First there was Hillary lying: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Nothing of the sort ever happened.
Then there was NBC’s Brian Williams who lied multiple times. One of the better ones is about about being on board a U.S. military chopper which was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, but miraculously managed to land.
Now in Canada we have our own personal liar, none other than our Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan. What exactly are his duties before we tell you what he said: He is a Minister of the Crown and is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the management and direction of all matters relating to the national defence of Canada. That’s quite a mouthful, eh Blanche?
So what did he do? While speaking in India, most likely thinking to himself, who is going to know what I say so far away from home – he said that he was the architect of Operation Medusa which removed 1500 Taliban fighters off the battlefield. He said he was on the main assault.
And what did he really do? He worked as a liaison officer attached to Task Force Kandahar.
What was he thinking by saying what he did? Oh wait. He forgot about social media. He forgot that in ten seconds everybody in the entire world knows what you said in India, Indiana or Ireland. Now of course he’s beyond remorseful. But, there’s a but…
Did he apologize? Not really. He said he’s ‘owning’ his mistake. What’s that? People own underwear, socks, houses. Mistakes people apologize for. Lying people apologize for. We sincerely hope that the fact that Harjit Sajjan wears a turban is not making people feel sorry for him. That because he’s a visible minority, as someone who wears a yarmulka, he will get a pass on this. He’s Canada’s Defence minister and needs to take a leave of absence to make sure he knows what that job entails. And lying is not part of the job description.
If one listens or watches mainstream media, one would think that Trump is halfway to being totally consumed by Alzheimer’s. Can we talk?
He’s definitely saying bizarre things, like he would be honoured to meet Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea. Un is a total nutball and keeps threatening to toss a nuclear bomb toward California. Last week Trump said Un better watch himself and stop saber-rattling. This week he’s honoured to meet him?
Who’s minding the store in the White House? From the sounds of things, nobody can seem to get a handle on Trump. He still thinks that if he sits across someone at a table he can make a deal. While he may be able to have a better conversation than over the phone, he’s not going to change an entire culture doing what he does.
Is he unhinged? That’s pushing things a bit. Given all of the above, he doesn’t have much time left before things really begin to unravel around him. Senators are up for re-election in 2018. That’s not very far away. If there is no new Obamacare and he can’t get the tax reform bill passed and he keeps making ‘out there’ remarks, his days in the White House are numbered and senators are going to bolt from his orbit.
She’s starting to make a comeback. The she is Hillary. Delivering her most forceful critique of Trump’s victory, she took personal responsibility for her failed campaign but also pointed to the timing of a letter from FBI Director James Comey and Russian interference as factors.
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president, she told a CNN interviewer. And if my bubby had wheels she would have been a bicycle.
“The reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days.”
No. The reason you lost is because you were a terrible candidate with more baggage than an overstuffed 747. And nobody trusted you cause you lied about Benghazi and your emails. When will they admit the truth? Never. Bring on the barf bag Blanche. We’ve had about as much as we can take from her.