dangerous Canadian small talk

frank_ilAugust 14, 2012

Apparently a police officer from Michigan does not feel safe with all the ruffians running around Calgary parks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Canadian

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momj47(7A)

LOL, goodness....he would have shot them. Polite Canadians are just too much for some of us. I wonder why he and his wife were in Calgary, anyway, did they know about the Stampede.

And those rude Canadians in British Columbia, buying all our milk!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 12:52PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

Makin' small talk is a shootin' offence where he's from!

Well, in his defense, it does help avoid those awkward elevator situations.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 2:36PM
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dockside_gw

On Friday, DH and I just returned from 5 days in BC and Alberta. We left on Monday, not knowing it was a holiday for Canadians so there was a lonng line at the border going into Canada. Cars, trucks and RVs were cutting in the line as they exited the "Duty Free" shops. People in our line just kept letting them in to the consternation of a lot of us waiting to creep forward. Then, it dawned on me, "they're Canadians!". However, after about 45 minutes of this, I got fed up and walked to the place where they were cutting in line and stood in front of a huge RV "bus" and told the driver he would have to run over me if he wanted to get in line before many of the cars that had been in line for 45 minutes or more. I got a lot of "you go, girl" and thumbs-up (from Canadians - no USains were in line near us). And, we finally got through.

We talked with a lot of Canadians (saw very few USains) and they all thought our politics and we, by extension, were crazy. And, the mention of Sarah Palin just brought hoots. We were also at a European-style bed and breakfast and talked with Germans, Belgians and a Chinese woman (they all spoke excellent English). They just don't understand how we have come to be so dumb when choosing our politicians.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 4:03PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

They just don't understand how we have come to be so dumb when choosing our politicians.

HA!

Trust me, we're all pretty dumb when choosing our politicians. I guess that's why politicians are politicians...they make the rest of us believe their BS. Don't feel bad, the rest of us are just as dumb as Americans when it comes to choosing our representatives.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 4:19PM
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blfenton

dockside - Hope you had a good time. Did you feel that you needed a gun while you were here? (well except for those border line-up crashers.)

And most of those people weren't even at the duty free - they just drove off at the exit and straight through and back into line. They tick off everyone.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 5:57PM
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frank_il

You won't let us carry guns up there. And now, to top it off you are riher than us.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stephen talking about your wealth

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:02PM
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inkognito

Not only are we riher frank we are thnner and btter lking too.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:07PM
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frank_il

Ouch

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:09PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Good one, ink. LOL

kate

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:23PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

Showed the article to hubby.

He's wondering if we go to New York and someone asks us if we've been to the Statue of Liberty yet, is it considered fair game to brandish a gun and tell them they are not welcome to speak to us? Or do we just start blasting away and ask questions later? We're not really sure of the proper protocol...

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:36PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

P.S. Yes, I think it would be fair to smack me down for being sarcastic or condescending. This time I really am.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:37PM
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frank_il

My favorite part is that he had the nerve to write a letter to the newspaper about it. Imagine how he would have reacted if Girl Scouts strong armed him to buy cookies.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:43PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Well, I don't know... it might be well to remember that (according to dozens of insufferable honor my 2nd. amendment rights or I might have to exercise my second amendment rights threads) everyone else in the vicinity is carrying. Flash that gun and it'll be rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:49PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

it might be well to remember that (according to dozens of insufferable honor my 2nd. amendment rights or I might have to exercise my second amendment rights threads) everyone else in the vicinity is carrying

Wasn't there a movie with a scene like that? Little old ladies yanking out their guns, etc... maybe one of the Naked Gun movies or something along those lines?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:53PM
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ohiomom

.....well we do have another embarassment here in Ohio that wants to build a wall across our southern border and "just start shooting", better be nice or he will send his followers north.

At least this guy is a cop, so we know the weapon is in the hand of one of the good guys.

rabbit holes and mad hatters

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:54PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

we do have another embarassment here in Ohio that wants to build a wall across our southern border

I hope that's our international border, and not the Ohio state line. We can handle the nutters blathering about the Mexico-U.S. border, but shootin' across state lines takes crazy to a much higher level. (Not excluding that someone in California might want a shooting match with Arizona, or Nevada, or Oregon, or all three. Or to invade Baja.)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 7:04PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

lolol nancy!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 7:25PM
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elvis

Posted by ohiomom 3rdrockfromthesun (My Page) on Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 18:54

"..At least this guy is a cop, so we know the weapon is in the hand of one of the good guys."

Whew! Further proof that only cops should be armed...

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"Posted by nancy_in_venice_ca SS24 z10 CA (My Page) on Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 19:04

""we do have another embarassment here in Ohio that wants to build a wall across our southern border""
"I hope that's our international border, and not the Ohio state line."

Good one, Nancy~~

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 7:35PM
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ohiomom

Nah Nancy ol Joe the Plumber wants to blast away at those brown skinned folks ... so this would be the US/Mexican border.

Rabbit holes and Mad Hatters

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 7:42PM
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chase_gw

Still waiting for the punch line......It's a joke right? It is isn't it?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 8:24PM
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ohiomom

Chase not sure who you are addressing, but if it is me than no there is no punch line.

Plumber Joe's exact quote was: "put a damn fence on the border going with Mexico and start shooting."

This was during a campaign fundraiser.

Here is a link that might be useful: source of course

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 8:50PM
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chase_gw

Which sage person on this forum recently said....

"you can't make this stuff up"

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 8:59PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

Someone posted a funfact on twitter:

Fun Fact. Murders in 2010:
Kalamazoo (Pop 74K) 14
Calgary (Pop 1.1M) 15

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 9:35PM
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hamiltongardener(CAN 6a)

LOL

First rule of Stampede. Don't talk about Stampede!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 9:43PM
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mylab123(z5NW)

Yes Ohiomom, I heard that the other day.

I will reserve my remark about ole' Joe the plumber who wasn't.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 11:09PM
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lily316(z5PA)

And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us. I'd bet my last dollar he's a Republican too. Imagine writing a letter to the paper? What a dolt.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 2:13AM
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