Monthly Archives: November 2017

Our Prime Minister The Drama Queen

We are not sure which is more infuriating – Trudeau crying on his apology tour or the men penning self-serving apologies for making the lives of the women they worked with hell.

Let’s start with Trudeau. He had to cry when he was giving his apology to the LGBTQ2 community? (You can look up that acronym yourself). He can’t just read the words on the page? He’s so tender and emotional that he can’t get through the text?  Spare us. He’s a drama-queen.

Here’s a headline for Trudeau: Had you read that apology like a normal person, without the dramatics, it would have had a much bigger impact. A Prime Minister should be empathic, strong, warm and in control. He is none of those. He’s sounds fake, has air between his ears and is totally out of his league.

As for the men penning apologies that are read in the media, save it. How about this: I was a disgusting human being. I’m getting help. Sorry doesn’t cut it.

The other people who need to get their dues are those who knew this was going on, like HR departments, and allowed it to continue. They are equally disgusting.

And one more little ditty on this: If you notice, most of those caught so far have been those self-righteous, tree-hugging liberals. Many are from Hollywood.  The politicians, except for Roy Moore in Alabama are Democrats. NPR, the ultra-save-the-whale station’s headline dude, Garrison Keillor was also accused of not being able to either keep his hands to himself, or keep his pants on. Blanche, did you see him? This is seriously gross. Feh. Feh. Feh.

It’s official. Anyone sitting in the Quebec National assembly running our province has the brain of gnat.

The PQ, specifically Lisee, said greeting customers with Bonjour – Hi is an irritant to the French language. Get out the guillotine and hang those salespeople. Zut Alors! French will disappear with Hi.

Hold on a minute. Isn’t Canada a bilingual country? And don’t we want tourists to come to our city and spend their money? Bonjour Hi is going to make a difference in someone’s life?

Here’s a headline for the PQ and Couillard who agreed with them: You best cut all social media and pull the plug on every channel that shows English movies because the younger generations in la belle province are watching American movies and, perish the thought, learning English. Gnats have too big a brain for these people. We are lowering their capabilities to that of a tsetse fly.

McGill University obviously doesn’t need any money. Today, More than 100 McGill University professors signed an open letter denouncing Quebec’s religious neutrality law, Bill 62.

We will remind you that said law requires women wearing a niqab to remove it when giving or receiving public services. You want to vote and are presenting a photo id? Remove your niqab and show your face or don’t vote.

McGill University, who can’t seem to get a handle on their student society who supports the BDS movement and other anti-semitic organizations, best lose the addresses of their big Jewish donors and start sending out their donation letters to the muslim community. They will be sure to send their big checks, eh Blanche?

We are entering the holiday travel period and if you have a ticket on American Airlines, pay attention to this. Yesterday they said a glitch in their computer system that pilots use to schedule time off raised concerns this week that many planes would lack pilots and other essential personnel. Oops.

Today, the company said that only a few hundred of its late December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane. Feel better? Didn’t think so.

Here’s the issue: The Allied Pilots Association had said that more than 15,000 American Airlines flights lacked a captain, co-pilot or both when a problem was discovered in the company’s scheduling system. Pilots were allowed to take vacation days in the last two weeks of December even if there wasn’t another pilot available to operate the flight.

Time will very quickly tell if they solved this issue. We wish you the best of luck on your American Airlines flight.

One of the better news shows is Morning Joe, hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mica Brezinski. For the most part they are intelligent, fair and balanced (kind of like Fox News). Until today when they added a muslim woman to their early morning panel.

It’s not that she was muslim that was bothersome. It’s that she acted holier-than-thou and Mica treated her like she was pair of soft kid gloves. She sat there like a deer in the headlights and belongs either on NPR or PBS. She has that haircut – very short, that semi-arabic accent and sounds like she’s talking out of a shoebox. Plus she said she was a muslim about ten times.

Good Shabbos
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Mazel Tov to Harry and Meghan on their Engagement

In case you were wondering what to worry about today, here’s something: North Korea launched a missile in the middle night with a huge range – like they now have the capability to hit anywhere in the world. South Korea fired one back. The missile landed traveled about 1,000 kilometers before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone. If that doesn’t sound good, it’s not.

Just saying in case your day was boring.

Another little tidbit that may aggravate your day is the new hijab Barbie doll. This was launched by Mattel, thinking that it is empowering arab women. In fact, it is doing the exact opposite.

