"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 1 November 2013

When will it stop ?

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Blog Update":

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 


I  had the same reaction. The media were careful to say no  "criminality"  is alleged against the Mayor.

Yet  comments by passers-by were " Now the Police Chief is saying it ------it must be true"

Mr Blair stated they had the Mayor and his friend under surveillance.

The friend became aware of it so he set up counter-surveillance.

Then the police used a plane to follow them about

My God, how much did they spend to uncover nothing "incriminating" against the Mayor.

Last night, Halloween, David Letterman featured  various well-known figures in videos in a variety of costumes.

Morley Shaeffer  had little horns protruding from his head and wearing grey loosely hung wrestler's tights.

It was Morley's face alright and Morley's voice but the body  clearly didn't belong .

I've seen an all- out  effort before now to destroy a man's life.   It happens.

It's an ugly sight.

Nobody involved can be proud to have been part of it.

What's happening now in Toronto is a  firestorm   of hysteria ,

The Mayor is not the one fanning the flames. 


Anonymous said...

Chief Blair was reacting to being alleged by Clayton Ruby of messing up the investigation. He just shot from the hip.

Anonymous said...

It’s amazing the amount of press a politician gets for his/her personal behavior. But they can lie cheat and steal billions of taxpayers dollars every day and we see barely a blip of outrage and astonishment. People with diseases are fighting for a few extra dollars for treatment. Basic needs like food, utilities, insurance are sky rocketing….and where are the paparazzies? Shameful.

Anonymous said...

They have released photos of The Mayor with a guy who he already has said is a long-time friend. And make it look like something sinister. It's like those photos of Conrad Black removing stuff from his office. They were dark & grainy but were actually taken in the middle of the day when he had permission to remove those files. Photos can lie.

Anonymous said...

Presumably the video & photos being discussed are evidence in some future trial of someone. The fact that there is a massive media coverage completely blows the case IMO .

Anonymous said...

The only thing we can do is concentrate on those matters where we can try to make a difference. I once swallowed the canned speeches and believed we could elect a Council to reduce taxes and rein in wasteful spending. I'm still reeling from that entirely local goof.

Anonymous said...

"...local goof"

Yeah, we've got a few of those.