Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The government doesnt need to protect EZAM&CO Fabrication of lies and cover-ups !

The government doesnt need to protect EZAM&CO Fabrication of lies and cover-ups !


The government doesnt need to protect EZAM&CO Fabrication of lies and cover-ups !

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:27 PM PDT

The government doesnt need to protect EZAM&CO

The main stream media reporting has reached a new nadir. The ugly politicization of BARISAN media has once again taken the opportunity to behave like vultures on the misery of the VOTERS.

In a recent new story the tied the RACIAL threat assessment in to the FEAR, and made it sound like PAKATAN IS faking it.
The venom against PAKATAN in the MALAYSIAN press knows no bounds. Even during one of the worst calamities of the world, the UMNO press is projecting a vile message to the MALAYSYAN about PAKATAN. This negativity definitely has hampered HARMONY to MALAYSIA–and cost MALAYSIAN live when the chips are down, one discovers who the enemies are.What more does the Malay population want to hear-what else MCA want to hear is only 1 common enemy in Malaysia-Its the UMNO/MCA Corruption Company BHD. These are the thieves killing Malays, Indian and Chinese-remove the CANCER and all will be well. is apparent the country is now run by a de facto minority government. In fact, it has been so for some time with the "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy) party at the helm. This corruption tainted party is supported by about a third of the Malays which make up about 56 per cent of the population. In other words about 20 per cent of Malaysians at most. Yet this 20 per cent-government is imposing its will upon 80 per cent of the people. It is foaming in the mouth with insults, threats, intimidations, bullying venom and fascist utterings against the other four-fifth of Malaysians. Its statue books are brimming with repressive laws that suppress free speech and allow for detention without trial. Its supporters also claim the right to 67 per cent of the country's wealth by fiat. And now it is working hard to carry this big brother hegemony further by trying to curb free speech further with this insidious internet filter scheme. Political science students from the West (students and teachers from our own varsities lack the necessary intellect and objectivity) will find it a very interesting case to study. Barry Wain has already made a good startM.C.A FORMULA to wrest back Selangor and
SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad has warned that Perkasa is deliberately trying to whip up religious and racial tension to give Barisan Nasional (BN) an excuse to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) against the opposition.
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is apparent the country is now run by a de facto minority government. In fact, it has been so for some time with the "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy) party at the helm. This corruption tainted party is supported by about a third of the Malays which make up about 56 per cent of the population. In other words about 20 per cent of Malaysians at most. Yet this 20 per cent-government is imposing its will upon 80 per cent of the people. It is foaming in the mouth with insults, threats, intimidations, bullying venom and fascist utterings against the other four-fifth of Malaysians. Its statue books are brimming with repressive laws that suppress free speech and allow for detention without trial. Its supporters also claim the right to 67 per cent of the country's wealth by fiat. And now it is working hard to carry this big brother hegemony further by trying to curb free speech further with this insidious internet filter scheme. Political science students from the West (students and teachers from our own varsities lack the necessary intellect and objectivity) will find it a very interesting case to study. Barry Wain has already made a good start
On July 31, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who is rapidly becoming the stormy petrel of Malaysian politics, made a tough, uncompromising speech to the annual Malaysian Student leaders Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
The 72-year-old Razaleigh, an elder statesman of the United Malays National Organization, called for the abolition Malaysia's Internal Security Act, the Official Secrets Act, the Printing and Publication Act and the Universities and Colleges Act, which circumscribes the freedom of expression of students and professors and which, Razaleigh said, "has done immense harm in dumbing down our universities."
It was a major speech on an important occasion to Malaysia's future leaders. Other speakers included members of the judiciary, presidents of bar councils and many others. (It can be found here in its entirety)
"Billions have been looted from this country, and Billions more are being siphoned out as our entire political structure crumbles. Yet we are gathered here in comfort, in a country that still seems to 'work': Most of the time," Razaleigh said. "This is due less to good management than to the extraordinary wealth of this country. You were born into a country of immense resources, both natural, cultural and social. We have been wearing down this advantage with mismanagement and corruption. With lies, tall tales and theft. We have a political class unwilling or unable to address the central issue of the day because they have grown fat and comfortable with a system built on lies and theft."
