Monthly Archives: January 2017

Take A Deep Breath

Blanche, how many times did you start this report? Three? Four? The first sentence remains: What is a thinking, logical and sane person to do?

Our first question: where is Jared Kushner, seemingly the only one who has any influence on Trump? Here’s one place: We received an article saying that on Saturday – Shabbos – Jared is not around. Guess when this immigration fiasco started? Saturday.

We then received an in-depth article about the mental state of Trump, written by psychiatrists. It’s not pretty, even if it’s only half true, reporting that Trump has malignant narcissism. Heavy. If this is indeed factual and not written by ticked off democrats, he won’t last very long.

And then we went back to why someone like Trump was elected in the first place. For the past eight years, the Democrats were holier-than-thou looking at the ‘little people’ with disdain and a we-know-what’s-good-for-you attitude while dipping into the coffers aka other people’s money.

Obama was an arrogant president who disliked to be around other humans, unless they were playing golf. Middle America had enough of these sickeningly fake people, ergo the rise of Trump.

Instead of railing against Trump, the left should hang their heads in shame, beg for forgiveness and find someone to lead their party, which is in shambles. Right now it appears that the Trump Titanic (a la Tommy), is a rudderless ship. Not quite sinking but certainly heaving.

So what are ‘normal’ people do? Frankly Blanche, there’s nothing we can do except sit by, watch what appears to be a train wreck picking up speed and pray that someone is able to control the president.

The Quebec city mosque murders are grotesque and beyond sad, having left 17 orphans. Here’s a headline: All houses of worship are vulnerable to such people. They live under the radar, are usually loners, troll the dark internet and one day just snap. The issue is they have guns. Blanche, do you have a gun? Does anyone you know have one? Most likely not. Why can’t they snap and kill themselves? His life is over anyway.

Did anyone notice how sickeningly sweet Trudeau has become? Over the weekend, he opened the doors – with open arms no less, to Palestinian asylum-seekers. Get this Trudeau – they need to be vetted. Some of them do want to kill us, because no matter what anyone says, we are the infidels. Even nice muslims have to admit that.

At last night’s march he said that he supports the muslims, stands behind them and loves them. Loves them? He loves them? Sure, he loves them until they step into his four cubits. Let’s see how much he loves them then. He is the poster-boy for the left and good luck to them.

Let’s now get to the Parti Quebecois’s Jean Francois Lisee, one of the authors of the charter of values. Remember that? Was his party not the one who wanted to ban hijabs a short while ago? Was it not his party that riled up the population so that women in hijabs were getting attacked on buses? Indeed they were. Now he’s marching with everyone singing Kumbaya and holding hands? There is no barf-bag big enough for these two-faced liars. Ich and feh.

Oh no. Anthony Weiner’s back.Federal prosecutors are deciding whether or not to press child-pornography charges against him over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl. Seriously? He’s really a sicko.

If you recall, Weiner was one of the causes, or so says Hillary, of her loss. Less than two weeks before election day, FBI Director James Comey disclosed that FBI agents had discovered a laptop with emails that might be related to the probe of a private email server used by Clinton while she was secretary of state. The emails turned out to have been on a laptop used by Weiner and his now-estranged wife, Huma Abedin who was a top aide to Mrs. Clinton.

Comey ultimately announced, two days before the election, that the search of the laptop had turned up nothing but the damage was done. Now Weiner’s in trouble again. Would someone please take away all his devices. One minute. What size are his hands? Blanche, you are dizguzting.

Former mind-numbingly boring foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion got quite the plumb position as Canada’s ambassador to the European Union and Germany. He’ be living somewhere in Europe, no doubt in a gorgeous apartment or house. Our guess it will be in Brussels where the EU has its office.

Just to keep you in the loop, Hillary Clinton’s thoughts are with people being excluded by Trump’s ban.

One of the looser cannons in Trump’s inner circle is Steve Bannon. When we googled his name here are two of the three headlines that immediately popped up: From the Guardian: Steve Bannon is calling the shots in the White House and that’s terrifying. From GQ.com: In case it wasn’t clear, Steve Bannon is our president. Both are scary.

So who is this guy? For starters, he’s the executive chairman of Breitbart news, called the website for alt-right. He cheered the tea party, waiting in the wings to shake up the Republican party. Both the left and right don’t like him.

In an interview with the NY Times, Bannon said that the media is “the opposition party” and should “keep its mouth shut.” Sean Spicer, the front man and press secretary for Trump and the person who speaks to the media on a daily basis, had to walk back Bannon’s comments. ““The press plays a very healthy role in democracy, no question about it.”

One of these two dudes is not going to last long in the new administration. We bet Spicer is the first to bolt.

In an totally unprecedented and unacceptable manner, Obama chimed in on Trump’s immigration brouhaha. He “fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.” Really? Could have fooled us.

Here’s a headline: You are not the president and nobody cares what you think. Time to play another round of golf.

We’ll talk…

It’s The Old Loo Trick

Michael Applebaum, Montreal’s first Jewish and now ex-mayor, has been found guilty of eight of fourteen charges levelled against him. The judge was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that Applebaum had committed most of the crimes of which he was accused. Gulp.

