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2012-08-07 06:11:28 PM  
I hope this is fake.
What a farkin' nutjob. They need to take away his gun and get his ass a desk job when he gets back home.
Dumbass.
 
2012-08-07 06:22:21 PM  
Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions
 
2012-08-07 06:23:20 PM  
I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort,

Thank goodness those people sensed life threatening danger and avoided this delusional gun toting yahoo.
 
2012-08-07 06:24:47 PM  
Once again, it becomes nigh-impossible to tell the real American Christian Nutjobs from satirical ones.

/Note: This post is in reference to a very specific subset of Christians in America - the Nutjobs. This guy is a Nutjob. A Christian who says "Merry Christmas" to me instead of "Happy Holidays" is not a nutjob.
 
2012-08-07 06:40:09 PM  
A man should be al-lowed to protect himself if the need arises. The need arose in a theatre in Aurora, Colo

Aaaand that's where I stopped reading.
 
2012-08-07 06:58:21 PM  
I took the advice of one of the commenters on the site and googled Walt Wawra.

Yeah... this guy doesn't need to be carrying any kind of weapon around. They should tape thumbless mittens on him. The man's certifiable.
 
2012-08-07 07:07:19 PM  

Techhell: A Christian who says "Merry Christmas" to me instead of "Happy Holidays" is not a nutjob.


Merry Holidays.
 
2012-08-07 07:20:59 PM  
Fake
 
2012-08-07 07:29:42 PM  
"Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye."

Oh, yes, this jerkoff should carry a gun at all times.

Unless this is fake, which would be fine with me.
 
2012-08-07 07:35:54 PM  
I take it that "stampede" is slang for crack cocaine.

/Not really.
 
2012-08-07 07:38:48 PM  

2wolves: Techhell: A Christian who says "Merry Christmas" to me instead of "Happy Holidays" is not a nutjob.

Merry Holidays.


Nutjob!
 
2012-08-07 07:47:06 PM  
Y'know, I really thought, going in, that the headline was hyperbole. And I was wrong. Wow.
 
2012-08-07 08:11:31 PM  
I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort, but rather concluded it was in their best interest to leave us alone.

Aw lawd, shut the fark up.

TsarTom: I took the advice of one of the commenters on the site and googled Walt Wawra


No thanks, after that whole Carreon wife debacle I've crazied myself I out. I can't do it anymore, for a little while at least.

/I've seen some things, man; and some stuff
 
2012-08-07 08:18:14 PM  
He should take a trip to England.

State Trooper: Where are you boys from?
Clive Gollings: ...England.
State Trooper: I heard about that place: no guns.
Graeme Willy: Not many...
Clive Gollings: No, not really, just... farmers.
State Trooper: Well how are police supposed to shoot anybody?
Graeme Willy: [Uncomfortable] Well they don't...
Clive Gollings: They- they try not to...
 
2012-08-07 08:39:52 PM  

I wouldn't go anywhere near Canada without guns... lots and lots of guns.


i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-07 08:40:23 PM  
what a farking moron. OH MY GOD SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING TO YOU HOLY HELL IN A HANDBASKET WHY CAN'T I HAVE A GUN?!

Get bent and stay the fark out of my country.
 
2012-08-07 08:47:34 PM  
You're in Calgary, somebody asks you if you're going to the Stampede and your first reaction is to wish you had a gun? What the frigging frack is wrong with some people?
 
2012-08-07 09:04:19 PM  
Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.
 
2012-08-07 09:09:55 PM  

sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.


You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.
 
2012-08-07 09:16:50 PM  
Here's the thing, farkstick.

Canada isn't your country. You don't like not being able to carry a handgun? Then don't come here.

rynthetyn: You're in Calgary, somebody asks you if you're going to the Stampede and your first reaction is to wish you had a gun? What the frigging frack is wrong with some people?


Aggressively. They asked AGGRESSIVELY.
 
2012-08-07 09:24:40 PM  

jekxrb: Here's the thing, farkstick.

Canada isn't your country. You don't like not being able to carry a handgun? Then don't come here.

rynthetyn: You're in Calgary, somebody asks you if you're going to the Stampede and your first reaction is to wish you had a gun? What the frigging frack is wrong with some people?

Aggressively. They asked AGGRESSIVELY.


Dude's American, we don't know anything other than aggressive, it should have made him feel right at home.
 
2012-08-07 09:25:52 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.

You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.


I've been to Calgary... Other that to visit family, and proximity to Banff, Stampede is the only reason to go. And that he was there at the same time... maybe coincidence, but my gods, why would you go ANYWHERE without knowing at least a little of what might be happening there while you're there?
 
2012-08-07 09:26:31 PM  
Poe Poe POe POE POE POE
 
2012-08-07 09:28:25 PM  
Wow, what a skittish, cowardly cop. And this guy is usually ARMED? Sounds like a typical dog-shooter.
 
2012-08-07 09:31:34 PM  
would be absolutely AWESOME, if one of those "aggressive" dudes was recording their "attack."
 
2012-08-07 09:31:50 PM  
As you all pass judgement and ignore the more salient points this police,an makes! Can any of you find any evidence that this 'kook' who has been a cop for 20 years has ever shot his gun?

Of course not.
 
2012-08-07 09:32:35 PM  
I know two things about Calgary. The first is that their female hockey fans, or at least the ones who will drive/fly cross country to see the Stanley Cup Finals, all have massive fake boobs and a penchant for wearing small shirts, and the second is that the Stampede is a big gigantic deal.
 
2012-08-07 09:33:57 PM  
Is this guy functionally retarded and a Police Officer?
 
2012-08-07 09:34:26 PM  
I'm calling bullshiat. Too perfect with the Aurora stuff and wife protecting. You'll be getting this in an email from your weird uncle but with the words changed to "I'm a stampede ur girl with my negroe stick" and more judo chops that were learned in the Core.
 
2012-08-07 09:34:40 PM  
was that just a really bad parody, or just idiocy in the opinion pages?
 
2012-08-07 09:36:10 PM  
So, is there some sort of stampede in Calgary.
 
2012-08-07 09:36:10 PM  

This About That: "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye."

Oh, yes, this jerkoff should carry a gun at all times.

Unless this is fake, which would be fine with me.


I thought that they taught police officers the skills to talk to people in much more dangerous situations than this. If this did actually happen, it sounds like the men were probably trying to start a comversation that would lead to a hard luck story and some harmless panhandling.
 
2012-08-07 09:36:15 PM  

TsarTom: I took the advice of one of the commenters on the site and googled Walt Wawra.

Yeah... this guy doesn't need to be carrying any kind of weapon around. They should tape thumbless mittens on him. The man's certifiable.


I wonder how long until he shoots up a crowd?
 
2012-08-07 09:36:29 PM  
The guy wrote the article not to convert anyone to his point of view, but rather to consolidate an already converted group of people. Preaching to the choir pulls everyone in church that much closer together.
 
2012-08-07 09:37:17 PM  
Jesus Christ, protect me from your followers...
 
2012-08-07 09:37:27 PM  

tjfly: As you all pass judgement and ignore the more salient points this police,an makes! Can any of you find any evidence that this 'kook' who has been a cop for 20 years has ever shot his gun?

Of course not.


Using is irrelevant, that his first instinct, above all others, was 'wish I had my gun' is that of someone that should not be in a job that allows him to carry one.
 
2012-08-07 09:37:50 PM  

rynthetyn: You're in Calgary, somebody asks you if you're going to the Stampede and your first reaction is to wish you had a gun? What the frigging frack is wrong with some people?


I think I've heard this "have you seen the stampede" thing before. It implies they're going to stampede on you. You know, because random dudes look for couples to beat on in parks in broad daylight. He made up the story to make a political point about Canada needing concealed carry.
 
2012-08-07 09:38:48 PM  
what a load of bullshiat. stampede is in the spring, and it is in calgary.
 
2012-08-07 09:38:52 PM  
I am a Poe's law victim here. I cannot tell if it real or satire. I am through the lookingglass.
 
2012-08-07 09:39:17 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: So, is there some sort of stampede in Calgary.


it seems to be some sort of rodeo
 
2012-08-07 09:40:57 PM  

loonatic112358: StinkyFiddlewinks: So, is there some sort of stampede in Calgary.

it seems to be some sort of rodeo


I take it this ain't your first rodeo?
 
2012-08-07 09:41:22 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm calling bullshiat. Too perfect with the Aurora stuff and wife protecting. You'll be getting this in an email from your weird uncle but with the words changed to "I'm a stampede ur girl with my negroe stick" and more judo chops that were learned in the Core.


Awesome.
 
2012-08-07 09:41:22 PM  

2wolves: Techhell: A Christian who says "Merry Christmas" to me instead of "Happy Holidays" is not a nutjob.

Merry Holidays.


Merry New Year!

content7.flixster.com
 
2012-08-07 09:42:34 PM  
Google Walt Wawra. Walt is either a real piece of work, or an alias for someone trying to make a certain group look even more foolish.
 
2012-08-07 09:42:58 PM  
Did I miss something? I don't think it's all about guns.

Obviously two men in a Canadian park together were out to convert him to teh ghey in front of his wife, and he hadn't even registered as a candidate for election back home.
 
2012-08-07 09:43:10 PM  
The Ugly American strikes again. You Yanks must be so proud of this douche. Sadly, he's not a minority.
 
2012-08-07 09:43:22 PM  
People walk up to me almost daily in Chicago talking all kinds of crazy stuff. Never one did i think a gun is needed right now.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-07 09:43:51 PM  
Doing a Google search for Walt Wawra makes me think this guy is legit...
 
2012-08-07 09:44:39 PM  
Been to Calgary during the stampede, sorta by accident, didn't attend. Canucks are outgoing and friendly and start conversations with strangers spontaneously, possibly due to the lack of guns and paucity of hard-core nutters. Go easy on the acronyms with them and talk slowly, and everything will be fine.
 
