Saturday, 5 October 2013


Of all the people who coulda died...
Damn it, Blaise.

Damn it. Damn it. Damn it. Now is not the right time for this. This was not part of the plan. You are not one of the easily replaceable ones. We had not yet downloaded one tenth of you into the national collective consciousness.

And tuberculosis? An opera singer who dies of tuberculosis…

What is that? Some kind of inside joke between you and God on all the rest of us? Some irony, some levity to relieve our spirits after you’re gone. Well, it isn’t funny, Blaise.

It isn’t funny. At least, not, yet. Maybe one day, years down the line, when we’re toasting some new generation of St Lucian opera singers, old men like Yannick will retell The Legend of Blaise Pascal, who soldiered through unbelievable barbarism to give his island’s children the gift of THEIR OWN VOICES. And we’ll laugh at your inside joke with God and drink another in your name and give thanks that Philistines like us ever knew a soul like you.

Old Man Yannick...still working on the old part....

Tell the children of the moment when Blaise brought classical technique to the finding of our voices.


But right now, it isn’t cool yet.

It’s just a hurt. An empty space. A hole in the ground on the road to the future, the road that you widened, you helped to dig and to pave – just a big hole in the ground where all your work, your voice, your laughter used to be.

And now, we don’t know what to do. Who is going to help take us from being traditional and pop culture singers to being classically trained fat people with big respect? Who is going to inject precise time consciousness, work ethic and western-style professionalism into the hot, wild volcanoes of St Lucian talent? (Not me for sure. I was relying on you.) Who is going to teach the wild horses?
Stop with the damn conch shell.
I'm not finished and you're going to make me cry.
I’m exaggerating the fact, I guess. Our little army of artists and social activists has been surviving and struggling on since 1744, when not long after the first slave ship landed in St Lucia, the first Neg Marrons ran away from the plantation, went into the hills and formed a band with two goats and a shak-shak tree.

In the midst of wars for liberation wrapped in wars of empire against empire, we always managed to overcome our greatest losses, writing new songs, choreographing new dances, making new instruments, creating, borrowing, pirating whatever we needed to ensure that our people were always more than just fighters, strugglers and survivors.

We survived the suicide of Harry Simmons. We had Derek and Dunstan.

Harry Simmons, grand daddy of them all

Roddy, who gave up his greatness for the survival of the folk culture
We survived the deaths of the greatest teachers of St Lucian traditional dance. We had Theresa Hall. We survived the passing of Roddy, because…well, because he had transformed so much of himself into the experience of culture we have today that we didn’t even have to feel the passing of his flesh, because we still had him. We’ll always have him.

We always survive.

But this one hurts in a special way. Because we had not finished downloading you. Because we have no replacement for you. You brought something new to the culture that no one else was qualified to do. And now you’re gone, we don’t know what to do.

Damn it, Blaise. I hope heaven is really worth it. I hope that what you and your friend God are planning for us next is really, really good. Because right now, this just hurts. It’s just one big senseless lose. Damn it, Blaise. Damn it. Damn it. Damn it.

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes,  the pipe are calling...

(To those who somehow didn’t know: Blaise Pascal was a St Lucian opera singer who invested enormous time and energy is underprivileged and high risk youth. He was an artist and he was a soldier about it. He was a free spirit and a free thinker and a liberal and a conservative and a Christian and sometimes, when it was most necessary, he was a bit of a heathen.But he was never, ever a Philistine. Blaise Pascal was a credit to his ancestors and a blessing to his comperes. But God takes the best ones home before the world ruins them.)
Well, I guess that's it.
You did your part and you think we can handle the rest of it.
I guess there are just a few more tears to shed now.
And then we move on.
But we write you down, brother. We write you down.
We will never let history forget you.

Friday, 4 October 2013





Now is the right time to get into cocaine.
Lucian cops lost the radar station, so they can only catch the ganja guys.
Although you could get two grand Euro for a pound of weed right now.
If you're willing to take the chance.
St Lucian cops have accidentally mistaken being completely full of shit for a public relations strategy.

Over the last few weeks, the cops, especially the Marine Unit have been scurrying around looking for scapegoats to burn as part of their efforts to create a smokescreen for their troubles with the US State Department.

With the headlines dominated by news of cops being turned away from security conference,  being deported from the US after qualifying for forensics courses and LOSING THE DAMNED RADAR STATION that is key to serious drug interdiction, Lucian cops did the only thing they could do.





