Tuesday, August 4, 2009
WIN THE WAR (GE13) FIRST...........
MALAYSIAKINI reported: Speaking at a press conference in Shah Alam, Selangor PAS commissioner Hassan Ali said the proposed ban will only concern Muslims and not impinge on the right of non-Muslims to consume alcohol.
Asked if the move would be unfair to non-Muslims living in Muslim-majority areas, the PAS leader said they would just have to travel further to get the beverages.
I, a beer tank, agree to this. Hassan is not saying that non-muslims cannot drink beer in Shah Alam. He is saying if you cannot buy beer in Shah Alam, you can nip over to Klang or Subang Jaya to get your six-packs. Let me relate a personal experience.
Years ago, on arrival at Topeka, Kansas, at night, I alerted Dick that I was in town and demanded an American breakfast the next morning. It was not Egg Castle but just as good. After which, Dick tells me I have to pay by helping them paint house for his sis and brother-in-law. No problem. We drove to a county outside Topeka. After an american breakfast you don't need lunch but at some point you need to quench your thirst. I told Dick that it was beer-break. He offered to pay for the beers and asked me to walk over to the gas-station down the road. Down the road meant some distance but for beers I will walk any distance, in this case close to a kilometer. The bell at the door signalled my entrance and an old gizzer looked over his glasses and asked: Whadoyu want? 3 six-packs of Bud I replied. Get ready for this reply: We don' sell beers on Sunday! I did not want to believe him and told him that in my muslim country I could get beers 24/7! No, hold on to your chair for his reply: Go back to your f*#@ing country! Then I knew he was serious. I purchased 3litres of juices and trudged back to see Dick and the other three, sitting on the steps like a welcoming party, swiggin their beers. Expletives from me flowed naturally even in front of the two ladies. Dick's rationale was simple. He had enjoyed our best-in-class Malaysian hospitality when he was here on an assignment. He just wanted to prove to me how lucky we are in Malaysia - a muslim country! Howzat for starters?
Maybe, you are still not convinced. After all, it is only on Sunday that they don't sell beer in this "DRY" county of the US of A. From Akron, Ohio we drove ten hours into Union City, Tennessee. A big billboard announced: WE MAKE THE BEST BOURBON IN THE WORLD. (Jack D that is) I was expecting to wash down some good mid-rare ribeye with some Wild Turkey (because I do not prefer JD). We sped off in our van at 8pm.....passed some diners but Chuck just drove on. Where are we heading Chuck was what 8 hungry us wanted to know. Nonchantly, he looked ahead and said: We have to drive 52 kilometres out of Union City if you want your alcohol. Now that is a permanent DRY county, this Union City! Howzat now?
So after all, this ain't no big deal huh, driving out of Shah Alam to get your ambers.
But, I am not finished. I just want to tell Hassan Ali to shut the fuck up when he used the PC to ask for Ronnie Lui to be removed because Liu "meddled in Islamic affairs." Can't you mother-efferers sit down and talk.....the scavengers are ready to pick your bones. The leaders of Pakatan are doing their best to mend fences and you have this upstart footsoldiers thumping their consumptive chests scoring points for mileage. I happened to meet former blogger Whatahack just this morning and he asked me to relay this message to Pakatan: WIN THE WAR FIRST, THEN YOU CAN SHOOT EACH OTHER (for all I care)....paranthesis mine.