You Can’t Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole

So Blanche, are you not going to vacation in the US because Trump put tariffs on Canada? Or maybe not buy a car made in the US? Wait. Maybe you’ll stop buying liquorice because it’s made in the US?

The US does not need our business to make their economy run nor will they be hurt by a trade war.

Here’s a headline: Trudeau knew what the big issues were. Everyone and we hope that includes Trudeau, knows that Trump is a bully and is not afraid to upset the applecart. In fact, he relishes it. Had those at the negotiating table been less focused on the ‘rules’ and had someone who thought outside the box, perhaps we wouldn’t be in this situation.

Trump is not a politician. We hope this is not news to anyone. He therefore does not care who likes him or doesn’t in world of political leaders.

And here’s a final headline: Americans were sick and tired of the old ways. Otherwise, Trump would not have been elected president. One has to work with one has. Trying to put a square peg into a round hole has always been a useless exercise and is useless here as well.

This weekend is the infamous G7 conference two hours from Quebec City. Trump isn’t expecting to be warmly welcomed, nor frankly does he care. His sights are set on the North Korean meeting in Singapore next week.

What to watch for are the loser hooligans who use the G7 as an excuse to trash other people’s businesses and cities. Businesses have boarded up because they know what’s coming. This is the way to get your point across? No, it is not. This is purely a way to wreak havoc under the guise of one’s ‘beliefs’. These people should not be taken seriously. Rather they should be corralled, arrested and given a criminal record.

If anyone  goes downtown this weekend, well, they need to have their head examined. It is Grand Prix weekend, a financial boon to Montreal and traffic nightmare to the rest of us. Unless one is going to partake in the festivities, stay home or visit other neighbourhoods.

Bernie Sanders is turning out to have the mother-of-all double standards. It appears that when it comes to the #metoo movement, his friends win out over whatever they did.

When asked whether he feels Democrats made a mistake in ousting Sen. Al Franken after more than a half dozen women came forward to say Franken had touched them inappropriately during photo shoots or made inappropriate comments during routine interactions, Sanders would only say that, “Al is a friend of mine and we miss him very, very much.”

As for the Democratic party’s marquee philanderer Bill Clinton, well, Bernie Sanders doesn’t seem to regret voting to keep Clinton in office because what Clinton does in his free time is his business, and he won’t “cast judgment.” Ich.

Here’s what’s really wrong with both social and news medias. They have the accent on the wrong syllable. Thanks to Ben Shapiro for this little ditty.

What got more press coverage this week? President Trump cancelling a visit to the White House for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, Kim Kardashian visiting the White House to lobby for a 63-year-old convicted drug dealer who was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 after trafficking 2,000 to 3,000 kilograms of cocaine or…that Medicare is scheduled to become insolvent as of 2026, and Social Security is scheduled to do the same by 2034.

If you responded that number three is the most important you would be correct but not in sync with the news cycle.

If the media wants people to take them seriously, perhaps they should stop using whatever is out there in the form of news for their own gain.

There are no women at all in Forbes’ latest estimate of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Just saying.

If you are planning a road trip this summer, here’s a tip on the three states with the worst road conditions: Topping the list is Washington DC, second is Connecticut and finally, believe it or not, Rhode Island. Seriously? Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union and has the worst roads? What’s up with that?

Good Shabbos We’ll talk…

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