- April 20, 2013 - 08:19
“There is no evidence that the member made actual comments on this site that would directly connect her to the offensive statements.” Even though Ross wiseman found no fault like pilot he said who do you want to crucify Dunderdale or Rogers all government members shouted Rogers.Despicable.
- Stephen D Redgrave
- April 19, 2013 - 09:13
Another great article, The Telegram is on a roll today. "Mr speaker, you may advise our house leader Mr King that the public is most definitely paying attention to politics" It is embarrassing to read Mr Kings words knowing he represents our population on the global stage. Clearly, Mr King and Kathy Dunderdale do not represent the average Newfoundlander. They don't come close. When words are spoken before thought, this is a treatable disease. We have the power to end this nonsense. In the words of Jean luc Picard...Make it so!
- April 18, 2013 - 13:18
Everone here must be over 40 with no idea how facebooks website works. I I add you as a friend and you accept but I hate you I can add you to any group I please which happened here. I don't expect a bunch of fossils here to understand.
- Cyril Rogers
- April 18, 2013 - 11:29
Ms Rogers, if prudent, would have stepped away from any involvement or association with this group but the only person who should be held accountable is the person or persons who made the threats. I am extremely critical of this administration most of the time but would never stoop so low as to wish any personal harm to the Premier or any of her colleagues. Their reaction, though, was completely off-base and but one more example of the profound lack of judgement and total disrespect they are showing for opponents. The Speaker made a contemptible ruling and I am one of many who feel he has become even more hyper-partisan than his predecessor. The honourable thing for him to do would be to resign....as he has lost the ability to be impartial. This incident shows yet again the childish, immature nature of this whole administration and is another reason why I have such little faith in their ability to pilot the Muskrat Falls deal through to completion. It may happen, but, as I have stated ad nauseum, it will be to the grave financial disadvantage of this province. This group is offering no leadership and are selling this province out in the interests of big business.
- Bryce Wrightly
- April 18, 2013 - 10:32
So Gerry Rodgers doesn't know what groups or beliefs she's endorsing in a public medium. The people of St. John's Centre must be thrilled at the level of representation.
- April 18, 2013 - 09:12
Over supper tonight, announce to your family that under no circumstances will you ever vote PC again. Your voting age family members are free to make up their own minds. But let them know where you stand. Start a conversation like that and in 2015 the PC party will be a thing of the past.
- Too Funny
- April 18, 2013 - 10:44
Done that back in 2003 with the Liberals. I don't think it really accomplished anything.
- April 18, 2013 - 08:59
The details and fall out of this latest debacle by the Blunderdale PCs are astounding and disturbing to say the least. They have sunk to a new low in what can only be described as a monumentally disasterous tenure at government; it has been an implosion and collapse of truly epic proportions. Still waiting for Darin King, Ross Wiseman and Kathy Dunderdale to apologize to Gerry Rogers. I think Ms. Rogers should sue for slander and libel.
- April 18, 2013 - 08:35
If Gerry Rogers is guilty, anyone and everyone on Facebook is guilty. The offensive comments were made on Facebook. All members of Facebook are guilty, if we accept Speaker Wiseman's decision, and this government's logic.
- Face It
- April 18, 2013 - 08:22
This isn't a problem with social media. Its a problem with the premier and her not wanting to be held accountable and her inability/willingness to communicate effectively to the people.
- Bryce Wrightly
- April 18, 2013 - 10:34
If accountability is the problem, shouldn't Rodgers be accountable for what she endorses on facebook?
- Goodness me
- April 18, 2013 - 08:16
Just another reason to remain anonymous in the online world.
- Tory Firetruck Blue
- April 18, 2013 - 08:10
I heard what darin king said during the tories attack of Gerry Rogers. If you play the audio of Hansard back words then we can hear the real meaning of what darnit king was trying to get to. We hear it from the Backbenchers, that have nothing else better to do, every day.
- April 18, 2013 - 07:18
We have an even worse problem when "social media engagement" staff were retained at full pay while prosecutors, sheriff's officers and wildlife workers were laid off. It is an indication of how horribly skewed this government's priorities are if they consider Twitter to be more important than either justice or the environment.