Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hillary’s Sourpuss Followers

Don’t worry Blanche, we’re not going to bore you with the best and worst stories of 2017.Vat vas, vas.

One of our more astute readers was pretty incensed over the ban on plastic bags. She brought up the following points: Stores package much of their produce in both plastic containers and styrofoam wrapped in plastic. And what’s about the plastic bags you take when you want to buy apples, bananas, tomatoes etc.

The biggest culprit by far however are those totally useless plastic water bottles. Whoever dreamed up that one is really a genius and now very rich. All of this to say that a lot more than just banning plastic bags at the checkout that has to change before we’re going to be saving the world, whales and trees.

Blanche, did you see that Vanity Fair spoof poking fun at Hillary Clinton? It was hysterical. Of course her adoring fans aka uber liberals have their shorts in a knot over this article.

How can a.n.y.o.n.e. made fun of their beloved icon aka possibly the worst democratic presidential candidate ever to run. While raising a glass of Champagne and offering cheers to the former first lady, they suggested the following:

That Clinton take more photos in the woods because, “How else are you going to meet unsuspecting hikers? or this one: Clinton should start working on a sequel to her book, “What Happened,” but with a new title, What the hell happened?

Our personal favourite: Knitting, volunteer work and improv comedy are suggested as new hobbies that will keep Clinton from running for president again in 2020.

You know what the biggest problem with liberals is when they get angry? They have temper tantrums like children. In the best of times they are sour-pusses with little sense of humour and when they get angry are unable to listen to anyone and  can’t take a joke. Of course they tweeted to boycott Vanity Fair. Get a grip.

That Prince Harry interview with Barack Obama was also a winner. They are obviously good friends as their rapport was an easy back and forth.

Obama is a big shot now that he’s no longer president. He actually spoke in sentences without using uh or umm once. He also answered questions with real answers. Meaning he took a stand on things. Something he never did when he was president.

He also wants an invitation to Harry’s wedding, as he outright asked for one. Seriously no class.

We usually reserve the weather for the last item but it’s so ridiculously cold that it made one of the top stories in Drudge. So much for global warming. How about global cooling?

In National Falls Minnesota, aka the Nation’s Icebox it’s -37 Fahrenheit and waterfalls have frozen. Eerie Pennsylvania first got 60 inches of snow, now it’s -30. That’s very special. We suggest that if you are a keen ice-fisher, hold off till the temperature rises to a balmy 10 or so.

The best will be those idiots who stand outside in New York on New Year’s eve waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square at midnight. They will begin standing in the frigid cold  at 11:00 am Sunday morning. Can we talk? Go into a hotel lobby and watch it drop on a television.

Blanche, did you know that you paid for a $5.6 million outdoor hockey rink in Ottawa? Problem is it’s too cold to use it as there is a high risk of ‘ice chipping’. Can we talk?

An outdoor hockey rink is put up and taken down every year. It consists of boards, ice, two nets and Bob’s your uncle – it’s done. That cost $5.6 million which can’t be used now? Let’s bet Trudeau won’t skate there. Not because it’s cold, but because one of the rules is no phones when on the ice. Ergo no selfies. What would be the point he couldn’t take a picture of himself?

Good Shabbos and Happy New Year.
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Plastic Bags Verboten? You Bet Your Bippy.

It appears that our prime minister can’t concentrate at a meeting. In fact, he doesn’t go to meetings. He needs to be spoon-fed information, eensy weensy bits at a time.

He looks at meetings as a tool to build relationships. That’s a fact as he made sure to build a relationship with Obama. Trudeau best take care with whom he hangs around as Obama’s legacy is slowly but surely fading into the sunset as Trump slowly but surely dismantles it.

But we digress.

If Trudeau actually took the time to go to a meeting he might actually learn something or find out information that may help him make a decision on something going on in his country. His lack of attendance and immature behaviour at meetings was pretty obvious when he totally dropped the ball in China, embarrassing both himself and his country. That, Blanche, would be Canada, which is also your country.

To those who voted for him, you best make sure you never need anything from him because a) he doesn’t care about it and b) he will never find out about it. Your tax dollars at work.

Beginning in January, lose your plastic bags when going grocery shopping. They will be verboten. You do know, Blanche, that you are saving the world by not putting your tomatoes in a plastic bag?

