"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

Monday 23 February 2015

Perception Is The Reality

The sky is blue,sun reflection on the snow is blinding.

Grand-daughter Vanessa has e-mailed flights are booked for July 14th to August 4th.

Meghan went back to University yesterday. Her first year is almost over and she managed fine. She  is up to the challenge.

Stephanie is driving home from Peterboruogh but the roads should be dry and visibility good.

Ninth great-grand-daughter has made her appearance. All is well.A second set of three sisters is established.

It's still  bone chilling cold. I am no more inclined to go out for the sake of going  out. At least  I awake earlier and rise easier in the morning  Better  than snuggling in for another  hour under the duvet. 

Readers note,I am  consciously counting blessings.It is essential this Monday morning.

Beyond the family, the weekend was both worrisome and wearisome. 

Saturday's one-on-one interview between Premier Kathleen Wynne  and Peter Mansbridge to justify nefarious Liberal activities in the Sudbury by-election was an insult to intelligence.

Sunday's defence by Liberal Chair of the Standing Commitee of Inquiry into cancellation of
construction  contracts at a cost exceeding  a billion dollars was equally appalling. A  peurile attempt to justify  the unbelievable caprice of  past leader Dalton McGuinty.

It seems everything learned has been unlearned.

It's not enough for things to be right, they must appear to  be right.


Anonymous said...

The entire political world revolves around the word POWER. The press uses it when reporting the outcome of an election or its abuse when things go off the rail, something that happens almost as a matter of course.

It is the worst word to be associated with politics and politicians.


These all seem to have been struck from the language.

We no longer get them because we no longer expect them.

The practitioners of politics are increasingly INEPT, unreliable LIARS.

How did we allow this to happen and what are we going to do about it?

Public attendance at town halls, provincial legislatures and the federal parliament should be a compulsory matter.

Possibly public demonstrations might be appropriate.


Anonymous said...

Daylight savings is just around the corner & I don't trip over the cat in the mornings so all is good on the home front.
Delighted that Ms Wynne now has her own personal scandal - but that is going to depend on whether or not charges are laid.

Anonymous said...

Meghan still has 2 sets of exams ahead. Hope she hangs in there.

Anonymous said...

It revolves around money. Power is just a byproduct. Those words are used all the time, in fact I'm sick of hearing them from all politicians and the media. It's just their definitions get twisted to the point they believe their own twisted lies. And politicians would never legislate compulsory voting. Right now, they only have to please 1/3 of the vote to win, anymore than that and they'd be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Ah, 20:10. Do try to enjoy the bright days and the fact that no one here appears to be agitating for some scheme to treat our snow. I have to wonder how many, if any, municipalities bought into that region initiative.

Anonymous said...

20:58 - My days are bright every morning I wake up. Some people didn't this morning.

Anonymous said...

Don't go out today if you don't absolutely have to do it - you could end up in Oz with Toto

Anonymous said...

Christopher has kicked some butt