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Bush snubs Canadian Parliament
CFP ^ | November 30, 2004 | Arthur Weinreb

Posted on 11/30/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by MikeEdwards

And it looks good on them. During the U.S. president’s official visit to Canada on November 30 and December 1, the White House rejected an invitation for Bush to address a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate. According to sources, the Parliamentary appearance was declined to avoid booing which was expected from some of the “Honourable” Members.

Bush will of course meet with Prime Minister Martin and, according to protocol, will meet with Stephen Harper as leader of the Official Opposition. But NDP leader Jack Layton and Bloq Quebecois leader, Gilles Duceppe will not have the opportunity to meet with the American president.

While Paul Martin was in Africa last week trumping one world government or whatever he was doing, he told the media that he wasn’t worried about the protests that would be awaiting George Bush’s arrival in Ottawa. According to Martin, the U.S. president is an experienced politician who can handle protests.

Even taking into account that the hatred of George Bush results in much greater protests than the three or four losers who stand on Parliament Hill to protest the one or two social programs that Martin hasn’t thrown enough money at, Martin is probably right. Now that we have established that Bush is not afraid of protests, the declining of the invitation to address Parliament must have been taken for another reason. . . . .

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


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bush; bush43; canada; canadavisit; georgew; snub
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1 posted on 11/30/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by MikeEdwards
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To: MikeEdwards; All

Screw the Canadians!

A definite snub to the plaid-wearing Frenchmen north of the border!


2 posted on 11/30/2004 8:09:27 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MikeEdwards
"Bush... will meet with Stephen Harper as leader of the Official Opposition.

Hopefully, some of W's good karma rubs off on our brash young Conservative.

3 posted on 11/30/2004 8:10:17 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: MikeEdwards

Yea the decline of the invitation must have been for another reason...

He was laughing too hard at the silliness of all you canucks trying to gather for a protest!


4 posted on 11/30/2004 8:10:19 AM PST by SFC Chromey (13 months in Iraq and of COURSE I voted for BUSH!)
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To: MikeEdwards
Site Meter Snub Away... A Snubbed Canuck is useful one...
5 posted on 11/30/2004 8:11:02 AM PST by KMC1
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To: balk

I'd love to see conservatism take hold in Canada the way it has in America.

Won't hold my breath waiting though.

We can just ship the Canadian conservatives down here and trade them for our liberals!


6 posted on 11/30/2004 8:12:25 AM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: MikeEdwards

Good for him. They don't deserve for him to give them one minute of time...except, of course, Stephen Harper and the conservatives. I hope President Bush and Mr. Harper really connect. I suspect they will.


7 posted on 11/30/2004 8:14:41 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: MikeEdwards

I'm glad the President will not be addressing Parliament, I don't think I could take being embarrassed by our 'leaders' yet again.


8 posted on 11/30/2004 8:15:09 AM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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To: RockinRight

Great idea. I'm first in line...


9 posted on 11/30/2004 8:15:32 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: MikeEdwards

I love this about Bush. There is always a consequence for people, leaders, governments that play dirty. Bush just won't deal with you. That's a great quality. None of the wishy washy "oh please like me no matter what" crap we saw in the Clinton administration.


10 posted on 11/30/2004 8:16:16 AM PST by Wonderama ("America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy"....John Updike)
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To: MikeEdwards

Heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee...


11 posted on 11/30/2004 8:16:30 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MikeEdwards

Bush is telling Canada's Lefties to "SUV IT!" BWAHAHAHAHAHA


12 posted on 11/30/2004 8:16:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: MikeEdwards
Where is this batch of protesters getting all the cash to go from San Francisco to Washington, DC to Canada and all the other anti-American, neocommunist protest spots? Some one is funding them. Is it Soros, Terry Kerry, the Iranians, who?

And, I certainly hope that we have the horses in place to photograph the usuals and identify them with some sort of 'photo recognition software. These are they guys that I really want to keep off my airplane!

