When you lie with dogs…

This debt-ceiling thingy seems to be playing to perfection for Obama and the democrats.   Republican leader, John Boehner, despite strong language, threats and perhaps, perhaps everything short of bodily harm, failed to get enough votes to get his debt reduction proposal through the republican-led house.  The teaparty membership held strong. The teaparty is in lala-land.  […]
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Keep an eye on the ref

If I had the investment funds I would be moving mucho dinero into anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication stocks.  Too many people are on edge with this drama about the debt ceiling.  The fear is palpable. Relax.  Don’t rush the pharmacist just yet.   America’s credit line will be raised. Armageddon will be postponed.  First thing to […]
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Inna deep hole? Stop digging!

Let’s get one this straight in this ‘debt ceiling crisis thingy’.  There is no crisis.  Both houses will vote to raise the debt ceiling.  The worse that can happen is that the president has the power to do so and will.  There is far too much at stake. What is interesting is how Obama got […]
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I’m back.

I’m back.  I guess I could hype and say “I’mmmm baaaaack!”.  But no, I left quietly and without fanfare and will return the same way.  So why did I stop blogging in the first place? After a while, it seemed so useless… rant after rant without anything changing.  Not that I expected to change the […]
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At least the French have balls…

With the important November elections just around the corner, the media is filled with practically nothing but politics.  BO-ring! Most times I would be caught up in election fever, but this election is different, and not because the democrats (a party that I don’t belong to by the way), will apparently lose ground… though I’m […]
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Deficit Thinking

 It has been a long hot summer and its not finished.  Someone pointed out a common thread in my recent blogs… my constant references to the low intellectual quality of a substantial percentage of Americans. Its not that I hate Americans, but c’mon, its really not difficult to find a prominent story of someone […]
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Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar The Dudus/Manatt, Phelps and Phillips (MPP) affair continues to create sinking sands beneath the feet of Bruce Golding since he and his government have once again been caught in a lie. According to email transcripts printed by the Sunday Gleaner (August 22), there is the clear implication that both Golding and Attorney General […]
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Absurdities and Animal stories

Americans seem always more fascinated with inconsequential trivia, rumours and       than with important issues. The networks are hot with Obama’s religious belief, a new Islamic cultural center, and Dr Lassie… oh sorry, Dr Laurie.  Those take the bulk of airtime, while the economy and unemployment are still the main issues in our personal lives, and […]
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Of state repression and class apartheid

The People’s National Party was vindicated on their position regarding the extension of the State of Emergency, with the unfortunate but brutally public extra-judicial killing of Ian Lloyd in Buckfield, St Ann.  Yet, it is more than distressing how many people rush to qualify and condone the murder. No matter what Lloyd did, no matter […]
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Rednecks of Uptown

I spent a few days in Jamaica recently at the time the extension for the State of Emergency (SoE) failed to pass in parliament.  The reaction to the failure clearly indicates the mounting class divisions in the society. Where is Michael Manley when we need him? It is clear that ‘It’s not black man time […]
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