- October 13, 2010 - 16:51
Peter: The change to Newfoundland and Labrador was politically motivated. My Newfoundland includes Labrador-----.....I am tired of hearing such utterances as....." We are proud Newfoundlanders and Labradorians--" Its cumbersome, foolish and unnecessary in my view----I am not a Newfoundlander and a Labradorian---I am a Newfoundlander pure and simple---
- October 13, 2010 - 12:13
I usually enjoy Peter's commentary. I am more than a little put off today by the fact that 'Ed Hominem, and Labradore-right blog topics and mantras consistently creep into "Telly" editorials, Cheers and Jeers, and Russell Waynegretkzy soliloquies (operative word here is creep). In the same paper tin which Peter sings the chorus to Wally's neverending song, Ed Hollett's blog post shows up almost verbatim in Cheers and Jeers. Be careful, "If you lie down with dogs, you will catch fleas.", the people's paper should not parrot the never ending song of hate that permeates those two online hatefests. They remind me of OLF's comment about one of his peers: "He is a bag of skin, filled with hate." Heave away, Newfoundlandis part of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Leo P Nolan
- October 12, 2010 - 10:47
Let's get rid of all the hyphonated names in the PROVINCE, Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Grand Falls-Windsor; New-Wes-Valley etc. And for God's sake "Holy Heart Of Mary Regional High School" What a waste of time, ink, typing, printing and breath expressing these monikers. There was a time when "Aren smarn?" and "Narn" were understood. Newfoundland and Labrador? Come on! Le Quebecois refer to us as Terre Neuve, why not re-instate "Terra Nova" (Latin) as early maps illustrate. Weaker Premiers of the Province gave in to the threats by the Quebec politicians to continue reaping the rewards of the resources in the "Big Land"; and benefiting from the Churchill Falls give away; the growth of "Sept Isles" as the service hub for the iron ore mines in Lab West, no wonder they still feel they own this territory. To counter, the government of the day established an RNC detachment in Lab West. We buckled under these terrorist like tactics by a nationalist province. Or should I say nation? Terra Nova it should be!