Proud To Be...

Proud To Be...

...Canadian.

Absolutely.

As I dropped down below the 49th parallel and yet still didn't enter the US, I saw the flag on the ship and had that moment of pride. We are lucky to live in a land that is so beautiful, so varied, so majestic. That is nothing to be proud of though, since we can't take credit for the place itself. We can, sort of, take credit of how well we take care of it. I say sort of because there is far more that we can do to live sustainable lives and encourage the same for other countries (finger pointed firmly south). I don't think that we really have a choice. That's something we could be proud of.

Don't f**k this up Mr. Harper - let's follow through with Kyoto, promote sustainable policies and (off topic but what the hell) get us out of Afghanistan.

Back to pride: When moments like seeing the flag on a ship arrive, we feel the pride. We don't necessarily feel the need to wave it constantly though.

I'll shamelessly post a quote from comedian Lewis Black talking about how Americans go on about the US being the greatest nation on earth: "You know how I know it's obnoxious?" he ranted. Because, if there was a guy who worked in your office who kept popping in all day to say 'I'm the greatest fucker here!', you'd want to bash his head in.

How true.

BTW, I was reminded of the quote from this excellent blog.

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Proud To Be...

Proud To Be...

...Canadian.

Absolutely.

As I dropped down below the 49th parallel and yet still didn't enter the US, I saw the flag on the ship and had that moment of pride. We are lucky to live in a land that is so beautiful, so varied, so majestic. That is nothing to be proud of though, since we can't take credit for the place itself. We can, sort of, take credit of how well we take care of it. I say sort of because there is far more that we can do to live sustainable lives and encourage the same for other countries (finger pointed firmly south). I don't think that we really have a choice. That's something we could be proud of.

Don't f**k this up Mr. Harper - let's follow through with Kyoto, promote sustainable policies and (off topic but what the hell) get us out of Afghanistan.

Back to pride: When moments like seeing the flag on a ship arrive, we feel the pride. We don't necessarily feel the need to wave it constantly though.

I'll shamelessly post a quote from comedian Lewis Black talking about how Americans go on about the US being the greatest nation on earth: "You know how I know it's obnoxious?" he ranted. Because, if there was a guy who worked in your office who kept popping in all day to say 'I'm the greatest fucker here!', you'd want to bash his head in.

How true.

BTW, I was reminded of the quote from this excellent blog.

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Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 16.3 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/214 sec
Aperture: f 9.2
ISO: 100
Views: 9040
Taken: 2000-01-01 00:07:00
Posted: 2006-09-04 | 17:12