Friday 31 January 2014

Ignoring the Attention-Seeker

I have concluded that the best way to handle a chronic attention seeker is to ignore him.

If I were the one making the decisions within BN, I would opt to just let PKR win unopposed in Kajang and don't even pay attention to PKR's attempt to divert attention from their own internal squabbles.

Why waste all that public money unnecessarily when we all know that the whole thing is just PKR's convoluted way of handling their internal bickering.

It is not like BN will be able to wrest Kajang from PKR, and that BN needs Kajang anyways as winning Kajang (however slim the chances are) will not change anything this soon after the GE13.

More importantly, not contesting Kajang means there is no reason for BN to go campaigning so that our ministers can focus on far more important things like moving ahead in these difficult times.

All that funds that would have gone to the Kajang campaign can be better utilised by the various Umno State War Rooms to prepare for the next GE.

Let that Queenie and his equally (if not more so) moronic followers get all excited campaigning against each other as I am fairly certain there would be a few Indies being nominated to show some competition should BN stay away from the circus.

From what I have seen, he likes talking about himself and his "achievements", so the Kajang by-election is the perfect excuse for him to go on a campaign trail, not so much to build momentum, but to create a reason for him to go out there to the public and tell his story.

He will also have all those reporters local and foreign to cover him as he goes around campaigning, a great excuse to keep him in the limelight locally as well as internationally, especially now that he doesn't look as haggard as  before and would look immensely better for the cameras than he was in the last GE.

There has been a dearth of stories about him in the international scene, and no matter how willing those foreigners are to heap superlatives on him in opposition-biased articles, they can't do much polishing if there aren't any new raw material to work with in the first place.

At least there must be some excuse for those so called foreign political analysts to write about him, and let's face it, he is a political has-been who can't even control his own party and pact members, hence Kajang is also a means for those foreigners to create more fantastical stories about their Malaysian Idol.

He must be immensely enjoying all the attention the dailies are giving him at the moment though, positive or otherwise.

BN staying away will take the bite out of his drama.

Then of course the need to create a frenzy among the mental midgets in preparation for the Sodomy II appeal, so Kajang also provides him with the perfect platform to spread his conspiracy stories and other innuendos against Najib and Umno.

Never mind that he was the most ultra-Malay leader during his days in Umno with his bahasa baku thingy (among other things) and the Abimisation of the government civil service, he knew that demonising the Malay organisation Umno and the largely Malay civil service is the only way to make the Malaysian Cina forget his own ultra-Malay stance during his days of power and give him their votes.

Even if they don't like him, they would just give him their votes to spite BN because as far as the Malaysian Cina is concerned, BN is Umno as they are too blind with hatred for Umno to have a balanced view of the roles of all the different parties within the Coalition to create the prosperity that we have enjoyed since 1970.

But there is no point trying to reason with the unreasonable - egotistical people who have boulders on their shoulders and super huge sense of self-importance simply cannot be reasoned with - thankfully they are just a large minority.

Maybe it is best that we stop giving them the attention that they crave - after all, it is not like they have anything new to whine about - and let the rest of us with lives to live do so in relative peace.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Drama Queen Supreme

Haish .. another by-election in Pakatan-friendly territory ...

I am convinced these PKR people have no conscience at all when it comes to playing out their drama and of course their Drama Queen Supreme have to be the star at all times.

Seriously, I am so very tired of this Queenie in particular .. a couple of weeks ago accusing Japan of kow-towing to Malaysian dictates to bar him from entering that country, now someone who was elected by the rakyat to represent them in Kajang resigned to make way for him, next there's going to be a totally unnecessary by-election.

Obviously these people have no respect for the election process, no respect for the Election Commission (that's a given), no respect for their pact partners, and definitely no respect for the rakyat who chose one of them in the last GE to represent them in State Assembly.

What?  You think election is just a game, and that we are all kids in secondary school suka-suka choosing a new class councillor to represent us at the School Council or something ke?

You think all these are just main-main ke?  Ikut suka hati dia je resign ...

Sadly, I am convinced the people of Kajang will choose PKR over BN again, just as the people of Permatang Pauh chose Drama Queen Supreme over BN not so long ago, again in a drama very similar to this one - that time his wife resigning to give way for him.

It is obvious that he is doing this not only to keep himself in the limelight, but also to create a continuous and never ending drama, a Malaysian Sinetron or a Malaysian Soap Opera, that will become his platform to maintain the anti-government momentum until the next GE.

Mr Queenie, I have a request, can or not?  Can we have a new scriptwriter?  This extended drama is becoming too repetitive and predictable that maybe a new writer would be able to make it work until the next GE.

As it is, I am finding it difficult to be inspired to write about your performance, let alone that of your supporting actors.  Too comical, it isn't even funny anymore.

I mean, if you want us to be interested enough to write about your antics, you should at least be entertaining - and I don't mean a comical kind of entertaining like that thing you did accusing the Japanese of denying you entry to their country at the behest of the Malaysian Government.

That was just too embarrassing for Malaysians - to have an Opposition Leader with so little grey matter.

