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High-flying Habs take nosedive on american anthem

by Judi McLeod

april 15, 2004

In yet another Canadian boorish booing of the Star-Spangled Banner, Carl Limbacher and staff are wondering, "Why do the Canadians disrespect us like that?"

It’s the trickle-down effect at work, Mr. Limbacher; the trickle-down from an Iraq squeamish, morally bankrupt and even corrupt Canadian government. a government with MPs like Carolyn Parrish pandering to the Islamic vote by proclaiming, "I hate those american bastards."

It’s the trickle-down effect from a long-serving government who ducked out when it came time to support the war on terrorism in Iraq.

The latest Canadian boo fest shows more than an unsportsman like face to the world.

No matter that the Montreal Canadiens won the game against the Boston Bruins, Canadian hockey fans just couldn’t resist bashing the americans once again by booing their proud national anthem.

The Globe and Mail reported that "the noise faded briefly during the middle of the song, but grew stronger during the final bars."

Bet that’s because the fans didn’t know the words, like they likely don’t know the words of their own national anthem.

as Limbacher correctly points out, "No one has ever, ever had to sing Oh Canada over the boos of americans."

The "High Flying Habs", as the Montreal Canadiens are known to their fans, took a nosedive when one of their players Liberal-ized that since fans paid $200 to be there, they can do whatever they want.

Guess the Canadiens watched to many rented videos of Jackass.

Take it from this Canadian, living in beautiful downtown Toronto, as an example of what is happening in the country populated by your neighbours over the border, Mr. Limbacher.

Tourist-abandoned Toronto elected Socialist Mayor David Miller last November on the single platform of his reneging on a multi-million dollar bridge as the long awaited fixed link to the Toronto Island airport--after city council had agreed to build it. Lib-left Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made it to public office on a plethora of promises, most of which he’s already broken. and then there’s UN-loving Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose strings are pulled by UN poster boy and Kyoto architect Maurice Strong.

Is it any wonder why american bashing has become a national Canadian pastime?

Newfoundlanders could do nothing when Martin predecessor Prime Minister Jean Chretien refused to allow God’s name to be invoked during the one-year anniversary of 9/ll. But the government, could not stop New Brunswick hockey fans from heartily cheering members of an american youth hockey team. These were the same youngsters subjected to boo abuse by Canuck adults.

That’s the east-coast crowd who know all too well the shortcomings of their long-serving Canadian Liberal government.

From Upper Canada, here’s the proposed solution for booing the Star-Spangled Banner: "a spokesman for the Montreal Canadiens said that the front office would `encourage their fans not to boo the american national anthem before playoff games with the Boston Bruins.'"

Wow, now there’s affirmative action for you!

Limbacher and Company, bless their street smarts, are not buying it. They’ve already noticed that the Canadian news website Canoe, reports that after past boo fests, a video message on the scoreboard from Hall of Fame Centre Jean Beliveau also did not directly ask fans not to boo, but merely encouraged them to celebrate hockey.

"apparently, for Canadian fans, their celebration includes repeatedly bashing the Star-Spangled Banner," concludes Limbacher.

Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on, Drudge Report,, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]

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