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We’ll Cream You With Our Tim Hortons Donuts, You Hosers!

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/What is the deal, America?
I thought we had an agreement.
We Canadians have tried to be polite neighbours; we’re kinda known for it.

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I feel kinda let down. Canada has kept our part of the bargain, regularly offering up sacrificial talent to the USA volcano: Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, Jim Carrey, Dan Akroyd, Mike Myers, William Shatner https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/20/shatners-world-we-just-live-in-it/

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Tricia Helfer, Alex Trebek, Lorne Michaels, Michael Bublé, Mary Pickford (yes, American’s sweetheart was Canadian), James Doohan, Elizabeth Arden, Joni Mitchell, Arcade Fire, Sandra Oh, Monty Hall, Michael Cera, Tommy Chong, Nathan Fillion https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/24/firefly/

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Dave Foley, Yannick Bisson, Cobi Smulders, Wayne Gretzky, The Tragically Hip, Leslie Neilsen https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/11/04/airplane/ Rick Moranis, Seth Rogen, Neil Young, Margaret Atwood, Martin Short, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Peter Jennings, Rich Little, Morley Safer, Barenaked Ladies, Fay Wray…

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Eugene Levy, Carrie-Ann Moss, Frank Gehry, Drake, Ryan Gosling https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/03/09/heres-to-the-ones-who-dream/ Shania Twain, Joshua Jackson, Eric McCormack, Neve Campbell, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brendan Fehr, Joe Shuster, Margot Kidder…

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Celine Dion, Glenn Ford, Ellen Page, Andrea Martin, Pamela Anderson, Catherine O’Hara, Leonard Cohen https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/10/10/ive-told-the-truth-i-didnt-come-to-fool-you/ Lorne Greene, John Candy, Will Arnett, BTO, Trailer Park Boys, The Guess Who, James Cameron, Dave Thomas, Paul Gross, and more…

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Now we’re going to war? Over wood and dairy? Really?

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Canadians forced to don our uniforms of toques and parkas, eh, and hoard rations of maple syrup, poutine, butter tarts, and beer for the battles! Ski-Doo Fleets! Canoe Armadas! We’ll cream you with our Tim Hortons donuts, you hosers!

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 Speak truth to power, tell the Emperor he’s not wearing any clothes, Oh Lord, I feel like scrubbing my mind of that horrifying orange image. How can you trust a guy that says he’s gonna pull out then doesn’t? Obviously talking about Trump pulling out of NAFTA here. https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/

Fighting with both your neighbours, Canada and Mexico, America, who’s the problem child? https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/07/04/happy-4th-of-july/

https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/Canada isn’t known as the 51st state for nothing. Canada and America are BFFs, I thought it would be easier…to stay friends, well, except throwing shade during that nasty little war over 200 years ago, but Canada wasn’t even a country then, we’re only turning 150 this July 1stHappy Birthday Canada! https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/07/01/happy-canada-day-eh/

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Maybe you’d like us more if we added yet another Canadian superhero, say, to The Avengers?  https://yadadarcyyada.com/2015/05/02/the-avengers-age-of-oldtron/
How about Captain Concussion, a hockey player caught in a Gamma radiation blast from an experimental Zamboni (a real word, say it a few times, it’s fun).

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Captain Concussion could use his superpowers to fight Iced Z, the Zamboni driver who got turned into an arch-villain during the blast and bring awareness to concussions. Stan Lee could show up selling beer and snacks at the hockey games. And we’ve got some groovy 70’s music too, how about a StarCanuckLord in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie?

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Come on, we’re trying, we elected a moderate-yoga-posing-legalizing-marijuana- -nonorange-hot Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (not perfect, but seems like he’s actually part of the human race).

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But it’s not enough, is it, America, I know, Blame Canada, we’re not a real country anyway (thanks South Park).

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And France, you too? I gave you a pass on escargot, but frog legs – please, I’m a Kermit fan https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/09/17/on-the-right-track-muppets-they-were-sewn-that-way/. https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/

French is one of Canada’s official languages, some facsimile of English is the other. We have a whole French province, we love French Toast, French Fries, French cheese, Lord knows we drink more than our share of French wine…

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France, you have the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Johnny Depp drinking living there (is there really another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, talk about not pulling out in time). https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/

Please don’t let Russia/Putin control your election like it did with the #Election2016 and #Brexit – aren’t you kinda notorious for revolutions against tyrants?

