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  • Edward Power
    July 17, 2012 - 22:43

    Lord help us, John Smith is now an authority on the eligibility criteria for Newfoundland and Labrador citizenship....... (Well said, Abdul, well said indeed.)

  • Maggy Carter
    July 17, 2012 - 17:48

    We know there are people out there who keep badly behaved pit bull terriers – often because the animals match their owner temperaments. These dogs can be nasty at the best of times but especially if they manage to get off their leash. The Muskrat debate is at a bit of a lull during these dog days of summer. Unable to growl and snap at government's critics, Smith grows more frustrated by the day. Not surprising then that he jumped the fence and is now attacking people who pose no threat to his masters. Never mind how long you’ve lived here, says Smith, if you weren’t born here you can’t claim to be a Newfoudlander. In one fell swoop, he's offended thousands of people who have chosen to live in this province, who have contributed to its vitality and growth for years, and who have been taking for granted that they were Newfoundlanders. Smith's handlers need to get him back on his leash right away. It is possible however, that Wangersky is being targeted - not because he was born elsewhere - but because he has been a constant critic of the Muskrat deal.

  • Cyril Rogers
    July 17, 2012 - 15:53

    Welcome home, Mr. Wangersky! I have always felt disgust at those who deride our CFA's, especially those like you, who have a passionate interest in the well-being of this province. Keep up the great writing and keep holding our leaders to account. Too many of us born and bred Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have let our politicians get away with corruption and largesse for far too long. I,for one, thank you for your invaluable contributions.

  • Pierre Neary
    July 17, 2012 - 14:42

    Welcome home Russell !! In all seriousness I considered you an NL'er anyway.

  • Eli
    July 17, 2012 - 13:47

    ABUL, you shoud know better than expose your pea-sized brain in public. Stund chauvinist!

    • Abdul saieed
      July 17, 2012 - 14:24

      Your cunning refute aside, my name is spelt Abdul.

    • David
      July 17, 2012 - 14:44

      A cunning refute? I thought it was Chevy Tahoe.

  • Abdul Saieed
    July 17, 2012 - 10:35

    Who are you to determine who is and who isn't a Newfoundlander? Stupid chauvinist.

  • John Smith
    July 17, 2012 - 09:25

    If you were not born here you will never be a newfoundlander...

    • Simon
      July 17, 2012 - 10:45

      Unless your ancestors murdered a Beothuck, you're not a real Newfoundlander. Ahhh, cultural purity.

    • Whining, entitled, work-ethically bankrupt worker
      July 17, 2012 - 11:47

      Please tell us, David, how we can be more like you. Can I take night classes at CONA on how to be a pompous, self-important blow-hard, or is that the sort of thing you're just born with? One other question, Your Wonderfulness, shouldn’t you be working right now rather than spending your time casting judgement on us lowly plebes? Not that I’m questioning your work ethic...

    • David
      July 17, 2012 - 14:52

      ...because of the thousands of small-minded, petty John Smiths who need desparately to cling to the lie that being a Newfoundlander is something uniquely wonderful, and who will hold it over you for life because it's all they got. I've met homeless people with more smarts, optimism and work ethic than far too many people here..

  • Ron Tizzard
    July 17, 2012 - 07:52

    As a writer, you'll never experience that feeling of being 'adrift' at times, with all the wharves you have to 'tie-up' to. Welcome aboard!

  • Ron Tizzard
    July 17, 2012 - 07:21

    And, I was always fearful for you, Russell, that you were beginning to think and sound like a Newfoundlander...poor fella! And, it was your inheritance all the time....Any treasure chests to be dug-up! A few taters! Are we related...I knows me letters backwards...like ya! Welcome home buddy.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    July 17, 2012 - 07:13

    Ah, ah. Newfoundland roots, Russell. Where else could you have gotten that writing talent?