipad out
in the black and snap photos in grid fashion, which reveals all, so you
can Special Victims Unit find that key.


Posted by: SarahW at November 01, 2014 10:20 AM (Lbv/k)


What? Is this a new feature now that Apple is ghey?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (0FSuD)

39 It's good to be the Queen.

Posted by: Gingy Bones at November 01, 2014 10:26 AM (9422s)

40 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (QlprU)

-----

If kids are not reading about history on their own, they will NOT learn this in school.

It's why the National teachers' unions should be abolished, shamed, ridiculed and spit on.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 10:27 AM (A98Xu)

41 Do they have Halloween in Canada? I guess they do but it must be a chilly event.

Google "trick or treating in Churchill" for an interesting Halloween. Kids closely escorted by armed adults because they are overrun that time of year by....polar bears. Take that Al Gore!

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 10:27 AM (9422s)

42 America could have a worse hat, that's for sure.

Posted by: toby928(C) at November 01, 2014 10:28 AM (rwI+c)

43 Posted by: mindful webworker at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM

Thanks, I'll check that out.

In this case the draft has html codes embedded. The problem has to do with the type of " and ' marks.

Maybe I can dump it into Word, then search/replace, then dump into pixy...


Posted by: Y-not at November 01, 2014 10:28 AM (9BRsg)

44 "31
A transparently political stunt getting the Marine out of Mexico. It
could have been done months ago. Psychic Fenelon the Magnificent
predicted it over a week over a week ago. ;^) What other wonderful
surprises will we get from the great Obama before Tuesday?!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:21 AM (QlprU)"

So then the question becomes, how long ago did they reach a deal and how many months have they have been keeping this poor sap locked up in a Mexican jail to pull this political stunt?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at November 01, 2014 10:28 AM (PD6iL)

45 Cold, raining and dark grey day.



Sounds like the valu rite might come out early.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:28 AM (0FSuD)

46 The "Legal Insurrection" site has some students from Texas Tech being interviewed. They have no idea who fought in the Civil War and who won it.

I'm sure they know that the Democrats freed the slaves though.

Posted by: toby928(C) at November 01, 2014 10:29 AM (rwI+c)

47 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at November 01, 2014 10:28 AM (PD6iL)

Months.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:30 AM (QlprU)

48 Oh, and Common Core is complete crap.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 10:31 AM (A98Xu)

49 They have no idea who fought in the Civil War and who won it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (QlprU)

Why would progressives want to teach anything about that? It's nothing but bad messages: People have inherent dignity and rights (Abolitionists); It IS possible to at least attempt to kick out a government that you see as infringing on your rights, and your State's legal position (South); You're going to have a really hard time winning a war unless you're willing to burn the other guy's shit down and shoot him in the face (Union army).

Can't teach them that! They might get... ideas, and stuff.

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:32 AM (28sgc)

50 Texas tech kids will know all about Kwanzaa.

Posted by: Nckate at November 01, 2014 10:33 AM (zOmXK)

51
I've gone from America, f*** yeah to America, eh whatever.

Canada seems nice. Wouldn't want to go to the hospital there tho.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2014 10:33 AM (1nB6R)

52 missed the last thread

y-not: liberals have long since abandoned what a candidate says, taking those as lies to get elected, as well as their voting record and endorsements in favor of examining where their monies come from as they believe that to be a more accurate means to divine what a candidate will do.

regardless of what one feels about such cynicism I believe there's some truth to that.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at November 01, 2014 10:33 AM (Cq0oW)

53 DailyCaller seems to have fixed itself. For the last day or so it was just blank. Interesting I was able to search for text, just couldn't see anything. I think it somehow had some code wrong and was throwing a giant white block that obscured everything. Or something. All I could see was the DailyCaller menubar on top. Guess somebody woke up and fixed it.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 01, 2014 10:34 AM (ZPrif)

54 Hilarious thing happened to me involving folks from Alberta yesterday. I was driving on a two lane highway when a car passed me going into oncomming traffic. Interesting thing was the oncoming traffic had a car passing them headed straight at me. I started for the shoulder of the road, looking for a spot to dive into the ditch. Just before the massive 4 car head on, the two passing cars got back into their proper lanes with half a second to spare. Both passing cars were sporting Alberta plates.
I guess it wasn't that hilarious after all.

Posted by: fairweatherbill holding dominion over the nether regions at November 01, 2014 10:34 AM (RM4nK)

55 So you forgot Poutine and Tim Hortons.

We have those here, too.

Burger King is not moving fast enough on getting me Timbits in their drive-thru.

Posted by: HR drinking beer and handing out Skittles at November 01, 2014 10:35 AM (hO8IJ)

56 49
They have no idea who fought in the Civil War and who won it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:25 AM (QlprU)


They were from Texas. The proper name in Texas is "The War Between the States".



The Civil War in Texas was fought against Mexico.



That and they went to public schools.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:36 AM (0FSuD)

57 Favorite Canadian quote: "If your missus doesn't find you handsome, she'd better find you handy."

Followed by trying to build something with wood and duct tape.

Posted by: Jade Sea at November 01, 2014 10:37 AM (+8vu3)

58 We are all Septentrional-Americans.

and good morning to you all.

