Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fuck China!

As if I needed another reason to criticize one of the worst countries in the world. Sure they're developing at an incredible rate, but China is about as bad a country as has ever existed in the world.

I really hate this evil government, and this is coming from someone who isn't religious about it like the conservative head up their asses republican types. China is just a bad place run by bad people making bad decisions.

Long story short, China is bad so FUCK THEM!

Why today's rage against the Asian economic powerhouse? Because those evil commie bastards are attempting to censor all reports from the international press during the 2008 Olympics. Those fuckers might be able to stifle the majority of their 1.6 billion sheep but fuck them if they think they can keep their crummy human rights record a secret with the world's press in country.

They knew that the international media would come along with the athletes for the games but they've chosen to let slip their little veil of literary hijacking only now with just a handful of days remaining before the opening ceremonies.

Bastards.

I hate China, although I do not hate Chinese people in general. But I do hate their generals, generally speaking.

Are you for Beijing censoring the international media during the 2008 Summer Olympics? Not me. Why not vote about it. Time for a poll, I think.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Cing-ing in the rain

So when is one required to resign their elected position should one decide to run for another position? I've heard it's when one files the necessary papers required to officially declare one's candidacy.

I say an emphatic, "Bullshit!"

If you're putting up signs around the island that read, "Vote for me" then you're fucking running and anything you say to the contrary is a heaping load of shit. Luis, fucking declare already so we can rid our lousy government of it's lousiest member.

P.S.

I love you.

More to come about my second favorite candidate tomorrow (if I get the files I've requested).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kudos to Tina!

Finally, someone is doing something the right way on Capital Hill. I don't know if it's the altitude or if it's the bullshit that gets to people's heads when they're voted into office here in the CNMI, but things get really fucked up when you ad a government title to your name.

At least that's the case here on Saipan.

Somehow, against all odds a valiant young woman continues her march against corruption from the inside. She's already got a seat in the Legislature and a discretionary account, but Tina Sablan is working to make every expenditure of every office holder public knowledge.

The fact that anyone holding office would oppose should serve as a political death sentence, but that doesn't work for our resident muckraker and purveyor of the flavor saver, Stanley "Mc Guinness" Torres.

Funny enough was this part of the story:

While the Open Government Act applies to all other government agencies, the Legislature passed a law in 1994 to exempt itself from the act’s provisions. The petition calls for a law re-applying the government transparency law to the Legislature.

Everyone who voted in favor of this law should be barred from ever holding public office because they clearly don't give two shits about anyone other than themselves.

For all of your hard work and determination I offer this humble message of congratulations to you, Tina, for making The Honor Roll!

Enough from me. Here's the story as it appeared in the Saipan Tribune:

1.6K signatures back transparency petition


Approximately 1,600 additional signatures were submitted to the Attorney General's Office late Monday afternoon in support of a petition for a more transparent Legislature.

Proponents of the petition need at least 512 valid signatures, in addition to the 1,900 previously submitted and verified, to get the initiative on the ballot in the November election. The initiative proposes to amend the law to apply the Open Government Act to the Legislature.

“Hopefully, that [1,600 signatures] is a good enough margin of error for at least 512 signatures to be valid,” said Rep. Tina Sablan, the main proponent of the petition, which she started as a private citizen last year.

Even if the signatures are found sufficient, proponents of the proposal still face the unresolved legal question of whether or not the initiative can be placed on the ballot this year.

The Constitution requires that initiatives to amend the Constitution or a general law be placed on the ballot at a regular general election. The Attorney General's Office has issued an opinion that the current legal definition of a “regular general election” only includes elections held in odd-numbered years on the first Saturday of November.

For initiatives to be voted on this election, the Legislature needs to change the definition of “regular general election” or call a concurrent special election, Deputy Attorney General Gregory Baka has said.

Sablan said her group is considering an alternative action. “We would appeal to the Election Commission to consider other legal perspectives that hold that the federal law that mandates the delegate election this year changed everything-the Covenant, the Constitution, and CNMI election laws, with or without action from the local legislature explicitly amending the definition of 'regular general election,'” she said.

“But of course none of this would be an issue if the delegate bill pending in the [CNMI] Senate right now is signed into law, because that acknowledges the election law changes that were made when US Public Law 110-229 was enacted,” she added.

