Dufour-Lapointe sisters win Canada's first gold, silver - Macleans.ca

Dufour-Lapointe sisters win Canada’s first gold, silver

The ‘skiing’ sisters from Montreal bring Canada’s medal tally to three



Dufour-Lapointe sisters win Canada’s first gold, silver

  1. Congratulations! Canadian and sisters!

    • Strange….I thought you said you would NOT be watching the Olympics Em!

      • I watch only the opening and closing ceremonies. Nothing inbetween News headlines informed me of 3 Canadian medals. The first got congratulations….the 2nd and 3rd did not. So I took care of it.

      • She’s bipolar. Not her fault.

        • Misogynist stalking again

          • People not liking YOU is not the same as disliking ALL women. If you haven’t noticed, most of the women on here also think you’re a nutbar.

          • It is stalking and an attempt at intimidation. Ooooh and I’m not ‘popular’…..like this is high school. There are very few other women on here, and most of them are Con….like FV….so they’re ‘acceptable’ no matter how crazy.

            Here’s a flash…..I am not in the least interested in either my popularity, or your opinion.

          • Stalking and intimidation? Nonsense. If that’s true of me, then the same can be said of you – you reply to me and insult me / slander me on a regular basis. Have called me misogynist, sexist, racist… pretty much everything you can think of, with zero evidence and in fact my comments record would indicate the opposite). So yeah, if I see you say something stupid I call you on it.

            And as you say a lot of stupid things, I call you on it a lot.

          • You spend a good deal of your life, and ALL of your time on this site following me around to attack me. I’m apparently not allowed to hit back either! Cool deal….for you. Boring for others.

            And why you feel you have some automatic right to attack ANYTHING about my posts, I don’t know. You know nothing about my field. I make a lot of money with my advice…..you don’t.

            All these years Bram….and I’m even richer….while you’re still whining.

          • You’re richer? Good for you. As for following you around to attack you…

            I don’t look for your posts; they are impossible to avoid. You comment on everything under the sun.

            I actually vote you up if I like your comment. Doesn’t happen a lot, but it happens nonetheless. I even occasionally post supportive comments – and the weird thing is, you attack me even when I’m agreeing with you. So after a while, I came to conclude you have issues.

            And as for attacking you: I used to try to have reasoned discussions with you, only to have you launch into personal attacks anytime I pointed out you were wrong. Some of them were outright slander. After a while, I started reciprocating in kind. I have noticed the same pattern in your interactions with just about everyone on here.

            So you have no one to blame for the nasty comments you receive but yourself. If you attack everyone, you can hardly expect civility in response. So If I see you needlessly abusing someone, I abuse you back.

            Anyway, enough of this. Off to have a life. We can trade insults again on another thread, on another date. Ciao!

          • All you need to do is ignore my posts Bram….and since you’re not a very observant person anyway, that shouldn’t be hard.

            I don’t comment on most things here Bram….it just keeps you typing a lot attacking the ones I do make.

            I’m not wrong …..it’s my livelihood, and I know whereof I speak. But even if I was, what makes you think you have some ‘right’ to ‘call me out’? What is this…a cowboy show? Who died and made you God anyway?

            You decided to pile on didja? With a buncha Con rednecks that’ll never have 2 nickels, and don’t like women. What does that make your IQ?

            Sad attempt at blaming the victim dude….except I’m not biting. I am civil and polite to anyone who is civil and polite to me. If they take shots at me….I return fire. You just get a little….no a lot….confused.

            And like always….when you get the worst of it….you run and hide.

            I have but one fault on here. I give people far too many chances, [you alone have had about a hundred] and I always regret it. No more.

            Ciao. Finis.

          • Har! Har! Gold and silver from the sisters and a bronze from McMorris whose dad is in Brad Wall’s cabinet. Hell of a 59th birthday present for this Con redneck! Ciao Headcase!

          • LOL I have no idea what all that means, but I’m glad you’re pleased.

          • You don’t know what much means!

          • I recognize nutbars when I see ’em.

          • Looked in the mirror Hon?

          • We’ve had enough nonsense, thanks. Find something else to do.

          • Had enough nonsense,what, you going to stop posting?

          • No….after days of changing accounts around and purging etc I’m putting up a ‘firewall’ a la Harper

            And returning you lot to the Twilight Zone you belong in

          • Can you return to the mental home you live at first?

          • Off to the TZ with you. Ciao.

          • Do you have to pay extra for your rubber room

          • Could I have a large fries with that?

