Oct 24, 2009

Something in the mortar other than the pestle!

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Trinidadians have a flair about themselves that is quite apparent during the carnival celebrations. However if you want to take in the action without having to wait for King Carnival to rise again all you need to do is keep up to date with the political events taking place every day.
Now we have three political parties that work within the system to affect change and take the country along a perilous direction every time "who we go put" comes around. Well the last general elections were no different while one section of population were adding to the "who we go put"kaiso the UNC and COP got together and decided to put the PNM back in office - I sometimes wonder why the contested the seats in the first place.
We also have the ruling party and their "Wajang" firing of Dr. Keith Rowley. Everyone has an opinion regarding his firing but the Prime Minister continuously states that it was his wajang behavior and the fact that he could not get his way. Well I guess everything is now coming out of the darkness and into the light ... UDECOTT!!! Maybe it is because Rowley is a better educated person and the fact that he and Manning were the two contestants for the leadership of the PNM.  Rowley should have known better and should now learn to talk to his constituents as if they were members of the Parish and he was their spiritual leader ... take my advice Dr. Rowley dress for the part and it shall be handed to you.
Now to the best joke of the land aka UNC. Oh me oh my... it is in the open and in plain sight for everyone to continue to turn their back on this bunch of "educated fools". Damn right I said it - they are all educated fools!
Every day they continue to fight amongst themselves Prime Minister Manning does not have to worry and will continue to avoid the real issues facing the nation. You see folks he knows that with a divided opposition and the white elephant named NAR wannabe, oh sorry COP, he know staying in power is as easy as putting a jackass as the representative for Arima and winning too (don't worry Arima Mayors have been braying for a long time now - figurative hee haw eh). That my friend was an old joke way back when Dr. Eric Williams ruled the PNM - so don't go quoting me on that one.  Regardless the end result is the same PNM wins and Manning will continue to snub the population all over again. In this case we can squander the financial gains then recoup it all with a property tax... there you go.
The COP. Well it does not matter how well intentioned Mr. Dookeran is he will not win any election as long as the UNC exists.  The bottom line remains the same race dictates the events of the election. Those who meal well and want to move away from race politics will end up with the COP and loose again.
So now that the UNC has removed the charges against RamJack does this mean that change is on the way? I mean they have invited Dookeran to attend their latest convention. Hmmm, but then again the RamJack faction has not bought into this latest attempt to bring about peace and unity. I guess Manning has sniffed the wind and is attempting to bring about peace with Rowley stating that he (Rowley) in PNM and will remain PNM. Something is in the mortar other than the pestle my friends. So when yuh talk yuh talk and "who we go put day" comes around again let's hope that we have only two parties contesting the elections otherwise the joke will be on you and that something else in the mortar with the pestle would surely be "guava season".

 
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Oct 8, 2009

Just in Time

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I was reading the Trinidad Express online edition this morning and came across an article titled "Mentally ill taken off streets". The follow-up sentence read, "This is not for C'Wealth Heads of Government Meeting". The statement came from the Mayor of Port-of-Spain. Why is this so hard to believe?
I know we should be patting him of the backside for taking the initiative to "help" these people who may be mentally ill and in need of help. However, this smells and the La Basse is just down the street in Beetham Estates so the odds are against the fact that this is an ongoing initiative to help the destitute.
Now if we look back to the recently concluded Summit of the Americas one would have seen the same drive by the government to clean up the place and make it press friendly. We know that Patos is wants to paint a picture of paradise for those nosey reporters who would be in search of their special report. So I am not buying that which the Mayor is selling. I do hope that the people that they move are really being helped and not simply being removed because they spoil the pristine look of the city or is that really the case? Should I believe the Mayor and give him a break? I don't trust politicians and that he is 100%. So if you are upset with this "train of thought" just ask 'yourself' what ever happened to the people that were removed from the streets during the Summit of the Americas? Do some checking and maybe you may just come and add to this post!

 
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