Monthly Archives: June 2016

Special Edition – Brexit Prevailed

Seems we are in the minority. It was the young people who wanted to stay and the ‘older’ folks who voted to go. As an ‘older folk’, we thought that fear of the unknown would win out in the end. We were wrong.

The vote was close but close only counts in horseshoes.
51.9% leave, 49.1% remain. Other notable numbers:

Scotland: 62% remain – 38% leave.
Wales: 48.3% remain, 51.7% leave.
Northern Ireland: 55.7% remain, 44.3% leave.

Gibraltor, the British overseas territory of 30,000 voted overwhelmingly for remain, with 95.9% opting to stay in the union. Gibraltar has been a British territory since 1713 but Spain continues to claim sovereignty over the enclave. Today they called for joint sovereignty.

Scotland has already made overtures to call another referendum.

Donald Trump is ecstatic at the result. Here’s a short excerpt of the speech he gave while in Scotland:

Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again.

Blanche stands corrected in terms of Trump’s chance to get into the White House in November. After watching this vote, he has a chance – a good one. People are fed up with being told what to do by those who ‘know better’.  More importantly they are done being forced to take in immigrants not properly vetted. Seems they don’t care if there’s a buffoon in at the helm, as long as that person is not part of the establishment.

To say that Europe and by extension the EU and the western world is now sailing in totally uncharted waters is the understatement of the century. It will take at least a couple of years for Britain to extricate themselves from the EU. Lawyers are going to be making a lot of money.

David Cameron resigned. He gambled by calling the referendum that the Brits would never leave the EU and lost the vote, his job and will always be the PM under whose watch the EU was split.

There are now other EU countries who have taken note of the vote. Poland, Hungary, France and Italy for starters.

The sun rose this morning and will set tonight. The anxiety will abate and things will find some kind of normalcy for a while. But make no mistake. The uncertainty will hover over Europe for a very long time. And as we live in a very small world, no country will go totally unscathed by this uncertainty.

We’ll talk…

Trump’s New Motto: When Killing Them With Kindness Doesn’t Work, Try a Baseball Bat. Results May Vary.

The world will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if Great Britain will stay in the European Union or leave. The odds are that they will stay. When push comes to shove, fear of the unknown is much greater than dealing with the issues at hand. If the Brits vote to stay put, it will definitely put a damper on Scotland, Ireland and Quebec’s desire to be the king of their castles. If it goes the other way – hold onto your hat cause the ride is going to be wild.

If the city could do more to make the lives of those who actually have to get somewhere more miserable, it’s news to us. No matter where you turn, no matter which small side street you think is not part of the orange cone festival, you get caught.

Today we went to fetch our laundry from the cleaners. Sorry maam, it’s not ready. The city turned off our water – with no warning – for almost two days to ‘fix’ something. It was supposed to have gone on today at 1:00 pm but it didn’t go back on until 4:00 pm. Go do something.

Now we hear that the main north south thoroughfare (the Decarie Expressway) in Montreal will be closed for a few weekends in July. Seems the geniuses are demolishing an overpass and they don’t want concrete to fall on the cars. Can we talk?

Why can’t they work 24 hours a day, seven days a week and get this job done in a few days? Why must they drag this out and basically kill any business going downtown.

Wait, just wait until this is almost finished and, like the ‘super’ hospital they find out – zut alors – they forgot to do something key, like build a ramp somewhere. Right now there is no wifi in the super hospitals. They are changing servers to fix the issue but you can bet your bippy they have to break a contract to do it and pay through the nose to get the problem fixed.

We are told the orange cone festival is due to years of structural neglect. Here’s a headline: We’re going to suffer for a lot longer as our mayor is still on his spending spree and this obviously includes the orange cone festival.

CNN has hired Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s ex-campaign manager as a political commentator. Ya think he’ll have what to say about the Donald?

Don’t look for Trump today or tomorrow.
He’s in Scotland opening his second golf course. Seems that people in the area are still suing him over the first golf course he opened. Some people are so aggravated with him that they are flying Mexican flags. Someone should tell them that Trump doesn’t give a rats if they fly themselves on a flagpole. He does what he wants, how he wants and when he wants.

Oh yes, one more thing. They don’t have a vote in the election.

Bernie Sanders finally saw the light. “It doesn’t look like I will be the nominee.” Ya think? So what’s he going to do now? Support Hillary? He can’t seem to get the words out quite yet. It’s either campaign for her or go back to Verrrrrmont and watch the grass grow and the cows moo on the Ben and Jerry farm.

