Only empty-headed despots would threaten to bomb schools

Duterte confused

Hell-bent on making the nation an international pariah?

The Thug “clarified” his earlier blustery bullshit about bombing Lumad schools on Mindanao that allegedly teach subversion, and said he would only bomb those schools while they were empty.

That would still be a war crime.

These ignorant threats are getting so fucking tedious, but they unfortunately can’t be ignored as dumb-ass hyperbole since this moron has more than proved that he is wacky enough to carry out just about any stupid shit he can “think” of, and he’s surrounded by enough butt-kissing weasels to actually make it happen.

Sayang, Pilipinas.

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Troll army for stupid despot

Duterte

An expert on shooting himself in the foot.

Well, The Thug did it again: embarrassed the nation and made himself look utterly retarded.

His idiotic claim that prestigious Oxford University is a “school for stupid people” is so typical of this moron who habitually dismisses logic and reason and panders to the lowest common denominators among the most uneducated and isolated of his constituency.

This is the fucking idiot who publicly muses about extinguishing twenty percent of his own national population in order to curb its growth.

You just can’t make this shit up.

The saddest thing is that plenty of misguided and alienated people are still impressed with this ridiculous twit.

At least he admitted that he paid hacks and trolls to post support for him on social media and attack opponents and people who merely question his nonsense.

As if there were ever any doubt.

Will threats, bombast, and other nonsense camouflage The Thug’s China sellout?

Duterte 2  Panda

The Thug has gone on another ranting binge against the Commission on Human Rights, demonstrating yet again that he’s just an overstuffed provincial bully with no regard for the rule of law or separation of powers.

Meanwhile, he and his minions have been very busy selling out to China for quick and dirty money to create illusions of progress and prosperity.

Are people starting to wake up and see through these theatrics and distractions?  Or will they just continue to lap up the drama and spectacle as their national patrimony is sold out from under them and their constitutional protections and rights as citizens are steadily eroded?

Leave it to Erap for epic dumbfuckery with basura boat stunt

You just can’t make this stupid shit up.

Looking like a doddering old drunk who hasn’t updated his wardrobe since high school, habitual out-of-date Tondo Boy poseur, disgraced former president, and current Manila Mayor (go figure) Joseph Estrada put on his vintage black hightop basketball shoes and crusty old jeans to stumble aboard a banca the other day with some minions to participate in a Manila Bay “cleanup” campaign.

Outfitted with cheap butterfly nets, “Erap” and his entourage braved the foul and fetid waters to bob around and collect a few pieces of trash for a couple minutes while cameras whirred.

The problem, of course, was that Estrada’s ridiculous toadies weren’t content to have him scoop up the existing trash, of which there is obviously no shortage.

No, the sip-sip brigade actually dumped trash into the bay beside the banca so that Erap and his posse would have an easier time scooping their silly little nets for this ridiculous exercise in political theatrics.

No, you just can’t make this shit up.

A horrified TV reporter remarked, quite sensibly, “My god, is this a joke?”

Erap was unperturbed as usual.  It’s just a publicity stunt anyway, he later shrugged.

And that says oh so much.

So much of Philippine leadership, politics, activism, and public debate is just shallow palabas, totally insincere, and everyone pretty much knows it.

So why does it continue?  Why do so many people go along with these stupid charades?

The only real surprising thing here is that TV Patrol didn’t just go along with the ridiculous bullshit this time, but actually did a very sensible story calling out the epic nonsense for what is was.

We need more of that honest approach.  A lot more.

Meanwhile, the ambitious (some would say “wacky”) plan to dump many tons of dirt and debris into the bay to construct an artificial island for the wealthy near the Baseco squatter area is apparently plowing full steam ahead, with virtually no credible scrutiny from media or the public.

 

Petty tyrant acts like lousy cartoon clown

Duterte confused

He never misses an opportunity to embarrass the entire nation and demonstrate that he is not a dependable ally or even a mature adult.

In response to an American congressman’s vow to protest any visit by The Thug to the White House at President Trump’s ill-advised invitation, The Thug vowed to never step foot in America and called that country “lousy.”

It was a typical and predictably childish reaction by a tin-pot would-be dictator who’s struggling with an ongoing terrorist siege in Marawi, for which the Americans have provided much-needed military assistance to the troops on the ground.

And it came in response to American criticism of The Thug’s instigation and cheerleading of rampant illegal executions in the Philippines, mostly of dirt-poor suspected drug users and petty criminals.

But rather than address very reasonable and well-articulated concerns by Americans who are horrified by the ongoing slaughter of his countrymen by his own security forces and their minions, The Thug took it personal and lashed out at the nation’s oldest ally with a petty insult and vowed to never visit “lousy” America.

This, folks, it the petulant twit who “leads” the nation.

An actual leader, or any reasonable and mature adult, might have simply stated that he shares the American congressman’s concerns about the illegal killings of thousands of Filipinos and does not under any circumstances condone those killings.

BECAUSE THE ILLEGAL KILLINGS OF THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS IS THE ISSUE HERE. 

THE ISSUE IS NOT THE FRAGILE EGO OF A BALAT-SIBUYAS SPOILED BRAT AND PROVINCIAL ELITE BUMPKIN WARLORD.

The fact that The Thug just doesn’t get that pretty much says it all.

Flaming hypocrite whines about due process while bodies keep dropping

Ernesto Abella

It’s pretty surreal to see Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella yammering about fairness and due process regarding a pending U.S. investigation of widely reported extrajudicial killings of thousands of Filipinos, otherwise known as state-sanctioned mass murders.

Surreal, because fairness and due process is precisely what is lacking when suspects who have not been convicted of crimes are summarily executed by “security” forces and their henchmen amid goading and cheering by the Thug-in-Chief.

