"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 11 January 2016


I've never had difficulty finding a thought worth expressing.. My  last three weeks have been pre-occupied  with a health episode,  the details of which contribute nothing of interest. Sharing is not always conducive to well-being. 
The world around us, since before Christmas, offers no pleasing distraction. 

Days turn into weeks and nothing lifts the fugue. With the exception, perhaps, of the Fantasy Hollywod Industry.

More  news than enough is negative. So much .... It would be hard to choose an issue. 

Political pronouncements are fast and facile .

Floods,fires and landslides are sweeping people's lives away and millions are in retreat from man's inhumanity to man. 

Even at the higher levels of our  so-called civilization, no-one is secure from cruel injustice at the hands of others.  

Laurie Miller  comes to mind.  A young woman of thirty-six  who has had the misfortune of being Associate Chief of Staff In  Premier Dalton McGuinty's office when he decided to cancel two  gas generation plants on the eve of an election .The decision generated inappropriate spending of $1.2 billion dollars of public resources for purely political purpose. 

Ms Miller is charged with Breach of Trust for destroying public records .A charge that could result in a
ten year jail sentence. 

The  Senior O.P.P. Officer, in making  the announcement,volunteered the gratuitous information the investigation uncovered nothing to implicate  Mr. McGuinty  in wrong doing.

Since destruction of records appears to be a fact, guilt or innocence on the part of Mr. MCGuinty would obviously have been difficult to prove or disprove. One might even conclude ,destruction of the records would be for the purpose of destroying evidence in that specific regard. 

But never mind. ... a Senior  Officer, resplendent in uniform of the Ontario Provincial Police,conducting  a formal media release ..... carries  a level of gravitas that tends to obscure such   pesky inconvenient details.  

I have to read the reports for media reaction and further details.

The devastation of  Laurie Miller's life hardly caught a ripple in the post -Christmas news.

 I haven't had the stomach to delve into it yet. 


Anonymous said...

"Post Christmas news"

Reminds me of Thanksgiving dinners and being served in a lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I am not shedding a tear for her or anyone else that might be involved. If records were handled in accordance with what I am sure must be clear written directives of the government and she can demonstrate this she need not worry.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back !!!!!
It is a real mess out there - so you missed nothing.
The American election continues to provide slap-stick with a touch of glee for the
Oregon nut-bars that are running short of coffee creamer.

Anonymous said...

And Blair is now in charge of setting up the legalization of pot.
I sure hope that others are allowed to provide in-put. Too many good old boys in his network.

Anonymous said...

Was Laurie Miller a party to the discussion and the McGuinty decision?

Is this better or worse than Nixon's 19 minutes of tape?