"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 12 September 2016


I shared a post on Facebook that provides the properties of margarine and a dozen reasons why it should not be eaten by turkeys or people. 

It was apparently first produced to fatten turkeys and killed them instead. 

A few things were added and  people are still using it . 

I confess  to a powerful bias. Without being aware of all the negatives I always hated margarine. 

It's how I know I am capable of  strong bias.

I must have butter on my bread. I don't like dry bread or mayonnaise on my bread. I like enough butter 
to know it's there. 

I don't use skimmed milk . Milk is 90% water. Skimmed milk is milky water. 

Fat free sour cream is a misnomer. Real cream can not be fat free. 

Cream is all fat. Fat free can not be cream. It's a scam.

2% fat Greek yogurt is more expensive than yogurt with 9% fat. Why is that? 

Butter is separated cream. Cream cheese,whipped cream,coffee cream , all are deliciously 
rich with fat.

All are more expensive than milk. How can products with fat removed cost more? 

It's  about  marketing; telling people what they want to hear. 

Politicking is the same. When I was first elected ,I watched the old hands. One in particular. No I won't tell you his name. He's long gone and his story had a sad ending. 

He was a small man,a fast talker, a gambler and successful in politics for a long time.

The key to his success was surprisingly simple. It wasn't about how much he knew.  

It was what the other fellow didn't that gave him the edge. 

It was an easy tactic that never appealed to me. I developed a bias. 

I wanted to be, the kind of politician, I wanted to have represent me.

I think bias is natural . If you think hard about something, you're bound to come down on one side or the other. 

Some bias are more reasonable than others. 

Some are just disgusting. 

Power makes the difference. 


Anonymous said...

Even though it is probably really bad for you, you can't beat clotted cream on your scone.

Anonymous said...

It's not the fat that causes obesity in today's youth.

It's the sugar.

There are 9 teaspoons of sugar in a regular sized can of Coke or Pepsi.

And it's a dentist's delight.

Christopher Watts said...

"hmmm... a tax on sugar as we activate Aurora?"