Monthly Archives: June 2017

Today was the Beginning of the End of Trump

First the response from Melania regarding Trump’s endless: As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.

Can we talk? She is talking about the president of the United States of America. He’s not twelve years old in a school yard fighting with bullies.

We are referring to today’s absolutely insane tweet by Trump after watching Morning Joe (which he says he doesn’t watch) with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski. He obviously does not like what they are saying about him. So what does he do? Well, instead of acting like the president and going about his day, he tweeted the following:

…heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!

While in and of itself, this is not the worst tweet Trump has sent, today he crossed a line. There are huge issues going on both in the US and the rest of the world. How is anyone supposed to take him seriously when he sends out these infantile tweets? How can he be called the leader of the free world if his skin is so thin he can’t hold himself back from tweeting about a media person who doesn’t like him?

He is single-handedly diminishing the office of the president.  If he pushes people too far, they will find a reason to impeach him.

US Homeland Security today unveiled new enhanced screening of personal electronic devices, passengers and explosive detection for the roughly 2,000 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States from 280 airports in 105 countries.

All of this is supposed to put to rest, for now at least, the threat of no personal electronic devices allowed in the cabin or in your luggage in the hold of the plane.

While it may do that, what it will also do is make the security lines unbearably long and slow. For starters, only those with the IQ of a peanut are hired to be security agents in US airports. If you have any intelligence whatsoever, you won’t get the job.

Now, with that premise, can you imagine how long it will take  to check every personal electronic device? Hours and hours.

Blanche, where is one supposed to go on vacation? Europe is out, too many terrorists, too hot in Asia and now every US airport is going to be under a microscope. Looks like we may go glamping. You know, camping with an indoor bathroom and a plug for our fan.

Yesterday afternoon, a woman went to visit the grave of a loved one in a cemetery in Montreal. To be fair, she unwisely left her car unlocked.

While she was tending to the grave, a cyclist came by, opened her car door and stole her purse. The quick-thinking woman jumped into her car and chased said thief. Zut alors, she caught up with him and in doing so, ran him over. Splat.

When the police arrived he was under her car. We are guessing he wasn’t holding her purse any longer.

It appears she will not be charged for running him down. Good thing. Why do people think they are entitled to steal other people’s items, whether it’s a purse, jewellery or an identity?

In fact, they are not entitled and this guy paid a price for stealing that which did not belong to him. One would hope that after this encounter, he will rethink his occupation.

Here’s something that may make your blood boil: The liberal party, Couillard, Birnbaum, Barrette et al are currently on a fundraising mission for their party. Can we talk?

These people live in an altered state of reality. They decimate the health system and then come to their base of support with their hands out and think people are going give them money?

Blanche has been sending emails directly to Couillard’s office, informing him that  we not donating to his party,  nor are we  joining his party, and we may actually start getting involved with the CAQ party, despite it’s idiotic name.

We can no longer go privately for any medical procedures because Barrette and company put an end to those clinics. Instead, we now all have to go to the hospital which is already overloaded. We were paying, staying out of the hospital and giving a place to someone else. Wait Blanche, that makes sense. Better to kill all the clinics and overload the hospitals. It is these people who want our money to further their party and policies. Not happening.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to stand up today and be the face of the White House regarding Trump’s tweets at the press conference. She failed miserably and if she had any self-worth, would step away from that job. Defending Trump’s behaviour is going to come back and haunt her and all those around him for years to come.

She stood there and said that he’s fighting fire with fire? It cannot be that she believes that. It cannot be that she thinks his tweeting is normal for the president of the United States. It just cannot be.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Quebec Bureaucrats are Not Pea Brains in the plural because they only have one Pea per brain.

Quebec bureaucrats are not pea brains. No Blanche, they have a pea brain because  they have one single pea per brain. Not peas Blanche. One pea.

In a float during the recent John the baptist parade, they had four black men pulling a float of a white singer and were shocked when people said that looked like a throwback to slavery. They were so shocked in fact, that it took them three days to utter an apology.

These bureaucrats have a) never read a history book that was not translated into french and/or b) took the history course offered in the schools which deals only with Quebec history and/or c) are outright racists. One thing is certain: their knowledge of world history is null and void. Pea brain.

On this next piece we don’t want to be right, but from the signs emanating all over the world, looks like the big one is going to happen sooner than later.

A cyber or ransomware attack hit the world today from Russia to Europe to the United States.

