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(CTV News)   PM Sweatervest calls his own city the greatest in Canada during a Stampede event. How dare he?   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 54
    More: Stupid, Calgary Stampeders, Calgary, Prime Minister Stephen Harper  
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2012-07-11 03:07:49 PM  
It's Calgary. That's like putting makeup on a pig.
 
2012-07-11 03:10:08 PM  
Hey Calgary's pretty awesome and the Stampede is a blast!
 
2012-07-11 03:14:38 PM  
Did he get trampled?
 
2012-07-11 03:29:16 PM  
www.ctvnews.ca
RIDE 'EM, NERD-BOY!!
 
2012-07-11 03:34:47 PM  
I'm surprised he didn't add, "F*ck Toronto!" to that.


/f*ck Toronto
 
2012-07-11 04:22:56 PM  
They look like Anarchists from the Old West.
 
2012-07-11 04:41:47 PM  
Don't tell Vancouver. They might riot.

//Love Vancouver
 
2012-07-11 04:44:11 PM  
Cheyenne Frontier Days could beat up the Calgary Stampede
 
2012-07-11 04:45:01 PM  

gopher321: I'm surprised he didn't add, "F*ck Toronto!" to that.


/f*ck Toronto


He's from Toronto.

/F*ck him, Calgary and you!
 
2012-07-11 04:56:32 PM  

gopher321: I'm surprised he didn't add, "F*ck Toronto!" to that.


/f*ck Toronto


And the women are big
and the men are dumb
and the children are loopy
'cause they live in a slum
the water is polluted
and the mayor's a dork
and they dress real bad
and think they're New York
in Toronto Ontario
 
2012-07-11 04:59:30 PM  

Mouldy Squid: gopher321: I'm surprised he didn't add, "F*ck Toronto!" to that.


/f*ck Toronto

And the women are big
and the men are dumb
and the children are loopy
'cause they live in a slum
the water is polluted
and the mayor's a dork
and they dress real bad
and think they're New York
in Toronto Ontario


/'cause Alberta doesn't suck
//but Calgary does
 
2012-07-11 05:04:10 PM  
Cowtown sucks but at least it's not Toronto.

/F**k TO.
 
2012-07-11 05:10:05 PM  
Even Winnipeg has more going for it than Calgary, so I have no problem with the PM throwing them a bone even if it's an obvious lie.

/Vancouver
//and Montreal
///and then Toronto.
////that's the ranking.
 
2012-07-11 05:14:42 PM  

bobbette: Even Winnipeg has more going for it than Calgary, so I have no problem with the PM throwing them a bone even if it's an obvious lie.

/Vancouver
//and Montreal
///and then Toronto.
////that's the ranking.


Even Winnipeg? Winnipeg is awesome.
 
2012-07-11 05:18:26 PM  
In Toronto each child is issued a single balloon. But it is a black balloon.
 
2012-07-11 05:23:50 PM  

Kevin72: bobbette: Even Winnipeg has more going for it than Calgary, so I have no problem with the PM throwing them a bone even if it's an obvious lie.

/Vancouver
//and Montreal
///and then Toronto.
////that's the ranking.

Even Winnipeg? Winnipeg is awesome.


I agree, but people hate on Winnipeg so much. It's almost expected.

People from Winnipeg seem to hate on it the most. Every time I meet someone from Winnipeg, I tell them I love Winnipeg, and they look at me with suspicion and say things like, "Why? Winnipeg sucks" and "I want to kill myself because I have to live in Winnipeg" and "I went to a bar once and asked for a cocktail inspired by Winnipeg, and the bartender gave me a paper cup with 7 antidepressants".
 
2012-07-11 05:27:31 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Did he get trampled?


no... he's from Alberta..

NutznGum: gopher321: I'm surprised he didn't add, "F*ck Toronto!" to that.


/f*ck Toronto

He's from Toronto.

/F*ck him, Calgary and you!


Stephen Harper is from Alberta. He moved there and forgot about the rest of the country. When elected PM he was confused as to where "Oa-Ta-Wa" was and why he had to reign there and not Calgary.