Posted by: Kindletot at November 01, 2014 10:38 AM (t//F+)

59 I think even if you wish to refer to the Civil War as "The War of Northern Aggression" or "The Wr Between the States" you ought to know what "Civil War "refers to in the US and who won it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:38 AM (QlprU)

60 54 Hilarious thing happened to me involving folks from Alberta yesterday. I was driving on a two lane highway when a car passed me going into oncomming traffic. Interesting thing was the oncoming traffic had a car passing them headed straight at me. I started for the shoulder of the road, looking for a spot to dive into the ditch. Just before the massive 4 car head on, the two passing cars got back into their proper lanes with half a second to spare. Both passing cars were sporting Alberta plates.
I guess it wasn't that hilarious after all.
Posted by: fairweatherbill holding dominion over the nether regions at November 01, 2014 10:34 AM (RM4nK)
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We drive like we mean it. Which has come in rather handy since I was imported to the Mid-Atlantic and all its bullshit traffic. But Bill, Montana drivers are like that too. So are those in ND, SD, MN... I start to feel like I'm home somewhere around St. Cloud on my trip back each summer.

Posted by: Gingy Bones at November 01, 2014 10:39 AM (9422s)

61 My son's Godmother is a Frog, actually English living in Montreal, where the real Frogs are rude as shit if you don't speak French.



I had know idea the French Canadians hate the English like they do.



So all the polite shit? Not in Quebec.



Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:40 AM (0FSuD)

62 59
I think even if you wish to refer to the Civil War as "The War of
Northern Aggression" or "The Wr Between the States" you ought to know
what "Civil War "refers to in the US and who won it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:38 AM (QlprU)

I was joking. Of course you should know, especially in Texas. They lost.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:41 AM (0FSuD)

63 Canada seems nice.

They seem to think they won the war of 1812. It's kind of cute.

Dammit, now I want to drive to Richmond for Timbits.

Posted by: HR has five pounds of leftover Skittles at November 01, 2014 10:43 AM (hO8IJ)

64 Yes, I know that you were joking ;^) but I'm not convinced some college students would know what was meant if you referred to in another way.. Legal Insurrection has a section "College Insurrection" that shows various stupidities and politically correct nonsense on college campuses. It's disturbing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 10:44 AM (QlprU)

65 The forecasters got it wrong. They called for a dusting of snow. Actually, it's about 3" now, and still snowing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:45 AM (vPh3W)

66 OK, trying to fix it in Word didn't work.

Sorry. I'll do it by hand.

Posted by: Y-not at November 01, 2014 10:45 AM (9BRsg)

67
That PJ quote needs updated. We have been invaded and how.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2014 10:46 AM (1nB6R)

68 They should do a crime series called Special Snowflakes Unit. The premise would be: Every episode opens with the murder of a Special Snowflake, with the murderer clearly identified, and the rest of the episode would feature how the police and legal system, using nothing but logic and common sense, demonstrate how the killing was justified.

Ripped from today's headlines, the pilot would cover the demise of Staci Chokeson-Dix from asymptomatic malaria and a Louisville Slugger, but mostly a Louisville Slugger.

Posted by: jwpaine at November 01, 2014 10:46 AM (a3NCX)

69 Nip - Have you seen the ads at Conservative War Chest? I have not seen any of them run here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:46 AM (vPh3W)

70 Fuck Europe!

Posted by: Guy who just likes to say Fuck at November 01, 2014 10:47 AM (HstNY)

71 69
Nip - Have you seen the ads at Conservative War Chest? I have not seen any of them run here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:46 AM (vPh3W)

No, I'll go look.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:48 AM (0FSuD)

72 We drive like we mean it.


Some of us don't have the luxury. Some of us drive vehicles that are governed by the DOT and have the governors set so they can't exceed 65 mph. We also have kids waiting at home that don't want to see their daddy smeared across the side of the road. Folks never think about that, mostly they just say stuff like...."We drive...

Posted by: fairweatherbill holding dominion over the nether regions at November 01, 2014 10:49 AM (RM4nK)

73 Actually, it's about 3" now, and still snowing.

Braggart. All I've got is a ball of fire in the sky.

Posted by: HR has five pounds of leftover Skittles at November 01, 2014 10:49 AM (hO8IJ)

74 Nick Searcy just called. Huckabee called bright and early. Another day of political irritation.

Posted by: Nckate at November 01, 2014 10:49 AM (zOmXK)

75 >>>They should do a crime series called Special Snowflakes Unit

heh. and none of the detectives can bring themselves to identify any ethnic identifier even when asked directly, so every police sketch looks like the Pillsbury doughboy

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at November 01, 2014 10:51 AM (Cq0oW)

76
Predicting snow in CO on monday night... hee hee Lickenpooper may be screwed. The FSA/LIV don't like going out in the snow.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2014 10:52 AM (1nB6R)

77
@69
Just watched it. It's TWO minutes long, I doubt it will run often if anywhere.



