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Grenada's March 13th Elections: Critical and Historic
Despite some cosmetic and strategic differences both parties are basically center-right organizations (political parties that lean to the right of the left--right political spectrum, but are closer to the center than other right-wing variants).
Facebook's Ugly And Dark Side
And the other takeaway is that the people who engage in this kind of behavior -- I hate to say it -- are not the most educated or sophisticated on Facebook or social media.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
National Pantheon Of Grenadian Heroes
Badgered by a political system that in 2018 is still emerging, under-developed, backward and weak, Grenada still suffer from periods of tepid progress, pronounced retrogression, and limited improvements of the quality of life for all Grenadians (here I include Carriacouians and Petite Martiniquians in this characterization).
Friday, February 9, 2018
Bob Marley At 73
Marley was an unparalleled Black ambassador, a musical innovator, and gifted with visionary talents.
Fuzzy Tax Math
Yes, with only 33 percent of the support for the bill (the same kind of flushy toilet numbers that President Trump is stuck in) the Republicans charged ahead like a crazed herd of wildebeasts heading for grazing grounds.
Columbus: Criminal, Ignoramus And Mass Murderer
Along with Columbus came Tuberculosis, Chicken and Small Pox, venereal diseases of all types, Typhoid, Dysentery and many other diseases that were never seen or known in this part of the world.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Trump, Hypocrisy And Sports
For too long, we've bowed, scraped, grinned and skinned (I'm borrowing from Malcolm X), been shot and killed like vermin, called every demeaning and derogatory name, herded into inner city ghettos like dumb, driven cattle, experimented on as so many guinea pigs and, as Angela Mayou so eloquently put it "And Still We Rise."
21st Century Black "Nobodiness"
It therefore is not hard to see why "Black nobodiness'" persists. Or that Black children - and their elders - look into mirrors every day and see no one special standing there.
The Threat Of Nuclear War Is Real Again
Who are these crazy men? Let's start with the North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. He's on an aggressive war-binge with an oversized lust for weapons -- including nuclear weapons.
The Bombs Of Springtime
For the umpteenth time, a sitting US president sought to change a set of pesky and annoying subjects and narratives at home by launching an attack abroad.
Monday, April 10, 2017(2 comments)
The Death Of Truth And Love Of War
Its not that the United States President on down continue to have an adversarial relationship with truth and facts, but it is the nonchalance and uncaring way that they cavalierly just toss around easily discerned falsehoods.
Capitalism And American Politics
The reality of capitalism's American-Dream-Turned-Nightmare is that now there are millions of hardworking, intelligent people who are living from paycheck-to-paycheck and are stuck in jobs with few opportunities for advancement and little hope for the future.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The "White Wing" Of American Politics
Then the next morning you get a WFT moment and look at yourself with open revulsion as if you'd just woke up from sleeping with a pig with lipstick.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Trump's Nightmare Budget
Yah! Let's Make America Suffer Again! These cuts represents the widest swath of reductions in federal programs since World War II.
Donald Trump's Kakistocracy
This den of questionable characters are repugnant, lack any scruples, and appear ignorant of the meaning of integrity, give validation and meaning to the term "kakistocracy" -- government by the worst people.
Lipstick On A Pig -- Still A Pig
Former United States President, Barack Obama, once inarticulately said: "no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig -- its still a pig." Ditto. Thanks Big O! Words of wisdom! God, I miss you already!
American Narcissism: Body And Beauty
According to the Skincare Foundation, America is home to more than 18,000 tanning salons, with more than one million people frying their skins in them each and every day -- 7 days a week.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Of Cows, Herds And Resolutions
More than 50 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions every year. But, humans are creatures of habit and so mentally it's very hard to change.
Castro, Revolution And Cuba
So the reaction to his death by the US media was predictable. There was no love lost between the United States and the old uncompromising revolutionary even after the historic visit of President Obama.
Why Democrats Lost: Voter Turn Out
Republicans tuned out to vote in far larger numbers than Democrats. For all the best laid plans and strategies you can't stay home and will an election -- it's not a spectator sport.
Friday, October 28, 2016(6 comments)
Thank You FBI! You Helped To Make President Clinton
Now Comey's action has rendered this proud and efficient agency as a dopey version of the Keystone Kops. A kind of Uncle Gadget-like approach to anything Clinton perhaps a reaction by political osmosis contaminated by his brethren in the Congress.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016(9 comments)
Google And God
The fact is that today, with the click of a mouse button the era of seeking answers and advice about God directly from rabbis, pastors, or imams is gradually coming to an end.
The Gutter Duo: Julian Assange And Donald Trump
Assangehe has abandoned any pretense or attempt at behaving as the folk hero fighting institutional corruption and governmental wrongdoings as he's now completely genuflected to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.
Monday, October 17, 2016(1 comments)
Redux: Why I Hate Sheep II
Open Letter To The Donald And The Trumpites;Trump has infamously hated Rosie O'Donnell because she's an independent, strong-willed, and assertive woman.
Trump's Houdini Wall -- Adacadabra!
So will a President Trump just ILLEGALLY confiscate the money legally earned by Mexican businesses and order US banks to cough it up for his wall ?
Friday, August 19, 2016(3 comments)
Neo-Capitalism And the American Middle Class Myth
Fact is that in the first decade of the 21st century in America, the much-ballyhooed Middle Class is a phantom, a figment of the collective imagination of dishonest politicians long adept at hoodwinking the American people.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016(1 comments)
Debunking Trumpspeak: The Gordian Knot Of Syntax
There is something acutely disturbing about a person whose statements are not always what you hear, what he says you heard or did not hear, or the difference between what he says today and the realities of tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Why The Olympics Is More Politics Than Sports
In Rio the pre-Olympic eviction and displacement process was realized by the state's Police Pacification Units being dispatched to the city's favelas -- the poor districts of Rio.