The geffufelment is over regarding the renaming of the Vimy Park to the Jacques Parizeau Park. If anyone thought that the bigoted city council of Outremont was going to vote any other way we have swampland in Florida to sell you.

That council hates ethnics and money. Sound familiar? That’s what Parizeau said when he lost the referendum. All da fault of doze etnics and da rich people. Or to say it another way, if you are not a pure unadulterated catholic french canadian, you don’t count.

There is already a building named after him and there will most likely be a large street named after him shortly as well. As for the idiotic gazebo honoring Mordechai Richler, here’s the scoop Mabel: Richler is a juif and anglo. He got under their skin and they don’t want to honor him with anything. Under duress and pressure, they agreed to the gazebo but you can see for yourself how much they wanted to build it.

Ever hear the saying where there’s smoke there’s fire?
Rumors are flying that PK Suban is going to be traded from Montreal to Edmonton or some other place with money. He has a $72 million contract that has a no trade clause starting July 1. We still have a week to go and let’s bet he’s gone before that. The only thing that will remain in Montreal is his name in the Children’s Hospital.

It’s pretty obvious that his big mouth and very loud lifestyle is getting under the skin of the dry, boring and completely ineffective Montreal Canadiens management.

If Trump is Going to be a Smart-Alack He Has to be Smart Otherwise He’s Just an Aleck.

Can we talk about the weather? It’s a Canadian thing to do eh, but we just can’t resist. When was the last time you heard the weather in the morning and punkt, you went out and two hours later it was opposite? Let’s talk about Friday night. No rain the forecast, 1000 people sitting outside having Shabbos in the park and whadda ya know, it starts to rain.

So these weather geniuses are now predicting the entire summer. It’s going to be hot. Really? Go on. Here’s what they say: Probably not record breaking heat, but there’s a good chance we’ll see above average temperatures.

Here’s a headline: You don’t have to be a weather dude to predict this. You just have to know that June and July are summer when it’s hot and January and February are winter when it will be cold. Doink.

Last week a hacker breached the Democratic National Committee’s servers. Today, said hacker known as Guccifer, let loose on Hillary and it ain’t pretty.

Everyone knows the cost of her speaking engagements is $225,000. What you didn’t know was that she required a “chartered roundtrip private jet” that needed to be a Gulfstream 450 or a larger aircraft. It’s a big private jet, costing about $40 million. Clinton’s contract also stipulated that speech hosts had to pay for separate first class or business airfare for three of her aides.

As for lodging, Clinton required “a presidential suite” and up to “three (3) adjoining or contiguous rooms for her travel aides” and up to two extra rooms for advance staff. The host was also responsible for the Clinton travel party’s ground transportation, meals, and “phone charges/cell phones.”

Additionally, the host also had to pay “a flat fee of $1000” for a stenographer to create “an immediate transcript of Secretary Clinton’s remarks.” The contract adds, however, “We will be unable to share a copy of the transcript following the event.” Bada boom bada boom.

This ladies and gentlemen is the opening salvo of what will most likely be the dirtiest, down-in-the-mud presidential campaign known to man. And it’s only getting warmed up.

This Thursday is the Brexit vote: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

People are not only nervous, they are confused. Especially those living in Great Britain. Here are three reasons for being both nervous and confused.

Economy: The economic impact of EU integration is one of the “leave” campaign’s big talking points, but it’s actually the “remain” camp’s strongest argument. The weight of opinion from economists and analysts is that leaving the EU would harm the British economy. They disagree on the degree of the potential damage from a Brexit, but the direction is clear. Confusing.

Immigration: Immigration has vied with the economy as the most important issue to referendum voters. Those who feel most strongly about migration lean toward “leave.” The official pro-Brexit campaign dubs the EU’s immigration rules “immoral, expensive, and out of control. The feeling among locals who compete with new arrivals that they are taking jobs, pushing down wages, and consuming public services at the expense of established communities. If the immigrants come from other EU countries, there’s little the UK can do about it. Not so confusing.

Identity: Remainers generally believe in community, and tend to define it as broadly as Europe, or even more globally than that. They fear Britain outside of the EU will become a closed fortress.

Leavers fear that Britain inside the EU lacks sovereignty and control of its own destiny. They value their autonomy—for example, the ability to earn a living from a job they choose, in a country where they feel safe, surrounded by those whose ways of life they most identify with.

Right now it’s a virtual tie.

