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All We’re Asking Is For A Little Respect Meanderings from The Great White North
Yes, The Great White North, we don’t need to be great again, we just are…oh and by white we mean our snow, not our complexions (what’s that got to do with anything anyway?). We’re proud to be a cultural mosaic. It’s not cold here right now, it’s sauna-like, with the prerequisite nude folks (sometimes a towel can be a lifesaver…mine).

  • Our news is flooded with the loss of a spectacular voice (for song and human rights) that came from an inspirational woman – Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul will move our ears, feet, and hearts forever…

  • More people killed with guns (who knew, guns do kill people); Omarosa is a sociopath just like Trump The Great Orange Misleader, they deserve each other, but we don’t deserve either – perhaps they’re in on it together, hey, let’s have a public feud and split the royalties.

  • Canada has legal marijuana (if ya wanna). Trump is meangirling us, “I’m not even talking to Canada right now!”  OMG, cause Kelly told Stephen told Sarah told Jared told Ivanka that Justin Trudeau wasn’t kissing Donald’s butt – I can’t even!  New reality show idea: “High School White House”. How’s that cyberbullying campaign going, Melania? Be Best indeed.

  • By the way, Trump not talking to us here in Canada, can I just say a simple and heartfelt, thank you. America has 10x Canada’s population but we’re dominating trade and hurting the USA? How does that work? Math, dude, try it.

  • HBC (Hudson’s Bay Company)/Britain, now they knew how to dominate trade, unfortunately in an aggressively brutal, demeaning, and evil way, especially the fur trade –  can you tell I just watched Frontier on Netflix, originally on Discovery? This is sort of a Canadian Game of Thrones, with less incest and rape; more fur and Jason Momoa (oh my, did it just get really hot in here? Blogger fanning herself…

    Been watching him since Stargate: Atlantis, don’t judge. Game of Thrones really should have kept him longer, Khal Drogo, oh my, even hotter in here….sure, he’s Aquaman now, but we have to watch the new DC stuff to see him, shudder, also, Allan Hawco, Shawn Doyle, Landon LiboironTantoo Cardinal, Evan Jonigkeit, Greg Bryk, Zoe Boyle and more. But I digress.

  • Automation killed the jobs, not NAFTA. See, we missed a step, a) Get everyone a basic income, we should all have enough (those who want more are free to pursue it; don’t bother with the ‘we don’t have the money’, we do, it’s just lining the wrong pockets), then, b) Automate the jobs, and lastly, c) Quit whining, learn some facts (they’re fun, I promise).

  • Taking down all the statues? The American Civil War happened. Slavery happened (and it wasn’t a choice, Kanye West, you’re confused). Genocides. Holocausts. Sir John A Macdonald happened. You can’t erase history like an old VCR tape of Magnum P.I. – learn from it, don’t let it happen again. Redo the plaques on statues with both, oh heck, why not all, sides of the story? No use throwing out all the old drunk white guys with the bath water (at this rate there will just be more).

  • Saudi Arabia is picking on Canada cause we’re standing up for human rights , women’s rights, and freedom of speech – well excuuuuuuse us! We’re Canada, guys, it’s kind of our thing. We’re Peacekeepers. we’re asking is for a little respect…just a little (although a lot would better, sometimes more is better).

  • We don’t have a spotless human rights record ourselves, the Indian Act, Residential Schools, polluted water, poverty, black mold and so much more on reserves, oh heck, reserves themselves (let’s go with cultural genocide), but we’re not just paying lip service to trying to do better, er, mostly…and as a woman, gotta say, equal rights, hmmmm….not so much.

    And as the clock moves backwards in Ontario (that’s a Province…honest) – to start, no more electric vehicle rebates, clean energy rebates, carbon tax, oh and moving sex education back 20 years…Wait, so we now have Buck-A-Beer, legalized marijuana, and out-of-date sex ed – what could go wrong?

