15 minutes of fame for Korn : “Flu ? Everything is fine, gasoline usage increased during the week end”

KORN

What is the purpose of Korn ? I mean on this Earth ? Because, on Lalaplanet (located around galaxy ZE 521), the answer is obvious : to make people laugh.

There is something warholian about Korn. Something Fox-Mulder-I-Want-To-Believe.

Korn is so obsessed with Green Shots and “Feel Good Dope Fix” that he’s ready, willing and proud to make totally inane statements. He’s a willing victim of self-hallucinations.

Consider the latest :

The swine flu outbreak has yet to hit the country’s tourism sector and overall economy, according to Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij.

“The number of commercial airline flights in the country rose by approximately 20 per cent while hotel bookings were about 15 to 20 per cent higher during the five-day holiday,” Mr Korn said on Thursday.

He said fuel usage during the holiday from Saturday to Wednesday also increased.

These indicators showed that people were not worried about the flu outbreak and it did not discourage them from travelling,
the minister said.
(Bangkok Post)

The buddy of Abhisit (he went to Oxford too) is breaking, meticulously, the barriers of ridicule.

What the hell with those stupid “indicators” (ah ah ah) about flights and gasoline consumption… during the week end ! I mean, it’s breathtaking.

Thai politicians love to throw away figures… +15 % ? Oh la la la, that’s impressive. Of course, they have no idea what they are talking about. Base, comparison point… those are annoying concepts. Better to stick to figures that the plebes can understand. +15 % !

Soon, Korn will come on TV to say that someone bought a chocolate ice cream in a 7/11 on Sukumvit during the last hour, therefore it shows that the recovery is under way and the flu crisis is over !

I mean WTF !

I remind you that Korn is the (alleged) Finance Minister…

4 Responses to “15 minutes of fame for Korn : “Flu ? Everything is fine, gasoline usage increased during the week end””


  1. 1 fall 10 July 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Huh? U mean to say Korn is an actual, living being on Earth?!?

    Can’t be, he’s just a myth made up to scare children and Economists…

  2. 2 Balance 11 July 2009 at 11:39 am

    Korn was just pointing to one isolated positive in a sea of negativity. This hardly represents his view on the whole, as anyone who follows the rest of his comments or policies would know (if balanced portrayal were a concern here;)

    At first I thought I could learn something from your blog but you do yourself and your obvious agenda a disservice by presenting a narrow view on most topics. Somewhat similar to a UK or US tabloid yet masquerading as an informed, balanced commentary (whilst appealing to the lowest common-denominator).

    Objectivity and balance in presentation may do your blog a world of good (although this doesn’t appear to be the desired agenda). Just my humble opinion, no offense.

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 11 July 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “one isolated positive” ? Why can’t you just say it ? It was not “one isolated positive” and Korn was not “pointing out” : he was (allegedly, and trying to) infering. That’s totally different.

    “Gasoline up sales during the week-end = it shows that people are sabai.”

    Here is the fraud, here is the vast nonsense.

    Now, your obsession with “balance” is rather amusing. Who told you I was “balanced” ?

    I am opinionated.

    I don’t like when politicians are talking bullshit. I don’t like when people are eating this bullshit with a smile.

    And in this field, there is no “balance”.

  4. 4 Vox Populi 12 July 2009 at 12:12 pm

    “Balance” is a fool. There’s no such thing as agendaless reporting; there’s no such thing as neutral or objective when it comes to analysis.

    What there is instead is declared and undeclared biases/slants.

    TC makes his bias/slant very clear. If you disagree, fine. But don’t ask him to present a “fair” account, when all that “fair” means is “I agree with some of it.”

    And as for his obvious agenda–it seems fairly obvious to me that his/her/their agenda involves pointing out the hypocrisy, inpetitude and corruption of the Thai establishment. Given that, how on earth can he be doing his agenda a “disservice” by “presenting a narrow view on most topics”?

    But maybe that’s just me.


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