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Morris Croghan of the Brome Lake BlogWhile the Olympics are bringing out the best in Canadians the Brome Lake Blog is continuing to bring out the worst in people, especially the owner, Morris Croghan.

Residents of The Town of Brome Lake are wearing paper bags on their heads as Brome Lake Blog continues to be a mysogynistic ranting forum that paints the town on the Internet as a haven for fools and right-wing self-serving, fawning parasites!

The Blog, owned by Morris "call me Croggles, Momo, Crogs, but don't ever call me Maurice" Croghan , is in no way a representation of the fine folks living in Brome Lake but instead is a nasty collection of worthless posts that are designed to poke at people and inscite responses instead of actually doing anything positive.

Townsfolk’s are at their wits end but unfortunately there is no laws against utter stupidity otherwise Croggles would be doing life for first-degree retardeness! To read more from the mouth of Morris Croghan Visit the Brome Lake Blog and decide for yourself if it is a representation of the real viewpoints of Brome Lake or if it is a vocal minority of trolling bullies exposing their true colors, bigotry with a mix of ignorance, hatred and cranky old fartinessness www.bromelakeblog.com : but be warned...you need to be prepared for the literary equivalence of a taco fart!

Morris Croghan, or Maurice as we sometimes say here in bon Quebecois, is adament that his name is not Maurice "Don't call me Maurice!, That's what they mistakenly called my dad, but I have the birth certificate to prove I'm not Maurice Croghan...I'm Morris"...he will sue anyone who says his name is Maurice Croghan! My goodness...such insistance surely means that being reffered to as a French person is akin to being a total loser...as bad as coming in third place in a three person chocalte cake making contest! When Mr. Croghan wanted to insult one of the ex-brome lake councillors Alan Gautheir he would refer to him as "Alain" as if frenchifying his name would somehow be an insult, I suppose? I guess this is why Mr. Croghan becomes so red-faced and snot-nosed when he is referred to as Maurice! OUCH!

Momo the Blogger seems to be like many old men who take up blogs late in life after the spark of intelligence and sensibility has long been snuffed out due to cerebral shrinkage: he fails to see that his maniacal posts actually cause people to feel sorry for him!

Sir: You live in Quebec, complain about everything and your name is not Maurice Croghan but Morris....that really qualifies you as a 100% pur laine Québécois doesn't it...always bitching about something!! Like it or not, protest as you do, you are what you most hate, monsieur.

Anyway...lets not stray off the tracks. This is about the embarrasment that is known as the BromeLakeBlog that has been created by one man as a convenient way to spray mud, piss and vinegar on everything that doesn't meaure up to their standards. Insults, hatred, bigotry and name calling are all par for the course as are long winded rants and mis-guided arroneous posturing. To such a civilized part of the Eastern Townnhips this Brome Lake Blog has become a joke! Actually the blog is like Moe, Larry and Curly of the three stooges! The same little rat pack all sitting in their p'j's at home with their vintage "Windows 98" computers ranting about everything they hate in the town while doing nothing constructive...oooh I have a blog...look at me...I'm the man!

Crogs seems to have a constant axe to grind with the Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce and it's not clear why as Mr Croghan doesn't seem to be any sort of entrepreneur or business owner who pays taxes in Brome Lake or does he? Who knows, ask him a straight forward question and you'll only get trolling insipid insults thrown at you. His constant anger towards the people trying to help Brome Lake doesn't make sense. Does Croggles have any bright ideas for helping local business? Does he have any idea about running a real business that gives back to the community and supports families or is his agenda one of trying to circumvent protocol for self-profit?

His attitude is typical of those whose megalomania creates a delusional belief of self-entitlement. Why not run for office Mr. Croghan? Why not do something besides setting up a soap box blog and bashing people?

Morris Croghan of Brome Lake BlogHe bashes the French language and glorifies his English roots but this demonstrates a keen self-loathing as the name Maurice is as French as Poutine and St Jean Babtiste under all his God Save The Queen bravado and crotch mold! Surely if anyone called someone named Morris Maurice it would be a mistake worthy of a lawsuit!! How dare you insult my English family history by implying that my name came from those dirty French people! The anti-french undertones of the BromeLakeBlog have been denied by Morris but in a shocking post by Croghan on September 14th 2010 he admits: "Personally, In the case of my own 10 grandchildren, (half of whom are mixed English and French) I of course, love and cherish only the pure Anglos." OMG! He posts on his own blog that he only loves and cherishes the Pure Anglos of his own kin?