  • What else? Children in cages; children stolen from their parents; war; famine; biorisk; healthcare; revoking security clearances (public enemies list, aah, Nixon, the gift that keeps on giving…maybe his ghost is floating around going, “I am not that  big a crook!”, so instead, McRaven for Prez 2020?) to stop an investigation. Witch hunt (which hunt?) or rigged election, conspiracy, and a desperate attempt to hang onto stolen power.

  • ISIS, still a thing (look up the numbers); human trafficking; child abuse (I believe you forfeit your rights as a human when you hurt a child, there, I said it…and I have some ideas on what to do with them).


  • Racism, sexism and a bunch of other isms; collaborators to the right of us, maybe to the left – there must be some kinda way outta here, because Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix got it right, “let us stop talkin’ falsely now” and by ‘falsely’ they didn’t mean believe liars, try it the other way round, there, that’s a better fit.

  • Climate change, sure, it’s all natural, sure, we’ll just keep telling ourselves that, extreme weather events are good fodder for social media (Instagram that hurricane!); gray/grey tsunami (not fifty shades either).

  • Cybersecurity; free trade; fair trade; fair work; fair treatment; fair weather (umm, friends…no one told life was gonna be this way

  • More tax breaks/loopholes for the poor little rich guys, they’re hard done by you know; opioids; malnourishment/hunger; clean water scarcity;

  • Russian nesting doll satellites; comets; plastic pollution islands, grieving Orcas; dead sea life; nuclear insecurity (aka spoiled brats holding their, er, weapons in their creepy little hands).

  • Unemployment/underemployment; lack of education; fossils liking fuels; food waste; The Walking Dead, aka zombies (oh wait, is that just Congress and the Senate, hard to tell)…

  • Space Force (can I wear space pants in these latest Star Wars?).

  • Wildfires (how can we sleep when our homes are burning?); scams; scums; lack of social and economic dignity (where’s that respect again?); rape; slime; murder; priests (fix the problem instead of continually apologizing and making payouts).

  • Even if I’m never heard, my words bouncing around this giant virtual haystack, pinging like a metal ball in a pinball machine (oh my, how old am I again?)

    then at least I won’t be a link in this “Chain, Chain, Chain…Chain of Fools”. Money shouldn’t rule.

    • I still believe (don’t stop believing…) we can rise together. “Think”. Think, think, who do you wanna be?



Very me

120 thoughts on “All We’re Asking Is For A Little Respect

  1. Oh myyyy, my head is whirling with all of your witticisms, clever asides (front, back, and side asides) and videos. You’ve been busy! I appreciate the humor and the content. GREAT going. And may we all THINK more and rise in kindness. xo

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    1. I’m working on about 3 hours sleep in 72 hours, but unloading it all might help the Sandman visit and stay…I hope. lol 😉
      Rise in kindness, what a lovely thought before I wander off to dreamland, thank you. 🙂
      Best wishes for a peaceful weekend xox

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    1. As long as we can move and singalong (without even slightly doing her justice, in my case at least), Aretha will always be with us. 🙂
      Wishing you a weekend with as little chaos as possible, Rob (except you live in the USA so how’s that for asking a lot these days?) and much peace. 🙂

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  2. Someone is back on form again. There couldn’t have been better news, well maybe except for the fact you could be Welsh instead of Canadian. But if you can’t manage it, Canadian will do.I’d love to know how you arranged for Trump not to talk to you so you don’t have to invite him for a playdate again. And I just know your mum won’t let you go if he invites you over to his. She doesn’t like spoiled bullies. RIP the very talented Aretha Franklin, but as another much missed singer trilled. I’m saving all my love for you.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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    1. I think we have a Welsh relative (I was told he was a horse thief, but I find that hard to believe, no one should own a living creature so how can you really steal one?), at least I thought we did but shaking our family tree, we’ve found some revelations…We definitely are UK (ish?). lol 😉
      We have Justin Trudeau and our Liberal government to thank for making Trump dislike us, we keep doing pesky things like saying no to his insanity, speaking up for human rights, women’s rights, freedom of speech and all that. And secretly I think it’s also because our leader has great hair and isn’t orange, the Orange Misleader is jealous. 😉 We’re taking it as a point of pride Trump dislikes us, it tells us we’re doing a lot of things properly.
      Aretha will always be in our hearts through our ears and feet. She was wonderful, not just his voice, but her kindness, standing up for people – beautiful inside and out. And the joy she has brought to so many (take a note Mr. Prez, bring joy not sorrow, hate, and disgust).
      Hope your weekend is as wonderful as you, dearest David (I know, not possible, but we can hope).
      Massive “Ever Changin’ Times” hugs xoxoxoxox

