And they just keep on walkin’

The Dumbocratic A-lie-ance walks out… and into disgrace

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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 1 February 2014. 05h05. Crowning a week of unutterable political desperation by the DA national leadership blinding all on some farcical road to DAmascus, the local lot continued unabated on its Monty Pythonesque road to ruination.

Ye gods and faeries and the Ferroans of Zonama Sekot! By the pantheons, add the sentient avian Fosh; and the Frozarns of Mimban.

Walking out of yesterday’s critical council meeting was the dumbest political move since… well since the DA’s announcement on Mamphela Ramphele.

Jirre mense…

I am reminded of one of my favourite most favourite favourite Monty Python scenes, from The Holy Grail:

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sir Robin: That’s easy.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I’m not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don’t know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. What… is your name?
Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Galahad: Blue. No, yel…
[he is also thrown over the edge]
Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What… is your name?
King Arthur: It is ‘Arthur’, King of the Britons.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I… I don’t know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you’re a king, you know.

What is YOUR favourite colour?

Blue?

Are you shitting me, or what?

Bear in mind that the perambulating thirteen on Friday acted in direct contravention of an instruction from their national leaders to ensure Oudtshoorn’s optimal administrative ability.

But the local caucus decided to show force and take a stance against its leadership.

Wow.

If only this caucus did so in 2011, it would have had a chance of governing Oudtshoorn.

The Oudtshoorn DA has no other goal whatsoever but the taking of the council. They do nothing else but stumble from one stupidity to another in their futile quest for what they perceive to be the Holy Grail.

The thirteen earned some R1.8m since their illegal and thwarted coup on May 31, and owe ratepayers another R7m odd, for doing absolutely nothing but pout.

Nothing. Naught. Zilch.

But pull disdainful grimaces.

What a useless lot.

And Oudtshoorn suffers.

Why not show ratepayers – and voters, mind – how well they can influence and exercise their power by guiding the administration, rather than continuously catapulting toys from the political bassinet!?

The DA is choking Oudtshoorn.

Luckily Oudtshoorn has an administration that will not be intimidated by surly spoilsports.

Oudtshoorn does not need the DA councillors.

And pretty soon, if these Mensa candiates aren’t careful, there won’t be any DA councillors…

I mean, REALLY… asking the speaker about the status of Pierre Nel and Ben van Wyk, in the full and complete knowledge that the matter is sub judice in the SCA.

Come to a meeting to ask the obvious and then walk out when the known answer is confirmed!?

What, are you shitting me!?

This lot can only be guided by Jac Bekker and Chris MacPherson. Surely not even Koos Cilliers could have come up with summat this dumb.

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3 thoughts on “And they just keep on walkin’

  1. OO….Wat het gebeur oor die ongerymdhede by George Mun?Jy het belowe jy sal meer daaroor se..In die in tussentyd is Qipe by George mun aangekla vir skiet van iemand tembalethu..Die beste is dat hy ook by Eden raadslid is..Lyk my ou doris en godfrey louw betaal vir skietlesse vir raadslede by eden…hulle kan mos enigiets doen…

  2. Did the DA give them an instruction to approve the budget? Do you know who gave the instruction?

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