Monday, October 6, 2014

Watch His Lips

We don't know what kind of company the prime minister keeps, but contrary to what he imagines, Singaporeans do know what ISIS and ISIL stands for. In case he still thinks cockles are served with mee siam, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is used by the U.S State Department as well as the United Nations since the group has more ambitious plans to extend their influence even beyond Iraq and Syria. We do know that Thailand - and India, and Indonesia - has a new head of state. Which begs the question why ours always has the same surname, except for the seat warming interlude when the in-house training had to be extended. So much about not knowing what's happening in the world beyond the little red dot.

Maybe he prefers the company of sycophantic grassroots leaders like foreign talent like Yang Yin, who rarely bring up the shortcomings of housing, transport and healthcare. Which explains why they are always thinking of spending more of our money in China. Quoting Tencent as example of an IT company in China is unfortunate, it reminds one of Ibu Tien a.k.a. Madam Ten Percent, the rapacious wife of Suharto who demanded a cut of every major construction contract.

And why are we so palsy walsy with the commies? Didn't they once upon a time undermined the national security of our young nation, same reason offered for banning Tan Pin Pin's award winning "To Singapore, With Love"? If movies, specifically pseudo-documentaries are so bad, why did they air those fairy tales about the Laju incident, Maria Hertogh affair, Hock Lee bus riots, etc on the television screen?

And there's this mega film project beginning pre-production this month with principal photography starting in November. Supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore under the Production Assistance Scheme, "1965" will be operating on a budget of $2.8 million. "It’s not a biopic of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It’s not a political film nor a propaganda film. It’s not a docu-drama. It’s not a movie about the independence of Singapore," explained Daniel Yun, executive producer  of the "SG50 celebration film". Spending millions on a film which is not a film. Whatever they are drunk on, it must be potent stuff.

"You watch the movie, you think it's a documentary. It may be Fahrenheit 9/11, very convincing, but it's not a documentary", said Lee. Maybe he forgot his cameo appearance in "Inside Job", the 2010  Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature about the late-2000s financial crisis which was directed by Charles H. Ferguson. Some of the lines were damn convincing.
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20 comments:

  1. intelligent article...haha...what a nice start to my public holiday.

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  2. "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asked the audience at the NUSS lecture this evening if they knew who the current Thai Prime Minister is, and if they knew what the ISIS stands for."

    Now we know why ours always has the same surname. It's easy to remember! LOL. Like father, like son. The Senior called us "dafts", Junior is insinuating the same. But we do know our mee siam! Does ISIS stand for "It's Shit In Singapore" for some, and "It's Shiok In Singapore" for the Elites? What do you think?

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  3. Pinky is a clown.

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    1. Do not jest with this 'clown', he has lawyers.

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  4. Yeah, how come woody Goh (which was quite impressive at that particular time as Head of State) has to make way for the then less competent clown prince while the current incompetent Head of State does not seem to budge one inch for someone more competent ?

    Not withstanding the fact that we have been reminded every now and then that somebody competent enough has yet to be found for both husband and wife, to be exact.

    Is someone being dishonest with us all ?

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    1. Dishonesty and Greed are two non-virtues the regime can proud of. Perhaps, it is too harsh, so " economical with the truth " might be more politically correct .

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  5. we cannot make any conclusions unless we have access to both sides of the story.

    regardless if it is fiction or self serving, that is entirely up to the audience, the public. There will always be slants.. we are bias naturally.

    the situation now has shifted merely because there is no counter story... and even if there was, the confidence in the facts is always in doubt. No thanks to the continuous flip-flop and silence.

    Taking advantage from a position that was adverse is a skill based on sound principles and truths. Both are certainly absent here.

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  6. 'What kind of company keeps?'

    At personal and casual level, it could be just family.

    At work and official level, plenty of sycophants, actors and actresses working under him.

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  7. First they control the media so you only read or watch what is essentially censored information, then they berate you for being ignoramuses. Gotta love this Looney.

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    1. Read only the good stuff.......

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    2. ...'good' spelt backwards is doog.

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  8. Again & again we have been fooled in broad daylight from stop at 2 to public housing to Temesek and GRCs. And each time they go past the wining post... that is what he meant when he says we are daft and ignoramuses.

    And now they are fooling us again about foreigners, CPF LIFE, whistle blowing, naval watching etc.... so easy, so damn easy... truly daft people... for eternity.

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  9. He is the most disconnected (from reality) person I have ever seen. Deliberate or real???

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  10. Make no mistake, Looney Tune is only playing the fool, there are sharp fangs and claws beneath the clown suit.

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    1. yes, he just does not display them in public, unlike dad.
      But sure the blood is dripping behind closed doors...
      some have been inflicted but they cant speak.. tongues have been removed.

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  11. Looney wants us to look outwards. We are, we are, for a better life than this looney island. If you are a headless chicken, how to have a good heart and a hard head? Who says we don't want growth, that we hate foreigners, that we call Joseph Schooling an ang moh? It is you and your policies that we deplore? Yes we need to look back at and understand our past, learn the lessons of our history, but not through PAP blinkered eyes and NARs.

    Aiyoyo, Sneaky says we must do this, we need to do that.....ad nauseum. Beneath that false smile is a heart that is as vindictive as the old man. One lesson we have learned that we must do...that is to VTO.

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  12. The same old record - like father like son. We will hear a different tune only when Somebody else takes over.

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  13. Hey Tattler, many netizens would say: Watch his Hips.

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