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Michael Chastanet ‘Father of the Day’

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By Earl Bouquet

WHO will be the happiest father when we celebrate Fathers Day tomorrow?

You? Me? I doubt it…

My vote is for Michael Chastanet.

Just consider it. He became the Prime Minister’s Father just eleven days ago. In less than a fortnight, he moved from being the favourite opposition pin cushion to the darling of all who voted for his son to be the new leader of the land.

Life is good to Michael. Not that he was born the luckiest man on earth – or on this rock of sages his age. But just consider again – he started his own Open Mike TV show just as fast as he quit the helm at the mega company he led from one supermarket to a super food market brand.

“Open Mike” has been an open microphone for everything Mike has had to say in open support of his son not only taking over a political party, but also the country.

The businessman in him did not encourage him to invest in becoming a media magnate. Instead, he openly invested his time in the business of making “Open Mike” his weekly political bullhorn in support of his son.

Last Fathers Day, Mike and his son Allen were both proud fathers.

Allen could not have promised Mike that his 2016 Fathers Day gift would be what it has turned out to be. There was no way of knowing what one year would bring. But bring it did something no other father alive here has – becoming, almost overnight and just ahead of Fathers Day — the only Prime Minister’s Father here who attended his son’s swearing-in ceremony.

As I watched Mike on TV (away from his open mike) this past week, I read every bit of satisfaction and accomplishment on his face. And I also noticed him pleat his forehead each time the stark reality of the uncertainty of rates of return on political investment hit home.

His son had just defeated his best friend in the ultimate race to the top. I know how Mike felt about having to make the natural choice between blood and water. And I also know now his son has reached the mountaintop, his gaze has shifted to those other things that will always come with being the father of his son.

I am a proud father of five — have always been, still am and will continue to be. Your father will also have been proud of you, from the day you were born.

Each father reading this column today has every reason to be as proud as every other father here and everywhere tomorrow. But there will only be one father among us all who will be the Prime Minister’s Father tomorrow.

So, (borrowing a quote from the longest prayer I heard on Tuesday) I decree and declare Michael Chastanet the 2016 Saint Lucia Father of the Day tomorrow.

Now, I am sure you agree.

Eh?

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    Surah Al-Kahf

    And put forward to them the example of the life of this world, it is like the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it, and becomes fresh and green. But (later) it becomes dry and broken pieces, which the winds scatter. And Allâh is Able to do everything. (45)

    Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds, that last, are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope. (46)

    And (remember) the Day We shall cause the mountains to pass away (like clouds of dust), and you will see the earth as a levelled plain, and we shall gather them all together so as to leave not one of them behind. (47)

    And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows, (and Allâh will say): “Now indeed, you have come to Us as We created you the first time. Nay, but you thought that We had appointed no meeting for you (with Us).” (48)

    And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allâh, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allâh), and you will see the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners), fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: “Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither a small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!” And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice. (49)

    And (remember) when We said to the angels;”Prostrate yourselves unto Adam.” So they prostrated themselves except Iblîs (Satan). He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblîs) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zâlimûn (polytheists, and wrong-doers). (50)

    I (Allâh) made them (Iblîs and his offspring) not to witness (nor took their help in) the creation of the heavens and the earth and not (even) their own creation, nor was I (Allâh) to take the misleaders as helpers (51)

    And (remember) the Day He will say:”Call those (so-called) partners of Mine whom you pretended.” Then they will cry unto them, but they will not answer them, and We shall put Maubiq (barrier) between them. (52)

    And the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners), shall see the Fire and apprehend that they have to fall therein. And they will find no way of escape from there. (53)

    And indeed We have put forth every kind of example in this Qur’ân, for mankind. But, man is ever more quarrelsome than anything. (54)

    And nothing prevents men from believing, (now) when the guidance (the Qur’ân) has come to them, and from asking Forgiveness of their Lord, except that the ways of the ancients be repeated with them (i.e. their destruction decreed by Allâh), or the torment be brought to them face to face? (55)

    And We send not the Messengers except as givers of glad tidings and warners. But those who disbelieve, dispute with false argument, in order to refute the truth thereby. And they treat My Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), and that with which they are warned, as jest and mockery! (56)

    And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of his Lord, but turns away from them forgetting what (deeds) his hands have sent forth. Truly, We have set veils over their hearts lest they should understand this (the Qur’ân), and in their ears, deafness. And if you (O Muhammad SAW) call them to guidance, even then they will never be guided. (57)

    And your Lord is Most Forgiving, Owner of Mercy. Were He to call them to account for what they have earned, then surely, He would have hastened their punishment. But they have their appointed time, beyond which they will find no escape. (58)

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    Surah Al-Haaqqa
    In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

