If nothing else, the Habs are uniting our bruised province. Today Francois Legault, head of the CAQ got up in front of his caucus wearing a Montreal Canadiens shirt, praising them and using them as an example of how not to give up no matter what obstacles one is facing – like bullying bruins. He happens to be right.
The Habs were definitely the underdogs in this series. It was through sheer force of mind and of course the best goalie Carey Price, that we beat Boston. Couillard then got into the act also cheering them on. Doesn’t take much for people to have something in common, eh? Can someone please explain the millions of car recalls to Blanche? When we make, oh say a cake, we have a recipe and follow it exactly. Poof! The cake comes out perfectly. Why can’t the car makers get it right? Why must there be recall after recall? Try the ignition switch ten thousand times before putting it into a car.
This recall had to do with brake lights, headlamps, power brakes and windshield wipers. General Motors will take a $200 million hit this quarter, on top of a $1.3 billion hit in the first quarter, mostly to cover the repairs. We wonder – does anyone take responsibility for this? Is anyone accountable? Is anybody home there?
So a report came out last night (ten minutes before the start of the hockey game) about the police tactics in last spring’s student riots. Did you know all that fun and games cost you $26 million? What? No one told you? And who paid for all those red squares? Wait! Maybe princess pauline! That’s why she wore it then!
As you might guess, it did not make the police look very good. Coralling – forget it. Pepper spray – forget it. Stun grenades – will maybe a bit much. Whatever. The little darlings who rioted for weeks at that time have probably graduated and moved on with their lives, leaving us to foot the bill. Oh yes, remember why they were rioting? Because the government want to raise tuition from $2,168 to $3,793 between 2012 and 2018. As you can see, the increases are ridiculously small. In the end the students brought down the Liberal government and the rest is history.
The newest disease to hit the media is called MERS. It’s short for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. The center for disease control is likening it to SARS, although it is not as contagious. The powers that be seem to be nervous that if this disease hits a place with poor health care, it will spread like wildfire. The reason you are hearing about it now is because someone brought it into the US via Saudi Arabia and various stopovers. Just keeping you in the loop.
Oy vey. Remember just before Rob Ford left for rehab, (or so he says that’s where he is) he made some really disgusting comments about Mayoral candidate Karen Stintz. Well, today she spoke at a women’s event and let loose like you wouldn’t believe.
“The one thing I don’t have is a belief system that is misogynistic, bigoted, homophobic, rude. I don’t break the law on a regular basis.”
Wait, she got better: …”It is not good enough that you have a track record of achievement of things you didn’t actually do on your own. You’re not the role model for my children, you don’t represent me, I don’t think you’ve earned the right to continue to be our mayor.”
Let’s bet we hear from Ford tomorrow or even later tonight. There’s no way he’s going to take that sitting down. Or lying down if he’s really in rehab. Hehehehehe
The 9/11 museum opened today in New York. About six months ago we watched a documentary on the making of this museum, which to some families was very contentious. Today we watched a short clip of the finished product. All we could do was weep.
They managed to salvage odd pieces of the world trade center. The stairs where thousands of people were able leave the building. A mangled ladder. That piece of building that we all remember standing at the end of the day. A room filled with over 3,000 pictures of the souls who perished on that day. It is hard to look at on a computer screen. Being there must be heart-wrenching. It will take time till we muster up the courage to go.