Rather than reminding girls of a world of opportunities, the hijab reminds them of all the things they cannot do in many Muslim countries. These include decisions about their own lives and bodies. Let’s just say bleeding heart liberals have their own agenda and don’t give a hoot how it affects others, whom they consider ‘downtrodden’. Liberalism truly is an illness.

The NFL was once considered the most popular sports league in North America. How the mighty fall.

Support for this organization has steadily dwindled ever since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem last season. Because the NFL is unable to make a decision on what to do about the kneel, the fans have made the decision for them.

They are staying away from the games in droves and not watching them on TV. Thanks to Twitter, fans took pictures of the stadiums over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pictures don’t lie and the stadiums were not full to say the least. We are guessing that Kaepernick isn’t going to be signed by a team any time soon. He’s just too much trouble.

As Royal watchers, we were very happy to see Prince Harry finally announce his engagement to Meghan Markle. Somehow, the death of his mother Diana when he was only eleven years old has always sat with us. We vividly recall him walking behind her casket, stone faced.

As well, his father is not the most empathic person to put it mildly and one wonders how many years he kept his emotions in check. There’s no doubt the did that because for a few years in his early twenties his behaviour was seriously out of control. He seems to have found himself and a wife.

We also could not help but remember that his uncle, King George abdicated the throne to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson. Yes, the circumstances were different as his uncle was already King and Simpson was a rather unsavoury character. Markle was married before and will convert to Harry’s religion before the wedding. We can only hope that they will live, like a prince and princess, happily ever after.

Last Friday, with little fanfare and nobody really noticing, Pakistan released Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The main target of that terrorist attack was the Nariman House which housed the Chabad House.

This past Sunday, November 24, was the yahrzeit of Rabbi Gaby and Rivky Holzberg and six other who were brutally murdered in cold blood. It could not have been a coincidence that the mastermind was released two days before their yahrzeit. Saeed should be neutralized.

Here’s a prediction from Blanche. Remember when you read it: November 28, 2017. Michelle Obama could very well be the next presidential candidate for the Democrat party in 2020.

Unless someone is hiding under a rock, those vying for the run are, shall we say, less than less. Take Elizabeth Warren, aka Pocahontas. She took an ancestry test and it came back that she was 2% native American, ergo her nickname. But we digress.

Bernie Sanders is now in the lead and you can bet your last dollar that the Democrat party will move heaven and earth not to have him run.  Warren is too nunish, Joe Biden is up there but he’s too associated with Obama. There’s a long string of unknowns which brings in Michelle my belle. Time will tell, but our prediction is that Michelle will be ‘convinced’ to run.

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Uber and Your Hacked Data

Blanche was on a reconnaissance mission today. Andrew Scheer, leader of the conservative party, spoke at McGill University in a stunning building on McTavish. We were awed by the elegance of said building, a place for students to have lunch in a normal place. The room was packed (standing room only) with both conservative and liberal students/supporters and Scheer handled the long question period with great aplomb.

The piece-de-resistance were the selfies at the end. Believe it or not, Scheer makes Trudeau look like an aging  oldster. At thirty-eight years old Scheer should be more of the selfie generation. Wait. He’s actually mature and doesn’t have the need to see his face on everyone else’s phone. Instead he actually can answer an entire question without one uh – and without a note. Keep tabs on him. He could very well be your next prime minister.

We used to be big fans of Uber…until our two bad experiences. Both times (today was one) the drivers were unable to speak English (or French) and both times they did not know their way around the city (Ottawa and Montreal).

Turns out Uber has a much bigger problem than illiterate drivers – which they have now downloaded to us. They were badly hacked to the tune of personal data of over 57 million customers and drivers which, get this, they concealed for more than a year.

This week the chief security officer and one of his deputies were fired for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers. The company paid hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. The don’t ‘think’ your data was ever used. And how would they know a) that the data was deleted and b) that it wasn’t used. They don’t.

The best line we heard about those insane black friday fights is this tweet: If you’re going Black Friday shopping tomorrow, please be a decent human being and turn your phone sideways before recording any fights.

May we suggest you stay home on black friday and do all your ordering online in your pyjamas at your kitchen table. A lot safer, n’est-ce-pas?

Today was the huge Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Over 3.5 million people lined the route. Security was t.i.g.h.t. Very tight, especially after that terror attack on the West Side Highway bike path that left eight people murdered.

New York Police Department officers with assault weapons and portable radiation detectors were circulating among the crowds, sharpshooters were on rooftops and sand-filled city sanitation trucks were poised as imposing barriers to traffic at every cross street. Officers also were escorting each of the giant balloons. All brought to you by muslims who follow their religion to the letter of the law. Remember that the next time you take off your shoes, belt, sweater, remove your computer and give over your cell phone when clearing security at the airport.