Another group of separatists is watching this vote closely. The Quebec separatist party. If Great Britain votes to leave they will feel empowered. The big difference here is that the PQ is loathe to talk about leaving as here in Quebec no one really wants to leave. Whenever they bring it up their poll numbers take a nosedive. We have already suggested to have this referendum once and for all with the following question: Should Quebec remain a part of Canada or leave Canada? Same text in English and French. That would be a fair, open and honest question and the answer would put this quest to rest forever.

Blanche thinks that Trump will quit and not be the nominee. The fun’s over for him, he got what he wanted – the nomination – and the rest is just a pain you-know-where. Wouldn’t you know it, someone else thinks the same thing and gave a few scenarios on how he will quit. So here we go:

1. He’ll quit before the convention saying that the private sector is really where he’s most comfortable.

2. He’ll quit at the convention. Everything Donald Trump does is about A) creating an appearance of having won and B) getting as much positive attention as humanly possible. To succeed in this scenario, Trump needs something huge to take everybody’s mind off the fact that he’s backing out of the presidency. Trump needs to announce Trump TV which he will do at the convention.

3. He’ll quit after the convention when the real mud-slinging starts. He’ll blame it on Melania or his son Barron.

We’ll talk…

Bernie to Hillary: I May Look Calm But In My Head I Can’t Stand You.

Obama endorsed Hilary today. An hour after that the FBI said her email fiasco is now a criminal investigation.

Blanche, go git the barf bag. Obama is doing his utmost to stall the investigation until after the election. He’s doing so  because he’s about to go out and campaign for her.

If Zaidy Bernie were under investigation you can bet your bippy Obama would do nothing to stop it. Obama is endorsing her and covering up for her at the same time. Double standard anyone? There is no doubt that Trump is revving up and will attack her like a shark in the debates.

Can we talk about the woman who is in the most notorious of all prisons in Iran? While her study of the oppression of women in that country is commendable, did she ever stop to think that they have no scruples and will do anything with a capital A to hide what they are doing?

Did she think if she kept pushing, talking, taking pictures and getting under their skin that they would thank her? No. They will arrest her, take away her passport, put her into prison and throw away the key. Which is exactly what they did. Now her family is crying fowl. Good morning America.

Montreal’s mayor Coderre certainly duped Pierre and Jean Guy into voting for him. Everyone thought that while he had a big mouth, he didn’t have the ego to go with it. Zut Alors he has a way bigger ego than mouth.

Everyday another idiotic ‘art’ project emerges to celebrate Montreal’s non-375th birthday. His latest edict: He is hoping to persuade 50,000 more people to live downtown by 2030.

Here’s something he should think about and hang his head in shame: Montreal’s handicapped transportation system is one of the most inaccessible. City and transit authorities commonly explain this by saying that Montreal’s system is old. However, systems much older than ours are still much more accessible, like those in New York, London, Barcelona and Lisbon. Seven métro stations out of 68 are accessible, only four of which are on the island of Montreal. At this rate, this integral aspect of the universal accessibility of which the mayor speaks will be completed in 2085.

We want to know who gave him the authority to dip into other people’s money and spend it like it belongs to him? It doesn’t belong to him. We would say his advisors are not advising him properly but we’re pretty sure he’s the chief advisor and doesn’t give a rats what anyone says as long as his name is in lights and in the papers. What a dufus he turned out to be.

What is going on in Quebec’s transport ministry is indicative of what goes on here in Montreal and most likely in most departments in Quebec where missives control your money and don’t want anyone to out them and therefore ruin a good thing.

A woman was hired to investigate the goings on in the transport ministry. She did her due diligence, put everything on a usb and stupidly didn’t make a copy for herself. When the higher-ups got wind of all the emails she had – ergo the goods on them – they demanded she hand over said usb, which she did. What did they do with it? Why they erased all the information. Doink.

Now Couillard says he won’t tolerate such behavior. Oh really. We are certain that if anyone investigated Barrett of the health ministry, it would make what happened in transport look like baby games.

Let’s bet after the Turcot exchange gets built some yoyo is going to slap his forehead and say, “Bais – who put da exit wit da entrance?” Welcome to the banana republic called Quebec.

Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.

He received 13,406,108 votes to date in the elections. As a result Trump has more votes than any candidate in Republican history. Trump shattered the previous record by 1.4 million votes — and that was with 17 candidates in the race

Now get this: Trump spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and Sanders proved to be the socialists freely spending other people’s money. Nothing more to say.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Bernie to Hillary: I May Look Calm But In My Head I Can’t Stand You.

