I was skimming Yahoo News and saw where Pacman said he would love to box for the philippines at the Rio Olympics this year. In part of his quote he said ” I will do everything for the philippines.” I assume he meant to say anything though but who knows really. Now think about this for a moment as it says a lot about how filipinos view politics.
1.) Pacman is not educated.
2.) Pacman has no experience in politics.
3.) Pacman elected to congress just because he is famous for his boxing.
4.) Pacman very rarely attends any sessions of congress.
5.) Only elected official who has missed more time at their elected job is Gloria Arroyo and she is under arrest.
6.) Pacman is running for senator with eye on being president.
Now if Pacman will do “everything” for the philippines then why don’t he start by SHOWING UP FOR THE JOB HE WAS ELECTED TO DO? What this amounts to is more filipino double, feel good talk which is not followed up by action. But watch, the filipinos will elect him to senate. I’ll even wager that if he was running for president in this election they would put him in office. But I do have to say I admire Bradly and anyone else who gets in the ring with Pacman, I might even be jealous. I mean, how often does anyone get a chance to beat up a congressman or senator and get paid for it? and not go to jail?
In other news on Yahoo, the article disappeared before I could read it. Now those of you who have cars, scooters and such that require license plates might be wondering where your plate is. You know, the plate that you were told you were getting in a month over a year ago. Well this headline addressed that issue but I did get to read a little under the headline. It seems that there are 600,000 license plates that arrived in the country but will not be released by customs until the importer pays 40 million pesos in fees. This boils down to about 66 pesos per plate.
Now you all know I have a nosy mind that likes to ask questions so here goes:
1.) With all the metal shops, a gun company (Armscorp) and other places that can stamp out plates, why were they made outside of the country? Anyone else smell corruption and kick backs?
2.) Why were the plates imported by a private party instead of LTO? See last question at number 1.
3.) How come the import fees or taxes were not part of the plate price to begin with?
It seems a North Korean ship has, as the filipinos say “docked” in Olongapo. According to the article the ship is a well known smuggler of weapons of mass destruction taking said items into North Korea. Why did I say “docked” like that? Well the ship anchored 14 KM outside of Olongapo and therefore in fact did not dock in Olongapo. The article went on to say that the PCG went out and inspected the cargo and found only agricultural items on board during a 3 hour search, another search was scheduled for the next day. So like the filipinos did with Justice Corona, they gave them 24 hours to move and hide stuff, Corona got a whole year to hide 80 bank accounts in USD. Like the joke? The one with two words? Justice Corona, that one. The inspection begs the question. Did the PCG really not find anything or did they find pesos not to find anything?
On the home front I was treated to a chuckle the other day by my wife. I walked downstairs and they were watching some lip sync talent show so I stopped for a moment. On the tv there were 2 men in split screen and wife started talking about the one one the left, the one who recorded the song.
Wife to me: He had a carnapping arrest and died.
Me: He got killed in a carnapping?
Wife: No, he died in a carnapping arrest.
Me: So did he carnap or was he carnapped? Who killed him the PNP or the carnappers?
Wife: Neither one. Carnapping arrest killed him
Me: How did he get killed in a carnapping arrest if no one shot him?
Wife taps her chest and says his heart stopped, carnap arrest.
Me: You mean cardiac arrest.
As you all know the internet here sucks big time and wife and I are looking into getting the PLDT Home Fibr. Well wife always kids me about having girlfriends, admirers and so forth. Don’t know why, I’m no Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise or Robert Redford (sorry Sarah and CC). So the other night we’re laying in bed and she starts joking about my imaginary girlfriends when out of the clear blue:
Wife: You want a girlfriend?
Wife: Do you want a girlfriend? I’m serious, do you want a girlfriend?
Now all you men out there know this is a very dangerous question for a man to answer. But I could not get out of it so:
Me: It depends.
Wife: Depends on what?
Me; How good her internet is.
Damn, I dodged that question with style and class I think.
It’s raining. Last night Mr. Oz showed up at my place to let me know he brought paint for the front fence. Well it was pretty obvious that Mr. Oz had more than a few beers and as he put it “Had a piss up with some mates”. That’s ok, that’s fine with me. So we’re standing out front by my gate when Mr. Oz announces he has to piss and then walks up to my fence and pisses on the shrubs for about 2 full minutes. Now the piss is starting to flow from the shrubs across the sidewalk, around his feet and into the gutter. Guess too much effort to piss on the neighbors wall or ask to use my cr. Maybe I’ll buy some chicken wire and spread it over and in the shrubs, wire an extension cord then run an extension cord to the house. When see someone pissing on my shrubs just reach down and plug the extension cord in and watch the fun. You old school from the small towns and farms will remember standing in a line with your friends along an electric fence. Everyone whip it out and keep a solid stream on the electric wire and see who pulls away last. No wonder wife and others ask me where the roasted nuts smell is coming from.
This just in. Yesterday, March 3rd at 1500 (3pm) A German in Bacolod jumped to his death from the third floor of the SM mall. This was his 4th trip to the philippines to see his “lovely lady”. Prior to his self inflected demise he went out and bought said “lady” an expensive ring. The German was staying at a hotel in Bacolod when this event happened. Once he ran out of money his “lady” took off and took the ring with her not to be seen again. The German went down and filed a blotter on her and would hang around a park close to the SM mall, those who have been there know the park. When he could no longer afford the hotel he had to leave so then no where to stay. I was told he was befriended by a German and an American who did help him and that filipinos in the park would give him food. On March 2nd he went to SM and tried to jump from the 3rd floor when he was pulled back by some filipinos. On March 3rd he returned to SM and did jump from the 3rd floor, dying from internal bleeding. The police are currently looking for the “lady”. I’m interested to see how the philippine media, pnp and Mindanao Bob spin this one.
Also on Yahoo news a yacht was found drifting by filipino fishermen who then boarded it and found a dead German slumped over his desk. They notified the proper officials who said it was not a robbery because the GPS and radio were still there. If I remember correct the wallet was not there though. That was in Yahoo news yesterday or the day before. Then in Yahoo today there is a picture of the yacht with filipinos climbing all over it, beside it in fishing boats and so on. Now, how come PCG did not tow the yacht into a safe, secure place away from people while waiting for next of kin?Published in