June 17, 2015

Fight Hoserphobia: Reasons to be proud of our Canadian rednecks

Gavin McInnesArchive

I've noticed that lately, even some Canadian conservatives, are looking down at "hosers."

"Hosers" are Canada's rednecks.

They represent everything that's great about this country and we should embrace them.

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commented 2015-06-29 19:51:18 -0400
okay!!!.. a funny one for Gavin.
commented 2015-06-27 22:24:42 -0400
Right on, eh.
No duff gen.
Gavin nails it again.
commented 2015-06-18 16:03:59 -0400
Am I hallucinating, or am I hearing flatulence again?
commented 2015-06-18 13:09:57 -0400

Really? Then what is the HA HA noise that is coming out of my mouth when I watch certain comedians or watch The Daily Show With Jon Stewart?
commented 2015-06-18 00:41:39 -0400
Two socialists Sky and Rainbow (there parents were hippy’s) were relaxing and smoking a joint when Sky suddenly announces that he/she (still having inner conflict as to what identity is the real Sky) is considering getting a job, Rainbow screams and starts crying and sobbing "sky what’s wrong with you " Sky starts laughing and says ha-ha got you !
commented 2015-06-18 00:21:04 -0400
jimmy Tell us a nice socialist joke, show us your witty intelligent side
commented 2015-06-17 23:59:32 -0400
No Jimmy, it is not an opinion, socialists HAVE no sense of humour.
commented 2015-06-17 22:55:33 -0400
Jimmy said, “we like something a little more witty and creative.”

That leave you out.
commented 2015-06-17 22:47:09 -0400

Sure we do. I am sorry that white trash humor isn’t our thing – we like something a little more witty and creative.
commented 2015-06-17 22:18:26 -0400
Socialists have no sense of humour.
commented 2015-06-17 21:20:20 -0400

When did I say that I was right wing? Obviously you are unable to comprehend what you read.

Yes, my so-called “meaningless rhetoric” is so irrelevant that you can’t stop reading it and responding to it. Maybe you should think first – before posting comments that only confirm that you are an idiot.
commented 2015-06-17 21:02:55 -0400
Jimmy, if you hate The Rebel so much, why are you here? Is it because you have no real life to speak of? No friends? Actually, that would explain a lot if that were true. Your meaningless rhetoric is quite irrelevant. And did you just claim to be right wing? HA! That is laughable. Thank you for continuing to make yourself look and sound foolish though.
commented 2015-06-17 17:06:58 -0400
Jimmy…..I see a future where YOU will be resurfacing the ice of this forum with a hose…….HOSER!!!!……….:-)
commented 2015-06-17 14:41:37 -0400
No, Jimmy, I knew that. SCTV was set up somewhat as the Canadian version of SNL. So the Mackenzie Brothers were parody — so what? They captured the (out-there) essence of being Canadian, and convinced much of the world that Canada was a land of ice, snow, toques, and two-fours. I know of American Hosers in Florida, fans of the Mackenzie Bros!.

So, again, I say, “Take off”! If you can’t respect hosers, you sure ain’t earning respect in return…
commented 2015-06-17 14:39:12 -0400
holy snappin macnamoggin…a canadian slang gain’in prominence..
commented 2015-06-17 14:22:30 -0400
Could Gavin please give us the names of the people who are insulting the “hosers”? This is the first that I have heard of this trend.
commented 2015-06-17 14:13:14 -0400

Apparently you don’t know that the Mackenzie Brothers were created out of parody and satire.
commented 2015-06-17 14:10:33 -0400

Yes because it’s not like Americans and Canadians don’t make fun of rednecks – especially when they come across as uneducated, racist, homophobic and the definition of white trash. Are you familiar with People Of Walmart?
commented 2015-06-17 14:06:43 -0400

I couldn’t care less about gaining “credibility” among the conservative kooks here. I also find your comment about left wing hatred of the right hilarious, since The Rebel is a shrine to conservatives hating on the left. Oh the irony.
commented 2015-06-17 13:56:57 -0400
Jimmy Da SIlva, said, “Canadian rednecks and the “Trailer Park Boys” type crowd are an embarrassment to Canada.”

