Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Progress and stagnation

Yesterday the House of Commons gave third and final assent to same-sex marriage. At the same time as the vote was taking place, George Bush was on the tube once again peddling the horseshit that the US is in Iraq because Iraq had something to do with 9/11.

Today I visited where Canada's vote was a topic of conversation. In the course of reading people's comments on the story, I came across this:

Good for you, Canada! And to all the GLBT Americans here, keep fighting, guys and gals.There are a lot of us straight folk who would like OUR country to be as freakin' sensible as that beautiful land just north of us.

Celebrate, Canada, and keep setting a good example for your retarted southern cousin. Maybe someday it will get through to us.

KnaveRupe 06.28.05 - 11:19 pm

...When I got to the part about "retarded southern cousin", I just had to laugh. Remember those maps that came out after the American election, with the "United States of Canada" and "Jesusland" on them? That, combined with the idea that Canada always has to be defined in terms of the United States (Homer Simpson's reference to Canada as "America, Jr.", for instance), prompted me to turn the tables a little bit and produce this. Enjoy. :)

North America as the world sees us today


G said...

LOL! That's great!

Although, where is Mexico? And what would they be? NotAsMuchRetarded Land? JustABitSlow Land? SmartestOfAllLand?

Actually, maybe RetardedLand Jr would work.

L-girl said...

Ha! Very good. :-)

Mexico must be the borderline mentally disturbed cousin, who can't figure out if she wants to be an enlightened democracy or a third-world dictatorship.

Lone Primate said...

You know, actually, I was going to have Mexico in there as "CANADA DEL SUR", but two things stopped me... first of all, Mexico wasn't on the vector map I had of North America (strictly an Anglo version of the continent), and secondly, it started seeming gratuitous and watered down the joke I was making. So it's just as well. :)