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August 28, 2009

Reason # 14,387 Why America > Canada

We may elevate former action heroes and beauty queens into positions of importance, but at least we don’t install self-admitted functionally illiterate former hockey coaches to our Senate*.

*It remains arguable whether we wouldn’t appoint someone like Demers, or if we simply have an ongoing national shortage of functionally illiterate former hockey coaches on which to test our will.

Posted by BG at 12:25 PM |

Notorious B.G.,
A lefty often gives himself away by the way he tweaks the language to serve his argument.
In this case, you write that we “elevated” an action hero and beauty queen into “positions of importance.”
I know that you don’t like the fact that Arnold and Sarah Palin won multiple elections, but they actually were elected by their constituents to Governor and Mayor & Governor, respectively—they weren’t merely passively “elevated” to “a position of importance.”
On the other hand, in the state of Massachusetts, the donkeys actually are working hard to circumvent the state law of having a special election to determine Mr. Chappaquiddick’s replacement in the Senate.
By the way, Arnold is a very successful businessman—he’s very intelligent.
And Sarah Palin is not just a former beauty queen—she was also successful in business, and then she took on the corrupt elements of the Alaska GOP & knocked them right in the mouth—that’s why she got elected governor by her constituents.
If you wish to identify people whom have been “elevated” to positions of importance, take a look at all of Obama’s “Czars”—they’re unelected, unconfirmed, and may even be unconstitutional.
Certainly, an executive (President) is entitled to choose his own aides and advisors—that’s not the disagreement.
It’s just that we theoretically have a republican form of democracy, and Obama has announced that these cronies and campaign contributors of his are now not only advisors, but that they are “in charge” of x, y, and z—without being confirmed by the Senate.
Even Democratic Senator Robert Byrd wrote Obama a letter stating that he just can’t establish a bunch of czars, without Congressional confirmation/oversight.
Since there are 32 Czars at last count, there’s not even enough letters in the alphabet to subscribe to each of them.
And most ironically, we’re talking about the Senate seat of Ted Kennedy—the man who left a woman to drown and didn’t report it to the authorities until after lunch the next day—yet continued to get elected for 40 years due to the fact that his last name was “Kennedy.”
I can’t imagine he would have gotten re-elected following Chappaquiddick if he had not been the little brother of JFK and RFK.
Sheesh, talk about “elevating” someone to “a position of importance.”
To paraphrase one of Kennedy’s Republican opponents who famously said to Kennedy in a public debate, “If your last name was ‘Moore’ instead of ‘Kennedy,’ you wouldn’t be on this stage debating me !
(Moore was Kennedy’s middle name.)

Posted by: IamTheWalrus at August 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Ugh. . . .Jacques Demers grew up in an abusive household where he was regularly beaten by his father and had to witness the same abuse perpetrated on his mother. Demers was an abused child who through this suffering ended up with a learning disability. But through this disability and all of the obstacles put before him he worked amazingly hard a rose up to be the leader of the Montreal Canadians and the Detroit Redwings, 2 of the most successful sports franchises in North America. After retirement he has worked tirelessly for literacy rights for children, and battled against abusive family environments. So if in your eyes that issue puts another feather in your cap, so be it.

Posted by: Towoozy at August 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Might as well throw out the other 14386 reasons, and we can address them one by one.

Posted by: towoozy at August 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Canadian “bacon?” You people know that’s ham, right?
We don’t live in igloos down here.
Don Cherry’s jackets. What’s up with those?

Posted by: BG at August 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Minnesota just negated you with their newest Senator, though I suppose we could blame it on the proximity to Canada.

Posted by: twolaneflash at August 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

All bacon is ham though, but yes Canadian bacon is crap.
We may have igloos, but at least real-estate wise those igloos still fetch a good price in Canada.
Don Cherry’s jackets. That’s just pure show man ship. Actually his departed wife used loved it when he would dress as such, so after she passed away he carried on. As well a lot of those jackets tend to have a charity aspect applied to them.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm
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