Jy blaai in die argief vir 2010 Maart.

30 Maart in pics

Maart 31, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Buite reen dit katte en groterige honde. Minstens St. Bernards en Newfoundlands. Ek is so dankbaar ek het ‘n warm, waterdigte huis, en dat ek nie die laatmiddag spitsverkeer moet trotseer of moet wag vir ‘n taxi of bus nie. Of, erger nog, in hierdie woeste storm moet voetslaan nie.

Ek was feitlik heeldag by Binnelanders se nuwe studio – state-of-the art, regtig ‘n eerste vir die Suid-Afrikaanse TV-bedryf. Mooi genoeg om self in van die tonele gebruik te word. Nie dat dit nodig is nie, want daar is 1 200 vierkante meter se ateljeespasie. Groter as my erf, vir ingeval jy wonder hoe groot dit is…

Martha, my fantastiese huishulp, is met vakansie. So ek en die kids snork bietjie op ons eie op. Oor ek hulle so min gesien het die afgelope maand (ek was altesaam 10 aande weg van die huis af, ses daarvan sonder hulle), was ons gister bietjie na een van ons gunsteling plekke: die Irene-koeiplaas.

Ek was bietjie teleurgesteld in die restaurant se diens – blykbaar is daar nuwe eienaars – maar dit bly steeds ‘n fantastiese plek vir ‘n rustige koffie terwyl die kinders die wereld vol kan rondhardloop en hulle verbeel hulle is op ‘n regte plaas.

So lyk dit daar:

Die kinders spandeer altyd ure by die kalfies, en laat hulle toe om aan hulle klere te suig. Please note the shirt! Die vorige keer moes ek Luc se trui weggooi, want kalf se kind het die een mou seker 30cm lank uitgerek en stukkend gekou. 

Maar aan die ander kant, wie kan nee se vir so ‘n gesiggie? Kyk net die wimpers. Luc het hierdie een Chocolate gedoop.

Ons het ‘n rukkie lank hierdie bosluisvoel dopgehou. Dit lyk behoorlik of hy van kalfie tot kalfie loop en skinder.

Die dam uit ‘n ander hoek afgeneem:

‘n Prentjie van landelike rustigheid ‘n klipgooi van die gewoel van Pretoria.

Daar is ‘n koffiewinkel, restaurant en deli op die perseel, en jy kan ook vars melk, kaas en room van die plaas koop.

LET WEL: In ‘n (vir my) verrassende wending aanvaar nie een van die winkels meer kontant nie. Onthou dus jou debiet- of kredietkaart.

Tired of Malema and his hate speech? Sign this petition that will accompany the court complaint.

Maart 31, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Yep, I have a thing about Malema. Most of us do. We are tired of his brainless very vocal outbursts. We are tired of the hate speech. We are tired of the fact that government and the ANC seems to condone his behaviour. We are tired of the fact that heis singlehandedly busy destroying all that democracy and the new SA (yep, remember that one!) stands for.

Solidarity’s Afriforum is taking Malema to court over the Kill the Boer-hate speech. YOU can help to strengthen their case by signing their petition.

Yes, I’m also beginning to lose faith in the official side of things in SA, with, amongst other things, the demotion of state prosecutors that chose to stand up for what they believe is right. BUT: THIS DOESN’T MEAN WE HAVE TO JUST SIT AND LET IT HAPPEN.

PLEASE support initiatives like this!

Here’s the background, taken from www.stopmalema.co.za

Julius Malema recently sung the song “Awedubula i’Dubulu” at at least two public events. Here is a translated version of the song:

Ayasaba amagwala

“They are scared the cowards”

Awudubule (i)bhunu

“Do shoot the/a farmer”

Ziyarobha le zintsha

“They rob us, these dogs”

The word “farmer” is used in this context as an expletive to refer to whites, or more specifically to Afrikaners. AfriForum Youth has launched a campaign to stop Julius Malema’s inciting statements for once and for all. This campaign will only succeed if YOU participate in it. The campaign will include the following:

  • A complaint of hate speech at the Equality Court

A hate speech complaint has been submitted by AfriForum Youth and AfriForum against Malema. Julius Malema is the first respondent and the ANC the second respondent. The ANC has been added as party, because they stated that there is nothing wrong with the words “Shoot the farmers”. In this case, AfriForum Youth and AfriForum demand:

  1. That the song “Awudubule (i)bhunu” should be declared to be hate speech;
  2. That Julius Malema is ordered to apologise for his conduct;
  3. That Julius Malema is ordered to pay a fine and that this money should go to organisations that work with the victims of farm attacks; and
  4. That the case is referred to the National Director of Public Prosecutions for the criminal prosecution of Malema.
  • Stop Malema petition

A petition has been launched to prove that South Africans do not condone Malema’s actions. The petition will be sent to Malema’s email address. This will also serve as evidence against Malema in court. Petition forms can be downloaded from here and faxed back to AfriForum Youth. In addition R10-00 can be contributed to the campaign by sending the word “STOP” by SMS to 38655 (in other words each SMS is charged at R10-00).