Oh yes. Remember that also when our darling Prime Minister let it be known that Canada’s doors are open to anyone. He’s an idiot.

Remember when our former mayor Coderre said he didn’t know how many tickets were sold for the e-formula race? He was outright lying. He knew all along or, if he didn’t actually know the numbers, it was because he didn’t ask. Said numbers were always available. Like ten minutes after the race.

Coderre deserves the loss he and his ‘team’ got. Don’t you wonder what name the party will chose now that he’s history? We would give them one suggestion: Make sure, before you announce the name, to put the first letters of each word together. You don’t want to wind up like the caq party. Blanche, that’s really dizguzting.

Good Shabbos,
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Call Prime Minister Trudeau for your Free Ride

As we don’t live in Alabama or Washington, we are not privy to insider information, so all we can do is speculate on what is really going on with this seemingly endless story. We will present the facts and allow you, the reader to try determine who is lying and who is telling the truth:

…Judge Roy Moore is running for a senate seat in Alabama and has been accused by about nine women of being indecent toward when they were underage or in their late teens. He has denied their accusations. It was also stated that he was banned from a mall at that time because he had a ‘reputation’ for doing these things.

…We have heard that the Democrats are behind this campaign, specifically the Clinton machine, to discredit Moore and get a democrat into that senate seat.

…Why would all these women decide to reveal all the facts now, a mere three weeks before the election? Why didn’t they come out with their stories months ago? Perhaps they saw that Moore was going to win the seat and couldn’t bear him getting all those accolades.

…As well, they are in a lose lose situation. Money they won’t see. They all live in small towns, they are certainly not famous (until now), and they stand to embarrass their children and families.

…Today, an attorney for Roy Moore told reporters that the media, Democrats and establishment Republicans are waging a “three-front war” against the Alabama Senate candidate. He was backed up by two other heavy hitters who also spoke in favour of Moore, outright saying the women were lying. In their press conference, they stated that they spoke to the mall manager at the time and he refuted the charges that Moore was banned from the mall.

What does Blanche think? We believe the women.

59,000 Haitians living in the US will lose their status in July of 2019, at which time they will face deportation if they have not already left voluntarily.

What does our liberal selfie-taking Prime Minister Trudeau have to say on the situation?That they are making some contingency plans in case the news prompts another wave of illegal border crossings into Canada. Can we talk?

How about saying  you can’t come into Canada by crossing the border through a field? How about saying that they have to fill out forms and go through the system like everyone else who came here? How about saying they will be turned back on the spot? How about saying Canada won’t give them a free ride.

Because ladies and gentlemen, those who voted him in are now going to literally pay the piper and force everyone else to do the same thing. Here’s a little tidbit: Get Trudeau outta there as fast as possible. Good looks, good hair, a nice smile and a famous father are not criteria to be Prime Minister.

Montreal’s new mayor announced her executive committee and immediately received flak for who was not named. While the men-women ratio was fine, there was no ‘diversity’. Meaning, only white faces. Can we talk?

What’s she supposed to do if neighbourhoods cannot find people to run in their riding? Pick people out of thin air? She worked with what she had, as she said. The tree-huggers can’t only hug trees. Once in a while they have to actually step back from the trunk and do something.

Here’s another headline: The only way to effect change is from within. Ya gotta be there to vote. So now all those bleeding heart liberals have four years to find ‘diverse’ people to run in the next election.

We’ll talk…

Entitled Men, Courageous Women

We forecasted this last week. Men who thought themselves highly entitled because of the power they wielded are now falling like flies. The first few brave women who came forward and told their stories, gave courage to others to do the same. No matter how powerful you are, touching someone against their will is dead wrong, especially if that someone is underage.

This is the tip of the iceberg as we’ve only been dealing with Hollywood and politics. There are lawyers, accountants, doctors and, perish the thought, religious leaders of every stripe and colour who, we have no doubt, will be implicated in this web.

Right now, there are two men who stand out as shocking. One is Roy Moore from Alabama, running for the senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

There are now seven women who have come forward with detailed stories, most of whom were underage when he couldn’t control himself. Not only has he denied all of their allegations, he is still running for election and has tons of supporters. When questioned about Moore’s behaviour, his lawyer said, “Well, in Alabama things are different”.

