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#1 dudeone

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:00 PM


Canadians amused by American threats to move north if their candidate loses


Posted by Max Fisher on November 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

http://www.washingto...andidate-loses/


Thursday morning, I asked Canadian readers what they thought of a

peculiar U.S. political tradition

: Americans, often but not always Democrats, threatening to pick up and move to Canada if their candidate loses.



Readers wrote in on comments and social media. The responses were varied, but the trend seems to be that Canadians find this funny and a bit flattering. Who wouldn’t enjoy being seen as the preferable alternative to the world’s richest and most powerful country?


The rare sour notes came from Canadians who expressed impatience with Americans who give up on their own country, offense at the idea that Canadian culture was indistinct, and concern for the line at their local Tim Horton’s.


Many said they’d welcome an American immigration wave, but few expect many Americans to actually follow through. If they did, many of the Canadian respondents said, these American immigrants might find some surprises.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Sorry, too busy scooping up foreclosed houses down there to care if they want to move up here.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

brb, buying a mansion in arizona for $500,000
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#4 TOMapleLaughs

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

The 'Concern About Tim Horton's' stereotype is valid though. We line up like texas cattle to the rendering plant to scarf that overrated sugar and fat down. And/or to pay through the nose to feed our daily coffee habit.

By 'we' I mean you, of course.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Ya, with the stupid house prices up here I have been tempted to move south.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

The 'Concern About Tim Horton's' stereotype is valid though. We line up like texas cattle to the rendering plant to scarf that overrated sugar and fat down. And/or to pay through the nose to feed our daily coffee habit.

By 'we' I mean you, of course.


That's why I track THI waiting for a time to get in.....
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

They'll probably try and sneak across disguised as Chinese mine workers....
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:07 PM


Canadians amused by American threats to move north if their candidate loses


Posted by Max Fisher on November 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

http://www.washingto...andidate-loses/


Thursday morning, I asked Canadian readers what they thought of a

peculiar U.S. political tradition

: Americans, often but not always Democrats, threatening to pick up and move to Canada if their candidate loses.



Readers wrote in on comments and social media. The responses were varied, but the trend seems to be that Canadians find this funny and a bit flattering. Who wouldn’t enjoy being seen as the preferable alternative to the world’s richest and most powerful country?

The rare sour notes came from Canadians who expressed impatience with Americans who give up on their own country, offense at the idea that Canadian culture was indistinct, and concern for the line at their local Tim Horton’s.


Many said they’d welcome an American immigration wave, but few expect many Americans to actually follow through. If they did, many of the Canadian respondents said, these American immigrants might find some surprises.


They mean China right? Last I checked America is in debt 16 trillion
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Democrat or GOP, please let them stay on their side of the 49.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Democrat or GOP, please let them stay on their side of the 49.


Totally we don't want their kind around here, lets build a wall!!end sarcasism.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

We're still waiting for Alec Baldwin.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Democrat or GOP, please let them stay on their side of the 49.


And they call us xenophobic...
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

I guess the Republicans won't care if they're generally unwelcome here just as long as Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are in power.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

Very few people will actually follow through on it.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

The idea of a Republican coming here because a Democrat is in power makes me laugh.
Our Conservatives are still just as, if not more, liberal than the Democrats.

Edited by Jägermeister, 06 November 2012 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

The idea of a Republican coming here because a Democrat is in power makes me laugh.
Our Conservatives are still just as, if not more, liberal than the Democrats.


That's because they're handcuffed by the electorate. If Harper et al had free reign, it would be another story.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

If there's one thing that can be said of this threat and the very very few Americans that actually go through with this threat, it's that Americans are politically very smug and don't know what a real change entails.

Edited by zaibatsu, 06 November 2012 - 08:36 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Never would happen. If you're a right wing American you'll not move here based on our tax system and our firearms legislation.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

'If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia', Americans vent on Twitter
  • by: By Claire Connelly
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  • November 07, 2012 1:21PM


FORGET Canada, Australia is the new safe-haven escape for disgruntled Americans, unhappy with the impending election results.
Unhappy potential voters took to Twitter to warn their fellow countrymen that they would be shutting up shop and moving to the wonderful land of Oz should Obama win the election.

"If Obama wins im moving to Australia and becoming a kangaroo whisperer," tweeted @GriffinWilson1.

Another user, @CarsonCagle wrote: "If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia and going to Hillsong University."

@Chuck_Addis wrote that if Obama won he would be making his family move to Australia. "Not becoming a communist," he wrote. "End of story."

