Monday, December 04, 2006

Canadian Flags not allowed near DCE

Could somebody please explain to me why Canadian flags are not allowed to be hung within a kilometre and a half from the Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia?

Is that not part of Canada? Maybe I missed something. Are the Douglas Creek Estates their own Nation now too?

It sure is hard to keep up with the news.

27 comments:

Red Tory said...

Um, because it's needlessly provocative.

You should know all about that.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Would people be allowed to do it on Canada Day?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Fuuny, but when I think of provocative, the Canadian flag is not the first thing that comes to mind.

Red Tory said...

It's a matter of context in this instance Joanne. Buy a clue.

liberal supporter said...

No problem with a kilometre and a half. It was probably the under 100 feet that was the problem.

Apparently one is not allowed to trespass on property neighbouring the site either. The owner had some flag hanger charged.

I think the flag rules expect the flag to be flown from a flag pole, not "hung" however these yahoos planned. It can be carried as well, but if you want to just leave it there, you need a pole, properly anchored in the ground.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

It can be carried as well, but if you want to just leave it there, you need a pole, properly anchored in the ground.

L.S. - Thanks. That makes some kind of sense. And here I thought it was that the aboriginals didn't like Canada! Silly me.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Now Red, don't go being all logical here - this is a so-con wonder-la-la-land.

You could give Joanne a two-by-clue across the forehead, yet she would cling to her version of Con reality and wittiness...

PGP said...

Well....what a bunch of brave warriors we have here!

Cherniak_WTF said...

And that's your problem Sweater Guy - you see the world under some neocon paternal distortion field.

Apart from spewing some soundbytes have anything to add to the debate? Or will you once again show that you are a totally brainless monkey?

My guess it that you will once again run away....

Mac said...

In other words, RT and c_wtf are of the McGuinty politically correct appease-at-all-costs variety. They're okay with personal attacks Joanne and PGP here in a blog where they don't have to worry about physical reprisals. Funny, that!

This reminds me of the recent incidents in the US where illegal immigrants decided to start flying the Mexican flag. Strangely enough, some Americans didn't like that.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Hey Mac, if ever SweaterGuy or Joanne are in Montreal, beers on me. We can debate all this stuff in person.

Does that make you feel better?
You are of course welcomed also.

Cherniak_WTF said...

How odd that you'd think about violence as the first course of action.
Is this a trait common to the right?

Mac said...

How you gleaned "violence as the first course of action" out of my comments says much about your mindset. My opinion is, of course, my own and hardly representative of the entire political right but you'd much rather polarize things, wouldn't you?

I'll pass on the beer, thanks. I rarely drink and never with people I don't trust.

Red Tory said...

CTWF -- Sweater Guy wants “Brave Warriors” because that’s his mindset. He actually likes the conflict. No, more than likes it… lusts for it. Desires it, even. It’s reassuring and self-affirming to him. Even though he’s most likely a lonely, craven nutcase holed up in a condo and hasn’t performed an act of bravery greater than marching to the corner store to purchase a pack of Rothmans, he’d love to see the gorgeous violence and spatter of blood. Then he could luridly vent his spleen and write about how biased the media’s coverage of it was.

Mac said...

Et tu, RT? Is your middle name "Chamberlain" by any chance?

Cherniak_WTF said...

Mac, hard of comprehension I see.
I asked (that's a question) if violence was a common trait to the right.
You have insinuated and weaved alternate meaning - how clever of you.

I'm trying to understand the leap from my being ready to sit down and discuss with people to the fear and divisiveness you imply. Are all your synapses firing normally?
Are you somehow afraid that I'd take you on a tour of the Gay village in Montreal with Andre Boisclair?

Red Tory said...

Mac -- That Chamberlain routine is growing so tired. Bring it over to my place and some REAL conservatives will thrash you to death with it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

The interesting thing is that nobody is saying how they feel about Canadian flags not being allowed near the DCE in CANADA!!!!

I could buy it if they weren't being shown properly, etc. as L.S. mentioned.

Anonymous said...

That's because it isn't the DCE Joanne.
It's the DMZ.

vicki said...

So if RT and cwtf are looking for logic try this...if the Canadian flag is not 'allowed' in the area, then the 'area' is considered to not Canada , then logically there would be no perks for being in Canada...no health care, funding, tax breaks, $$$ for education,housing.Are they still getting hydro and water from the Candian municipality around the 'area'.Do they still use the Canadian roads in the 'area'?Do they pay as much tax on their cigs as the people 'in Canada' that live around there? Is that the kind of logic you were referring to?I would ask about police services but that is another illogical discussion.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

It's the DMZ

DMZ?

Anonymous said...

De-Militarized Zone

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Molar - Good one! So great to have you back, BTW!

Anonymous said...

So if provocation is now a crime why wasn't the same treatment meted out to the native hooligans?

Cherniak_WTF said...

Johanne, Vicky - this is not a question of patriotism with regards to the Canadian flag but one of provocation during a conflict.

vicki said...

Glad you clarified that Cwtf...gee..who knew the Canadian flag on Canadian soil was provocation?

Mac said...

RT, as you recall, I've played in your sandbox in the past. I don't have the time or inclination to do so now. If you have something meaningful to say, do so or don't. The Liberal policy of attempting to appease natives hasn't worked and it will never work. Ask Sheila Fraser how well $1 billion worth of treaty negotiations over the past decade went!

c_wtf, full of something I see.

Your post was a typical example of your work; usually insulting, always stirring the pot, whining for debate but engaging in personal attacks instead.

Progressives talk about how inclusive they are but talk is all they do. The reality is anyone and anything which doesn't accord with your world view is attacked.

I don't fear you (if only you knew just how laughable that is) and I've been in the village in Montreal as my girlfriend at the time liked on of the coffee shops down there. I lived in Montreal for almost a year (1988/89)... actually I lived in Boucherville but I worked & partied downtown. I enjoyed Montreal and I was always treated with respect and civility.

You're right about one thing but I disagree with your conclusion. The flag issue isn't about patriotism. It's about two-tiered justice where natives and politicians are playing games and police aren't doing their jobs.