Bean’s Law in action

September 25th, 2014 by De Onion

With the Opposition’s farcically absurd suggestions of online gambling and the mythical “blue economy” as the saviours of Bermuda’s financial services based economy Bob Richards steps up to plate with this perfect example what Vexed has coined “Bean’s Law”.

The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude higher than that required to produce it.

The problem with this approach is that it leads to the kind of back and forth between politicians that people are sick of. If Bob wants to become a better communicator then he needs to focus on the basic truths that are incompatible with the PLP’s silly talking points.

The PLP bought every Bermudian a new car that they make payments on but never get to drive and it spent the pension of every government employee under 33 (and part of the pension of everyone under 65). That’s inexcusable.

South Basin Returns

September 10th, 2014 by De Onion

5 years after I wrote http://www.newonion.com/?p=289 against a backdrop of rampant graft it seems that the Dockyard South Basin development is back in the news. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140910/NEWS/140919977

Any word who the owners are or how the tendering process worked?

UBP vs. PLP

September 10th, 2014 by De Onion

It’s time to move past the pathetic UBP-PLP dynamic that has plagued Bermuda. Instead of tribalism can we actually talk about the policies that affect this country. Posing with the jersey colours of one’s political party is the height of that tribalism.

It’s not hard. We all want to live in a safe, prosperous island where each of us can live our our lives happily.