Rom! Rom! Rom! Die DA kóm!

Feb 15, 2014
… yet again Oudtshoorn is set up for another of the DA’s phantasmagorical and surreal “take-overs”

Nov 22, 2013
… vir die vierde maal in ses maande
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 15 February 2014. Ye gods and faeries.

And the Dantari of Dantooine. After Princess Leia revealed the location of an abandoned Rebel base to Grand Moff Tarkin, the Dantari saw these technologically-supreme beings as gods, and have since tattooed themselves with pictures of AT-ATs, stormtrooper helmets, and, for the bravest of Dantari, full-body depictions of stormtrooper armor.

And the Dashades of Urkupp. They are tall, humanoid reptiles with dark skin. They are powerful warriors and assassins, and they are not affected by the powers of the Force. Their planet was destroyed in a supernova caused during the Great Sith War, killing all of the Dashades.

And the Defel (colloquially known as Wraiths) from that large, high-gravity, seldom-visited world orbiting the ultraviolet supergiant Ka’Dedus. They are barely visible beings who appear to most other species as shadows, re-enforcing the misconception that they are chameleon-like beings or “living shadows”. Typically, they are employed as mercenaries or guards.

Fairy tales.

My favourites are Middle Eastern myth blown forth by history’s most powerful marketing engine, and Star Wars.

And DA “strategy”.

Having procured the reluctant signature of councillor Peter “ek bly ‘n trotse DA-lid” Roberts the DA yesterday filed yet another s29 demand for a council meeting on Monday week, February 24.

Ja well no fine.

The DA had this success. Probably not of its own design, but still: It succeeded in having Peter Roberts reduced to a mampara. Whatever credibility Roberts might have had is shot. Period. He is no longer of any force and use to either the DA, to which he swears (yeah, right) allegiance; or the ANC, which he claims he could never support.

Who can believe anything this bloke says?

Roberts signed yesterday after a clandestine meeting with Helen Zille and Anton Bredell – on some wine farm in Franschhoek. In Franschhoek!?

Zille and Bredell promised to lift his suspension in return for Roberts’s signature.

Late yesterday it was claimed that the suspension was indeed lifted, but Roberts wanted it in writing, indicating that he had not lost the last of his brain function.

Why Roberts signed is, in deference to Churchill, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is self interest.

Some dichotomous double reverse reverse psychological flat spin shenanigans are at the bottom of this signing, I’ll have you know.

By the by, I’m told that I don’t understand politics and therefore am missing some obscure, obnubilating, turbid point here.

I don’t understand politics!?

You’ve got that right.

YOU do?

Yeah. Raaaaaaait.

Not that it makes a velleity of a difference either way.

But poor Peter Roberts has parroted… remember Monty Python’s Parrot Sketch?

‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies!
‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig!’E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

This is an ex-politician.

The DA takes over the Oudtshoorn Council Monday next, February 24.

Break out the dancing girls from that inner city Harlem school:

Pumpkin, watermelon, Cadillac car
We’re not as dumb as you think we is.


Copyrighted material by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.

Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 22 November 2013.

13h40 A technical glitch prevented realtime commentary.

Perhaps it was a good thing, this bloody band of Gremlins permeating my ones and zeros.

Because nothing happened, but silly bantering about what need never even have been discussed.

The facts are briefly these:

Speaker Stoffels appealed the MacPherson v. Stoffels judgment.

Therefore the judgment is suspended until the minister of local government (Western Cape) successfully brings an application before Schippers J to have the suspension lifted and the make the judgment stand until the appeals process is exhausted.

Therefor DA councillors Pierre Nel and Ben van Wyk can not vote in council meetings.

The motions of no confidence should have been voted at 10h10 or therabouts, but instead severely ill-informed councillors argued about things they clearly did not and do not understand.

Eventually the motions of no confidence in the Speaker; Mayor; and Deputy mayor were defeated by 12 votes to 11.

That should have been the end of it all.

But no.

The DA continued to shout injustice.

Jac Bekker, that DA MP who has never in his unfortunate doings arrogating as a political career managed even a single political matter to a satisfactory conclusion, even threatened that the DA supporters would “take over” the municipal buildings.

Bid jou aan.

Chris MacPherson and Wessie van der Westhuizen and John Maxim and Ben van Wyk managed to successfully display their lack of understanding of the law.

At some stage the Speaker invited local government legal expert and his attorney, Hardy Mills, to explain the impact of the appeal.

The DA discarded the advice.

But sanity prevailed – eventually – when the DA’s own counsel advised them that Mills’s interpretation was correct.

In fact, a Rule 49(11) hearing is already scheduled for Wednesday, November 27.

Rule 49(11) states that [taking out irrelevant bits]: “Where an application for leave to appeal has been made, the operation and execution of the order shall be suspended pending the decision of such appeal”

I am disgusted by the DA’s holier-than-thou claims to “democracy”, when they completely ignore the Rule of Law.

And the infantile little personal remarks and “staredowns” are truly risible.

The ANC-NPP-Icosa Coalition rules Oudtshoorn.

On Wednesday, my long-suffering readers, comes the real snorter. I know I can’t wait. And the poor DA…

07h15. Daar het tot gisteraand laat nog die vreemdste geluide uit DA-geledere gekom.

Maar wrágtag, as die DA darem nie vandág daarin slaag om beheer van die raad te kry nie…

Het die DA genoeg aankope gemaak vir vandag?

Nee, nee, nee… ek bedoel kos en drank vir die oorwinningsmakietie. Wat het jý gedink praat ek van, my lankmoedige leser!?

