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
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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.

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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.

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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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Corruption, Collusion, Money Laundering, Lying, Cheating – Don’t You love Politicians?

Up until yesterday, Valerie Plante had a pretty good chance of defeating the current mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre. That changed when she refused to answer which way she voted in the 1995 referendum asking Quebecers to vote to stay in Canada or leave. Everybody remembers how they voted. She said it was a ‘tricky question’. Really? Sounds pretty straightforward to us.

Here’s a headline for Plante: The Quebec political scene is tricky but ya gotta make a decision and take a side. Maybe she thinks she can dance at everybody’s wedding. Guess what? She can’t.

She either voted no to leave Canada or yes to separate.

The fact that she won’t answer the question is indicative of the fact that perhaps she doesn’t want to tick off the separatist vote in Montreal. Instead, she ticked off the federalist vote. The truth is, her non-answer is an answer. She must have voted to leave Canada and doesn’t want to spook her chances of winning and be thought of as a separatist. Too late to undo the damage that she has done and we may get stuck with the bellowing, ungeblusen (overblown) Coderre for another four years.

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is bottom-feeding. We learned that quasi-legal term yesterday with the arrests of Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort, his aide Richard Gates and last July, George Papadopoulos, Trump’s ex-policy adviser.

While Mueller’s directive is to find out about Russian colluding in the US general elections last November, Manafort and Gates were indicted on charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying charges on behalf of Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. Papadopoulos was quietly arrested on July 27 of this year and pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI, specifically about meetings in which he discussed potentially colluding with Russian agents to acquire Hillary Clinton’s private emails.

So what is Mueller’s strategy? It appears to arrest lower level people and then, to get them to lessen their sentences, give up the bigger fish. It also came out that no one knew when Papadopoulos was arrested and the thinking is he was wired and caught many conversations that people would have rather not been on a recording.

Mueller’s arrests are being compared to how Al Capone was caught. The feds couldn’t get him on murder, bootlegging, etc. The only thing they could really prove was that he had been hiding the profits from his criminal enterprise, which led to a conviction on tax evasion.

Manafort and Gates will sell  their mothers, children and Trump to stay out of jail. This latest drama in US politics is just beginning.

Now for Quebec’s drama:

Last week, Guy Ouellette, a Member of the National Assembly was arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC). He was not charged with anything. Today, Ouellette stood up in Quebec’s national assembly and fought back.

“In an unprecedented attempt to intimidate, I was the victim of a setup by UPAC at the very same time where the members of the committee I preside were preparing to hear testimony from witnesses under our jurisdiction.” He claims that he was set-up and framed.

From the looks of things, someone has to police the police. That of course, would be the normal thing here in Quebec where collusion, graft and corruption has been the norm forever.

UPAC was formed to uncover corruption in Quebec. By arresting Ouellette, it looks like they picked on the wrong person to intimidate. If he knows stuff and can co-oberate his facts, he has UPAC by the short-hairs. He’s not afraid of them (although we would venture a guess that he now has permanent 24-hour protection). Another drama just beginning.

A muslim yelling Allahu Akbar killed at least 8 people in Manhattan today. He used a pick-up truck to run over pedestrians and those on a bike path on the West Side highway. It was  a bloodbath.

Another muslim following ‘orders’. isis put out an edict today threatening halloween attacks. The peaceful koran strikes again. GRrrrrrrrr.

Here’s a tip for the tree-hugging liberals who want to ‘dialogue’ with isis and other terrorist groups and muslims and to Trudeau who wants to open the doors to immigration into Canada:

First go save a whale. Then watch your back cause muslim terrorists are using cars and trucks to go after you. Unless they are vetted for a few years, they are not welcome in North America. And one more thing: the imams who are not reporting these dudes need to be arrested as well. Rant over.

Guess what? The new Champlain bridge won’t be completed on time. We hope you are not surprised. In fact, you should be saying, what else is new in Quebec.

A consortium led by SNC-Lavalin (the same company that is always used and always late) — is suing the federal government for nearly $124 million, alleging it wasn’t forewarned that the existing bridge couldn’t bear the weight required to transport important pieces to the worksite. Seriously?

