Spanky accuses Canada of burnig the WH in 1812.

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 11 months ago

    This unbelievable charge was reported to be made to  Canada PM Trudeau on a phone call between Spanky and the PM. It seems Spanky has no more grasp on American history than the nitwit Sarah Palin.

    Any schoolchild knows the British burned down the WH in the war of 1812.  Or perhaps this is simply one of his 9 lies a day. He's got to keep his record intact, you know!

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      "Canada was under British rule beginning with the Treaty of Paris (1763) when New France, of which Canada was a part, formally became a part of the British Empire."

      "Canada's final vestige of legal dependence on the United Kingdom was terminated in 1982 with the enactment of the Canada Act"

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Act_1982

      So Canada was a part of the British Empire in 1812.  Perhaps if you did your research like the President does you might be as smart as he is.  And could stop posting falsehoods (commonly called "lies")...unless you're intent on keeping some record or another intact.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, so you're claiming since the Canadians were under British rule the British who burned the WH are considered Canadians?  lol  You're as bright as Spanky, Dan!  tongue

        1. JAKE Earthshine profile image76
          JAKE Earthshineposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          lol, Why not Randy? When the idiot in the white house invades Iran, we just tell em that it wasn't us, Puerto Rico did it l!

          I like wilderness, he's harmless and always adds some levity and humor:

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            He's simply desperate to defend Spanky, Jake. You see, he voted for him and has a vested interest on how Spanky appears to others. I don't fault Dan too much, but he listens to Fox News I suspect. cool

            I'll bet he voted for Dubya and wanted Palin to be VP as well. yikes

        2. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          People living in what is now Canada were British citizens.  That pretty much makes them participants in British actions. 

          Did you know that people in certain parts of the US were once British citizens as well?  Shocking, isn't it?  We have Brits in our Virginia born ancestry!  Why, even those folks living just north of Florida and south of South Carolina were English!

          1. JAKE Earthshine profile image76
            JAKE Earthshineposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I'm laughing so hard right now, so by your logic, Brits lived in Canada and Brits lived in the United States, so I guess we can just say that the United States burned down the white house along side of Canada and every other country who has Brits were complicit as well right?

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              "People living in what is now Canada were British citizens."

              Please.  Try really hard to read what is written, not what you wish were written.  Work on comprehension, not speed.  You might also put some thought into how Canadians could exist before there was a Canada - if you try really hard you might realize that those people were not Canadians at all!

              Or do you think that American Indians, in 1400 AD, were US citizens, too?

              1. JAKE Earthshine profile image76
                JAKE Earthshineposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                lol, believe me, I read and understand what you're saying perfectly:

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Good!  Then you have learned something today - that the countries of the United States and Canada were once English colonies, part of the British Empire!  You're doing great - keep up the good work!

                  (Next is a study of how British citizens fought their country in our revolutionary war in order to become a new, separate country - the United States of America.  How a revolution in the British Empire produced our United States.  For homework you can read the Wikipedia articles tonight and I will attempt to explain how it all worked tomorrow.)

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Yes indeed, I've learned a lot about you, Dan. There were many French and German settlements in What is now considered Canada. I suppose you could say they burned the WH with your reasoning. Good try though!  tongue

              2. Randy Godwin profile image91
                Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                The Russians settled in Canada early on, Dan. I suppose the Russians were complicit in the WH arson? The British responsible for the burning came from BRITAIN.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Presumably you refer to the Russians that occupied what is now Alaska in the late 1700's.  But they could not have settled in the country of Canada as there WAS no Canada at the time.

                  Yes, I assume that the British responsible for the fire traveled from England, not the British colony in the new world.  Does that mean the colonists were not British, or that they did not "share" the blame as much as a resident of London or any other British settlement?

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    So why did Spanky reference the Canadians?  More political BS because of his stupid tariffs on Canada and Mexico?

      2. IslandBites profile image88
        IslandBitesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Wow... lol

        Yes, please.

    2. JAKE Earthshine profile image76
      JAKE Earthshineposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      lol, Yeah Randy, can't you get as smart as your president, what's wrong with you? Don't you remember when Canadian forces broke through our northern border, then stormed the white house and torched it up? You don't remember that from history?

      Maybe someday you'll do your research and become as smart as your president who said the other day that African Americans have been voting for democrats for 100 years, which turns out is a near miraculous feat considering the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' wasn't enacted until 1965 !!!!

      lol, lordy lordy lordy

  2. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 11 months ago

    We actually do like to take credit for that. wink

  3. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 11 months ago

    No shit!!  lol

  4. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 11 months ago

    My Gawd, I'm laughing so hard at this ridiculous attempt to defend our uneducated doofus president.  Aaaaarh Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaa!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      He's not alone in his defense of the moron in the WH, PP. They'll grasp at any straw to defend their choice at the polling place.  Even changing history to suit their needs isn't too far to go.

