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reigningcatsndogs
09-06-2008, 08:15 PM
So how's the weather in yer parts, me trout?? :D

(we don't have Vice-Presidential Candidates, and today I'm really really really really happy about that)

Group Hug :e2grouphu

**smoochies for RT and Derek**
We're Canadian... we love everyone!!;)

Kthrok
09-06-2008, 08:16 PM
W00T!!! more Canadians!!!

Kitrianna
09-06-2008, 08:18 PM
Amen, sister, amen. No VP canidates here...just 5, yes you heard me, 5 political parties to drive you insane at election time. Hey, just had to give them hope that maybe the VP canidates aren't so bad. Hush Kthrok...I know 10,000 comedians out of work and I'm cracking jokes...

alleycat
09-06-2008, 08:24 PM
I'm American, but I promise not to mention vice-presidential candidates, presidential candidates, or politics in general. I also promise not to post any links back to websites of dubious integrity. I don't even have a soapbox! :-(

Can I join?

Leah J. Utas
09-06-2008, 08:27 PM
Just stopped by to say I'm Canadian. And the weather's good here in the fall. Or not.

Judg
09-06-2008, 08:32 PM
Oh good. This is then the thread of civil discourse?

Alleycat, I'm not in charge here, but I would think that any American who does not think it a patriotic duty to sneer at half the participants in an election would be welcome here.

Kitrianna, there are more than five. It's just that you need a magnifying glass to see the others.

Kitrianna
09-06-2008, 08:32 PM
I can admit to not being Canadian...by birth or even by paperwork. But I am Canadian at heart...which is where it counts. Someone pass me a Timmies...large, double-double :)

Inky
09-06-2008, 08:39 PM
Hey!
I can't help that I was dropped off in the wrong country--on the wrong side of the pond--simply because some drag stork decided to make a pit stop--no pun intended--in San Francisco. Bitch-bird was under the impression man in skirt was the same as man in kilt--pfff!

*plops butt down, clears throat, adopts a French accent*

Bonjourrrr!

*forgets not to roll 'R' with brogue*

Judg
09-06-2008, 08:39 PM
*groan* No, not Timmie's. I don't know why anybody wants to drink that stuff. But I don't watch hockey either, so what do I know?

alleycat
09-06-2008, 08:42 PM
Alleycat, I'm not in charge here, but I would think that any American who does not think it a patriotic duty to sneer at half the participants in an election would be welcome here.
Did I mention we flew the Canadian flag (in place of the American flag) over the Tennessee State Capital for a month. I think it's the only country so honored in my lifetime. It was back during the hostage situation in Iran and our ways of saying "thanks" for the help provided by the Canadians there.

Yeshanu
09-06-2008, 08:42 PM
Amen, sister, amen. No VP canidates here...just 5, yes you heard me, 5 political parties to drive you insane at election time.

But let me tell you, it's not easy being Green. :)


I can't help that I was dropped off in the wrong country--on the wrong side of the pond--simply because some drag stork decided to make a pit stop--no pun intended--in San Francisco. Bitch-bird was under the impression man in skirt was the same as man in kilt--pfff!

:ROFL:

Kitrianna
09-06-2008, 08:49 PM
*groan* No, not Timmie's. I don't know why anybody wants to drink that stuff. But I don't watch hockey either, so what do I know?

Timmies is good coffee :) and I can understand why you don't watch hockey. I wouldn't either if the local team was the Ottawa Senators...:D

Inky
09-06-2008, 09:11 PM
ooooh....ouch!

:popcorn:

Williebee
09-06-2008, 09:15 PM
I haven't watched hockey since I was at a Red Wings/Stars game and saw two players (at the far end of ice from the puck) look up at the big screen and wait until the cameras were on them to start their "heat of the action" fight.

reigningcatsndogs
09-06-2008, 09:52 PM
Och well, jig me sideways, lads!! The Truly Canadian Party seems to have been born.

Pass me some Tetleys, or a Blue, don't care. It's afternoon in Newfoundland.

qwerty
09-06-2008, 10:43 PM
The thread title made me curious enough to pop in. Are Brits allowed? My hubby's of Scot decendency if that adds to credentials.

Inky, we ran a hotel barge in France and passed other hotel barges with Americans on board. Their Bonjewer greetings gave rise to my BBC English response of: Good morning, I do so hope you are enjoying your trip.

Sheryl Nantus
09-06-2008, 10:46 PM
I'm dying for a Tim Horton's coffee.

:(

that and a heck of a plate of poutine. Then, of course, the mandatory heart attack that's sure to follow.

:)

nicolen
09-06-2008, 11:01 PM
New Zealander here. Can I join in too?

