" Yesh I am a Canadian, we are the most liked country in the world maybe not the most powerfull but hey most liked is a pretty awsome title to have eh!? "It is better to be liked than feared :-)
" @oldschool: Yeh if only Canada was a girl, a hot girl then that would be awesome. "Yeah,that is one chick I want to score with :-)
" "And what a hat it is. The most awesome hat ever.
Her singing wasn't terrible, and hey, they could rhyme so thats good :P
Mind you, this only feeds the problem with Canada: We make bad TV and Videos. It really sucks.
I am very proud to be Canadian =P Its nice when you travel and people are assholes to you because your white and assumed american, then they see the Canadian flag on your backpack or coat and they become super nice and give you free stuff or discounts or stuff.
One time I was asking for directions and the people didn't speak english so I was pretty fucked, The people I was talking to saw the flag and suddenly learned english and told me where to go =P
PRO TIP: Americans, buy a canadian flag sticker or patch for your backpack when you travel.
Also there is some very sexy women in Canada, big natural breasts and pretty faces, not to mention slutty as hell. Mind you the states has some smokin hot babes but plastic surgery is wayyy more common down there, Not that I mind, a pretty face is still a pretty face.
But ill take my girlfriends D cup natural boobies any day :P Not to mention shes very skinny, brunette, and has a pretty face. And shes smart, thats sexy.
(Not bragging, just unbelieveably lucky)
" What's not to love being Canadian?Sure! This way they can have sham elections every 18 months as opposed to every 4 years!Canada, the most awesome country in the world. Canada should invade America and impose democracy on them. Sure as hell they need it. :-)"
It's always election season in Canada!
" @oldschool said:I will take a correction election every 18 months if necessary over being forced to be stuck with a world class moron for four years like it or not. America's political system will never be as good as the Westminster system that good old England gave us. Give me a Prime Minister over a President anytime." What's not to love being Canadian?Sure! This way they can have sham elections every 18 months as opposed to every 4 years!It's always election season in Canada! "Canada, the most awesome country in the world. Canada should invade America and impose democracy on them. Sure as hell they need it. :-)"
And Prime Minister/President isn't really analogous it's:
Prime Minister/Congressional Majority Leader
Give me an elected head of state over an unelected one any day.
" @oldschool: Hey, I'm no defender of American politics. I was just saying Canadian politics is different, but not any better.And Prime Minister/President isn't really analogous it's:Prime Minister/Congressional Majority LeaderPresident/Governor GeneralGive me an elected head of state over an unelected one any day. "The Prime Minister is the leader of the elected party. The party is the ultimate power and at any time can depose their leader and install a new Prime Minister. That is what makes the system work so well. We are best served by a leader who must answer to his/her party. It happens all the time (Brown in England, Keating in Australia) and the transition is always smooth (relatively). We don't vote for a leader, we vote for the party (although you know who the leader of the party is).
However, I would argue the British model is not all that exemplary, when you consider the fact that Gordon Brown's Prime Ministership hasn't been approved by the electorate, and he's had power for 2 years.
Not only that, the powers our Parliament is given is kinda... well, fucked up is the only phrase I can think to describe it.
Every country has a War Measures Act, that's not my problem, but the fact that embedded in our country's charter of rights and freedoms is the declaration that none of our rights are inalienable, all are subject to continual parliamentary approval.
Now, like I said, America's no great example. They have a ratified legal document declaring the government's obligations to the freedoms outlined in said Constitution, but they've ignored the fact (for the last 8 decades or so) that the specific content of their Constitution is the defense of Individual Rights.
The ultimate problem is that in both countries, a successful manipulator of language and communication can wield unchecked power.
" @oldschool: However, I would argue the British model is not all that exemplary, when you consider the fact that Gordon Brown's Prime Ministership hasn't been approved by the electorate, and he's had power for 2 years.Not only that, the powers our Parliament is given is kinda... well, fucked up is the only phrase I can think to describe it. "I edited for this part, which I have to answer. The people don't vote for a Prime Minister, they vote for a political party and that includes any leader that it chooses. That is how the system works and it is a good way to do it. In essence, at the last election, England voted for the Labour Party and knew full well, just like any party in power in England, that the leader could be deposed by their party at anytime and the parliament would just continue (also true if they leave for personal reasons). The alternative of the Prime Minister staying in power when the party has no support would lead to a debilitated government. It is a system that has worked extremely well for a very long time (over 100 years in Australia).