They started chasing fishing boats around, looking for the ones with the most marijuana.

They got lucky off the coast of Dennery,  where they found a haul of ganja exceeding 500 kilograms.

This week, the Police Commissioner and some of the gazette officers were boasting their achievements in drug interdiction, all without mentioning that they did it because they have to prove that they are doing something in order to take people’s minds off the fact that the US sees them as extra-judicial killers.

The results of their efforts are themselves indicators  that Lucian cops are fighting a losing public relations war. While they seized over 600 pounds of marijuana in the last few months – more  than 500 kilograms in one lucky haul – they only managed to seize 34 kilos of cocaine.

34 kilos.

34Kg of coke and you're feeling proud. Pathetic.
I don't know how two intelligent people like Vernon and Frances can promote that shate.
Especially you, Frances!
Pathetic. You know how much cocaine slips  into St Lucia everyday on vessels that are way classier than fishing vessels? Hundreds of kilos.

The result is a drug nightmare in neighboring Martinique which gets most of its illegal drugs from St Lucia. Reports from Martinique indicate that the island is flooded with cocaine because St Lucian cops are helpless against real, serious, hard drugs without the Americans hands up their butts telling them exactly what to do, who to stop, who to follow and who to just let pass. Meanwhile, niggas in Laba can barely get a joint to smoke because Lucian cops are busy terrorizing ganja growers and fishermen of all species (including the non-drug dealers), choking the life out of ganja while ALL THE COCAINE IS PASSING.

Though they are trying to send the message that St Lucian cops are hard at work, the real message they are sending is that NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO FIND A FRIEND WITH A YACHT AND GET INTO COCAINE BECAUSE THE WHOLE COCAINE VIBE IS JUST FREE UP. COCAINE TRAFFIC IS PRACTICALLY LEGAL NOW. Just don't get busted with a joint.

Thursday, 3 October 2013



Tim Poleon: He's happy with his yellow backdrop.
This is not a war on the media apart from the one that is being manufactured by Rick Wayne, Richard Frederick and Caribbean News Now.

This is a surgery. A controversial, perhaps unnecessary surgery. With some very unpleasant chemotherapy to follow.

The cancer in the media exposed itself and now the cancer is being attacked. (Poor Tim, he’s just a lump in this entire analogy.)

So what war? What curbing of freedom of speech? What curtailing of the media?

Rick Wayne is off his rocker again, turning anything possible into an attack on Kenny Anthony and anyone in his near vicinity. On Monday, as usual, Wayne was calling up Tim Poleon’s midday talk show, playing sidekick to the only brand name journalist on the island with less training than him, trying to reshape the recent trouble between Tim and the Legal Affairs Chainsaw Victor LaCorbiniere into a widespread conspiratorial government attack on the entire media.

Rick Wayne: Sousousousou, kisskiss, kill...
But there is no responsible reporter on the entire island who feels under pressure from the Labour Government. In fact, those of us who can remember covering government pre-1997 have no doubt that Kenny Anthony’s Labour is the mother of free speech in this island.

It’s just that if you hit them, they might hit you back. And if you are wrong, you might be required to take it like a man. Even magnanimity has its limits.

Tim Poleon went on air and read a story that had no credibility, giving it credence among the foolish and thoughtless who rely on people like him in order to form useful opinions on matters of public interest. LaCorbs, fed up with what his party sees as Tim's repeated bias, seems to have decided that Tim is going to have to stand by his actions in a court of law.

 Chainsaw-in-Chief Vincent La Corbiniere

And Rick announces that Labour has declared war on the entire media. As though he and Tim are, in any way, representative of average reporters. These two motherfuckers aren't even real reporters. They're telephone journalists. Anchors. Talkers. Neither can remember the last time he even got wet by rain, much less ventured into a dangerous ghetto.

Jerry George gave democracy a pat on the back and called for better standards.
Thoughtful, non-partisan media veteran Jerry George says its democracy in action. He did all but say that Tim fucked up. But he fucked up. He could have commented on the story. He could have referred to it. Instead he read it out in its entirety.

But somehow, Rick hopes to escalate this in a war on the media. Because, of course, Tim is supposed to be able to act irresponsibly, set a shitty example for young reporters, do damage to the political capital of the party in power and just get away with it scot-free? Freedom isn’t free, son. Freedom is something you have to fight for. And when you step on someone else’s freedom in the exercise of your own, you might get the smackdown. Or, the legal hacksaw, as the case may be.

