21 January 2009

"Uh, no pressure, dude"

What pisses me off is how grateful all these expats sound, how relieved they are they can finally stop pretending they’re Canadian.

I’m not grateful; frankly I profoundly resent the implication that my own personal worth has anything whatsoever to do with who half the American voters chose.

I have to be honest with you, at this point, I almost feel sorry for the guy.

Whenever I had a few minutes today to surf the news, all I saw were articles about Obama Fever and the high expectations and how he is going to FIX EVERYTHING TOMORROW.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Frankly I'd be much more suprised if France elected a Jewish leader, or Quebec elected anyone but some white francophone. Heck half the time I am suprised when Europeans elect a woman as leader considering the behaviour of many of the ones I have met while on my travels."
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3 comments:

alexb said...

Somebody make more Kool-aid....stat!

langmann said...

Best line ever: "Such as if Venezuela finally got rid of that little pig monkey Chavez and suddenly all the Venezuelan papers had gushing, swooning articles about how Venezuelans living in America no longer have to be ashamed of themselves because NOW, Americans are treating them nice because their home country got a new leader."

I never actually doubted the US could elect a non completely white person (whatever that is) as President. Most Americans I know bend over backwards to not be racist.

Frankly I'd be much more suprised if France elected a Jewish leader, or Quebec elected anyone but some white francophone. Heck half the time I am suprised when Europeans elect a woman as leader considering the behaviour of many of the ones I have met while on my travels.

JA Goneaux said...

What pisses me off are the large number of Canadians, many of whom I know, and others I suspect, who don't vote here but go on about CHANGE and HOPE, etc.

Do you think they'll ever get the idea that Obama is talking about THEM changing?