"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

Thursday 3 March 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "BETWEEN FEAST AND FAMINE": 

We have not heard much about the destruction of those files. It is not as if it were a complicated case. And both of those individuals went right into good paying jobs despite the charges. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 3 March 2016 at 10:09


The media decides whether or not a news item will be pursued. 

If charges are dismissed ,little more than an inconvenience will have been experienced. 

Perhaps even the  legal bills will be  paid for them. As party political officionados  that would probably p not be too hard to arrange. 

A guarantee of employment might have been part of the package.

Under the circumstances,considering the alternatives and  stakes in the matter, the plan would not need to be too elaborate or have too many players involved. 

After all, a cheque changed hands to keep Mike Duffy out of harm's way. Except, Duffy 
didn't  take kindly to the notion of being the fall guy. We still have to learn the boyo's fate in the outcome of that elaborate fiasco. 

It certainly sounded for a while, if he went down, others would go south with him. 

That  didn't happen. Not that we noticed. 

Of course, a judge has  authority to intervene there if he so chose. 

No doubt some publisher will offer Duffy a deal for his story. Then someone else might offer him a better one  to keep it a secret.  

Whatever happens, it may well be, by the fickle hand of fate....the public will never know....or care. 


Anonymous said...

I believe you are correct. The public have a short interest period before they move on to the next reality show.
I heard that the head of Trump's veterans' team has been indicted over the Nevada/Oregon mess. Trump does collect
some strange followers. And then claims he doesn't know who they are....like David Dukes.

Anonymous said...

Romney just announced a major attack on Trump. Great...Trump's numbers will now jump.

Anonymous said...

The Duffy story is chump change. He's a chump and Nigel Wright's $90,000 is small change in comparison to the millions being spent south of the border in an attempt at influencing (bribing ?) American voters.

The next instalment of the "Republican Debate" airs this evening on Fox. It is likely going to set world records for vicious brutality, maybe even some physical contact. Cruz, Rubio and even Kasich are going to be pounding away at Trump and it is unlikely that he will be able to be gracious under their onslaught.

Since Super Tuesday "serious" Republicans have been have been racking their minds for ways and means to stop the man. In an open letter published last night, many of the prominent figures in the administrations of George Bush and George W. Bush have denounced Trump's worldview, declaring that "his vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle."

The signatories to the letter - which criticizes Trump's views on trade, immigration, Muslims, torture and his admiration of President Putin of Russia - range from Republican moderates to neoconservatives. Among the most prominent is Robert Zoellick, former World Bank president, who also served as deputy secretary of state,Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.No light weights here.

Perhaps the most interesting attack is on Trump's greatest claim to a qualification for the presidency: his business experience.

"His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false," the letter says. "Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs."

As they say back in Iowa, tonight's debate should be a real pig squeal.

Anonymous said...

I can't even remember if Mr Duffy was still getting paid. Certainly he would have a pension.

Anonymous said...

Remember those numbers represent a portion of republican votes. The selection of their candidate is very much still in play.

Anonymous said...

Indeed The Donald seems to have something that his opponents can't overcome. Perhaps many Americans realize that the President is not all powerful. He may wish or promise this or that but needs approval of congress. So, while Trump talks about a wall on the southern border the call to fund it and build it will not be his.

Even on such a serious and sad matter as children being shot in their classroom the President was unable to do anything. I believe Obama is truly disturbed with the regular mass murders and wants to take action on gun control. The National Rifle Association and their elected political representatives put a stop to that. The best he could do was a slight increase in background checks of prospective purchasers.

The Donald would be no different if elected. Maybe worse given his manner and threats of "watch me do it."

Anonymous said...

O'Leary ? He's nuts.

Anonymous said...

9:31- They all are

Anonymous said...

When a man has been denied nothing in his life, he makes a poor choice to lead a country.

Anonymous said...

20:59- A little over a 100 days ago we chose one here.

Anonymous said...

9:31- Doesn't sound to nutty to me.

Anonymous said...

Who are you referring to Trump or Trudeau
They both fit the description