THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY IS NO LONGER ALIGNED WITH REALITY.
In case you thought you heard everything, you didn't. The Cambridge dictionary has redefined the definitions of man and woman. We suggest you hold on to something before you start reading this.
A woman is now “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
And a man is “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
Can we talk? Since when does a man who identifies as a woman at oh, say 35 years old, become a woman? He doesn't. He's a man. Same with a woman who decides that she's going to be a man. She's a woman.
There is a ray of hope in all of this insanity. Dictionary.com defines “woman” as “an adult female person.” At least some people have not totally lost their minds.
We hope that we never encounter a man who identifies as a woman in the woman's loo. It will not be a pretty sight.
Peeps - we have been living in Montreal all our lives. Since when does a snowfall of 6-8 inches render weather forecasters hysterical? Alert! Expect heavy traffic! Visibility may be affected!
This Montreal. We live in the north. It's going to snow. People who live here know that with snow comes bad driving conditions. We remember walking to school in a 16 inch snowfall and are clearly still here to tell the tale.
Here's our suggestion: Don't drive like an idiot and if you're afraid, stay home. Get a grip peeps.
We are guessing you wish the picture here is not for real. Or, even better, that it was not Donald Trump who posted it. Sadly, both statements are true. It is for real and Trump posted it himself.
Yesterday he said that there was a big announcement coming today. Here ya go:
"My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here! These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career! Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting. Go to collecttrumpcards.com/ & GET YOUR CARDS NOW! Only $99 each! Would make a great Christmas gift. Don't Wait. They will be gone, I believe, very quickly."
Apparently, he will do anything to raise money. Anything. Who in their right mind would pay $99 for a card with him on it?
If the republican party doesn't cut ties with him, they are going to down with the Donald ship, especially if he becomes the presidential nominee. Let him go and become an independent. His shrinking base will follow him and the rest of the half-normal republicans can emerge again, rather than hiding away like sheep.
He is becoming one of the biggest embarrassments on social media. Oish.
In the you-wish-you-worked-for-the-government department, Justin announced today that most federal public servants will be obligated to report to the office up to three days a week as of March 31. While some applauded the move, others - that would be the unions, are considering “all options” to oppose the new policy.
No kidding they are opposing the policy. Work? Is that a word? Better to let immigration applications sit for five years while the bureaucrats sit at home in the their pajamas. And they aren't going to get fired for insubordination. They have a job for life.
Just to remind you, the government as everything else shut down almost 3 years ago. People who actually have to work for a living - oh say like those who own restaurants or bars or theatres or gyms or teach or are nurses and doctors - you know - the plebs - they had no choice but to 'go back to work'.
But if you work for the government? Lucky you. No accountability. No chance to lose your salary. No one to answer to. Just to reiterate this, if those working from home actually did their job, no one would care. But clearly they are not producing anywhere close to what they should at home. Or we wouldn't have all the backlogs in many departments.
Now Justin the genius decided that he wants them to go back to the office? He is about to get a taste of his own medicine. Remember how he didn't recall parliament long after everyone else went back to work? The hens have come back to roost.
In the they-have-nothing-better-to-do-with-their lives department, Skate Canada announced the redefining of its term “team” for “pair and ice dance” competitions in the name of gender diversity.
The organization said it was extending its “Skating for Everyone initiative” by updating the term “team” to now consist of “two skaters.” The definition of “team” previously meant “one woman and one man.
Now? Hold on peeps: The definition of team from a man and a woman to just two people skating together, however they identify. Got that?
So...a woman and man can be a team. A man who identifies as a woman and a woman can be a team. A woman who identifies as a man and a man can be a team. A man and another man can be a team. We're waiting for a dog and man or a flamingo and a woman to be a team. Endless permutations and combinations.
And then there's the czar legault's health director. To be exact, Dr. Luc Boileau is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of national excellence in Health and Social Service.
He held a presser yesterday and reiterated two things:
The first, which he keeps saying, is that if you are sick stay home and don't go to the office or parties or to visit your grandmother. Why he has to keep repeating this is mind-boggling. Unless of course, he is talking to the czar's base. Perhaps some of them have the IQ of a squirrel. Then it makes sense.
The second thing he said was as family parties, babies should not be passed around and kissed like the Stanley Cup. Yes Blanche, he really said that. Don't pass your baby around like the Stanley Cup.
La belle province is something extra special - taber wit.
In the end, we wound up watching Harry and Meghan on Netflix. Our opinion of them has not changed.
While they sound very genuine we keep going back to the fact that Meghan is an actress. More importantly however, we can't figure out why Harry is doing this. He is literally cutting himself off - probably forever - from his entire family. How painful.
And as we have said over and over again, nothing good comes from that. Nor does anything good come from sharing one's dirty laundry and family secrets with millions of people. And he's not done yet.
In January his book will be released. The Spare is most likely going to be a written version of the Netflix movie. A sad commentary on his life.
Good Shabbos and Happy Chanukah