Isn’t that the job of engineers to find that out? Gets better. Lavalin was forced to come up with alternate routes, “resulting in substantial cost and scheduling issues”.

Nothing in Quebec is done without costing ten times more than anywhere else and nothing is ever completed on time. We hope you are not wondering if this also applies to all the construction going on in Montreal. It does. It will all be late, all be over budget and all be filled with corruption and collusion. Quebec sais faire.

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Men With a Sense of Entitlement Are Finally Getting What They Deserve

First there was Bill O’Reilly. Then there was Harvey Weinstein. Now there’s Mark Halperin.

All of those dudes thought themselves invincible. No one is invincible. No one has the right to touch anyone else without their consent. Just because they may be stronger does not allow one to do whatever they want to someone else. Just because they may be the ‘boss’  doesn’t allow them to do what they want.

Bill O’Reilly, the most popular figure on Fox news is gone. Harvey Weinstein used to run Hollywood – he’s gone. Mark Halperin is a political pundit  we often watched on Morning Joe – he’s gone. This is the tip of the iceberg. The first women to come forward paved the way for the rest to find their inner strength and voices. High profile men who were or are sexual predators better find caves to hide in. It’s over for them.

Blanche’s prediction is that we will be hearing from more and more women and we will see more and more men fall from their high horse. What’s interesting about these men is that they don’t even have short-man syndrome. They were just plain entitled pigs. Feh.

There are two massive scandals brewing, both with the Clintons in the middle of them. We apologize for the length of this piece,  but it’s well worth the read.

Here’s the first one:
…The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin.

…Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community. Elias was paid by an unknown Republican donor who obviously did not want Trump to be president

….The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’ research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.

…When the Republican donor stopped paying for the research, Elias, acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, agreed to pay for the work to continue.

Scandal #2
Bill and Hillary are about to learn that they were not entitled to anything, let alone a few hundred million dollars in selling uranium to Russia.

The fact that CNN and MSNBC chose to ignore it this morning will not make it go away. Here’s the story in point form as it’s pretty complicated.

…The Department of Justice has lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant who is expected to have serious information about an agreement that allowed Russia to control about one-fifth of the uranium mining in the U.S. – and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s involvement in it.

…In 2013, Rosatom, backed by the Russian state, acquired a Canadian uranium mining company, now called Uranium One, which has assets in the U.S. Uranium and is key to making nuclear weapons.

…Through the deal, Russia is able to own about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity.

…The agreement was approved by nine US government agencies including the State Department when Clinton was Secretary of State.

Here’s the clincher:
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..Some investors involved in the deal reportedly donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Former President Bill Clinton also received a $500,000 speaking fee in Russia and reportedly met with Vladimir Putin around the time of the deal. Who knew?

The former FBI informant is going to be singing like a bird and will have documents to support what he will be saying.

What to look for:
For the past ten months we have been hearing the media go after Trump and his sons for colluding with the Russians to fix the election. It now looks like it was the Democrats and the their party who, all along, was in bed with the Russians.

We have heard that people could go to prison for this. Blanche, you can be certain that greasy slimy Hillary and Bill will remain free and keep their money. They are truly disgusting people.

At Monday’s general assembly of the Students Society of McGill University, Noah Lew,  was not ratified as a board director because a) he is Jewish and b) due to his opposition to the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement). When the vote was announced, it was roundly applauded.

While McGill principal Suzanne Fortier says McGill takes this matter very seriously, the student society is free and clear of any sanctions, have their own charter and can give Fortier the finger, which they have done in the past. Basically she is impotent in this matter.

If you went to McGill, may we suggest you voice your opinion and then talk with your check book – send them a check like this: $0.00.

Quebec politics has always been crooked. Nothing seems to go in a straight line. For example the non-working escalators in the metro. Seems it’s going to take about six months to get the parts to fix them. Seriously? It will only take six months if the company that has those parts made some kind of deal with the Quebec government.

Yesterday a many by the name of Guy Ouellette was arrested. Who is he?

