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Know Your Enemies & Do What Must be Done

Here’s what we’re dealing with: Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashaal on Monday noted the kidnappings, but denied his group being behind them. While Mashaal offered no details other than to say that “something happened in the occupied West Bank,” he lauded the abductions,noting, “If it turns out the kidnapping really happened, I welcome it.”

As we have said before, until the arabs love their children more than they hate us, there is nothing to talk to them about, those ‘peace talks’ are a complete sham and Netanyahu should give the finger to the rest of the world and do whatever it takes to find those boys. So far, the IDF has not been successful.

Not that anyone here really cares, but from news reports it seems that Hillary’s health issues are far more serious than she is letting on. That would actually make sense given her reluctance to announce her candidacy. We are not going to give you the gory details. Suffice it say her heart is part of the problem, as is clotting.

Yes Blanche, those geniuses who escaped from jail in a helicopter two weeks ago are firmly entrenched back in their little cells. As one would have thought, they did not run from the country. Rather they holed up in a swank apartment in old Montreal with about $100,000 cash at their disposal. Who woulda thunk it?

Don’t you think that if they were are already planning such a daring escape, by helicopter no less, they would have taken the plan to the end and figured out where they would be staying while the police were hunting them down? Didn’t they think that maybe, just maybe, someone would recognize them if they hung around here?

They obviously had help from the inside because not only were they not handcuffed and shackled on the day they escaped, mysteriously there was no video of the episode. So one would think that those same insiders would help them stay outside the prison gates. Goes to show ya can’t buy brains. You heard it here first. Watch out when you fly with a carry-on. It seems that some airlines are shrinking the size of the carry-on you can bring on board and you don’t find out till you get to the check-in. There, they have one of those ‘put your suitcase in this metal form business’ which is considerably smaller than the one that was there a few months ago. If your carry-on fits, you can take it on the plane, of course with a hefty fee. If not, it goes into the hold of the plane and you pay even more money, plus lose all that time waiting for your bag.

We don’t know about you, but this whole world cup business is quite the yawn. Firstly, we don’t understand how the teams stay in or are eliminated. And those fans?? Meshugah. We thought hockey fans were nuts. The soccer fans are completely ballistic. The sun sets and rises with their team. Today Italy lost and are out of race for the cup. We are pretty sure that there will be a national day of mourning tomorrow in Italy.

So what did we learn from the Charbonneau commission into bribes and money-laundering so far?

We learned about gifts of hockey and concert tickets, golfing holidays and fancy kitchen appliances in exchange for political favors, about straw-men and shell companies and socks stuffed with cash, about ridiculously inflated water meter contracts and the difference between cement and concrete, and what really goes on at political fundraisers and who pays for all of it. Us loser tax-payers.

So are things any better? You be the judge: car repairs and badly-built bridges and highway overpasses are still falling down; sinkholes and potholed roads never seem to get any better, no matter, how many times they have been repaved. Basic maintenance is backlogged, allowing major systems to deteriorate, because of all the emergency patch-up work that needs to be done in a hurry.

Someone besides France Charbonneau is making lotsa money from this commission. What will come of it? Let’s bet. We say nothing. Once it’s over it will take five years for the commission to render its report. By that time, all those who have been receiving cash in their socks will be retired, sitting in Fort Lauderdale reading La Presse and laughing.

We’ll talk…

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