Tuesday, December 06, 2005

More this than that

Kora Awards:
Per BBC news, these did not rock as expected. The South Africans did not turn up to see Shaggy? Ohh well.

It has been 29 degrees and under for 3 days running now. I'm talking Fahrenheit. What I find mind boggling is that the meteorologists were very pleased as they announced Monday's highs of 29F as the highest we were going to see all week. Now how do you manage to smile through this? I mean that is unless you are next announcing that we are expected to hibernate until we hear of improvements in the temperature. No such announcement followed. Which explains why we have run out of Kleenex at work. Which did not affect me, BTW, I am very diligent at stocking up at the local desk. It's December, sniffles is what we do! But now I have peeps at the desk needing Kleenex handouts. I bet you didn't know what a precious commodity Kleenex can be.

Boring TV:
So it's cold, read freezing, insanely, inhabitable cold. Which means I'm running straight home. No shopping. Not even for food. If there is no food, hot water it will be for dinner. Really what works is bread and tea. Some people prefer to call it tea and bread. Ketepa is a miracle worker. No stops until I'm in the warmth of my apartment. But, I digress. The TV has to entertain me thus, right? Well, it doesn't. TV is insanely boring. And don't ask me to read and concentrate after freezing through my walk into the house and listening to the smiling meteorologist predict temperatures in the teens again. Just make TV more entertaining.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Good View on Iraq

This from the infamous writer, Fareed Zakaria. Excellent views, on the Iraq exit strategy, that are very well thought out. This is the kind of journalism I wish we saw with every journalist.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Things that make you go mmhhhh...

Several things in a day. Tons in a lifetime.

Sucker uppers! Can't believe how an educated, trained professional can turn into a rat, just to win favor with an idiot. An idiot where how he got into management is being discussed as the 9th wonder. Sucking up, sucks on everyone. Its wayyyy uglier on men! How emasculating. And I'm expected to respect this same person as a capable colleague? Surely, if so capable, let your work speak for you! Jeez! What beats that though, is when this sucker upper actually gets a promotion. How dumb can everyone in a company be? For me, that's soyanora time. I don't like to work for idiots!

I respect and adore protocol. But its a thin line between love and hate. I abhore processes/protocol that undermine the end goal. Say for example, any process that requires me to fill in a form for like 15 minutes is just not worth it. Especially if the only purpose that process serves is none other than protocol. Ask "why this protocol" and receive an answer "Just protocol, for uniformity" Makes me wanna scream! Processes/protocol must be designed and implemeneted with reason. If they inhibit convinience and efficiency, their pros must outweigh these cons! Seriously, it's not rocket science!!! Forget going mhhh... Its going aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhhh!

All kinds. Start with those from your parents. They can singlehandedly ruin your life. Move on to the "eros" type. What a sham! So why is society all gang ho on this relationship thing? Yeap! I'm convinced everyone is just trying to fit in. I can't be the only one who is totally exhausted by all this expectations to be attached with a theme towards forever. Forever is a long time to be compromising for 24 hours in a day people!!!Wonder why everyone after a year or two of marriage is singing how much work it takes? Of course it does! It's much easier not to share your money, space, ideas and decisions! You must have known that! But of course, if you're going to give this up, you better be sure there are benefits that outweigh the compromises one makes. Yes, I know! I have stirred the hornets nest. Sawa!

I mean our bodies are just the ultimate intelligent design. I get that we need to feel pain to afford attention to ourselves, a good alert mechanism, granted. However, why isn't part of this intelligent design a trigger that goes off in the brain to let the pain know you've caught teh problem and you're on it. I hate physical pain. Once it's not serving a purpose its just being a nuisance. Intelligent design error number one. There are more. I'll fill them in as teh days go by. Having said that, I still believe this to be the most intelligent design ever and I know its unbeatable. Argue all you want. Its all hogwash to me.

Fat bum? Read on...

Well, here is another reason why you might want to watch your weight. Maybe not your weight. Just the size of your behind.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Basic stato political updates

So here are a few things that are going on. Well, there is the issue of Bush, Cheney with advise from their political advisors "fighting back" at Democrats for criticizing the war in Iraq. This was catchy coming from Cheney...

"Cheney called Democrats "opportunists" who were peddling "cynical and pernicious falsehoods" to gain political advantage while U.S. soldiers died in Iraq."

