"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 25 November 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED TO KNOW": 

@ 13:15 you definitely have your facts wrong
Freeland's education is in Russian and Slavic studies.
Her business background revolves around writing about it.
Makes her well qualified to get business to come to Canada
No wonder Maher exposed her as nothing but an idealist with no grounding in pragmatism.  

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 25 November 2015 at 19:02

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This comment provokes.

Maybe  because I just sat with eyes closed listening to a discussion on PBS about Einstein's Theory  of Relativity. My eyes needed a rest.

So.. Now we know the Honorable Ms Freeland was educated in " Russian and Slavic studies" 

For the benefit of the great unwashed, does that mean politics, geography ,economy, religion,history 
societal issues  or all of the foregoing?

If so .... does writing make it a business or an occupation?

By what stretch of imagination is the Honorable Member equipped to entice Russian and Slavic business  to locate in Canada ?

 How much does she know about Canadian studies?

If there is  logic in the comment ...how does it equate to Bill Maher exposing an idealist rather than a pragmatist? 

Does  pragmatism reside  in anything but character ? 

Is Bill Maher staging comedic entertainment  or what?  

Is the sole and principal objective of the brand new youthful and diverse Liberal government to celebrate wrapping over substance?

Is power andauthority a concept beyond their competence and experience?     

Do they even know what they don't know ?

Certainly  it's the first impression and it didn't take long to create it. 

Power and authority are not entry level positions. Learning on the job is not an option.Too much is at stake.  

 It's not what was  advocated. 

It will not be accepted . 


Anonymous said...

That comment was meant to provoke. I fear we must expect more of those from the ones who were defeated.

Anonymous said...

10:33- Why expect more of those from who were defeated? I'm a Liberal, Ms Freeland was terrible on the show. From what I understand, she's been on Bill Maher's show before. She knew the type of show she was going to be on. She had to have known that the Syrian refugee questions and comments were going to be front and center of the show. Yet, she just didn't have a couple of hiccups, she fell flat oh her face. I expected better from her.

Anonymous said...

There may also be some flak after council's actions dealing with the centre. That did not go well for them but looked like
a smart move by the town imo.

Anonymous said...

Id say any increased funding is fine for them - and us - 13:31.

Anonymous said...

Id say any increased funding when the town's own departments have taken a cut is not fine with me.
Id sooner have the town sponsor a single family of refugees who would really, really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...