October 30, 2014

Bull…

…going to slaughterhouse

There’s an old folk saying that describes to a “T” what’s going down with the Mook and his Muckraker rag: “When bull ah guh a slaughterhouse he ah shit anywhere”. Fact of the matter is the Mook’s been caught with his hand in the till. And for the first time in his life, he’s not being allowed to wriggle out of it by using either the stick (nasty, libellous articles in the Muckraker) or the carrot (payoffs and bribes).

He sees some serious jail time – the “slaughterhouse” – staring him in the face and man is he shitting bricks!! Look at the latest stunt he’s pulling to divert attention from the tax fraud case against him – coming up before the courts on November 24. Just a couple of years ago, the whale of the publishing world, Rupert Murdoch, had to close down his 168-year-old, biggest-selling paper in the UK – News of the World – after he hacked into people’s phones.

And here it is – just to get his tax case off the front pages, he goes and admits that he’s been doing the same thing all along. Hacking his reporters’ phones and merrily taping their conversations with innocent citizens.

In his fury and anger at the AG for exposing his avarice and greed – not to mention callousness to the fate of two old folks from the US – the Mook actually took the tape to the Police!! Didn’t he think they would ask him “where” and “how” the hell he got the taped conversation??

Or did he think the fried rice he buys for some Policemen will get him off again?? That would have to be one hell of a lotta fried rice!! But tapping telephone conversations isn’t like running a red light. Laws were drafted back in 2008, to make it illegal.

In a twist of irony, before that it was a case of “anything goes”. But when the PNC’s and the Muckraker’s security guru Felix was caught through a tap on his phone spilling his guts – and then some – the new law was pushed through and supported by the entire Opposition!

There’s this thing called “poetic justice”!! Or what goes around, comes around!! And this phone-tapping business has certainly come around to bite the Mook on his behind! But if history’s any guide, this blatant violation of the law – which’ll stretch his jail time at 12 Camp Street by another three years – won’t stop the Mook.

When the bull ah guh a slaughter, he na only shit anywhere – he does also bawl like a terrified little girl. Will somebody pass the Mook another face rag??

…excrement

In the misdirection the Mook seeks to divert from his rendezvous with 12 Camp Street, he’s had his house slave working overtime to blow smoke up the public’s collective behinds. In breaking the law against intercepting phone calls to save himself from the laws against defrauding the GRA he broke before, the Mook’s house slave had to’ve worked all night for the master.

He came up with the defence that the AG had once taken a contra position and supported a particular phone call interception!

Too bad it’s all completely irrelevant!! The AG had made his point in 2006 (which the house slave reprinted prominently) and the law was passed TWO YEARS LATER!! Does the house slave now want the present law to be scrapped to save his master’s derrière? Oops!! Too late. The law of the land says quite clearly (Interception of Communications Act 2008 – Section 3) that what the Mook did was unlawful.

And if he did the crime, he has to do the time.

…dozed

It’s a sad indictment on the UN, when 188 out of 193 countries voted to end the US Embargo on Cuba but were stymied by only the US and Israel and three Pacific micro-states.

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Narrative fiction…

…by Granger on PNC

David Granger has a couple of degrees in history…paid for by the people of Guyana – since he went courtesy of the benevolence of the Government via the GDF. But based on the “history of the PNC” he presented to the party’s General Council last Saturday, he definitely “skulked” from his history classes to spend all his time in the creative writing programme!! We know history took its own “narrative turn” some decades ago…but for an account to be called “history” surely it must have at least a passing acquaintance with the facts, no??

Granger, like the gal from “The Sound of Music”, tries to start from the very beginning. But right away he trips himself up. Claims that Burnham and Latchmansingh formed the PNC!!

Well, since these two worthies (along with Jai Narine Singh)  were all from the PPP faction that’d failed to hijack the party, wouldn’t it have been truer to say that this bunch (PPP-B…for “Burnham”)  merged with the United Democratic Party (UDP) and Sidney King – later Eusi Kwayana – to form the PNC?? The UDP, of course, was the party of the reactionary “Mixed” elements that constituted the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP). And Sidney King was a force unto himself after he decided Jagan was his greatest enemy.

