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How far can Trump go? That seems to be the question on many so-called minds after the Republican candidate mocked a physically challenged reporter responsible for a NY Times article which directly disputed what Trump said he saw in the after-math of 9/11.

imageTrump stated that he saw hundreds of Moslems celebrating on that fateful day in 2001, when the towers came down.    

In his defence, all Trump had to say was something to the effect that he didn’t make fun of the reporter.

Well, Trump is lying. He obviously mocked the poor guy, it’s evident to anyone who ain’t sight-impaired.

Yet Trump continues to lead in the polls, and it looks like he may actually get the nomination.  It seems that he has a core of support which refuses to waver regardless of the affront to human dignity which The Donald embodies. What next? Tune in. Sooner rather than later. More’s the pity.

The Habs won their first game of their second Price-less instalment Friday; they came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the offensively challenged New Jersey Devils 3-2, in a shoot-out after overtime solved nothing.

Turn-around is fair play, as they say. For on the next night, Saturday, the Devils, themselves, came back from the same 2-0 deficit from which our beloved Habs had rebounded the previous night, and in the process, managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with the tying goal scored on sub Mike Condon with a mere 29 seconds left in the third period. Damn-nation.

By the same token, we can say that the Canadiens had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory the previous game against New Jersey, something, which team captain Max Pacioretty stated quite unequivocally in the after-math of that disappointing loss, “cannot be allowed to happen again”. Period. Amen to that.

Last night, Thursday, the Habs lost a game they should have won, and would have had Price been in goal. That’s it. That’s all. Let’s tell it like it is. Either that or shut-up or, alternatively, lie, neither of the latter being my style.

In a game which saw the Canadiens out-shoot  Washington 35-19, in a game which saw renowned Cap sniper Alex Ovechkin held to one measly shot, their goalie, Braden Holtby, stood on his head, while our boy, Mike Condon, showed why he is a back-up. The  first Cap goal, scored by T.J. Oshi – who would also tip in the winner, a shot on which Condon had zero chance – somehow ended up in the net after rolling slowly down Condon’s back.

And that wasn’t the worst of it. It took the visitors some time to actually get their first shot on goal this night and when they finally did, in it went on a shot that Carey stops in his sleep. Condon played a steady game after that, but “steady” just wasn’t good enough in this game, clearly stolen by Holtby.

As Washington coach, Barry Trotz, said in his post-game press conference, considering how many Price had “stolen” from other teams who visited Centre Bell and played well enough to win, especially last season, “perhaps it was our turn” tonight.

 

WTF. What are we living next to?

imageEven in the wake of the killing of 14 more innocents in San Bernardino, California, Republicans in Congress have just ensured that gun laws won’t change in the near future. Voted down by House Republicans were two measures which would have made it slightly more difficult for certain social groups – convicted felons in this case – to legally acquire hand guns, long guns, semi-automatic and automatic weapons, etc. imageThese guys must either be completely out of touch or in the deep pockets of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Fuck them and the horse they rode in on.image

Peace.

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