Your excuse to visit Canada now


Quick! Before the giant wall goes up across the border! You can come to ReasonFest in Winnipeg on 19-20 September. There will be a bunch of great speakers, and me, there, so you should take advantage of this last chance. Before you know it…

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t know. I’m getting the point where I’m thinking decent minded people should consider boycotting our country. Though wait for a month, and if we still have the same government in power then you should definitely boycott us.

  2. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says

    Tabby Lavalamp,

    I was thinking the same about Hungary, but then I figure one would have to boycott probably all the countries for one reason or another, including their own.
    So.. I suppose flying off the planet is the only solution.

  3. Ray, rude-ass yankee SJW "Bwaahahahaha!" says

    Beatrice@2

    flying off the planet is the only solution.

    Where do I sign up?

  4. says

    I’m getting the point where I’m thinking decent minded people should consider boycotting our country.

    What is the nice word they use for it? Oh, yeah, “regime change”

  5. Ed Seedhouse says

    If any of the really crazy Rethuglicans gets to be president we Canadians will be glad to chip in and help, if only for our own safety. There is that pesky straight of Juan de Fuca, and much of the Salish sea that might provide a technical problem though, not to mention those pesky Great Lakes. And we *want* the St. Lawrence River if you don’t mind.

    Yes, there really is a straight of Juan de Fuca! I just love a body of water that invites someone to have fun with someone else!

  6. blf says

    I suppose flying off the planet is the only solution.

    The mildly deranged penguin offers several trebuchet launching services: Over the Wall; Into the wall; and Either Outer Space Or Through the Wall (depends on launch angle). Payment in advance, preferably in either a sound alien currency or PanGalatic Gargle Blasters.

  7. rq says

    Tabby Lavalamp
    Alternatively, PZ should interrupt all the speakers that are not him with a short yet punchy speech about why people shouldn’t vote Conservative. All the speakers. It’s only about a month before elections, so it’ll be fresh in people’s minds as they head to the polling booth in October.
    It’s the least he could do as an USAmerican to help Canadians. ;)

  8. Sili says

    Anaphoric that considered harmful

    Scott Walker recently got into a little trouble for a preposterous proposal that he put forward on Meet the Press. The headlines tell the story: “Scott Walker: Canada-U.S. border wall worth considering”, CNBC News; “Scott Walker: U.S.-Canada wall a ‘legitimate’ idea”, CNN; “Scott Walker says wall along Canadian border is worth reviewing”, AP.

    Except that Walker never made any such proposal.

  9. badgersdaughter says

    Beatrice @2:
    A lot of Hungarians, particularly those of us who are Jewish and have other citizenships, have been boycotting Hungary in exile for years. They don’t seem particularly fazed.

  10. Intaglio says

    Seems like a good idea to visit Canada anyway

    Has anyone told Scott Walker that “Winter is Coming” is not a good slogan for a presidential campaign?

  11. says

    “Welcome to Winnipeg!”
    And now we shall have the answer to the question…
    “We were born here, what’s your excuse?”

    Please thank whoever did the site for using a picture of our most beautiful landmark instead of that trashy eye-sore of a suspension bridge. It’s hard to believe that a building like that is often overlooked. I’ve spent a lot of time playing with that building and my camera, trying hard to pull myself away from that one particular spot the architect wants you to stand in.

    P.S. Mine are better. ;)