14 Jan 2011

A commission for a piano

A piano is missing from the former home of the former Prime Minister PAM Manning. Why is this important? Perhaps because accountability is one thing that failed to ever make sense under the old PNM regime.

Not to be outdone in casting blame however, PAM Manning pointed fingers to ‘to a house on lower Phillipine’ [sic]. A quick sidebar about that house – PAM Manning seems to have an inordinate fascination and envy over the size and cost of the mentioned house. Same as he had a fascination with empty tall buildings during his stint as Prime Minister. A case of penis envy? More accurately, can it be that his failed manhood is now further threatened?

But back to the piano. A piano doesn’t just disappear, and no matter how one may try to hide, links can and do turn up. The question now isn’t whether to search PAM Manning’s south home; anything there is long gone – remember that when he moved from the Prime Minister’s Residence the $3M drapes allegedly disappeared too. So it seems there is a pattern here. Has anyone checked the homes of any other MPs? What about the former National SymPHONY Orchestra? More importantly, who made commissions on the pianos?

Moving on… There is an argument that the Anti-Corruption Commission, soon to be set up to help in the fight against white collar crime may be duplicating the functions of the Integrity Commission.

A duplicitous argument at best. For one thing, the Integrity Commission is charged with investigating misbehaviour in PUBLIC OFFICE. It’s based upon the Integrity in Public Life Act 2000. So then what do we do about people who work in the private sector or otherwise don’t fall under the Act? All that need to be done is to make the Anti-Corruption Commission not be responsible for the persons in categories listed in the IPLA.

I better stop here, lest I next hear about a Commission to find the piano.

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