2012-08-07 09:45:52 PM  

MBK: Doing a Google search for Walt Wawra makes me think this guy is legit...


I did the same thing. Consistent trail of right wing Christian derp.
 
2012-08-07 09:45:52 PM  

davidphogan: I take it this ain't your first rodeo?


As a native of Houston, I can say I've attended one a time or two

to quote someone else "Can't forget those dinner-plate sized belt buckles"
 
2012-08-07 09:45:57 PM  
This was the worst Onion article they've done yet
 
2012-08-07 09:47:00 PM  

TsarTom: I hope this is fake.
What a farkin' nutjob. They need to take away his gun and get his ass a desk job when he gets back home.
Dumbass.


Google the name and the Kalamazoo Public Safety. That much adds up at least. I'm going to mail Walt a nice letter and copy his chief of police on it.
 
2012-08-07 09:47:13 PM  
I've heard that Canada is a magical land, where Unicorns cavort, and nobody *ever* gets mugged....
 
2012-08-07 09:48:06 PM  

mark12A: I've heard that Canada is a magical land, where Unicorns cavort, and nobody *ever* gets mugged....


impossible, do you know how hard it is to find a canadian virgin?
 
2012-08-07 09:48:39 PM  
I'm praying someone proves this a hoax. I'm well aware there are crazy people of this caliber in no short supply, but seeing them spewing their crazy in a major newspaper still makes me cringe.
 
2012-08-07 09:48:41 PM  

Rodeodoc: The Ugly American strikes again. You Yanks must be so proud of this douche. Sadly, he's not a minority.


There's a certain subset of German tourist that's almost as annoying. The German tourists aren't wishing they could shoot you though, so I guess that's something.
 
2012-08-07 09:49:13 PM  
I would sure like to know when this actually took place because the 2nd week of July marked was the 100 ths annual Calgary Stamped Sure would explain why these two guys were "bewildered" when they were asking visitors to the fair city of Calgary if they been to the Stampede and were meet with aggressive American behavior.

/stupid American
 
2012-08-07 09:50:11 PM  

sno man: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.

You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.

I've been to Calgary... Other that to visit family, and proximity to Banff, Stampede is the only reason to go. And that he was there at the same time... maybe coincidence, but my gods, why would you go ANYWHERE without knowing at least a little of what might be happening there while you're there?


I live in Calgary, and really can't argue with this. It's mostly unremarkable.

Also, things like this are why the rest of the world thinks americans are crazy.
 
2012-08-07 09:50:22 PM  
i36.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-07 09:50:55 PM  
I am Canadian, I do not live in fear. Many here are Christian, many are of other faiths. It matters not. That this 'man' needs his soother (off-duty piece) to walk in the park is a sadder commentary on American life than someone who hates the place could ever dream up. What a farking nut bar. They LET this man be armed? The concept of being unable to deal with a couple of goofballs as a peace officer of any kind is beyond my imagination. He just sounds like a frightened little boy. Go home to mama, have some apple pie, we do not need you.
 
2012-08-07 09:51:01 PM  
I live within walking distance of Nose Hill, and go to it often.

Not only do I want this farktard of a cop out of my park, I want him out of my country. Someone asks you if you have been to Stampede, and you want to pull a gun on him? Take your Jesus praising gun fondling ass and get the fark back to your southern hellhole.

Maybe you should talk to the Calgary Police about how to do your job without your goddamn finger on the trigger. They seem to be able to do keep the peace with people who aggressively ask if you've been to Stampede without pulling a gun.
 
2012-08-07 09:51:17 PM  
Oh and:

http://www.kalamazoopublicsafety.org/inside-kdps/positive-feedback

Form at the bottom of the page. Just saying.
 
2012-08-07 09:52:22 PM  
What are all of you biatching about? This guy is one of those highly trained professionals who is way safer than any CCer from what I read on this site. People like him should totally have a monopoly on deadly force.
 
2012-08-07 09:52:24 PM  

loonatic112358: was that just a really bad parody, or just idiocy in the opinion pages?


It's freaking scary that we CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE between parody and what these dolts might actually say.

Seriously. When a parody sounds like reality and reality sounds like parody, it's time to get out of the pool.
 
2012-08-07 09:53:46 PM  
Awwww. Did the poor little guy feel naked without his penis substitute?
 
2012-08-07 09:53:51 PM  
WOW I get to use this twice today:

You could always arm yourself with a pointed stick or a yellow curved fruit...

/pretty sure those are legal in Canada
/If it get real serious, just loose a Bengal tiger on them
 
2012-08-07 09:54:13 PM  

Snort: MBK: Doing a Google search for Walt Wawra makes me think this guy is legit...

I did the same thing. Consistent trail of right wing Christian derp.


From the KDPS website
 
2012-08-07 09:54:27 PM  

Farktastic: I live within walking distance of Nose Hill, and go to it often.

Not only do I want this farktard of a cop out of my park, I want him out of my country. Someone asks you if you have been to Stampede, and you want to pull a gun on him? Take your Jesus praising gun fondling ass and get the fark back to your southern hellhole.

Maybe you should talk to the Calgary Police about how to do your job without your goddamn finger on the trigger. They seem to be able to do keep the peace with people who aggressively ask if you've been to Stampede without pulling a gun.


You should send this on to whatever authorities are proper in Canada. Talk about how as a local you feel this guy is undesirable to let across the border since he's clearly paranoid and all that. Maybe start with the Calgary Police and hope this pisses them off and they pass it up the chain. It would a fitting reward for Wawra to spend five agents stuck at a border post while some Canadian Border Agents toss his car to check for a smuggled weapon next time he tries to head north.

/as a resident of the east side of Michigan, I'm apologizing for that crazy westside of course
 
2012-08-07 09:55:24 PM  
Maybe someone should inform the Canadian Border Services Agency about this guy. I don't know enough about their laws, but perhaps they could make it so this guy can never visit Canada again.
 
2012-08-07 09:57:06 PM  

Surool: Awwww. Did the poor little guy feel naked without his penis substitute?


This amuses me, because I'm sure your one of the people who say only Police should have guns. And this was a police offer, just not from Canada. So what is your farking issue? Is he just not qualified to protect himself and others in Canada?

/fricken retard
 
2012-08-07 09:59:10 PM  
This is pretty much how I picture life to be for all the open-carry and conceal-carry tough guys here on fark when they're devoid of their security blanket.
 
2012-08-07 10:00:30 PM  
Perhaps the strangers had a different colored skin than our brave hero.
 
2012-08-07 10:01:39 PM  

WhippingBoy: Perhaps the strangers had a different colored skin than our brave hero.


or perhaps something even worse, they may have spoken with that strange foreign accent, french
 
2012-08-07 10:02:37 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.


Quote of the day.

If we ever meet, I will buy you as many beers as you can consume in a sitting.
 
2012-08-07 10:02:49 PM  

loonatic112358: WhippingBoy: Perhaps the strangers had a different colored skin than our brave hero.

or perhaps something even worse, they may have spoken with that strange foreign accent, french


Sacre bleu!
 
2012-08-07 10:02:57 PM  
quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.

I heard them call me a douche-bag as we walked away, but I'm leaving that out of the article because I am one.
 
2012-08-07 10:03:35 PM  
Wow, they just stopped and started talking? That is scary.

And asked a question? Even scarier, probably doing research for a terrorist attack or something.

I've said it before but cops sure do scare easy these days. Maybe we should hire brave ones. And refuse them passports.
 
2012-08-07 10:04:50 PM  

sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.


I don't live in Kalamazoo, but I live in Michigan. I don't feel safe being in the same state as this nut. If you think you need a gun every time someone talks to you, you need to seek professional help. Big time.
 
2012-08-07 10:05:21 PM  
My dog and I were approached on that very same hill by an elderly couple during a visit to Calgary. They said things like, "Hello" and, "Hope you have a great day." It was a terrifying experience. It never even occurred to me that I could, or should, just shoot 'em. Guess I got lucky. That time.
 
2012-08-07 10:07:08 PM  
cdn0.spong.com

www.consoleclassix.com
 
2012-08-07 10:07:25 PM  
Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta
 
2012-08-07 10:08:07 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: This is pretty much how I picture life to be for all the open-carry and conceal-carry tough guys here on fark when they're devoid of their security blanket.


You'd be correct.
 
2012-08-07 10:08:54 PM  
I guess it is not a joke. Googling his name first brings up the white pages-
further down is this article.... It's the same guy, you can smell it quite easily.

Obama disrespected Officer Eric Zapata by inviting rapper to the White House (letter)
by Walt Wawra/Kalamazoo

part of letter...
It is my desire to give you an example of the poor judgment our President has used so you may judge his actions for yourself. If we truly love and honor our President, we will tell him respectfully that his actions were disgraceful, brought shame upon the government and dishonored citizens of the United States of America and the sacrifices our police officers make for us on a daily basis. As Christians, we are called to pray for those in authority over us. I ask you to exercise this command of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give our President wisdom, knowledge and the conviction to live a life of righteousness.
 
2012-08-07 10:09:06 PM  
So police officers tend to lose confidence when they lose their guns?
/Cooked a meal for a mormon police chief of a small town and his wife recently. Over the meal they drank lemonade while I drank bourbon, we managed to have a great conversation about all kind of controversial subjects while disagreeing. When I mentioned that the average recruit and police culture were dangerous and irrational he dropped his head and said "I know, I try to weed it out but it seems the only people that want to be cops now are assholes".
 
2012-08-07 10:09:35 PM  

albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta


The Calgarian I knew in college would talk about working on a ranch and getting covered from head to toe in blood de-horning cattle. Seems like it would fit right in in Texas.
 
2012-08-07 10:09:43 PM  
In the US, things are done differently than in Canada, and that is for Americans to decide.

In Canada, things are done differently than in the US, and that is for Canadians to decide.¸

Thanks for being great neighbors. Thanks for saying "We're here for you if you need us." instead of "You're doing it wrong.". Thanks for being America, the best neighbor any country could ever want.

