When CNN asked Rabbi Jeffrey Myers if Trump would be welcome at the Tree of Life Synagogue, he wisely replied: “The President of the United States is always welcome. I am a citizen, he is my president. He is always welcome.” He has it right.
There are those who think Blanche is an apologist for Trump. Not true. We have said on more than one occasion that his behaviour can be atrocious, he needs to tone it down a couple of notches, we don’t agree with many of his tweets and feel he should temper down his rhetoric. Given that, here’s what Nikki Haley said and we concur:
“I have struggled w/what happened in Pitts bc its so similar to what happened in Chas (Charleston). The country was racially divided @ the time. We didn’t once blame Pres Obama. We focused solely on the lives lost & their families. Have some respect for these families & stop the blame.”
You may not like Trump. In fact, you may despise him. But he was democratically elected President of the United States of America. Many people seem to have forgotten that important point.
Here’s a headline: If there are enough people who want Trump out, then he will be democratically voted out of the position in 2020. For now, although many don’t like his style or anything about him, he is the President and as such deserves the respect that comes with the position. Perhaps if he was allotted said respect, he would not have to constantly be on his guard and people would bring out the best in him and everyone else.
Time to breath people.
Valerie Plante, Mayor of Montreal and her entourage said that the closure of the road on Mount Royal was a success. Really? Before the public consultation? How do they know that? Are they mind-readers?
No one was happy with that road closure. Not cyclists, walkers, people going to the cemetery or people just going to the mountain. Here’s a perfect example of when you are in power you call the shots. Just do everyone a favour and don’t lie.
Call a spade a spade and say that to keep the city green, get rid of as many cars as possible, to save the trees and turtles, the road will be permanently closed from May until November. Pretending that you are holding consultations that are a sham before they even happen makes you look like you think Montrealers are idiots. Wrong.
When Adrienne Clarkson was Canada’s Governor General, she spent money like it was water. Literally. She left the position in 2005 and since then has claimed $1.1 million in ‘expenses’. Can we talk?
We have expenses. We entertain, pay taxes, paint our house, pay for gas. Can we please ask the government to pay, especially after we retire and are on a fixed income?
Blanche, can you say the world entitled? Adrienne Clarkson thinks she is ‘entitled’ to spend taxpayers money because…she is Adrienne Clarkson. Here’s a headline: You don’t have the right to do so, you are not ‘entitled’ and you should return the money. Of course that will happen when cows fly so don’t hold your breath. But there must be an end to hangers-on spending OPM – there people’s money.
Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Stacey Abrams, a black woman running for governor of Georgia and all the networks carried her speech.
Here’s part of her speech: “I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed, for the right, for the equality at the polls, and I want you to know that their blood is seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”
Really? So why didn’t she stand up when Obama was pushing those same men and women to go on government assistance? He, of the same race as she, did nothing to help his brothers and sisters in the eight years he was president. Hope and change? Nada.
It’s hard to vote in the United States. Unlike Canada where we are sent a card and just show up at the polls, unless one goes in person to register, one cannot vote. Instead of pulling the race card, perhaps she should have told her brothers and sisters that instead of staying home, they register and vote.
And now, something to ponder. If you figure out another answer other than the one given below, we would love to hear from you.
Why is it that in NY, especially in Crown Heights, with a very large chasidic population, there have been two or three attacks a day on Jews – for months and months – and no one is reporting on it? Not the media, not the NY Times, not the Washington Post. No one.
Here’s one reason: Because it is not the alt-right who is doing it and it doesn’t fit the plan of the democrats. So who is doing this? Racial hatred from minorities, from progressives who hate Israel, from radical Muslims and from black people. Doesn’t fit the profile of hanging it on Trump, ergo it doesn’t get mentioned.
Da Pope is alive and well and mixing into American politics. Who knew? He expressed support for the migrant caravan, praising their need to ‘pile up’.
What’s his business? He should stick to poping.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…