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The same goes for upcoming elections in other countries, ie. Britain – you’ve given us so much, where would I start? Music, Monty Python, Doctor Who, Jane Austen, Star Wars filming there (May the Fourth be with you https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/05/04/may-the-4th-be-with-you/)…

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We still accept endless visits from Prince Charles/Camilla when you know some prefer Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Harry. We still have the Queen on our money.

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Germany Albert Einstein https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/02/iq/      https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/04/05/overwhelmed/  beer, Bach, bratwurst, Christmas trees, U2’s unhealthy obsession with Berlin, Beethoven…

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New ZealandLord of the Rings and Flight of the Conchords, say no more. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/10/flight-of-the-conchords/

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This hating on Canada by The White House will have ramifications for many. In Canada, we already pay more for most stuff than Americans do; now our dollar shrank, meaning we’ll pay even more for books (noooo!), food, shelter, clothes, medicine, and even, gasp, chocolate.

https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/Canadians are, er, unique…

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But America, won’t you please, please won’t you be my good neighbour again? I miss you. A lot.https://yadadarcyyada.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/well-cream-you-with-our-tim-hortons-donuts-you-hosers/

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278 thoughts on “We’ll Cream You With Our Tim Hortons Donuts, You Hosers!

    1. Thanks for the honks and I know, he doesn’t speak for most Americans, who am I kidding, he can barely speak at all.
      Don’t get started with the sorries, then I’ll just apologize for making you feel like you have to apologize. 😉

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      1. I know, it seems so unfair, I have relatives and friends who started a ‘blog’ just to like my posts. It’s discriminatory. lol 😉
        I’ll take your imaginary like and hug it close, Bonnie, thank you. 🙂 Hope this week treats you kindly, eh. 😉

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  1. Don’t worry, most of us like Canada much more than we like Orange Mutant things that pretend to lead our country. Seeing that one picture, I think you need to bring back Doug and Bob Mckenzie to show Americans what Canada is about….

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      1. They do! Another one I saw was about why American beer had twist off caps. maybe they’re right – the IPAs with like 7 or 10% alcohol are not twist off…. 😉

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  2. Another wonderful post, Darceroo! So good in fact, I’m considering downloading one or two images and maybe a gif or two!

    Some people say bloggers are plagiarists but I prefer to say we are mutually inspirational to one another. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jay
    P.S.: I didn’t know you were Canadian!…
    Okay, lady, let’s see some I-D! 👮

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    1. I think in the face of such horror you must find humour, it was really the only thing that kept myself and others going here in Canada when we were under the thumb of our own dictator (not orange, but just as creepy, maybe more so) for almost 10 years. Then we voted in PM JT and life has gotten much better. 🙂
      Thanks for the Honk, dear Teagan, hang in there, there’s hope. 🙂
      Mega I still loves oranges, but sometimes they make me shiver now hugs xox

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  3. 1. I always enjoy your hilarious posts. 2. I’m in awe of all the information that you pull together for any one post, especially this one. 3. The list of famous Canadians — some I knew to be from Canada, but quite a few surprises. Wow! 4. I (and millions of other Americans) are so exasperated with and embarrassed by the clown in the White House. I’m hoping that he won’t last even as much as 4 years. Still in shock and disbelief that this is where we’ve arrived in U.S. politics. 5. Thanks for writing yadadarcyyada — I love it!

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    1. Thank you kindly.
      Yes, we have so much talent we like to share. lol 😉
      I know, this is just a little satire, but it’s so complex, isn’t it? When people feel scared they do things that aren’t always in their best interests.
      Thanks for visiting, I hope this weekend treats you well, Mimi. 🙂

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    1. I just figured since those were mostly known for their X-Men stuff and The Avengers seem in style, we might be liked more if we added another, more Canadian superhero, I know it probably won’t work, but…And since Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine (for now) and he’s Australian (still a Commonwealth country, but…). We have Guardian, Northstar, Aurora, Puck, Shaman, Marrina, Sasquatch, Murmur, Snowbird, and more, all Canadian too, but I’m still pushing for Captain Concussion, I know he’ll have a hard fight to be accepted, but it seems worth a try.