Couldn't help but think about pots and kettles and some calling others black. Or is it more like the biblical log in one's eye versus splinter in a neighbour's eye?

Anyway, more on what's going on. Woodard is talking. And what he is telling us is basically "Libby is a scapegoat" though not in those exact words. No? I hear no gasps? None whatsoever? Ahh well... Who are we kidding? We already knew that.

Moving on. Is it possible that the oil executives were amongst those people or groups of people that met with Cheney group in 2001,
as it prepared a broad plan friendly to oil industry interests. Environmental groups said they were mostly excluded from the discussions.
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk... Nope. Nope. Nope. Once again, not really feeling surprised. But what's interesting is that finally, finally, the democrats want to know more about it and are pushing for that information.

The way I see it is I could go on forever. So let me stop here for now. I'll continue or pick it up from here next time. But just one last tidbit of information. Yes, the US used phosphorous in Iraq. But not against civilians. And how did they come to admit this? No, they did not wake up and God was talking to one of them asking that they do what's right. No. It was an Italian report. You know what... here is the story. Will the UN respond to this? Oops, sorry, my bad. I forgot they work as the well known animal farm, and the US is the pig. More equal than others.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Solid unshakeable way forward

This article was just heartwarming. Some many years ago, I remember having this conversation/discussion/argument with a group of people. I recall that most of us agreed that as long as there were rivers that could be used for irrigation, villagers or people as a community needed to come together and find ways to irrigate if they lived in arid or semi arid areas. True, the local government should initiate and supervise all such things. Its food, a staple need for all, it's a trigger based of common sense, right? Well, not so. And people become empowered when they start to show those who ought to be working for them that by not doing it, they make their work harder, but not impossible. Still recall some people felt strongly that that was one way to encourage laziness from the government. Question is for how long do you argue with the truth? If the government is a non-performer, at some point, the fat lady has to sing about it.

Hopefully, two things come out of this. One, may teh locl government suffer form great embarrasment. It should have initiated this project. Also made efforts to provide tools to ease the difficult work. Yes, hoes will do the job. Imagine how much faster a caterpillar engine would be. Which brings me to the second point. I hope Kenyans learn that the power lies in their hands. True, the politicians suck from here to Timbuktu. They suck, doesn't mean everyone else has to. Find ways and means to work around them. It's a polite "you're incompetent" notice.

Kudos! Hope this project is a success and that many others are inspired by it. Nice to note financial assistance being provided for it by the government too. Still I wonder how much progress such a town would have seen by now if this had been done say 5, 10 years ago...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Link to a great post on Black in America...

I came across this post on a blog. Written by what seems to be an American black. It's confusing to use African American when I'm about to talk about Americans (naturalized) that were born and raised in Africa, or those born here but raised in Africa. I guess all are African Americans but the African is in variations or degrees so to speak.

Anyway, its a great post, read it if you can. I just wish he knew how much worse it gets when you have an accent and they ask if you learnt English in the plane. Or worse if you were rescued from a refugee camp, or something even dumber, if you can imagine it, they ask it! And about talking white, what about you speak good English? It's not broken! And did you pick up your vocabulary at college? Worse, the "you're a fast learner" because they assume you learnt all you know in the US! I don't know who's worse, the people that ask, or the people that assume they know what they don't and make dumb statements!

And within this line of thinking, was anyone hounded by colleagues after Oprah aired her show on SA. Never saw that episode but I loathe it. Everyone was looking at me with sorry eyes, asking even dumber questions. I gave them a snappy education of their lives. Told them to flourish and shun ignorance. Advised them that a half educated person having been shown the projects during a drug bust and an ensuing police chase and shooting would ask the same questions of America if they had been shown nothing else of it. Told them to make of that statement what they would. Also told them ignorance was understandable because of flawed media coverage before the internet. But for them with access to the net for at least 8 hours a day, I advised they google "Africa" and learn something. One lady told me no one had ever explained that to her as clearly as I had just done.

What was it someone once said about unlearning all teh junk you have learnt so that you have a chance of learning something real??? Tell them all I said to think about that statement and to wear the shoe if it fits!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

This and That.

