Thunder Thighs

Kim Jong Un, fat-boy dictator of North Korea is pushing Donald Trump’s buttons, pardon the pun. While President Trump may think he has the market cornered on tweets and pushing the buttons on his phone, Un has upped him one by ceremoniously pushing the button that launched an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday.

Said missile flew for about 40 minutes and reached an altitude of 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles), which would be longer and higher than any similar North Korean test previously reported. It also covered a distance of about 930 kilometers (580 miles).

Trump’s reaction? His tweet asked if Kim Jong Un had nothing better to do with his time. Here’s a headline: For starters, we would venture an educated guess that Un doesn’t read English and most likely not even Korean. He inherited his position from his father and neatly disposed of his brother, his only potential heir, a few months ago. In the newest terminology, he was neutralized. He doesn’t have to read or care about anything, especially Donald Trump.

Kim Jong Un is trying to make a missile that will fly all the way to North America and, from the looks of things, unless ‘people’ drop a bomb on his nuclear facilities, he will succeed. Lest we remind you that Israel did just that a few years ago, taking out Iraq’s nuclear reactor facility.

Tweeting won’t cut it this time. Trump actually has to converse with other leaders and figure out how to stop this dude. Oh yes. Kim Jong Un has worse hair than Trump.

Denis Coderre, erstwhile mayor of Montreal is looking for money again. Why else would he want to drop the speed limit on streets in Montreal to 30-40 km? In case you don’t know what that means – 30km is 18 mph, 40 is 25 mph.

This could turn out to be one of the biggest cash cows ever to hit Montreal. Try going 18 miles an hour. Right now the speed limit is 50 km which is 30 mph also very slow but not crawling. The only good thing about 30 km is that you won’t feel any of the potholes because you will be driving at almost a walking pace.

Blanche, you may not like Trump calling the media fake news, but he has a point. Seems that there is quite a bit of exaggeration going on when it comes to Trump. Counter this with the pass that Obama got from the media and one can see how frustrated someone like Trump can get.  This does not however, excuse his low-class, infantile tweets about people.

After investigation, a CNN story on alleged ties between a Trump associate and Russia was later retracted. Last week, the New York Times and the Associated Press ran similar corrections acknowledging that reports on Russian interference in the 2016 election had overstated by more than a dozen the number of U.S. intelligence agencies that had signed off on the assessment.

Here’s an even better one: The AP ran into trouble over the weekend after it ran a story about how Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt met privately with the CEO of a top chemical company, then decided to drop a ban on a widely used pesticide that has been shown to harm children’s brains.

The story insinuated that Pruitt had made the decision under pressure from a corporate lobbying campaign. But while the meeting between Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris was on Pruitt’s schedule, it never happened. Uh oh.

Now who are you going to believe? This is a thinking person’s nightmare.

Ever hear of Apple Park? Didn’t think so. It’s Apple’s new home in Cupertino California with the centerpiece being a $5 billion, four-story, 2.8 million-square-foot ring that can be seen from space. It is still getting some final touches, and employees have just started to trickle in. The full squadron, about 12,000 people, will arrive in several months.

In Sunnyvale, a town just across the street, 95 development projects are in the planning stages. The surrounding towns have been remade as well in the last decade, as giant tech companies have transformed Silicon Valley’s real estate into some of the most expensive in the country.

But city officials and residents say this project is like nothing they’ve seen before. The main center features the spaceship ring, the Steve Jobs Theater, a 100,000-square-foot gym and a visitors center in a woodland setting with two miles of running and walking paths. An orchard, a meadow and a pond are inside the ring.

The custom windows were made in Germany and are considered the world’s largest panels of curved glass. One pair of glass doors is 92 feet high. The finish on the underground concrete garage is so shiny it is almost like glass.

Blanche, what do you expect? Apple has more money than some countries without the expenses of those countries. Of course they are going to get windows made in Germany. Wait a minute. Does Trump know about this? Where’s are his made-in-America missives?

Chris Christie, the most unpopular governor in the entire United States at 15% popularity is acting like he’s entitled. Oh right. He is entitled.

Seems there was an issue with paying government employees which led to the closure of beaches and state parks in New Jersey. On Sunday however, when all the plebs were trying to get cool using their sprinklers, Christie was seen sunbathing on an empty beach with his family. Can we talk?

First off, let’s just say he should be wearing pants and not a bathing suit. One too many bowls of pasta. We’ve seen thunder-thighs, but he wins the thunder-thigh prize. But we digress.

When confronted by reporters that he looked like he was acting like Marie Antoinette and telling his population to eat cake when he sunbathed, he scoffed at them. “If I was sitting with a young blonde woman, you would have had a story. I was sitting with my wife and family on the beach.” Seriously? He’s not long for the governor’s mansion.

Celine Dion, Quebec’s darling, has a nice figure. She’s not that pretty but who’s looking, eh? Well, people on Instagram are certainly looking at her because Vogue posted a nude picture of Dion.

Vogue was doing a story on her and followed her into the dressing room where she allowed them to take a picture of her sans clothes.  Did she forget that she has children who will also see this? Are there any morals and boundaries left for parents? Even if they are rich and famous? Obviously not.

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