"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 5 February 2018


LI watch a lot of "Yes to the Dress " and "My 600 lb. Life" . Not that either particularly interest or entertain but  because both are one click removed from CNN. I frequently need a quick get away..

I can no longer watch or listen to that oozing ,unctuous voice. As soon as I hear " the "latest insert"
I click the switch. It's a good thing I'm not sharing the TV.

Moments  ago I clicked back to hear  Erin Turner chuckling appreciatively over another insane claim to marvelous. Erin herself Is not a long watch. Her voice twangs ,questions are off-point and watching   her rock back and forth in mirth at something seriously disquieting  is seriously disturbing. Don 
Lemon had a similar twinkle of merriment  until the LB.M.G. community came under attack. 

Erin  is a talking head. There's little substance there and she is not alone. 

Maybe a steady diet of political news can warp one's perspective. It likely does the same for those whose job it is, to read  and analyse the news.  

I read the New York Times, courtesy of a friend, and that helps balance things a bit. But much 
of CNN  is repeat of NYT. At any given time, my view may be skewed but we depend on what 
we see,hear, and read and in the end, we must weigh the content and exercise judgement.

We know more about Caroline Mulrooney, She, who would be leader. She has four beautiful children. That's a plus. She has lived in Toronto several years. She has the nomination in York/Simcoe for the  next election. Once she sat beside Doug Ford at a dinner. He said he'd never met her and she'd lived in New York for the last twenty years. 

Two things ...she obviously made litle impression at the dinner and York /Simcoe is not a 
Toronto Riding. John Tory couldn't win in a sure thing  and in fact Conservatives lost the safe bet. 

John Tory is doing a thorough,conscientious job as Mayor of Toronto . Depending on the 
competition , he should be re-elected. Doug Ford says he won't run .John Tory has had a 
friendly  relationship with the Fords. They will likely help each other . That would give Ford an
edge in the GTA. 

It's really not clear why Caroline thinks politics are easy. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too funny. My mom and I do the same thing. Toggle back and forth between the same 2 stations for the same reason. Although I am getting a bit tired of the same reruns and found AE to have different programming to swith things up a bit. It's 2 down from CNN. Not far.:)