We are guessing that this will be appealed. We are also guessing that at one point Applebaum will indeed find himself behind bars.

Don’t you wonder if he didn’t come forward to be the interim mayor that maybe none of this would have happened? One also has to wonder if in fact he did some of the things which he is accused of, didn’t he think that someone would find out? Blanche actually went to city hall as we wanted to be witness to Montreal’s first Jewish mayor be sworn in. We did not go to the courthouse today to see Montreal’s first Jewish ex-mayor receive a guilty verdict.

Blanche, you may think that Trump is the least popular president, even though he’s been on the job for five days. In fact, Mexico’s president, President Enrique Peña Nieto is more unpopular. He certainly did not help his case by cancelling his meeting with Trump. Right now, even though Trump is not very popular, he’s on a roll and will literally roll right over Nieto if he’s not careful.

Theresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain on the other hand, gets it. She probably thinks Trump is nuts, but she knows which side her bread is buttered on.

When people sit face to face at a table, much more gets accomplished than tweeting insults and stupidity back and forth. Just saying.

Last night there was a march called Muslims Lives Matter. Why? Because President Trump signed an executive order that imposes a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and all Muslim-majority nations.

Can we talk? He’s right despite what bleeding heart liberals say. Europe is infested with angry muslim men, some born there others imported from places like Syria.

If you are not a muslim, then you are an infidel and must die by the sword, or a bomb in an airport, or a truck running over crowds of people, or by machine gunning people at a concert or eating at an outside bistro.

Of course not all muslims are terrorists. But all terrorists are muslims and if the United States doesn’t want to wind up like Europe, Trump is doing the right thing.

Black Lives Matter. Muslim Lives Matter. White Lives Matter. Dogs Lives Matter. Morris the Account’s life matters. My kugel’s life matters.

We’re not done yet so if you are a tree-hugging, save the whales and the turtles person (we won’t discuss your gender or lack thereof), you may need a valium after reading this.

Trump targeted what are known as ‘sanctuary cities and counties’, which generally do not comply with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants who have been arrested on charges unrelated to their immigration status and turn them over to the federal authorities for possible deportation. He said he will cut their funding if they continue this way.

Again he’s right. If someone comes to another country illegally and then commits a crime, buddy, don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Why should they be allowed to stay? Because it would o.f.f.e.n.d. them? A person could bust.

Blanche, can you believe that hundreds and hundreds of people are still shocked that they can’t bring weapons on a plane? Seriously. We think they must be living in a trailer park in the mountains in Oklahoma. Alas such is not the case. They live close enough to be able to travel.

So what has been taken from people? Chainsaws, sabers, baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire hockey sticks, live smoke grenades, loaded spear guns and barbells. Can we talk? These people have to be eating roadkill for breakfast lunch and supper. Otherwise they would have figured out a long time ago that grenades are weapons.

Heard today on the radio, Montreal is considering public bathrooms at a cost of $250 million for 12 bathrooms. Ya think it comes with toilet paper or we have to bring our own? And who in their right mind would go to a public bathroom say, on the street? Listen to your mother and go before you leave the house. Eliminates a lot of issues, if you get the drift.

Good Shabbos
we’ll talk…

It’s The Old Go To The Loo Before You Leave Your House Trick

Michael Applebaum, Montreal’s first Jewish and now ex-mayor, has been found guilty of eight of fourteen charges levelled against him. The judge was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that Applebaum had committed most of the crimes of which he was accused. Gulp.

We are guessing that this will be appealed. We are also guessing that at one point Applebaum will indeed find himself behind bars.

Don’t you wonder if he didn’t come forward to be the interim mayor that maybe none of this would have happened? One also has to wonder if in fact he did some of the things which he is accused of, didn’t he think that someone would find out? Blanche actually went to city hall as we wanted to be witness to Montreal’s first Jewish mayor be sworn in. We did not go to the courthouse today to see Montreal’s first Jewish ex-mayor receive a guilty verdict.

Blanche, you may think that Trump is the least popular president, even though he’s been on the job for five days. In fact, Mexico’s president, President Enrique Peña Nieto is more unpopular. He certainly did not help his case by cancelling his meeting with Trump. Right now, even though Trump is not very popular, he’s on a roll and will literally roll right over Nieto if he’s not careful.

Theresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain on the other hand, gets it. She probably thinks Trump is nuts, but she knows which side her bread is buttered on.

When people sit face to face at a table, much more gets accomplished than tweeting insults and stupidity back and forth. Just saying.

Last night there was a march called Muslims Lives Matter. Why? Because President Trump signed an executive order that imposes a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and all Muslim-majority nations.

Can we talk? He’s right despite what bleeding heart liberals say. Europe is infested with angry muslim men, some born there others imported from places like Syria.

If you are not a muslim, then you are an infidel and must die by the sword, or a bomb in an airport, or a truck running over crowds of people, or by machine gunning people at a concert or eating at an outside bistro.

Of course not all muslims are terrorists. But all terrorists are muslims and if the United States doesn’t want to wind up like Europe, Trump is doing the right thing.

Black Lives Matter. Muslim Lives Matter. White Lives Matter. Dogs Lives Matter. Morris the Account’s life matters. My kugel’s life matters.

