The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Traffic the Grinch couldn’t Steal #nlpoli

Muppets, lawyers and politicians. Problems in the fishery, bad grammar and blatant political patronage. Just another week in the live action edition of the National Midnight Star, otherwise known as politics in Newfoundland and Labrador. Last week’s top 10 most read posts at SRBP: A bad week for Penashue Change in the fishery The Crowd ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: There’s no changing the channel traffic #nlpoli

The top stories as chosen by SRBP readers: The problem with the Liberals (post by Craig Westcott) Muskrat Falls Friday Trash Dump The truth hurts Emera buys NL line service company Margin of error defined Dazed and confused, Muskrat proponents version Speech writing “…particularly hypocritical…” We’re sorry – Scouts Canada The price of hydro exports ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic for the start of December #nlpoli

How do you know Peter MacKay lied about the helicopter flight?  When PMSH stepped in to defend him he said nothing about the “training flight” story MacKay started with. Stupid politicians and their staffers Offshore board slags CBC Habeas corpus for kids Adult conversation Muskrat Falls plot points More of the same In case you ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic for the New Dawn #nlpoli

Nalcor’s own studies back NG as Muskrat alternative Quebec adds 300 MW of wind Free advice Court docket now online One statement, three stories The Truth Deficit Typical Economy to slow down? Unseen wounds are no less real Vote SRBP as best political blog in Canada – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic that Tweets itself #nlpoli

We all can’t be wrong Dunderdale in tweet debate with opposition leader… or was she? The orchestra pit theory of political news coverage Weird or what? Bloc NDP wants more seats for Quebec The Age of Social Media Banging around the Echo Chamber Remember those they left behind A step in the right democratic direction ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: SRBP’s Shocktober Traffic

Kent demoted by Dunderdale CBC torques poll coverage Here’s what an opposition party looks like Telelink releases campaign’s only independent poll Whither the Liberals Astroturf Muskrat Falls support plummets:  poll When is “nutbar” an unacceptable term? Williams set to offer comms director plum patronage job The Morning After the Night Before – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Campaign Week 1 Traffic #nlpoli #nlvotes

The Top 10 stories for last week, as selected by SRBP readers: Dippers on point for first CBC political election panel New Poll.  New Result. Advertising group has Tory, Nalcor ties The NDP and Regressive Social Policy:  education The Hebron Give-away The Public Sector Pensions thing explained Some old habits must die really hard:  Telly ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic Flow: August 29 – September 2, 2011

Robots in dead heat (poll goosing) NL ratepayers to carry full load for Muskrat falls plus more The Politics of Cynicism, NDP style Uniting the Left:  a reminder Nalcor royalties:  yet more information Muskrat Falls:  lost opportunity Court docket now online Paving the way (political donations by paving companies) Political Reporting 2011 About SRBP   ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The traffic that shook the world

Plenty of people shit bricks this week, from the leaders of two of the province’s political parties to the people who thought they had a lock on leading the third one. The week started with word that Liberal leader Yvonne Jones had to leave the job due to illness. That likely clenched a few bums. ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The 2011 Regatta Week Top 10

The continued taberization of political reporting in Canada When bullshit fails… No thought, please.  We’re Danny. Debt, electricity rates and Muskrat Falls Jane Taber – Twit Blochead-Dipper Watch The medium of the bread and circuses message Dunderdale tops in senior management churn Opening the doors on government information Resource give-away – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The July 2011 Traffic

Top 10 posts for July 2011, as decided by Bond Papers readers: Trade talks with Europeans = “doing back-room deal with a bunch of serial rapists” Forecasting the fall Skinner makes false statement in letter to Telegram Free tuition at NL university for Nova Scotians:  NL NDP leader Politicians and illness Cross Sheila off your ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Traffic: 25–29 July 2011

Turd buffing Politicians and illness Nalcor ignores natural gas, local studies back cheaper alternative to Muskrat Falls An endorsement that rings a little hollow Follow the money Paternalism in pictures Nutbar Factor 6 and The Politics of Perpetual Panic Where isn’t the democracy in that? Plastic, packaged and preaching to the choir The Politics of ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic in the heat of the Summer of Love 2011

Fire trucks, Twitter and a 60 year old who dropped a hundred pounds in six months wanting a job today she didn’t want six months ago. Must be the Summer of Love 2011. All that is fodder for another post.  For now let’s just check out the 10 stories most Bond Papers readers were pondering ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic that never flip flops

The weekly top 10 Bond Papers posts for the week of July 11 to 15, 2011, selected by you, the readers. Forecasting the fall All three NL parties back Muskrat project A world of their own Ahem Political parties and debt:  the Kennedy perspective You might know it as bribery, Ma’am Cross yet another one ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: That Was The Canada Week That Was

Political mythology was the top of the reading list here at Bond Papers in the days leading up to Canada Day. The top post noted that a national Conservative insider complaining about political myths was a bit like Aesop bitching about fables. The second most popular post brought some evidently embarrassing attention to local lover ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Tops for June

Muskrat Falls. Provincial Tory political fortunes. Those are the two main themes running through the most popular posts for June. Nalcor negotiating Muskrat transmission with Hydro-Quebec Dunderdale disapproval doubles Well, she asked for one… Cross Sheila off your list… Will bad Tory polls change candidate slates Payback is a mother:  Conservative edition United the Left ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Traffic that transcends the overpass

Well, did she know in advance? Minister Chickenshit Kremlinology 36:  Thinking with your ass Will one of them change parties? Like Momma says, stupid is… Penis Envy Belize dannys Fortis Making the most of our electricity resources – Part I:  Electricity Reform US has surplus electricity Dunderdale dunder-fail on SAR call centre – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Weekly Traffic Report, June 13 to 17, 2011

Nalcor negotiating Muskrat transmission with Hydro-Quebec Cross Sheila off your list Titanic records available from UK National Archives 24 French Belize wants to buy out Fortis interest in Belize power company 15 ideas (and more) for a stronger Newfoundland and Labrador – Introduction Spend ‘em if ya got ‘em:  the Alberta version 15 ideas (and ...