"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

Thursday 19 April 2012

Another Opinion.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Here's Something":

okay... I am sure that Council approved the expenditure.

I think there was more deliverables from this than what you indicate - editorial license I guess.

You have to spend money to move forward. People complain that we are not moving forward. Can't have it both ways.


I thought I would just  post the information and  get some  reaction without  offering my own.

I'm not sure where the Visioning Statement  indicates forward moving action or any action at all.

It is positively turgid

If the purpose of the exercise was to satisfy complaints of not moving forward, of which I am unaware, I would appreciate re-assurance   the visioning statement doesn't actually set us back a century.

Maybe what we did was spend $80,000 for the appearance of moving forward. In my opinion. we  don't  even accomplish that.


Anonymous said...

What exactly is a Visioning Statement?

Is this what happens when one sees an angel or a Saint or some such manifestation and tells about it?

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that you can't show the editorial cartoon from today's Globe and Mail.

There is a big banner with "THE VISION THING" written beneath a Canadian flag suspended from the balcony in the House of Commons.

In front of the Speaker's chair and in the centre of the floor is a mule, an oil well pumping machine, and to the rear of it are two oil drums, labelled OIL.

At least that vision thing is producing something of value.

Anonymous said...

Nice sleight of hand by staff while everyone was tied up with the ACC. Does Council not even notice they are being played? Do they care enough to ask hard questions and demand answers? Toronto is thinking of a casino and a brothel to make end meet. Aurora won't be far behind.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly the type of star gazing bull shit that goes on at that funny round sided building about two miles north of Aurora, You know the one that was allowed to run over budget by millions by the same group that have sunk us all into 2 billion in debt, But it’s Ok It was all in the vision.
seems like this disease has made its way to our once proud town built on hard work, common sense and accountability , exactly whats lacking at that funny round sided building two miles up the road

Anonymous said...

To Anonumous 4/19 - 7:08pm

You're an idiot if you truly think that staff is somehow trying to play council.

Is there no common sense on these blogs anymore? - of course not, there never was.

Toronto thinking of a casino and a brothel. I hate to burst your conservative bubble, there are lots of casinos around Aurora now... they sell lottery tickets, sports betting, etc. - they are your local convenience store. As far as brothels are concerned, same thing. Independant ladies working out of their houses or apartments all of the time. Under the radar of law enforcement. They are not hurting anyone.

Anonymous said...

8:18 AM
No, they are not hurting anyone ???? They are just a tax on stupidity or haven't you noticed that? Ah, dumb question to ask you.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 11:29 AM

I quite agree that the lotteries are a tax on the stupid. However, a large number of Walmart shopping, stretchy pant wearing rednecks love to think that they will strike it rich someday by playing their numbers. If they want to spend their money, I do not fault any municipal government trying to get a piece of the action if it means that it has a positive impact on my tax bill.

Same is true about this whole brothel broo-ha-ha. There is a demand, there is a supply, why not let the tax collector get a cut?

Anonymous said...

Dear 8:18 AM
And where have you parked your sense of humour this time? You clearly do not do mornings well.

Anonymous said...

1:16 PM If you lose the stretchy pants thing, you might have a good idea. Never thought about the percentage of women over men who bought lottery tickets. Aurora Council could apply for a Canada Council grant to determine that - we have staff overly eager to do surveys and studies. Not too keen on pouring sidewalks but we work with what we have.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous at 20 April, 2012 1:16 PM

Where are the brothels in Aurora??? Do they sell gift certificates?