R.I.P Trinidad and Tobago General Elections


Just over one million citizens are registered to vote in the General Elections in Trinidad and Tobago today. This election season has been a hard, uncomfortable and a wasteful time for most citizens except for mike men, jersey men, stage providers, political songsters and political paraphernalia providers. By 10:00 p.m tonight most of the writing will be on the political wall and a victorious party will emerge setting off fireworks disturbing dogs, cats, birds and the losing party. So one party will win and one party will lose, one party will be appointed the official plunders while the other will look on in envy. Regardless of which party wins Jack Warner will lose and that is the one victory the country can celebrate together. Mr. Warner is a bitter man who has enough money to be uniformly miserable for the rest of the life he chooses to have.

Despite who loses, I will continue to go Movietowne twice a month and avoid chicken fried in old oil and once a month if the dollar is devalued. Politicians in Trinidad and Tobago are all about smoke and mirrors, creating the illusion of hope and despair and never talking or dealing with the truth. If a new party, the PNM, comes into power then their revenge on the old party will be brutally executed while attempting or pretending to attempt to steady the economy. If the Peoples Partnership wins then they will be sure to continue their nepotism and favoritism and blunders as if the last five years never happened. This is the hope the country has to look forward to tonight.

Fortunately, I don’t have to listen for the results and commentary by biased and ignorant  “Political Analyst” on both sides of the divides as the sound of fireworks from my neighbor, or no sound at all will tell me who won. It is a no-win-no-win situation.

Golden Globe 2009 Results


Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Slumdog Millionaire


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Vicky Cristina Barcelona


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

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Best Animated Feature Film

Wall-E


Best Foreign Language Film

Waltz With Bashir (Israel)


Best Director – Motion Picture

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“The Wrestler” – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Best Television Series – Drama

Mad Men (AMC)


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment (HBO)

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

30 Rock (NBC)


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

John Adams (HBO)


Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Linney – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Paul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern – Recount (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Tom Wilkinson – John Adams (HBO)