As she was in the US and has a Canadian flag somewhere on her luggage (as I think is required of all Canadian citizens outside the country), she was confronted by someone who thinks that this country is a "socialist hell." Here's what someone, I assume in the U.S., had to say about that in the comments:
"Your socialist hell sounds pretty nice to me, living in a pseudo-republic just this side of a theocracy."
As a U.S. citizen in this "socialist hell," I think Melody might have summed it up.
(I swear I'll get to the knitting report by Monday. Unless I drown in papers before then I swear it.)