In good news the Faith and Freedom workers were in my neighborhood canvasing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:52 AM (0FSuD)

78 Obama's Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/31/obamas-border-policy-fueled-epidemic-evidence-shows/ via @dailycaller

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 01, 2014 10:53 AM (ZPrif)

79 HR - Hmmm..., but you're scheduled for the 20's tonight, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:54 AM (vPh3W)

80 I'm going to leave in two black diamonds... for Allah... like they do with the bad knots in Oriental rugs. LOL

Posted by: Y-not at November 01, 2014 10:54 AM (9BRsg)

81 I'd take snow instead of this depressing cold rain I am getting in CLT.



How did February get here so soon? What happened to Thanksgiving and Christmas?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:54 AM (0FSuD)

82 How did February get here so soon? What happened to Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Posted by: Nip
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Global Warming, natch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:56 AM (vPh3W)

83 How did February get here so soon? What happened to Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 10:54 AM (0FSuD)

Thanksgiving is racist and Christmas is Christonormative H8, thoughtcriminal. You'll get ice, slush and burst plumbing and LIKE IT

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 10:56 AM (28sgc)

84 Amazon is an amazing website especially when compared to, say, the Obamacare we sites. And now:

On Friday, (from heavy pressure by various rights groups) Amazon released a report detailing the demographics of its employees. The workforce seems to be dominated by the presence of white males.
Asians males have been found to be overly represented as compared to other minorities.

It must be destroyed.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 01, 2014 10:57 AM (8MlTP)

85 This will be the first year when I have had to do my last lawn mowing *after* the first snow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 10:57 AM (vPh3W)

86 Would be a good day to make homemade chili, but I am too lazy. Going to open a can of some I bought a Costco.



Drink some beer, watch football and fart.



Wife is out of town.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:00 AM (0FSuD)

87 heh. and none of the detectives can bring themselves to identify any ethnic identifier even when asked directly, so every police sketch looks like the Pillsbury doughboy
Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at November 01, 2014 10:51 AM (Cq0oW)


I smell Kickstart!

Posted by: jwpaine at November 01, 2014 11:00 AM (a3NCX)

88 Go look at Drudge photo of Obama. I swear he's starting to look like Rev Al.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:02 AM (0FSuD)

89 I hear ya about the fiercely American & Canadian, Dave & Gingy. My DH (the Canuck) and I are the same, although these days he has much more reason to be proud of his country's leader than I.

Which he good-naturedly reminds me of from time to time . . .

Posted by: Marybeth at November 01, 2014 11:02 AM (NKQim)

90 Sorry. I'll do it by hand.
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at November 01, 2014 11:05 AM (JMCjf)

91 Got news for you buddy.

Canada is closer to Denmark and Sweden than it is to the USA politically, economically, culturally, socially, and in every other way that matters, despite what matrimony has deluded you into thinking,

And North Korea too. If you doubt it ... Google, Canada, Human Rights Commission, and Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Raspail at November 01, 2014 11:05 AM (4HYng)

92 Why does Obama always have to appear in front of a backdrop composed of wide-eye college students/union members and their families? Like he's a gang leader come to kick your ass with his posse?

Posted by: JoeF. at November 01, 2014 11:06 AM (C0T8f)

93 We should be up by double digits in these red state senate races but we are tied or clinging to a few points lead.

Demographics and turnout decide every election. Nobody has any idea about peoples policies or background. People are way too stupid for that.

The fact that we aren't up double digits in places like Louisiana and North Carolina is fucked up. Win or lose, we are losing ground in a big way all across the country.

Posted by: Dan at November 01, 2014 11:07 AM (COpZ4)

94 Hammer,

Got invited to Tillis party in CLT election night. Can't decide whether to go early or late. I have a feeling this won't be decided till late.


It's at the Omni if you want to come down.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:07 AM (0FSuD)

95 Obama, dunce that he is, is finding it harder to keep pretending he has any idea what he's doing.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 01, 2014 11:08 AM (A98Xu)

96 Poutine is like Canadian nachos, right?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 01, 2014 11:08 AM (fIv/H)

97 I think the driving thing has to do with having flat terrain and alot of two-lane highways. They're much more used to passing under those circumstances.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2014 11:09 AM (JMCjf)

98 I smell Kickstart!
Posted by: jwpaine at November 01, 2014 11:00 AM (a3NCX)

"Attention, all units. Be on the lookout for a... Can I say gender? No? Ok, be on the lookout for an individual, approximately... What? Heightist? Can I say 'average'? 'Normative'? What does that even mean? Ok, ok, no need to yell...

"Attention, all units. Be on the lookout for an individual of a certain height and weighing... I'm not even going to ask. And weighing a given amount. Wearing... What?

"I'm not 'judging' his fashion decisions-- Shit! Sorry! Okay, here we go...

"Attention all units. Be on the lookout for an individual of a certain height and weight who may or may not be wearing clothing. Last seen at the intersection of 16th and Broad street. Individual is an escaped serial killer and possibly has Ebola. Proceed with caution."

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:09 AM (+paBe)

99 Why does Obama always have to appear in front of a backdrop composed of wide-eye college students/union members and their families?
-----------------------

Question answers itself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:09 AM (vPh3W)

100 Nick Searcy can call me any time he wants.

Posted by: The Progs at November 01, 2014 11:09 AM (iQIUe)

101 Bonjour:

Pourquoi non "Les Jeune Filles Canadiennes" mon ami ???

