I’m a young American expat afraid to go home


A 22-year-old American expatriate beginning my fifth year in Canada, I’ve been sitting up north biting my fingernails as I half-resent, half-relish my front-row seat to the chaotic U.S. election. And as I sit and watch I am bewildered that in 2016, in the “land of opportunity,” one misguided man’s rhetoric — composed entirely of spite and colonialist propaganda — could still be enjoying so much traction.

Get a paper bag she’s hyperventilating.

  • Oh Boo Hoo Hoo!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Sedated? I would suggest that putting her down would be a more merciful course of action. They shoot horses, don’t they?

      • markerc .

        Please! No shameless movie promotions…. 😉

  • robins111

    The snivel is strong in this one, young Jedi.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Please stay in Canada. Thanks.

    • Clink9


      • tom_billesley

        Another one for Venezuela.

        • mauser 98


  • Clink9

    Aawwwwww, muffin.

  • ontario john

    Let me guess, she lives in downtown Toronto, and works for the province. And I see Trudeau has found another excuse to go on a selfie tour. He will be heading out of the country to attend the funeral in Israel. Maybe his imam in Peterborough can recommend a mosque to visit while there.

    • k2

      It’s because of sickly sweet little angel – morons like her that Canada elected the pm it did. Sunny ways indeed.

    • Waffle

      You don’t read, do you? She’s an intern at the Star.

      • ontario john

        Same thing.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Hairsplitting irritates most of us. 🙂

          • simus1

            After remembering to check source before clicking, missed out on perusing another fine scoop by the Red Star C&S.

  • Waffle

    Well, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the cliches out of the girl.

  • GrimmCreeper

    “Do it,” she reminds me, empathetically. “You cannot leave us alone with Trump.”
    I’d be a little bit more concerned if my daughter was left alone with Mr. Bill Clinton.

    • BillyHW

      Bill Clinton is a serial rapist.

  • mauser 98
  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Arrest and deport.

  • Editor

    Well you poor little snowflake, he’s “enjoying so much traction” because way more people think he’s right and you’re wrong. Quite simple really.

  • BillyHW

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote, but most of you probably already knew that.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Reminders can’t hurt. 😉

  • tom_billesley

    “Colonialist propaganda”? -what’s that – Nigel Farage?

  • ntt1

    She lacks all motivation including the minor effort to fill out her expat voting forms.who cares about this slacker bimbo?

  • robins111

    You go right ahead dearie. Get your vote in for Baba Yaga and make yourself feel better.

  • Ed


  • Alain

    Fuck you and get the fuck out of my country. You are NOT welcome here. There I’ve said all I need to say.

  • John

    For fuck’s sakes! An ‘intern’ at the Toronto Star. She’s afraid to go home? How long will we have to put up with her? Five years is already too much

    • Blacksmith

      Well she left the US to go north, I suggest you keep moving her in that direction, polar bears gotta eat too.