Obama endorsed Hilary today. An hour after that the FBI said her email fiasco is now a criminal investigation.

Blanche, go git the barf bag. Obama is doing his utmost to stall the investigation until after the election. He’s doing so  because he’s about to go out and campaign for her.

If Zaidy Bernie were under investigation you can bet your bippy Obama would do nothing to stop it. Obama is endorsing her and covering up for her at the same time. Double standard anyone? There is no doubt that Trump is revving up and will attack her like a shark in the debates.

Can we talk about the woman who is in the most notorious of all prisons in Iran? While her study of the oppression of women in that country is commendable, did she ever stop to think that they have no scruples and will do anything with a capital A to hide what they are doing?

Did she think if she kept pushing, talking, taking pictures and getting under their skin that they would thank her? No. They will arrest her, take away her passport, put her into prison and throw away the key. Which is exactly what they did. Now her family is crying fowl. Good morning America.

Montreal’s mayor Coderre certainly duped Pierre and Jean Guy into voting for him. Everyone thought that while he had a big mouth, he didn’t have the ego to go with it. Zut Alors he has a way bigger ego than mouth.

Everyday another idiotic ‘art’ project emerges to celebrate Montreal’s non-375th birthday. His latest edict: He is hoping to persuade 50,000 more people to live downtown by 2030.

Here’s something he should think about and hang his head in shame: Montreal’s handicapped transportation system is one of the most inaccessible. City and transit authorities commonly explain this by saying that Montreal’s system is old. However, systems much older than ours are still much more accessible, like those in New York, London, Barcelona and Lisbon. Seven métro stations out of 68 are accessible, only four of which are on the island of Montreal. At this rate, this integral aspect of the universal accessibility of which the mayor speaks will be completed in 2085.

We want to know who gave him the authority to dip into other people’s money and spend it like it belongs to him? It doesn’t belong to him. We would say his advisors are not advising him properly but we’re pretty sure he’s the chief advisor and doesn’t give a rats what anyone says as long as his name is in lights and in the papers. What a dufus he turned out to be.

What is going on in Quebec’s transport ministry is indicative of what goes on here in Montreal and most likely in most departments in Quebec where missives control your money and don’t want anyone to out them and therefore ruin a good thing.

A woman was hired to investigate the goings on in the transport ministry. She did her due diligence, put everything on a usb and stupidly didn’t make a copy for herself. When the higher-ups got wind of all the emails she had – ergo the goods on them – they demanded she hand over said usb, which she did. What did they do with it? Why they erased all the information. Doink.

Now Couillard says he won’t tolerate such behavior. Oh really. We are certain that if anyone investigated Barrett of the health ministry, it would make what happened in transport look like baby games.

Let’s bet after the Turcot exchange gets built some yoyo is going to slap his forehead and say, “Bais – who put da exit wit da entrance?” Welcome to the banana republic called Quebec.

Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.

He received 13,406,108 votes to date in the elections. As a result Trump has more votes than any candidate in Republican history. Trump shattered the previous record by 1.4 million votes — and that was with 17 candidates in the race

Now get this: Trump spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and Sanders proved to be the socialists freely spending other people’s money. Nothing more to say.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Bernie to Hillary: I May Look Calm But In My Head I Can’t Stand You.

Obama endorsed Hilary today. An hour after that the FBI said her email fiasco is now a criminal investigation.

Blanche, go git the barf bag. Obama is doing his utmost to stall the investigation until after the election. He’s doing so  because he’s about to go out and campaign for her.

If Zaidy Bernie were under investigation you can bet your bippy Obama would do nothing to stop it. Obama is endorsing her and covering up for her at the same time. Double standard anyone? There is no doubt that Trump is revving up and will attack her like a shark in the debates.

Can we talk about the woman who is in the most notorious of all prisons in Iran? While her study of the oppression of women in that country is commendable, did she ever stop to think that they have no scruples and will do anything with a capital A to hide what they are doing?

Did she think if she kept pushing, talking, taking pictures and getting under their skin that they would thank her? No. They will arrest her, take away her passport, put her into prison and throw away the key. Which is exactly what they did. Now her family is crying fowl. Good morning America.

Montreal’s mayor Coderre certainly duped Pierre and Jean Guy into voting for him. Everyone thought that while he had a big mouth, he didn’t have the ego to go with it. Zut Alors he has a way bigger ego than mouth.

Everyday another idiotic ‘art’ project emerges to celebrate Montreal’s non-375th birthday. His latest edict: He is hoping to persuade 50,000 more people to live downtown by 2030.

