Thursday, February 12, 2009

A conversation with George W. Bush, right here in Canada

By Michael J.W. Stickings

"Bush to give speech at private event in Canada," reports The Dallas Morning News, leading me to wonder what the hell we Canadians did to deserve the honour. (Are the Saudis too busy?)

It's going to be "a conversation with George W. Bush" (seriously, I'm not making that up), Dubya's first post-presidential speaking engagement, and it'll be in Calgary on March 17.

Yes, Calgary, home of the famous stampede (a big rodeo) and the heart of Canada's right wing, a city that is only vaguely Canadian to some of us Canadians who don't identify with American-style conservatism.

I'm sure Bush will receive a warm welcome... and feel right at home.

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  • Do yourself a favor and actually visit alberta before generalizing everyone that lives there.

    No wonder why western alienation exists when toronto consists of judgemental idiots like you. You can't possibly compare Alberta's policies to American style conservatism...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 AM  

  • Ah, well, I'm from Alberta. And I couldn't agree more that this province is a bastion of conservative individuals, especially Ed Stelmach, the man himself. Ed and Stephen Harper see eye to eye. So did Stephen and George W. Bush...yuck.

    Anyways, our policies parallel the conservative model on business, happily employed by the powers of Bush in America. Ed Stelmach loves the oilsands, he loves them so much he keeps royalties relatively low, accepts tons of business proposals, and all the while allows the systemic degradation of the environment.

    Am I sounding like a broken record? It's because these initiatives were taken on zealously a few years prior under the Republican Administration in America under Bush, who also loved big business. So I believe that sentiments of expansionism exist here like they exist in the States (albeit before this recession).

    The alienation that exists between Western and Eastern Canada is not what we think of eachother, but of ideology. It's really a matter of how people vote where. The problem is, I'd say, is the Conservative Voter, who consistently produces governments that seemingly alienate themselves from the East.

    So, I'm from Alberta, and I think alot of people are conservative.

    The schism that separates our country is not because someone was allowed an opinion.

    And you can observe similarities in our policies and those of the conservative regime that just left the States. Who I would undoubtedly describe as the most cunning type: Neo-Conservatism.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:59 PM  

    and no the stampede is not a big rodeo its more of a big fair

    and i would give anything to personally tell bush to go fuck himself

    By Blogger Kandi420, at 12:13 AM  

  • Get your shoes and your throwing arm ready Canada.

    Protip: Buy a pair of really big shoes to wear over your regular shoes. Larger shoe = greater chance to hit target.

    By Blogger Bushido Hacks, at 12:12 AM  

  • You should be ashamed, calling Calgary "vaguely Canadian." But I guess whatever helps you deal with the fact that our oil is paying for your roads.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:57 PM  

  • Its a real shame in today's world that anyone can have a blog. Your a disgrace

    By Blogger themattwood, at 8:21 PM  

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