AfriForum Jeug het in minder as twee weke meer as 10 000 name op die Stop Malema-petisie ingesamel.  Hierdie petisie gaan tydens AfriForum Jeug se haatspraak-klag teen Julius Malema by die hof gebruik word om te wys hoe ernstig die publiek voel daaroor dat stappe teen Malema geneem moet word.  In die hofsaak eis ons die volgende:

  • dat Malema, die ANC Jeugliga en die ANC verbied word om enige uitsprake te maak wat rassehaat en –geweld aanmoedig;
  • dat Malema beveel word om die publiek vir sy uitsprake om verskoning te vra;
  • dat Malema beveel word om skadevergoeding te betaal aan organisasies wat met die slagoffers van plaasaanvalle werk; en
  • dat Malema se saak na die direkteur van Openbare Vervolgings vir strafregtelike vervolging verwys word.

10 000 name is nog nie genoeg nie.  Om die petisie sterk en geloofwaardig te maak, gaan ons minstens 25 000 name nodig hê.

Jy kan help om Malema tot verantwoording te roep deur die volgende te doen:

  • Ondersteun die Stop Malema petisie by www.stopmalema.co.za;
  • SMS die woord “Stop” na 38655 om R10 te skenk vir die regskostes in die saak wat teen Malema gevoer word (elke SMS kos R10-00);
  • Stuur hierdie e-pos asseblief aan al jou kontakte!

Vriendelike groete

Pic of Mugabe like you’ve never seen him before…

Maart 30, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Although I suspect that his good, bestest best buddy Jewels the Joefleader will disagree on this outfit. Latest news on our much-disliked-Joefleader is that he is leaving for Zim on Friday with an ANCYL delegation to go and see how nationalisation worked for Zim.

For anybody with more than two braincells, it would have been a very short trip – to the inner city of Joburg and back, seeing that half of Zim is now living there. But not our Jewels! Nay, the man is thorough when it comes to idiotic things. He will spend the whole of Easter weekend with ole Bob to learn about the wonders of stealing land and killing democracy (and a couple of hundred of people).

Anyhoe, here’s the promised picture of Bob (by Zapiro, of course). He with the sharp eye.

Pic of Mugabe: like you’ve never seen him before…

Maart 30, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Although I suspect that his good, bestest best buddy Jewels the Joefleader will disagree on this outfit. Latest news on our much-disliked-Joefleader is that he is leaving for Zim on Friday with an ANCYL delegation to go and see how nationalisation worked for Zim.

For anybody with more than two braincells, it would have been a very short trip – to the inner city of Joburg and back, seeing that half of Zim is now living there. But not our Jewels! Nay, the man is thorough when it comes to idiotic things. He will spend the whole of Easter weekend with ole Bob to learn about the wonders of stealing land and killing democracy (and a couple of hundred of people).

Anyhoe, here’s the promised picture of Bob (by Zapiro, of course). He with the sharp eye.

Even the animals are mocking Jewels the Joefleader

Maart 29, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Afrikaans readers will know Louis die Laeveldleeu, an Afrikaans comic strip that has been around for AGES! I think it’s creator, Wim Bosman, has his finger on the pulse of that type of dry wit that is so typical of Afrikaans speaking people.

Here’s what Wim… oops, sorry Louis thinks of Jewels, our dearly hated Joefleader.

And we thought WE had a problem with crime…

Maart 29, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

I love New York City; I’ve got a gun.- – – Charles Barkley

New York is a sucked orange.- – – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It’s only the people who make them unsafe. – – – Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.- – – Marion Barry

“New York’s such a wonderful city. Although I was at the library today. The guys are very rude. I said, “I’d like a card.” He says, “You have to prove you’re a citizen of New York.” So I stabbed him.”

“I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.”

“The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.”

“In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?”

Jewels the Joefleader as seen through Pollux’s eyes

Maart 29, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

For those who don’t know Pollux: he has a weekly column in Rapport, commenting on any- and everything, but mostly on politicians. (This comes from last week’s Rapport, since I only caught up with reading last week’s newspapers yesterday.)

My quote for today? (Don’t know who said it, but he/she spoke the truth.)

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

 

On a serious note: I’m not a pessimist by nature, but I am seriously worried about the anarchy in SA lately. If it’s not Jewels wanting to kill the white people, it’s the ANC protecting his right to sing the “struggle song”. Excuse me, but what struggle?

Althought the PAC’s outburst and threats on Jewels’ life may have had a lot of us secretly smiling, it also bodes nothing good for this country.

We are but a peel away from a banana republic, mefinks.

Heaven also has it’s problems…

Maart 29, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Something tongue in the cheek to start the week with.

On their way to get married, a young couple is involved in a fatal
car accident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates,
waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven.
While waiting, they begin to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven?
When St. Peter showed up, they asked him. St. Peter says, “I don’t know.

This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out”, and he leaves.

The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and the couple are
still waiting. As they waited, they discussed that if they were allowed to
get married in Heaven, what was the eternal aspect of it all.

“What if it doesn’t work?” they wondered, “Are we stuck together FOREVER?”

After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat
bedraggled. “Yes,” he informs the couple, “you CAN get married in Heaven.”

“Great!” said the couple, “But we were just wondering, what if things don’t
work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?”

St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slams his clipboard onto the ground.

“What’s wrong?” asked the frightened couple.

“OH, COME ON!” St. Peter shouts, “It took me three months to find a Priest
up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it’ll take me to find a lawyer?”
 

Zapiro on our banana republic

Maart 26, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Zapiro on Banana republic

Maart 26, 2010 in Sonder kategorie