"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 7 August 2015


Anyone who reads this blog and doesn't feel comfortable and charming should speak for him or herself and let the rest feel comfortable and charming doing what we like best .

From earliest memory I have never been comfortable reading,hearing or being presented with false or foolish statements that didn't come close to common sense as I perceive it or straightforward intelligence or simple integrity or anything but a bunch of bafflegab to insult my intelligence. 

Sometimes it  makes people think I am less than charming. 

A propensity for challenging stupidity and concupiscence has made my life interesting ....and comfortable with all its twists and turns. 

One's inner self becomes still and calm by being true to oneself. 

Trying to be charming must at times be very trying. The risk of being outed is distinctly risky. 

A controversy in Brampton is  being reported in the Toronto Star.  A reader has provided the link to the story in COMMENTS. A lawyer whose name is familiar in Aurora is at the epi-centre of the eruption. 

The Star has  been requesting Freedom of Information and filed successful appeals against refusals. 

Mayor Linda Jeffreys has asked the Province to conduct a public inquiry. It's one way for the municipality to avoid multi-million dollar costs and throw The Star off the scent. But not likely. 

Mississauga had a Judicial Inquiry into the Mayor's conduct. Cost millions. Presiding Judge said with regret the Mayor's  conduct was at fault. 

A complaint was filed and another Judge said it was not. 

Nobody said anything about the Municipal Clerk falsifying the record.

We should keep track of events in Brampton. 


Anonymous said...

It is a bit of a relief to be watching someone else's problems.
But - then I remember that our own have not been completed resolved.

Anonymous said...

The Star did quite a good job reporting on the Southlake mass resignation. I do wish they would allow so many pilfered articles over a period of time like the New York Times does because there is no way i can afford to use their services. Most of their other material is not as good as their municipal stuff imo

Anonymous said...

It isn't often that The Globe and Mail devotes an entire editorial comment to one person, in today's paper to Jon Stewart, the star of a television program for 16 years, who "made journalism better."

If you haven't seen episodes of "The Daily Show" you will have missed a bright mind skewering many of the deadbeats who proliferate in American politics and public life, and the recent Republican debate is a prime example of these puffballs. I think that the man under the wig would make more sense if he let the wig do the talking.

I, for one, feel very comfortable in having watched Mr. Stewart at work, although I have never felt charming as a result. Charmed more than charming.

As members of the same species we are inevitably subjected to the faults and foibles of our fellows. It's good to see "concupiscence" used in a sentence, but I question the appropriateness considering its common meaning.

Anonymous said...

Ms Jeffreys knew what she was getting into. she just didn't realize how bad it was