"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 March 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "LIGHTER AND BRIGHTER":

15:16- I can see why candidates could have gotten upset with the vandalism of their signs. They do cost a lot of money to purchase, many hours from early morning to late evenings week days and weekends in all sorts of weather conditions. Candidates had family members, friends, neighbors giving their time to this task. Evelyn is right. It's all part of campaigning, but I can see why it was upsetting to some.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 22 March 2015 at 20:37


Everybody gets upset when signs are vandalized. One learns from the experience. 

Signs are expensive. Maintenance is hard work.

Holding off on signs on public property means a shorter maintenance period.

Plastering the town with signs makes upkeep virtually impossible. 

Damaged signs must  be removed or replaced promptly.

The fewer and more strategically placed the more easily managed. 

Signs on private property may not be as visible but they are less liable to vandalism. 

They are also a declaration of support. 

Like everything else there are lessons to be learned. 

Setting oneself up for slights and hostilities that are not there is not helpful. It feels personal. 

Whining and complaining does not make a favourable impression.

Casting about for someone to blame is even worse. 

Pick yourself up. 
Dust yourself off . 
Start all over again.


Anonymous said...

"Whining and complaining does not make a favourable impression."

True dat.

Anonymous said...

Most of them have vanished with a "poof " of hot air. I doubt if there will be such a long list of contenders again.

Anonymous said...

SOME MEMORABLE ELECTION MOMENTS: Pullano was probably the worst complaining about his signs being vandalized, his signs were still around the town left month after; someone bothered to enhance Gallo's face, so every time I was passing by I wanted to wipe his tooth so badly with the clinex, he just looked so evil; Mrakas started with some vertical signs that stood above others not sure what to think about them but they looked like the signs at car dealerships; I noticed Thompson's were blocked by some newbies sign, he never bother fixing, that was kind of nice; few times at night I also noticed bodies in the dark clothes on town corners when the signs were placed, look like some night gardeners fixing flowers; Sandra and her big heart :) may be that's what did it; if anyone want's Arshads free signs visit Joint opp centre, on the south fence there are few still hiding, can't miss them; Evelyn yours, while others were flying in the wind, were rooted deeply in the ground (you must have reused the big ones?); and lastly I saw Svetla walking with construction jacket and big hammer around building her platform. And that was our Town during election.

Anonymous said...

It was fun for those of us who are out and able to watch the shenanigans. I did think someone should have managed to catch at least one sign vandal.

Anonymous said...

There was a clear division and we lost Evelyn because she held to the middle ground. I should have worked harder at being a pest with my new neighbours but they were clearly not interested in local politics. Lousy time of year for elections.

Anonymous said...

Pullano = Suicide by Twitter to the delight of Aurorans.

Anonymous said...

That's got to be the first time I've heard someone ascribe the "middle ground" to Evelyn Buck - she's far too polarizing.

"Lousy time of year for elections."

Um, municipal elections are always held in the autumn - what's your point?

Anonymous said...

If polarizing means she was the only voice of reason? ok. She was extremely polarizing.