Where there is no accountability…

The escalation of the Golding problem has caused increasing alarm in and outside of Jamaica.   Note carefully that I said the ‘Golding problem’, not the ‘Dudus problem’.  There is only one place to lay the blame for this and only one outcome… the present prime minister must resign or be forced out. In my last […]
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Frightening Soap Operas

Bruce Golding is certainly embroiling himself and the Jamaica Labour Party in a mess over Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.   An interesting but frightening soap opera. Golding’s involvement in the affair has lost him credibility with some of his most ardent non-political supporters.  I mean those who are not getting a personal piece of the scarce resources… […]
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Moving to the ridiculous

Jingoistic ego and pomposity are bad allies in a war.  Take Afghanistan and the arrest of the taliban’s #2 man, mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar was arrested in Karachi by Pakistani authorities who were tipped off by American intelligence (always a contradiction of terms).  Great job!   Welllll, not so fast my friend. Evidently, Baradar was […]
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Not in my backyard

Was talking with my sister (she’s Canadian) the other day about the ‘Not in my backyard’ mentality of many people, not just Americans.  She was telling me about plans for alternative energy sources through windmills and how homeowners in an area slated for windmills were against the idea because it would bring their home prices […]
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It seemed like a good idea…

Was gonna rag on Tiger Woods a bit more (what the heck, its the Christmas season) but another distraction came up. Though giving him a pass this week, I must say that from all reports, if he doesn’t go back to golf, he could be a budding porn star, the first cablasian one to boot. […]
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Everything crash

Heyyyy everybody!  I’m a star by association. Not close association mind you, but I was in a bookstore with Glen Beck.  Glen who?  The darling of the right-wing religious nutcases.  No I didn’t speak with him, shake his hands or ask for an autograph.  It didn’t appeal to me to even want to see him.  […]
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He’s not the prime minisiter, he just plays one on tv.

I was in Jamaica when prime minister Golding addressed the issue of the firing of BoJ governor Derick Latibeaudiere. But that is only for time reference for the moment. I will address that issue further on. As is usual when I visit Jamaica, I try to get a feel for what is happening from the […]
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Pre-existing conditions

Not much going on in the world lately. Well, not exactly true. But I’ve been caught up in trying to purchase some computer equipment and didn’t have a clue as to how stressful that was gonna turn out. Those who say that technology will reduce workload and stress haven’t got a clue. But enough about […]
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“You lie! I want to push this f#&$ing ball down your throat, Jackass”

A mundane week made more exciting by some interesting remarks spoken by republican congressman Joe Wilson, Kanye West, Serena Williams and not to be forgotten, president Barack Obama. Joe Wilson started the ball rolling when in the middle of the president’s speech, he shouted “You lie”, obviously referring to Obama. First and foremost, it appears […]
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How just is American justice

There are by necessity, two different Barack Obamas… an almost dual personality disorder-like entity. The domestic president, is the one full of the vigour for change, presenting an agenda that will, even against their foolish opposition, better the American people. The other Barack Obama, the Mr Hyde personality, resides in his foreign policy. Here, he […]
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