Razaleigh's speech, controversial as it was, was not mentioned anywhere in the nation's mainstream press, despite the fact that among other things, he said that "over the last 25 years, much of the immense wealth generated by our productive people and our vast resources has been looted."
Despite the fact that no newspapers printed any of the speech, Rejal Arbi, the former editor of the Malay language Berita Harian who is now a columnist, thought it merited exposure. However, Mior Kamarulbaid, the editor of the paper, thought otherwise. He spiked Rejal's column.
Berita Harian is owned by UMNO, which is increasingly unsettled by Razaleigh's calls to clean out the endemic corruption in the party. Likewise, The Star, which is owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association, the second-biggest component of the Barisan Nasional, the ruling national coalition, didn't carry Razaleigh's remarks, nor did the New Straits Times, which is also owned by UMNO. Nor was it carried on the party-owned television stations.
However, it was carried widely on Internet news sites, including being streamed on the independent Malaysiakini television. It was carried verbatim on the Internet-based news portal Malaysian Insider, among other Internet sites.
This has assumed increasing importance because of an Aug. 16 report in the independent Internet news site Malaysian Insider that the administration of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is evaluating the feasibility of putting an Internet filter in place to block so-called "undesirable websites."
According to the report, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission commissioned the Malaysian arm of KPMG, the accounting and advisory firm, to carry out a "'Study on Positive and Safe Use of the Internet' in early August to evaluate, among others, "the implementation of Internet Filter at Internet Gateway level" and "the impact of the various methods to Malaysian Internet users and Malaysia economy.'"
A year ago, the government backed away from a similar plan for a filter to block websites it considered undesirable. After the story became public, Najib denied there was any plan to police the Internet. Although the rationale cited for such a filter is usually to keep pornography away from the nation's youth, it can be used to block undesirable political comment as well. In Thailand today, for instance, at least 13,000 websites have been blocked by the government, ostensibly to block unfavorable comment about the country's monarchy. But in fact, it is being used extensively to block political comment as well.
It isn't clear what the KPMG study will be used for by the government. But when Internet journalism was just getting started in the late stages of the reign of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the government took a decision not to place the same kinds of controls on websites that it maintains for the print media, which are onerous indeed.
The Printing and Presses Act, passed in 1984, has been used repeatedly against such publications as The Rocket, the vehicle of the opposition Democratic Party, and others. Human Rights Watch reported from New York in July that "the government has effectively suspended indefinitely publication of Suara Keadilan, the paper of the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat" and severely circumscribed the circulation of Harakah, published by the opposition Parti Islam se-Malaysia, or PAS.
As a result of the fact that political parties control the mainstream media, the Internet in Malaysia has come alive, not just with opposition blogs and comment about the government, but with some solid – and some not so solid – journalism. But backing away from total internet freedom today is a difficult thing for any government to do and would generate considerable embarrassment, if not public outrage. In Malaysia, the Internet is broadly regarded as having played a major role in 2008 national elections that cost the Barisan Nasional its two-thirds majority in the parliament for the first time in the 50-year history of the country and delivered several states into the hands of the opposition.
SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand maintained today that she is sure Teoh Beng Hock's death last year was not a suicide, but she declined to repeat her previous assertion that it was 80 per cent a homicide.
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More lately, the Internet has carried extensive and embarrassing reports by The Sarawak Report, a Sarawak-based NGO, of the astonishing international holdings of the chief minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, in Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, which the NGO claims were built on the ravaging of Sarawak's vast natural resources, particularly timber. Not a word of Taib's holdings has been carried in Malaysia's press.
"We must have freedom as guaranteed under our Constitution," Razaleigh told the student leaders. "Freedom to assemble, associate, speak, write, move. This is basic. Even on matters of race and even on religious matters we should be able to speak freely, and we shall educate each other."