At the moment here, all I'd like them to do is name the bloody election date and stop the fake electioneering. It has to be held by the 15th of November and we have no idea when the date will be. Except for the fact that it won't be September now and it won't be the fourth weekend of October since there's a public holiday that weekend.

Unless Aunty Helen plans on declaring that elections no longer need to be held...

And we don't have VPs either, but we have Winston instead to provide the "entertainment". Google Winston Peters and you'll see what I mean..

maxmordon
09-07-2008, 01:29 AM
We used to have vicepresidents until one of them took advantage of the president being sick, left him in middle of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, declared himself president and ruled the country for 30 years with no vicepresidents except his son (who died of Spanish flu) and his brother (who died mysteriously of 20 stabs) from the until now we didn't had vicepresidents until the 1999 constitution, but there are mere glorified secretaries appointed by the president and can be changed by will (the president's will, that is)

Also, we started to elect state governors and mayors in mid 1980's, before that you just voted by the president and he picked up the governors and the governors picked up the reeve and yes, it was a tad outdated system...

Judg
09-07-2008, 01:34 AM
Did I mention we flew the Canadian flag (in place of the American flag) over the Tennessee State Capital for a month. I think it's the only country so honored in my lifetime. It was back during the hostage situation in Iraq and our ways of saying "thanks" for the help provided by the Canadians there.
That is very cool. :)


Timmies is good coffee :) and I can understand why you don't watch hockey. I wouldn't either if the local team was the Ottawa Senators...:D
LOL! Sorry, you're not going to get a rise. Just not a sports fan. And if I were forced to sit down in front of the TV, I'd prefer the CFL.


New Zealander here. Can I join in too?

At the moment here, all I'd like them to do is name the bloody election date and stop the fake electioneering. It has to be held by the 15th of November and we have no idea when the date will be. Except for the fact that it won't be September now and it won't be the fourth weekend of October since there's a public holiday that weekend.

Unless Aunty Helen plans on declaring that elections no longer need to be held...

And we don't have VPs either, but we have Winston instead to provide the "entertainment". Google Winston Peters and you'll see what I mean..
Elections for you too. Ours was officially called today for October 14. Thank goodness we don't have to go through the two-year three-ring circus that Americans endure. Maybe that's why they get so mean-spirited about their politics.

reigningcatsndogs
09-07-2008, 02:22 AM
New Zealander here. Can I join in too?



Abso-freaking-lutely. As long as 'she-who-must-not-be-named' isn't mentioned, we're cool. :D

**hands out icy beer mugs**

maxmordon
09-07-2008, 02:48 AM
Forgot to say, I am Venezuelan. Can I join?

DamaNegra
09-07-2008, 08:03 AM
Mexican here :) Can I join too?? No VPs here, either, just 3 mayor parties and about 6 or 7 small, struggling ones

Yeshanu
09-07-2008, 08:04 AM
Of course, Max and Dama and anyone else who wants to join. Even Americans can join. Just so long as the thread is kept VP free. :)

DamaNegra
09-07-2008, 08:08 AM
Excellent, I'm getting tired or hearing about american VPs. Thankfully I brought the perfect remedy to forget about them: bucketloads of tequila and pulque!

nicolen
09-07-2008, 10:28 AM
Works for me!

*adds a couple of bottles of pinot noir to the party*

Bartholomew
09-07-2008, 11:38 AM
<Holds Esmerelda up over his head, displaying her the angry mob outside the thread.>

SANCTUARY! SAANNCCTTUUAARRYY!!

kct webber
09-07-2008, 12:22 PM
Why did the VP cross the road?

Kidding! I'm kidding! I won't mention it again, I swear.

What?

maxmordon
09-07-2008, 12:32 PM
Excellent, I'm getting tired or hearing about american VPs. Thankfully I brought the perfect remedy to forget about them: bucketloads of tequila and pulque!

I bring some Venezuelan Rum to the mix!

Here we have just a big party and the half dozen party who tries to balance it (and fail since every party wants to be a captain of the boat)

qwerty
09-07-2008, 03:32 PM
Please can I be in charge of the bar?

So far we've got pinot noir, tequila & pulque, Venezuelan Rum, Tetleys and Timmies. I'll throw in some red Chateau Plastique from wherever in France it comes cheapest in litre plastic bottles.

That's on condition no one mentions Tony Blair and/or George Bush. Well, except for this little snippet:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1307/my_love/

Leah J. Utas
09-07-2008, 04:37 PM
We need bacon.
No, we can't drink it, but seriously, we still need bacon.

I'll bring it.

Mr Flibble
09-07-2008, 04:50 PM
Bacon and egg sarnies!

