"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 19 April 2011

I Hear

Councillor Ballard has a blog.

The  Councillor has worn his heart on his sleeve for the Mormac administration since the beginning.

Whatever opportunities present to  find fault with  newly elected Mayor  Dawe and Council,  Ballard, Gaertner and Gallo (not so much) make merry.

As if the electorate had not  repudiated  the dreadful duo and all their works, clear and apparent in the last election.

I do not read Ballard's Blog. I have no expectations of it. I  received an excerpt  from an anonymous donor.  I know not why.

It seems the Councillor objects to a media release.  It pertains to legal fees incurred in a scandalous law suit by the former Mayor against three families in the community. The majority voted to pay.

The Councillor claims since he did not  agree with the decision , the media release has no legitimacy.

The logic escapes me. The Councillor was absent the meeting where the decision was made. His alter ego removed herself from the chamber with  a convoluted rationale, she subsequently requested be included in the minutes.

The media communication  was circulated to councillors as  released.

Within minutes, outraged  e-mails were received from the rear end  of the Mormac Duo, demanding to know  who  authorised it and how.

When  a Council  majority makes a decision, it becomes the town's decision. Why is that  so hard to understand?

It is the essential principle of democracy.

The majority rules.

The minority can and shall be heard.

Irony of ironies...$126,200 that I know about,were spent last term  by the Mormac administration, to silence the minority.

Now Ballard has his  blog. He has the  right to state his  position.. Clearly hopes for Mormac vindication  rest on his and Gaertner's ongoing efforts to discredit the current administration.

Now there's a plan .

So he criticises the current council for dwelling on the past and  challenges the normal process of  a media release.

Much ado about nothing.


Anonymous said...

I don't want to get between you or Ballard, but I am having a hard time understanding the problem.

First of all, you claim that you don't read his blog and someone sent you an excerpt. Do you not think that it would be in your best interest to at least look at his blog first before commenting on the content, or do you take the excerpt as given?

I have read his blog entry, and he is referring to a media advisory on April 15. Unfortunitly, the Town's web site has no such entry for the public to read. There is a media advisory from March 30 which is nothing but the letter from Rust-D'eye with reccomendations.

Ballard says that he refuses to write about the specifics but there are no specifics for the public to see.

Do you have the media advisory in question? Can you post a link or the document yourself? How can we discuss something that is not available.

Anne said...

The media advisory from April 15 is on the town website. I just read it. Click on Town Hall on the left side then Media Releases.