Granger wants to convince Guyana the PNC was formed by “Africans and Indians”!! Please!!! But we can understand why he would want to do so. He’s from that same LCP reactionary strata that sees ordinary Africans as cannon fodder to serve their ambitions. For instance, that’s why he’d never accept a fella like Aubrey Norton as a leader of the PNC. Like Hoyte, he believes such folks are “low class” and “uncultured”.

After the whopper about “origins”, Granger then acrobatically leaps to 1964, when he says the PNC “entered government as part of a coalition administration”. Really?? Entered?? Ha!! What about the pact Burnham signed on behalf with the PNC to become the foot soldiers to stage a CIA coup against the democratically elected PPP Government?? What about the PNC splitting the united nationalist movement?? What about burning down half of Georgetown?? What about the ethnically directed violence during the 80-day strike??

Didn’t Kwayana himself write a month ago about the British point man directing the PNC treachery – Duncan Sandys – acknowledging his role as the leader of Buxton – who led the ethnic cleansing of that village in 1964???

Who do you think you’re fooling?? You elitist thing!!

…in diversionary tactics

The prospect of spending some quality time at 12 Camp Street really focuses the mind of some folks. Take Mook Lall, owner of the Muckraker. With at least five years in the offing with all those brothers behind bars for tax fraud, the thought has him coming up with all kinds of schemes to dodge that bullet!

Look at the latest scheme to get off the front pages about his scamming over $100 million in duty from the Government on two luxury SUVs. He gets one of his reporters to convince the AG he’s willing to cross over from his “dark side”. Fat chance!! But the AG evidently believes in the essential goodness of man and all that. Anyway, the AG allows that he’s spoken earlier in the day to the Mook’s house slave.

That if the Mook keeps up with the slandering of people’s good names, since they don’t have a newspaper like the Mook, they’ll be forced to use “other means” to get even.

Relating this advice – that “hit got hit back” – the Mook breaks down like a girl and sobs that the AG’s out to kill him!

The thought of Camp Street can do that to you!!

…on convening Parliament

Speaker Trotman is another one running scared. With the paedophile file with the DPP, 12 Camp Street looms! But he’ll have company in the Mook!!

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Placing Guyana…

…on the map

You can talk all you want…but in the end, you just can’t beat success. And if it’s one company that’s been successful in Guyana, it’s the NEW GPC. After purchasing the moribund company in 2000 from the Government, it’s been one success after another.

Under the visionary leadership of Dr Ranjisinghi Ramroop – almost immediately, the company began manufacturing anti-retrovirals to fight the AIDS epidemic in the region. At one-thousandth the price formerly demanded!

Then NEWGPC manufactured the award-winning micro-nutrients sprinkles for the government’s programme for mothers and babies. Followed by winning the bids for supplying pharmaceuticals to the Health Sector – which it did before the PNC Government’d run it into the ground.

And not only were NEW GPC’s overall costs lower than those from the foreign international suppliers, being a local company, local employment went up and the profits remained in the country.

But that wasn’t all. The NEW GPC revived the manufacturing of dozens of over-the-counter formulations – such as Ferrol and Nutrophos – and recaptured and expanded market share both domestically and abroad.

But the biggest success was with its unique splash-on, Limacol. This had retained its presence on the shelves in every West Indian home – whether in the Caribbean, the US, the UK, Canada – or wherever they might’ve emigrated.

But the stroke of genius occurred when Dr Ramroop unleashed a marketing strategy back in 2013 when he decided to break out of the “ethnic” market and transform Limacol into a global brand.

Limacol became the official sponsor of the exciting T-20 variant of the traditional game of cricket that was the glue that held the Caribbean together – as well as placing the Region in the consciousness of people across the globe.

Limacol quickly received global name recognition – the crucial and coveted holy grail for any market success. And just last weekend came the good news for Guyana – Limacol was ramping up production at its local factory to service the rollout of the product (plus brand extensions!!) on all five continents!!

In addition to breaking out of the massive WI ethnic enclaves in the States, England and Canada, Limacol will be hitting the shelves in Australia, South Africa, India, New Zealand and the Middle East!!