13 posted on 11/30/2004 8:18:53 AM PST by Tacis (Kerry - You Can't Make A Silk Purse Out Of A Lazy, Lying, Elitist Scumbag!)
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To: MikeEdwards


Who, in their right mind, would want to meet with people who say stuff like this? -- "Carolyn Parrish: Canadian - 'Damn Americans … I hate those bastards.'”

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16095

FrontPage magazine.com :: Carolyn Parrish: Canadian Leftist Mouthpiece by Stephen Brown


14 posted on 11/30/2004 8:22:43 AM PST by 2ThumbsUp
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To: MikeEdwards

bttt


15 posted on 11/30/2004 8:23:49 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MplsSteve

Screw the Canadians!

>>>

Not in this lifetime...


16 posted on 11/30/2004 8:24:49 AM PST by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a death cult that must end. Save your time...)
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To: RockinRight
We can just ship the Canadian conservatives down here and trade them for our liberals!

Perhaps some of that is already happening. It is a shame they didn't choose to allow Quebec to leave when they were offered the chance.
17 posted on 11/30/2004 8:27:13 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: MikeEdwards
remind me again why Canada isnt a State ?

It'd be a cool place to dump our nuclear waste

18 posted on 11/30/2004 8:37:02 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: MplsSteve; KMC1; goldstategop; Pylot; anoldafvet; Tamar1973; what's up; freedumb2003; riri; ...
a friendly FYI
19 posted on 11/30/2004 8:43:42 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: MikeEdwards
You should have seen the special that the CBC had on US-Canada relations on CSPAN last night. Canada wants the US to do everything thru the UN. They had what they called some "average" Canadians making statements and I was amazed of their ignorance of what the heck is really going on in the "real" world.
20 posted on 11/30/2004 8:50:35 AM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: balk

That's it? Interesting there are no CANADIANS in those vehicles.


21 posted on 11/30/2004 8:58:38 AM PST by freedumb2003 (When does the Revolution start? I'm going for a bike ride for a while. Please fill me in later.)
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To: Ashamed Canadian

Remember Bush refused to attend the NAACP convention each year also. He does not feel the presidency is a punching bag.

You will note that he always insures that he does not do anything to dishonor the presidency. That is why he does not throw cheap punches, make hateful comments. He is pure class as is the position of President of the U.S.

Another reason we love this man - no matter how many liberals paint him as a dummy, a Hitler, a moron, a war-mongerer.

He is taking care of us - the American heartland, and we understand what motivates this fine man.


22 posted on 11/30/2004 9:01:26 AM PST by ClancyJ (Middle America is what makes America - not the Liberal "elitists" and the Media)
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To: freedumb2003

My thoughts exactly.



23 posted on 11/30/2004 9:02:32 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MikeEdwards

This is the same parlament that heckled Ronald Reagan.

It is not the USA that must appologize it is Canada that must appologize.


24 posted on 11/30/2004 9:05:01 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: MikeEdwards
It is somewhat sad to me that there is so much Canadian bashing going on at F.R. I know that some Canadians have trashed the USA but the majority of them are very good people. The silent majority just hasn't taken over up there as yet, hopefully they will in the future. Just like in our country the Lefties have the biggest mouths and do all the shouting and their left wing media sanctions it. (just like in America).

I know quite a few Canadians and they don't feel at all like you read in the media. I am American Indian and it upsets me when all Indians are portrayed as drunkin lazy dirty Indians. It's not fun on this end of the stick.

25 posted on 11/30/2004 9:06:48 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: longtermmemmory

If we're talking about heckling, then perhaps the Aussies should apologize for heckling Bush.


26 posted on 11/30/2004 9:22:29 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: balk

It is my understanding that Harper will be introducing Bush to a young Canadian who did fight in Iraq with the US. Nice move on Harper's part ... and something the young man will remember as well.


27 posted on 11/30/2004 9:24:20 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: MikeEdwards

The people of Halifax deserve our sincere thanks for what they did on 9/11.

