The next few days will mark the birthday of Moishe Holtzberg as well as his parents’ yahrzeits. Moishe will be ten years old, his parents are gone for eight years, murdered in the terrorist attack on the Nariman House on November 26, 2008.
Because his birthday is so close to the yahrzeits, little Moishele goes to the cemetery each year at this time. We cannot fathom the life of this child. Hashem should give his grandparents, Rav Shimon and Rebitzen Yehudis Rosenberg with whom he lives, many more healthy years. Ach… Makes the rest of the stuff going on in the world pale in comparison, eh Blanche?
On January 21, 2016 there will be a million woman march in Washington. We checked out their website and gleaned the following information:
On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished.
Can we talk? Were there not two people running for president? And did not one person win? So why exactly does the liberal left think that what they believe has more validity than what the right conservatives think? Hillary was a lily white angel during the campaign? We think not.
Both Hillary and Trump were flawed candidates and she lost. Get over it. He’s not leaving. When the next election rolls around march, protest and go out and vote for your candidate. Right now is the time to give him a chance to govern. Marching, crying, being depressed and needing therapy is not going to make him go away. Grow up.
Yesterday, president-elect Donald Trump gathered the executives of the major news media together. It had all the trappings of a high-level rapprochement, inviting the leading anchors and executives of television news to join him for a private meeting of minds. Heavy hitters like Lester Holt, Charlie Rose, George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer trumped into Trump Towers.
Although they all agreed that this meeting was off the record, news trickled out. Trump was ‘candid and honest’. Blanche can you read between the lines? Let’s just say that these people must have felt they were in the principal’s office. To add salt to the wound, last night Trump put out a Youtube video on what he plans to accomplish on his first days in office. Normally this is done via press conference and then put on the major networks.
Having read a fantastic article about Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner who taught himself, with the help of some geniuses, how social media works and made it work for the Trump campaign, it’s time mainstream media starts to get it. If not, it looks like they will get left behind in the dust because Trump will no longer tolerate how they operate. They are paid to first give the news – truthfully. Then they can give their opinions. They are not paid to just give their opinions and try to skew the outcome of elections.
Yesterday Montreal had it’s first taste of winter. Everyone knew it was coming. That is everyone except the City of Montreal workers. Blanche, do you think they live in an underground bunker with no internet or access to da weather, la? Or maybe they only listen to da weather in Fort Lauderdale, waiting dere vacation?
No snow plows, no salt trucks and no sidewalk clearing. And then there were bus drivers who decided that they were not going to work yesterday because they had to fill out a form and were mad about that. So people stood outside in the cold, blowing snow waiting for busses that never came.
And the mayor? Why he’s busy getting the Grand Prix back to Montreal. Let them eat cake – that’s his motto. We can’t wait for the vote next November. Blanche, can you please find someone who can run against this dude?
In a gesture of niceness, Trump said he would drop the threat of new investigations against Hillary et al. That concerns the email scandal. What will happen with the investigation concerning the Clinton Foundation is anyone’s guess. As Trump also has an ‘interesting’ foundation, it would most likely serve him well to drop that as well. Whether the FBI will cooperate is another story. Stay tuned.
Today, November 22 is 53 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. This week marks an end of an era. The daily 9-noon Tommy Schnurmacher show is coming to a close this Friday. Tommy has kept a generation of people company in their cars, offices and kitchens and all those people will now have to find a new friend, which he was to everyone.
While he’s not completely retiring, he’s certainly cutting back as his new time slot is 12-1 Monday – Friday.
Having read many of the comments on social media, we can only echo what everyone else has been saying: Thank you Tommy for all the years of normal, decent, intelligent and honest words, humour, commentary and opinions. You will be missed.