Here’s something he should think about and hang his head in shame: Montreal’s handicapped transportation system is one of the most inaccessible. City and transit authorities commonly explain this by saying that Montreal’s system is old. However, systems much older than ours are still much more accessible, like those in New York, London, Barcelona and Lisbon. Seven métro stations out of 68 are accessible, only four of which are on the island of Montreal. At this rate, this integral aspect of the universal accessibility of which the mayor speaks will be completed in 2085.

We want to know who gave him the authority to dip into other people’s money and spend it like it belongs to him? It doesn’t belong to him. We would say his advisors are not advising him properly but we’re pretty sure he’s the chief advisor and doesn’t give a rats what anyone says as long as his name is in lights and in the papers. What a dufus he turned out to be.

What is going on in Quebec’s transport ministry is indicative of what goes on here in Montreal and most likely in most departments in Quebec where missives control your money and don’t want anyone to out them and therefore ruin a good thing.

A woman was hired to investigate the goings on in the transport ministry. She did her due diligence, put everything on a usb and stupidly didn’t make a copy for herself. When the higher-ups got wind of all the emails she had – ergo the goods on them – they demanded she hand over said usb, which she did. What did they do with it? Why they erased all the information. Doink.

Now Couillard says he won’t tolerate such behavior. Oh really. We are certain that if anyone investigated Barrett of the health ministry, it would make what happened in transport look like baby games.

Let’s bet after the Turcot exchange gets built some yoyo is going to slap his forehead and say, “Bais – who put da exit wit da entrance?” Welcome to the banana republic called Quebec.

Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.

He received 13,406,108 votes to date in the elections. As a result Trump has more votes than any candidate in Republican history. Trump shattered the previous record by 1.4 million votes — and that was with 17 candidates in the race

Now get this: Trump spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and Sanders proved to be the socialists freely spending other people’s money. Nothing more to say.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Trump’s As Yet Greatest Accomplishment: Keeping His Mouth Shut

Blanche, did you know that until 2015, Bernie ran as an independent, not attached to any party? When he decided to run for president, he knew that running as an independent would never work so he held his nose and joined the democratic party.

Today, according the numbers, Hillary seems to have clinched the nomination. So what’s the headline? Sanders supporters are seething. Seriously?

It seems that well before Bernie became a democrat, Hillary was courting the super-delegates who will make sure she gets in the nomination. And in case you don’t know who those super-delegates are we will enlighten you. They are the inside establishment of the party who will never, ever vote for Bernie. He knows it and now doesn’t know what to do with all his adoring fans.

Of late, Bernie is complaining about the way things are done in his party. Here’s a headline for him: We live in a democracy and if he isn’t happy with the way things in his party are run, he’s free to change them – democratically. Not by egging on his missives so that by the time the convention rolls around in July they will be whipped up into a frenzy and basically burn down Philadelphia.

You want scoop Blanche? Here ya go: You may have heard that Trump is going head to head with the federal court judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit. What’s the name of the judge? Gonzalo Curiel, of Mexican heritage. He was born in the US but his parents were born on Mexico. So far so good.

Curiel belongs to a law firm that is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. Now it’s going to get interesting.

What is La Raza? It means the race in Mexican. Curiel’s law firm does not only associate with La Raza. It also has ties to another group called Reality Changers which provides scholarships to low-income youth, some of which are illegal immigrants. It seems that Judge Curiel was on a selection committee that gave a scholarship to an illegal alien.

Get the drift here? The media is not reporting that La Raza and it’s affiliates are very soft when it comes to their Mexican brethren. And that is exactly what Trump is fighting about. You know, the wall he’s putting up that Mexico is paying for?

This story is not going away anytime soon.

Let’s talk about the Catholic Church. Did you know that the Roman Catholic Church is almost certainly the wealthiest organization in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the Catholic Church has an operating budget of $170 billion.

Now, our brainwave mayor is fixing the church in Montreal that can be seen from space to the tune of $80 million. It is called, get this – The Great Development Project. Why? It’s the old birthday trick again. Drip by drip he’s announcing what he’s ‘fixing’ to make his party simply wonderful.

So who’s paying for the fix-up? The federal government: $22 million, Quebec: $30.8 million and Montreal: $10 million, St. Joseph’s Oratory: $26.4 million.

