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(Some Guy)   The most redneck city in Canada elects another old white dude. No, wait, it's a young gay Muslim. WHAT?   (calgaryherald.com) divider line 143
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2010-10-19 10:53:17 AM
Woot. I was waiting for this to show up on Fark.
 
2010-10-19 10:54:00 AM
Here's a link off the same site: Link (new window)
 
2010-10-19 10:54:05 AM
Gay Muslim? So he's sentenced himself to death by stoning, right?
 
2010-10-19 10:54:23 AM
Thunder Bay takes great offense at Calgary being called the most redneck city.
 
2010-10-19 10:54:52 AM
He must have FABULOUS head wear, though not important enough for an article...
 
2010-10-19 10:56:56 AM
Dr_Grinch: Thunder Bay takes great offense at Calgary being called the most redneck city.

Having family in both.... *snerk* Indeed.
 
2010-10-19 10:57:07 AM
In all fairness, Cowgory's also the oil capital of Canada
 
2010-10-19 10:57:54 AM
Yup, not gay, the fact that he's Muslim is overshadowed by the fact that he's Harvard educated, and actually had a platform, and challenged the police chief to justify spending increases.
 
2010-10-19 10:58:33 AM
Subby, Lethbridge is the most redneck city in Canada.
 
2010-10-19 10:58:43 AM
A young gay Muslim is considered pretty conservative in Canada. It is Canada, after all.
 
2010-10-19 10:58:49 AM
Canada can't even get stereotypes right.
 
2010-10-19 10:59:10 AM
As an ex-pat Calgarian who spends way too much time defending his former city as being not nearly as redneck as the rest of Canada thinks, let me just say:

WOOHOO!
 
2010-10-19 10:59:51 AM
Although this article is a few days old, I love this bit:

I mean, seriously. Take a look at these two pictures and tell me which one of these guys looks like he should be mayor of Toronto and which one looks like he should be mayor of Calgary.
 
2010-10-19 11:00:26 AM
humordistrict.com

RIP MacGyver
 
2010-10-19 11:01:17 AM
whereisian: Subby, Lethbridge Yorkton is the most redneck city in Canada.

FTFM

Now if only this new mayor had some disabilities, we'd all be happy :*(
 
2010-10-19 11:01:21 AM
I wish him the best of luck. He's a smart fellow, and I hope he can put that into practice.

He does need to lose about 25 pounds, though.
 
2010-10-19 11:01:49 AM
whereisian: Subby, Lethbridge is the most redneck city in Canada.

Um, the Soo would like to respectfully disagree.
 
2010-10-19 11:04:37 AM
www.calgaryherald.com

Terrifying.
 
2010-10-19 11:05:01 AM
Silly people. There are no gay Muslims!

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** You don't see meeeeeeee ** !!!

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2010-10-19 11:07:19 AM
so he's not gay and there goes the only entertaining part. Wait, Harvard educated, now there's a good bet he farks the whole thing up. Always fun to watch liberal social theory meet reality. Never trust a politician who is not from a school with an agricultural program! Really, check on it, the rule is as good as "If the video game came out before the movie, the movie sucks."
 
2010-10-19 11:08:11 AM
Gay Taliban??? Git er done....
 
2010-10-19 11:08:13 AM
rtflakfizer: As an ex-pat Calgarian who spends way too much time defending his former city as being not nearly as redneck as the rest of Canada thinks, let me just say:

WOOHOO!


Amen! People talk about it being the asshole of Canada, and I'm always a little perplexed. Apart from being a little pretentious and a little competitive (the retarded BS against Edmonton, for example), Calgary was a nice liberal town the 18 years I was there...
 
2010-10-19 11:08:29 AM
Hero tag out partying
 
2010-10-19 11:08:33 AM
Calgary also snorts the most cocaine in Canada, so it would make sense they elect a disco queen.
 
2010-10-19 11:11:00 AM
God Is My Co-Pirate: whereisian: Subby, Lethbridge is the most redneck city in Canada.

Um, the Soo would like to respectfully disagree.


Having been to the mentioned competitors, Soo, Thunder Bay, Calgary, Lethbridge, I'd probably have to go with Lethbridge here. Of course, the list didn't include Napanee.

The Lethbridge Walmart was positively surreal.
 
2010-10-19 11:11:40 AM
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Big deal. In America we elected a muslim mobster mexican gay.

Top that canada.
 
2010-10-19 11:12:06 AM
Long live the Purple Army!

Great to see a guy most Calgarians never heard of utilize Twitter and Facebook to bring down a very well funded rival with ties to every major developer in the region and a media lackey who's strings were being pulled from the shadows.

/Shame Druh Farrel retained her seat though.
 
2010-10-19 11:12:17 AM
this is not in moosejaw, therefore -1 to subby
 
2010-10-19 11:12:58 AM
I see no mention that he's gay (besides being unmarried at 38 and looking gay as a cupcake).

