Comment 15540

By susie (registered) | Posted December 09, 2007 at 18:45:44

Jason, my God what a rant! But thank you for your honesty. Now I know what you are so angry about. Just to let you know, I am a life-long Hamiltonian who lives a stone's throw away from St. Joseph's hospital where I was born more than a couple of decades ago. I grew up in this city and went to school here and am the product of working class parents. I am a professional who has had to commute these past decades first north and now to the GTA for employment. I am a city booster. I love our architecture. My house is over 100 years old. I love our arts. I am deeply involved in opera. I love our downtown with all its warts. It has character. I even love our politics involving myself in all manner of campaigns if I like the candidate. I support the Ticats with seasons I know anything about football. I give to the SPCA and love nature. Get the drift? I don't need to be lectured by you on my love for this city. But unlike you I don't hate our suburbs. I have friends in Ancaster, Dundas, Waterdown and the Creek. I visit them often. I don't blame most of these Hamiltonians for moving to a place they liked. Nor do I blame the evil villainous developers for building in the suburbs. They saw a market opportunity and took it. In terms of our municipal politicians, don't get me started! We have the good and we have the bad. We also have the incompetent. Look at our current Mayor. Can't even get his votes straight. But most of all, we have human beings who chose to run and were elected. We need to support them, even the bad and incompetent ones, at least until the next election. What do you do for our city? Why don't you run if you think you can do a better job? I say this sincerely. We need fresh ideas. Ultimately you will be elected or rejected based on those ideas, not billboards or fluff. Do you dare? I plan to at some point!

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