Even though we have an election coming u here in Canada, a lot of people still keep asking me about what's going on down in the States, and one of the biggest questions is "why did John Boner quit?"
To put it simply, the Republicans have a majority in the house, except when the extreme right wing group (read: Tea Party) doesn't like something, and then they withdraw their support.
This means the Republicans no longer have that majority ..., and nothing gets done!
OR LET ME PUT IT ANOTHER WAY: One of the two major parties, the Republican Party, has become an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
On this week's episode of South Park, Donald Trump finally achieved what much of the internet has been fretting about — he became president.
But not of the U.S.
Aside from the political impossibility of Canada having a president, the widely-acclaimed episode of South Park, "Where My Country Gone," parodied the Republican presidential hopeful's attitude on immigration and the presidential race as a whole.
In the episode, Canadians pour into the fictional town of South Park, Col., as refugees to escape the wrath of the Trump presidency.
One of the teachers at the local school, Mr. Garrison, becomes furious about all the new Canadian immigrants and decides to violently remove them or build a big wall to keep them out.
He's irritated by Canadians' supposed reverence for flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione, and their need to put maple syrup on their macaroni and cheese.
The traditional Canadian garb they wear doesn't cool his rage either.