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TV DOESN’T GET DUMBER THAN THIS! (By David Frum)
newmajority.com ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:53 AM | David Frum

Posted on 03/18/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT by Checkers

Greg Gutfeld takes the challenge: Can Fox produce a show that anticipates a SNL parody of Fox? The panel discusses the question: should the US invade Canada… and produces something almost as hilarious as the old Half Hour News Hour.

UPDATE:

The clip in question is a sequence of goofs about the feebleness, uselessness and absurdity of the Canadian Armed Forces. Why would I call that dumb? Here's why, courtesy of CanWest News. Sorry I disrespected your show, RedEye fans - but you disrespected the dead. --David Frum

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TOPICS: Canada; Editorial; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: frum; greggutfeld; redeye; rino
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1 posted on 03/18/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: Checkers

Takes one to know one, Dave. Limbaugh says hi.


2 posted on 03/18/2009 4:04:56 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Checkers

This is the clip that stirred up Frum:

http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=3830254&referralPlaylistId=b91bfb7497c00540ff84c65f474c804a116d1713&maven_referrer=staf


3 posted on 03/18/2009 4:05:34 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: peggybac; roses of sharon; CaliGirl-R; Uriah_lost; Political Junkie Too; My Favorite Headache; ...

Red Eye Ping!


4 posted on 03/18/2009 4:08:12 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: Checkers

Anybody see “Canadian Bacon”? Starring John Candy????


5 posted on 03/18/2009 4:12:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Checkers
I know this won't sit well with some of you right-wing wackos but I think David Frum is absolutely right.

Further, I think FOX News should apologize to Canada for airing this insulting program.

In addition, I think FOX News should send Canada a gift of some sort to accompany the apology. A gift that would send the unmistakable message that America values the leadership, dedication and self-sacrifice that comes with serving your country in time of war.

I wonder if FOX news can get a hold of that bust of Winston Churchill that President Potato Head had removed from The Oval Office.

6 posted on 03/18/2009 4:12:08 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Checkers

Oh, I’m sorry. I would have thought this was going to be about Barry’s appearance in Costa Mesa.

“The last thing on my mind is re-election...”

Yeah, no kidding.


7 posted on 03/18/2009 4:13:21 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

If David Frum hates it, the more I like it.


8 posted on 03/18/2009 4:14:05 PM PDT by max americana
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To: SkyDancer
Anybody see “Canadian Bacon”? Starring John Candy????

And directed by -- gulp! -- Michael Moore!

9 posted on 03/18/2009 4:15:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action - Ian Fleming)
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To: Texas Eagle

>>should the US invade Canada

Bet these blowdried braindead media doofuses had no idea what happened the last time.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 4:16:17 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: Checkers
Frum needs some website hits, I won't bite.

David, your embarrassing yourself.

11 posted on 03/18/2009 4:18:37 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Your post about Fox is unfair.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 4:18:39 PM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: Checkers

I see BamBam’s biotch has written another article.


13 posted on 03/18/2009 4:21:54 PM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Checkers; fanfan

Insulting Canada again. tsk, tsk.

South Park does it better. ;)


14 posted on 03/18/2009 4:29:58 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Checkers

David Frum...tard-tacular analysis.


15 posted on 03/18/2009 4:31:44 PM PDT by AreaMan
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To: dynachrome

lol


16 posted on 03/18/2009 4:31:51 PM PDT by peggybac ("A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.")
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To: Crawdad
Your post about Fox is unfair.

What is unfair about it?

17 posted on 03/18/2009 4:32:27 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JennysCool
HE DID??????

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18 posted on 03/18/2009 4:40:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dynachrome; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...
Insulting Canada again. tsk, tsk.

South Park does it better. ;)

I agree, Dynachrome.

FReepers are amateurs sometimes.

;-)


19 posted on 03/18/2009 4:46:36 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Checkers

Red Eye is GREAT! I just wish it was on earlier :0(


20 posted on 03/18/2009 4:46:37 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (http://isportsdigest.tripod.com)
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To: fanfan

Knew you would enjoy this one. ;)


21 posted on 03/18/2009 4:49:20 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Checkers

Could care less what David Frum says or thinks. He is just a DemocRAT parading around with the Republicans. He should be shunned.


