Friday, May 29, 2009

Upturn the Downturn Video....

"We are pro-workers oi oi , we are pro-business oi oi...."

- Upturn the Downturn Song

I've never heard of a workers union anywhere else that is pro-workers and pro-business at the same time.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

FART !
The video is raping my mind !

Those bugers are worse than rapist !

Anonymous said...

dont know where you got this but its blady ridiculous. enuf said !

Anonymous said...

Great... send in the clowns, that's going to help morale.

Anonymous said...

Pro worker and also pro business?

Why not, if high pay and lousy performance also can.

Or 66% mandate = 98% seats at election.

Or mee siam with hum. Or mai hum.

Taishan said...

Turning a popular song to this.
Just plain disgusting of the "happy monthly EPF statement reading" Minister.

This untalented molly coddled one isn't gonna be Susan Boyle.

Anonymous said...

Sublimal propaganda is awesome. Repeat it long enough and people will start believing it is true.

Anonymous said...

Union? Is there one here?

Anonymous said...

Union Head sings to workers: "Pro-worker, pro-business!"

Company Boss: "Pro-revenue, anti-cost. Please let us hire more foreigners at a lower cost."

Sg worker - Why I not employed hah? *LPPL*

Union leaders *act blur*, sing more songs, pray workers dont wisen up, flood the union's top hierarchy with PAP MPs.

Anonymous said...

yeah, I am so inspired. It is the worse song I have heard.

why don't they just take the money and keep quiet?

Donaldson Tan said...

If only this is American Idol... LOL

Visionary said...

I have this strange vision of a church led by a false prophet ...

Chee Wai Lee said...

Donaldson - I see Simon Cowell turning green in the face if he had to judge this one act ...

"get" and "out" are probably the two words that come to mind if he were asked to comment ...

tiredman said...

Union can be weak but union cannot be pro-business. Let's do some maths:
pro-business = pro-worker

we can take away the pro. Hence,

business = worker

Given that business has always been given a greater power and the union is weak, business can never be equal to worker. The equation is bloody wrong in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I just love them so much. It makes me wanting to cry out loud that they have come out with such a beautiful upturn-the-downturn song during this depressing time.

Excuse me, I need to vomit now.

yamizi said...

Is this song meant to be taken seriously in the first place?

Anonymous said...

Pappy's Got "Talent" contest?

Anonymous said...

Pigs with BIG FAT salaries cheering the underdogs. How nice.
And they sang like crying at their Dads' funeral.
When Lee Kuan Yew passes away, we know who are at the altar singing.

Anonymous said...

oh my god.....what a laughing stock....'cow also die'....

sgcynic said...

Give them a break! The gods and demigods are doing their best to connect with the ground.

Onlooker said...

This is even worse than the MDA RAP.

Anonymous said...

when the opening line was hollered out by the minister,

first my hair stand,
then i burst into laughter,
then i fell off then chair, nearly.

i have to stop the video after a couple of lines, else my hair will shoot out from my pores like a procupine.

wapiang eh, buay tahan ah. what upturn the downturn!!??

what has it achieve? nothing.

Fu Chai said...

looks like a 'venture era' brainwashing session...

Anonymous said...

Disgraceful, disgusting and demeaning.

money-for-nothing said...

Upturn the downturn. Frontside my backside. Bottom-up my EZ-Link card. That's the sort of juvenile wordplay my 5-year old enjoys.
I can hardly believe that we are actually witnessing a grownup (groan-down?) government minister, a GOVERNMENT MINISTER of 'first world nation' Singapore, behaving in such an embarrassingly childish manner in public... * shakes head in despair *.

Tsk, tsk, tsk... a multimillionaire, obscenely overpaid, fatcat union 'leader' with a backing-group of his lackeys - all of whom are in nice secure jobs at workers' expense - laughing and singing and advising poor and unemployed workers to look on the bright side of life... Hope you got the joke, citizens?

Mao was filmed swimming in the Yangzi to signal his vigour and his command of the Cultural Revolution. With a bit of luck we'll soon be treated to the sight of LKY and his son break-dancing on a getai stage to show how perfectly connected they are with our youth and their extreme fitness to manage the economy. God knows we all could use a laugh these days.

Anonymous said...

My jaws just dropped and hair stood up 5secs into singing.

Can't decide which is MORE HILARIOUS....the singing & dancing OR the hit-the-bull's-eye comments made here!!!!