We’re not done yet so if you are a tree-hugging, save the whales and the turtles person (we won’t discuss your gender or lack thereof), you may need a valium after reading this.

Trump targeted what are known as ‘sanctuary cities and counties’, which generally do not comply with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants who have been arrested on charges unrelated to their immigration status and turn them over to the federal authorities for possible deportation. He said he will cut their funding if they continue this way.

Again he’s right. If someone comes to another country illegally and then commits a crime, buddy, don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Why should they be allowed to stay? Because it would o.f.f.e.n.d. them? A person could bust.

Blanche, can you believe that hundreds and hundreds of people are still shocked that they can’t bring weapons on a plane? Seriously. We think they must be living in a trailer park in the mountains in Oklahoma. Alas such is not the case. They live close enough to be able to travel.

So what has been taken from people? Chainsaws, sabers, baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire hockey sticks, live smoke grenades, loaded spear guns and barbells. Can we talk? These people have to be eating roadkill for breakfast lunch and supper. Otherwise they would have figured out a long time ago that grenades are weapons.

Heard today on the radio, Montreal is considering public bathrooms at a cost of $250 million for 12 bathrooms. Ya think it comes with toilet paper or we have to bring our own? And who in their right mind would go to a public bathroom say, on the street? Listen to your mother and go before you leave the house. Eliminates a lot of issues, if you get the drift.

Good Shabbos
we’ll talk…

The Pathetic Quebec Medical System & Barrette’s Pet

On January 26, 2017 Bill 20 is coming into effect. Life as you know it in the medical system is about to get much worse.

Bill 20 is Quebec’s Health Minister Gaétan Barrette pet – an end to auxiliary fees patients pay at the doctor’s office. So what does that mean for you?

Most services that were performed in a doctors office will now come to an end. Here are some examples:

You want a wart removed? The cost of the medication to do so is $20. The doctor is no longer allowed to charge that. So…off you go to the CLSC or the hospital.

You need eye drops? Forget get. Go to the CLSC or the hospital.

You want a private colonoscopy? Except for Rockland MD, most private clinics closing. You will now wait, oh, maybe five years for this test which is what helps prevent colon cancer.

Maybe this will make you feel better: Barrette gave the public sector $21 million to help make up the loss of these services. What Blanche, you don’t feel better?

Barrette seems to take much joy in making the lives of regular Quebecers more miserable every day. We cannot figure out why people are not marching in the streets.

On Friday morning, hours before leaving the White House, Obama did a very sneaky thing: He sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. We hope you are not surprised.

The money is earmarked for the following: humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza — for the Palestinian Authority; to support political and security reforms as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state.

None of the above will ever happen and the money will go to the same place as all the monies given to Arafat went – into their bank accounts somewhere in Europe.

Obama is a lowlife. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

We watched the inauguration on Friday. Michelle forgot the word grace was in her vocabulary.

On Saturday Trump’s handlers dropped the ball and allowed the mother-of-all ranting press conferences – the first of his administration to take place, no doubt at the insistence of Trump.

If Trump’s handlers allow one more press conference like the one witnessed worldwide on Saturday, he will quickly become not only the laughing stock of the world, but will be an impotent president. Either change the advisors or get a very tight leash for Trump.

One of the women who organized that women’s march on Saturday is the Palestinian-American, hijab-wearing activist Linda Sarsour. We highly doubt that very many women knew this.

Sarsour is an outspoken critic of Israel and avidly supports the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement. In case you didn’t get the point yet – that she opposes Israel’s existence, here’s a tweet from her: “nothing is creepier than Zionism.”

Millions of women marched. Except. If you were pro-life you were not allowed to be there. Or if you did not agree with the left, democrat view  – not invited. And the purpose of said marches? There was no real theme except that these liberals are still mightily ticked off that Hillary lost. They don’t like Trump. Here’s a headline: They best get used to his face cause he’s gonna be in theirs for four years.

What we also cannot fathom is why movie stars are touted as leaders, brought up to speak as though they have something very important to say. Who are they? People who can memorize lines and pretend to be someone else? That makes them leaders? NO. It does not.

Madonna is a perfect case in point. She should have been arrested by the FBI for threatening to blow up the White House in front of millions of people. We have no doubt that had she been a muslim woman wearing a hijab she would have not seen the end of the stage before she was carted away.

Saturday’s women’s march was one gigantic group therapy session. We hope they all feel better now.

Kellyanne Conway, who has bigger kahoonas than any man we ever met is arguably Trump’s most recognizable aide. Unfortunately for her, she is now receiving threats against her life. She has been assigned a Secret Service detail. People are insane there.

President Trump

Who ever thought Justin Trudeau would be the lead story with the inauguration of Trump tomorrow. Go know.

Our illustrious Prime Minister was at a town hall meeting a couple of days ago in Sherbrooke Quebec. Town hall means anything is game. A woman stood up and asked, in English, about mental health care. He responded in French because, as he said, he’s in Quebec and in Quebec they speak French.

Not only didn’t he give this woman an answer to her question, after listening to the flack in the media for two days wouldn’t you think he would apologize? After all, Canada is a bilingual country and last we looked, Quebec is still in Canada. So here’s the deal.

