Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Bob WakehamList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Bob-Wakeham/1701/5Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:03:39 -0500Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:03:39 -0500enForegone conclusions, 21 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500When Paul Davis is fired a week from Monday by Newfoundland voters, he might want to consider a new job resurrecting and fronting one of those sappy commercials that were being produced a few years back by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. political news forecast, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Ten years from now, in 2025, I’m told by a cheap clairvoyant, Telegram stories may contain the following: political stratagems, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Paul Davis, the interim premier, the lame duck premier, the politician awarded a governing mandate by a few hundred Tories at a leadership convention, has been spending money, our money, in recent weeks like an inebriated sailor. aftermath: the straight dope, 24 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400If you happen to have spotted a few more smiles in your travels since Monday night, they were probably plastered on the faces of, yes, unmistakably, undoubtedly, Liberal party devotees or Harper Haters, or, more accurately, a cross-pollination of the two. for the big night, 17 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Given the fact that Stephen Harper’s critical, bottom-of-the-ninth election strategy focuses on high and inside pitches, chin music, aimed at the surging Justin Trudeau (P.E.T.’s boy, the photo-op young fella with the rolled-up sleeves), it must have come as a giant relief to the incumbent ... moments on the campaign trail, 10 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400A “media advisory” issued last week told of the momentous appearance that was to be made by Premier Paul Davis at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, a day of historical proportions. the b’ys a break, 03 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400This was a great week for democracy and freedom of information in this smiling land of ours. in for a job as a PUB intervenor, 26 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400It's late in life for me to be thinking of a new profession; after all, I am just about over the hill, far removed from my lucrative days on Mother Corp's teat, and have reached the golden age where I am guaranteed to receive CPP money and a social security cheque every month from my altruistic ... game of ‘Dodge Ball’, 19 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400Sitting out leader’s debate not a savvy move Deep Throat uncovers a Davis video, 12 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400If you thought that scintillating video, “Davis 15,” the public relations product extolling the virtues of our premier — the fella given an unqualified mandate to govern by a grand total of just over 300 Tories a year ago, about .0007 per cent of the population, by my calculations — was the ... guns were toy six-shooters, 05 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0400For a while there last week, it appeared that my hometown of Gander was making a guest appearance on one of those ubiquitous American shows highlighting the activities of cops and robbers. Guy should be required reading, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400If he was still on this side of the sod and had been hanging around the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival in Eastport on a Saturday morning two weekends ago, Ray Guy would have been in search of the nearest hole in which to crawl and hide. secret meeting they don’t want you to know about, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400With all the hullabaloo surrounding that recently cancelled Public Accounts Committee meeting, the gathering set to discuss the infamous Humber Valley Paving contract (all the PC members somehow found reasons not to attend), it would be understandable to assume the PAC never got together, first ... ‘The Duff’ deserves sainthood, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400If my many friends in Vatican City were to ask me to suggest names of Canadians deserving of beatification — not that I’d have the inclination for such a task, given my time-consuming and onerous responsibility for cleaning up dog poop in the backyard — there would be no doubt about the name at ... latest headliner at the anti-sealing club, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400There was a quote this week from a flack for Rod Stewart that spoke volumes about the shallowness of the celebrity culture that has condemned Newfoundland’s seal hunt for years, the movie and television types crawling over each other for a chance to jump onto the anti-sealing bandwagon, simply ...’s proclamation gets two thumbs up, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Now that Pope Francis has decided to weigh in on the debate over climate change, St. David Suzuki and his disciples must be high as kites with the knowledge that none other than God’s representative on Earth has become their ally.’s to you, Dad, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Hardly a day goes by — in fact, never a day goes by — when I don’t have a few thoughts of my dad. But tomorrow is a special day, Father’s Day, and I just know my recollections of Dad, or “Pa,” as I often called him — a title that started around the time the two of us, Western fans forever, ... ministers never sleep, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400If you’ve ever wondered — and I know you have — whether those hefty salaries you pay government cabinet ministers are well-earned, you should check out the website displaying the incredible endeavours of that honourable crowd; you would be absolutely amazed, and, I believe, quite relieved. store should’ve seen this coming, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400First of all, let’s get one thing straight, so to speak: I happen to believe the owners of that jewelry shop in Mount Pearl have every right to place a poster in their establishment promoting the 1950s “Father Knows Best,” “Leave it to Beaver,” “Ozzie and Harriet” notion that the “sanctity of ... with our own treats, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400So what, you might understandably wonder, would Newfoundland’s precarious budgetary position and some of my ancient Halloween escapades in Gander have in common?