It makes those who chose you as their Leader seems even more moronic and the rest of us implicated as well for allowing a person without sufficient cerebral activity to be so popular.

Anyways, you should know by now that a single by-election isn't dramatic enough - it's what we Malays call "biasa-biasa saja" - you should stage a nationwide multiple by-elections by inducing all the PKR assemblymen to resign en masse every six months.

That would almost be like a General Election - just make sure that you have enough PKR members to be candidates for the bi-annual mass resignations until the next GE.

Who knows, maybe more of those disappointed BN rejects who lost their bids to become candidates under BN would climb all over each other to join PKR instead of DAP as that would be their only chance to become assemblymen.

Now that would be a mega comedy indeed.  Just imagining it is making me laugh .. hahaha ..

Thursday 16 January 2014

Still on Kangkung?

When the new year started, my resolution was to start writing regularly again.

I was determined to write about meaningful and thoughtful matters.  Matters that would add value to anyone who cared to read my little notes about how I view things, about my perspectives.

So I began reading voraciously again, trying to be inspired by current issues and by what other people had to say about things that is happening in this country, this world.

However, I find it rather difficult to be inspired, as other than the usual stuff that this blog has already covered (and I happen to agree with Ai's opinions on most things she wrote here - other than the personal stuff, I mean) I find most of the things trending currently either distasteful or beyond my range of comprehension and I would rather not opine on something I lack understanding of.

I mean, the whole point of writing things down here is so that I can avoid repeating myself, although sometimes I do it anyway, but what is done is done.

There is no lacking of complaints, of wanting everything cheap, everything free and delusions that the government is rich enough to subsidise your living from womb to grave.

I think the whole BR1M (KR1M, TR1M, PR1M, and whatever 1M freebies) idea was stupid from the very beginning as not only was it a gross misuse of public funds, it also perpetuates the "gimme, gimme, gimme more" attitude of the mental midgets, but my opinion wasn't asked so I won't waste time on it.

Then the Allah issue, to me it is just an excuse to provoke a reaction from the majority Malays, as it is really kind of weird why they insisted on a mistranslation of a word used in a language which their priests hardly use in their everyday lives that they don't even know that God translates to Tuhan in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia.

Two things I hate most is repeating myself and spouting something I have no understanding of, so I am laying off the details of the "Allah" arguments.  And talking about something that you lack understanding of is just stupid, while repeating something that someone else said without verifying its validity or understanding its context is plain moronic.

I doubt that they will lay off the subject, however, and these mental midgets will continue to provoke the majority with their biadap behaviour - demanding the majority to be mindful of their sensitivities while they have no obligation to reciprocate, in fact they are blatantly trampling all over the sensitivities of the majority Malay Muslims, provoking their reaction.

Furthermore, nowadays it is just about kangkung.  Since we get our kangkung from the backyard, along with the various other pucuk ubi, keledek, bayam and labu that my sister has in her vegetable patch, the highs and lows of kangkung prices mean very little to us.

Now, if you want to inspire me about vegetables, talk about bell peppers, or zucchini, or maybe artichokes - those are veggies we can't grow in our backyard.

Thursday 2 January 2014

So Yesterday ...

Had breakfast with a friend this morning and he talked about the new year's eve shenanigans by the mostly Melayu crowd wanting to topple the government through street protests.

We kinda agreed that these are simply immature individuals who have had it too easy in life and have nothing more productive to do than acting up and creating trouble to attract attention.

Childish is the mildest term that can be applied to these crapheads.

Thank goodness the majority of the people simply ignore and avoid them - truly, street demonstrations are so yesterday ... [yawn].

I really can't be bothered to even find out why they are protesting - as far as I am concerned, they are just making up excuses to go to the streets, officially protesting but unofficially partying, and whatever they are protesting aren't real anyways.

I am more interested in calculating the cost of managing street safety in facing these public nuisances.

It must have cost our security forces quite a bit just for that night alone - overtime and claims allowances for all the police officers, logistics, etc - and when you add up all the costs of maintaining safety during the days leading up to the protest, that would amount to quite a bit.

I would also add up the opportunity loss of businesses that have to close early or the street vendors who may have decided to stay off the streets for security reasons in light of the violence in previous gatherings of the mental midgets.

Then of course the cost of cleaning up after them once they left the scene, as these litterbugs have previously demonstrated how little they care about community well-being.

We should also include the medical bills of personnel affected in any resulting violence, and any repair works and restoration costs of public property caused by these vandals.

Seriously, I think the city and the police should present the organisers with the bills and sue them in court if they refuse to pay.

To make things easy, the organisers should include the government's cost of maintaining order and cleaning up after them in the event organising budget and these should be met with approval from the relevant authorities before they are given the go ahead.

Then they can have these street protests/parties regularly without incurring cost to the taxpayers, maybe they can even make it a regular quarterly event, with all the excuses for the protests planned ahead of time, and be noted in the annual Visit Malaysia calendar.

You might never know, it may become a tourist attraction, especially to those agitators from North African and Middle-Eastern countries who may want to learn how to have street protests with minimal impact, deaths and mayhem.