"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 11 November 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "WE SHALL OVERCOME": 

In today's multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious world, where borders have increasingly less significance, the second and third last lines of your post were completely unnecessary.

Charlie Rose has been a beacon of intelligent discourse for decades. I do not know Dean Baquet but his newspaper is one of the world's greatest.

Any conversation between these two people would have by necessity been enlightening. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 11 November 2015 at 12:10


If the last two lines of the post were unnecessary, why did the commenter feel it was necessary to say they were unnecessary?

Did they offend in some way? 

Is your world so free of bias? 

Mine isn't.

I was repeatedly elected In the Town of Aurora over a period of fifty years. 

In the last two terms, I was no longer allowed to tell people what I believed they needed to know to make their own decisions. 

A lawyer was retained ,at public expense. to "investigate" my statements and a statement was published at town expense that my statements were what they were not. 

court recently found that action and public expenditure to be justified. 

Dean Baquet was fired from his job at the Los Angeles newspaper. Not that long ago. From a disagreement on a matter of principle. I  need to listen to the interview again to pick up the  details. 

The two journalists talked about how a different perspective is likely to arise from a different background. 

Seems eminently reasonable. Donald  Trump is an appalling example. 

I receive comments I do not understand. Some get  the benefit of doubt and are published. 

Others not. Hostility and bias are obvious  and sharing serves no useful purpose. 

I shared the one above because I don't think the writer is prepared to acknowledge his inherent bias. 


Anonymous said...

What might "an inherent bias" be?

Anonymous said...

Is tolerance an inherent bias?

Anonymous said...

What if one had been a black Muslim and the other a Chinese Christian?

Do these descriptions have anything to do with the fact that they both sat down and had an intelligent conversation?

You toot your own horn far too often, your long years of service to the community. We all know that and thank you for it.

You at times appear to not understand some of the simplest statements.

Publish or not. You at least see what is being sent to you.

Without personal bias.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you hit a troll, Evelyn. Double-posting is a sure sign, 13:41 and 13;54..........

Anonymous said...

Oh give me a break. We all have biases whether its' family, political, cultural. The police, judges, lawyers are bias. All media is bias. To pretend that it doesn't exist is just fooling themselves.

Anonymous said...

" borders have increasingly less significance "
Oh, really, tell that to the world or even our neighbours to the south with their great wall plans.....

Anonymous said...


They can't afford a wall, even to keep mice out.

Anonymous said...


Two words: Schengen Area

Two more words: Google it.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Our Town and Its Business?

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that none of the current topics impact Aurora ?
Do you really care if the mayor is having a vacation ?

Anonymous said...

23:33 - I think that all that's been talked about can be related to this Town or the future of the Town. The borders are smaller and smaller. This country is going to be receiving 25000 Syrian refugees. We might just see some of them here in our Town as well.

Anonymous said...

How about Our Town and Its Role in Assisting and Accommodating Syrian Refugees, to make them feel at home in Aurora?

Anonymous said...

Our Town is providing a roll in assisting any refugees that come here or within the Region. They provide subsidized housing called Housing York. This is funded by your propery taxes. I would think that there would be some time before they transition into these homes. I believe that they would be placed into private fostering homes first.