Blanche doesn’t usually begin with Canadian politics because frankly dawling, it’s a tad on the boring side. Given that, we simply could not resist commenting on Elizabeth May’s remarkably spectacular performance at the annual Press Gallery dinner in Ottawa this past Saturday night. In case you never heard of her, she is the leader of the Green Party. Yes Blanche, there are people who spend their entire lives worrying about a gnat that might get caught up in an elastic band. But we digress.
She obviously imbibed too much alcohol which is obviously environmentally friendly. While it may be good for the trees and whales, it ain’t good if you’re getting up to speak in front of a few hundred people. After rambling on way too long she did the unthinkable and dropped an ‘f’ bomb at the end of her monologue.
Of course she apologized, but the damage was done. The Green Party, for the moment at least, is, pardon the expression, the butt of many jokes social media. Suivant – next. General Motors issued yet another recall of its cars today. We find it very odd that people keep buying those cars despite the staggering number of recalls. Lest you think we are kidding, here’s a partial list of the 2015 recalls:
Today: 469,000 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years to being their cars in for seat belt repairs.
AIR BAG SURPRISE: The Pontiac Vibe sedan was included in a recall of more than 1 million cars including the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix and Toyota Avalon, all from model years 2003 and 2004. An electrical problem may cause air bags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently.
POWER STEERING OOPS: Nearly 70,000 Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 sedans from the 2006 and 2007 model years were recalled to fix a problem that could lead to sudden power steering loss.
And finally, our favorite: GREEN CAR EMISSIONS: About 50,000 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric cars from model years 2011 to 2013 were recalled to fix a problem that could cause a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Maybe they should call the Green Party to fix it.
New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio ended the Stop and Frisk law about a year ago. Since then the muggings in Central park have increased, shots were fired at a shmancy Madison Avenue jewelry store, some dude with a hammer attacked a woman in Union square and it goes on and on.
When Michael Bloomberg was the mayor, the city was safe. The stop and frisk law was enforced and whoever was contemplating doing something, shall we say not lawful, thought twice about it. Liberalism is good for the liberals. It’s not good if you’re living in Manhattan and no one is minding the store.
The geniuses who rebuilt some of Montreal’s infrastructure, specifically the L’Acadie Circle were not such geniuses after all. Really? Yes Blanche. In 2005 this circle was rebuilt to the tune of $110 million. Before it was even finished it was flooded due to a rainstorm. Since then there have been five major floods and countless smaller ones. So guess what’s happening? Bingo! Those using OPM – other people’s money – are going to fix a problem that didn’t exist before the redoing of the new highway.
Does anyone believe for half a second that the new geniuses will be better than the first ones? We didn’t think so. Can someone please call the mayor of Cote St. Luc who also happens to be running for the Liberal party (Hey, he’s multi-tasking, running a city and running for member of parliament. He must be very smart.) and ask him why it is necessary to close a drop-in center for seniors that has been in operation for over 20 years?
If it’s not his fault, then he should step up to the microphone and plead the case for people who are obviously caught up in La Belle Province’s money shenanigans.
How is it that they have $200 million for lights on a bridge to celebrate the city’s 350th birthday, but they can’t keep a seniors center open? Shame on all those who call themselves politicians. Ladies and Gents, time to use those little cell phones and make some noise here. You can also stick your head out the window and yell “I’m fed up and not going to take it anymore”, but that won’t help the seniors. Get on your phones and demand answers for people who can’t do it themselves.
It’s pretty dizguzting that they are picking on old people, wouldn’t you say?