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The Vigilance of Responsible Citizenship

A Political Quandary“The existence of only two major parties, as in most English-speaking countries, presupposes general public agreement on constitutional questions and on the aims of government” - The Columbia Encyclopedia.

The seminal idea to be gleaned from the preceding observation on competitive two-party political systems is that if rival political parties keep each other in check, constitutional authority will be preserved, a high level political rectitude will be maintained and “we the people” will receive the natural benefits of adept governance.

Notwithstanding the stated theoretical efficacies of the two-party political system, what the electorate in Antigua & Barbuda have experienced for a half of a century, as a result of the performance of the two deeply entrenched political parties, has created widespread distrust, disdain and dissatisfaction with respect to both political parties.



Today, most Antiguans and Barbudans are justifiably embittered with the UPP government’s two-term failure to effectuate transition from aggressive opposition party, whose stated raison d'être was simply to oppose, into an effective government with the capacity, capability and competence to develop the country and improve the lives of the populace.

Expediency dissuades candid discourse into the root causes of the UPP’s abysmal failure at governance, but you can bet your life that your neighbor’s cock will grow teeth before UPP leaders take individual or collective responsibility for the rampant suffering that their fumbling and dithering have caused throughout our beloved nation.

If every disappointment is truly a blessing in disguise, the nation may count itself blessed for having gained the experiential knowledge that there is many a slip twixt the cup and the lip of even the most seemingly well-intentioned politicians. Indeed, eloquent political oratories are no substitute for respectful, transformative leadership, and it remains lamentably unfortunate how a lack of political sophistication causes the notably gullible electorate of Antigua & Barbuda, with its short memory, to repeatedly succumb to the political wiles of the ALP and the UPP.

Having endured several decades of the situational ethics of politicians ever willing to tell you what they think you want to hear, disappointment has also blessed Antiguans with the valuable lesson that both red and blue political manifestos, filled with campaign promises, are not worth the paper on which they are printed. It is no accident that these written platforms of intentional misrepresentations never bother to explain HOW either party intends to pay for its political promises, if elected.

One of the more blatant whoppers that you may recall is the ALP’s promise to eliminate income tax, knowing fully well it has no such intention. It is stating the obvious to say that the verbal content of these documents are ethically equivalent to “rum shop talk”, completely devoid of integrity. Albeit, I have reason to feel optimistic that the voting public is finally appreciating the significance of, “Fool me once, shame on you fool me twice, shame on me.”

My sincere feeling is that a new day is on the horizon where our young people in particular will stand on principle, and resolutely rebuke any politician who presents them with the customary outlines of hopes and dreams and bogus bullet-point economic plans.

The quintessential qualifications to hold the highest offices in our nation should no longer be predicated on proficiency at maligning political opponents, crystal ball economics and panacea salesmanship, but on the presentation and explanation of substantive plans that cogently expound long awaited economic development strategies with insightful recovery approaches and achievable sustainability goals, that are rooted in practical reality.

It is with a sense of awe that I proudly bear witness to the wave of courage that is coming ashore, bringing with it the audacity of hope and the political pluck the People need to give the gaggle of mediocre ALP and UPP politicians pink slips of no confidence.



Moreover, the spiritually mindful among us can attest to the spirit of God moving in the hearts of the People of Antigua & Barbuda like never before, as a critical mass of God-fearing individuals begins to realize that we cannot continue “to serve God and mammon”.

With the day of reckoning drawing nigh, ask yourselves, who among the current crop of opportunists seeking our endorsement to political office have demonstrated leadership capable of harnessing our best and the brightest minds (human capital) into a motivated team of tacticians working together with patriotic fervor towards the “uni-partisan” objective of restoring our nation to its former glory, global economic crisis notwithstanding?

The veritable answer to this question speaks clearly to the reason why the next election must be miles above business as usual.

A Political Quandary

As the nation eagerly looks toward Election Day 2014 for the opportunity to rid itself of the yoke of the UPP‘s narcissistic leadership, the vast majority of the vox populi is neither willing nor disposed to drinking old red wine from new wineskins. The ALP supporters that abandoned the party in 2004 for promises of milk and honey in the sunshine and hung on to the UPP in 2009 solely out of pathological shame have not been properly motivated to return to Birdland.

