Rob MacDougall is a friend of mine from Crazy Go Nuts University. We worked together for years on Crazy Go Nuts University’s intentionally funny newspaper, Golden Words. He now has a Ph.D. in History from Harvard and is a post-doc research fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
(There are some starange parallels here: Rob’s at Harvard, where Wendy
works, and he’s married to an American Jewish girl, as I will be come
September. I met Wendy at a party I gate-crashed at Norton’s Woods in
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.)
You may have heard of Tucker Carlson, whom Jon Stewart correctly identified as a dick on Crossfire not so long ago. You may have also heard of Ann Coulter, foaming-at-the-mouth neocon pinup attack dog and poster child for bipolar personality disorder.
They recently had a field day with President Bush’s recent visit to
Canada, going on with lines like “better hope the United States doesn’t
roll over one night and crush
them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent”
[Coulter] and “Without the U.S., Canada is essentially Honduras, but
colder and much
less interesting The average Canadian is busy dogsledding.” [Carlson]
Apparently, for Coulter and Carlson, high school hasn’t quite ended.
What they’re doing, is the equivalent of the jocks harassing the chess
club with “hey, faggot” or “hey, [insert your favourite racist epithet
here]” taunts. Someone should remind them that those tables often turn
once high school is over and university and the real world beckon.
Donna Wentworth of the EFF by way of Wendy pointed me to this video of the Carlson and Coulter having their “Blame Canada” fest. I’d comment, but Rob has done a much better job already.