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A Message To Americans Post Canada Day [Pic]

Dear USA,

We get that you dont get it. But, believe it or not, Canada is not a colony of your country. Were an independent nation and we have a day to celebrate that independence. Its like the Fourth of July … but better.

Still confused? Here”s why Canada Day is the best.

On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was created. No war. Not even a skirmish.

Notice how 1867 comes after 1812? That means you can stop getting angry at us about that war you lost. You were fighting the English, not us.

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We do have to admit that George Washington was pretty badass though…

But so was the father of our country.

This is John A. Macdonald.

He was our first prime minister and was famous for his wit.Especially when he was drinking.

Its said thatMacdonald was once so drunkduring a debate that he started vomiting.

After recovering, he blamed the sickness on his opponents disgusting ideas.

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(Credit: Andrew Hutchison)

Macdonald succeeded in achieving Confederation, merging several British colonies into a single nation.

NOT PART OF YOUR NATION

You think youre the only ones with Founding Fathers? Not a chance. Weve got Fathers of Confederation.

Fathers with awesome mutton chops…

Oliver Mowat

William Alexander Henry

John Hamilton Gray

And everything about Canada Day is so fresh.

Were only 147 years old.

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Ourflagis just 49 years old.

Weve only been calling it Canada Day since 1982 (it was Dominion Day before that).

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And “O Canada” only became our official anthem in 1980.

Did we mention that the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” were written while you Yanks were getting bombarded with cannonballs during that war you lost?

And speaking of explosions. Thats one thing Independence Day and Canada Day have in common.

OK, we also share this.

And this.

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Actually, come to think of it, were pretty similar after all.

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Best friends forever?

Sincerely,

Canada

P.S. Were sorry. We know we screwed up.

To our brothers and sister south of us.

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30 Responses to A Message To Americans Post Canada Day [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Rodin
    Rodin Male 30-39
    771 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
    Link: A Message To Americans Post Canada Day - To our brothers and sister south of us.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 8:20 am
    Very nice. :) LOL!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 8:28 am
    This war we lost if we lost it so bad how are we not part of the UK again? We lost it so bad the blockades were lifted and the borders stayed exactly the same...... It was a stalemate.

    Did we mention that the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" were written while you Yanks were getting bombarded with cannonballs during that war you lost?

    Tell us how you capture Fort McHenry again? Seeing that we lost and all.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 8:30 am
    Canada isn`t part of the US! I live withing a half hour of the US/Canada border, so I know that. But this whole thing about needing passports for us to go there and for you to come here is just crap. We`re friends. Like great friends. If I wanna hop up to Toronto to see a show, or you wanna come down to Cleveland to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we really should be able to do it without too much hassle. It should only be slightly more difficult than going from on state or Provence to another.
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    reija Female 30-39
    55 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 8:40 am
    Man... just imagine if John A MacDonald and Andrew Jackson had been alive at the same time. Jackson being, of course, our most badass president.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 8:45 am

    O Canada, thanks for The Band (actually four-fifths of The Band) ...



    "King Harvest" in HD

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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7068 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:10 am
    The war of 1812 was a draw for eveyone except the indians, who lost badly.

    and, really America, is there anyone else you would prefer to have on the other side of the longest land border in the world?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:25 am
    Man, Alec Baldwin really let himself go...
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    yelloow12 Male 18-29
    385 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:38 am
    So is it just me or did at least half of these quips towards the US make no sense at all?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3286 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:40 am
    All I say is thanks for Rush!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:53 am
    Reminds me of 22 hrs. "I see you`ve rebuilt the White House. It looks really nice." :)
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
    1380 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 10:07 am
    You are a lucky man Rodin. I was about to have your Canada card revoked for not mentioning the Trailer Park boys but then I saw the BBQ pic :-)

    However, you didn`t mention Tim Hortons so you are on thin ice!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 10:09 am
    @Jake_Justus - I used to go to the Midnight Rambles at least once a month at Levon Helm`s house/studio in Woodstock before he passed away. Good times, there`d be about 100 people there and they`d jam for 3 or 4 hours with different guests.

    This is the setlist Levon gave me one night



    Here`s Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir & Levon behind his drumkit

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

    @whodat

    You are VERY fortunate to have experienced those Rambles. I`ve only read about them. That hand-written set list is a real treasure.

    I only had the pleasure of seeing The Band in concert one time, but it was a good one. It was December 31, 1971 at the Academy of Music in NYC -- one of the nights they recorded the "Rock of Ages" live album. It was the night Bob Dylan came out and played a set with them as an encore. What a GREAT way to spend New Year`s Eve.

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    DerryNH Male 50-59
    214 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 11:00 am
    I like this. However, the US did not lose the war of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent basically made it a draw.
    One question for Canadians: Why is the Queen on your money if you`re a sovereign nation?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 11:14 am
    I suppose it`s celebrating their independence...


    ... no wait
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm
    Yeah. Canada is sovereign and united. That is why the Queen is on the currency and half of the people speak only French. Oh Canada, you so funny.
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    Freddy: about half of the people in america speak spanish, so what is your point?
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2872 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    the end of a war is only called a draw if you dont want to upset the losers.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    the end of a war is only called a draw if you dont want to upset the losers.

    So what you`re getting at is you`re a loser?
  21. Profile photo of Rodin
    Rodin Male 30-39
    771 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    If anyone wants to listen to a good piece on the war of 1812 try Here

    "It was a war that nobody really wanted, although both sides ultimately claimed to win. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy considers the causes and the consequences of the War of 1812-14, from both sides, and includes an "Indian" perspective that is all too frequently ignored."

    I truly hope that every American on this site has an awesome 4th of July weekend.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
    1380 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    Thanks Rodin! I`m looking forward to listening to that CBC podcast. Especially since I don`t have much understanding of the Native American perspective.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm
    What a great story about America Jr.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    @McGovern: 2 reasons why Y`all still exist after losing that war:
    #1 Y`all invaded us! We just wanted you to go away!
    #2 The British were "war weary" after dealing with NAPOLEON for 20 freaking YEARS! So they just singed ANYTHING and scooted back to England.

    @LordJim: That too! We won the war, but lost the negotiations, so yeah: 50/50.
    But the Natives got shafted by both sides afterwards.

    @DuckBoy: You`re welcome! They are simply great, eh?
    Subdivisions (Rush 1982)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm
    One question for Canadians: Why is the Queen on your money if you`re a sovereign nation?

    SHHH! @DerryNH! We`re too polite to tell her we`re not a Colony anymore! :-D Wouldn`t want to upset her, eh?

    @freddyferret: LOLZ! Yeah, all us not-French Canadians wonder about that part too... no, seriously, we have NO idea why...

    @Rodin: You made this yourself Bro? Most Excellent!

    @pazerlenis: Yup, they lost the BEST leader imaginable: Tecumseh. Died in battle.
    He was a GREAT man who might have made Canada, America AND the Native Peoples much better off than the way things turned out.

    Geronimo is a US equivalent to him... (for example)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm
    Canada, America`s hat.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    July 3, 2014 at 12:59 am
    Canada, America`s timber reserve.
  28. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 3, 2014 at 6:51 am
    @5Cats

    You`re ignoring why we declared war on Britian/you were blocking our trade, impressing American merchant sailors into the royal navy and encouraging Indian tribes to attack us.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    July 3, 2014 at 7:03 am
    I love Canada. Two words; Bill Shatner
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    999 posts
    July 2, 2015 at 8:33 am
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