It’s been a long, long time since I left but nothing much seems to have changed. I even used to have a shirt like that. The hat is a “touque” and has the emblem of the Montreal Canadiens (note the spelling). My team was the Toronto Maple Leafs (not Leaves!) who were voted the worst sports franchise in North America and I think they are about to retire the trophy and give it to them permanently. And among the things that are so unusual is that when I left Trudeau was Prime Minister and when I last looked, Trudeau was still Prime Minister. It’s like Cuba with Castro.
On the other hand, moving to a Trudeau-led Canada might mean things will be just like the Obama years:
Trudeau’s public performances in the physical and intellectual domains, as well as his documented appeal to female effusiveness, is a vivid expression of his followers’ utter lack of political sobriety, intellectual acumen and emotional maturity. That a country could give its support and a 66 per cent approval rating to a preening charlatan boggles the mind and beggars the imagination—or would, if Americans had not done the same with a smooth-talking ignoramus like Barack Obama, who thinks the U.S. consists of 57 states and that Austrians speak Austrian.
Canada has gone the way of the U.S. If it were not already obvious, it would take at least the eight limbs of Samadhi yogic meditation and petabytes of quantum computing to calculate the likelihood of such prodigious imbecility coming to pass, both in the leadership and the electorate, who appear to deserve one another. It makes me ashamed to be Canadian.
For Americans who are proud of having elected the most incompetent fool as their president, things will be able to continue as they have for the previous eight years.
UPDATE: He is undoubtedly right about this Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada, and I suppose Canadians have no one else to blame but themselves.
During a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends,” Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected.
Trump’s response: “Well, she’s a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo.”
“I heard Whoopi Goldberg too. That would be a great thing for our country,” Trump said, as the show flashed a graphic of celebrities who it said would leave the U.S. for Canada, including Dunham, Jon Stewart and Rosie O’Donnell, with whom the Manhattan real estate mogul has feuded for years.
When co-host Steve Doocy pointed out O’Donnell’s name on the list, Trump remarked, “Now I have to get elected.”
“Now I have to get elected because I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” he said. “Now it’s much more important. In fact, I’ll immediately get off this call and start campaigning right now.”