"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 3 September 2013

It's Your Choice

Current news offers a kaleidoscope of impressions.  One reader comments we should not make light of  Canadian warships colliding in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean on their way to exercises
in Hawaii.  "Someone might have been killed"

We can either laugh or we can cry.

A  reader  said we should not" make light of it. People could have been killed"

Thank God ,we are not crying.

It's a good thing the media  quickly clamped down on the story  Like the lease on our hydro building, they were probably told  it's a question of national security

Think of what  the American late -night- talks-show hosts could have made of it.  And may still if  or when they hear about it.

At the time two American warships were headed to the Gulf (Persian?) , no doubt loaded with armed missiles,  the Canadian fleet was headed  in the opposite direction; in such a hurry they banged into each other.

Doing so much damage to one, the statement was made , we won't be going back there again.

Like it had something to do with the location.

Why weren't they in Hudson's Bay in the first place?

Where was the Minister of Defense at the time ?  On a mission to Hawaii perhaps?

Needing a lift home.  Maybe thought  to combine it  and unlike those pesky extravagant senators save    public expense  with  an inspection of the fleet at exercise  at the same time.

Monty Python par excellence.

Similar to the fishing trip of his predecessor, Peter the potato farmer  McKay of New Brunswick .
Who followed in his father's shoes into the Parliamentary seat he occupies.

When Fair Belinda crossed the floor of Parliament  and  left him behind, he hastened home to  the
comfort of his canine friend  and  spent his time hefting  sacks of the tasty tubers to help  heal his broken heart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a great day. It looks like the weather is considering fall for us.