Americans are idiots

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    So sayeth a Canadien official:

    Parrish sticks by 'idiot' comment
    Last Updated Fri, 27 Aug 2004 09:23:56 EDT
    OTTAWA - A day after calling Americans a "coalition of idiots," Ontario member of Parliament Carolyn Parrish said a request from the prime minister hasn't persuaded her to withdraw the controversial comment.


    Carolyn Parrish
    Speaking after a cabinet meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Paul Martin said he told the MP on Wednesday that her comments, made in reference to the U.S. missile defence system, were not welcome.

    "I told her her statements were not acceptable, they should be withdrawn, and she has colleagues who feel strongly about this issue on both sides," Martin said.

    Parrish said although she has incredible respect for the prime minister, she will let her comments stand.

    "I gave it a lot of thought, but I won't be withdrawing," Parrish said.

    She said she's sticking by the dictionary definition of the word 'idiot,' meaning ignorance and lack of knowledge.

    However, two cabinet ministers weighed in on the issue, saying Parrish was wrong.

    Defence Minister Bill Graham said he would prefer the missile defence debate be kept to a civilized discussion.

    Citizenship and Immigration Minister Judy Sgro said, "I think she should have kept her mouth shut."

    Parrish said she doesn't agree with Sgro's advice.

    "Keep my mouth shut? That's not what 28,000 people in my riding elected me to do," said Parrish.

    Parrish told reporters on Wednesday that she does not believe Canada should participate in U.S. President George W. Bush's missile defence program.

    "We are not joining a coalition of the idiots," she said. "We are joining a coalition of the wise."

    The government has entered into exploratory talks with the U.S. over participation in the controversial program, which would build a system to shoot down missiles entering North American airspace.

    Written by CBC News Online staff


    made me laugh though. I guess that's what us idiots do!
     
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    LOL. What does that make her if we're the idiots? Sad state of affairs in Canada.
     
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    I see the left is infecting Canada too. She couldn't provide a substantive reason for not joining the system, so she resorted to the personal destruction tactics of the left. I would love to know if the DNC is giving the Canadian c*nt pointers.
     
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    I applaud the woman, she is absolutely correct. We ARE a nation of idiots.

    Who, but an idiot would:

    Send humanitarian aid to a bitter enemy?

    Allow immigrants with no skills whose sole purpose is to cash in on social programs to enter the country?

    Rebuild the economies and infrastructure of defeated enemies?

    Forgive billions of dollars of debt to former enemies?

    Pour hundreds of millions of dollars down foreign aid rat holes where huge portions of it are embezzled by corrupt dictators and the balance goes to support people who demonize us for not doing enough?

    Give known terrorists the protection of our Constitution and pay for their shysters with tax money confiscated from the victims of these terrorists?

    Support john kerry for President?

    Not send Ted Kennedy to prison for manslaughter?

    Find OJ Simpson innocent?

    NOTE: some of the foregoing was sarcasm. I'll let each of you decide which.
     
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    Sad state of affairs in Canada? Left infecting Canada?

    Where have you guys been? Canada has been this way for a long time, the left haven't infected it, they run the joint, and all the better. Canada is a peace loving campassionate country. Our forward thinking, people first, liberal ideals is what makes us great.


    As for this outspoken member of parliment, her words are misplaced, and should not of be spoken in a public forum like that. She does have the right to her own opinion, but the leaders of our country should show respect for one another, at least in publc. But it isn't just special to our country, LBJ once lifted our PM Pearson off the ground by the shirt collar, and yelled at him. Nixon was revealed to call Trudeau an asshole in private tapes that were released. So public criticsm is on rampant on both side of the borders.
     
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    If you only heard Nixon call Trudeau an asshole on tapes that were released after he left office, that is not in public.

    Same thing with the LBJ thing. It must have been done in private, as I have NEVER seen a photo of the incident.
     
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    The Martin government should demand her resignation right away. She, as an elected official, cannot say this stuff in public. Americans are no more idiotic than us Canadians. We Canadians like our high horse, but when push comes to shove,Americans are there for us. She needs to go now and the sooner the better. I am ashamed, as a Canadian, to be associated with her stupid comments.
     
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    Nah, none of that was sarcasm!
     
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    Nixon also called Trudeau a "Fucken Frog" (shrug). Trudeau spoke of this and other name calling publicly many times, he just laughed it off.

    As for the MP, she clearly has a death wish with regard to her career, wouldn't you think? Don't sweat it guys, I'm sure she's up dating her resume as we speak- you can only get away with that so many times.
     

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