Imagine you’re minding your own business on a sleepy Saturday morning when suddenly all hell breaks loose. Sirens shrieking, alerts buzzing on your phone, more sirens with different kinds of shrieks. All of this and more happened this past weekend in Hawaii when, as was admitted by the governor, ‘someone hit the wrong button’. To put the icing on the cake, this gut-wrenching fear went on for 38 minutes.
What made matters infinitely worse was that no one could undo the pressing of the button the first genius pressed. There was no fail-safe system to stop a false alarm.
Can we talk? In this day and age, when the newest cars at the car show are driverless, and drones can hit a target with exact precision with the controller hundreds of miles away, there’s no off button when there is a false alarm announcing a ballistic missile is inbound? Backwards and farmers are two words that come to mind.
When was the last time you looked at a phone book? Better, do millennials even know what a phonebook is?
Seems the yellow pages is cutting costs because hey, nobody uses that big fat book. Between Dr. Google, anywhere and anywho.com, phone books are going the way of phone booths. Poof! They’re gone.
Not to bring up an old story, but we’re bringing up an old story. Blanche, did you know that the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is 20 years old? Who knew?
While that may not be so interesting to you, perhaps the ‘where are they now’ part of this piece will peak your interest.
Bill Clinton has become a public speaker (if you can hear him as his voice seems to have taken a wrong turn) and humanitarian worker, and is board chair of the Clinton Foundation, which addresses international causes such as AIDS prevention and global warming. Global warming? Can someone please tell him that it’s now called climate change. Wait – extreme weather.
Monica Lewinsky wrote a tell-all essay titled “Shame and Survival” for Vanity Fair and insisted it was “time to bury the blue dress.” Lest you not know about the blue dress, we suggest you google it. She is currently an advocate against cyberbullying, giving talks at Facebook and business conferences on “how to make the internet more compassionate.” Unless we missed something, she never got married. Sad…
Hillary Clinton became a senator, Secretary of State under Obama, ran and lost twice for president. She worked, often relentlessly to discredit the women who came forward with allegations against her husband. “We’ve been married since 1975. We’ve had many, many more happy days than sad or angry ones.” Carry on.
We are a bit on the prudish side and therefore will not write out the word sh.thole. Or sh.thouse. Most likely we shouldn’t even touch this story, but hey, we’re open to everything.
Of all the stories we have read about the meeting that elicited those words, the most plausible seems to be that Trump was setup. The meeting was supposed to be about immigration policies and DACA. It turned out to be another kind of meeting where specific countries were singled out for immigration.
Those countries were third-world. While we have nothing against third-world countries, nor the people who live there, we are taking a wild guess that when Trump did not see, oh, let’s say a second or first world country, he lost it. He was baited, took the bait and shot his mouth off.
Of course there are educated people coming from every country. That was not the point of the bait. His detractors, whose only focus is to make Trump look bad, succeeded. Trump however, is still holding the cards as he is the one sitting in the oval office. And as of this writing, the Democrats still have no leader.
The Parti Quebecois have lost two heavy hitters who quit today and one or two are also on the way out. Let’s see now Blanche, ya think they see the wall with the writing?
Mercifully, Montreal’s ex-mayor Denis Coderre will not run in the next provincial election, even if he is asked. Well, at least one good thing in Blanche today.
While we certainly don’t watch football games on a regular basis, this past Sunday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Eagles was uber-exciting.
In the last five seconds, the Minnesota quarterback, Keenum completed a hail-mary pass to a guy named Diggs who ran for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans. It was a stunning end to a really exciting game.
A stark difference to the boring, un-exciting Montreal Canadiens whose games look like one big snooze-fest. Time to shake things up there.
Flying anytime soon? If you decide to fly business class may we suggest United Airlines who recently launched Polaris, a new international business class focusing on what it feels the long-haul traveler wants most—sleep.
Features include custom bedding by Saks Fifth Avenue, lie-flat beds that are up to six feet and six inches in length, optional mattress cushions, and a choice between a quilted duvet or light throw blanket.
Still too warm? You can trade in that Saks Fifth Avenue pillow for one with cooling memory foam gel. Nice to dream, eh?