The Ukrainian government said that hit were the radiation monitoring at the Chernobyl nuclear facility, local banks and metro systems. A number of companies — including the Danish shipping giant Maersk; Rosneft, the Russian energy giant; Saint-Gobain, the French construction materials company; and WPP, the British advertising agency — also said they had been targeted.

And in the first confirmed cases in the United States, Merck, the drug giant, confirmed that its global computer networks had been hit, as did DLA Piper, the multinational law firm.

Not much more to say on this except to sit back and wait for the next shoe to drop.

Blanche, you know how Trump keeps calling CNN fake news? Well, he may not be that far off the mark.

We double-checked sources for this story and it appears to be true, as opposed to fake news, if you get the drift.

This morning a video was released of CNN producer John Bonifield criticizing the cabler’s coverage of Trump’s ties to Russia.

The video released by Project Veritas features a nine-minute discussion with Bonifield, supervising producer of the CNN Health unit, in which Bonifield criticizes CNN’s heavy focus on the probe into the Trump administration’s connection to Russian officials.

Bonifield describes the Trump-Russia story as “mostly bulls—” and said the coverage was driven by the desire for ratings. He also says that Trump is “probably right” to describe the media’s focus on Russia’s ties to his administration as a “witch hunt.” Bonifield does not appear to realize that he is being videotaped.

If this is in fact true, CNN is going to have to do some serious back peddling at the very least. It will definitely undermine their credibility and up Trump’s. Hillary must be having conniptions.

Women worldwide (or at least in the first world) ask the same question: Grow old with all that comes with it including wrinkles or grow old and fight all that comes with it.

Suzanne Somers decided on the latter route. Let’s just say she looks malformed. Her lips are huge and pouted beyond pouting, her cheeks look like someone inserted tennis balls in her mouth and pushed them up, and there’s no doubt that botox is keeping her eyebrows permanently surprised.

Seems on top of all this she has been taking a hormone called bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT). It appears that studies on the hormone lack backing in actual science, while the medicines are often not even approved by regulators like Health Canada.

Blanche, we will take the wrinkles and laugh lines, well-earned over the years, over the bizarre and rather grotesque look of Somers et al.

Happy birthday to Canada at 150 years old. Blanche, you know that celebrations connected with the party are costing us half a billion dollars? Got that? Your tax dollars have been spent on all kinds of idiotic things such as:

1. Two artists from Ottawa – one a former public servant, the other a local businessman with a chain of high-end car washes – were given $155,000 for what they call the “Red Couch Tour.” The artists will carry a red leather sofa from St. John’s to Victoria in an RV and record the thoughts of Canadians while they lounge.

2. The Students on Ice Foundation will pilot an icebreaker with a rotating cast of Canadians on a 150-day voyage from Toronto to Victoria by way of the Northwest Passage. The project received $4.8-million from the government.

3.Vox Pop Labs was awarded $576,500 to create a website called “Project Tessera” to offer Canadians a chance to “reflect on and develop meaningful associations with the myriad interpretations of being Canadian.

Blanche, we are in the wrong business. We need to be in the BS business because, as you can see from the above three items deemed part of the 150th birthday of Canada, all one needs is a healthy dose of creativity to collect bundles of cash. Again we say, your tax dollars at work.

We’ll talk…

What Does It Take to be a Public Servant in Quebec? No Initiative. Not Caring About Your Job. Keeping Your Hand out for your weekly Paycheck.

First a mini rant: We heard a famous sports person this morning say the following: It was so fun.

Blanche, is that a sentence? Does it make sense? No to both. The fact that everyone uses these two words and pretend they mean something is nonsense. It’s either ‘it was so much fun’ or ‘we had such fun’. ‘So fun’ is putting two english words together that don’t make sense. Unless of course one is a two-year old still learning to talk. And even then his parents should be correcting him. Rant over.

Not that Blanche is a seer, but we told you so. By using fired FBI Director James Comey to attack the new Republican administration, Democrats have opened up a legal can of worms for the Obama administration.

Under sworn questioning, Comey has veered off the topic of President Trump and Russia and revealed several damning incidents in which his predecessor’s administration politically interfered in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. And now the Senate will investigate Team Obama for obstruction of justice.

Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced last week it will hold hearings to examine then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s involvement in the Clinton email server investigation. Now that’s something we can’t wait to hear about.

