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Cobo Awards

After our famed vulture the "Corbeau."   The "Cobo" awards (thanks for the name Anthony) are a fun way to give a Colbert wag of the finger to shameful or illegal behaviour.   Not meant to sentence anyone or entity to eternal damnation, articles written here are meant to shine a light on something that could be improved.   See our Redemption Awards category for entities that take corrective action and so 'redeem' themselves.

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Seems we can't take a step forward (extending route to Socadome) without taking at least one step backwards. Some body or bodies in their infinite wisdom have decided that all j'ouvert bands are to be directed downtown.  Without consultation it seems the new j'ouvert route published in today's Newsday page 21, states "Bands will proceed east along Tragarete Road, then south along St. Vincent St., east along South Quaty, north onto Broadway around the Cipriani Circle, then east along Independence Square North, north along Picccadilly Street, west onto park st, then north onto Charlotte street, eaton onto Oxford St, north onDundonald...
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Had to interupt the carnival season to award one of our proud sons a much deserved Cobo Award.   Unless mis-reported in the Trinidad Express article "Homosexuality threatens the arts, fuels crime ..." Mr. Clarke is of the view that gangs are using homosexual acts to initiate new gang members who then take out their feelings of emasculation by using their guns as a symbol of their manhood—a sort of penis substitute I guess.   I don't know where Leroy is getting the data that supports this as a general statement, but he seems as certain about that as he is...
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Music from a house fete filled the neighborhood recently.   To my horror a most disgusting song came on, it's hateful lyrics blasted across to my house making me angry.  What is the song? Why the anger?  The song was  "Kicke Een she back door" by Burning Flames. The lyrics essentially say, if a woman does not let you in her house, use violence to break down her back door.  This is a horrible poorly disguised euphemism for a violent physical act against a woman who does not want to partake in a sexual act.   Really? Is this what our...
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Haven't awarded a Cobo award in a while, but after reading the article "Tool, fool, mule work for low wages" I had to award it to Billy Bratton the ex NYC police chief for not only making work be ALL about money, but also for insulting every person who chooses to give up high-pay to serve a greater good, or whose education places high paying jobs out of reach. Talk about fomenting needless unrest. An unbelievably insensitive and short-sighted remark. Word to Mr. Bratton Billy!   Dude!  Yes for some people it's all about money.  Those people choose careers in politics...
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Whoever is responsible for the Maracas bay public facilities.  The Ministry of Tourism? I noticed this back in February of this year (2013) and went back again two weeks ago to check if it had changed.  After all, maybe I had just gone there on a day when they forgot to clean?  No such luck. The floors and walls are sticky and grimy, and it gives for a feeling that you wouldn't want to use the facilities if you didn't have to. I hope the ladies facilities are cleaner, but I can't imagine why only the men's would be in this...
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