For your reference, I had replied to Kyle:
Last time I checked, leaving a great job, a great place to live and all one's friends and family, and starting over in a new country with no contacts and no employment was not cowardly. I wonder what brave things you do for your great country, Kyle. I wonder, too, if your grandparents, or great-grandparents, or great-great-grandparents (whoever) were cowardly when they left the country of their birth.Today, he writes:
You liberals puzzle the hell out of me. You said it yourself,a great place to live. Why would anyone w/ any brains leave their family and friends just because they don't agree w/ the Administration's policies. Cowardly? Maybe not. Stupid? definitely. Selfish? absolutely.My reply doesn't begin to rival Crabletta's classic response to Joe Blow, but I did dash off this missive.
As for my ancestors they came here and built what you are leaving. No they were not cowards because they were leaving an oppressive gov't. Last time I checked this was the most free natiion in the world. You can worship or not worship. Vote or not vote. Join the military or not. You can work or not work. ThiThis is a country of individuals doing their own thing. Socialism has no place in this land, and you are going to find out all about socialism the first time you go to the doctor and told you need a hospital bed or surgery and then put on the waiting list. But if you are wealthy you won't have this problem because you'll come back to America to get your treatment just like wealthy canadiens do today.
My bravery? I don't have to do much because of the sacrifices made by American generations before me. I very much understand and appreciate that fact unlike you and your type of over-sensitive, uninformed, politically belligerent socialistic comrades.
Good luck learning French . france and canada joined at the hip. How fitting.
Scoop that snow!
You are spectacularly uniformed. Amusing, but still ridiculous.Well folks, feel free to fill in anything I may have missed!
I am not a liberal. Liberals don't leave the US. They vote Democrat. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican.
I was leaving the US no matter who was elected in 2004 (as is clearly stated several times throughout my blog).
I am not leaving because I don't agree with an administration's policies. I don't agree with the US. Period. I haven't for most of my life, including when Democrats were presidents.
They speak English where I am going, as they do in all of Canada, including the parts that also speak French. Although I'm not sure why you assume I don't speak French. I might be fluent in French for all you know. France and Canada are not so much alike, though both countries have much to recommend them.
As far as health care, you also haven't the slightest idea if I even have health care in the US, and you obviously know nothing about the Canadian system. That is not unusual. Most Americans' impressions of the Canadian health care system are based on myth and misinformation. Canadians are proud of their health care system, and justly so. I look forward to my taxes supporting universal health insurance instead of useless wars.
Politically belligerent?? You email a stranger to insult her and criticize her choices and I am belligerent? I'm not bothering you about how you live your life. I'm just leaving.
Imagine that you are reduced to such clever quips as "scoop that snow". How nice that you are proud of the weather where you live. I'm sure it's the greatest weather on the face of the earth, as is everything in the US.
Thanks again for writing. Please do not do so again.
P.S. The "great place to live" I referred to was just my apartment! A great apartment in NYC. Not the whole damn country!