Jeff Besos, currently the richest man in the world ($137 billion) is divorcing his wife Mackenzie. Because of where they live, in Washington State, everything is split right down the middle – 50-50. So unless they have a post-nuptial agreement, this is the likely outcome.
We will spare you the math: They would each get $65 billion. Jeff would no longer be the richest man in the world. That title would revert to Bill Gates. However, MacKenzie Besos would become the world’s richest woman, overtaking the L’Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
Now you may be thinking why didn’t they have a pre-nup agreement? Because 25 years ago, when they were married, they were dirt poor, living in a one bedroom apartment. Remember that Amazon started selling books. Mackenzie stood by her man and was most likely part of the brains of Amazon.
Well, it’s official. French Canadian bureaucrats in La Belle Province, especially those working in l’office de la langue francais have particularly small pea-brains.
Some genius had a brainwave idea – no doubt after some poutine, a Pepsi and a May West. No more English signs in a hospital in a small, insignificant town called Lachute. That means the word emergency is verboten as is the word parking and the word doctor.
Remember the fiasco called PastaGate? When the office de la langue francais sent a letter of warning to the restaurant Buonanotte, of blessed memory, for using Italian words such as “Pasta”, “antipasti”, “calamari”, etc. on its menu instead of their French equivalents.The end result of that brilliant move was that Quebec was the laughing stock of the world and the minister of said l’office had to resign.
What did Quebec’s illustrious I’m-not-a-separatist-anymore premier Francois Legault say about this? For all of you who thought he’s no longer a separatist, we told you so. Here ya go:
“I don’t see the importance of bilingual signs.”
We are now three for three: Everyone wanted Harper out and we got Trudeau – Mr. Dressup who can’t say two words without uh, uh, uh. Then they wanted Coderre out and we got Plante who is saving the planet and wants everyone on bicycles – summer and winter. And finally they wanted Couillard out and we got Legault – an outright separatist now that the cat’s outta the bag.
Mark this date on your calendar of events: Thursday February 7. That is the day that Michael Cohen, ex-fixer for President Trump (and now waiting to serve some time in jail) has agreed to voluntarily testify before the House Oversight Committee. This testimony is akin to the 1973 testimony by White House counsel John Dean at Watergate hearings that ended up leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Cohen’s testimony will not end Trump’s presidency, but if he really does do this, it could definitely put a dent in it. Let’s bet ‘something’ happens and he doesn’t testify.
In November, Midwestern voters elected the nation’s first two pro-BDS members of Congress. Of course, neither Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan nor Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were particularly forthright about their views during election season. Once elected however, their true colours shone through.
The Democrat party has come out publicly in favour the BDS movement – Boycott, Divest and Sanction against Israel. There are some Democrats who broke rank and vote to combat the BDS movement, but they were few and far between. Pretty sad that many Jews are part of the pro-BDS movement. In fact, it’s pathetic.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now 85 years old and in ailing health. While no one is saying this out loud, behind the scenes there is action as to who will replace her. If you thought the Kavanaugh confirmation was brutal, it will look like a Disney movie compared to the next conservative appointee.
When Neil Gorsuch was the nominee, a conservative was being replaced with a conservative. With Kavanaugh, it was replacing the perennial swing voter, who more times than not sided with the so-called conservative wing, so that slightly solidified the conservative wing. But to replace the mother-of-all-liberals – RBG – with a conservative? If you would ask a democrat they would tell you when hell freezes over.
RBG is still alive and kicking so all of the above is conjecture. But…it’s gonna happen sooner or later.
California has apparently solved all of its major problems and will now embark on a quest to rid the state of its one and only remaining menace: paper receipts.
Following up its plastic bag ban and subsequent plastic straw ban, the “paper receipt ban” is designed to save the environment by forcing stores to send electronic receipts or text receipts rather than provide paper proof of purchase. There are no words.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…