Dear Donald Sutherland: “Go to hell, you typical weaselly champagne socialist”

Hollywood movie star Donald Sutherland just wrote an op-ed in the Globe & Mail, saying that as a Canadian who lives and works in the US, he should still have the right to vote in this fall’s federal election.

  • Clausewitz

    Pay some taxes in Canada Donald and we’ll talk. Same goes for you Neil.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Sutherland married the socialist Tommy Douglas’ daughter and begat Kiefer.
      For that he deserves nought.
      Neil Young wrote Downtown.
      One of the laziest songs ever written.
      I’d rather hammer nails through my dick than listen to his music.
      That’s how Clockwork Orange that scenario is to me.

      • Shebel

        I cannot comment on the grounds that I might incriminate myself.
        People are crazy to use twitter and facebook.
        But -I would like to.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I wouldn’t.
          It’s Shite Being Scottish.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    He’s been here 40-years+!
    He could have become a citizen several times over, if he cared to.

    I read this blog everyday, so I think I have the right to vote in Canadian elections, heck, I want to be the next Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada.

    Changing the name back will be my first act.
    Then Canada will assert her rightful dominance over the face of the world and all shall tremble who hear her name.
    The age of the “Iron Maple Leaf” shall commence and will reign for a millennia.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I have no clue who the next President is going to be.
      I only know who I don’t want.
      In Canada we have three choices.
      And for the sanest of us, we only have one.
      Life is a lot simpler here.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Actually I misunderstood this post.
        I thought he was a Canadian citizen that wanted to vote in U.S. elections.
        So he’s a Canadian that doesn’t live in Canada, and likely has no grasp of many of the relevant issues that Many Canadians face on a day to day basis.
        Yeah, typical liberal.
        No, he shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
        If this issue were really that important to him, he’d still be in Canada.

        Just think of all those Canadians of convenience in Asia and Lebanon (that haven’t set foot in Canada in years and are culturally something else than Canadian) and how they would be voting in the interest of your average Canadian… NOT.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          They get Canadian real fast in Lebanon when a war breaks out.
          Suddenly, my wallet gets picked to fly them ‘home’.

  • Shebel

    Why do these post celebrities suddenly , in their few remaining years on this Planet, decide that their opinion means anything or something to anyone.
    It doesn’t.
    Donald Sutherland– I didn’t hear you whining about not being able to vote in Canada–EVER.
    Now you you want to bitch. Why is that? Do you have some insightful knowledge about Canada ?
    Why don’t you Mr. Sutherland SIr—- Educate us about our Country some time — when you are not too busy pretending to be an Actor.

    • k1992

      They want to return to their roots … before they become roots!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The best thing that ever came out of Donald Sutherland’s mouth was in the final scene of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
      Not to be confused with the slightly misspelled porno of nearly the same name.

  • disqus_W6sf

    Enjoyed Lilley’s fulmination re:Sutherland
    Good start to the day

  • Ron MacDonald

    The law has been on the books since 1993 and Sutherland is only now complaining, this means he didn’t bother to vote in the past seven elections.

  • Reader

    It is all due to those nasty Conservatives who made changes in 1993 to the Canada Elections Act, preventing ex-patriates of more than 5 years from voting in Canadian elections. That was done under the Conservative Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

    What? You mean it was the Liberals who did that and nast Chretien was a Liberal? Then I take it all back!

    Now that they want to unseat the present Conservative government, all the whiners are coming out complaining about changes from twenty-two years ago made under a Liberal government.

  • Mark

    Just which riding would they vote in even? They don’t have residency in any riding. Can they pick and choose which one they want to vote in based on what riding they think they can affect?