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whosinpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:38 AM
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Smackdown delivered to Condi Rice
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/3/3/10423/16639

This is a diary from Dailykos. It has an article written by former Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy or an open letter to Condi Rice. Wow. You must head over and read the whole thing. Makes me proud to be Canadian. Thank you Lloyd for pointing out the obvious.

snip - Your boss did not avail himself of a similar opportunity to visit our House of Commons during his visit, fearing, it seems, that there might be some signs of dissent. He preferred to issue his diktat on missile defence in front of a highly controlled, pre-selected audience.

Such control-freak antics may work in the virtual one-party state that now prevails in Washington. But in Canada we have a residual belief that politicians should be subject to a few checks and balances, an idea that your country once espoused before the days of empire.

If you want to have us consider your proposals and positions, present them in a proper way, through serious discussion across the table in our cabinet room, as your previous president did when he visited Ottawa. And don't embarrass our prime minister by lobbing a verbal missile at him while he sits on a public stage, with no chance to respond.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:40 AM
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1. Whooooooooooooooooa
"Such control-freak antics may work in the virtual one-party state that now prevails in Washington."

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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:06 PM
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11. Yippie!
Someone finally says it!!! Bush is a control freak. Just look at his "campaign rally's" and what his "staff" tells him.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 03:53 PM
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36. OMG! Your lucy cartoon says it all. YOU PEGGED IT!
I always tried to think of who Condi's hairdo reminded
me of.... oh my God. it IS lucy..... still laughing.
YOU PEGGED IT.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:35 PM
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47. She needs to get a picture where Charlie Brown is FROWNING, though...
not smiling. Really hilarious, though.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:38 PM
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48. Cheer BBJ!
:toast:
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:54 PM
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57. Another Lucy 'toon
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 07:36 PM
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43. I know Lloyd Axworthy
as he was my MP when I lived in Winnipeg. As well, I'm an alumni of the University of Winnipeg. Great liberal arts school! I have so much respect for this man; he's always been one of my heroes.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 09:19 AM
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76. I want to kiss this man
It's so refreshing to hear someone calling a spade a spade when it comes to the Bush junta.

However, this guy should probably stay away from small planes for a while. :scared:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:42 AM
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2. SUH-LAPPP!
What a beautiful, well-written letter!

Nice to see that some REAL representatives still exist. Too bad they are a dying breed in this country.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:42 PM
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50. I bookmarked this ..to
Edited on Thu Mar-03-05 09:44 PM by zidzi
come back and read time and again when I want to feel the sanity in the world!

EDIT~To say..Bitch SUH-LAPPP!
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:47 AM
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3. Hey, That's Just Old Northamerica Talking!
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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:47 AM
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4. O Canada!
:loveya:
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Willy Lee Donating Member (925 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:53 AM
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5. Beautiful. I love Canada! nt
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:53 AM
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6. Wow!
What a breath of fresh air!
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FuzzyDicePHL Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:55 AM
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7. Daaag!
Her mama shoulda felt that
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:57 AM
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8. Bravo!
Nice.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:05 PM
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9. Now that IS Leadership -- and dig these quotes:
Edited on Thu Mar-03-05 12:08 PM by understandinglife
I know it seems improbable to your divinely guided master in the White House that mere mortals might disagree with participating in a missile-defence system that has failed in its last three tests, even though the tests themselves were carefully rigged to show results.

But, gosh, we folks above the 49th parallel are somewhat cautious types who can't quite see laying down billions of dollars in a three-dud poker game.



BE THE BU$H OPPOSITION;24/7
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:30 PM
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21. Lovely quotes.
A breath of fresh air. Aahh ...
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fromBrooklyn Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:05 PM
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10. here here
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FlyByNight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:12 PM
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12. "...Politicians should be subject to a few checks...
and balances, an idea your country once espoused before the days of empire."

Beautiful.

:thumbsup:
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:14 PM
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13. C A N A D A YAY! C A N A D A
Edited on Thu Mar-03-05 12:39 PM by ClayZ
Whoo hooo, tell it like it is! Now there is a thinking man!

I LOVE THAT LETTER! :loveya:

I intend to write to this person and thank him!

