Wake up, voters, and smell the coffee

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— Only a fool repeats the same

mistake and expects different results.

It is with absolute and utterly incredulous dumfoundedness in which I observe the daily workings and legerdemain of this provincial government, and equally baffling is the epidemic of apathy of the regular citizens.

First they get elected and take a six-month hiatus from the House of Assembly — which they never told the electorate about before we voted — but we were told by Her Majesty that the House really serves no purpose, pretty much.

A report a while back suggested half the bridges in the province can’t meet proper standards, the provincial ferry system and fleet has and is so poorly underfunded it has become a tragicomedy, schools, recreational facilities and health-related entities remain at the bursting point, especially on the rapidly growing Avalon.

No money, except for Muskrat Falls

Bill 29 was introduced to help this Orwellian and sometimes subversive government micro-manage the backbenchers and bureaucrats, half the province still has undrinkable water, yet there they were the consummate bullies ramming Muskrat Falls through, with all the accompanying hoopla of “We’ve arrived … no more have-not … we have to think big,” etc.

Then, of course, we are told weeks later that the coffers are empty, with hiring freezes, cutbacks to infrastructure investment, and so on.

People, wake up. We all know that this BlackBerry-obsessed bunch of sycophants are going to cut, deceive and bully for the next two years, wherein they will then offer to pave your lawn and massage your bunions before the next election. A few of them will move on to the trough of the Senate, while a few others will take a nice, fat appointment from some corporation.

It is not about revolution, large protests, etc., but regular voters really should try to exercise some sort of memory when the Tories come trolling next election.

Only a fool …

Glenn Brazil

Bell Island

Geographic location: Glenn BrazilBell Island

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  • Frank
    February 25, 2013 - 08:40

    The conspiracy theorists are alive and well here! Are you people for real? So you are saying the government has spent no money on infrastructure, schools and hospitals? Take off the blinders!

  • Corporate Psycho
    February 24, 2013 - 19:29

    Sadly that's why I use a fake name. I occasionally work at the CB. These people will stoop to anything and don't ever forget it. Paul Lane has exposed this. The Telegram should look into your story more.

  • Winston Adams
    February 23, 2013 - 11:08

    On Jan 31 the day I was to make a presentation to the PUB regarding the present power rate hike, with analysis to show power costs to consumers could be reduced through efficiency measures, a summons was being drafted against me ( on what seems a unrelated matter that was dormant for 7 years). I made the presentation. A week later, early on a Saturday morning, a knock came on the door, the summons was delivered.I was still in bed, and my wife was given the papers. I failed to inquire if theyy wore black suits. And besides, she is visually impaired. I have to appear in court. Go figure....I learned this week that Nalcor uses our tax dollars to spy on us. I am probably on their list as "a known critic" The summons seems unrelated, but the timing ...... and it was from a government agency. I can only say that it has rattled me.

  • Corporate Psycho
    February 23, 2013 - 09:23

    The trail of corruption this government will leave is going to be astounding. Only a fool....

  • Foghorn Leghorn
    February 23, 2013 - 08:36

    Glenn, after this week you better be careful what you say about the Dunderdale Regime. Don't be alarmed if you see men in black suits arriving at your house to erase your memory. I think they are game for just about anything.