Posted by: 11B40 at November 01, 2014 11:10 AM (yMbU8)

102 96
Poutine is like Canadian nachos, right?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 01, 2014 11:08 AM (fIv/H)

It looks more like the shit an Ebola guy would throw up.

http://tinyurl.com/4f5yv

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:11 AM (0FSuD)

103 It's at the Omni if you want to come down.
Posted by: Nip
-------------------

Thanks for the invite, but I'm working the AoSHQ Decision desk. I figure I'll be over-caffeinated, and half drunk before it is over.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:11 AM (vPh3W)

104 The Glass Bottom Boat is on at noon on TCM with Doris Day.



Does anyone else have the desire to just smack the shit out of Doris Day and her cutesy little ass?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:13 AM (0FSuD)

105 Thanks for the invite, but I'm working the AoSHQ
Decision desk. I figure I'll be over-caffeinated, and half drunk before
it is over.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:11 AM (vPh3W)

Black Russians while working? I like your style.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:14 AM (0FSuD)

106 Wait, do you want to slap her, or her ass?

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:14 AM (+paBe)

107 Those goofy Canadians make me laugh. Never fails.

Posted by: Fritz at November 01, 2014 11:15 AM (yqtFn)

108 America.
The greatest experiment in all of human history. We are indeed a rare breed.
Oh, and Go Mountaineers!

Posted by: anon a mouse at November 01, 2014 11:15 AM (gXRIG)

109 Used to work for the US division of a Canadian company. The annual sales meeting taught me everything I need to know about Canadians.

During the sessions, the galloping Canadian inferiority complexes vis a vis the hated-Yanks was on full display. Passive, child-like.

But at night, when we went to the bar. Yeesh... full on, shirt-tail-out, hard-partying, slobbering drunks; rapidly cycling between wanting to be your best last-call buddy and threatening to knock your teeth down your throat. And that was the women...

Posted by: Radeaminit at November 01, 2014 11:17 AM (4HYng)

110 I love Doris Day.

She's absolutely gorgeous in Calamity Jane. And, yes, she has a nice derriere.

Posted by: Y-not is toetes not gay for Doris Day at November 01, 2014 11:18 AM (9BRsg)

111 Ian Tyson, The French Girl
http://tinyurl.com/pm53ats

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:19 AM (vPh3W)

112
I will have to agree the lack of Canadian Cheerleaders is a detriment to the thread.

I just saw the fifth sign of the apocalypse. There is going to be a Mike Tyson superhero cartoon. With a talking pigeon.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2014 11:20 AM (1nB6R)

113 I always thought Canada would make a great state in the US. But it's pretty big, so we should probably make it two states.

Posted by: Kevin at November 01, 2014 11:21 AM (TL5Jw)

114 >>>There is going to be a Mike Tyson superhero cartoon. With a talking pigeon.<<<

I'm sure they'll have very spirited conversations about art, religion, and philosophy.

Posted by: Fritz at November 01, 2014 11:21 AM (yqtFn)

115 I just saw the fifth sign of the apocalypse. There is going to be a Mike Tyson superhero cartoon. With a talking pigeon.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2014 11:20 AM (1nB6R)

What are his superpowers? Biting ears and going bankrupt?

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:22 AM (+paBe)

116 "My wife is fiercely, proudly Canadian, the embodiment of all that that means."

How can one be the embodiment of milquetoast banality and out of control nannyism?

Posted by: REEEEdiculous at November 01, 2014 11:22 AM (jdlJs)

117 106
Wait, do you want to slap her, or her ass?

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:14 AM (+paBe)

Yes. I think she is just too much. How about this obnoxious song about herself?

http://tinyurl.com/pvwulrk

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:23 AM (0FSuD)

118 She's absolutely gorgeous in Calamity Jane. And, yes, she has a nice derriere.
Posted by: Y-not
----------------

A nice derringer?.... oh, wait...... never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:24 AM (vPh3W)

119 113
I always thought Canada would make a great state in the US. But it's pretty big, so we should probably make it two states.


Posted by: Kevin at November 01, 2014 11:21 AM (TL5Jw)

I believe Canada is the second largest country in the world, behind Russia.
Let give' em three states.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:24 AM (0FSuD)

120 "No matter. I won't apologize, and if that's my epithet, so be it.
On second thought, I want this to be my epithet..."

--------------

Epitaph.

Hey, you fuckin' asked for it.

(THAT'S an epithet.)

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 11:26 AM (4ckfx)

121 Doris Day's style (link in nick to HuffPo, sorry).


Posted by: Y-not is toetes not gay for Doris Day at November 01, 2014 11:26 AM (9BRsg)

122 Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:23 AM (0FSuD)

Eh. Saccharine, but I think I'd still let her sleep with me

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:27 AM (+paBe)

123 Does anyone else have the desire to just smack the shit out of Doris Day and her cutesy little ass?

Posted by: Nip Sip

-----------------

I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.

Posted by: Oscar Levant at November 01, 2014 11:29 AM (4ckfx)

124 In Texas, if you need a lawyer you call a UT grad.
If you need a doctor you call a Baylor grad.
If you need a veterinarian you call an A&M grad.
If you need a pizza you call a Texas Tech grad.

Posted by: drowningpuppies at November 01, 2014 11:30 AM (lgGmt)

125 All of this talk about Doris Day's ass; is "The Glass Bottom Boat" something I don't want to look up in the urban dictionary?

Posted by: Fritz at November 01, 2014 11:31 AM (yqtFn)

126 I asked my wife the other day if she could think of a female Hollywood icon who *always* played sophisticated roles, the equivalent of, say, David Niven.

