M.I.C.K.E.Y. M.O.U.S.E. Not Quite the Happiest Place in the World.

Say it ain’t so Blanche. Could it be that Disney, that wholesome family fun place  has dropped the ball? Indeed they have.

It seems that Disney laid off 100,000 happy workers – well, they were happy – while their executives not only kept working, but dipped into their bonus program as well. Uh oh.

Zaidy Bernie piped up from his cow field in Vermont to express his outrage. Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, resurrected a slowly dying Disney company and for his effort…a US$47 million package.

Can we talk here? Is this guy Iger finding the vaccine for Covid-19? No he’s not. He’s giving the world entertainment. Something is very wrong with this picture. How much money does one person need? We are far from socialists, but these kinds of lopsided salaries combined with bonuses are simply ridiculous and ibergeblusen – overblown.

Your tax dollars at work: Last week, Canada reportedly received 1 million KN95 respirators from China, but the masks did not comply with government standards for use in healthcare settings.

The Canadian government has authorized these types of respirators for use in healthcare settings; however, the items tested did not meet the minimum standards. The Canadian government is determining whether the respirators are suitable for use in other settings.

That little ditty is from the Johns Hopkins daily newsletter. We made it to the big time due to our childish belief that China will deliver the goods ordered. Clearly they do not, will not and don’t want to do so.

If Justin must buy from China because there is no choice right now as we gave all the manufacturing to them, then send someone over there or have someone in place to make sure we are getting what we ordered, not what the Chinese decide we should be getting which are inferior products. Infuriating.

Last week there were demonstrations in many US cities saying that the shelter in place orders were violating their First Amendment rights.Guess what? The organizer of the protest in North Carolina now has COVID-19. Let’s see what tune she will now sing, especially if she needs hospitalisation. Our guess is that it would be very different. Stupid woman.

Mercifully for everyone, Donald Trump is about to be let out of the White House. He’s been cooped up for about a month and it shows. He’s chomping at the bit to get back to his rallies. Oh wait. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Who’s going to tell him that rallies are a thing of the past? We are guessing that no one close to him has the cahoonas to do that.

So, they will allow him to fly around the country. Where they will land is anyone’s guess. The best news is that he may stop those insane daily press briefings as they only get him into serious trouble. Who knew that Margaret Trudeau was living in Montreal? Not Blanche. We found out this morning when it was announced that she was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation due to a fire in her apartment building. Justin certainly hid her whereabouts well.

What’s with Kim Jong Un? Is he dead or not? Some Korean officials are saying that he’s laying low because of the virus. That could be true as he’s a perfect candidate for it: a fatty,  probably high blood pressure and diabetes and other underlying issues.

For sure no one misses him so wherever he is, perhaps he can be persuaded to stay put for, oh, say about 40 years.

The Tokyo summer olympics were cancelled this summer, pushed off till next summer. No kidding. Officials there are now mumbling about cancelling them for next summer as well. If anyone thinks that events with hordes of people is happening any time soon, may we suggest a nice drink of scotch? Football, baseball, basketball, tennis tournaments, large concerts, huge outdoor events – our guess is that none of the above are happening for a long, long time. Probably until there is a vaccine, whenever that happens.

Listen, we don’t want to be a Debbie downer, but we are a realistic Ralph. Until there are either no new cases worldwide and a vaccine, large events are nixed.

While we are happy living where we are, for the next while we wouldn’t mind being in Belgium. The government is calling upon everyone to eat French fries at least twice a week as more than 750,000 tons of potatoes are at risk of being thrown away.

Blanche, did you know that in Europe they eat fries with mayonnaise? Who cares – mayo or ketchup? A government order eat fries? Can it get any better?

Haven’t hear from Joe Biden in a while. He’s back with a bang. Hillary endorsed him. She wisely waited until Bernie Sanders quit the race before opening her mouth and all that comes with it. No doubt her endorsement is fraught with issues.

As we’re already talking about Joe, we thought we’d leave you with one of his better gaffes: “We need more economic intercourse.”

We’ll talk…

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