To the guy who is implying that we as Canadians should develop the habit of carrying guns I'll say the following: "Thanks for sharing your opinion, but that'S not how we roll. Enjoy your stay."
 
2012-08-07 10:10:30 PM  
well, it looks like he was able to diffuse the situation without his trusty extra dick. goes to show you that when forced into a situation an american can work things out.

I bet his trigger finger was aching tho...
 
2012-08-07 10:10:36 PM  

albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta


you must have not read the article

do they refer to you as the guy who's all hat, and no saddle?
 
2012-08-07 10:10:50 PM  
I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.

Let's see, 2 drunk kids trying to chat up some strangers. The strangers go all weird, so the kids look bewildered and carry on. Yeah, sounds like firearms were needed.
 
2012-08-07 10:11:50 PM  

Wookie Milson: My dog and I were approached on that very same hill by an elderly couple during a visit to Calgary. They said things like, "Hello" and, "Hope you have a great day." It was a terrifying experience. It never even occurred to me that I could, or should, just shoot 'em. Guess I got lucky. That time.


Or sic your pooch on them, especially it it's an ankle-biter.

images2.fanpop.com
 
2012-08-07 10:12:13 PM  
I'm forcing my brain to think that he's the Steven Colbert of police officers and he's making it his job to expose all the ridiculous thoughts an overzealous cop might think.

But the part of my brain that thinks this guy was a security guard who's uncle got him a job as a cop is winning.
 
2012-08-07 10:12:47 PM  
Was the cop from Spokane?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-08-07 10:12:48 PM  
"Excuse me, Officer. Which way to 14th Str-" BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

Whew! That was close. Probably one o' dem hummysexuamulls.

WALT WAWRA: A GREAT AMERICAN HERO
 
2012-08-07 10:13:47 PM  

Luckily a photo was taken of Mr and Mrs Wawra's reaction to these ruffians.

img.metro.co.uk
 
2012-08-07 10:13:48 PM  
nomoredirtylooks.com
worldbirdinfo.net
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-07 10:15:59 PM  

loonatic112358: albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta

you must have not read the article

do they refer to you as the guy who's all hat, and no saddle?


Of course I DNRTFA welcome to FARK

also rynthetyn I should have clarified I have COP relatives in Alberta

/COP hate threat am I wrong?
//Still hate COPS dispite relations
 
2012-08-07 10:16:09 PM  
i question the legitimacy of the author. don't believe the tone of the story. it doesn't read with words that a law enforcement person would utilize.
 
2012-08-07 10:16:38 PM  
kids probably smoked many joints and lauhed their asses off telling all their friends that night
 
2012-08-07 10:17:51 PM  
How can people stand to live in such a constant state of fear??

It is sickening.
 
2012-08-07 10:19:48 PM  

Farking Canuck: How can people stand to live in such a constant state of fear??

It is sickening.


my irrational mind fails to comprehend it
 
2012-08-07 10:22:08 PM  

KrispyKritter: i question the legitimacy of the author. don't believe the tone of the story. it doesn't read with words that a law enforcement person would utilize.


If you google the name, you'll find a very convincing long trail of high class Christian gun-nut Derp, and a photo of the fine gentleman from an article at the Kalamazoo Gazette which perfectly matches his description.

blog.mlive.com


If he's not real, it's very long and well made hoax indeed.
 
2012-08-07 10:22:15 PM  

kvinesknows: kids probably smoked many joints and lauhed their asses off telling all their friends that night


No, that night they would have never given it another thought, (although unrelated joints and laughs is a safe bet) hearing about the article on the Herald website would be when the related joints and laughs would have been had.
 
2012-08-07 10:23:00 PM  

albatros183: loonatic112358: albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta

you must have not read the article

do they refer to you as the guy who's all hat, and no saddle?

Of course I DNRTFA welcome to FARK

also rynthetyn I should have clarified I have COP relatives in Alberta

/COP hate threat am I wrong?
//Still hate COPS dispite relations


You need to stop knee-jerking off.
 
2012-08-07 10:24:44 PM  
Okay, serious question time...why was this guy in Canada if he knew he couldn't tote around his gat with him? I assume he was on vacay as he was hauling his old lady around. I know when I plan vacations, permit reciprocity figures (not all that heavily) into the reasoning process.

On a lighter note:
I can only imagine it was this guy
Link (Very NSFW)
 
2012-08-07 10:25:39 PM  
I'd just like to remnd everyone that the only legal reason to even own a hand gun in Canada is for target shooting.
 
2012-08-07 10:29:44 PM  

Oafmeel: Okay, serious question time...why was this guy in Canada if he knew he couldn't tote around his gat with him? I assume he was on vacay as he was hauling his old lady around. I know when I plan vacations, permit reciprocity figures (not all that heavily) into the reasoning process.

On a lighter note:
I can only imagine it was this guy
Link (Very NSFW)


maybe his wife wanted to make a trip across the border to exotic canadia, much like some folks used to go across the border to mexico
 
2012-08-07 10:30:36 PM  
Hold on, I had to use Google Translate between American and Canadian to understand the article properly. Here goes:

I recently visited a better place in the world, coming from practically the worst place in the world. As a power hungry control freak for 20 years, it feels strange not to carry my prosthetic manhood everywhere I go. Many would say I have no need to carry one in a place that actually has its shiat together.

Yet the police cannot protect everyone all the time, particularly when I don't have my stable of armed bullies to back me up. A man should be al-lowed to protect himself if the need arises, and should look for any excuse, no matter how benign, to overreact obscenely. The need for dramatic hyperbole arose immediately after I was scared by someone trying to talk to me in a park, forcing me to make an acrobatic leap to conclusions, and speculate about the worst of humanity within my soul and projecting it on others around me instead. Just as it had in a theatre in Aurora, Colo., as well as a college campus in Canada - I'll conveniently overlook the fact that the obscenely overreacting stains on the taint of society were the ones brandishing weapons in the first place.

Recently, while out for a walk in a place that looks like this, in broad daylight on a paved trail, two young men approached my wife and me and must have been among the absolute worst, hardened criminal scum because if you're going to commit a crime, doing it in plain view of everyone else only proves they had the worst of motives. The men stepped in front of us, then made a completely innocuous statement which I had to interpret as aggressive so I'd have a story to tell back home about how bad socialism worked out for those commie frenchies across the border.

We ignored them. The two moved closer, repeating themselves, because only horrible people outright refuse to acknowledge others.

I quickly moved between these two and my wife, trying to inflate both my chest and testicles, replying like a typical rude tourist who's had too many personal rights and never once considered those of others. They looked bewildered, because again, only horrible people behave this way, and we then walked past them, somehow remaining unmolested despite standing up to these Charles-Manson-esque master criminals who clearly wanted to rape and murder everyone they saw that day.

I speculate they did not have good intentions because everyone else must be as much a misanthrope as I, if not worse, when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner unlike in my hometown, where everyone clutches concealed weapons and shats themselves in fear when a shadow crosses the sun. I thank a benevolent entity whose examples I try to defile daily that they did not pull a weapon of some sort, because I can only assume they had one because otherwise, I'm the arsehole in this story, and that I must have scared them off with my upright and manly Clint Eastwood impersonation plus my pure God-Blessed-American testicular fortitude.

Would we not expect a uniformed officer to blatantly intervene in an arbitrarily half-assed manner, pulling his or her weapon on random people in a public park, particularly when they have no idea what the hell is going on? Why then should the expectation be lower for a citizen of Canada or a visitor? Wait, I know - it's because in Canada, only the criminals and the police carry handguns, and I masturbate vigorously in anticipation of the day their society is as irrevocably farked up as mine is.

God Bless America, Jesus, Crying Eagles, and President Mitt Romney.
 
2012-08-07 10:33:09 PM  
He wanted to see exotic Calgary, the jewel of Western Canada. He wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of a laid back culture and...kill them.
 
2012-08-07 10:34:17 PM  
What the ACTUAL Fark.

/Moved from Calgary to Michigan
//Fark this farking farknut
 
2012-08-07 10:35:08 PM  

BMFPitt: He wanted to see exotic Calgary, the jewel of Western Canada. He wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of a laid back culture and...kill them.


Walt only a pawn in game of life.
 
2012-08-07 10:35:44 PM  
Funnily enough, the main argument in the UK - rather than arming the police - is how we need more female officers, ideally one in every police pairing, because they are statistically much better at defusing situations, especially with drunks.

Imagine that! A police force aimed at minimising danger rather than shooting people.
 
2012-08-07 10:36:58 PM  

rynthetyn: You're in Calgary, somebody asks you if you're going to the Stampede and your first reaction is to wish you had a gun? What the frigging frack is wrong with some people?

www.testmeat.co.uk

Their fear is real, even when it's not. They need their own personal bubble.
 
2012-08-07 10:37:19 PM  

loonatic112358: albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta

you must have not read the article

do they refer to you as the guy who's all hat, and no saddle?


Er. *cough* All hat, no cattle. Haven't heard the "no saddle" version before. Hadn't heard the phrase at all until I moved out of the prairies. Makes me think it's definitely a southern (TX, OK, etc) term.
 
2012-08-07 10:38:10 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.

You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.


More like hate than fear I think. And we really should find a more suitable term than conservative. They're too radical to be conservatives.
 
2012-08-07 10:39:18 PM  

Aidan: Er. *cough* All hat, no cattle. Haven't heard the "no saddle" version before. Hadn't heard the phrase at all until I moved out of the prairies. Makes me think it's definitely a southern (TX, OK, etc) term.


cattle may have been the correct term, my recollection is rather fuzzy
i think i may have jammed a couple of things together in my head and created that
 
2012-08-07 10:40:26 PM  

loonatic112358: Aidan: Er. *cough* All hat, no cattle. Haven't heard the "no saddle" version before. Hadn't heard the phrase at all until I moved out of the prairies. Makes me think it's definitely a southern (TX, OK, etc) term.

cattle may have been the correct term, my recollection is rather fuzzy
i think i may have jammed a couple of things together in my head and created that


Honestly I kind of like it. Makes me think the person is so hopped up on their own awesomesauce that they're about to lose their ass. :)
 
2012-08-07 10:40:27 PM  
Hey Amper - welcome to green.
 
