We watched Melania Trump speak last night, with about 35 million other people. On a scale of one to 10 she was a 8.5. Imagine – she’s stunning, great body, she can speak – five languages and knows how to deliver a speech.
And then we woke up this morning to the news that parts of her speech were plagiarized. We watched Morning Joe to see the lay of the land and sure enough there it was – a few parts almost word for word lifted from Michelle Obama’s speech eight years earlier.
Blanche, ya gotta feel bad for Ivanka. Who were her speech writers? Didn’t anybody there who’s first language is English know that they would get caught? Don’t they know that the media is hovering like vultures over the entire Trump organization just waiting for something like this? Amateur hour would be the operative words here.
To add some gasoline to the fire, Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager sent out one of the most stupid press releases known to man: There’s no cribbing of Michelle Obama’s speech. These are common words and values — that she cares about her family, things like that. She was speaking in front of 35 million people last night; she knew that. To think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama’s words is crazy.
We are not in politics but we know one thing: when something like this happens you take ownership of the situation, admit your mistake right away and take the wind out of everyone’s sails.
A final word on this: Who cares if she said the same things. They were all positive. Get a life and move on.
That failed coup d’etat in Turkey was something special. After the dust settled the dudes who perpetrated it looked like they planned it by watching the keystone cops.
Erdogen took the opportunity (or did he create the opportunity?) to get rid of any vestiges of those who don’t like him. He and his government suspended 15,000 Education Ministry employees, forced 1,500 University deans to resign and revoked 24 radio and TV licenses. Seems he’s looking to be president for life and this fiasco could very well place him there because in a couple of weeks the only people not afraid to speak out will be his ‘friends’.
There are geniuses and then there are geniuses who are off the charts. The two pilots who were inebriated, aka three sheets to the wind – and thought they were sober enough to pilot a jumbo jet from Glasgow to Toronto should go to the front of the genius class.
Air Transat, where those two yahoos work, added insult to injury by keeping the passengers on the plane for three hours while they ‘worked’ things out. What was the point of that? No point. They probably have no protocol for what to do in such a situation so guess what? They did nothing until someone rewrote the rule book. The passengers should have been handsomely compensated. Certainly more than the $200 they got. Did you know that Russian athletes may get kicked out of the summer’s olympics? Why would that happen you ask? Simple and what everyone thought all along. Because of government-ordered cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics – which continues to this minute.
A report detailed state-sponsored doping that dated back years and extended across the spectrum of sports, affecting results of both the Winter and Summer Games.
We hope that no one is surprised by this. Wait. Here’s another non-surprise item: The whole olympics is one big fraud from top to bottom. If this were not the case, it would never have gone to Brazil. Anyone with a brain the size of a pea knows that Brazil is dirt-poor. There was no way they would be able to finish all the venues, which they didn’t, nor the transport system. The water is polluted, it is very unsafe there and there is not enough security. Ah, but who cares about those silly details.
As long as the FIFA group gets their millions, let them eat cake. Oh yes. Here’s what we think: Putin will quietly come up with a few million and poof, just like that most of the Soviet athletes will be there. While Blanche has minus interest the whole Pokeman Go business, we did investigation to find out what the craze is all about.
In a nutshell, Pokémon Go is a game that uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game.
Still, what’s the big deal and why are people seeking out virtual creatures while at work and as they go to the bathroom? (Got that? In the loo.) Part of the reason Pokémon Go is popular is that it’s free, so it’s easy to download and play. For the other parts of why this game has people going into funeral homes etc, you’ll have to look that up yourself. Truly, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a non-issue.