good for a laugh

07 November 2015

unwitting court jesters of the world, filipinos are, the philippine government, even religious leaders, included.  we’re always good for a laugh or two, laglag bala being only the latest gaffe that has the world laughing in exasperation if not in pain, for us.  as for the looming summit, we won’t even need stand-up comics to entertain putin and obama atbp.   happily shutting down this third world economy so world leaders can safely party for their economic gains is already too tragic-comic for words anyway.  esp because the palace doesn’t get it.  joke’s on us.

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17 Responses to good for a laugh

  1. November 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I always enjoy it when Filipinos inspire me with a positive view of their nation. <———– sarcasm

    Being positive about the Philippines is a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. Guess that's up to the global community.

    • November 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm


    • November 7, 2015 at 10:55 pm
      batang genyo,alah eh

      joeam, i learned in my HS 101 English/publication that No bad news will not sell newspaper and many of our media practioners have to survive even at the expense of social humiliation and national shame. Yet,exposing such venalities is a necessary tool to check bureaucratic abuses. Our cultural sensitivity has been fozilized with such perennial negative outbreaks. As they “Only in the Phillipines”.

      • November 8, 2015 at 7:46 am

        Yes, thanks for balancing my little rant. I get discouraged by all the negativity from time to time. Just venting.

  2. November 8, 2015 at 9:04 am

    “We must fight our national obsession of beating ourselves up and thinking we are the worst ppl in the world. We need serious rehab.”

    Jim Paredes

    • November 8, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      ah, the anonymous one quotes an in-credible one who was all negativity about the country when he left for australia in 2006. so he’s back and defending pnoy like crazy as if anything has deeply changed, and, yeah, you must really really like him.

      • November 8, 2015 at 5:31 pm

        That is interesting, yes, we think a lot. Interestingly enough, he and I disagreed on Torre de Manila, whereas you and he were in agreement. That suggests, of course, that we ought not prejudge (prejudice) people based on our own values. We ought to listen to why they think the way they do. Prejudice, of course, is what human rights initiatives are all about. I suspect on that, you and I might even be in agreement.

        • November 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

          “think alike a lot”

        • November 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

          really? then he should speak out, loud and clear, about torre de manila.

          • November 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

            So you are not happy that he agrees with you? That is not good enough? He must do everything as you want to be accorded respect? As I must reveal my identity to be accorded respect?

            He has been active on Twitter on it, and took issue with my blog (pro DCMI) on the subject on my Facebook page. Just because you were not there does not mean he is not active or thinking right ABOUT THE ISSUE.

            Christ, center of the world mentality . . . driven by political allegiances and narrowness.

            You can’t grant him respect that he has it right on this issue because you have prejudiced his character because he went to Australia. That’s like someone saying a Filipino can’t think right because a Filipino is a Filipino.

            Prejudice based on superficial considerations unrelated to an issue is prejudice.

  3. November 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Please excuse my exasperation. I get frustrated when Filipinos diminish Filipinos and their country for political gameplaying. If Jim Paredes agrees with you on Torre de Manila that doesn’t count because he is an LP loyalist, and must be discounted because he did not express it loudly enough or because he went to Australia. No, he is right on Torre de Manila (from your view point), and that ought to be respected for that. Otherwise the people supporting TDM are not really that interested in TDM. They are interested in themselves. And otherwise, the Philippines will never be a whole nation, where different people are welcomed for their diversity of origin and thought.

    • November 9, 2015 at 9:52 am

      so where’s the link, where’s the quote. why should i take your word for it. center of the universe, LOL. go pontificate in your own blog.

      • November 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Yes, okay. Will do. Nothing here for me.

  4. November 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    “‘Laglag-bala’: How government fails in Facebook age” by Oscar Franklin Tan

  5. November 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Why the pique on JoeAm? He’s a refreshing take in these cynical times.

  6. November 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I want to think JoeAm is gulible and korney.

  7. November 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

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