Om die een of ander rede dink ek vanoggend aan daai voetbalkreet van ‘n ongelukkige onsuksesvolle skool in die binneste van New York:

Pumpkin, watermelon, Cadillac car
We’re not as dumb as you think we is.

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17 thoughts on “Rom! Rom! Rom! Die DA kóm!

  1. Jammer pastoor ek het nie gedink pastoor Ronnie glo in Eugene terreblanche nie.verder het ek groot respek vir pastoor ,maar pastoor moet weer u bybel gaan reg lees.ek weet nie hoe pastoor kan saam stem met die onregverdiges nie.Let wel ek het nie geweet my kennis is beter as pastoor s’n nie.weet ook die volgende alles kom tot i einde en rom rom die DA kom.

  2. Mnr Baird
    Is u en mnr Hardy Mills voëls van eenderse vere? Wat sou u sê?
    Dink jy hy voel goed dat hy vir jou so goed betaalde joppie daar by die minisipaliteit gekry het.
    Dit wil voorkom of hy u potensiaal as gewetenlose propagandis raakgesien het.
    Of wat sou u sê?

  3. Mnr Baird
    Waar is my vorige “comment”?
    Het u nou begin sensuur toepas hier op O!O of het O!O nou ‘n propaganda-mondstuk vir die ANC/NNP/Icosa-koalisie geword?
    Mnr Baird, ek begin nou regtig u joernalistieke integriteit en onafhanklikheid in twyfel trek.

  4. Ek lees in Saterdag se Cape Argus dat mnr Fransman gesê Oudtshoorn se ANC-raadslede moet terugstaan en die meerderheidstem in die raad respekteer. Dit gaan interessant wees om te sien wat nou gaan gebeur.

    Mnr Baird, kan O!O asb vir ons verslag doen hieroor en ook laat weet wat die plaaslike ANC/NPP/Icosa-koalisie nou beplan om te doen.

  5. Hy is bang hy verloor sy job en Mnr Mills het seker gese bly stil Dit is soos objektiewe verslag lewering lyk. Lees alles eerste in oudtshoornonline

  6. Dheulen seun,wat sou Eugene Terreblanche van die AWB (ek hoop jy ken hom) hiervan se…
    Iets soos BOGSNUITER.Verder se ek maar niks anders as dat ek is lief vir jou.
    Terloops agter die ANC gordyn word al klaar planne beraam om die handdoek in te gooi en bewind aan die DA te gee agv te hoe regskostes.So byvoorbaat weereens geluk DA.
    Daars ook nou ‘n nuwe reel in krieket anders as die DUCK-LEWIS METHOD.Die “tegniese uitklophou reel” soos in boks.Vra maar vir die PROTEAS Krieketspan.Hulle het maar handdoek ingegooi vir die 2de en 3de toets.
    Siende dat die Speaker in media-berigte bekend gemaak het dat hy al sy opsies gaan uitoefen om in beheer te bly… … en nou die Uitklophou wat die DA eersdaags gaan plant.

  7. Hoekom word daar nie berig oor die speaker se aanranding saak nie.hy kan nie uit Paarl kom om werkers te stamp nie.hy moet Ronnie prins stamp

  8. Instede van Kringe in Bos, kon Dalene Mathee ook ANC,DA Kringe om Oudtshoorn skryf.

    Want soos ANC en kie kringe nou al vier keur om DA/COPE gemaak het sal selfs onnosele donkies al vooruit kon sien daar is groot olifant op pad

  9. Eish my fellow comrades, this is indeed a victory for ANC coalition and our justice system.

    But one question thou- I believe Koos Cilier,Helen Zille and Bredell’s legal advisor, was present to guide the DA councilors….is that true?

    If it is true, what a crappy job he did before the time. The DA caucus should’ve been aware of all factors before todays meeting.

    Atleast comrade Wessie knows his mayor till the christmas or even till after 2014 elections.

    Stick in there comrade Wessie- we need you and your COPE prais singers to remain there so the DA Eden can further look like ideats.

  10. So Jac het weer met handjies agter die ruggie en al daar so ‘n wafferse baas op sy bankrot plaas aangegaan. Die stomme ou man het nog nie eers ‘n word geuiter in die parlement nie.

  11. James ek dink daai vermeende bedrieer het himself met ‘n mes gedreig.

  12. Willem het die Daceivers jou dalk iets belowe aangesien jy dan nou so gatvol klink? Die regerende koalisie gebruik maar net die wetgewing en hofreels wat tot hulle beskikking is. Kom nou man wag tot Woensdag ek weet krimis is om die draai. Is Ballas okay?

  13. Waarom wag tot op die dag van die raadsvergadering om te appelleer. Hoe lank was jy en jou werkgewer bewus van die mees onlangse hofbeslissing. Vertragingstaktiek op sy beste!

  14. DREWAN
    hoekom is daar geen berig van die mesaanval op pierre nel in sy huis vanoggend om 3,30vm nie,soos op oudtshoorn courant se facebook blad berig word.
    jy weet dan kamtig so alles of is jy alweer nie so onverskrokke nie

  15. Ek sou allermins so arrogant gewees het as ek jy was. Dit is nou nie juis ‘n intellektuele skuif wat julle klomp fakers gemaak het nie. Eerder die optrede van deurtrapte skelmswat hulle eie belange bevorderWou jou maar net reghelp. Gaan voort om ons dorp vir oulaas goed op te fok. Daar is nie meer veel oor nie. Terloops wie betaal vir hierbie “briljante” move en wat kos dit vir my en die ander belastingbetalers?

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