He hates taxes, hates the politicians, hates the Francos, hates The Anglos, hates the business owners, hates the tourists, he hates hates hates...well except for the rose colored stories of when he, as a boy in 1950, used to run naked through the fields of Foster singing English war songs and bashing bird nests with sticks.

It seems like this one-dimensional childish character of base simplicity has grown into an elderly one-dimensional character of base simplicity but the age seems to have worn down any glimmer of reason, wit and intelligence to about a four point font. His remarks and observations stand-out on his blog with the same class and sophistication as a hair-matted, pee-stained la-z-boy in the front yard of a hillbilly trailer park.

Hey Moooris, why don't you try starting a real tax-paying business in Brome Lake instead of bashing others? When people complain about how their tax dollars are being used it is one thing but if they are not even part of the system and just sit on a festering soap box of hatred and ignorance then they just sound foolish. Baiting people with blog posts and name calling and fueling misinformation and hatred is the hallmark of a small and unhealthy mind.

One thing residents of Brome Lake can be thankful for is that the SloMo "Maurice" Croghans of the world are slowly but surely disappearing under the watchful eye of a benevolent lord. It was fitting that when Conan O'Brien did his last Late Night show he spoke emotionally to the audience and said the one thing he despised most is what Morris Croghan represents: cynicism.

Times have changed old man.

Back when the Brome Lake Blog started it appeared that Brome Lake had a new forum for residents and even DestinationKnowlton.com announced the coming Blog with fanfare, but it soon turned to disappointment as the Blog slowly revealed itself to be a inbred forum run by a single dictator who wished to force views down people’s throats: let's look back...

What's that smell? The stench of ignorance and anger in a blog?
Dateline Brome Lake (2009) :Brome Lake has a new forum for residents. The Brome Lake Blog was started to allow citizens to express feelings on issues and discuss concerns about politics and life in Brome Lake.

Still in it's infancy, the blog isn't organized yet into categories and it's basically a free for all guestbook where people just toss their two cents into the ring...but some visitors are finding that if you don't agree with the agenda of the blog then you are told to just plain shut-up! Brome Lake Blog is available at bromelakeblog.com/

Started by resident Morris Croghan the new blog "is dedicated, but not limited to, relevant comments on the politics, commerce and general happenings in and around the Town of Brome Lake, Quebec, Canada. Comments must be in English and all will be subject to scrutiny before being published. Profanity, slander, sexist, or racist, comments will of course be barred.

We are looking for honestly held opinions ( that’s allowed in a free country ) be they politically correct or not." Hmmm...sounds like a nice concept but once inside people are finding that what that really translates into is something quite different. People are being insulted and there is no sense of humor in sight! If someone posts an idea the post is picked apart like a prairie dog by vultures. While it purports to be a forum for residents it seems that only three residents, the site directors, are posting their agenda which is hard to decipher through the rudeness.

Oh well, it at least shows that most people in Brome Lake have better things to do than waste their time on a local blog that seems to be doing nothing more than uniting the bozos! The blog has been operating for several weeks now and more public interest is growing as the 2009 Brome Lake Election approaches.

There are more and more folks leaving comments and asking questions and surely there are more and more visitors who come to see the latest issues and of perhaps to check out the comments to provide a little comedy relief! So far there has been little interesting political commentary and the appearances by the candidates in the Brome Lake Elections are as rare as a sighting of a groundhog on a wet February!

Brome Lake Blog The blog is not always easy to navigate and there appears to be some name calling and trolling where answers and comments are laced with aggressive intolerance. If a point is made it is usually belittled if it tends to go against the blog owners personal viewpoints...of course since the Brome Lake Blog is a personal creation without any connection to the town it will likely remain a place for people to either beat the same drum or to be told to shut up and stop being stupid!

