"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 31 August 2015


Monday morning. 

Already 271 views today. Half a dozen comments .None that needed to be published.  Several castigating me and lamenting about how tired they are of reading what I write. 

Like it's  forced upon them. 

One ponders . "What would you say, if I said, I was the one who made the comment" 

First I would have to re -call  the comment that generated the hysterical hullabaloo.

Oh Yes. I said it was time  for Councillor Mrakas  to write a blog. Then the eruption began. A person  commented;  "Councillor Mrakas is your informant about what's going on at the town hall and there's no point  in his writing a blog because it would be the same as yours(mine) He should keep his hands clean and let  you continue to get yours dirty. "

 That was the noble sense of it. 

Councillor Mrakas is a tattle -tale, doesn't have a mind of his own and I am an unclean person. 

Accompanied by a warning; I should be careful about making accusations. 

It reminds me of an Abbot and Costello comedy routine about Who's on first base. 

How would I know if the person making the new comment was not the person who made the original accusations while not actually claiming to have done the deed himself? 

So what accusation did I make ?

I deduced the name of the anonymous individual who made the accusations.  

It's certainly,certain,somebody did. We have seen it in print. 

He is easily identified because he's not far from the scene and he's done it before.

When one has been on the receiving end, it's neither wise nor necessary to forget. it's  much more easily recognized when repeated and circumstances make it definitely easier to respond the second time. 

Iin politics it's an occupational hazard. You really need to know what you're doing because it's a long road that doesn't have a turn. 

If heat is not your element,  the kitchen is not the best place for you. 

Nobody likes a whiner. Suck it up, pal.  You had it coming. All your friends know it.  

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Par for the Course said...

That was speculation not deduction. Actually, it was jumping to a conclusion without any kind of proof.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't seem fair to you. The rest of us can work shifts and if someone has a mind to, he/she could just pour stuff at you/

Anonymous said...

This is getting too complicated for my detecting ability.

"Watson - call Holmes and get him to haul his ass back here from the Reichenbach Falls.'

Anonymous said...

Lighten up, 17:59. It sounds as though there is a solid reputation for the nasty put-down, You can surely empathize with that.
It was the same when Evalina got known for her earthy vocabulary in dealing with staff. She probably did not do it all the time, Just enough to upset potential voters.

Anonymous said...

While your powers of deduction might be wrong, though I doubt it, it hardly matters - your posts accurately reflect the measure of that man, IMO.

Guess Who said...

What I find funny in all of this is that I have made posts here in the past. Anonymous of course. And there have been subsequent posts "speculating" who wrote it. Usually they point to someone in Town Hall or close to it. The reality is, I am not a Town staffer nor elected (past, present and probably future). In fact, I have stepped inside the door of Town Hall twice in the 20+ years I have lived in Aurora.

So, speculate all you want. It makes for an amusing exchange of those that think they know. But what it shows is what they don't know.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 3:23

Anonymous said...

But who cares ? This is not about You.

Guess Who said...


How do you know it's not about me? Maybe it is!

Maybe it's about you. You should care.

Anonymous said...

The point is nothing is certain. Stating (blaming?) the identity of a commenter without any foundation was foolish. It made the moderator look paranoid.

Anonymous said...

Paranoid? Now that's funny! You think that after everything Evelyn's been through....She's now paranoid? She is free as s bird to write and say as she wishes without any oath obligation. And I'm sure there will be more when this court stuff is done.