The latter are so hilarious...and so accurate!!! The comments are ssssoooo funny.

Yup. Where on earth do you get a workers union that is so supportive of its 'opponent'? Only in Singapore! Don't know have workers union for what? wayang wayang only.

someone sad for singapore said...

That is an utter insult to us poor peasants.

Who are they to tell me to fucking upturn the fucking downturn when they are so blardy rich and untouchable unlike me?

Anonymous said...

Mr Ong Teng Cheong would have done something positive if he's around. He's the only PAP person deserved of Singaporeans' respect.

Other PAP dogs better go to hell....starting with this Lan Jiao face Lim Swee Say.

Pengsan said...

Can't believe it! These are just a bunch of clowns and you know who is the CHIEF CLOWN? The one who said to Upturn the Downturn! He is simply out of this world!!
Pls lah, for singaporeans' sake stop your clowning otherwise your Downturn will not have a U-turn!!

Anonymous said...

Lim su say must have been damn pissed when the MC requested the song to be sung again.

In his head, i dont want to look like a fool again.

LOL

Sunfleur said...

MAD rap and this Upturn The Downturn song sama-sama - KNS! These obscenely paid officials are just making a fool of themselves.

With the kinda million $$$ salary they are still getting, I don't think they even know what it's like to be at the receiving end of this downturn lah! A whole lot of N.A.T.O.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, this is just out of this world. I could not help having goose bumps. Just had to turn it off after a few minutes.

What are they trying to do? To connect? To inspire? To show that they can sing? Don't make my toes laugh!

At least Health Minister Khaw had the guts anc courtesy to say 'I look foolish'. I hope they do the same.

Lost Citizen

Anonymous said...

Not sure why so many negative comments here. Really good effort by all of them. Truly inspirational. I sure the peasants will be touched.

Anonymous said...

i suspect the more ppl criticise these pap clowns, the more they revel and feel proud of themselves... the perverse state of the pap!

Anonymous said...

I just could not help but chuckle at seeing this video...and how much did it cost to put that little number together? Upturn the downturn my a**e! It would have been funnier if they had strings attached to them because they are just a bunch of puppets in reality! Pretty much sums up this whole sorry downturn saga, patronizing fools! If this event had happened back here in Blighty they would have been bottled off the stage. X-Factor they most certainly do not have!

Anonymous said...

Typical PAP Wayang Style!

Musical show and hip hop dancing and what not?

Trying to act cute!

Disgusted Citizen said...

Some people drawing millions in order to talk cock like sing sing; and just for a change they start to sing song like talk cock.

Why not? Millions of dollars in their bank accounts every year at workers expense doing really sweet FO!

Er.... sorli lah .... actuali I mean not sweet FO .... but only talk cock like sing song, and sing song like talk cock lah.

Anonymous said...

i've been trying to get the lyrics of the whole song.

anyone knows where i can get it?

Anonymous said...

Imagine you are jobless, or fearing retrenchment. You worry about your living expenses, your mortgage payments, your kids' school fees...and the solution the multi million ministers have for you is this "Upturn the Downturn" song. I wonder how many people killed themselves after watching this performance.

Anonymous said...

Upturn the Downturn

In this downturn, workers may feel sad
When its upturn, we will all be glad
Go for help and e2i
Or call union hotline
Cut costs save jobs good for Singapore
With some help from SPUR and also Jobs Credit
U Care Fund and all our SEs
For U, from U
Let us stand in pride and unity
We are pro-workers oi oi
We are pro-business oi oi
Upturn the downturn

Clear eyed said...

And to think that we are paying him and the whole pack of PAP clowns millions each every year for patronising us and trying to fool us with their lousy singing and dancing! Wake up people! Don't be fooled by them and take their insults anymore.

Anonymous said...

Simply enjoyed the ending by LSS

Anonymous said...

How to motivate with such horrible musical arrangement and performance? More like clowning to me. Perhaps thats the intention....to make people laugh.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post the lyrics of the song pls? Coz i cant hear what they are trying to sing.. thx

Anonymous said...

WTF are they singing so happily ?

To celebrate that jobs for the lesser mortals have been taken over by FT while jobs for the higher mortals reserved for PAP underdogs have not been taken away ?

Can they please answer the question : Why is it that so many of our frontline and service jobs such as bank tellers, service managers, customer service officers, technicians, etc. slowly and increasingly being replaced by Chinese, Filipinos, Indians FT. Surprisingly we hardly see any Malay FT.

