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Canada Apologizes To The U.S.  
User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

There are so many nasty threads here these days, I thought this might produce a chuckle or two.


A truly Canadian Apology to the USA...
Courtesy of Rick Mercer from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC Television:

"On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the
United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well
recently and for that, I am truly sorry.

"I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron, but it wasn't
nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a
moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all it's not
like you actually elected him.

"I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees
than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and
better than your own.

"I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defense I guess our
excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours.

"I'm sorry we burnt down your White House during the war of 1812. I
notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.

"I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer,
but we feel your pain.

"I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up
against a crazed dictator, you want to have your friends by your side. I
realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.

"And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're
constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a
thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this.

"We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with."

...and in the same vein -- joke going the other way:

Canada has offered to supply two squadrons of jet fighters, three frigates, and 5,000 combat troops to help in the invasion of Iraq. But after the exchange rate is calculated, it's a flock of Canada Geese, a canoe, and a Mountie.






Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Talk about thinly veiled flamebait....  Yeah sure


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Great post, thanks. I did notice Canada is getting active on the UN diplomatic front. That's where Canada excels.




Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Arrow:
That's funny and I like it. Big grin

My friend in Montreal sent me that email a few months ago. I got a kick out of it.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

A drinker of Molson deriding US beer?

That's rich  Laugh out loud

Now say this was a person from England or Germany. They can make that wisecrack. They are from the birthplace of Stout and Bier.

Last time I checked it was the British that burned the White House. I know you all get a kick out of riding those coattails but truth be told it was
Maj. Gen. Robert Ross 4,000 veterans of the Napoleonic wars that where dispatched directly from France to burn the Capitol.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

L - 188

You're right -- it was the British. Accurate history isn't Mercer's strong point. But don't feel bad, an American force burned Toronto (York). Can't remember who did it first.

I wouldn't touch Molsons.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

That was pretty funny. Molson is good beer...considering Canadians make it.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4629 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

"Talk about thinly veiled flamebait...."

Kind of like all those France bashing threads you and your cronies post constantly? And when somebody takes offense you say "It's only a joke, boy you europeans have thin skins"

It's only a joke Jcs, boy you have a thin skin.





Word
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

My friend in Montreal sent me that email a few months ago. I got a kick out of it.

Superfly you used to live here, right?




Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Kind of like all those France bashing threads you and your cronies post constantly? And when somebody takes offense you say "It's only a joke, boy you europeans have thin skins"

It's only a joke Jcs, boy you have a thin skin.


Yeah, youre right, I guess it was kind of over the top. But it goes both ways... Canadians tend to go nuts whenever I post an article from a conservative Canadian...



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Marco:
It was years ago.
I was just a little kid at the time and my last flight out of Montreal was on a AA 707.  Big grin
I do visit Vancouver and Toronto frequently.



Jcs17:
Stop embarassing us other people in the U.S.
It was just a joke with a lot of truth to it.

Some Americans CAN take a joke.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

AA B707! I used to love those!!

You should come back and visit this great city sometime!



Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I do need to visit Montreal.
Canada is a great country.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16883 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

I love Montreal, but you (Canadians) really should feel sorry for your failed socialist system.

I saw more homeless drunks and more kids strung out on heroin in a week than I see in NYC in a month, you really have to watch yourself there especially on the Metro.

And all those socialist style welfare apartment buildings look like classic Soviet construction.

But Im going back this summer anyway, nice place.




Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

you really have to watch yourself there especially on the Metro.


Are you kidding me? We have one of the safest metros in the world! I use it all the time late at night. It's extremely safe, unlike NYC. I do agree with you about drunks and homeless people in Canada though.



Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

STT757:
Actually the homeless is a bigger problem in the U.S. than you think.
In NewYork, they've all been pushed in to parts of the city whare touist don't go thanks to Aldof Guliani.

San Francisco also has a huge homeless problem. Here they aren't forced out of sight of tourist. Montreal may be the same.

I doubt it's the high taxes that's forced these people on the streets. Many of them suffer from mental health problems.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16883 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Maybe it was just the one station (near Olympic Park), but it was super shady and I don't mean that in a cool hip hop way.

Otherwise Im quite envious of the night life, shopping and dining. I hope NYC can emulate the outdoor dining scene more like Montreal, each night the meals and restaraunts kept getting better and better.

This one place in old Montreal in particular was awesome, ate in a huge coutryard behind some really really old buildings. They had a live jazz band and great wine and atmosphere, the menu wasn't all that fancy for such a swanky place. I had a pizza.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

The metro station you're talking about is probably Pie IX or Viau. Those are the two metro stops near the olympic stadium!

This one place in old Montreal in particular was awesome, ate in a huge coutryard behind some really really old buildings. They had a live jazz band and great wine and atmosphere, the menu wasn't all that fancy for such a swanky place. I had a pizza

I LOVE that place! It's right on Place Jacques Cartier, one of my fav. spots in Montreal! I forgot the name of the place, but I do know what you're talking about.

Montreal is a cheap city, for Americans. Fortunately, my father works outside of Canada so everything is really cheap for us in Canada!



Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Marco:

The NYC subway system is at the safest it's ever been in recent years, and is one of the safest ones in the world. Considering it is the largest by far, with hundreds of miles of track and hundreds of stations, I wouldn't call the NYC subway dangerous. I ride frequently at all hours and have never been robbed, assaulted or anything..




User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4629 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 957 times:

STT757:

Don't judge the whole country by a shady area of one city that you saw.



Word
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 926 times:

I don't think STT757 did that.


Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 915 times:

I miss Rick Mercer...

User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Europe could learn a lot from Canada, This is how you tell the truth without being so.... In your face. Molson Ice is great beer. But every once in awhile I buy a 6 pack and its SKUNK BEER... But I've found Corona now and its never let me down... viva Mexico


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 907 times:

I live in Toronto and I think it's pretty good - what with all the amenities, etc. (save for the high cost of living). However, I really like the social and cultural atmosphere in Montreal (except for the separatist movement). The jazz festival and the F1 are perhaps two of the biggest events in the province. I've been there for both and lemme tell ya..... wwwwwwWOW!




AW


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