The other one outed today was Senator Al Franken. Let’s just say he’s seriously disgusting in more ways than groping and taking a picture of a sleeping woman, putting his hands where they had no business being. He’s really dumb, thinking this picture would disappear. His apology left us speechless. He said he was sorry but didn’t remember what happened. Which of course leads us to believe that there are many other women who will shortly be coming forward.

What’s the answer to all of these men?  They will now have to face their wives, daughters, granddaughters and public humiliation at best.

Perhaps those in positions of power today will think twice about acting like they are entitled. Maybe they should think ten times because from the looks of things, women are not going to be intimidated by dirty, old farts or dirty young farts. Feh.

Montreal’s new mayor, Valerie Planet was sworn in today. She looked great and sounded even better. Upbeat with a huge smile, she called herself the happy warrior. The best line of her speech… Montreal doesn’t belong to me. What a breath of fresh air. One wonders what, if anything, she can do about the traffic and all the orange cones. She said she is as affected as everyone else. What? No chauffeur yet?

Coderre, our previous mayor not only thought Montreal belonged to him, he also thought all of our money belonged to him. Time will tell how well Plante does. One thing is for sure, she has a steep learning curve as she’s really a political neophyte.

Blanche, we gotta lose weigh or stop flying. Just when you thought your coach seat couldn’t get more uncomfortable think again. It’s getting smaller and the airlines are adding more seats to an already cramped plane.

United Airlines is the first to be the biggest pig in the race for airlines to make your trip as awful as possible. They will add 21 additional seats on some planes, which means there would be ten seats across.

So why do you think they are doing this? Bingo. It’s based on increasing revenue per flight, especially on long-haul routes. On long haul routes? We already sit like a pretzel with our knees in our chin.

Wait until the dude in front of you pushes his seat back. You could use the back of his seat for a front head rest. When is the government going to step in and stop this?

Ever hear of people working the room? Well, Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative party, is working the country.

While Trudeau was in the far east taking selfies in fast food restaurants, Scheer was plugging away all across Canada, finding out what Canadians think and more importantly, what they want.

Of late, we have been hearing that people feel Scheer is not ‘out there’ enough. Or not tweeting enough. Or, perish the thought, not taking selfies. We will allay your fears with some inside information. Blanche does have some good contacts:)

Scheer is laying the groundwork for the next election. He’s slowly but surely making his way across the country, meeting people (without the need of a selfie). It’s called grassroots politics. That’s how our new mayor, Valerie Planet got elected. Dogged, hard work, going door to door, meeting with small business owners, talking to people to find out what makes them tick and what they want to see from their government. We would venture a guess that taking selfies is not on the list.

Scheer is methodical, confident and has surrounded himself with the right people. Wait. He also has a brain and can say more than three words with uttering uh.

Anyone see the three genius basketball players from UCLA apologizing for shoplifting while in China? They were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel in Hangzhou, China. They were very lucky that Trump was in town, spoke to Chinese President Jinping, and poof! they were released.

During their press conference, which we tuned into by accident, they sounded like they have basketballs between their ears and nothing else. Despite what they did, they will most likely be signed by professional teams raking in millions of dollars. Better they should get all this money than the brain surgeon. Not.

We were driving near Dawson College yesterday and stopped at the stripped yellow crosswalk in front of the entrance. There’s no light or stop sign. Crossing the street in front of our car was a young man who never once picked up his head to see if we were stopping. He was too busy texting.

Can we talk? As a pedestrian, if you don’t make eye-contact with the driver of the car coming directly at you, then assume he or she didn’t see you. They could also be texting or on the phone or just plain distracted and as the walker you would be one big splat on the road. Or, if you lived in Alabama, you would be road kill.

When you cross the street, look up and see what’s going on around you. Rant over.

Good Shabbos
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Will Squirrel Brains For Supper Help Roy Moore?

In case you were wondering if people in the United States are losing their minds, wonder no more. They are. 

Ever hear of GQ ? It’s a men’s magazine which women also read. Every year they pick  a Citizen of the Year. This year their choice was Colin Kaepernick. He’s the dude who started that whole insanity where players won’t stand when the national anthem is played before football games. Not that he’s playing anymore. No team will pick him up.

Aside from that stunt, he wears socks depicting police officers as pigs and Fidel Castro t-shirts as a fashion statement. Here’s what should happen to Kaepernick.

He should pack up and move to Cuba where there is no infrastructure, the police really are pigs, cause it’s a socialist society and people have nothing of their own. After about five years of living like that, he will come running back to the United States and will be standing like a soldier for the national anthem. GQ magazine should be ashamed of themselves for honouring someone who, instead of helping his ‘people’, is pushing them further back, a la Obama. Go save a whale on your way to Cuba.

