At the SONA

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 30th, 2009

There was so much bullshit I thought I was in Pamplona for the running of the bulls…

I’m surprised Gloria could still walk after pulling all that stuff out of her ass,

Speaker Nograles should check the smoke detector alarms in the Batasan plenary. Not one went off even with all the smoke Gloria blew out of her ass.

Not everyone was unhappy with all the crap. Some were as happy as pigs in shit.

I know Gloria lisps but at the SONA she showed she can also hiss.

The Long View
Shadow boxing
By Manuel L. Quezon III

Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo saved the genuinely popular for last—Manny Pacquiao, the ultimate human prop in her State of the Nation Address—not only out of a genuine, shared affection and admiration for the Pinoy pug, but because she wanted everyone to identify our country’s prize Lightweight-Featherweight-Superfeatherweight-Superbantamweight-Flyweight-Lightwelterweight-Champion with herself. Thus making her (in her own mind, at least) the No. 1 pound-for-pound chief executive of the country just as “Pacman” is the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

To take the boxing analogy to its logical conclusion, perhaps we should ask ourselves what boxing champs could have taught the President by way of announcing their retirement from boxing. More often than not, they announce the next one will be their last bout, or they simply say, it’s time to go, goodbye, thank you, I love you, fans.

Such a statement was what people were expecting from the President when she addressed the nation and Congress.

It is remarkable that instead, she basically declared she was going to treat her potential successors as challengers. But none of them is going head-to-head with her, and so the belt she wants to hold on to until the very last second of the very last minute of the very last hour of the very last day of her presidency isn’t hers to defend anymore, is it? Not least because she supposedly stopped being the defending champion once she claimed the title of president in 2004.

What a waste

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 28th, 2009

Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom
What a waste
29 JULY 2009

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo could have taken the high road with a valedictory focused on her accomplishments, her legacy and her hopes for the future of her people. But she didn’t.

“The state of our nation is a strong economy. Good news for our people, bad news for our critics.”

Gloria chose not to become the swan singing one last beautiful song. She preferred to be a snipe, a sharp-beaked marsh bird common to the Candaba swamps of her native Pampanga.

She touted the passage of the cheaper-medicines law and then used the good news to sideswipe Sen. Mar Roxas II.

“I supported it over the weak version of my critics,” she sneered.

That not-so-subtle dig would have sufficed for most, but not for Gloria. She had to add, “To those who want to be President, this advice: If you want something done, do it hard, do it well. Don’t pussyfoot. Just do it. And don’t say bad words in public.”

She lashed out at former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., as if nobody would remember they were partners in the shameless People’s Initiative and parted ways only when he wouldn’t endorse the even more shameless Ruel Pulido impeachment complaint.

The next Sarah Palin

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the July 28th, 2009

The General calls her “the next Sarah Palin.” Genius is contagious!

Here’s the fountain of intellect herself! “Hollywood has to know we eat therefore we hunt” Marvel at 19 minutes of unsurpassable inanity..

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Cooperating with the Enemy

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the July 27th, 2009

In today’s Business Mirror Yellow Pad, Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III says Gloria Arroyo is in a classic prisoner’s dilemna.

Cooperating with the Enemy

Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III

Randy David and his supporters just held a motorcade of motorbikes in Metro Manila, which they dubbed Road Rage, a demonstration against Gloria Arroyo’s Constituent Assembly (Con-ass).

Of course, fighting Con-ass is a good thing. But I have doubts about the marginal gain from the parade of motorbikes, notwithstanding the attraction of Randy’s striking Ducati. And my concern is not just about the motorcade’s effect on carbon emissions (a reason why I support the World Bank’s proposal to increase the excise tax on fuels).

Membership has its privilege

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 25th, 2009

The National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzalez and his comrade Fr. Romeo Intengan met and proposed the establishment of a revolutionary transition government to Bishop Gaudencio Tobias and Chief Justice Reynato Puno. Is this not sedition? Shouldn’t the Palace be alarmed that the National Security Adviser is proposing the overthrow of the government?

Not according to Palace boob, Cerge Remonde. ( READ HERE)

Remonde told dzBB radio, “Well, ah, hindi kami na-alarma riyan. Medyo sanay kami riyan sa mga ganyang klaseng initiative ni Sec. Gonzales. (We are not alarmed over that. We are already used to those initiatives by Gonzales) These things he does, he does as National Security Adviser.”

