Canada wins gold, now we can ignore them again

i-ce96dc4b9edb4b654fc8873a8b6d9a30-Canada_iPod_Settlement.jpgWait Ends as Canada Wins Gold at Home:

Three men stood in the sea of red at Cypress Mountain on Sunday, their chests bare except for paint. Euphoria surrounded them, men and women, young and old, who waved Canadian flags and clanged cowbells and danced to the Black Eyed Peas.

Minutes earlier, Canada had secured its first gold medal of these Winter Olympics, a men's moguls triumph from Alexandre Bilodeau in the last event on the second day of competition. It was also the first gold medal won by a Canadian in an Olympics in Canada.

As Bilodeau raised his arms, his nation followed suit.

"This is the best feeling ever," he said.

I really don't want to hear anymore "aboot" how Canada is out to win gold anymore. You people got your gold, now go back to your igloos....

P.S. Your bacon is disgusting.

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I hear Quebec is going to secede from Canada and take the Gold Medal with them

Before you start mocking the Canadians, consider the fact that their government passed health care legislation.

P.S. If you think some forms of pork are disgusting, ponder the US Senate.

By Bob Carlson (not verified) on 15 Feb 2010 #permalink

Snicker. But I'll take our bacon over "American" cheese any day. Cheers. :)

How very American.

And for the record, what usually gets sold as "Canadian" bacon outside of Canada isn't anything like the Canadian bacon we have up here where we are out for gold, eh.

By Johnny Canuck (not verified) on 15 Feb 2010 #permalink

Mmm... I love Canadian bacon. And poutine sounds delicious. Food could make me jump across almost any sort of political/cultural/national boundary. Fooood.... Go Canada!

What was that? I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over my free health care benefits...

And it's true, our cheese is awesome, as is the bacon.

Lets just call it even after your American, Hannah took gold in women's moguls, and we only got silver... You see, we Canadians are peaceful, kind sort after all :)

Hey buddy, that's not a very nice thing to say.

Sincerely,
Canada

Before you start mocking the Canadians, consider the fact that their government passed health care legislation.

And it's only 16 pages long, including cover.

By Ryan Gerber (not verified) on 15 Feb 2010 #permalink

Now look what you've done, Razib. You've provoked Canada
to the point where its flaming you in comments (see no. 7). Better hide.

By Nattering Nabob (not verified) on 15 Feb 2010 #permalink

Free health care? Has anybody ever gotten the chance to try free health care? I know that folks have tried systems whereby everybody in a country contributes via taxes to a fund that is drawn upon to pay for health care, but I have yet to see anybody getting absolutely free health care.

BTW, canadian bacon is ham with odd seasonings.

Razib,

Almost forgot this...

If you think canadian bacon is disgusting you should consider Francis Bacon. Would've founded NAMBLA if he thought he could get away with it. (Couldn't write dialogue to save his ass either. Not that there was any way of saving what remained of his ass by the time he wrote that play.)

You heard about that? What were you watching and how slow was their news day?

Free health care? Has anybody ever gotten the chance to try free health care?

Absolutely. Being a taxpayer is not a requirement for health care, even the indigent qualify.

#14

CW,

It's still being paid for. The fact some people get it for free doesn't mean nobody is paying for it. Everything has a price, everything requires the expenditure of resources. Simple physics, for all efforts bear a price in energy expended. Money is one way we measure the cost of that effort, in that it acts to recompense people for their work.

It costs people to provide a service. A cost that must be repaid in some manner. No recompense, people will stop providing that service. So when you pay your taxes, you are helping to pay for services provided others, including those who can't pay for themselves. That is why I feel confident in saying that nobody has ever tried providing free medicine. Nor will anybody ever provide truly free medicine, because we live in a universe where everything costs.

So-called Canadian bacon is called "back bacon" in Canada. All bacon is disgusting, when you think about how intelligent pigs are. I haven't eaten bacon since I saw the movie "Babe".