A distinguished individual who worked for the Provincial police for over thirty years. His expertise was on the very scary world of criminal biker gangs and his testimony was used in several landmark court cases against the gangs. He co-founded the Wolverine squad — Quebec’s reaction to the increasingly bloody gang war that wracked the province for almost a decade.

Until yesterday, he was a member of the caucus of the Quebec Liberal Party, an MNA who had represented the Laval riding of Chomedey since 2007. Yesterday morning he was arrested by UPAC, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit. Premier Couillard was rendered paralyzed.

It is believed that someone disclosed information to the media about a confidential UPAC investigation into Liberal Party financing, an investigation that involved former premier Jean Charest.

Quebec politicians have long been believed to be on the take. So far, Charest, the former premier has been able to dodge those accusations. Perhaps Ouellette knows something and that’s why he was arrested. Or perhaps he knows others who know things. Stay tuned. This ain’t over yet.

Good Shabbos
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Morris the Accountant vs The Hijab Woman

If you are a tree-hugger perhaps hold on to your chair before you read this. We are speaking about Bill 62 and the controversial hijab law.

Here’s the bottom line which we have said more times than we care to count: Not all muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslims. We are not referring to mentally deranged red-necks in the US who get hold of dozens of guns. We are speaking of radicalized muslims who take cars or trucks (the latest mode of terrorist attacks)and ram them directly into people. Or stab them. Or slice them up with a machete.

Lest you think Blanche to be, perish the thought – racist – again we say it is not Morris the accountant taking his Lexus and ramming it into crowds of men, women and children.

Back to Bill 62. To validate a person’s identity, one must be able to see their face. Believe it or not, this is not an unreasonable request.

We are well aware that the Liberals in this province are blatantly presenting this law now because they fear losing the next election and know that in Quebec this law will be viewed favourably and garner them votes. It’s called grovelling. We are also sure that they have a few other ditties up their sleeve before the next election. One we hope is to dump Barrette.

Can someone tell Stevie Wonder to stand up – figuratively and physically?

He recently sang the national anthem while on his knees. Blanche, bring  the barf bag. What the heck good is that going to do? Make him feel like he’s in solidarity with his ‘bros’? And so? What does that get them? Nothing.

Instead of singing on his knees may we suggest that he call up his friend Oprah Winfrey and a few more heavy-weight black stars and put their heads together to figure out how to help their own people. Blaming Trump and every president that came before him, including Obama will not get you anywhere. Nothing will be solved and you will remain static.

What will help is communication. Going from place to place, talking to both young black men and police. Getting them together in a room to dialogue. It’s called taking ownership.

Hillary is still at it. She was in Montreal last night, speaking in front of 3,500 people reiterating, yet again, that she was not the reason the Democrats lost the election.

This woman is becoming one of the most pathetic figures to fall in a very long time. And she’s not going gracefully. In fact, she’s stumbling out – she broke her toe and is wearing a boot – making a total fool out of herself.

Montreal’s mayoralty election is coming up quickly and last night there was a debate between the two candidates – Denis Coderre and Valerie Plante. She seemed to be able to hold her own, as Coderre can be quite the bombastic bumbling loud mouth.

Coderre is a seasoned politician as was witnessed last night. In the English debate with quite a few Jewish Montrealers present, he asked Plante a surprise question –  if she supports the BDS movement. Her response after being pushed: ‘Let’s say I’m against it to make things easy.’ Can we talk?

What exactly does that mean? Here’s a tip for Plante: One is either pregnant or not. One either supports the BDS movement or not. There is no middle ground on either of those issues. She best get her act together very quickly and make a statement where she is holding on the issue. If she cannot take a stand, then perhaps she’s not quite ready to be mayor.

Here’s a lead headline in one of the sports magazines: Historic failure: The Canadiens are on one of the worst losing streaks in their existence.

It is becoming very obvious that the Molson brothers who own the team don’t need the money generated from said team. In fact, we are beginning to wonder if they need the team for a tax loss or something like that.

People are not going to keep paying a few hundred dollars to go see the most losing team in our history. If they continue to do nothing and make no changes to the administration we may, sadly, be proven right.

