Abhisit did it. What ? The picture with Obama (and the ugly shirt)

Three ! And counting.

The first time, sorry “The First Time”, it was in London at the G20. Last april. Then we had the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. September.

YEWECANT1

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Abhisit, Prime Minister (unelected but very happy and very self contented) had his picture with Obama (Change Yes We Can’t, trademark) at the APEC summit, this week end.

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Oh yeah. And with an ugly shirt asian style. Double yeah. 😉 And we shall notice the hand, sorry “The Hand”, on his shoulder… Abhisit probably fainted, overwhelmed by emotions.

Anyway. Why should we mock this man ? One word : schizophrenia.

(And we should say exactly the same about… Barack Obama himself… Afterall, he invented the Yes We Can’t concept… The absolute political schizophrenia it’s… him. Latest example : “We want to cut the US deficit“… when we all know that Obama has exploded the US deficit, and continues to increase it, every day).

Have you followed the Thailand versus Cambodia Drama ? With Abhisit, and the whole thai state apparatus, totally obsessed by every footstep (or air mile) taken by Thaksin ? And the spies ? And the diplomatic fight ? And the TV, the newspapers ? And all this crap ? Amazing.

It’s a telenovelas. An opera bouffe. A comedy. An orgy of ridicule.

Abhisit is ridding the nationalist card, because obviously it’s his last, and meanwhile the man is making empty speeches on the international scene, shaking the hand of Obama. Scene, that’s the proper word.

Left … right … and between those 2 sides, the feeling that there is an amazing emptyness.

To summarize the action of Abhisit (watch out, almost 1 year…) :

-domestic : nothing. Excepted political games, saber rattling and smiles.

-international : speeches with big words (sustainable development, democracy, rule of law, growth etc.) and shaking hands. And smiles.

Anyway. It’s not the first anniversary yet… Let’s wait december. And then we could unleash our critics. 😉

Abhisit… only one more month to Change Yes We Can(‘t).

Hurry up.

16 Responses to “Abhisit did it. What ? The picture with Obama (and the ugly shirt)”


  1. 1 Pricilla 16 November 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Well both Obama and Abhisit exude charm, are photogenic and don’t seem adverse to the odd fascist principle to whither away at democracy.

    Perhaps Obama will offer a few tips on how really ratchet up government spending, wipe out the middle class once and for all and to use the threat of terrorism to create fear in the population.

    Abbhisit could offer some advice on running a feudal system once installed with a rich elite and a working poor and how to keep them in there place.

    Should all be very friendly and productive.

  2. 2 Insanity 17 November 2009 at 12:52 am

    In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    **********************
    A few quotations to reflect on.
    George Orwell:

    “You want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping n a human face – forever.”
    **********************
    “All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.”
    **********************
    “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
    **********************
    “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”
    **********************
    “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.”
    **********************
    “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”
    **********************
    And from Henry A. Wallace:
    “Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 17 November 2009 at 1:50 am

    And we shall add : the Newspeak

    Orwell was visionary. He wrote about the Ministry of Peace that deals with… war.

    if something can’t be said, then it can’t be thought
    .

    Latest example : the Clown Bernanke about the “strong dollar” (like the Clown Geitner).

    The Federal Reserve is “attentive” to the sliding US dollar and is working to “help ensure that the dollar is strong and a source of global financial stability,” Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.

    Bernanke, in a New York speech, said the central bank was closely monitoring exchange rates with the dollar having lost its gains from safe haven flows during the height of the financial crisis.

    “We are attentive to the implications of changes in the value of the dollar and will continue to formulate policy to guard against risks to our dual mandate to foster both maximum employment and price stability,” the Federal Reserve chief told the Economic Club of New York.

    “Our commitment to our dual objectives, together with the underlying strengths of the US economy, will help ensure that the dollar is strong and a source of global financial stability.”

    😉 Strong dollar ?
    At the same time, gold broke another record : 1142 USD/ounce. 😉
    http://www.kitco.com/

    Bernanke is a winner.

    Same Newspeak when Obama talks about”cutting US deficit“. It’s meaningless.

    We are deep into the Rabbit Hole.

    But it’s not Wonderland, but rather Uglyland, and soon it will be Fearland.

  4. 4 Regular Reader 17 November 2009 at 2:47 pm

    You don’t give up do you TC ?
    Why don’t you learn how to be funny and make points like Not The Nation does, using a few more skills than just blasting out like this.
    There is some validity in your commentary, but the points always seem lost in your spite and vitriole against one man.
    If you don’t want to blast the “other” leader and remain totally biased – so be it…err that’s democracy and free speech.
    Two items I am sure you would have much more difficulty with under the “alternate” regime, eh ?
    But, that’s my opinion – which at this point in time I am still able to express…

  5. 5 ThaiCrisis 17 November 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Why should I give up ? I’m having a blast.

    And I’m glad you find “some validity” in my commentary.

    However, you’re making a big mistake : it’s not against one man.

    You should look on the right side of your screen… look at the dates… and peruse my articles let’s say between december 2007 and december 2008…. Samak, Somchai… The whole nine yards. You want vitriol ? You’ll find a lot. And I mean : a lot.

    And what about the military with this poor Surayud ? Look at my articles written before… And Thaksin ? Google my blog.

    So my point is very simple : I have no point, If I may say. 😉

    I’m hitting the guy who is in charge, AKA the current gvt. And gosh, it’s difficult because gvts do change a lot in Thailand… And who is the current (and alleged) PM ?
    Abhisit.

    And to criticize Abhisit doesn’t make me an uggly yellow shirt, or red shirt, or blue shirt or pink shirt. Aren’t you tired of this kind of rethoric ?

