My Favourite Russian

When I was a child all we ever heard was the Russians were going to get us.  The teacher taught us how to get under our desks in case they attacked.  When I was thirteen, Sputnik was launched and we were all doomed!  My friend Bobby Gibson named his bike Sputnik and started smoking Players Navy Cut  cigarettes.  He said we were all going to die anyway so why not enjoy ourselves!  I never bought into the notion that smoking was having a good time. I was too worried about how I looked and smelled to smoke.

My mother did a stellar job of convincing me only very bad street walking girls and wayward movie stars smoked. She told me they all smell like cigarettes and had bad breath, not to mention yellow teeth and stinky hair. I got the picture. Why wear fancy perfume if you smoke?

It was the Russians I never understood.  Daddy who fought in WW2 and spent two years in York England talked about “The Bear to the North” and said Churchill said never to trust them.  We all knew about Churchill and the Royal Family and how the little British Children were sent on trains to the countryside during the wicked German Blitzes.  We loved and respected the Royal family and we all liked IKE!

We were worldly, Informed and happy!

Yes, I grew up in a marvellous time. We were kids, no video games but hero’s like The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid and Snow White!  It was those Russians that stumped me.

Our neighbourhood was very ethnic,  Italians, Irish, Poles and a few Germans but they were all  Catholic, no sense in fighting with people you go to Church with.  They all had stories to tell and that’s what I loved the most.  Far away places, I never dreamed that I would see any of them, growing up in Canada we thought the USA was foreign and very mysterious.

It was those damn Russians.  Didn’t they learn anything from the War? And if they were so bad, why did we go to Madam Fenia’s for dinner every other Sunday and eat Perogi?  She was a Russian and my mother’s best friend!  The Papa was named Conrad and they told stories about how they escaped Russia by travelling to Japan during the Revolution.  I loved reading about Anastasia and all the KIngs and Queens and especially the Fabrege eggs. I was a most peculiar kid!

I learned to give everybody a chance, trust but verify and I have been that way all my life.  Putin is a very bad actor, but he hasn’t jostled with Mr. Trump yet, he just might have a few lessons to learn. My money is on Trump!

 

Big Bird Bellagio

Grandstanding Bellagio!  He went up to Trump Tower and gave the President elect the “what for & how to” …….ya right!

He said “I am going to break the law and do as I please, we have thousands of Muslims in New York Police Dept. and we are a city of immigrants.”

Who said anything about people who are legally here?  Slight correction Mr Mayor, we are a Nation of LEGAL immigrants.  Next question?

He pontificated on “stop & frisk” and how it saves lives.  He knows this how?  Police in N.Y. City have taken thousands of guns off the streets with this policy. The police like and endorse it, the criminals hate it.  The police do not like and endorse their delusional mayor who encourages violence in the streets and can’t fix the traffic flow, his real job.   HIs telling remark about Gucci and Tiffany just shows his contempt for the business in New York!  He has failed as mayor and is incapable of doing his job, remember the snowstorm that paralysed New York for weeks? Remember the riots in Occupy Wall Street?  Remember the bridges shut down with protestors? These activities cost the tax payers millions.  This guy could screw up the World’s Fair.

Follow the money……There is absolutely no justification for protecting gang members and felons.  This is part and parcel to  cheap labor subsidized by taxpayer provided subsidies. Why?  …….. for votes and power.  It is both morally and legally wrong!

“We the people” are done with it!

Washington has talked about Comprehensive Immigration Reform since Reagan’s amnesty when the Democrats promised to build a wall on our Southern Border and stop the flow of Illegals. They even had the money for it but they didn’t do it.  Liars all of them.

Trump and his administration will do it.

There is no place in this country for criminal drug dealer and known repeat felons to hide, and the sanctuary cities won’t hide them for long.

Democrats  will scare everyone into believing people will come in the night and spirit them away! No one will go anywhere unless they are criminals.

It is good for the country to verify undocumented illegal immigrants, e verify will take them out of  hiding.  It is genius to identify them and remove them from the underground of low wages and fear which is really just another form of slavery.

Make them tax payers like the rest of us provided they are working and not on government aid.

The criminals go and they go now!