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Home Columns A Cup O' Kapeng Barako Desperate for Votes, President Obama Revisits the FilVets Issue
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Monday, 29 October 2012 19:49



By Jesse Jose

A Cup O' Kapeng Barako

F irst, a dyok:


Obama goes on a State visit to Israel.  While he is on a tour of Jerusalem, he has a fatal heart attack and dies.


The undertaker tells the U.S. diplomats: "You can have him shipped home for $1 million or you can bury him here for $100.


The U.S. diplomats go into huddle and come back to the undertaker and tell him they want Obama flown home.


The undertaker is puzzled and asks: "Why would you spend $1 million to get him home when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would only spend $100?"


One diplomat replied: "More than 2000 years ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead.


"We simply can't take that risk."


Hehehe.  Yes indeed, we can't simply take that risk.  Y'all know what I mean, Dear Readers?  Because, it's true ... for a lot of people, "47 percent" of the people here in America, Obama is the Messiah.  And y'all know who these 47 percent are, right?  Those on perennial welfare, those who know how to manipulate the system in getting free monies and bennies from the government ... those who don't pay taxes.


Those, who I've said, as the PALAMUNINS of America!


OBAMA TRAILS BEHIND IN POLLS: Kidding aside ... in real life, Obama's days as President are numbered.  According to several national polls, President Obama is trailing way behind Mitt Romney in the race for the White House. 


Well, I say, good riddance.


Y'all know why I say that, Dear Readers.  I've said it over and and over, and I am going to say it again:  I like President Obama.  He's a very likable man, BUT under his administration:


-- The economy took a dive.


-- A huge budget deficit emerged.


-- The unemployment rate has stood still at 8.6 percent.


Chronic long-term unemployment, home foreclosures and a record 47 million Americans on food stamps further compound the mess.   


There's also that fiasco in Libya, where U.S. Ambassador J. Cristopher Stevens and three other Americans were lynched and murdered.  New evidences are coming up that the Obama administration knew beforehand that there would be an attack on our consulate there by terrorists, and they didn't do anything about it.


They asserted on multiple occasions that an anti-Muslim video angered the Muslims and SPONTANEOUSLY precipitated the attacks.  Everyone in the Obama administration, from Susan Rice, the ambassador for the United Nations to Obama himself supported this phony theory of what happened there. 


The truth of the matter is, before the attack, embassy officials sought military help, but the Obama administration didn't do anything about it.


And right after the attack, embassy officials once again sought military help, but Mr. Obama was too busy campaigning for his re-election, so the decision that was needed to "send in the marines" did not happen.


Mr. Obama has to go.  Whether back to Chicago or to Kenya ... same-same to me. 


MORE MONEY FOR THE FILVETS: Now for the core of my story this week.  Romy Marquez, my dear friend and colleague, who is based in Toronto, Canada, wrote recently in his column, Currents & Breaking News that "four years after the United States reluctantly paid off Filipino veterans with a measly one-time payment of $15,000 and $9,000 for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens respectively, the issue of compensation has rebounded again, thanks to the U.S. elections."


And that in an announcement by the White House furnished to Romy, "this is part of the Obama administration ongoing efforts to honor the contributions of all veterans in their service to our country...."


"Obvious but understated," said Romy, "it simply means that the Filipino communities in the U.S. are again noticed because of their votes."


And to me, that simply means President Obama is DESPERATE for votes! 


MY TAKE ON THE FILVETS ISSUE: So I can be more explicit on my thoughts on the FilVets issue, I wrote this emphatic comments to Romy Marquez.


Pareng Romy,


Good story. 


Many U.S. wartime vets themselves have also been waiting and waiting for their rightful compensation.  Many have been denied, too.  At least, the FilVets had gotten their share, no matter how measly.  They should be thankful for that.  Kaso, gusto pa ng dagdag.  From what I heard, they're now suing the U.S. goverment dahil kulang yung perang ibinigay.  Talking about biting the hand that feeds you: that's a perfect picture.   


Do you know that many U.S. vets haven't gotten anything YET, not even a single penny, for their wartime services?  To me, U. S. vets first before the FilVets.


Also, it's not only the FilVets who "fought" for America in time of war.  Many other soldiers, too, in other countries have fought for America.  Like the South Koreans, during the Korean War; the South Vietnamese soldiers, during the Vietnam War; the Iraqi and Afghanistan soldiers now, siding with the Americans.  Many, many other soldiers in other countries have also "fought" for America in other several small little wars, pare.


But, have they asked for compensation from AmericaPare, ONLY the FilVets have done that.  Filipinos, I hate to say it, have always been on a dole ... begging money from AmericaNungka pa.  That's a SHAMEFUL thing, to me, pare. 


It seems like Filipinos have perfected the skill of mendicancy.  The whole country has become a PALAMUNIN.  The name of the Motherland should be changed from Philippine Island to PALAMUNIN Island


Hingi tayo ng hingi.  A never ending begging from the Americans.  Hanggang ngayon, pati mga barko at armas natin to defend ourselves from the recent Chinese intruders of the shoals that by geography belong to us, eh hinihingi natin sa mga kano  


If there's a government that should be compensating the FilVets, it should be the Philippine government.  Because they fought for the Motherland.  They didn't fight for America.  The Philippines was invaded by the Japanese.  It was their duty to fight the invaders of the Motherland.  It's every soldier's duty to lay their lives for one's country.  It's an honor to die for one's country. 


Whatever money the FilVets were given was NOT rightfully theirs.  That money belonged to U.S. vets!


HOPE TO HOPYA: And pare, the real reason Obama is "revisiting" the measly money given to the FilVets is so obvious: he wants their votes, he wants to BUY Fil-Am votes, he wants to be re-elected.  He's desperate for votes.  It ain't gonna happen, pare. 


I think he'll lose this time.  He failed to deliver on his promises.  He fooled America.  And Americans now had realized that they were eloquently fooled by his eloquent speeches.  The HOPE that he promised, eh naging HOPYA na. 


O sige na, pare, this is getting too long.  Take care. 


Y'all take care, too, Dear Readers.  Come November 6, please vote for the man, named Mitt Romney, not for the "Messiah," named Obama, not unless y'all wanna take that risk again of him rising from the dead, as written in the dyok in the beginning of this story.  JJ 

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