So Rita came and went, Wilma too and Alpha is done too and now Beta is in the making. Not expected to affect the USA. Of course the news keep reminding us that there are Americans stranded in Cancun. The real people we need to worry about is the Mexicans who lived there, who have no money to start over and who rely on tourism to eat, I would think. Sure, the Americans are stranded in less than perfect conditions, but, bah, they will soon be home to nothing but luxuries compared to the Mexicans they'll be leaving behind. And not to mention that they left here with all the Wilma warnings indicating precisely that the Yucatan and the Peninsula were going to take a massive hit. Where is the shocker?!

What about Haiti, Cuba? All these needy places suffering under these bad weather. If the US is struggling with these worse than normal onset of inclement weather, how much worse are these other people doing? People dying everywhere. What about the quake and all its victims? The mudslides across the ocean? It's no wonder the Armageddon debate has totally revived. And to fuel that debate, the Gaza pullout. Read the Revelations and see if the shoe fits.

I've become almost numb to the tragedies now. It appears the best we can do is to hope and pray its not hitting exactly where we are standing at any given moment. I've never witnessed so many massive tragedies in under 365 days. Count them, starting with the unforgettable Tsunami. Does everyone else feel like it started what is yet to end? And what lack of meaning it throws to our whimsical everyday cares. Mortgages, for what? A house that goes to rubble in 5 seconds should mother nature decide?

I've been reading on the constitution and I must say that I don't know whether to vote yes or no. Anyway, isn't the real problem with our choice of politicians? Because we could fix this constitution until every one of the 30 something million Kenyans was satisfied, but if Parliament continues to operate with a quorum of 20 members... Are we getting anywhere? Is the real problem the constitution or underinformed, easily manipulated voters? Or is the problem really lack of good candidates vying for the political posts.

Frankly I wonder if any of this matters at all to anybody. The world will still go round, nay?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Innocent voices

I'm posting a link to a foreign film that should soon be available in theatres that show foreign films around you (those in the USA). Everyone else, get your hands on this movie. The screening of this movie was done in Chicago last night. Then they introduced the man whose story this movie tells. I'm made to understand there was not a single dry eye in the audience.

This movie is not receiving the warm welcome in the US. Why? Because it tells the story of the el-savadore war. This is a war that had so many atrocities in it and also a war that was funded by the US. America has been taught to forget the facts of its mistakes. But some very keen Americans want people to view this movie. The timing may be significant due to the Iraq war or may not.

All this does not matter. Stand alone or leaning on history, this is one life changing movie. Life changing. See it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Article on Mitumba

From reuters. But good article on the economic incinuations and more. I'm concerned though that these should be donated for free to like the children's homes and all.I sure hope not.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Way to curb 13 yr old daughter's obsession with sex

I'm with her husband for divorcing her. And why does she think she can include another woman's daughter in this strange episode of hers? I would like to meet this woman and offer a public flogging for her. Whose duty does she leave it to be to protect her daughter?

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Balaa Beluwa...

How embarassing! The cops were called to the Kenyan High Commision in Washington DC? And on a note of justice, why would they recall the alleged victim?

Leaves a warm fuzzy feeling inside, NOT!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

See the movie "The constant Gardner"

I saw the slums of Kibera and was shocked. They go on forever. Plus plastic bags are bad for the environment. An aerial view of Kibera slums is completely amazing. Not in a good way. It's a good movie but for the fallacies of shooting in Africa as always. I completely agree with the government. They need to build highrises and bulldoze the slums away. As long as none of those people get displaced... I'd say prioritize it. The stagnant "dark black" water...Not flowing with a bridge over it. I am still completely amazed.

I take great insult to this. Without ruining the movie, there's a kid, roughly in standard four. At some point he writes something with the word "sleep" in it. Only, they make him spell it as "sleap". Tell me... When you know Olympic Primary dorminates KCPE...In standard four we wrote compositions... And this same kid is stuttering his way through English... I was just saddened. That they would rather show lies, to perpetuate the misconception. You know this kid in reality, at about standard four, speaks and writes fluent English. Writes it much better than same age school kids here in the USA.

What I don't understand is the desperate need to perpetuate this misconception.