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  4. Heck, with that many stars migrating over to the U.S. are you sure you don’t own it already.OK, I know some of them are technically dead now but you know people never seem to hear about that until it comes as major shock 10 years later, anyway check their will, Leonard Cohen might have left you California.
    xxx Massive Weekend Hugs xxx
    by the by, Prince Charles, Camilla, lovely people. Be nice, he might be the next King. xxxx

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    1. lol We have so much talent we just feel like we need to share it (although in some cases I’m sure some folks would wish we didn’t share quite so much). 😉
      Oh, that would be lovely, but if not, Mr. Cohen has left me a little piece of his soul in his tunes. 🙂
      I’m sure they’re lovely, but they’re expensive when visiting and just not very interesting. I’d rather we didn’t have a Queen or King, we can do it ourselves, but they’re welcome to visit, just not so often.
      Massive I want to see more female scientists, doctors, astronauts, politicians, activists, etc. on our money hugs xoxoxo

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  5. Somehow you managed to turn this horrifying topic into a few smiles, Donna. The one thing we’ve learned in this first 100 days of Trump is not to pay any attention to what he says, it’ll change again soon. Sorry about the orange image. Great post, as always.

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    1. I really believe in the face of such horror you must find humour; it was really the only thing that kept myself and others going here in Canada when we were under the thumb of our own dictator (not orange, but just as creepy, maybe more so) for almost 10 years. Then we voted in PM JT and life has gotten much better. 🙂
      My Grandpa used to say, that guy changes his mind more than his underwear lol Think it works here. 😉

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  6. Wolverine is Canadian (or at least he thinks he is after he wakes back up). That’s got to count for something, right?

    And please, please, know I would very much love to see more of your PM as long as you are still up for exporting talent.

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    1. Yes and Hugh Jackman (sigh) plays Wolverine and he’s from a Commonwealth country, Australia and Canada is also a Commonwealth country – we were all countries the Queen used to own (and still on our money), so yes, totally counts. 😉
      He’s as good at yoga as governing and not bad to look, thank goodness we voted ourselves out of the horror show we had for almost 10 years, still traumatized. The good news, our PM likes to travel, a lot. 🙂

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      1. He really has such a strong voice, figuratively and literally, and so much to say, some even more relevant now. Keep on rockin’ in the free world (while we can!). Thanks and hope this weekend treats you well. 🙂

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    1. It is all he cares about and power and ratings. I want to see more female scientists, astronauts, doctors, activists, politicians, etc. on our money. Oh no, I just realized, what if he puts that orange mug on your money – the horror! 😉

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  7. Blame Trump and a small number of other American billionaire oligarchs, like the Koch brothers (and their ALEC organization, a corporate shadow government in the U.S.), the Walton family, Besty Devos (she is a member of ALEC), etc., for all this crap. The malignant narcissist running around naked in the U.S. White House lost the popular vote by almost 3-million votes. The U.S. is the only so-called democracy in the world with an Electoral College that allows presidential candidates to win the popular vote and lose the election. The Electoral College was a compromise during the 18th-century rebellion so the slave owning colonies would stay in the fight and not switch back to the British Empire.

    That overwhelming majority of American voters are all victims of Trump too who is challenging the U.S. Constitution regularly in an attempt to transition the U.S. into an autocracy and not a republic. Every time Agent Orange criticizes the courts for blocking his executive orders on grounds that they are unconstitutional, he is attacking the U.S. Constitution that he lied and swore to defend when he took the oath of office.

    And as long as the corrupt and extreme freaking far-right controlled GOP holds the majority in both Houses of the US Congress and continues to allow the groping, serial lying, king of bankruptcies and court cases, Agent Orange traitor in the White House that calls himself (the illegitimate and very unpopular) president of the U.S. to get away with his traitorous crimes/frauds, we are all doomed.

    Why can’t someone from a black ops group working out of the CIA or NIA drop another MOAB on this freak when he is spending another weekend at his Florida resort at the taxpayers’ expense?

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  8. Donna, your humor, in the most trying of times, continues to amaze and delight 🙂
    Our orange leader and his team have lost their heads. Bunker down, brain splat is everywhere.
    By the way, during my days as an international trade professional, the Canadians were were Number One favorite clients, followed by the Australians.

