"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

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Christopher Watts has left a new comment on your post "MESSAGE RECEIVED AND UNDERSTOOD": 

If you bothered to check 13:58 I never claimed Maher was "awarded" I wrote he was the recipent of.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is indeed on wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

The nomination process outlined there states that 20 recipients are selected from 200 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Selection Committee. Maher recieved his 5 years ago.

I read that a $30,000 fee is usually paid by the nominating organization, which may be a fan club, or a film studio, record company, broadcaster, or other sponsor involved with the prospective honoree.

Nowhere do I read that stars are "purchased and maintained by the recipient". If you have evidence that Maher received his star this way then share your source.

Maher is not just a comedian, he is a writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. With respect to his television gig on HBO ratings from late September are 4 million.

I fail to see how he is a "character trying to keep his relevance" simply because his live standup comedy tour includes casinos. There are 140 reviews of his comedy show on Ticketmaster, some as recent as last month, with an average rating of 4.2/5: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Bill-Maher-tickets/artist/821441

To recap in the last 5 years this "something of a failure" has produced 3 television specials, appeared as himself in multiple television shows and films, hosted his own well received television show and a schedule of live comedy stand-up accross the US and Canada has done nothing lately as a comedian.

Furthermore the star he received on the Hollywood walk of fame was soley because he needed an ego boost, where John Gallo represented the Province of Ontario at the Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph because he has done so much for the Province 

Posted by Christopher Watts to  Our Town and Its Business at 24 November 2015 at 09:10

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Well ..that's  interesting.
 I'm trying to re-call why Mr Maher's name came forward on the blog.

Ah yes ...I remember it  now.

Canada's brand new Minister of Industry appeared on a show called "Real Time "to discuss the merits of diversity with the artist 

As a result ,we know more about Bill Maher than  Canada's Minister of Industry.

Diversity itself is taking a beating on the world stage.

It seems some cultures blend better than others.


Anonymous said...

Every time I hear the word Diversity or Integrity by a politician or the media, I just cringe.

Anonymous said...

There was an article on the Minister of Industry in the Globe. He sees his job as balancing the new with the old.
Other than that, he has been in politics and business. Appearing on a weekend show might indicate that questions
can be asked of the new government.
All too soon to judge.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Mr Gallo was there because Mr Ballard had endorsed him as our Mayor and he needed an ego boast.
It could have been worse given Ballard's other pals.

Anonymous said...


Chrysta Freeland is the new Minister of Industry. Chrysta is female and yes she did not acquit herself well against Bill Maher.
Not sure who you were reading about in the Globe

Anonymous said...

19:03- Your being quite nice. I saw the show, she was a mess. He ate her up alive.

Anonymous said...


Internet Spelling said...


Your vs You're

Learn the difference, understand the difference, live the difference.

Anonymous said...

Have you read her book ?

Anonymous said...

Christopher on our Mayor's latest vote at the region....

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Anonymous said...

@ 13:15 you definitely have your facts wrong
Freeland's education is in Russian and Slavic studies.
Her business background revolves around writing about it.
Makes her well qualified to get business to come to Canada
No wonder Maher exposed her as nothing but an idealist with no grounding in pragmatism.