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    1. We know the Orange Misleader doesn’t speak for most of our neighbours and hopefully the other ones will learn to like facts and truth someday. Hopefully.
      Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend! 🙂


  3. Canada asking for a little respect? Just take Trump off our American hands and you’d get so much respect, you wouldn’t know what to do with it….but then you probably wouldn’t know what to do with Trump either (though I’d be glad to offer a few suggestions). 😦

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    1. We’ve offered to take Obama, after all, our Prime Minister doesn’t have to be born in Canada (our rules are quite different), but sorry, you’re stuck with the Orange Misleader…look into those suggestions though, you never know when he might get bored and wander off to something else. 😉
      I’m taking it as a point of pride he dislikes us so much. 😉
      Hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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      1. Trump dislikes every democracy on the planet. All a country has to be is a democracy and he hates it.

        He loves dictators, gold toilet seats, money, and power.

        Wait, I forgot about the young, busty women … but he doesn’t love them. He lusts after them, one after another. Before he gropes them, he has them sign confidentiality agreements that spells out in detail how he will sue them for millions of dollars and destroy their lives if they tell anyone they had an affair with him or that he molested them without permission.

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      2. He doesn’t respect anyone, including himself. Sociopaths lack remorse, guilt, or shame so he just lumbers along, destroying everything in his wake.


    1. I’m so glad to hear that, I just reread it cause I was going on 3 hours sleep in 72 hours so I was thinking, did it make any sense…I think unloading it out there helped a little. So pleased I could make you smile. Keep smiling, keeping laughing, it’s the best medicine and the best revenge! 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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      1. Indeed smiling and laughing is! Hope you’re getting some sleep. Lack of sleep is horrible – I keep waking up at 6.30am (the time I have to get up for work,) everyday. My body clock says it’s time to get up! Only good aspect of this is I can start writing! Wishing you a great Sunday. 🙂 xx

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      2. Your brain so trained to get up. I like being up early (as long as I’m up from getting some sleep not just still up, as in all night), it’s so quiet in the world, you can almost forget for a few moments. And yes, for writing. Hope this day brings you peace, love, and inspirations!!! xoxo

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    1. lol Bring your cats, we appreciate their independence streak. Once here you’ll have to become a Liberal (pretty close to Democrat) or NDP (little more left) or Green or Pirate Party…or just become a hockey fan. 😉
      Hope this weekend is treating you kindly. 🙂

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      1. They seem much less into the pillaging and such these days so it’s something to look into (so wrong, but shiver me timbers, we need to keep our sense of humour these days, it will be what sustains us in these cat-astrophic). Yo ho, yo ho a pirate’s life for me! 😉 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️

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    1. You get it, dear Teagan and I knew you’d appreciate me having yet another Julia Sugarbaker moment lol 😉 They are never as popular as posts go, but sometimes you just need to empty your brain onto a page so it can get some rest. 😫
      I respect you too, my friend, you truly are the pig’s wings. 😉 🐷
      Mega R.E.S.P.E.C.T. on the wings hugs xoxoxoxoxoxox ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