It occurs to me that there were probably many, but they were not glamorous, and did not play lead roles.

Mrs. Hammer *did* suggest Grace Kelly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:32 AM (vPh3W)

127 I didn't know Doris Day was a German, and a Christian Scientist. Wiki is amazing.
She doesn't know what year she was born? WTF is with that?



http://tinyurl.com/dhavd

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:32 AM (0FSuD)

128 Katherine Hepburn?

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:33 AM (+paBe)

129 125
All of this talk about Doris Day's ass; is "The Glass Bottom Boat" something I don't want to look up in the urban dictionary?


Posted by: Fritz at November 01, 2014 11:31 AM (yqtFn)

No it's a movie. Comes on at noon on TCM.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:33 AM (0FSuD)

130 Don't be too bothered by polls. They are usually manipulated for political purposes and in this case, (Low numbers for races which should be higher) intended to depress votes. Just encourage everybody you know who might vote against the Democrats to get out and vote and even if you don't like RINOS they may be the only thing that stands between disastrous picks like the person Obama is considering for the new AG whose name escapes me, but who is even more extreme than Holder and Supreme Court picks. If Obama gets more people on the Supreme Court we will be in worse shape as far as the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2014 11:34 AM (QlprU)

131 That was awesome

Posted by: ThunderB at November 01, 2014 11:34 AM (zOTsN)

132 128 Katherine Hepburn?

Posted by: Secundus

---------------

Nah, she was usually kinda flighty.

Myrna Loy?

Posted by: Oscar Levant at November 01, 2014 11:34 AM (4ckfx)

133 Great post, Weirddave.

Posted by: rickl at November 01, 2014 11:35 AM (sdi6R)

134 All of this talk about Doris Day's ass; is "The Glass Bottom Boat" something I don't want to look up in the urban dictionary?

Posted by: Fritz

--------------

I'd like to know more.

Posted by: Chuck Berry at November 01, 2014 11:35 AM (4ckfx)

135 Doris Kappelhoff.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 01, 2014 11:36 AM (yPr4b)

136 Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2014 11:37 AM (g1DWB)

137 Wait! Wiki says Day is a Republican.


Bless her heart.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:38 AM (0FSuD)

138 Audrey Hepburn.
Posted by: JackStraw
-----------------------------------

Mrs. Hammer suggested her also...., but I waver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:39 AM (vPh3W)

139 Mid day movies at the HQ!



http://tinyurl.com/pzb8fyc

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:39 AM (0FSuD)

140 All of this talk about Doris Day's ass; is "The Glass Bottom Boat" something I don't want to look up in the urban dictionary?

Posted by: Fritz

Just make sure you don't ask for one in Japan. The watermelons get expensive quick and the hamsters usually aren't properly trained.

Posted by: Secundus at November 01, 2014 11:39 AM (+paBe)

141 136 Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: JackStraw

-------------

I think you've got it.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 11:40 AM (4ckfx)

142 119
I believe Canada is the second largest country in the world, behind Russia.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:24 AM (0FSuD)



Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXqKkYYALMU

Posted by: rickl at November 01, 2014 11:40 AM (sdi6R)

143 Hammer. How much snow is on the ground?

48 here with another shower on the way.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 01, 2014 11:40 AM (wVWRM)

144 DISH and Turner are currently at odds..., no TCM for Hammer

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:41 AM (vPh3W)

145 Hey, remember when Obama made-up that fake terrorist group that nobody heard of before, but was an "imminent threat"?

HotAir.com @hotairblog
If the Khorasan Group is an imminent threat, how come the White House hasn't mentioned it recently? http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=311079

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 01, 2014 11:42 AM (ZPrif)

146 134 All of this talk about Doris Day's ass; is "The Glass Bottom Boat" something I don't want to look up in the urban dictionary?

----------

I learned the true filthy meaning of With Six You Get Eggroll during a night of wanton debauchery in college.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 01, 2014 11:42 AM (eL/q6)

147 Hammer. How much snow is on the ground?

48 here with another shower on the way.
Posted by: Golfman
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48" !!!!! Ye Gads man.....,

I assume that is 4.8"

I would say 3" by the looks of things. May be more, still falling

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:43 AM (vPh3W)

148 Does anyone know how much candy the First Children collected yesterday when they went trick or treating ???

Posted by: LaQuisha Lienhoerstien at November 01, 2014 11:43 AM (D5iCY)

149 I'll trade you northeast America for western Canada.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at November 01, 2014 11:43 AM (isznD)

150 Canadians seem to like S. Florida. I say we swap that for, oh, New Brunswick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:45 AM (vPh3W)

151 Everybody around here likes to bash George Bush for his go-lightly approach to war during the past decade.

What people conveniently forget is the main reason he did so is because of the wishy-washy so-called allies he had to please. Especially Canada.

Screw Canada.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 01, 2014 11:45 AM (Dj0WE)

152 It's warmer in NYC than CLT. Snow!


http://tinyurl.com/lg34sku

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:46 AM (0FSuD)

153 DAmn. Just had a huge blast of wind..., swirling loose snow looked like a blizzard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:47 AM (vPh3W)

154 97
I think the driving thing has to do with having flat terrain and alot of
two-lane highways. They're much more used to passing under those
circumstances.


Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2014 11:09 AM (JMCjf)

Explain Quebec please?

Posted by: Shannow at November 01, 2014 11:47 AM (SuF6A)

155 This is Doris Day at her most gorgeous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU8tQpCZEzg

It's Science!


Posted by: Y-not is toetes not gay for Doris Day at November 01, 2014 11:48 AM (9BRsg)

156 I-40 closed from mile one to 16!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:49 AM (0FSuD)

157 Take Western Canada, leave Quebec and the Maritimes and the cannoli.

Posted by: toby928(C) at November 01, 2014 11:50 AM (rwI+c)

158 @156

In NC. Wrecks.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:50 AM (0FSuD)

159 157
Take Western Canada, leave Quebec and the Maritimes and the cannoli.

Posted by: toby928(C) at November 01, 2014 11:50 AM (rwI+c)

Agreed.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:51 AM (0FSuD)

160 >>I'll trade you northeast America for western Canada.

I hope you like heroin. A lot.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2014 11:52 AM (g1DWB)

161 I-40 closed from mile one to 16!
Posted by: Nip

Did you think I was kidding?

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:52 AM (vPh3W)

162 Real feel temp in CLT?


25

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:52 AM (0FSuD)

163 Real feel temp in CLT?
----------------------

22 deg here, with gusting snow. Kinda looks like winter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 11:54 AM (vPh3W)

164 Crang Junior is a great alias for a Gambian bigamist.

Posted by: Baldy at November 01, 2014 11:55 AM (+35FH)

165 Hey, you fuckin' asked for it.

Did I happen to mention that I was drinking when I wrote this?

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 11:55 AM (9422s)

166 Oh shit Doris is on!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:57 AM (0FSuD)

167 Oh no she's lost her bathing suit!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:58 AM (0FSuD)

168 Canada is closer to Denmark and Sweden than it is to the USA politically, economically, culturally, socially, and in every other way that matters, despite what matrimony has deluded you into thinking,

And North Korea too. If you doubt it ... Google, Canada, Human Rights Commission, and Mark Steyn.


Hate to break it to you "buddy", but your prejudices are out of date, in fact the reverse is much closer to being true, if it wasn't for the 1st and 2nd A, the reverse would be true. Yes, Canada had their time in the leftist wilderness, but they've swung back to being much more conservative. Steyn won his case, remember? Would that we'll be able to do the same.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 11:59 AM (9422s)

169 We get a peek at her ass!


Time to put the chili on.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 11:59 AM (0FSuD)

170 I believe Canada is the second largest country in the world, behind Russia.

Here's a fun fact: The US actually has more square miles of land than Canada. It's only when you throw in all the territory, including water, that Canada is bigger.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 12:02 PM (9422s)

171 @27 Nip Sip


"Driving to Alaska I took a shotgun. ...

Petty government officials are absolutely disgusting."



While in the service stationed in Europe in 89', I was coming home for my sister's wedding and brought a brand new CZ 75, with the appropriate ATF paperwork, back with me. I was informed to keep it in a locked case in my luggage when checking in at Frankfurt airport. I had connecting flight through Heathrow and was pulled from the plane in London at the last minute to meet an armed security team with my Army duffle bag at their feet.


Hallarity ensued.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 01, 2014 12:02 PM (v+sE3)

172 Yeah, it's America, not Canada trying to kill off the fossil fuel and energy industries.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 01, 2014 12:03 PM (ZPrif)

173 Buckeye - I had an 'interesting' experience with the Belgian Police, when they decided that I resembled a certain Baader-Meinhof player.

It involved HK's pointed in my direction.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 12:06 PM (vPh3W)

174 Buckeye - I had an 'interesting' experience with the Belgian Police, when they decided that I resembled a certain Baader-Meinhof player.

It involved HK's pointed in my direction.
Posted by: Mike Hammer
--------------------------------

The resemblance must have been pretty good, I was also detained by German Police on a train.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at November 01, 2014 12:08 PM (vPh3W)

175 Explain Quebec [driving] please?


Posted by: Shannow

They're just nuts.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2014 12:11 PM (JMCjf)

176 Doris borrows a dime? For what?


To make a phone call!

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 12:11 PM (0FSuD)

177 >>Yeah, it's America, not Canada trying to kill off the fossil fuel and energy industries.

There are dishonest whack jobs on both sides of the border on the global warming scam. Maurice Strong, who like Al Gore and now Tom Steyer, made his money in dirty oil, is one of the founders of the fraud.

Nobody is more responsible for foisting this garbage on the public than Strong.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2014 12:11 PM (g1DWB)

178 I can't watch it. TOO stupid. Most of the Laugh In cast is in it.


Awful.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 01, 2014 12:12 PM (0FSuD)

179
October was a good (bad?)month for being shot in the ass in chicago. However, it did not break June's record. 22 vs. 24.

http://heyjackass.com/shot-in-the-ass/

Keep your ass safe out there!

Posted by: The Progs at November 01, 2014 12:14 PM (iQIUe)

180 "even if you don't like RINOS they may be the only thing that stands
between disastrous picks like the person Obama is considering for the
new AG whose name escapes me, but who is even more extreme than Holder
and Supreme Court picks. If Obama gets more people on the Supreme Court
we will be in worse shape as far as the Bill of Rights."
---

Only 3 Republican Senators out for 43 voted against Justice Gisburg.

