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Mississauga News - Apr. 15, 2010 - Editorial
Parrish letter ironic
Move over, Ms. Vanderbilt. Ward 6 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mississauga’s new maven of manners, is apparently staking her claim as the city’s protector of social graces.
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 11:59 PM
Dedicated to Mississaugans, "the problem that we face as a City".
YouTube: "HAZEL MCCALLION quotes HENRY FORD, "MISSISSAUGANS ARE IDIOTS" (MISSISSAUGAWATCH agrees!)" at: http://tinyurl.com/y7ustu2 (and no, I had nothing better to do.... )
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 10:15 PM
Just entertaining something here.
Quote. "He called McCallion the most powerful politician in Canada." (He = McGuinty, assuming of course that someone with no cojones can qualify as male). I've gone on a pure flight of fancy on several occasions suggesting that the reason Ontario has an Ombudsman with the most limited of investigative jurisdiction is BECAUSE of McCallion's influence. And I was only half-serious, just playing with the idea. Then when McGuinty announced he won't be renewing Marin's contract, I immediately wondered whether McCallion made her play to be rid of such an effective watchdog... When you read Urbaniak and the number of Acts that McCallion's had her fingers in... my flight of fancy might not have been that far off the ground!...
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 10:09 PM
@ ConcernedResident Oops, a slight modification.
I now realize what you were talking about! You'd asked, "You aren't actually comparing 2010 Mississauga to 1930's Germany are you?" I finally figured it out! You have a reading skills problem! (phew, what a relief!) I'm not comparing 2010 Mississauga to 1930's Germany but rather. (I'll cut-and-paste slowly for you) " It's been fascinating and to some extent a relief of sorts to realize just how embedded the blind (or deliberate self-serving) adherence there is in MYTHissauga to a strong leader." I'm comparing Friends of Hazel with the same German mindset that exalts in a strong leader. Somewhat similar mindset in Orwell's 1984 --except they weren't motivated by privilege that Power brings but rather Power itself and Power over human beings. But yes, very similar. Intolerance --inability to honestly explore alternate viewpoints using facts and data --vs opinion. Hope that clarifies.
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 10:02 PM
You know Uatu, you need to read Tom Urbaniak's book.
You'll never look at the Mississauga News the same again... or the Toronto Star.
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 10:01 PM
@ Uatu DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER!
Sorry Uatu but Wednesday's Council meeting was BRUTAL. Went from 9am through til past 4pm and the idiot Traditional Media were there in between pretending to be media. I can't take another round of you-know-who and you-know-who-2. Let's get back to factual information and leave the others in the Sarah Palin club at it. Regarding McCallion's "drop in the bucket" comments. What if every mayor does what McCallion did and not raise taxes for (what?) ten years straight and squawk instead for money to the Province and the Feds? All the while singin' about there being only one taxpayer. We'd have a lot of popular mayors, no?
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 9:54 PM
You didn't infer that I was comparing 2010 Mississauga to 1930's Germany didyou? Please say no, or your reading skills are totally shot.
ConcernedResident Apr 16, 2010 9:23 PM
You aren't actually comparing 2010 Mississauga to 1930's Germany are you? Please say no, or any shred of credibility you have is totally shot.
ConcernedResident Apr 16, 2010 9:21 PM
Why is it when you are questioned, you throw around the ism's? Is the Benny Hill gang only permitted to ask the questions? Maybe what you really meant was the ism that starts with an N?
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 8:30 PM
Uatu a Commmunist?! Or *GASP* --a Socialist?!
Well I say we find him, string him u... uh, "Commmunist" ..."Socialist" which is worse?
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Mantis Apr 16, 2010 7:23 PM
Actually....it starts with a C and ends ommunism or starts with an S and ends with ocialism. There is nothing wrong with questions...the trouble is that your type only believes that as long as you are doing the asking.
