Take a Safe Vacation and Come Home in a Seat Rather Than the Cargo Section

There were a few people who were not happy with our last post, when we called out Oprah Winfrey for looking like the saviour for all the little girls when she gave her speech at the Golden Globe awards. As with many liberals, when they don’t like what is said, they take their toys and go home. One such person unsubscribed from this blog.

Sorry to say Oprah’s speech reminded us way, way to much of Hillary Clinton’s concession speech…And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

We will remind everyone how Hilary destroyed the women in who were brave enough to come forward after her darling husband Bill couldn’t keep his pants on. Monica Lewinsky’s life was ruined because of Hillary.

Our intent was to explain that Oprah is obviously a mentor to many women.  It cannot be, that over the many years of Weinstein’s abuse, not one young woman came to her with some kind of tale about Weinstein. That she stood on stage and preached to little girls to have hope…sorry, she dropped the ball somewhere along the way. (We invite everyone to check out James Woods who posted three pictures of Oprah with Harvey Weinstein. This is a case where a picture is truly worth a thousand words.)

There is  no doubt that Winfrey is a self-made person. She came from extreme poverty and abuse to rise to the heights of stardom and wealth. No one can, nor should take anything away from her tenacity and strength. What stinks here is the forum, timing and kind of speech she made. Now? After all those women came forward?

Lest some people forget, we will remind you that she’s an actress who won an academy award and as such, is able to give the kind of emotional speech she did. Running for president is something she does not need, nor probably does not want in her life.

Perhaps she would do well to start an organization to help not only the women who were abused, but  help those who knew and cowardly didn’t have the guts to stop the abusers.

We are sure that by now everyone has heard about how Trudeau and his group of left of left liberals are totally screwing up the NAFTA talks. Our foreign affairs minister, Chyrystia Freeland didn’t go into those negotiations with much hope. “We tried our best and prepared for the worst.” That instills confidence. Not.

So what’s the problem? Bleeding heart liberals my dear. Trudeau insisted on injecting social issues into the mix: climate change, gender equity, LGBTQ issues, indigenous issues.

Can we talk? Trudeau is again, way, way over his head. When going into negotiations, you better know your opponent. Trump is a pragmatic businessman. For sure he’s not interested in climate change which is a pile of you-know-what. LGBTQ issues? He’s looking for jobs for Americans. He’s not interested talking about cushy, feel-good things.

Trudeau should stick to buying fancy socks and taking selfies and leave the real stuff to people who can handle it, of which there are precious few in this government.

Megyn Kelly is one of those blonde talking heads – a political pundit, or so she would like to be thought of. Unfortunately it appears that she has air between her ears.

It seems that while in university she was gaining weight, a fate, to her, worse than death. In order to stay rake-thin, she had her step-father fat-shame her. Can we talk?

Is this the be-all and end-all? Is this what women want to be remembered for? That she stayed skinny, had blonde hair and wore tight clothes on television?

All of this came to light when she interviewed another genius, an uber-fit mother who posted a picture of herself online with the caption “What’s your excuse?” Kelly should be looking for another line of work if that’s all she can deal with on her show. At some point, people need substance.

Valerie Plante’s honeymoon is over with Montrealers. That was quick, eh Blanche? After promising not to raise taxes more than the inflation rate, she raised taxes more than the inflation rate. Why are people surprised?

People will sell their mother to win an election. She didn’t sell her mother or children, but promised the sun, moon and stars. Unfortunately, she can’t deliver.

Her arrogant comment didn’t help her situation either: “It’s hard for citizens to look at the big picture because it’s a lot of numbers.” You’re kidding, right?

It appears that something in the chair Denis Coderre sat on has seeped into Plante’s body. That, or she’s sitting on her brain and that’s why she’s sounding like Coderre.

Here’s a travel tip: Stay away from Mexico. It’s not safe. In fact it’s a very dangerous place. There’s a reason it’s cheap. Shall we elaborate?

At least two Mexican resorts — Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (home of club med) and Acapulco — are in a do-not-travel state. Last year, the State Department extended a total ban on personal travel by U.S. government personnel there.

Spend a bit more money and go somewhere else. At least you’ll come home in a seat rather than in the cargo section.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

Could Everyone Please Get a Grip?

Could everyone please calm down? What’s with the media’s hysteria about Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020? They already have created #oprah2020. Get a grip people.

First of all, where was she during all the years when her friend Weinstein couldn’t keep his pants on? She had to have known what was going on as there must have been women who came to her for advice about him. Now she looks like a hero because she gave a speech sounding like Michelle Obama telling young girls that she will be their saviour? Bring on the barf bag.

Blanche, you think she wants people to dig into her private life with a microscope? Right down to the colour of her interhoisen (underwear)? She needs to be president like we need snow in the summer.