Not bad for a company that was down and out – and a burden to taxpayers – as recently as 2000, eh?? GO NEW GPC!!!

…to shame

The wrangle over the convening of Parliament hasn’t only disgraced the Opposition – but Guyana. We really wonder how such a settled issue could become the bone of their contention. Let’s look at the facts.

Even the most fervent supporter of the AFC’s position that the Speaker can convene Parliament – Ralph Ramkarran – concedes that up to now since there’s never been a Standing Order to deal with the present circumstance, it’s been the custom for the Government to set the date for Parliament’s convening.

So what’s the problem??? Isn’t that how “tradition” is made?? For goodness sake, that’s how the whole Westminster system was formed!! Just because Ramkarran pleads he acted “in error” all those years, he was the Speaker placed there by the PPP/C, we should accept that he’s had an epiphany on the way to being a “consensus candidate”??

Well, from where this Eyewitness sits, it looks more like he’s pissed with his old comrades for not mollycoddling him, when a female comrade used the expletive “damn!!” in his presence!! And imagine he took a whole column to condemn the said female ex-comrade for saying the “Government’s consulting the Opposition”.

If it’s the Government’s call, wasn’t it Ramkarran who’s been plugging such Opposition “consultations”??

…too high

We wonder at the insensitivity of some folks. They keep pressing Trotman to convene Parliament “for the sake of Guyana”. Don’t they realise “grooming” now carries a jail sentence?? Not justifiable distraction?

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Self-fulfilling prophesy…

…on stunted development

One phenomenon that’s unremarked in Guyana is “self-fulfilling prophesies” (SFPs) by the Opposition. In an SFP, a person or group describes a situation in a way that is quite untrue…but the statement is followed by actions ensuring that the original description comes into being.

As the scholar who popularised the term said, “This specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of events as proof that he was right from the very beginning.”

Let’s look at what the Opposition’s been saying about Guyana. From the time the PNC were thrown out of their illegal occupation of office, they insisted Guyana wouldn’t develop under the PPP/C. And everything they’ve done since is to make that prophesy come true.

First, there was the incitement of “ethnic cleansing” by Hoyte when the new Government removed some of the “square pegs in round holes” from the Government. Tempers frayed as the political temperature rose. Hoyte came up with his “shoot to kill directive” on some land issue. The Government was transfixed with “outing” PNC fires and it was only due to superhuman efforts by the Administration that the economy grew.

After the PNC’s violent street protests following the 1997 elections, what the SN called “Terror in the City” unfolded as ethnic violence, and was brutally inflicted on presumptive “supporters” of the PPP/C. The Government had to truncate its term of office by two years even though no electoral impropriety had been found. This was development delayed.

A wave of robberies and kidnappings by the notorious “Blackie” London gang then terrorised sections of the country, but Hoyte draped a flag of Guyana over his coffin at the Square of the Revolution.

It should surprise no one that after Hoyte unleashed his “slow fyaah, mo’ fyaah” strategy of violent attacks against the Government, “Blackie” London’s lieutenant Andrew Douglas continued with the “Buxton Insurrection”.

Another six years of marking time ensued as the PPP/C – under a new leader Bharrat Jagdeo – continued to struggle heroically to stave off the waves of attacks by the bandits, while trying to continue with their development programme for Guyana. But the success of the Jagdeo Administration in both areas didn’t stop the PNC from pushing their self-fulfilling prophecy for stymieing Guyana’s development.

Under Granger, they’ve merely changed the approach. Now it’s more subtle: economic sabotage like derailing the Amaila Falls Hydro, raising political risk factors to Bosai in Linden, blocking the AML/CFT Bill, etc.

As Burnham taught his acolytes, there are many ways to kill a cat.

…or inexorable logic

But, of course, not everything happens as “self-fulfilling prophesies”. There are those situations where folks will jump up and down and deny something’s going to happen, but then, lo and behold, it does!!

Not being Marxist or anything like that, this Eyewitness doesn’t know about “dialectics” acting out, but there’s always the inexorable logic of some situations that lead to inevitable conclusions.

