Elections Finally Coming

Submitted by Old Onions Bag
The Barbados parliament must dissolve on February 12, 2013

The Barbados parliament must dissolve on February 12, 2013

Hello hello! Did you hear of an elections date finally coming this week? It is widely being circulated now, that having completely boxed themselves in a corner, there is no other logical alternatives but to call it anytime now before the 12th February. Notwithstanding, Parliament will automatically dissolve and  the 90 days grace offered in effect. Come what may, facts remains the same, and  history shall not forget this suicidal derision. In reflection, what really went wrong here? Was there not enough time to deliver all that was promised? Certainly does not read well. Especially when being accused of sleeping on the job.

Should the Bajan public now be jumping for joy? But of course,  and give thanks too….a constitutional right is being ‘granted‘. In the reminiscence of a man who could raise the dead, alert thinking people, could not have  forgotten the reprographic days of  giants of hibernation and loss documents falling off trucks, even stolen. Now again we can look forward to old wine in new goat skins…. a repose collection of 100 day promises coming from a manifesto, bearing fresco examples of more breeches than promises.

Have they ever heard of the book Anything for Dummies? Surely by now somebody has obtained copyrights and or printed one. What any sensible thinking person should be doing (before swallowing fodder) given certain records of performance and promises of the past are yet fresh, is to tarry a while as to see what is in this new document worthy of remit.

Silly season or not, some should make more use of the gray-ey brain matter even if recovering from the long low air pocket swirl when giants were in battle (Ephesus) and Boeing Barbados was on auto pilot to nowhere. To hear cry of this lofty pronouncement must surely be good news. After all, ‘gifting’  a constitutional right  to the people is but a good chance to rebuild creditability  for fear there was none. Besides, of what was there to boast… a  $250,000 sign and walk over? An elections outside the 90 days is surely  worthy… . Give thanks people. Give thanks and more.

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  1. Caswell Franklyn January 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM #

    Checkit-Out & David

    You might recall that I informed the country on Brasstacks that the elections must be called so that the next Parliament can convene in order to pass the Estimates. You would also recall that I was challenged by Hal Gollop on the Estimates issue and some with inferiority complexes, who couldn’t think for themselves abused me. Maybe, I have some vindication in today’s announcement.

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. kevin January 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM #

    I regret the Not Wanted ads ended if let run they would be the last nails in Owen coffin. The two ads run were devastating to the BLP exposing lies, deceit, waste, corruption, greed , disunity and a party with nothing to offer. Here’s hoping the DLP uses the Not Wanted ads as a template and bombard the Bees with the vile words and deeds of their leader and fractured followers.

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  3. Raw Bake January 29, 2013 at 9:34 PM #

    Now that the bell ring I cud as well hopon pon de bus. Look size roud deh an gi me uh scotch do.
    I ent no bout wunna, but none uh dis pappy show gine miss me. Leh muh ask wunna something before it slip muh mind…

    Wunna eva had up curtains, I mean real gud curtains dat you had fuh years and de only ting
    dat did wrong wid dum, is dat duh fade out lil bit, but udderwise dum did still good. Then sumbody cum tell you dat Everybodys got sum dat
    look real nice, and duh would gi de house a change and mek de place look lil betta. Now you did in two minds but dem insist that de place cud do wid a change so
    you went long and buy de new curtains. Next ting yuh befo de cat cud lick e ears, you realize dat de things et wurf wuh Paddy shot at.
    De curtains shearing out and falling apart. Duh get so bad dat you had to tek duh down and put back up de old ones. And all dis time you telling yuhself dat you
    barely waste yuh time when you went and buy dem. Dah eva happen to any uh wunna yet?

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  4. Prodigal Son January 29, 2013 at 9:35 PM #

    kevin

    Why dont you deal with the fractured DLP party and stop trying to prove that the DLP is a united party?

    You certainly cannot say that after the stunt Freundel pulled today on his party? I mean, the man did not even tell the Speaker who seem to be loyal to Freundel, he made the man looked bad as he sheepishly adjourned the House until next Tuesday. I guess by then, they knew where Freundel had gone as he was not in the House.

    After all the foolish talk, Freundel could not even face the people. The coward got GIS to issue the statement. He played around with the people of Barbados for the last 6 months since he got up from sleeping. All the hiding he was doing, from the time he entered the GG’s gates, the BB’s went viral! LOL at the man!

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  5. islandgal246 January 29, 2013 at 9:57 PM #

    Prodigal LOL ….yuh mean we got change up we backside without the vasseline! Well the curtains got to come down because dem ent keeping out de sunlight no more. Frugabe got bajans real fed up and when people vex dem gine show it at the polls. Dis man Frugabe doing tings he way and in his time. He pon a different time zone from the rest of Bim. Right now I am turned off and vex. When a leader resorts to taunting the public it means that he doesn’t give one rass bout how people feel. We gine show he!

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  6. Observing(...) January 30, 2013 at 12:38 AM #

    This sequence of events is ominously like december 2007, in reverse.

    The BLP in 8 hours have outgunned, outflanked, outposted, outblogged and outmanouvered the DLP. And they were the ones who did not know the date.