Why our Govt is rascist ?

Anonymous said...

reminds me of ph arroyo's MIB photo op.

this is a strange attempt to connect with the masses. for the younger generation who listen to rap music, they won't appreciate the hokkien tune. for the older generation who knows the hokkien song, they don't rap.

Anonymous said...

Its really a good joke, just like our union

Anonymous said...

This is really amazing!! I cant believe those millionaire ministers could think of such a stupid act & who, with the right mind, could approve that!! I guess most of the ministers are too out of touch with the regular Joe but to put up such a tasteless act & seemingly proud of it makes me wanna just give up my pink IC & migrate to North Korea!!

Anonymous said...

luckytan - that was sheer torture !! this is what "cringeworthy" means.

Didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. And the commentator saying it was so "creative" ? My toes are laughing.

I think you have made many Singaporeans puke/shiver/commit suicide/seriously contemplate emigration after this video posting !

Anonymous said...

Disgusting wayang and insult to the rakyat by the Greater Immortals and their Running Dogs.

Fuckup my Upfuck, that's what I think of it.

h4ns said...

Thank you for another essential article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a complete way of writing? I have a presentation incoming week, and I am on the lookout for such information.
UEFA Live Stream | Live Stream Today | Live Streaming Free TV Channels Online | Technology News | EPL Live Stream

sex shop woman said...

Hey, there is a great deal of effective info above!

Michelle said...

And to think that we are paying him and the whole pack of PAP clowns millions each every year for patronising us and trying to fool us with their lousy singing and dancing! Wake up people! Don't be fooled by them and take their insults anymore.

Anonymous said...

[p]每镁U G G B a i l e y B u t t o n 1 8 7 3 R u s h T o P u r c h a s e



W h e n a l l p e o p l e p a y a t t e n t i o n t o U G G B a i l e y B u t t o n 5 8 0 3 , d o y o u k n o w w e h a v e u p d a t e U G G B a i l e y B u t t o n T r i p l e t 1 8 7 3 w h i c h i s h a v e t h r e e b a i l e y b u t t o n a n d t a l l t h a n 5 8 0 3 , o t h e r s a r e [url=http://uggbootsoutletuk.webstarts.com]ugg stores outlet[/url] s a m e l y . While also loving the way [url=http://kidsuggbootssale.moonfruit.com]kids ugg boots sale[/url] that the aesthetics, you will also love the fitting of these sneakers . The interior will feature the famous sheepskin liner to wick away moisture . Zur gleichen Zeit, UGG gegrndet genossenschaftlichen Beziehung mit F1 Giganten Ferrari Racing Schuhe, Overalls und andere Produkte, die sehr beliebt sind heute starten . There are various shoes with different styles, colors and brands available [url=http://uggpascherfemme.WebStarts.com]ugg pas cher femme[/url] at Internet stores . If not satisfied you can also go [url=http://uggpascherenfrance.WebStarts.com]ugg pas cher en france[/url] online to search, you can find your favorite match . Mark all environment conditions, they are really common granted that [url=http://uggbootsalegenuine.webstarts.com]kids uggs on sale[/url] of the versatility . Your feets will be not cool in the [url=http://genuineuggsbootscheap.webstarts.com]cheap ugg boots uk[/url] winter wearing them . [url=http://uggaustraliabootsale.webstarts.com]kensington ugg boots[/url] ladyluxuryshoes.[/p]

Anonymous said...

capitalise on the patent of John Dunlop, who [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]doudoune ralph lauren homme[/url]at the hem, collar or sleeve can reform a [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]doudoune ralph lauren homme[/url]their, of which she had come to be extremely [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]ralph lauren pas cher[/url]shares rose the other factors include: a http://www.onlyyoutony.com accessories. MMA clothing companies http://www.onlyyoutony.com can even go for wholesale leather-based

Anonymous said...

which can winter what follows all the [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]ralph lauren homme[/url]technicians could end up ruining your whole [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]ralph lauren pas cher[/url]otherwise meet. You can order your [url=http://www.onlyyoutony.com]doudoune ralph lauren[/url]fact the leaves must have room to 'grow' - http://www.onlyyoutony.com written content with regards to water http://www.onlyyoutony.com Rioja, Burgundy, Bordeaux, etc. The