Saturday, March 17, 2012

American Idol and Simon Cowell

As far as Season 11 goes, we are now almost at the tail end of the show to determine who the next American Idol will be.  However, despite the fact that I have been following the programme for some years now, I, regrettably missed out one important episode in Season 9.  So, what's so special about this episode?  Well, it was saying farewell to Simon Cowell, as this was his last season with AI.  I guess many of us still miss him on the show, first for his typical English temperament and secondly, for his ever caustic remarks.

I understand that the episode has its touching moments enough to warrant a re-visit, and here they are.  Enjoy.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

How can Najib not invite me?

This is most unfair.  Najib used my money for his daughter's engagement and his birthday celebration, and I was not even invited.  How can???

This is not good, not good at all, not only for Sharizat, but for UMNO as well

NFC-linked supermart kicked out of Singapore mall

Singapore’s Rochester Mall has turfed out its planned anchor tenant Farmhouse Supermarkets as the store, linked to the family of Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in the ongoing National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal, was unable to get its operations ready in time.
The opposition had accused Shahrizat’s(picture) family, who are alleged to have abused a RM250 million federal loan given to their National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp), of using the funds to finance personal business ventures as well as to purchase land and property unrelated to cattle farming.
“We have terminated the lease of Farmhouse Supermarkets and are in the process of getting new tenant(s) for the vacated retail space,” Singapore’s The Straits Times quoted a spokesman for Singapore-listed United Engineers, the project’s owner, as saying.
The supermarket was to occupy the entire second floor, spanning more than 25,000 sq ft, of the mall at the one-north precinct in Buona Vista.
PKR had claimed that rental alone for the venture would have cost RM2.2 million a month.
But NFCorp chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail explained that the publicly-funded cattle-rearing firm was building up the market in Singapore and would likely do the same in Indonesia in future but did not comment directly on Farmhouse Supermarkets.
Salleh, who is Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat’s husband, pleaded not guilty on Monday to criminal breach of trust and violating the Companies Act in relation to RM49 million in federal funds given to manage the NFC project in a scandal that has opened the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to damaging attacks ahead of elections expected soon.
This was after Shahrizat said on Sunday she would quit as women, family and community development minister when her senatorship ends on April 8.
Her resignation came after 4½ months of being dogged by allegations that she and her family used public funds to finance over RM62 million of land, property and expenses unrelated to cattle farming.
The DAP has also accused NFCorp directors of cashing out RM12 million from the federal loan by channelling it through one of their companies in Singapore.
NFCorp, tasked with running the national cattle farming scheme, is headed by Shahrizat’s husband and their three children. The NFC project in Gemas, Negri Sembilan, was awarded to the company in 2006 when Shahrizat was in Cabinet.
She had previously resisted calls from the opposition as well as Umno veterans such as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to quit, stressing that she was “only the wife” of Salleh and had nothing to do with the embattled entity.
NFCorp hit the national headlines after it made it into the Auditor-General’s Report last year for missing production targets.
[Source: The MI]

Monday, March 12, 2012

More cow, I mean, bull shit from Najib

This is what PKR vice president N Surendran has to ask with regard to Sharizat's "resignation".

“Since Shahrizat's term as a senator ends on April 8, her ministership must also end in accordance with Article 43. Therefore how can Shahrizat claim to be resigning on April 8?” 

Aha, gotcha Sharizat, and you too, Najib.  How can Najib say that Sharizat is making a sacrifice by "resigning" when she directly or indirectly has abused the trust of the loan of RM250m given to her to start and manage the NFC project?  When a leader is full of praise of someone who has demonstrated ample negligence in managing the affairs of the state, that leader too must have skeletons in his closet, and the victim is holding him by the proverbial "balls".