Kenyan 85 yr old Student in New York

Of course I had to post this link.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Blackwater in New Orleans

Per Michael Moore, infamous man behind the Farenheit 9/11 documentary. Moore is a man who should be applauded forresearch and effective contacts. Obviously he is biased against the republicans but the more you get to know what he knows, the more that seems to be the only way to feel.

Anyway, there are plenty of articles that are interesting to note regarding New Orleans in his website. However, I thought the Blackwater prescence - the people that are trained for military shoot to kill, no consequences no questions asked... are patrolling New Orleans. Hired by the state and governemnt officials. I guess Iraq has been brought home to Americans, after all.

Additional related article that may interest you:

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

This is Horrific!

Don't have time to write much about this but this is happening in Uganda as we speak. It probably is the worst thing I ever heard. Seriously,it is very very outrageous. Is it seriously that difficult to hunt down this one man who controls these militia and kill him. If Pat Robertson insists on calling for the assassination of anyone, isn't he better off associating Joseph Kony's name versus Venezuela's who's who with such a non-intelligent utterance?

Makes you wonder what you've contributed...

I came across this article. Don't know if any of you caught the interview on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble. Anyway, this is the kind of thing you read and have to wonder if you've really exerted yourself in life. Point is, if you're looking for a little motivation, enjoy the article!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Invested in Sprint stocks

Does anyone else find it interesting that during negotiations to merge with Nextel, and right after, top executives of Sprint, CEO included; have been dumping their stocks, preparing to walk out with millions I would imagine. Makes one wonder what really is going on. Obviously, they know something we all should know. If you have Sprint stocks, now may be a good time to dump them, in case they get moved to Junk status. How are we to know why all the top notch execs are dumping theirs? We can only assume the worst...

Monday, August 22, 2005

Aahh-Life's luxuries

It was SA or it could have been Kenya. And none of us would be even a little surprised.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Lottery Fraud In Kenya _ Alert your Relatives

I called my mum and was quite surprised by some news she had. She had won some insane amount of money. All in dollars, btw. How? It came via e-mail? From whom? Some people in SA and this is an annual thing... Thank goodness I live in the Central scamming nation, aka USA. My antennae/radar was all up in distrust. I asked for the name of the company.. "Euro Afro American..." Ennter this on google and you will be shocked at what you find.. Worst case is the insane amount of people with these e-mails and they seem to have been sent to every corner of the earth. They have aliases as euro Asian... blah blah.. to fit the continent. They seem official.

My mum spoke with someone in SA who was advising her either to go there or he could send her some paperwork to open an account in SA. He says the name of the bank he works for is ABSA. Don't know if such a bank exists in SA. Don't care. My mum smelled a rat. Didnt dish out any info. I shudder to think where this was going. It scares me that they are willing to meet people face to face. I hang up with my mum less than 10 minutes ago. Advise those you know. These Kenyans are not aware of these scams and if they give out their bank information they will be wiped clean. These scam artists are in SA, Burkina Faso, the UK and Canada. It's a very well organized team of people who are going to the extent of sending you convincing evidence such as "their passport copies" I bet you they are either stolen real passport copies or manufactured passport copies.

Please get the word out before people you know get scammed.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Your cable bill addressed to "Bitch Dog"

Can you say quickest way to a million dollars? And what with written evidence? And I thought Time Warner's service suxs like from here to Timbuktu...

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Baby names

I guess there are a few things in life that are worth changing our baby's name for. Thanks goodness the event wasn't in some very strange named city.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Tales of Diapers and a fully grown man

Sometimes I can't think of the appropriate thing to say. This is one of those times.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

War of the religions

Gaza. Israeli and Palestinian governments are abuzz with activity on the withdrawal of Israel from Gaza. Can't help but note that the Islamic Palestinians are happy to state that it's not that Israel is voluntarily giving Gaza up, it's that their Jihad has born fruit. I'm under the opinion that Israel should leave Gaza. However, I am concerned by thefact that the radical muslims are happy to note that they will continue with the violent acts to pressurize or influence other phases of this extended forever kind of disagreement that goes on between the Promised land and its environs. This truly concerns me. Myself and others with a myriad of other views on this.

More than this is the evidence that is coming back from Sudan. Through children's drawings, not solicited drawings, those of children handed paper and writing materials and left to self expression; we begin to see evidence of government aided attacks. How so? Planes, military tanks, all showing up in almost every drawing. Some show uniformed men with guns and bullets ricocheting out of them. Point being, the Islamic government is pushing out the non -Islamic community out of Sudan. On the aside, this is being called a genocide quite openly now but the ever sleeping UN is yet to respond to this.