Orrin Hatch (R)INO) Utah suggested her to the Clinton admin as a potential nominee
http://tinyurl.com/clqpw

That's what happens when you elect RINOs. I

'm not saying "don't vote" or "vote for another party" but those who believe a Senate majority containing guys like Hatch (e.g. Cochran, McCain, Graham, etc) is going to keep Obama in check are getting Lucy'd with the football again.

The ugly truth is that party leadership plans to do nothing substantive on ObamaCare, plans to pass amnesty and plans in general to avoid actions that feed the "Party of No" narrative going into 2016. Because after we "do whatever it takes to win this election" they'll start telling us the same thing about 2016.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 01, 2014 12:15 PM (QKIQb)

181
"You say our country's never been invaded? "~P.J. O'Rourke

*cough cough*War of 1812*cough* the White House was razedand much ofthe Capitolwas burned to the ground. America declared war against Britain.
The war aims of the Americans were to conquer and remove it from the British sphere of influence, making it part of America. Didn't happen.
When you don't achieve your war aims, you have arguably lost the war.
Canada may have more socialism in many instances than the U.S., example of 'may-have'...they got social security-like coverage with the Canada Pensions Plan several decades after the U.S. did,but a least it doesn't have the kind of elections fraud that the U.S. has. You just can't beat thepencil on paper followed by hand countingmethod, and voters show ID.

Posted by: Speller at November 01, 2014 12:16 PM (J74Py)

182 Canada's top marginal tax rate: 29%

US top marginal tax rate: 39.6%

Tell me again which country is the socialist one....

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at November 01, 2014 12:16 PM (0LHZx)

183 Say what you will about Canada, but one thing that really did not covered enough in the US is how they allowed our planes to land on 9/11/01, and fed, clothed, and housed our people. They did this, not knowing what further level of danger there was. Really astounding generosity on many levels.

Posted by: Baldy at November 01, 2014 12:17 PM (+35FH)

184 175 Explain Quebec [driving] please?


Posted by: Shannow
They're just nuts.
Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2014 12:11 PM (JMCjf)

__________

It's the only place in North America where you can't make a right turn on red. And for good reason.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at November 01, 2014 12:18 PM (0LHZx)

185 @174 Mike Hammer


"The resemblance must have been pretty good, I was also detained by German Police on a train."


You must looked like a member of the Manson tribe as I recall the Baders to be a scruffy bunch resembling same. The "good old days" and those crazy European bands--- Bader-Meinhof, Red Bridage, Red Army Faction, 17 November, etc... All soviet financed and trained and today they are "film heroes."


Sick world we live in.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 01, 2014 12:24 PM (v+sE3)

186 Canadians can be pretty awesome.

Many can be less-than-awesome.

Kinda like Americans.

A 3,000 mile undefended border is testimony to mutual awesomeness.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 12:24 PM (4ckfx)

187 One great thing about a Canadian wife is two Thanksgiving a year!

Posted by: quilly at November 01, 2014 12:28 PM (K2Dve)

188 #61 So all the polite shit? Not in Quebec.

Damn straight about that. Pepsis are just rude as hell to the English, but they don't have the guts to separate. Typical French.

Anyway, hats off to 'Merica!

Posted by: Kaner at November 01, 2014 12:30 PM (evUpK)

189 One great thing about a Canadian wife is two Thanksgiving a year!
And if she's from one of the Eastern Rite or Orthodox Churches, then two Christmases and Easters too!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2014 12:30 PM (JMCjf)

190 *cough cough*War of 1812*cough* the White House was razedand much ofthe Capitolwas burned to the ground. America declared war against Britain.
The war aims of the Americans were to conquer and remove it from the British sphere of influence, making it part of America. Didn't happen.
When you don't achieve your war aims, you have arguably lost the war.


Canada had nothing to do with burning the White House, a fact that seems to escape 95% of the Canadians I've ever met. Those were British troops, straight off the boat from the Napoleonic wars. "Canadian" troops (there was no Canada yet) were tired down in the back and forth of the Great Lakes campaign. Also, the primary "war aim" of the War of 1812 was to stop the British from impressing American sailors, which we accomplished, so you're 0 for 2. Try again.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 12:39 PM (9422s)

191 " You just can't beat thepencil on paper followed by hand countingmethod, and voters show ID."

This is very important. All the motor-voter, online proposals, electronic voting etc... may be convenient, but they're more easily manipulated on a large scale. And presenting ID and otherwise verifying your eligibility should be done face to face. Paper ballots are a much more reliable primary source of evidence for electoral scrutiny than any electronic system I've heard of. And the level of security steps it would take to make electronic voting more reliable would be met with more protests of "vote suppression" than ever. That's the other reason paper ballots are preferable - their past acceptance de-fangs the argument about denying access vs. innovation and accountability.

Canada gets a lot of things right. I think that's because Canadians on the whole have more of the "frontier" independent spirit left, particularly the further you get from Montreal and other major cities. The principles and spirit of your people are better guardians of civilization than the words of your constitution or the politicians you choose.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 01, 2014 12:40 PM (QKIQb)

192 160 >>western Canada.
I hope you like heroin. A lot.
Posted by: JackStraw
In Western Canada?

Posted by: m at November 01, 2014 12:44 PM (VdZei)

193 63
Canada seems nice.