The Clinton’s are the slimiest politicians around. Let’s see Hillary try to get out of this one. Her ‘friends’ are gone and she has no power to stop Trump and company now. Just desserts anyone?

Sears is closing 59 stores and laying off 2900 employees.
In Montreal, the Sears outlet in Place Vertu is closing. Unfortunately for them, Sears is basically a dead issue. It can’t compete with Walmart and Amazon is killing their sales. The last time we went into a Sears store was to use the loo and that was about ten years ago.

Blanche, did you ever speak to an American and say where you were from? You know, when you have to say Montreal Canada. They have not the faintest hint of a clue that Montreal is in Quebec and Quebec is in Canada. Well, all that changed yesterday.

Some muslim dude from St. Michel, a suburb of Montreal last time we looked, stabbed a policeman in the Flint Michigan airport. Seems the muslim has a family and children but decided that life as he knew it  had to change forever. What a fool.

Today our premier Couillard said that fighting terrorism is a responsibility that must be shared by everyone, including Muslims and one cannot separate terrorism from islam. Good morning America.

Here’s a headline for Couillard: Radical imams were calling for random killings of infidels yesterday which was the end of ramadan. We are guessing that the loser from St. Michel took his imam or one on the internet literally. He certainly went quite the distance to follow instructions.

Trump trumped the media today by announcing that there are no tapes of his conversations between him and James Comey, ex-FBI director. The left leaning media are beside themselves over the news. Of all the jobs in the world today, being the Press Secretary for Trump and going out day after day to face reporters has to be on the bottom of most people’s bucket list.

Why he would ever even suggest that he had tapes of their conversations is beyond anyone’s imagination. Nothing good came from ‘maybe there are tapes’ and less than nothing good from his announcement that there are no tapes. Moving right along.

Remember that runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday? Well, the Democrats lost and their problems have been magnified one hundred times over.

Their leader, 77 year-old Nancy Pelosi refuses to step down and let someone younger step into her shoes. It looks like they will have to remove her from her job kicking and screaming.

Ossoff, the Democrat candidate doesn’t live in the district where he ran, is not married, has no children and never connected with the local population. It seems that while the media may be unhappy with Trump, the voters are still giving him a chance.

Today there was a rather large power failure in Montreal. No snowstorm, no hail, heavy rain or wind. The sun was shining and poof! the power went out for about 20 minutes.

There’s a special number to call if such a thing happens. Blanche diligently called the number. After the initial hello, the recording says press one for English, which is what we did. Imagine our surprise when there was no English. It’s a french message. Obviously, bored, overpaid bureaucrats created both the english and french messages.

The power returned in a short time and we decided to pick up our passport from the local post office. Off we trudged only to see a long line and the person in charge on the phone. He was obviously arguing with someone by the tone of the conversation. But that’s not the point. Here it is:

The line was growing longer by the minute and the dude behind the counter was not getting off the phone. Blanche started mumbling – your tax dollars at work. We said it a few times until finally, one gentleman in the quickly growing line of customers said the computers were down due the to power failure.

Picture the scene: Lots of people in line, one person behind the counter on the phone not making eye contact with anyone. Now we ask you, how hard would it have been for him to make a small sign indicating that his computers were down and would not be fixed for about half an hour?

It was hard because it required thought, consideration for others and taking his job more seriously than his weekly pay check. Obviously the criteria to work for the government is not to take any initiative and for sure not to care about the public who pays your salary. Something’s wrong with this picture.

Good Shabbos
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When Is A Community Centre A Community Centre? When it’s not a mosque.

Make no mistake. We are not shilling for Donald Trump. And yet, when something is so blatantly blatant, we are going to comment.

The media is having a field day discussing Trump’s communications department. Sean Spicer is, according to reports, getting a promotion and will no longer be the face of the White House at press conferences. That’s fine. What is not fine is the media complaining that there are too many off-camera press conferences.

We will remind you that Hillary Clinton did not hold a press conference while campaigning for about 270 days.  She didn’t want to face anyone because of her ‘issues’ regarding emails.

We checked on Obama and saw that he had 1.72 press conferences per month. Got it? The media wants Trump out and they are moving heaven and earth to have their way. Here’s a headline: President Pence is not happening any time soon.

Blanche, we’re guessing that it’s never to late to wake up. The catholic church is requiring background checks and fingerprinting for priests. Good morning America.

