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

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Proud, stubborn, and dunderheaded

The Canadian Forces website has an interesting and informative write-up and photo gallery about Operation LAMA, the domestic disaster-relief operation which took place on the Bonavista and Burin peninsulas in the wake of Hurrican Igor last September:

More than 80 isolated communities were affected in Newfoundland and most heavily hit were the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas. Food was distributed on behalf of the Government of Canada to 1,200 people who lived in 18 communities that included Plate Cove, Hodderville, Little Catalina, Kings Cove, Stock Cove, Bonavista, Duntara, Grand Le Pierre, Harbour Mille, Open Hall, Tickle Cove, Red Cliff, Little Heart’s Ease, Keels, Brichy Cove, Amherst Cove and Newman’s Cove.
If you live in Plate Cove, Hodderville, Little Catalina, Kings Cove, Stock Cove, Bonavista, Duntara, Grand Le Pierre, Harbour Mille, Open Hall, Tickle Cove, Red Cliff, Little Heart’s Ease, Keels, Brichy Cove, Amherst Cove or Newman’s Cove, or elsewhere in the Igor-affected regions, or, for that matter, anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador where you have been helpfully insulated from the sheer scale of the incompetence that was seven years of Danny Williams-Government, then you'll be wantin' to read this impressive investigative report by Mallory Clarkson of the Transcontinental weekly newspaper The Packet, along with the related editorial by Barbara Dean-Simmons.

14 Comments:

At 7:35 AM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

And then you can listen to cabinet ministers insist they didn;t need all that federal help anyway.

Front line provincial workers did an outstanding job.

Yet again, though the senior management end of things failed spectacularly.

 
At 10:05 AM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

"failed spectacularly"...is that so? A spectacular failure???

Like Brad Cabana are you suggesting that the army and cheques should have arrived before Igor? This commentary is priceless....Do you realize that most people who read this nonsense realize that your comments are rooted in partisan tripe. Keep up the comments....it only adds to the fact that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. I look forward to more

 
At 10:32 AM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

As long as Danny's little skit on 22 Minutes wasn't inconveniently interrupted then the best interests of Newfoundlanders were served.

It is important to the nation that Our Dear Leaders take to the airwaves during times of crisis.

 
At 11:26 AM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

Ed:
You soundly scolded people who dared question the search and rescue service after the Cougar crash. Now you soundly scold the government because it took a couple of days to assess the damage before calling in the troops. I know you're a military nut, but are you actually their hired PR person?

 
At 11:53 AM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

Peter, you're kidding, right?

 
At 12:23 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

@Peter...

This is a concerted attempt to play on emotions while attempting to incite Chicken Little views! Reading Ed's comments in isolation.... one would think that the "crisis" resulted in complete havoc and chaos. How silly! That's why I hope the commentary keeps up so that more than a few readers tune into the actual message and motivation from Ed. It is quite telling.

Also find the absence of commentary about the recent Shrimp reduction quite telling as well. Not a peep from Ed about the Libs position on this....which is the staus quo. The hell with conservation...it must be a plot hatched by Dunderdale and Harper...yea, that's it!!

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the Post either. This is not on his agenda

 
At 12:25 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

This is a concerted attempt to play on emotions while attempting to incite Chicken Little views!

So.... it's a bad thing to play on emotions or claim the sky is falling, or both?

 
At 12:48 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

I'm not kidding, Mark. There are a few things the province might have done better, but the exaggeration spewing from Ed, both during Igor and now, is nothing short of astonishing. You'd think it was tantamount to Michael Brown's handling of Katrina.
No one starved to death or died waiting for rescue. A bunch of communities were cut off for a couple of days. Period.
In the wake of Cougar, Ed slammed anyone and everyone who dared question the Canadian Forces search and rescue response, or the way it's set up in this province.
Now he is positing a monumental failure of the province's emergency response out of thin air.
The Packet story states the facts in a very straightforward way. The picture most people would draw from it is that the province spent about 48 hours assessing the damage under difficult circumstances, then called in the troops when it was clear they were needed. Nothing more.

 
At 1:06 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

...a concerted attempt to play on emotions while attempting to incite Chicken Little views

You just described Danny Williams time in office better than I ever could. Thank you, Wm. Murphy.

...the province spent about 48 hours assessing the damage under difficult circumstances

With the cast of 22 Minutes in tow, no doubt.

...but are you actually their hired PR person

Nah. Too easy.

 
At 1:07 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

no Wally it is not "bad"...it just highlights the pathetic attempt to insert partisan bile on emotional issues.

 
At 1:10 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

OK, so it's bad to insert partisan bile on emotional issues, then?

 
At 1:19 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

Hey Mark

Newsflash....., Danny has left the Office. You should know this better than anyone during your time knocking on by-election doors.
The chicken Little view is classic Ed. Unfortunately for Ed...he is a lonely voice (except for his close friend and mentor Sue) whispering under the Liberal bed.

If only we could be as smart and insightful as Ed...sigh!!!

 
At 1:23 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

Murphy:

Be nice, or be deleted. Your call.

 
At 7:03 PM, June 17, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

I will be nice...but it would be very helpful if I can get your benchmark for "nice".

I can only assume that sarcasm does not reach the mark. Sorry but when I read drivel I get so caught up in the messenger and forget all about the issue being discussed.

I tend not to suffer fools gladly....apologies

 

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