Individuals continuing to provide plastic bags in stores face fines ranging from $200 to $1,000 for a first offence and $300 to $2,000 for a subsequent offence.  Companies found in violation of the bylaw face fines of $400 to $2,000 for a first offence and $500 to $4,000 for a subsequent offence.

Stores have until June 5 to put this law into effect. Can we talk?

Who sat in a room and thought this up? When the United Nations actually does something concrete for the world, like going after China and India for using coal mines and polluting the entire world, talk to us. Until then, we will be hoarding plastic bags and making sure to wave them around to make our point.

If anyone wants to make a lot of money, figure out how to make a bio-degradable plastic bag. You will be an instant billionaire.

All those Trump naysayers best suck it up. Fueled by high consumer confidence and a robust job market, U.S. retail sales in the holiday period rose at their best pace since 2011, according to Mastercard Spending Pulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending.

Unlike in past years, when spending was driven by high-income shoppers, this holiday season a broader swath of the population opened their wallets, encouraged by rising wages and low unemployment, analysts and economists said. There is a lot more spending from the lower- and middle-income groups, while the upper-income groups are splurging.

You may not like Trump’s vocabulary or his tweeting, but the confidence level in the country is rising. People have jobs, they got bonuses because of the tax reform and they are overall happier.

All of this while the Democrats continue to whine about Russia’s interference in the election. Coupled with their total lack of leadership, Trump could very well spend eight years in the White House.

Blanche, are we the only ones who noticed Meghan Markel’s wardrobe transformation? Since she became Prince Harry’s future princess, she is dressing in royal ‘speak’ – conservative, covered up, very elegant in very expensive clothing. She looks radiant and fantastic.

Looks like Montreal’s new mayor is spending money on things that actually make a difference in people’s lives, unlike her predecessor, Coderre.

Public works is doubling the amount of salt and gravel they use on sidewalks as well as sending out many more snowplows to clear said sidewalks. Let’s see if she really follows through.

NDG will be the marker. If their snow is cleared quickly, we’ll know she means business. That neighbourhood is usually knee deep in snow for weeks after everyone else. Oh yes, let’s bet she will not shovel around those idiotic and grossly expensive granite tree stumps, one of Coderre’s many legacies.

Bundle up Blanche. We’re in for a long deep freeze. Brrrrr.

We’ll talk…

Prime Minister Weasel Trudeau

Yesterday, on the 8th day of Chanukah, after spending 8 years and 8 days in prison, Sholom Rubashkin’s insane 27 year prison sentence was commuted by President Trump.

Rubashkin’s white collar crime merited some jail time but his punishment was draconian, especially for a first-time, nonviolent offender. An array of lawmakers, law enforcement officials and legal experts claimed his case had been tainted by egregious misconduct by prosecutors.

The Obama administration rebuffed the efforts. But on Wednesday, President Trump commuted Rubashkin’s sentence.

In case you were wondering if Obama doesn’t like Jews, don’t wonder any longer. His disgusting and abysmal treatment of Netanyahu, keeping him waiting while he went to eat dinner with his family should have been the tip off.

Seems we have been saying this line quite a bit lately: You may not like Trump…but despite his brash personality, he has a heart, is quite logical  and when he sees a wrong, he makes it right. Certainly more than we can say for Obama, who dumped the Democrat party, owing them a huge amount of money that he won’t pay back. History will not be good to him, as it should be.

Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a weasel of the first order. There was a vote taken today in that very special place with an absolute misnomer –  the United Nations. Nothing united there except the hate for Israel.

They overwhelmingly passed a measure rejecting the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which was repeatedly criticized as undermining the prospects for peace.

Now, how did Canada vote? With the United States to recognize, once and for all, that Jerusalem is and has always been the capital of Israel? Nope. Canada weaselled out and abstained.

Trump made it abundantly clear to Canada that he would retaliate if they voted for the resolution. Our guess is that Trudeau could not find his big boy pants to stand up to Trump, so instead he put on his diaper and did nothing.

One of Trudeau’s losers said today that Canada wants to emphasize that Jerusalem has special significance to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Seriously? Mecca is the capital of the muslim world. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and has been for thousands of years.