Article has no mention of his religion. If from Lebanon, Lebanon does have a large Christian percentage. Father looks Turkish, almost white. I'll check wiki because the newslinks tell nothing.
 
2010-10-19 11:17:38 AM
Spanky_McFarksalot: Big deal. In America we elected a muslim mobster mexican gay.

Top that canada.


You forgot "antichrist". All the cardplayers have three sixes.
 
2010-10-19 11:17:41 AM
That Dom guy is right. Gay men -do- always look like they just smelled fresh-baked cookies.
 
2010-10-19 11:18:34 AM
Kevin72: Article has no mention of his religion.

FTFA: He has also become the first leader of Muslim faith to head a major Canadian city.
 
2010-10-19 11:18:45 AM
Kevin72: I see no mention that he's gay (besides being unmarried at 38 and looking gay as a cupcake).

Article has no mention of his religion. If from Lebanon, Lebanon does have a large Christian percentage. Father looks Turkish, almost white. I'll check wiki because the newslinks tell nothing.


FTA:
" Nenshi is Calgary's first visible minority mayor. He has also become the first leader of Muslim faith to head a major Canadian city."

But you're right, he isn't gay.
 
2010-10-19 11:19:27 AM
there are no rednecks in Canada, sh*tbreath.


ok, maybe two or three.


nice try, socialist.
 
2010-10-19 11:19:53 AM
Kevin72: You forgot "antichrist". All the cardplayers have three sixes

I did not see that. I've learned something on fark...and that makes me sad.
 
2010-10-19 11:25:16 AM
Shuckton?
 
2010-10-19 11:25:39 AM
In Canada, a candidate's religion doesn't usually factor into whether or not you vote for him, seeing as there is supposed to be a separation of church and state and all. Obviously there are exceptions, but we have at least a couple MPs who wear turbans, and nobody gives the slightest of a damn. Imagine a senate or congressional candidate who wears a turban (there might be one, I'm just being facetious).
 
2010-10-19 11:28:00 AM
Due to being insignificant and in the middle of nowhere, no one here has probably been to Yarmouth, NS but I can guarantee we take down the redneck prize.

Oh wait, "city"
 
2010-10-19 11:29:54 AM
TeachingRoland: Due to being insignificant and in the middle of nowhere, no one here has probably been to Yarmouth, NS but I can guarantee we take down the redneck prize.

I found it much worse in Parrsboro.
 
2010-10-19 11:33:44 AM
Nenshi is Calgary's first visible minority mayor.

I'd like to know who all these invisible minority mayors are.
 
2010-10-19 11:35:32 AM
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Nenshi is Calgary's first visible minority mayor.

I'd like to know who all these invisible minority mayors are.


Klein was invisibly drunk?

Hahah. Who am I kidding. He was most assuredly visibly drunk.
 
2010-10-19 11:36:05 AM
whereisian: Subby, Lethbridge is the most redneck city in Canada.

You skank!
 
2010-10-19 11:36:46 AM
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Nenshi is Calgary's first visible minority mayor.

I'd like to know who all these invisible minority mayors are.


Here you go
 
2010-10-19 11:36:51 AM
Also, I just realized I'm older than Nenshi. I am older than my city's mayor.

Wow.
 
2010-10-19 11:37:50 AM
Dansker: Kevin72: Article has no mention of his religion.

FTFA: He has also become the first leader of Muslim faith to head a major Canadian city.


Then apparently the article is back up again. I was talking about alt links fellow farkers provided. BTW, his website frankly mentions that he is Muslim.
 
2010-10-19 11:41:18 AM
Blairr: whereisian: Subby, Lethbridge is the most redneck city in Canada.

You skank!


And for a better rebuttal, Lethbridge is known as a college town.

Our top 5 employers are post-secondary and government institutions, Lethbridge is also the main healthcare hub for southern Alberta.
 
2010-10-19 11:43:18 AM
Okay, I guess I get the gay joke, mods.

I'm still happier than a pig in sh*t.

Calgary's dirty little secret of electing liberal mayors comes to the fore again.

Nenshi represents a massive opportunity for change, since he's not in the back pocket of developers who want to see unabashed sprawl continue. I can imagine there's a lot of executives in the housing industry who are pretty pissed this morning that all the money they threw behind McIver was for naught.

Nenshi's kind words to Administration were fantastic to hear after 9 years of McIver kicking us in the balls on everything we brought forth to him.

It's a great day for Calgary!
 
2010-10-19 11:44:00 AM
A gay Muslim? As mayor of Calgary? This doesn't sound very halal...
 
2010-10-19 11:44:25 AM
Jorge Sum: Gay Muslim? So he's sentenced himself to death by stoning, right?

First he has to institute Sharia law.
 
2010-10-19 11:46:04 AM
Honestly, Calgary is so redneck that I thought Nenshi's biggest liability would have been his name. I am pleasantly surprised.
 
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