Calling the kettle black

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On Tuesday, in one of her typical displays of bluster and bravado, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said of her government’s dealings with Hydro-Quebec: “we had to develop a strategy that left them out of the equation,” …. “That’s what we’ve done and we’ve done it successfully and they can’t stand it.”

How very revealing!

That’s exactly what she and her government did (via Bill 29) to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, when they railroaded us into the Muskrat Falls disaster.

And we can’t stand it either: that is one of the many reasons why Dunderdale and her bevy of boneless wonders deserve to be booted out in the next election.

Finally, while I am no fan of Hydro-Quebec’s treatment of this province, I really have to wonder about the premier’s level of self-awareness when she accuses Hydro-Quebec of arrogance.

As one of the most arrogant premiers to inflict herself upon us since the reign of that odious little dictator, Joey Smallwood, our premier seems blissfully unaware of her own totally contemptuous and contemptible disregard for the people of this province.

Tony Rockel


Organizations: Hydro-Quebec

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Greg
    July 29, 2013 - 06:09

    Tony. Look like the Liberal are holding there provincial leadership race behind close door' that the party you want people to vote for...I know your only having fun with everyone...Right

    • Tony Rockel
      July 29, 2013 - 09:43

      Greg, if you think I like the Lieberals or the Dippers any better than the PC's you are deluded.

  • Tony Rockel
    July 29, 2013 - 05:50

    Linda, I don't trust ANY of the parties in this province. Their members will say whatever they think it will take to get them elected, no matter how ridiculous their promises happen to be.

  • Ultra Vires
    July 29, 2013 - 04:06

    An unholy alliance is a coalition (CFLco) among seemingly antagonistic groups (HQ & Nalcor) for ad hoc or hidden gain. Like patronage (SNC-L), unholy alliances are not necessarily illegal, but unlike patronage, by its deceptive nature (bill 29) and often great financial resources (loan guarantee), an unholy alliance can be much more dangerous to the public interest.

  • Linda
    July 28, 2013 - 06:37

    Tony - Are you saying...Solution to our problem...Is to vote the PCS out...And turn the power of the province over to the N&L provincial Liberal...Sound to me your asking alot of the people...Sence the party don't even have a leader...Only five Liberal hopeful...When they are ask a question concerning muskrat fall's...Can't give a straight answer...In Ireland they have a name for people like that...Known as ( Crocked mouth) in other word...speaking out of both side of there mouth... What every suit the occasion...Let be fair...Have a look at each of them.. 1 - Mr Ball...Stand in Marystown...Tell the people in that community he see a future there...But in my community of Jackson Arm...He only see make work project...Follow by starvation.. 2 - Mr Bennett...Little confuse...Concerning the seals herd of Newfoundland...With the mad cow decease of Europe. 3 - Mr Dumaresque...The fishery is just a headache...But he telling the people he can help them...How is my question... 4 - Ms Bennett...Buy one of Mcdonalds out let...The foundation was already in place... 5 - Mr Antle...I know he can't answer a question when ask... Now Tony tell me who would you vote for out of the five...If this is whats you call good leadership... The liberal leadership race startes about four weeks ago...Nothing is happening..Not a sound...They must be dead...Or gone into hiding...All because of July 5/2013...All because of what they did to Mr Murphy...Because i know where ever i go...And people are talking politics...That one of the thing they bring up...

  • Betty
    July 27, 2013 - 14:18

    Tony you seem to be a man of words...But not a man of thought...As for that little man Joey Smallwood...He did more for this province of N&L...Then you will do in a life time...Let the man rest... As for muskrat falls it a good project... Why don't some one call Mr Murphy of Corner Brook...He will explain it to you...The benefits it will bring for the people... According to Mr Murphy...The project was put together...Not for the people...But for elite fews...and were going to pay

    • david
      July 29, 2013 - 16:38

      Joey Smallwood was a fool, an arrogant fool, and a delusional fool. The only bigger fools are people who sill don't admit or realize the legacy of irreparable damage he let behind.

  • Cyril Rogers
    July 27, 2013 - 10:50

    Your comparison of Premier Dunderdale to former Premier Smallwood is correct, insofar as the dictatorship issue goes, Tony, but his overall contributions will far far outweigh anything that the present first minister has ever doneor ever will do. He left a checkered legacy, without a doubt, but his achievements should never be underestimated either. I was one of many young people at the time who longed to see him go but, in hindsight, he made enormous contributions to the life of this province. His fatal flaw was that he stayed too most dictators do. Premier Dunderdale has never really fought hard to win any leadership race, nor has she had to engage in the kind of oratory displayed by Mr. Smallwood. Further, Mr. Smallwood was able to attract strong, independent people to his Cabinet....the very ones who often turned against him in the end. They are the ones who defied him and stopped some of his excesses, but who in this government would do likewise? The need for principle and determination was never greater than now but we have nothing but minions and cronies aligning themselves with this incompetent and arrogant administration. Who will be the first to step forward. We had better not hold our breath waiting.

  • Foghorn Leghorn
    July 27, 2013 - 08:47

    Hey, she was trained by the master himself - Danny Williams!