Pig Fight

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 11:47 AM PDT


Pig Fight


Pigs are intelligent animals and one of the earliest animals domesticated by man. Generally pigs don't fight much and take fighting as a game or in play, they just loved to get dirty in the mud.

The negative aspect of a pig is overindulgence and in such a circumstance greed than set in, which could cause them to be very manipulative and cunning.

Never fight with a pig.
You can't win.
You both get dirty.
And the Pig loves it.

-Pasquale Capozzi-

The primary issue face by Malaysians everyday is an environment of highly political maneuvering for leadership in party politics and of national politics, all in the power game that they play at the expense of the people.

We are constantly being bombarded by controlled propaganda and spinning by the national media and that is not enough as than professionals are brought into the fray and millions of the people's money is being wasted by paying consultants to concoct and devise further propagandist strategy without consideration for the livelihood of the majority of suffering low wage earners who had not the time and comfort for all the garbage being broadcasted.

Every morning you will hear the Music of Unity but see and read the Politics of Division, you can hear the distant roll of drums but are they Drums of War or Drums of the Forgotten Kings. They care not for all that is unjust and will not to right the wrong for all that they want is the stash for their battle chest.

Look at this fight between the Dirty Leg and the Cow acting out a theatrical act of a "Pig Fight" with the design of garnering support from their party and people in a move to first divide and create conflict and that they become champion of their tribes. Their tactics are to project an image of being courageous in speaking up for their different communities and cares not of further dividing and driving an irreparable wedge in between.

These two pigs are actually the best of friends and got together in devising this crude and cruel politically tactical move or are they pawns in the greater scheme from their master.

Yes, they are good old friends and share many similar traits and times. Both of them are born in 1947, the year of the Fire Pig (too much fire - could end up as roast pig). They came from the same state one in Muar and the other in Batu Pahat which is just 15 minutes apart.

They both went to the same University at the same time, one did psychology and the other in economics and tribal studies. After university they went back to work in the same district and one became a medical officer and the other an assistant district officer.

They later became local party leaders in neighboring branches just next to each other. The leg first served in the cow's state cabinet in 1986 the same time when cow first became Chieftain of the local tribe.

And now they talk of beating war drums and racial wars, it's all a scheme to frighten the communities and they broadcast in their respective propagandist communal media and they spin like crazy till your head gets dizzy.

Numerous events are planned and timed to intermittently and incessantly build up the momentum of emotions of fear, fright, disgust and a sense of being deprived or cheated by the other communities.

Prominent business leaders are roped in to magnify the Pig Fight which is the politics of divisive conflict and yet other innocent social leaders unconsciously fall prey and are drag into the mud. Suddenly you see much publicized events like Economic Congress and discussion of economic distribution and talk of deprivation and fair share. The speeches by the business leaders are prepared well in advance and approval sought as the Crony Businessman will never ever touch on topics of political sensitivities without being instructed by the political master.

So what's all this hoolabooloo about? The leg become champion of the pigs and the cow champions of the cows? Oh, actually the cow is a pig but goes around moo mooing and thinks that he is actually a cow when they are both really pigs but the pig will tell you that he is actually a dog and mistaken for a pig if you were to ask him.


Datuk Seri Najib dengar Takzirah PAS

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 09:45 AM PDT


Korang tengoklah gambar ni sendiri yang disiarkan oleh blog Warisan2057

See how our PM is cool enough to sit and lsiten to the takzirah at a know PAS -controlled mosque , Masjid As-Salam di Taman Medan, PJ

Kalau orang PAS ni dia dah keluar dan sumpah seranah kalau masjid tu orang Umno control, macam macam di maki dan di caci

tapi PM kita relaks aje,

sebelah dia tu Khir Toyo..si muka licin

Pakatan supporters can say anything they want but Umno is clearly more adept at unifying the Malays and Muslims than PAS....

think about it and what we should do to help unite the Malays, unite our agenda, form a single, clear and visionary agenda


Anwar Ibrahim Terhadap Cadangan DAP

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 07:27 AM PDT


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“PKR Sarawak Wanita Unamused..??’

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 07:48 AM PDT

At the break of dawn when the cock crew an sms came through to my handphone. Who can it be and what was so important..?? Could I just forget about it and catch a few more winks of sleep? Somehow my sub-conscienceness told me,"WAKE UP YOU LAZYBONES.."  

After summoning my brain to wake up my lazy body i went and reach for my phone. Something and someone must have got this lady very mad or else she of all people would not sms me so early.

The sms read,"U saw sarawak update on Agnes chandu?….N engkilili candidate? Wanita PKR want to ask BP make an apology."

SO SERIOUS…? WHATS UP..?

Voon being a lawyer byprofession  knows what she is saying and she will not just kick up a storm for the sake of gaining political mileage or attention.