If a blog solicits honestly held opinions then it should be tolerant to all opinions but there already appears to be some straying from issues solely focused on Brome Lake as Federal Government bill's regarding benefits to new Canadians seems to be a topic of discussion as well

"I don’t like bigots. I don’t like liars. I don’t like agenda driven Anglophobes. I don’t like meaningless political speak. I don’t like dirty tap water. I don’t like what my towns become. I don’t like phony “Baie St Paul” advocates. I don’t like Anglo panderers. I don’t like decrepit, defunct Anglo Foundations." says one post by the blog manager.

Another post: "Wisdom Era Councilors at it Again ! I see ha! ha! that George Bristol ha! ha!, Larry “No show” Fairholm ha! ha! ha! and Alain ha! ha! ha! “the linguist” Gautier are running again ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!Come on fellows, give us taxpayers a break, surely you jest ? The new administration will have plenty of toxic left over Wisdom deadwood to contend with as it is, in Carke, Bourret.

George I’m sure would spend more time in West Brome if he could, but those terrible WB roads, almost impassable ! ( except to Bel Canto events). Larry “no show” Fairholm, seldom attends meetings, but is never absent on payday. Could be he is usually trapped on the other side of the lake while the provincial roads department goes about it’s never ending task of changing all the bridges and diverting all the ditches into Brome Lake.As to Mr Gauthier, Alain once showed some glimmer of commitment to doing the right thing (bilingual resolution 2008-10-355) but in the end folded and morphed into a mouthpiece for the Wisdom, Carke, Bourret team. Went down with the ship Alain ? Time for all to say goodbye. "

And another: "...answer my questions, but remember no spinning and no political speak, just good solid answers. This is a blog, not a polite wine and cheese lying contest."

Morris Croghan and the Brome Lake BlogIt's not clear how people will react to such comments and posts but it would be un-likely that any political candidates would show up on the blog with all the name calling and quite probable that the blog could end up being nothing more than a vent for a few malcontents who want to sling mud on anything that moves! Let's face it if someone says "I find your Blog, and in particular, your comments, irrelevant, malicious and uninformed" and then they are called "stupid" then there doesn't appear to much headway made towards constructivity.

Indeed the Blog owner is posting hatred and ignorance and name-calling and finger wagging all the while seeming to say that the problem with Brome Lake is that 50years have passed buy and progress has happened. Progress, good and bad, happens to every town so for the Brome Lake Blog owner to pine for lost youth is rather sad.

Morris Croghan and The Brome Lake Blog have reached new lows in intelligent commentaryWord around the water cooler is that commenting on the blog is pointless and it is all a waste of time and just a platform for hatred and ignorance as well as pointless name calling and mud raking.

Unfortunately the people who have started this project seem unable to create and simply wish to destroy with attacks on people in the Town. Dissing this website is as pathetic as it gets! In the little world where the Brome Lake Blogger leaders dwell there is a population of knuckle draggers who seem to live in some delusional world of malicious self-importance and self-righteousness.

No-one is allowed to have a screen name, posts are deleted if they don't fit the tastes of this one man show. The owner of the blog seems to find the time to insult the Destination Knowlton website for some reason...see what happens when you try and give someone a voice? I guess we learned our lesson on that one!

2010 Update from the Brome Lake Blog mudhole: Now Morris Croghan has threatened to sue because we referred to him as Maurice Croghan!