Ladies and gentleman, we have a weak, spineless, useless prime minister. With G-d’s help, he won’t be around for another term.

Yet another genius who couldn’t keep his pants on has been outed. This time he’s from Montreal.

Remember Charles Dutoit, the ex-Montreal symphony conductor? Seems he was quite the pig, using the power of his position to be one. Sound familiar? Ich.

Here’s a good news story dearies. Barrette, Quebec’s personal pit-bull, has been pulled from negotiations with the province’s medical specialists.

The doctors were suing the government over working conditions. Couillard said that he would personally be at the table and the doctors pulled their suit.

Now let’s see…we haven’t heard a word from Barrette. Ya think he’s getting the boot? Better now than closer to the election. It would definitely give the Liberals a boost. He’s been nothing but bad news as everyone despises his arrogant, holier-than-thou attitude.

Blanche, don’t you love people who apologize for doing something they knew was wrong from the get-go? Like saying they are sorry makes a difference. To make things perfectly clear, it doesn’t.

Trudeau (isn’t he having a bad week), took responsibility for going on a family vacation last year that the ethics watchdog deems broke conflict of interest rules.Why?

Because the Aga Khan, (whose island he went to on his private plane) and his foundation were registered to lobby Trudeau’s office in December 2016. How cosy that must have been, eh?

Back to slimy Obama. Seems that he and his administration knowingly derailed an anti-Hezbollah investigation because it would have threatened the nuclear deal with Iran.

What would make this story even better is if at the same time they go back to Hillary’s email fiasco. Don’t worry. In the end, they will all get their just desserts.

Don’t you love climate changers. They are able to predict that the world’s temperature will rise, oh, in three hundred years. Get this one: A major storm is on its way, but with four days to go, figuring out where it will land is an inexact science.

Got that Blanche? They think they can predict hundreds of years from now when they can’t tell you if it’s going to snow in two days because the weather is an inexact science. Nothing more to say on this one except to stop listening to people like Al Gore.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Our Mayor Has Guts

Kudos to Valerie Plante for being able to make a decisive decision. She has cancelled the e-Formula E race. It’s over. Kaput. Gonzo.

Spiralling costs coupled with failing to come to an agreement with the race organization on how to suspend the race for at least a year put the veritable nail in the coffin.

So Blanche, guess how much the fun-day will end up costing us. $47-million including a penalty of nearly $12M for cancelling. This idiotic race is on par with Jean Drapeau’s grandiose projects. You do know darlings, that Drapeau was Coderre’s hero. Nothing more to be said on this one, eh?

The deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, multi-billionaires and extremely charitable people, has left the Toronto Jewish community reeling. Imagine how it affecting the small, tight billionaires club in all of North America.

We hope, for the family at least, that the police are able to give closure to these horrific, and needless deaths. It is incumbent upon them to determine if they let the killer into their home as they knew him.

Can someone please ‘splain this next phenomena: On December 25, at least here in Montreal, one cannot listen to anything on the radio except ‘holiday music’. Can we talk?

While it is true that the majority of the population celebrates the deck the halls music, there is also a large segment that does not. We find it rather extreme.

It turns out the derailed train that flew off the tracks was going 80 mph in a part of the track slated for 30 mph. Not only was it speeding, it was on its maiden voyage.

Let’s just say someone didn’t do their homework and the ball unravelled. Sadly, three people perished in this grand fiasco. G-d should give the families of those people goodness and kindness.

We’ll talk…

How to Get Fired and Make Sure the World Knows in one easy lesson

Before launching into the news of the day, it is incumbent upon us to stop for a moment. Today is the fifth anniversary of Sandy hook school massacre. In case you have forgotten what happened that day, we will remind you that 20 students all under ten and six teachers were murdered in their school.

Last week, while perusing Facebook, we came upon someone who had posted a picture of a woman with a gun pointed at her head. It appears that some of this woman’s followers found this picture amusing, as did she who posted it. We called her out on it.

Believe it or not, it took a few back and forth conversations to finally make her understand that a) nothing was funny about that post and b) is that what she wants her children to emulate? In the end, the only way we were able to reach her was to refer her to the Sandy Hook massacre. One has to be totally oblivious to the world we live in to post such a picture.

