Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I Call B.S. has left a new comment on your post "M...":
Anyone that has read Evelyn
Buck's writings over the years, be it here or in the countless letters to the
editors, you will notice a similar trait.
She writes things in a way
that places certain things into the sub-text that while she can claim "I did not
say that - you did" clearly the intimation is from her.
This is how she
can claim to be as pure as the new fallen snow in her yard but still be the
accusitory thorn in every council that she has been a member.
she say that Pirri doesn't pay taxes in a discussion about spending tax dollars
unless she felt that he is not worthy of the discussion? Then she further states
that he lives at home with his parents, as if that is something that
Regardless that he lives there, someone in the
household pays property taxes. As someone who earns an income, he pays income
taxes which at some point in time are trickled down to the municipal level.
Paul Pirri has every right to suggest a crossing regardless of the cost
because he is a resident of this Town and is a duly elected councillor.
What this Town needs is more Paul Pirris. Maybe then we will stop trying
to run this place like it is the mid-60s.
It's interesting to speculate the author of this comment.There are clues.
How many single, twenty-four year old, unemployed university graduates living at home in Aurora with parents might empathize so completely with the Councillor as to feel compelled to provide such impassioned support for more like him to serve on Council to bring us out of the dark ages.
And less like myself. "trying to run this place like it is in the sixties"
Speculate is our only option. . Because despite such strong convictions, the braggadocio is completely unwilling to disclose his identity.
If our speculation is correct thus far and the writer is of an age with the Councillor, he has read few of my letters to the editor written over years more than he has lived.
Even less is he likely to be familiar with relationships to literally hundreds of Council associates on numerous councils since 1967.
Did anyone notice a second candidate with the same credentials in the last election ?
The Councillor is not the first single candidate, living at home with parents, without family responsibilities , to be elected to office in Aurora and elsewhere.
Former Mayor George Timpson was a bachelor living at home He was elected a number of times as Councillor and Mayor.
He was twenty-four years old when he approached me soon after coming to live in Aurora and asked for advice about how to get elected.
The question of not being a property owner was obviously a
per-occupation however. George made an issue of informing people he paid the property taxes on his parents' home.
Clearly, it was not an obstacle to his election and re-election. George served a number of terms before being defeated from the Mayor's office and again in 2003 from Council.
Being a bachelor, not having responsibilities of raising a family or not owning property or paying taxes, clearly did not hinder George.
I too have served as Mayor and been defeated. I did have a family, paid a mortgage and property taxes while I was a Councillor.
As noted by the comment author, I have written numerous letters to the editor over a period of fifty years. I also wrote a weekly column for eleven years .During the last five years I have published a daily blog.
My name has always been attached to my scribbles. People are accustomed to my face and how I think. I daresay they do find traits and consistency. It might even have something to do with my being re-elected so many times. .
I believe I may claim equal right as the youthful Councillor to occupy a seat at the table, having been elected under the same process.
I sincerely hope the commenter does not suggest my views should take second place due to the difference in our years and life experience or I should be less respected.
Yet I fear that is the point being made.
It's just a great shame, we don't know who is making it.
Who launches such an attack without the courage to attach his name to a political argument?