We, as does the rest of the world, send their condolences to the Warmbier family on the death of their son Otto at the hands of the North Koreans. We do, however, have a question: If the US Department of State strongly recommends that it’s citizens not travel to North Korea, and have done so for many years, why did he go there? Usually the recommendations are simply not to go to a certain place. But this was a strong recommendation. Short of coming out and telling people you may never get out of there, there’s not much else they can do.

Here’s another headline: Stay away from the absolute worst country in the world. Don’t go there for vacation, to see the sights or to say you were brave enough to go. Find another place to travel.

Here’s a question which, if anyone can answer, please feel free: Why are mosques in Montreal called community centres? Why aren’t they called mosques like synagogues are called as such and churches are called churches.

And why aren’t government officials holding them accountable for that? They come and go in their garb which is fine. But why hide behind the terminology?

There’s a runoff election today in the 6th district in the state of Georgia. Blanche, don’t say you don’t care. Over $50 million has been spent so far by both candidates combined. What’s so special about this election that has every political pundit frothing at the mouth? It’s the first election of any kind since Trump was elected last November and it appears that this will be a big test.

Test of what you ask? The test of the reluctant Trump voter. Those who absolutely could not vote for Hillary and held their nose voting for Trump. Now we’ll see if they took off the nose plugs and will vote democrat now that Hillary’s gone or stay with Trump and his tweets. It will definitely be interesting to see who wins.

We can tell you who is very happy these days in Washington. Lawyers. Everybody has hired their own personal lawyer: Trump, Pence, Comey, now Jeff Sessions. We can assure you that these dudes don’t come cheap, especially as in Trump’s case when his lawyer was on every Sunday morning talk show. His main lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, a nice Jewish boy, charges $1500 per hour for regular cases. One can only imagine what he’s charging Trump.

Be happy you’re not this guy:
An electrician ‘accidentally’ punctured a hole in the ceiling of the New York Public Library. Doesn’t sound like such a big deal until you find out that they just spent $12 million restoring said ceiling and the rest of the place. Seems he lost his footing and something happened. Good thing he didn’t fall through the ceiling. Splat. Blanche, you’re not nice.

It’s so hot in Phoenix Arizona, about 120 farhrenheit, that planes cannot take off. You want the technical reason? In a nutshell, they can’t get a proper lift-off in such heat. Which in English and a simultaneous translation means they can’t get off the ground. Blanche, 120 degrees is insane.

Police ‘neutralized’ a person in the Brussels train station after he tried to blow himself and many others up. Neutralized is a nice way of saying they killed him. European vacations spots are getting narrower and narrower.

We’ll talk…

Couillard’s Pathetic Pandering

Nothing happens ‘by accident’. When was the last time you heard Couillard on English media? Can’t remember? Nobody can.

Today he was pandering to the English population via the radio, saying how much he loves us. How important our English institutions are to him. Seriously? The barf bag won’t even cut it this time.

As there is an election coming next year, he’s starting the pathetic pandering. Aside from professing his undying love for the Anglos here, he proudly said that Trudeau will announce a $1.28-billion commitment Thursday for a major Montreal rail project that will connect the city to its suburbs and to its international airport.

If this rail project ever sees the light of day it will be nothing short of one of the biggest miracles of all time. It’s yet another vote-for-me invisible carrot.

Here’s a headline for Couillard: When you start to undo all the damage that Barette has done in the health system here, some people may actually start listening to you. Until then keep rowing your boat upstream cause nobody believes a word you say.

In the last Blanche report, we stated that the rhetoric vis-a-vis the US political system was abysmal. It’s also no secret that the millions of people who live on the edge are deeply affected by both the tone and words of what is said.

Sadly, such was the case yesterday when someone with obvious mental issues used elected US officials as live target practice, hitting a few of them, injuring them gravely.

One would think that even the right-wing radio talk show hosts would learn something. Or at least remain silent out of respect for one day. As this did not happen, it’s pretty obvious that they are unable or unwilling to stop egging-on the fringe of society. Is life only about ratings and advertisers? Have they lost all semblance of humanity?

Michael Savage claims to have said the night before that the country is at the boiling point, close to a civil war. This is exactly what we mean when we say it’s time to dial back the vicious tone.

Sane, ‘normal’ people either tune out or take all extreme media with a grain of salt. Not so those living on the edge or with mental health issues. They take everything very seriously and, as we saw, tragically act upon their rage.