  5. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 11 months ago

    You all know I’m no Trump fan but it’s a long standing Canadian joke that we kicked America’s ass by burning down the White House in 1812. And Trump bringing it up was also clearly a joke.

    Yes, it was technically the British. Maybe some eventually became Canadians. But surely there are more important things you can bicker over than the nationalities of some very dead dudes to determine whether someone’s joke was historically accurate or not.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I'm afraid Spanky was serous, Aime. And his fans definitely are....

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Aww, c'mon on Aime!  Sometimes you just have to poke the wildlife.  It's fun to see it squirm!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I never squirm when you make up a story, Dan! tongue

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Oh?  Back and forth, round and round, all the time insisting that people were Canadian a hundred years before the country existed.  All to "support" the claim that Trump lied! 

          Yeah, it's called "squirming". lol

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I didn't claim the country existed, just the opposite. You were backing up Spanky's lie with more BS. Why would I squirm when you defend a liar?  He was wrong and so are you. Get over it!

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              True.  Just that British citizens were actually Canadians in 1864, 100 years before it existed as a country.  Squirm, Randy, squirm!

              1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                So you are still claiming Spanky was correct? lol lol lol  What lengths you guys will go to protect a liar!

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  So you are still claiming British citizens were Canadians before Canada existed? lol lol lol  What lengths you guys will go to make irrational claims!

  6. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 11 months ago

    Analysis
    "No, Canada didn’t burn down the White House, but there’s something more troubling about Trump’s claim"

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wor … b075704681

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      You too? big_smile

      According to your link the British burned the WH, and Canada was British at the time. 

      Of course, it goes on to suggest that Trump thinks actions 170 years ago constitute a national security threat today from a close ally - even a child could figure out that that isn't true.  Typical liberal spin to make something sound bad or just stupid when it was nothing of the sort.  Perhaps you should make an effort, an honest one, to try and figure out what is said and meant rather than accept any negative spin the liberal community can come up with?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        How many more times will we be asked to "figure out what is said and meant" by Trump before we decide he is either stupid or lying or both?

        How many more, wilderness? Ten? One hundred? One for every day left in his presidency? How many?

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Until you quit intentionally spinning what is meant into something it wasn't.  Until you honestly try to understand.  Until you overcome your automatic dislike (outright hatred for many) and make a real attempt to look at all sides and the whole story without picking small bits in a search for something to to feed and grow your antipathy.  Just like this one; to take an obvious attempt at humor and turn it into something stupid that not even a child would believe.  No reasonable person can possibly believe that Trump thinks a British act, during a war with Britain 170 years ago, can have any effect on our security today, and from modern Canadians, yet!  They only use the event to promote their own hatred in the hopes that others will join them.

          I figure it will take about 6 years...IF a democrat is elected.  Otherwise 14.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            It won't take that long for us to know Spanky's a pathological liar. we figured that out his first day in office when he started a presidential record of lying that will never be surpassed.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Perhaps you should read my post again?

          2. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            "No reasonable person can possibly believe that Trump thinks a British act, during a war with Britain 170 years ago, can have any effect on our security today, and from modern Canadians, yet!"

            Did someone say that? If so, I missed it.  But, regardless, many "reasonable" people do not think highly of Trump's knowledge of foreign affairs or his ability to engage in skilled diplomacy, or they just think he's an idiot or a moron:

            Rex Tillerson
            John Kelly
            H. R. McMaster
            Gary Cohm
            John McCain
            Jeff Fake
            Bob Corner

            I'm sure I could continue, but I'm also pretty sure you will dismiss each and every one as being possessed by TDS or hating Trump, even though many of them serve in or did serve in his admiIstration.

            Yes, it was probably a joke, but the sad fact is, based upon years of observation of Trump's deliberate lies or inadvertent misstatements (to be generous), a "reasonable" person might think he believes Canada burned down the White House.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, you missed it, for it has certainly been said.

              "It was probably a joke, but a reasonable person might think it wasn't"?  I'm a little foggy on how that works.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Trump has said many hateful , erroneous, and stupid things that were clearly not jokes but that his supporters tried to pass off as jokes to defend him.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  And he has said a great many things that are taken out of context, that are spun, that are distorted to the point they are unrecognizable.  His words have been chopped into tiny bits and then those bits used to condemn when the rest the story is carefully not mentioned.

                  Those are not the actions of a "reasonable person".  And neither is taking obvious humor as serious - double and triply so when it so obvious that what was said was so obviously false.  It was as silly as saying the earth is flat or the sun goes around the earth - there is just no possibility that any "reasonable person" could have taken it at face value.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Okay, could a "reasonable" person believe three million illegal immigrants voted for Hillary in 2016, even though no evidence has ever been produced?

 
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