Tuesday, June 07, 2005
We must now prepare - Dubya is on to us!!!
Yup. And it only took about five years. Back then, the then governor of Texas was aspiring to be President of the United States. Having been from the nether regions that are Texas, little did Bush realize that Canada was a serious threat to the American way of life. Enter Rick Mercer...
Rick, in his constant search for the truth in his brilliant, groundbreaking segment for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, entitled TALKING TO AMERICANS, where in his ever so brilliant search for the truth, proved without a shadow of a doubt that Dubya is FUCKING RETARDED compared to any local village idiot. Doubt me? Check this out.
Four years later, Bush FINALLY realizes there's a country up here, visits us, and admits his mistake confusing this man...
Jean Cretien, for
poutine, a wonderful Quebecois dish of fries, cheese and gravy.
Well, now, a
Taken from the Toronto Star, Tuesday, 7 June 2005
WASHINGTON—His name is Travis Biehn, a teenager transplanted from Newfoundland to Pennsylvania's upper-middle-class Bucks County.
But two radically different portraits of the 17-year-old have emerged.
According to an aggressive media campaign abetted by the district attorney's office in the Philadelphia area, he is a dangerous young man who was intent on blowing up his high school — because he didn't like Americans.
To his family, friends, some classmates and his lawyer, he is a bright, techno-savvy prankster who is being tried publicly because he was proudly wearing an "I am Canadian" T-shirt when he was arrested.
One thing both sides can agree on — Biehn is in trouble and remains in custody, facing serious charges of making terroristic threats and possessing an incendiary device.
Police found some of the components that could be used to build a bomb in his bedroom, but not all the components for such a device, even though the district attorney is quoted as saying he had enough material to level the house.
It has raised the question as to whether Biehn is being accorded the same rights guaranteed an American or is being overly demonized because he is not from this country.
The case has drawn the attention of a Canadian consular official, Kimberly Lorentz, based at the consulate in Buffalo which has jurisdiction for the Philadelphia area.
"They are clearly playing the anti-American card and trying him in the media," said Biehn's lawyer, William Goldman. He accused Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons of breaching professional ethics by outlining the case and cooking up motives to local reporters before she received any information that could be used in Biehn's defence.
The Central Bucks School District superintendent, Robert Laws, told reporters two students had stepped forward and told authorities the accused had bragged that he knew how to make bombs and planned to use them.
Gibbons also said the boy's parents were unco-operative when their home was searched, and then told reporters in Pennsylvania: "He apparently has made it clear that he does not like America and that he would prefer to be in Canada."
Neither Gibbons nor Laws returned calls from the Toronto Star yesterday.
The anti-American link apparently stems from the T-shirt Biehn wore during a court appearance Friday, which sported a number of pro-Canadian slogans. Travis' mother, a hockey player, brought the shirt back for her son after playing in a tournament in Canada.
The shirt carries slogans familiar to any Canadian.
"I am Canadian ..." it begins.
"I don't travel by dogsled.
"I live in a house, not an igloo.
"The Parliament building is not made of ice.
"We are still the best hockey players."
Goldman said there is not a single anti-American sentiment on the shirt.
"I love it," he said. "There is nothing wrong with being proud of being Canadian."
What is wrong, Goldman said, is the anti-American card being played in the media by the county's district attorney, resulting in a headline in The Allentown Morning Call which read: "DA: Teen bomb suspect hates U.S."
He was wearing the T-shirt because he was wearing it under a dress shirt when taken into custody on Thursday evening, Goldman said.
"He was wearing the same outfit, right down to his drawers," he said. "I respect the institution and when I go to court, I want to have my clients appropriately dressed. But when he's apprehended at night, held overnight and marched into court by 8:15 a.m., there is no time to put a suit and tie on him."
He also denied Biehn's parents were unco-operative.
"We have a constitution in this country and it says you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to counsel. That's all they did," he said.
Family friend Christopher Verone said he would wear the same T-shirt in court in solidarity with the Biehns.
"The Biehns are friends who are family," he said. "Travis is a very bright young man. After my two children, I feel like Travis and his sister are my children."
The family moved to Bucks County in 1999 when Biehn's father took a job with a pharmaceutical company.
Laws told the Morning Call he understands the boy had made anti-American remarks to students.
Goldman said no such evidence has come to his attention.
