Just when I start warming to the idea of getting a full-time job in the U.S., I read something like this and it just turns my stomach.
Last week, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, a well-known conservative pundit, let loose with a string of anti-Canada rants.
“Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York,” he said.
“Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he’s nice but you don’t take him seriously. That’s Canada.” (U.S. pundits bash Canada – Globe and Mail)
I guess there are morons like Tucker Carlson everywhere, but if I end up going to work in the U.S. I’ll only be reinforcing his views. Grrr…
“I thought the U.S. owned Canada” is a view that some people have, but I don’t know how common it is.
Tucker Carlson is just trolling. Getting mad at him is just what he wants.
There are a lot of Canadians here at Morgan Stanley, even among the traders. I believe in some cases, the Canadians outnumber the Americans.
I’ve heard of both and would agree with them. We are the retarded cousin they own.
The U.S does own Canada in a way. It seems we’ve signed a silent agreement with them. If they will protect us in time of war we will in turn give them next to free oil,water,hydro-electricity, wood and anything thing else that happens to pop into there heads. All industry in Canada is really just sub-american industry. The Americans are ahead of the space race, they own the internet, they own the movie industry, televised sports, and all other industry that isn’t a base industry such as lumber,oil, or coal. Any Canadian companies that manage to do well in the Canadian market are either purchased or branch out into the United States and eventually base themselves in the United States. We as Canadians have constantly been making choices to further concrete this relationship of give and take and nothing short of be coming a self sufficient nation will stop it.
Re: I’ve heard of both and would agree with them. We are the retarded cousin they own.
This sounds like a cousin Adrian rant.
Sorry to disappoint but no relation.
Some call me Kevin, we’ve met on a few occasions though I wouldn’t be offended if you forgot them. If your cousin believes that canada should become more independant then I welcome his thoughts on my comment.