It seems she has also posted a comment and have not hidden her identity not like some who just uses other names or initials. Kuddos to her for her bravery and she commented this,"

I wish to make a correction here on behalf of PKR wanita sarawak. Borneo Post make a mistake in their papers on sunday.We never mention Agnes Chandu to BP reporter during the press conference on saturday.Our ketua wanita for Engkilili is Angela Jabing since last year , 2009. (comment posted august 17th 2010 6.20pm)

audie61 is not a judge to preside on this matter and it is up to the parties concerned to come to an amicable solution. If not it will get overheated and someone, somehow, somewhere is in for a SHOCKER..

COULD JUSTICE BE SERVED HERE…??

Afterall PKR stands for Justice Party..



Jay Chou – the Fragrance of Rice

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 07:14 AM PDT


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Wang Lee Hom – Man In the Mirrior

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 06:55 AM PDT


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Heard of under-crowded school?

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:23 AM PDT

Heard of under-crowded school? by Indrani Kopal and Shufiyan Shukur.
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Anwar: DAP's proposals discussed 'in general'

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:28 AM PDT

DAP's promises should Pakatan Rakyat seize Putrajaya were discussed "in general" by the coalition's top leadership but are not its official stand, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said. "However, it has not been detailed as yet," Anwar told a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya. "Although it is not Pakatan's official policy, it is all right for the matter to be brought up by DAP." Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Johor police question Anwar over sultan's pix in banners

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:54 AM PDT

Three Johor police officers today questioned PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim iat the party's headquarters in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, over banners put up in Johor that contained pictures of him and that of the state ruler as well. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Teoh inquest: It wasn't suicide, says Pornthip

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:44 AM PDT

Renowned Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand testifed at the Teoh Beng Hock inquest today, sharing her findings after observing the second post-mortem procedure last November. Pornthip, who had previously claimed that the DAP political aide's death was 80 percent homicide and 20 percent suicide, caused a stir when she entered the courtroom. Teoh's supporters in the packed gallery began applauding. Activists have been rallying the public to attend the inquest in Shah Alam to show support for Teoh, and to express displeasure at the Attorney-General's Chambers over its handling of the 'mystery note'.
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Perkasa lodges report against Soi Lek

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:24 AM PDT

Malay rights NGO Perkasa lodged a police report against MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek today, accusing him of sedition. Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali in the report referred to Chua's opening speech at last Sarurday's Chinese Economic Congress, which was organised by the MCA. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Malaysian Finest, Funniest or Fuckup-est?

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 03:29 AM PDT

You know, I'm just about to go to Bangkok, and I cringe to identify myself as a Malaysian because of one moron.

You want to know who he is? If you read Malaysiakini's 'Have you ever jumped off a building?' you will initially be flabbergasted by the most inane and stupid questions you'd ever have the misfortune to hear a Malaysian prosecutor ask in court.

Then your emotions will change as you cringe in embarrassment (malu sajalah) after realizing that idiot had asked a foreigner such moronic questions.

The scene was at the judicial inquest where renowned Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand was giving expertise evidence on the disputed cause of Teoh Beng Hock's unexplained death after a night of interrogation by MACC ...

... mind you, Teoh was just a witness. I shudder to imagine how a suspect would have fared?

The Thing from the Swamp made a pathetic puerile attack on Dr Pornthip's professional credential [warning: get ready to cringe in embarrassment]: "Did you know that the university that you graduated from is not recognised in Malaysia?"

Pornthip answered gently: "But it is in the top five in Asia."

Thank heavens Dr Pornthip didn't ask: "Hey, any Malaysian university up there or close by?"

That idiot doesn't even know that Malaysian tertiary education has become a sorry joke for the last couple of decades, yet he had the brazen effrontery to say what he disgracefully said. But then, he is a moron.

MKINI reported that the Crypt Keeper "... next had the gallery groaning in disbelief when he suggested that Teoh had strangled himself and was depressive."

When challenged by Gobind Deo, the fool actually attempted to demonstrate the art of self strangulation - wow, what a Towering Malaysian. So dont worry Tun, all's well with your concerns.


Read the following MKINI report to wonder where he crawled out from with his law degree, when he accused Dr Pornthip that: ... her report was "based on her imagination". In an effort to make his point, he asked if Pornthip has any experience jumping off a building.

Zillion of eyes must have at this moment rolled towards heaven, imploring the respective gods for salvation, from the fool.


And at this advance stage of gross imbecilic questioning by the prosecutor, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar who represented Pornthip and the Selangor government made the required rescue. He stood up to say: "With questions like these, we would all want to jump off a building."

Indeed, and well said Malik!

