November 13th, 2012
08:57 PM ET

Why Republicans would be "nuts" to move to Canada

Modern parenting has gone a little nuts. Take for example Donna Giustizia, a woman in Ontario, Canada, who has formally petitioned the city of Vaughan to remove all of the oak trees around her children's school because she's worried about the acorns.

According to the Canadian media, Donna is the head of the school's allergy committee and she believes the oak trees – and the acorns that fall off them – are "not only presenting a risk to the tree nut-allergic students but [also] becoming a great cause of anxiety amongst all students with nut allergies."

Now, Erin Burnett OutFront is a kid-friendly show. Our staff has children and nieces and nephews. And we want to keep them all safe. But it's hard to believe the city is actually taking this seriously.

Most allergists agree you have to actually ingest the acorns for them to be truly dangerous. And we're not sure it's fair to clear-cut an entire species of tree just because a tiny percentage of the students "mistake the acorns for hazelnuts as they look similar."

Why are Canadian kids eating ANY NUT off the ground? I mean Canada is supposedly green and close to perfect - but is everything you find on the ground in Canada safe to put in your mouth?

Then it dawned on me.

Maybe that's why all of those Republicans said they were going to move to Canada when the President was reelected. I mean, we already know how the GOP feels about ACORN.

They want to get rid of the nuts, too!

But not so fast angry Republicans. This is exactly the kind of nanny state that conservatives claim to hate. And, really, who wants to move to Canada if it means leaving your nuts at home.

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  1. Narine Singh

    The repulician wiil seek political asylum or be illegals in Canada ?.This is preacher syndrome , do as I say not what I do .The irony is they are against illegals in USA but will be illegals in Canada .They will trade O America, America for O Canada . That is nuts .

    November 14, 2012 at 5:04 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Had the words "head of the school's allergy committee" appeared in the first sentence or two of this, that would have painted a lot more context for what followed.

    And anyone who's talking about moving to Canada over an election really must not care about America as much as their flagpins would signify.

    November 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply

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