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THE ROUGH CUT “…ignorance and brutes…”

By Felix Bethel

Voters had been asked whether the islands’ gambling shops should be legalized, regulated and taxed, and if the government should create its own national lottery.

When they voted a majority of the minority that voted said that gambling shops should NOT be legalized, taxed or otherwise regulated; which is to say Dumbo-Yoo-Rev: the people who voted demanded that gambling shops should be unregulated and tax-free/ which is to say my dear Dumbo-Yoo-Rev: you persuaded THEM to vote to keep the Web-Shops open.

Now this, Dumbo: if by now – your head is hurting/ drink a class of cold water/ sit down and wait —until you get a sign telling you that the storm is over in these days of Elijah – AND SO, TODAY, THE Web-shops are flourishing!!!
Ignorance is surely a brute!

Malcom Adderley, chairman of the Bahamian Gaming Board, has called for a review of the laws concerning who is eligible to gamble at the country’s casinos. Under current law, both Bahamian citizens and residents are forbidden to play in Bahamian casinos.

“The question is ‘why should gaming be outlawed in this day and time in any developed country?’,” Adderley asked.

The chairman pointed out that there is no practical way to prevent gambling by those who desire to do so, and that any prohibition is based on outdated morality.

He also made the case that loosening gambling laws could substantially help the Bahamas’ budget problems. Adderley not only wishes to free Bahamians to choose to gamble as they want, but also wants to install limited slots in large hotels as a revenue-producing device.

And for sure, [Lord knows] I want to meet that slippery-dick who helped draft that maddeningly simple question which kept thousands of people far, far away from any polling booth on Monday, January 28th. 2013.

In fact, [Lord knows that] I also want to meet that slippery-dick who helped draft that maddeningly simple question which kept me far, far away from any polling booth on Monday, January 28th. 2013.

Like what I am trying to say is that the more I tuned my now tired old self into the middle of this sorry mess and once I had tuned out Walter Hanchell, Mario Moxey, Lyal Bethel and the rest of that religious kit and caboodle; the more I wanted to cry out – stop the whirl, I want to get off!!

Either you are for gambling or you are against it.

Voters are being asked whether the islands’ gambling shops should be legalized, regulated and taxed, and if the government should create its own national lottery.

Prime Minister Perry Christie’s administration has encouraged citizens to support legalizing the gambling businesses, arguing that the underground houses employ thousands of Bahamians and could generate $20 million a year in taxes if they are regulated.

The islands’ powerful church lobby and the political opposition are fiercely opposed to any legalized betting for locals; and then – and then only for the briefest of moments, I did tune into Perry’s stuff about the three thousand people who stood to lose their jobs if – for any reason- Flowers and his minions would decide to shut down their dream operations.

Christie was livid when someone dared suggest that this would be but one more challenge for Him and for the Almighty.
Every evangelical Christian must vote “no”‘ on January 28, 2013.

The evangelical church has Jesus Christ and His myriad of holy angels on its side.

“If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Now this:-Two thousand years ago, we are told, as Jesus came into Jerusalem, He wept for that City on the hill/ and today, we have been told by none other than Bradley Roberts that, the Bahamian people had spoken.

I would ordinarily have nothing to say about anything said by this great Bahamian – but seriously Sir, the Bahamian people whispered – mired as they were in ignorance, superstition and magician-induced fear.

As I truly believe, many who voted NO did not really understand the true import of their action; and so, in their God-forgiven ignorance-conditioned voting gave the Web-Shop operators the green light to do whatever they wanted.

The people – in their mighty tens of thousands voted Yes! NO-NO Vote /YES to keep the Web-Shops OPEN!!!

And so, and therefore with another and-so/ I am today calling on Prime Minister Christie to use some of his awesome prime ministerial power to recognize and reward His Highness, the Right, Right- Rightest, Beloved and Revered, Distinguished and

Most Properly Arrayed, Craig Flowers with a title appropriate to this great Bahamians service on behalf of the tens of thousands of Haitians, Bahamians, Jamaicans, Nigerians and all of Africa’s children who are gifted with the arts and sciences of eating, sleeping, having fun, dreaming and therewith also of communicating with their ancestors.

And so today, I beg this nation’s Chief to see to it that, Flowers should – without delay- be made Chief-Emeritus and that, the children should be taught the real truth about This lord of Sleep and Dreams deserves the highest praise – this because this fine man begged the Government of The Bahamas to tax him and I suspect that this good brother has never had any qualms concerning the tithes and love-offerings he has doled out to this or that dreaming/Negro person.

In the meantime, Christie should – since he is just so famously powerful as prime minister that he should as prime minister do what he must do as prime minister which is finally and mercifully to say that as prime minister, he should ram a statutory instrument through parliament that would oblige the Christian Council and the Government to accept Flower’s tithes and taxes; and which said statute would also allow Sebas Bastian to fund the Christian’s next conclave where –as I understand the matter at hand – the Reverend Gentlemen and their beautiful prophetesses – would be given crash courses in English Comprehension.

Once they get through this short course, they would then be able to understand that if the slippery-dick people ask you whether Web-Shops should be regulated and taxed you should say HOLD IT RiIGHT-THERE/ ask me another question, and then I will tell you my answer/ with that question being – Should Web-Shops Be Closed?

Voters had been asked whether the islands’ gambling shops should be legalized, regulated and taxed, and if the government should create its own national lottery.

When they voted a majority of the minority that voted said that gambling shops should NOT be legalized, taxed or otherwise regulated; which is to say Dumbo-Yoo-Rev: the people who voted demanded that gambling shops should be unregulated and tax-free/ which is to say my dear Dumbo-Yoo-Rev: you persuaded THEM to vote to keep the Web-Shops open.

Now this, Dumbo: if by now – your head is hurting/ drink a class of cold water/ sit down and wait —until you get a sign telling you that the storm is over in these days of Elijah – AND SO, TODAY, THE Web-shops are flourishing!!!

Ignorance is surely a brute! Now this:-Two thousand years ago, we are told, as Jesus came into Jerusalem, He wept for that City on the hill/ and today, we have been told by none other than Bradley Roberts that, the Bahamian people had spoken.

I would ordinarily have nothing to say about anything said by this great Bahamian – but seriously Sir, the Bahamian people whispered – mired as they were in ignorance, superstition and magician-induced fear.

As I truly believe, many who voted NO did not really understand the true import of their action; and so, in their God-forgiven ignorance-conditioned voting gave the Web-Shop operators the green light to do whatever they wanted.

The people – in their mighty tens of thousands voted Yes! NO-NO Vote /YES to keep the Web-Shops OPEN!!!

Written by Jones Bahamas

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