2012-08-07 10:40:44 PM  

Wookie Milson: My dog and I were approached on that very same hill by an elderly couple during a visit to Calgary. They said things like, "Hello" and, "Hope you have a great day." It was a terrifying experience. It never even occurred to me that I could, or should, just shoot 'em. Guess I got lucky. That time.


Is it possible he just didnt speak Canadian?
He heard: "stampeed warghallllllllllll rape rape rape"
What they said was: "do you have a phone? out friend is having a heart attack!"

they wandered off because this freak got in their face ... LOL
 
2012-08-07 10:41:53 PM  

Aidan: loonatic112358: albatros183: Whatever it is Alberta they are already such bush wannabee' s, if they could be deported to texass all Canadians would rejoice these people gave us bush north let'em get shot like there ideological brethren

/has relatives in Alberta

you must have not read the article

do they refer to you as the guy who's all hat, and no saddle?

Er. *cough* All hat, no cattle. Haven't heard the "no saddle" version before. Hadn't heard the phrase at all until I moved out of the prairies. Makes me think it's definitely a southern (TX, OK, etc) term.


I can only assume this

http://expatbrian.wordpress.com/2007/07/15/bush-all-hat-and-no-saddle /
 
2012-08-07 10:42:12 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: So police officers tend to lose confidence when they lose their guns?
/Cooked a meal for a mormon police chief of a small town and his wife recently. Over the meal they drank lemonade while I drank bourbon, we managed to have a great conversation about all kind of controversial subjects while disagreeing. When I mentioned that the average recruit and police culture were dangerous and irrational he dropped his head and said "I know, I try to weed it out but it seems the only people that want to be cops now are assholes".


jesus wept
 
2012-08-07 10:42:46 PM  

loonatic112358: BMFPitt: He wanted to see exotic Calgary, the jewel of Western Canada. He wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of a laid back culture and...kill them.

Walt only a pawn in game of life.


Weird I just had a robot chicken flashback, complete with that music...
Link PNSFSW
 
2012-08-07 10:44:22 PM  
This is too weird. I was one of the guys in the park. My cousin Ricky and I had a couple of Stampede tickets we weren't going to need, so we were asking people at the park if they'd been there yet. We walked up to some old guy who looked just like the guy in Bungle's pic, and this guy went ballistic on us when we asked. His eyes bugged out, his neck veins got all swollen, and he went off on us as he pushed his wife behind us. He said a lot more shiat than he says in TFA. Ricky and I were all like "Whatever, dude", so we kept walking. Too weird.
 
2012-08-07 10:45:28 PM  

albatros183: http://expatbrian.wordpress.com/2007/07/15/bush-all-hat-and-no-saddle /


Huh. Loonatic's been vindicated. Nice find!
 
2012-08-07 10:46:11 PM  

noblewolf:
/fricken retard


Always handy to have a way to know to completely dismiss the entire comment. Shame it comes at the end, though.
 
2012-08-07 10:46:13 PM  

kg2095: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.

You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.

More like hate than fear I think. And we really should find a more suitable term than conservative. They're too radical to be conservatives.



How about CAPITALIST begins with a "C" anyway or Libertarian
 
2012-08-07 10:49:05 PM  

Aidan: albatros183: http://expatbrian.wordpress.com/2007/07/15/bush-all-hat-and-no-saddle /

Huh. Loonatic's been vindicated. Nice find!


I do my best have had tubes for month until today and DNRTFA glad I can still participate :)
 
2012-08-07 10:51:40 PM  
Ya the guy's a douche.
 
2012-08-07 10:53:31 PM  

Aidan: loonatic112358: Aidan: Er. *cough* All hat, no cattle. Haven't heard the "no saddle" version before. Hadn't heard the phrase at all until I moved out of the prairies. Makes me think it's definitely a southern (TX, OK, etc) term.

cattle may have been the correct term, my recollection is rather fuzzy
i think i may have jammed a couple of things together in my head and created that

Honestly I kind of like it. Makes me think the person is so hopped up on their own awesomesauce that they're about to lose their ass. :)


Harry S Truman (or someone like that) called them "all hawk and no spit."
 
2012-08-07 10:54:29 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Harry S Truman (or someone like that) called them "all hawk and no spit."


Eww.
 
2012-08-07 10:55:57 PM  

namatad: Wookie Milson: My dog and I were approached on that very same hill by an elderly couple during a visit to Calgary. They said things like, "Hello" and, "Hope you have a great day." It was a terrifying experience. It never even occurred to me that I could, or should, just shoot 'em. Guess I got lucky. That time.

Is it possible he just didnt speak Canadian?
He heard: "stampeed warghallllllllllll rape rape rape"
What they said was: "do you have a phone? out friend is having a heart attack!"

they wandered off because this freak got in their face ... LOL


I was staying with friends, walking distance from the hill, and me and the dog went there everyday to enjoy the view. The fact that it isn't even close to downtown Calgary (and is actually in a very quiet suburb) makes this story extra amusing. It's literally just a big, featureless grassy hill where you'll never find anything more dangerous than mountain-bikers, hikers and dog walkers.
 
2012-08-07 10:56:26 PM  
BTW, the comments on that article are much better.
 
2012-08-07 10:59:22 PM  

Biner: This is too weird. I was one of the guys in the park. My cousin Ricky and I had a couple of Stampede tickets we weren't going to need, so we were asking people at the park if they'd been there yet. We walked up to some old guy who looked just like the guy in Bungle's pic, and this guy went ballistic on us when we asked. His eyes bugged out, his neck veins got all swollen, and he went off on us as he pushed his wife behind us. He said a lot more shiat than he says in TFA. Ricky and I were all like "Whatever, dude", so we kept walking. Too weird.


If this is true, that's hilarious.
 
2012-08-07 11:00:52 PM  
It horrifies me to think that some asshole who is just itching for a chance to "stand his ground" is allowed to have a badge and a gun. We need exactly zero cops like this out on the streets. :/

'merica, fark yeah.
 
2012-08-07 11:02:42 PM  

LordOfThePings: [nomoredirtylooks.com image 320x240]
[worldbirdinfo.net image 300x295]
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 242x299]


also:

www.learner.org
 
2012-08-07 11:02:47 PM  
My older brother is like this. He is ex military and got his concealed carry permit. He takes his gun everywhere that it's legal for him to do it. He had it in a holster on his back at my sons birthday party at a playworld place. Nothing but a bunch of kids under 10 years old, but he thinks he needs it all the time. He also won't ride in a car with anyone because he has to be in control all the time. He won't get in an elevator either. Kind of a dumbass sometimes.

I've had idiots approach me more times that I can count. Nothing has happened. Normally they are just idiots that are drunk or a little high.

Cops, even off duty have to be in control. I have been around enough of them to see that they are all the same. They want to be in charge of every situation even if they are off duty and it's none of their business. A couple arguing in Target about what cereal they should get. An off duty detective gets in between them and starts getting aggressive and pushy with the husband. He didn't identify himself and was trying to get the guy to hit him. The wife told him to fark off and he got really pissed and pulled out his badge. The couple had not even raised their voices they were just having a disagreement about cereal and the cop was trying to escalate it into assaulting an officer. There was a big crowd by now and we all told him to go fark himself and several people were taking video on their phones. Several asked for his name and badge number to file a complaint but he just took off out of the store and didn't answer anyone.

A police officer has to be in charge and has to have a weapon out to feel like he/she is in control. Pepper spray, taser or firearm, doesn't matter. They have to be on top of every situation. Even when they are not at work and need to mind their own business. I think weekly therapy sessions should be mandatory for all law enforcement and at the first hint of a psychological problem they should be taken off of patrol. There is a lot of mental illness in law enforcement. Nearly everyone I have ever met has been so aggressive you can feel it. Especially when they are dealing with someone much weaker than them. Just look at all the videos of cops being super aggressive to kids skateboarding or loitering. A couple of 13 year old kids are the perfect thing for a cop to take his anger out on. They cant hurt him and are likely not to complain and get them in trouble.

Law enforcement officer will have their gun out even in situations that it's not needed. They will tell you it's a tool to help them protect themselves and others around them. They will give you the old "it's better to have it out and not need it than to need it and not have it out" bullshiat. Even when they are dealing with kids. They want an excuse to hit someone, pepper spray them or tase them. They have an over powering need to be the most powerful one around every minute of their lives.
 
2012-08-07 11:03:02 PM  
What a friggin tool. I spent two week in Calgary, off McCleod Trail, for work. While your food was not all that great (its better than the Dutch), the hospitality was fine. I roamed around at night, drove to Banff for the weekend, hung out at few bar/grills in the area around my hotel and office. Not once did I find anyone threatening.

If fact, I have wandered alone and in small groups around many places outside the US. I can't remember anytime I have ever felt threatened. The 'closest' was a rowdy football pub in Glasgow. But we had a few brews, found out when to yell enthusiactically, and it was a great time.

It is truly sad that many Americans are simply just pussies in the depths of their heart. Yes there are terrible people out there, but by an large, most folks are good and are not looking to harm anyone. Just stay out the obviously shady areas and keep your wits about. Its really not too hard.
 
2012-08-07 11:09:58 PM  
As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota
 
2012-08-07 11:13:20 PM  

noblewolf: Surool: Awwww. Did the poor little guy feel naked without his penis substitute?

This amuses me, because I'm sure your one of the people who say only Police should have guns. And this was a police offer, just not from Canada. So what is your farking issue? Is he just not qualified to protect himself and others in Canada?

/fricken retard


no. no he is not. Stay the fark home
 
2012-08-07 11:15:05 PM  

dstanley: also:

[www.learner.org image 736x484]


Dammit!