In the you-won’t-believe-it department, did you know that seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Got that Blanche? 16.4 million people believe that the chocolate milk in a container came from a chocolate/brown cow. Here’s another one: In a study commissioned in the 1990’s, one out of five people did not know that hamburgers are made from beef. Experts in the agriculture industry don’t believe much has changed today.

We will leave you to ponder these next few little ditties: Researchers interviewed fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at an urban California high school. They found that more than half of them didn’t know pickles were cucumbers, or that onions and lettuce were plants. And 3 in 10 didn’t know that cheese is made from milk.

There’s something to be said for general knowledge, which as one can sadly see, is sorely missing from the education system.

Here’s a good one Blanche: Vladimir Putin offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey. Nothing like adding salt to an already festering wound between Comey and President Trump.

“If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said at a press conference. This guy Putin has kahoonas the size of Texas.

We waited till the end of Blanche to deal with Trump, hoping that perhaps today he would not tweet. No such luck.

His latest issue is that he is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller.

So what are they looking into: The first is into whether anyone on Trump’s campaign, or associated with it, with him or with any of his businesses, may have had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin.

The second is into whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them.

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself.

If only he would stop tweeting about these charges and just let sleeping dogs lie, his life would be so much simpler. He’s not listening to his lawyers, his wife, his daughter or son-in-law. In the end, as many pundits have been saying, he is his own worst enemy.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Arrogance and Chutzpah

Blanche was totally unplugged for almost 24 hours. No phone, no internet, no TV. Interesting concept which brought us back to a time in our lives when all we had was a black and white television with  two channels (6 and 12) which went on the air at 6:00 am and off the air at midnight. No internet and a party line. (Those under 40 will most likely not even know what a party line is.) We even remember the national anthem played at 6:00 am. Guess we’re kinda old:)

If you think that the late-night comedians have gone to far regarding Trump, you ain’t seen nothin yet. We’re now going to a whole new level of disrespect and arrogance for the office of the president.

The New York Public Theater is refusing to back down over its production of “Julius Caesar” that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage. We saw the picture of what happens and it’s gory and bloody. Those watching this play on Sunday gave a standing ovation when the actor was assassinated.

Whether you despise Trump is not the issue and it appears that both Delta Air Lines and Bank of America got the point and have pulled their sponsorship of the play. They went on to state that had they known of the contents of the production, they would never have given them a dime.

The United States is a democracy and the office of the president sacrosanct. The issue here is obviously that people feel the president himself does not understand the sacredness of his office. And that may be correct but it does not give a license to anyone to go so far as to pretend he was assassinated. That’s not how the US is run, unlike Russia which wantonly murders anyone it deems is speaking out against the government. Is there no one left in the United States with a sane mind?

Take note of this name: Terry McAuliffe. It seems he’s seriously thinking of taking a run at the leadership of the democratic party and a run at the presidency in 2020. While he may be a good guy and credentials that are lily white, he does have one big strike against him. He’s very good friends with the Clintons.

Such good friends in fact, that for decades, he was the Clinton’s go-to-money-man-fundraiser-extraordinaire. That’s nasty Blanche. Feh.

Look at this name and after this piece, erase it from your memory: Alex Jones.

He thinks that the parents of the children who were murdered in the Sandy Hook massacre faked their children’s deaths and the murders never happened. He also believes  in the conspiracy theory that the United States was involved in 9/11. You get the drift. He should not be given one second of air time anywhere.

Well, Megyn Kelly seems to think that he would make a very good guest on her new program and she is airing an episode with Jones as her guest on Sunday night.

We will refresh your memory and remind you that Kelly was at Foxnews and is now at NBC, with basically polar opposite the views of Fox. We are guessing that she is trying to assert herself in her new position. She needs to find some guidance.

The parents of the children who died in Sandy Hook simply cannot believe that any media outlet would allow this creep to speak anywhere, let alone this Sunday which is father’s day. Megyn Kelly has diminished herself as a journalist by even suggesting he go on her show. Those are the people she is going to interview? Perhaps she should get a job at the National Enquirer.

Our premier, Couillard, has awakened from his slumber of, oh, about 50 years. He decided today that his government is concerned about “the isolation and assimilation of anglophone communities in Quebec’s outlying region.” Good morning.

It seems that some kind of study was done and the results were concerns about the vitality of isolated anglophone communities, citing how spread out they are, their weak demographic weight and the aging population. Could have fooled us. Not.

