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The Blanche Report: The Protests, The Bankruptcy & The Package

100 protests in front of 100 federal court buildings in 100 cities will take place at noon Saturday. Some of the cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. These protests are being initiated by Al Sharpton who continues to stoke the fires of the Zimmerman trial.

On Tuesday night, a flash mob of 40 to 50 teenagers invaded the busiest and most tourist-centric part of Hollywood, smashing windows, stealing cellphones and assaulting passersby. The police described the incident as a ‘rolling crime wave’. The excuse for the flash mob was the Zimmerman acquittal.

There is no easy or fast solution to the deep, divisive and very old problem of race relations in the United States. One thing we can say with certainty: rioting, looting and attacking innocent people will not solve this issue. It will only exacerbate people’s stereotypes. Communication and education would go a much longer way to bring the two sides together. The only one Mr. Sharpton is helping by instigating the 100 protests is Mr. Sharpton’s political career. Feh. Feh. Feh.

The city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court today, making it the larges city in the US to do so. The bankruptcy lays the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt, decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue. Guess see the USA in your Chevrolet is really a thing of the past.

Yesterday, ex mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum received a severance package of almost $268,000. Put aside the fact that he’s under investigation. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. What is mind-boggling is the fact that government employees receive these gross amounts of money upon retiring. In case you were not aware, your tax dollars are supplying those little packages . What we want to know is what makes them entitled to these kinds of huge payments? As we have been wont to say recently, the best kind of business to be in these days is the government business. Guaranteed income for life and, as we see, very nice and generous goodbye presents. Here’s one description of the newest Rolling Stone Magazine cover: Sultry eyes burn into the camera lens from behind tousled curls. A scruff of sexy beard and loose T-shirt are bathed in soft, yellow light. Ok, now guess who’s on the cover? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who set off those horrific bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon. Remember those bombings? Remember that little 8 year old boy who died? Remember his sister who’s limbs were blown off and many others who suffered the same fate? Those people’s lives are forever altered.

Rolling Stone magazine has a history of confrontational covers. Their line to the media is that Tsarnaev looks like any other nineteen year college student. Their story depicts how both his parents and the system failed him. Their mission is to awaken the public to keep their eyes and ears peeled for others that could follow in this young man’s footsteps. We don’t buy it. This guy caused pain, grief and agony in a place that they knew families congregate. He doesn’t deserve any attention at all. Zero. Lock him up and throw the key into the ocean. As of this blog, Kate has still not given birth. England is literally holding their breath in anticipation. The new baby industry that will be born with this child is guaranteed to make lots of people lots of money. Especially if she has a girl who would be the first in line to the throne.  Stay tuned. We are probably echoing the sentiments of most people when we say we have had more than enough of this oppressive heat wave. Us Canucks are hearty stock and the heat makes us wilt, to say nothing about perspiring. And in case you didn’t know, Montreal is one of, if not the only city in North America whose buses are not air conditioned. Away donc la!

Good Shabbos

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