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    1. I think it’s hen we need our sense of humour the most.
      Thank you kindly, I would like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not.
      Hope this weekend treats you well (and with little or no orange splat). xox

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  9. I wish the orange horror story wasn’t in charge, Donna. And his hypocritical Republican minions are jeffyfish with no backbone at all (no offense to poor jellyfish). He’s backpedaling on getting rid of Nafta, but he’s still committed to impoverishing the American people, dropping big f**king bombs on North Korea, and destroying the planet. Sorry, world. Hopefully, Americans will rally and take back control of the legislature in two years. Let’s just hope we live that long. 😦

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    1. Oh Diana – you took my comment! Agent Orange is more than a horror – he’s impulsively EVIL (and the Pencil, his second in command is evil without even that much of an excuse). Both seem to have zero empathy, NO cause and effect reasoning ability, and even less education. Don’t get me started on their empty-headed minions!

      HOW did this happen? Gerrymandering & the Electoral College! America needs to lock every single member of the EC into a closet and feed them only what fits under the door until they all whither and grow old and America forgets they ever existed. Since most Americans don’t bother to remain informed or to fact check, still insisting that Hillary would have been worse because of the email twitter spin, WE can spin the massive political disappearance as an alternative fact and claim they are all on extended vacations — if anybody EVER misses them, that is.

      MEANWHILE, the rest of us can spend some time fixing what has been done to the voting districts, just in case the EC figures out some way to escape and insist on voting again in our next election before we can locate enough duct tape.

      Meanwhile, we laugh at whatever we can – maniacally, no doubt, but it beats crying over milk long spilt and spoiled. Thanks, Donna. Long live Canada – and try to remember that we’re not ALL crazy on the other side of Niagra Falls (even though most of the Republican party has clearly lost whatever was left of its collective mind.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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      1. I can rant all day, Madelyn. But it doesn’t change anything unless I’m ranting to someone who can change the situation. Keep calling and writing your representatives. If we can’t fix Washington, at least we can push for safeguards in state and local gov. What a mess!

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      2. Sad we now have to be apologetic for our country, isn’t it?

        I must be on several “nut-job” lists by now I’ve emailed so often, Diana. I even respond to their auto-generated emails saying how much they appreciate hearing from me. 🙂

        I always remind them that I vote, I’ll be watching what they do, and I get involved – and that I expect them to protect me and ALL Americans from what’s going on in Washington (with specifics). ::sigh::

        Do you follow Diane Ravitch? Well done blog – intelligent, keeps up – education focused but not exclusively.
        xx,
        mgh

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      3. Same here. I can’t *watch* at all – so I keep up online.

        I’m rushing to sprinkle content below on comments I won’t be able to locate “backstage” on my return.
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        I’m out the door until Thurs. (5/4) as soon as I “send.” Tink and I will be leaving for a cabin at a State Park in the hills of Kentucky with my friend Sam, whom I met in Knoxville, TN. when I was a freshman in college and we were both young and beautiful – lol – taking Social Dance because it counted as gym (and neither of us wanted to mess up our GPA’s and figured this would be an easy A).

        We had barely arrived when instructor told us to partner up – for the ENTIRE course. (Hmmmm – so which male can I stand to have pawing me for an entire quarter?) Sam was the only male in the class who was clearly not a jock, so I snapped him up. (I needn’t have worried, the athletes paired off with the cheerleaders) 🙂

        So began a life-long friendship, mostly by phone in the last decade or so – and we are both psyched to spend a few days catching up in person.

        I won’t be back online until Friday late-ish. Sam will be staying with me Thursday nite before driving home (and I have to deal with lease renewals and outside errands during the day).

        I hope your week is equally lovely – DITTO anyone else reading.
        xx,
        mgh

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  10. I love Canada. Glad I’ve visited many times. OK…it’s a little chilly on my bones, but the dessert wine is tasty enough to ignore that completely. Love the falls from the Canadian vantage point. No barrel necessary [giggle].

    What else can I say? Oh! I’m not very political, so boo hiss to any situation that necessitates anyone being so towards such a cool beans country. I’d cross borders anytime!

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    1. I know I might be biased, but Canada is awesome!!! Thank you. I used to live in the more Northern part (born and raised), but I live in almost the most Southern part now, but either way, you’re right, it is a cool beans country. Cross away! 😉

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  11. HONK, HONK, HOOOONNNNKKK! We’re sorry. Pretty soon we’ll have no friends, no economy, Cheeto rations and Russian vodka…and I don’t like Cheetos. 😉

    Many thanks for the giggles…as always! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Long live Canada. Each time I re-open the maple syrup bottle and spread it over the butter- milk infused pancakes, I’ll think of you and Canada.
    However, each time my dog ‘Milo’ cocks his leg against the Eucalypt tree, I’ll think of Trump.
    Hope this helps.