MASL President Clinton Reynolds called for media owners and workers to self-regulate before government gets its dirty hands on us. He barely focused attention on Tim at all.
The media workers president, meanwhile, has taken a position that is rather more well thought out than the confrontational message the VP put out a few weeks ago when Andre Paul and his sidekick Charlie got the smackdown on all their candy asses by the leader of the People’s Republic of ALBA, Alva Baptiste.

The short version of Reynolds speech is that he called for media owners and workers to come together to set standards and self-regulate in order to pre-empt any dangerous attempts at government regulation. Kinda like using alternative medicine on the cancer to avoid surgery and chemo. Essentially, both he and media lecturer Jerry George declined to support Tim and put the focus on low journalistic standards. Which could be interpreted as a condemnation of current journalistic standards. Not of Tim's of course. Even though Tim is what we are talking about here. You know what I’m saying?

But some people are still trying to stoke their imaginary a war on the media, when in fact it is merely free speech working for everyone, producing a conflict that is going to require some arbitration. You think democracy is easy? It ain’t. And thank God for that, otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth it.

Who is standing by Tim, unequivocally? The United Workers Party.

"So, are we cool?" It seems like Frederick and Chas are agreeing again. At least when it comes to Poleon. He's like the Bob Marley of all things Flambeau now.
Flambeau says it’s standing by Tim. What does that tell you?

There is no war on the media.

There is an attack on the cancer that is killing the media. (They just eh catch me yet. But I’m a new strain of cancer anyway. Provoking white blood cells to sue me is part of my business model).

And the Chainsaw-in Chief, having done several tests, has decided not to do therapy but to go straight to the operating table.

The irony, for him, is that the media seldom really loses against the government, even when they are wrong. Plus, LaCorbiniere looks like he’s doing surgery with a hacksaw. He might want to consider putting down the hacksaw, picking up a scalpel and calling Reynolds to help him do the surgery.

Zack! Stop it! That is NOT funny!!!! (snigger,  chuckle, snort!)



What goes up must come down. But which side will the coin fall on? (Pictured: Richard Frederick with his mirror image, former business partner and political rival Stanley Felix.)

In a September 26 editorial, Caribbean News Now admitted that basically, their story exonerating Richard Frederick from all his past and future sins was necessarily one-sided. But it’s not their fault. The other side didn’t talk so they got screwed. Never mind that Caribbean News Now expressed no skepticism over any of the ‘facts’ presented in the article. They just presented everything as fact and almost fact.

I can identify with that. People who shut up when it’s time to communicate are likely to get screwed in the short-to-mid term. It’s their own damned fault. But that first story on September 26, entitled US ACTION AGAINST ST LUCIA MAY BECONNECTED TO VISA REVOKATION, sounded like such a sell-out hack job that Caribbean News Now essentially destroyed what was left of their integrity in St Lucia. It came only a few weeks after they went and told everyone that the Police Commissioner was about to be sent on leave – a move anyone who is following that issue knows is just so far out of the realm of possibility that it was unbelievable from the first read. With the two stories related and one of them proven to be categorically unfactual (by the way, Louis Lewis, that is still not a real word), how are we supposed to just drink the second one like Jim Jones’ Kool Aid?
Nice imagery, but I'm still not drinking that!

How does Caribbean News Now manage to continue to destroy its own reputation like this? Is that its business model? How does Caribbean News Now manage to defend that story as acceptable journalism?

With great audacity, that’s how. The audacity of dope. (Or should that be the audacity of dupe.)

Never mind that apart from having no sources and no attributions, the story had no one who was willing to take responsibility for it.

The September 25 story, which the editorial was based on, was sure to be hot. It got more than ten times the number of hits as other related stories. You mean to tell me no writer wants to take credit for such a hot story? Then again, given the high standards of journalistic professionalism at Caribbean New Snow, who would want to?

(I mean, what is this? The FLOGG Blog? Grow up. They’re purporting to be serious journalism over there. They deliberately named their thing Caribbean News Now so that it would be seen as the CNN of regional online journalism.)
Vernon Francois: Secretly wishing he really was on vacation.
(P.S. You won't see him smiling again very soon. It was just an accident. A momentary slip.)

But only a few weeks after jumping the gun on the ‘vacation’ of the sitting Police Commissioner, they’re doing Richard Frederick’s public relations, publishing stories and editorials that smell like they were written by Frederick’s own hand. In a related story! Makes you wonder if the sources aren’t related as well. And by related, I mean exactly the fucking same. Makes you wonder what goes on in the editorial room of Caribbean News Now. Makes you if they studied journalism at the Joe Digenova School of Defending Richard Frederick.