22 posted on 03/18/2009 4:52:31 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And if you disagree, then you sir are worse than Hitler.


23 posted on 03/18/2009 4:54:33 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: Texas Eagle
I haven't been able to watch the video yet, but I appreciate your comment.

Most of Frum’s article is a list of the 111 Canadians killed in Afghanistan.

If the video just mocked our contribution, he was right to point it out.

OTOH, Frum is the spawn of the CBC, and I don't trust his motives.
He's trying to attack you folks as a Canadian, instead of as a Conservative.
He's hoping he can earn a living here, by attacking Americans, because he blew his chance to make a good name for himself in the US.

24 posted on 03/18/2009 4:55:26 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 03/18/2009 5:02:09 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Checkers

Red Eye is the best show on television hands down and there will be no debate on how awesome Gutfeld is.


26 posted on 03/18/2009 5:02:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: fanfan
Excellent response.

What did you think of my idea as to a gift that we could send to Canadia?

27 posted on 03/18/2009 5:06:04 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Checkers

OMG.

This show has no ratings, right?

What bunk!


28 posted on 03/18/2009 5:07:32 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Checkers; fanfan
should the US invade Canada

They need to read Ultimatum by Richard Rohner.

It turns out rather poorly for the US. And it's a fairly believable scenario.

29 posted on 03/18/2009 5:09:40 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Living next to The United States of America is the best gift we could ask for, FRiend.
30 posted on 03/18/2009 5:10:00 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Checkers
Canadian soldiers were first deployed to Afghanistan in late 2001 early 2002. One of United States earliest allies to address the war on terrorism. The record breaking sniper shot to kill an enemy combatant (over a mile) was established by a Canadian sniper team, members of the Princess Pat Regiment out of Alberta, Canada. Let me say this in no uncertain terms, speaking as a former Canadian (now a U.S. citizen and a ex-Marine), any POS that denigrates Canada's commitment to the war on terrorism is an ignorant, uninformed scumbag. FU!!!
31 posted on 03/18/2009 5:10:04 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Texas Eagle
I know this won't sit well with some of you right-wing wackos but I think David Frum is absolutely right.

You are missing the point and the context. Canada's military has become a joke, despite the individual sacrifice of its members. This is what prompted the satire:

Forces needs a year off to recover: Army chief AFGHANISTAN: Mission has taken its toll

" We are not growing as fast as we would have wanted," he said, noting the land forces are short 600 to 700 people. "An army needs a constant stream of young men and women who are willing to carry a rifle and go off and do the sorts of things we're doing now."

Even ex-soldiers are being courted to return and join the war in Afghanistan. The personnel shortage and equipment that requires constant maintenance have taken a heavy toll, said Leslie. "Beginning in July 2011, we will have to explore the possibility of taking a short operational break, that is well-organized and synchronized, of at least one year,'' he said

The Canadian Defense forces are today funded by approximately $19 billion annually, and are presently ranked 46th in size compared to the world's other armed forces, and 55th in terms of active personnel, standing at a population of roughly 65,000, not including the 26,000 reservists.

that's right. The total active duty military forces of Canada for all services, land, sea, and air is about 65,000!!! This is made possible because the US is footing the bill to provide the Canadian security umbrella. Canada is spending 1.1% of its GDP on defense, which places it at 132nd in the world.

No one is disrespecting the 112 Canadian soldiers, one diplomat and two aid workers who have been killed since the Canadian military deployed to Afghanistan in early 2002. But Canada is a rich nation of almost 35 million. The idea that its land forces can take a year off from operational duties to recover is ludicrous on the face of it.

What is really being made a mockery of is the disproportioinate sacrifice of US blood and treasure around the world to defend the free world. The rest of the world has been on security welfare at our expense. Unfortunately, we won't be able to afford to do it much longer as our economy slides into the ditch and the entitlement programs will force us to cut back on defense spending. We can no longer afford the guns and butter. Some hard choices will have to be made.

