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  • Herb Morrison
    March 18, 2011 - 14:27

    Your column is both timely and thought -provoking. There are a couple of observations that I would like to make. First of all, Orwell's comment regarding the use of cliches indicates that he didn't do any writing or speaking for an audience of Newfoundlanders.and Labradorians, as the ones Iknow, use cliches liberally. It's a part of the cuture. The second observation I would like to make witth regard to your editiorial is yoour use of the word cacophony. I studies preaching during the time that i spent in graduate school. One of the many pieces of adivce I recieved was: "never use a fifty- cent word when a five cent word will serve the purpose. Finally, you referenced people who write letters to the editor using this or other means to do so. My pet peeve is not necessarily with what people express using any particular medium. The fact that people expect to be heard and heeded while hiding behind a pseudonym is really troubling.

  • Political Patronage has to go
    March 18, 2011 - 07:55

    Political Patronage has to stop. Once the top government officials select the ones they want as political appointees, the game is on, it then trickles right down the line of the bureaucratic system where the lower on the scale use blackmail because they know of someone who got a job through that system and they expect the same. Political Patronage has been so detrimental to our province's economic state that it has held up back wards for 62 years. NEVER, under that system does the more adept candidate get the job. We have to put an end to that type of corruption and hire those who will focus on what is best for our province and that which is presently ailing it.