Blanche took her own straw poll after the Alabama election on Tuesday night. Lest you have already forgotten, two men ran for the vacant senate seat: Roy Moore, the republican and Doug Jones, the democrat. Jones won by a hair and Moore has yet to concede. He wants a vote count which he most likely won’t get.

The poll we took was the following: While watching the results come in, we asked if people were reminded of the presidential election when the two worst candidates in the history of the United States were running. The answer was yes. People simply could not vote for Hillary and held their nose when voting for Trump.

Same thing in Alabama. People could not vote for Moore (although many did) and held their noses when voting for Jones, certainly not a great candidate and still aligned with the Dems and the Clinton machine.

The US still has a very long way to go before normal, thinking people have someone they actually want to vote for.

Couillard best take note of this election as well. While no one wants Legault and the CAQ in power, they may hold their nose and vote for him. In today’s climate, people vote against someone, not for someone.

Couillard/Barette are aloof and arrogant, as was Denis Coderre and look where he is now. The liberal’s shock at the heavy backlash of the bonjour-hi fiasco better be a wake-up call to them. Otherwise, our prediction is sayonara.

There was quite the geffulement in the White House yesterday. One of Trump’s aides, a black woman by the name of Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by the chief of staff, General Kelly, and told to leave by the end of January.

Now who would want to mess with General Kelly? Oh wait, if you think you are ‘entitled’, well, nothing stops you. Which is what happened.

When told of her dismissal, Omarosa tried to enter the private quarters of Trump and his family. In doing so, she triggered an alarm. Let’s see now, she’s certainly not part of the family. Why, she’s not even distantly related. We are guessing she wanted to plead her case to Trump.

Instead, she was quickly escorted out of the White House, most likely without having time to clean out her desk. The reason she was fired? No one knew what she did and she couldn’t come up with a job description. In case she wanted to keep her firing under wraps, she certainly didn’t do much to help herself.

We hope no one is surprised that the e-Formula race is in the hole for another $10 million.

We were told the costs were $24 million, already an insane amount. Now we find out that the non-profit organization, Montréal c’est électrique, created by the Coderre Administration in 2016 to promote the electric car race can’t pay it’s bills and has almost exhausted a $10 million line of credit.

Read these next words carefully: The City is the guarantor for the credit line which means that Montrealers are paying that bill with our tax money.

It appears that not everyone finds Justin Trudeau cute nor do they want to take a selfie with him. Last week, for example, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times newspaper (China’s state media mouthpiece) went out of his way to say that “Canada has very little influence on China.” This statement was tweeted, with a video accompanied by English subtitles, to remind international audiences—while Trudeau was still in the country no less—that Canada is not about to influence China’s policies.

The Liberal government is currently pursuing free trade deals on three fronts:
…with the Americans (and Mexicans), where NAFTA hangs by a thread and we have heard through the grapevine that those negotiating are over their head ;

…with the Chinese, who just rebuffed our “progressive” trade deal pitch

…with a host of other Asian partners, many of whom were appalled by Canada’s recent decision to abruptly avoid attending a Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders’ meeting where an agreement-in-principle was supposed to be announced.

People are complaining that Andrew Scheer is too low-key. So what would you rather have leading our country? A low-key guy who will get the job done or someone who is too busy with himself to take governing seriously. We’ll take Scheer anytime. And one more thing…never forget who won the tortoise and the hare race.

Happy Chanukah
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Quel Surprise! It’s December and it Snowed!

So, who’s going to win? Roy Moore the republican with some nasty ‘sexual misconduct’ charges hovering around him or Doug Jones, the staunch Democrat? Lest any poll think themselves geniuses and are predicting the answer, we will remind you of the polls just before the presidential election, which had Hillary beating Trump by 95%.

In this election the outcome could depend on who doesn’t vote. Voter turnout is supposed to be low as Alabama usually votes Republican but many people will most likely stay home rather than vote for Moore. We may send out a special Blanche report tonight once the results are in.

A final note about Roy Moore. He was accused of being, shall we say, not a lover of the Jewish people. Well, today his wife tried to put that at rest. Here are her remarks. Try to read them with a southern drawl, they’ll sound even better:

Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. And I tell you all this because I’ve seen it and I just want to set the record straight while they’re here. One of our attorneys is a Jew. We have very close friends that are Jewish, and rabbis, and we also fellowship with them. Seriously? Some of my best friends are Jewish? No comment.

