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King Corderre of Montreal

We watched the press conference with the lawyer for the doctor who was dragged, kicking and screaming off his United Airlines flight last week. The victim was one of the boat people who came from Viet Nam in the seventies. He has five children, four of whom are doctors, as is his wife. He suffered a concussion, broken teeth and a broken nose and needs reconstructive surgery.

One startling discovery during the lengthy press conference was the description of the disdain with which most likely all airlines have for their passengers. Perhaps United is worse than most, but they all have much to learn when it comes to understanding that without their clients, they would all be out of business.

The lawyer described a phone call he received from a frequent flyer of United. He was sitting in first class when he was approached by a steward and told that he was being bumped from the flight as there was ‘someone more important’ who needed it. Seriously?

How about this: Keep two, three or four seats empty to ferry airline employees from one city to the next. It’s obvious that pilots have to get to various cities, but why must paying customers be bumped?

And one more thing. We did some investigation into said doctor by the name of David Dao. We will not write what we read as it is unverified. Let’s just say he’s a very interesting character with an even more interesting story, if what we read is true. Nonetheless, what was done to him is 100% wrong.

Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor, one of top shows on Fox News is in trouble. He’s another one of those very powerful dudes who have been accused of sexual harassment. Trying to get ahead of the story at the very least or put it to bed (pardon the pun) at best, he has gone on what is termed a scheduled vacation.

Fox News is still recovering from their boss, Roger Aisles having been accused of the same thing. He left his job. O’Reilly’s show had one of the biggest advertiser bases on Fox News. As of now, about 95% of those paying customers have fled, leaving him with about five or six advertisers.

Whether or not these accusations are real will eventually be determined. But this is a good opportunity to voice our opinion on something else that is very irksome.

Why is it that women who host news shows – on every channel – have to be relatively young, thin, pretty, have good hair and wear very little clothing? Men can’t watch the news unless they are looking at a half naked woman? And the women who are on the air fear that their jobs will be lost if they start dressing with a normal blouse or sweater without showing cleavage?

If that’s the case then the accusations against O’Reilly are just the tip of the iceberg in that industry and, as we have learned, in many other places of employment where men call the shots.

We are far from a bra-burning feminist, but the culture of women beholden to men who feel empowered to dictate what they can or in many cases, must wear, needs to change. Perhaps O’Reilly will open the door to that moment.

There is no doubt that the mayor of Montreal, Coderre, thinks himself to be a very important person needing special attention and even more special perks. Every few days another little tidbit falls from the sky about how much of our money this dude is overspending.

It turns out that he has dropped $250,000 on speech writers since he took office. That’s nine times more than his predecessors spent during the same length of time. Blanche, why didn’t you get your CV into his office? He obviously pays well – that is if you make him look like the king of Montreal, which for two cents he would be. King Coderre. Has a ring to it, eh?

Today, Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. While he said he was going to do this, we are asking why it was done the day before a long weekend? When a government does that it means they want people to read it and fuggedaboutit.

Our tree-hugging, save-the-whale prime minister must have something up his sleeve to introduce this bill today. Time will tell.

Hey Blanche, looks like you can go to the Home Depot flower department this summer and buy some marijuana seeds. Then when some leaves start to grown, you can add them to the cholent with the kishke. Imagine what an exciting Shabbos afternoon that would be? For sure a lot of laughing. Hehehehehe. Who wants an invitation?

Today, the US dropped the mother-of-all-bombs on a suspected isis network of caves and tunnels in eastern Afghanistan. Truth is, MOAB stands for Massive Ordnance Air Burst. The crater left by the blast is believed to be more than 300 meters wide after it exploded six feet above the ground. Anyone at the blast site was vaporized. Ich.

Trump doesn’t announce these things. He just does them which in the end, leaves the bad guys on their toes. When Obama, the t.h.i.n.k.e.r. aka impotent president was in the White House well, all he did was think and talk v.e.r.y, v.e.r.y. slowly. Blanche didn’t that drive you crazy? Get the words out already.

Again, you may not like him, but Trump is moving the chess pieces around and as no one knows his next move, most likely those with the biggest mouths will continue to espouse their rhetoric, but do little else.

Good Shabbos We’ll talk…

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