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Couillard’s Thoughtless, Empty Gesture

We would never have voted for Hillary. That’s a given. Trump was the chosen candidate, became president and everyone in the past seven months has been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Looks like it dropped this past Saturday.

To say that what happened in Charlottesville this past weekend is the fault of both groups is absurd at best, pandering at worst.

To cut to the chase and what really is bothering most thinking people is that on Saturday David Duke head of the klu klux klan thanked and praised Trump. It was at that exact moment that Trump needed to tweet that he does not stand with, support nor tolerate duke or his people. He didn’t do it. Whether he is listening to Bannon or not listening to any reasonable people is up for grabs.

When Trump announced he was running for president, he took on a role that we are guessing he never thought he would have to face. Yes he is the president of all Americans and that includes the alt-right. But there is a fine line between being the president and defending the actions of groups with a history that is painful, bigoted and filled with hatred. And that’s why he had to distance himself from duke and anything to do with any extreme right organizations.

Trump is defending the indefensible, wading into a quagmire from which there is no quick nor good escape route.

What exactly was Couillard thinking when he asked Quebecers who have left to return to build a better future? Wait. He wasn’t thinking. He was campaigning.

Like people are coming back to have their signs examined with a ruler to make sure the french is larger than the english. Oh wait. They’ll come back to greet the new ‘refugees’. Or maybe they’ll come back to visit the Big O. Darn, they’ll run into the refugees there as well. Ok, then they can go to the old Royal Victoria hospital. What? There are refugees there also.

He said he understands anglophones’ worries over our language laws, and when pressed said “let’s see what we can do.” Seriously? Let’s see what we can do? That’s his answer?

We are guessing that he has taken Barrette and put him away in a closet for the next while, for he is truly infuriating. Couillard is in the same boat as Trump – he’s defending the indefensible. He’s looking for the English vote whom he must have heard is fed up with both him and his party. Here’s a headline Premier Couillard: Dump the Office de la Langue francais and then go make that statement asking people to return. You might actually sound sincere, which right now you do not. Your gesture was thoughtless and empty.

Bill and Hillary have arrived in the Eastern Townships for a summer vacation. Can we talk? Who picks her clothes? Black and white horizontal stripes a la jail bird? Blanche, close your eyes. She doesn’t have a mirror or if she does, it only goes to just above her neck. Hold on. She doesn’t have that mirror either. Looks like she forgot the makeup at home. Frightening.

If you are planning a vacation, may we suggest you don’t go to the Paradies Hotel in Switzerland. We are assuming they mean Paradise, but in Switzerland it appears anything is game.

Their first edict brought a hue and cry from the Jewish world: Jews were singled and told they had to shower before stepping into the pool or they would not be allowed in the pool.

Then guests were told that although the hotel will store their kosher food in the freezer, they were only allowed to access it twice a day: Between 10 and 11 a.m. and 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Lest you think this is not anti-semitism, think again. It is in-your-face anti-semitism.

If you are planning to vacation in London anytime soon, we have some advice for you.

Russian hackers who infiltrated the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee in the US are now focusing on the wifi networks of European hotels to spy on guests.The state-sponsored Fancy Bear group infected the networks of luxury hotels in at least seven European countries and one Middle Eastern country last month.

The hackers gained access to a computer in each hotel’s network using a “phishing” email disguised as a form for employees to complete. Once the machine was compromised, the malware moved through the hotel’s network to infect other terminals and the hotel’s wifi — enabling the hackers to steal guests’ login credentials for email accounts and other programs. Those Russians are serious busybodies to say the least.

We’ll talk…

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