We’ll talk…

To Cover or Not To Cover, That is the Question

Whoever is wrong in the story of Trump and the widow of a soldier killed in Niger should rot somewhere. If the media  is willing to fabricate or mis-inform the public, they should all have to go and apologize to this woman.

If Trump said what they say he said, then he needs to go and apologize to her. To take advantage of someone’s grief in this way is disgusting. Frankly, what should happen here is that the Trump administration should sit down with the news media and find a way to be, at the very least, human.

Sorry if we sound politically incorrect, but there is nothing wrong with Bill 62 in Quebec. A bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services is now law. And so?

Here’s a headline for liberal tree-huggers: People lie about who they are. People try to do nasty things to other people. If one has nothing to hide, then they will discreetly uncover their face while giving or receiving state services. Ya don’t like it, don’t give or receive the services.

As for walking in the street with a niqab, who cares. It’s a free society and people can dress as they please. If one is not happy with this, may we suggest you move to Turkey or some other up and coming muslim country to see what it really means to be living under a dictatorship.

If the American black community is looking for a leader, Oprah Winfrey is not it. She has categorically said she will not run for any office. Ever.

While people do have to respect her wishes, there is no reason that she does not step up to the plate on other issues. Black people need a leader and right now they don’t have one. She is not only successful, but it appears that there are not many, if any, skeletons in her closet. She is uniquely placed too lead but has chosen to remain a private person. Kind of selfish, eh Blanche?

While it may have faded from the news, Puerto Rico is still fighting for its life. FEMA personnel and 14,000 members of the US military are on the ground distributing bottled water, food, and other supplies. Yet, many Puerto Ricans’ basic needs like clean water are still not being met.

The water crisis is directly related to, and reinforced by, the electricity problem. More than 80 percent of the island’s electricity customers still have no access to power after the electrical grid was wiped out in the storm. “No electricity means no power to pump water into homes, no water to bathe or flush toilets.” Electricity is needed to clean and distribute water too.

That is a continuing disaster on many levels.

Blanche, did you ever go to a place where you were bored out of your mind? Be happy you are not in China at the twice-a-decade meeting of the Communist Party Congress where Chinese president Xi Jinping spoke for three and a half hours. Seriously?

Who can talk for such a long time? And who wants to hear what they are saying? And who wrote three hours of nothing. Very special.

In case you are following the Catalonia-Spain story, here’s the latest news: It’s not happening.

Yesterday, Catalonia said it would absolutely not back off its secession plans from Spain, which means that the Spanish government will now be taking over the region. In case you didn’t know, the Catalonia region includes Barcelona.

Earlier this month, the region voted in favor of breaking ties with Spain. Spain says the vote goes against the country’s constitution and gave Catalonia until today to change its mind. T

As they chose not to change their minds, this coming Saturday, Spain will take the unprecedented step of taking full control of the region’s government and calling for new elections.

Les Habs lost again last night. When exactly will the Montreal sports world stop saying this is just the beginning of the season and come to the realization that we have a fourth or fifth rate team? Ok Blanche, put your hand down. What’s the answer? When they start losing money.

Good Shabbos,
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Naive, Save-the-World Tourists Need to Take a Reality Pill

Some people who read the Blanche report have done their own form of reporting and decided that the news we are giving along with the commentary is not that nice. Seriously?

Here’s a headline: there’s nothing nice to write about someone like Harvey Weinstein, nor is there anything nice about how quiet the democrat party was for quite a few days after stuff hit the fan. It’s very easy to say now that Weinstein didn’t get away with anything. Well, here’s another newsflash: he got away with being one of the grossest people in Hollywood for about three decades. That news is factual. So, if what people want are happy yummy stories, perhaps read about migrating birds, sand turtles or how to make gefilte fish. Here we deal with hardcore news.

It appears that the new leader in Austria will, at 31 years old, be the world’s youngest leader. He looks like a teenager. Pretty scary. It’s not a done deal yet. He ran on a platform similar to Trump’s – put Austrian people first. That of course equals a strong anti-immigration policy.

