the mrbrown show: National Cooling Off Day

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Our next General Elections may have a new rule: Cooling Off Day! Hooray!

Podcast iconPodcast: the mrbrown show 3 Dec 2009: National Cooling Off Day Download MP3 (MP3, file size: 4.3mb, Time: 00:04:36)

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21 Responses to “the mrbrown show: National Cooling Off Day”

  1. Good stuff Says:

    omg.. only moron will suggest cooling day… retards…

    the last part is damn funny..

  2. Nana_chan Says:

    First to comment, yay!
    Subtle but got the point, great podcast.

  3. lokie76 Says:

    wah..2 podcasts in 2 days….solid leh

  4. N. Says:

    Another classic example showcasing progress for the sake of progress? I suppose we have run out of ideas of how to improve our election system?

    Btw, is cooling off day declared as a national holiday? Afterall, we need the time away from work and school to contemplate our decisions when casting our votes the next day. If cooling off day is indeed declared as a national holiday, it itself could be the biggest campaigning point for our ruling party, showcasing their care for the citizens of Singapore.

  5. The Singapore Daily » Blog Archive » Daily SG: 4 Dec 2009 Says:

    […] Road to Election: An Extra Cooling Off Day for the Fixing - la nausée: 3 Perspectives on the Proposed Pre-Election ‘Cooling-Off’ Period - Mediated Society: Cooling Off? - Singapore Alternatives: Does PAP really care about Rational and Informed Voters’ Choices? - TOC: ‘Cooling off’ does not mean ‘no talking’ - ErniesUrn on Xanga: My thoughts on ‘Cooling Off’ day - The Temasek Review: How will the “cooling off” law be enforced in cyberspace? - Musings From the Lion City: Much Ado About Nothing [Thanks Ernies] - Molitics: 24 Hours to Remember [Thanks chorusy & Ernies] - TOC: Blogger says he will not observe “cooling-off” period - the mrbrown show: National Cooling Off Day - 1001 Rules for the Singaporean: Only the state-controlled media is allowed on cooling-off day. [Thanks Ernies] - The Reform Party: The Reform Party Opposes PM’s Proposed ‘Cooling-Off’ Period - TOC: Will PAP send a Minister to contest Potong Pasir & Hougang? - Kelvin Teo Writes: Two potentially different battles during the next elections […]

  6. Lee Chee Wai Says:

    Hilarious! I loved it!

  7. A Says:

    Why not offer free 凉茶 (cooling tea) on cooling off day?

  8. Bernardo Says:

    Definitely an inspired and meritocratic podcast! Love it…so cool!

  9. adeline Says:

    when no production from you guys…itz dry spell…
    suddenly, it is 2 productions in such a short span of time! WOW!
    DRY SPELL over!!! Thank God for that!

    U 4got to include these:
    mass media to show movies & documentaries that REFLECT THE PAST/HISTORY of Singapore and the NOW/WHAT we have currently in Singapore ON COOLING OFF DAY
    PLUS
    Besides cooling off day tea, ice-cream to be offered FREE to all residents in areas where there is opposition parties
    PLUS
    Announcement by leaders that the govt will pay 80% of all education cost (tertiary education not included of course) for all CITIZENS ONLY.
    [[ CITIZENS ONLY to encourage PRs to become citizens; and 80% only so that citizens will not become lazy and not study well if education is 100% free. ]]
    PLUS
    IF ruling govt wins all wards during election, it is $100 help-citizen-survive-downturn deposit to citizens’ CPF SPECIAL ACCOUNT.

    Howz that for food for thought during cooling off day in order to vote wisely???

    Sigh. BORN, BRED & BLEED in Singapore and yet up to now no chance to vote…forever walkover! Sick, man!

  10. nicholas Says:

    Got Holiday or not ? Is it a Holiday ?

    If not, cannot think properly. Then it defi the purpose of ‘Cooling-Off’ Day.

    Must be Public Holiday ! Also, can give coupons for free transport to polling stations. So people can remain ‘Cool’ on the way to cast vote. If not, suay suay that day EZ-link card did not ‘beep’ then voter TL, then no more ‘Cool’, then……you know lah. Pls Pls not threat here hor, just a suggestion from a citizen.

    Stay Cool ! ! !