Lloyd Axworthy
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2E9


Or write an email here:

http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/future-about-contact


:kick: :kick: :kick:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:46 PM
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52. Thank you!
To the letter! :toast: :loveya:
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:20 PM
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62. If you write to Lloyd
make sure you mention "the rock". It's a large boulder stuck in front of the University that every year people try to climb. <shrug> It was a tradition. When I went there, (back in the 70's), usually the women's team won because they would work together. Take that any way you want to <g>.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:15 PM
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14. "highly controlled, pre-selected audience"
"Your boss did not avail himself of a similar opportunity to visit our House of Commons during his visit, fearing, it seems, that there might be some signs of dissent. He preferred to issue his diktat on missile defence in front of a highly controlled, pre-selected audience.

Such control-freak antics may work in the virtual one-party state that now prevails in Washington. But in Canada we have a residual belief that politicians should be subject to a few checks and balances, an idea that your country once espoused before the days of empire."

Whoo hoo!

Thanks for this!


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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:24 PM
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15. WooooHoooo!!!!
Do go to the link and read the rest of the letter.

I pray that it will be picked up by some of our Media (other than the bloggers).
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:40 PM
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18. Speaking of pipe dreams
I pray that it will be picked up by some of our Media

They'll probably pick this up just as soon as they finish reporting election irregularities, Gannon, the missing $8B, DeLay's corruption, hypocrisy of radical rightwing clerics, ...
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:33 PM
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16. Can you say things like that in North America?
:bounce:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:47 PM
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53. We should make sure
Dean sees it!

He'd love it, too!
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 12:38 PM
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17. Real Smooth
Missile Counter-Attack

Now, I understand that there may have been some miscalculations in Washington based on faulty advice from your resident governor of the "northern territories," Ambassador Cellucci. But you should know by now that he hasn't really won the hearts and minds of most Canadians through his attempts to browbeat and command our allegiance to U.S. policies.

Sadly, Mr. Cellucci has been far too closeted with exclusive groups of 'experts' from Calgary think-tanks and neo-con lobbyists at cross-border conferences to remotely grasp a cross-section of Canadian attitudes (nor American ones, for that matter).

I invite you to expand the narrow perspective that seems to inform your opinions of Canada by ranging far wider in your reach of contacts and discussions. You would find that what is rising in Canada is not so much anti-Americanism, as claimed by your and our right-wing commentators, but fundamental disagreements with certain policies of your government. You would see that rather than just reacting to events by drawing on old conventional wisdoms, many Canadians are trying to think our way through to some ideas that can be helpful in building a more secure world.

These Canadians believe that security can be achieved through well-modulated efforts to protect the rights of people, not just nation-states.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/3/3/10423/16639
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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:10 PM
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19. Lloyd Rules...
Thanks for posting. It's now on my blog. I hope we see more people with influence in places like Canada and Europe and the rest of the world who are willing to stand up and be counted.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:27 PM
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20. Almost like saying "Condi, go take a flying f**k at yourself"
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:50 PM
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54. Only ..in the most sincere, intelllectual, articulate..
CAnadian Way!! :bounce:
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:37 PM
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22. Oh, YES!! n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:39 PM
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23. Another reason to admire Canada and Canadians!!!
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:40 PM
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24. Thank you for posting this!
Lloyd Axworthy has always had my respect yet it has grown tremendously, if possible, after reading his letter. I have sent him my thanks and hope other will as well. I have no doubt he will be sent nasty, scathing garbage from the rightwingers as soon as they read it.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:43 PM
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25. A kick for Condasleeza
Perhaps she's lurking today. She has nothing else important to do...


:kick:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:44 PM
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26. A kick for Condasleeza
Perhaps she's lurking today. She has nothing else important to do...


:kick:
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 01:48 PM
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27. It's good to read straight talk from someone who knows the game. (eom)
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:00 PM
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28. Here's to condi... A good swift kick in the face.
:kick:
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:13 PM
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29. kick
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:27 PM
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30. B R A V O !! Mr Axworthy
One of the Brightest minds in Canadian politics past or present.

Many more Respected people in the public eye need to speak the unvarnished truth like this about **ush & his mis-administration until the sound of all their combined voices is deafening.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:52 PM
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55. Jon Stewart did Not show that
picture on his Daily Show!??! :P
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 08:22 AM
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75. Oh, yes he did.
That episode focused on how bloggers manage to scoop the MSM (though it's really not so much better access to information as willingness to report it), particularly with regards to Gannon/Guckert's online entrepeneurship. There was a great Colbert segment, too.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:33 PM
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31. KerPOW
What a beautiful smackdown of the idiots in charge of our government.

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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:51 PM
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32. Touche Mr. Axworthy
Touche!