Canadian leftists deserve nothing but our continued derision. They are neither friends nor allies to my way of thinking.

What is funny is all these socialists that expect president Bush to validate their "feelings" about him. They are so used to getting patted on the head by big mommy for spewing out the leftist party line, that they are beside themselves that Bush isn't listening.

Freedom is a wonderful and protest away if you must. What the socialists forget is that the rest of us are equally free to ignore them at our pleasure, good little fascists that they are.


28 posted on 11/30/2004 9:26:32 AM PST by Owl558 (Don't tread on me!)
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To: MplsSteve

Ask the libs.


29 posted on 11/30/2004 9:26:59 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Owl558

Good post.


30 posted on 11/30/2004 9:28:15 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Wonderama

Now if President Bush and the rest of America would only back that by withholding American money.


31 posted on 11/30/2004 9:29:45 AM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: Tacis

The protestors never materialized, as far as I have heard. I have been listening to CBC all morning and there has not been one word about any protest.


32 posted on 11/30/2004 9:30:23 AM PST by Eva
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To: fish hawk

The good people of Canada need to stop being complacent and stand up and be counted. When they have elections, vote out those idiots who are ruining your beautiful country. If the vast majority of Canadians don't think like the socialists there, than they should do something about it. We really worked hard to get Pres Bush elected 2 times now. It is hard work to take your country back but it can be done but not by complacency.


33 posted on 11/30/2004 9:39:20 AM PST by beckysueb (We sent the Liberal back to Massachusetts!)
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To: MikeEdwards
While Paul Martin was in Africa last week trumping one world government or whatever he was doing, he told the media that he wasn’t worried about the protests that would be awaiting George Bush’s arrival in Ottawa. According to Martin, the U.S. president is an experienced politician who can handle protests.

Rush said this morning that "the protests" didn't materialize.

LOL

34 posted on 11/30/2004 9:41:16 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: fish hawk

First, nobody is bashing all Canadians. I'm sorry about the Indian stereotypes that get tossed around and find it repulsive. However, your comment about "this end of the stick" misses the mark as conservatives, Christians, and the like also get unfairly stereotyped and lumped together so we, too, know the feeling.


35 posted on 11/30/2004 9:44:36 AM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: MplsSteve; freedumb2003
True Heroes. I can't get enough:

July 27, 2004 : From left: Warrant Officer Brian Brown and Corporal Eric Lemay of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada in the turret of their LAV III, in support of Combat Support Company, 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment Battalion Group, during a patrol in a village near Kabul. To date, Combat Support Company has taken part in more than 650 mounted and foot patrols in and around Kabul. Photo by Cpl John Bradley

July 14, 2004 : Corporal Pierre Verreault waits at the controls of a Bison armoured vehicle while Sergeant Martin Besmargian (left) signs for it with Corporal Jean-Paul Marta of the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battalion Group. Cpl Verrault and Sgt Besmargian, both members of Transport Platoon, National Command Element, are taking the Bison to Kabul International Airport. Photo by Cpl John Bradley

June 19, 2004 : When soldiers conducting a mounted patrol halt to look around, children gather around the vehicles and try to communicate with the soldiers, or hover close by out of simple curiosity. These exchanges seem to be great fun for the children trying to make themselves understood in their own language. Photo : Cplc Yves Proteau

June 19, 2004 : During patrols in and around Kabul, it is very important to keep your guard up. Private Patrick Gagnon and Pte Jean-Yves Matte demonstrate that principle in the rear of their vehicle. Photo by MCpl Yves Proteau

36 posted on 11/30/2004 9:45:01 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: beckysueb

Considering the recent Canadian elections, I think it's safe to assume that Canada wants to remain an ideological province of France.

When the Canadians start to get serious about taking their place in the world (and no, sending a unit or two to Kabul isn't gonna cut it), then I'll start to respect them more.


