12 December 2004

Canada Busy Sending Back Bush-Dodgers

The Op-ed piece below was sent to me by a friend. After posting it on my English Department office door (and after all the hysterical laughter died down) I decided it was too good to just keep to myself. Joe, thanks! We needed that. . . .

Canada Busy Sending Back Bush-Dodgers
by Joe Blundo The Columbus Dispatch 11/16/04

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The re-election of President Bush is prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray and agree with Bill O'Reilly.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night. "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. "He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much they wouldn't give milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, drive them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves. "A lot of these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about the Bush administration establishing re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR.

In the days since the election, liberals have turned to sometimes-ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on bus trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizen passengers. "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we get suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies. "I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source close to Cheney said. "We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might put some endangered species on postage stamps. The president is determined to reach out."

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Anonymous said...

More Heart-Breaking News from the Heartland!

(MADISON,WISCONSIN-©BLEEDING HEART NEWS SERVICE) Yes, Virginia, all of us caring and concerned people up here in America's Strategic Brain Reserve have been reading these troubling reports of late, and they don't begin to describe the human cost of the Democratic Diaspora, as it is coming to be called in the retro diners and pilates studios here in the northern border states. Of course, we who live in spitting distance of an industrial scale Liberal Arts University are actually bearing the brunt of this tragic off-season migration.

Those who actually make it across the border are only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. The real human tragedy is playing out in places like Madison, Wisconsin, where thousands of displaced content-providers, personal coaches, and new-age Realtors who left their homes in the Bible Belt without so much as an updated resume' in their fanny packs, are camped out in SUV shanty-towns springing up behind Kinko's stores and Starbucks with WI-FI zones. Most days, all the good scones are exhausted before 8 am, and late risers are reduced to fighting over the biscotti.

These whining throngs are beginning to test the patience of the indigenous liberals, many of whom have dwelt here in relative comfort since before the rise of the Banana Republic. "It's like every day is a Badger game day!", moaned Ikea Bjorkston, as she sipped her Arizona Iced Tea on the front porch of her stucco bungalow in the popular Monroe Street neighborhood that locals have dubbed "Deepak Chopra City". "I was depressed myself for over a week after the election, but enough is ENOUGH! These people are clogging up the yoga studios and causing huge lines at Whole Foods. It's time for the United Way to step in and give us some relief!"

For now, the authorities are taking a wait-and-see approach, in hopes that conditions will ease when actual winter conditions set in. However, if the situation does not improve by Martin Luther King Day, local officials promise a blue-ribbon committee will be appointed to study the problem and even bring recommedations for policies to deal with it, possibly as soon as Labor Day.

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