Meddling with Medals, LCW, Feb. 8
[Fontana Nominees:] 'Three councillors, Denise Brown, Judy Bryant and Sandy White, were informed there would be no medals for them.' ~ Gina Barber
Funny how am980 is reporting Denise Brown has refused her medal when it appears she'd been pared from the list of recipients anyway. am980 Story Here
WED. FEB. 6: Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for London and area with 15 cm of snowfall, blowing wind, drifting and the potential for freezing rain in London late Thursday thru Friday late morning.
THIS JUST IN, FEB. 6: Blackfriars Bridge, which connects Ridout Street to Wharncliffe Road North, is closed for emergency wooden repairs starting today.
A tribute to the notorious Harmony Grand Buffet now that it's closed
Cllrs. Baechler and Branscombe award 29 Diamond Jubilee Medals at Branscombe's home, JB, Feb. 6
At Branscombe-Baechler's privately funded event, identified recipients actually received their medals
Coun. Harold Usher preens and swans around the Hilton during medal event, London's worst PR disaster in years, LFP, Feb. 6
At the City of London's taxpayer-funded event, unidentified recipients never even received their medals. Like going to a Knights' game and not seeing a puck drop. Draw your own conclusions as to who couldn't organize a tea party for two
God Save the Queen!
DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL RECEPTION: Wed. Feb. 6 at the Hilton (Hotel) London, 300 King Street, 7-9 pm; A PUBLIC EVENT. Cash bar
GLORY DENIED: If only I hadda won a Diamond Jubilee Medal
THOUGHTS DU JOUR, FEB. 6: 1. A city's mayor and its city council should be inspiring its constituents, not repeatedly embarrassing them.
2. Any city councillor medal recipient should be forced to wear it 24-7, forever. That way we can spot the idiot in a crowd.
3. The contact person in GG's office re: London's medal fiasco is Denis Poirier, Assistant Director, Decorator and Medals at Denis.PoirierATgg.ca
LONDON CITY HALL ~ OPINION
Why would Londoners want to e-mail the Village Idiot®?
BULLSHIT DETECTOR: A mandatory device to have on hand whenever Steve Orser or any member of the Fontana 8 start flapping their lips
Yesterday morning (Feb. 5) on 1290-CJBK-AM with Steve Garrison, Ward 4 Coun. Steve Orser blamed the local media for fanning the flames of London's Diamond Jubilee Medal fiasco and said he'd only received about five negative e-mails about it.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out people don't e-mail Orser to complain about issues of the day since Londoners rightly perceive him as a total write-off, akin to the Village Idiot® ~ an arrogant one at that.
If Orser had responded with something along the lines of "the mayor made a mistake and so we did we as a council" with some humility, Londoners could at least respect the honesty. But deflecting the blame, attempting to pin it on the media, just makes matters worse.
Did the media force our shameless mayor to nominate 14 councillors to receive medals? ~ awards meant to recognize the outstanding, community-minded efforts of private citizens.
Did the media force the majority of our incompetent council to endorse these medal nominations, including Fontana's old buddy George Avola, who was convicted of three counts of municipal corruption in 1997?
Did the media force Ward 11 Coun. Denise Brown to nominate Alexander Brown, her 18-year-old son for a medal?
Did the media force the majority of our embarrassing council to endorse the nomination of Denise Brown's son?
This is why it's painfully obvious an increasing number of Londoners perceive Orser and his incompetent, self-serving Fontana-8 mates in such a negative light ~ since they've proven themselves incapable of making decisions in the best interests of London and Londoners alike.