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Old 11-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Wrapped-in-the-flag, chickenhawk assholes aren't something I associate with Canada.
One rule in life is that you can find assholes anywhere.
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As a hockey player, parent, coach, and fan, I began to realize that you needed to filter almost everything he said to "You kids, out there...". His brand of hockey is long gone and his politics even older.

That said, I do wish he'd ended his career on a different note and retired years ago.
If only he read Partiallyclips.

(Took me about 15 minutes to track that down, too.)
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Wrapped-in-the-flag, chickenhawk assholes aren't something I associate with Canada.
Ever crossed the border into Canada? They seem to identify all of their natural-born jerks early, then send them to there to work.

Canadians working at the border = assholes.

Everybody on the other side of those jerks = great!


(Or perhaps it's a clever ploy to make everyone else in Canada seem like not so much of a dick. In any case, it works. )
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Works for Americans as well.
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Ever crossed the border into Canada? They seem to identify all of their natural-born jerks early, then send them to there to work.

Canadians working at the border = assholes.
Quite honestly, this isn't a joke.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:10 PM
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Quite honestly, this isn't a joke.
I’m honestly surprised we have a reputation for being nice, considering first contact would be a border guard. I easily run into the most trouble coming back home.
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Quite honestly, this isn't a joke.
I've never had a problem driving to or from Canada.
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I’m honestly surprised we have a reputation for being nice, considering first contact would be a border guard. I easily run into the most trouble coming back home.

Actually, we have a reputation for being "polite"... this does not automatically translate to "nice" or "friendly".
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So I'm not the only one who has issues at the border. Phew, that makes me feel better.
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Ever crossed the border into Canada? They seem to identify all of their natural-born jerks early, then send them to there to work.

Canadians working at the border = assholes.

Everybody on the other side of those jerks = great!


(Or perhaps it's a clever ploy to make everyone else in Canada seem like not so much of a dick. In any case, it works. )
not true. One of my hobbies has me going to Canada (Tilbury area of Ontario) once or twice a year. encountered a non-zero number of folks there who would be just fine if the PM was a guy like Trump.
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If only he read Partiallyclips.

(Took me about 15 minutes to track that down, too.)
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Actually, we have a reputation for being "polite"... this does not automatically translate to "nice" or "friendly".
A polite person will say “soory” as he stabs your kidney with a serrated knife.

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So Don Cherry is now claiming that he wasn't talking about immigrants at all. Well here's the full rant, you make the call.
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Don says that the “silent majority” agrees with him; that he stands by his comments but could have phrased it better; and is hurt that Ron MacLean apologised, but still considers him a friend.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/do...-him-1.4682055

Somewhere, the ghost of Jimmy the Greek Marley is shaking his head, wailing “Don - learn by my example!”
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So Don Cherry is now claiming that he wasn't talking about immigrants at all. Well here's the full rant, you make the call.
Yeah, I think it's totally clear he was actually talking about the Frenchies.


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Don says that the “silent majority” agrees with him; that he stands by his comments but could have phrased it better; and is hurt that Ron MacLean apologised, but still considers him a friend.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/do...-him-1.4682055

Somewhere, the ghost of Jimmy the Greek Marley is shaking his head, wailing “Don - learn by my example!”
I'm sure he thought he'd be fine so long as he didn't flip his pen in the air.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:52 AM
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I'm sure he thought he'd be fine so long as he didn't flip his pen in the air.
I absolutely remember that! Dave Hodge fired for stating his frustration about CBC turning off the Canadiens' game as it was going into overtime in lieu of news programming.
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{{sigh}} I googled Dave Hodge, who used to have a dark brown bowl cut.

Completely white-haired now.

{{sigh}}
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And the "Bring Back Don" campaigns are starting with support from that feisty former mayor of Mississauga:


Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion defends Don Cherry, says ‘he’s not a racist’

'I LOVE DON': Ron MacLean ponders his future
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I don't care if he's a racist or not. He said a racist thing.

It's odd how quickly people will defend racist bullshit by saying "Oh, but he's not a racist." Who cares? What matters in life is what you DO, not what you claim is in your heart.
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Something like twenty people came out to voice support. He was given a chance to apologize and maybe should have taken it, or maybe not complained when Maclean did so on his behalf.