Just take a look at the AFC. We know with all that’s going on in that House of Sleaze, you’d want to avert your gaze…but bear with us. As even their new comrade David Hinds pointed out, the AFC began by promising to remain untethered to either of the two big parties – the PPP/C and PNC. They’d support or oppose both of them depending on their stand on specific issues.

But the moment the AFC declared war on the PPP/C –it was only a matter of time they’d be in bed with the PNC. We hear there’s a coalition/marriage in the works – with Nagamootoo as the PM/bride.

The marriage kiss will be the “kiss of death” for the AFC!

…denial

Harmon says reconvening Parliament’s not on the table in the Ramotar-Granger talks. So exactly how are the two heavyweights able to ignore this elephant in the room??

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Convenient amnesia…

…on Jagdeo’s Norway deal

Guyana just pocketed another US$35 million from the Norway US$250 deal million President Jagdeo had negotiated back in 2009. It’s not surprising the Opposition will never acknowledge this boost for Guyana – not to mention his numerous other accomplishments during his stint at the helm. Especially his role in freeing Guyana from the US$2.1 BILLION debt the PNC had saddled us with in 1992.

The PNC – whether in its PNC-R1G or APNU reincarnation – keeps bleating that most of that debt was actually “accrued interest” and not actually “borrowed” by them. As if this excuses them!!

Actually it damns them more than ever. They should be even more ashamed since the country didn’t even get a pin for all that money owed! Didn’t the wankers know when they default on loans, they incur interest??

Anyhow, back to the money flowing in from Norway. Some think it’s manna from heaven. Yet it’s the same people who scoffed when Jagdeo first broached the idea that Guyana should be paid for not cutting down its forests. In retrospect, it sounds eminently sensible. The planet’s dying from all the Carbon Dioxide the developed countries’d poured into the atmosphere during the last 200 years.

Our forests remove and lock away Carbon Dioxide – purifying their “smoke”, while they keep “puffing” and polluting. If we cut down our trees for whatever purposes – development or otherwise – the developed countries can’t get the free pass we provide. But nobody thought of this at the time. In fact, some said that Jagdeo was trying to blackmail the developed world!! Jagdeo was just willing and ABLE to think outside the box.

Jagdeo was able to sell the idea because he was able to situate the Carbon sequestration programme within a Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). This is now a model for even the developed countries. And it’s why he’s consulted whenever climate change comes up on the global agenda. But like we said before, you’d never know if you go by the local spit press. Which just acts as the Opposition’s handmaidens.

Another reason for what can only be called their “hatred” of Jagdeo is the Opposition’s humiliation at the former’s hands when they played their ultimate card with their “slow fyaah; mo’ fyaah” and he stood them down. Burnham had laid down the dictum, expressed by Hoyte, that the PPP only understood the “language of force”.

Jagdeo was the first PPP leader to turn the tables on the PNC. This sticks in the Opposition’s craw. But why are Jagdeo’s erstwhile comrades so diffident about acknowledging him??

…on Lalloo’s challenge

A week or so ago, that pot-salt struggling for some sort of recognition, Lalloo Ram, challenged the Clerk of Parliament on the AFC’s No-Confidence Motion. He found release in the letters pages: “Clerk needs to explain why he is now excluding discretion of Speaker to convene the Assembly when the public interest requires it.”

Well, the Clerk immediately bitch-slapped him by quoting the same Standing Order that Lalloo had mangled. But not only that. The Clerk quoted two previous Speakers and Clerks and showed that Lalloo was blowing hot (and fetid) air through his nether orifice. Even the present Speaker, who’s from the AFC, hasn’t supported Lalloo.

Now you’d think the wanker would issue some kind of apology to the Clerk, wouldn’t you?? But if you go by the previous bitch-slappings of Lalloo by his betters in the accounting and legal professions, you wouldn’t hold your breath.

Lalloo’s lying low until this humiliation blows over. He’s a sucker for punishment! Like Freddy Kruger, he’ll be back.

…on skeletons

Looks like some Ministers would stand on their heads to placate Mook Lall. Or more precisely, they’ll stand on their face on their Facebook pages. This Eyewitness wonders what skeletons they have rattling around in their closets they’re afraid might be exposed.

