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Cheney Axes Canada Trip Because It's Too Dangerous
Newser ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | Kate Schwartz

Posted on 03/14/2012 6:38:54 AM PDT by Dick Holmes

Today's "we swear we're not the Onion" story: Dick Cheney has canceled a planned appearance in Toronto ... because he fears it could be too dangerous a trip to take. "He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high," explained the head of the promotions company that had scheduled the April 24 event at the apparently risky Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The National Post reminds us that Cheney reportedly got stuck inside a Vancouver building for seven hours during a September speech after a protest outside indeed turned violent and a security guard was choked.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anarchists; bigtime; cheney; eh; hoser; radicalleft; revolutionaryleft; violentleft
Series, eh?
1 posted on 03/14/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: Dick Holmes

not to mention while he’s on the ground Soros could engineer a no-confidence vote in Harper, and the caretaker PM might extradite him to The Hague on war crimes charges.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 6:40:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dick Holmes

Cheney’s health is not good. Bet that is a bigger issue than this nonsense.

Reporters disease.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 6:41:35 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

WHAT? Canada violent? Say it ain’t so.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT by rktman
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To: Dick Holmes

“... after a protest outside indeed turned violent and a security guard was choked.”

Why aren’t they ARMED?

Oh, I forgot: it’s Canada. ‘Nuff said.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 6:49:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: Dick Holmes
I had a really nasty experience travelling to Canada 2 years ago. The border guards treated me and my wife like dirt. We were just on a business trip to two customers in Ontario.

We're going to Niagara Falls ("Slowly I turned ...") the end of March.

I'll be damned if I'll set foot in Canada again.

F&^k Yu, Canada!

6 posted on 03/14/2012 6:52:30 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Dick Holmes
Take off, you hoser.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Dick Holmes

What was the event?

Judging from the comments there, it’s probably the right decision.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: eCSMaster
I'll be damned if I'll set foot in Canada again.

Because of my hostility (if that's the right word) to the TSA and belief that the terrorists are not finished with downing aircraft, I like to note that if I cannot get somewhere by bus, train, or car, I won't go. I wish to clarify that destinations are restricted to the USA. I won't go to Canada or Mexico.

9 posted on 03/14/2012 7:11:01 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Dick Holmes
Cheney always seemed a cautious man with his own life, if he felt uncomfortable going there it was his call. It is easy to think of Canadians as sort of Americanish Lite but many of them do not really like us all that much. It has been the frozen refuge for those opposed to United States since the Revolution. I had one friend who was descended from Shawnee Indians who went up there because they refused to surrender to the hated United States. Despite the fact that he was of mixed race, was several generations removed from that event and having moved to the United States for economic opportunity, he was pretty critical of this country. I only mention that example because it reflected the feeling of moral superiority I have found in some Canadians which is why I like to poke fun at them on occasion. If we are for it they sometimes sort of oppose it just on principal. Dick Cheney is the great imperialist bogeyman to the self righteous leftists which makes him a magnet for trouble.
10 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: Texas Fossil
Cheney’s health is not good. Bet that is a bigger issue than this nonsense.

I'm not sure you would feel that way if you were in Ontario when the G20 Summit was on here. Understand too that Ann Coulter had to bail from an Ottawa speech for the same reason of 'not being able to guarantee security'. It would appear that an extremist leftist media can manage to get anyone whipped into a frenzy....even a generally peaceful group of people.

11 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: eCSMaster
I had a really nasty experience travelling to Canada 2 years ago. The border guards treated me and my wife like dirt. We were just on a business trip to two customers in Ontario.

Sounds like quite a few experiences that I've had traveling in the other direction....

12 posted on 03/14/2012 7:27:48 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Dick Holmes

He’s probably worried one of these leftwing loones will try to arrest him for war crimes.Something they have said they want to do.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 7:49:43 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: rktman

Canadians aren’t violent, but insane leftist/anarchists are. They are paid to do such things. We will see it in the U.S. before the elections.

Vile cretin all.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 8:49:17 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: OldPossum
I have not been to Canada since the Gun Registry came into being.

As a now retired RV'er I would love to see the sights of western Canada.

Since I am not allowed to posses a hand gun there for my personal protection Canada does not get my tourist dollars for those 3 to 4 months trips.

It is a beautiful country, but no way.

15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:05:22 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: hecticskeptic; eCSMaster
I have made several fishing trips into Canada over the years.

With the exception of one individual I have been treated fairly by Canadian Officials who had a job to do.

Crossing the border back into my country I also have been treated like dirt by US Officials at the border. Rude and crude before 911, can't blame that on Canada.

16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:26:30 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Texas Fossil
Canadians aren’t violent, but insane leftist/anarchists are

Well maybe not outwardly violent, but vicious innuendo and expressed wishes for harm against Cheney are very common up there. Even a former head of one of the three national parties did it.

17 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:11 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: TYVets

You outlined the exact reasons why I would not go to Canada. It has a lot to offer but I would never go there for the reason you noted, i.e., cannot protect myself with a firearm of my choice.

There are some states (New Jersey, New York, all of New England come immediately to mind) I wouldn’t go to either, for the same reason.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum
There are some states (New Jersey, New York, all of New England come immediately to mind) I wouldn’t go to either, for the same reason.

The states north and east of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia are at the bottom of my list of places to visit in my RV.

Some good people, great sights, but...

19 posted on 03/14/2012 11:32:26 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: steve86
Even a former head of one of the three national parties did it.

Is he a greenie or a leftie? Bet he is a Green Party hater, they are just like the anarchist/lefties.

20 posted on 03/14/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

What elections? With last Fridays executive order there may not be any elections this November. Could be SHTF time sooner than we can prep for.


21 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

There is NO way to prepare for a contingency like you described.

Yes, he is an arrogant despot. We as a nation have dealt with that kind before. But NEVER as POTUS.

When the Dems are thrown out in November, we will have years of heavy lifting to remove the red stain impregnated in the fabric of government. It none the less must be done.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 6:29:46 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

———the red stain impregnated in the fabric of government——

The stain and stench permeates America. It comes from the homes of our leftist neighbors and relatives. America must receive a general purge and cleansing.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 6:38:02 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Yes, indeed.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 6:39:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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