Keep The Canadians Out of Australia!

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  1. Beelzedad profile image54
    Beelzedadposted 8 years ago

    "Tony and Julia want to turn this country into an insular, isolated, boat-rejecting, immigration-slashing, closed-bordered, closed-minded bastion of fortified rackkoffff-ness, and I think that's an excellent thing. I'm fully behind them, if only to keep out the Canadians. I've got no problem with refugees coming here from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kiwistan, but something must be done to curb the influx of Canadastanis flowing across our borders like thick insidious maple syrup smothering a helpless little butterball atop a compassionate pancake short-stack."


    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/keep-t … 11zu3.html

    smile

    Okay Earnest, what gives here, buddy? wink

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well it is as funny is a hat full of wombats backsides for starters!
      The truth is in there though. Both the labour party (Julia Gillard who just usurped the old Prime Minister Kevin 07 Rudd) And the Liberal coalition with Tony (The mad monk) Abbot (think Abbot and Costello) are both cooing to the rednecks about keeping out those refugees.
      After all, they may want food and shelter, so let's make it hell for them....  like John Howard ( The previous Liberal Prime Minister who got chucked out for lying to us about both refugees and the Iraq war) did.

      Yep there is truth and wit in this! smile
      Australians like an open free society, and we "go of crook" or respond with humour when pollies get to uppity! smile

      1. Beelzedad profile image54
        Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Earnest!

  2. ross670daw profile image68
    ross670dawposted 8 years ago

    Why would you say anything like that, Australia is a cohesive multicultural society, we accept anyone regardless of where they come from. What do you have against Canadians?

    1. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you talking to me? Did you bother to read the article? I am Canadian and am essentially asking Earnest, or any other Australian what they think about the article. Sheesh...

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
        IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's kinda funny.lol 

        What a great response, "I am Canadian."  If that didn't put her in her place, I don't know what will.

      2. ross670daw profile image68
        ross670dawposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Beelzedad
        In my haste I was, talking to you, I mistakenly took the comment as your own,no, I hadn't read the article before I posted, please accept my apology. I have since read that article and had a chuckle, it sounds like a bit of aussie humor. Australia was built on migration, as most western civilizations were, and I don't agree with some of the proposed policies touted by our politicians relating to immigration, it's all a ridiculous scare campaign aimed at the increase in refugee influx to the country by boat, aided by unscrupulous people smugglers. Thanks for drawing my attention to this.

  3. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Frankly, his article is full of propaganda crap, and if he was the son of an immigrant Canadian, he would have his facts correct.  He sounds like he has Canadian-envy.  lol  Not only that, considering Australia and Canada are BOTH commonwealth countries, I call it ironic that he would attack Canadians in a negative light.  Isn't he the foreigner since he's not native Autralian?  Maybe Australia should toss him back over the sea to Canada....but wait, we wouldn't want anyone who's not open to be Canadian.  Maybe he should have some REAL maple syrup to sweeten him up a bit.  lol

    1. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, great comments. smile

    2. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Humour, Australian humour admittedly but it is humour. smile

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    klarawieckposted 8 years ago

    YEAH! AND KEEP THE KARDASHIANS OUT OF MIAMI WHILE YOU'RE AT IT!

  5. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years ago

    Hitler in his book says: "The land we now live was not bestowed upon by God. Our forefathers had to win it by the power of the sword."

    The land Australians now live was not won by the power of swords from the native Australians. Using their ignorance of outer world, they killed or drove them out and inhabited their lands.  That land was bestowed upon the so-called Australians or inhabitants by God. Let it be useful to others also. There is also no scarcity of land there. Genuine settlers can be allowed to migrate to Australia.

  6. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    Americans have the perception that their land is theirs, and now Australia is growing the sentiment.  But like Venugopal Sivagnia was saying, these two powerhouses were founded by IMMIGRANTS settling into someone else's territory, and now they are complaining because it is happening again........, Go figure!

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image56
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When the original immigration took place centuries ago in Canada,  Australia and other places, it was not orderly and no government existed in those lands.  That cannot be compared with the present immigration.

      This is immigration and that was "settlement".  Present immigrants go for employment only.  Previous immigrants first settled there and created livelihood.  No one invited them in those lands and  no one was there to employ them. Today's things are entirely different.

      1. Greek One profile image74
        Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I came here for the hockey

  7. profile image0
    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Is this article a spoof? It just reads like parody or satire to me.

    I guess that Americans, and possibly Canadians, wouldn't be able to understand some of the underlying humour in an Australians writing... as a Brit... that article just makes me laugh hmm

    Perhaps this just further emphasises the joke. The joke really is on North Americans for taking themselves too god damn seriously. If I started a forum thread each time I read a bit of British v Australian banter then I wouldn't be able to write any hubpages whilst The Ashes was being played (thats cricket by the way).