32 posted on 03/18/2009 5:10:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: buccaneer81

Rohner should be Rohmer.


33 posted on 03/18/2009 5:10:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

In that book, we win, again?


34 posted on 03/18/2009 5:10:50 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Texas Eagle
In addition, I think FOX News should send Canada a gift of some sort to accompany the apology.

Why scrimp? Let's tie a ribbon around David Frum and send him back to them.

35 posted on 03/18/2009 5:12:43 PM PDT by x
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To: fanfan
In that book, we win, again?

Yes, indeed. The US goes in totally unprepared for any resistance. They pay a big price at the Toronto Airport. A fascinating book.

36 posted on 03/18/2009 5:13:15 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: BluH2o

How many Canadians went to Iraq?


37 posted on 03/18/2009 5:13:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
You are missing the point and the context. Canada's military has become a joke, despite the individual sacrifice of its members.

Yeah, yeah. Okay. Got it. Thanks for setting me straight.

Now, what did you think of my idea as to the gift I suggested?

(I'm starting to think I should've provide some sort of link to the reason I used that particular gift idea. )

38 posted on 03/18/2009 5:15:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: x
Why scrimp? Let's tie a ribbon around David Frum and send him back to them.

I'm okay with that. What did you think of my gift suggestion?

39 posted on 03/18/2009 5:16:30 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Checkers

David Frum

40 posted on 03/18/2009 5:16:32 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: Texas Eagle
I think the gift idea stinks. Fox owes Canada no apology. Since when is Canada above satire?

Fans Boo American National Anthem at Special Olympics

Canadiens Fans boo/disrespect National Anthem--Hockey game

41 posted on 03/18/2009 5:22:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
How many Canadians went to Iraq?

Jean Chretien (almost as big a scumbag as Obama) was PM then. No Liberal Party leader (especially one from Quebec) was going to Iraq. Afghanistan was an easy call for him because the Canadian public wanted blood for 9/11.

42 posted on 03/18/2009 5:22:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Such fun!

LOL, I’ll get it.

Thanks.


43 posted on 03/18/2009 5:23:20 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: kabar
I think your gift idea stinks.

What????

How can you say that???

Do you even know the story about the bust of Winston Churchill and what Pres--ent Obama did with it?

44 posted on 03/18/2009 5:24:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kabar
I've got one for you. One that really matters.

The Canadian Caper

45 posted on 03/18/2009 5:25:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: fanfan; Texas Eagle

As an ex member of the Canadian Airborne Forces Association I was OK with it, especially if Frum didn’t like it.


46 posted on 03/18/2009 5:28:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Texas Eagle
Obama sent it back to Britain before he realized that he could "re-gift" presents from foreign governments.

Otherwise it would already be in Japan or Canada or Upper Volta by now.

47 posted on 03/18/2009 5:29:33 PM PDT by x
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To: kabar
How many Canadians went to Iraq?

Canadians understood the war on terrorism and committed to that war early on ... Iraq came later & there was little enthusiasm in Canada to what was considered Bush's war. Bottom line, what the f*** difference does it make? Is Canada's commitment to the war on terrorism diminished in your pea brain because they chose to take a pass on Iraq?

48 posted on 03/18/2009 5:32:34 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Checkers

Personally (not that Frum gives a damn about what downscale conservatives such as myself think) I think the men and women of the CF are mostly fine, decent, dedicated, skilled and hard-working people who have not always been well served by their superiors, particularly their civilian leadership.


49 posted on 03/18/2009 5:33:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BluH2o
Canadian soldiers were first deployed to Afghanistan in late 2001 early 2002. One of United States earliest allies to address the war on terrorism. The record breaking sniper shot to kill an enemy combatant (over a mile) was established by a Canadian sniper team, members of the Princess Pat Regiment out of Alberta, Canada. Let me say this in no uncertain terms, speaking as a former Canadian (now a U.S. citizen and a ex-Marine), any POS that denigrates Canada's commitment to the war on terrorism is an ignorant, uninformed scumbag. FU!!!

Bump, and Thank You for your service.

50 posted on 03/18/2009 5:34:40 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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