"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

Wednesday 25 March 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "THE QUESTION OF THE DAY":

@19:50/21:39/04:52/10:02 et al (the rest of the handful):

As our blog host said, "Whining and complaining does not make a favourable

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 25 March 2015 at 11:03

Your blog host takes exception to words taken out of context. 

Rational opposition  by stakeholders taxed to purchase culture without as much as a by-your -leave, does not come under the heading of whining and  complaining. 

It represents the legitimate right of concerned and sensible property owners to object to a rash and incompetent annual budget decision to hand over almost $1million in cash and services-in-kind to a self-appointed board, that makes decisions behind closed doors, to spend as they will on programs already provided elsewhere in the community at no cost to the taxpayer. 

It represents 3 points on a tax bill set to rise by 5 +points with no obvious effort to exert control. 

From my perspective,opposition to spending on culture is strong, consistent,firm and continues to grow. The issue is still current. 

Sneering and jeering at those who oppose adds nothing to the cause. I suggest the opposite is true. 

Nincompoopery is not enhanced by hokerypokery. Snobby twits notwithstanding.


Anonymous said...

The troll does seem to have its tail in a twist- if trolls have tails.

Anonymous said...

"The issue is still current."

*chuckles* Only on this blog.

Anonymous said...

I have little knowledge as to what goes on at the culture centre. I have read numerous times that services provided elsewhere in town are being duplicated. Could someone provide some examples?

Anonymous said...

You've read that here, 14:29, and there's a high level of repetition on this blog.

Anonymous said...

May I suggest authors and guest speakers who can be accommodated at the Library and in churches by various service groups ? This one I do know a bit about from attending those things.

Anonymous said...

Repetition is good for everyone. Who else in this town is going to reminds us what is really going on.

Anonymous said...

14:29- You can go on line and check out all the programs listed there as with the Aurora Public Library website. But here are a few private businesses in this Town:
The Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery,
Pine Tree Potters Guild,
Borealis Glass,
Gallery Seven,
The Arts Music Store,
Theatre Aurora,
Crock A Doodle,
Art Lab,
Aurora Photo Works,
Blue Panda Studio,
Medrek Art & Murals

Anonymous said...

You are paying for the centre and should know about it. Mornings are good for dropping in and having a good look around. You can pick up literature on whatever events are on or planned.
But do not sign any visitors' list or you will end up getting all sorts of promo.

Anonymous said...

Nincompoopery, Hokerypokery and Snobby Twits.... Love it!...Stealing these!

Anonymous said...

"But do not sign any visitors' list or you will end up getting all sorts of promo."

After you just finished telling 14:29 that they "should know about it"?! Wouldn't any "promo" help in that regard, 18:37?

Is that the sound of sucking and blowing I can hear?

Anonymous said...

"From my perspective,opposition to spending on culture is strong, consistent,firm and continues to grow."

That just shows how out of touch you are.

Anonymous said...

Nope. It is the sound of someone who was interested in the programs initially and then got hit by regular demands to attend events.

Anonymous said...

08:32, I would think that you can tell the difference between information and "demands to attend events." Equating communication with some sort of coercion is ridiculous.

How many times do people here complain about a lack of communication?

Anonymous said...

23:11- It shows how delusional you are.