So what’s been going on? Most municipalities have done their budgets and the usual suspects have made their views known. The activists in Cobourg have a meaty topic to bite into – The Waterfront Plan, and to its credit Council seems to have learned from the last fiasco. That was when the honcho of Public Works, now CAO of Brighton, Bill Watson (look at me in Brighton getting rapped for illegal procedures) decided to ramrod the then plan into action by not including the public. So look forward to a round of lively meetings about the future of the Waterfront. Over in Port Hope it looks like the activists in Port Hope are still up the noses of the Mayor and his Council about the LLRW Trust Fund ripoff. In Cramahe Marc Coombs is still acting like the King and King Hec, in Trent Hills is getting back to normal but keeping a low profile, maybe he is only acting like a Duke these days.
On a personal political level it appears that the last three months have been a period of heavy retrospection. Firstly the election of Donald Trump, which stunned all non Tea-Party types and has brought a feeling of nausea to a lot of people. We at the BR are stunned that that in a Country like the USA, which is supposed to be a Country of laws it is revealing to see just how much power has been ceded to the President and a majority Congress by previous Congresses. I bet the Founding Fathers when framing the Constitutions with checks and balances never thought that it would only take two hundred and forty one years to put King George back on the throne.
Talking about Trump, something that is akin to firing a flamethrower into a pedestrian mall, he was not talked about much in the last three months because the topic ignited so much emotion; we all agreed, silently, never to bring it up. But we all hoped that the self-immolation of DT will soon happen (watch for the Russian connection to blow) and watched intently every move the opposition is making. However the one thing we all could not stop talking about was the funny goings-on if you were on Putin’s list of enemies and linked to Trump’s Russian activities. Come on does anybody really believe that a witness in a coming trial really fell out of a fourth storey window while hauling up a bath tub?
It was just not American Politics that interested us Canadians drinking coffee in the sunny South. It did not go unnoticed that our own Leader – Justin Trudeau – was off doing Dictator things now that he has decimated his political opposition and the two other Parties are leaderless. He has been overwhelmingly condemned for his reversals of election promises and the breaking of major ones. So it has been agreed that all of us who were suspicious of his proposals in the first place have been vindicated. Sunny Ways indeed!
So over to you the readers, has anything piqued your interest in the last three months, annoyed you so much that you want to comment, if you do use the comment forms and emerge from Winter fully cleansed.