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?”