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The World Needs a Collective Dose of Valium

What the heck is happening in the world? Ben Shapiro, a brilliant newscaster/writer/columnist had extremely serious death threats leveled against both him and his family. The loser was located and arrested  in Washington State, Shapiro lives in LA.

The FBI, Secret Service and police department in Kent Washington were all involved in the arrest. Can we talk?

Someone doesn’t like what you say or write and you want to kill them? We are pretty sure it didn’t help that Shapiro wears a kippah, identifying visibly as an Orthodox Jew.

The world needs a collective dose of valium to calm everyone down. Some people may need a double dose to put them almost completely out of their misery. No shortage of dangerous nutballs out there.

Blanche, if you want to sabotage someone’s chance of getting the presidential nomination, what would you do? Time magazine, barely surviving, is obviously looking for some readership. They put Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the cover with his husband, Chasen Glezman. Now that’s a name. We could never figure out how someone looks at a baby and says “Well Martha, we’ll name him Chasen.”  But we digress.

The title of the picture of the two men, which was the veritable nail in the coffin,  was…First Family. That will go over well in, say, Alabama. Not.

One of Mayor Pete’s greatest political assets is that he speaks no less than 8 languages, among them Arabic and Norwegian. So if he ever became  president he wouldn’t need a translator when he meets the heads of state.

Our guess is that the first woman president will be a stretch. A gay first family? Not going to happen any time soon. No matter how many languages Mayor Pete speaks.

At long last Facebook is banning the following people from both Facebook and Instagram: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, notorious for using anti-Semitic language, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen, an anti-Semite who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018, and fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson.

It’s about time these losers were off social media. The next ones to go are anti-vaxers. They are a menace and dangerous to society. They should all be put on an island to go live together as they all deserve each other.

Did anyone see the price of gas in Vancouver? $1.70 a litre for the cheap gas, $1.89 for the expensive stuff.

Good thing the people who live there are tree-hugging cyclists. If you’re looking to invent something, a very large basket for the front and back of bicycles would be good. Driving to the supermarket is going to be a thing of the past.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was invited to the White House today for the National Day of Prayer. President Trump spontaneously asked the Rabbi to come to the podium and say a few words to the assembled crowd.

Goldstein, rabbi of Chabad of Poway, who lost a finger and perhaps two in a vicious shooting attack last Shabbos, has no fear of the microphone. He also happens to be a great speaker, a warm person and wears his heart on his sleeve.

During his brief talk, he turned and spoke directly to Trump, saying that he was a ‘mensch par excellence’. He then said the following: “Mr. President, when you called me I was at home weeping. You were the first person who began my healing.” Nothing more to add here.

We hope that no one is surprised that the new Champlain Bridge won’t be ready in June, after having been pushed off six months. If you thought it was going to be ready when they said, you need to stop dreaming.

Not only won’t it be ready on the second date, when it does finally open, only one side will be opened. They are waiting about a month to open the entire bridge. As well, they are not demolishing the old bridge right away. Good thing, eh Blanche? The construction industry in Quebec is the ultimate crap shoot.

Good Shabbos We’ll talk…

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