But this one takes the cake – an indictment on our educational system and public service recruitment standards. The Ghoulish Goliath of Gonnawanna averred to Dr Pornthip: "If (Teoh) was unconscious, his body would be heavier."

Holy Newton, Archimedes and the Deva of Gravity! Everyone in court cringed, crumbled and cried for Malaysia.


I hope that ethnic hero Jabba the Hutt, another one called Dr DNA-Denier, the Director of BTN and Gonnabe Partial the Magician (producer of magic letter) have read or are reading what had transpired at the judicial inquest.

If they haven't, don't wory – it'll be all over the Thai media, on how Dr Pornthip had to endure a marathon moronic-thon in a Malaysian court.

Now, do you know why I'll be cringing to identify myself as a Malaysian in Bangkok.


Hari Raya on Sept 11: American Muslims in fear

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 09:26 AM PDT

Perhaps many of us, especially the Muslims dont realise this - that Hari Raya Aidilfitri (1 Syawal) this year will either fall on Sept 10 or 11. In the United States, the American Muslims are living in fear that the end of Ramadan on Sept 11 will bring no celebration.

Muslims in America, particularly in New York City, are under sustained barrages of attacks. The latest in the salvo, is the palpable fear. Some in America seem to be subscribing to the silliness, that those who are not Christians and not of their ethnic group, are not entirely human.

They are afraid to celebrate Syawal. Thousands are now operating under fear of physical attacks. Many of them have publicly express fears of attacks as reprisal for the September 11, 2001, which has been tied around the necks of the Islam and Muslims, and as such, the fasting season this year ends coincidentally on or about September 11, 2010.

If they celebrate Syawal on that day, Americans will accuse the Muslims of celebrating September 11.

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read also an interesting comment in The Washington Post.


Ngoh hai ...

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:47 AM PDT


Kita sedia maklumlah Anwar Ibrahim sering mengubah-ubah pendirian dan pandangan kepada hadhirin lain-lain yang mendengar ucapannya.

Pada orang Cina, dia cakap lain. Untuk orang India, lain pula yang dipanaskan. Orang Melayu lain juga. Dan Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak pendirian. Begitu ketara sifat Anwar ini hingga wartawan The Economics menggelarnya sebagai Chameleon.

Sifatnya yang demikian juga menyebabkannya terperangkap baru-baru ini.

Ketika sdap mengutuk serangan Israel terhadap kapal Turki yang mahu ke Gaza, dia hentam Israel Zionis betul-betul.

Rupanya ini menimbulkan kemaraahan Yahudi Zionis dan mereka anggapnya bukan lagi rakan kongsi. Segera dia ke Amerika mengadap dan memohon maaf dengan kepala-kepala besar yahudi Zionis.

Nasib dia baik sebab sudah ada sahabat-sahabat Yahudi yang sedia membantunya seperti William Cohen, Paul Wolfowitx, John Mallot, Paul Wolfensahn dan lain-lain lagi.

Anwar pun sedia berubah rupa. Satu masa dahulu, dia seorang aktivis radikal Islam. Apabila masuk kerajaan, dia berubah jadi nasionalis. Sebaik dia keluar penjara, Anwar menjadi seorang liberal dan plural.

Wajahnya pun boleh berubah. Sebaik saja dia didakwa dan dibicara di mahamah kerana kesalahan liwat kali kedua, dia segera membuang cermin mata untuk kelihatan tua.

Baru-baru ini MCA menyatakan kesediaan berlainan pendirian dalam BN dan sedia bersama pendirian dengan DAP dalam hal tertentu, khususnya melibatkan kepentingan orang Cina.

Anwar sudah lihat kuasa politik orang Cina bertambah penting. Jika benar DAP, MCA dan Gerakan bersatu padu, maka dia sudah merasakan mereka akan memegang tampuk kuasa politik Malaysia.

Lalu dia memberitahu rakan-rakan rapatnya dalam satu mesyuarat PKR bahawa dia perlu mengubah imejnya menjadi lebih kecinaan untuk dapat lebih merapatkan dirinya dengan kaum Cina.

Pada pandangan Anwar, Perdana Menteri mesti dipilih dari kalangan orang Melayu walaupun orang Cina yang memegang kuasa.

Hatinya berkata dia sudah tidak kira. Dia sanggup jadi boneka asalkan capai cita-citanya untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Rakan-rakan memberitahu Anwar dia perlu terlebih dahulu dapatkan satu nama Cina. Perlu dicari satu nama Cina yang sesuai.

