Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The hurricane of hot air..

Ok Ok OK..Whoa! What?!
This quote here smells a little offensive, but I'll let it pass..just barely:
"Kuwaiti women surprised us with their level of organization and professionalism and their ability to pose real competition before their male counterparts."
Surprising because we thought women might come out banging pots and pans and throwing nuts and 7ab in the air as an election strategy? Or were they just not expected to figure out the ever so complicated and sophisticated 'pitch up a tent, offer food and repeat some stock phrases while you wink wink, nudge nudge about the bribes' technique that the men seem to have perfected over so many years of practice?
Did I say I was going to let it pass?
See, all the lying going 'round the country must be contagious.
This next one is a bit funny...and by funny I mean the kind of funny that makes you want to pick up a gun and blow your own head off... twice:
"The accusations of the government interfering in the election campaigns and supporting some candidates and opposing others are baseless, Minister of Information Mohammad Al-San'ousi stated Monday."
Really? Do you think the phrase 'show me the money' came before or after he had to get that wolloping fat absurdity out?
Wait wait there's more:
"The minister was also asked to comment on demands of international monitoring of the elections and he said "There is no need for such a thing because democracy and elections in Kuwait are an example by now from which other state could actually learn a lot."
Well ladies and gentelmen, you can sleep easy tonight. All is well and perfect in lala-land...
This other 'state' that could actually learn a lot (the singular is not my Freudian crash bang-up) could it be the state of hypocricy?
We're hearing the big news these days that the State of Ohio would probably like to hook up with some other shining examples of election perfection. Quick someone give them Kwt's number.
We thank the Minister of Information and Kuna for this report and for reminding us that "A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad." ~Albert Camus
And speaking of freedom of the press and expression and all that other fantasy stuff... the whole shutting down the nabeeha ta7aluf satellite channel remains the stupidest move yet on the part of the powers of dimness...They should have learned from Mae west who said "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.":
The amount of people who might have tuned in before the censorship will be nothing compared to those who are interested now. Keep your idiot advisors, they do the reformers' marketing job for them..
Kuwait acceded to the ICCPR in 1996
Why should we care? well:
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
Article 19 ICCPR
Since we are quoting today, I leave you with some words from the yummiest voice to have come out of the supreme court, Justice Potter Stewart:
"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime."
Why is his voice so dreamy?


Shemsi said...

Kwtia: You're infatuation with Supreme Court Justices (some of whom are DEAD) is getting pretty creepy. You might consider therapy :)

love you anyway

kwtia said...

Shemsi, my crush on Potter Stewart's voice is an illness I don't want to cure...:)

As the great Leonard Cohen said:
"The doctors working day and night,
But they'll never ever find that cure for love"

Just when you thought it didn't get creepier...