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 5:59 PM
Remember how I mentioned manicured minutes? (this has implications for the Judicial Inquiry)
Urbaniak page 143. "Despite McCallion's tight control, it did happen that unwanted statements or descriptions slipped into the budget documents." (It was a paragraph about "continued deterioration of department facilities") And Urbaniak continues, "This brought a sharp rebuke from the mayor: the statement should either be retracted of adjusted." And then Urbaniak writes something funny. Quotes McCallion as instructing Staff "I think you should take that statement, redo it and tell it like it is." Ain't that a HOOT?! "redo it and tell it like it is." Also known as "Positive Positive Positive". That's how you stay Mayor for 30 years. Write your own script! That's why I told the Judicial Inquiry investigators that they'll have one ROUGH time with City documents. Any City document. Guaranteed it'll have McCallion's Concept of Reality all over it. I have dozens of examples like this. Best ones are on video. Not just slamming The Hazel. Surely that kind of "government" is typical, wouldn't you say? And knows no par
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 5:43 PM
You wrote, "You are beginning to sound like the mindless little puppy dog for Muse. Always flabbergasted that someone clicked "disagree" or "offensive". Maybe the click is not for a specific comment, but for a general philosophy?" Indeed the "Disagree" and "Offensive" clickers click for "general philosophy" I agree absolutely. I'm fascinated by the fascist mentality (being of German ancestry --it's this sting of shame I carry). It's been fascinating and to some extent a relief of sorts to realize just how embedded the blind (or deliberate self-serving) adherence there is in MYTHissauga to a strong leader. And it's really a reflection that despite constant suggestions on my part to read Tom Urbaniak's book that casts well-researched light into Hazel McCallion and her pet-Councillors, that you don't. Also very typical of quasi-fascists as well. Me, I'm open to me being wrong. I invite discussion but insist it be based on Freedom of Information or video (you can't imagine the LIES I've had inflicted on me with "
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Uatu Apr 16, 2010 5:36 PM
More burning ears!
Some philosophy. Tell me, ConcernedResident, what is the name for a philosophy that does not permit questions? (I'll give you a hint: it starts with F and ends with ACISM.)
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 5:35 PM
You wrote, "You write - "Clueless. Suckered in by McCallion Inc --voting for her for decades" I'm sorry, did I miss something? When were you appointed the spokesperson for the brilliant? (if the rest are "clueless" & "suckers")" Sorry, but you misinterpreted what I'd written. I've often admitted how I voted for Hazel McCallion for decades! Seriously. From 1978 to 2003. *I* was totally clueless --AND a sucker! Most times I'd only vote for McCallion and left it at that since I didn't know who my Councillor was! It's tough to get cluelesser than that, ConcernedResident. Fact is, looking back at it now? I'd say I was NEGLIGENT. Meaning, I've concluded that there's something worse than not voting.
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ConcernedResident Apr 16, 2010 5:17 PM
You are beginning to sound like the mindless little puppy dog for Muse. Always flabbergasted that someone clicked "disagree" or "offensive". Maybe the click is not for a specific comment, but for a general philosophy?
Uatu Apr 16, 2010 5:15 PM
Neither Mississauga News nor Mantis has a clue about what irony really is
Chastizing someone for doing something you've done yourself isn't ironic, it's hypocritical. Irony is when you say one thing but mean another. That is clearly not the case here. You'd think someone who edits a newspaper would know better. I don't hold Mantis to the same standard; in fact, given his track record his lack of knowledge is perfectly in character.
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ConcernedResident Apr 16, 2010 5:14 PM
You write - "Clueless. Suckered in by McCallion Inc --voting for her for decades" I'm sorry, did I miss something? When were you appointed the spokesperson for the brilliant? (if the rest are "clueless" & "suckers")
The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 5:07 PM
Oh my GAWD! I didn't notice the first read-through! *BLUSH*
This is an Editorial, not a Letter to the Editor! HAHAHAHAHahahaha! The Mississauga News editorial-ling! As if it were legitimate Media and a guardian of democracy! HAHAHAhahaha. I videotaped that media scrum and have to say, what a bunch of scrumbumz. When you read Tom Urbaniak's book, he makes it clear the degree to which Mississauga News isn't. And the amount of fawning it does in deference to the Mayor. Mississauga is nothing more than a Company Town. Wikipedia, "A company town is a town or city in which much or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. The term is used in the US and UK to refer to a town or city where loyalty to the company that is perceived to be responsible for its success is expected and that company is, or was, a major employer in the area." Close enough.