Nice.
 
2012-08-07 11:15:52 PM  
Fearful pig fearful
 
2012-08-07 11:17:07 PM  
Have you been to the stampede yet? Really? That's the phrase that made you piss your pants and weep like a schoolgirl looking at her first cock and curl up in a fetal ball of fear wishing you had your firearm to bring some semblance of manhood back to your person?

This guy has got to be the shiattiest cop in the world.
 
2012-08-07 11:18:37 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".


The best people in America, I find, are the ones working all the shiat jobs. I have had better and more satisfying connections with waiters and waitresses, checkout clerks, even low-level salesweasels than I ever have had with John Q. Public down here.

/That could be in part because I work in Rochester, where the rich asshole quotient is notably high
 
2012-08-07 11:19:21 PM  
Yeah - they sounded like a couple of real psychopaths - engaging strangers in conversation and all. I'm sure if they'd been wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles, Mr. Second Amendment would have shiat his pants.

Proof once again - if you're that uncomfortable without your concealed weapon, you're a farking pussy. I'll send you a nice Marc Jacobs purse that you can hide a gun in, Samantha.
 
2012-08-07 11:19:49 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: So police officers tend to lose confidence when they lose their guns?
/Cooked a meal for a mormon police chief of a small town and his wife recently. Over the meal they drank lemonade while I drank bourbon, we managed to have a great conversation about all kind of controversial subjects while disagreeing. When I mentioned that the average recruit and police culture were dangerous and irrational he dropped his head and said "I know, I try to weed it out but it seems the only people that want to be cops now are assholes".


This.
 
2012-08-07 11:20:29 PM  

wingnut396: If fact, I have wandered alone and in small groups around many places outside the US. I can't remember anytime I have ever felt threatened. The 'closest' was a rowdy football pub in Glasgow. But we had a few brews, found out when to yell enthusiactically, and it was a great time.

It is truly sad that many Americans are simply just pussies in the depths of their heart. Yes there are terrible people out there, but by an large, most folks are good and are not looking to harm anyone. Just stay out the obviously shady areas and keep your wits about. Its really not too hard.


Oh, for sure. I've wandered around by myself all over the world, gotten hopelessly lost in places where I spoke none of the language and had to rely on the kindness of strangers to point me in the right direction, and the biggest issue I've ever had was people being annoying trying to sell me crap. Don't do anything stupid and you're fine, yet everywhere I've gone I've come across Americans looking hilariously terrified and clutching their bags as if they're surrounded by Somali pirates or something.
 
2012-08-07 11:22:09 PM  
Oh, here he is again

http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/jesus-shaped-update-how-does-the- n ew-testament-speak-of-the-church
 
2012-08-07 11:24:49 PM  
Fixed:

http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/jesus-shaped-update-how-does-the- n ew-testament-speak-of-the-church
 
2012-08-07 11:25:52 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota


You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....
 
2012-08-07 11:26:07 PM  
Try againderson boys.
 
2012-08-07 11:30:40 PM  

Godscrack: I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort,

Your welcome.

 
2012-08-07 11:39:46 PM  
God his wife would be an absolutely insanely good fark. who cares how old she is, you know she is in damn fine shape because that asshole belittles her all the time, she would just explode in the sack given the chance
 
2012-08-07 11:42:46 PM  

Ghastly: Have you been to the stampede yet? Really? That's the phrase that made you piss your pants and weep like a schoolgirl looking at her first cock and curl up in a fetal ball of fear wishing you had your firearm to bring some semblance of manhood back to your person?

This guy has got to be the shiattiest cop in the world.


Officer Bubbles disagrees.

Link
 
2012-08-07 11:44:23 PM  

kvinesknows: God his wife would be an absolutely insanely good fark. who cares how old she is, you know she is in damn fine shape because that asshole belittles her all the time, she would just explode in the sack given the chance



I bet he's ripped her back passage up something beyond use though, what with the weekly bum-nasty.


www.hotflick.net
 
2012-08-07 11:50:43 PM  

Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions


FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.
 
2012-08-07 11:55:28 PM  

Farking Canuck: How can people stand to live in such a constant state of fear??

It is sickening.


It's called the "conservative mind" -- every action and thought is driven by fear.
 
2012-08-07 11:55:40 PM  

blueviking: Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota

You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....


Travel to Minnesota, you'll feel pretty at home. My girlfriend gets on me for greeting strangers in Michigan.
 
2012-08-07 11:55:44 PM  

billygeek: well, it looks like he was able to diffuse the situation without his trusty extra dick. goes to show you that when forced into a situation an american can work things out.

I bet his trigger finger was aching tho...


The word is 'defuse' you mother/father/sister/brother/granny-farking retard
 
2012-08-07 11:59:06 PM  

lohphat: Farking Canuck: How can people stand to live in such a constant state of fear??

It is sickening.

It's called the "conservative mind" -- every action and thought is driven by fear.


Now that's just not fair. What about the actions that are driven by venial greed, blind moral certainty, and a misplaced sense of personal, religious, economic and national superiority.

/Remember kids, we're the best, richest, most free and strongest nation on earth.... which is under constant threat of being betrayed by liberals and infiltrated by Muslims sleepers--to our inevitable doom.
 
2012-08-08 12:00:06 AM  
Quote:

"People ask me how I do it,
And I say, there's nothin' to it,
You just stand there lookin' cute,
And when something moves, you shoot!"

[Tom Lehrer, 'The Hunting Song']
 
2012-08-08 12:07:29 AM  

XveryYpettyZ: Travel to Minnesota, you'll feel pretty at home. My girlfriend gets on me for greeting strangers in Michigan.


I wish I could, but there's whisky and pork calling my name in Tennessee and Kentucky and I've already "wasted" too much time in WA, ID, MT, WY and SD. Going to take I-27 south as soon as I'm in Sioux Falls, SD and try to get as close to the Mason-Dixon line as I can tomorrow.

"Wasted" is in quotes because I'm having the best time and I've seen some amazing beautiful things.
 
2012-08-08 12:07:38 AM  

Amper: Hold on, I had to use Google Translate between American and Canadian to understand the article properly. Here goes:

I recently visited a better place in the world, coming from practically the worst place in the world. As a power hungry control freak for 20 years, it feels strange not to carry my prosthetic manhood everywhere I go. Many would say I have no need to carry one in a place that actually has its shiat together.

Yet the police cannot protect everyone all the time, particularly when I don't have my stable of armed bullies to back me up. A man should be al-lowed to protect himself if the need arises, and should look for any excuse, no matter how benign, to overreact obscenely. The need for dramatic hyperbole arose immediately after I was scared by someone trying to talk to me in a park, forcing me to make an acrobatic leap to conclusions, and speculate about the worst of humanity within my soul and projecting it on others around me instead. Just as it had in a theatre in Aurora, Colo., as well as a college campus in Canada - I'll conveniently overlook the fact that the obscenely overreacting stains on the taint of society were the ones brandishing weapons in the first place.

Recently, while out for a walk in a place that looks like this, in broad daylight on a paved trail, two young men approached my wife and me and must have been among the absolute worst, hardened criminal scum because if you're going to commit a crime, doing it in plain view of everyone else only proves they had the worst of motives. The men stepped in front of us, then made a completely innocuous statement which I had to interpret as aggressive so I'd have a story to tell back home about how bad socialism worked out for those commie frenchies across the border.

We ignored them. The two moved closer, repeating themselves, because only horrible people outright refuse to acknowledge others.

I quickly moved between these two and my wife, trying to inflate both my chest and testicles, repl ...




If you had a real profile instead of a very slim...(may i say "alt-ish") profile

I would have sponsered you for that..

must be the lightening tonight..i am crazy..:-)
 
2012-08-08 12:11:01 AM  

ArkAngel: Fake


This seems pretty fakey fake. I mean, Poe's Law says it could be real, but it sure sounds like mild satire.
 
2012-08-08 12:14:10 AM  
Upon entering Canada he probably thought, "This country is full of foreigners"
 
2012-08-08 12:14:24 AM  

XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.


Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?
 
2012-08-08 12:15:23 AM  
So, pigs feel crummy when they don't have every advantage behind them?
 
2012-08-08 12:17:28 AM  
I scrolled to the end of the thread looking for the proof that this is satire.
Where is my damned proof!
I refuse to accept that this is real, not even in America.
 
2012-08-08 12:20:32 AM  

XveryYpettyZ: blueviking: Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota

You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....

Travel to Minnesota, you'll feel pretty at home. My girlfriend gets on me for greeting strangers in Michigan.


Hmmm, people in Hastings must be farkin' arseholes, then. My dad grew up there, and, under unfortunate circumstances for the Old People (they were living the good life in Las Cruces, NM, and my dad hates cold), had to move back. One of the reasons he and mum enjoyed visiting me in Texas was, while on their walks, people actually responded when they said "how ya doin'?" and didn't even give them the stinkeye.
 
2012-08-08 12:20:49 AM  

Fano: ArkAngel: Fake

This seems pretty fakey fake. I mean, Poe's Law says it could be real, but it sure sounds like mild satire.


Have a go at some of the author google links up-thread.
If fake he's been at it a while...
 
2012-08-08 12:21:40 AM  

noblewolf: Surool: Awwww. Did the poor little guy feel naked without his penis substitute?

This amuses me, because I'm sure your one of the people who say only Police should have guns. And this was a police offer, just not from Canada. So what is your farking issue? Is he just not qualified to protect himself and others in Canada?

/fricken retard


It amuses me, because I didn't say any of that? I think he's a tool because he feels so easily threatened when he doesn't have a gun on him. I don't think only the police should have guns, and that isn't what this article is about. I know you get tired waiting for somebody to say the right thing to unleash your pre-packaged anti-gun control script, but next time wait until your response is somewhat appropriate. Also find somebody who wants to put more restrictions on guns.

/fricken retard
 
2012-08-08 12:27:01 AM  

Resolute: XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.

Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?