Stephen Harper is a coont
 
2012-07-11 05:29:04 PM  
Hey free pancake breakfasts around town for a week is an ok thing. However other than Kensington where I lived the architectural landscape was god awful.
 
2012-07-11 05:46:56 PM  
I actually was in Calgary and attended the stampede last weekend. My wife's company's boss is a big rancher type and had some entries in the show events and sponsored one of the chuck wagon racers. The best part of my trip to Calgary though, was Banff, so I'm not sure what that sais about Calgary. The town was just, I unno, vanilla.
 
2012-07-11 06:01:15 PM  
He knows his audience. The only place in Canada they'd believe shiat like that is Calgary. It's not a city, it's a state of mind.

Edmonton -- now that's a cool place.
 
2012-07-11 06:05:49 PM  
This is such an adorable thread.
 
2012-07-11 06:16:18 PM  
Cuz AlbertaaaaaaAAAAAaaaa doesn't suck.... but Calgary doessssssssssssssssss.
 
2012-07-11 06:32:19 PM  

bobbette: People from Winnipeg seem to hate on it the most. Every time I meet someone from Winnipeg, I tell them I love Winnipeg, and they look at me with suspicion and say things like, "Why? Winnipeg sucks" and "I want to kill myself because I have to live in Winnipeg" and "I went to a bar once and asked for a cocktail inspired by Winnipeg, and the bartender gave me a paper cup with 7 antidepressants".


"I Hate Winnipeg".
 
2012-07-11 06:37:54 PM  

NutznGum: He's from Toronto.


He still clearly hates it though.
 
2012-07-11 06:43:06 PM  
I'm surprised his sweatervest isn't brown... his head is shoved so far up....
 
2012-07-11 06:48:01 PM  
Bobbette LOLOLOL, Thanks.
 
2012-07-11 07:30:27 PM  
Whatever. It's just pandering. Every politician does it. There's nothing particularly noteworthy or controversial about it, and if the media wants to make this a shiatstorm they're doing a piss-poor job of it. They oughta watch some Fox News to learn how it's done.

And for the record, Vancouver.
 
2012-07-11 07:36:43 PM  
Vancouver is beautiful and the surrounding area is an outdoorsman's dream.
Toronto is exciting and fun and "big city"
Halifax is fun and beautiful and 400 years old
Montreal is fun and beautiful and historical and has a great vibrant night life
Winnipeg is gorgeous and historical has a small town feel. Best experienced in Spring or Fall.
Quebec City is laid back and mellow and full of whacky Quebecois.

Calgary is ugly and cultureless. Everyone lives in subdivisions that are separated from each other by strip malls and big box stores. Downtown is a pack of ugly steel towers that becomes a ghost town as soon as 5:00 hits.

Calgary is the ugliest, most soulless, deadest city I've been to in Canada.

(never been to Edmonton, St John, St John's or Regina or anywhere in the north)
 
2012-07-11 07:41:58 PM  
Calgary? I go to Canada a couple times per year. Calgary is the only Canadian city I've been to that smelled like car exhaust (not that it's a bad city, just stating my experience). Of all the cities I've been to up there, Vancouver is farking tits. Of course, Banff National Park is probably the coolest place I've ever seen, and Calgary is the closest major city to it, so it's got that going for it. Also, last time I was there I heard something about Calgary being voted the cultural epicenter of Canada. Not sure what organization, or if it really means anything, but apparently they've got some serious culture that I haven't experienced.
 
2012-07-11 07:42:21 PM  

fonebone77: I actually was in Calgary and attended the stampede last weekend. My wife's company's boss is a big rancher type and had some entries in the show events and sponsored one of the chuck wagon racers. The best part of my trip to Calgary though, was Banff, so I'm not sure what that sais about Calgary. The town was just, I unno, vanilla.


I live here and Calgary isn't so much vanilla as it is sterile. There's very little character, just an endless stretch of subdivision, mini-malls, and box stores surrounding a small downtown core that's dead quiet after 5 pm on weeknights.