Salah seorang rakan Cina mencadangkan nama Mr An Wah. Bunyi masih sama macam nama Anwar. Perlu lebih kecinaan. Ada pula nama Mr Ma Tay Sun. Tak boleh, bunyi macam makna anak Mahathir. Pelbagai nama dicadangkan tapi tiada nama yang sesuai.

Sudah kehabisan ide, mereka minta cadangan dari pelayan Cina tua yang menyediakan makan minum untuk mesyuarat mereka.

"Oh ... saya ada satu nama sesuai untuk Dato Seli. Mr Kwek Lee Huat," kata pelayan.

Tanpa sedar dan faham maknanya, semua dalam bilik itu segera menyetujui dan menyatakan ia bersesuaian dengan kriteria yang dikatakan tadi. Suka betul mereka dengan nama itu. Lalu mereka memandang kepada Anwar untuk persetujuan.

Anwar terus menjawab, "Saya nafikan. Ini adalah konspirasi Najib dan UMNO untuk memburuk-burukkan saya dan menafikan hak saya untuk menjadi PM..."


K is for Keith: The Movie/Trailer

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 02:18 AM PDT

Lol!

Best imagined with the italicized standalone lines announced by that deep-voiced guy who does all movie trailer ever, with booming slightly-too-loud Dolby surround sound effects and dark surroundings and the cinema is too cold.

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Comedy At Midnight

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You know in a preview? Like for a movie? Like they spend the first minute of it explaining the situation to you in clear words and slow-moving pictures? So you get the basics?

And then, halfway through, they start showing fast-cuts of images scattered throughout the movie in an effort to convey action and excitement and quickening pace and heightening tension?

This is what Keith is doing. His words mean nothing here. He just starts jotting down synonyms for hate and fear and sh*t. And he doesn't even take care about sentence structure or clarity during this part, because none of these words is supposed to stand on its own, just like the quick-shots at the middle/end of a thriller trailer aren't supposed to stand on their own. They're supposed to blur by with Furious Speed and Great Importance so that you get the sense that Something Interesting Is Happening.

And that's all this sh*t is. It's Keith tossing out the verbal equivalents of a butcher knife coming through a door, a car speeding on a rainy country road, a mother crying and dropping to her knees at awful news, and a scientist shocked at what he finds in a specimen jar.

So, like the beginning of his very special comment is all, like:

Imagine a world…

in which everything you thought was real, was fake….

everything you thought was right, was wrong…

and everyone you trusted — wanted your brain…

Right? And then this part is when the staccato percussion starts and you start seeing quick-shots of people jolting and doors opening and tires squealing and people screaming at a black female judge who bangs her gavel and gives that "oh no you di'n't" face.

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At this point in the trailer, you'd now be out of the scary music part and now they'd show a man and woman embracing as violins sweetly rise (because they don't want to end on a downer) and the voice says…

New Line pictures invites you…

to enter a world of…

unexpected possiblities…

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At this point, like, Diane Lane is, like, chopping onions at a chef's school? And she starts to cry, but Gerald Butler sees her and makes a silly face, so she laughs? It's all cute, you know. They look good together. You want them together, and stuff?

Okay, so now the title of the movie comes up, right? And it's a movie about a 50 year old, glasses-wearing, fat-a$$ed-but-hides-it-on-tv broken down old man who probably has to take Viagra just to make it to second base?

And the man is, like, totally retarded? But he has a gift, or something, that only his sister Diane Lane can recognize? And she's dating a scientist played by Gerard Butler who wants to cut out his brain for being, like, too retarded?

And because it's a retard movie, the title of the movie is shown in crayon font, right, with some letters backwards? Because that's how retards write?

And the title of the movie is

K is for Keith

With the K's backwards? Like retarded?

So that's what I think about Keith Olbermann's very special comments — they're like incredibly long, incredibly boring trailers for a low-budget movie about a demented retard in his mid-fifties who sets up a pretend tv studio in his mother's basement and does a "TV show" every night interviewing puppets and his pet mice Hugo and Hubert, while Gerald Butler wants to cut out and examine his brain because it's the Most Perfectly Retarded Brain Specimen in world history and his theory (for which he won the Nobel Prize) is that only a perfect retard-brain is the key to world peace and Diane Lane is his devoted sister trying to get a court order from Queen Latifah to stop him from seizing the brain but somehow they fall in love in a quickie montage set to September by Earth Wind & Fire and so Gerald Butler stops trying to steal Keef's moron-brain and they become friends and at the end of the movie Gerald Butler teaches Keef how to shoot basketballs and it's touching and funny but mostly funny because he's a f*cking retard and keeps hitting himself in the face with the f*cking ball like a f*cking imbecile.

