Daily Archives: October 9, 2012

Shona: Every Bajan woman should watch this video

The next time Owen S. Arthur gets going, we should call Julia Gillard

“Let’s go through the opposition leader’s repulsive double standards when it comes to misogyny and sexism…”

In a parliamentary debate, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called opposition leader Tony Abbott a misogynist and a hypocrite. Abbott had requested that the government remove Peter Slipper as speaker following the release of offensive text messages he sent referring to female genitalia. In response Prime Minister Gillard lets fly at Mr. Abbott – who looks like he wishes he had kept his mouth shut.

I had to watch this video twice.

Also look at the proportion of women elected representatives in the Australian Parliament!

Shona

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William Skinner: DLP and BLP are incompetent, visionless and corrupt

Mia Mottley: Owen Arthur made her eat humble pie

No real difference exists between the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party…

… But one of them will form the next government.

by William Skinner of Mahogany Coconut Blog

The so-called silly season is upon us. Once more Barbadians will elect a new BLP/DLP government. Or a new DLP/BLP government. It’s six of one and half dozen of the other.

We can predict that neither of the manifestos will contain any of the following:

(a) Radical reform of the educational system and the abolishment of the elitist Eleven Plus Exam, which continues to condemn our children to the equivalent of social and economic gas chambers.

(b) Neither will contain the slightest reference to genuine worker/employee participation in company profits. We have mega businesses that either giving the workers peanuts or nothing at all in terms of real ownership.

(c) Neither will touch land reform that  will guarantee perpetual state ownership by the citizens of Barbados. The BLP/DLP has sold our prime land to the highest bidders. On the other hand a few rich locals control most if not all arable land.

We can expect more of the same from the BLP/DLP collective. Mottley has been made to eat humble pie because she so badly wants to be Prime Minister. She has yet to demand that Arthur says publicly exactly, why in his opinion, some citizens may find her “unacceptable” as our Prime Minister. We are forced to ask: Is Mottley a threat to national security?

In the midst of all the drama, we have calls to privatise the Transport Board, Grantley Adams International Airport and our Deep Water Harbour. These deals will further enrich the foreign and local investors and present lawyers from both sides with hefty paychecks for legal services. Heading the list of auctioneers are the BLP/DLP collective and pollster /call-in program host, Peter Wickham…

Continue reading this article at the Mahogany Coconut Blog

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