Premier Couillard was not in his post for 24 hours and already there was a demonstration in downtown Montreal. Not just any demonstration though. This was the unions out to give a clear message to the neophyte premier. Don’t try to impose a ceiling on our pensions…or else.
We have said this many times before: What gives unionized employees the right to a lifetime pension, plus their provincial and federal pensions? Why are they entitled and we are not? And where exactly is this money supposed to come from?
We hope that Couillard will not blink and stand his ground. This province is dead broke – behind the eight-ball $3.1 billion. It needs a massive boost to get it going again and the crybaby unions are demonstrating? Get a life. No one owes them anything. The party’s over dudes.
In the papers today, many people were bemoaning the fact that Couillard’s new cabinet was only 33% female. “But he said it would be 40% female”, they whined. Is it us or are people just plain dumb?
This is one of the most important cabinets of our lifetime. What is more important: putting the best, most intelligent and qualified people in key positions or putting a woman into a position that she won’t be able to handle? The answer is obvious. Next.
Then there was some brainwave out there who started an online petition that our new health minister, Gaetan Barrette should lose weight. It doesn’t look good that the health minister is fat. Here’s a newsflash: It doesn’t look good when anyone is overweight, especially for the person who is carrying that weight. Does anyone think calling people fat might be hurtful? Does it occur to anyone that perhaps, just perhaps, the health minister, who is a doctor, might actually do a good job and help the health-care system?
What doesn’t look good is when people think they are doing others a favor, publicly no less, pointing out how fat someone is. As the health minister himself said, it is akin to bullying. And bullies are usually people with low self-esteem who must put others down to make themselves feel better.
In case you were wondering what Obama is up to, read on. Truthfully, for this one we are at a loss for words. He was in Japan today and met ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. Asimo is a robot. He looks like a robot, acts like a robot and is not a human being. Got that? So what does Obama do? He bows to the robot. Yes Blanche, you read that correctly, Obama bowed to a robot because he was in Japan and that’s what the Japanese do. The the leader of America is pathetic. Good luck to all the winners down there who voted for him.
Everyone with half a brain knows that the ‘peace talks’ in Israel are useless. Netanyahu obviously has to play the game with Obama or he’ll wind up getting the colder part of the cold shoulder. Yesterday however, was a game changer.
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announced they’ve agreed to reconcile. In case you didn’t know, the Hamas manifesto calls for the total destruction and annihilation of Israel and all the Jews that live there.
Make no mistake. Hamas and Fatah despise each other and would kill each others mother without blinking an eye. There is obviously more to this than meets the eye. Given this, let’s see what John Kerry can come up with next week. We’d like to see the United States negotiate with a country that wants to see them wiped off the face of the earth. Uh, one minute. Obama’s the president, right? Ya never know Blanche.