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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?"
"It's unrequited love between Canada and the United States. We, meanwhile, don't even know Canada's name. We pay no attention at all," he said.
Douglas MacKinnon, a press secretary to former Republican senator Bob Dole, also recently accused Canada of harbouring terrorists.
"Can Canada really be considered our friend anymore?" he asked in a recent commentary in the right-wing Washington Times newspaper.
"What other question can be asked when the Canadian government not only willingly allows Islamic terrorists into their country but does nothing to stop them from entering our nation?"
Originally posted by Dulcimer
Great. More Canada bashing.
Blah blah blah.
Get on the bandwagon. Canada bashing is the next big thing.
"Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York,"
From Susan Herman, a professor of law at the Brooklyn Law School
People don’t know whom the government is watching and what information it is surveying, Herman said. Without knowing, people are afraid to use the Internet, they are afraid to attend mosques and they are afraid to check out books from the library for fear that they might be targeted, she said.
“At what point can you limit speech and association?” Herman asked. “People will, in fact, muzzle themselves. There’s this whole chilling effect.”
Herman cited a case where a student was researching information for a paper on the Boulder Dam. In doing so, the student visited several Web sites about the construction of dams. Before he knew it, the police were at his door questioning why he was researching dam construction, she said. The student had become a suspected terrorist.
"Canada...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."
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I saw this live and knew it'd eventually show up here
I thought it was funny, but I guess I wouldn't if I was a Canadian...
Originally posted by intrepid
No, what's really funny is that if one of our journalist had said that about America there would be a HUGE outcry about bashing America which I have no doubt you would be near the lead in the crying. Talk about hypocracy.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Your journalists bash America day in and day out, and it hardly ever even makes the news here, and when it does, I don't take that much notice...the only time I've truly been upset and insulted by anything done or said up in Canada was when that member of Parliament stepped on the head of a GWB doll on the job.
Originally posted by Duzey
She wasn't at work, she was on a comedy show when she did that.