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Canada to U.S.: All Our Ex-Pats Are Belong to Us, and Will Tell You What to Do
Canada Free Press ^ | July 4, 2005 | Judi McLeod and David Hawkins

Posted on 07/04/2005 7:18:55 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin

Toronto-- Long harboured Canadian resentment of Canada being annexed by the United States took a 90-degree angle on July 1 with Frank McKenna, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, turning the tables. McKenna says he will organize the more than 1 million Canadians in the United States to lecture Americans.

McKenna, who’s already sent messages to 6,000 expatriates, intends to get in touch with 100,000 of them by week’s end. The rookie ambassador is pressing the "Canadian diaspora" to arm themselves with facts, to debate Americans and to get out and lobby when Washington makes decisions that can hurt Canadians, says the Toronto Star.

Fighting the U.S. on its own soil, albeit by stealth, McKenna is calling to action Florida snowbirds, northern exiles in Arizona, Hollywood comedians and actors, investment bankers in New York and professors and students at universities across the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


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From a real Canadian to the Americans: I am very, very sorry. He doesn't speak for all of us.

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate freedom twice as hard for us conservatives and libertarians trapped in Canada.

1 posted on 07/04/2005 7:18:55 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin
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To: Alexander Rubin

apparently the good ambassador doesnt realize that they are in the US for a reason....


2 posted on 07/04/2005 7:21:36 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Alexander Rubin
Frank McKenna, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, turning the tables. McKenna says he will organize the more than 1 million Canadians in the United States to lecture Americans.

Will the EPA let us heat that much tar all at once?
And do we need a feather permit?

SO9

3 posted on 07/04/2005 7:22:18 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: MikeinIraq
apparently the good ambassador doesnt realize that they are in the US for a reason....

He obviously isn't.
Past time for him to go home.

SO9

4 posted on 07/04/2005 7:23:46 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: Alexander Rubin

What you should do is remind your countrymen of the liberal British newspaper that set out to lecture Americans and convince us to vote for John Kerry. Even liberals turned on them.


This will blow up in their face.


5 posted on 07/04/2005 7:24:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: Servant of the 9

yeah if he doesnt like, he CAN go home. We won't stop him. Hell we might even pay for his plane ticket :)


6 posted on 07/04/2005 7:24:52 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: MikeinIraq

Nah, why bother?

We should just tie him up, throw him in the back of a pickup truck, drive him to the nearest border and *THROW* him back across.


7 posted on 07/04/2005 7:26:38 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Alexander Rubin
From a real Canadian to the Americans: I am very, very sorry. He doesn't speak for all of us.

That's quite alright. We're not exactly shaking in our boots at the prospect of being lectured at by a bunch of non-voting leftists. In fact, usually when leftists start a public debate they get more of a debate than they bargained for. That's why they tend not to do too well on talk radio.

8 posted on 07/04/2005 7:26:58 AM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: Spktyr

we could do that too, but I am a non-violent person ;-)


9 posted on 07/04/2005 7:27:13 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Sleep in peace, comrades dear...)
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To: Alexander Rubin

>> "Long harboured Canadian resentment of Canada being annexed by the United States" <<

When was Canada annexed? I must have missed that one.


10 posted on 07/04/2005 7:32:09 AM PDT by sd-joe
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To: cripplecreek

I know it will. That's what makes this both hilarious and tragic at the same time.


11 posted on 07/04/2005 7:33:25 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: sd-joe

They've been culturally annexed. Except for Quebec, Canada pretty has no national culture of its own. And the rest of Canada isn't too keen about Quebec right now....


12 posted on 07/04/2005 7:37:46 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Culturally and economically. 76% of Canada's trade is with the US and 25% of the US's trade is with Canada. Other parts of Canada have their own culture, but they're either subdued at the moment, or purely regional/local.


13 posted on 07/04/2005 7:42:05 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Servant of the 9
I, too, am tired of Canadians "lecturing" us.

Better they should "lecture" each other ~ after, of course, cutting stout switches from the nearest tree!

Well, maybe not. They'd like that.

14 posted on 07/04/2005 7:43:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Alexander Rubin

This is a joke, right?

Right????


15 posted on 07/04/2005 7:44:39 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please check out my new & improved profile page!)
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To: muawiyah

*protects his tender backside* Not all of us would. *grabs his shotgun* Now you stay in front of me where i can see you, partner. *narrows eyes* And drop the birch switch.


