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Aug 13, 2013

Finnegan apologizes on radio but not to Dolores

The heat from last week Wednesday’s House meeting continues to permeate the televised newscasts and radio shows. The special sitting of the House was apparently convened to introduce a motion in the House records to embarrass the current Leader of the Opposition and the former Prime Minister.  But instead of the chastisement of the P.U.P. taking the headlines, it has been the denouncement of the U.D.P.’s Mesopotamia Area Representative Michael Finnegan that has grabbed the attention of the public. Finnegan took offense to a statement by P.U.P. Rural Central’s Dolores Balderamos Garcia about the macebearer Brian “Yellow Man” Audinette. Though Finnegan said he would not apologize to Balderamos Garcia, he read a statement on KREM’s WUB Show this morning and circulated it later to the media. Finnegan apologizes to everyone, except Balderamos Garcia.

 

Via Phone: Michael Finnegan (Courtesy WUB, KremTV)

Via phone:Michael Finnegan

“I apologize to the general public and the citizens of this country. Secondly I need to apologize to the speaker of the house because things went so fast the speaker was in no way to control what was done. And thirdly I want to apologize to members on my side of the house and members on the other side of the house. I will give no other interview, no newspaper or no television station. This medium is where I use to bring this to finality and I hope that what the member from Belize Rural Central did and said about yellowman. That she saw him urinating in the confines of the National Assembly and drinking liquor in the confines of the National Assembly which I think was totally not true. I hope that she apologize to yellowman.”

 

News of Finnegan’s apology reached the desk of the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow. Barrow said that she welcomed the words of apology offered by Hon. Michael Finnegan this morning. She also pointed out the inaction by the Speaker of the House Michael Peyrefitte. She said, (quote) “I call on the Speaker that he will, in the future, be protective of the rights of all members, but especially the rights of the lone female member of the House of Representatives, not to be subjected to offensive language or gestures.” (Unquote) She went on to express her hope that all members of the House would demonstrate mutual respect to their colleagues. This evening, the Women Issues Network of Belize (WIN-Belize) says that it is very disturbed by the turn of events and that the remarks by Finnegan cut to the core of every woman. WIN-Belize points out to the government’s endorsement of women in politics saying that although there is a move to prepare women for political leadership, the institutionalized masculinity of politics remains the same.  We’ll have more on this later on in the newscast.

 

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20 Responses for “Finnegan apologizes on radio but not to Dolores”

  1. sickntired says:

    Kudos to mrs barrow for showing political maturity and supporting a female member of the opposition. A real shame bout finnegan though cause him behave like pickney.

  2. laugh at Belize says:

    Finny tells jokes at the House of Jokes, Deano and Guppy laugh.

    The Sargeant of Arms, by UDP law on manhood, he must have the biggest to enforce the pecking in order at the Men’s club. They probably know size to the millimeter, any time of the day, it brought them laughter.

    Who knows, the four of them may be touching buddies, just don’t call them homosexuals or on the down low. At the most it is a secret UDP handshake, the low five.

    what happens in chambers, stays in chambers. PUP can’t take a joke. ALL IS FORGIVEN, kissy kissy.

  3. laugh at Belize says:

    Finny tells jokes at the House of Jokes, Deano and Guppy laugh.

    The Sargeant of Arms, by UDP law on manhood, he must have the biggest to enforce the pecking in order at the Men’s club. They probably know size to the millimeter, any time of the day, it brought them laughter.

    Who knows, the four of them may be touching buddies, just don’t call them homosexuals or on the down low. At the most it is a secret UDP handshake, the low five.

    what happens in chambers, stays in chambers. PUP can’t take a joke. ALL IS FORGIVEN, kissy kissy.

  4. laugh at Belize says:

    Finny tells jokes at the House of Jokes, Deano and Guppy laugh.

    The Sargeant of Arms, by UDP law on manhood, he must have the biggest to enforce the pecking in order at the Men’s club. They probably know size to the millimeter, any time of the day, it brought them laughter.