Just not the Peg, he'd try to put the whole damn town in jail for that shiny golden pedo magnet on the dome of the Legislature.
 
2012-08-08 12:27:40 AM  
The Long Con? Deep cover troll? Performance art?
 
2012-08-08 12:30:06 AM  
O' 4-Chan, where art thou?

"The Lord Almighty"
 
2012-08-08 12:30:25 AM  
20$ says he thought it was precursor to him getting his ass kicked and them saying "Now you have".
 
2012-08-08 12:31:36 AM  
Dear Canada -

Our apologies for this jackass. We didn't realize he'd slipped out while we weren't looking.

Sincerely,

All the sane people in America.
 
2012-08-08 12:33:45 AM  

muldoon: what a load of bullshiat. stampede is in the spring, and it is in calgary.


No, it's never in the spring. It's always in the summer time, July actually.
 
2012-08-08 12:37:55 AM  

MBK: Doing a Google search for Walt Wawra makes me think this guy is legit...


and certifiable, too.
 
2012-08-08 12:39:16 AM  

Resolute: XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.

Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?


Manitoba is nice. Send him to Thunder Bay, or somewhere around James Bay. Nobody likes those places.
 
2012-08-08 12:45:06 AM  

lohphat: Farking Canuck: How can people stand to live in such a constant state of fear??

It is sickening.

It's called the "conservative mind" -- every action and thought is driven by fear.


I'm not even in a constant state of fear in my very own city (Los Angeles) and I've been told by some of the gun freekz here that I should be and I'm wrong for not feeling that way.
 
2012-08-08 12:47:52 AM  

strutin:

If you had a real profile instead of a very slim...(may i say "alt-ish") profile

I would have sponsered you for that..

must be the lightening tonight..i am crazy..:-)


I'm real, just lurky. Never bothered putting a profile together - did that once but forgot the credentials to the account after a long spell of infarktivity. Thanks for pointing it out though, I probably should fill it out a little.

Just to know someone's laughing is enough, (you too, gordian.). I see no TF tag by your name though, so treat yourself in my honor. ;)
 
2012-08-08 12:50:41 AM  
 
2012-08-08 12:52:17 AM  
It might be best if this guy avoids Quebec City. English spoken there is considered a personal insult.
 
2012-08-08 12:54:43 AM  

Farktastic: Resolute: XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.

Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?

Manitoba is nice. Send him to Thunder Bay, or somewhere around James Bay. Nobody likes those places.


Guys, guys, quit arguing. Just send him to Toronto, he might think it's upscale Detroit.
 
2012-08-08 12:57:10 AM  
Most of us walk around knowing that we are vulnerable, even civilians that carry around a gun better have a good reason to use it.

The officer is in Canada where he can't carry a gun, and his title doesn't carry as much weight up north either.

I bet if he was involved in a shooting in the states off-duty, I wonder who's version would be given more weight.

He is letting us know that it sucks to be just another sap that could die if you meet up with the wrong sort of person.

It sucks to live in fear of those that have temporary arbitrary control over you, doesn't it officer?
 
2012-08-08 01:04:13 AM  
I really, really hope this is satire. If Cowboy Wally there is legit then this is a very sad story indeed. I am from the Prairies, and people do walk up to you and start conversations out of nowhere just to be friendly. People do it in Toronto, too. I am often quizzed about my Android tablet by strangers who want to know whether it's the blackberry tablet or a Kindle or a sawed off iPad. Do I think "These people are talking to me! I NEED A GUN!!!1!"
Do I HELL, I talk right back because it gives me a chance to get on my high horse and go for a gallop. The thought that Cowboy Wally is so high strung that he assumes that strangers talking to him=imminent death, as well as the fact that he clearly thinks the best way to deal with this situation is to open fire makes me think there's no hope for us. Especially us Canadians, living above the US is like living in a two story house where the first floor is rented to a man who spends most of his time polishing a shotgun and muttering "Soon...soon..."
 
2012-08-08 01:06:56 AM  

blueviking: Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota

You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....


We're sorry
 
2012-08-08 01:14:09 AM  

Bungles: If he's not real, it's very long and well made hoax indeed.


I think that the fact that he's a cop probably colors his impression of the encounter. He's not used to being treated like an 'average' person; everybody in town knows he's a cop and acts accordingly.
 
2012-08-08 01:16:09 AM  

Amper:

Guys, guys, quit arguing. Just send him to Toronto, he might think it's upscale Detroit.


Now, now. Be nice. I live in TO (sort of) and we already have one nutcase too many here - and he's the mayor. So give us a break and him elsewhere. Buffalo maybe? We'll pretend it's a part of Canada just this one time... Deal?
 
2012-08-08 01:17:28 AM  

kertus: blueviking: Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota

You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....

We're sorry


And all that damned apologizing!
 
2012-08-08 01:18:35 AM  

Farktastic: Resolute: XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.

Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?

Manitoba is nice. Send him to Thunder Bay, or somewhere around James Bay. Nobody likes those places.


How about Timmins? Invite him to take a nice walk amongst the mine shafts...

/Sudbury would work just as well, but being in a meteor impact crater makes it too cool to waste on that smeghead.
 
2012-08-08 01:29:48 AM  

Amper: Farktastic: Resolute: XveryYpettyZ: Rev.K: Toting around a loaded gun is a crime in Canada*.

Don't like it, stay the f*ck home.

* with a few reasonable exceptions

FARK YOU.... I live 30 miles from where this whackjob does. I want him as far away from me as possible. Don't you dare discourage him from going to Canada.

Let's split the difference and send him to Manitoba then?

Manitoba is nice. Send him to Thunder Bay, or somewhere around James Bay. Nobody likes those places.

Guys, guys, quit arguing. Just send him to Toronto, he might think it's upscale Detroit.


fark that, send him to Yellowknife. In the winter
 
2012-08-08 01:31:31 AM  
Meh. Slightly cute, but mostly pointless. Kalamazoo ehn't that far south.
 
2012-08-08 01:33:53 AM  

Godscrack: I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort,

Thank goodness those people sensed life threatening danger and avoided this delusional gun toting yahoo.



In defense of Newfies everywhere, that's:

"..... the Lard THUNDERIN' Geezus......".
 
2012-08-08 01:40:47 AM  
Dear Officer Stupid Retarded Butthead,

If you feel naked without your handgun then do not go to places where you are not allowed to carry it. It really is that simple.


Sincerely,
Not An Idiot.
 
2012-08-08 01:40:54 AM  

rynthetyn: I know two things about Calgary. The first is that their female hockey fans, or at least the ones who will drive/fly cross country to see the Stanley Cup Finals, all have massive fake boobs and a penchant for wearing small shirts, and the second is that the Stampede is a big gigantic deal.


It's Canadian NASCAR, and yes its just as embarrassing.
 
2012-08-08 01:44:04 AM  
I wonder what Walt Wawra's freeper handle is.
 
2012-08-08 01:45:06 AM  

whatshisname: I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.

Let's see, 2 drunk kids trying to chat up some strangers. The strangers go all weird, so the kids look bewildered and carry on. Yeah, sounds like firearms were needed.


This. If the two kids were up to no good (e.g. mug them) then the perfect time would have been while the guy was walking past them or when he had his back to them. If it was going to be a "hold up" then they would have had their weapons out either when they approached or just after they asked their first question. I am betting that they were just drunk and overly friendly.
 
2012-08-08 01:45:28 AM  
Guns cause stampedes.
 
2012-08-08 01:46:06 AM  

Strongbeerrules: It might be best if this guy avoids Quebec City. English spoken there is considered a personal insult.


What's funny is that I have a very anglophone friend who was born and raised in Quebec City and still doesn't speak much french. His father was a unilingual English-speaking American preacher in Quebec City's (admittedly small) English community...

But, please, keep believing whatever you want.
 
2012-08-08 01:46:14 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota


Not everyone. Head to the west coast for a bit, but avoid L.A.
 
2012-08-08 01:47:21 AM  

sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.


For all we know those two yoots could have been packing a couple of wild steers!
 
2012-08-08 01:53:15 AM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: sno man: Hey Kalamazoo... Feel safer knowing this guy is serving and protecting you?

A couple of guys, (possibly beer fuelled, but whatever officer who should have at some point had some training in dealing with humans other that with the gun he didn't have...) come up to you in a park in the city that hosts Stampede, during Stampede, and ask if you've been yet and you feel threatened by that?!?

Yup, I'd feel safer.

You're assuming that the guy even had any awareness of what was going on in the city he was visiting. Sounds like your stereotypical "horrible American tourist" to me.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that the American conservative's mind views its world through the lens of omnipresent fear.


Holy Sheesh.

For the record, I hate americans since they are mostly ignorant pricks. However, I am amazed at how retarded the vast majority of Canadian farkers (up to this point in the thread) have been - almost none have bothered to read the actual article and are only spouting off on the submitted headline. Perhaps a couple are trolling, but not this many, and most people simply aren't that good at trolling.

He was obviously just making a stab at intelligent humour - I believe the scientific name is Sarcasticulum satirii.

The main difference between Kalamazoo and similar sized Canuckian cities is that their banks seem to be afraid of looking at Canadian money - my guess is they heard an evil nasty rumour about getting pink-eye from our fifties (which are $50.01's in american).
 
2012-08-08 01:55:50 AM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: So, is there some sort of stampede in Calgary.




There's a naked girlie in Calgary, so guys are stampeding there.
 
2012-08-08 01:59:09 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: [cdn0.spong.com image 351x480]

[www.consoleclassix.com image 256x224]


is that for the 2600? I want.
 
2012-08-08 02:06:08 AM  

2wolves: Techhell: A Christian who says "Merry Christmas" to me instead of "Happy Holidays" is not a nutjob.

Merry Holidays.


Happy merry day!
 
2012-08-08 02:21:26 AM  

Firethorn: I think that the fact that he's a cop probably colors his impression of the encounter. He's not used to being treated like an 'average' person; everybody in town knows he's a cop and acts accordingly.