    @check it out and davidB
    Your concerns are shared and they raise a greater fear. Time will tell.

    The size of tomorrow’s crowd will determine if the dlp have a chance. So far it’s not looking that way. Their uncertain seats aren’t down to speak, the performance card has just as much promises as performance, and it looks like it’s the DLP that were caught flat footed by the election date. Uh mean…a GIS statement at 4 ish in the evening??

    All is not lost for them, but 3 weeks is a VERY short time to make up ground lost. Telling the electorate “we will a,b,c when reeelected” just ain’t gonna cut it. It would take last ditch 4 seasons saviour, a barack payment AND a clico payback miracle to actually occur together and be completed for the DLP to be real contenders. A salary negotiation wouldn’t hurt either.

    For the first time in years, I’m completely baffled. And it’s not about someone of the opposite gender this time.

    Just Observing

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  7. Fractured BLP January 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM #

    And the annoiuncement that some craved is now here…do we really believe they are prepared for what is to follow ?

    Let the debate begins……

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  8. Well Well January 30, 2013 at 5:11 AM #

    I so wish there was another party, all this blight has come down through the decades from the actions of the founding members of these two parties, some who practiced a lot of black magic and nonsense that it now seems so difficult to shake off the effects. The stories surrounding the origination of these two parties would literally make people who don’t know puke.

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  9. ac January 30, 2013 at 7:22 AM #

    observing are you fuh real BLP outgunned ! outfoxed! etc. Dlp . well let see how much ground can the BLP make up in three weeks. as of today the BLP with all the talk about ring the bell has not even made a response to the news . it is obvious they were caught by surprised .yet one must beieve that they were so ready and prepared for when the bell ring..

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  10. David January 30, 2013 at 7:23 AM #

    Another indicator that the BLP has a more coherent marketing strategy: BLP jingle on Day 1 of campaigning in the prime time morning spot. voice over done by the popular Lil Rick.

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  11. ac January 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM #

    . the BLP is trying to capitalize on the youth vote .however it is going to take more than a jingle. i noticed that the ads on unemployment target the youth. however the question the youth would be asking is how can the BLP Correct the problem . the BLP might might treading water that might be too deep for them to swim in.

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  12. millertheanunnaki January 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM #

    @ Caswell Franklyn | January 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM |

    The miller was with you all the way. Hal was trying to make a real ass of the law in trying to justify the vacillating vacuous dithering incompetence of his pal. Hal knew full well that the PM was going down a Constitutional cul-de-sac that had in its path an impediment of a boulder called the Estimates that even a political Sisyphus would run away from and never attempt to touch far less try to circumvent. This oxymoronic sleeping giant of a boulder- if disturbed or tried to be circumvented- would have really triggered a legal dilemma that even shallow Hal would have jumped ship to avoid sullying his “pristine” reputation as el numero uno in constitutional law in the miniature Chancery called Bim.

    One can imagine the agony he must have experienced when he found himself on the horns of a high moral dilemma. Should he adhere to and obey the strict canons of the highest God-given law of Morality or pander to his pal and encourage him to exploit the weaknesses contained in the man-made law of this former Colonial Land?

    Should he ‘tell it like is’ morally is to his friend or should he sell his soul to the political devil hoping for QC status or the next promised AG position and back his pal to the constitutional hilt like how his pal protects his other infected friend in the CLICO leprosy asylum from the criminal arm of the same Law with its overriding objective of justice and fair play?

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  13. ! January 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM #

    We ready fuh de polls…We ready…we ready…..de DEMS ready !

    Added star power to tonight’s big meeting at the Esplanade….Bunji Garlin all the way from T & T .

    Wow…we ready …we ready …De DEMS ready !

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  14. Observing(...) January 30, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    @ac 7:22
    I won’t bother responding. I’ll leave those with eyes and ears to decide for themselves.

    @DAvid
    there are two radio ads running. 2 within 5 minutes at one point. Posters up in teh constituencies, specific “at last” ads in the paper, youth specific social media, ads and jingles, flooding the web, posts with photos of candidates rolling out posters, etc. I think saying coherent marketing strategy is an understatement.

    We’ll see if Bunji Garlin is enough as ! says.

    Game on.

    Just Observing

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  15. millertheanunnaki January 30, 2013 at 9:45 AM #

    @ ! | January 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM |

    You also plan to violate the sanctity of the Lenten Season by celebrating victory next month with Carnival?

    Is this the same party that falsely accuses OSA of selling out White Bajan owned commercial businesses and even the BLP PR elections campaign business to Trinidadians? Now it’s the DLP that is selling out (or should we say outsourcing) the Entertainment business to “foreigners”.
    What arrant hypocrisy!

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  16. Prodigal Son January 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

    @CCC
    “Added star power to tonight’s big meeting at the Esplanade….Bunji Garlin all the way from T & T” …………………………………………………………

    But look at you hypocrites!!! During the last five years, you Dems have done nothing but curse the BLP for selling out Barbados to Trinis and lo and behold you got the gall to bring in a Trini artiste to pull a crowd to Bay Street tonight?

    You all better hold him and Krosfyah back to the end because I know that as soon as they have performed, the crowds will go!