(Thank God, we all know that The FLOGG Blog ain’t no fucking journalism and will never pretend to be such. If The FLOGG’s information gathering methodology retains any journalistic integrity, it is only because The FLOGG’s editor was properly brainwashed by the great St Lucian writer Kendel Hippolyte and the most excellent Barbadian communications professor Susan Harewood. The FLOGG makes every effort to make sure all that bullshit is overwhelmed by gratuitous profanity and off-center observations about things so far back in history they can legitimately be claimed to have nothing to do with what the subject at hand is. That’s right. If it is any kind of journalism, The FLOGG Blog is the Vybz Kartel of journalism. Ol’ Devil journalism.
Vybz Kartel doing his best impression of Jason Sifflet.
(I told him to take off the jewelry but he wouldn't listen.
If he did no one would even be able to tell that wasn't me.)

But it’s not. The FLOGG is not news or art or entertainment. It is the National Middle Finger of the Caribbean.)


In the very first paragraph of the September 25 story, ‘informed sources’ say that the US actions against St Lucia ‘COULD BE’ connected to Frederick’s 2010 visa revocation. Informed sources said it ‘could be’?….how informed were these sources if they could only manage a ‘could be’. (Could be that Kenny Anthony is the Devil. Could be Allen Chastanet is Jesus Christ. Could be that Richard Frederick is a…no, no, that’s different, because that’s true. He is.)

I’m tempted to bet these informed sources are none other than Richard Frederick’s conspiracy theory loving lawyer, but, like a certain cornered politician/lawyer, I’m don’t have any money to spare. But if I had $100, I might put it down on being able to find drafts of the script of the story on Frederick and/or Digenova’s computers, pre-publication. Digenova does looks like the kind of person who might speak of himself in the third person, doesn’t he? And we all know Frederick…he even thinks of himself in the third person.

“It is now believed that Frederick’s visa was revoked as a result of false information supplied by members of the SLP…” the September 25 story went on.

It is now believed…by whom? By informed sources? By Richard Frederick’s lawyer? Nooooo! (Insert sarcastic sneer here.)

Of course he believes that. I would tell you what else he believes. But as the Nebuchadnezzar of the St Lucian media would say, “That’s for another show.”
It looks like CNNow staff have kicked off his next election campaign.
Or they are refighting his last one. Hard to tell, sometimes. Either way the net effect is that they are promoting Frederick, these days.

Then, Caribbean News Now starts campaigning for Frederick even though there’s no election: “Frederick’s…personal political popularity remained undiminished…” though his visa revocation played a part in his party’s general election loss. Wow. What an exigent political analysis. Never mind that the 2011 election was the closest Frederick ever came to losing in three successive elections. Never mind that he spent more money per vote than any other candidate in the history of St Lucian politics, perhaps more than any in the history of English speaking Caribbean.

But Caribbean News Now has declared him to be as popular as ever.

Then, they connect the US sanctions against Lucian cops to Frederick’s visa revocation saying basically, that the US is lashing out at Labour for lying to them about Frederick.

Now…on a point of order…or whatever the Rotarians call it:

As far as the US State Department is concerned, the pressure they’re putting on St Lucia is about the extra-judicial killings of 2009/10. That has always been their story and they are sticking to it. No one ever accused Frederick of having anything to do with that. So….
Now that's going overboard a bit, don't you think?

Unless he’s confessing to having something to do with the deaths of Baj and the rest of the gangsta soldiers who got whacked by the cops in that period….What dafuq is he talking about?

Of course, this is also the same guy who threatened to sue The FLOGG over a fictitious story about a drug dealer who became a political shot caller. It’s like he wants to people to think the worst about him by denying their accusations before they have actually made any. Poor jab. It’s a wonder he gets any sleep at night, given what he thinks everybody really thinks of him.

As for Caribbean News Now editors, one has to wonder if they have some kind of learning disability that prevents them from reading stories before they publish them, as is.



Actual photograph of Richard Frederick riding around Castries in a luxury vehicle back circa 2006-2010. Frederick was so high and mighty that even photographs of him had a soundtrack.
Timothy Poleon did not just innocently read the Caribbean News Now September 25 ‘news’ story on the air in its entirety. He put himself at risk of looking like part of Richard Frederick’s public relations machine.

That story stunk from the very beginning.

