Well unfortunately he could not hear me over my television set, I often find myself verbalising away at the telly, telling the people on the screen what to do, think, say and be, but they never listen. Even the Sharks don't seem to hear me and the ref never hears my advice.
Now Boris is dead and very few are surprised. There is the off chance that Putin was surprised because this is not exactly what he needed. Boris was a great man, a people's leader and if he could have just shut his mouth a little he might still have been with us today. But that is not how it works. He is not the first or the last political leader whose demise comes out of the barrel of a gun.
Some are pointing at Putin saying it must have been him, while others with broader minds are pointing away from Putin saying that this could have been arranged to look like it was Putin.
Back home we struggle on with our president, I shake my head at his ability to hold onto his seat while Terror calls for his removal citing at least seven reasons. "1. He compromised the constitution and the criminal justice system and in particular undermining the judiciary as was patently clear in the Hlaudi Motsoeneng case; 2.failed to achieve any real economic growth and job creation; 3.increased national debt to a staggering 47% of GDP; 4.allowed government to consume resources that should have gone to service delivery; 5.allowed corruption to become rampant and embedded; 6.failed to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela; and 7.weakened the institutions of the state, stifled accountability and hindered transparency. He has dismally failed the country and continues to lose the confidence of the people. President Zuma must go." Says Mosiuoa Lekota of COPE.
For me a democracy has to be upheld by the rule of law, without that there cannot be a democracy. So when people talk to me about our fragile democracy I'm not sure whether they are deranged and delusional or just delusional. This is not a democracy, the way this country is being run by these politicians, this is a fascist state. We were a socialist state for a while but as you know things change, like the head of the NPA, and now we must close our eyes and pretend that we are a democracy. Is that the voice of Trevor Noah I hear, because surely it must be a joke.
While ISIS lures the young girls out of London with pictures of their handsome hunk soldiers, the Israeli president and the American president cross paths over the Iranian nuclear ability, which if it weren't so serious would also be funny.
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