After chasing out every head office from here, nit-picking the size of the word pasta on a menu, not allowing English children to go to an English school unless their parents went to an English school, hacking to death our medical system – now they decide Anglos are weak? Infuriating is not the word. Stupid is the word. Fake is another word. He doesn’t give a rats about Anglos. He’s opening his mouth now as there is an election in November and, from the sounds he is making, phony as they are – he is pandering to the English people of this province. He’s a snake.

Remember Michaelle Jean? She was Canada’s Governor General. Well, after that cushy post, she landed an even cushier one in Paris as the secretary-general of the group of countries known as La Francophonie. Oh yes. While she was governor general it came out that both she and her husband were ardent supporters of Quebec sovereignty. A small detail.

In her newest capacity, she gets an apartment within spitting distance of the Eiffel Tower at a cost of $13,000 per month. Blanche, can you imagine how stunning that apartment must be?

Well, Madame Jean doesn’t think so and she has already spent over $500,000 to redecorate it. Who’s paying for these upgrades in a rental? Why all the taxpayers in La Francophonie’s 84 member states, including Canada. She’s a piece of work and always has been, understanding how to play the system and rip off the public. We should all be taking lessons from her as she is obviously a great con artist.

Blanche, you want to hear about some chutzpah? Here ya go in all its glory: Mayor Coderre is going to rerun the music and light show of the Jacques Cartier bridge because the police ‘ruined’ the music part of the show the first time around.

Got that? His party was pooped on and he’s crying. And, because he has his grubby little paws in your pocket and thinks the taxpayers money is his own personal money tree, he’s redoing the ‘opening’ of the new lights on the bridge. Don’t try to stop him. When confronted he gets very loud and starts blustering, a great deflective manoeuvre which he has now perfected.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions went before a Senate committee this afternoon and bit back at some of the more testy questions. He stated clearly, under oath that it was an outright lie that he was involved in any Russian collusion.

This whole Russian collusion issue is making Blanche nauseous. The Russians hacked into the Democratic National Committee computers but they did not ‘fix’ the election. This is literally, as one journalist wrote this past weekend, part of the media carpet-bombing of Trump.

Where was the media when Hillary was secretary of state hiding her emails in her house? Where was the media when she forced countries to pay up to her foundation or she wouldn’t talk to them?

Everyone may despise Trump and he is by far his own worst enemy, but what is happening is a witch-hunt with a double standard. We wish that someone would open up Hillary’s email scandal. Now that would be juicy.

We’ll talk…

Drudge: As the Comey Turns

Of all the tweets we read during the Comey hearing today, the best by far was the following: Did John McCain eat a brain tumour for breakfast? He was incoherent and his questions were incoherent.

Now, everything you wanted to know about the Comey hearing:
…He came out swinging, saying that the White House’s claims that the FBI had been in chaos during his tenure there, and that agents had “lost confidence” in him were “lies, plain and simple”.

…“I was honestly concerned that he (Trump) might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document,” Comey said. “I knew there might come a day when I might need a record of what happened not only to defend myself but to protect the FBI.”

..Comey claimed that Trump told him, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,” and that he asked him to end an investigation into Michael Flynn, the national security adviser.

…Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general who met with Bill Clinton privately during the campaign on a private plane, was portrayed as the one who moved Hillary’s email scandal from an investigation to a ‘matter’. Clinton has blamed her defeat on Comey’s Oct. 28 announcement that he was re-opening the investigation of her email practices. She’s dead wrong.

…After Trump said that there may be tapes of Comey’s meetings with him, he (Comey now as a private citizen) asked a close friend to leak the content of one of the memos to a reporter. A friend of his who is a professor at Columbia Law School, leaked those memos for Comey. Those leaks resulted in the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Russian connection and all of Comey’s allegations.

..Comey disputed Trump’s assertion that the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government to sway the 2016 election is fake news. “There should be no fuzz on this: The Russians actively interfered in our 2016 election,” he said. “That’s about as unfake as you can possibly get.”

All in all, it was riveting to listen to Comey who is articulate and has a steel trap memory. While Trump himself didn’t tweet, his son Donald Trump Jr was very busy. This ain’t over by a long shot and Comey got right into the ring with Trump.

It appears that Great Britain’s Theresa May is yet another leader who was too sure of herself and should not have called a snap election.

Polls are suggesting that Britain is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons. Then again, another polls put Jeremy Corbyn’s Labor party in the lead. Guess we’ll have to wait till tomorrow morning to see who’s right.

