jeudi 19 avril 2018

JAMES COMEY AND HIS BOOK (PART 2)


JAMES COMEY BOOK 
By Bernard Bujold -
I read the James Comey book but I will not keep it in my library... Instead, I read it at my favorite bookstore INDIGO over a coffee. ​I also wore a hat because I did not want anybody to recognize me!
It is a book of 290 pages and on the 14 chapters, only the last three are about his time with Donald Trump as President of the United States. It is funny that those are the three chapters that are making the book a seller. 
The book is a look back on the whole life of Comey from his childhood to his beginning as a law enforcer. One chapter is about Martha Stewart and if Comey admit that Stewart crime was not that big, he wanted to make an example out of it for the other rich and powerful people in New York. In one chapter, Comey also admit that he is sometimes lying but only when it is not about important issues... 
In conclusion, this book is a « Kiss and tell », well written but because it is negative on everyone except Comey himself, the final result might well be a flop. Indeed, the Democrates hate the book because of the loss by Hillary Clinton in 2016, and the Republicans also hate the book because Comey call Donald Trump all sort of bad names. At the end, one is always reading a book because he loves the text and since nobody loves Comey writing, one could conclude that it will end up in the bargain bin... 
The price is already reduced from 35$ to 25$! 
SEE STORY USA TODAY 
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mercredi 18 avril 2018

BARBARA BUSH (1925-2018)


BARBARA BUSH (1925-2018) 
"She was a good hearted woman..." 
SONG BY WILLIE NELSON

lundi 16 avril 2018

JAMES COMEY AND HIS BOOK (PART 1)


JAMES COMEY AND HIS NEW BOOK -
By Bernard Bujold-
The book A HIGHER LOYALTY by James Comey is a "kiss and tell" book but two things should be noted by the readers, which the media did not talk about. 
First, Comey admit that Donald Trump is very intelligent and have a superior instinct to understand people and events around him. He is not the sick old man that many medias said he is. 
Second, Comey do not think that Democrats should ask for impeachement because the problem is not with Donald Trump but with the electorate. The American people should reject Trump during the next election and if Donald Trump is reelected, according to Comey, that where the big problem will be in 2020. 
The wife and daughter of Comey were deep fans of Hillary Clinton during the last 2016 election.
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BARACK OBAMA ACCORDING TO FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE



BARACK OBAMA ACCORDING TO FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE -
By Bernard Bujold - 
If for some observers Barack Obama is an exceptional man, for others like the former President of France, Obama is a very disappointing man when you meet him and discuss with him privately... 
This is the opposite of Donald Trump who is aggressive and provocative in public but, according to those who know him personally including Brian Mulroney, he is in private a real gentleman and always very attentive to his guests. 
Conclusion: politicians are actors! 
To read in the new book by François Hollande: THE LESSONS OF POWER. 
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dimanche 15 avril 2018

FAIRMONT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL - 60 YEARS



FAIRMONT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL - 60 YEARS 
By Bernard Bujold -
The famous Montreal hotel was celebrating its 60th anniversary on this Sunday, April 15, 2018. By pure chance, on the occasion of my Sunday afternoon walk, I found myself in the middle of their birthday party... 
The management offered guided tours for the public and I enjoyed a visit animated by a lovely employee, transformed in guide for the day... 
Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth Fairmont and Long live the Queen... 
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SPRING 2018 AND THE WINTER HAT...


SPRING 2018 AND THE WINTER HAT ... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
We are on April 15 and spring is among us since almost 1 month (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 16:15) but we still have to take out our hat and our gloves to go outside to play... BBrrrrrrrrrrr! 
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vendredi 13 avril 2018

PIERRE MARCOTTE BIOGRAPHY


PIERRE MARCOTTE BIOGRAPHY-
By Bernard Bujold - 
I caught myself reading the biography (in French) of Pierre Marcotte (80 years old) who I briefly knew in another life while he was running restaurant Hélène de Champlain. 
To my delight, I loved reading his book in a question-and-answer format, much like a big TV interview. In a sense, his biography is an overview of the history of Quebec from the 1960s to 2010, especially about the artists but also the restoration and the TV business.
The book is ultimately a look at life and time who passed. 
Conclusion: The more the times change, the more it's the same... 
A beautiful reading. 
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