June 13, 2007

"Do you believe that President Bush intends to merge the United States with Canada and Mexico in order to form a North American Union?"

Wacky question on the Right Wing News survey of right-wing bloggers. So did anyone say "yes"? Why, yes! 6%!

25 comments:

Kirby Olson said...

It seems to me that this would be a good idea. Our southern border would then be much less exposed, and our northern border too. And it seems that Mexico is constantly giving us their problems but none of their resources. I think this would be good for America as long as the capitol remains in DC.

Some Canadians would balk as did some Finns and others at being integrated into the European Union, but it seems to make sense.

We just have to make sure the capital remains in DC and that English is the official language.

George said...

A hot dog in a tortilla with maple syrup.

Fen said...

And Canada has oil. Mexico has weed. Strategic and Luxury resources [for you CIV3 fans].

The Drill SGT said...

what made it undo-able before was that there used to be a bunch of German panzers training all the time up on the Canadian plains.

As we used to joke in the late 70's in Germany as we looked across the border at 200 Soviet Divisions (the US Army had 17-18 ATT), was that we ought to go fight the Mexicans instead. (the Canadians were too tough then before they disarmed, e.g. 4 CMBG). We used to talk about Mexico fondly. Liqueur was good, we were already 1/0/0 against them, women were pretty, we could drive there from US bases, it was good tank country, and after all, "How many T62's did the Mexican Army have? Zero!)

On a serious note, I bet the 6% yes, would be much less than the yes vote you'd get from the Leftist Reality community on a question about the goodness of surrendering US sovereignty to the UN or other World bodies.

Peter Palladas said...

Just don't tell him. He thinks it's all one country anyway.

Mike said...

Hey, 6% is way less the the number of people who think Bush engineered 9/11. I don't read Right Wing News, but maybe I should. It sounds like an island of sanity in this ocean of lunacy.

jimbino said...

Good idea. Then Amerikans retired in Canada or Mexico could get the medicare and drugs they're entitled to, not to mention having access to all the cheap prescription drugs there!

jane said...

Hey, this wacky prospect has real life implications for a lot of us. I'm looking for farm property in Texico and am a little worried about the proposed NA super-corridor highway system that’ll run through the state, where the roads will impact and about eminent domain. Maybe instead of homesteading and doing arch, I should think about opening up a truck-stop and bone up on my Spanish, greasy eggs and trucker lingo, like “I need to go to the Dome from Watermelon 500 and would like a triple digit ride with a good hand who can hammer down and outrun the bears in the air.” (Would like to picnic w/ a centenarian carpenter at the Basilica aerial zoo?)

I'm even worse at Canadian English, so hope the merger conspiracy isn't true.

Fen said...

I've got a farm for sale in Rosenberg... Largest contiguous property in the county.

Paul Brinkley said...

I think it's a great idea, too. Those extra five armies every so often would go a long way.

jane said...

We the people of North America, in order to form a more perfect perfecto parfait union...

Fen, interesting. Was looking more north and a wee bit further from the big city where I'll have a place and from which escape will be needed from hurricane, hurricane refugees, jihadists and family togetherness. Are you moving from there or just have the property?

Thorley Winston said...

Hey, 6% is way less the the number of people who think Bush engineered 9/11.

Agreed it’s also probably about the same percentage of voters who support either Ron Paul or Tom Tancredo who have both been trying to scare people with this nonsense. It’s still not as nutty as Barack Obama suggesting that the Iraq campaign of the war was a plot cooked up by Karl Rove to distract voters from “corporate scandals.” And that whack job is a lot more likely to be a presidential candidate than either Paul or Tancredo.

Fen said...

Are you moving from there or just have the property?

We just own it. We hired our own farmer/rancher. But it is close to a planned huurican evav route, so prob a no-go for you.

Peter Palladas said...

I'm even worse at Canadian English

From my limited and severely dated knowledge of Canadian women you need only to be able to answer the following:

"How may I help/serve/pleasure you today?"

Canadian men are even easier. One word "No" for when they ask if you want to drive a five hundred mile round trip to see a lake with some trees.

French Canadian? Je sais pas.

jane said...

Too funny, Peter!

Those Canadian women are onto something. Last weekend I got roped into a 500 mi. RT to see the Gulf with some sand-- and had to crew, tie knots and cook for my trouble. Next time will try some of that simple Canadian English and await the one question.

bearbee said...

The Amero has been a topic of discusson for over a year. Google it.

Seven Machos said...

1. It has been said here already, but the percentage of leftists who think President Bush knew about or caused 9/11 is much higher. Both sides have their kooks.

2. When I was working for the State Department, I was sitting beside a wacky, bitter woman and colleague (your diplomats, America!) who calmly suggested that President Bush would run for a third term despite the fact that it is unconstitutional. This woman had the highest-available degree in her field. As I say, both sides have their kooks.

3. George Anastaplo always argued that Canada has already been annexed by the United States, and that it is silly to suggest otherwise.

Luckyoldson said...

are you kidding?

this is a guy who would have trouble merging into traffic.

Galvanized said...

Actually, this is a valid concern in the interest of big business. Whether or not you think of Lou Dobbs as sensationalist, this possibility isn't to be taken lightly. There was a lot about it on CNN's Lou Dobbs' Tonight a while back. It raises the hair on the back of my neck to think that we Americans could be so arrogant as to believe that we couldn't be sold out with AAFTA. We've already seen it with Europe, haven't we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernLnhIR8uI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxI0zClV_Y

Revenant said...

Statistical sanity check:

Fifty-two people responded to the poll, which puts the margin of error at 14%. "Six plus or minus fourteen percent" is about as useless a statistic as you're likely to find.

Here's what we can accurately say: there are at least three people in the world who claim to think Bush plans to merge us with Canada and Mexico.

That's about it.

Galvanized said...

It depends what kind of merge you're talking about -- because it appears that an economic merge the corporatocracy is imminent without any checks from the U.S. government, and a new common currency would evolve, not as a decision but a necessary result. A lot of Americans (esp. those with roots in Mexico) would gradually sell out in the interests of lower costs, more jobs for their families down south, and a "solution" to immigration issues with a borderless economy. It could be a reality; it's just that not many people give it much thought. I am sure some Romans would have laughed at one time to think their empire could fall. Americans need to think about this.
And guys like Carlos "Slim" Helu, I am sure, are poised to make another billion from a borderless North America. http://www.forbes.com/home/free_forbes/2007/0326/134.html

hdhouse said...

If President WooWoo can sell this country on the Iraq "threat" he can probably sell the right wing on this. I'd check first to see how Cheney has positioned himself for financial gain first. That would be your tip off.

clint said...

Revenant said...

Statistical sanity check:

...

Here's what we can accurately say: there are at least three people in the world who claim to think Bush plans to merge us with Canada and Mexico.


Naturally... but it's so much more fun to pretend that this is a real groundswell of conservative opinion.

Bill said...

Paul Brinkley said, I think it's a great idea, too. Those extra five armies every so often would go a long way.

On to Kamchatka!

Kirby Olson said...

What Caribbean nations would we want?