Aussie Twitter users took to Twitter to warn the potential ex-pats that Australia was a country that had embraced both gun control and socialised medicine after BuzzFeed compiled a list of 37 Americans who were threatening to immigrate Down Under.

"Anyone saying they're moving to Australia if Obama wins can stay right where they are," tweeted @FaintofMatts. "We are already at maximum f***wit occupancy."

"If yr moving to Australia if Obama wins: 1. We have public healthcare, schools etc -"socialism" to you. 2. We have a woman leader 3. No guns," tweeted another user @lootlou.

However, as yet nobody on Twitter has advised the pre-emptively disgruntled Americans that they could help decide the election outcome by actually voting.


My personal favourite was this gem

"I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says,'' she tweeted.



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

That's OK, most christians i've known are just closet agnostics without permission to be honest with themselves.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

For those that don't know , our priminister is an agnostic woman :lol:


Isn't she also single?
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

'If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia', Americans vent on Twitter

  • by: By Claire Connelly
  • From: news.com.au
  • November 07, 2012 1:21PM


FORGET Canada, Australia is the new safe-haven escape for disgruntled Americans, unhappy with the impending election results.
Unhappy potential voters took to Twitter to warn their fellow countrymen that they would be shutting up shop and moving to the wonderful land of Oz should Obama win the election.

"If Obama wins im moving to Australia and becoming a kangaroo whisperer," tweeted @GriffinWilson1.

Another user, @CarsonCagle wrote: "If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia and going to Hillsong University."

@Chuck_Addis wrote that if Obama won he would be making his family move to Australia. "Not becoming a communist," he wrote. "End of story."

Aussie Twitter users took to Twitter to warn the potential ex-pats that Australia was a country that had embraced both gun control and socialised medicine after BuzzFeed compiled a list of 37 Americans who were threatening to immigrate Down Under.

"Anyone saying they're moving to Australia if Obama wins can stay right where they are," tweeted @FaintofMatts. "We are already at maximum f***wit occupancy."

"If yr moving to Australia if Obama wins: 1. We have public healthcare, schools etc -"socialism" to you. 2. We have a woman leader 3. No guns," tweeted another user @lootlou.

However, as yet nobody on Twitter has advised the pre-emptively disgruntled Americans that they could help decide the election outcome by actually voting.


My personal favourite was this gem

"I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says,'' she tweeted.



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For those that don't know , our priminister is an agnostic woman :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

Morons shouldn't be allowed to use the internet


There wouldn't be much left to use if that was enforced.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Isn't she also single?


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Canadians seem to want Republicans coming North even less than Republicans want Mexicans to.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

On the stipulation they must move to Quebec. :D


Or the NWT.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

That's because they're handcuffed by the electorate. If Harper et al had free reign, it would be another story.

Keep telling yourself that fairy tale that flies in the face of facts and actions.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

'If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia', Americans vent on Twitter

  • by: By Claire Connelly
  • From: news.com.au
  • November 07, 2012 1:21PM
FORGET Canada, Australia is the new safe-haven escape for disgruntled Americans, unhappy with the impending election results.
Unhappy potential voters took to Twitter to warn their fellow countrymen that they would be shutting up shop and moving to the wonderful land of Oz should Obama win the election.

"If Obama wins im moving to Australia and becoming a kangaroo whisperer," tweeted @GriffinWilson1.

Another user, @CarsonCagle wrote: "If Obama wins I'm moving to Australia and going to Hillsong University."

@Chuck_Addis wrote that if Obama won he would be making his family move to Australia. "Not becoming a communist," he wrote. "End of story."

Aussie Twitter users took to Twitter to warn the potential ex-pats that Australia was a country that had embraced both gun control and socialised medicine after BuzzFeed compiled a list of 37 Americans who were threatening to immigrate Down Under.

"Anyone saying they're moving to Australia if Obama wins can stay right where they are," tweeted @FaintofMatts. "We are already at maximum f***wit occupancy."

"If yr moving to Australia if Obama wins: 1. We have public healthcare, schools etc -"socialism" to you. 2. We have a woman leader 3. No guns," tweeted another user @lootlou.

However, as yet nobody on Twitter has advised the pre-emptively disgruntled Americans that they could help decide the election outcome by actually voting.


My personal favourite was this gem

"I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says,'' she tweeted.



Kristen Neel



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For those that don't know , our priminister is an agnostic woman :lol:


I understand that these notices have been posted at all international ports of entry into Australia.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

Morons shouldn't be allowed to use the internet


Whaaaaaat? We'd miss out on so much fun! YOU shouldn't be allowed to use the Internet!
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