I'm concerned about these attitudes. I have several Muslim friends and have thus been actively involved in protecting the generalization of all Muslims from a world that is quickly beginning to group them all into one category, terrorists. My problem is that great Islamic nations are not helping this fight. It seems that as far as the eccentric Muslim is concerned, there is only room for Muslims in this planet. We have two options here. Either those that recently returned from space are yet to make a big announcement that there is another planet that's all set for human invasion out there or the Muslims at large are going to live and let live. I'm completely appalled that for Gaza to "return" to the Palestinians, the generations of Israelis that have lived in Gaza have to be evicted. Why can't their be jews in Palestine and muslims in Israel? Why must the jews in Gaza leave so that Palestine will reclaim it? Greanted, the settling of the Jews in Gaza was incorrect, but do two wrongs make a right? These are 4th generation people. Where else do they call home?

I don't know when we went from me against the world to Islam against the world. I'll tell you what I observe. All the major world decisions being made lately seem to influence this war more and more. And since the US made it so that oil was turned to gold, we as the world community are at the mercy of the Islamic countries. Some are still friends of the world, but more and more are becoming... ummm... Not. Controversial point. Empowering them more, is the fact that all nuclear energy, that could free us all from the great dependency of fossil fuel, is a taboo to practice, thanks again to the all knowing American government. I think the world needs to start rethinking a lot of policies. Worst case scenarios need to be evaluated. Nuclear energy vs nuclear weapons needs to be invested in as a study and how to co-exist in this planet needs to be looked into. We as the world are going to have to go in and admit that we are beginning to tear at the seams and since these are not the days when wars were fought with bows and arrows, I sure would hate to live through a semblance of a world war III.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What would your mother say to this?

Like he seriously quit his job to do this. Wonder how Peter greeted this man at the gates of heaven.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Diplomacy from the UK - Please

In a recent blog, I complained about the lack of diplomacy that was displayed by Clay when he made scathing attacks at the Kenyan government outside of regular diplomatic protocol. I pointed out that Kenya allowing this to go on from Clay and the UK in general was a bad move and headed to bear bad fruit. Call it premonition. Here today, what does the UK do? They revoke a government official's visa to the UK. No good reason is given. And worse, the government learns from the airlines. And Kenya considers Britain to be a friendly country.

Whether one agrees with Clay on his views against the government in general, or against Murangaru, this has to be viewed as outrageous. It is a huge deal to have a visa revoked. It is a bigger deal to revoke the visa of a government official. It is completely rude and malicious to revoke the visa of a government official and ignore the diplomatic protocol expected, which is to send a notice to his government. We gave them that inch. We allowed them to get away with Clay's undiplomatic ways. And I'll be damned, if they haven't taken a mile.

Rumors that there's bad blood between Murangaru and Clay and that this may have caused Murangaru's, sudden and vicious,if not malicious; visa withdrawal are out aloud already. True or not, who knows. But doesn't it seem weird that the mighty UK went to bed one day, woke up the next and withdrew a visa, no reason given? I'm eagerly awaiting the so called High commissioners office's explanation.

I'll say this despite the fact that no one is asking me. Kenya needs to file an official complaint against the UK with the non performing UN. Just have it in file. At the very least get the fact that diplomacy seems to have flown out the window when the UK so called diplomats are dealing with the Kenyan government needs to be addressed at a much higher level and immediately. This issue needs to be nipped and it needs to be nipped now. If you are yet unconcerned, ask yourself, this today, what tomorrow?

And didn't they tell us we are rich enough to afford our debts. Surely, let's look like independent people. Let's demand the respect that is due to any nation, from any country, supposed world giant genre or not! That's the only way to secure the future of any country.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Clinton and I see eye to eye

I've always loved Clinton. And he just reaffirmed his position as one of my modern day heroes. Clinton walks into Kenya and applauds Kibaki for the implementation of free primary education. Granted it has very many problems. But what did one expect from a 3rd world country with over 50% of its population living below the poverty line. I'm aware of the fact that many expressed how necessary it was for Kenya to wait to 'afford' free primary education before it was implemented.I disagreed with that opinion then, and I,like Clinton applaud Kibaki for it. I appalud him for resisting his peers and going ahead with the plan despite the doubting Thomases. Because free primary education guarantees the basic read and write capabilities to each and every child within school going age. Scratch that, to each and every person, old and young as affirmed by some amazing enrollments of some men older than 80 years of age.

