Recently, a deranged Canadian immigrant attempted to upend the government of the United States by means of violence. I mean, a deranged Canadian immigrant other than Ted Cruz, though that would have been a solid guess.
No, I’m talking about a different cuckoo Canuck, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to write his name here and give him the publicity of my 17 followers.
Can you imagine the outrage we would have had as a nation if Tony Blair had rudely, publicly critiqued the words of Rudy Giuliani on September 11, 2001?
I can’t imagine that too many people wearing “These Colors Don’t Run” shirts and watching NASCAR would have been keen on a limey dude disparaging the mayor of our biggest city in the hours after a deadly attack.
I can’t imagine the airbrushed and polished hosts of Fox and Friends would have a calm, intellectual debate about the special relationship between the US and our former colonial patrons while Tony Blair’s shitty, terribly timed words crawled across the bottom of the screen. Continue reading →