Which is why the Media Association of St Lucia can’t just come out and outright support him. Which, in turn, is why the efforts to paint Tim’s troubles into a full scale Government War on the Media just won’t work.

The CNNow September 25 story observes that the US has given no reasons for why they revoked Frederick’s visa while allowing two Labour ministers with ‘a known history of violent sexual assault’ to gallivant across America as they pleased. Ha! As though the US would share information with Frederick’s lawyer that they wouldn’t share WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF ST LUCIA. Lmao!

“Inquiries with US law enforcement sources have produced no evidence against Frederick….” As though US law enforcement was in any mood for co-operating with Frederick on anything. As though ‘inquiries’ with ‘sources’ would DEFINITELY have produced evidence if there was any evidence to produce.

Basically, those sentences say absolutely nothing of substance, while implying, inferring and allegating a lot of stuff. (Yes, I know allegating is not a word, but the Caribbean News Now story did not meet the international standard of ‘alleging’.)

“According to one such source,” blahblahblahblahblah, it doesn’t even matter because by this point the story has no fucking credibility left and neither does the regional CNN.

But, we soldier on through the mire. We few. We literate and reasonable few. (There’s more of us than you think, Richard. St Lucians are not all dupes.)

CNNow readers and Lucians being bombarded by bullshit.
"Jason, come in, Jason. You said this was a joke. How is this funny? Come in!"

Jason: "It will be funny when it's over. In the meantime, just try not to swallow any bullshit."
When it comes to allegations of violent sexual assault, Frederick himself is BOTH as guilty and innocent of a known violent sexual history as any two ministers of Labour put together. So, once again, what dafuq is he talking about?

Me? I’m not accusing anyone of anything when it comes to that. I hit a girl once. More than once frankly. I hit her quite a few times. So I ain’t throwing stones. I’m just making sure not to move back into the damned glass house.
Joe Digenova: Richard Frederick's lawyer and professional Obama-hater

At this point in the story, we are finally introduced to Joe Digenova, who, if the forensics lab worked, would be a suspect in writing the article as his dirty little fingerprints are all over it. Digenova is a one of the US Republican operatives who frequents Fox News with conspiracies that have only one aim in mind – to attack and do harm to the Barack Obama administration.

To say that Frederick’s lawyer is a professional conspiracy theorist is a way more accurate statement than anything published by CNNow. This is a guy who would probably rather believe that Barack Obama is a hybrid monster created by Lizard Men from Mars than accept that Obama has already beat his team twice and maybe it’s time to focus of helping him reinvent America’s economy and society for the 21st century.

Richard Frederick's role model
“It is abundantly clear that false information was provided to harm Richard Frederick,” Digenova says through his proxy at CNNow. But no, it’s not clear. It’s not clear at all. The only thing that is clear here is that Richard Frederick thought he was Icarus and flew too high too fast.

Now, his wings are melting and he wants to blame someone else for his reckless failure to keep his head down.

“At the appropriate time we will take civil action in the matter,” he threatens, emptily. But in order to sue, he has to wait for some new opportunity. Because right now, he and his client have nothing but the time honored tactic of talking total bullshit as if it was perfectly sensible in the hopes that half the fools in the world might believe them, if only for a moment.

“According to separate research…,” the people who supplied false information to the US State Department might have committed a federal offense….” Separate research. This guy should be a comedian. One of his staffer does the calls and the other combs the legislation ON THE SAME CASE, IN THE SAME LAW FIRM, and he calls it separate research. And we’re supposed to think some independent think tank was out there finding out by accident that Kenny Anthony was Satan’s sister’s Nenen’s brother’s son.

At this point, Digenova, Frederick and CNNow do a very strange thing. They begin to talk about things that are actually facts. For two paragraphs, they speak the truth, as they know it. But that’s easy because it’s the truth about someone else. They never actually begin to speak the truth about themselves. (A lesson that The FLOGG has gone to great pains to give example of, to no avail.)

They say there were backchannel links between the US Embassy Bridgetown and the SLP. True. There are backchannel links between any US Embassy and any one of any importance. What matters about this fact they state is the US Embassy in Barbados is pissed off with the Labour Government’s failure to assist them in ‘investigating’ a matter that Labour, while in opposition, provoked them to investigate.