Roy Moore, running for a senate seat in Alabama needs to disappear for a while. Wait. He’s not doing anything of the sort. He’s digging his heels in, saying the ‘women’ are lying.

We are referring to the five women (so far) who have come forward with allegations that he was, shall we delicately say, inappropriate when they were in their teens and he was in his thirties. Feh.  Most are now in their fifties.

It also seems at that same time, Moore was banned from a mall where he lives, because he was hitting on teenage girls.

Whether the allegations of these women is true or not, we wonder the following: Why did they wait forty years to come forward, a mere two weeks before the election to choose a new senator? That’s the part here that doesn’t add up. It also lessens the effect of  their word against his.

While we are not doubting something happened all those years ago, why they are coming forward now. Either way, if he wins he loses and if he loses he loses. He was not liked at all before these allegations and now he’s basically a dead man walking.

As an old southerner, he’s not going without a fight, which no doubt will happen, unless he quits in the next few days. Maybe send him some squirrel brains for supper and he’ll ‘see the light’.

In another item where one wonders if people are losing their minds, we bring you mixed locker rooms in some municipalities, with others banning nudity in the locker rooms.

Can we talk? Who walks around naked in a locker room? Of course we know it’s done, but frankly, people need to get a grip, grab a towel and cover up. Who wants to see someone else’s ‘business’ jiggling around? 99.9% of those who frequent locker rooms are, shall we discreetly say, pudgy. Fat would be the right word, but we don’t want to say that. Oh wait, we said it. Move on, nothing to see here.

As for mixed locker rooms men belong with men, women with women. Is there any modesty left at all in the world?

The Montreal Canadiens head office must think Montealers have the brains of a tree nut.

Carey Price, the main goalie, has missed the last five games with what the team originally called a “minor” lower-body injury. It seems that now he’s out for a while. Who knows what kind of injury he has. Thinking about this, perhaps the Trump handlers should get in touch with les Habs cause the latter is certainly able to keep a secret.

Washington insiders just don’t get it. Trump is not a politician and he doesn’t play by the rules. Everyone has their shorts in an uproar because Trump tweeted that the Justice Department should investigate his opponent from last year’s campaign. In case you have been living on Mars, that would be Hillary Clinton.

So why is everyone farklempt? Since Watergate, the unwritten rule was it that sitting presidents do not use law enforcement agencies against political rivals.

That was well and good before the Clinton Clan. If Mrs. Clinton was the one doing Russia’s bidding in the form of a uranium deal and approved it when she was secretary of state, she’s in trouble.

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general was grilled by congress today and said that the Justice Department could soon appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton. We can’t wait.

And speaking of trouble, Donna Brazile, who wrote a book telling all about Hillary best watch her back – in a very real way. Opponents of the Clintons have a tendency to permanently disappear.

Security at Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown discovered a loaded gun inside the bag of a shoplifter who tried to buy a $5,600 bag and $2,800 wallet from Louis Vuitton with a store credit card belonging to somebody else.

Can we talk? For all its sophistication, you don’t need to have a pin number for your credit card in most US stores. They are very far behind the eight-ball on this one. Ergo, you can rip off someone’s credit card and, unless you’re one cookie short of a box like this thief was, you can buy quite a bit of stuff before you are stopped.

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Out of Touch Politicians Are Heading for Extinction

Zut alors, it seems that Montreal had a bigger deficit than Valerie Plante anticipated. We hope she was not surprised by this.

We, the little people, only knew what Coderre spent when he deemed fit to tell us. What nobody except those on the inside knew was how much money he really spent. Let’s put it this way: If he considered our money his money and his money his money, then he spent a lot of money. Plante is not even planted (pardon the pun) in the mayor’s chair yet and she’s already behind the eight ball.

There’s no doubt you have never heard of Roy Moore. He’s the Republican party’s nominee for Senate in Alabama. That is, he was the nominee until a few hours ago.

The fact that he has been accused of assaulting a minor many years ago is only part of his problems. Get this one Blanche: When he was the Alabama chief justice, he was  called the “Ayatollah of Alabama”. Nice, eh?

Lest you think this moniker a bit extreme, think again. He was removed twice from Alabama’s Supreme Court.

The first time when he refused to move a boulder-sized Ten Commandments monument from the statehouse; the second time in 2016 when he was permanently suspended after he instructed probate judges to deny marriage licenses to gay people.

Gets better. He was also called racially insensitive when he used ‘dated’ terms to seemingly describe Asian people and Native Americans during a recent campaign speech.

“Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting…” Oy.

It appears that he will have to step down from what was going to be a landslide victory over his opponent. Aw shucks.

If you thought Couillard is out of touch with us plebs, he just took his ‘out-of-touchness’ to another level.

Blanche, can you believe that they are dumping another $250 million to fix the roof on the aging, decrepit, useless Big O? Wait, this gets better.

While they are fixing the roof, Quebec wants the possibility of taking it down to meet the needs of groups that want to hold events under the sun or stars. What??? Here’s a headline: There are 2 out of the 12 months when this is possible and even that’s a stretch.

Here’s exactly why politicians are getting kicked out of office all over the world. They are totally out of touch with their population. We don’t want our tax dollars to fix that roof. Can we take a vote? Maybe have a referendum? No because Couillard is in the ‘we-know-what’s-good-for-you club.

You heard this here first: Couillard is going to lose the next election unless the CAQ makes a big U-turn comes out and says they are holding a referendum after getting elected. If they (the CAQ) sit tight and just do nothing, Couillard will do all the work for them and all they have to do is wait until election day.

Are we the only ones who wondered if Valerie Plante was married? We did a bit of digging and here’s what we came up with:

Plante is a native of Rouyn-Noranda. She met economist Pierre-Antoine Harvey, her husband, at the University of Montreal. She has a degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in museum studies. The couple have two children. Now you know all about our new mayor.

In case you were wondering how bad Hillary’s campaign was run, we’ll give you a peek into the inner workings. Or rather, we’ll give you a peek into a book written by Former interim chair for the DNC Donna Brazile’s encounters with her handlers:

“…the Clinton team were sexist…”They were dismissive. Condescending and dismissive.” She went on to say, “”I felt like it was a cult,” she said. “You could not penetrate them.”

The Clinton team depended on algorithms and dismissed old-fashioned campaigning, going door to door to meet the little people. Going to see the ‘folks’ in Wisconsin was out of the question. Hey, Hillary’s royalty. Even Bill said the campaign managers were totally off the game.

We don’t want to hear from Trump detractors that he is nasty, crude or whatever language you want to use. He’s far from perfect and he’s also the President of the United States of America. Hillary lost and she’s running around shilling for her book, ducking reporters so as not to have to deal with the ‘cases’ she surrounded herself with.

We watch a news show every morning starting at 6:00 am. It’s a bit crazy to get up so early but for the most part the commentary is worth it.

Today, Joe Scarborough said the following: If the shooter in Texas had been Mohammed, the US would be going insane right now. He’s right.

He then noted President Donald Trump’s response to the terrorist attack in New York City last week, in which  an immigrant from Uzbekistan, allegedly killed eight people when he drove a truck onto a bike path.

After that attack, Trump decried terrorism, renewed discussion about the death penalty, called for radical vetting of immigrants and attacked political opponents and America’s judiciary. After Texas? Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We don’t have the answer to this one except to say again that the twin problem of mental health and guns better be addressed very soon.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

The Trump Factor Strikes Again

Blanche, now that the dust has settled, don’t you wonder exactly how ticked off Coderre must be? Not only did he lose but it was the trifecta of losing: 1) he lost 2) he lost to a woman 3) he’s the second mayor in 60 years to serve only one term. Guess nobody really liked him, eh?

Of course he quit the instant he knew he lost so we won’t have to listen to his ungeblosen (overblown) rhetoric any longer. In his concession speech he didn’t even have the decency to congratulate Plante. He’s a real piece of work.

60% of Montrealers did not vote. Pathetic. Here’s a headline: It is a privilege to live in a democracy and vote. Don’t take it for granted.  Blanche, don’t you think that if you didn’t vote, then you lose your right to complain?

Plante appears to actually care about the population in her city. Of course time will tell if she can actually execute some of her caring. May we suggest that she start with the broken escalators in the metro? You know, the ones where Coderre couldn’t find the parts for the past year or so.

Frankly, we really do hope she gets this done. It will show everyone exactly what Coderre was worried about. You can rest assured that a pregnant women shlepping up three huge flights of stairs in the metro, hauling a two-year-old was not even on his radar.

We are calling Plante’s victory the Trump factor. No matter where Plante went, she had adoring crowds. People are sick of ‘politicians’ and their holier-than-thou attitude. Your money is my money and my money is my money.

We can be happy that while the trump factor got her elected, she’s anything but Trump. While she does need a bit of coaching when speaking, i.e. not to get overly excited and shriek into the microphone, for an unseasoned politician, who came from nowhere in two months and defeated a seasoned politician, she’s fantastic.