Having said that, the city's trying to make it a cultural capital, including a new National Music Centre that'll have the King Eddy Hotel integrated into it (the King Eddy was really a mecca for blues with some pretty big names playing in a really small place).

It's also close to the mountains and some truly amazing skiing and hiking, as well as being close to some true natural treasures (the Burgess Shale, Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Royal Tyrell Museum, and some other stuff).

But, yeah, I've never really been a fan of this town. It's bonus is just being close to some neat stuff.
 
2012-07-11 08:02:34 PM  
Compared to the nonsense that usually comes out of his mouth and his office, this doesn't even register on my give-a-f*ck-o-meter.
 
2012-07-11 08:03:31 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Vancouver is beautiful and the surrounding area is an outdoorsman's dream.
Toronto is exciting and fun and "big city"
Halifax is fun and beautiful and 400 years old
Montreal is fun and beautiful and historical and has a great vibrant night life
Winnipeg is gorgeous and historical has a small town feel. Best experienced in Spring or Fall.
Quebec City is laid back and mellow and full of whacky Quebecois.

Calgary is ugly and cultureless. Everyone lives in subdivisions that are separated from each other by strip malls and big box stores. Downtown is a pack of ugly steel towers that becomes a ghost town as soon as 5:00 hits.

Calgary is the ugliest, most soulless, deadest city I've been to in Canada.

(never been to Edmonton, St John, St John's or Regina or anywhere in the north)


St. John's is Halifax after a week-long bender. 38 bars on one 2-block street, and everything is still going into the obscene hours of the morning. It's impossible to drive anywhere though, and planning your way around involves making 400 right turns in a row.
 
2012-07-11 08:05:02 PM  

Captain Kierk: He knows his audience. The only place in Canada they'd believe shiat like that is Calgary. It's not a city, it's a state of mind.

Edmonton -- now that's a cool place.


I'm not disagreeing with what you say about Calgary, but Edmonton is basically exactly like Calgary, just colder.

And sh*ttier.
 
2012-07-11 08:11:47 PM  
Canadian rivalry rage is so cute.
 
2012-07-11 08:12:47 PM  

apoptotic: Compared to the nonsense that usually comes out of his mouth and his office, this doesn't even register on my give-a-f*ck-o-meter.


Hell, I'd be willing to send Calgary a card and my heartfelt congratulations at the awesomeness of the city if Stevie would be even just a little reasonable when he legislates.
 
2012-07-11 09:02:15 PM  

amoral: In Toronto each child is issued a single balloon. But it is a black balloon.


Don't cry, little girl in a 3-piece suit; here's a delicious edible oil product.
 
2012-07-11 09:06:32 PM  
The thing about Calgary that struck me was the silence. You take the train, and it's dead quiet. Get on a bus, dead silent. It's farking creepy.

//Of course, in Edmonton the trains smell like whiskey and farts no matter how many times they shampoo the seats.
///Get me out of Alberta.
 
2012-07-11 09:10:22 PM  
Next you'll tell me rolling stones didnt really think our crowd in Montreal was the best crowd they've ever performed for.

My whole life is a lie!

// this is silly.
 
2012-07-11 09:25:21 PM  
Nice to see the folks at Lego releasing a cowboy hat accessory for our dear leader. Kudos to them.

Also, the best part of Calgary is how 16th street can cross 7th avenue in 12 different places. *

* May or may not be an exaggeration.

Enjoyed my visit to Calgary and the stampede 6 years ago, nice place.
 
2012-07-11 09:32:05 PM  

lacrossestar83: Cheyenne Frontier Days could beat up the Calgary Stampede


Not as big and glitzy, but a hell of a good show. I love the wild horse races.
 
2012-07-11 09:41:04 PM  

Porous Horace: amoral: In Toronto each child is issued a single balloon. But it is a black balloon.

Don't cry, little girl in a 3-piece suit; here's a delicious edible oil product.


with cigarette ads instead of faces and all the streets are square and buildings have no windows.

/and a tower that controls people's minds.
//man, those guys did a lot of drugs
 
2012-07-11 10:04:34 PM  

Rev.K: I'm not disagreeing with what you say about Calgary, but Edmonton is basically exactly like Calgary, just colder


Having been to both, it just seems like Calgary and Edmonton grew so big so fast that they didn't have anyone at all doing any city planning.

