Category Archives: Current Affairs

Durban has a Smoking Problem …


A warehouse in the valley over the two parallel hills most of Durban’s Bluff comprises got all fired up with enthusiasm.  The pall of smoke was most impressive even from home, so after picking youngest granddaughter up from school we … Continue reading

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Culture and Religion Overrule Normal Laws and Customs


Many believe that the title above is valid. They will argue that established customs, or practices arising from what are regarded as holy sources, are of greater importance than man-made rules or modern viewpoints. Is this so? Does culture or … Continue reading

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Wordle 288 … Where the Cap Fits …


No angel, but some feathered jinx That on this planet such shallow, hollow Doctrines implanted with their stinks, Expecting us to follow! With a sigh, we decide to leave each cult to bleed or spin Shamelessly into the news with … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Stinker


The average people found these days, Because of stupid sentiments, Smell different in strangest ways — All have a lack of common scents. © February 2017 Colonialist

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Murder Most Foul as in the Worst it is


Three weeks ago the life of a talented, gentle, and thoroughly admirable person was snatched away by some of the despicable vermin that increasingly crawl around this country. I had only met Iain Rossouw on a few occasions over the … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rules of Disorder, Really Awful


Gen’ral Robert, it is clear we need yer Update on some Rules for the Procedure Parliamentary meetings now should stick to — Quite a number, now, you need to flick through When one’s rising on a Point of Silence,* Or … Continue reading

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Disgusting Barbarism


All practices which involve maiming or causing willful suffering to people or animals should be banned. No excuses regarding ‘cultural customs’ (what irony!) should be permitted to have any sway. This is an area where the will of an enlightened … Continue reading

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