What these men do is affirm Kibaki's, and people like myself, points of view. Fact is, education should be accessible to all that desire to have it. For a man at 80 to go to school, no one can convince me he aspires to graduate one day and work for Price Water house. He just wants the validation. The ability to read his bible, his letters, his prescriptions, to write his will, each and every living man's freedoms. Waiting, say, one, two, three, ten, fifteen years? Say, when again were we gonna be ready? How does this help? What happens to the hundreds of thousands of children every year that are not enrolling in school, while we wait? Every following year, the number doubles and so do the country's woes. Little education is better than no education. It enables the avarage Juma to start his jua kali business and keep his books. Thus feed his family and improve the society in general. Additionally, it reduces the child abuse cases of 9 year old housemaids.

Also to be noted, quite frankly, is that all opposed cited lack of infrastructure, classrooms, desks etc as their reasons. Each one of these people is educated, some as educated as one can hope to be. Let me say something, hopefully, those struggling to get an education will allow me to make this comment on their behalves. What right have we, as educated people, to whine about the luxuries associated with education? A person who just wants to go to school, an opportunity to become someone, will be happy to learn inside of a cave, just get an education. So could we all please shut up because the understanding of a great desire to have an education, encircled with the inabilty to afford it, is outside our scope of understanding.

So Clinton. Clinton, a very rich man, achieved, obviously intelligent, and if you're about to tell me about Monika Lewinsky, shut your judgemental and most likely hypocritical mouth up; is able to look at Kenyans and see their inability to be appreciative of anything. Kenyans want instant gratification and that's why 'kitu kidogo' prospers. Anything that takes time to bear fruit is always a bitter pill to swallow, better yet, a failed project. Clinton said, that change takes time. Take the time to review why he would say that to the common mwanachi. And take the time to review how your negativity affects a growing nation. Seriously, when the words "ask not, what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" were uttered by one of the World's great, I'm convinced the situation was triggered by a bunch of people, very like our Kenyan selves. With a culture of complaining and little contribution. If the shoe fits, wear it.

Friday, July 08, 2005

This lack of Diplomacy

I'm all about Calling out a spade versus calling it a spoon. However, I'm also all about identifying appropriate places to voice out any and all concerns.

It started out with Clay. And yes, Kenya is corrupt. No one is arguing with this. Isn't Britain? Even slightly? What was that about a murder and perhaps Blair having something to do with it, tied to the conclusions drawn from the investigations pertaining to Iraq before Blair decided to condone the war that he and his cronie are into these days? Long winding sentence. Befitting the long winding tales we've heard about this war time and time again. Cronie... Chosen because these are two older people, getting into "clever" antics.

While everyone applauded Clay for saying what they'd all been thinking, I was enraged. It is completely disrespectful to a country and its leaders to blurt stuff like that outside of the proper settings. For starters, he made a claim and offered no proof at the time. He suggested he had some, but showed none at the time. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this in whole or in part, sueable as character assassination? Additionally, these claims he made, definitely bound to have a political and economic effect. I don't believe that Clay is a dumb person. He was aware of the possible and expected effects of his utterances and I believe this was a calculated move. So why do this , this way? What is he suggesting? That he is too above President Kibaki or his government to meet with them at an appropriate setting to discuss his concerns? Insulting! Again, Clay is aware the best way to tumble an organization is to ridicule its ruler. Anyone in a position of power knows what it means to lose the respect of those that report to you or those you govern. Why did Clay choose to 'present" Kibaki out to his people this way? What was the motivating factor?

