Ujang at Café Salemba
thinks that Indcoup and I like to "just love to rile up unsuspecting people for (y)our own amusement every now and then
If only that were true, Ujang, if only. Read Indcoup's post today
and ask yourself how much of what he has written about Governor Sooty's belated earthquake advice rings true.If you are outside:
1.Calmly move to an open area (plenty of those in Jakarta, ain't there?)
Since time immemorial, politicians have made themselves easy targets for lampooning. Of course, they don't like it as it implies that the electorate isn't happy with their performance*
. Still, it is the job of the media ~ and now we must include the blogosphere in this sector ~ to highlight cases of malfeance and hypocracy wherever and whenever we find it.
So, for my amusement and yours, consider this story in today's Jakarta Post
.Lawmakers made a plea
(yesterday) for the Press Council to rein in the media, which they said had gone too far in criticizing the House of Representatives.
Apparently dismayed by media reports highlighting political bickering, scandals and absenteeism, scores of legislators on Commission I on foreign affairs, military and the press accused news outlets of trying to belittle their contributions to democracy.
Lawmaker Sidarto Danusubroto of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) told a hearing with the Press Council that .... the media's actions were part of a plan to return to an authoritarian form of government by making the legislative body look incompetent.
"Can't the Press Council do something about this?" Sidarto asked.
Press Council member Sabam Leo Batubara said some coverage of House politics is driven by legislators themselves, "After all, I know there are dozens of journalists who are on House members' payrolls and have been used to further their political interests."
Eh? Legislators suggesting that journalists are biting the hands that feed them?
Do we really need to "rile up" people, Ujang?
For more amusement, read this advert and try to understand this ad for Penamas Filter kretek
cigarettes which IndoneShop.com
directly ships from Indonesia by fresh packaging
.Other cigarette delivering birth from coldy town, Malang. Some of its factory even have reached many other cold town in all Java.
Whoever know how to grasp the cold of Malang area, Bogor, Pacitan, and other towns in Java. Likely not far differ from towns in Europe.
A lot even do not finally know that can dissipate to feel warm by smoking kretek cigarette.
That is why Penamas succeed to create kretek cigarette which will be sucked by millions of human being in all cold states in Europe even America.
Ignore the heatwave which is currently smothering Europe and the USA, and ponder the location of America.*
Prime Minister Tony Blair is apparently a Charlton supporter
so I don't think it's fair to lampoon him.Prime minister Tony Blair took the opportunity of Prime Minister's Question Time today to praise the action of the Addicks in securing an extended contract for Darren Bent.