Posted by: granny1947 | January 4, 2012

Granny’s last Wednesday

Hello All.

Well, I hope it isn’t my last Wednesday.
But it IS the last Wednesday of my holiday.
Not that I am dwelling on this.
Not much,anyway.
Ok…quite a lot.



My walk was a little different today.
I phoned a friend.
What TV show was that from?
It was nice to have a bit of company.
We chatted up a storm.

How is the power in those waves?
Scary stuff.
And there were surfers out there.
They need their heads read.

Just to kick start the year.
A little vent.
I need to get it off my chest.

Our ruling party are about to throw a huge party.
To celebrate 17 years in power.
They are inviting 100,000 of their closest friends.
My invitation must have got lost in the post.
It is costing them a piddling 100 million rand.

I am puzzled.
Exactly WHAT are they celebrating?
During their reign…..

We have a shortage of electricity(they don’t believe in maintenance)
Hospitals are in a state of emergency.
Education has declined.
The country’s roads are falling into disrepair.(fast)
Corruption has reached new highs.
The public have lost confidence in the police force.
Their support base is declining(not fast enough)
Nepotism is rife.

I could go on and on and on.
But it is depressing.

The only Province that is working is ours.
And that is run by the opposition.
It does not take a genius to figure out what the solution is.
However, the vast majority still vote with their hearts and not their heads.

To quote NR…..ahhhh that’s better.



  1. enjoy the last hours of your holiday

    • The next couple of days are going to fly by Sidey.

  2. Enjoy your last day!

    • Not my last day PIP but my last Wednesday…sigh

  3. They are not celebrating 17 years in power, they are celebrating the centenary of the ANC.

    • Thank you for the correction Frank.
      However, I stick to my comments regarding their lack of achievement during their 17 years in power.

  4. I don’t know much about South Africa but we change ruling parties about every 4 to 8 years and everything is still a mess no matter who is running the country. At least the have the sense not to throw a party over it.

    • Hi maire….our crowd have been in power for seventeen years but their majority is slowing decreasing….even the uneducated are starting to see the light.

  5. Politicians everywhere suck…the party is definitely a pisser though…

  6. I’ll tell you what they’re celebrating – they’re celebrating all the millions of extra Rand in their own pockets; they’re celebrating the stupidity of people who have given up hope and vote them back in over and over again; they’re celebrating that they’ve gotten away with their crimes for 17 years. Things seem to be getting worse all over the world. We have a presidential vote coming up later this year, and the choices range from bad to worse. Or maybe worse to “worser”, It’s scary to think how low they can go.

    • Hi RD….you have that all correct….
      Hmmmmmmmmmmm….on the news right now….3000 police officers to go to the party!
      There are going to be 50 heads of state….some people will do anything for a free trip.

  7. Phone a friend . . . from “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

    Survey says . . . ME! Pick ME!

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday and be glad you didn’t get invited to mingle and rub elbows with the pathetic lot.

    • Right NR…now I remember….only I don’t have your phone number.

  8. Enjoy your leave right down to the very last lick – and then you get stick!
    The voters don’t use their hearts. They use their bowels, which is why they get … er, what they get!

    • Hi Col….it sounds as if we are on the same page here.

  9. So you didn’t receive your invite; probably a good thing as the other guests will all be sycophants and would bes. Enjoy your friends and your walks. Happy New Year.

    • Thank you Judith…the same to you love.

  10. Granny, have you got a newspaper friend who could post your question to the ruling party?

    I’d be furious right along with you. Good thing we aren’t close together. We’d likely end up in jail.

    • Hi souldipper…oh it has come up…loads of times….it is ignored.

  11. I love your vent, Gran! Hear, hear! They have no shame holding a party under these economic conditions – and their really poor sycophants really need their brains scanned (what brains, you ask?) I ask you too.

    • Hi Adee….what amazes me that they don’t see anything ironic about spending that obscene amount of money.

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