    Who knows, the four of them may be touching buddies, just don’t call them homosexuals or on the down low. At the most it is a secret UDP handshake, the low five.

    what happens in chambers, stays in chambers. PUP can’t take a joke. ALL IS FORGIVEN, kissy kissy.

  5. Citizen says:

    The man said he wasn’t using the bath out door and was neither drinking. He lied on both count! The real issue, is that he shouldn’t be in the House of Representative, and should be on half pay until he prove himself innocent in the courts. There is nothing to be apologize about! The pictures speak louder than words.

  6. Love says:

    Finney, you still the stick your head out even though you know pictures won’t lie. If people now say you are dumb, you are asking for it! lol

  7. belizeanheat says:

    I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on the full throttle bottle, but anyone can see he is urinating on the truck. The position of his hands, the way his body is leaning into the truck, and most damning is if you look at the photo the wheel well is wet in the center where his pelvis area is, but dry on the sides and the tire is completely dry. A truck driving trough a puddle would not make that pattern. That pattern is made from urinating. Yellowman you are a liar and a public urinator. Maybe thats how he got the name Yellowman, because he urinates in public. You wanted proof, Forensics will get you every time.

  8. beachman says:

    Finnegan only “apologized” because his Daddy told him to. He never apologized to Delores. A TRUE MAN who own his words & take responsibility for them. What a neanderthal!

  9. CUNBZ says:

    Arrogant piece of sh^%… Finegan should no longer be allowed to represent our country… even if the area he represents is just as ghetto and uneducated as he is

  10. FAIR JUSTICE says:

    Finnegan….Dont count your chickens before they r hatched. You really messed up this time u gave ur party a huge black eye. An sincere apology is one when it comes from the heart and NOT have someone force you to make an apology. And still you didnt apologize to the person u offended. I believe that it is in the best interest of the party for you to resign becaz all you do is make a fool of urself and a donkey of your entire U.D.P party. On another note Mr. Finnegan the Honorable Dolores Balderamos Garcia need not apologize to yellowman, all she did was to mention Yellowman behavior which was inappropriate. What is so wrong with that? As to mr Audinnette, you need to conduct yourself with dignity show some respect. You portray urself exactly like Finnegan, but i cant blame you either becaz Finnegan is your example, your gestures, your expression of words, your body language is exactly as Finnegan. You express yourself ignorantly as Finnegan. I hope that on election day ALL WOMEN IN BELIZE DON’T FORGET THIS INCIDENT. My worry is that P.U.P is no different. Who can us the Belizean people turn to. All we doing is changing monkey fi black daag.

  11. FAIR JUSTICE says:

    One last thing….Mrs Barrow you are a woman i respect you deeply but how can this crappy apology be enough in ur eyes….Come on now. What are you telling the Belizean women of this beautiful jewel of ours. Your husband had to force him to apologize…..Please explain to us becaz i still cannot digest your acceptance much less that crappy piece of apology. I am appalled by ur statement Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow.

  12. Guerra says:

    Anybody who look at the picture of Brian above can know what he is doing, from the position of his body, head, hands, and the way he is using the vehicle as a shield for privacy. Why Finnegan should have insulted a learned attorney, and by extension the public and the integrity of the honorable house is beyond comprehension. Instead of the house having meaningful debate to help grow the economy of this country, we are having these side shows to detract us from the real issues affecting us. WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE. Get your act together and do meaning changes that will improve the lives of the peopled of Belize and not the rampant NEPOTISM we see masquerading as government for the people. You ask us for a JOB, then at least show us that you are trying to do the job for which you were elected.

  13. Dumb Guy says:

    The wheel well is wet man. Hey but keep lying, after all that’s what this country thrives on.

  14. Al says:

    Finnegan is not fit for public office. His apology is not real. He still want an apology for yellow man. Yellow man should not even be in the position he is in, did he not just beat someone up. This government is a thug government. Finnegan’s statement is an insult to all women whom have had to endure the sexism that exists in this government.

