Blame CANADA, Blame CANADA!
by David Grossman, Fri Dec 16, 2005 at 02:12:23 PM EST
(Cross-posted over at Booman Tribune -- something a little lighter for a Friday night)
I remember the first glorious time I saw the South Park movie when it came out in '99 -- I laughed for a good 3 hours after the movie was over (totally sober too). Anyway, for those who don't remember, one of the signature songs was called "Blame Canada", and it went a little somethin' like this:
Time's have changed -- Our kids are kids are getting worse -- They wont obey their parents -- They just want to fart and curse! -- Should we blame the government? -- Or blame society? -- Or should we blame the images on TV?
No, blame Canada! Blame Canada -- With all their beady little eyes and flappin heads so full of lies -- Blame Canada, Blame Canada -- We need to form a full assault -- It's Canadas fault!
Recently, after Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's made remarks criticizing U.S. global environmental policies, a number of conservative media figures have attacked Canada, hurling baseless accusations and derogatory comments at America's northern neighbor (maybe the book South Park Conservatives had some kind of effect on this crowd -- not so sure). Here's Tucker Carlson:
Canada is essentially a stalker, stalking the United States, right? Canada has little pictures of us in its bedroom, right? Canada spends all of its time thinking about the United States, obsessing over the United States. It's unrequited love between Canada and the United States. [...] 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.
Cue up Fox News' Neil Cavuto:
All right, well, could our neighbors to the north soon be our enemies? The U.S. finally losing patience with Canada. [...] So have the Canadians gotten a little bit too big for their britches? [...] What I'm asking you, whether the Canadian people hate America as much as your politicians seem to?
(Image courtesy of Air America's Majority Report)
Conservatives channeling South Park like the book told them to? I report, you discuss at great length.
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