In case you’re bored, here’s something for you to do. Google jebbush.com. Da logical place to wind up is Jeb Bush’s site. Alas Blanche, dats not da case.
Someone dropped the ball and or fell asleep at the wheel in Bush’s entourage and forgot to renew the name. Guess who bought it? Donald Trump. So when you type in jebbush.com you go directly to Donald Trump’s site. It’s actually quite funny and shows how on the ball Trump and his team are.
Trump took on the Pope today, who mixed in where he has no business mixing in.The Pope had finished visiting Mexico and made sure to include a stop at the border where The Donald wants to put up a huge wall. While speaking to reporters on the ‘papal plane'(Ever hear of a ‘rabbi plane? We thought not but we digress.) he was asked what he thought of Trump’s campaign pledge to build a wall along the entire length of the border and expel millions of people in the U.S. illegally.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” It took Trump about fifteen minutes to respond, which he did brilliantly: “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian, and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened.”
Trump also raised the prospect of the Islamic State extremist group attacking the Vatican, saying that if that happened, “the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened.” Ouch. Someone should remind the Pope that he’s not running for any political position.
While it is true that those who drive dump trucks are not surgeons, they must have some kind of brain between their ears. Alas, it seems that is not always the case as we were witness to today.
Some dude driving one of those monster dump trucks that haul away the snow tried crossing the Mercier bridge with the back all the way up. He proceeded to smash into the overhead structure on the bridge, got stuck and bent the steel girder from the force of the hit. Now that is a genius move. The bridge was closed all morning so that engineers could verify if there was any serious damage, which mercifully there was not. Away donc la. Poutine anyone?
You know those good news bad news stories? Well, the mother of all those stories was told yesterday by Bombardier. First the good news: They finally sold some C series planes after two years of trying. Now the bad news: They are laying off 7000 workers, 2400 of them here in la Belle Province. There are a few kickers here, not the least of which that is since the Couillard government gave Bombardier a $1.3 billion subsidy last fall, its accounting department was moved to Costa Rica, while other jobs have been or will soon be shifted to Mexico, India, Morocco and Romania.
Wait, it gets better. Bombardier now wants another billion from provincial to be matched by the federal government. Can we talk? Who’s running the show there? Are they accountable to anyone? Let’s see now. NO. It is obvious that the ‘executives’ running this company feel like our pockets are their money trees.
The other piece of this puzzle is who bought the planes. Air Canada. It’s a tad on the strange side that the only airline in the world, Canada’s official airline, was the one who bought planes from Bombardier. Doesn’t it sound like insiders in both Bombardier and Air Canada made something a little extra on this pretty deal? You be the judge on this one. The FBI could not unlock the iPhone of one of the killers responsible for the San Bernadino massacre. There is no doubt that there is stuff on that phone the FBI needs to see. Apple refused do unlock the phone. Finally, a federal magistrate judge, at the Justice Department’s request, ordered Apple to bypass security functions on the phone. Apple was furious.
So who is right here? Blanche is siding with the government on this one. San Bernadino was a major terrorist attack. Why can’t Apple work with the government? The people who did this crime are both dead but those phones may lead the authorities to others involved. Something’s wrong here. Alumni of McGill University should find another place to give their money. In the third vote within 2 years, a motion calls on the Students Society of McGill University to support any boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns on campus and to pressure the McGill board of governors to divest from corporations ‘complicit in the occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Similar motions were brought to a vote in fall 2014 and March last year. The first motion was shelved indefinitely, but the second was reworded and brought for a secret ballot, where it failed.
This is 100% outright blatant anti-semitism. If anyone thinks for half a second that the BDS movement is anything more than that it’s not. And where the he.l is the board of governors to allow this show to go on? We will remind you of the Jewish quotas for doctors and lawyers way back when. Guess what? Once an anti-semite university, always an anti-semite university. Shame on them, their board and anyone in there who allows this to go on.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…