    So before to accuse me of being biased, well, you should look around…

    And If really I should find for myself a bias, I would say : common sense.

  6. 6 Lord HaHa 17 November 2009 at 10:51 pm

    For humor you can’t beat this:

    THAILAND SHOWS ‘PANDA TV’ CHANNEL
    A Thai reality TV channel devoted to a family of pandas has reportedly become a cult hit with viewers.

    The Panda Channel, which was started by True Corporation at the beginning of the month, features 24-hour coverage of 6-month-old Lin Ping, her mother Lin Hui and father Shung Shung, ABC News reports.

    The company’s Rungfa Kiatipo said: “Right now Lin Ping and her mother stay together. [It’s a] very wonderful thing, like a human being, between baby and mother. They live together, they feed together.

    “It seems like human beings for me because I keep looking and I said, ‘Wow [I am] so surprised’. Right now [it’s] very popular among kids, mother, family, especially like grandmother. I don’t know why.”

    Footage is recorded at Chiang Mai zoo in the north of the country, with two cameras controlled by a small crew.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/odd/news/a187267/thailand-shows-panda-tv-channel.html?

  7. 7 Mr.? 17 November 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Empty speeches and soon empty mouths?

    Are we bordering on another food crisis?

    And we have just had damage to the rice crops and rice in storage in India and the Philippines, as well as damage to the Arkansas.

    China may buy its way out of problems but other nations?

    Less than one month of the world’s consumption of vegetable oil exists. That estimate includes the full range of vegetable oils, from palm oil to peanut oil to canola oil. The available global stockpile of vegetable oil may have reached the minimum acceptable level. To increase the amount of vegetable oil available more grains would need to be crushed, which would reduce the availability of important grains from corn to soybeans to rapeseed.

  8. 8 Regular Reader 18 November 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I forgot that the <> would prevent me inserting your comments – please delete the earlier reponse – thanks

    You are “biased”.
    You say so yourself :
    ————————————-
    However, you’re making a big mistake : it’s not against one man.

    You should look on the right side of your screen… look at the dates… and peruse my articles let’s say between december 2007 and december 2008…. Samak, Somchai… The whole nine yards. You want vitriol ? You’ll find a lot. And I mean : a lot.

    And what about the military with this poor Surayud ? Look at my articles written before… And Thaksin ? Google my blog.

    ——————————————————–

    I was not accusing you of being a “Thaksinista” or anything like that. I have read you enough to know you just hit, “authority”, any “authority”.
    Nothing wrong with that sort of gonzo journalism at all.
    Dear old Hunter S. (bless his sole or is that soul) would be proud of you.

    But, perhaps you need a “banner” at the top of your blog, making it clear this is what you are about…something like :
    “If it’s in charge, we’ll hit it”…?
    Then I, and many others, won’t forget what you are on about.

    Continue having fun – I’ll keep reading…T.I.S.M. & T.I.T.

  9. 9 Insanity 18 November 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Slightly of topic BUT the jobloss recovery affects Thailand tourism and exports (excluding food)

    10 States with Underemployment Rates of 20+ Percent. Manufacturing Sector Employs Same Number of Workers that we did in 1940.

    The average American family must look at the current stock market rally as some kind of cruel joke. We have people anxiously waiting for government funds or paychecks to clear at the end of the month so they can wait outside of a Wal-Mart shopping center at midnight to buy food once their funds clear. We have nearly 36 million Americans on food stamps and another 27 million unemployed or underemployed. IF THIS IS THE NEW RECOVERY, MANT WANT VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH IT.

    http://www.mybudget360.com/10-states-with-underemployment-rates-of-20-percent-manufacturing-sector-employs-same-number-of-workers-that-we-did-in-1940/

  10. 10 Bedwyr 18 November 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Bias is normally the accusation against people saying something you don’t like. I rarely hear people accusing others of bias for saying something they agree with.

    Hey ho, it’s a funny old world…

  11. 11 ThaiCrisis 18 November 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Okay fair enough. That’s a good definition. “Against any authority”, I like that.

    I should perhaps call a shrink. 😉

  12. 12 Regular Reader 18 November 2009 at 2:06 pm

    “Against any authority”, I like that.

    I should perhaps call a shrink.

    I look forward to seeing on your Home Page shortly.haha

    And, I can think of many more people in this land who need a shrink before you…

  13. 13 Insanity 18 November 2009 at 7:17 pm

    GEAB N°39 is available! Global systemic crisis – States faced with three brutal options in 2010: inflation, high taxation or default.

    …………………YES WE ARE FUC*ED……………………..

    http://www.leap2020.eu

    If you thought 2009 was bad wait for 2010!

  14. 14 Lord HaHa 18 November 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Official Press Release of the People’s Alliance for Democracy
    UPDATE : 15 November 2009

    THE THAI PEOPLES DECLARATION TO THE WORLD
    http://tannetwork.tv/tan/ViewData.aspx?DataID=1021100

    Buddha! How embarrassing, just hope the world wasn’t listening as this scary stuff is not for foreigners.

    Love, devotion & pride with a huge dashing of fascism. And all blessed by the elite.

  15. 15 ThaiCrisis 18 November 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Scary indeed. And totally delirious.
    It’s like the guy who wrote this was under the influence of heavy drugs. Elated to say the least…

  16. 16 antipadshist 20 November 2009 at 2:09 pm

    here is a cool video on the subject “Change – ye we can !”
    (I like Max Keiser’s style a lot)

    The Keiser Report – Markets, Finance, Scandal

    “… they’re suicide bankers. and of course they’re gonna blow themselves and the economy up they don’t know no different. this is the CHANGE we’ve all voted for: suicide banksters running the economy. Yupeee ! ” 😀


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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.


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