How’s THAT for a combo?! And they’re not even really related!!
I have a few issues I feel strongly about, but I don’t blog about them. This is a personal choice, but occasionally they build up and build up until I start screaming at the radio in irritation! So I’m going to mention them here, and give a brief personal viewpoint on them. I’m not going to wax lyrical- because I could go on and on and on, but I don’t want to go that route.
I still have no friggin headlights! My Glugs took a look on the weekend, but Opel is built in such a way that even the simplest thing can’t be done at home! The fanbelt for example, is in between the body and the engine block and you can’t replace it yourself because you can’t get your hands in there! The lights are odd- one bulb seems to perform all functions- and I have “brights” and park lights but no headlights… so I phone Delta yesterday to ask them to replace my headlights and the dude launches into a schpiel about checking the wiring and and and… Which is going to cost me a fortune in labour, when all I need is a new fargin bulb!!! Don’t tell me it could be the wiring when everything else works. I am not an idiot when it comes to my car. And don’t treat me like one because you hear a women’s voice!!!
Next lady for a shave.
Suicide is often a contentious issue, and with good reason. Personally, I feel nothing but disrespect for people who off themselves and immense anger at the selfishness of people who try and fail. I get over those feelings pretty quickly, but don’t expect sympathy from me for it, ever. I get even more pissed off if the person has the audacity to do it at work and upset so many other people in the process. If you really want to take yourself out- find yourself a nice quiet open piece of veld and do it there, where your colleagues or family don’t have to find you and clean up the fargin mess.
And I will make irreverent wise cracks about the situation at every given opportunity. Deal with it.
Zuma is a wanker. Always has been and always will be. And now Ray McCauley- with his shirty attitude towards his congregants- is a wanker too. What!??! Is the Rhema church now under the ANC’s mafia-like thumb after the Niehaus debacle, or is McCauley eyeing the presidency for himself one day that he allows electioneering during a church service!!?!?!? And I don’t give a fork what he says Zuma spoke about- its electioneering!
RSS feeds and things like Google reader. As much as I love Google and all its toys- to me Google reader and its ilk completely defeat the point of blogging. People read but don’t comment. They don’t visit your blog because they’ve now read the post so why should they. They don’t see what your page looks like or what pictures and stuff you’ve added… Ugh.
RSS feeds should be reserved for things like news or forums and newsletters, not blogs.
And last but not least- expats voting.
All of a sudden like, politicians have realised there are a huge number of ex-South Africans living overseas, and seem to think it’ll be a good idea to let them cast a ballot.
Make no mistake bunnies, I have no issue with citizens being able to vote when they’re working overseas, or playing sport or something, but it seems like the politicians want to give everyone who was born here the chance to vote in the elections. The smaller political parties seem to think they can garner sympathy votes- from the people who left the country because of crime and racism and BEE and such like- hoping to boost their parliamentary percentage.
IMHO, if they’ve left the country and opted for a different nationality, then they don’t care anymore what happens in the elections. If they’ve left the country and opted for a different nationality, then they are no longer entitled to a say in what happens. And I honestly don’t think they will want to vote even if given the chance! And I don’t give a fork if they get a lump in their throat when they hear the anthem or cry a little when the Springboks get their asses handed to them- loving
And yes, I have expat friends living overseas- and yes, I am making sweeping generalisations here.
Normal programming has resumed.
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