Peering at Senator Sotto in the manner of Jonathan Swift

By JoeAm The way I figure it, writer Jonathan Swift, who died in 1745, was one of the world’s first bloggers. Well, in those days, they called him a “political pamphleteer”, but the profession is the same: frequent writings that inform or provoke or advocate. Swift was a master at it. He is best known … Continue reading

That Animal Called Presidency

  by Popoy Del R. Cartanio Minds fly to the sky Brains scatter to the winds Only to hit the ground with fire Only to unscatter neurons and weathered as rocks of reason. — Popoy The Presidency of any country is an aqueous entity which can be turned into a solid concept along side higher titles … Continue reading

The science of bullshit

By Joe America Science is the discipline of discovering new truths. Statistics are the stuff of scientists and liars alike. I learned a little bit about statistics in college, which is one reason I joined the army right away. To get away from it. But then, later in life, I found the disciplines useful in … Continue reading

“Comical Phil”

By Joe America I imagine many Filipinos do not know of the historical character from Iraq nicknamed “Comical Ali”. He was the spokesman of the late President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. The nickname was assigned by British journalists as a takeoff of the tag applied to Iraq’s Defense Minister, “Chemical Ali”, an unkind reference to … Continue reading

“Let’s see if I have this right . . .”

By Joe America I’d like to confirm that my thinking is properly aligned with, and supportive of, the Duterte Administration. You know, to abide by the terms of my resident visa. As I understand it, that hokey “rising star of Asia” slogan was propaganda promoted by the failed Aquino Administration, a bunch of losers who … Continue reading