Can we talk? Does Blanche look like she wants to drop a cent into that church? Did anyone ask if Blanche’s place of worship which happens to be a synagogue needs some fixing up for the 375th birthday party? No? Well, we want to be a part of the festivities and need some serious money to fix the place up. We will quote the mayor: “It’s our heritage for goodness sake.”

Here’s Coderre’s worst nightmare: What will he do when the till he’s dipping into – other people’s money, runs out of money? Jump off the Jacques Cartier bridge? If he does he should do it before he spends $40 to light it up.

He’s turning out to make Jean Drapeau look like a cheapskate. Remember how long we paid for the Big O? What Coderre is doing now is going to haunt us long after he’s pushing up grass.

The taxi industry threatened the government and had to lose face today when the minister announced he was giving Uber 90 days to come up with a new proposal which would allow it to continue operating. In other words, the government wants Uber and the taxi industry to live happily ever after.

It’s not going to work but at least we have a 3 month rest period between rounds.

You want to know the definition of the kiss of death? A postal strike. If they go on strike July 2 they may as well start buying burial plots as people will very quickly find other means of sending their mail and when they come back to work – poof! nothing to deliver.

So why are they going to strike: For better wages, working conditions, and job security. Awwww. Blanche – we are going on strike too. We want more money, better working conditions and we want to keep our jobs forever.

Unions are going to faze themselves out by striking for things that very few, if any people have any longer. They will certainly not incur the public’s pity.

Remember this until June 23 – Brexit. That’s the term used for the vote on whether Britain stays in the EU or leaves. Right now it’s about tied – 45% stay, 43% leave. We will remind you of the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? Honest and straightforward. Stay tuned.

Bernie to His Adoring Fans: Don’t Trust Anything You See. Even Salt Looks Like Sugar.

In our last Blanche report we asked why the mayor of Montreal is mixing into everyone’s business. Doesn’t he have what to do with his life? Well, we now know what he’s busy with – birthday parties. In 2017 Montreal will be celebrating its 375th birthday. Big whoop. Blanche, that’s what you say. But the person who is able to spend OPM – other people’s money is singing a different tune.

Coderre is searching with candles where to spend our money and punkt – someone came up with this beauty: $3.5 million to put up 27 granite ‘tree stumps’ in a few different places in the city. Got that? Never mind that they are closing hospital beds due to lack of funds. Who cares about sick people? They won’t be at the birthday party anyway.

Coderre is an impulsive person who has his hands on millions and millions of dollars and doesn’t know where to spend it first. It is obvious that the only one he is accountable to is himself. What a great gig.

Montreal cabbies are missing a few screws. Their latest threat is that if, by next Friday June 10, the bill forcing Uber drivers  to obtain permits is not passed, the cabbies are going to have a major temper tantrum, threatening to upset the festivals this summer. Can we talk?

One wonders at the level of stupidity of the taxi drivers. Let’s face it, rocket scientists they are not. If they tick the public off enough, Uber will become, pardon the pun, uber popular and the taxi drivers, many of whom don’t know a one-way street from a two-way street, will be left in the dust.

Obama tried to talk about Trump without a teleprompter.
It wasn’t pretty. We’ll call a spade a spade. He stuttered. Big time. Blanche, you’re dizguzting. If, if, if, if, if, if, we fall ffffffffffffoooooooooorrrrrrr Tttttttrrrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuummmmmpppppp…

His brain turned to mush and he had not the faintest hint of a clue what to say. And, this ladies and gentlemen, is the president of the United States of America. Maybe someone should give him a suggestion before he starts his speaking tours: speech therapy.

Wouldn’t you like to spend a weekend at Bernie’s? Remember that insane movie where they put dead Bernie in the back seat and went on a road trip? Well folks, it’s coming to a theater near you yet again. This time Bernie’s not dead though, he’s alive and kicking Hilary as hard as he can.

Much to the chagrin of the Democrats and of course the Clinton’s, Bernie is raining on their parade. What we are witnessing  is nothing short of a tsunami of revolt. If it were not for the super delegates who vote at the convention, Bernie would most likely win.

What will cause the revolt is that those super delegates are the old guard establishment, exactly what Bernie is fighting about. That convention will definitely be weekend at Bernie’s, especially if he wins California and all the remaining states. That will mean he has the popular vote and Hillary will get in using the old-crony trick.

Here’s something to ponder: Jacques Parizeau is dead for one year and the Montreal headquarters of the Caisse de Depot is named after him. Mordechai Richler died in July 2001 and the gazebo is still not built and becoming the mother-of-all jokes. Dizguzting.

Good Shabbos,
We’ll talk…