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Surprise! You’re the President of Ukraine.

Surprise! You have been elected as the new Ukrainian Prime Minister. In a life reflecting fiction scenario, Volodymyr Zelensky, best known for starring in a satirical television series in which his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president, is now the real president of the Ukraine.

Yes Blanche, a comedian scored a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. .

And what about his policies? How is he going to govern the country? Policies? Governing? Throughout the campaign, he avoided serious interviews and discussions about policies – preferring instead to post funny and sarcastic videos to social media.

Well then, did he ever have any political experience? Zip. Zero. Nada. Sound familiar? Such is the way of the world today. People are fed up with politicians who offer the sun, moon and stars and deliver nothing. At least this guy didn’t promise anything so no one will be disappointed.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, aka Pocahontas, is one who is promising the sun, moon and stars to get the presidential nomination.

Her latest proclamation: A plan to cancel most student loan debt and eliminate public college tuition. Warren’s team says this would cost $1.25 trillion over 10 years. Pocket change for the wealthy who will pay for this.

She plans to up the taxes on the wealthy – raising $2.75 trillion. We used to say that she had no chance of getting the nomination. However, after the election of the comedian in Ukraine as president, we have changed our minds. She could become the presidential nomination but that would ensure a Trump win, which all democrats know.

Blanche, did you ever hear of Diane Francis? No? Well, she’s no lightweight, as editor-in-chief of the Financial Times.  In today’s Financial Post her column’s headline was: The Crushing of Two Ex-Ministers. The cut line: Proof Canada is run by a Liberal Cabal.

“Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, both women of immense talent and merit before entering “public life,” were crushed and spat out for the crime of not understanding what they were a part of.” 

They are simply the latest, and highest profile, victims of the dirty little secret that governs Canada. The country’s federal government, civil service, regulated industries, Crown corporations and its surrounding infrastructure of law firms, public and government relations outfits, are populated with people who went to the same schools and grew up in Quebec, Ottawa, or Rosedale.”

JWR and Philpott didn’t fit into the mould of the Liberal party. They were not the old-boys. They went to the wrong schools. They didn’t grow up in Quebec or Ottawa. But most importantly, they did not play by the old-boy rules. And if you don’t  cowtow to the old cronies and do their bidding, you are gone.

We will go one step further here. Anthony Housefather, chairman of the Justice Committee has been doing the bidding of the old cronies in his breathless crusade to fit in and be one of them.

Not only will he will never achieve that ignominious goal, he forfeited his chance of at least coming out of this disgraceful time in our history with his reputation intact. He lost that by not standing up for what is right and fair, choosing to be, as we have said on numerous occasions, Trudeau’s lapdog.

Over 180,000 bees live on the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral. People thought that they were killed during the fire. Who knew bees have no lungs and carbon dioxide in smoke sedates them? They are back making honey.

This whole Earth Day business has every tree-hugger making promises that, for the most part, they will not be able to keep.

Mayor Bill di Blasio of New York could take the prize for making the most promises that will never be kept. Of course he’ll be long gone from the mayor’s office before any of his edicts will ever be fulfilled and who exactly is going to remember what he said?

He’s going to phase out single-use plastic food-ware and phasing out the purchase of processed meat, cutting beef purchasing in half. In case you don’t quite get that, we’ll enlighten you. Cows emit gas which many say is a huge cause of climate change. No embarrassment between cows as they pass wind to their hearts content. He’s going to stop serving beef to eliminate the gas. Right.

Next he’s committing to a carbon neutral City fleet by 2040. This is where earth day, climate change lovers and tree-huggers lose credibility. As long as he doesn’t have to stop using his fleet of cars to go two blocks, he’s making big shot statements. Other people have to adhere to his edicts. Not him.

His best promise however was this: He’s banning glass and steel skyscrapers which are inefficient. He’s delusional.

Joe Biden is expected to announce his bid for the 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday of this week. His long-awaited announcement is one big yawn. It will be his third try at this and he will most likely not succeed as he’s way to embedded in the establishment.

We’ll talk…

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