Getting away from it all…

I dabbled in the camping world this month, despite my lack of outdoorsy skills.

I have a confession to make: I have never been a camper. And I doubt I’ll ever be one.

Getting away from it all…
Getting away from it all…

Getting away from it all…

I dabbled in the camping world this month, despite my lack of outdoorsy skills.

Orchids and Onions – Clever marketing in some election campaigns

Orchids and Onions – Clever marketing in some election campaigns

An awesome Onion for DNA Brand Architects … and one to Volvo for good measure, for allowing shotgun PR to happen.
Let’s go on election day and make a cross – or not

Let’s go on election day and make a cross – or not

Withholding your vote is as much a democratic tool as supporting the party of your choice is. Hell, even a spoilt vote is a way to express your beliefs!
It’s that time again when the kakistocracy tells us how much they care

It’s that time again when the kakistocracy tells us how much they care

The country’s professional leeches have been rolling out their charm offensives over the past few months.
Stop ignoring truths and facts in run-up to election

Stop ignoring truths and facts in run-up to election

If you vote for Ramaphosa, believing he is a change agent, you are in denial. Much like ANC supporters.
The ANC is way past its sell-by date

The ANC is way past its sell-by date

That this election is vital – a watershed, in fact – for a country hijacked by criminals in every facet of its infrastructure, is obvious.
We live it, Mr President, apologies for the train delay

We live it, Mr President, apologies for the train delay

We commuters apologise for the delay and hope that, when you have time, you’ll come again and experience something different. 
The ANC is unable to self-correct

The ANC is unable to self-correct

Ramaphosa is not incapable of fixing government. He is simply working from within a party that makes it impossible for him to do so.
If the election was a fairy tale…

If the election was a fairy tale…

The coming elections might just see some dragons slain, while there’s always the possibility of an ogre emerging as the king of the castle.
Dear broccoli, I don’t like your new look

Dear broccoli, I don’t like your new look

You used to be so perfect just the way you are.
Michael Jackson’s music feels like a horror soundtrack now

Michael Jackson’s music feels like a horror soundtrack now

I couldn’t even get through the whole Leaving Neverland documentary.
Here’s who to vote for, whiteys

Here’s who to vote for, whiteys

The logic of voting ANC, not because you like its policies but because you like its leader, is so tactically flawed that one hardly knows where to start.
Howzat for simple law changes?

Howzat for simple law changes?

Unlike the rugby changes, the cricket ones are simple, and easy to understand. They also make sense.
Orchids and Onions – Take a bow, McDonald’s

Orchids and Onions – Take a bow, McDonald’s

And the Onion goes to … Chicken Licken, for its bullying tactics towards a vegan eatery.
Cheers to all you right-wing trolls who can’t tell your arse from your elbow

Cheers to all you right-wing trolls who can’t tell your arse from your elbow

It’s interesting what you can learn about an online ‘army’ when they come after you.
My love is fuelled by drama

My love is fuelled by drama

As a matter of fact, I don’t watch TV anymore. I don’t follow sport. And I don’t go to the theatre. Organised entertainment simply cannot compete.
What does education cost in SA? Sometimes, everything

What does education cost in SA? Sometimes, everything

Children pay with their childhoods for an education in South Africa… and with their lives.
The State Security Agency urgently needs an overhaul

The State Security Agency urgently needs an overhaul

Our intelligence agency’s preoccupation has been meddling in politics, rather than fighting crime, stabilising the country and staving off external threats.
Avoid xenophobic undertones on topic of healthcare for foreigners

Avoid xenophobic undertones on topic of healthcare for foreigners

All we can do is ask the government and the public for a humane approach to the matter of healthcare to non-South African citizens.
Ignorance has been votes bliss for the ANC

Ignorance has been votes bliss for the ANC

The ANC poll suggests the party will retain Gauteng, but a more credible survey by the Institute of Race Relations indicates it will dip under 50%.
When parliament awakes to a new dawn

When parliament awakes to a new dawn

‘Let’s do some housekeeping. All you parliamentarians will not be prefixed with ‘honourable’, an oxymoron, given the reputation of politicians.’
Only fascists make journalists fair game, EFF

Only fascists make journalists fair game, EFF

Like Hitler, the apartheid state used fear to achieve its aims, and it comes as no surprise when those that use it against journalists are called fascists.
Please, don’t ask me why

Please, don’t ask me why

Why do they wheelie? Because they’re grown-ups. And grown-ups can do as they please.
Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR

Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR

The Institute of Race Relations’ head of media defends their decision to invite a controversial columnist to speak.
The big question of 2019: Who do we vote for?

The big question of 2019: Who do we vote for?

Seldom have we been so confused about the offerings in front of us on the ballot paper.
Jaundiced Eye – Media, like state institutions, allow EFF to rampage with impunity

Jaundiced Eye – Media, like state institutions, allow EFF to rampage with impunity

In South Africa the media, the ‘watchdog’ of democracy, seems to growl only when its own tail is stepped upon.

 

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