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    1. Congrats on your award, well-deserved. I enjoyed your answers. 🙂
      Thank you for the delightful nomination, I see I’m in good company. 🙂
      I’m off to share, visit, follow, and share some more!
      Hope the week ahead treats you kindly. 🙂

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  13. HI Donna. Reporting in from S.Africa where I haven’t heard anything about your problem. I too believed Canada and the USA were BFF. I need to go online and find out what has happened now in the area of politics. Between the US and the SA leadership it doesn’t take much more to prove the world is in trouble! Yay for Yesterday as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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    1. I hope we can still be friends, Shirley.
      I’m not sure we’re always getting the best leaders (we can’t complain right now, but wow, before…), but I hope you’ll get something better. 🙂
      Love your #atozchallenge posts, just shared the ‘Y’ one and bookmarked it, very interesting. 🙂

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    1. I’ll refer you to the earlier comment where we discussed this already. I’m guessing I wasn’t clear enough this was satire, so I’ll just say, this is satire, I was joking. As a comic geek and a proud Canadian I’m proud of our comic heroes. 😉

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      1. I knew it was satire. This is actually one of my favorites of yours. Saw the Wolverine comment, missed the Alpha Flight one. I actually got chased by a Canadian Mountee in Montreal once. It was hysterical!

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      2. I thought you had, but I admit it would be my fault if you didn’t, satire is a tricky business, you never quite know if you did it right. lol 😉
        Really, what did you do or should I ask, depending on the Mountie it might be fun. 😉

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  14. Cool and clever post but I gotta stick up for my president. And a friendly hug to everyone who commented but Please consider that there are many thoughtful and loving people who see things a different way.

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    1. I’m guessing this is the first time on my blog, Jena or you’d be aware I love differences, agreeing to disagree, and seeing things from many sides, but I do have problems with leaders who don’t care about their people (just lived through years and years of that, will not recommend it), and people who lie, way too many bad experiences with people who lie. Thank you for dropping by and I hope your president cares as much about you as you do about him. Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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  15. As Jamaicans are wont to say: “Yu haffe tek bad tings and mek a joke.” Which you certainly did, Donna. And made us all smile. By the way, there’s an upside to Trump’s election: it’s woken many people up and reminded them that , even in ‘the land of the free’, they should not take anything for granted. Trumps can happen!

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    1. That’s awesome, Cynthia, yes, that is the way I tend to go.
      I agree, I think people take things for granted then certain things shake them up. I hope it makes people listen to each other.
      lol Trumps indeed can happen. 😉

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  16. The sad and terribly frustrating part of this is that most Americans do not support Trump. He lost the popular vote by millions in the election. He’s more a dictator than a President. Clinton would be fostering our relationship with Canada, NATO… I hope most people understand that the idiot currently in the White House neither defines nor represents American values. In fact, most of us are holding our breaths each and every day, not knowing what the POTUS will do next and wondering if we’ll end up in bread lines and soup kitchens. Trump is a malignant narcissist. I hope the world can survive his incumbency, which will most likely be known as the Day of the Maelstrom. I think the most effective thing we can do is hold positive energy and project that into all the chaos he’s creating…

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    1. I know this sounds trite, but this too shall pass, I know we’re a much smaller (in population not size) country than America but we had almost a decade of frightening ‘leadership’ (I use the word loosely) and I think it made people more aware, often we get comfortable and take things for granted. Keep positive thoughts. 🙂

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  17. I love Canada. I had lots of relations who emigrated there from Orkney. I have been to Canada. Toronto and Kapuskasing. I would love to live in Canada, I would probably find everything cheaper than Scotland. Everything costs more in Scotland. lol

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    1. And I have relatives from Scotland, yes, a lot of folks have come here, I’ve heard from them it’s because parts of our land look like Scotland.
      Thanks for the love, sending it back to you across the Pond. Big we’re all just people hugs xoxo

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  18. lol, Canada will be just fine. he won’t pull out of NAFTA, he renegotiating the terms of it. a lot of people here in the sates wish he could just pull out completely but he won’t. your prime minister negotiating skills are being tested. let’s see how things turns out 🙂

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    1. Whatever happens will be the last person Trump talks to, or so it seems. Personally I wouldn’t have a problem renegotiation NAFTA, I never thought it was a good deal for Canada, but giving people less than a week’s notice before slapping 3-24% tariffs just seems cruel, that’s playing with people’s lives. Do it the right way instead of just for show.

