I wasn't even going to get involved in this discussion at all, being content to just read a few of the messages.
All I did was to share an observation with maecuff (an American, not a Canadian) after she told Garion that he must have a "burr (in his) panties" and that he should "get over the whole U.S. vs. Canada thing". I'm certain that Garion didn't intend to fuel any "U.S. vs. Canada thing", nor does he have a burr in his panties. In fact, I'd bet a dollar to dirt that he doesn't even wear panties. (You don't wear panties, do you, Garion?)
I merely pointed out (to maecuff) that Garion has had to endure a lot of mud being slung from north of the 49th parallel, and any friendly "rib-poking" on his part by posting that article was most certainly done without malice. And then Mr. House commented that he's never seen any evidence of anti-American sentiment being thrown around by his fellow Canadians. And I only pointed out to Mr. House that he hasn't been around long enough to see it. And then Neil, the resident pompous Englishman, suggested that Garion deserved a "slap". And then I suggested to Neil that in the larger scheme of things, it's not Garion who deserves a "slap". And now you jump into the fray!
James, I'm not judging all Canadians. In fact, I love Canada and the Canadians I've met. Montreal is one of my favorite cities on Earth. And even once, when driving all the way across Canada, a Trooper (a Mounty) who pulled me over for speeding let me go on my merry way with no more than a pleasant warning AND the radar detector (which was illegal, at the time) that was on my dashboard. And I've considered my various conversations with you not only civil, but often times enlightening.
And no, I'm not naming names. But if you have to wonder whether or not it's you, rest assured, it's not. In fact, if anyone has to "wonder", no, it's not you.
Geesh, how do I get dragged into these tangents? GET ME OUTTA' HERE!
Hey maecuff, now who is it that you think has burrs in their panties?
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