Some more from Morris "not Maurice" Croghan Fulford was sent in a nice email to our website : "All I want from you is that you get your DK ranting away from my fathers good name. When I enter "Maurice Croghan" on Google and press search, your disgusting Knowlton piss-ant ravings appear. I want you to man up and clear the internet of your creepy writings on "Maurice Croghan" .I don't care what you have to do or where you have to go to get it done., just do it. My dad's been gone since 1978 and is no way deserving of having your DK garbage come up, when the name he was known by in Quebec hockey "Maurice Croghan" is searched on Google. I don't care what you think or write about me, to my mind you are as irrelevant now in Shady Nook NS or NB, or wherever the hell you are, as you were here in Knowlton. A passing through transient who won't stay long. Long gone from Knowlton, you couldn't make it here and probably won't in Cozy Harbor. I've seen your types come and go for 40 years. GET A REAL JOB AND GIVE YOUR OLD LADY A BREAK. Frankly I was stunned at the civility of your accommodating letter of yesterday. Not in keeping with your piss-ant, s lackey image. Could this be the same we all knew so well from the car wash ? Sure is, your email today proves it. I see you were busy last night modifying your piece about me on your failed Destination Knowlton site. No news to comment on in Back Bay today ? No trees leaning ? No cracks in the pavement to report ? Got any pavement in Backwater Bay ? I'm going to tell you one more time little man, get your bulshit away from my fathers name when "Maurice Croghan" is searched. Why not send me your real world address. Lots of time on my hands, I would be happy to drive down to Sneaky Cove and provide you with what you really need to convince you to remove your internet bulshit for good. Your Pal Morris Croghan"

Nice, Morris Croghan, son of hockey "legend" Moe Croghan, threatening people! Meanwhile he has no trouble name calling a politician Alain when his name is Alan...trying to insult people by frenchifying their name and then getting bloody steamed when someone dare call him Maurice Croghan...looks like the frenchification fun only goes one way, eh SloMo?? Call Judge Judy! We have a case of slander here!! How sad. This whole scene reminds me of a Gerry Springer episode...the one where this bus driving loser named George brings out his seven kids all named George Jr. and you jsut know that they are all destined for a life of similar loserness...yep...this is like Gerry Springer...the trailer trash and self-righteous dingbats crap on their own floor and them blame someone else for the stink!

And of course there is this lovely request we recieved...goodness...someone needs lessons in public relations!

"David Mulligan, Formerly of the Town of Brome Lake Que. Your old friend Morris Croghan here. If you are not looking for trouble Dave you better get your Destination Knowlton rant about my name being "Maurice" off the internet and soon. My dad played professional hockey in Quebec city back in the 30's and was mistakenly referred to as "Maurice Croghan". He let it stand. When "Maurice Croghan" is searched, looking for my his hockey stats etc. your dirty, demented, little inspired dribble about me appears. I am not going to let your bulshit hang around and be associated with my father any longer. I am dead serious, I have a birth certificate which I will happily show to any judge, what do you have ? While it's true two can play the defamation game Dave, I would much prefer to hit you in your pocketbook. I'm giving you 30 (thirty) days to rid the internet and Destination Knowlton of your maniacal rantings before I take legal action against you. If you think I'm joking, ignore this warning. I will post this on my blog (bromelakeblog.com) and will be in touch with you again early October. In the unlikely event that you've wised up a little since leaving here and decide to comply, send me an email. Your Pal "Crogles"

Funny how he makes a little slip saying when people search for "my" hockey stats...Morris...what position did you play?

Very good ! A real classy piece of work! To read more from the mouth of Morris "not Maurice" Croghan Visit the BromeLakeBlog and decide for yourself if it is a representation of the real viewpoints of Brome Lake or if it is a vocal minority of trolling bullies exposing their true colors, bigotry with a mix of ignorance, hatred and cranky old fartinessness www.bromelakeblog.com :

PS: Funny though...on March 21, 2010 at 12:36 Morris signed his letter Morris "Maurice" Croghan? Odd...that he signs Maurice Croghan but then insists that is not his name...well we have the screen shot with time stamp to show the judge. So drop the puck boys, this will be an NHL hattrick for DK!!

But first lets recall that Morris insists his name is not Maurice but these screenshots shows he happily signs his own blog posts with the name "Maurice". Go on...click one of the pictures below and you see how he signs his posts...now if this sudden change isn't proof of something odd then I don't know what is!.







He shoots he scores!! Call the solicitors...as ye reap so shall ye sow!

Well hold on...let's not forget one proud statistic that Morris Croghan has:



Third place out of three entries in the cake contest at the Brome Fair!

Raise the cup Momo! Next year try Duncan Hines!

 

Oh but wait...maybe that cake was not made by BromeLakeBlog Croghan??? Oh my....what a complicated story from such a podunk backwater little town!! Call Gerry Springer!!!!


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