To make bad matters worse, the ineffective opposition of the ALP and the public spectacle of escalating animosities at the helm of the party continue to alienate voters and give credibility to the fears of an ALP government that the UPP incessantly seeks to legitimize.

Meanwhile a decade of hapless, jobless, hopeless graduates and dropouts, who feel abandoned by the UPP to the abyss of wretched street corner life, yearn for meaningful change that cannot be found on ZDK.

Likewise, for the disillusioned PLM and ACLM diehards and the UPP deserters, the guilt, shame and disgust that would attend their first journey to the red zone could not be countenanced without radical reconditioning behavior therapy.

Even if you do not believe in the alchemy of polls, it is not difficult to perceive that neither of the political parties seems capable of securing a clear mandate from a majority of the electorate. Accordingly, the apparent need for a third party solution is a political reality that screams silently in the hearts and minds of all true Antiguan and Barbudan patriots.

Rest assured that with full knowledge of the crisis of leadership and rambling incompetence that exists within its ranks, the UPP will seek another term in office by relying heavily on its tested and proven election strategy of tirelessly reminding voters of the twenty-eight (28) dark years of ALP corruption, for which to this day, it has failed to secure a single conviction.

On the other side of the tracks, because there is no real signal of any viable third party in the grapevines, the ALP basks in the confidence that the suffering being experienced throughout the island and the frustration that the People of Antigua & Barbuda feel with the UPP’s colossal portfolio of letdowns, provides more than sufficient ammunition in the ALP arsenal to secure an easy victory at the 2014 polls. It truth be told, both sides may have ignored a missing variable in the political equation!



The embattled, betrothed heir-apparent to the ALP dynasty is of the stated view that the entrance of a third party into the political arena at this juncture is practically a non-starter. I wish to take cursory issue with the premise of that view solely to say that it is a miscalculation to presuppose that a third party needs to win the next election to become the head of next government of Antigua & Barbuda.

Careful investigation into the political climate of the nation will reveal a staggering number of voters who would prefer to throw their support behind new faces with bright new ideas. Hence, it is completely conceivable that a third party could actually win enough seats to prevent both the UPP and the ALP from capturing nine (9) seats.

It is crucial to understood that the dynamics of a three (3) party contest are as such that while both the ALP and the UPP can be left to demolish each other in their race to secure nine (9) seats, the strategic goal of a new third party can be simply to pick up at least three (3) seats in an attempt to prevent either of them from reaching nine (9) seats. A third party that is capable of securing only three (3) seats at the next general elections will most certainly be in a position to negotiate the leadership of a new coalition government, in the event of the likely situation where the ALP and the UPP each wins seven (7) seats.

I submit that there are many honest, decent, inspired Antiguan and Barbudan men and women at home and abroad that would trade their red or blue allegiances for the opportunity to lead, follow and/or participate in the creation and empowerment of a vibrant, well-organized third party, built on embracing, respecting and practicing the political values that the ALP and the UPP have abandoned, as well as adopting appropriate “green” principles into its platform.

Caribarena.com could be an invaluable tool in the organization efforts required for the non-violent, intellectual coup d’état required to create an organization capable of seizing the political mantle from the hands of those who have repeatedly abused the power and authority vested in them, and proven themselves unworthy of our mandate.

The first step can be a simple multi-question, online poll, strategically crafted to gauge the willingness of the electorate to give young, energetic intelligent leadership a chance. After the voice of the People emanating from the polls gives confidence to the propriety and rightness of the cause, many dormant leaders will have the opportunity to heed the nation-building call to service, realizing that the duty to create an alternative to the bipartite tyranny is true allegiance to God. Once the battle cry is sounded the cream will rise to the top and the best talent will invariably earn their stripes.

Looking at the choices we are faced with, I truly believe that the existing state of affairs behooves men and women of all persuasions to rise up and band together to create a third party alternative that breaks the attitude of entitlement that presently pervades the political landscape. You will agree that the idea is one whose time has come.

The Sacred Duties of Citizenship

In circumstances such as these, the civic imperative to exercise one’s political franchise (the right to vote) is not easily reconciled with the political conundrum which belies the instant political reality that “Lungoo na betta dan Sungoo” or that “six and half-a-dozen are the same.” If a worthwhile third party does not emerge, the majority of voters will be left with the apology that their only choice was to vote for “the lesser of two evils.” In that connection, I wish to caution the electorate at this early stage with the sagacious words of Leonard E Read, that: “Implicit in this confession are a moral tragedy and a political fallacy which, in combination, must eventually lead to economic disaster.”



