"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Proud, strong, intellectually incoherent

From Our Dear Scrum on Monday:
So, y’know, we know the hardships, and we know what it’s like to be in receipt of [equalization], and I don’t think any of the provinces want to receive equalization at any point in time, but we’re just very proud and honoured and very pleased that in fact, right now, we can go it alone, and mumble mumble — excuse me, don’t quote me on that, we can go it on our own, from that perspective.
Not “go it alone”, but rather “go it on our own, from that perspective”?

Gee, thanks for clarifying that! Two totally different things, going it alone and going it on our own. What a truly awesome lawyer it must take to appreciate that distinction. But what about the go-forward basis? Won’t someone think of the go-forward basis? Oh, wait:
We certainly hope to be proud non-recipients of equalization on a go-forward basis.

But, seriously dood, in that case, what was up with the never-ending five-year battle to maximize both the amount and duration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s equalization entitlements?

And why does no one ever ask?


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