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Don Cherry happy Canada finally coming around to his way of thinking
The National Post ^ | March 3 2012 | Joe O'Connor

Posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:51 PM PST by xp38

Don Cherry knows the historical record. He knows that he blasted the Jean Chrétien Liberals for not supporting the United States invasion of Iraq, caned Montreal Canadiens fans for booing the American national anthem and, when coffins carrying Canadian troops began trickling home from Afghanistan, turned the final 30 seconds of Coach’s Corner into a national war memorial.

Don Cherry knows exactly what he has done and exactly what he is: a right-winger, a patriot, an angry old white guy working for a liberal employer in a nation long painted Liberal red until a pro-monarchy, pro-military, tough-on-crime prime minister came along and began repainting it blue.

The old hockey coach never changes, but maybe Canada has. And maybe Mr. Cherry was ahead of the curve, politically, and maybe the rest of the country — beyond the “pinko” bastion of downtown Toronto and those socialists down in Quebec — is finally catching up.

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1 posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:55 PM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

Maybe he is correct in his thinking, but someone needs to talk to him about his wardrobe.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 5:27:01 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

What? I LOVE his wardrobe!


3 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:44 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: fhayek

I was still in canada when he made his rant on CBC’s hockey night in canada about canada who should support the US invasion of Iraq, including stars and stripes necktie to boot. 2003. This occurred over an entire week, and in that stretch ...the Maple Laffs lost to Vancouver. Don Cherry is a friend of America.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 5:32:03 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: fhayek
Canaduh has bested the US.

May Zer0 fail.

5 posted on 03/03/2012 5:33:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: FrdmLvr

6 posted on 03/03/2012 5:34:23 PM PST by fhayek
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To: FrdmLvr

Don Cherry rules! Reminds me of the older Canadians I know, more like Brits, less like frogs.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 5:36:03 PM PST by singletrack (..................................................................)
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To: xp38
I like Don Cherry's hit song Thinking of You, from the early fall of 1950.
8 posted on 03/03/2012 5:36:17 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: fhayek

The Wrath of Grapes. :)

Though I must say some of his HNIC apparel shows that some people really can shoot their couch and wear it.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 5:38:21 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: max americana
I was still in canada when he made his rant

I was sitting in the airport at Vancouver, BC, waiting for some friends to arrive for our ski trip to Whistler when I saw the replay of when he almost got into fisticuffs with his partner about the U.S. starting the invasion of Iraq.

I've been a fan ever since........

10 posted on 03/03/2012 5:41:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: xp38

I was thinking that Canada was really turning around, then I read about the “conservatives” in Alberta passing a bill to make it illegal to teach that sexual deviancy is sinful, even in a home school.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 5:43:37 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: max americana
I was still in canada when he made his rant

I was sitting in the airport at Vancouver, BC, waiting for some friends to arrive for our ski trip to Whistler when I saw the replay of when he almost got into fisticuffs with his partner about the U.S. starting the invasion of Iraq.

I've been a fan ever since........

12 posted on 03/03/2012 5:44:57 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: max americana

I remember that. I never thought I’d see Cherry wear stars and stripes anything because it’s not Canadian. As he said on another occasion. “The US and British are good, but we’re the best” referencing international humanitarian missions. To him, Iraq was an act of neighbors not being there for one another.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 5:47:56 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Cherry goes on the Jim Rome show once every 3 months to talk hockey and he’s more American than any of our limp-wrist liberals who call themselves “American”.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 5:53:29 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Darren McCarty

Yes, I did remember that also. Ron Maclean, his partner on HNIC has always been a loser. That’s why he always looks at Cherry’s crotch’ when he talks to him and teased as the ‘crotchwatcher’. Cherry, also narrated the entire ‘good stuff’ that America did for the world such as the Berlin Airlift in one of the intermissions.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 5:57:54 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

When is couch season anyway??? :)


16 posted on 03/03/2012 6:13:33 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: xp38

As a hockey-loving Detroiter back in the 1970s, I used to catch Don on channel 9. Snappy dresser. Only over the past ten years did I come to realize what an ally Americans had in this guy. Bravo, Don!


17 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:40 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Dr. Sivana

There is a real conservative party in Alberta who is poised to challenge the “Progressive Conservatives” in the next election:

They are the Wildrose Alliance:

http://www.wildrose.ca/


18 posted on 03/03/2012 7:04:33 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

I know of them, but just the fact the the Progressive Conservatives go back to the same old playbook every chance they get, even after the Reform Party’s ascension, and especially in Alberta, makes me lose heart. (Wife is from Alberta, and it has much to recommend it.)


19 posted on 03/03/2012 7:17:42 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: xp38

If you get the chance, watch a Don Cherry’s Rockem Sockem Hockey video. You will not be disappointed.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 7:39:41 PM PST by gusty
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To: xp38

Sun News is certainly helping things up here.

Sun News is hard-hitting and far more conservative than Fox. The left up here doesn’t know where to turn - they have NEVER been challenged or exposed prior to Sun News!


21 posted on 03/03/2012 8:38:08 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Delta Dawn
When is couch season anyway??? :)

Inasmuch as there appears to be no "bag limit", then it may be safe to assume them to be vermin, and thus always in season : P...

the infowarrior

22 posted on 03/03/2012 8:58:07 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well I am American-I just know about this pp by visiting Blogging Tories every once in a while, but it’s not much better here in America. The tea party sweeps the Republicans back into power and what happens? BAS (Business as Usual) and we are about to elect a RINO socialist as our nominee to go against one of the worst Presidents in US history!?


23 posted on 03/03/2012 9:54:33 PM PST by JSDude1
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The tea party sweeps the Republicans back into power and what happens? BAS (Business as Usual)

I expect the backstab at the national level. Even when the Progressive Conservatives and Reform Party were merging,the P.C.s couldn't even pretend to give lip service to any level of social conservatism in radio interviews on CBC.

What bothers me is that Alberta should be the most conservative province, and they are leading the way on this stuff with large majorities. Meanwhile, I commute every day to Madison, Wisconsin, and get to see Gov. Scott Walker with a reduced and slim majority in the state senate move the ball against the Gates of Hell. I see even a lightweight like Mitch Daniels get Right to Work passed in Indiana (which should be a rough equivalent of Alberta, politically).

But if Alberta thinks it can regulate what parents say to their own children in their own home, what would we get from Quebec, Ontario or B.C.?
24 posted on 03/03/2012 10:06:46 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: fhayek

Yes! THAT’s what I’m talking about! Classic Don Cherry. Dapper, a dandy, yet strong and manly. He’s a character. His wardrobe matches his outrageous personality, And knows hockey.


25 posted on 03/04/2012 5:35:24 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Delta Dawn

24/7/365 :)


26 posted on 03/04/2012 6:56:03 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well I live in Indiana, and we may get a real conservative governor in Representative Pence, however on the national level we’ll be stuck with Communist or Socialist-GWB-McCain lite! I just wish we could seceede from the union.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 8:38:44 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1
I just wish we could seceede from the union.

I live in rural Illinois. I'd be happy if "Chicagoland" would do the seceding. Maybe you could trade Gary for rural Illinois.
28 posted on 03/04/2012 8:58:14 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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