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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Canadians stuck in 1812

President Donald Trump tweeted, "Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

This triggered Evan Solomon, a Canadian talk show host and columnist.



"This is the biggest threat of all. Tariffs on automobiles. A senior source told me this would be close 'to an existential threat to our economy.' This is very very dangerous. Hard to over estimate," Solomon tweeted.

Now at this point, a wise person would try to walk back Justin Trudeau's undiplomatic remarks.

But no. Arguing for defiance was Stephen Best, an environmental/animal protection activist who rose to fame in 1973 by filming a Canadian seal hunt.

"President Trump has de facto declared war on Canada. Let's act like it, hunker down, and fight back. First strike is economic sanctions on Trump and his family's business interests in Canada," Best tweeted.

But a fellow with 286 followers named John brought the rebels back to reality.

"Canada can’t win a trade war with a country that buys 75% of our exports.  The Liberals are trying to leverage the trade dispute to shore up their popularity. It’s all about what’s good or the Liberals and Canadians be damned, as usual," John tweeted.

A nation that co-exists with polar bears should know better than to poke a sleeping giant.

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25 comments:

  1. In Yellowstone there are signs that say "Don't Feed the Bears". If any such signs exist in Canada, can we get them removed, or changed to Please?

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  2. Justin Trudeau is the lamest-assed, clueless PM since Neville Chamberlain. Who beat your sorry asses on the way to the Stanley Cup? Oh, a little town called DC. Apologize, you milquetoast.

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  3. Unlike his immediate predecessors in office, Trump is treating Canada in trade matters as a co-equal instead of a financial dependency, as an adult nation instead of a child, and for some reason they don't like that. Put your big pants on, Mr. Trudeau, and negotiate with The Donald. Make a deal. Meet him part way and I'm sure you'll still have favored nation status.

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    1. Every county at that table owes its existence to the blood and tresure of the USA. Trump is giving the Euros and Justine Trudeau a lesson ..
      Love it...TG

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    2. Exactly. But like all dependents, when you start pulling away all their goodies they get start getting indignant and pissy (the equivalent of being dope sick). We see it time after time.

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  4. I think Justin Trudeau is trying to negotiate using Trump's style, but doesn't really know how businessmen think. Think "The Apprentice" and relax. It's popcorn time.

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  5. The depth of Justin Trudeau's superficiality continues to astound me.
    -TK

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    1. Newsflash! Trudeau's not just superficial, he wears fake eyebrows!

      No, it's true! Head to Twitter & search #FakeEyebrows since after the G7, and after he'd stabbed POTUS in the back, his eyebrow slipped down over his eye!

      And here I thought his Tinkerbell socks were bad. I've underestimated him!

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    2. The Trump Effect.

      With a side of Groucho Marx.

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    3. Or head over to SmallDeadAnimals (http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/)

      Specific article: http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2018/06/09/oh-shiny-prime-minister-9/

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  6. Abe was the only other sane person in the room. All of the others thought they could put-negotiate the master.

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    1. The new Italian PM wasn't going along with them either. So Trump, Abe, and new PM Giuseppe Conte versus the globalists May, Trudeau, Merkel and Macron. The globalists had to bring two extras, Junker and Tusk aparachniks of the EU who had no business being there and were ignored by Trump.

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  7. Virtually all Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border.

    On a map, it kinda looks like the hem on one of those crazy outfits that Justin likes to play dress-up in whenever he visits the Third World.

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    1. Never thoughta that, Dave. Good observation.

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  8. There is now a presidential request for a formal trade inquiry. Trump recently instructed the commerce secretary to review imports of cars, trucks & parts “for effects on national security.”“Core industries such as automobiles & automotive parts are critical to our strength as a nation” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/business/trump-tariffs-foreign-autos.html

    I am thinking he is going to target the foreign builders using car-part and assembly point facilities in Mexico and Canada to get out of the tariffs thanks to NAFTA. Trudeau is going to regret he tried to take on Trump as a delightful, extra bonus.

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  9. Hmmm. Aside from the traditional plants just across the border from Detroit, when and why did U.S. auto companies start expanding in Canada and Mexico. It wasn't just for the cheaper labor. Can you say, "Giant sucking sound?" NAFTA. With the death of NAFTA looming, U.S. automakers are already looking at repatriating production to the U.S. MAGA! - Elric

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  10. Although I only lived in Canada for a year I saw first hand the beginning downward spiral that has had no let up for them. It was largely caused by immigration policies that seemed wise at the time but in a way mirror our own risks. Toronto in 1979 was a city of 2 million. Of that number almost half had been born in socialist Europe, mostly Germany and Italy. They all wanted the same free stuff they had given up in their native country to get a none dead end job, especially free health care and of course other social safety net things. Since the country had a small population and was near the US the inevitable restrictions of supply were offloaded south while the political momentum became more to the left, and it never ebbed back. As a group Canadians feel more at home with the UK and French cultural traditions. Trudeau is the son of their past's most charismatic leader. To them he is like the Dauphine in medeival France, born to rule. If the USA had elected HC he would have been the perfect momma's boy for her as Queen just as he was the perfect pal for King Bummer the Feckless.
    Canada stood by the US in many a conflict with brave military forces. I don't think Trump will want to make them regret those deeds, but the right path for them is not European slavery to Merkl and her new world order of global economic jihad against the common man, but the US just as it has always been. We have new and better leadership now than only 8 years ago, so they will have to adapt some but it is in their best interest to be with the once and future winners, as we shall always be with our present great guy in command.

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    1. Also, I love your beer and Hockey Night in Canada. I got no issue with the working Canuck. Met many of them growing up in Great Falls, MT. Good solid friendly people. Except your quarters didn’t work in our vending machines.

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  11. A Canadian common tater once said living next to the United States was like sleeping with an elephant. Not matter how polite or thoughtful it may be, when it rolls over you'll know it.

    Way2Opinionated...and where did WordPress go in the sign on?

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  12. French President Emmanuel Macron observed that the G7 could act as the G6 if need be.

    Shouldn’t that be the “G 2-7” ?

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  13. The worst thing that ever happened to Canuckistan was that Richard Montgomery, Benedict Arnold, and Dan Morgan lost.

    That said, compare the pic Don embedded with the one Angie Merkel broadcast.

    Call Angie's Before and Don's After.

    Now tell me who won.

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  14. Canadian here. Just a observation, from the Canadian press you would thing we all agree Justin is the greatest PM ever and he was right to stick it to USA And Trump. That is not really accurate. The Canadian press (and apparently lots of the world press) is firmly in Justin's corner in the same way there are in the USA for Obama and Hillary). There are lots of us that through the had the potential to be one of the worse PMs ever. He is inexperienced, vindictive(not brave however) and far more concerned with the social issues of the day and getting good photo opportunities. At this point even many of those who voted for him have buyer's remorse. The fact his eyebrow fell off really says it all!!

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  15. I like Canada so I am sorry to see them taking the punishment that Trump is going to unleash on them. But they have it coming and they deserve to feel some serious pain. They are bit players and need to re-learn their place at the table.

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