Laughing at Liberal shenanigans

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I read with amusement Danny Dumaresque and Jim Bennett announcing their goal of becoming premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

My answer to that is “when pigs fly.”

How many times do the people have to reject Dumaresque before he gets the message.

I keep wondering which letter in “No” is giving him problems.

Newfoundlanders have better sense than to elect Dumaresque to any political position other than dogcatcher.

Now lets look at Jim Bennett. He became leader of the Liberal party a few years ago and he blew that after a few months.

That begs the question as to why should the people elect this has-been again?

The greater majority of the time he opens his mouth, it’s only hot air that escapes from it.

No substance to anything he says.

It seems to me that the reason the Liberals called out Dumaresque, Bennett and Antle  to run for the leadership was  to split the vote so Cathy Bennett won’t win.

Just watch the plum appointments they will get if the Liberals were to form the government under Dwight Ball.

I enjoy watching the Liberals tearing themselves apart again. The only hope in hell the Liberals have in forming a government is if Cathy Bennett is elected as their leader, but the collection of clowns in that party are too stupid to recognize it.

I would suggest that Kathy Dunderdale is lighting candles at the Basilica on a daily basis praying one of the three losers is elected. Call me if you should run out of matches, Kathy.


Don Lester

St. John’s

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  • Don
    August 02, 2013 - 19:36

    t's so nice to see all the liberals reading my letter.

  • Rick
    July 26, 2013 - 16:46

    What's... the hell going on back home...Is this what Mr Ball call a healthy competition...By dragging the liberal party name though the mud...It don't say much about him and the other four candidates... The fives candidates should of demands Mr Murphy name be on the ballot...Instead cloud of darkness on the Leadership race...Tell me are you happy to be wearing red now...Knowing somebody right was taking away...

  • Sherry
    July 26, 2013 - 15:59

    Thank you Don for writting this article...No wonder more and more people are leaving home for the mainland...Because there no justice at home...Can't even run a honest campaign...So much for our leaders

  • Corporate Psycho
    July 25, 2013 - 19:43

    Yes Don we all know that Cathy is good buddies with your Demi god Little man Dan. I even heard Tony the Tory on open line praising her. BTW have a look at the polls. Lol

  • Scott
    July 25, 2013 - 13:38

    Mr Just the facts...On July 5/2013...One Mr Murphy turn in his paper...Concerning the Liberal Leadership race...just to have them turn down...He didn't turn in 50 names on his Nomination paper...But 64 names...Not just the minimum of 50...And he didn't just turn in 10 difference district...He turn in 11 difference district...Once more not the minimum of 10..6 - districts from the west coast...1 - district in gfw...and four districts from around st john's....And he did all this in two days...You tell me should this man be in the race...or out...And the thing...had nothing to do with his cheque...Only reason the liberal wants him out,,,because this man show leadership...Read the article of june 24/2013 in the western star...By Mr Murphy...That will explain itself

  • Dianne
    July 25, 2013 - 13:12

    Don...Don't worry what people are saying...The Provincial Liberal leadership race is false as a three dollars bill...Everybody know what going on...And then they wonder why no one go out to votes...

  • Bobby
    July 25, 2013 - 11:55

    Don, I bet having your day in the sun and getting your john flushed at the same wasn't what you expected.

  • John Smith
    July 25, 2013 - 10:14

    You are right on the money Mr. lester...however, I will say that Antle is on par with dumaresqe as being the worst of the lot. I heard him on the radio the other day and it was embarrassing to listen to...he had not one answer to give, but just evaded issues, and side stepped every question that was put to him...truly pathetic...

    • Willi Makit
      July 25, 2013 - 10:46

      Ha - the behaviour you describe sounds like our current premier and all members of cabinet included! Can you see the irony there John?

