"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, 29 November 2016


Anonymous  has left a new comment on your post "GUEST POST ON THE APOCALYPSES": 

Worry less about our neighbour to the south and more about here at home. We have a new plan for climate change that will mine another 10 or so dollars plus HST from your wallet each cold winter month just for heating your home with natural gas. Have not heard Trump come up with anything as stupid as this.

Many cannot afford electricity. It is crippling some businesses. We stopped burning coal and now cannot afford the alternatives.

Provincial and municipal planning has, for the most part, left us dependent on the car. Hit transportation fuel with all kinds of taxes and surcharges plus HST on top of it all. Better yet, throw a new tax it and more HST under the banner of carbon trading. Where does all this money go to cap or trade carbon?

Have not heard Trump come up with any of these stupid ideas. 

Give the man a chance. He won the election. He didn't become a billionaire without using his head. 

Just to be sure, google the debt clock for any U.S. state you choose then compare it to Ontario's debt. Maybe this is a clue to why this government is "acting" (read taxing)on carbon. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 29 November 2016 at 15:5


A cornucopia of choices  and I don't want to write about any of them. They're not really 
choices . It's a bleak picture all round. 

The $10 cap and trade fee added to bills received in every home with gas service within 
hours of Ms Wynn acknowledging personal error in excessive charges for electricity was
likely also a surprise. 

The thought is more depressing than if it was deliberately planned. 

I can't rid myself of the impression, there is no competence in any part of the government.

In Aurora , a plan for sometime overnight parking permitted during  snow and ice conditions 
has been tabled for approval. 

This week a newly elected nineteen -year -old will be sworn into office as an Honorable Member 
of the  Legislative Assembly. What does that tell us? 

At the National level, the  leader wanders the world with youthful nonchalance, with time for 
gushing a statement of condolence for an old family friend who also happens to be a ruthless 
dictator .

In the United States ...what can be said that hasn't...many times over. It fails to improve  with 

I don't want to. Whoever does, should write their own blog and seek their own readership. 

This year ,2016, two of my grandchildren married. Two more great- grandchildren joined the family. 

Next year, two more weddings are planned . 

The clan will gather at my house the Sunday before Christmas. 

That takes preparation. The house has been neglected and is in need of care.

I can't think of a better reason for turning my attention away from politics. 

I do read the New York Times, as much as possible in any one day. I still watch Charlie Rose. 

For participation quotient, I content myself commenting to Facebook posts. 

For now. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Have not heard Trump come up with anything as stupid as this."

You haven't? Really?!