PensionersRants

Thursday, January 16, 2020

John Crosbie

Watching the news on CBC. "You are now watching the John Crosbie special. I thought it was a musical or something. But alas, it was a funeral.

Prince Harry and Meghan

The amount of naivety in people never ceases to amaze me. It is said to be the charm of the innocent and the unsophisticated. I fail to find the charm in the lack of worldly knowledge. Believing in all they see and hear, especially on TV or over the Internet. The watchers of reality shows and the followers of celebrities spending their time enthralled by lies. Reality shows are scripted  and rehearsed. Even Survivor uses doubles.
What about Prince Harry and Meghan? Royalty, at least he is, but also celebrities. Being an actress, she was a minor celebrity before. It always amazes me how Royalty are attracted to actresses, like moths to a flame.
As a part of the Royal mob, they had duties, cutting ribbons at supermarkets and old peoples homes etc. I don't think they got paid extra if you discount the free food.
At the present time, Harry is busy studying his new religion. Converted by Meghan, to the American religion of greed. She took a look at these extra duties where there was no extra cash. Not the American way. Their time is valuable and should be compensated for. Here they are, Harry with his $40 million, her with her $5 million, the bank account not increasing while they sat on a potential gold mine. It would be so un-American not to cash in on her new status. Meghan must be embarrassed, her a Royal and having only $5 million.
This couple reminds me of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Remember them. He gave up the crown for her, another American and then backed Hitler in the hope of getting it back. They were the top celebrities of the time, invited to all the parties. Of course, if they did show up, they expected payment.
So now, the Royal couple move to Canada, in the first step of cashing in. They blame a number of reasons for the move, not forgetting the race card. With the move comes a security bill, which Canada has to pay, willingly it appears. It appears we want to help them fatten their bank account. I read an article yesterday from a newspaper journalist in Ont. He blamed the willingness of some to pay the security bill as stinginess. What an ass.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"The Night Fire" by Michael Connelly

In this book, Connelly has combined the characters of his three successes. Bosch, Ballard and Haller, working at times together, at other times working alone. It all ties together in the end to produce a great novel. Personally, this is be one of my favorites.

Voting

When voting, we are unable to make a good decision and therefore vote for those who cannot make a good decision.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Christmas

Before Christmas we have a fat bank account and a slim body. After Christmas we have a slim bank account and a fat body. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

"Blue Moon" by Lee Child

"Blue Moon" is book #24 in the Jack Reacher series. Always willing to help the down trodden, Reacher goes above and beyond to help an old couple being used and abused by loan sharks. I found the center of the book a bit boring, non events happening. It did pick up and Reacher seemed to go over to the dark side, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake. As always, he moves on, but now caries the cloak of a thief and mass murderer. 

Whiskey Cavalier


This could have been a good series, if they had not gone the route of making it a comedy. I like spy comedies about as much as I like  WW 2 prison camp comedies. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Medical Schools

In Canada, medical schools are more interested in who your relatives are than in your intelligence.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

"Like A Virgin" by Peter Robinson

"Like a Virgin" is a novella included in a book of short stories. It relates to an case early in Bank's career when he was still in London, I find the interviews with both victims and aggressors, shorter and smoother, compared with the last books. As usual he seems to spend half of his time on the job and the other half in a pub. The story gives insight into his way of life at that time and reasons for the move north. Like a lot of books and movies, there is a broad hint of who an upcoming victim will be. Although there are a lot of bodies being tossed about, in the end, justice is served. And to top it of, the book was a good collection of stories. 

Monday, January 6, 2020