By right, a good leader would have sent her to Siberia until a proper investigation has been completed and not a mere 3-month leave due to the magnitude of the case.  If Teoh Beng Hock could "fly" out from the sixth floor for a mere RM2,100+, in the case of Sharizat, for RM250m, even the Petronas Twin Tower would seem too low for her.  So Najib must have advised her, "Why don't you wait out until your Senator term expires on April 8 and I will make an announcement that you are resigning and that you have made a noble sacrifice by doing so.  I think that would make you and I look good in the eyes of the rakyat."  Sharizat replied, "So we adopt that 'Gua tolong lu, lu tolong gua' tactic, eh?" 'Weeellll .... sort of," said Najib nodding his head.  He further added, 

Monday Humour

Ah Beng buys the new Automatic BMW X8 sport.  He drives the Car perfectly well during the day, but at night the Car just won’t move at all. He tries driving the car at night for a week but still no luck.
He then furiously calls the BMW dealers and they send out a technician to him, the technician asks “ Sir, are you sure you are using the right gears?”
Full of anger Ah Beng replies “Walau eh, how you could ask such a question, I'm not stupid!! I use D for the Day and N for the Night...”


I don't know whether this guy is trying to be funny or merely stupid, but what if the fish had been a piranha?  Yiiikes!!!!!


A police motorcycle police officer stops a driver for shooting through a red light.                                                                
The driver is a real bar steward, steps out of his car and comes striding toward the officer,                                                        
Demanding to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!                
So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The motorist instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit offensive terms.                    
The tirade goes on without the officer saying a dickybird.                
When the officer finishes writing the ticket he puts an "AH" in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the ticket. He then hands it to the 'violator' for his signature. The bloke signs the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it stands for.                                                        
The officer says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember that you're an arsehole!"                                                              
Two months later they're in court. The 'violator' has a bad driving record...and he has a heap of demerits and is in danger of losing his license, so he hired a lawyer to represent him.                                    
On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run through the red light.                                                                    
Under cross examination the defence attorney asks; "Officer is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client?"          
Officer responds, "Yes, sir, that is the defendant's copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top."                                            
Lawyer: "Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket                                                                    
You don't normally make?"                                                  
"Yes, sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an "AH," underlined."                                                              
"What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"                                  
"Aggressive and hostile, Sir."                                            
"Aggressive and hostile?"                                                  
"Yes, Sir.”                                                                
"Officer, are you sure it doesn't stand for arsehole?"                    
“Well, sir, you know your client better than I do.”                        
~~~~ How! often can one get an attorney to convict his own client~~~~      


The difference between CRAZY and STUPID
One truck driver was doing his usual delivery to Mental Hospital.
He discovered a flat tyre when he was about to go home.
He jacked up the truck and took the flat tyre down.
When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the bolts into the drain.
As he can't fish the bolts out, he started to panic. 
One patient happened to walk past and asked the driver what happened
The driver thought to himself, since there's nothing much he can do; he told the patient the whole incident. 

The patient laughed at him & said "can't even fix such a simple wonder you   are destined to be a truck driver..."
Here's what you can do, take one bolt each from the other 3 tyres and fix it onto this 
Then drive to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones, easy as that"

The driver was very impressed and asked 
 "You're so smart but why are you here at the Mental Hospital?"
Patient replied: "Hello, I stay here because I'm crazy not STUPID!"
Sign over a Gyneacologist's Office: 'Dr. Jones, at your cervix.' 
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In a Podiatrist's office: ' Time wounds all heels.'
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On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels
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On a Plumber's truck: 'We repair what your husband fixed.'
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On another Plumber's truck: 'Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.'
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On a Church's Bill board: '7 days without God makes one weak.'
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At a Tyre Store 
'Invite us to your next blowout.'
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In a Non-smoking Area: 'If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.'
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On a Maternity Room door: 'Push. Push. Push.'
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At an Optometrist' s Office: 'If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place..'
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On a Taxidermist' s window: 'We really know our stuff.'
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On a Fence: 'Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!'
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At a Car Dealership: 'The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.'
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Outside a Car Exhaust Store: 'No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.'
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In a Vets waiting room: 'Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!'
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In a Restaurant window: 'Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.'
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In the front yard of a Funeral Home: 'Drive carefully. We'll wait..'
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And don't forget the sign at a RADIATOR SHOP: 'Best place in town to take a leak.'
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Sign on the back of yet another Septic Tank Truck: 'Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises'

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sharizat is resigning or is she?

Came across this news report that Sharizat is resigning, both as a minister and as head of Wanita UMNO.  There have been a lot of feet dragging and a lot ot talk on this matter from her, Najib and some UMNO leaders.  So, are you going or not going?

Our Sunday Girl - DONNA

The singer, Ritchie Valens, also popularised the song, "La Bamba", which was later re-recorded by Los Lobos.

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