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Flaunting…

…residence

The question of “residence” has hit the headlines in Guyana. Now most Guyanese were blissfully unaware of any nuances of this term. Your “residence” was your home, no?? Then came the exodus to the US and a new refinement of the term came into vogue – the “permanent resident”. This was the exalted status, signalled by a Green Card that allowed holders to live (and work!) permanently in the US.

Just getting into the US to live – and not have even “legal residence” called for shelling out at least US$10,000 a pop!! Imagine what one of the Green Cards was worth!!

A fella from the back dams would return to Guyana with a Green Card, and the village belle, who wouldn’t have been caught dead in his vicinity much less company, would now gladly tie the knot before you could say, “I do!!” She too could then get “residence” in the US. Guyanese thought they knew all about “residence”. Until now.

The Government, trying to turn the tide of Guyanese only leaving to get “residence” abroad had a programme for the longest while. If a “resident” abroad wants to return “home” and become a “resident” here again, he could bring back his car duty-free. Now this is not an inconsiderable benefit – considering that the duty on a luxury model could easily touch $50 million or so of our Guyanese Monopoly money.

So fellas returned to “Guyanese residence”… and brought back fancy wheels. Not surprisingly (we’re dealing with Guyanese now!!), the scheme was scammed. Mook Lall, of the Muckraker infamy, was nabbed in one. He claimed a retired couple brought back not one but two luxury SUVs and rather than enjoy the comfy rides in their dotage, they lent them to the “crusading publisher” as a “security measure”!! Right!!

But the Mook brought up a wily defence. He claimed another remigrant had brought in a luxury SUV. But rather than lending it to his high-profile local relative or even the Mook (surely this would’ve provided more security), the fella just parked it outside his house. And Mook raised the question of “residence”. If the fella has “remigrated” to Guyana, shouldn’t he be “resident” here??

But the fella spent just two months in two years here. Can he be a “resident”?? Mook Lall should know the answer: he’s a Green Card resident of the US. But he spends only ONE month per year there.

If the Guyanese remigrant isn’t a “resident”, is the Mook still entitled to a Green Card?

…racist lens

David Hinds castigated the Editor of the Guyana Times in a letter to the Muckraker, which he didn’t have the guts to send to the Times. He likes to cuss people from behind fences. In the letter, he concedes that “newspapers take sides…that’s a fact of life”. And he doesn’t have a problem if the Times supports the PPP/C Government, since the Stabber supports the Opposition AFC and the Muckraker supports the Opposition APNU.

So far so good. But where Hinds makes one doubt he ever earned a PhD is when he claims “all Opposition people” get the stick in the Times, but somehow he discerns a “racist demonisation” of the Opposition members who’re African Guyanese. The Indian Guyanese ones just get a “special kind of abuse” …but it’s not “racist”. Hinds doesn’t say what are the criteria for his distinction for a simple reason. He can’t!!

What must be particularly galling for Hinds is that the Times has led the country in its defence of the legacy of Rodney and its integrity, while the soi-disant Rodneyite’s sleeping with the enemy!

…ignorance

Ironically just under Hinds’ letter is one that reiterates that Indians are “sheep” and while “intellectual black people” went after Burnham – it’s the case now with “Indians”. Is it that Nagamootoo and Ramjattan aren’t “intellectuals” or they aren’t “Indians”??

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The ultimate sacrifice…

…for the Mook

It’s clear that the Mook over at the Muckraker is running scared. For years he’d been playing big and bad – and not only because he had big guts and bad breath! – but mainly because he’d snuffed out the life of a young man in McDoom and gotten away with it.

He felt he was untouchable. But now that one man – the GRA boss – had finally decided he wouldn’t put up with his bullyism just because he could scandalise people in his Muckraker – people were beginning to see he was just a quivering coward at heart.

With jail time staring him in the face on tax fraud charges, he was trying every which way to wriggle out. The Mook was still using the Muckraker to intimidate others … but it was now more bluster than anything else. His desperation could be seen in the new tactics his loyal house slave editor had come up with.

There was the defence that “other people are also involved in the car scam”. “OK,” said the GRA chief. “We knew that and we’ve a whole wider investigation going back to 2010!!” The moral question, of course, is whether two wrongs make a right.