Thank You
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:57 PM
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33. Does this mean that instead of Canadian Bacon,
the Pentagon will now serve Freedom Bacon?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:53 PM
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56. Canada is skating on
thin ice! :evilgrin:
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:57 PM
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58. What the hell
is Canadian bacon? Is it that rather revolting ham-like substance coated in corn meal? If so, I've never touched it. And I AM CANADIAN!
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:03 PM
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59. Yep...
Better known as back bacon or pea bacon (???????? I don't know why, either). The corn meal's optional. The commercial stuff is almost invariably over-salty to the point of inedibility.

I think that the stuff is similar to Irish bacon, very popular when eaten with boiled cabbage.

Beats haggis, anyway.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:24 PM
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63. Oh good lord
anything is better than haggis. And I come from a Scottish background. The only way to swallow that substance is through the judicious use of adult beverages.
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bcingu Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 03:35 PM
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88. What we call Canadian Bacon here in the states
Is referred to as "Breakfast Ham", at least in the parts of Ontario I have visited. Smoked pork tenderloin, to be exact.

Then there's "Canadian Bacon", the only non-documentary made by Michael Moore. Fun movie.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:57 PM
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34. The intelligence people whose stuff i have read imply that Condi
is absolutely not a neocon - just a puppet.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 03:21 PM
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35. thanks! that is a must read! n/t
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loritooker Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 03:54 PM
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37. Fantastic article. I will write a "thank you", too.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 04:11 PM
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38. "the missing $8B'?
Isn't is $9 Billion? A billion here a Bilion there and soon it adds up to real money.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 04:38 PM
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39. P.S. ...
"And don't forget that we KICKED YOUR ASS in the War of 1812."

:evilgrin:
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pearl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 06:38 PM
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40. Thank You Canada
n/t
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 06:38 PM
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41. That's IT I'm sooooo moving to Canada! Yee Ha!
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 07:34 PM
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42. Bravo Canada!
Somebody needs to stand up to the bullies in the Bushco cabal.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 07:55 PM
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44. This link took me directly to the article, didn't ask for sub or regist-
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:13 PM
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46. kick
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:04 PM
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45. God, that is beautiful-- and so typical of Canadians because
they're not sucked into *'s BS reality. He doesn't fool them for a second and they're not shy about proclaiming it.

Thanks for posting this.

Canada rocks!!!!

:bounce:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:40 PM
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49. Gawd..it makes me want to move to
Canada immediately!

This is what the World thinks of bush and the one party system thing they got goin' on right now.

I love this Lloyd Axworthy..

"As our erstwhile Prairie-born and bred (and therefore prudent) finance minister pointed out in presenting his recent budget, we've had eight years of balanced or surplus financial accounts. If we're going to spend money, Mr. Goodale added, it will be on day-care and health programs, and even on more foreign aid and improved defence."



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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:44 PM
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51. Wonder if she can whistle dixy through those two front teeth? sorry for
the embarrasment to your prime minister. The current selectee has no sense of anything but royalties and entitlements and kiss my boots you swines and keep slaving for corporate interests and the like, so since he didn't appologize, I will. Should have never happened in the first place!
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Spinoza Donating Member (766 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #51
85. To tell the truth,
I think Condi's 2 front teeth are sexy.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:07 PM
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60. Bwahahahahahahaha!!
I'm loving it! :D

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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:19 PM
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61. Canada, France, Germany and Russia must have huddled in secret
before the Iraq invasion. They all came out of the the huddle solidly against Bush and PNAC. And Kofi Annan says fuck Bush too.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:30 PM
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65. There is a vast Canadian conspiracy
and I've now be giving the liberty to reveal it. It's fairly simple.

1. Be polite
2. Do unto others, etc.
3. See 1.

Please keep this under your hats. If it gets out, next thing you know, compassion will break out.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 10:30 AM
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79. As a poster on DailyKos said
"Canada -- will the sanity ever stop?"
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:25 PM
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64. Ha! Bushco exposed.
Lloyd Axworthy speaks for me better than ANY of those yokels in the White House.

