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Uit die blou …

Hier naby ons in Simonstad is die ou Stempastorie – dis waar in 1921 die Stem van Suid-Afrika deur Ds M.L. De Villiers gekomponeer is. Die toonsetting is op die woorde van C.J. Langenhoven.

Dit gaan hier nie oor die Stem as sodanig nie, maar oor die pastorie in sy huidige toestand van verval.

Ek voel nie sterk hieroor nie, maar ek vind in die vervalle toestand van die pastorie en die huidige besetter (lekker woord hier, nè?) nl. Fleet Command: Quality Assurance Division” ‘n wondelike ironie.  An irony of ironies!

En wat sê dit van ons vloot se skepe as dit is hoe die Quality Assurance Division sy basis onderhou – of nie onderhou nie?

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A Godsend!?

covidThe Virus a godsend?

Yes – to a variety of individuals and/or groups who can’t let a crisis go to waste. They use any crisis to push some agenda which has nothing to do with the crisis at hand.

Some examples. You could probably add some more.

  • The religious:
    God is punishing us for our sins – most likely for being gay – but any sin will do.
  • Environmentalists:
    Mother Earth is striking back!
  • Global Warmists:
    This is how you should live (under lockdown) but we (the annointed) will fly around the world to exotic locations to tell/instruct you how to live and what not to eat.
  • News Agencies:
    A wonderful opportunity to accuse other news agencies of spreading fake news.
  • Politicians:
    – Accusing opponents of doing too little too late or too much too soon.
    – Sneaking in unrelated issues by hitching them to the crisis bandwagon.
    – Hide more corruption.
    – Exert more control over us.
    – Curry more favour by giving emergency handouts.
  • Finally people like vuurklip:
    No more handshaking/hugging and, God forbid, kissing virtual strangers.

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New Dawn?

Just kidding! kidding

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a Visual Metaphore …

Gesien in Simonstad by die Royal Alfred Gemeenskapsaal.

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‘n Stuk pleister wat van ‘n muur afgebreek het laat ‘n beeld van die gefragmenteerde politieke situasie in ons land en die benarde ekonomiese toestand. ‘n Gevolg van die Zuma era en die stryd om Cyril tot ‘n val te bring.

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Trappe van Vergelyking (II)

'If you shoot your foot off don't coming running to me.'

In ‘n vorige pos het ek gesê: Dom, Dommer, DA.

Daar kom nou nóg ‘n trap by: Dom, Dommer, Domste, DA.

In die Daily Maverick lees ons dat die DA beheerde munisipaliteit van Kaapsted nou hawelose straatmense beboet!

The City of Cape Town has been called out for enforcing a by-law that enables street dwellers to be fined. Daily Maverick discovered that the outrage over fining people who can’t afford to pay has overshadowed the day-to-day issues of the homeless and the need for more creative social development solutions.

Behalwe dat die grondelose ongevoeligheid teenoor die armstes blootstel, staan dit gelyk aan hoogs onnosele politieke selfmoord.

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Trappe van Vergelyking (I)

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Die linkerhand weet nie wat die regterhand doen nie.

Aan die een kant, wil hulle die Public Protector (PP) uitskop weens onbevoegdheid. Daar is genoeg hofsake teen haar om hierdie poging te steun.

Aan die ander kant, lê hulle ‘n klag by die (einste onbevoegde) PP oor beweerde Bosasa donasies aan Cyril se veldtog om president van die ANC en gevolglik die president van SA te word. En dit tewyl die DA die PP as onbevoeg beskou?! Praat van politieke opportunisme!

Dis seker ‘n redelike strategie om die PP te gebruik om van ‘n opponent ontslae te raak. Maar wat kan hulle só bereik? Sê nou net hulle raak van Cyril ontslae met PP se hulp.

Wat dan?

Daar is geen kans dat kortbroek Malusi en die kortsigtige DA hierby kan baat nie. Die ANC staan nog te sterk en die DA loop ver agter.

En wie dink die DA sal Cyril opvolg? Mabuza, Ace, Dlamini-Zuma, Duarte, Mantashe? En één van hulle sál die opvolger wees – and then it’s back to square one and Zim/Venezuela here we come – nog vinniger as onder Cyril.

‘n Nagmerrie.

 

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You always need a Plan B!

In the event that Ace wins the Race …

Here is Plan B: the Bric-à-Brac store in Fishhoek!

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Read this book to get to know Ace!

 

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Election 2019

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During the last several months we were bombarded with promises.

Now that the election is behind us, we will have a four year period of broken promises followed by another year of new promises – and so it will continue …

Some of the promises:

  • A better life for all (those with the right connections)
  • Free houses (if you can jump the queue?).
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs (created by ruining the economy, Eskom, Transnet, SAA, etc. Perhaps you can get jobs in a Saxonwold shebeen.).
  • Doubled social grants (Sorry, VBS is already looted to extinction).
  • Free higher (decolonised, gravity free) education.
  • Free organic waste vegetables.
  • Electric cars (powered by Eskom wind turbines?).
  • Jail time for those implicated in state capture (Yeah, right!)
  • Jailtime for the Zuptas.

OK, I made the last one up. It’s a promise only I am daring enough to make (and break – so there).

 

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Come Again?

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MERKEL: Psst! Commen Sie, ve go haf breakfast!
MAY: Yes! Let’s do BREXIT!
MACRON: Non, non, not ze English breakfast!

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EU Burokrasie en die Oorlog op Huisvroue

Hier is die jongste gekheid van die Europese Unie se Brusselse burokrate. Jy weet al van die besluite oor stofsuiers, elektriese ketels, wasmasjiene, elektriese motors en vele meer. Alles in die naam van “Global Warming” maar met die versteekte doel om vroue se lewens net moeiliker te maak.

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Nou loods hulle ‘n aanval op, wait for it, Wasgoedpennetjies! Die redenasie is as volg:
Die pennetjies is van hout en staal gemaak, enersyds word die wereld ontbos en andersyds is die proses om erts te myn en in staal te verwerk koolstof (!) intensief. Die opdrag is dus dat alle wasgoedpennetjies nou net half grootte gemaak moet word! Minder hout en staal en dus minder koolstof in die atmosfeer.

Die denkfout wat hulle hier begaan is natuurlik dat mense nou twee keer  soveel pennetjies sal nodig hê om wasgoed op te hang. En omdat die hout nou dunner is, breek hulle makliker en moet dus meer dikwels vervang word.

Soos met die ander genoemde regulasies, sal hierdie een net die teenoorgestelde uitwerking hê.

Lees die hele storie met van die snaakste illustrasies hier in Engels in Der Spiegel – (en plastiek pennetjies? Nein, nein! Verboten!)

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