And the legal question, more to the point, is that other people breaking the law ain’t no defence. When tried and proven guilty – it’s still jail time for the MOOK.

Then the house slave came up with the scheme to paint the Mook as being persecuted for publishing the slanderous bilge in the Muckraker!! That earned snickers all across the land. As if everyone and their stepdaddy didn’t know that to the Mook it was just a case of terminal jealously and envy at others doing better than him!

But the most revealing act of desperation was when the Mook and his house slave had one of their Voyeurs suggest that folks should come up with more novel ways of supporting the Mook. Like fasting!! And not any old fasting – but fasting to the death like that Wayne Kublalsingh chap over in Cuckoo land otherwise known as “Trinidad”.

When no one volunteered, the Voyeur actually accused Guyanese of being selfish!! But since the particular Voyeur had previously compared the Mook to Gandhi (yep!! that’s true), why doesn’t he have Mook the Martyr become a real martyr (to his own cause of course) by imitating Kublalsingh??

At a minimum, the wanker could certainly use the weight loss!

…by Man Man

The Voyeur’s call for someone to sacrifice themselves for the Mook reminds this Eyewitness of his CSECs, back in the day.

He’d read Naipaul’s Miguel Street. It had to do with the life and times in one of the streets in the slums of Port of Spain. One of the funniest pieces was about Man Man who decided to imitate the ULTIMATE sacrifice. Jesus Christ being stoned on the Cross.

We could see the Mook being the local Man Man – who was also seen as a “mad man”.

“Some men put up the cross and tied the Mook to it.

The Mook said, “Stone me, brethren.”

The women wept and flung bits of sand and gravel at his feet.

The Mook groaned and said, “Father, forgive them, They ain’t know what they doing.” Then he screamed out, “Stone me, brothers.”

People began flinging really big stones at the Mook, aiming at his face and chest.

The Mook screamed, “What the hell is this!?? Get me down quick and I go settle with that son of a bitch who pelt a stone at me!” Then he began cursing so loudly and coarsely that the people stopped in surprise.”

The Police took away the Mook.

And that’s the problem with charlatans, ain’t it?? Truth will out.

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Cart before the horse…

…by Nagamootoo and Co

Some folks think this Eyewitness is too harsh on that dyspeptic duo, Nagamootoo and Ramjattan. But it’s not personal – it’s just that they shoot from the hip so frequently it’s impossible to take any of their utterances seriously.

Take this No-Confidence Motion that suddenly became their panacea for all that ails Guyana. As we’ve pointed out ad nauseam, this was just a throwaway comment that Nagamootoo’d made to the Stabber when they gave him some gratuitous free publicity.

They’re all Opposition, aren’t they? Everyone with the slightest connection to Westminster politics knows about No-Confidence Motions. You’d think these two “seasoned” politicians – got to be 50 years of being in Parliament between them!! – would’ve picked up a thing or two, no?? From the mess these wankers have found themselves in on the issue, it’s clear that all these two impostors know are the WORDS – “no confidence”.

And they probably thought they referred to their psychological state of mind!! But even before we get to the motion, look at how they didn’t even know the ground rules for reconvening Parliament!! How in God’s name could they promise their supporters that the motion would be debated on October 16?? Not “sometime in October” or “when Parliament reconvenes” – but October 16!! Ramjattan, even let on – wink, wink – as to how he had some “secret” information!

This Eyewitness is reminded of the Irish theologian who calculated – with seeming exactitude – that the world was created on October 23, 4004 BC!! That’s today folks!! The problem with Nagamootoo and Co was that October 16 came and went – and they still haven’t a clue as to when Parliament will convene.

Maybe they thought their old ex-leader Raphael Trotman, as Speaker, might give them a free pass. But they should’ve known he’s distracted by pleasures past being regurgitated by a certain abused Mr Welshman! Poor fella. Even after the most cogent explanation that it’s not his call, Trotman’s still seeking “explanations” from “other sources”.

