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    Door Hit Few On The Way Out

    By jic | November 2, 2008

    Threedonia links to this Sydney Morning Herald article about Hollywood’s fears of a McCain victory. It’s full of the usual stuff: Chris Rock’s ‘joke’ that black people will go on strike, Erica Jong’s prediction of a second civil war and the return of the Elder Gods, Jane Fonda crying all night, Rush Limbaugh (apparently now a “shock-jock”) mocking her for it, and Susan Sarandon ‘threatening’ to leave the country. Of course, few expect celebrities to keep their promise to move to Canada (or wherever), but the article contains this interesting little nugget:

    In fact, Canadian immigration records show that arrivals from the United States actually slowed in the six months after George Bush’s re-election in 2004.

    So, it wasn’t just celebrities.

    Of course, it’s always hilarious that these refugees from whatever Eeeevil Republican administration that may get/stay in seem to think that they’ll just turn up at the Canadian border and be welcomed with open arms, free healthcare and a case of creamed corn. Most countries won’t just give asylum to just anybody who turns up at the border claiming that they don’t like their new government; and normal residency usually takes a while to arrange, and normally requires things like valuable skills, and/or an existing connection to the country, and/or significant assets.

    I guarantee one thing though: If Obama wins, you’ll find me living in England. You mark my words.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Celebutards, John McCain, News | 5 Comments »

    5 Responses to “Door Hit Few On The Way Out”

    1. Patrick Says:
      November 2nd, 2008 at 11:16 pm

      Sounds like the words of a man who will move to England regardless of who wins…

    2. jic Says:
      November 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 am

      Or one who is resident in England already, and has no immediate plans to move.

    3. K Says:
      November 3rd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

      There will always be an England.

    4. Brandon Says:
      November 3rd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

      It’s really scary when you look at Erica Jong and of course Hanoi Jane but think of this…they’re allowed to vote and drive.

    5. Rufus T. Firefly Says:
      November 6th, 2008 at 11:54 pm


      Thanks for the link and reference! We are all big fans of your work and proud to know you stopped by our little corner of the interwebs!