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The Living Room Revolution

It’s being called the Living Room Revolution. Kids who were forced to run out of school for their lives last week are sitting on the floors in their living rooms,  creating a movement and revolution.

They are not six-year olds like the children from Sandy Hook who could obviously not do what these teens are doing. Nor are they parents who no one will listen to.

They are the future voters for both parties and for the first time, politicians are sitting up and taking notice.

Through social media they are gathering strength in numbers. “March for Our Lives,” is a nationwide protest slated for March 24. One student began a group text with a few friends that has since ballooned to include as many as 19 participants. Someone built a website, while another person designed a logo. “I’ve been there [in the group chat] since basically hour one,” said another student. “We just felt really inclined to make a specific movement. You can’t just make change. You have to be organized.”

On Saturday, they fanned out across the television networks, giving as many interviews as they could.

It appears they are calling out everyone: the NRA, both parties for taking money from the NRA and the politicians who are afraid to speak out for fear of losing votes in the next election.

Change happens two ways: from within and from the grassroots. It could be that these teens will be able to effect change that the ‘mighty’ politicians could not, nor would not do.

Montreal’s new mayor, Valerie Plante is very quickly becoming the ‘let them eat cake’ mayor. In other words, she doesn’t give a rats what people think. She was elected mayor and she will do whatever she damn well pleases. You don’t like it, move.

We are referring the closure of Montreal’s crown jewel – Mount Royal – to cars in favour of the elite of elite cyclists and walkers. Morris the accountant who bikes on weekends is not dreaming of taking his bike up that steep hill. Unless of course our illustrious mayor decides to put some oxygen masks at the top. And it appears she’s just warming up. Power has quickly gone to her head.

In late breaking news, Trump signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns that fire hundreds of rounds of bullets with one pull of the trigger. Plus he’s trying to implement an age restriction for buying AR rifles, the kind used in most US massacres.

And now for Justin Trudeau. Ahh, our so handsome Prime Minister. Young pretty girls may swoon in his presence, but to the rest of the world, especially the political world, he’s very quickly becoming a laughing stock.

We listen to a radio show in the middle of the night called Red-Eye radio, coming out of Dallas Texas. Imagine our surprise when his name came up and both announcers began laughing and making fun of him, invoking his now viral word of peoplekind.

Others not as nice have called him a moron and thought perhaps he was dropped on his head as a child. He’s now in India and seems to have been snubbed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who did not come to meet Trudeau at the airport, as he was beginning an official trip. Trudeau was accompanied by half a dozen of his government’s ministers and instead of the Prime Minister meeting him, a junior minister of the Indian government met the entourage at the airport.

While it is true that Modi doesn’t go out to greet every leader that comes to his country, it was very noticeable that so far, he has declined to even send out a tweet welcoming Trudeau to the country.

The big question to ask is if Trudeau  knew the difference or was he too busy being politically correct to notice. One more thing: Someone better have told our Prime Minister not to speak of gender equality or saving the planet in India. It won’t fly.

Oxfam and the United Nations got together a few years ago in some kind of partnership. A match made in heaven. One uses hookers while the other is the platform for anti-semitism. They deserve each other.

Nikki Haley for president. The woman is simply unbelievable.

She gave a speech today at the United Nations in which she blistered the U.N. for its gross bias against Israel, ripped Hamas for subjugating the Palestinians in Gaza, and slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for leaving the U.N. chamber before she made her remarks.

She’s wasn’t done there. “Israel has been forced to live under constant security threats like virtually no other country in the world. It should not have to live that way. And yet, Israel has overcome those burdens. It is a thriving country.”

“It is the Palestinian people who are suffering more. The Palestinians in Gaza live under Hamas terrorist oppression. I can’t even call it a government authority, as Hamas provides so little in the way of what one would normally think of as government services. The people of Gaza live in truly awful conditions, while their Hamas rulers put their resources into building terror tunnels and rockets.”

After noting publicly that Abbas had left the room, Haley said the rest of her remarks would be directed to him, despite the fact that he had exited. She proceeded to annihilate him. Don’t mess with her and guess what, don’t mess with Trump either. There’s more to him than what the media is trying to feed everyone.

We’ll talk…

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