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Uatu Apr 16, 2010 5:03 PM
Mindless clicker strikes again!
I see that the Muse posted a simple question and some nitwit immediately clicked "disagree". Disagree with what?
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 4:20 PM
re: Parrish, you wrote, " I just hope that between now and then a suitable candidate can be found to run against her so she doesn't win by default." Not to worry. There will be. Some Shipp will come in and barf someone up onto the beach. No worries mate. Read Tom Urbaniak and how McCallion works elections and you'll agree (and be comforted). And the Mississauga News and Rogers Cable 10 are already cranking up the campaign for the Mayor who doesn't campaign. :-)
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 4:15 PM
re; "More bad news for Parrish....a Toronto Star/Angus Reid Poll of Mississauga voters shows -- "the handful of fringe candidates (presumably including Mississauga's version of Benny Hill) share 6% between themselves". Yep, that's about how I'd call it --albeit a tad high. I'd say about 3% rather than 6 know what's REALLY going on in MYTHissauga. 88%? I was in the group once. Clueless. Suckered in by McCallion Inc --voting for her for decades. Most of the 88% fall in the category I did. Then there's about 15-20% who are municipal employees and the corrupt who know the harm done by MYTHissauga. And are good with it because they're well $$$paid$$$.
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Mantis Apr 16, 2010 3:28 PM
Too true ConcernedResident, too true. I have no doubt that Parrish is just biding her time. I just hope that between now and then a suitable candidate can be found to run against her so she doesn't win by default.
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ConcernedResident Apr 16, 2010 3:14 PM
Mantis, you've been aound here long enought to know that only the "unwashed" would dare support Hazel. The Benny Hill gang on here continue to pound the "sky is falling" theory into us. How easy it is for Parrish to stand back, throw her grenades every now & then, and not run against her. Proving her mettle would be to run against her. She'd get crushed, and she knows it, but at least she can say she tried. Come 2014 Parrish will be the first one at the door on Jan 1.
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Mantis Apr 16, 2010 2:52 PM
More Bad News For Parrish
More bad news for Parrish....a Toronto Star/Angus Reid Poll of Mississauga voters shows Mayor McCallion with 88% support compared to Parrish (if she was running against her) 6%. The handful of fringe candidates (presumably including Mississauga's version of Benny Hill) share 6% between themselves.
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The Spudder Apr 16, 2010 2:22 PM
Missing the point
Again, you miss the point. McCallion has been around for 31 years, should she not take some of the blame for our infastructure defecit? We had 10 plus years of zero tax increase, this was done so that she could build her legend. The City ignored infastructure for Poltical gains. Now they cry for more money.
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Tony Jackson Apr 16, 2010 2:06 PM
____ barking up the wrong tree__________
“……..Parrish is barking up the wrong tree….” Yes Indeed! This tree may appear quite dried up, but it is supported by the powerful real estate mafia of the city and, also the editorial board at the local news paper has been wagging their corrupt tail for this dried and rotten tree, for obvious reasons.
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Mantis Apr 16, 2010 11:15 AM
Ironic indeed that the queen of rude/snide/inappropriate comments has the nerve to call Mayor McCallion rude! Hell kettle? it's the pot calling! Parrish is an embarassment and it's up to all of us to ensure that she is never mayor of this city.
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The Mississauga Muse Apr 16, 2010 7:59 AM
ShelbyB. Quick question. What do YOU know about how Hazel McCallion runs Mississauga? I mean beside what she's told you (or some flyer told you, or the Mississauga News told you, or your neighbour who'd been told by McCallion or some flyer or the Mississauga News told you?)
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ShelbyB Apr 15, 2010 11:14 PM
Calling on Ward 6...
...to replace this embarrassment of a Councilor. Our Mayor is not only a source of pride, but a no-nonsense, pragmatic leader who has helped turn this Toronto suburb into a major economic power in Canada. Carolyn, no one in Mississauga appreciates your insults. You’ve just made me a campaign volunteer for whoever runs against you.
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