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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:40 AM
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I want to say this to Americans!
I've been posting on this forum for a while now and I just want to say something that is important to me....I'm not American...I'm Canadian and have posted many opinions about my disdain for your president....I think he is an abomination....I know the people who belong to DU are anti-Bush too, but I would understand if you resented a foreigner (which I am) saying negative things about your leader! This is very understandable. The fact that you open your arms and hearts to the world and accept our criticism is a lovely thing...That is all I wanted to say.....except to pray with you all that the election in 2004 will elect a Democratic President.


:loveya:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:44 AM
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1. Thank you!
Now I want to move to Canada even more! Such warmth and compassion, heck, you Canucks rock. :)
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:45 AM
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2. We're all in this together!!!
:pals:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:47 AM
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3. Actually, we kind of welcome that sentiment
Negative comments in this case are usually just the truth, anyway
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Nobody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:49 AM
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4. You can diss Dubya all you want
And I certainly can appreciate the irony of der fearful leader having a drunk driving conviction keeping him out of Canada. You are smart people for guaranteeing that you don't have to have him contaminating your Canadian soil.

Now we just have to boot him out next year.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:53 AM
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6. I don't understand your reference to drunkdriving keeping him out of Canad
The reason he hasn't come to Canada for his first out of country visit as president (which has been the custom of all previous presidents)is because he's mad at our Prime Minister for not joining the attack on Iraq.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:09 AM
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24. Hey, didn't he not know the difference between the Canadian PM
and a cheese blintz or something? Forgot the incident from the campaign trail, which I am trying to forget...must forget...must suppress. Hopefully, we can forget that idiot after 2004, except for some laughs now and again.
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nyrnyr1994 Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:54 AM
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8. Didn't know that, interesting...
* really can't go into Canada b/c of the conviction? Did it occur up there or is there something I'm missing?
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:59 AM
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9. This is NOT TRUE....He didn't come here because we didn't attack Iraq
He is mad at our Prime Minister for not joining in the "coalition of whatever."...I don't know where the drunk driving story came from, but it's not true....
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:51 AM
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5. I hate my president, I love my country, and I respect foreigners.
No problem on that. Don't expect any splashback from me if you knock the chimp. He doesn't represent what the United States stands for.
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ProudGerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:54 AM
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7. *ProudGerman gives handful of mud to glarius*
Here you go token, er I mean glarius. Have some fun, let's blow off some steam and belittle a nitwit. Just please refrain from saying "aboot", it makes me giggle uncontrollably and no one wants that.

Seriously though, most liberals really, and I mean really take the constitution to heart. We can take foreigners, semi foreigners even, bashing our politicians and policies without going psycho nationalistic. In other words, bash to your hearts content. And if you piss off a freeper, you get a thumbs up for me.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:01 AM
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10. Go right ahead.
It doesn't matter who is doing the talking, as long as the truth is told. He's an ass and it needs to be said.
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southern democrat Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:07 AM
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11. American and Canadians have had a special bond for
many many years.Bush hurt this bond,we know,you know it and if it's up to the Democrats somthing will be done about it in 2004
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:18 AM
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12. I agree.....President Clinton and P.M Chretien are good friends and plaly
golf together when they can....When Clinton was president he came to Ottawa and spoke before our parliament...It was a nice occasion and both he and Chretien showed their humour and humanity. He's very much admired in Canada and I know once Bush is gone things will revert back to what they were!
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:23 AM
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13. I aint too big on borders.....
My perspective is that we are ALL humans, and our first duty is to be a compassionate member of the human race. So I'm American and you're not. I don't care if you don't.

Unfortunately, when an evil member of our race achieves the ultimate position of power in the United States, he has far greater power to wreak havoc upon the world than does say, any Indonesian. That is what makes Bush so damned dangerous, he commands the greatest military machine in the history of the known universe.

I can't speak for everyone but I know I speak for many when I say......we're sorry. We are doing everything we can think of to stop this fool but unfortunately it looks like he's got until January 2005 at least and I think we have to acknowlege that they will try every dirty trick in the book to extend that even farther.

Until then, please bash away. The more unpopular this simpering simpleton becomes worldwide the easier our jobs will be. I hope we are up to it. I fear the Tasks we will have to accomplish will be heftier than many of us can currently imagine.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:32 AM
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14. As long as there are people like you and the others in DU who are working
to defeat Bush in 2004, we all take heart....I really believe that it will all work out in the end....
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:45 AM
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15. Thank you Glarius...
for reminding us all that the world may be at stake this next election.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:49 AM
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16. Hey, glarius, we love you too!
N/T
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:51 AM
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17. that's okay, I can't stand the Montreal Expos
I hope you don't mind.

:-)


I love Canada and I hope you guys never stop helping yo keep us honest.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:01 AM
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19. I don't hate the Expos but I LOVE the Blue Jays!
I hope YOU dno't mind...ha ha
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:12 AM
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25. Vladimir Guerrero kills us regularly.
nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:57 AM
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18. Pray for a democratic president with the small d, too.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:02 AM
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20. Save us from him!!!!!
What are you talking about? I've thought the UN ought to do something about Bush for quite some time now! I have loved people from all over the world who spoke out against Bush and am so grateful for it.
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:25 AM
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21. Call them as you see them
You folks in Canada are sure to be affected by what this ignoramus does while in office, too. He deserves criticism from people of all countries. and he's getting it, too.
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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:35 AM
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22. Move South, Register to Vote.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:06 AM
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23. Thank you so much for commenting.
We love you Canadians, the sane North Americans!
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diamondsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:21 AM
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26. Here's my take on Canadians slamming Bush
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 06:23 AM by diamondsoul
You have every right in the world to do it. Anyone with a conscience has reason to bash Bush. Canadians probably more than other countries purely because your being adjacent to the US means he's endangered Canada with his unilateralism and thuggery. Let's face it, if something were to happen in Niagra Falls area, Canadians would be harmed, the St Lawrence, any number of places that are strategic to our international trading etc.

Bash away my neighbor, bash away. The rat-bastard deserves it from everyone across the globe.

on edit- typos dammit! not enough coffee to make my fingers work right.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:47 AM
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27. I appreciate your tact,
but go ahead and blast away, all we ask in return is a place to stay till we find jobs, get established, and build our new homes.
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