Actually Jimmy, like usual you have it all backwards. Lefties are an embarrassment to to Canada. If they were not so blasted stupid, then real Canadian would not be so embarrassed by those leftie lemmings.
commented 2015-06-17 13:56:08 -0400
Oh, I almost forgot, Jimmy: “Take off, eh?”
commented 2015-06-17 13:54:07 -0400
Apparently Jimmy has no clue about SCTV, and the Mackenzie Brothers, who, in the mid-80s, popularized “The Great White North” and calling each other “hoser” and “hose-head”. This is a part of Canadian culture and identity. If he doesn’t like it, too bad. Being a hoser IS being Canadian, redneck or not.

Deal with it.
commented 2015-06-17 13:47:50 -0400
When I was a kid, we were so poor, we envied the hosers.
commented 2015-06-17 13:39:50 -0400
Jimmy: You are most welcome. But I wouldn’t call it hyperbole, or even “conservative hyperbole”. I’m only stating the facts as you have proven in previous discussions. Now, once you start forming constructive thoughts on a pro and con level, you might start gaining credibility. But left wing hatred is so played out, that it never bothers me. I’ve had discussions with many who are on the left and they all march to the same tune.
commented 2015-06-17 13:36:03 -0400
I too am a Canadian born redneck, and so proud of it. In the early 70’s my mom remarried and we relocated to Saskatchewan. My step-father was a farmer and he made sure that we were up at 5:00am every morning to feed the pigs, etc. Of course he didn’t provide running water to the barn, so my brother and I had to haul 5-gallon pales of water and feed, in the morning and evening, all before hopping on the bus for school. We didn’t have running water, we had a 500-gallon tank that froze solid in the winter, so my brother had to use a torch to melt enough water to cook, etc. We also had to plant and weed the garden, and in order to get clothes for school, we had to raise the animals. As hard as he was on us, we all grew up to be hard workers, and never took anything for granted. I still wish I was back on the farm, as there is nothing that compares to the life of a farmer!
Bravo – my step father seems to be from the same era as you. He was a tough old cuss, but he was a great farmer.
commented 2015-06-17 13:33:05 -0400

Thanks for the usual conservative hyperbole.
commented 2015-06-17 13:15:43 -0400
Well said Bravo Zulu. But you have to take this into consideration: Jimmy Da Silva is a hate mongering fool who refuses to listen to reason, even though he is entitled to his opinion, we are also entitled to ours. So don’t get mad at him. I actually pity the poor lad. He’s never really liked anything he’s seen on this site as far as I know, and it must be a sad life he lives to haunt this place and never leave. So please… Take pity on his suffering, and let him ramble, just like the odd ducks that talk to themselves.
commented 2015-06-17 13:11:49 -0400

That’s great. Maybe the CBC can make a TV movie about your life, although the Trailer Park Boys was not a CBC production. It was Showcase/Alliance that created it.
commented 2015-06-17 12:23:34 -0400
@ Jimmy Da Silva:

I stand up for what I believe in.

I am completely uneducated in a formal sense but have run large multimillion dollar operations all over the world for both the military and civilian outfits.

I have served on the front lines as a soldier, a fighter pilot in the air force, a search an rescue pilot in the air force (when you did not need a basket weaving degree to serve as an officer) and patrolled on foot as a soldier within the populace of not nice places on a daily basis in war zones.

I am as comfortable in coveralls stained with cow shit or grease, crawling under some heavy machinery with wrenches or wearing a suit and making a presentation to those who believe in many cases they are better than me. Certainly they are wealthier than me.

I know how to use the various knives and forks at a formal dinner and do actually own a tuxedo.

I use a computer everyday and raise cattle and sheep and corn and soybeans. I am not always popular as I am not afraid to speak my beliefs.

I sweat and blister when I work.

I do not and have never drawn pogey – and I pay my bills.

I went to a one room school house and shit behind the cows in the winter in the barn as the outhouse was too cold.

As a kid I pumped water every day to bath and cook with in our little shack in the bush.

Even today, I cut down trees to heat my house. 100% wood heat here.

I did spank my kids. They are adults and have all within the last month told me they loved me.

I kill my own beef and lamb on the farm to feed my family.

My family grows a large garden for vegetables.

I am strict and lay down ground rules on this place – you are welcome to visit but only if you follow my rules – otherwise there is the gate – get off my land.

I have been known to drink a few beers but not to excess.

While the trailer park boys might be an embarrassment, they are not true true rednecks – they are cbc inventions for entertainment (if you can call it that).

Denigrating a redneck is somewhat akin to denigrating those tough people who came here and built this country. Look what those country folks did over the past 350 years as compared to those in Africa and the mid east – they had all the advantages and still live in cesspools.

I am a red neck……….

And I am damned proud to say that.