If he does win, he will have to form a coalition and it will most likely be with the far right party. Stay tuned to this one.

We are sure you heard about the rescue of Canadian Joshua Boyle and his wife, Caitlan Coleman who were kidnapped in early October 2012 as they trekked across Afghanistan. Blanche, can we talk?

Who, in their right mind, goes to Afghanistan on vacation?  Or North Korea where the school sanctioned trip resulted in the brutal murder of Otto Warmbier. It’s not fun, cool or adventurous to go to those places. You are not going to save the world by going to try to ‘talk’ to people involved in centuries old tribal warfare.

It’s stupid and selfish because after you get caught governments have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to rescue you. Here’s a tip: You want adventure? Go hang-gliding.

Hillary Clinton is addicted to politics and simply cannot come to terms with the fact that she lost the election. She recently lumped Donald Trump together with Harvey Weinstein. Could someone please pass this memo onto her: nobody cares what she thinks.

Aside from a lawsuit that may come her way, her inflammatory statements are not going to get rid of Trump nor put her in the White House. That’s over and done with.

Instead of trying to unite the country, she is doing her damnedest to split the country and demean the office of the president. She is quite the piece of work.

One more thing about Hillary. Here’s what not to do if you don’t want to break any bones in your body: Run downstairs in heels with a cup of coffee and fall backwards! The exclamation point came from Hillary as she is now on crutches with a boot because she broke her toe doing all of the above. We wish her well.

Vacation update: Due to the recent hurricanes and massive destruction in  Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, just about all basic infrastructure was wiped out. Many of these island nations or protectorates are in danger of quickly becoming welfare states.

Here’s what you need to know in case you are a) thinking to go to those places on vacation or b) some lowlife tour operator is trying to tell you that cruise ships can still go there: The rebuilding will take a minimum of two years. Don’t go and don’t give your money to anyone who tells you that it’s ok to go.

Remember a couple of weeks ago the United States announced 300 per cent preliminary duties on exports of the aircraft following a complaint from Airbus rival Boeing. Well, big corporations are not going to lie down and just let anyone run them over.

European aircraft giant Airbus Group bought a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries program is now going to assemble the plane in the U.S. to avoid import duties. What does that mean for Quebec’s darling Bombardier and Quebec’s never-ending investment in that company?

Bombardier will own 31 per cent and the Quebec government’s investment agency will hold 19 per cent, down from 49.5 per cent when it invested US$1 billion in the program. And the final nail in the Bombardier coffin? Airbus can buy out Bombardier after 7.5 years and the Quebec government in 2023.

In case you don’t understand all this business jargon, it means that in a few years Bombardier will no longer be owned by Canada.

Many sports pundits are saying that the Montreal Canadiens will be fine during the rest of the season as they have lost almost every game they played so far this year. One of their players has shaved his head hoping to bring good luck to the team. They don’t need luck. They need to start playing like professionals who are being paid millions of dollars to do so.

Instead of shaving their heads or growing beards or buying good luck roosters, how about getting their act together as a team? Hockey in most small towns in Quebec is the first, only and official religion. The Habs don’t want to find themselves going the way of the catholic churches which are now empty.

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Attention Liberal Lovers: Try Hugging A Tree After You Give Trudeau All Your Savings

In case you were wondering if the media is taking sides against Trump, wonder no more.

Harvey Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. While that may be his first claim to fame, his second could be tied for first: He is a huge supporter of Hillary and Bill, Barack Obama and many other Democratic politicians and has raised zillions of dollars for them. He made sure that anybody who was anybody in Hollywood got to the White House. He set up events for Bill and Hillary and Barack and Michelle. He was their go-to person to the stars.

Well, Harvey has been one busy, lewd dude in the last few decades – busy sexually harassing women. In fact, it was the worst kept secret in Hollywood. In the past few days after word got out that his pants needed  a lock, he was fired from the company he founded.

Now we will jog your memory. Remember that gross conversation that Trump had on a bus with Billy Bush. It was truly nasty. Well, when that conversation became public, Trump was tarred, feathered and hung out to dry for a few weeks.