Gonzalez is the national security adviser, Cerge.

Let me wipe the coffee off my nose first before I ask you, what the fuck, you’re telling the public he often proposes initiatives to topple the government and this is part of his job as national security adviser? Abcerge!

And so the national security adviser is going to be made to explain, that’s all?

“The actions of Sec. Norberto Gonzales insofar as a transition council are entirely his own. He has no authority from the Cabinet or the President and therefore Sec. Gonzales lang maka-explain sa bagay na yan [therefore only Gonzales can explain his actions].”

Why is Gloria not ordering the Department of Justice to investigate the matter and to file charges against Gonzalez and Intengan if warranted? Why doesn’t she put him on leave, is he not a security threat until cleared by an investigation?

What the fuck is going on? It’s okay if a call for revolution comes from within but not okay if it comes from the opposition?

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How do you overcome skepticism?

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 25th, 2009

I have a theory about why people powering out Gloria Arroyo has become very difficult.

The first people power happened when people overcame their fear. For whatever reason, people, on thos fateful February days, decided enough was enough, bahala na.

The second people power happened easily and quickly because there was no fear and, because the first people power did make things better, people believed that it was the right thing to do again.

And this brings us to why it’s hard to people power Gloria. People saw what happened when they threw out Estrada and installed her. They saw that people power does not always result in positive change. That made them skeptical. And that’s why there is no enthusiasm for another one.

There was no pare-pareho lang sila during the first people power. There was none of that when people went to the streets against Erap. That happened only after Gloria replaced Erap.

At the end of the day, it’s easier to overcome fear than skepticism. Fear is finite. Intimidation only goes so far. But skepticism… how do you reintroduce hope to the cynical?

Among Ed and God

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 22nd, 2009

Pampanga’s governor, Ed Panlilio, said God told him to run for president.

Well, there’s just no way of knowing whether he’s telling the truth because (1) there are no tapes of the conversation and (2) the elections aren’t until May.

But I don’t see why the fuss over a remark that every cheap politician throughout history claims – a mandate from heaven. Just look at George Bush and Gloria Arroyo. Bush claimed God told him to go after Bin Laden and Gloria said God told her to run in 2004.

I don’t believe Bush because God never told him where he could find Bin Laden but I believe Gloria because God gave her Garci’s cell phone number.

An overly ambitious dung beetle

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 22nd, 2009

Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom
An overly ambitious dung beetle
July 22. 2009

Many people didn’t know what to think when Norberto Gonzales, the national security adviser of Mrs. Gloria
Arroyo, first broached the idea of a constitutional commission (con-com) as an alternative mode of changing the Charter. Maybe it’s because he didn’t say much, other than it was doable.

“The key is for the heads of our three branches of government to agree among themselves to undertake Charter change. To Secretary Gonzales’s mind, this is not a complicated thing,” said a press release from Gonzales’s political party, PDSP (Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas).

Well, it’s not that simple. (more…)

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Today’s laugh

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the July 17th, 2009

Got this in my e-mail.

kung nag GAY LANGUAGE sana sila GMA at GARCI eh di wala sanang problema

GMA: hallow gracia!

GARCI: uy mother ever! Na chenilyn de kimberlyn ko na po yung mga chuva ekek.

GMA: bonggacious! Eh yung mga chenes chenes, carry na ba?

GARCI: flatshoes! Winnie santos mama, wiz na wori eclavou na ever! Na chorva na!

GMA: ang tarushki! Maldita ka talaga vruha ka! Eh di windra na naman watashi?!

GARCI: anufi ate.

GMA: oshah ba.

And true or false answers at school pop quiz…

1. Trulalu.
2. eklavu
3. eklavu.
4. trulalu
5. eklavu
6. trulalu
7. trulalu.
8. eklavu
9. trulalu
10. trulalu

Madame Auring

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the July 15th, 2009

Yesterday, Executive Secretary Ermita denied rumors of an impending Cabinet reshuffle. The rumors started when Malacanan designated Public Works secretary Ebdane as officer in charge (OIC) of the interior department (DILG).

“There is no truth to the rumor that there is a forthcoming revamp, especially involving the DILG. That’s not true …he [Puno] returned yesterday. He will reassume [his job] immediately.”

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