"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 27 February 2015

Stupidity Is The Coin Of The Realm

Christopher Watts has left a new comment on your post "Bathurst Tells The Story": 

"It's not indifference we see at election times. It's a severe malaise. Like a fever, it my have to run its course."

Brilliant quote Evelyn, but what if what we are seeing is not a fever but the return of terminal stupidity? 

Running its course seems to be the motto of the antivaxer movement when what we really need in out politicians is for them to muster the courage to roll up their sleeves and take a shot of common sense. 

Posted by Christopher Watts to  Our Town and Its Business at 27 February 2015 at 10:15

I know nothing about the antivaxer movement.

Nor do I know what is meant by " the return of terminal stupidity.

What would encourage our local politicians "to roll up their sleeves and take a shot at common sense ? " 

Lack of success in the last election ? But that's not what happened. 

I was the champion of common sense. I was the one defeated. 

Mayor Dawe apparently confided to a colleague after his first election, he only wanted  two terms in the Mayor's  office. 

Now the second term is secure, we  are watching his successor, Councillor John Abel  being lined up to occupy the office next term.

Like....dividing the spoils. 

Now let's see how comfortable the rest  of Council is being clumsily shifted in that direction. 

It's the ultimate triumph of stupidity.


Anonymous said...

I think the mayor may have changed his mind. He does that quite frequently.

Anonymous said...

I don't see Mayor Dawe quitting after this term. I also think that Cllr Thompson is a more likely successor.

Anonymous said...

This speculation about whether Geoff Dawe will seek a third term as mayor indicates that there are people with nothing better to do but let their minds roll around like a bowling ball heading down the lane.

We are three months into the new term, not three years!

Anonymous said...

...and others with nothing better to do than comment on those speculative comments.

Anonymous said...

Commenting on speculation hopefully cuts down the amount of speculation and for an alternative gives a constructive, positive world-view.

So there: 16:27

Anonymous said...

Who care what he does ? - He has to get through the term first and the water is getting a bit rough. I am enjoying it now that I don't feel obligated to monitor the activities of our local goofs.

Anonymous said...

13;15- I agree.

Anonymous said...

John Abel mayor? Bahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Cheers, 19:33.