Although the obligation to vote in elections, regardless of the dominant issues or suitability of the candidates, has long been equated with responsible citizenship, it is patently wrong to believe that responsible citizenship requires one to vote for a candidate who has discarded his/her moral compass or is demonstrably inept.

Equally, a Christian nation must recognize the moral tragedy involved in a decision to endorse wrongdoing or capitulate to evil. Rather than abandon the guiding principles of our faith, we must break with tradition and insist on making the integrity of the candidate the principal qualification for election to public office.

It follows that whenever we are presented with only inappropriate candidates we must forever be prepared to take the moral high ground and summon the courage to turn our backs on the ballot as a form of non-violent protest. Deliberate inaction of this nature would loudly declare our rejection of the status quo, and firmly signal our commitment to the moral values of our faith.

Beloved, your vote is neither a commodity to be traded for political favors or sold to the highest bidder; nor is it a gift held in blind trust for the party you support. Responsible citizenship demands rejection of all evils at all times, as well as the moral fortitude to cast your ballot on the basis patriotism that does not require one to sacrifice the dictates of conscience in favor of party affiliation.

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Lord Have Mercy

#33 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 23:36

You are correct. But him not being a team player in the ALP is why I would hope he wins in that arena. I would not be a team player if the team was dirty. Renenber every German soldier was a team player in WWII. I am with you on everything you said. We are on the same side.
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#32 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 23:29

Me believe a politician? you joking right...It's tactical...Lester is done. the other 2 are saying nothing..ALP is Going to the election. For the ALP it will be Browne. Who will be for the UPP? Looks like Spencer, unless it someone else. At present there is no third party. Poeple must vote or it automatic UPP again and they will not vote with Bird Leading the ALP. Now dont get me wrong Bird can beat Browne it is possible and maybe his ground game may beat UPP. Take things one at a time.
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@ Skyewill

#31 Lord Have Mercy » 2012-11-15 20:47

Your response indicates that you are guilty of the Cardinal Sin of "Believing the Words of a Politician." Like all the other ALP politicians who are dying to get back into power, Gaston Brown will say anything and advocate whatever he thinks will capture your imagination. Don't believe the hype!

1. What did he say was his hole in the ALP corruption that he agrees existed during his tenure?
2. On the WPP he is guilty of not being a team player; as ex-military leader you understand the importance, particularly when the difference in the new vs. old positions did not really make much of a difference.
3. He locked himself in SIC for political mileage.
4. His vision statement is a WHAT I WILL DO, leave the HOW for later.
8. The 40% is not looking for change inside ALP, they are seeking the genuine change advocated in this article.
9. We have similar backgrounds, trust me when I tell you that with a few more good men that understand the meaning of the word HONOR we can chase the crazy bump heads outa we yard.
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@ Tenman

#30 Invisible Hand » 2012-11-15 19:50

I respect your analytical skills and I strongly believe that you and other patriotic minded Antiguans at home and abroad have an important leadership role in the future development of the country.

I know that the red-leaning croud wants to believe that the labour party will easily regain power, but I was trying to use past election results to point out the error in that way of thinking.

The constituencies labelled SOLID RED or SOLID BLUE are based on the fact that ALP and UPP are going to field the exact same candidates from 2009. And based on how badly the candidates beat those same opponents before, I believe that we can extropolate the same results. Last election, ALP only beat UPP resoundingly in 2 constituencies, but UPP spanked ALP thoroughly in 5. That is why I agree with the writer that the time for a third party is here and the new party can become the new government by preventing both sides from getting 9 seats.
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@ Jumbee Picknee

#29 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 19:44

Well bread, nobody can buy us
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Invisible Hand

#28 tenman » 2012-11-15 19:33

Invisible Hand, it is one of the constituencies you label solid blue, which I also think an independent candidate can make a serious challenge. Its Chanlah's constituency. I strongly believe his victory in 2009 was not simply based on party color but the man himself