Harvey Weinstein and all his friends are  getting a pass from the media for staying friends with this lowlife knowing, for decades, of his gross behaviour. His dear democrat friends – not the deplorables – are silent. Deafeningly silent.

Blanche, do you think that the media is colluding with Hollywood to protect all the slime balls who were friends with Weinstein? If you answered yes you are correct. The media is as slimy as Harvey, if not more so for protecting both him and his ‘friends’. Capital ICH.

Trudeau, aka the fancy sock boy, is busy trying to collect money from anybody who has a dime that they saved. If you are a small business owner like a dentist, sales agent, lawyer or accountant, watch out – you are on their radar.

Remember when he ran and said he didn’t care if there was a deficit? Remember he said he would keep the deficit at $10 billion? Well dearies, he failed and his spending is outta control. Now he and his cohorts are frantically trying to plug up all the holes in the dam – with your hard-earned savings.

If you have a stash of money you have saved for a rainy day or have put away in case you have a nasty year in business or pick any other reason, Trudeau wants that money. What, you already pay taxes on what you earn? Pssshhhh – who cares about that.

Here’s the scoop: It used to be that if you took out that money you would pay about 45% tax on it. That’s bad enough. If Trudeau’s tax ‘reform’ goes through, you will be paying around 73% tax on that money.

We are guessing you can figure out that you won’t be seeing much of your hard earned savings. You want ‘refugees’  from the United States to get $27,000 each plus living and medical expenses? You want to save the world? So now you are but guess what? Somebody has to pay those bills and thanks to you, we are all those somebodies.

You will now have to wait until 2019 to vote this genius out and get someone in like the conservative leader by the name of Andrew Scheer who is intelligent, sensible, humble and surrounds himself with like people. Familiarize yourself with that name. He will save you from yourself. In the meantime go hug a tree after you fork over your money to Trudeau. Maybe you’ll feel better.

While we don’t want to harp on the media going after Trump, they are just the gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday, Ivana, Trump’s first wife said that as she was the first wife, well then, she should also be called the first lady, n’est pas?

Instead of treating this as the tongue-in-cheek remark that it was, the media is foaming at the mouth, declaring the war of the first ladies. Seriously? How low can the media go to try to get at Trump?

Premier Couillard is about to shuffle his cabinet. At least he didn’t wait until five minutes before the election. Seems he thinks those around him are too old, giving the image of, shall we say, old farts running the province. (Blanche, you are disgusting)

How about too arrogant giving the image of we don’t care a hoot what you little plebs think?

Until Couillard gets off his high horse and comes down a notch or two,  he’s not going to be around much longer.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finally woke up regarding that ‘take a knee’ business, no doubt because revenues are dropping like the knees of the players. It appears that Monday night football has fallen to an all time low.

In a letter sent to all 32 league owners, Goodell said, …”the current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.”

He then went on to be much more specific: “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.” Can’t get much clearer than that, eh Blanche?

Now let’s wait and see what the players decide to do. Let’s see…give up their millions of dollars or kneel for the anthem and risk getting fired. No brainer here.

Our pretty-faced prime minister is not only spending his money on keeping up his hair and looks. Seems those selfies are a rather expensive political tool. Read this next part carefully because we know you won’t believe it:

Security costs for Trudeau have hit a record $2.3-million a month. Got that Blanche?Obviously Trudeau needs the accolades of his adoring fans. Too bad we have to pay for that.

A couple decided to get married at the old forum. Has anyone seen this couple? There are no words. We will leave you to google wedding Montreal forum. We can only say that it will take you a while to come to yourself. Very special.

Sears closed all their stores in Canada. Anyone shop there in the past, oh, ten years? As their real estate is in B or C malls, as opposed to A malls, we will venture a guess that nobody cares except their employees.

Blanche has two announcements: Firstly, we are offline again on Thursday as it is the last of the  holidays, so this report will be the only one this week. 

Secondly, Blanche is going on assignment to Israel. We will be leaving this Sunday, returning the following Sunday. We will be posting twice next week, but as there is a seven hour time difference, your email may arrive at a strange time. Back to regularly scheduled programming the week of October 23.

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