"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

Sunday, 6 December 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "IT WASN'T FOR THE WANT OF TRYING": 

"Yet...when the debate had exhausted itself...the only thing left was to vote...there was a pause...the vote was not called...a motion obviously intended to be moved by Clr "H" was moved instead by Clr. "T", seconded by "H" to do exactly the opposite of how the debate had proceeded."

These councillors should not be let out after 5:00 pm and then only in the company of a parent or minder.

They are a disgrace to the position to which they have been elected and there doesn't appear to be a damn thing we can do about it until next voting day. Immediate and permanent recall must be made mandatory. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 6 December 2015 at 08:49


**Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "IT WASN'T FOR THE WANT OF TRYING": 

Cllr Abel has never been the same. Three of those who has run on an undeclared slate with him let him have it in the back with absolutely no warning to either him or Cllr Pirri. Actually I think Pirri was damaged that night too. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 6 December 2015 


There has been an election since that vote. 

Councillor Abel suffered no damage.  He has never been any different. 

He hops.... from one foot to the other...He pirouettes ...He leaps...He bends over and bows to the applause. 

He worships trees and bureaucrats. 

If he held out his rod the waters would part.  

He solves all problems and increases his vote every time.

Donald Trump could take lessons from Councillor Abel. 

The Culture crowd from here to Orillia, are be-dazzled. 
The Historical Crunch are in awe . 
The Sports lobby ecstatic
And Queen's York Rangers salute him in effigy. 

A trio of trees were almost saved for viewing pleasure while a million dollar basement could have flooded. 

A cell tower in another town was worth litigating out of existence.

A weapon of death and destruction belongs in a Garden of Remembrance

In solving problems, he is the Pied Piper.

He leaps,he soars.

In terms of votes, Councillor Abel strikes the hammer and rings the bell every time. 

He is the  preferred option. 


Anonymous said...

Evelyn, it is difficult to try to figure out what goes on in another person's mind but I
think Abel might have turned out to be quite a different councillor if that evening had not ended with such a crash.
I feel he could even have been a nicer person. Now, he is as twitchy as a cat in heat.

Anonymous said...

He's run twice and topped the polls both times. Meanwhile, you got bounced and can't run in the next election, even if you were so inclined.

Anonymous said...

He's always been twitchy. But that's only because he's waiting for the applause from a crowd. Any crowd. Evelyn is right is right on that one. I suppose its hard to make decisions for the good of ALL residents. It takes courage to do that. A characteristic that is lacking for many on our council including councillor Abel.

Anonymous said...

I would finish: "He leaps, he soars."



Anonymous said...

And I'm happy for it. She's served enough time on this council. Besides...you don't have to be around that table to make a difference in this Town as she keeps proving. Thanks Evelyn!