Quel surprise! Winter came in December. Seems the public works people in Montreal just can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to our annual first snowstorm. Salt? Plows? Fuggedaboutit. They finally made an appearance this afternoon but not before busses and cars went slip slidden away down hills this morning.

Can someone please send our new mayor Plante a memo that we always get our first snowfall in December? Maybe next year the surprise factor will be eliminated.

Good thing that genius Bangladeshi dude couldn’t figure out how to make a bomb properly. It exploded prematurely and injured a few people mildly. The terrorist got the brunt of the explosion.

There is absolutely no way to stop such people as there are just too many soft targets everywhere.

Well, there is a way. Don’t let them into the country in the first place. He came in on a chain migration law, which is when US immigrants legally bring family members into the country. People like him are going to ruin it for decent people trying to bring their family members to the US. Let’s bet Trump puts an end to this loophole.

Uber best sit up and take note of this next piece. Go-Jek is a $3 billion Indonesian start-up. When you download their app you summon a car or motorbike driver who could  give you a lift,  bring you takeout, shop for groceries or deliver a present to someone across town. Wait it gets better.

They have another app called Go-Life. With that  you can hail someone to come cut your hair, give you a massage, clean your bathroom or change your car’s oil. And with the money you keep in Go-Jek’s digital wallet, you can pay your electricity bill, buy mobile data and book movie tickets — all within the app.

The company was built by one person and is now worth about $3billion. Blanche, ya think we should grab a ride on a motorbike? What if it starts to rain  or even worse, a huge wind appears and we get blown around? We’ll stick to cars.

What’s with democratic senator  Kirsten Gillibrand? First thing you should know is that she replaced Hillary when she decided to run for president.

Miss-holier-than-thou seems to have had a revelation at her bible class this week. To get Trump to resign due to sexual harassment charges. What was last week’s revelation? To get Al Franken to resign and in fact she was successful.

Given that, she shouldn’t be taking herself so seriously. There’s a vast difference between a senator and the president, who, by the way, ain’t going anywhere. For some reason she reminds us of Pocahontas – Elizabeth Warren – and not in a good way. We need the big barf bag for both of them.

We would like to take this opportunity to bid our dear friend Tommy Schnurmacher a fond farewell as he retires from his over forty years in the radio and entertainment business in Montreal. His wit, intelligence, quick-thinking and humour will be sorely missed on Montreal’s airwaves.

As we have heard more times than we can count, the last man standing at Montreal’s main English radio station is Aaron Rand. Once he bites the dust we will be left with the pathetic choice of either a flat-line, white-bread boring host trying to fill Tommy’s shoes or a giggling childish woman appealing to someone with the intelligence of a five-year-old.

Happy Chanukah
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Roaring California Wildfires

Blanche, did you see the fires happening near in Beverly Hills and Belair? No one is immune. Fire doesn’t distinguish between rich and poor.  One very wealthy resident loaded up her Bentley as she prepared to flee the neighborhood – where homes cost an average of $3.3million

When authorities tell people to leave, it means now. You may have a few minutes to gather some important items and then run for your life.

The largest blaze, the Thomas Fire, is now four times the size of Manhattan. Southern California issued a ‘purple wind’ warning today – an extreme on the color-coded system that has never been used before. It showed the expected strength of the winds driving the  fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means ‘high’ into the color that means ‘extreme.’

And a final chilling forecast given today: The National Weather Service San Diego now says that much of the region – including LA, Ventura, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego and Santa Barbara – are at ‘Extreme’ risk of fires. That means that ‘upon ignition fires will have extreme growth, will burn very intensely, and will be uncontrollable. G-d protect everyone and watch over the firefighters.

When major news networks point their cameras to East Jerusalem, they are goading and waiting for ‘riots’ to erupt. Nothing new there.

So who’s the most angry with Trump’s announcement. Let’s start with the UN, the place of peace that puts the most oppressive Muslim countries on a panel discussing women’s rights.

Then there’s Turkey, Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay. Wait, the Pope also isn’t happy.