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      1. true, well a lot of things he does is just for show. he is treating his presidency like one of his reality tv shows. this is why he changes his mind on the most random things so much. it’s sad but there nothing we can do. let’s hope that your PM is that last person in the room to change his mind.

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      2. When you’re addicted to attention, applause, ratings, I guess everything is a show, very sad, there’s no reality in reality shows, too bad he doesn’t get that. We’ll have to wait and see. 🙂

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  19. Wonderful shoutout and acknowledgment here Donna. Agent Orange sure knows how to ruin things that have been built for over 100 years in only 100 days. Proud to be Canadian, but could do without Kathleen Lose, oops, I mean Wynne, she’s like the fungus who grew off Agent Orange, or even better, an appetizer before the world got Rump served up for main course. 🙂 xx

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    1. Thank you, Debby.
      Yes, I wish they’d fix the problems here in Ontario instead of making new ones, she’s not Trump but she sure acts out of touch with the people; it’s funny isn’t it, orange means something different here in Canada, well, it used to, ie. Jack Layton (the greatest Prime Minister we never had) RIP.
      I certainly hope they can figure something out about the Hydro, I like having it, but affording it is a different story.
      Big Canadian hugs xoxox

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      1. I’m with you on everything. And it was nice to hear that you had the same thinking as me as far as the well missed Jack Layton. You got that right. He would have been the best! Big hugs back my friend. we shall overcome! 🙂 xoxo

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  20. A couple of those Canadian imports you can have back, I think there is buyer’s remorse. Tim Horton’s is here now, well it was last I looked but then again I don’t eat at Dunkin Donuts anymore. And as far as what the hell the embarrassment of a President Mango Mussolini is, I can’t even begin with that Pandora’s box ( and I don’t mean the bracelets). I have family in Canada and could never forsake them or the country that has always been welcoming and shown me no end of hospitality. I will always love Canada and if you ask any normal people that question, that hasn’t changed for them either.

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    1. lol Yes, even as I was typing the list I thought, should I put as asterix or something around talent, but thought, I’m sure someone likes or loves them, somehow. 😉
      I am an unusual Canadian, Trudy, I actually don’t go to Tim Hortons myself, just don’t get the appeal and assume there’s some sort of drug in the coffee and food, how else can we explain the obsession? I do buy gift cards for others who like it so I go in occasionally.
      I think both countries are going to be ok, changed, but awakened. I just thought laughing might be better than crying or throwing something at the TV, etc. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by and making me drool/inspiring me with, especially the Indian food post, yum. Hop this week is treating you kindly. 🙂

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      1. Yes, admittedly I am still angry because this person is making life harder for me on so many levels. Just the perception alone that I voted for an imbecile that doesn’t know anything about policy, civics or American history pisses me off. And to top it off putting vampires in the Cabinet. I cannot stop being angry about this, because that would mean that I’m normalizing this situation and there is nothing normal about any of it. I understand that might ruffle some Canadian and American feathers but supposedly the Constitution was written with the right to dissent and freedom of speech, (at least it is when certain people speak)and to me silence is compliance. But thank you for being a nice North American.

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      2. It’s true though, if you let it go they will just steamroll over people, as they’ve been doing, when this happened to us (here in Canada) we just had to keep at it, even if we sounded whiny or like a broke record or bitter or whatever, because it’s not alright and it never will be. You have to make your voice heard. Thank you for being a nice North American too, Trudy.

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    1. That’s interesting. If you don’t mind expanding, can I ask why (don’t feel you have to answer, I’m curious, well, nosy, after all, Parker is my last name lol)? It’s just ‘hate’ is such a strong word and I always want to see other points of view.
      Thanks for dropping by, Michele, hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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  21. I love Canada; I even memorized the words to O Canada back when I was in high school, and I would sing it at school assemblies at my New York City high school….well, moving on, I feel I have to apologize for what our country did back in November when we lost our sanity. Please forgive us. I’ll even drink some Tim Horton coffee. I don’t like it, either.