  4. Absolutely brilliant Donna! You’ve done a fine job of covering the tips of the icebergs on topics here. Yes, I’m happy too when Canada is not in the mix in the news, and quite happy that Hair Fuhror is not talking to us – after all. we are a threat to national security LOLLLLLLLLLLL. Now, if we could just throw trump wannabe Ford across the border where he belongs with his commies – republicans we’ll be just fine. 🙂 xx

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    1. Yes, Canada has always been such a menacing presence on the world stage, oh wait, no…
      I feel like I’m in one of those surreal paintings and my head is being stretched along with the clocks as they try to turn back time to the good ol’ boy days…sad.
      Hope this week gives you some peace, love, and inspiration, dear Debby, all the best, always xoxo

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  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    What a way to end the week…. Donna Parker with a lot of reasons why Canadians are great and deserve some respect. Why it seems that the inmates are in charge of the asylum, that there major issues in all our countries that need to be sorted out instead we are wrapped up in tawdry scandals and fake news. There is a great deal of insults being flung between countries on tariffs and how big each other’s arsenals are. Can we have a time out please and take care of some of the issues that Donna also brings up about the appalling way we deal with people who have nothing. Anyway…head over and see how succinctly all this is put together and spread it around.. Thanks Donna.. I feel better for getting that off my chest. Peace and goodwill everyone… wouldn’t that be nice.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sally, for this amazing reblog and the incredible intro, you are truly a wordsmith, my friend. 🙂
      I’m sharing this all over and thank you for sharing it and spreading the #bloglove
      You are too kind and I am so grateful.
      Hope this week brings you peace, love, and inspiration. 🙂
      Much love xoxoxox

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  6. OMG! How fabulous! Thanks, Donna. I so needed this laugh! And, just so you know… I’m so jealous! LOL. 😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️

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      1. well, pull up your socks, have some bagels and lox, sign up for Cox(cable… I could have made that so much worse)… put your boat in the docks, pet a fox, buy some Glocks, try ham hocks, date some jocks, set some clocks, pick some locks, avoid the pox, throw some rocks, send some shocks, detox, take some walks, and can I do it on Wednesday, or is that too late?


      2. You are the King of Rhyme and no, Wednesday is perfect, it’s Halloween (posts don’t have to be Halloween-related though, and you can also leave links to social media, books, etc.). 🙂


    1. Thank you so much so sharing the #bloglove, Ian. I hope this weekend is treating you well and have a magnificent week ahead. 🙂 I appreciate the reblog, the sharing and all the kind support. Big bloggy hugs xox


  7. Wow Donna! So much going on in your head – and so much to work my way through – I feel like I need a cup of tea and a lie down. I thought Canada was all laid back and cool – now I’m not so sure!

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    1. A cup of tea is never a bad idea. We’re usually so mellow, but along with keeping the peace, we’re known for standing up for what’s right, or at least trying to. 😉
      Hope your week is full of peace, love, and understanding. 🙂


  8. Your chaotic meanderings hit several nails on the head and just kept slugging away. I loved it. Made me think. Made me laugh. Made me cry a few times. Ah yes, we’re in a world of hurt. When you think too much about it, you can go crazy! But we gotta think! We gotta try to make a difference. One slice of life at a time, we gotta show a lotta love and exhibit a little sanity in a world that’s off kilter. Thank you for doing your part. I’m grateful to Claudia for putting me on to you. I will click “follow” and look forward to more from the Canadian perspective. Please know that there are a whole lotta USA citizens (I like to think it’s a great majority of us) who think Trump is as wacko as you do! I have a bumper sticker that says, “Dump Trump” – but I just got my car washed and don’t want it egged! So, in this red state of Montana, I keep the sticker in my glove compartment! Along with my map of Canada. Looks like a good place to be while my world disintegrates!

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    1. lol Yes, we are mostly untouched by the madness…mostly. 😉
      Thanks for the follow and of course Claudia was kind enough to put you over here. 🙂
      Glad you could make it, drop by anytime, my blogdoor is always open.
      Hope you have a week full of peace, love, and understanding (and some dumping of certain folks would be awesome too) xox

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