Pimpin ain't easy for Ewart Brown & his Mau Mau thugs
Emerging PLP hatchet man Marc Bean is getting some attention for using the Senate floor to call environmental group BEST a 'muppet show', and then after being called out has upped the ante 'pimps and prostitutes' reference.
I feel compelled to weigh in here because I seem to recall a couple of rent-a-protestors being sent over to harass my employer after I used the term 'media whore' in reference to the outgoing Premier in 2007 and his love of mugging for the camera.
I'm glad that the PLP has come around and implicitly acknowledged that I was trailblazing, and I must say much I chose much more interesting language than 'pimp' or 'prostitute', which is Mr. Bean's primary offense.
His attack lacks creativity and originality. It's just crude, and lazy. Simply throwing out 'pimps and prostitutes' is really missing an opportunity to add a little creative license. He needs to get a bit more original and creative.
You see, the beauty of the term 'media whore' versus 'pimps and prostitutes' is that it says so much with two simple words. You know precisely what a media whore is as soon as you hear it (I didn't create the term but it's an all time favourite). Its beauty is its all encompassing brevity. Pimps and prostitutes doesn't have that same effect, it's low hanging fruit
These attacks are also weak on the substance on a guy like Stuart Hayward and BEST. Stuart, who I don't really know other than his public profile, is clearly committed to the cause of environmentalism - throughout his life. To try and suggest that he is some tool of the ever expanding Combined Opposition makes the pimps and prostitutes allegation more inflammatory than illuminating. Stuart has been an independent MP and an equal opportunity critic who admittedly has been applying a lot of heat to the PLP in the past few years. But he's got a lot of company in that regard.
Back to Mr. Bean. In 2007 the now Senator then candidate was previewing his flair for the overdramatic by calling the UBP 'neo-fascists' who wanted to lock everyone up when they (rightly) called for urgent action to arrest violent gang crime.
At the time I gave Mr. Bean a new award, the DIngbat of the Day, for his stupid and incendiary comments. Later that day I received an email from Mr. Bean saying that I was being disrespectful by calling him a Dingbat.
After a short exchange I decided to amend the post to "Hyberbole of the Day" as it was meant more in jest than an insult. The 'dingbat' can still be seen in the filename of the post.
So I would suggest that Mr. Bean take a look in the mirror and do a little self-assessment, ask himself what his reaction would be if someone called him a muppet or a pimp and a prostitute for expressing his political views. i suspect he'd argue that like my dingbat reference it was disrespectful and unhelpful for generating civil discourse in our country.
He'd be right.
But, judging by his release today that UBP Senate Leader Michael Dunkley is 'ignorant and arrogant' - an accusation that I might add would immediately send the PLP thought police into a frenzy if leveled by (white) Michael Dunkley against anyone in the (black) PLP - he's got a long way to go.
Ewart Brown's thugs,gangstas ,pimps and
Mau Mau politicians
you can dress gangsters up in 3 piece suits,but the same thugs never change their game.
Both PLP "senators" Marc Bean and Ewart Brown's cousin,Walton Brown, are PAID CONSULTANT TAXPAYER FEES $7000/month ontop of their Senator's salary !
hatchet man Marc Bean ,a Racist Rastafarian, like most of Brown's cabinet and backbench, a former taxi driver,had his dreads cut and put on a suit,but that did not change his punk attitude and vulgar mouth .
Not ONE of his gang of thuggish buffoons has ever run a successful business, too lazy and incompetent to run anything, they use political office to pillage,loot and rape the taxpayer,waste millions on foreign consultants and civil servants to run govt. as they travel the world and pose as world leaders.
Meanwhile , tourism continues to sink and Bermuda degenerates into a third world ghetto
air arrivals in 2009 decreased by close to 11 percent compared to the previous year. Arrivals have declined every quarter since the final three months of 2007.
Overall visitor spending fell 23 percent to $266 million.
In 1998 the PLP promised a 100 day turnaround for tourism. But then again, they also promised to govern in the sunshine of public scrutiny.
But then again, Jennifer Smith promised to down-size Government.
"Senator David Burch presented the Cabinet Office budget, which has seen a six percent increase from last year's $6,480,000 to $6,848,000, in about 15 minutes. During the House of Assembly debate Premier Ewart Brown utilised almost all of a two-hour session to present the head and left 30 seconds for the opposition to respond.
On Friday Opposition Senate leader Senator Michael Dunkley thanked the Minister presenting the Cabinet Office brief for giving him more than 30 seconds to speak. "Unlike in another place, we wanted to make sure we had enough time to have an opportunity to speak on this head.
"From last year's estimate of $6,480,000 it went to an actual $7,661,000 an increase of 18 percent or about $3,000 a day more. But then it goes back down to $6,848,000 for this year.
"Clearly in this case someone got it wrong or someone is not looking at what they are spending on it. Some of the Cabinet Office heads show a tremendous gain.
"The budget has been blown out. Cabinet is the heart of the government. If you are the heart then you need to lead by example."