"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

Saturday 18 May 2013

It all adds up to a nasty billof goods

Adam son of Colin Vaughan,is the one skulking on the edge snatching at  the scraps. He's nothing like  his Dad.

It's not easy to sort out who's who in Toronto Politics any more. If we were interested ,we  could have a better idea who's who in Egypt.

Maybe  that's what the Toronto Star is up to. Keep throwing buckets of it over Ford so that nothing else  gets  the public's attention. 

 I don't know how  well I would get along with the Ford brothers. How could I know without being part  of  City Council

But with Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday  and their team, they have undertaken a monumental task. I admire that. 

A recent clip on  T,V, showed  a series of  separate incidents of the Mayor stumbling and tripping and  generally being physically maladroit.

Think about that. 

If a teacher  or anyone else did that to the  fat kid in class , would  there be a problem identifying  the sigificance?

I don't think so.

And I don't think the people of Toronto are misled by it either.


Anonymous said...


I cannot understand your seduction by Rob Ford.

The man has accomplished some good things during his term but these seem almost despite his going out of the way to be confrontational, and at some times boorish.

Toronto has a combined capital and operating budget of $14 billion for 2013.

The chief executive should operate in a more business-like manner when running this business.

I have no idea what the people of Toronto think about its mayor, and polling will not provide an answer, certainly not after the B.C. election debacle.

Physical maladroitness is not the issue. It is the mental aspect that should count.

Anonymous said...

If you have read the in-depth article on Nigel Wright in today's Globe and Mail you might wonder about a machine occupying a place almost equal to that of the prime minister. The latter might also be a machine, but with less physicality.

Wright arises at 4:00 a.m. to run a 20 km distance every day, rain or shine, winter or summer.

By the way, Toronto Council numbers 43, only seven fewer than the Liberal majority government in BC.

How do you envisage yourself working in that bat-cage?

In Aurora nine often seems too many.

Anonymous said...

Toronto residents voted for Rob Ford. They can vote him out. We did that in Aurora. The Star is just doing what they can to survive. We don't have to read it.

Anonymous said...

It isn't going to matter if the Star is right or wrong. There is a back-lash in TO. People have been on the edge of canceling for quite a while & this has proved to be too much. They are taking a hit in their core of subscribers. Those folk will not return.

Anonymous said...

4:57 PM, you must be a Toronto Sun reader.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:53 PM
Nope. Very seldom even read an article there. So much for your pigeon-holing.

Anonymous said...

The agenda for this week's meeting seems endless, with speed-bumps scattered throughout. Take care, E.

Anonymous said...

Since it is not possible to write an anonymous letter to the Auroran your blog-site will have to serve as the beneficiary of a couple of comments arising from this week's issue.

It is always heart-warming to hear from Nigel Kean, his positive observations and comments should always be enjoyed on an empty stomach.

What has this aberration done for the town of Aurora in the last 10 years that is fondly remembered?

I think your head is quite attractive in the picture on your blog-site.

Our Nigel's disgust is noted and ignored, as is his condemnation of a reasonable salary increase for the mayor starting with next term.

On the subject of Lois Brown's "Ottawa Report" I note the following five subjects:

Welcoming Commander Chris Hadfield back to earth.
Experimental Lakes Area Agreement
Food Safety Improvements
Removing Illegals
Youth Employment

With the first we can all concur. A significant accomplishment. Well done.

Let's skip the next two and go to removing illegals. Might this by chance refer to members of the Senate?

The entire employment issue is a screw-up at the moment, be it youth or temporary.

Readers might want to have some of the inside gossip that only Conservative MP's might be privy to.

Anonymous said...

Who is NIgel?

Anonymous said...

Nigel is the best Mayor that Aurora never had.

Anonymous said...

Council meetings hold no interest without you in your chair. Please take bloody care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

1:23 PM, I thought that was Bob McRoberts.

Anonymous said...

1:23 pm

Bob McRoberts was a deputy mayor.

Nigel was a nothing.

Anonymous said...

If Mayor Ford did this, & I really hope he did not,it has nothing to do with what he has done or not done as Mayor. From what I have read, people who smoke that stuff are skinny! Maybe it was a one-time thing? Who gets to cast the first stone?