The Republican Party is Splitting in Two

It had to happen. The Republican Party could not long survive as an alliance between “grassroots” conservatives and global corporations. And the inevitable has arrived. The party is splitting in two. Here’s the Catch 22 that’s causing the split. America is changing rapidly, becoming more diverse, and the changing demographics are forcing establishment Republican strategists […]
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Portland’s Calling

Last year this time, I had received my press accreditation for Jamaica Jazz and Blues, a 3 night concert series held in Trelawny, Jamaica. Shortly after, I was notified that I had won a Jamaica Jazz and Blues VIP trip for two. I was already in Jamaica at the time and brought down one of my good friends, […]
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“Do the needful”, “prepone the meeting”, “do one thing” and other phrases you will hear only in India…

Thee first time we got an email from our Landlords agent requesting us to “Please do the needful“ we were baffled… what could it possibly mean? Was there some hidden cultural message behind the request and was there a specific way that we should respond??? After conferring with each other, googling the meaning, eliminating possible […]
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“Advantages of being Jamaican” People google the darndest things!

Someone in Canada recently found my Jamaican in China site by googling “advantages of being Jamaican.” What’re you kiddin’ me???!! The advantages of being Jamaican? Did you really ask that??? Well then. Hmmmm. Okay. let me start by saying: According to experts, there are 1,013,913 words in the English language (and that doesn’t include the […]
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The Bottom Line is that Guns Do Kill People

One of those by-the-way stories in the news today got me thinking about a feature I wrote for the Clearwater Sun 30 years ago. The feature I wrote was headlined “Living in Fear,” and it examined the havoc caused by so many older people in our area owning guns. As I recall, there were numerous […]
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I Fear “Immigration Reform” is a Shameless Sham

Surprise!  Eight U.S. senators have come up with a bipartisan plan for immigration reform, and it’s pretty much the same “comprehensive proposal” that’s been around for years, the same one President Obama keeps proposing. Except for a hidden snag. As Rachel Maddow pointed out in her MSNBC program last night, the senators included a provision […]
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