The federal law granted the Northern Marianas a non-voting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first ever delegate will be elected on Nov. 4, 2008.

While the Open Government Act applies to all other government agencies, the Legislature passed a law in 1994 to exempt itself from the act’s provisions. The petition calls for a law re-applying the government transparency law to the Legislature.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Economic Slowdown Exposes Those Without Hearts

I'm starting to think that this whole economic slowdown might not be all that bad. Think about what's going on and reference that against what the locals are saying. And by locals, I'm not talking about the Carolinians.

The "We're too proud of ourselves for our own good" Chamorros are not happy about what's going on with their government even though they're the ones who have been steadily ravaging their own people for decades.

The Chamorros certainly aren't to blame for all of Saipan's woes as there are plenty of Carolinians to blame for the state of the Commonwealth, namely the man who is currently running the show on Capital Hill.

How spoiled have the locals become over the years? I actually heard this young woman talk about her reasons for leaving Saipan and was revolted to hear about her "troubles" forcing her hand.

"We've got to conserve our power. We've never had to conserve anything," she said.

Buck up, chica! You're going to bail on your island because you've got to tighten your belt a bit and save on your power bill? Are you proud to be a Chamorro or are you just a girl who was born on an island and only cares about it on sunny days?

Well, Jesus H. Christ! You make me sick. What are you going to do when times are tough on the mainland? Do you always expect to be doing well financially? Kiss that shit goodbye because one day you're going to have to learn how to be an adult and deal with problems.

The Filipinos seem to answer their economic woes by counterfeiting everything known to man and by shipping their only asset overseas: their workers. Once they get out of the archipelago it seems that they never want to go back. Sure they send money back home, but are they doing anything to help the country as a whole?

No.

But how can they root out all of their government's corruption? I don't think they can. The country is far too big and their problems far too vast. I don't think that the fate of the CNMI is destined to match that of the Philippines.

We're smaller and our screwed up government can be turned around so long as our younger generation can withstand the daily assault from the older, entrenched and wicked people who hold the reins these days.

As for the need to conserve, people act like that's a bad thing. Nobody like to budget their resources, but if that's something that has to be done in order to remain in one's cultural home and preserve one's heritage, then so be it.

The problem with some of the local Chamorros is that they think that they're too good to budget their resources on a personal level. Is it really a calamity that one turns off the hot water heater, unplugs appliances, and limits their use of air conditioning?

For fuck's sake people, it's not the end of the world.

We've got some trouble ahead with the CUC, that's for sure, but the price of gas is going up all over the world and your utilities will follow suit. It's not the end of the world so fucking stand up and fight for your home, damn it!

This isn't necessarily aimed at the dumb folks. The CNMI has plenty of idiots and as far as I'm concerned they can all go to The States and flip burgers for the rest of their lives. The people who need to stick around and right the ship are the young educated leaders of tomorrow.

By leaving, the bright ones aren't only helping themselves, their aiding the downfall of the Chamorro way of life because the dumb ones will fall for every slick politician who promises salvation.

Losers led by fucking snakes. How do you think that the Taotao Tano was allowed it's shot at prominence? Because that's the only group of locals left to battle the bad guys. Only problem is that they are also a bunch of unemployed bad guys with time on their hands.

Basically all I'm trying to say is that the Chamorros who can actually make a difference apparently don't give a flying fuck about the CNMI. I guess that's fine seeing as the how ones who get elected into office don't seem to give two shits about Saipan, Tinian or Rota more than their pocketbooks.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Congratulations, Harry!


A thunderous round of applause is in order for Harry Blalock, station manager for both KZMI and KCNM radio stations for he has earned his place among a distinct fraternity of excellence known simply as The Sick List.

Yes Harry, for your stance on legalizing handguns in the CNMI, you will forever be honored (or rather dishonored) in a way deserving only of those who err so greatly in judgment. Legalizing handguns would be a horrible thing to do on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

This has nothing to do with federalizing labor and immigration, but rather everything to do with safety. Not all of us have steel plates guarding our domes and lumps of coal occupying the most vital area of our chest cavity.

Don't worry Harry, your opinion is known and your reputation will not change a bit with your revolver revelation. Enjoy The Sick List, Harry. You earned it.