"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

Wednesday 7 October 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "ZUNERA ISHAQ": 

"The current comment refers to "hatred" of the riding's Conservative candidate . I am not comfortable with the word . I a. removing the comment."

If you are referring to a post I made... I would request and approve that you edit the post, change the word "hatred" or "hate" with "disliked" and republish. I thought that there was good information there that your readers would be able to use.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 7 October 2015 at 07:53


IWhen I tapped  on  publish , I thought it was a valid comment .  But I  believe we should be able to disagree without animosity.  So on second thoughts, I removed it. 

It doesn't exist any more. The Hewlett Packard pc iwould have consigned it to a file . I could have accessed it. the iPad doesn't provide that opportunity. 

I don't edit. I publish or I don't. 

If you re-word and send again, I will publish. 

Not that I believe people shouldn't personally react to candidates. It's entirely natural. 

I've  observed Stephen Harper is a cold fish. 

Someone else says ,whether he is or not, isn't relevant.  

But it is to me. 

My reaction to his willingness to send young Canadians thousands of miles and eons distant into harm's way  on the pretext they are somehow protecting our way of life is preposterous. 

What way of life is that ?

More  jail cells and more severe sentences. Lock 'em up and throw away the key. They are not human
beings like Stephen Harper humans. 

I don't believe he cares any more about Ukranians than he does about the thousands of mostly aboriginal Canadians, wasting their lives away in jail cells.

So if he doesn't care and I don't see it in him, why is he doing it?

I would guess for political advantage. 

Why should that commend itself?

I don't have to hate him to withhold my support. I have to make a judgement about whether I want him to have the power of the Prime Minister's office. 

Do I trust him ? I do not. 

Do I have the right to say that? I believe so. 

I have a vote. 
It's precious. 
I must use it the best way I can.


Anonymous said...

If you began to edit comments, you would make yourself crazy.
Keep on cutting those that make you uncomfortable. We can re-word them.
Mostly those of mine that you toss were highly suspect. You are usually right.

Anonymous said...

Does he care ? I do not think he does. When money allocated to our veterans went unspent and was returned
to general funds, I pretty much gave up on the man. He has spent a lot of money on the military "missions " but
was not willing to push for the individuals involved in serving the country for him and us,

Anonymous said...

Main article Page One today's Globe and Mail

"Prime Minister's Office ordered halt to refugee processing"

"The Prime Minister's Office directed Canadian immigration officials to stop processing one of the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring and declared that all UN-referred refugees would require approval from the Prime Minister, a decision that halted a critical aspect of Canada's response to a global crisis.

The Globe and Mail has learned that the Prime Minister intervened in a file normally handled by the Citizenship and Immigration department in the months before dramatic images of a dead toddler brought the refuge crisis to the fore."

The Governor General should suspend the general election and order Harper to Syria where he should take personal charge interviewing and investigating potentially acceptable UN-referred or other refugees.

Let the whirl wind hover around him for six months.

Anonymous said...

The Globe has a two-page spread of election gaffes. Most were made on Face Book. No one party has a lock on stupidity and ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Politics is a Gong Show
In the States the man best thought to succeed as new Senate Leader has withdrawn amid rumours of an affair. He
would have been behind Biden in succession.

Anonymous said...

Is deep-fried turkey for real ?

Anonymous said...

Sure is! They sell turkey fryers at canadian tire and walmart.

Anonymous said...

15:50, The person after Biden in succession is the Speaker.

1 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
2 Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State John Kerry (D)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (D)
6 Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (D)
7 Attorney General Loretta Lynch (D)
- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (D) She is not a natural born US Citizen so is ineligible to become President.
8 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)
9 Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (D)
10 Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez (D)
11 Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell (D)
12 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (D)
13 Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (D)
14 Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (D)
15 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald (R)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (D)