Every week Donald Trump appears to become more unhinged. Tuesday he went to Phoenix and delivered one of his trademark speeches full of invective and misrepresentation of facts such as when he opened with stating there aren’t too many people outside protesting, which was untrue as there were thousands. He stated he spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence and condemned neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK, all of which he did not.
Sometimes you just have to shake or scratch your head at the bumbling incompetence and lack of foresight that comes into play when governments or business organizations do things, and no, I’m not talking about Trump or any elected people this time. The Calgary airport committed a major gaffe recently by turning disabled parking spots into spaces exclusively reserved for luxury car owners. A guy who was dropping of his mom noticed parking stalls that had been reserved for the disabled being painted over and it wasn’t long before the outrage spread on social media.
I was a bit sad when I heard about the passing of one of the great comics of the 20th century on Sunday. Jerry Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. Jerry Lewis may not mean much to the millennial generation but to baby boomers he was the King of slapstick humour. He ruled comedy movies in the 60’s and he not only acted in them but directed as well. He was technically adept behind the scenes and is credited with pioneering the technique of using video cameras and closed circuit monitors allowing him, and future directors, to review scenes instantly.