One wonders what it will take in the United States for them to get a handle on the gun situation. Killing 26 schoolchildren in Sandy Hook didn’t do it. Las Vegas didn’t do it. One can already tell by the tone of the officials in Texas, that nothing is going to change.

The same hollow messages come out: We are all together. We send our prayers and support to all the victims. We will never forget them.

Can we talk? Here’s a headline: Staying together and sending prayers doesn’t solve the dual issues of mental health and gun control. Never forget them? When was the last time you heard anything about Las Vegas? You already forgot about those victims. For these five minutes you won’t forget those church victims. Give it 48 hours and we’ll be waiting for the next shooter looking for eternal fame.

Did you know that the loser responsible for the latest massacre applied for a gun permit after he was kicked out of the army with a dishonourable discharge because he beat up his wife and children? The NRA – national rifle association wields way to much power.

When he went to buy his gun, he lied on the form. The Air Force failed to enter the data they had that he had crushed his step- infant son’s skull and beaten his wife. So nothing would have showed up when his name was entered.

The twin issues of mental health and gun control cannot be separated. And the United States better get some kind of handle on both of them or we will be seeing these massacres on a very regular basis.

We are not going to give a long comment on Governor General Julie Payette’s speech last week where she ridiculed those who believe in G-d and the Divine. It is simply beyond the pale and beyond words.

We will give her one piece of advice which someone should quickly get to her: Learn from the Queen, who you represent: As Governor General you have no opinion on anything.

Sometimes, things get titles that are just perfect. The Paradise Papers are one such example. Here’s what you need to know:

The Paradise Papers are a huge leak of financial documents that throw light on the top end of the world of offshore finance. In other words, paradise.

From Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to an entrepreneur charged with managing the oil wealth of the struggling African state of Angola and was paid more than $41m for his work in just 20 months, there are hundreds of people implicated.

So what’s Canada’s issue: Stephen Bronfman, Trudeau’s chief fundraiser is up to his eyeballs in this scandal. His Montreal-based investment company, Claridge Inc., were key players linked to a $60-million US offshore trust in the Cayman Islands that may have cost Canadians millions in unpaid taxes. It seems that what was uncovered was a 24-year paper trail of confidential memos and private records involving two prominent families with Liberal Party ties that experts say appear to show exploitation of legal tax loopholes, disguised payments and possible “sham” transactions.

Now here’s something to chew on: Trudeau is trying to go after small businesses to collect about $250 million in taxes. Those Paradise Papers? They have about $250 billion in unpaid taxes.

Our pretty boy prime minister best get his ducks in a row. Things are slowly starting to unravel and even his good hair may not help him.

Not to sound like Debbie Downer, but Friday the temperature is going down to -6 celiscius, which in English is 21 fahrenheit. And…the s word is coming. We are supposed to get snow flurries on Sunday. Just saying.

We’ll talk…

How the Mighty Fall

Coderre has been defeated and Montreal now has its first woman mayor, Valerie Plante. Montreal joined Brexit, Trump and Macron in tossing out the establishment.

Montrealers spoke declaring they are sick and tired of the bullying, know-it-all Coderre. No doubt the $48 million lights on the Jacques Cartier bridge, $3.45 million tree stumps pretending to signify our 375th birthday, the almost $1 million gazebo for Mordechai Richler that took 5 years to build and the piece-de-resistance, the e-race that nobody wanted, nobody cared about and until five days ago, nobody knew the cost of.  It turned out that most of the tickets were given away for free and Coderre had to apologize.

The next one on the chopping block is Couillard. People are sick and tired of him and more importantly, sick and tired of his henchman, another bully,  Barrette. He best see the wall with the writing but usually, as in Coderre’s case, their egos get in the way.

One more thing. There’s no way Coderre will lower himself and his huge ego and stay on in the role of opposition leader. Our bet is that he will resign.

Westmount’s mayor is also a woman by the name of Christina Smith. It is not Beryl Wajsman who ran. Quel surprise.

Can we talk? In every single picture we ever saw of him during the election campaign he looked smug and condescending. We will hold ourselves back from being sleazy, slimy and gross. Blanche, you are really nasty.

We’ll talk…

Of Numbered Companies, Sketchy Mayors and Thrones

While Montreal’s mayor Coderre didn’t exactly lie, he also didn’t exactly tell the truth.