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@ Lord Have Mercy

#27 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 19:33

it's not that I am so much for Browne. I am for what he is advocating
1 he claims that their have been curruption
2. he was right on WPP. I have the same stance. New or old don't matter to me. What matters is are we better off with this pile of junk. and I believe the real crime is in the loan process
3. I remember when he locked himself in SIC
4. I liked his vision statement
5.ALP is not going anywhere so who else talking like him. He said it's time for change and it is. Do you know how much times I ripped into him? Ask Tenman
6. I really don't know him personally
7. while we can't go back to the old time mockery, we can not endure the current treachry.
8. 40% of the people wont' vote unless a change is made in ALP.
9. mek he mis-behave and I will put you pan he. and thanks your concern is ligit.
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points made

#26 tenman » 2012-11-15 19:23

The writer made a real strong point that its not necessary for a third party to get the majority of seats. I like his argument which basically says we need to start focusing on issues and testing the candidates stance (like the writer I too feel burned by the current failed experiment). Two areas I agree with Invisible Hand that are fertile ground for a third party are Rural North and Rural East. MP Benjamin (St. John's city south) can be challenged but it will take someone with similar skills to his. That candidate will also need to have a strong network in the non national community, especially the Hispanic one. The candidates however will have to have a serious ground game and an ability to sell the voters on his/her ability to be trans formative

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Invisible Hand

#25 tenman » 2012-11-15 19:05

Invisible Hand, you are making some solid arguments, however I disagree with you in regards to what constituencies are solid red or blue. Simply using the results of the last 1 or 2 election is not sufficient. Try and remember than before 2004, the ALP carried All Saints west. Chanlah's victory may simply be because his competitors were simply weak candidates. You even ignore the fact that some of the constituencies you deemed not red or blue have had independent candidates who failed badly in their bid (eg St. John's City South Constituency, St. Paul, St. Mary's South* (you labelled this one solid blue) and north. Their failure strongly indicates that though the constituency may not be strong for either red or blue, they are strongly against any other party.
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@ Jackie Spence

#24 Jumbee Picknee » 2012-11-15 18:34

I beg to differ in regards to the American political climate. There is a Movement called the Tea Party. They gave the People's House to the Republicans. They help to elect a non Spanish speaking Hispanic to the Senate. They are now the driving force behind THE SECESSION MOVEMENTS in many of the States which the Republicans won. They will get enough signatures for it to become an issue for the Executive Branch. The Constitution requires it.
If, they(the Tea Party) had gotten someone of a more conservative nature, rather than the Mormon Mitt Romney, millions more would have voted, but that's water under the bridge, however, pay very, very close attention to the rise of the Tea Party. The stocks for gun manufactures is on the rise.
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This is REAL

#23 Jumbee Picknee » 2012-11-15 18:06

@ Skye...the Meade's taught us well...We are in need of a Quantum leap beyond the river bank, to the other side of the Daughter of the Stars
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This is REAL

#22 Jumbee Picknee » 2012-11-15 18:01

@ Jackie Spence, with all due respects, this is 2012, 4 decades since. This is the age of Cyber Campaigns. We are here, all of us thousands of miles apart, yet We are able to have "CAUSE AND EFFECT" on Our Nation. WE DO NOT NEED OLD WINE IN NEW SKINS. WE ARE TIRED OF THE REGURGITATION...
@ Invisible Hand, I like that name, my great grandfather has one, it also reminds me of the "clandestine nature" of Our Nations Rulers. Your stats are correct(Tenman, please verify), I use mathematics but for construction purposes, so, as WE CONSTRUCT A NEW VISION, a mountain is not moved with one scoop, it takes several scoops, but with vigilance, knowhow, tenacity, it will get moved.
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@ Clergy & Teacher

#21 Lord Have Mercy » 2012-11-15 17:55

We can probably agree that good Christians that want to do the right thing cannot count on the Christian Council for the leadership they desperately need. With that being the case, will you be prepared to stand up and be counted for supporting the position mentioned in this article that Christians should refuse to vote if the candidates presented are incompetent or lack integrity?
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@ Jackie Spense

#20 Invisible Hand » 2012-11-15 17:45

You know that inserting APP into the election was an ALP strategy, APP was never a genuine third party. You can recall after the election Rueben Harris saying that ALP and APP was always ONE PARTY.

We are having a serious problem in Antigua where the majority of the electorate does not want ALP or UPP. The people obviously want new faces and a new party is the best way to give the people what they need.