Oh damn, hungry again now

Ol' 61
09-07-2008, 05:10 PM
I claim to be Canadian-American. Or American-Canadian. I was born in Newfoundland to a US serviceman, and grew up in Texas. Now I live in Michigan, about an hour's drive form the US-Canadian border. For this reason, it's hard for me to think of Canada as a different country. It's difficult for me to participate in a Canada vs US or US vs Canada friendly competition. It's also difficult for me to participate in a North vs South (read: Union vs. Confederacy) competition.

I'm so confused.... I don't want to talk about VPs today, American or otherwise.

Ol' 61
09-07-2008, 05:14 PM
By the by--I could use some double-chocolate donuts, if anyone's going Timmie's! Or old-fashioned glazed. Or honey dips...

Robert Toy
09-07-2008, 05:14 PM
Bacon and egg sarnies!

Oh damn, hungry again now
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l253/RT_2006/funny-pictures-kitten-is-excited-ab.jpg

Yeshanu
09-07-2008, 06:28 PM
I bring some Venezuelan Rum to the mix!




Yes!

I bring the hiball glasses and cola. Cheers, Max!

DamaNegra
09-07-2008, 10:06 PM
Dammit, I dreamt about reading an article about those-who-shall-not-be-named. Bartender! Quick! Give me everything!

Judg
09-07-2008, 11:42 PM
Ol '61, I had a friend whose father was from Georgia, mother from Newfoundland, and she got raised in both places. She could do the Newfie accent, the Southern accent, standard Canadian and I met her in Quebec where we both spoke French. It was hilarious. The girl could speak four languages! :D

Now, onto serious stuff. I'm setting up my bodum, grinding my French Roast beans, and I'm going to show you guys what REAL coffee tastes like.

:Coffee:

Kitrianna
09-08-2008, 06:37 PM
*drops a box of Timmies donuts on the table* plenty of boston cream...for those who like them :D

Judg
09-08-2008, 09:29 PM
You have really been assimilated, haven't you?

Zucchini bread, anyone?

Kitrianna
09-08-2008, 11:35 PM
Not assimilated. I don't eat the damn things, but I know people who do. Just being kind...resistence is futile! :tongue

Yeshanu
09-08-2008, 11:40 PM
Not assimilated. I don't eat the damn things, but I know people who do. Just being kind...resistence is futile! :tongue

Who eats donuts? Certainly not...

:tongue

Boston creme. Mmmmm...

Judg
09-08-2008, 11:41 PM
LOL! I don't know, I do a pretty good job of resisting.

But if they're making the pumpkin spice doughnuts again this year, you can pick up a dozen. Those ones are actually good.

I did say pretty good job. Not perfect.

Kitrianna
09-08-2008, 11:42 PM
I watched you eat a strawberry blossom with my own eyes this afternoon deary, so don't you try fibbing. I have a witness :D

JLCwrites
09-09-2008, 12:00 AM
What about Turkeys? We don't like to discuss politics... especially with people who don't completely agree with us. ;)

Kitrianna
09-09-2008, 12:03 AM
Well Thanksgiving is next month...:D

Yeshanu
09-09-2008, 12:13 AM
I watched you eat a strawberry blossom with my own eyes this afternoon deary, so don't you try fibbing. I have a witness :D

I was afraid you'd throw that back at me. :D

Kitrianna
09-09-2008, 12:15 AM
Those damn things are worse than boston creams. THey put too much vanilla glaze on them.

Yeshanu
09-09-2008, 12:19 AM
It was sooooo good though! And it was all pretty and pink.

At least before I ate it.

Haggis
09-09-2008, 12:31 AM
What? No Vice President talk? What are you, a bunch of pinko commies? :D

Judg
09-09-2008, 12:33 AM
Haggis, we've got kibble doughnuts. Want some?

DL Hegel
09-09-2008, 12:35 AM
What? No Vice President talk? What are you, a bunch of pinko commies? :Di'm confonfused this isn't the
Pole-vaulters with dyslexia thread?

Haggis
09-09-2008, 12:43 AM
Haggis, we've got kibble doughnuts. Want some?

:D

JLCwrites
09-09-2008, 01:09 AM
Donuts! Now that is a worthy topic to discuss. Mmmm... donuts.

Ol' 61
09-09-2008, 02:43 AM
What? No Vice President talk? What are you, a bunch of pinko commies? :D

The only thing pink around here are the strawberry blossoms.

My kids like the vanilla cremes.

DeleyanLee
09-09-2008, 02:48 AM
At the moment here, all I'd like them to do is name the bloody election date...

Don't have to name it, 'cause all the Yanks know what it is--2nd Tuesday of November--Election Day. Every year, even in non-Presidential years.

It can't come fast enough.