February 13, 2005


U.S. is better than Canada (MICHAEL COREN, 2/12/05, Toronto Sun)

I love this country. I came here almost 19 years ago and have spent the majority of my adult life here.

It pains me to say it, it really does. But the fact is that in so many areas and walks and ways of life, the United States is now a better country than Canada.

There, I've said it. Because I'm so very tired of the way, particularly in the last two years, that we Canadians have come to define ourselves not by who we are but by who we are not.

At its most innocuous, it is a mere insecurity about our southern neighbours. At its most repugnant, however, it is publicly funded mediocrities screaming abuse at a great and noble nation because their own self-esteem is so fragile. With a malodorous stew of ignorance and malice, they pump Canada at the expense of deflating the United States.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 13, 2005 5:32 PM

They'll be screaming about this up in Canuckistan for about the next month, unless the NHL lockout ends.

Posted by: Bart at February 13, 2005 6:01 PM

I hope the NHL lockout ends. It doesn't matter whether they scream about this, or not.

Posted by: Twn at February 13, 2005 6:12 PM

Can't they glory in the fact that they are sometimes willing to provide peacekeepers for U.N. missions provided the the U.S. will provide the transport planes?

Posted by: George at February 13, 2005 6:20 PM

End the anomally, annex Canada

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at February 13, 2005 6:49 PM

"Goodness me, they even produce better anti-Americans than we do."

The unkindest cut of all.

Posted by: Peter B at February 13, 2005 7:12 PM

It's easy to hate the US as your neighbor, Mexico's been doing it for centuries.Even the group running Cuba can claim senority over Liberal Canadians. But if Canada could just produce some self-haitng anti-Canadians, now then that might be an accomplishmen to be proud of.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 13, 2005 8:25 PM


Was Cuban 'senority' an intended pun?

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at February 13, 2005 8:57 PM

At least in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, there is some historical justification for hating us.

Posted by: Bart at February 13, 2005 11:34 PM

Are you kidding? I've never been able to come with puns (at least intentionally).

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 14, 2005 12:32 AM
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