"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

Friday 13 April 2012

A Page In History

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Poetic Justice":

Very productive comment 11:01.... I thought Evelyn would have more class than publishing personal attacks. Gallo's hair colour has nothing to do with his performance and this post should not have seen the light of day.

I guess the original poster is a picture perfect human specimen.

Just another cheap shot from those haters.


I don't think it was from a "hater" . But  normally I publish only political shots. When the comments  are coming  fast and furious, occasionally  something personal will slip through.

Sometimes a comment will combine  personal with  political and that makes the decision more problematic.

Generally speaking  few holds are barred in politics. In the years I have been involved , I am probably in the happy circumstance that everything  negative that could be said about me already has.
Former Councillor Mac Eachern's  letter  to the editor is an example of  an egregious personal attack. The letter excoriates  the Town's Mayor  and suggests he  does not share the community's  standard  that abuse of women and children and the elderly is  abhorrent.

How much more harm is created by that suggestion than a comment of the town's Number One Citizen, taken  completely out-of- context

The idea of Morris and MacEachern lying in wait for any   opportunity to abuse the Mayor  and using the unhappy plight of abused women and children to suit their purpose is hardly to their credit.

For several decades Yellow Brick House was the only Women's Shelter in York  Region. It wouldn't be there if  Aurora Council  had not stood firm against strong opposition. 

Council was  firm. Councillor Betty Pedersen and myself  took  a strong stance in support of the shelter.

It's a forgotten page of history, But  that's O.K.. The important thing is,  Aurora was  the first  to do more than pay lip service to an urgent  social need. .

We paved the way. For several decades the house on Wellington Street was the only shelter  in the entire Region.

Aurora can take pride in being in the forefront. Yellow Brick House has always enjoyed positive support in the community.Many new and improved services have quietly stemmed from the  Shelter being there.

More needs to be done. We should never lose sight of the goal




Anonymous said...

"The idea of Morris and MacEachern lying in wait for any opportunity to abuse the Mayor"

Typical !!!

Anonymous said...

Just like snakes in the grass , at the ready and waiting to pounce on an easy meal, only it took better that a year to get this one out of its hidy hole.
but seriously if anyone thinks Geoff Dawe is making a mockery out of the suffering and pain of abused women then its time for a reality check. from what we all know about Mayor Dawe nothing could be further from the truth, but then again drama and sensationalism were part of the duos gig,

Anonymous said...

Actually Evalina's letter is very strange. I had always taken her for the one with brains who wrote the plans and moved behind the scenes. This is just about as bright as Ms. Morton-Leonard's letter and just as difficult to believe that one would actually send it. Quite puzzling as it appears atypical. For the life of me, I can't figure out what was intended. Certainly it is doubtful if the Mayor was deluged with angry calls or e-mails.
The only downside for Evalina is that it shows the team are still in tight harness. One acts and the other applauds. Same old, same old.

Anonymous said...

All this "stuff" is what gets separated out when you clean the wheat.

But there does appear to be a lot of it.

Must have been home to a gigantic rodent colony.

Anonymous said...

As one who came from an abusive home, I can safely say that no offence was taken by Mr. Dawes comment during council the other night. Ms. Maceacherns righteous indignation goes miles in creating problems where there was none. It is this behavior of making mountains out of molehills that we can't have happen. And she should comment on this kind of issue?

Anonymous said...

One would have thought after all this time to heal, the venom would have cleared the system, Just goes to show how poisonous this tag team really are, its almost like claws on the black board, sends a shiver up your spine.

Anonymous said...

Typical!!!??? I believe that was the word Ms Morris uttered into the "still turned on" microphone the evening Evelyn fell in the hallway behind council chambers.Even more typical was the lethargic response from Gallo, Wilson and the rest of the Knights of the Klown-Table when she could be clearly heard calling out midst her unfortunate predicament. Some of you were actually smiling. THAT...is typical.