12 Oct 2010

feeling ignored and seeking attention

Every so often, some political donkey idiot (I don’t want to insult de ass) would make a statement that shows, even if brain could be engaged, that there’s nothing in it. Take this for example:

Chief Secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London says Prime Minister Kamla Persad–Bissessar’s visit to Tobago today to distribute laptops is “insensitive and insulting” to the THA. London, who spoke at a press conference last Thursday, said the laptops were a “new resource” and the THA wanted to implement a committee to ensure “smooth transition” when the laptops arrived. “At the last press conference, I indicated my concern that there was no definite date when we in Tobago could know that the laptops will arrive for the various schools,” London said. “I didn’t do this out of spite or anything like that...I did it because I made the point that if we knew when the laptops were coming we would be in a better position to plan.”

Saying he wanted a “process of collaboration,” London added: “We wanted to put ourselves in a position where the children can utilise the laptops or we can help to nurture the environment in which the utilisation of the laptops can be maximised.” He said he requested information from the permanent secretary in the Education Ministry regarding the distribution of laptops to Tobago but got no response. London said no one from the THA at the executive level nor the technical level was informed about today’s distribution. “What is the signal you send to us in Tobago and the THA about the respect of the institution and the respect for the process that must be respected and the relationship that must be followed between the THA and the Central Government and any ministry in the country?” he said.

“What is happening here is that you are telling us that listen, you do not have to speak to us even in matters over which we have control.” Saying he did not want to “come between the children and their laptops,” London, however, said he would not allow the THA to be “abused.” “This is a time of celebration...This a time for the young people to savour the moment and I do not believe that it is reasonable for anybody for whatever motive to also use this as a time to insult the THA,” he said.

Oh please. Such drivel from a man who is expected to lead others...

London, who spoke at a press conference last Thursday, said the laptops were a “new resource” and the THA wanted to implement a committee to ensure “smooth transition” when the laptops arrived.

Why does Tobago need a 'committee' when Trinidad doesn't? Is it because the THA feels left out of the limelight?

...if we knew when the laptops were coming we would be in a better position to plan.

Plan what? For the THA to get into the limelight?

We wanted to put ourselves in a position where the children can utilise the laptops or we can help to nurture the environment in which the utilisation of the laptops can be maximised.

Come again? Without the THA's interference, can't the children 'utilise' the laptops? What environment do you have to 'nurture'? Do you mean every home? To do what exactly?

What is happening here is that you are telling us that listen, you do not have to speak to us even in matters over which we have control.

Control? So it's a question of the THA wanting to control the laptop hand-outs?

I do not believe that it is reasonable for anybody for whatever motive to also use this as a time to insult the THA.

Well London, it is not reasonable for the THA, for whatever motive, to use the time to insult the children or the central government. You're 'farse' and 'outaplace'.

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