We have said this on more than one occasion – Montreal’s city engineers are ignoramuses. We’ve recounted some crazy stories, but this one takes the cake or the terlit. Get this: Beginning Oct. 18, Montreal will be spewing raw sewage directly into the river for a week due to work on the Bonaventure expressway. So eight billion litres of untreated water will wind up in the river. Shall we say this in English? When you flush your terlit it’s going right into the river.
The city’s director of waste water treatment Richard Fontaine – another genius – says he has consulted with the provincial environment ministry. And? This is normal?
“In terms of scope, in terms of time, in terms of work, this is the period when the work is less likely to have negative effects on the river. When we look at the fish population, it’s not a period when they have reproduction cycles.
The fish population? How about the human population? How about bacteria flying everywhere? How about the smell that will most likely be gross. Oh yes, one more thing. That brainwave is urging aqua sport enthusiasts to stay off the river during the operation. Vive la Quebec libre. Could you imagine these airheads running a country?
Obama totally and completely made the United States into a lemming. He met recently with Putin and was no match for him, to say the least. Putin showed up at the United Nations on Monday for the first time in a decade, proposing a coup against U.S. global leadership. Nice eh?
It gets better or worse: Putin wasn’t the only leader of a country challenging the United States to effectively upstage Obama at the annual global meeting, which a U.S. president traditionally uses to command the spotlight.
Speeches by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Obama defending not only his personal foreign policy legacy. Obama offered justification of his policies – particularly emphasizing diplomacy over the use of force – in his own U.N. address, but he seemed on the defensive amid claims by critics that his policies have emboldened U.S. adversaries. Really? We have read that the US will never recover from Obama’s eight year apology presidency.
Here’s an adage that is most often proven right: It’s not good to peak too early in the polls.
About three weeks ago, it looked like either an NDP or Liberal minority government. The ruling Conservative party under Harper came in at a dismal third. Not one to lie down and give up (we would say die but that’s a tad harsh, n’est pas?) Harper decided that his campaign needed some help, to put it mildly, so he sought out a dude by the name of Lynton Crosby from Australia. He’s the person who turned around David Cameron’s fortunes in England when everyone thought he was a dead duck. Harper’s decision seems to have been fruitful as the latest polls are showing him leading both other parties.
Aside from Crosby, it seems that the NDP party is slipping and it is not the Liberals under Trudeau who are picking up the numbers, but Harper. Given all of this, if the last few weeks of polling are any guide, the numbers could revert to a three-way race in a matter of days. Ladies and gentlemen, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings and that’s on October 19.
Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have earned more than $230 million. Never mind, she’s still one of the ‘little people’. Keep reading.
But wait: in federal filings the Clintons claim they are worth somewhere between $11 million and $53 million. After layering years of disclosures on top of annual tax returns, Forbes estimates their combined net worth at $45 million. Where did all of the money go? No one seems to know, and the Clintons aren’t offering any answers. Now that’s a surprise.
Someone from Forbes magazine did some serious sleuthing and it’s well worth reading even if you’re not a math person: From 2001 to 2014 the Clintons spent $95 million on taxes. Hillary’s 2008 presidential run cost her $13 million. (Seriously?) Their two homes cost a combined $5 million, and the Clintons have given away $22 million to charity. Add it up and you get $135 million. If the Clintons made $230 million, spent $135 million and have just $45 million left over, what happened to the other $50 million?
Here’s a headline – no one will ever know. Those two are more slippery than a noodle covered in olive oil. We will be very surprised is she is even nominated to run for president. Too many ‘issues’ with that sneaky couple.
If you happen to be a runner, like someone who puts on running shoes and goes for, oh say a 30 kilometer run just for the fun of it, there’s someone of your ilk who mapped out the best cities to run in. Can we talk? Don’t you wonder what happens to someones insides when they are running and shaking things up for long periods of time? Don’t they have to go the loo? Or do all bodily functions simply cease and desist for the time they are running?
Among the best cities to run is Boise Idaho, London, Miami (a tad on the hot side, wouldn’t you say?), Tokyo and Paris. Here’s our suggestion. One can go and visit those places without smashing down on the pavement for hours at a time. It’s called a vacation.
Remember last week Ben Carson, the neuro-surgeon running for President said that he would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. “I absolutely would not agree with that.” Aside from donations of over a million dollars from people who agreed with him, 72 percent of North Carolina voters believe a Muslim should not be allowed to be President of the United States.
Seems the folks in North Carolina are very finicky with who comes to their state. They were marginally more open minded on the issue of whether or not Islam itself should be outlawed—40 percent said it should, 40 percent said it shouldn’t. The other 20 percent came up with this line to make their point: “I’m sorry, are you calling about the Craigslist ad? Someone came and got the lawnmower yesterday.”