Surreal because Abella is obviously blind to the irony here.

Or maybe he’s just a spineless fucking toady, as well as a shameless bullshit artist.

Coming up next:  a bunch of whiny pseudo-nationalist blather about how the U.S. should not meddle in Philippine affairs, even if the “meddling” is borne of concern for Filipino lives that Philippine “leaders” are all too happy to see summarily extinguished while brainwashed fools clap and cheer like blind imbeciles.

 

Will Inquirer be just another Despicable Shitrag?

We have no sympathy for the owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer as they prepare to sell out to another media baron of sorts, perhaps under some pressure.

PDI has been a tool of elite special interests since its inception, and its mostly crappy reporting and frequent anti-American tantrums and propaganda distractions have never lent themselves to credibility.

PDI’s shameless crowing about “our commitment to pursuing the highest standards of journalism” is laughable.  Pursuing from a great distance, perhaps, but never really getting within cannon range of such standards.

Lately, however, PDI has served as something of an opposition organ as the Thug Regime cultivates shameless media toadies and acts all surly and threatening toward others.

So it’s something of a shame that PDI may soon be pawned off, especially if it is destined to become just another voice in the toady media chorus.

The Despicable Shitrag, which has taken plenty of shots at PDI in recent months, seemed to gloat on the possibility that the Thug Regime’s recent attacks on the owners over a property and tax dispute may have contributed to the decision to sell out.

Whatever.  PDI and the Thug Regime pretty much deserved each other, as far as we’re concerned.

But readers deserve much, much better.

Marawi tragedy drags on and on

Another air strike blunder has killed and injured government forces as the Mess in Marawi continues with no clear end in sight, despite President-I-Don’t-Give-A-Fuck’s pronouncement two weeks ago that it would end in “a matter of days.”

He may get around to visiting the besieged city some time soon, if the weather’s nice, he says.

Fifteen more days, and the siege should be over, he says now.

Maybe then he can start answering some questions about this mess.  There are many.

 

Brown-nosed drama queen gets all weepy

Contreras

Aspiring Dutertoad Antonio P. Contreras is quite a hoot sometimes, at least when he’s not pissing all over himself trying to defend the indefensible worst of the Thug Regime.

This time, he goes into full self-pity mode with all the vehemence of a jilted beauty queen and dramatically vows to defend his teaching credentials after allegedly being called out by unnamed critics for his constant stream of silly bullshit.

He declares that “I am also careful to verify the veracity of my fact claims, to avoid being a propagator of fakery. On the very few occasions in the past that I accidentally shared bogus sites, I immediately took them down when I realized the false nature of the information they contained.”

In other words, he quickly tried to cover it up after he got busted or, at the very least, totally failed to “verify the veracity” of the crap he peddled.

“I now teach at a university where most of my students come from the privileged and the elite. And I take this as an opportunity to expose them to the realities of life. I bring them critical thinking …” he snivels.

It would be comforting to believe that Contreras is actually capable of critical thinking, and that he was imparting that waning skill to impressionable young adults.  But it’s very, very hard to believe that such a callous purveyor of goofy authoritarian propaganda is so capable and would so instruct.

“When my detractors wanted to silence me, it was an external attack on my politics. But when they accuse me of being a threat to the education of my students, it was a personal attack that is beyond forgiveness.
It is an attack on my very being,” he practically sobs.

I don’t see anyone asking for forgiveness.  I see clear-eyed people who are appalled by a murderous regime and a dictatorial clown who is making the Philippines an international tragedy and laughing stock, and by the craven toadies who abuse their positions of influence to uncritically praise this ridiculous bullshit.

He’s in good company over at the Despicable Shitrag, which is constantly bringing itself down to a new low.  At least it’s entertaining sometimes due to the depths at which it and its bevy of scribbling harlots habitually stoop to debase themselves and the institution of free speech to promote patrons and pursue ulterior motives.

It’s just very, very sad that Contreras is also in any position to influence young people seeking honest education.

Is fanciful ‘City of Pearl’ scheme for real?

City of Pearl.jpeg

The South China Morning Post is uncritically crowing about a Hong Kong architect’s supposed winning bid to design the massive and much-ballyhooed “City of Pearl” reclamation scheme in Manila Bay.

Sorry, but one glance at this glittering concoction begs the obvious question:  Can this shit possibly be for real?

Could a massive project built on to-be-reclaimed land at the mouth of a flowing river possibly support a forest of giant skyscrapers?

Or is this just a massive dredging boondoggle destined to become the New Baseco squatter slum for the next generation?

Would it affect the bay’s circulation, or the river’s flow? Or shipping?

And how would infrastructure like fresh water, sewers, and electricity be incorporated?

Where, exactly, is the money coming from?

What could possibly go wrong?

It wasn’t that long ago that the sprawling Baseco compound was just a breakwater jutting out into the bay.  Somehow, without any real planning, it became an enormous reclamation site and squatter swamp, although it’s been spruced up a bit in recent years, but not by much.

Well, Digong and Erap have reportedly given the green light for the China-bankrolled City of Pearl project, but there has been virtually no serious reporting on the issue, so it’s hard to tell what to make of it all.

Meanwhile, the trade press and propaganda machine have been chirping along about the project, announcing that reclamation work is supposed to begin next month.  The Toady Press is on board too.

If reclamation work is really about to begin, isn’t it high time the lazy and vapid Manila media got off its collective duff and took a hard look at this?

How does such a potentially massive project even get this far along without any credible public scrutiny?  Have we learned nothing from the Torre de Manila fiasco, the Manila Film Center, or all the others?