If anyone has ever shopped in the Bay downtown here, you know that to find a salesperson is pretty well mission impossible. Today it was announced that the Bay is laying off 2,000 people. Seems they lost about $221 million last year.

Just like everywhere else in the world, people here are shopping online rather than shlepping to big box stores only to get lousy service.

If you like crowds and traffic this is your weekend – it’s the Grand Prix. If, however, you prefer not to sit in traffic for three hours to go two blocks and get pushed along the sidewalks, best to stay away from the downtown area. Just a suggestion.

Tonight is almost the final NHL Stanley cup game between Pittsburg (and PK Subban) and Ottawa. Don’t know about anyone else, but it would give Blanche much nachas if Subban’s team won and he brought the Stanley Cup to the Children’s Hospital.

After trading Subban, the Canadiens still couldn’t get their act together. That’s because it’s not the players, rather the management who is at fault. And it seems the owner is, shall we say, best friends with his top dudes and unwilling or unable to fire them. So unless something drastic is done, our team will suffer from people who just don’t know how to find good players.

Good Shabbos
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What Exactly Was Reality Winner Thinking? Oh Wait, She Wasn’t Thinking.

Of all the brainwave statements we have heard in the past few days, our Mayor Coderre wins the prize.

This weekend the grand prix is coming to Montreal. No we are not targets like London or Paris, nor are we in the rest of Europe where terrorists are able to move around from one country to another freely and cause destruction and horror whenever they so choose. And yet, the crowds that gather for the grand prix are very large and the locations are termed soft targets.

The organizer of the grand prix announced last week that he was upping the security. So what did our genius mayor say? Here it is, verbatim:

“We already have a protocol since the attack in October, I think, 2014. We always had a vigilance agenda and we didn’t have to raise the level of security, but, you know, everything is in order, we’re doing what we have to do”. Got that Blanche?

Everything is in order. Here’s a headline for Coderre: Even if everything is in order, tell a white lie and pretend that you are concerned about security. His arrogance that they have everything under control shows that he doesn’t quite grasp the world situation at hand.

Here’s a suggestion that perhaps can be passed onto him: At both entrances of heavily crowded streets like Crescent, put a few cement blocks. You know, just in case. We don’t have to spell it out but it would go a long way to deter anyone with any ideas.

During the election campaign in the United States, we were Trump supporters. There it is, out of the closet. Hillary was just too much of a slime ball to be trusted. She oozed arrogance and had and still has a nauseating do-you-know-who-I-am attitude.

Like probably every other Trump supporter, we thought that after he won and actually sat the oval office, he would understand the gravity of his job, as leader of the free world. As the rest of the world is learning, such does not seem to be the case. He just doesn’t get it.

Some people are now inferring that he is physically ill, perhaps early with onset dementia. Others are saying that he looks at the world like one gigantic reality show. No matter what it is, something is  wrong. What tipped the scales for Blanche? His tweets about the mayor of London after this weekend’s grotesque attacks.

Even if the mayor said things that were ridiculous, even if he was dead wrong about something, hours after innocent people were murdered in cold blood because they live in a western culture is not the time to go after him – publicly.

Here’s what Trump tweeted: At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!” It was taken out of context. Here’s what Khan said: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed. One of the things, the police, all of us need to do, is make sure we’re as safe as we possibly can be.”

Khan went on to stupidly say that London is one of “the safest global cities in the world, if not the safest global city in the world.” That is idiotic. London has a big red target on its back and everyone with half a brain knows that. Pretending that ain’t so is delusional.

Given that, if Trump had something to say to Khan, perhaps picking up a phone and talking to him would have served him better. Or, an even more mature way would have been to say nothing and just offer condolences.

Tweeting insulting accusations publicly about the mayor of London, after the city is reeling from a terrorist attack,  is not normal. And that’s what people are now seeing. These kinds of tweets are happening with increased frequency.

Up to now, Trump’s tweeting has caused diplomatic nightmares. People are wondering what will happen when he crosses a line and tweets about something or someone who is unhinged? If no one is able to control him on tweeting, we fear that no one can control him on anything and that Blanche, is a very scary thought.

Reality Winner. Doesn’t that sound like you’re waiting to see who the reality winner is? Well, that’s the name of the twenty-five year old federal contractor with high security clearance who leaked  top-secret NSA intelligence detailing Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s presidential election.

