Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving Weekend
It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Canadian Thanksgiving is always the second Monday in October.
Thanksgiving in Canada is not the big deal it is in the United States. But that is typical of comparing anything Canadian to its American counterpart.
Look at the championship football game. America has THE SUPER BOWL. Canada has the Grey Cup. No doubt THE SUPER BOWL came from Planet Krypton delivered personally by Superman. Albert Grey bought the Grey Cup in a dollar store. It was made in China.
What about terrorist attacks? Canada’s latest terrorist attack had the terrorist stabbing a police officer before plowing his truck into pedestrians injuring four. No one died. Compare this to what happened in Las Vegas.
Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated. Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy were still in office when they were killed. There was an attempt on Ronald Reagan’s life while he was president. No Canadian prime minister has been assassinated. There was an attempt on Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s life.
In the wee hours of November 5, 1995, André Dallaire was outside the prime minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. (Canada’s White House.) Dallaire spent 20 minutes throwing stones and waving at security cameras. He then climbed the fence and went to the house where he broke in by smashing a glass door. He wandered around the basement and ground floor for 30 minutes before heading to the bedroom. Once there he was confronted by the prime minister’s wife Aline. She ran back into the bedroom and locked the door. She told the prime minister about the intruder, but he said that it was “just a dream.” She dialed the police officers stationed outside the house about an intruder trying to kill the prime minister.
Fortunately Dallaire, a paranoid schizophrenic, did not attempt to break down the door. He waited for the police to arrive. It took the police 7 minutes to respond because the first officer forgot his key to the prime minister’s residence.
Compare that farce to President Kennedy having his head blown off in broad daylight.
No bout adoubt it, the U.S. always Trumps Canada no matter what.
Posted on October 7, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged andre dallaire, assassination, grey cup, jean chretien, las vegas, president, prime minister, superbowl, terrorist, thanksgiving. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.