But back to the No-Confidence Motion. Which Parliament won’t even get to when the Government decides to reconvene Parliament. Were Nagamootoo and Ramjattan really so naive to think that because the PNC said they “supported” the motion, they’d actually let the AFC trump them on an initiative?? Jeez!! They’re competing for the same set of votes, thank you!

We wonder what other hare-brained scheme the firm of Nagamootoo and Ramjattan will come up with next? Pulled from their back pockets of course!

…on following up on threat

There’s a lot of hot air being spouted – as red herrings, (which are very stink) – about “the media being under threat”. Not many are taking this seriously. They know it’s Burnham’s old spin doctor (not “witch doctor”) who’s now earning his keep as the Mook’s house slave. The Police promised they’re following up on the Muckraker’s Mook Lall’s threat to the GRA chief.

So what’s taking them so long?? Ahhh…the wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind very finely. The seriousness of the threat to the GRA head to a large extent depends on its source. They’re not going to worry too much if Mother Teresa had made the threat. The Police must be checking the Mook’s past to see if he’s a fella who makes good his threats.

And that’s where the vigilantism to which the GRA head alluded becomes important. It’s undisputed Lall had killed a man in Mc Doom in cold blood because he felt the fella had wronged him .The GRA boss should be worried??

But we know the Police are following the trail. There’s no statute of limitations on murder.

…on poop

Your Eyewitness is also a fan of the “Health Capsules”. Today he learnt that most humans dump about two pounds of poop daily while elephants clock in at 300 pounds. With all the sh*t he spouts, we guess that makes the Mook a certified elephant!

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Betrayal…

…of a comrade

The testimony of the widow of Dr Walter Rodney, Dr Patricia Rodney, at the Rodney CoI, was a study in grace and courage. “Grace”, not to show any bitterness at the odious betrayal of the principles her husband had died for, by his erstwhile comrades. Some of whom were in the room with her. And courage, to face those “comrades” down and insist there be a Commission of Inquiry into the “murder most foul” of her husband.

After so many false starts, she had to’ve had doubts as to whether there’d ever be any closure on that tragic event. In 2005, after the Government had set the ball rolling on an Inquiry, she’d agreed that Rupert Roopnaraine – pretender to the Rodney banner – would work with her to set the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.

That initiative went nowhere, because Roopnaraine diddled and dawdled, since he knew the revelations would prove fatal to the PNC in the upcoming elections.

He was more solicitous of the effects on the PNC’s electoral fortunes than the need to seek justice for his fallen comrade! Mrs Rodney eventually faced these Pharisees in the WPA down and crafted the ToRs with the present Government, and hence the present CoI.

Finally! No thanks to the WPA. But knowing what was coming down the pike for the PNC, Roopnaraine, now a full-fleshed and open coalition partner of the PNC in APNU, essayed another betrayal of the world-famous scholar who’d been cut down in his prime.

He claimed Rodney was “stockpiling arms”… thus giving the PNC and its army (as Granger recently argued) a plausible reason to go after Rodney. Mrs Rodney confirmed what every other WPA activist has asserted: the claim was a figment of Roopnaraine’s imagination. Patricia Rodney, a nurse while married to Walter Rodney, must be saluted for raising her children with great dignity and success – even as she earned her own PhD.

But she made one interesting revelation in her testimony: just before he was murdered, Dr Rodney had decided to emigrate to Zimbabwe. This meant the great champion of Opposition to the PNC dictatorship had concluded that there was not much more he could do to help remove the PNC dictatorship after his bold push in 1979.

What had changed?? Rodney would’ve realised by then – for him to do things like testing walkie-talkies – that he could not count on those who shouted, “Revolution!! Revolution!!”

They’re still among us. Beware!!

…and double-edged swords

Young people say, “Payback’s a bitch!” Old people say, “What goes around, comes around.” And of course there’s always Malcolm X’s “chickens coming home to roost” prediction. We’re talking about the firestorm that’s engulfing David Granger over his cavalier (we’re being kind, here) treatment of his erstwhile Linden “constituency”.

Thing is, it was Granger who “bigged up” Solomon and Kissoon and the rest of the Linden posse. Things were sweet when Granger basked in the reflected glow of their extremist behaviour that got three innocent lives snuffed out. He could’ve manned up and told the people that the electricity equalisation was not such a bad thing – and that he’d given his word to the President of Guyana on the matter.