          • Ah lady BK Bry

          • I voted up on one of her comments once, but it was totally by accident. I’ve implemented some safeguards to ensure it does not happen again. I was signed in too. Talk about embarrassing.

          • Don’t forget closet homosexual. She just loves accusing people of being closet homosexuals. For someone who portrays herself as an unabashed modernist, with all the shallowness and vapidity that entails, she’s very old-school. Accusing someone of being in the closet is a relic from the McCarthy era.

          • If it walks like a duck…….

          • Hey, Em, I’m a woman on here all the time, and I’ve always liked reading your posts, and through those posts, I like you too. In fact, like you more than most. Lots of people cannot handle women with strong opinions: some men, and some women too. Rock on, Emily.

          • Thank you patchouli…! Really appreciate it!

          • Think you mean stupid opinions

          • Strong, stupid.
            Potato, Thorazine.

          • If you like reading her vile and ill-informed posts, then you too are a nut job.

          • Your behaviour on this thread is kind of surprising to me; a woman congratulated two Canadian sisters for their Olympic win and ends up being bashed for that — and in a total pile-on too?! And someone who feels badly about the abuse aimed at her gets called a “nut job.” RR, all I can say is that you do not have to read her posts if they make you so angry. I skip FV’s posts for that very reason. If you think I am a nut job, by all means skip my posts too.

          • “Piled on”? She was on here (and other threads) calling every male who responded to her “misogynist.” She also threw in “closet homosexual” and – in my case – played her “I’m richer than you are, peon, so I know better” elitist card. She was abusing people left, right and centre – and then got her nose out of joint when anyone responded in kind. Typical of her; she has been doing it since before I started posting here – and that’s a few years now.

            I get that you like that she is strong and unafraid to express herself – I admire that in people too, regardless of gender, and at first I admired her for it as well – but essentially, patchouli, she is reaping what she has sown. When she learns to be civil to others, she may find the rest of us will respond in kind.

          • I wish I had more up-votes to give.
            Back to my misogynist closet.

          • I know you and Emily have a back to back banter quite often, but I never though it was intentionally cruel on either part — in fact, I am sure it was you who welcomed her back when she was MIA last year! I stand by the suggestion of skipping the posts of people who make you crazy instead of lashing out all the time. Life is short; anger is corrosive. And some people on here manage to be outraged all the time — must be tough to care so much about so many issues.

          • If you want to align yourself with the resident nut-job, go ahead. Nearly everyone who has defended her at one time or another has come to regret it, and you will too. With her callous disregard for basic decency and her outright contempt for anyone who would dare to disagree with her, she has earned the treatment she recieves here. And I haven’t even touched on her narcissistic boasting about everything from how much richer she is to how much smarter her grandkids are than everyone else’s. (She told another commenter last night that “your grandkids will be calling mine “boss” some day.” Is that the type of strong opinion you admire?) As far as avoiding her posts, it’s not possible. She attempts to dominate every discussion. She’s in almost every thread. Look at her post count.

          • And that makes me a “nut job”? I have agreed and disagreed with you over the years we have both gathered here, but suddenly I’m a nut job in your opinion. Thanks, RR. See what I mean when I say that anger is corrosive?

          • The nut-job remark was over the top, and uncalled for. My apologies for that. And I’m being sincere. Your defense of Emily caught me entirely off guard, as I have been finding her treatment of other commenters so completely indefensible lately, and it’s getting progressively worse. But that’s no excuse for lashing out at you. I commend you for your calm and reasoned replies to my childish insult.

          • Thank you; I appreciate and accept your sincerity. I felt badly seeing Emily being insulted for a congratulatory note and wanted to let her know everyone doesn’t feel that way. I don’t find Emily difficult at all — her comments are mostly short, to a point, pertinent, and often quite witty. Take care: see you on another thread. Peace, man!

          • Amen!

      • Busted!

  2. The achievement of this success will be for a long time

  3. Canadian????

    I don’t think so.

    Dufour-Lapointe sisters are from montreal and represent quebec,,not Canada.

    Except,,of course,, when they are receiving federal money for training.

    • a**hole

  4. To Solong Froggie: as your stupid comment proves: haters & jerks are evidently not in short supply! I saw those two beautiful young French-Canadian ladies climb the podium and put a hand over their hearts as our national anthem was played, looking so proud to be Canadian! Canada would not fare that well at the Olympics without the contingent of high achievers from Quebec; 3 of our current 5 medals were won by Quebecois. You’re a hater and a jackass and are not worthy of citizenship…even if your dumbass happened to be born here!