"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 29 June 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "WALTZING MATILDA...WALTZING MATILDA": 

What do you think of a white-haired great-grandmother holding a similar position with pink or purple patches in her coiffure? 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 29 June 2016 at 18:28


The above is like a typical school yard taunt ; "Yah, yer ma  wears army boots"

In ordinary circumstance, it would not be published. 

But world news continues horrendous ...the trivial serves to distract ...and it may help some
at this point in time. 

The comment is not accurate  and context is requiredto understand significance. 

The twilight zone was from 2006/2010 aka the Mormac administration. After a single term, six members were replaced, from egregious necessity.The Dawe group saw opportunity and promised a different approach to public service. 

I did wash a pretty pink rinse through my hair a couple of times and liked it. I shall do it again for my grandson's wedding at the end of July. 

I never introduced patches of purple. Never even considered it. It's typical exaggeration when gossip is repeated.

Like a schoolyard taunt, sniggers around the table included a conjecture of senility at the time.

It was conduct unbecoming elected officials .They had no idea the case they were making. Having  the numbers allowed them to believe in their own invincibility. 

They were wrong. 

The  blog started in August 2007. Tentatively at first. I had help. A young friend with an enormous personal challenge at the time needed distraction and tagging along to Council meetings provided it. Her computer skills were substantial. Mine were non-existent.

By the time her life took a more positive path, I had acquired enough technical skills to go it alone. 

At first they questioned that I wrote the blog. Imagination tells what  they said about the friendship. 

But I had the blog. 

They are long gone. They were replaced. In pettiness and spite, the difference is scant. 

it's almost August again. 
I still have the blog. 
In nine years ,we've been through a lot together.  
I have acquired additional skills. 


Anonymous said...

It was fun watching your skills grow. And I enjoyed being part of your blog group as my computer skills were zilch.
And much is still the same.
The Old Library still stands, parking in their area is still a problem etc, etc.
The members of council have changed - not much else.

Anonymous said...

Even when the cast changes the plots are still all the same. It happens with every municipality. Council is not running the show in any of them. Directors, producers, writers, editors. Even the electorate are part of the show. We're the casting agents.