37 posted on 11/30/2004 9:51:32 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MikeEdwards
If Bush wanted to speak to a bunch of children, he would go to a kindergarten class.

LOL! So true. I'm sure he thinks that time is short, so why waste it on those whiners! I'm glad he's spending his precious time with the wonderful people who welcomed those stranded on 9/11. They were the epitome of hospitality!

38 posted on 11/30/2004 9:58:21 AM PST by SuziQ (W STILL the President)
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To: All
Canadian Forces OPS currently underway:

...and we can do better.

39 posted on 11/30/2004 10:03:26 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: MikeEdwards

The Canadian Parliament is pretty much a joke.. Meeting with a joke is not funny.. Bush must be serious..


40 posted on 11/30/2004 10:14:02 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: NorthOf45

Hi again NorthOf45. We have had some good exchanges in the past. With you in mind, I am making sure to distinguish between the socialist scum and the rest of you good neighbors.


41 posted on 11/30/2004 10:15:24 AM PST by Owl558 (Don't tread on me!)
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To: Owl558

God bless you owl unlike most here who made up their mind already.


42 posted on 11/30/2004 10:19:23 AM PST by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=-
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To: MplsSteve

Since you brought up the recent elections ... did you bother to compare the results to the those of the election in 2000? The shift has started ... I just wish it would proceed faster.


43 posted on 11/30/2004 10:34:16 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: JudyinCanada

I would not for one minute minimize the good that the Harper meeting could have. Like the US, Most of Sask, Alb, and Ontario are pretty conservative already.

Bush and Rove may be able to take Harper under their wing to establish some sort of power dialogue between Canada and the US.

If you can't establish a formal cooperation between the US and Canada, you can set Harper up to be the guy that needs to be dealt with in all matters requiring US cooperation.

That would be a start.


44 posted on 11/30/2004 10:34:53 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.)
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To: MikeEdwards

I see absolutely no reason why the President should submit himself to abuse by a bunch of idiotic uber-liberal Canuckleheads. President Bush refused to address the NAALCP for the very same reasons.

Screw Canada!!! I hope the President takes the opportunity to tell Paul Martin that our Nortern Border will close 5 minutes after Air Force One hits American Airspace. Maybe then Canuckistan will come to terms with the fact that they are the biggest Security Threat that our Country faces. When they decide to defend themselves, and join our side in the War on Terror, we can talk about re-opening our common border.

Until then, they can eat all of that softwood that they are cutting and dumping on our markets.


45 posted on 11/30/2004 10:38:09 AM PST by Bean Counter
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To: balk

Very cool pictures! Thanks!

BTW, I didn't know Canadians were now wearing digital camo!


46 posted on 11/30/2004 11:09:04 AM PST by Levante
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To: MikeEdwards
According to Martin, the U.S. president is an experienced politician who can handle protests.

Apparently the protests totally fizzled. Nobody showed up.

47 posted on 11/30/2004 11:10:36 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: balk

you should create a thread for this and show freepers that we are helping out despite our Liberal anti-military stance.

You can find more on http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/


48 posted on 11/30/2004 11:16:27 AM PST by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=-
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To: ClancyJ

"You will note that he always insures that he does not do anything to dishonor the presidency."

Waaaaaay off subject - but I read it in a book last night. Bush takes his "wearing a suit in the oval office" policy so strong that even late at night in his casual clothes, if he needs to go down the stairs to the oval office just to get some documents he forget he'll put on his suit and tie!


49 posted on 11/30/2004 11:24:47 AM PST by geopyg (Peace..................through decisive and ultimate VICTORY. (Democracy, whiskey, sexy))
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To: geopyg

LOL - I would not be surprised.

We need to enjoy this time with a president who so honors his office, his country and so understands the heartland of America.

God has blessed us with this man.


50 posted on 11/30/2004 11:50:19 AM PST by ClancyJ (Middle America is what makes America - not the Liberal "elitists" and the Media)
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