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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cabinet government

In the 2003 election campaign, platform Danny Williams pledged to make government more accountable, including by expanding Access to Information laws to allow the release of cabinet documents.

That, of course, didn't happen. Indeed, he has made government more open and accountable by making it less open and accountable.

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Government by Opposites.

But despite the clampdown, these past 48 hours have offered an unprecedented, and bizarre, look into the cabinet room.

This is what His Premierosity, and his hapless, hopeless, government, spend their time on.

This.
The Telegram also spoke to O’Brien Wednesday.

The minister said the email was discussed at the cabinet table in March 2009, and he’s been “stewing” about it ever since.
This.

The Email.

This is what they burn up cabinet time talking about.

That is, when cabinet isn't interrupted by an urgent message from outside the room that someone said Something Bad about His Premierosity on the talk radio machine, and so He rushes out of the cabinet meeting to the nearest phone to respond before the host signs off.

This what they spend time and money on.

This.

Unbelievable?

No — eminently believable.

A person's mental health is there own business.

But there is something — for lack of a better word — crazy, going on inside the machinery of his government, for something like this to have ever been brought to the cabinet table of a province of Canada whose Premier isn't named Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis.

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7 Comments:

At 9:55 PM, October 28, 2010 , Blogger Peter said...

Have you been tipping a few?
First, it's Kevin O'Brien.
Second, since when did "was discussed" became "burned up hours of precious cabinet time on"? Were you there?
Perhaps they actually discussed important issues the other 99.9 per cent of the time. Who knows?
And why are you ignoring the elephant in the room?
So many questions.

 
At 10:43 PM, October 28, 2010 , Blogger WJM said...

First, it's Kevin O'Brien.

What's Kevin O'Brien?

Second, since when did "was discussed" became "burned up hours of precious cabinet time on"? Were you there?

No. Were you?

"Hours" is your interpolation, BTW.

Perhaps they actually discussed important issues the other 99.9 per cent of the time. Who knows?

Indeed.

BUT THE FACT THAT THEY SPENT ANY TIME AT ALL ON THIS IS STAGGERING.

And why are you ignoring the elephant in the room?

Point out the elephant.

So many questions.

I am glad to know you have learned to recognize and ask questions.

Would that you had done so some time before, say, 2007.

 
At 7:11 AM, October 29, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Does your motivation in this comment come from likeing Danny or hating Craig or both, Peter?

 
At 9:11 AM, October 29, 2010 , Blogger Peter said...

Wally:
Why is it you pretend not to understand my wit or innuendo when it's criticism of your point, but always give it a wink and a nod otherwise?

Ed:
You're asking me about motivation?
My motivation, I guess, is to call people on partisan crap when I see it. Your blog is a goldmine.
Here's what I can't understand.
All of us (me included) have criticized the premier for arrogant rude, bombastic behaviour. But when a toxic, self-important clown like Westcott comes along, you happily look the other way, only because his foe is your foe.
It's like you guys are Fox News and Craig is Glenn Beck.

 
At 8:44 PM, October 29, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Peter, I can only take it that your need to spew bile and invective as you did just now comes from some deep-rooted psychic pain that you have not dealt with. The sort of negativity you display far too regularly online is genuinely unhealthy.

As tempting as it would be to lash back in kind and meet your savagery with an equal dose of misery, I can only say that you have my deepest sympathy. I hope you can do something constructive to exorcise the demons that are evidently causing you great torment.

 
At 10:35 PM, October 29, 2010 , Blogger Peter said...

God bless you, Ed. Can you recommend an exorcist?

 
At 11:37 PM, October 29, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Sorry man, never had to cope with whatever is fucking you up big-time.

 

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