How about: He is a cop, acts like a self-important asshole, bullies everyone he meets, because he knows that he can always pull his gun and his badge and get away with anything.

shiats like this give shiat a bad name.
 
2012-08-08 02:29:17 AM  
I usually say "Happy Christmas"
/It's sort of ethnic
//Praper jahb
 
2012-08-08 02:31:46 AM  

Farktastic: I live within walking distance of Nose Hill, and go to it often.

Not only do I want this farktard of a cop out of my park, I want him out of my country. Someone asks you if you have been to Stampede, and you want to pull a gun on him? Take your Jesus praising gun fondling ass and get the fark back to your southern hellhole.

Maybe you should talk to the Calgary Police about how to do your job without your goddamn finger on the trigger. They seem to be able to do keep the peace with people who aggressively ask if you've been to Stampede without pulling a gun.


To be fair, I think those two hoodlums were the two Newfies that are allowed out into the rest of the world once per year (mostly to synchronize their watches ON THE HOUR, rather than half an hour later), so it was their accent that was aggressive, much like two low Germans talking love.
 
2012-08-08 02:38:07 AM  
serialsuicidebomber:
For the record, I hate americans since they are mostly ignorant pricks. However, I am amazed at how retarded the vast majority of Canadian farkers (up to this point in the thread) have been - almost none have bothered to read the actual article and are only spouting off on the submitted headline.


I can only come to the conclusion that you're trolling. Otherwise, did you read the submitted article? If nothing in there tripped your "crazy" meter, you should be worried: It is no longer reacting to high-intensity stimulus.

If the guy was in any real danger that he felt he'd need a gun to resolve, he would have actually been in danger. No armed mugger is going to be deterred by, "I don't have to talk to you." His story's full of the derptacular shiat you get when you take the security blanket away from an unstable paranoid-neurotic.
 
2012-08-08 02:43:57 AM  

serialsuicidebomber: To be fair, I think those two hoodlums were the two Newfies that are allowed out into the rest of the world once per year (mostly to synchronize their watches ON THE HOUR, rather than half an hour later), so it was their accent that was aggressive, much like two low Germans talking love.


My bad! I clearly posted before it was evident you really were trolling for fun - I've had too much crazy today to tell the difference. Have a Canadian apology on me.
 
2012-08-08 03:09:12 AM  
What a farking pussy that cop is. If a slightly uncomfortable encounter with assholes makes him pine for his gun he shouldn't be on the force.
 
2012-08-08 03:20:46 AM  
mediafiles.cineplex.com been to the stampede?
 
2012-08-08 03:23:13 AM  
One wonders what would happen if this individual's superiors were sent a link to his ramblings. Then one wonders if perhaps they aren't also asshats, since they haven't noticed his excessive stupid and crazy.
 
2012-08-08 03:28:13 AM  
"I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them."

This reads like an editorial by The Onion's T. Herman Zweibel

o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-08-08 04:13:04 AM  
I think "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." is going to be a phrase which finds a place in my dealings with people.

I plan an emphasising the gentle by pausing before the 'men' slightly longer than is necessary. I can see it being a useful phrase, moreover, if it elicits bewilderment in the hearer I will be happier still.

/FARK-ers I have no need to talk with you, goodbye.
 
2012-08-08 04:18:50 AM  
Canada does NOT respect our Second Amendment rights?

We'll show them... we always do. America, FARK YEAH!! Freedom is the ONLY WAY!!
 
2012-08-08 05:00:55 AM  
People who have a hard time handling a situation without a gun are the last people I want carrying one.
 
2012-08-08 06:14:55 AM  

wumpus: [mediafiles.cineplex.com image 300x155] been to the stampede?


Fantastic. Just give 'er.
 
2012-08-08 06:45:46 AM  
Isn't he missing the fundamental point that if he'd been in the US then there would have been a much higher chance that the two people who spoke to him in the park would have been armed with guns and potentially would have shot him if he'd felt the need to pull a gun to "defend" himself from them when they walked up to him and asked him if he had attended the local festivities?

Seriously, what a complete and utter chickenshiat.... The man can't walk around a park in the daytime without being armed due to all the scary members of the public who might (gasp) TALK to him.....
 
2012-08-08 07:34:38 AM  
And oddly, jessel is not here.
 
2012-08-08 07:36:46 AM  

rynthetyn: Aggressively. They asked AGGRESSIVELY.


Reminded me of Monty Python's "Hells Grannies".
 
2012-08-08 08:09:50 AM  
As a gun nut from Texas I must say I believe in open carry and wish Texas had that. That said, that dude should not be carrying. We expect more from our military as they are trained and supposed to be held to a higher standard. The same for him. As someone else said he should be able to talk a situation out better. He is just looking for a fight, if someone is not the super nice and talking softly to his fragile ego. I believe as so many that what Canada chooses is up to them, and more power to them. When it doesn't work they will change it. Same here.
 
2012-08-08 08:18:45 AM  

CheetahOlivetti: He should take a trip to England.

State Trooper: Where are you boys from?
Clive Gollings: ...England.
State Trooper: I heard about that place: no guns.
Graeme Willy: Not many...
Clive Gollings: No, not really, just... farmers.


And farmers' mums.
 
2012-08-08 08:30:05 AM  
I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner.


Lord, it's written like a pig report.
 
2012-08-08 08:41:59 AM  
This submission is worthy of comment
 
2012-08-08 09:16:15 AM  
Man you have any idea how many undercover cops, uniformed cops, RCMP and security people there were at the stampede in Calgary - it was the 100 year anniversary too! I kinda wish he pulled out his gun - he'd be back over the border so quick, he honestly wouldn't know what hit him.
 
2012-08-08 09:25:41 AM  

indylaw: "I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner."


Lord, it's written like a pig report.


He really should be embarrassed to tell people about his cowardice. The fact that nothing happened proves how unwarranted his fear was.
 
2012-08-08 09:28:39 AM  
A while ago on Slashdot some American was describing how he was flying from Toronto to some point west and noticed that some Canadian soldiers were on the plane, clearly having just been to a Bluejays game as they had souvenirs including bats. Soldiers with bats on the plane. Now that's security.

As to the article, I hope it's a Poe.
 
2012-08-08 09:37:27 AM  

sillydragon: kertus: blueviking: Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota

You canucks with your aggressive friendliness....

We're sorry

And all that damned apologizing!


Quick, get the pepperballs!

/I think he was calling us "hosers" under his breath
 
2012-08-08 09:39:42 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: rynthetyn: I know two things about Calgary. The first is that their female hockey fans, or at least the ones who will drive/fly cross country to see the Stanley Cup Finals, all have massive fake boobs and a penchant for wearing small shirts, and the second is that the Stampede is a big gigantic deal.

It's Canadian NASCAR, and yes its just as embarrassing.


Screw that! It is the one time each year where getting blitzed by 10AM is socially acceptable, while the rodeo and chucks are effective at pissing the bleeding hearts off.
 
2012-08-08 09:49:07 AM  

Allen. The end.: And oddly, jessel is not here.


And why is that odd?
 
2012-08-08 09:53:02 AM  
I don't need a lethal weapon.
I AM a lethal weapon.
Especially after a large donair with onions.
 
2012-08-08 10:09:21 AM  
Inquiring minds want to know, did he ever make it to the stampede?
 
2012-08-08 10:16:28 AM  

dandude28: Inquiring minds want to know, did he ever make it to the stampede?


Whoa there Tex. This guy's back in the good ol' US of A now so he has his gun back.

You do not want to ask him if he's been to the stampede yet while he's packing!!
 
2012-08-08 10:23:36 AM  
Non violent conflict resolution is not one of his strong suits apparently. I like to be armed myself but I don't treat every interaction as a potential fight or even threatening. Being wound up that tight is not healthy.
 
2012-08-08 11:07:53 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: As a Canadian travelling through the USA I have encountered more than a few men like this in the past week.

I can't help it. My natural inclination is to say "hey, howzit goin'?" when I pass a stranger on the street or at least to say "hi". I keep reminding myself not to do it but it just comes out automatically. The typical response seems to be "don't make eye contact and move away".

Haven't been shot at. Yet.

I like you, America, but you are a strange people in a lot of ways.

/posted from a cheap motel with crappy wifi in the southeastern corner of South Dakota


There is a line from Shakespeare when Henry V says "we are the makers of manners." In the US, we have let the wrong people determine what is accpetable behavior for far too long and it has infected the way we think in just about every possible human interaction. I know far too many people who really seem to believe that every interaction, every conversation, has to have a winner and a loser, a dominant and a submissive party.

For a country founded on the ideals of equality, we are obsessed with working angles and tilting the playfields all the time. The cop in the article isn't content to be a peace officer - he wants to know he has power over other people all the time and anytime he feels he doesn't have it, he feels threatened.
 
2012-08-08 11:09:37 AM  

gaslight: A while ago on Slashdot some American was describing how he was flying from Toronto to some point west and noticed that some Canadian soldiers were on the plane, clearly having just been to a Bluejays game as they had souvenirs including bats. Soldiers with bats on the plane. Now that's security.


So? I've been on a plane with Marines having their M-16s, M-4s, M-9s, and SAWs with them.
 
2012-08-08 11:26:24 AM  
 
2012-08-08 11:33:08 AM  

WhippingBoy: Perhaps the strangers had a different colored skin than our brave hero.


What are the odds?
 
2012-08-08 11:44:31 AM  

gaslight: A while ago on Slashdot some American was describing how he was flying from Toronto to some point west and noticed that some Canadian soldiers were on the plane, clearly having just been to a Bluejays game as they had souvenirs including bats. Soldiers with bats on the plane. Now that's security.

As to the article, I hope it's a Poe.


I didn't think bats were allowed to be carried on planes anywhere in the world.
 