Justin Trudeau is, as we said in the last report, slowly imploding. It appears that if he is not 100% scripted he’s either not bright enough or not quick enough on his feet to get it right. Taking his jacket off and rolling up his shirt sleeves a la Obama may make him look sexy, but it doesn’t add anything to his IQ. Suivant, next.

Over the past two weeks there have been many lasts for Obama. His last speech, last press conference, last interview, last walk through the White House, last CNN interview, last goodbyes to his staff, last trip to the bathroom – Blanche, that’s dizguzting.

The piece de resistance came yesterday when CNN did full segment on what happens if Trump is assassinated. Wishful thinking? Yes on two counts.

By focusing on a long, drawn-out leaving by Obama they are trying to diminish Trump coming in. What are they really saying? That they wish Obama could stay for another four years. Honestly, we have to agree with Trump on this one. The media is biased, think very highly of themselves and try to manipulate the news. This is not lost on Trump and once he’s in the White House the media is going to have to sing a very different tune or they will be shut out and frankly, rightly so.

Blanche, who do you think was the main source of news for Trump voters? If you said Fox at 40% you are correct. Now who’s the main source of info for Clinton voters? You guessed it – CNN at 14%. Looks like Hillary’s supporters don’t much like watching talking heads.

When a general rating was taken, Fox beat out CNN by 6% – 19% for Fox, 13% for CNN. Hey, maybe that’s why Hillary lost?

Did you ever wonder when and how the Obama’s move out of the White House and Trump et al move in? It’s a military operation.

At 10:31 am right after Obama leaves the White House heading out to the inauguration, two sets of moving trucks with many movers, which have been waiting in the circular driveway on the south lawn, get into action. One set faces one way, the other set the opposite way. One set of movers takes things out, another set takes things in. They have about six hours to complete the move which includes nitty gritty details from putting Melania’s mascara in the right place to hanging family pictures.

It seems Melania wants a well-lit room for her makeup and hair. Michelle had nothing of the sort, opting for a garden with fresh vegetables. It’s gonna be quite the change.

It is interesting to note that when the Clintons left the White House they had to return nearly $50,000 worth of gifts they took with them. No comment.

And now for a random travel tip: Did you know that the minute you walk onto an airplane federal laws apply, and the flight and gate attendants become federal agents in the eyes of the law? That means if you do something that they don’t like they can have you arrested on the spot. Just saying.

Hockey in Montreal is a religion. Carey Price seems to be in a slump and it’s now headline news. Seriously? Trumping Trump? Indeed Blanche.

One thing about Price, his personality is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Ever listen to him talk? Minus expression. So is he in a slump and letting in too many goals? Could be but take note: Ya ain’t hearing a word from him.

And finally, let’s pray that tomorrow’s inauguration follows the script, without any drama. We are not referring to what Trump may say. We speak of  the many nut cases out there. A very big part of living in a democracy is the smooth transition of power and by 1:00 pm tomorrow you should be able to say President Trump and Obama’s long, long farewell party will finally be over.

Good Shabbos
we’ll talk…

The Mantra Continues. Get. Over. It.

We are certain there are far more qualified people with much less baggage than Donald J. Trump who could be president. But those people didn’t run and he did and won.

As the inauguration creeps closer, the hysteria over Trump’s dealings in Russia are reaching a fever pitch. The New York Times, who has not yet given up on trying to make Trump disappear, ran a full front page story yesterday about Trump’s dealings in Russia. It’s not going to help. This Friday, January 20, Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Unless Trump does something impeachable, he’s moving into the White House and staying there for at least four years. Here’s the mantra: Get. Over. It.

Yesterday, one of the more genius members of Congress stepped forward to voice his ‘opinion’. Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents more Jews than any other member of Congress (Brooklyn and Queens), said that that Trump is not a “legitimate” president. Oh really?

While Nadler acknowledged that Trump had been legally elected, he said that the election had been “tainted” by interference from the Russians and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that Trump is “not legitimate.”

Seems he was upset by Trump standing up to John Lewis, an icon in the civil rights movement who echoed those same sentiments. Lewis is not attending the inauguration, after doing so for decades, because he also doesn’t think Trump is legitimate.

Obama himself said that Trump was elected in a fair election. He told America to give Trump a chance. Unfortunately the media continues to foment the Russia connection. Can someone please come forward and say, in a very loud voice to all Americans, that they should be very honoured and proud to be part of a peaceful transition of power? The alternative is rather ugly.

A new CNN poll came out today, stating that Trump is going into office with one of the lowest approval ratings at 40%.

Blanche, were you born yesterday? Are they not polling the exact same people who said, with great confidence and a poll of about 90%, that Hillary was going to win? How can anyone take this media outlet seriously? One minute. You can’t.

Remember those new Bombardier-made metro cars in Montreal that were ordered and came in the wrong size, too big to fit into the tunnels. There were adjusted. Then someone realized the grab bars overhead were 5’10” from the ground. Oops. Then people realized that the vents blow air right into your face as you ride. Another oops.

The cost of these cars was around $1.2 billion and came in very, very late, in fact they were delayed years.