    With all respect to the PM’s wife at the end of the day her husband still buys the butter for her bread. She may say empty words, the fact is her husband was present at this ugly performance and is therefore as guilty as Finnegan because he did NOTHING.

    This is a filthy government and they all need to go. We need to become a decent and respectable country once again. This behavior will continue until the people demand more better government representation.

  15. David Blank says:

    One word describes Finns and this Gov’t: GHETTO! U can take them out of the pig pen but u can’t take the pig out of them!

  16. Belizean Pride says:

    REALLY IF THIS IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO GOV. US ACT LIKE THIS, IN THE HOUSE OF MEETING, DAMN!!! IMAGINE AT HOME. WHEN THEY SHOULD ACT LIKE EDUCATED PEOPLE AT THEIR MEETINGS LOOKS LIKE KIDS FIGHTING ON THE STREET FOR SOME PETTY OFFENCE. NO OFFENSE BUT THIS CASE IF IT WAS A PANIA DOING IT HE’D GET HIS GOOD LICKING BY THE LADIES MAN BUT HONESTLY I’VE SEEN WITH DUE RESPECT FOR SOME COLORED BUDDIES, MUST BLACK MAN HAVE NO RESPECT TO THEIR WOMAN WORST TO ANOTHER MAN’S WOMAN.

  17. Belizean Pride says:

    REALLY IF THIS IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO GOV. US ACT LIKE THIS, IN THE HOUSE OF MEETING, DAMN!!! IMAGINE AT HOME. WHEN THEY SHOULD ACT LIKE EDUCATED PEOPLE AT THEIR MEETINGS LOOKS LIKE KIDS FIGHTING ON THE STREET FOR SOME PETTY OFFENSE. NO OFFENSE BUT THIS CASE IF IT WAS A PANIA DOING IT HE’D GET HIS GOOD LICKING BY THE LADIES MAN BUT HONESTLY I’VE SEEN WITH DUE RESPECT FOR SOME COLORED BUDDIES, MUST BLACK MAN HAVE NO RESPECT TO THEIR WOMAN WORST TO ANOTHER MAN’S WOMAN. JUST LOOK ON THE STREETS AND YOU’LL SEE IT HAPPEN DAILY.

  18. Billey says:

    You don’t need to be a big man to be a politician, and politics is not a big man game! If we had more people like that in the house, the country would have growing since the debates would been more meaningfull!

  19. moses EX PC says:

    Hood rat. no doubt. I did a forensic study of the picture He was drinking a beliken, and the reverse angle of the piss picture clearly shows that he was urinating. What a disgrace to have the sergeant of arms behaving like a hood rat, all with the protection of Ministers. My advice to the UDP is to immediately suspend him pending a independent investigation. The axiom that one’s penis, or cock in creole, will always get them in trouble is true. I see now da tru, tru. Combine that with liquor and nothing good can come out of that. Whats up withe the cops in the background of the picture? All the ladies them that are sleeping with Yellow man regardless of size or for money or for good times are disrespecting themselves and other women of Belize.

  20. moses EX PC says:

    Requiem for Yellowman

    Oh Captain my captain,
    Oh Finnegan my captain
    Our hustling days have come to an end
    we have decieved many men
    we have had our fun
    and now they want to take my gun
    you brought me up from the hood
    but I disgraced you by exposing my wood
    The bells are ringing and people are singing
    they want me head
    but I’ll stay here till I dead.

    Yellowman, yellowman sat on a wall
    and had a great fall
    all the prime ministes’s men
    could not put yellowman back together again.

    yellowman yellowman what a naughty fellow
    he had a few only to feel mellow
    He went into a bar
    and pissed all over his car

    hickory dicokry dock
    what size is yellowman’s c
    The owl and yellowman went to sea
    said yellowman to the owl
    watch ya fowl
    I want to pee

    Oh captain my captain
    you pulled me out of the hood
    but you couldn’t pull the hood out of mr
    green pea and ham
    the sergaent of arms I am, I am

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