"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 31 October 2013

A Family Dispute

Numbers are  growing. With an Apple App Spam is almost negligible

Standards continue to evolve  as I become more surefooted.

Comments denigrating staff continue to be made, not published and numbers are reduced.

Councillors  are fair game but  I try to screen out personal  references. It would be better to stay away from the personal.

As I told the Mayor last Tuesday. I didn't learn what people expect of me from books. I learned the hard way.  I don;t think it  hurts for Councillors to  read reactions to performance  as long as it  is the political performance.

Growth in  the comment numbers is  the most positive from my perspective.

I've never understood why people can't get into a vigorous argument for the joy of  it.

My twenty -three year old grandson phoned me from Whitby today. He'd been listening to CFRB
speaking on the  release of documents from the Toronto police department

I haven't had television or radio  on , so I haven't heard it.

Aaron has been determined to prove I'm wrong about Rob Ford and he wanted  to rub my face in it.

I love my grandson and I love that he cares as much about something as I do.

We pick up the argument where we left off  whenever we see each other.

He thinks I admire Rob Ford personally.I continue to insist  the fact he  won  a decisive victory as  Mayor of  Toronto  in a fair fight against a number of valid candidates. must be respected.

I cannot begin to comprehend what it takes to  accomplish  such an overwhelming challenge.

In  Rob Ford' s  case it wasn't  urbane slick .

It wasn 't  self-proclaimed righteousness.

There was no vainglory .

I think it's because Rob Ford is  the common man with all the flaws and foibles plain to be seen.

Voters empathized and felt  every cruel cut of the machete attacks by the Toronto Star .

It  became  even more ferocious after he won the day and became the  City's  Mayor,


Anonymous said...

In our place we have decided not to talk about Rob Ford for a while. It appears this is all headed for the courts and will take a long time to shake out.

Anonymous said...

Canadian Press
" Police ' botched ' Mayor Ford probe, lawyer alleges "
The lawyer is Clayton Ruby. Surprised ? Not

Anonymous said...

Let's stick to "our town and its business". We have enough to deal with, 3 old trees, an imaginary park, sports complexes, rent free tenants...........

We cannot resolve our own issues-why worry about Ford?

Anonymous said...

17:20...Now that's funny!....Sad, but funny.

Anonymous said...

So, they found the video of Ford.

First of all, if it shows him smoking a pipe, there is nothing to prove what he was smoking. There can never be a charge leveled at him for smoking crack becasue there is no way to prove that.

Secondly, at this point in time, the only thing that he is guilty of is lying. Now, think about that, there are hundreds and thousands out there that are demanding he resign because he lied. What makes his lies worse than any other politiian's lies? McGinty lied about raising taxes. Is it because he lied about something in his personal life? Are lies in the political arena okay but when lie at a personal level you are bad?

I think that there is still a lot to come. Ford needs to lay low for a while before making any more stupid decisions.

Anonymous said...

It was an election not a beatification.

Anonymous said...

I'm no Ford advocate but I think the Police Chief has made an enormous mistake. He seems to be confirming suspicions about what was in that pipe. No way he can know for sure. there are at least 2 other possible substances. I can't see how he is going to wiggle out of that assumption. Mayor Ford has some pretty decent lawyers