It doesn’t mean that the Americans don’t already know what needs to be known. To a large extent, they know what happened after the 2009/10 period when cops were killing bad boys. What they don’t know is what happened before Labour tipped them off and put Richard Frederick on the US Embassy’s list of most interesting people. It means that the Americans need Labour to open the way for them to make illegally obtained information legal in the right jurisdiction. And Labour, for some ungodly reason is frustrating this cause. They’re basically concealing what they caused to be investigated. And they didn’t even do anything wrong. So, it’s weird, to say the least. Very weird.
Don't smile for me, bro. You promised. Now you have to deliver.
Why are you stonewalling? Why are you shielding them?

Digenova, Frederick and CNNow assert that several ministers and the police commissioner were summoned to Bridgetown and ‘urged’ to co-operate back in 2012 and brother, that is the tip of the iceberg. It is the most understated fact of the entire sordid story. Labour people were up and down in the Embassy so much that it would have been cheaper for them to just move the party to Barbados. The secret records of both GOSL and USEB will confirm that. Since Labour came back into power, the Americans have done everything in their power to talk to Labour. But Labour eh hearing. All of a sudden the dirty cops are clean and Richard Frederick is not their business. Bastards. Goddam you, Kenny.

So, those who cannot hear must feel. Hence, the withholding of visas. Hence the sanctions on security assistance.  Hence the closing of the radar station. Hence the deportation of a St Lucian cop in the US about to start a program in forensics. And on and on.

And then, Digenova and Frederick, enabled by CNNow take a swipe at Jadia. So much for the government press secretary’s vacation, eh, Mrs. Jn Pierre?
Aa! How is me, uh?
Now Jadia Jn Pierre ain’t no personal friend of mine. We’re cool but that’s it. But to take a swipe at a press secretary whose job is to be the young, smart, beautiful face of a party of old, ugly guys just doesn’t seem necessary or fair. It would be far more fair to blame Lydia Faisal or Cosmos Legrande for Richard Frederick’s problems. Which itself is not completely fair.

The next day in their editorial responding to all reasonable reactions to their story (like peeing and pooping on it), CNNow defended their story, saying that we, the readers, were shooting the messenger. There was one point in their defense.

Labour knows what Richard knows the US Embassy knows that Kenny knows. And yet, despite all their promises to come clean with us, Labour has failed to do what they promised to do, making Kenny Anthony look like he’s just a bluffer.

Bluffer! The fellas calling you 'Bluffer!"
And you still just sit there smiling! Godammit, man!
Now St Lucia’s Attorney General’s is threatening to sue Tim Poleon for reading that piece of crap journalism on air verbatim and in its entirety, CNNow is on the defensive, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, because they are next on the list of people to be sued by the four or five GOSL bosses named in that public relations gas bomb that was passed off as serious journalism.

Then the editorial basically implies that Labour lied to the USEB by making an analogy of an Iraqi called Curveball who was the scapegoat for the Iraq war neo-cons. It then resorts to the last line of defense of all bullshitters, “Prove us wrong, show us the evidence.” Not that the esteemed and prestigious, award-winning and widely admired CNNow is full of shit. Just that, as a paragon of journalism, one would think IT WAS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO PRODUCE THE EVIDENCE.

Finally, the editorial ends by saying that they published what they ‘believed’ to be true.
'Believed? You believed it to be true?'

'What do you think this  is? Entertainment? Religion? Politics?'

The preceding was a dramatic impression of:
The FLOGG Blog kicking Caribbean News Now into the toilet. Some reviewers also thought that it could represent Caribbean News Now kicking journalistic standards into the toilet
The third screen shot shows FLOGG messenger boy Jason Sifflet demonstrating the appropriate reaction to journalistic bullshit.

Believed? Brothers, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is not religion, THIS IS SPARTA! I mean, journalism. Sorry, I got a little carried away there.

On a very small point, they published some comments made by myself and my incurably Labour friend Frank Charles, saying they made corrections for grammar and spelling. But even that is not true.

They had to modify my comments because I wondered why Caribbean News Now didn’t just give Richard Frederick a hand job, given that their story smelled like such a dirty jamet-bitch-whore. I didn’t say jamet-bitch-whore back then. But I shoulda.

On September 28, CNNow published another story of the matter, but now we realize that there are not worth paying attention to.

Because technology has brought the Caribbean Diaspora closer to home, business people are finding that just about any news content provider with an angle can create an advertising trap, like that leaks out a few grand a month after you pay the freelancers, webmasters and sales people. The result is that some are going to new extremes to attract attention, by which we mean attract revenue. Unfortunately, they are not admitting to go to new extremes. They are still pretending to be for real.

