JUNE 1, 2003
DEAR BEARTOWN RESIDENTS
On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like
to offer an apology to the United States of America. We
haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am
I'm sorry we called George Bush a
He is a moron
but, it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any
consolation, the fact that he's a
moron shouldn't reflect poorly on
the people of America. After all it's not like you actually
I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have
more trees than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber
that's cheaper and better than your own.
I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defense I
guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much,
much better than yours.
I'm sorry we burnt down your white house during the war
of 1812. I notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.
I'm sorry about your beer.
I know we had nothing to do with your
beer but, we
Feel your Pain.
I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're
going up against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends
by your side. I realize it took more than two years before you
guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone
knew he had weapons.
And finally, on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that
we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive
way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope
that you're not upset over this. We've seen what you do to
countries you get upset with.
Courtesy of Rick Mercer from This Hour Has
22 Minutes CBC Television
Entertainers of 2003
have been in all of the news media lately. it seems News Paper,
Television and Radio has been more than ready to put them and
their message before the public. I
would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943
were doing, (60 years ago).
Most of these brave men have since passed on:
(Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on
("Scotty" on Star Trek) landed in Normandy with the U.S. Army
(The Great Escape) really was a R.A.F. pilot who was shot
down, held prisoner and tortured by the Germans.
was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British
Commandos in Normandy.
flew 20 missions as a B-24 pilot in Europe.
(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) was a waist gunner flying
missions on a B-17 in Europe.
was an Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak.
was a U.S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.
was a U.S. Army Ranger at Normandy.
was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps.
George C. Scott
was a U.S. Marine.
(Green Acres TV) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic
action as a U.S. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific
battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov.1943.
served as a Marine rear gunner in several actions against the
Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.
was a marine on Saipan when he was wounded.
was a Marine on Guadalcanal.
was a U.S. Marine who served with the O.S.S. in Yugoslavia.
(an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed)
joined the Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into, and
wounded Marines out of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
little guy from Texas, Most Decorated serviceman of WWII.
There is quite a
huge gap between
the heroics and patriotism in 1943 and the posturing of
the Hollywood crowd of today . Think about this every time you
are tempted to go to the movies, or go to a concert, or watch
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