Posted by: Jennifer | December 21, 2005

blame canada

Tell me — does the Canada-bashing ever end?

There’s been a spate of Canada- bashing by right-wing media commentators in the United States ever since Prime Minister Paul Martin’s complaints about lumber penalties and U.S. policy on climate change. His remarks prompted an unusual rebuke last week from the American ambassador.

[…]Last week, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, a well-known conservative pundit, let loose with a string of anti-Canada rants.

”Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York,” he said.

”Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he’s nice but you don’t take him seriously. That’s Canada.”

Carlson also said it’s pointless to tell Canada to stop criticizing the United States.

”It only eggs them on. Canada is essentially a stalker, stalking the United States, right? Canada has little pictures of us in its bedroom, right?”

So if Canada is the “retarded cousin”, then I guess that would make the United States a gun-toting bulling. Of course, if we say that then that makes us even more evil than we already are.

It’s funny how the conservative pundits are so protective of their civil rights, unless it is the right to free speech and unless it involves someone saying something that they don’t like. Every day, I am grateful that I live in country where I have true freedom, and not just the illusion.



  1. See, the irony here is that any normal person thinks of Tucker Carlson as their retarded cousin.

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