More on that new way of ‘shopping’, so far relegated to democratic, woke-culture, save-the-whales-trees and turtles California. Why is this happening in California? Because in 2014 California state law downgraded the theft of property less than $950 in value from a felony charge to a misdemeanor. Here’s the kicker: Police and law enforcement “experts” in California are saying that this new way of shopping – ie – smash-and-grab shouldn’t be called “looting” because that term carries racial connotations. What? Seriously? Wait. You can bet your house that Morris the accountant and Arthur the lawyer are not shopping this way. They are politely going into the store, choosing an item, taking out their credit card and paying for it. But we digress.
It gets better. Under the California penal code, looting is defined as ‘theft or burglary … during a ‘state of emergency,’ ‘local emergency,’ or ‘evacuation order’ resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or man-made disaster’.
And so because this definition does not apply to stores in the Bay Area being looted out of millions of dollars of merchandise, ‘analysts’ are cautioning against the use of the term looting.
The San Francisco police chief is having none of this woke bs. He’s calling a spade a spade. “The Louis Vuitton store was burglarized and looted. The Burberry in Westfield Mall was burglarized and looted.” End of story.
If Bill di Blasio was still mayor of New York, this new way of ‘shopping’ would have traveled there. Lucky for New York Eric Adams is the new sheriff in town and you can bet your bippy he’s not afraid to a) call it looting and b) throw the book at those looters.
Papa Legault is trying his darnedest to deflect the fact that he sent thousands of elderly people to their deaths in the long term care facilities at the beginning of the pandemic. How do we know this? Because he is starting to send out expendable people to take the heat for him.
Case in point is former health minister Danielle McCann. She is trying to put forth Papa Legault’s version of what happened…that she (and of course he because during the pandemic not a piece of toast was buttered without him knowing about it) warned the CHSLD network that trouble was looming way back in January 2020.
Not true said the ombudsperson, who said she could not find any specific order or preparation ordered by the ministry before mid-March.
Papa Legault was over-the-top concerned about how the public would perceive his ability to handle the pandemic. Having enough hospital beds was the fright he put into every man, woman, child so freeing up hundreds of beds in hospitals became his absolute top priority.
Ergo, Papa Legault, Danielle McCann et all shipped helpless, elderly patients out of hospitals where they were ‘taking up valuable beds’ into CHSLDs. And, they did not allow any family members in to help. No one cared to find out how dysfunctional these ‘homes’ were. We all see the result. Thousands died.
Papa Legault has pushed off any public inquiry until the beginning of January hoping that either a) the pandemic will resurface so we will forget about what happened or b) his ‘base’ will be so upset with les habs that they will focus their very very limited attention span to help him find quebecois hockey players.
Usually when there is such a complicated cover-up we follow the money. In the case of Papa Legault, we will follow his over-inflated, bloated ego.
Remember we told you in the last blog that the grass is not greener on the other side? It’s true.
Case in point is the state of California. For someone living in la belle province, to be rid of the useless, pointless and totally counterproductive language issue sounds like nirvana.
Ah, but we are betting that those living in southern California would take the hopeless language issue over their endless power outages. This is the second the second year in a row that parts of southern Cal will spend Thanksgiving in the dark.
This year the problem again is strong, dry winds. Though they are expected to wind down by Thanksgiving night, an elevated risk of dangerous fire conditions will persist into Friday. It seems that when strong winds coupled with a drought hit live electric wires, they can spark a wild-fire. And they had enough of those fires to last a life-time.
We will take winter anytime.
We are going to post this piece and not comment on it as we are simply incredulous at how low the United States has gone. A go-fund-me page was started to get bail for the ‘thing’ who ran over, killed and maimed many people at that parade in Wisconsin last weekend. Go-fund-me wisely took the page down.
Phew. Joe Biden’s colonoscopy was fine. Seems the doctors removed a pre-cancerous growth. Rest easy. Kamala’s not sitting in the oval office anytime soon.
Don’t know about you, but as a Canadian we are a tad envious of the big deal that the US makes about their Thanksgiving. The great Macy’s Day Parade happened without any incidents. People take off almost a week of work in anticipation of the big day. In many states the busiest travel days are now. Everybody – and we mean everybody – celebrates Thanksgiving. And it has to be done with a turkey.
In researching this little piece we discovered that the newest way to prepare said turkey is to deep fry it. Seriously? How big does that pot have to be? Massive we would say. And how long does that bird sit in hot oil? Feh.
Give us an old-fashioned roasted turkey, with cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted potatoes, green beans with sauteed almonds and garlic and apple pie for dessert and we’re good to go.
Frying turkeys is for those who live in trailer parks.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…