  • Just the facts
    July 25, 2013 - 08:03

    OK Mr. Lester lets look at the facts, not the hatred and insults that you throw out. Education -Mr. Dumaresque ‘education and Mr. Bennett’s compare to Ms. Bennett. Just the facts please. Lets compare The fisheries. Who knows the file better? Mr. Dumaresque was a business man running a fish plant for the last 17 years. Mr. Bennett has been fisheries critic in the House of Assembly for a while. Do you think they know the issues? Just the facts please. Lets compare Muskrat Falls - I listen to Mr. Dumaresque for 3 years and all the issues he brings up are spot on - you may not like him but if you listen to the message instead of destroying the messenger you actually might understand the Muskrat Falls issues a bit more. Just the facts please. Lets compare Rural Communties - Who do you think understands rural communties - enough said Just the facts please. Lets compare Experiences - Mr. Bennett has been in the house of Assembly for a couple of years. Mr. Dumaresque has been in the house for 7 years and was in the government with Mr. Clyde Wells as his parliamentary assistant. Just the facts please. Lets compare Mr. Lester before you go shooting your mouth off again, sit back and remember it is good for people to run and get involved with public life. People should be not ridiculed or named called or insulted - they should be encouraged. Mr. Lester --- Just the facts please. Lets compare

  • disgusted
    July 25, 2013 - 07:17

    don, unfortunately it's sheep like you that have this province in the state that it is in... your unfettered devotion to the pc party is no different than the unfettered love and devotion joey smallwood enjoyed..... people need to stop "cheering" for political parties like they were hockey teams.... have a look at the best candidates and vote accordingly.... stop being sheep, for the better of our province, show a little maturity, responsibility and grow up ffs.....

  • Calvin
    July 25, 2013 - 07:15

    Though I don't agree with all the content here, I did get a good chuckle Don. The Liberals have no leader, and until they do the PC's have nothing to worry about outside the surging NDP. I really think there are enough Newfoundlanders left who remember the mess made by the last Liberal government, which still dwarfs the poor management of the Dunderdale government.

  • Mike
    July 25, 2013 - 07:12

    Mr. Lester, your Tory blue colours are shining through, especially as you endorse the former Tory, Cathy Bennett. It is nothing new to see a candidate switch sides, but one must wonder what her motivations are given the likelihood that the Tory leadership will be up for grabs in the spring/summer of 2014. In the interests of full disclosure, I am not a liberal, but have very anti-Dunderdale sentiments and have every intention of voting liberal unless there is a total change in the Tory philosophy. I know Andrew Parsons, I trust Randy Edmund and while I do not like this new practice of interim leaders deciding to run for the job full-time, I believe both men are too honest to endorse someone that was not going to be a good leader. I believe they would remain silent before publicly endorsing someone they did not believe in. See you at the polls.

  • Sick of the shills
    July 25, 2013 - 06:59

    I'm sure Kathy has your number Don, butmight be simpler for her staffer to just ask for the matches when they send out your daily talking points.....

  • Eli
    July 25, 2013 - 06:05

    So if Cathy Bennett wins, her cabinet will be filled with squared-holed donuts? You could have a point there. In any cased you make it sound like a suicide mission all 'round for NL. I know b'y, we're better off under the boot of Bill 29.

  • Greg
    July 25, 2013 - 05:58

    Don if your going to compare candidates...Lease do it right...Never mind the FREE burgers you might get from Cathy Bennett...Asking people to back her... Lets have a look at the other three candidates to see whats do they have to offer.. Dwight Ball...Passing out pills over a counter...Great Cathy Bennett who make her living here...Support out side workers...Great Paul Antle...Business person...That about it...Great Don get the five of those so call liberal hopeful to answer one question... Here the question... How would they go about keeping our young people at home... Then call Mr Murphy of Corner Brook...Ask him the same question...Then you would be doing a servies for the people...Besides blowing wind

  • Betty
    July 25, 2013 - 05:44

    Don Lester...your so full of you know not even funny...The only reason our province of N&L can't grow...Because of people like yourself...That don't know your butt from a hole in the ground...Right now the Liberal party DON"T have a leader to offer to the people...All because of July 5/2013...Every where I go's...people are talking about what took place on July 5/2013...So once more in our history we are going to end up with a leader...That Will be USELESS as snow on a hot july day... In other words...JUST A MESS