Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Word of the Day : Irony

From Dictionary.com:

The essential feature of irony is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between an action or expression and the context in which it occurs.
From the Canadian Press:

The federal ombudsman for freedom of information has stirred up a hornets' nest by going ahead with a costly private session at the posh Rideau Club to thrash out potential reforms to access law.

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[Ken Rubin, an Ottawa consultant who specializes in access requests,] said Marleau's proposals to rank more than 2,000 complaints that have stacked up over the years "seems to mimic the worst features of the bureaucracy in Ottawa; the system he is creating is complex and bureaucratic in its own right."

When it comes to freedom of information, obstructive bureaucracy is apparently a good thing.

Yet another remarkable Conservative achievement.

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