And then like, last shot, he's dancing in the middle of the street in the rain, turning in slow motion, holding a sparkler laughing with retard joy as September hits the chorus and we say the title again:

K… is for Keith

and then of course, the internet site for promotional material:

kisforkeithmovie.com

Oh, There's More: rdbrewer asked, "Does he have retard vision? Some special insight that makes the lives of normal people better?"

I haven't worked it all out, but I think like, Gerald Butler is wrong, he doesn't need the retard-brain for world peace, he just needs the retard to give a speech at the UN where he's all like "I like peanut butter… we all like peanut butter… no more war" and then like, everyone's like, "F*ck, that fat f*ckin' retard makes a lot of f*ckin' sense."

I think I forgot that part, the part at the UN. So imagine, near the end, he's at the UN, eating peanut butter with his hand out of a jar, exhaling through his nostrils, and there's like a cameo appearance by Dan Rather to say "Breaking newsss… a retard speaksss at the United Nationsss…" and we're all like so impressed to see a wannabe-celebrity news-pr*ck do a cameo in a movie we're all like "ooooooh, Dan Rather, I guess this sh*t has the texture of reality to it," despite the fact that Dan Rather's in "news broadcasting business" as much as I f*ckin' am.

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Context and set-up at the link.

I and others agree, Ace is a gifted writer/mocker.



'The Cross issue in '87: None spoke up then too'

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:47 PM PDT

From Francissca Peter, via e-mail

The 'Logic to a Tee' by Kee Tuan Chye was a good article. It is after reading this my thoughts drifted back to the Cross issue years ago 1987 on my album cover and  how they wanted to ban it but by God's grace the album went platinum thanks to my fans.

Radicalism was on the rise then, created by the very people who were running the country and still are.

But what was worse.... all the rich and wealthy powerful Indians and Chinese and even the educated moderate Malay/Muslims sat back and did not do anything cos the tide was good and the people were making their money hand in hand and no one really cared enough then to make that big change to step in and stop it and confront that growing sentiment of anti races and religious.

We see alot of that today and it is being pushed so hard by the very people running the country with ill remarks.

No one stepped up then when it was happening, so I ask myself, is it too late for change or can we change a mindset that has been badly damaged for so many years with the type of education system we have and all the things that are unravelling before our very eyes?

This is so heartbreaking although I believe it is never too late to make a change and it is very much needed in today's sad Malaysia.

I'm surrounded everyday by people, rich and poor, and my heart goes out mostly to non Muslims , middle to lower income families and their children in national schools because their good parents believe in a 1Malaysia, hoping for equality for all and for their children to intergrate and not to be treated like they are aliens in their own Malaysia.

My experience in the Convent schools was so great and the funny thing about it is we were more racially united then. But today my fellow Malay acquaintances, new ones and some old, won't even eat in my home so I don't invite them anymore. It's okay, but it is sad.

I have yet to see a confident educated Malay Muslim who has had the joy of studying in Convent/Christian/Brothers schools speak out and say those schools were the best until they started changing everything, and yet these are the very ones who are sitting up there in power and have had no regard for other faiths and races and they play with racial and religious statements.

They are the very ones who were so lucky and had the best education from other schools and not from Kebangsaan schools, and even today their children too are enjoying that  but not at Kebangsaan schools. Now they go to private schools.

Even when I watch the adverts on Astro/TV promoting Malaysia, I see the Chinese temple, the Hindu temple and the mosque but I don't see a picture of the oldest Church in Malaysia on it.

There are so many Chinese, Indians, Portugese and other races too, 4-5th generations, who are Christians.

It is so heartbreaking to see where we are today. Change is needed. I suppose at the end of the day as I said, it is never too late for change and I pray all of you who are writing brave articles.

Read:

Logic cooked to a Tee


'Sia sway lu' Ridhuan Tee Abdullah

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:43 PM PDT

From Julian Tee, via e-mail

Kee Thuan Chye's 'Logic cooked to a Tee' article is truly professional of a journalist without having to resort to hitting below the belt.