The real issue here is that the Democrat party has no one with any pizazz to lead them. They do have some women that could run…like Elizabeth Warren aka pochahantas or Kristen Gilibrand who makes watching the grass grow look like fun. See the problem?

The only woman in politics right now who could run and win is Nikki Haley and she’s a staunch republican. The democrats have to take a deep breath, take a long look in a mirror and then think for about a year. Maybe then they could come up with someone to lead them.

Given all of the above, imagine this ticket in 2020: Oprah running for president with Michelle Obama as her running mate. Now that would be the mother-of-all-tickets, eh Blanche?

It’s about time that Israel took the offensive. They recently published a blacklist of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organizations whose members and leaders will be prevented from entering the country. Blanche, do we hear people clapping?

Among the beauties is a French organization that receives taxpayer funds from state bodies, a British advocacy group whose patrons include the leader of the opposition Labour Party, and a South African solidarity campaign that regularly features antisemitic slogans and images in its propaganda.

There are also groups in the United States: The American Friends Service Committee, Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace – the latter an overtly anti-Zionist group that operates outside the formal structures of the Jewish community, with financial support from the US progressive Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Special eh?

In case you are still not convinced that this BDS movement is truly bs, here’s a sample of someone who belongs to one of these groups.

Her name is Rebecca and when she heard that she would be barred from Israel, here’s what she said: “Despite the fact that my grandparents are buried there, that my aging in-laws still live there, and my extensive ties of friendship and family, my support for the BDS movement for Palestinian rights now excludes me from Israel.”

Wah, wah, wah. That’s what liberals do when they don’t get their way. They cry and carry on like two-year-olds. Here’s a headline for Rebecca: You want to play with the big boys and girls then act like one. Why would Israel let you into the country when all you want to do is destroy it? When you support the ‘poor palestinians’. For your next trip, go to Gaza. They’ll let you in.

Bannon’s out at Breitbart most likely due to a power struggle between him and Trump.

The very wealthy Mercers funded Breitbart and also fund Trump. When Wolff’s book Fire and Fury was released last week, there was a nasty comment by Bannon about Donald Trump Jr.

In June 2016 there was a meeting at Trump Tower, which Donald Trump Jr. attended. The Russians were present at that meeting and claimed to have damaging information on Hillary. In the book Fire and Fury Bannon referred to Donald Jr. as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for going to the meeting.

On Sunday, Bannon retreated from those comments, saying Trump Jr. was a patriot and that he had labeled the actions of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as treasonous, not those of the president’s son.

The author, Wolff, disputed Bannon’s comment and poof! now he’s gone from Breitbart. Some pundits were asking who exactly controls Trump’s base supporters – Bannon or Trump. Well, it appears that Trump does.

Blanche, bring on the barf bag. The big one. The Oakland Raiders introduced Jon Gruden as their next head coach. The most interesting part of the deal is that the Raiders were willing to make an unprecedented contract offer to entice him: 10 years and US$100 million. Can we talk?

Unless he’s the bionic man, he’s still human. This is exactly what is wrong with the world. A football coach making $10 million a year while nurses and health-care professionals have to fight for a small raise?

Heads up – pardon the pun. On January 11, in 20 days, there will be a super blue moon eclipse, partially visible from Montreal. Unless of course it’s cloudy in which case you can put your head down and look where you’re going.

We’ll talk…

The Mother-of-All Weather Bombs

We hope no one is surprised that Steve Bannon turned on Donald Trump like a rabid pit-bull. He is a pit-bull and his actions are to be expected.

The fact that he has written a book about his time in the White House should also come as no surprise. There is no doubt he kept scrupulous notes while there and now is doing a tell-all, I’m-gonna-get-back-at you book called Fire and Fury.

Such people are erratic at best, out of their minds, as Trump said, at worst. His longtime benefactors, billionaires Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer, are actively distancing themselves from him. It appears he has found another sucker to fund him, billionaire benefactor, Miles Kwok, aka Guo Wen Gui. Quite the name, eh Blanche?

It seems that this Kwok dude makes Trump and Bannon look like mickey mouse in dealing with people they think crossed them. Could be Bannon met his match and then some with this guy. In the meantime, stay tuned to the open feud between Trump and Bannon which is sure to keep heating up in the next few days as his book is due to be released tomorrow, despite Trump’s attempt at a court order to stop it.

Blanche happened to be in New York today when the mother-of-all storms – the bomb cyclone, hit New York and its environs. Can we talk?

The storm hit this morning but as of yesterday all schools and flights were already cancelled. That’s a good thing as it gives people time to get their act together vis-a-vis their children and travel plans.

What we found absolutely incredulous is the fact the most New Yorker’s have no snow tires.

Do they not know they live in the north where it snows? This should not come as a surprise to anyone as guess what – it snows every year!  Do they not know when it snows and they don’t have the proper tires they can’t get up the slightest hill?