Since they have been in use, we have been hearing, almost on a daily basis, that line after line is shut down for a few minutes to a few hours. Seems something hit the fan and all 12 of its new Azur trains were pulled from service indefinitely following last Saturday evening’s 10-hour shutdown. Bombardier strikes again. Could be the worst managed company in history, funded by your tax dollars.

Justin Trudeau’s sunny ways seem to be very quickly dissipating. Very quickly. Life ain’t so sunny anymore.

His public unsunny way came at a town hall meeting in Peterborough Ontario. ““I’m asking you, Mr. Trudeau, how do you justify to a mother of four children, three grandchildren, with physical disabilities, and working up to 15 hours a day, how is it justified for you to ask me to pay a carbon tax when I only have $65 left in my paycheque every two weeks to feed my family.”

Following her question, the audience broke out into 10 seconds of applause and shouts of support for the woman. Uh oh.

Trudeau was flustered and gave a weak, weasly answer saying that he has not brought in the carbon tax yet. Technically that’s true. It won’t start until 2018 but was mandated by his government.

Seemingly, the carbon tax will save us all from climate change. Perhaps it will also save the trees and whales. In the meantime, many of the products you now purchase will rise in price because the carbon tax to save you will be trickled down to you and eat away at your income. It will be especially hard on low-income earners. Blanche, don’t you wonder what world the saviours live in?

Trudeau seems to be running away from Ottawa to escape questions about his vacation with the Aga Khan by doing this town hall tour. Ottawa now looks like a piece of cake compared to what he’s being faced with.

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said the threat environment for this Friday’s inauguration and the campaign that led up to it is “different” from previous ones.

Washington is always one of the main targets of both terrorists and lone wolves and the secret service is always on guard. So what’s different now? The willingness of lone wolves and terror organizations to develop more creative plots.

The biggest threat is probably coming from anti-government/anarchist groups who are likely to try and disrupt the inauguration, and may engage in violence to do so. Let’s pray that none of this materializes and that the inauguration goes on without a hitch.

Obama’s rather nasty attitude toward Netanyahu and Israel is coming back to haunt him. He applied for membership at the very elite and very expensive golf club in Washington called the Woodmont Country Club. Initiation fees are $80,000 plus almost $10,000 in annual dues. Hefty, eh Blanche? Ya certainly have to have money to play there.

Get this: It is primarily a Jewish club and members are fighting with each other over whether to accept Obama’s membership with many saying that he should not be allowed to join for blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations.

Some members thought they would get Obama in through the back door. Almost not-president Obama is finding out that there are prices to pay for rather blatantly stabbing Israel on his way out.

We will leave this piece with a quote from one of the members: “Can you imagine how angry I would be if I had paid $80K to have to look at this guy who has done more to damage Israel than any president in American history?”

We’ll talk…

Don’t Let the Door Hit Your A.. On the Way Out

We are certain there are far more qualified people with much less baggage than Donald J. Trump who could be president. But those people didn’t run and he did and won.

As the inauguration creeps closer, the hysteria over Trump’s dealings in Russia are reaching a fever pitch. The New York Times, who has not yet given up on trying to make Trump disappear, ran a full front page story yesterday about Trump’s dealings in Russia. It’s not going to help. This Friday, January 20, Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Unless Trump does something impeachable, he’s moving into the White House and staying there for at least four years. Here’s the mantra:  Get. Over. It.

Yesterday, one of the more genius members of Congress stepped forward to voice his ‘opinion’. Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents more Jews than any other member of Congress (Brooklyn and Queens), said that that Trump is not a “legitimate” president. Oh really?

While Nadler acknowledged that Trump had been legally elected, he said that the election had been “tainted” by interference from the Russians and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and that Trump is “not legitimate.”

Seems he was upset by Trump standing up to John Lewis, an icon in the civil rights movement who echoed those same sentiments. Lewis is not attending the inauguration, after doing so for decades, because he also doesn’t think Trump is legitimate.

Obama himself said that Trump was elected in a fair election. He told America to give Trump a chance. Unfortunately the media continues to foment the Russia connection. Can someone please come forward and say, in a very loud voice to all Americans, that they should be very honoured and proud to be part of a peaceful transition of power? The alternative is rather ugly.

 

A new CNN poll came out today, stating that Trump is going into office with one of the lowest approval ratings at 40%.

Blanche, were you born yesterday? Are they not polling the exact same people who said, with great confidence and a poll of about 90%, that Hillary was going to win? How can anyone take this media outlet seriously? One minute. You can’t.

Remember those new Bombardier-made metro cars in Montreal that were ordered and came in the wrong size, too big to fit into the tunnels. There were adjusted. Then someone realized the grab bars overhead were 5’10” from the ground. Oops. Then people realized that the vents blow air right into your face as you ride. Another oops.

The cost of these cars was around $1.2 billion and came in very, very late, in fact they were delayed years.

Since they have been in use, we have been hearing, almost on a daily basis, that line after line is shut down for a few minutes to a few hours. Seems something hit the fan and all 12 of its new Azur trains were pulled from service indefinitely following last Saturday evening’s 10-hour shutdown. Bombardier strikes again. Could be the worst managed company in history, funded by your tax dollars.