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    1. It’s a good song and please don’t apologize, I’m Canadian, if you apologize then I’ll feel bad for making you feel you have to apologize and apologize for it, it’s such an endless cycles of sorries. lol 😉

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  22. Ha, ha. Funny. Are we at war? Yikes. I did not know Elizabeth Arden and Glenn Ford were Canadian. Geez. Well, keep this under your hat, my mother was born in Nova Scotia. I like the bit about chocolate being a plant/salad too. 🙂

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    1. We’re at trade war, although I think we’re just being used as a political kickball, more like a distraction.
      So you’re of Canadian decent, cool.
      Yes, I truly believe that about chocolate lol 😉
      Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. I was kidding a little. I did read about the trade war a bit. I think statements are thrown out there and then they don’t amount to anything. So not sure where this is all going. Thank you D., so far the week is going well. 🙂

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  23. Excellent, mustn’t forget RUSH

    Hopefully, this nightmare will be over soon

    “Closer To The Heart”

    And the men who hold high places
    Must be the ones who start
    To mold a new reality
    Closer to the heart
    Closer to the heart
    The blacksmith and the artist
    Reflect it in their art
    They forge their creativity
    Closer to the heart
    Closer to the heart

    Philosophers and ploughmen
    Each must know his part
    To sow a new mentality
    Closer to the heart
    Closer to the heart
    You can be the captain
    I will draw the chart
    Sailing into destiny
    Closer to the heart

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    1. I was traumatized by Rush as a teen, long story that involved listening to it repeatedly, I know, First World Problems, but I try never to think about them, but I agree, to many Canadians they are gold. Are they big in the States, since I don’t think about them I don’t really know.

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      1. Sorry to hear that Rush traumatized you, methinks they helped keep me alive. “2112” brilliant, long and inspiring, showcased Neil Pearts writing. Neil wrote 99% of all their lyrics. His lyrical adaptations of books he read made me want to read and write.

        Not to mention is probably still recognized as the world’s greatest drummer. As for their fan base, i believe they have a core and loyal following.

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  24. This was a heartfelt post, and I agree with you. What happened to our famous US-Canada relationship? I feel like we Canadians are being picked on by the schoolyard bully. What did we do? We were just sitting here, being marvelous and minding our own business.

    Thank you for this wonderful post. Like a previous commenter said, you brought levity to this situation.

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    1. BC is certainly a beautiful part of Canada, a long way from here, but with the rain today it feels like I’m right there lol
      Thank you for having us, Janice, it was a blast, as usual. 🙂

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  25. Honk! Woohoo! I get to send post to Canada! Do I get a bottle of maple syrup in return? I want some amber 🙂 mmmmm. This was a hilarious read!! I’ll still be nice to you guys. I may not be on that side of the Atlantic anymore, but I give my love to all the Canadians I meet abroad – we always seem to get along!

    I remember meeting a girl from Winnipeg back in the summer of 2015 while traveling in Croatia. Back then, Trump was but a joke. Man, I’d give for those days again. In trying times, we gotta band together! Much love from Munich – and go BLACKHAWKS!

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    1. Thanks for the Abroad American #bloglove Tom!
      The maple syrup doesn’t travel well in the virtual world, won’t that be cool when they can feed us through the internet, without a delivery truck/drone involved.
      Thanks for dropping by and happy travels, hope this week is treating you kindly. 🙂

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  26. I have no idea what has happened ( sorry, I live in Spain and make a point of not watching too much news) I don’t know many Canadians, but they’re all wonderful, mostly teachers, writers and bloggers. I confess Captain Kirk is definitely my favourite😍

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    1. You didn’t miss much, mostly someone trying to distract nd deciding to bully their neighbour, so Trump vs Canada, hopefully it will all turn out ok.
      I know why he’s a fav, he’s awesome!
      Hope this week is treating you kindly so far. 🙂

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  27. This Canadian gal is nodding with you! I mean, why is Canada to blame so much.. and we’re too polite to cause a fuss.. but at least we have a PM who seems to have our best interests in mind 😉

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  28. hehehe as an American living abroad, I think I can get away with laughing at ALL of this. I hear your calm collected call for peace and reasonableness. It’s not gonna happen of course, but I still hear it and appreciate the sentiment;) I really hope the orange guy’s daughter steps up to take charge and put daddy in a timeout until he adjusts his attitude. Until then… GIF away it makes the bad stuff feel less horrifying.