  11. The Singapore Daily » Blog Archive » Weekly Roundup: Week 49 Says:

    […] Road to Election: An Extra Cooling Off Day for the Fixing - Asian in America: Time to think before voting rationally? - Gerald Giam’s Blog: Fixing a problem that doesn’t exist - Today In Singapore: Dirty Harry Would Be Proud - journalism.sg: Pre-election “cooling-off” period should not freeze citizen journalism. - Singaporean Skeptic: PAP Already Has An Unfair Edge. - The Temasek Review: “Cooling-off” day for voters to reflect “calmly” on their decisions or for the PAP to do last minute campaigning? - The Temasek Review: Low Thia Kiang: “Cooling-off” period will give PAP an extra day of campaigning - Singapore Democrats: Proposed Cooling-off Period Designed To Benefit PAP - Sgpolitics.net: Polling day cooling off period is just another distraction - Kaffein-nated: Coolin’ off period for General Elections? - Article 14: Papmandering alert: SPH will brief Singaporeans on the right way to vote on the day before polling day. Every other person: Shut up and Sit Down! - Kelvin Teo Writes: Why the reason behind cooling off period may throw past elections results into disrepute - Chee Wai’s Random Musing: “Mixed” Reactions as defined by Channel News Asia - The Rot Within: Cool off but watch your TV - Yaw Shin Leong @ WP: WP: ‘Cool Off Day’ Reduces Opposition Parties’ Already Limited Electoral Outreach Channels - Today In Singapore: Be Careful What You Wish For - an aberration in pronunciation: Blame it on the 66.6 - Seelan Palay’s Blog: My blog will disregard the “cooling-off” day election regulation - la nausée: 3 Perspectives on the Proposed Pre-Election ‘Cooling-Off’ Period [Recommended] - Mediated Society: Cooling Off? [Recommended] - Singapore Alternatives: Does PAP really care about Rational and Informed Voters’ Choices? - TOC: ‘Cooling off’ does not mean ‘no talking’ - ErniesUrn on Xanga: My thoughts on ‘Cooling Off’ day - The Temasek Review: How will the “cooling off” law be enforced in cyberspace? - Musings From the Lion City: Much Ado About Nothing [Thanks Ernies] - Molitics: 24 Hours to Remember [Thanks chorusy & Ernies] - TOC: Blogger says he will not observe “cooling-off” period - the mrbrown show: National Cooling Off Day - 1001 Rules for the Singaporean: Only the state-controlled media is allowed on cooling-off day. [Thanks Ernies] - The Reform Party: The Reform Party Opposes PM’s Proposed ‘Cooling-Off’ Period - Kelvin Teo Writes: Two potentially different battles during the next elections […]

  12. Ah Tiang Says:

    I think on election eve should be public holiday too. We must have cooling period to think. Best of all election eve can be a day with free parking, dont need pay ERP… Hahaha

  13. tony Says:

    might as well dont hold election
    self elect ok

  14. walau cheebai Says:

    the same problem. I CANT VIEW ANY FUCKING PODCASTS FROM YOUR WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get this fixed mr brown

  15. No 1 Ah Beng Says:

    In US, the parties are called Democrat and Republicans, in Taiwan, the parties are called KMT and DPP. Why in Singapore, one party is called “Proposition” and the rests are called “Opposition”? That just creates a stigma.

    “In the lift, I have peace”.
    Peace or pissed?

  16. Good stuff Says:

    sorry nana_chan..
    you dont have the first post! Hahahahaha

  17. lynn Says:

    So when is the elections gonna be?

    After they decide on the GRCs and redraw boundary lines, and reduce single-seat wards, when do I get to exercise my citizen’s right to vote?

    Cooling off needed for frustrated citizens

  18. b0y_b0y Says:

    pure genius. hahaha.

  19. nice buaya Says:

    Does that mean that we shall have one more public holiday??
    Yeah?? Then support lah Cooling Off Day - one more holiday for us…..yipeee!!

  20. LSM Says:

    I am really worried. You know buyer’s remorse. The decision can be made during the campaign period but that one day can make one fret over the committment. That means no visionary life changing decisions but an arc back to cold logic. But a people reach the next level through shared vision. Besides taking the fun and chance out of the election, which is of course totally not the right reasons to have an election, the election become a cold transaction. All in all, necessary but I don’t think it will make too much of a difference. Singaporeans are a pragmatic people who have not forgotten where they come from. So I think all the things I mentioned are unnecessary.

  21. alvin ho Says:

    Liang Teh

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