Blanche, can you believe that she sent the information by snail mail? Yup. Printed it right out of her computer, put it into an envelope, licked a stamp and bob’s your uncle, off it went.

The highly classified intelligence document describes how Russia managed to infiltrate America’s voting infrastructure using a spear-phishing email scheme that targeted local government officials and employees.

Let’s just say life as she knows it is over. For a very, very long time. They are going to make an example of her and basically toss her into jail and throw away the key for decades.

In case you were wondering what kind of person Vladimir Putin is, here’s a hint: When interviewed by Oliver Stone for a documentary he is doing on the Russian president, Putin he explained that he never has an off day as president because he’s a man.“I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days.” Next.

The Six Day War, from June 5 – 10, 1967 was nothing short of a miracle in Israel.

Lest you think otherwise, ponder this: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) consisted of 275,000 troops, compared to the 456,000 soldiers of the combined Iraqi, Syrian, Jordanian and Egyptian armies. The united Arab forces also had a decided edge with regards to weaponry and military equipment: they boasted more than double the amount of tanks, and close to four times the amount of combat aircraft.

On the first day of the war, Israeli airstrikes destroyed two-thirds of the Syrian Air Force, more than 300 Egyptian aircraft, and most of Royal Jordanian Air Force. By the third day Israel had captured many cities, the most notable one being East Jerusalem (including the Old City and the Temple Mount).

By the sixth day, they had captured the Golan Heights and Msada. A ceasefire went into effect at 6:30 PM that night.

Nasser threatened to drive the Jews into the ocean. Despite what appeared to be insurmountable odds, the tiny country of Israel defeated the mighty and heavily populated armies of the enemies that surrounded them.

Today also marks the 73rd anniversary (June 6, 1944) of the D-day landings, which saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the U.K. and the U.S., join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, France.

The consolidated attacked was originally scheduled for June 5 but was postponed due to bad weather. At least 10,000 soldiers were killed on that one day so that we could live in peace for decades.

Today there was another try at terrorism, this time in Paris. Seems an Algerian student, well kind of because he’s 40 years old, took a hammer and went looking to wreak havoc. Mercifully, he didn’t succeed. It appears that the nut cases are also being emboldened by the terrorists. Awful.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know (or didn’t) About the Paris Agreement

We were not planning to send out a blog tonight, but Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, well, changed all that. Mainly because Blanche didn’t quite get the whole thing – not the agreement and not the withdrawal. So we figured if we don’t understand what’s flying, neither do many other people. Here we go – the Paris Agreement from soup to nuts:

What is the Paris Agreement?
Also referred to as the Paris climate deal, Paris Accord and Paris climate agreement, it is a deal that was signed in December 2015 and came into effect in November 2016. 195 countries signed the agreement which stated that they would reduce emissions that cause climate change in order to combat global warming.

…Specifically the Paris Agreement set out to prevent the planet warming by more than 2°C which scientists believe would cause severe damage. Each country involved makes ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) which should contribute towards the overall objective of the deal.

What happens now Trump has pulled out of the Paris Agreement?
Trump cannot technically pull the US from the agreement until November 2019 but there are ways round that commitment if he so wished to.

…Syria, Nicaragua and now the United States are the only three countries who do not support the accord.

And now the biggest question of all…why did Trump pull out?
Firstly, because it was one of his main campaign promises. He did it to save American jobs saying that the accord handicaps the US economy.

And now for the other side…
In climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference, participants called for a Green Climate Fund that would collect $100 billion per year by 2020.

…The Obama administration ended up shipping $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to this fund without authorization from Congress.

…North Korea and Iran are also signatories of the deal.

..China has serious air quality issues (not from carbon dioxide), and Beijing has repeatedly falsified its coal consumption and air monitoring data, even as it participated in the Paris Agreement.

Only time will tell if Trump made the right decision. One thing we can say with certainty – at this point in time, those who didn’t like him, to put it mildly, have been rendered apoplectic by his decision today. The media is literally going out of their minds and the enviornmentalists have lost theirs.

And now for something totally off the wall, brought to you by the Quebec government. One day after inviting players to make wagers on whether Trump would still be U.S. president after May 1, 2018 on its Mise-o-jeu platform cancelled the bet on Thursday.

Got that Blanche? Loto-Quebec will no longer be betting on whether Trump will be president after May 2018. Ya can’t make this stuff up.

Good Shabbos,
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