    I want Darkside's take on this... to me the article is just a laugh. And very well written too.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ryan,

      It is just the usual newspaper type article, as the issue of boat people, is a hot political potato whilst we are in the middle of a Election campaign.

      Yup, just another taking the piss write up. As most folk not of Aussie/Kiwi/Pommie attribute would not get that with some of our newspaper articles.

      Oh, those Ashes you speak of? Due to come back to Australian soil mate wink

    2. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it is a spoof. It reads very much like an article in response to comments made by Australia's political leaders. I was interested in finding out what those comments were about and how they are perceived by the Aussies. Yes, I do see the humor, but that really wasn't the point here. smile

  8. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    ...i thought it was funny......(i'm canadian)...the maple syrup thing gave me a chuckle...and the snowshoes!

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good, I am glad that somebody has a sense of humour wink

  9. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I never considered measuring maple syrup in the terms of alcohol -- it's always been amber, light amber or dark amber.  Maybe they water it down down there?!?  lol

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      amber, light amber and dark amber, all good Aussie beers and lagers and bitters as well wink

      1. Beth100 profile image71
        Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol  go figure you'd think that way!!!  lol

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Are my Aussie forum posts that easily transparent????? OMG......

          You Canooks are a shmart & shneaky lot lol

  10. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    Now that's a funny article.  I laughed out loud as I read it - thanks, Beelzedad.  Even the comments, excepting one, fell right into line and were almost as good as the article itself.

    What terrible people the Canucks must be - the author really should be isolated with the only other refugee there.

  11. raisingme profile image82
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    Any Aussies that aren't in agreement with giving the boot to the Canucks can come here.  We've got plenty of space for them and they liven the place up and better still - the one's that have moved here like hockey just as much as we do.  We have plenty of casinos on the Westcoast, and we promise to make them feel right at home. 

    I wonder how we would react if a freighter full of Aussies showed up on our shores rather than one crammed to the gunnels with Sri Lankans. It would most likely be one big party big_smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ..yea funny...it would be a big party if the Aussies landed a ship here....rather we're having protests now...yesterday...and I'm sure there will be more to come.

  12. raisingme profile image82
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    Tis because the criteria for getting in is beer, hockey and skiing in the winter and water sports in the summer - Aussies are a fit

  13. Scribenet profile image84
    Scribenetposted 8 years ago

    Beelzedad...
    I get the article and it is very funny! All in good fun.

    Canadians would find Australia way too hot though, so don't expect too many refugees any time soon, Eh? However, I liked how the article characterized us...Right on man! Let me go git my snowshoes on, Eh? LOL

  14. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    it's the whole Australian penis-envy thing all over again!

    smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well it shrinks in the sunlight over here, not our fault,  geeze!

    2. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Greek, you still talking about penises?! LOL Hmmm... I'm starting to question you! wink

      1. Greek One profile image74
        Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        but you 'bring it up' all the time

        smile

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          klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I love you Greek... regardless of your penis small talk... I must follow you till the end of time... LOL wink

          1. Greek One profile image74
            Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            you mean 2012?

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              klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah... after that I won't be stalking you anymore... That's when my ghost will turn to stalking Beelzedad until I can make him a believer. wink Got it all planned out! LOL

              1. Greek One profile image74
                Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                oh good... I can't do threesomes anymore..

                1. profile image0
                  klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  LOL You're a trip!

  15. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    I think it's terrible the way the Australians have picked on the Canadians.  The Canadians should invade Australia.  We Americans support our Canadian cousins. The Canadians can take over Australia and don't worry about the land you left behind, it was too cold for you guys anyway.  We'll take care of it. big_smile

    1. Greek One profile image74
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Flightkeeper...

      We shouldn't be down there too long.. I think I can take on most of their elite special forces myself...

      http://www.lyricsystem.com/img/posters/039_32174.jpg

      1. Flightkeeper profile image70
        Flightkeeperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey! Where's the pic?

  16. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Yep, those Canucks are really scary - especially the Newfies!

    1. Greek One profile image74
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Our Newfies can kick the crap out of your Hillbillies anytime!!

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qtcIjl5fIrw/S2SG3izLXYI/AAAAAAAABL8/fD_sAt270iE/s400/NewfieRevolver.jpg

  17. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Weuns ain't got no dadburn hillbillies round hee-uh. We's flatlanders and swampers! I had me a good friend what was a Newfie, but he moveded to the north GA hills.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Habee's response - an Aussie translation

      Strewth mate, we aint got no stinkin flat bellied tosser Metro-sexual funny koala types round ere'. We're bloody fair dinkum mate, true blue, we are. I got a mate who used to live in Polar Bear Bundie Rum country, but crikey, he skipped and gone outta state, back to Melbourne where he's chuffed its cold, like home he reckons big_smile

 
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