16 posted on 07/04/2005 7:45:35 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

The ambassador is misinformed: the problem isn't organizing Canadians to lecture Americans, it's getting them to STOP.


17 posted on 07/04/2005 7:45:45 AM PDT by Trimegistus
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To: proud American in Canada

No. In other news, I am looking to acquire an American citizenship in about 5-10 years time. Let me the hell out!


18 posted on 07/04/2005 7:46:34 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

*******to get out and lobby when Washington makes decisions that can hurt Canadians,




Washigton doesnt have to make decisions that hurt Canadians, They are doing a great job of that on their own.


19 posted on 07/04/2005 7:46:36 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Alexander Rubin
took a 90-degree angle

well, at least it didn't take a 180-degree angle... (sounds like the education system in Canada is no better than the US system!)

20 posted on 07/04/2005 7:46:59 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Alexander Rubin
Message to Frank McKenna, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States.

Hey Chuckie Canuck Shut up or Get out! We don't want your self sanctimonious lectures or want them! So, Chuckie Canuck Shut up or Get out!
21 posted on 07/04/2005 7:48:27 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Alexander Rubin
took a 90-degree angle

they definitely won't lecture us in either math or journalism!

22 posted on 07/04/2005 7:48:43 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Ah, ha, a Canadian who knows what kind of switch to use ~ experience tells all.


23 posted on 07/04/2005 7:50:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chilepepper

Well, a 180 would be good for conservatives and Americans. A 90 degree in this case just means an unexpected turn, a flank attack so to speak.


24 posted on 07/04/2005 7:50:46 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: muawiyah

No, that's the Canadian canoe test. You see, the trick is to keep your weight against the bulwarks and her weight...Oh, wait. Not in public, right. ;)


25 posted on 07/04/2005 7:52:48 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: muawiyah; All
I, too, am tired of Canadians "lecturing" us.

It's even worse living here. The constant anti-Americanism gets really old, really fast.

The other day we were at the Canada day fireworks and a little boy behind me said, "Vive le Canada! Boo Les Etats-Unis!" I looked at my husband, sighed and rolled my eyes.

Why does Canada have to define itself by criticizing the U.S.?

26 posted on 07/04/2005 7:54:11 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please check out my new & improved profile page!)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Guess your compatriots are about to get a real ass whupping if they aren't careful.

I have a neighbor who is An ER doc like myself who is from Canada. Always lecturing about how superior Canada's health system is. One day at a meeting of local EMS chiefs I couldn't take it anymore and finally asked him, "Cyril if it's so great in Canada, why do you suffer so by practicing here?". He got very red in the face and just sputtered. The reason is clear, he makes a much better living here then he would in the Great White North.


27 posted on 07/04/2005 7:54:33 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Spktyr
They've been culturally annexed. Except for Quebec, Canada pretty has no national culture of its own.

Well,

"Long harboured Canadian resentment of Canada being annexed by the United States..."

At least they get to keep their British spelling of "harboured"...

28 posted on 07/04/2005 7:55:08 AM PDT by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: Kozak

That and the relative freedom from bureaucracy.


29 posted on 07/04/2005 7:55:47 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: inquest

I've noticed that Canadian culture is much more like that of Prince Edward Island than any other place on Earth.


30 posted on 07/04/2005 7:56:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Alexander Rubin

"beady eyed, head floppin' Canadians"

present company excepted.....


31 posted on 07/04/2005 7:56:32 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

No offence taken. South Park criticism deemed valid.


32 posted on 07/04/2005 7:57:22 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Wow, this is amazing. Some ambassador. I thought an ambassador's job was to improve relationships?? I guess he's getting revenge for Paul Celluci--a lot of Canadians thought he was critical of Canada.

Canada is a beautiful country, but there's not a day that goes by that I don't miss the U.S. And a lot of that is due to the constant America-bashing I have to live with every day.

Good luck with your citizenship!


33 posted on 07/04/2005 7:57:55 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please check out my new & improved profile page!)
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To: fanfan; GMMAC

"Way to go, Canada's ambassador to the U.S." ping.


34 posted on 07/04/2005 8:00:17 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please check out my new & improved profile page!)
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To: sd-joe
"...Canada being annexed..." this means the same thing as being flushed right? You know the ring-around-the bowl thingy. If so then it is time to wipe.

