BEST NEW YEAR – COMPLIMENTS OF THE BARD (AND ALL OF US)

BEST
NEW YEAR
To
all in NL spellbound stand:
Lang
may yer big lum reek.*
Long
life and warmth to hand,
Good
health, and joy at peak.
We’re
better blest than all the rest:
We’ve
freedom and fresh air –
We’ve
space, and room to quest.
Of
those, make greatest care.
Not
oppressed, perhaps ass-prest,
Bullets,
we seldom fear –
We’re
Royalty, it’s manifest,
So
have the best New Year.
John
Tuach
December
28, 2017

*   “long may your chimney smoke” – an old
Scottish New Year greeting given with the symbolic gift of a lump of coal. With
the gift of a birch junk, the greeting could become popular in NL.

OPINION POLL OVER-RATES INEFFECTIVE TORY OPPOSITION

Having survived in spite of themselves, in Opposition the Tories have been lazy and uninspiring.  The fact that it is summer, and the House of Assembly is closed, admittedly makes their job tougher, except that the Party’s manifest weakness is not a seasonal problem.

REMEMBERING CABOT MARTIN (1944-2022)

He was an exceptional person. A gifted intellect for sure; irascible and argumentative, too. What endeared him to many was not just that he was analytical and insightful, but that he was honest and forthright. He was a public policy wonk; resource policy interested him most. He loved to travel and read; people, with something to say, were always important.

GNL RUSHING INTO ANOTHER “SCHEME”: CABOT MARTIN

I must say that after the Muskrat Falls fiasco, I thought our government had finally learnt its lesson and would not to rush into another such scheme where calling it “green” was enough to suspend all critical analysis.

3 COMMENTS

  1. All the very Best to the entire Uncle Gnarley crowd in 2018, (contributors and readers).

    Our collective thoughts and actions have contributed significantly to saving our province from (truly) evil forces of corruption, greed and deceit. It's far from over but we ARE well on the path to obtaining some justice and to correcting the path of economic ruin.

    Let's fight "dam" hard in the coming days & weeks for a REAL Inquiry and a deep and probing Audit. If we can achieve this we can reclaim some of the power over major decisions and rid our governance of much corruption, "apparent" thievery, and some (horribly) misguided policies.

    … "miles to go before we sleep".

    Cheers to all and here's to a productive (and effective) 2018.