They seem to think they won the war of 1812. It's kind of cute.



I'll grant you that the US were quite successful in naval actions on the Great Lakes, but on land, the US Army was a total disaster. Off the top of my head, US victories include York, River Thames, Ft Erie/Chippawa. New Orleans doesn't count as it was after the Treaty of Ghent was signed.

British victories include Ft Mackinac, Detroit, Queenston Heights, Chateauguay, Washington (retaliation for York), River Raisin (site of ONLY US battlefield park devoted to 1812), Occupation of Maine, Lundy's Lane (dubbed "inconclusive" but the invading US Army had to withdraw.

The British/Canadians achieved their defensive war aims. The aggressor US definitely did not. But the real losers were the Indian allies of the British, who were no longer armed by the British after the war.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at November 01, 2014 12:50 PM (TKGG0)

194 Also, the primary "war aim" of the War of 1812 was
to stop the British from impressing American sailors, which we
accomplished, so you're 0 for 2. Try again.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 12:39 PM (9422s)

Sorry, no. Impressing had already been negotiated and had stopped before the war started. This is a fig leaf to assuage the embarrassment of the poor showing by the US Army. The main war aim, as set out by the western senators was to acquire British North America. This was deemed a simple thing given Britain's World War against Napolean, so the US, in effect, became allies to a man who wanted to put all of Europe under his own personal thumb. So it became Imperial Tyrant = Good, Democratic Constitutional Monarchy = Bad, hmmm. The US outnumbered the Brits/Canadians 10 to 1 and failed utterly. Not a great record.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at November 01, 2014 12:59 PM (TKGG0)

195 >>In Western Canada?

Yep. Vancouver is awash in the stuff. It's a major import destination from Asia.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2014 01:00 PM (g1DWB)

196 Yikes.
195 >>In Western Canada?
Yep. Vancouver is awash in the stuff. It's a major import destination from Asia.

Posted by: m at November 01, 2014 01:09 PM (VdZei)

197 When your country is invaded, and you repulse the invaders, you won the war.

The Canucks won. And some of their militia were involved in various attacks on US soil, including burning down my native Buffalo.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 01:09 PM (4ckfx)

198 The Canadians still maintain a strong presence in Western New York today, in the form of Horton's Dragoons and Labatt's Light Infantry Fencibles.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 01:13 PM (4ckfx)

199 Oh, cool.

We regularly refight the U.S. Civil War here; refighting the War of 1812 is a novelty.

Posted by: rickl at November 01, 2014 02:06 PM (sdi6R)

200 LOL, rickl.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at November 01, 2014 03:02 PM (4ckfx)

201 ¡Hola!

Mexico esta en el América del norte. ¿No

¿Por qué no se hace caso

Posted by: ¡Mexico! at November 01, 2014 03:06 PM (cbnkt)

202 197 When your country is invaded, and you repulse the invaders, you won the war.

The Canucks won. And some of their militia were involved in various attacks on US soil, including burning down my native Buffalo.


So wait, Canada invaded the US and were repulsed? By your own logic that means we won. Britain invaded, burned Washington, then got their bits handed to them when they tried to take Baltimre, so they withdrew their forces. Guess we won there too.

I've never understood the desperation so many Canadians seem to have to turn what was a militarily a stalemate into some kind of imaginary victory. With the exception of the French performance in The Battle of The Plains of Abraham, the record of the Canadian military is exemplary. Why they constantly try to invent some great victory that never happend is beyond me.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 01, 2014 03:17 PM (fSGj6)

203
The U.S. invaded Canada in 1812first. When Canada invaded the U.S. and burned Washington, it was 2 years later, in1814. They burned the Capitol in 1814 inretaliation for the wanton destruction that the U.S. visited on Upper Canada.
It was retaliatory, and that retaliation was successful. Baltimore was also targeted, but the U.S. successfully defended Baltimore. Nevertheless, burning Washington, the Capitol,was a big deal.

The U.S. declared war and invaded Canada first, with the intention of conquest. The U.S. failed to achieve their war aims. The British colony of Canada did achieve their war aims, retaliation and repulsing of the American invasion.

Posted by: Speller at November 01, 2014 04:21 PM (J74Py)

204 When Canada invaded the U.S. and burned Washington, it was 2 years
later, in1814. They burned the Capitol in 1814 in retaliation for the
wanton destruction that the U.S. visited on Upper Canada.



Only one problem. The Canadians didn't invade the US and burn Washington DC, that was the Brits, under Major Gen. Robert Ross. The US/Canadian conflicts were along our mutual border and were basically a back-and-forth; however the Indian leadership was wiped out which ended one of the American complaints against the British (namely, the arming and supplying of Indian tribes in the Northwest Territories).

The end of the war brought about few significant events, one of which was the recognition of the US Navy as a world-class fighting force and the excellent marksmanship of the US Marine Corps. Also the suckage that was the US Army, which is why Old Fuss n' Feathers had to kick them into shape between 1816 and 1861. It also solidified the border between the US and Canada.

Impressment did not end until the end of the Napoleonic Wars, FWIW, and then only because the Brits didn't need any more sailors to crew their ships against the French.

In short, no one really won and the Indian tribes were the only real losers.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 01, 2014 05:47 PM (6fyGz)

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