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It’s Thanksgiving weekend up here in the Great White North.

But as a Canadian, I still pronounce my “zed” as “zee.” I am in love with Cheese-Its, I spent part of my childhood in Santa Ana, California, and my favourite vacation spot is Arizona. A lot of my friends live across the border, and don’t even get me started on our beloved El Nopal.

And also as a Canadian, in the days leading up to the Presidential election, I am grateful for the warmth and safety of my country. I am not one to make narrow-minded statements about anything, whether it be about religion, politics or sexuality.

I am offensive. I write about poo. I say “penis” too much. I probably spend more money on red wine than diapers, and I say “Jesus” more during sex than within the context of a spiritual discussion.

But I just watched a video of Donald Trump making fun of a disabled person, and although I, especially on my blog, aim to keep my grace high and my judgement low, I have to say this now. I have to. That if it ever comes down to the President of the United States of America making fun of a disabled person, then I will never cross the border again.



{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Megan @ Meg Go Run October 8, 2016, 6:49 pm

    Girl, as sick as it is, him mocking a disabled reporter isn’t even even the tip of the iceberg of all the indefensible things he has done and said. He literally started his campaign by calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. After each misogynistic, xnophobic, and racist remark he has made (even insulting a Gold Star Family… aka their marine son died in Afghanistan) I thought for sure it would end his campaign, but alas, it basically just riles up his supporters. He literally said he could go out on 5th avenue and shoot someone and it wouldn’t hurt his chances to become president. FREAKING SICKENING. And now just yesterday a video of him bragging about using his power to sexually assault women is the new shit that has hit the fan. Trump does NOT represent America, only the scared, uneducated, isolated, and ignorant part of America. I literally lay in bed at night and can’t fall asleep because I am worried about him being elected. I can only think what other countries are thinking of America right now. He is such an EMBARRASSMENT to our country. I could go on forever…. Anyway, if he is elected, I wouldn’t blame you for not wanted to come here. I won’t even want to be here.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 8, 2016, 8:21 pm

      I deleted your other post because you wrote everything in this one that you wrote in that one plus more. I don’t even know what to say, honestly. I just feel like I’m in shock. I can’t imagine how you guys feel.

    • Susie @ SuzLyfe October 9, 2016, 1:57 pm

      This election hurts my heart, head, my soul. He is every single trait that I could ever find repulsive.

      • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 9, 2016, 1:57 pm

        I squeeze my bum cheeks together whenever I see him or hear his name.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 9, 2016, 6:03 am

    I can’t even talk about this ridiculous election without seeing red. The man horrifies me in ways cannot even express.

  • Jenny October 11, 2016, 6:16 am

    Suzy, if he does get elected (which is seeming increasingly unlikely, thank god) you know that we’re all coming to Canada to live with you!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 11, 2016, 9:42 am

      I’ve had so many Americans tell me that!!! I’ll get the beds ready; you guys bring the cheap booze!

  • San October 22, 2016, 4:57 pm

    I think if that happened, I’d have to leave ASAP.

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