Seriously Blanche, lately we get up in the morning, have a coffee and then wait for the world to implode. Today was no different. First thing in the morning we found out Roger Ailes died. He was the founder and brains behind Fox News and basically all conservative talk radio and TV. Of late, he was accused of sexual harassment, not a very pretty way to make a grand exit. Nonetheless, one cannot take away his achievements.
A couple of hours later we hear a car plowed into Times Square, killing a young woman and injuring over 20 people. Injured means they got hit head-on by the car and some are in critical condition. Seems this was not a terrorist attack, rather ‘just’ another person with ‘issues’. Those individuals (mostly men) ruin and destroy people’s lives forever. They take mothers and fathers from their children and children from their parents. There are just no words.
The final comment of this rant will be to express our unmitigated, pure disgust at the late night talk show hosts who are relentless in going after President Trump. Night after night they mock him. Here’s a headline for those dudes: they are not doing the public any good by demeaning the office of the President. They may despise Trump more than life itself, but we wonder who made them chief judge and executioner.
Trump gives people fodder to make fun of him on a daily basis. But, he was elected in a democracy. His opponent lost and he won. Give it a break. Those talk show hosts are fortunate to live in a country that allows them to deride and insult their president and by extension, their constitution. It’s just wrong.
The light spectacular on the Jacques Cartier bridge re Montreal’s 375th birthday (big whoop) was, well, light but certainly not spectacular. The music was certainly not inspiring. We heard someone, not sure who, remarking that they should have used some of Leonard Cohen’s music and other people who everyone knows. Instead they paid, no doubt a fortune of money, for someone to ‘create’ a song for this event. It flopped.
Then there’s the double page, full color spread in the Gazette today. That costs in the five figures. We don’t watch local TV and the ad is cryptically cryptic. That’s code for we had not a hint of a clue what this was about until we heard something about giants on the radio.
The ad said something about sleep, nap, wake-up. Who thinks these things up for our tax dollars? Obviously people who don’t care about spending your money like it’s coming out of a tap.
Blanche, you heard that there was a new poll where the liberals popularity fell like a stone? The CAQ replaced them. Can we talk? If the CAQ wants people to take them seriously, may we suggest they change their name so the initials don’t sound like a three-year old asking to go to the bathroom?
We are still holding by the following: As we get closer to the election, Couillard is going to dump Barrette who most people here really don’t like. Then he’ll look like a hero. Couillard best watch himself however. If he falls too low in the polls, could be nothing will help our invisible premier.
We heard Aaron Rand interview Conrad Black (our absolute favourite writer) today. Black made minced meat out of Rand. It was almost embarrassing. Black feels that the media is literally making up stories and getting them out there because of their obsession to get rid of Trump. What they don’t quite get is that Trump is a street-fighter and he’s not afraid to stand up to bullies.
The most cringe-worthy part of the Rand-Black interview was when, half-way through Black asked Rand, “What’s your name again?” Oooh.
Now for Trump. To keep track of who’s who in the zoo, we’re going to focus on one crisis at a time. The Russian connection to the election is what is on the table front and centre today.
Riding in on his white horse to save the day and possibly Trump’s presidency, is former FBI director Robert Mueller. Of course he can only save the day if what Trump says is true and there was no collusion. You do know of course that ‘they’ have been looking for said collusion, as Black said, under the baseboards, for months and have found nothing. But we digress.
As one of the FBI’s longest serving directors Mueller worked with presidents from both parties. Now, he’s the new special counsel overseeing the FBI’s investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election. He’ll have broad powers to lead the investigation – while still serving under the Justice Department’s umbrella.
To jog your memory as to what’s flying here: Earlier this year, Michael Flynn was forced to resign as Trump’s national security adviser after misleading the White House about conversations he’d had with the Russian ambassador to the US. Then last week, Trump abruptly fired Comey, who was leading the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation.
Earlier this week, it came out that Comey wrote a memo following a meeting he had with Trump the day after Flynn resigned. That memo details how Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Flynn, saying “I hope you can let this go.”
Now for the kicker: Trump can fire Mueller just like he fired Comey – at his will and whenever he wants to. If Mueller comes up with things that Trump would rather not have brought out into the open, there’s no telling what he (Trump) will do. One thing we can say with some certainty: If he pulls that stunt, his goose could be pretty well cooked.