Justin Trudeau’s sunny ways seem to be very quickly dissipating. Very quickly. Life ain’t so sunny anymore.

His public unsunny way came at a town hall meeting in Peterborough Ontario. ““I’m asking you, Mr. Trudeau, how do you justify to a mother of four children, three grandchildren, with physical disabilities, and working up to 15 hours a day, how is it justified for you to ask me to pay a carbon tax when I only have $65 left in my paycheque every two weeks to feed my family.”

Following her question, the audience broke out into 10 seconds of applause and shouts of support for the woman. Uh oh.

Trudeau was flustered and gave a weak, weasly answer saying that he has not brought in the carbon tax yet. Technically that’s true. It won’t start until 2018 but was mandated by his government.

Seemingly, the carbon tax will save us all from climate change. Perhaps it will also save the trees and whales. In the meantime, many of the products you now purchase will rise in price because the carbon tax to save you will be trickled down to you and eat away at your income. It will be  especially hard on low-income earners. Blanche, don’t you wonder what world the saviours live in?

Trudeau seems to be running away from Ottawa to escape questions about his vacation with the Aga Khan by doing this town hall tour. Ottawa now looks like a piece of cake compared to what he’s being faced with.

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said the threat environment for this Friday’s inauguration and the campaign that led up to it is “different” from previous ones.

Washington is always one of the main targets of both terrorists and lone wolves and the secret service is always on guard. So what’s different now? The willingness of lone wolves and terror organizations to develop more creative plots.

The biggest threat is probably coming from anti-government/anarchist groups who are likely to try and disrupt the inauguration, and may engage in violence to do so. Let’s pray that none of this materializes and that the inauguration goes on without a hitch.

Obama’s rather nasty attitude toward Netanyahu is coming back to haunt him. He applied for membership at the very elite and very expensive golf club in Washington called the Woodmont Country Club. Initiation fees are $80,000 plus almost $10,000 in annual dues. Hefty, eh Blanche? Ya certainly have to have money to play there.

Get this: It is primarily a Jewish club and members are fighting with each other over whether to accept Obama’s membership with many saying that he should not be allowed to join for blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations.

Some members thought they would get Obama in through the back door. Almost not-president Obama is finding out that there are prices to pay for rather blatantly stabbing Israel on his way out.

We will leave this piece with a  quote from one of the members: “Can you imagine how angry I would be if I had paid $80K to have to look at this guy who has done more to damage Israel than any president in American history?”

 

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You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

Trump’s press conference, the first in 24 weeks, was nothing short of a circus thanks to a document published by BuzzFeed the night before.

The former British spy behind the Trump dump, Christopher Steele, was hired by a company called Fusion GPS, a Washington firm. Now get this tidbit:

“The story began in September 2015, when [an unknown] wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire Fusion GPS to compile a dossier about Trump’s past scandals and weaknesses.”

“For months, Fusion GPS gathered the documents and put together the files from Mr. Trump’s past in business and entertainment. After Trump emerged as the presumptive nominee in the spring, the Republican interest in financing the effort ended. But Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton were very interested, and Fusion GPS kept doing the same deep dives, but on behalf of new clients. Ergo this new, unconfirmed story.

Steele is now in hiding because he’s afraid the Russians are coming after him. Why you ask? Because Steele is the co-founder of a London based company alleging the Kremlin colluded with Trump’s campaign. As well the Russians have stuff that could be used to blackmail him.

Does anyone remember Salmon Rushdie, the dude who had to run for his life for about 30 years due to a fatwah taken out on him? Steele is in the same, rather unenviable position. He can run but he can’t hide forever.

Someone has created a countdown timer as to when Obama leaves office. At this writing it is at 7 DAYS 05 HOURS 26 MINUTES 05 seconds. Ya think they don’t like him?

Not that anyone is surprised, but an investigation has been opened into the decision in October, ten days before the election, by James Comey, the F.B.I. director, to inform Congress about a new review in the Hillary Clinton email investigation — a move Mrs. Clinton has said cost her the election.

Did he seriously think the Clinton machine was not going to get him?

The inspector general’s office said the investigation had come in response to ‘complaints from members of Congress and the public’ about actions by the F.B.I. and the Justice Department during the campaign that might be seen as politically motivated. Seriously?

Blanche, who do you think was behind all those ‘complaints’? Hillary is a bitter loser and even more bitter person. She makes people sucking on lemons look happy. Blanche, that’s really low.

Trudeau admitted today that he used the Aga Khan’s private helicopter to get around the Bahamas when he vacationed with the billionaire philanthropist, an apparent violation of federal law and his own rules. So guess what’s going to happen to him after all is said and done? Come on, try to guess.

Let’s see…he’s pretty, his hair is perfect and thick and luscious, his wife is stunning, his three children are perfect. Oh, you got. Nothing will happen. He will apologize and say he will never do this again.

This Barrett dude, Quebec’s health minister is going to be the downfall of Couillard if he doesn’t watch out. He sounds like a dictator par excellence.

He’s now fighting with radiologists. He wants to pay them $70 per ultra-sound. They want $100. We checked the prices in New York: $150-$300 in US dollars. There is no doubt that there is a two-tiered system here. Yes mainly those who can afford to go private do so, but that also helps the backlog in the public system.

