Posts Tagged ‘Vote’

So, South Africa votes – Stupidly!

Well, i guess this is the time I must add “in my opinion”…right? Or “the general opinioin”..? Well, fact is fact – it is stupid, though to the defence I may point out they really didn’t have that much of an option.

 

Zuma vs Zapiro - remember the days..

Zuma vs Zapiro - remember the days..

Oh well, I know I’ll probably get a lot of lip for this, but somebody has to say it –  and I aint the only one.  Cries have been on for change in the “Rainbow Nation” for a while, with many complaining about especially the controversial “housing scheme”, which hit major heights in Port Elizabeth after so much money was made available and nothing came from it.  SO the general ideas was that people would be fed up – with the RULING PARTY, not Thabo Mbeki.  Yes understandable there is a new man in charge, but how many would bet their lives on Zuma producing better results than the once repectable Thabo Mbeki (yes I may think he is better than Zuma, but that dont make him a Saint does it – reminds me of the Nelson Madela, Chris Hani saga! YES I SAID IT!).  Seems though all people wanted was movement of power from the Xhosa’s to the Zulu’s – irregardless of credentials.  However, all that said though – the options available weren’t the best I must ass.  The opposition was basically fighting amongst themselves, already submitted to the notion they will lose, and I bet that rubbed off onto any possible neutrals, and no one want a leader lacking in confidence.

Zapiro at it again

Zapiro at it again

Oh well…we do have to move on right.  So ANC has won again. Some change in that they couldn’t achieve the 2/3 majority needed to change the constitution, but we all know in Africa where there is a will, there is a way..and true democracy – well, I’m yet to see a natioin where true democracy exists. Yes that includes you America!  So what if a black man won –  democracy is a dream that will never be realised so long as money make the world go round.

Anyway, good luck to the people of South Africa and hope they made the right choice – no pun intended.  Seriously though – the last thing we want to hear is another nation screaming foul smell after jumping into a pit latrine.  It’s time to deal with the consequences, who knows though – amybe this may be a blesing in disguise.  Some are keen to say do not judge a book by it’s cover – well, we on chapter 7 and this book screams nothing but bullocks.

2seconds and 3o minutes later – i may be forced to swallow my words….

timbo!!

South Africa Votes – IT Alternatives

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The moment most of Africa, and i must say the world been looking forward to.  One can be forgiven for thinking this was 1994 all over again – South Africans take to the polls, amidst questions, doubts and fear over the favorite and possibly next president – Jacob Zuma.

It has been a rollercoaster time for the vaguely rich nation, with possibly the best candidate for presidency in the country, Thabo Mbeki, being ousted from his post, resign he did but he was forced.  Prominent members of the ANC quit, a new party (Cope) was established and there has been real competition for once in the polls and majority usually held by the ANC is undewr threat.  One can only imagine the consequencies had Cope been able to field a properly qualified and competent candidate for presidency.

Large turnout

Large turnout

So voter turn out was large, people had their say, and early signs are Jacob Zuma will be the next president.  Yes with the rape allegations and corruption charges still not letting their threshold on the feared man.

Eastern Cape Province, Cope official Gerlad Yona was shot and died after attacked at his home, yet you do not see this making much headlines.  It’s almost as if it is “currently” being treated as trivial, with most, if not every, report on the case just stating a few paragraphs and ending on how Cope had injected excitement, shortage of ballot papers and peaceful votes.  So much for transparency – are these the first signs of a Zima led governement. YES I SAID IT!!  It’s rather sad though. But then again, they say we cannot pass judgement as he has not had his chance, and every new president can be termed a risk (unless of course you’re the saviour of nations Obama lol…smh), so we wait – question though is – Is this a risk worth taking.

On a lighter note – after my usual daily blog exploring – “here are some IT alternatives for people who are never too drunk to fish and still think a seven course meal is a hedgehog in clay with a six-pack.” (from Dr Farquar )

<the blog is not for the easily offended – but quite hilarious if you aint too shallow and have a bit of metaphor understanding and are well read – general knowledge – else some jokes just wont make sense to you.>

Backup – What you do when you run across a skunk in the woods.
Bug – The reason you give for calling in sick.
Byte – What your pitbull done to cousin Jethro.
Chip – Pasture muffins that you try not to step in.
Terminal – Time to call the undertaker.
Crash – When you go to Junior’s party uninvited.
Digital – The art of counting on your fingers.
Diskette – Female Disco dancer.
Fax – What you lie about to the Inland Revenue.
Hacker – Uncle Leroy after 32 years of smoking.
Hardcopy – Picture looked at when selecting tattoos.
Internet – Where cafeteria workers put their hair.
Keyboard -For your car-keys at the police station when arrested for Drink Driving.
Mac – Big Bubba’s favourite fast food.
Megahertz – How your head feels after 17 beers.
Modem – What you do when the grass gets too high.
Mouse Pad – Where Mickey and Minnie live.
Network – Scooping up a big fish before it breaks the line.
ROM – Where the Pope lives.
Screen – Keeps mosquitoes off the porch.
Serial Port – A red wine you drink with breakfast.
Superconductor – Stagecoach’s Employee of the year.
SCSI (pronounced scuzzi) – What you find inside your week-old underwear.

HA HA – all is well that ends well.  Good Luck South Africa.

2seconds 30minutes later….
timbo!