Look, he did do something for small town hockey and many charities. His gruff advice and surly opinions are dated and done. I liked him when I was a young (and very mediocre) hockey player. But it’s kind of crazy to associate bike-riding with communism? I think they should drop Coach’s Corner. The man is iconic and iconoclastic, but times have changed.
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not true. One of my hobbies has me going to Canada (Tilbury area of Ontario) once or twice a year. encountered a non-zero number of folks there who would be just fine if the PM was a guy like Trump.
But non-zero is a very small number, not 46% of the freaking population. There's a reason that Canada elected a very liberal politician for the second time in a row, against a very moderate conservative who could pass for a Democrat in the US.
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Don Cherry and Tucker Carlson - mismatch made in heaven!

“With Don Cherry’s Fox News appearance, a national reckoning descends into embarrassing farce”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...ning-descends/
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I kind of wish I had seen that....
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I don't care if he's a racist or not. He said a racist thing.

It's odd how quickly people will defend racist bullshit by saying "Oh, but he's not a racist." Who cares? What matters in life is what you DO, not what you claim is in your heart.
It reminds me of Jimmy the Greek who made comments about black people being natural athletes because they were “bred to be that way”. As if he was talking about German Shepherds and not people. To his credit he acknowledged what he said was very stupid but it justifiably ended his career as a broadcaster. Jimmy had plenty of support as well from people who insisted he wasn’t a racist, including black former colleagues, but CBS would have none of it.

Jimmy later tried to sue CBS, claiming that his firing was discriminatory (irony!) due to his age, but lost.
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I kind of wish I had seen that....
Your wish is my command: https://video.foxnews.com/v/61031775...#sp=show-clips

According to Tucker, the people who were upset are Fascists who have no feelings and wanted to crush Don (like grapes, I assume?)

According to Don, it’s just Tranna and Mississauga that have changed in the past 38 years. Go to smaller cities and it’s just the same.

I wonder what it is that’s changed in Tranna and Mississauga that bothers Don so much?
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I see from that Globe & Mail link that the money is on Brian Burke as Cherry's replacement. Sounds pretty boring. Cherry is irreplaceable.
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Sure he’s replaceable.

There’s plenty of guys out there who are prepared to say bigoted things about Finns, and Swedes, and Europeans, and First Nations, and women, and French Canadians.
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I don't care if he's a racist or not. He said a racist thing.

It's odd how quickly people will defend racist bullshit by saying "Oh, but he's not a racist." Who cares? What matters in life is what you DO, not what you claim is in your heart.
Exactly.

Or as Forrest Gump says, "stupid is as stupid does". To try and say that he wasn't singling out immigrants is laughable - and he has a long enough history as a xenophobe that it seems to be in character.

I am still in utter disbelief that he was so high on the list of greatest Canadians - and also I'm not.
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Exactly.

Or as Forrest Gump says, "stupid is as stupid does". To try and say that he wasn't singling out immigrants is laughable - and he has a long enough history as a xenophobe that it seems to be in character.

I am still in utter disbelief that he was so high on the list of greatest Canadians - and also I'm not.
Now they can finally put the Canadian that burned down the White House on that list!
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So, here we go. First Saturday night game in 38 years without Don.

Hey Guin, it's Leafs and Penguins. No Syd, but then again no Marner. And the Leafs are choosing to start a rookie in net!

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Ron MacLean. Wow. Tearing up.
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If you're going to show your support of Don Cherry, must you do so doing the Hockey Fights Cancer segment? Seriously, they're showing people holding up their signs showing "I Fight For ___", and at one point, some jagoff has to jump in front with a sign saying, "I Support Don Cherry".
If you want to show support for the old geezer, fine. But that's PROBABLY not the best time, to put it mildly.

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So, here we go. First Saturday night game in 38 years without Don.

Hey Guin, it's Leafs and Penguins. No Syd, but then again no Marner. And the Leafs are choosing to start a rookie in net!
Well, looks like it's working in our favor. 2-0 PENS!!!
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I don't dislike the Penguins. It's impossible to not like Mario, or The Flower, or Syd.

How can one possibly hate Bobby Orr, or Wayne Gretzky, or Phil Esposito. I like hockey. Bring it on.
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Exactly.

Or as Forrest Gump says, "stupid is as stupid does". To try and say that he wasn't singling out immigrants is laughable - and he has a long enough history as a xenophobe that it seems to be in character.

I am still in utter disbelief that he was so high on the list of greatest Canadians - and also I'm not.
I mean, it was a public voting system.

The results were incredibly stupid. You could maybe defend half of the top ten for being there and the number one choice was the wrong one (Tommy Douglas, often called the "Father of medicare" though that wildly simplifies the truth.) Cherry, however, was incredibly absurd. He isn't one of the ten most important people in the history of Canadian HOCKEY.
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