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Black Friday ‘Business’

We read about Jian Ghomeshi being arraigned yesterday and hope that justice will be meted out exactly where it belongs, in the courtroom. What we found strange, and we may be the only one who did, is the visual of Ghomeshi with his two female lawyers flanking him. They may be the most brilliant lawyers known to man, but the fact that they are drop dead stunning women is what threw us. Here he is accused of some pretty gross things and he manages to find the most gorgeous lawyers around.

Again, don’t get us wrong. We’re sure they are brilliant lawyers or he would never have hired them, but that picture…

Could someone please explain to Blanche why if everyone is running home for Thanksgiving to spend time with their families, there are millions of people shopping on Black Friday? They travel great distances to be with their loved ones, sit at a table nicely eating turkey dinner and then transform into some kind of wild creatures to grab a television on sale. In case you didn’t know, this black friday business didn’t start until the 1960’s. This is one of those only in America deals.

Here are some Thanksgiving numbers to mull over: 46.3 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their home by car… 44.8 million people were in the stores on Black Friday by 12:01 am… 46 million turkeys – no explanation needed… 3.55 million people flying for Thanksgiving…

And finally, this really piece of useless information: 2 of a few places in the United State named after a turkey: Turkey Texas and Turkey North Carolina. You know those people who, because they have so much money, think they can do whatever they want? They have their only set of rules, kind of like little emperors. Pierre Karl Peladeau is one of those people.

Today in the National Assembly of Quebec there was a vote to increase the daycare fees. His party, the PQ, was voting against the bill. Of course they have no chance of making even a dent in the outcome, but nonetheless for party support everyone showed up for the vote…except Pierre Karl Peladeau. Where was he?

Funny you should ask. He was speaking at a high school in Montreal and took the opportunity, right there and then, to spring the announcement that he will be running for the leadership of the PQ. Can we talk?

We can’t wait to hear what pearls will fall from him.  We hope that he’ll drop more juicy tidbits like he did during the last election campaign on that famous Sunday last February. Remember that fist pump? It turned out to be the beginning of the end of the PQ. You can be sure that right now he’ll be very careful what he says. But as soon as he gets comfortable and itching to run the province, the fun will begin. Here’s something that will make you just shake your head in disbelief. Yesterday, the New York Times published the home address of Darren Wilson, the policeman involved in the Ferguson Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. Of course they apologized but even for the liberal, left New York Times this is going to far.

Of course there’s no way Wilson is still living there. Nonetheless, is there not a modicum of decency left in the media business?

In case you’re thinking of booking Hilary Clinton for a speaking engagement anytime soon, here’s what you’ll need aside from $300,000: Long, flat pillows for back support, a lavalier mic so she can give TED-like lectures, a case of still water, room temperature, to be deposited stage right, coffee, tea, room temp sparkling and still water, diet ginger ale, crudité, hummus and sliced fruit in the green room and finally, a computer, mouse and printer, as well as a scanner. And you can’t even ask her a question about Benghazi. Well, here’s some fun we won’t have. Doug Ford ain’t running for the leadership of the Conservative party. Now we’ll never get to see the mother-of-all debates – Doug Ford and Stephen Harper. Too bad. The Pope issued a statement today: He fears an escalation in the Holy Land and is urging tolerance. One minute. Was he sleeping past few weeks? He just realized there’s an escalation? Tolerance? From who exactly? Israel? Better he should keep quiet then make idiotic statements like this.

Good Shabbos,

We’ll talk…

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