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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:32 PM
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66. Lloyd Axworthy
I was listening to Radio Canada Intl on my shortwave radio this evening, and he was interviewed on As It Happens. I absolutely loved it. He was saying how basically, there really isn't any debate here in Washington nowadays. It's basically Bushie's way or the highway. And he said Condi needs to come to Canada and see the debate that takes place there, with all points of view being expressed.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:38 PM
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67. Thank god Canada is standing up to the Neo-cons.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:44 PM
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68. I am reading about all the Americans
Edited on Thu Mar-03-05 10:45 PM by Canadian Socialist
who want to move to Canada. Now, as a Canadian, I agree. We are the best country in the world. But, that is a subjective opinion. I have this terrible feeling that a lot of Americans, be they red or blue, will be quite surprised at the difference in the culture. It's hard to explain. Most U.S.ians are very individualist. Here, most of us consider the society as a whole. Even in our most conservative area. It's a given that you will pay relatively high taxes; but you do get universal health care. It's not free. Nothing is free. That's why you pay high taxes. But, our priorities and focus are on the good of society. We have our neo-cons and our religious fanatics. But for the most part, we deal. We believe in multi-culturalism and bilingualism. Quebec is a very important part of our country and they are what we call a "distinct society". It is different here. It's not America-lite.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:41 AM
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74. Don't tell Americans, but income taxes are LOWER in CANADA for most Cdns
than most Americans pay in the USA.

Canadians pay less than Americans in taxes

http://www.kaminternational.com/index.asp

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/taxes.htm

Small businesses: Significantly lower corporate tax rates in Canada than in the US

The average corporate tax rate in Canada is now below the average U.S. tax rate, and will be more than 6 percentage points lower by 2008.

http://www.fin.gc.ca/toce/2003/cantaxadv_e.html

Canadian Commentary: The Myth of US Taxes

http://www3.sympatico.ca/dylan.reid/ustaxes.html


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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 09:47 AM
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77. Thanks for the links!
I knew our taxes were lower but have never had the links to prove it, now I do thanks to you!
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 12:41 PM
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83. YW! But remember, DON'T TELL AMERICANS! Also don't mention
that we do not wait months for medical operations, we do not hate our medical system, we do not live in igloos and drive seld dogs to work, we do not have snow all year round, we have areas that declare a national emergency if they get 1" of snow in a winter, and the coldest spot every year in North America is NOT in Canada, it's in mainland USA.

;)
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 10:59 PM
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69. The 'master' comment is going to get him in trouble
As in referring to Bush as Condi's "master."

The slavery allusion probably went right over his head.

Otherwise, he's dead on.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:17 AM
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70. You gotta love Lloyd
The letter was snarky and erudite at the same time. A thing of beauty.
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Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:57 AM
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71. i have forwarded this on to many, many friends
and wish I could vote for it, but alas I haven't enough posts yet.

Always reading, seldom posting...
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:17 AM
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72. Canadian press did a slew of "America GROW UP already" articles
Smacking down bush & Rice et al for their boorish childish little temper tantrums and total lack of understanding what DEMOCRACY and SOVEREIGN NATION mean.

I concur;

America, GROW UP already!.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:21 AM
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73. Tell it like it is Lloyd!!!
:yourock:
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 10:52 AM
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80. I wonder why I never read about this in my local Reich-wing rag
Nothing like a close neighbor to tell you where to stick it


http://www.mikemoore.de/index.php?action=film&id=5
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SixDollarBurger Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 09:58 AM
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78. Not a smack down
Sorry....A smack down can only be delivered face to face....
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 01:01 PM
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84. Sorry, but there are literal terms and there are figurative terms.
Welcome to DU. Beware of smackdowns.
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mojavekid Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 11:02 AM
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81. Well done!,
My only regret is that he does not currently hold a political office. I will be sending this out to many.

Way to Go Mr. Axworthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sweet Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 12:19 PM
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82. I love this line
"If you want to have us consider your proposals and positions, present them in a proper way, through serious discussion across the table in our cabinet room, as your previous president did when he visited Ottawa."

But, but, he got a blow job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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wuwei Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 03:29 PM
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86. nice!
Wow .... makes me glad I'm on a 5 year plan to move to Canada!
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 03:35 PM
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87. very cool. i wish more american politicians said stuff like that.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 03:39 PM
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89. Doesn't get any better than this
I wonder what the reaction will be when BushCo finds out Mr Axworthy's a Christian, too. :P

He's also an author and a past Nobel Peace Prize nominee. A couple of his books are on amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/067697464... (a fascinating look at his vision of his vision of what we can do to ensure global security)

http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802085938/qid=11...
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 03:42 PM
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90. Great piece.. well written, to the point
logical, truthful, and humanitarian. Too bad it will go right over the heads of the Heads Of State. Canada's looking better and better. As each week passes and the administration drives another stake into the heart of America I'm thinking more and more of leaving...
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:29 PM
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91. Let's buy Mr. Axworthy a ticket to DC
so we can have him personally see Condi and tell it like it is.

He definitely rocked on this one....
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