    Look what the Dems come to …….they have to rent a crowd!

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  17. Prodigal Son January 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    @ Millwe
    “This oxymoronic sleeping giant of a boulder- if disturbed or tried to be circumvented- would have really triggered a legal dilemma that even shallow Hal would have jumped ship to avoid sullying his “pristine” reputation as el numero uno in constitutional law in the miniature Chancery called Bim.”……………..

    Another excellent post, miller. Can you imagine this same constitutional law expert was chief adviser to the BSTU and look how that so called solved matter has ended.

    I could not understand he could be so close to the PM, arrange for the BSTU to see the PM alone in the dispute, got the PM to have this COI, then the MOE and the PSC went their own way from the COI, all hell break out when the BSTU got busted all the while the PM is still his pal. Yet the PM allow this union busting all the while mr legal eagle is still advising the BSTU.

    Where is the integrity? No wonder the advice he was giving to the PM led the PM down the cul-de- sac he ended up in with no where to turn around.

    Remember the legal eagle was on Brasstacks flying the kite about Estimates can be laid and passed with very little debate. But what blew every thing out of the water for them was that try as the public officers could, even burning the midnight oil, they could not get the estimates finished.

    So the 90 day thing was then a big problem. This from a man who played he is a political guru and no one can read him! He outfoxed himself!

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  18. Micoud Madness January 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM #

    @ David

    After the first 36 hours (including the DLP rally tonight) it will become very obvious that the DLP has no plan to win back the government.

    You will note David that tonights rally in the Espanade does NOT feature Dr. Hon. David Estwick MP as one of the speakers. Dr. Estwick MP has decided not to participate in this campaign given that the Prime Minister and Chris Sinckler have tag teamed him and tried to cut his throat at every possible opportunity.

    THE DLP HAS NO MOMENTUM AND WILL GET NO MOMENTUM WITHIN THE NEXT 20 DAYS.

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  19. ac January 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM #

    The BEES/have spent five years complaining on BU. Now that the bell has been rung one would think that the BEES would have been eager to promote a m.essage geared to economic and social issues instead of the same ole rhetoric

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  20. old onion bags January 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM #

    To say that Stuart was not enthused about giving notice of an elections date is wayyyyyyyyyy past an understatement. By GIS notice?…Hey hey hey….what is this?…..We must all learn to conceal even in our saddest moments……Wonder what it will be like 21st February 1.45 am Bayland Pasture? The night of Dred……

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  21. Prodigal Son January 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM #

    Where did the PM go after his visit to Government House?

    Is it true that he went back to Illaro Court and left his colleagues to hear about it by BB, GIS and word of mouth? He certainly was not in the House to tell his colleagues.

    Is is true that this is his version of heads will roll?

    Just asking??

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  22. old onion bags January 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM #

    @ Prodi

    Stay tuned tonight for any hints……but the others no longer scared…he did his best to gather his 1lb flesh…..its now up to the electorate to do the rest….Wonder what goes thru a Shylock head at present ?…..for thing for sure… VEX !

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  23. DavidB January 30, 2013 at 9:21 PM #

    Anyone else noticed that they played “This Girl is on Fire” just before Ronald Jones came on to speak?

    And his mannerisms did not disappoint .

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  24. Caswell Franklyn January 30, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

    This might be a bit off topic but for what it is worth, several senators, including a Government Senator, turned up at the Senate for a meeting today.

    Sent from my iPad

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  25. JUST ASKING January 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM #

    Trotman is a phucking fraud
    where is the apology that was supposed to come from LIME to the workers ?
    JUST ASKING

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  26. David January 31, 2013 at 1:47 AM #

    @Caswell

    Who are the Senators?

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  27. Fractured BLP January 31, 2013 at 4:20 AM #

    Listening to Onions , Observing , David of BU , Enuff , Miller et al , we always wondered what is the BLP concept of UNITY.

    Well before the BEES can host a political meeting for this 2013 campaign….they have to first explain to the people of Barbados what does UNITY between MIA and Owen mean .

    Before a stunned crowd of 14, 000 persons in Bay Street an attacking PM Stuart challenged

    1. Mia Mottley to deny that she asked him to call polls to get rid of Owen.

    2. PM Stuart repeated his call a SECOND time (outside the floor of Parliament) for Owen to deny he wrote to Stuart begging him to tek Mia off the hands of the BEES.

    Well before the people ” fire Freundel” , Mia and Owen have to explain to Barbadians why they both want to FIRE each other !

    And to think those crooks claim to be UNITED !
    We ready fuh de polls….we ready…we ready…we ready .

    DEMS all the way.

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  28. Observing(...) January 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    @Fractured
    tek muh name out ya mouth.

    Do you really think unity is the factor? and even if it was that the either party are believed to be unified?

    Just Observing

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  29. old onion bags January 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

    @ Fracture
    I keep asking you if you is that GOAT…that used to come in here under another moniker…that WANT TO PROSECUTE A DEAD MAN?…..I still believe you is he ya….lol ( only David would know)

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  30. Kevin January 31, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

    Why is the article so disjointed. I coulnt even get to the end.

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