And kenyans applaud Clay for saying this. First and foremost, unless they are resounding idiots, Clay only pointed out the obvious. This habit Kenyans have taken of waiting in silence for someone else to fight their battles for them is completely tiring and definitely undesirable. Another mark off. Point of absolute irritation, Clay repeated these actions. And the press continued to carry him as some kind of a hero, but with maybe a hint of discolor. They should have given me a column to put him in his place. Again, Kenyans have to fight for their dignity. The point is to show clay and the rest of the world that despite our evils, we will be respected. Our government will be too and so will everything else we believe in. You think they are being disrespectful of Kibaki, whose government you may be displeased with. Question is, once they start on this path, how do you stop them several governments later. The desirable, proactive thing to do is nip this bad habit in the bud.

And will the copy cats cease and desist! Enough already! Every outgoing person has something to say? Shut up! Give me 1 hour, a country and the internet, and I'll paint you a picture. You want it rosy, you got it. You want it really ugly? You got that too. So this stupid public bickering from diplomats needs to come to an end. For many right reasons. Many.

And why are American marines at the Mombasa ports? Did their president and government forget that they had a travel advisory against the very same country? Double standards...

US Air-No-ways

I had to fly to Philly for the 4th of July weekend. That in itself wasn't an issue. Flying with US airways, what an experience. I cannot believe the changes that this airline has undergone. Not one positive one. Zero, zilch.

It didn't help that, due to a last minute ticket purchase, I had to be searched. Does that SS stand for strip search? And what's with all the forewarning before you get molested? "I will now pat your breasts with the back of my hand..." Like Shut up and get it over with! Anyway I walked from that and my first trip to Charlotte was mainly uneventful.

Get to Charlotte and the first indication that things are messed up is that I walk to gate 37, get told our gate has been changed to 34. Not too bad, get to 34, plane has been delayed by some 40 minutes. Apparently its coming in from Barbados and they are yet to get here, after which the plane will need both cleaning and security checks... Who cares? Prior planning might have averted this. "Is there bad weather?" I inquire. "Nope" comes the reply. Just some other issues came up. It's still too early to know what I was up against. I'm concerned by the man on one of the payphones swearing against ever flying US airways. I'm thinking, "well, I noticed that no one came back to collect trash and that we landed with my seat pulled back,mine and the dude next to me... but is it all that serious?" That is a thought coming in prematurely.

I sit down to wait for our plane to arrive. Pull out my Sidney Sheldon, which is actually interesting. Only thing is I keep getting interrupted by people rushing to the counter. They all keep asking the same question. "Has the plane left?" I'm thinking, "No. It's been delayed." Wrong answer. Attendant keeps asking them, where are you headed? As long as the answer isn't Philadelphia, which was 100% of the times. She says to them next, "oh your plane was delayed?" A frustrated "yes" followed always. Nonchalantly, she proceeds to direct them to the scheduling desk that will assist them because they need to be booked onto other flights. Here was my concern, say, like 35 minutes into all this. Too many people had stopped at the counter with the same question and same answers. So how many people actually left in this plane? More importantly, how many planes were delayed. Quite frankly, a clear pattern of operation is beginning to form. I got to Philly 1 hour late. Right before midnight. And the queue at Hertz was just the icing on the cake. Its midnight and I have to queue 40 minutes to get a car? Jeez! What is the world coming to? And all this after I have a headache from popped ears for like the last 45 minutes of the flight, not to mention a completely deaf right ear.

Return journey. I am sincerely praying my decongestants work. I cannot go through the excruciating pain in my ears again. Thank goodness this is a direct flight. Again, I have to be patted down and basically molested as I check in. Watch the crazy male open up my little bag of paraphanelia and really peer into my little little things. No biggie. I'm prepared for US airways. I have no expectations. True. They did not disappoint me. Our flight was delayed. Why? The crew with which our flight was leaving had not arrived yet. Can you believe this? We have a plane scheduled for departure with a crew that doesn't check in until 1 hour after we are supposed to have departed. All the while, intercom after intercom is abuzz with flight delays. Eventually I have to ask if any single flight on US airways departs before it is at least 1 hour late anymore. 1.5 hours later, we board. And I am home.