We had heard that private colonoscopy clinics were being forced to shut down. We checked Rockland Medical and one can still book an appointment there. But why is he going after these doctors? Not enough have left the province? His manner is provocative, demeaning and rude and Couillard should find the cahoonas to get rid of him, unless of course he himself is scared of Barrette.

Yesterday, Trump held what can only be dubbed the mother-of-all press conferences. The highlight of the show was the confrontation between a CNN reporter and Trump. Here’s the issue: The news media simply cannot get a handle on how to cover this new and unprecedented president. He doesn’t need them and they can’t get that through their thick hair and often thicker egos.

It better figure things out, fast, because it has found itself at the edge of the cliff. Democracies need the press for checks and balances in government. While we don’t completely agree with Trump’s tactic yesterday, he certainly has every right not to trust the press, especially CNN which, we will remind you, during the election was rightly dubbed the Clinton News Network. One of Trump’s mainstays is his sharp and very long memory. CNN best find another way to respond other than digging their heels in cause that’s not going to work this time.

Oh, and one more thing. As he has not yet been sworn in as president, his supporters are still cheering their candidate Trump. Once he gets into office and has to actually make some nasty decisions, the mood may change but that will take a while. Until then, hold onto to your chair Blanche, cause it’s going to be quite the ride.

So who watched Obama’s farewell speech for over an hour? It was quite the performance eh? Especially as he walked out bowing and nodding to his adoring fans. Honestly, he really thinks he is a gift to the world and without him things will collapse.

Everyone was crying that their saviour is leaving. It was hard to watch. The best review we saw: preening. It was beautiful, he was beautiful, his wife was beautiful, life is beautiful, his legacy is beautiful and for two cents he would overturn the constitution and run for a third term. Beautiful.

Good Shabbos
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Trump won. Hillary lost. Obama’s gone. Which part of those three sentences don’t they get?

Blanche, can you explain what’s up with the democrats aka Hillary supporters in the USA? Meryl Streep won a life-time achievement award at the Golden Globes this past weekend. Instead of just thanking everyone, she decided to make a political statement, basically saying how disgusted she was that Donald Trump is going to be her president on January 20. Can we talk?

Do these people not know they live in a democracy? Do they not appreciate that they can stand up at a hollywood awards ceremony and speak like this without getting shot on the spot?

Trump won. Hillary lost. Obama’s gone. Which part of those three sentences don’t they get?

Oh wait, they don’t like that their candidate lost. So take your toys and go home. Or move. Or run for office next time. Or find a better candidate than Hillary who was flawed from the beginning. Spoiled, petty, childish people.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is calling on South Africans not to visit Israel in order to show solidarity with “the people of Palestine”. Again we will reiterate that there is no such country as palestine and Zumba is just another anti-semite in a long line of such people.

Who founded palestine and by whom? What is the name of its capital? What are its major cities? What is the basis of its economy? What was the name of its currency? It’s a crock and always has been. Until Israel itself steps up to the plate and says this to the world, they will have to deal with Zumba, Jimmy Carter and all the other openly anti-semitic people who get their views on the front pages of the the papers.

It appears that Justin Trudeau’s romp to the Bahamas wasn’t exactly what it looked like. He’s good friends with the Aga Khan. Are we the only ones who don’t know who this dude is? We looked him up and here’s his short but telling bio: Aga Khan is a name used by the Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the current user of the name is Shah Karim who is the 49th Imam worth about $1 billion. Now in case you don’t know what an imam is, he’s a muslim leader. But we digress.

This imam is a close friend of the Trudeau family and after they landed in the Bahamas, their entourage travelled to Bell Island, a little island that the imam owns. Special. No doubt the imam treated the Trudeau’s royally. Here’s the kicker:

Since 2005 the Aga Khan Development Network has received about $310 million of your money for 16 foreign aid projects. Recently, Trudeau gave him another $55 million to improve maternal and child health in Afghanistan. Can we talk?

Something smells here. If this imam is getting money from you and he’s treating Trudeau to a vacation don’t you think Trudeau will reciprocate? Not by bringing the imam to his private island cause he doesn’t have one, but perhaps, just perhaps by giving him more money for his ’causes’.

President Barack Hussein Obama is giving his farewell speech tonight. No doubt we will be needing the extra large barf bag. He will not be speaking in the White House , rather  in Chicago where he got his start. How nice. We have no doubt that he will say how wonderful he was during his eight years in office. Sadly for him, it looks like the accolades he so desperately wants will not be forthcoming. Certainly not from Trump nor from Hillary who is still walking in the woods.

And speaking of Hillary, Blanche did you hear that she’s floating the idea of running for mayor of New York? This woman is just a gluten for punishment and there is no low to low enough for her. Mayor of New York? It’s time she retired to the south of France or somewhere far away.

This past weekend there was quite the farewell party for the Obamas with his adoring hangers-on weeping and wailing that the ‘party’s’ over. You bet your bippy the party’s over. Imagine an eight year ongoing party paid for by OPM – other people’s money? Honestly, a person could bust.