2012-08-08 12:09:28 PM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: "Yes, Walt Wawra is a real person. No, the letter we published from him Tuesday, about the "confrontation" he and his wife had with two Calgarians in Nose Hill Park, was not a hoax. The fact that so many readers have written in, or posted comments online, wondering if it was for real, speaks volumes about the cultural differences between Canadians and Americans. It gives the lie to those who say that Canadians are no different than Americans."


I'm amused that they had to post a confirmation. "Yes, this retard is a real honest-to-goodness person"
 
2012-08-08 12:17:49 PM  
I heartily encourage all Kalamazoo farkers to start asking cops if they've been to the Stampede.
 
2012-08-08 12:18:38 PM  

Aidan: Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: "Yes, Walt Wawra is a real person. No, the letter we published from him Tuesday, about the "confrontation" he and his wife had with two Calgarians in Nose Hill Park, was not a hoax. The fact that so many readers have written in, or posted comments online, wondering if it was for real, speaks volumes about the cultural differences between Canadians and Americans. It gives the lie to those who say that Canadians are no different than Americans."

I'm amused that they had to post a confirmation. "Yes, this retard is a real honest-to-goodness person"


Hey, we had enough farkers in here claiming that this just had to be parody. I know nothing about Kalamazoo, but after visiting their DPS website...woah. I'll take a detour through Indiana and Ohio if I ever have the urge to travel out that way.
 
2012-08-08 12:35:48 PM  

blueviking: Aidan: Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: "Yes, Walt Wawra is a real person. No, the letter we published from him Tuesday, about the "confrontation" he and his wife had with two Calgarians in Nose Hill Park, was not a hoax. The fact that so many readers have written in, or posted comments online, wondering if it was for real, speaks volumes about the cultural differences between Canadians and Americans. It gives the lie to those who say that Canadians are no different than Americans."

I'm amused that they had to post a confirmation. "Yes, this retard is a real honest-to-goodness person"

Hey, we had enough farkers in here claiming that this just had to be parody. I know nothing about Kalamazoo, but after visiting their DPS website...woah. I'll take a detour through Indiana and Ohio if I ever have the urge to travel out that way.


I didn't post but I hoped like hell it wasn't real. And Western Michigan is... Different. I've heard there ARE good people out there, but it seems like too much work to find them in that place. :P
 
2012-08-08 12:42:06 PM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: "Yes, Walt Wawra is a real person. No, the letter we published from him Tuesday, about the "confrontation" he and his wife had with two Calgarians in Nose Hill Park, was not a hoax. The fact that so many readers have written in, or posted comments online, wondering if it was for real, speaks volumes about the cultural differences between Canadians and Americans. It gives the lie to those who say that Canadians are no different than Americans."


I just left a response on their website. It wouldn't let me use the words "idiot" but "halfwit" was just fine.
 
2012-08-08 12:46:44 PM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: "Yes, Walt Wawra is a real person. No, the letter we published from him Tuesday, about the "confrontation" he and his wife had with two Calgarians in Nose Hill Park, was not a hoax. The fact that so many readers have written in, or posted comments online, wondering if it was for real, speaks volumes about the cultural differences between Canadians and Americans. It gives the lie to those who say that Canadians are no different than Americans."


More accurately, it speaks volumes about the cultural differences between sane people (both American and Canadian) and Walt Wawra.

/don't paint us all with this brush please!
 
2012-08-08 12:56:40 PM  
My wife and I walked into a bar in Kalamazoo once, sat down at the bar. Some stranger on the other side of the bar came up and started asking us questions (we didn't know the guy!). Stuff like "So, what do you want?" . So I shot him.
 
2012-08-08 01:15:18 PM  
Oh, Fark! You and your fear of guns. So funny... ah, which reminds me. I need to get around to cleaning some of mine.
 
2012-08-08 01:18:34 PM  

CrappityCrap: Oh, Fark! You and your fear of guns. So funny... ah, which reminds me. I need to get around to cleaning some of mine.


We aren't afraid of guns, we're afraid of crazy people with guns. Someone who is incapable of telling the difference between the two probably falls into the later category.
 
2012-08-08 01:19:19 PM  
Very late to the thread, but this guy's nuts!

As for him "feeling threatened", he didn't say, but I'll bet the gents who asked him about the Stampede (in the park that hosts it, during the event) were ....dark skinned.

Nothing makes a dumpy dork like this shrivel faster than being in conversational distance to a brown person.

/thank goodness he wasn't armed, he would have shot them and claimed he was "standing his ground".
 
2012-08-08 01:54:24 PM  
You guys wouldn't be talking so tough if it happened to you. My family is almost destroyed because of a similar circumstance; I don't know what keeps us together:
One night in 2003, my sister went to the bar with some of her friends. Sure, her dress was shorter than usual, and she had that flirty air about her, but that doesn't excuse the horrors that befell her. Anyway.... (god this is so tough to do)... anyway, about halfway through the night, some guy (no, make that some sub-human animal!!)... came up to her... came up to her... and... and... aggressively asked her if she wanted a drink. Aggressively asked her!!! Right then and there. In the bar!!!! Our lives have never been the same. It doesn't help that some people blame her: "If you don't want to be aggressively asked, don't dress like a slut." and all.

Sorry... the pain is too much. I have to leave now.
 
2012-08-08 02:29:26 PM  

CrappityCrap: Oh, Fark! You and your fear of guns. So funny... ah, which reminds me. I need to get around to cleaning some of mine.


As of 2007, Canada was 13th in the world for guns per capita. Hardly a 'fear of guns'.

You want fear ... read about the guy who was peeing in pants in broad daylight because some people asked him a question (twice!!).
 
2012-08-08 02:36:02 PM  
So it's the friendly Canadians who are the threat? OK.

Carry on, Herr Wawra.

ryant123: [d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net image 600x218]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-08 02:56:19 PM  

Private_Citizen: Very late to the thread, but this guy's nuts!

As for him "feeling threatened", he didn't say, but I'll bet the gents who asked him about the Stampede (in the park that hosts it, during the event) were ....dark skinned.

Nothing makes a dumpy dork like this shrivel faster than being in conversational distance to a brown person.

/thank goodness he wasn't armed, he would have shot them and claimed he was "standing his ground".


Which, aside from the tragedy of two deaths, would actually be funny.

"Your honour, I was only standing my ground as I was in irrational fear for my life."
"Sir, we do not have such laws in Canada. In Canada, the level of force you may use to defend yourself must be proportional to the threat. As such, you are found guilty and are sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 25 years."
 
2012-08-08 03:50:33 PM  
I knew a guy who is really and truly mental. On meds kind of mental. He was telling me about this time he was at the park and he knew that this couple sitting in a car was there to watch him. After a while he went up to the couple and said "I know why you're here and you can tell your boss it's not going to work." or words to that effect and then walked away. He walked past where they were parked a little while later and the car was gone so he figured that they must be in trouble with their boss for blowing their cover.

When TFA says ...They looked bewildered... I can only imagine that their expression was very similar to the couple in the car that day.
 
2012-08-08 03:59:21 PM  

gshepnyc: There is a line from Shakespeare when Henry V says "we are the makers of manners." In the US, we have let the wrong people determine what is accpetable behavior for far too long and it has infected the way we think in just about every possible human interaction. I know far too many people who really seem to believe that every interaction, every conversation, has to have a winner and a loser, a dominant and a submissive party.

For a country founded on the ideals of equality, we are obsessed with working angles and tilting the playfields all the time. The cop in the article isn't content to be a peace officer - he wants to know he has power over other people all the time and anytime he feels he doesn't have it, he feels threatened.



Well said
 
2012-08-08 04:13:16 PM  
I was at the front of the line at McDonald's, and this tough-looking minority punk behind the counter asked me what I wanted. I was confused as to why he was talking to me. He then asked again what I would like. Only this time I could sense some aggression in his voice. I knew he was just moments away from pulling a gun on me. So, I dove and shielded the customers closest to me in line. I was ready to die like those heroes in the movie theater. I like to say I could have saved some lives that day with my quick action. Therefore, your Honor, these charges should be dropped. I should not be charged with assault. It was an honest mistake. You've been to McDonald's!
 
2012-08-08 05:55:19 PM  
In his defense if someone in a park here asked me that out of nowhere I would think they were getting ready to do something.

"Been to the stampeded yet?"

"I'm sorry I'm not sure what this stampede is that you are talking about"

*kick to the nuts* "Now you have!"
 
2012-08-08 07:38:10 PM  
And it looks like the two guys in the story were handing out tickets to the Stampede on behalf of some oil company(in the comments). Maybe it was Enbridge and Walt was still pissed about the oil spill in Kalamazoo Enbridge was responsible for?
 
2012-08-08 10:11:33 PM  
I still remember how, new to town, I'd gone to a theatre in the "wrong part" of the city. Finding the movie times were off from what the newspaper said, I thought of some way to pass the time. As I passed a pool hall, the sounds of my favourite arcade game struck my ears and went inside.
I plunked in my quarter and took the player one controls. No sooner had I done so then I realised- I was the only white guy in the place! And one young man, eyes burning in a black face full of hatred for wrongs done to his ancestors, approached me and said "That game is kick-ass, man. Mind if I play along?" I could do nothing but gulp and shake my head as he took the second set of controls.
Head pounding with terror, I played alongside my tormentor, being mouse to his cat, awaiting the inevitable cold steel of a switchblade or razor along my neck. Finally, after what seemed an eternity but was in fact only a few game levels, he released the controls and said "shiat, my table's ready, gotta go. You can have the last replay, man, good playin'."
I left there as soon as I gracefully could. To this day I wake up in a cold sweat sometimes. The horror. The horror.
 
2012-08-09 07:38:41 AM  

I alone am best: In his defense if someone in a park here asked me that out of nowhere I would think they were getting ready to do something.


An armed society is a paranoid society?
 
2012-08-09 03:48:55 PM  

Dansker: I alone am best: In his defense if someone in a park here asked me that out of nowhere I would think they were getting ready to do something.

An armed society is a paranoid society?


We dont talk to each other like that.
 
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