Thanks to humorist Dave Barry's exposé of the looming threat to our national security, I've long been a proponent of preemptively invading Canada. And then came Michael Moore's film SiCKO, which convinced me that after we invade, we might want to dissect the Canadian health care system and find out what makes it tick.
And now? Well, I think plans for the invasion should be called off, and all of us wine lovers should just consider picking up and walking across the border. Why?
Because when the Canadian Government decides to spend money in a stimulus package they don't give it to their failing, inept, and grossly mismanaged auto industry. They don't give it to the super-rich wealth management firms. They don't even give it to Corporate Canada, or whatever they call the massive block of corporate lobbyists leaching away Canadian tax dollars.
Now if that isn't the sign of a higher state of consciousness, I don't know what is.
I just spent about 5 days in Vancouver, and thought it was fantastic. I'd move there if we could destabilize the economy and get the IMF to enact reforms designed to devalue the Canadian dollar enough to make the exchange rate favorable again.
Then all we'd have to do is change the arcane, state-run liquor laws so that when we got our wine therapy, we could at least get it with some good wine.
Hmm. I guess it looks like we're going to have to invade after all.
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