On the other hand maybe we should all just move to Canada, drive up all their prices, which will collapse the social government as it trys to keep pace with "services" (like cheap drugs). It shouldn' take us to long maybe a weekend - then Canada can report to Idaho till they learn some manners - see you in Canada.
35 posted on 07/04/2005 8:00:25 AM PDT by kentj
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To: MikeinIraq
Why, in the name of God, would we ever want to annex Canada?
36 posted on 07/04/2005 8:00:43 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: muawiyah

PEI has it own unique culture. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia too. So does Acadia, Quebec, Northern Ontario (even middle Ontario, by which I mean northern south Ontario), Alberta, Manitoba, Sakatchewan and BC. Cape Breton, etc. etc. The problem is, these are regional, or even worse, local cultures. Canada has no positive unifying and self identifying national culture, nor does Toronto and southern Ontario really have their own unique culture.


37 posted on 07/04/2005 8:01:18 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Couldn't resist.

By coincidence, that was the last thing I saw as turned off the tube last night.

"Shut yer F'n face, Uncle F'er"


38 posted on 07/04/2005 8:02:52 AM PDT by digger48
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To: libstripper

Because you get a VAST percentage of your uranium, oil, gold, wood and other raw materials from us. ;)


39 posted on 07/04/2005 8:04:14 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

It's still a big ol'PEI. Only difference is the Doultz in Nova Scotia is cheaper, and maybe a tad better, but I'd have to test quite a lot of it to see.


40 posted on 07/04/2005 8:04:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Alexander Rubin
I spent this past weekend camping in Quebec.

Very nice, by the way. I had a great political discussion with two Quebecois liberals. One of Italian descent, one Chinese. Both liberals.

They were both on me about how America is seen as a bully. The Italian guy was telling me about how he had recently visited France, and that he was surprised at how much the French "don't like America."

At that point, I had an idea. I turned to the Chinese guy, and said "Do Taiwan people like China?"

Completely derailed the argument. At that point the Italian guy started going at it with the Chinese guy about Taiwan, and then (imagine my delight) about Tibet!

I've never handled a political discussion with liberals so well, I must say. Understand, I didn't want to talk politics at all. I just wanted to relax. They started it, as soon as they found out I was an American.

(steely)

41 posted on 07/04/2005 8:05:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

Hmmmph! Sounds like this jerk is taking lessons from Fox.


42 posted on 07/04/2005 8:05:38 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: muawiyah; steelydan

Keith's. Cheaper than water around there and a great flavour if you like the thin, big flavoured lagers. PEI culture is quite unique, I assure you. It's great. But most of Canada isn't like that.


43 posted on 07/04/2005 8:07:19 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

True enough. But annexing Canada would mean we'd annex a whole passle of really venomous DemonRat votes to the Senate and to our elections. Ugh!!


44 posted on 07/04/2005 8:11:08 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

You could always make us a territory, like American Samoa or Puerto Rico.


45 posted on 07/04/2005 8:20:49 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: libstripper

libstripper posted "True enough. But annexing Canada would mean we'd annex a whole passle of really venomous DemonRat votes to the Senate and to our elections. Ugh!!"

By my calculations, less than 5 million Canadians voted Liberal in our last election. If Dubya could spare maybe 2 million Republicans for a few years, we might be able to get Canada going on the right track.

First post by the way, happy 4th of July to all you Freepers!


46 posted on 07/04/2005 8:23:47 AM PDT by Two Alpha
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To: Alexander Rubin
Ambassador McKenna has finally put his finger on it. He has diagnosed the problem in Canadian-US relations. Canadians aren't preachy enough! He a frigging genius, 'cause ya know, I would never have come to that conclusion without his special Canadian insight, eh?

Dat and we spell things the wrong way, eh?

47 posted on 07/04/2005 8:26:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Those who live in Massachusetts should not mock others' accents or spelling. ;)


48 posted on 07/04/2005 8:29:15 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

I think it's better that you're an independent country. My Napoleonic urges have long ago been satisfied.


49 posted on 07/04/2005 8:32:51 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Two Alpha

Happy Canada Day! (a few days late).I spent some time at a Canadian facility of our U.S. company. The Canadians always knew better than to schedule a meeting involving travel or participation by U.S. personnel on July 4. They are often blindsided by Patriots' Day, however. (As is the rest of the U.S.)


50 posted on 07/04/2005 8:33:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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