Saturday, May 31, 2014

Picture Of The Week

One advantage of the new digital television broadcast transmission (DVB-T2) is the ability to screen capture in glorious high definition, full 1920 x 1080p resolution. You can even see if the speaker is wearing his designer hearing aid or not.

What did his debating adversary say to make him so upset? It's not like some one yelled, "Ooi! Your mother wears army boots!" or "Look out for the flying shoe!" Altercation wise, 10 minutes is not too much of a verbal joust, but somehow a few key blows must have connected. Some possibilities:

"... I also noted that when the PAP has to make a policy U-turn, they call it policy shift. I don’t know whether that is a shift or it’s a flip-flop."

"Mdm Speaker, I thank the PM for praising the WP’s ability to fight in the elections."

"We don’t oppose all the policies but where we think that there is a need for us to oppose and it concerns the future of Singapore, like the Population White Paper, we did so. "

"We have said our piece but we have to respect the decision of the Government to move on. But our message has got across."

"... allowing the Government to move forward, not to jam up the Government. It is a mark of a responsible Government and a mark of first world Parliament."

22 comments:

  1. He totally lost it and dropped his marbles. Everything he charged at WP could be applied to his own party.

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    1. Agree! I think most of the PAP MPs were stunned by the ability of LTK to respond so well to LHL's attempt to put him to shame in front of a television audience. It certainly backfired badly and you could feel that haplessness with the 'calling a spade a spade' remark in an apparent attempt to save some face. Well, it did not work.

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  2. Didn't they say that if you point your finger at someone, three fingers point back at you? They have been doing all the things they accuse the WP of for more than 50 years. Only total control allow them to get away with it. Thus you can now see the fumbling and fuming in the new normal political scene.

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  3. Tattler, your first para already had me in stitches
    For the incumbents who keep harping that politics is serious business, they can actually look comical

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    1. Here's my take on the Malay bloke and Josehine.

      Malay bloke : Boss sangat kecewa, sakit hati saya, mesti membawa bola beliau lebih kerap

      Josephine : Wow, I never realise he can be macho when upset...hope he carrys on, I am getting wet already.

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  4. LTK has come a long, long way.

    Over the years, his demeanour has not changed despite being attacked, again and again. This is a rare moment he responded with direct counter sarcasm. I think it caught the other side off guard and they could not find their feet ( or the shoe to throw back!)

    This is how the WP should stand up to them. Unfortunately, Chen S M is not as quick and he usually stumbles. Content is important but in verbal sparring, the tongue must be sharp.

    LTK at his best!

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    1. I think Chen Show Mao was caught off guard as his speech was about empowering the government to invest more in elderly Singaporeans, the pioneer generation we are supposed to honour. He was too much of a gentleman to repulse the sneak attack from the Cedric fool, who simply wanted to bring in more foreigners to make up for the shortfall of babies. What Chen should have done was to ask the pro-alien party point blank: so is it Singaporean first, or foreigner first? And please remember to call a spade a spade.

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  5. Bravo, Salute to Mr Low Thia Khiang. Is Pinky sub standard with that highest pay? What do you think?

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  6. In the bad old days, the old fart would bluster, browbeat and intimidate his opponents. Pinky is a pale shadow, all rhetoric and hot air, easily flummoxed and flustered, signs of immaturity and peevishness. All talk and no action makes the one-eyed dragon a dull boy. Change we need.

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  7. The thought of slapping LTK might have crossed LHL's mind.

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    1. Attempting to do so will immediately bury any form of coalition for the near future. Having said that, I will gladly trade my remaining CPF just to have a go at LHL...even with one leg handicapped.

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  8. No matter how garang(fierce/terror) one was, is, there shall come a day of ultimate surrender.
    For some, there will be long period of regret, fear, remorse and anguish for having done much sin when wielding power. There will be much pain to know that the loss of respect could turn to curses and swears down a few generations. In worse case scenarios, some are hunted down for reprisals and extended family are also similarly pursued.
    What one sow will be reaped though it may not happened when one committed the sin while living.
    When one is old, feeble and much immobile, even holding a dagger could be difficult not to mention a hatchet. And no one sane will use a knuckle duster to deal with one going to his maker. That will be too much an overkill. Do not be surprised though if some will pop champagne, spit, throw urine/shit at the tombs of great folks found to have been too terrorising when in power.
    Revenge in whatever form is always satisfying.

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  9. Josephine has her battleface on. note the tense jawline, the unblinking, glaring eyes.

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    1. She was in the out-of-this-world, I-worship-my-idol-in-pink dreamy state.

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    2. do not say that even if you have it in your head.
      Ho Ching would not be too happy and she might have her removed

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    3. If looks could kill, I guess LTK is already dust.

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    4. Is that a crystal ball in front of her, or the pate of Tharman? Wonder what she will say into it. Recall what the 3 witches in Macbeth said:

      "Double, double toil and trouble.
      Fair is foul, and foul is fair / Hover through the fog and filthy air."

      Translation: What is good for them is not good for me, what is bad for them is good for me.

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  10. Really pissed off those remarks by our leaders. Nothing wrong in changing the policy, but is the current U turn due to the "defeat" in last elections? Probably, and that worries me a lot...as external forces may just roll in should there b a change in the govt.

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  11. LHL was born to have his way all the way from primary school to the army.
    Now he has to fight his battle without his dad around to support him and it shows that he is poorly brought up.
    Now his adviser is Ho Ching, the hidden hand that pick Saw for the SMRT job and the brains that sold our electricity generating company so much so that now we have one of the highest electricity tariff in the world.

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  12. When LHL took over as PM, LKY continue to do the job of beating up the opposition, intimidate them, brow beat them,arm twist them. LHL and his ministers were having a good time. No need to fight against the opposition. Let the old man do the job. "And now the time is here, and so I face the final curtain" from the song "My Way." They ,including LHL do not know how to handle LTK, a season politician. They gabra.
    When the big tree fall, all the monkeys will run. LTK very steady must continue to sock it to LHL and his ministers. Focus on a few key issues - CPF, FT, Transportation. The more LHL gets frustrated and flustered the more he lost his cool and the more mistakes he will make. It is a good time now to see how capable he is as a PM. LKY cannot answer his call for help.

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  13. I don't think WP even need to fuck PAP. So many people are now already fucking PAP, not counting those 17 years to 71 years old currently being detained.

    Great pretenders or great showsmanship, , everyone is now waiting to see how our PM is going to punish a 71 year old, whether our PM has any sense to differentiate right from wrong?

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  14. Josephine is a fawning sycophant, trumpeted as a union member fighting for the welfare of workers. What bull. She is a stuck up @@@€h. Let's call a spade a spade. I have more respect for Halimah who genuinely spoke up for FDW, low wage workers and women

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