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First, obtain turkey.
Don t enter Venezuela seeking
visas to reach Turkey (and neigh-
bouring states to join the bros in
Also, reject the temptation of
looking in the direction of pushy
mother-in-law, the office Mean
Girl Crew, other in-house "terror-
ists." Or bite-up boss(es).
Turkey can be found in the
grocery. Or, on someone s farm.
Please purchase. Forget jumping
over fence and kidnapping the
bird. Big mistake. Also, felony.
Turkeys can be nasty characters,
but generally like all such, are
brainless and easily overcome
with sharpened blade or words of
more than two syllables. In either
case, they won t figure it out.
So: frozen Butterball, it is.
Thaw, season, marinate, arrange
in dish and roast the hell out of
that bird at 375 degrees.
(If you forget the sequence, try
to recall how politicians treat the
electorate before and after elec-
Cooking time per pound should
be as brief as your Christmas
salary. Even less, if you were a
PP appointee. Don t plan drop-
ping by Jearlean, Indar etc, for
ham.If you re an NGC worker,
you d have collected your "bonus"
from the buffet at the recent
Hyatt party and toted it home in
Tupperware you took to the fete
as your Plus One.
If you re awaiting back pay,
work that Tupperware when you
go paranging anyone s house.
Handy for supplementing your
larder. (Run like hell if caught
filching the pelau.)
Email severance notice to
firstname.lastname@example.org. But allow
for reduced services. Limit gifts to
stocking-sized items under $50.
Tell Claus where the $10 stores
are. Do not direct him to Char-
lotte Street (unless he wears
Depending on your neighbour-
hood and pay grade, cross this
season s PSN "Call of Duty" off
kid s gift list. Also cross "hot"
9mm handgun off same.
Show kids the joy of pitching
marbles or running around.
Sweeten the sell by noting the
merits of movement: no juvenile
diabetes, yay! Explain why jelly-
beans aren t a food group.
Remember, only Dummy Mum-
mies dote on the "dotishness" of
extolling their two-year-old s love
Practise dealing with tantrums,
expected 2016 phenomenon ahead
known as Recession Blues. (Not
limited to kids.)
Advise dog there ll be no ham
bone for him this year because
nitrites will give him cancer.
Ignore the fact everyone else is
ignoring that. Don t fret if Rover
immediately trudges over to the
neighbours. And stays there.
Passing the home-baked bread,
debate how PM Keith Rowley will
take those economic bulls by the
horns---if he ll wear kid gloves and
how delicately he ll deal with the
BS expected amid T&T s non-
Avoid harshing your mellow by
debating recession and if Finance
Minister Colm Imbert or Central
Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran
need Webster s dictionary app the
most. After the canned pigeon
peas course, ask the wife if Gov-
ernment really went fashionista
and imported 1.2 million bands
for citizens to sport around
midriffs next year.
Rumour is, it came with IMF-
authored instructions on applica-
tion, length of time and non-use
penalties. Plus extras, in case peo-
ple sell them to Tribe s micro-
kini section. Or use them as fan-
Offshoot benefit if used proper-
ly: women under 40 might have
waistlines again; guys will see
their...toes. Worst case scenario:
no turkey next year. Or Christ-
mas. Unwrapping the meatless
pastelles, ponder where Imbert
will employ the cutlasses he s
stockpiling for next year s cutting
exercises (and nobody means his
language towards the UNC in
Expect Imbert to continue to be
heard the most next year out of
all Ministers, who seem to have
taken a crash course from the PP
Encyclopaedia of Mistakes (vol-
umes 2010-2015) and have barely
squawked since entering office,
hoping to discourage papparazzi.
Also, real questions.
Down a sorrel smoothie and
chuckle over unions disappoint-
ment Government didn t stick to
its agreement with them. Restrain
a smirk that "homies" actually
expected any different.
Raise glasses of Wasa s Finest to
Kamla who beat up her boys and
kept the title (then returned to
losing two bye elections 24 hours
Spooning from $3 mini coconut
icecream tub, be thankful for
Christmas, turkey and life---even if
turkey failed that score---and hope
there ll be a menu in 2016.
While I welcome the Government's
decision to reduce the amount of
money given to the Chutney and Soca
Monarch competitions, it does not go
far enough. (My goodness! Eight million
dollars for International Soca Monarch?
What was that spent on?)
These competitions are run by pri-
vate entities that are in the business to
turn a profit. Why should our tax dol-
lars be given to them? Do they give
back to us a share of their profits? Do
they even pay taxes?
Worse, don't they also get money
from state companies like the NLCB?
Isn't this also taxpayer's money?
I, and all those I surveyed, resent any
money being given to the individuals
who run these competitions. And for
what? Has anyone noticed, with very
few exceptions, the garbage that
spews forth from these two competi-
I say no, a thousand times no, to my
scarce dollars subsidising these busi-
nessmen and their substandard com-
I am one of those who criticised Dr
Keith Rowley fiercely before he was
the prime minister. But thus far, I can-
not say that I am disappointed, since
as the prime Minister, I think he has
demonstrated that he is a man of his
word when it comes to prudence,
forthrightness and probity.
As such, I am pleased with the fis-
cal prudence announced by the Gov-
ernment. In this regard, I welcome the
decision to reduce the allocation to
Carnival 2016, by $45 million as a tan-
gible sign that Dr Rowley has the po-
litical will to set this country right.
I acknowledge the money reduces
among other things, the prize struc-
ture of the Chutney and Soca
Monarch competitions. I think that it
is about time that someone set these
Prize money as high as $2 million
dollars paid for by taxpayers are dis-
agreeable and are an indication that
former prime ministers got carried
away with popularity. I also note that
contractors will be asked to lower
their prices. This a bad habit that the
last PP administration gave people: to
demand whatever price and they will
I single out here, both Mr Basdeo
Panday and Mrs Kamla Persad-
Bissessar who were never liked by
the Carnival fraternity and who tried
their best to ingratiate themselves by
just heaping money on their (fr)ene-
mies, until people become sickenly
Despite all out their political outlay,
neither of them can set foot in a Di-
manche Gras show; they are both
booed savagely at any forum other
than a chutney show and there is not
a modicum of gratitude for anything
that they have done.
It is a lesson for calypsonians
(yuk), ex-tempo artistes (steups),
chutney performers (blech!), and
soca artistes (God help us).
I hope that going forward, Govern-
ment does not revert to the $2 mil-
lion dollars, presumably on the
grounds that things may get better.
Nothing in any of these competitions
is worth $2 million dollars. As such, it
now falls on the private sector to
make Carnival pay its own way.
Its high time, someone set this
HOW TO DO A RECESSION
CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER Nothing in competitions
worth $2 million
Cuts not deep enough
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