We are referring to Montreal’s E-Formula race which was held on city streets at a cost of about $24 million. Why it wasn’t held where the Grand Prix is run, a place that is set up for races, is part of the reason Coderre may lose the election on Sunday. Coderre has been asked since the end of the race in July what the final cost was. He kept saying the numbers were not in yet. Seriously? That’s like saying the check’s in the mail. No one believes you.

Well, it came out today that of the 45,000 tickets for sale, about 20,000 were given away for free. That would mean that people didn’t give a hoot about said race and the price tag no doubt went up from the original overrun of $25 million.

While we said in the last blog that Valerie Plante could be losing because of her fear to say how she voted in the 1995 referendum, Coderre may have trumped her, pardon the pun. Also keep in mind that many incumbents are being tossed out as people are sick and tired of being told ‘we know what’s good for you’ while spending your hard earned money.

Today Coderre said he made a mistake in not coming forward with the numbers. No kidding. Go Vote On Sunday.

We are now losing count of how many men are being ousted for sexually harassing women.

Seriously, everyday about four or five names are made public. Yesterday, Dustin Hoffman was accused of this. Honestly, if even half of these accusations are true, these dudes have what can only be termed an acute sense of entitlement – the do-you-know-who-I-am syndrome to the nth degree.

What should their punishment be? Well, as many of them are now old men…Wait Blanche, didn’t you ever hear of dirty old men? We are also guessing that many of those old men have already paid out a tidy sum of money to shush their victims. Our suggestion: make them wear v.e.r.y, v.e.r.y tight interhoisen (underwear) so they will remember every second of the day which part of their anatomy needs therapy.

The muslim who killed 8 people in New York passed the test to be an Uber driver. Could be Uber needs to take a look at their security protocols – quickly. He had a terrible driving record which they never picked up on. Plus he had three different passports.

After confessing to what he did, this lowlife wanted to hang an isis flag in his hospital room. There are no words.

Lose the liberal feel-good vigils, candles, marches and moments of silence. Start vetting properly, lose the ‘diversity’ lottery which is how this guy came in and stop being politically correct. It’s not working.

Let’s see now, what do you think will happen to the person who ‘inadvertently’ deleted President Trump’s twitter account today for a few hours? Our guess is that he won’t be tweeting except to his budgie.

Alec Baldwin, in his role as portraying Donald Trump on Saturday night live, went to far.

He issued a fake memoir today and in it, one of the pictures depicted Trump on the throne. No Blanche, not the throne, it’s the throne that sits in the loo.

While Baldwin and company may truly dislike Trump and are very, very sad that Hillary is not in the White House, they are doing a unimaginable disservice to their fellow Americans by demeaning the office of the president. They are stirring an ugly pot that can lead only to havoc and worse.

In case you didn’t hear what Justin Trudeau dressed up like on Halloween and in case you missed him on television, we will tell you. He put on a superman costume under his shirt. As he came into parliament yesterday, he opened his shirt a la superman to reveal his costume.

Can we talk? Is he ten years old? Wait, isn’t he the Prime Minister of Canada? If he could not contain himself to put on a halloween costume, the time and place to do so was with his children. Not in parliament. He is also demeaning his position. The worst part of this scenario is that he doesn’t even know it. S could stand for lotsa things. In Blanche’s world it stands for stupid.

Blanche was on a reconnaissance mission today in Ottawa. One of the things we did was attend question period in the House of Commons. What a hoot that was. Especially watching our liberal finance minister Bill Morneau squirm under a constant barrage of questions by the Conservative party about his conflict of interest.

Morneau promised to sell more than one million shares he still holds in Morneau Shepell, donating any profits made since he has been in office to charity. The proceeds from that sale will likely be in the region of $5 million.

Or this one: A $200 fine related to Morneau’s villa in France was posted Tuesday to the website of the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

Our finance minister is wildly wealthy and was supposed to have put all his numbered companies into blind trusts. It appears he did not do that and today in question period, the conservatives were hammering him as to exactly how many such companies he has.

It was wonderful watching him squirm. It was just too bad that Trudeau wasn’t there to be a part of it. He can’t speak at all without a prepared speech and even then every second word is uh, um, uh, um.

You heard it here first: In a stunning revelation, the supposed friend of Hillary Clinton, Donna Brazile, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chair, has claimed that the party organisation helped Hillary Clinton’s campaign “rig” the 2016 Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders.

Brazile told Bernie when she became interim chair of the DNC that she would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. It seems she found her answer this past September.

Can we talk here? Something smells re Brazile. She has suddenly turned on Hillary? Is she trying to save herself? Stay tuned. Even CNN will have to report this accurately.

Good Shabbos
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