"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 30 March 2015


Something went wrong with my mail app and winding my way through to correct it, I find myself in a different ap. I have not mastered the new one. 

There is stuff I need to learn. Comments  await moderation; 
mostly complaints about blog, moderator,readers and commenters.

Criticism about me is meanness of intent and inaccuracy of content. 

One complains his/her comments are never published because they disagree with blog moderator.  

Erroneous , ill -researched content  is remarked upon but no corrections are offered, no new or additional information. An obvious waste of time and opportunity .

The morning flurry of whinery is milksop defence of Mayor,Council and staff. 

Calling them out on blatant contradiction is considered a low blow, unworthy of the noble sport of politics and due entirely to ulterior motive of the moderator. 

Stuff and nonsense. My motives are not at all ulterior. 

A couple of weeks ago the Mayor told Brock Weir that risk-taking was necessary and a good thing. This week, his column states he would never make decisions without a sound business plan. 

So what does he really think?

$60 odd million tax dollars collected annually are under his control.People  being separated from their livelihood need to be aware of fuzzy thinking and contradictions wherever they exist in management of their resources. 

The electorate were able to stop the worst of the excesses in the last term. Not  all. 

The blog undoubtedly contributed to awareness but of necessity
was slightly muted. 
It's not any more. 
No debts are outstanding. 
No holds are barred. 
Ours is a free society. 
Political criticism is a right not a privilege

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with your every point except got one. Nothing is free. Many have paid a price.