They just let contractors plop down houses anywhere they wanted, with no rhyme or reason and certainly with no thoughts of aestethics.

The more beautfiul cities in Canada, like Quebec City, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver, etc, grew kind of organically over a long time. They have personality because their cityscape reflects the personality of the people.

Edmonton and Calgary's personailty is pretty much non-existent, because you can have a vast subdivision of 200 houses, and there's not a single public area. And the next subdivision is the same design, with minor differences.

The way Edmonton is set up in the suburbs makes me think the city planners were mentally ill.

I'm spoiled, though, living in Montreal. It only starts to get ugly as you get to the newer suburbs further out of the city.
 
2012-07-11 10:05:23 PM  
Oh, almost forgot.

F*ck Steven Harper.
 
2012-07-11 10:39:25 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Vancouver is beautiful and the surrounding area is an outdoorsman's dream.
Toronto is exciting and fun and "big city"
Halifax is fun and beautiful and 400 years old
Montreal is fun and beautiful and historical and has a great vibrant night life
Winnipeg is gorgeous and historical has a small town feel. Best experienced in Spring or Fall.
Quebec City is laid back and mellow and full of whacky Quebecois.

Calgary is ugly and cultureless. Everyone lives in subdivisions that are separated from each other by strip malls and big box stores. Downtown is a pack of ugly steel towers that becomes a ghost town as soon as 5:00 hits.

Calgary is the ugliest, most soulless, deadest city I've been to in Canada.



True and accurate.


Monsieur Cromwell:
St. John's is Halifax after a week-long bender. 38 bars on one 2-block street, and everything is still going into the obscene hours of the morning. It's impossible to drive anywhere though, and planning your way around involves making 400 right turns in a row.


Also true. Got lost in St. John's following what should have been a simple 8 blocks in one direction, two blocks in another sort of trip. Holy shiat, is that town tough to drive in.

Adding to the list:

Yellowknife is a weird mixture of government town and frontier trappers, fishermen, natives, and prospectors. Kind of like if your state capital was HBO's Deadwood. Friday nights at 5 the government offices empty out and by 5:30 the town has exploded into an orgy of binge drinking, bar fights, gutter passouts, and drunk driving like I've never seen anywhere in my life.

Whitehorse is similar, but with less binge drinking and more cocktail bars. Also much prettier and in a nicer location.

Dawson City is gorgeous and populated by the sort of misfits and screwballs who don't fit in anywhere else.
 
2012-07-11 11:21:03 PM  
Hey, we've got a muslim mayor who leads the gay pride parade! I think that alone probably makes Stephen Harper wince while pandering.

Also, if I am to believe the one eyed homeless man on the C-Train who tried to give me all his beer, we also host the late night homeless games, which sounded a lot like a bum-fights battle royale. I decided it was in my best interests to not investigate his claims or ingest his beer.
 
2012-07-11 11:52:54 PM  
Vancouver isn't the absolute best city in the world..... But it's pretty farking close.

Call us back, Mr. Harper, when Calgary gets on the top ten of most of the international "best city for xx" lists.
 
paj
2012-07-12 12:38:12 AM  
He's from Toronto.
 
2012-07-12 02:49:35 AM  
You know something? I live in downtown Calgary, and I think it's rather pleasant. People come here because the mentality is that you can succeed here on your own terms. We do get a bit cocky about it which is why so many from other places take shots at us. But that's ok we can handle it.
 
2012-07-12 06:24:43 AM  

Cooper420: Stephen Harper is a coont


THIS really can not be over-emphasized.

/I want my CBC back, biatch.
//And the science funding.
///Etc etc etc ad nauseum.
 
2012-07-12 06:27:29 AM  

Porous Horace: amoral: In Toronto each child is issued a single balloon. But it is a black balloon.

Don't cry, little girl in a 3-piece suit; here's a delicious edible oil product.


I less-than-three these posts soooo much! ^__^
 
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