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Thursday, 08 April 2010 00:00

The PUP came to a crashing end on February 7, 2008 with a sound trashing at the polls administered by the voters of Belize. The devastating defeat sent the PUP into a leadership crisis which gets worse with every passing day.
 
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Like the crashing end of the PUP as a party over two years ago, the PUP lottery likewise came to an instant end on April 1, 2010.  The nation still

recalls the visionless Juan Mentira making a fool of himself in the House of Representatives when he got up and told the nation that it could not be done. Prime Minister Barrow offered to educate him, but like a stubborn quadruped that bears resemblance to a donkey, Juan Mentira refused to be educated and so he continued making a total fool of himself. 

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In his stupid ranting and raving, Juan Mentira began to call the names of many Boledo/Lottery Vendors whom he said will lose their jobs. He was unable to comprehend how the new system would work. He began talking about Boledo/Lottery Vendors carrying around a “machine”. His nearsightedness did not permit him to see beyond the lotto and so he carried on making a total fool of himself.
 
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Then came April 1, 2010 and when Boledo/Lottery Vendors went to pick up their book, they were given a crash course lasting no more than ten minutes after which they walked out the door doing that which they do best. Today these people are the happiest bunch. “It’s much easier for us” is the refrain coming from Boledo/Lottery Vendors. “Instead of carry around five or six books, we NOW only carry one book. Instead of changing books every day, we keep the one book until all the pages are done. There is no longer all that wasting of paper of the past when unsold pages were discarded and we had to go in for new books every single day.”
 
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It took Boledo/Lottery Vendors less than ten minutes to learn the new process. Contrast this to the mental capacity of the man who is aspiring to lead our nation.  Even up to the very day before the new system was implemented, Juan Mentira still could not comprehend how it would work. With an empty headed individual like this at the helm, are you still wondering why Sketteldom continues to crumble even to this very day, being well over two years after the people kicked them out of the seat of government?
 
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It is no secret that the visionless Juan Mentira was preparing to amass all those Boledo/Lottery Vendors who, in his small visionless mind, were going to be jobless with effect from April 1. Using the “jobless” Boledo/Lottery Vendors as pawns like he normally does, Juan Mentira was preparing to “lead” the “largest” anti-government protest of his time as leader of Sketteldom.
 
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Juan Mentira’s plan was to ride the wave of the “Large Boledo/Lottery Vendors Protest” straight into the PUP convention- The very same convention for which the Liaad Retired Skettel and the Nail Skettel have been clamoring over the past several months. The singular straw that the drowning Juan Mentira was planning to cling on to has been yanked from his grip as he goes under the water for the third and final time. 
 
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A protest was not to be, as Boledo/Lottery Vendors have never been happier. They continue to ask “How is it that the PUP, in all its years, did not have the vision to do something like this? Apart from making our lives easier, the new system is environmentally friendly because it reduces all the wastage of paper and ink of the past when thousands of unused boledo and lottery books were thrown away every single day.”
 
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OH, the weird things they do when they are across the border under the false impression of being out of the watchful eyes of those they want to lead. Was that Juan Mentira we saw basking in the sun on a sandy beach in Cancun during the Easter Holiday? Was he drunk? There is no one under this sun who can convince this writer that the small piece of garment he was wearing is not one of those used by the female gender.
 
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While there are only six elected representatives in PUP Sketteldom, it is said to be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for anyone to get them together under one roof, and so spin artists from the Skettel media, like the drunken editor of the Belize Slimes newspaper seized the opportunity to create an impression of unity during the one day when they attended the budget debate.  The people cannot be fooled as even the seating arrangement on the skettel side of the House is uncomfortable for all six skettel representatives.
 
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The six members of Sketteldom are divided into three factions with two skettels each. They each have their own agenda.  The one similarity is that they are all at each other’s throat.
 
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There is the New Guard Sketteldom with Juan Mentira at the helm and the Pistolas Marin Skettel hanging on to his shirt tail. They should have jointly paraded the country as part of the consultation circus, but no one wanted to pay for Pistolas Skettel’s gas and so he protested by staying at home in Corozal.
 
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THEN there is the Super Bondage Skettel and his brother-in-law- Scholarship Fraud Skettel Hyde representing the Twin Traitors of Sketteldom, aided and abetted by the Mahogany Heights Chairwoman Skettel, pushing the Twin Traitors Thursday Think Tank Tirade with Bill the ABC Skettel of Economics from behind the Zinc Fence adding fuel to the fire.
 
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And finally there is the Old Guard of Sketteldom comprising the Liaad Retired Skettel and Francis the Accommodation Agreement Skettel both on a crusade to rid Sketteldom of the New Guard and The Twin Traitors.
 
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All three factions of the PUP Sketteldom have, for over two years, been skidding in a rut thereby going absolutely nowhere. It is an Afghan luminary who wrote, “The only difference between a rut and the grave is the depth.”
 
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“Resurrect Bloated Contract Jorge” is the cry from behind the Zinc Fence. “Bring him back if you dear” threatened Gordon Smith Musa “and I will tell the nation exactly why he was fired from Cabinet at the request of the masters north of us. Have you not noticed how, despite his loud utterances, the Bloated One simply disappeared off the political radar with nary a word?”
 
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Rufus X- the man wanted for questioning by the Auditor General in relation to over half a million dollars that went missing from the housing department under the tenure of his friend the Tricky Skettel Lawyer; is this the same Rufus X who was repeatedly found abstracting electricity from the utility company? 
 
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There are strong indications that the Ruffian has instructed the Tricky Skettel Lawyer to sit at his side for as long as it takes, pro-bono, as he faces the music. Failure on the part of the Tricky One to do as instructed says the Ruffian, might result in the Ruffian spilling the beans by telling the Auditor General exactly in whose campaign coffers the money went.
 
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With an obvious propensity to do wrong things, the people from the Belize Water Services Limited might be well advised to draw a comparison on the amount of water consumption registered by the meter at the Ruffian’s mansion as there might just be some major discrepancies.
 
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We end this week by advising Evan X Hyde and Carolyn “Mahogany Heights” Skettel of the Easter weekend chatter. Double are the objectives of the old guard, the first of which is to continue the relentless campaign to send Evan X Hyde and his Kremandala Empire to the grave no matter the cost. Secondly, the Mahogany Heights Skettel is, from the chatter, obviously the most despised individual on Queen Street. Her demise has NOW been strapped to the downfall, later the very same year, of Juan Mentira. Incidentally, Carolyn, what have you done to the PUP Senator? Girl, kind were not the words directed at you and coming from the Senator’s mouth at the Holy Saturday Party where several of the BIG boys were in attendance.