As I pointed out before, in the last election there were 5 seats where the candidate won by less than 100 votes and there are 3 additional seats that were won by less than 200 votes. When you add third party to the mix it spells uncertainty for the established parties and opportunity for the new party.
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@ Skyewill

#19 Lord Have Mercy » 2012-11-15 17:23

I commend your independent stance on many of the issues posted on this blog, but the way I have seen you cheerleading for Gaston lately is cause for pause. You and I know that ALP was corrupt to the bone and up to today, I never one time hear Gaston speak out against the rampant corruption inside the party he fighting to lead.

I am looking to see people like you skyewill and Elija Youth, Tenman and the other bloggers with real knowledge and patriotism take up this call to action and get some real life into this idea of creating a third party. Do not worry about the money, the major campaign contributors in Antigua have no allegiance, they will contribute to a third party that looks like it has a good chance of winning 3 seats.

All the new third party have to do create serious trouble in the dance is send a hungry reporter to do an exclusive interview with Sir Allan Stanford and I guarantee that many minds will change after the truth about ALP and UPP relationship with him is revealed.
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@ Clergy

#18 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 16:57

please stay and no go no way tall. You inspire me. Glad to see you chaplain
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@ Jimmy

#17 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 16:53

You got it. some one said I was just playing around. I taught Communication Security or COMSEC: bits and pieces of unclassified information when assembled can be of possible inteligence value..Over
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@ Lord Have Mercy

#16 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 16:49

#1 I don't believe for one minute that 99% of the bloggers are on any side. I can not be the only independent, so you are wrong on that. #2 I told Mr. Elijah James that this very plan can work over a year ago and it is a good plan. Look at a group of independents as a third party, a 3rd element a 3rd factor a 3rd alternative. It would take 10+ million dollars and the right combination. CLASS IN SESSION: Never will 1 man or woman have the answer, and when you get to the answer work on finding a better way. The problem we stuck in the 19th century. May the next fellow come with 3 independents and 4 people form a party. In any instance somebody can through a monkey wrench in the mix. Never stop pursuing better.
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@ Lord Have Mercy

#15 Clergy » 2012-11-15 16:03

“All of us, poor & rich alike, have been conditioned by our upbringings. Impoverished men & women may become lulled into a state of "learned helplessness" without hope to change their lives. Likewise, the wealthy can walk in a state of "learned blindness" ignoring the desperation of the local & global poor.”
― John Green


I think the Christian Council Members are now walking in a state of "learned blindness"!
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@ Jumbee Picknee

#14 Jackie Spense » 2012-11-15 15:55

I remember the Antigua People's Party which fielded candidates in 1971 elections. I believe all of them lost their deposit! In the end they had to join with the ALP for the 1976 elections. Third Parties and Independent Candidates have been for the most part - insignificant at elections, and at best - mere spoilers - as in the case of Wigley George in the 2009 elections.

Even in the great USA it just doesn't work. But I guess it's worth a try with Rick James as the third Party leader? Or maybe Lester or Maulwyn after the ALP convention on 25th November?
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@ Skyewill

#13 Jimmy » 2012-11-15 15:48

I now understand! I just figured out your encryption code...after the convention...I can see clearly now the rain is gone...OVER!
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@ Jumbee Pickney Get Real Part 2

#12 Invisible Hand » 2012-11-15 15:42

All Saints East & St Luke where Chester won by 1067 votes is SOLID BLUE;
All Saints West where Chanlah won by 602 votes is SOLID BLUE;
St George where Jaqui won by 502 votes is SOLID BLUE
St Phillip South where Wilmoth won by 351 votes is SOLID BLUE;
St Marys South where Brother B won 319 votes is SOLID BLUE;

St Peter where Asot won by 667 votes is a SOLID RED ALP stronghold;
St Phillip North where Robin won by 235 is SOLIDRED; but
In City West where Gaston got 54.86% of the votes and won by 242 votes is RED, but we must remember that the constituency is Donald halstead old PLM stronghold;
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@ Jumbee Pickney Get Real Part 1

#11 Invisible Hand » 2012-11-15 15:39

I agree with the writer that a real, bona fide third party will cause cause serious problems for both sides in the next election. That conclusion is based on the general pattern of candidates winning by a relatively small number of votes and the number of candidates that failed to win by at least 10%. From that I determined that the following seats are uncertain:

In City East Harold got 56.15% of the votes but won by ony 181 votes;
In City South Cutie got 56.01% of the votes and won by only 185 votes;
In Rural South Teco got only 51.57% of the votes and won by 84 votes;
In Rural East Lester got only 50.26% of the votes and won by 96 votes;
In Rural North John got 52.56 % of the votes and won by only 125 votes;
In St Marys North Molwyn just got 50% of the votes and won by only 18 votes;
In St Paul Namba got 49.37% of the votes and won by 92 votes; and
In Barbuda Trevor got 50.05% of the votes and won by 1 vote.
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RE: The Vigilance of Responsible Citizenship

#10 Teacher » 2012-11-15 14:31

@ Lord Have Mercy

What Christian Council??? That "thing" exists in name only. Don't kid yourself pappy.
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@ Jumbee Picknee

#9 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 14:23

I would keep Gaston Browne and add Rural East to your list
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@ Jimmy

#8 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 14:19

you forgot to say - "OVER" I was being sarcastic. It was a parity of the secret agent who sent messages though short wave radio during World War II. Spies would encrypt their messages with in casual conversation over short wave radio but because of time delays the conversation would overlap and cause confusion. The word “OVER” (0ver to you) allow the other person in the conversation to know that you are finished speaking and it was their turn to speak. This made for smooth conversation and is How the French Under ground saved France from the Nazi invasion…..OVER
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@ skyewill & co

#7 Lord Have Mercy » 2012-11-15 13:25

I realize that this article is rubbing the regular bloggers the wrong way, because behind all the big talk 99% of the bloggers are really low level pundits for ALP and UPP. Now up comes this writer and lay out a excellent case for the formation of a new political as oposed to a band of disjointed independents, as an alternative to what presently exists.

I also applaud the writer for proving the point that not voting as a form of protest is preferable to voting for the evils that we are faced with. I am hoping that the Christian Council will support that position.
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...the die is cast...II

#6 Jumbee Picknee » 2012-11-15 10:48

These SEVEN Constituencies as they presently stand are vulnerable and Independents banding together as ONE UNIT can cause havoc within the Political Arena.
1...St. John's City West
2...St. John's Rural North
3...St. John's City East
4...St. John's Rural South
5...All Saints West
6...St. Georges
7...St. Lukes

Four female & three male Candidates.
City West would be toughest, especially if Gaston becomes Leader of the ALP but he's vulnerable, Muff & her crew is not too happy with him.
The rest is pure and total coordination.
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RE: The Vigilance of Responsible Citizenship

#5 Smoke n Mirrors » 2012-11-15 09:17

It's the MESSAGE that needs to be focused on, not the messenger! Ya dig?
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...the die is cast...

#4 Jumbee Picknee » 2012-11-15 08:42

The future is determined; there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner; the point of no return has been passed.
This means, We must now forgo theTWEEDLEDUM'S and TWEEDLEDEE'S as we look through the looking glass of Our Blessed Nation. To those of us, who are willing to forgo the "earthly riches," have seen, felt, heard" the words of the Most High...FEAR NOT, THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, FOR BEYOND IS THE RIVER OF ETERNAL BLISS...We have to stand strong as we stop this Nation from falling further into the abyss of the 'Jabberwocky's."
"He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back."
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@ Skyewill

#3 Jimmy » 2012-11-15 08:14

Excuse me there are two tall fat men now. One walks - the other doesn't...can you be more specific? Or do you mean Game Over for both of them?
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@ The Scarlet Pimpernel

#2 The Prophet » 2012-11-15 07:35

All of this sounds great, but why hide behind a made up name (nom de plume)? You have all this talk about bravery and standing up to be counted, yet the irony is your name is The Scarlet Pimpernel? For all we know you could really be one of the present Red or Blue politicians in Antigua and Barbuda! Until you are willing to give your name you lack, in my opinion, the moral authority to goad Antiguans and Barbudans into coming forward.

Your first step - if you are as honest as you imply - is to come forward with your real name. After all, unlike you, Politicians do not have the luxury of hiding behind a nom de plum! What says you?
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@ youth Elijah

#1 Skyewill » 2012-11-15 05:53

Sounds Familiar? 7 or more strong independents 3 wins Game over.
The tall fat man walks with a limp…Over
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