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    1. I think staying calm is our only option. I’m glad you’re hopeful, but having read daughter’s book, this quote chilled me, “Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true. This doesn’t mean you should be duplicitous or deceitful, but don’t go out of your way to correct a false assumption if it plays to your advantage.” Maybe we can hope the rest of the world figures out reality is more important than perception.
      Hope this week is treating you kindly, Gabe. 🙂

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      1. I don’t know if you are a John Oliver fan, but when I saw his segment on the Trump kiddos, I found myself once again squirming and belly laughing at the same time. Didn’t think it was possible (like sneezing with ur eyes open), but it’s surprisingly therapeutic.

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      2. Yes, Harry Potter, I mean John Oliver caught my attention when he was with Jon Stewart and yes, I saw it, I thought I’d never clean my eyes, ears, and soul again. lol 😉

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  29. Wow! Hilarious. I love Canada, always have, growing up in Vermont. As a kid, the flag was my favorite even over my own. Then visited Montreal, etc. Respect from me for sure and all the people listed, yes. Great post.❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  30. Not an American or Canadian but found the post humourous. While we have serious problems of our own to worry about in Kenya…forthcoming elections which may be peaceful or not, terrorism, food shortages, unemployment, etc, we are very much aware of what the orange headed white man is doing… he probably will create problems that don’t exist with all his holier than thou attitude.

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    1. Best wishes for your election, your list of problems sound way worse than ours, but we North Americans do tend to complain a lot, maybe that’s what got us into these problems. Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. Are you ready to have me sitting in your yard? lol 😉 That’s awesome. I remember the smell of the orange groves so well, it’s a smell that never leaves my mind. 🙂

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      2. 6 dogs would love to have company and you’d have to sleep on the floor on moving blankets. I call it “camping with canines.”

        The oranges are ripe around January or February. 🙂

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      3. Before anyone comes out here, they have to know what they’re in for. 🙂

        We have a dogmobile (all 6 like to ride) built in 1992.

        You’ll have to rent a car at the airport that won’t get stuck trying to go on dirt roads. The airport is 2 hours from my house.

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    1. I know, it’s amazing and as you can see I’m having trouble keeping up, everyone is so amazing. Hope you had fun visiting, I certainly had a great time at #BloggersPitStop – you all know how to throw a party! 🙂

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  31. Hi,
    My g’daughter has lots of Canadian friends and is thinking of moving there. (I’ll leave the rest of her story alone, but she is an amazingly insightful young person!!)
    I don’t think I could take the Canadian cold, that’s why I live in the south!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Her story sounds intriguing and she will find welcome here. 😉
      I guess we don’t think of it too much, the cold, its just part of who we are, of course, I was born in a quite Northern art and now live in one of the most Southern parts, so…
      Hope this week is treating you well so far. 🙂

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      1. It is, maybe someday she’ll let me share it.
        I have heard that you get used to the cold weather. . . I don’t know, I spent 6 months in Pennsylvania, some during the coldest months, and never got used to it!
        I’m feeling better each day that goes by. I just wish they could figure out what’s causing the pain and make it GO AWAY!!!!

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      2. I’ve heard theories about dry and wet cold and it may make sense, but cold generally seems like cold, either way, I’ll take it over the heat any day.
        The make it go away is the most important part, wishing for the best and very soon. Gentle hugs xo

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      3. I guess, when you think about it, it is easier to stay warm-you just add more layers. With heat, even taking everything off doesn’t help, and would probably get you arrested!! (And in my case, make everyone run away in horror!!)
        Thank you for the wishes, I’m hoping it goes away soon!
        Hoping you are much better.
        Gentle hugs back. XO ❤

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      4. I love sweaters and socks and cozy blankets, but again, it’s all what we’re used to…the taking it all off could get evry interesting. lol 😉
        Wishing you all the best. Big very gentle hugs xox

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    1. I’m so lucky people find the blog and then like it too! 🙂
      Hope you are doing well, dear Teagan. It was a good Canada Day, we turned 150!! Too many fireworks for my taste (they’re bad for the environment), but other than that, lovely, thank you kindly…I’m pretty behind on these comments, oops, but better late than never. 🙂
      Mega huggy hugs xoxox

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