Still, the newspaper reported on the weekend: "The 17-year-old Bucks County boy charged with having bomb-making equipment in his bedroom and threatening to blow up his school is a Canadian who hates Americans, prosecutors say."
J.D. Mullane, a Bucks County Courier Times columnist, wrote: "It's easy to mock school administrators who enforce extreme `zero tolerance' policies by expelling kids caught with nail clippers and other `dangerous' contraband.
"But few of us will ever deal with a character like Travis William Biehn."
The county prosecutor says Biehn scrawled a bomb threat on a school bathroom wall on May 27, then drew a teacher's attention to it.
However, Goldman says, the threat was washed off before police were called.
"We don't know whether we're dealing with a right-hander or a left-hander," he said.
A spokesperson for the Canadian consulate in Buffalo, Kerry Mitchell, said it "would not be unusual" for a consular official to sit in on the trial.
"This is typical if a Canadian who happens to be in the U.S. finds themselves in some type of distress," Mitchell said. "What we could provide would depend on how that unfolds."
She said the case is gaining a lot of media attention because of Biehn's choice of T-shirt. "It is a T-shirt, after all," she said, "and only a T-shirt."
Wow, the terrorist threat from WEARING A T-SHIRT must be gigantic. But maybe Dubya sees something. The T-Shirt was taken from a Molson Canadian advertisement run about the same time Bush ran for Presidency the first time (and failed miserably, though bought the election with oil money), advocating Canadianism over Americanism (clearly a propaganda film), and hence, terrorism against freedom in it's Americanness. Here's the full ad, as it was run here in Canada...
I'm not a lumberjack,
or a fur trader...
and I don't live in an igloo
or eat blubber, or own a dogsled...
and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
although I'm certain they're really, really nice.
I have a Prime Minister,
not a President.
I speak English and French,
and I pronouce it ABOUT,
NOT A BOOT.
I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.
I believe in peace keeping, NOT policing.
DIVERSITY, NOT assimilation,
AND THAT THE BEAVER IS A TRULY PROUD AND NOBLE ANIMAL.
A TOQUE IS A HAT,
A CHESTERFIELD IS A COUCH,
AND IT IS PRONOUCED 'ZED' NOT 'ZEE', 'ZED'!
CANADA IS THE SECOND LARGEST LANDMASS!
THE FIRST NATION OF HOCKEY!
AND THE BEST PART OF NORTH AMERICA!
MY NAME IS JOE!
AND I AM CANADIAN!
By Paralogic1, A Golden WorldTM will now show all the propagandist slander in the above advertisement, which plainly and literally has not ONE terrorist reference.
We're not lumberjacks, or furtraders, which thusly means that we're not part of the machine to strip this continent of all of it's natural resources, who's ultimate goal is to prepetuate the largest industry in America, the automotive industry. Since we are not in support of the industry that makes Bush and his oil buddies rich beyond their wildest dreams, we, as Canadians, must be terrorists.
We don't live in Igloos, thus dispelling the myth that it's below freezing north of the US-Canadian border 11 months a year. Now more Americans will travel to Canada, to be in our cleaner land with ample health care. And since we have a health care system, by the government, that WORKS, we have defied
We have a Prime Minister, not a President. Hence, our government does not regard it's leader like the leader of a corporation, and since our government is not corporate, cannot be so easily bought off. And since each act of government does not prepetuate automotive and oil production, making Bush richer, we must be terrorists.
We speak English and French, not American. Thusly, we speak a language with subtext that can only be understood by other countries in the world, except for America. And since they are excluded, we must be committing terrorist acts.
We believe in Peace Keeping, not Policing. Because peace keeping has nothing to do with segregating groups to initiate fear in the masses and giving false superiority to pasty white people. And since we'd rather side with everyone instead of segregating everything making Stupid White Men powerful beyond belief, we must be terrorists.
We are the FIRST NATION OF HOCKEY. We are better than the Yanks at something athletic. This burns their ass like there is no tomorrow. Since they have no comeback here, we must be terrorists.
So my words to the wise, the Canadian military and terroristic strategists, watch out. Bush is on to you. Only five more years before he catches up.
1Paralogic: A form of proof, used by A Golden WorldTM, in which many random tangents are drawn until an idea is drawn to a randomly drawn up conclusion.
neolithic pondered at 19:40
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