"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

Monday, 26 May 2014

What's the message?

"Like a red rag to a bull"

 It's a familiar saying. It means an incitement to  rage.

If it has been discounted asa myth, I haven't heard it.

Not being terribly familiar ,I would still not  risk entering a field with a bull wearing a red jacket.

That was the sense I took of the criticism of The Honorable Kathleen Wynn's campaign advert.

I don't think criticism of a campaign ad is disrespectful.

I haven't seen that one but there are certainly plenty of them.  Without attention to content, they are attractive. But they are  political campaign ads.

All feature the Premier.

Maybe if the message was more  profound than locations schools,universities,hospitals,factories.train platforms,and now apparently on the family farm the Premier's wardrobe not draw any attention.

I just realized ......it's all about entitlements  in the Wonderful World  of Wynn.

Ads do not show the Premier in hard hat and construction boots at the chained  and rusty gate of the
abandoned construction sites of gas-fired Hydro generation plants in Sousa and McCallion
land.  Nor  does she  appear in those locations offering apologies with the appalling monuments to entitlement;  $1.2 billion worth. as a back-drop.

We have an oddly similar circumstance right here in River City.

The  Hydro building needed for our purpose was transferred to use of the Federal  Department of National Defense. As a result, we are now contemplating construction of a $26.9  million works yard and garage  complete with an $814.000. treatment facility to remove non-existent salt from snow melting in Spring temperatures.

Maybe  during this campaign ,we will see Aurora/Newmarket Liberal candidate in a brand new dress uniform of the Queen's York Rangers accepting honors from the Regiment for favors received.

More entitlement so willingly provided.


Anonymous said...

Ads can be tolerated only if one brings their own experience into them. Wynne should not have worn that outfit if she was visiting a working farm. Quite simple. I saw a shot of Mr Martin sandwiched between 2 local individuals . Not for a moment did I consider the gents from Aurora. My thought was that when I knew Mr Martin we were both younger & I think he had different teeth.
Take it easy today- going to be a scorcher in May.

Anonymous said...

Well, who was the dumb-ass who thought that we would put one over on the DOD by renting them a building for which we apparently had no use? And, of course, the details had to be kept "behind the green door."

It mattered not that we had to pay tens of thousands to make the building habitable for the new tenant, improvements that will trickle their way back to us in dribs and drabs over the course of years.

And then the effrontery to give the DOD an option to extend for several years or terms of years while the rental escalation barely covers the cost of cutting the grass, of which there is little - mainly weeds.

Congrats to the former for another boondoggle. We simply couldn't afford you so you had to go, and with a wave of the magic wand off you went in a small puff of black smoke.

Anonymous said...

I saw a photo of that outfit. The white boots were hilarious. I wonder if she even considered what she might step on or in.

Anonymous said...

9:29- That was a planned and well executed "boondoggle". It was definitely no "Ooops"!

Anonymous said...

I never figured out what was in all that paper was shredding before the new council took office. It might not be so easy to wipe paw prints off now.