Really Awful Monkey Business

We have been rather busy this week.  Daughter and grandkids fluttered off to stay near Cape Town last week, and it serves them right that they have been fuf-fuf-fuf-freezing while I have been barefoot in shorts and short-sleeved shirt all day while carrying on with crazy paving.

However, other bits of the week were more hectic. We attended a lecture on orchids yesterday, of which more in the future.  Fascinating things.  Also, as if dealing with Home Affairs for IDs and passports wasn’t enough, we had to get involved on behalf of a friend to apply for his State Pension.  What a rigmarole!  However, after blowing my top at all the bureaucracy, it was carefully explained to me by a senior official that they have no option but to apply some of their ‘own’ rules in order to counter all the attempted fraud.

Hardly any time for blogging, but I thought I would include a couple of grape little rhymes written during the month raisin current affairs in as in sultana way as I can.

They relate primarily to the fact that the African National Congress foisted one Willies Mchunu as KwaZulu Natal Premier, as a most unpopular choice.  He promptly brought a bunch of his cronies in.

The ANC candidate mill is
Inclined to give KZN Willies,
For filling top roles
With unsuitable souls,
And now, with this fresh bunch, it still is.


For appointment to our government positions
There exist some most important pre-conditions:
You must never have a clue
About anything to do
With portfolio on which you make decisions.

Monkey Business

Here we have our local monkeys going about their business yesterday …

Here we have one of the watchdogs showing complete unconcern at monkey business.

…and here we have one of the watchdogs showing complete unconcern at monkey business.

I must emphasize that the comparison with monkeys relates to homo stupidus politicus as a whole, as also so ably demonstrated recently in USA and then UK.  Come to think of it, the monkeys might have deep cause for complaint at the inference.  I hope they don’t read this.

© Colonialist June 2016 (WordPress)

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16 Responses to Really Awful Monkey Business

  1. Ruth2Day says:

    a lot of monkeying going on over there


  2. Those clever rhymes enabled you to have a little wine!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. granny1947 says:

    I am sure the monkeys HAVE read this!


  4. What a circus you have going on there, but looking at England and the USA, things aren’t much better, albeit without the violence. The head monkey in charge of the SABC obviously believes in ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’. Your watchdog looks very blasé about the monkeys’ goings on. 🙂 Hope the paving isn’t too crazy.


    • colonialist says:

      I don’t know about a circus – those have people displaying amazing skill, which cannot be said about any of our bunch. The SABC head is mimicking the idiocy of other ministers like that of Sport and Recreation – all similar characters should be redeployed into something they might be able to do, Sweeping floors might be within the scope of their competency, if patiently trained.
      The paving would be driving me crazy if I wasn’t that way already.

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  5. beeblu says:

    Constipated bureaucracy and violent crime is what sent me packing from SA. What a fiasco. But I challenge anyone to show me a decent incumbent political party, the world over.

    Liked by 1 person

    • colonialist says:

      The bureaucracy alternates between constipated and incontinent. The crime and propensity towards violence are alarming. In politics, the electorate get what they ask for, but not what they need.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    I see that your faithful watchdog is living up to it’s name by just watching!


  7. toutparmoi says:

    I’d far rather have monkeys in my yard than politicians.

    Liked by 1 person

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