"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

Sunday 22 March 2015


Forming a conclusion is a natural part of thought process.

If  information is withheld or inaccurate, the conclusion will be erroneous. 

If contradictory or  irrational arguments are offered, the conclusion will be skewed.

If false information is  deliberately disseminated and eventually discovered  the natives will become restless and  governments will fall into disrepute.

It's a slippery slope. 

Respect is easier to earn than win back once lost.

In  conclusion,conclusions can change. 

Unlike the Ten Commandments,they are not chiseled in stone. 


The Region takes care of Regional Roads. Practice  during elections is to remove signs not in permitted space. 
Offending signs are transported to a particular yard where they can be retrieved by owner. 

Signs are private property. Candidates placing private property on public road allowances should not expect the municipality to hire an army to protect said private property. 

It ain't gonna happen . Nor should it. 

Sign damage is an occupational hazard for political candidates and more often nothing more sinister than a teen -ager momentarily possessed with a raging devil. 

Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth will avail the candidate ....NOTHING. 

Zip,Zero,Nada ,Nil.

Amen my friend.


Anonymous said...

It was funny watching & listening to the various candidates who really felt they had been personally targeted. With such a large field, the damage seemed to be fairly well spread around.

Anonymous said...

"In Fools We Trust"

This could be the motto of our country, our provinces, our regional governments and our municipalities.

To this should be appended our education system.

Anonymous said...

17:42, you do know that would also apply to a certain former elected official, right?

Anonymous said...


Only one???

Anonymous said...

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.