Jared Kushner, whose birthday is today (he just turned 36), will be Senior Advisor to the President his father-in-law, dealing with trade negotiations, government operations and Middle East issues. That puts him in a leadership troika with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Kushner is level-headed, a genius and has a very calming effect on Trump. We would say that’s enough, eh? Oh yes, he is also very strongly attached to Israel. Smart move.

It’s official. The parti quebecois has peas for brains. They are promising not to ruin Canada’s 150th birthday party, but has decided they won’t sit quietly by during the celebrations. So what are they going to do?

They plan to hold 150 events, centred around such themes as “Confederation of 1867 … the worm in the apple” and “150 years of Quebec-bashing. This is brought to you by the same person – Jean Francois Lisee – who last week said that he’s decided to court the English population here in the hopes that they would support the PQ they promised not to hold a referendum in the first term of their taking office.

There is no doubt that no one there is playing with a full deck. They are ALL one chip short of a bag. Or one screw short of a toolbox. Or one cornflake short of a box. Take your pick.

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Facebook is OOC – Out of Control

Remember when Donald Trump was running against 17 other candidates for the nomination and everyone said he was a joke and would never get said nomination? Well Blanche, now he’s president-elect of the United States of America and all those naysayers are eating their hats.

Believe it or not, we, in quiet little Canada have the same issue brewing. There are 13 candidates running for leadership of the Conservative party. They are all staid, boring politicians spouting the same lines in different guises. Then there’s Kevin O’Leary.

Lest you don’t know this dude, he’s Canada’s version of Trump, a loud-mouth businessman who played a key role in Dragon’s Den and now on Shark Tank. He hasn’t thrown his hat into the leadership fray yet, choosing to keep everyone waiting on their tipee-toes.

Watching what happened in America, candidates are starting to sweat here. They are calling O’Leary ‘an entertainer with no filter.” He’s saying what Trump did – that the country has to be run like a business and not by tree-hugging, pretty men and women, all of whom spent their lives slowly rising up the ladder, kissing all the right behinds. Stay tuned to this story cause it’s going to get very interesting once O’Leary throws his hat in the ring.

Chicago is completely out of control. Chicago is also Obama’s home town. What’s he doing about it? Nothing of course, choosing to focus on the Russian hacking issue. Why would he want to deal with murders – at least 2 per day and of late, four black men torturing a white, mentally challenged man live on Facebook?

Remember black lives matter? So do white lives matter? This young man could also have been Obama’s son because his mother was white. It could have happened. Obama is worried only about his own legacy and what people think of him. There is no fech big enough for him.

On the same subject, are we the only one questioning how such a video can get on Facebook in the first place? Is there absolutely no monitoring? And if not, then it’s time that Zuckerburg take some responsibility for his invention. It’s just gone too far.

New and very interesting statistics just came out regarding the US election. It turns out that registered voters who didn’t vote on election day in November were more Democratic-leaning than the registered voters who turned out, according to a post-election poll from SurveyMonkey.

The biggest reason given by non-voters for staying home was that they didn’t like the candidates and they obviously disliked Clinton more than Trump cause he won.

This next sentence is a bit convoluted but if you get it, you will understand how she lost: Of all voters who cast a ballot in the general election, 25 percent were black, Hispanic, Asian, or a member of another minority group. But those voters were 42 percent of those who didn’t vote. Drilling down a little further, black voters made up 11 percent of voters who cast a ballot and 19 percent who didn’t.

Got that? She lost mainly because ethnic voters didn’t believe that fake smile and the ‘I will take care of you’ mantra. So people may dislike Trump and can’t believe their beauty didn’t break the glass ceiling but the facts are the facts and he won. Get. Over. It.

 Did anyone see that video of a two-year-old pushing a dresser off his twin brother? The parents are saying that they used a nanny-cam and didn’t stage the whole thing. Really? Is their house so big that they didn’t hear the obvious screaming from the kid under the dresser?

The minute we saw that video we smelled a rat. And when we saw the family on CNN the very next day we saw the rat. Let’s bet they staged the whole thing and just got their five minutes of fame. No shortage of nutballs out there.

Did anyone ever shop in Macy’s? Weren’t you astounded at the exaggerated amount of stock? Racks and racks and racks of clothing that just sits there kind of waiting for a garage sale. We always wondered who does the buying there? And do they purposely choose ugly clothing?

Our thoughts were not that crazy as Macys announced yesterday that they are closing 68 stores and laying off thousands of employees both executives and store clerks. They are blaming online shopping and other issues.

We are saying that they have gargantuan amounts of costly, useless inventory with no one seemingly in charge. Often when such large corporations lose as much money as Macys did this holiday season, they lay off the bottom workers while those at the top, supposedly making the decisions, keep their jobs. Let’s see if there’s a shake-up at the top.

Here’s a scary thought: It appears that technical problems have apparently been solved, and now the idea of allowing passengers to use their cell phones on their flights is being actively considered. OMG.

Does this mean that the same person who uses their cell phone in a restaurant, yelling their conversation like they are on Mars and forgetting that there are, oh, about 50 other people listening, will now be sitting beside us and yelling in our ear Blanche? HELLO! HELLO! Guess where I am Bertha? 38,000 feet in the air and I CAN HEAR YOU. CAN YOU HEAR ME??? Oy.

Good Shabbos
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