But Granger took the easy way out – encouraged widespread destruction of property and other illegalities. He didn’t realise that once he went down that road – there was no turning back. Any reasonable response to the Government’s initiatives would be dubbed a “betrayal”. He “tried a thing” at Congress to reassert his authority. But that only backfired.

He has a tiger by the tail…but it’s a tiger he created!!

…by Mook Lall

Mook Lall’s taking down the old couple who were his pawns on the duty-free car scam. These folks didn’t declare to the US IRS where they got the US$200,000 in cold cash to pay for the Lexuses in the States.

This means “forfeiture of property” and “jail time”.

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Sterculinius…

…of Guyana

This Eyewitness is an avid reader of the “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” feature in this paper. He learns something every day. Yesterday he learnt that the Romans, like most ancient peoples, had a god of animal sh*t. Really!! His name was Sterculinius.

Actually, he was the god of “manure” but since those ancient folks didn’t have ammonium sulphate and such like – he was really in charge of animal sh*t. If you wanted more horse manure, for instance, you just invoked Sterculinius!

And if you think about it, Sterculinius is alive and well in Guyana – just think of the person who spews more sh*t in Guyana than anyone else – the Muckraker” owner Mohan “Glenn” Lall, aka the Mook. He proved that people like to hear sh*t…why else do you think they pick up the Muckraker??

And the thing is, Lall, knows he’s full of sh*t. Look at the last PeepMan column – which he concocted with his house slave Adam Harris. The real PeepMan has more sense than to spout the sh*t there.

Can you imagine defending the Muckraker by invoking the standards of “professionalism”?? This isn’t just “bare faced” but because of the volume of sh*t spewed, it’s also “bare assed”. The Muckraker is about as unprofessional as you could possibly get. There isn’t a week that goes by that the Muckraker isn’t offering an apology for some faux pas or the other. Professionals give a sh*t about what they’re doing. The Muckraker dumps sh*t on what everyone else’s doing.

And one thing about sh*t – once it starts running, it’s hell no hell to stop the flow. When it flows from Sterculinius, it’s impossible to stop. The fella’s the GOD of the nasty stuff, isn’t he?? So listen to this sh*t as the Mook explains his massive wealth in his “dem boys seh”:

“I born in business and grow up in Stabroek Market”!!! Born in “business”?? Is this what they called Wakenaam then?? “Business”? This is a fella who couldn’t rub two cents together when he came barefoot to town?? Business??

The question is how’d he move from selling bora and shallots to owning billions?? The US Embassy’s political officer, in the ‘WikiLeaks’ cables on Guyana a few years ago, identified the Mook as a “backtracker, having links to the criminal underworld”. He also revealed that Lall regularly snitched on his “friends” in the business community.

The spewer of sh*t knew what he was talking about when he confessed, that “how he get he money is no secret!!”

…in Parliament

It could be that like Chickungunya and Ebola, this Sterculinius thing is catching. And it depends on how close contacts you maintain with the infected persons. Sh*t, after all, can only be spurted so far!!

Ever since Ralph Ramkarran quit the PPP/C because he couldn’t live up to the party’s strict policy on “criticism and self-criticism”, he’s been courting the Opposition. Of which, of course, Mook Lall’s a card carrying member. And lo and behold, Ramkarran began spouting a whole lotta sh*t!

He started to do it on his blog…called Conversation Tree. But the sh*t was so much, the poor tree promptly died? True story, check it out! Anyhow, not to worry when you have the Stabber and the Muckraker on the Dark Side. They BOTH began carrying Ramkarran’s sh*t.

Most recently, the crap that the Speaker can summon Parliament any time he pleases!! And prorogue it too??

Ramkarran might as well bring back Burnham as Trotman. Didn’t Rodney say everything Burnham, touched turned to sh*t??

…and the masses

Mook “Sterculinius” Lall, really needs to get his sh*t together. Here he’s trying to convince folks that he only evaded taxes because he wants to “save democracy”!! Jeez!!! There’s only so much sh*t people can take.

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