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Comment to the original poster: I'm sorry you had to put up with such disrespectful treatment when it sounds like you were fully accommodating.

Here's my perspective as a Canadian - my country seems to have gotten into a strange mood in the last decade. People have become extremely righteous about certain things. They feel like they are much better than americans because we have universal medicare and more restrictive gun control (what they don't say is in many areas you can't get a doctor and waiting list for medical proceedures goes into years in many cases ... in other words, lack awareness that we aren't perfect). And Canada has become intensely reverse-racist and sexist, with a vocal minority who hate white males, white people in general, and americans unfortunately. It feels difficult at times, as i'm a white male and my wife is american.

So all i can say is keep this in mind when you meet Canadians, and please don't forget that there are lots of decent people amongst the righteous politically correct anti american assholes.

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To all you Americans, Canadian SN members did not elect DougM to be our spokesperson.
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You kind of overlooked the world events at the time also, but blind partisans often resort to that tactic. I always get a chuckle when I hear people regurgitating the old saw about President Clinton and his economic prowess. If you were awake during the 90's and especially if you owned a business during that decade you would understand that the tech revolution was the driver of government revenue, no matter what the Clinton's or Newt Gingrich claim. The advances in chip speed, memory capacity, and the accompanying software which was enabled by the hardware advances, caused business to purchase new computers and software every other year. And of course, once you upgraded the base computer and the software the printer would no longer work,,,,, then along came scanners and larger CRT's and you have a continual demand for capitalism to take place. I think I spent more on office technology in the 90's than I have the rest of the time I have been in business, and that boys and girls, is what drove the economy in the 1990's.
You are quite right in your points about the economy under Clinton. He happened to be in office at the right time. However, he also didn't cut taxes to the top 1% and dramatically increase spending at the same time to squander the benefits of the economic boom.

Further on the issue of administrations benefiting from economic situations that they didn't create, Trump sure claims a lot of credit for the current, greatly improved economy that Obama spent eight years trying to revive. On the other hand, the global economy is a huge beast and how much did Obama's actions actually help or speed the recovery that at some point would have happened anyway. I'm sure you've heard the old joke, ask 10 economists their opinions on how to manage the economy and you'll get at least 11 recommendations.
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To all you Americans, Canadian SN members did not elect DougM to be our spokesperson.
Oo. A Canadian dispute. What's next, Newfie jokes?


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To all you Americans, Canadian SN members did not elect DougM to be our spokesperson.
So you disagree with his position on the bigotry?

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Talk about a strange experience. Awoke the other night to a strange thumping in the den. Drowsy , I made my way toward the disturbance . Moon light through the window shone on the cause. I'd recognize that head of hair anywhere. First thought 'It's the POTUS !!; Second thought; He's broken into my house and having an epileptic fit under the dinning room table' Third thought was 'Why am I not surprised?. By this time ,thinking more clearly I realized it was Cooper,my golden retriever, chasing squirrels in his sleep. Sometimes explanations are easy.
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I'm sorry you had to go through that, Len. You wanna see a golden retriever running down wind?



(I'm not even making fun. I just want to know how it works.)
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What? That?

I don't think he thought it was funny. He wouldn't have been waging a decades long, unnatural war on baldness if that were the case. I mean...most guys lose hair as they age. It's not a big deal. He just needs grow a pair, buy some clippers, and buzz that down and own it. He can't even laugh at skits on SNL, and get's in a pansy ass tissy about it over and over.

The sort of insecurity that would prefer to spend half a lifetime the butt of the world's jokes than to simply lose some hair...that's not a laughing matter. The man has some serious self-esteem and confidence issues. We should be sensitive to that. Clearly a wounded soul of unknown depths.

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No. I'm afraid I didn't tune in to watch CPAC.

I also didn't drive a drywall screw into my forehead with a can opener. Probably missed out there as well.

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Oo. A Canadian dispute. What's next, Newfie jokes?


Aren't they all fundamentalist Muslims these days in Canuckistan? Why wouldn't they hate whitey???

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