Its gonna be tough

So we are in year 2012 with 350+ days to go.  Like every other new year, we say this is gonna be an interesting year… and like any other time, it always will be an interesting year. C’mon man, who can really say that any year to come will be a boring year? Anyway, the […]
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Recycling through the trash

    The year where the world is predicted to come to a crashing end, is about to begin.  Perhaps absolutely fitting for not only this column, but for the political happenings of both Jamaica and the United States. Jamaicans, as I write this, are having their vote, and one cannot help the futility of […]
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Economics 101

While I have not been shaken from my belief that much of the debt crisis thingy was about both parties ganging up to send the teaparty into needed retirement, I must admit concerns about the agreement reached, with the apparent approval of president Obama.  And it’s not because House leader John Boehner’s boasted that “We […]
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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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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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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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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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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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