December 8, 2006

Alberta Neo-Cons declare War on France?

Ok I have had exams the past couple of days, but I think it’s time to come defend my new boy Stephane Dion against what can only be seen as a cheap attempt of smearing by Ezra Levant and comical far-right morons at the Western Standard. I would like to take Exra’s Logic to the next step and list the

Top 10 French Things Ezra Levant Feels are a Threat to National Security

10) Baguettes: Clearly long and pointy things offend Ezra. Probably envy I guess…Ezra is way too “wonderbread” anyway.

9) Berets: The only hat a leader can wear is a Stetson, and only in Calgary. What if Stephane Dion starts Beret-Mania…it will be the end of Canada.

8) Cristobal Huet: This Canadiens star is French! He not only wears a visor but A WHOLE MASK. Sure he is a goalie but to Ezra this epitomizes slippery slope!

7) Les Miserables: Culture…oh no…not culture RUN! With that attitude, Ezra will only become a Miserable after the next election.

6) Champagne: Bottles? I think Ezra prefers it all straight from the box.

5) The Statue of Liberty: A gift from France in Liberal bastion New York. It clearly sends the message and gifts from France bring Liberalism!

4) Multiculturalism: First they eliminate the minister responsible, then they make it worse by putting Jason Kenney, Ezra prefers we all give up our other citizenships and melt right into the pot.

3) Ezra’s Osama Bin Laden…

2) The Truth: Never let fact the facts get in the way of a good argument. The only two elected prime ministers born outside Canada were Tories. Oops!

1) Irony: Ezra just finished backing an American for Premier of Alberta but scoffs that the Liberal leader holds dual citizenship with another country. Freedom Flapjacks at the Calgary Stampede next year!

17 Commentaires:

Blogger Small Town Shyster a dit...

John Turner?

12/08/2006 10:42 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Exactly - Turner had dual British-Canadian citizenship when he was Prime Minister (which wasnt for very long, I grant) and no one made a fuss about it back then.

It would be not a very good sign for this country if Dion did not get elected because he has dual citizenship and would refuse to relinquish it - tho I see he has said he will now if enough Canadians are uncomfortable with it - rather then focusing on relevant election issues like cuts to the Status of Women Canada, and the future of the wheat board, and the environment, and so on.

12/08/2006 11:06 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...


forgot the word elected.

I'm sorry.

lemme change that. the point is moot if someone becomes PM by taking over. Ezra's point is he cant win.

12/08/2006 11:22 a.m.  
Blogger Small Town Shyster a dit...

honestly, I fail to see the problem with a prime minister, or even a potential prime minister, having dual citizenship...we managed to have more than one Catholic in that position without having the Vatican ruling us by proxy.

12/08/2006 11:41 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

You should come out to the Alberta nation for Stampede Antonio.

Erza now claims he researched this and led the news cycle for almost a week on it. The research? Reading the G&M and Macleans profile from September. Erza is the type of person that infects Alberta's political culture that I could do without. Too bad he didn't get a commons seat, then at least he would be out of the province.

12/08/2006 11:44 a.m.  
Blogger Loraine Lamontagne a dit...

If one were to follow the Levant Rules of Logic, a Jewish person would have to renounce Judaism in order to become Prime Minister of Canada. Israel, like France and other countries, confers rights of citizenship in accordance to jus sanguinis (blood) while other countries confer those rights jus sole (soil).
Read on here

Would Levant question a Jewish person's right to run?

12/08/2006 11:47 a.m.  
Blogger Procrastinatrix a dit...

Isn't levant a frenchish name?

Great post by the way. I have to say I giggled thoroughly.

12/08/2006 12:07 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

who cares about the pope...

the french guy with the baguette on his beret is the new secret ruler!

12/08/2006 12:25 p.m.  
Blogger greyburr a dit...

Doesn't bother me that Mr Dion has dual citizenship,heck seems to me that half the Canadian population has dual citizenship.You can see that dual citizenship, one being Canadian is always handy in a crisis!What I do have a problem with is I have great difficulty understanding what Mr Dion is saying.Perhaps he is too intellectual and talks over my head,or it is the codified broken sentence structure,or the low drone like voice.I can't put my finger quite on it yet.But I must admit I have never stayed around long enough to figure out what he is trying to say!It just becomes too painfull and drowsiness soon overtakes me!

12/08/2006 12:31 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

This arguement is zenophobic barbaric and American. We pride ourselves in having multiculturalism and a country where all peoples can celebrate their identity. Mr. Dion's mother was French. Should he deny his mother and something she wanted for him and gave to him? Not unlike his name this was not his decision but hers.

I can't believe that Liberals would even entertain forcing someone to deny their mother in order to be leader. It is a disgusting arguement and Mr. Levent should be ashamed of himself. Mr. Dion should absolutely not deny his mother for this zenophobe.

Ms. Jean is representing the Queen in Canada. For legitimate British constitutional historic and diplomatic reasons, the British Queen cannot be represented by a French National. This has nothing to do with democracy or Canada not being governed by a dual citizen. Michaelle Jean is the Regent in Canada. It is entirely different and has historic merit.

Liberals should tell Levent to take a flying hike and defend Mr. Dion's mother.

12/08/2006 12:58 p.m.  
Blogger The Rat a dit...

Yeah, those right wing bastards like Pat Martin and Jack Layton are smearing poor Stephane. The only thing funnier than this is Stephane's over the top emotional tirade towards reporters and his flip to say, if his duality might prevent him from winning, he'd renounce his mother's gift of citizenship. How principled a stand!

In fact, I seem to remember some video of Stephane losing it during the election as well. Yup, a right cool and collected leader you guys have there.

12/08/2006 1:28 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Hey Rat...Is Ezra paying you to troll?

12/08/2006 1:34 p.m.  
Blogger canuckistanian a dit...

john turner immigrated to canada no less. this is clearly just anti-french xenophobia. as lorraine said any jewish person is in the same boat as dion due to the law of return. what amazed me is that some putative liberals adopted the far rights talking points on this "issue" and were actually pushing dion to renounce his citizenship. that was shameful. i liked how you handled it antonio, show how patently foolish this whole "issue" is.

i had a problem with how dion handled it though, he said he would renounce it if it was an issue with canadians. he should have said i am NOT renouncing my citizenship as this is NOT an issue. due to the precedents of numerous pm's with dual-citizenship having served, the argument for him to renounce has no legs.

12/08/2006 1:37 p.m.  
Blogger canuckistanian a dit...

also, the ndp are dead to me. if i run into pat martin in the 'peg when i'm home for x-mas i'll have some strong words for him...what a fucking asshole.

12/08/2006 1:39 p.m.  
Blogger The Rat a dit...

ti-guy, you talking to me? Calling ME a troll? Aren't you the king of the under-bridge set? I guess it hurts when truth gets in the way of good smearing. Unless you say I am lying about Taliban Jack and PM? Then again you and your buddy, "Joooooos" McLellan, never did worry about truth when a perfectly good lie would do.

12/08/2006 1:57 p.m.  
Blogger calgarygrit a dit...

But Ted Morton is the Man! Stephane Dion isn't. It's clearly different...

12/08/2006 2:27 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Sorry Dan

I concede...

you are right

12/08/2006 3:05 p.m.  

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