Thank God for The FLOGG, where everyone knows that we’re starting ‘over the edge’ and working our way out from there.
FLOGG Smash!!!!



The Length of A Man’s Hair Can Have A Negative Impact On All Society

The form one boy with the thick, little plaits is back in class for almost two weeks.

Two Mondays ago his mother drove up to the school, waited during assembly while Principal Rowan Seon led the young Samarians in two rousing renditions of St Mary’s ‘national anthem’ and then confronted the Principal…in order to concede to him.

If the mother has conceded, what choice have I?? To be fair, she is a troublesome Negress, intent on pursuing the matter in the courts, while her son, ironically concedes to the contentious rule. The rule itself is has been found to be, not a traditional part of St Mary’s College but a recent amendment, writted by Seon, himself, to say ‘cut and covered’ just a few years ago. So after standing up on principle against a rule that Seon pulled out of his butt, she has now commanded her son to obey the butt rule while she continues to rail against the Babylon System or whatever.

The FLOGG meanwhile is under no illusions about this outcome. It’s time to eat some humble pie and admit that we were wrong. After vilifying Seon for proposing that allowing long, uncovered hair in class, proper research has shown that the length of a man’s hair can and does have terrible or positive effects on social order and progress. Now The FLOGG, in the interest of fairness must concede that the length of the hair of male member of the human species actually does seem to be one of the bulwarks of security against chaos, anarchy and the total breakdown of civilization.

From both a Biblical and a historical stand point, one clearly see how the length of men’s hair contributed to the increase/decrease of order and progress.

In the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, there are strict commands against the trimming of the hair on one’s head and the hair on one’s face. The goal of these commands is twofold. For one, the facial hair protects a man’s skin from the brutal Mediterranean heat. It seems counter-intuitive, because one might think to get rid of all hair to beat the heat. But that, of course, only leads to more exposure to direct sunlight. And two, God just wanted symbolic ways of differentiating His people from the damned bald headed, shaven faced heathen and infidel who surrounded them. There other ways to do that, but you didn’t want to ask everyone to see their foreskin to prove they were God’s chosen. It just seemed wrong.

Later, in Jonah, three prophets who went to Nineveh to warn the people against their wicked ways were shaven bald, both their heads and their faces. They refused to return home until their hair and beards had grown back to ‘cover their shame.’

As we can see, historically among God’s good and moral people, there is high value placed on not cutting and shaving down for vain purposes.

Then along came the Greeks and the Romans with their incest and their orgies, their unrepentant bulling, warmongering, stolen math, pilfered philosophy, pirated physics, orgies, bacchanals, nastiness, urban plagues and, of course, short hair. Nicely cut short hair and shaven faces, even on old men, who should know better. Sick old catamites.

The Greeks and Romans ushered in a new era of urban saloptay in the world, which led to great technological advances that were immediately seized upon by short haired profiteers to subjugate and  oppress – first their own  and then, once well practiced, spreading outward in the world as far as they could, bringing promiscuity, materialism and bad government to all the nations of the world.

The Enlightment of the 17th and 18th century seemed to bring back long haired sanity to civilization, ushering a new age of reason and logic, with an entire country, America, founded on the most reasonable principles of electoral democracy by mostly long haired founding fathers. (Those who didn’t have long hair had the decency to wear wigs in good company.) But that didn’t last long. By the 20th century, short haired industrialists had crushed the small independent landowners, short haired communists had infiltrated the unions and shaven faced men were, for the first time in history, holding the highest office, the Presidency of the United States of America. From thenceforth, history has been unfolding like the goddam Armageddon on repeat mode.

All of this, of course, culminated in Nazi Germany, the most orderly and un-chaotic of all short haired cultures of the Earth. And we all know how marvelously that went. Legions of well-disciplined, short haired men and boys were mobilized to violence against the Yiddish Jews of Europe, the last remaining genetic connection that the white man had to Jesus Christ, himself. And it would have worked too, if not for those pesky Russians.

As colonialism turned into neo-colonialism, only the peoples with  culture of long haired had the wherewithal to withstand the onslaught of short haired insanity: The Masai, the Japanese, The Han Chinese, Hindus, the Sherpa and of course, the very resilient Mohammetans of all races. Long hairs like certain Native Americans preferred to go to the brink of extinction than collaborate with the short hair conspiracy to conquer and then waste the entire Earth and its resources.

