"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

Friday 22 May 2015


I watched Rex  Murphy do his little stint at the end of THE NATIONAL, Peter Mansbridge's bailiwick
on CBC.  His  function is to end the news program on a light note. He's no Andy Rooney.

To-night he chose to compare various terrible  current events in the world with the long farewell to David Letterman on American television. The  late-night program has ended after thirty-three years.
By any measure ,it was an enviable success. 
Murphy had scathing comments about Letterman's lack of  wit throughout his career .

For all intents and purposes, Rex Murphy makes his living in an associate field of endeavor.

He reads his material in a monotone without a vestige of visual expression. His  presentation never varies. Obviously, it's not easy being funny on cue. He is not in a good place to criticize.

He might not even be there if the CBC was a private corporation. 


Our Lady Of Grace

The  Auroran has  published a slew of letters from parishioners on the loss of a  much beloved priest.

Joe Gorman's decision to leave the priesthood was communicated to the parish with simple dignity and a heartfelt message of  kindness and good will. 

I think the whiff of scandal may be exactly opposite to the former priest's intention. intention.


Magna Leaving.

Magna is  processing  an O.P. Amendment to King to change another farm or two in the rural municipality into heavy industrial use.

Word is there's not enough space in Aurora to meet the needs for angicipated  expansion.

 Magna's  decisions are theirs to make.

 They should not be expected to do anything but benefit Magna  interest.

Because of the reason given however , there is room for comment. 

Magna recently processed a  final parcel  in Aurora ,except for the private golf course, to  residential development. It was sold at auction. It wasn't the first sale of land designated for development. 

Making money by buying , processing and selling land is not a new initiative. Magna is not the first .
But it always helps to be well-in with the locals.

But  Magna's claims for  need to re-locate tbecause of limited space  in Aurora for long -term expansion is bogus. 

The Mayor of King is naturally delighted. Like a puppy dog barking for master's approval. 

Who dares oppose  Magna's Midas Touch .

Premier Kathleen Wynne perhaps. 

Regional Council is unlikely.


Anonymous said...

Father Joe already has a new gig and new digs.

Anonymous said...

Murphy has always been the sound of a door slamming - he has never been funny
Magna does what it needs & any mayor expecting special attention is due for a big surprise at the bargaining table. Our mayor just discovered that fact of business life.

Anonymous said...

So, the present Magna HQ is rented premises? Is the campus part of Frank Stronach's personal real estate holdings, making him the landlord?

Anonymous said...

Rex Murphy shudda staid in Newfunland.

Anonymous said...

With the volunteer network they have led some to believe they are Liberals.I never bought it.When she crossed the floor that was so bogus.They are conservative through and through.The board has a few politicians past that are Conservatives.Yep you are right its about real estate and the story goes even deeper as land became available though committee.Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

Poor Rex,
He wanted to be a senator like Make and Pammy

Anonymous said...

I always thought Magna owned their Campas.