"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 25 February 2012

I don't Go There

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Subtlety Is Lost":

An Ethical Question
This morning, I decided to bite the bullet and see what Councillor Ballard had on his Blog, or whatever he calls it. There I discovered a Poll asking about the Cultural Centre and asking me to vote. My question is whether my less than friendly visit should make me decline to vote ? Would it somehow be used to benefit his case? Is it simply a trap? I haven't voted and do not know if he can see if someone votes more than once. Don't know enough about computers. So, what do you advise ?


I never visit Councillor Ballard's Blog. From time to time somebody will tell me something he has said.

I think it's best for the sake of maintaining civility that  I do not know what he  has to say outside of a council debate.

I've never understood why people who hate me persist in visiting my blog. They are no more welcome than they would be in my home.

But to answer the question about voting on a blog poll. I can't.

An  anonymous person sent the questions to my blog.

Aha,I thought. It may be a trap. So.... I zapped 'em

When The Auroran started polls on line I wondered  what would hinder a person from skewing the vote by casting a vote every five minutes , yes or no, according to one's preference.

Somebody told me  a   second vote from the same computer would not  register.

 I tend to think that would have to be the case. How else would  the process  make any sense?

I tested it  once on a television polls. You call a phone number and state your  preference. I voted several times to see if anybody would catch on.

They  never did.

Huh, I thought, why would anybody pay any attention to those scores? I never had anyway. So it made no difference.

Any more than I am inclined to log in to Ballard's blog. I figure anybody who carried the former Mayor's purse for her wouldn't likely have anything to say on any subject that would interest  me.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for that lovely Whack.

Anonymous said...

A hypothetical if. If Ballard has offered public relations advice to the Cultural Centre, he would be in a conflict of interest situation.If,If.If,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

Please do not forget the fox in the hen house. He also carried the baggage and has not forgotten it for one minute.

Anonymous said...

"I think it's best for the sake of maintaining civility that I do not know what he has to say outside of a council debate."

I guess it's fair to say that when others say this about your blog, the same is true?

Anonymous said...

I went on to Ballard’s blog and his poll question regarding the cultural center struck me as being as biased and misleading as I have ever seen.

He left out the one option that reflects what is actually happening and he set a very hostile tone which seems to me to be the general approach of a small pack of people who seem to try and claim to hold the keys to all righteousness and integrity in Aurora while at the same time wallowing in the mud and spinning a political web which has effectively ensnared them in a mess of their own creation.