The ntpdate should not even be a recipe. The `/etc/default/ntpdate` file only disables the command `ntpdate-debian`, and has no effect on the redundant `ntpdate` command. This isn't a service to be disabled or managed, its just a command. A command that has some special purpose only on Debian, and only if explicitly called as `ntpdate-debian`. Furthermore, the ntp::disable is redundant with the ntp::undo serving the purpose of rolling back changes in this cookbook.
I see my name at the top, and am thinking the only way that happened was a merge conflict circa