So what happens when people drive with no snow tires? Everything slows down to a crawl. No wonder they shut down the city. Nothing moves, cars spin out of control, 18-wheelers slide and also spin out of control. We say it’s about time that Americans living on the east coast wake up to the reality that yes, dearies, come January, you will be getting a snowstorm and you best be prepared.

Justin Trudeau blew it again. He’s looking more and more like the Montreal Canadiens on their seasonal losing streak.

In 2012, Joshua Boyle and his then-pregnant wife, Caitlan Coleman, were abducted in Afghanistan and held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network. They were released in Pakistan in murky circumstances in October. Coleman had given birth to three children during captivity.

Two weeks before police laid 15 charges against Boyle, including eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement, and one count each of misleading police, uttering death threats and administering someone a noxious substance, Trudeau brought Boyle, his wife and children to meet him on Parliament Hill.

One minute – bring out the barf bag – there’s a picture of Trudeau cuddling Boyle’s infant daughter. Seriously?

A government official, who would speak only on ‘background’, said the meeting had been requested by Boyle, and that Trudeau would grant the same meeting to any Canadian who had gone through a similarly harrowing experience. Not. We don’t believe that for a second.

Trudeau is the ultimate tree-hugging save-the-whale uber liberal who felt ‘sorry’ for the Boyles. There have been plenty of other hostages who never got a meeting with the Prime Minister, let alone have him hold their baby.

In case you didn’t yet realize it, our  Prime Minister is way over his head in the job he holds. He simply does not have the intellectual capacity for it and unless he is 100% scripted, gets into serious trouble over and over again.

Looks like we’re back to deep throat (the Watergate mole) regarding Hillary Clinton and her foundation.

Speaking under anonymity, the deep throat of our generation said that a probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.

For years, news media have reported countless stories on donations to the Clinton Foundation or speech fees that closely fell around the time of favorable decisions by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Can we have a little talk here? The person speaking with anonymity values their life. Over the years, people who crossed the Clintons somehow died. Either their car went mysteriously out of control or they were stabbed in a ‘random’ robbery, or pick any scenario. Whoever is investigating them better watch their back, literally.

Good Shabbos,
We’ll talk…

Les Habs in a Stupor

A shtikel late, but here it is…

Blanche, just because the rest of the world is asleep at the wheel, doesn’t mean we have to be like them.

Here’s what we scooped: The Quebec provincial election is Monday October 1, 2018. That date happens to be a Jewish holiday. Who knew? Certainly not the planners of the election.

We have written to our local MNA, Mr. David Birnbaum, but are not holding our breath that anything will be done. One of the points we made in our email was that people are looking for any excuse not to vote in the next election and the Liberal party has handed them a reason on a silver platter.

The more we read about the weather, the more we think that those people who can ‘predict’ what the weather will be in, oh, say 200 years are full of it. They can’t tell you what the weather will be in two hours, never mind 200 years.

On Thursday it appears that the east coast of the US is getting a ‘bomb cyclone’. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm watches from Lake City, Fla. to Norfolk, places that don’t normally get this kind of weather.

The storm will then head to the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Seems NY will be somewhat spared as will Montreal with both regions getting a dusting of snow that day. Percy Saltzman, where are you when we need you?

Next time you fly, best have a book with you. Airlines are getting rid of those seatback screens. Special eh?

First they squish you in like a sardine. Then they don’t serve you even a glass of water. And now, they expect you to sit like a dolt for two or three hours, staring into space.

It’s not that we need the screens, it’s the principle. Charge more, make the seats and aisles smaller and take away all amenities. Frankly, airlines are pigs.

The Montreal Canadiens aka the Habs are a pathetic excuse for a hockey team. We find it infuriating that they get paid astronimical salaries and are both not living up to any expectations at all and are wimps.

We had occasion to be with someone in the hospital recently. It is the doctors and nurses who should be getting the salaries of those hockey players. What exactly do they add to anyone’s life except sixty minutes of aggravation?

We are officially stating that the Habs players should donate half their salaries to the hard-working doctors and nurses. Maybe that would shake them out of their stupor.

Nikki Haley has it right, CNN and the NYTimes are totally off base. We speak about the Iranian uprisings taking place as we speak. Here are Haley’s comments:

“It takes great bravery for the Iranian people to use the power of their voice against their government, especially when that government has a long history of murdering its own people who dare to speak the truth… All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause.”

A few weeks ago, Politico published a jaw-dropping, meticulously sourced investigative piece detailing how the Obama administration had secretly undermined US law enforcement agency efforts to shut down an international drug-trafficking ring run by the terror group Hezbollah. The effort was part of a wider push by the administration to placate Iran and ensure the signing of the nuclear deal.

Now, if CNN and the NYTimes, both lovers of Clinton and Obama are trying to protect them, they should all be put in jail. Lock them up!

We’ll talk…

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.
We’ll talk…

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.

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