"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 15 June 2013

People will believe what they want.

Samsung Galaxy is a current commercial  sponsor of David Letterman. It shows parents attending a  Commencement , the mother with the camera, taking a photo of  the graduate receiving  his diploma. 

A  second graduate jumps into the photo, opens his robe to reveal himsellf in underwear with the obvious intent of spoiling  the photo. 

It doesn't happen. The mother presses a button  and  his image disappears.  The picture is perfect. To  the amazement of onlookers. 

I had a conversation with my grand-daughter. I asked what is Crack cocaine?

It's a derivative of cocaine, she said. 

What is its physical effect, I  asked. 

It makes people jittery, she said. 

I knew what I knew.

I watch a lot of late night television which often involves guests from the entertainment industry. 
It's not at all unusual to watch someone obviously high on something or other.  It involves a complete inability to control twitching and jerking of  just about every part of the body. 

On one show , the guests were Roseanne and one of her husbands. Both were a seething mass of motion.  It was terrible to watch. 

It's not uncommon for  a conversation  with a guest to revolve around rehab treatment and how long it took to get clean. At that point , the guest is in an obvious condition of  physical  deterioration.

Another  abnormal conditions presents when a guest is clearly oblivious to his surroundings. The ten minute guest spot is a trial for the host and a great relief when it's over. 

So, even if we do not move in circles where "recreational" drugs are common practice, if any amount of television  is  a habit, we cannot be unaware of their  terrible impact. 

We really don't need  to be told if  a person is an addict. The signs are  obvious.

If  a person exhibits no signs of addiction,  yet we believe they are, it comes down to  choosing  what  to believe.

It's like the person who commented yesterday that because I boycotted  the in-camera meeting 
that lasted until after one a.m., it meant I was not opposed to the decision  made for a  politician  to sue residents with public funds because she had been criticized

The point of this post is , people can be presented with exactly the same facts, and still arrive at a different conclusion.  There doesn't even need to be bias.


Anonymous said...

Another councillor missed that meeting because of a conflict of interest on a different matter. There can be no inference that this meant agreement to the non-defamation lawsuit that morphed into a SLAPP. And, forgotten in the midst of everything is a 3rd councillor who seems to have decided pretty quickly that the action was wrong and withdrew his support publicly.
The attempts to re-write Auroran history continue......

Anonymous said...

Why was the lawsuit only brought to the town's attention in June when it was filed last December?

And why was it filed in Kitchener? Was her highness down there having an Octoberfest sausage on a bun and had nothing better to do?

Anonymous said...

Saturday Morning at the Cartoon Show
Councillor Ballard is claiming brownie points because he did not go to Vancouver. But, since he did not go to Vancouver, those who did should be ' required ' to give a report to Council.

Anonymous said...

10:16 AM
I think I can help you with part of your question. Morris is using O'Melia again & he lives in the Waterloo area. But has/had connections with Aird Berlis. [ sorry if the last name is not spelled correctly ]

Anonymous said...

@ 10:16 AM Sometimes the answer is the obvious one. Perhaps Ms . Morris' lawyer did not serve the town until June ? For whatever reasons including forgetting to do it.

Anonymous said...

" Former Liberal Senator convicted of fraud begins Jail Term "
We now have a precedent for a Senator being held accountable and going to jail.

Anonymous said...

National Stop Harper Day has been declared for June 28th. In the interest of fairness, I have checked. Can't find anything similar for any other party leader.

Anonymous said...

All the senators look dirty. Even the good ones....there must be some,maybe even a majority.

Kelli said...

Give me a break - everybody knows exactly why Morris filed where she did, when she did - I think she forgot how coniving we all know she is, and how much smarter the people involved in shutting her down are ..... I think this is nail #20? 25? how many nails does one coffin take?

Anonymous said...

3:11 PM
Hi, Kelli. Good to see you. It isn't just a question of the # of nails. To my mind, it's how much personal & town money has been blown on defending against Morris & her thugs.

Anonymous said...

"It's like the person who commented yesterday that because I boycotted the in-camera meeting that lasted until after one a.m., it meant I was not opposed to the decision made for a politician to sue residents with public funds because she had been criticized."

Just like the phrase, "I you choose not to decide, you have still made a choice"... deciding to not attend a meeting of this significance is like attending to endorse it officially. If you truly had issue with the meeting and it's subject matter, you owed it to your constituants to attend and voice your objection. Instead, you rolled over and played dead.