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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Hey, didn't you used to be...?

On inauguration day in the U.S., Fox has updated the Yanquis Fleeing Bush story; Canada Awaits American Influx. Mostly a rehash. However, I didn't like this quote:

But, for the "disenfranchised liberals who are mostly the artsy liberal type," Foster had bad news. "There is no work," he said.

This Foster guy is way out of line here and he should consider that artsy liberal types are not one dimensional people. Many have different skills and interests, and therefore could find all kinds of work, with the government for instance.

Harrison Ford, a former carpenter, could get work as an instructor in his old trade for Corrections Canada if he moved to Laval. According to the bio on his official site, Alec Baldwin "is a vigorous supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)." Well, here's a job for an Animal Health Technician in Winnipeg. Any number of megastars--Sue Sarandon or her husband Tim Robbins--could grab a job as a Passport Examiner in St. John's, Newfoundland. I mean, how hard can that be? You open a passport, examine it, and say "Thank you. NEXT!" $39,840--$43,132 per annum (pro-rated-- under revision). Sweet.

The opportunities are limitless and I hope artsy liberal types ignore this Foster guy and make a smooth and productive transition to Canadian life.

Posted by Kevin Steel on January 20, 2005 in International Affairs | Permalink


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A report in MSM said Singhs had passports; "genuine but fakes". CBS/Rather said the document was "fake but accurate".

George Orwell, where are you? Help, George, help.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-01-20 6:06:38 PM

Any number of megastars--Sue Sarandon or her husband Tim Robbins--could grab a job as a Passport Examiner in St. John's, Newfoundland.

For God's sake, man, does't Newfoundland have enough problems already?

Posted by: Damian P. | 2005-01-21 5:00:57 AM

Nice post.

Posted by: No Fax Payday Loans | 2005-01-21 10:34:31 AM

Damian P, that was hilarious.

How about passport examiner in Nunavut Territory? There has to be some barren patch of ice up there, and the liberal stance on ANWR suggests that Hollywood types like flat, barren, uninhabited ice fields...

Posted by: Sobek | 2005-01-21 4:01:52 PM

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