Mingguan Malaysia columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, even with his PhD (wonder what he majored in?), can learn a thing or two from Kee.

For all of Riduan's ramblings about disassociation with his roots, why is he still keeping some form of identity that might betray his ancestry. He should have left out his old surname during the name change.

Like my late grandfather used to say, "sia sway" (embarrassing) our ancestors who carry the same surname. Yeah, all of us who carry the same surname are truly ashamed, I rest my case.

Read:

Logic cooked to a Tee


Mosque at 9/11 site: Bloomberg has done right by Muslims

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:33 PM PDT

From Zakay A Rehman, via e-mail

There are lessons to be learned from how the controversy over the building of a mosque near the site of the New York 9-11 Twin Towers rubble were handled by those in office there.

Example of which, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a stirring speech given following the Landmarks Preservation Commission vote (which voted in favour of the mosque), stated that the government had no right whatsoever to deny Muslims the right to build a mosque.

"Let us not forget that Muslims were among those murdered on 9/11 and that our Muslim neighbours grieved with us as New Yorkers and as Americans. We would betray our values – and play into our enemies' hands – if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists – and we should not stand for that," Bloomberg said

Keeping mindful that the vote is against a very vocal anti mosque sentiment in America, resulting from deep prejudices against Islam due to the perpetrator of the 9-11 bombing in America being Muslims and made worse by their actions purportedly in name of Islam. (Irregardless of what contrarily is the opinion root cause).

Nevertheless, the authorities made their decision based on what is the 'right' thing to do, however unpopular it may seem to be! We have to recognise that this decision is a difficult one to make, maybe I dare to err even more difficult that America waging war in faraway lands because of the "in your back yard" voter backlash potential factor.

Similarly, our Malaysian politicians and those here in authority, should take heed from examples set by the likes of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in this case at least.

We too, are surrounded by numerous demon and ghosts of racial politics, bastardised non meritocratic affirmative actions, and non democratic practices which need to be exorcised or done the 'right' by.


KL Outer Ring Road a threat to precious water catchment areas

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 03:32 PM PDT

From JC Tansen, via e-mail

It will be an awakening in Malaysia when decision makers understand that it is critically important to conserve water catchments to ensure the availability of water both in terms of quality and quantity.

The situation is particularly ironic as the people of Selangor (including Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya ) are often reminded that they may face water shortages if bigger and bigger water supply mega projects are not undertaken periodically.

In this context, consider Selangor State Park which is the headwater catchment for 98% of the water that is supplied to the domestic and non-domestic sectors in Selangor.

Now, to alleviate traffic problems, Malaysian Highway Authority of the Ministry of Works proposes to build an expressway, the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) that will cut across Selangor State Park as well as the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge. (Both of these are also valuable as a haven for threatened flora and fauna.)

It is just this sort of development in a water catchment that will seriously undermine its function of providing sufficiently clean water and in sufficient volumes for our potable water needs, for a catchment can only properly provide this 'ecosystem service' if it is kept as close as possible to its pristine state, free from major disturbances such as highway development or logging.

Meanwhile, more than 2,000 concerned residents have already signed the online petition against the KLORR to help our decision makers understand the importance of both the Park and the Ridge.

When it rains in a natural water catchment, some of the rain goes into the ground. The water then works its way slowly into streams that in turn feed our rivers.

The entry and flow of water in-ground is really Mother Nature's way of limiting surface runoff and recharging gradually our waterways with clean water.

By limiting surface runoff, not only water is conserved to be made available later, but the risk of flash floods downstream is also greatly reduced, and flood control is yet another ecosystem service that the Park provides to us.

Besides increasing surface runoff, an expressway will introduce significant levels of pollutants such as suspended solids, heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbon compounds which include carcinonogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), generated by vehicle movement and wear, through runoff into our waterways and reservoirs.

If our water treatment plants do not adopt very costly technology such as reverse osmosis to remove some of these pollutants, in future, consumers can expect increasingly lower quality water in their taps. Finally, our decision makers may be forced to declare that raw water in Selangor is simply unfit to be treated and supplied as potable water.

Rather, Selangor State Park and Klang Gates Quartz Ridge are two natural assets too valuable to be degraded by the KLORR or any other development.

 


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