Once the now shorthaired Americans bombed the Samurai out of existence, once Mao cut Marx’s hair and beard in China, once Stalin shaved Lenin’s beard and kept only his moustache, it was over. The world was on a one way track to hell, with a comb, a pair of scissors and a razor in hand.

The brief Renaissances of the 1960s and early 90s were easily co-opted. Culture, philosophy, art and slutty girls who give it away for free were crushed beneath the reactionary avalanches of conservative short-hairs – with their capital punishment, closet homosexuality and relentless political and financial corruptions.

All the while, the world evolves into a more chaotic and warlike place. All because short haired men have disproportionate power.

The results? Short haired priests pedophiling. Short haired lawyers, cops and Customs officers being corrupted by cocaine. Short haired politicians leading us down streets paved with debt to a place that could only be hell. Short haired weapons dealers preying on global insecurity. Short haired bankers and insurance agents scamming the entire world into bullshit investments.  What more evidence do I require that I was wrong? I WAS WRONG!

Seon was right. The length of a man’s hair has everything to do with order and chaos in society.

History has spoken. You can’t deny history. Well, maybe you can. After all, you pray to a homeless, long haired hippie but look down on people who live exactly like him.




I don’t understand some people. They want to hit, but they don’t want to get hit.

Freedom of speech is for the weak and the strong, equally. But it is not for the cowards and it is not for the fucking sell-outs. For cowards and sell-outs (and I’m not talking about Timothy Poleon and his sidekick, Rick Wayne…or Jason Hullingseed…or Timothy Poleon and his sidekick…did I say that already?), for hypocrites and sychophants, free speech is the road  that leads to hell and damnation.

The good old days when Tim was just Tim - nobody's bitch...
Because once other people use it against them, they are helpless. They have nowhere to run. They’re like that girl who nags and bitches and assaults you with dishes, hardcover books and whatever else she can get her hands on. And when you get fed up and slap her one day, she falls to the ground like a football player, holding the arm she was hitting you with like it was broken, screaming bloody murder, saying that you are an abuser.

But she is the one who is hitting you, hitting you, all the time, for no good reason. Sorry. I said too much there, didn’t I? Tim and his sidekick Rick must be getting to me.

Rick Wayne goes on Tim’s show and talks about freedom of speech and the dangers of the government starting its own publications and squeezing the independent media out – as though he and Tim are the ‘independent’ media.
Nebuchadnezzar: He's finally reached the grass-eating stage.

They’re not. They’re the corporate media. They’re not small and helpless, neither are they courageous and hardworking. They’re basically the cigar smoking big boys of the media who got to hang out (at least on the phone) with the government ministers and their friends during the last administration.

Let me put it another way. Anti-Semites, who for some ungodly reason seem to be coming more and more into vogue these days, will understand this one:

Timothy and his sidekick Rick are "the Jews who control the mainstream media." Or,  at least, the racists who control FOX News by accusing Jews of things they didn’t really do.

They’re the Bill O’Reilly and Rupert Murdoch of St Lucia. So what they hell are they crying about?

At least Jouk Bwa takes his hits as hard as he gives them.

At least, Jouk Bwa doesn’t go crying to Mommy when the heat gets turned on him.

(OMG! Did Timothy and his sidekick Rick just make me learn to respect Jouk Bwa?)

Big respect! At least you can take a punch without crying like a shinya makoumere bitch!

And by the way…

When did Rick Wayne become Timothy Poleon’s sidekick? Didn’t he used to be Batman? Just because no one reads his articles anymore, doesn’t mean he has to get on Tim’s show every day and read bedtime stories to us about how bad Kenny Anthony is. Just because he’s not current and relevant doesn’t mean his legacy is not at stake.

One suspects that Rick is running from obscurity and wants to be caught. After all, if he wants to revive his reputation as the Bruce Wayne of St Lucian journalism, all he has to do is write the book about how bad 2006-11 government was. After all, he was closer and more loyal to them than he has been to any other government, including those he worked for back in the days when dinosaurs walked the earth.
So I have no choice but to conclude that it's on purpose they're doing it.  Rick for sure. But Tim, who is posing as an unbiased,, reliable journalist is colluding by aiding and abetting Rick Wayne in hijacking his show everyday with all kinds of twisted, hypocritical bullshit.
It seemed harmless. But look what happened when Tim tried to follow Rick's example of deliberately talking unmitigated bullshit. He got in trouble. He is neither artistic enough nor experienced enough for this kind of heavy shit. And the result is that large sections of the population think that the government is at war with the media, when, in fact, there is no such thing.