Maybe politically there is no alternative

So the former Opposition MP-turned Independent-wanted a third party, gave up.

And with it, comes another nail in the coffin of any chance of Bermuda moving past the us-vs-them good-vs-evil two party machinery that divides the island by race instead of idealogy.

Of the recent MPs that have resigned from one party to become Independent, nearly all of them eventually either joined the 'other' party, or returned to their party. Mr. Lister is the lone voice that, dissatisfied with both, chose neither option.

I have many more thoughts but right now I kind of feel like "what's the point". Bermuda is what it is. Quo Fata Ferunt with a little Divide and Conquer thrown in.

Read Catch A Fire's thoughts on the situation, he brings up a number of points I agree with.


School's in, bottleneck traffic resumes

Warwick Academy started their school year today. This usually means that traffic in Warwick becomes mind-numbing, because the vast majority of the students are driven there by parents/guardians.

I'm taking the little guy to his aunt's house this morning. Here's the dialogue:

LG: Why are there all these cars?
Me: They're taking their kids to school.
LG: You Can Not be Serious...

Like I said a while back, children are freaking intelligent. And meanwhile, I'm going to be giving up an extra half hour of sleep in the mornings.