All those listed (and the list is much longer) are certainly not models of making Jews feel welcome. The UN security council is expected to meet on Friday to ‘discuss’ Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. What’s the point of meeting, they already have the answer.

It behooves us to remember, in the end, who runs the world and it’s not Trump or Trudeau or any other world leader. G-d runs the world, which is why the words emblazoned on the UN are even more appropriate today: For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

Blanche called out (via emailing his office) our Quebec member of parliament, David Birnbaum, on his total lack of any backbone in voting for that asinine motion of getting rid of Bonjour Hi when greeting people. 

The response from his office? Seems so many people sent him angry emails that he’s holding a breakfast next week to ‘discuss’ the situation. We were invited to said breakfast. Our response to his office:

With all due respect, there’s nothing to discuss. The deed is done. You can remind Mr. Birnbaum of the following: People who vote are done with politicians like him – yes-men who cannot or will not take a stand on anything. They vote the ‘party-line’ like robots. Results of his kind of politician are seen in elections that brought in Brexit, Trump and Macron.

We wonder if the PQ or Liberals noticed that when paying by credit card, the machines all have Welcome Bonjour. Are they going to go after that next? See how ridiculous this sounds? Mr. Birnbaum can serve the best breakfast in the world. He cannot undo the damage that was done and the fools that the Liberal party made of themselves.

Today in Quebec’s parliament, Couillard had no choice but to address this issue as the international media got hold of it and made him and all of Quebec look like clowns. We have said this on more than one occasion: International companies take note of all this nitpicking by the PQ and think fifty times before even thinking about moving here.

Anyone hear of Kent Hehr? He’s the Liberal’s Disablity Minister who himself is a paraplegic. One would think that someone with his own issues would be a bit empathetic to others with issues. Think again.

He met with a group of thalidomide (an anti-nauseau drug given in the 50’s to pregnant women which causes severe birth defects to their children) survivors. Why they met with him is irrelevant. Hehr’s treatment of them was nothing short of abhorrent

On hearing of their suffering he responded, “Well, you don’t have it so bad. Everyone has a sob story.” When told of their shortened life expectancy…”So you probably have about ten years left. That’s good news for the Canadian government.”

Instead of issuing a normal apology and letting the whole thing die, Hehr tried to say that his remarks were misconstrued. It appears that Trudeau is having a hard time keeping up with the damage control in his party.

And this dude? He needs to be put of his misery, fired and then sent to therapy. Oh wait. We would probably have to pay for that. Forget it. Just keep him behind a desk pushing papers.

That clown Al Franken resigned today, in defiance and without issuing an apology. Good riddance.

Kudos to Time magazine for making the silence breakers person of the year. The pendulum will eventually swing back to the middle, but not until all the dirt has risen to the surface.

We left this little ditty for the end. If you use airbnb, take note: hidden cameras have been found in homes that were rented out. They are very difficult to detect. You will not find them with a quick scan of the apartment or house.

One way to deal with the situation is unplug the internet. You won’t have wifi, but your ‘hosts’ won’t be able to watch you take a shower or doing things that are none of their business.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Trump’s Bold Move

You may not like him. You may think he’s a boor and many other expletives you want to use. You may even think that what he did today was taking the heat off other things going on in his orb. Doesn’t matter.

We watched as Trump said “Today we finally acknowledge the obvious, that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.”

He then said, …”Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.”

That’s it. No one since 1995 has had the kahoonas to take a stand and actually do something. How long it will take for the embassy to move there is irrelevant.

A final note on this is what we find astounding and that is how the world has gotten used to Arabs reaction to things when they are not happy. Israel is bracing for riots, G-d forbid terrorist attacks and who knows what else.

Why, we ask ourselves, do Arabs react this way and why has it become the norm? What other groups kill other people when they are not happy with something?

The Middle East is one of if not the most complicated part of the world. Today,things got a bit clearer.

Bonjour. Hi.

Bonjour – Hi. We think that those two letters, Hi, should be emblazoned on billboards all over Montreal. While his party is in the toilet, Lisee seems to be able to keep that word – separation – alive. He’s insidious and sneaky.

Couple his remarks with the fact in today’s paper that 7,000 people left Montreal last year and you have a recipe for big companies thinking ten times about coming here, as they have since 1976.