    The Reality! (1) What is the Reality? (2)

    Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is! (3)

    (The tribes of) Thamud and A’ad disbelieved in the judgment to come. (4)

    As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning. (5)

    And as for A’ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, (6)

    Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees. (7)

    Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them? (8)

    And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error, (9)

    And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip. (10)

    Lo! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship (11)

    That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears (that heard the story) might remember. (12)

    And when the trumpet shall sound one blast (13)

    And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash, (14)

    Then, on that day will the Event befall. (15)

    And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail. (16)

    And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy Lord that day, above them. (17)

    On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden. (18)

    Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book! (19)

    Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning. (20)

    Then he will be in blissful state (21)

    In a high Garden (22)

    Whereof the clusters are in easy reach. (23)

    (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. (24)

    But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book (25)

    And knew not what my reckoning is! (26)

    Oh, would that it had been death! (27)

    My wealth hath not availed me, (28)

    My power hath gone from me. (29)

    (It will be said): Take him and fetter him (30)

    And then expose him to hell-fire (31)

    And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. (32)

    Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous, (33)

    And urged not on the feeding of the wretched. (34)

    Therefor hath he no lover here this day, (35)

    Nor any food save filth (36)

    Which none but sinners eat. (37)

    But nay! I swear by all that ye see (38)

    And all that ye see not (39)

    That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger. (40)

    It is not poet’s speech – little is it that ye believe! (41)

    Nor diviner’s speech – little is it that ye remember! (42)

    It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. (43)

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  3. earl are u alright ?
    u are a bouquet to the very bones !
    earl just a little while and your chast-nets will legalize it
    but i will criticize it
    earl this chit that you love smoking is what have you writing this bull
    those chast-nets are 2 PATHOLOGICAL LIARS.
    FATHER OF ALL LIARS !
    THE MORE THIS GUY GETS OLDER THE MORE HE LOOKS LIKE THE DEVIL.

  4. Well I need to pay my optician a visit. From there I will straight to the psychiatrist. Somewhere along the line I have to stop by my councillor. I hate to think the rats are just abandoning ship.

  5. BOUJON GUIYAVE
    U WILL HAVE 2 GIVE HIM SOME BOUJON GUIYAVE TEA 2 DRINK WHEN THE
    LADJIDJIT OR WILACHMAN TAKE HIM IN THE DAYS 2 COME.
    THIS PIECE OF SHIT IS WRITTEN BY A CRACK-HEAH.

  6. And never (O Muhammad) pray for one of them who dieth, nor stand by his grave. Lo! they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and they died while they were evil-doers. (84)

    Let not their wealth nor their children astonish thee! Allah purposeth only to punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers. (85)

    And when a surah is revealed (which saith): Believe in Allah and strive along with His messenger, the men of wealth among them still ask leave of thee and say: Suffer us to be with those who sit (at home). (86)

    They are content that they should be with those who remain behind and their hearts are sealed, so that they apprehend not. (87)

    But the messenger and those who believe with him strive with their wealth and their lives. Such are they for whom are the good things. Such are they who are the successful. (88)

    Allah hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide. That is the supreme triumph. (89)

  7. Son-of-a-Bitch…..If you can hold on a minute longer I will call in your meds. You take being an assh@#e over the top, and you put the LOW in LOWLIFE you are one miserable pig and you would love some company trust me nobody is listening I’m out of here bye sucker.

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      FURIOUS:

      I took the medication a long time ago when I stopped being a so-called Christian and praying to Caucasians and Dead people. Idiots like yourself, Black Pete Josie, Rick John Wayne, Allen Chastanet, Michael Chastanet, Deboulay, and the Neg-gwess Sarah Flood, Mary Isaac, and Gail Rigobert all disgraceful Negroes who teach their little boys and girls that God is a white man who killed himself to save you brain-damaged, miseducated Black Sambos, and allow these Evil Caucasian white supremacist to be their king.

      Now FURIOUS, your baby mama? “IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, WHO SHE GO CRY FOR”?? The white king, even as Black Pete Josie, Rick Wayne, and the other self-hating Sambos, cry for the white prostitutes from New York, NY.

      Here’s your Baby mama singing to get laid by the white Jesus in the Presbytery:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3qgPn3bGA

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  8. FURIOUS OR FEW OF YOU
    WHY DID YOUR MOM TELL YOU WHAT THE S,O.M IS ?
    DID U FORCE AND KICK HER AS USUAL 2 TELL ABOUT HER LOVE A FEARS
    THE SON OF MAN IS YOUR BIGGEST NIGHTMARE.
    REMEMBER YOU SHOULD LOVE HIM FOR SAVING YOU FROM STARVATION AND MALNUTRITION. YOU UNGRATEFUL RETARDED.

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