A primer on koalas

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 26th, 2010

“The koala [Phascolarctos cinereus] is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae. It is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia. It is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.”—Wikipedia

The koala, Your Honors, is not a bear. It is a tree-dwelling plant-eating marsupial.


Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 25th, 2010

hypocrisy |hiˈpäkrisē|
noun ( pl. -sies)
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.gary-olivar
hypocrite |ˈhipəˌkrit|
a person who indulges in hypocrisy.

In his regular column in the Manila Standard, Gary Olivar, Gloria Arroyo’s mouthpiece, lectured Noynoy Aquino on the importance of Following the Rules. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

“Chief Justice”?

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the May 21st, 2010

Alan F. Paguia is famous for his insights on the law. That’s why the Supreme Court hates him. This post was lifted from HERE

Is Associate Justice Renato Corona’s appointment as Chief Justice valid or invalid?


Teddy Boy’s koala bear

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 21st, 2010

Mainstream media carried the story of election cheating so the Batasan decided to hold a hearing, to get to the bottom of the allegations.

The whistle-blower was invited by Congress. He showed up on videotape wearing a mask. Committee chairman Teddy Boy Locsin called him a Koala Bear and his testimony was subsequently discarded.

And then candidates who lost in local races were allowed to air their allegations of cheating. And their allegations were taken seriously, as they should.

The question then becomes, was there massive cheating?

For now, no one is saying that Noynoy Aquino cheated his way to victory. It’s premature to say that. If that were to be alleged at this point, the public will simple dismiss the allegation. After all, how can Aquino, an opposition candidate, manage a massive cheating operation in an election held under the administration of Gloria Arroyo? How can Jejomar Binay, also an opposition candidate, do it? And they were supposed to have done it under the noses of the Comelec and the administration that had pulled out all the stops to get either Villar or Teodoro elected. Crazy.

But drip…drip…drip and soon even the mightiest rock crumbles. The idea is to cast a shadow of doubt on the last election’s mandate, to take the wind out of Aquino’s sail because his ship is leaving port soon and its first scheduled stop is the National Penitentiary, to drop off some passengers.

Supporter’s dilemma

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 20th, 2010

Here’s the dilemma:

They campaigned very hard to get Noynoy Aquino elected because they believed he was the best man for the job. They did it for principle not for selfish reasons, they didn’t do it because they were after positions in his administration. They had no desire to work in government, they only wanted to put a good man in charge. But Noynoy asks them to join his administration, should they? (more…)

Manufactured crisis

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 19th, 2010

Manufactured crisis

Business Mirror / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom

The Supreme Court can force you to eat shit, but it can’t force you to like it. —Philip Gilmore

Manuel Quezon III ended his column last Monday with these words, “…the game plan of Aquino’s critics is to downplay the significance of his mandate and to create artificial controversies like the chief-justice appointment. They cannot allow the meaning of this mandate to sink in: Our first indubitably legitimate government in nearly a decade.”

Quezon was right on the mark. The outgoing administration knows and fears the consequences if the meaning of that mandate is allowed to take root. (more…)

The Myth of a Center

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the May 16th, 2010

The Myth of a Center
By Lisandro Claudio/Yellow Pad/Business World

Let me share with you an easy way to make people think you’re reasonable: tell them you’re a centrist. Pose two extremes and say you stand in the middle. How can somebody be wrong if he/she is taking the so-called middle ground? Politicians, being the great wordsmiths, spin masters, and cowards that they are, love “reasonable” centrist rhetoric. And many times pundits follow suit. (more…)


Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the May 15th, 2010

SWS gets back at Gordon, seeks P1M in damages
GMANews.TV – Saturday, May 15

Poll firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) has turned the tables on Sen. Richard Gordon, suing the losing presidential candidate for questioning the company’s reputation in conducting preferential surveys. (more…)

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Shitting on the kitchen floor

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 13th, 2010

Late breaking news New noontime show featuring Willie Revillame, Money Villarroyo, and the left – “KAWAWA-WE”!

So Gloria named Renato Corona successor to outgoing Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

That proves she’s no different from a burglar who, after emptying a home of all of its valuables, eats the food in the fridge and then shits on the kitchen floor just to mock the victim.

Or maybe she’s a drunk driver who runs over a pedestrian and then pisses on him.

Or better yet she’s a car thief who runs over the car owner and then pisses on him.

Or even more better, as they say, she’s a car thief who runs over the car owner, pisses on him, and then pisses on his family in the back seat before throwing them out of the car and shitting on them.

The temptation of expediency

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the May 11th, 2010

The House is weak because its members defer to the president’s dedazo, the act of pointing a finger to indicate one’s preference. Jose de Venecia Jr. became Speaker when Gloria Arroyo pointed her forefinger at him. He lost his job when she pointed her middle finger at him.

The temptation of expediency
Manuel Buencamino / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom/Business Mirror

“It’s time to raise the bar, after all we are not doing the limbo rock.” —Philip Gilmore

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