And it’s not just Anglos who are leaving. So are francophones. Couillard was an idiot to agree with Lisee’s motion. He should have had the kahoonas to say it was ridiculous and made us the laughing stock of North America, which it did. The NY Times ran a story about it.

The provincial government in Quebec are infuriating and just plain dumb. Wait Blanche, we have another idea: Someone should create toilet paper with the word hi written all over it and give it to Lisee and Couillard. Maybe then they will get the point.

Justin Trudeau is definitely not having a good time in China. In fact, he’s most likely changing his shirt a few times a day due to heavy sweating. Seems he cannot launch a deal on free trade negotiations.

As we have said on more than one occasion, the bad combination of being in a job where’s he’s over his head coupled with air between his ears doesn’t bode well for him.

Yesterday, the meeting with the Chinese delegation ended in stalemate after the two sides could not agree on language about the inclusion of labour protections in the framework for talks.

Perhaps Trudeau’s handlers prepped him and he forgot what they told him. Or perhaps they thought he could smile his way through China while taking selfies and wearing fancy socks. Neither worked.

There are three rules when trying to do business with the Chinese: never try to impose your own values; never interpret acknowledgment during a meeting as agreement; don’t assume the people in that meeting have the authority to strike a deal. We are thinking that this was way too much information for Trudeau to absorb.

Blanche, ya think they need to put a net under the new Champlain Bridge to catch cars that might fall through?

You know, the one where over 2000 new parts came in defective? How defective you ask? Here’s the list they shared: porous steel plates; incomplete or non-existent soldering; defective bolts; and several holes poorly aligned in parts that have to be bolted together. One can only imagine the list they didn’t share.

And the cost? Here’s something to ponder. In NY, they are rebuilding the Tappan Zee bridge. It’s about 3 miles long and will cost $4 billion US. The Champlain Bridge is 2 miles long and so far the cost is $4.2 billion CAD. Got that?

Now that the balloon has been flown that over 2000 parts were defective and needed repair and because of that workers need to do overtime to fix said part, you can bet your bippy that $4.2 billion will be at least $5 billion by the time they are done.

The parts are being built in Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Terrebonne and Madrid, Spain. They don’t say which plants the issues are coming from. And one more question: Spain? They couldn’t find anywhere further away to get parts? Quebec sais faire yet again. Bonjour, hi.

Blanche, for this one you need the mega barf bag. Colin Kaepernick might not have a future ahead of him in football. Ah, but he must be some kind of genius with much to offer aside from teaching students how not to stand for the national anthem. He will be paid six figures to give ‘lectures’ on college campuses and serve as the master of ceremonies at self-congratulatory leftist awards events.

On top of winning GQ’s “Citizen of the Year Award” and Sports Illustrated’s “Muhammad Ali Legacy Award,” Kaepernick has been awarded the “courageous advocate” award at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire.

Kaepernick is now a model for young people to emulate? There are no words.

Hot off the press: Russia has been banned from the winter olympics in 2018. Quel surprise. It took the IOC about 50 years to figure out that women from Russia, who looked like men, were on steroids or other enhancing drugs. Next.

According to Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, there could be a very serious backlash regarding all those harassment charges. Men in positions of power may be very, very, very, reluctant to hire women.

This is a good news bad news story: The good news is that women won’t be harassed. The bad news is that they won’t be promoted or even hired.

Somewhere there will be some kind of equilibrium and yes, the men who were outed deserve what they are getting.

One of the cases that directly relate to this is happening now in Ottawa. During a photo shoot, a male MP was standing between two women and flippantly said this is not my idea of a threesome. He did not think before he spoke and his words were piggish.

He apologized three times but it appears that the woman involved was not happy with three apologies. He offered to go into mediation to render an apology. Not enough.

The woman in question here is traveling on the backs of the other women who came forward with serious charges. He apologized, realized he was wrong and she should have let it go. She could not and stood up in parliament yesterday and said the following:

“These comments have caused me great stress and have negatively affected my work environment.” Dearie, you need to get some help. You are obviously very delicate in nature. The dude apologized publicly and privately. You can’t take blood from a stone and he’s not resigning if that’s your objective.

We’ll talk…