Now that the ‘old school’ establishment elite crowd have selected their mayoralty candidate for the upcoming municipal election from amongst their own ‘lucky spermers club’, are all the other lower sperms getting into line to support their candidate?
Hard to say? But yesterday, when as Parade Marshall at the mall in charge of organizing the floats and getting them all on their way in an orderly fashion, as well as after the parade during the day’s various festivities, what became evident to me after talking with some of the higher order sperm club members is that they appeared quite incapable in a reasoned, intelligent and convincing way to explain the justification for their decision in supporting Blair, other than of course he’s from the ‘lucky sperm club’, otherwise known as the ‘old boys club’. In fact, their endorsement seemed lackluster at best appearing to come more from a sense of obligation than from any personal conviction. This was especially evident to me when I questioned their decision on the basis of qualifications for the job, political experience, and especially his credibility considering he’s been missing in action all these many years during untold number of upheavals in our community. Where’s he been? And why are we only now hearing from him? Now, only after his fire department was taken away from him. Which suggests, he’ll be a one-trick pony if we put him into the mayor’s chair. Is this what we need at this critical time, after everything that has happened, and with so much to do ahead of us? Do we really need or want someone whose never even gotten his feet wet before, who most likely will treat the position as a part-time, ego-tripping, social affair? Have we not had our fill yet of self-serving neophytes? Are we such masochistic suckers for punishment that enough is never enough?
Seeing these elites I spoke to among us squirm in a two-faced, hypocritical manner was not something to instill confidence in them and their decision making processes or in those around us, who we as a community might soon get saddled with as our leader, but dread instead. More déja vu dread.
To early to tell whether the lower sperm (which makes up the majority here) blindly buy into what and who the higher sperm tell them to vote for once again (as they did last time when voting for a name, not knowing the man), or whether they’ll finally get a pair and vote in someone who will actually work in their best interests as a whole, rather than for someone who’ll be beholding to the establishment class and special interest groups and they’re self-serving kind, at the expense of everyone else.
Conversation with the Mayor
After my Parade Marshal duties I rushed down to the parade route at centre access to watch the parade also. When the mayor’s car rolled by and upon spotting me Brucy Baby cried out to me if I wanted some candy to be thrown to me? To which I replied “No, save them for the children”. To which he sarcastically replied, “I was just trying to sweeten you up” (must be a faithful blog reader :-))
Maybe if over the last three years the mayor would have taken the time to invite me for coffee in order to get to know me he would have discovered that I’m as sweet as sweet can be… when I want to be. ;-) Too bad the mayor most likely won’t be around for next year’s parade because for his insolence towards me in public today I’d make sure to place him at the back of the parade, in-between all the blaring and honking fire engines. :-o :-)
Although in all fairness, afterwards at the park, he did thank me for helping out with my volunteerism. I believe he was sincere although he couldn’t help getting in his digs again about, according to him, my lack of sweetness. Was this a cry for help with a kiss? Asking me to sweeten up and stop being so sour on him and his administration? An indirect way of asking me to go easy on him.
Again this year money raised through the 50/50 draw instead of going towards living souls in needy and deserving organizations, such as those relying on the Food Bank, instead we see limited resources going towards dead souls. In an economically and socially depressed community such as ours how much longer will this madness by our elite establishment types be tolerated of on-going and never-ending granite monuments to the dead, and not even bread crumbs for the living?
For those that don’t know, 1 in 6 children go to bed hungry in this country every night. How many do you think suffer the same fate here in the Pass?
Rum Runner Days
I really don’t know what the crowds were like along the parade route but I do know we had an excellent turnout of parade participants on what turned out to be a picture perfect day for a parade. The recognition and honouring of Lawrence Rosia at Gazebo Park was well attended by both the public and by numerous and well-known and respected dignitaries… and then there were the politicians that participated also. :-)
The Show ‘n Shine had a special and I think more appropriate location this time around being across from Allied and Rexall up to the post office. They did impress having untold number of beautiful vehicles. Again this year they were truly the star of the show.
The rest of the entertainment was equally as great including the petting zoo and fun activities for the kids, wrestling with big Eddie Gatzky and his boys putting on a great show, music, vendors, and on and on it went.
All in all as great an event as it could be considering the main attraction unfortunately was missing again this year, that being TITV. Maybe next year?
Congratulations to all the volunteers, especially Penny Warris the organizer, for putting on a super event. You made us proud!!
When you don’t give up, you cannot fail!