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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The enduring shame of Mr. Speaker

In the wierd little self-contained world that is the Bow-Wow Parliament, this is an unparliamentary word:
dundernomics
To wit, from the half-wit excuse of a Speaker, after Tuesday's Question Period:
The Chair is always reluctant to interrupt during Question Period since we allot a specific time. There has been language used in the last two days in Question Period by the hon. the Leader of the Opposition which is clearly unparliamentary when she references a certain type of economics and references a member’s name describing that process.

I ask the hon. member, that in the future if she would be kind enough not to be using unparliamentary language and reference her questions in a different way.
On the other hand, according to the same half-witted Speaker's years of turning a deaf ear to it, these phrases would appear to be entirely Parliamentary:
Williams government

Premier Williams

Premier Williams
Indeed, not minutes before Yvonne Jones dropped her "dundernomics" bomb, the equally sad-sack Minister of Something Dave Denine said, in a Minister's Statement:
I rise today to acknowledge the recipients of the 2011 URock Volunteer Awards. This past Saturday night we had an amazing awards gala where we were delighted to have our Premier, the hon. Kathy Dunderdale, present the eight deserving recipients with their awards.

Or, as Minister of Something Else Clyde Jackman said on May 9th:
Now, under the leadership of Premier Dunderdale, you will see that we will take this Province in a direction which will be very positive and which will impact very positively on our children and our grandchildren. That is where we have to be thinking longer out.

It would appear that any string of utterances that includes the syllables "dunder" is unparliamentary.

Except when it isn't.

Mr. Speaker: do your job.

Do your job, Mr. Speaker.

Not selectively.

Not in a biased manner.

Do your job, and if you aren't prepared to do your job, let someone else take over.

Do your job, Mr. Speaker.

Do. Your. Job.

And get your left ear to an audiologist.

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2 Comments:

At 12:00 PM, May 18, 2011 , Blogger One Woman said...

This government will leave a legacy of abuse of power. It would be nice to cut that legacy short in October.

 
At 11:22 PM, May 18, 2011 , Blogger Shannon Reardon said...

You're presuming he knows how.

 

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