So I've heard that America West bought or partnered with US Airways. It's like mystery solved. I flew America West one time too many before where they dumped me in some bundus late, my flight had left, and no flight to San Jose, or San Francisco, my destination, was available for another 4 hours. 4 hours no connecting flight? It was a business trip... I was screwed. And then they lost my luggage. And the attitudes I got from these people, even on my return trip. I wrote them off sincerely and purely then. And US Airways rests right there with them now.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Poetic Justice

It's been a long 2 weeks at work. People have been frantic. What, with layoffs and all. So anyway, we are the IS department and are supposed to not have been affected by these layoffs. We are a mortgage company and layoffs for Loan officers (LOs) and other support staff are not that unusual in the slower market periods. Well, so anyway, they announce that we've been affected. Only 1 developer, and we are to expect no more... the usual corporate bullsit. You wanna believe it, go ahead. I say, believe nothing.

SO the guy who gets laid off is this very very nice guy of asian descent. Earlier, it had become pretty obvious that his side gig, real estate, was making him much richer than even some of our executives when he bought a pretty large house equipped with new tech such as the one that self vacuums the entire 3000+ sq ft of his house. I wondered if jealousy was involved in how they picked this guy to be the one that got the axe. Especially that we had an open developer spot less than 7 days after they let him go. Mmmmmhhhhh, I wonder. Racism... it's pretty obvious and existent in our environment, so not a long shot.

Well, the drama continued to unfold with one of our 'supervisors' so to speak, coming back to work for us. The guy had left us in a huff some 4 months earlier because he was receiving no support from the executives to improve, guide or manage his people. Now he is coming back. Here is the deal, he takes over from the manager to whom the asian guy above, reported to. So this manager now has what we call an unstable job in a very unstable environment. He is worried. I kinda feel bad for him. He got played, by the same people he worked together with to play others. That my friends I call poetic justice.

Through all this I have learnt to despise a lot of people I thought were my friends. "Trust no one" takes on new meaning. These people stab their so called friends in the back just to make themselves look good for 5 seconds. I hate that. And I wish they knew it doesnt help their course. I hate this freakish environment. Makes me wonder how the people who survived in sprint made it through all that hell. You want to see people's true sides, tell them that the ship has to leave some people in mid ocean or everyone else sinks. Disappointing. I'll continue with this as the drama unfolds.

Monday, June 27, 2005


Has anyone seen the documentary yet? Anyway, this is all very sad. Somehow it reminds me of some of the children in majengo. Though no documentary has been done about them, they are pretty much living like this too. It does make one sit down and be grateful for a lot of things one has taken for granted in life...

Friday, June 24, 2005

Careful what you write...10 years and it could still bite you in the ar..

So Tyco's Kozlowski's wrote a letter in 1995 to help convict a Mr. Shah. Seeing excerpts of this letter, I have to wonder if there was racial motivation here. It's brutal. It's asking for no mercy. Then guess what? He commits the same crimes. You know maybe just 10 times worse.. Or 30 times worse. Who cares how much. Just worse.

So you know what? The prosecutors came across this 10 year old letter. And they are going to use it during his sentencing hearing. Can you say poetic justice? And Mr. Shah, in jail making space and room for the man that wrote this letter of condemnation. These are the stories that make life worth living. So this story is dedicated to anyone that has ever been a victim to a hypocrite.

Eventually, I say may this man be sentenced to many many years in jail. More so, may his wealth and assets be reclaimed by the government, liquidated and used to pay off stockholders especially the retirees. Shame on him and his wife for their $2,0000,000 birthday party weekends. Let's see if their invited friends whom they gave an all expenses paid party stick by their sides...

Thursday, June 23, 2005

This Guka is a hero, for shizzo

All I'm saying is, I would have passed out at the suggestion that there was a leopard in the vicinity. Which makes me wonder how a 73 year old man is still this healthy, given that we mostly need multiple bypass surgery by the time we are 50. I have to admire this man. Not to mention he was out tending to his crops. And 30 min of physical exercise for me a day is too much to ask for?

ON another note, Harare? Does anyone know why they are doing these to the locals? Apparently its all politically motivated to enable them have better "control". So they can influence the votes, push the opposing people out and away... That's another blog. Later.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Vioja Mahakamani

Can you say 25 years to life? This is how I would end up with that verdict against myself. Plus those four brothers too. Forget 'em all.

I know we are to respect our cultures and our religions but this is completely stretching it. Like to another level. Like wayyyyy unacceptable. Like 25 years to life! I hope she knows how to use her legs and just run. Run to nowhere in particular but at least away from where she is.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

The budget is out

Personally I'm impressed. I'm actually even better impressed that they are relying on KRA versus money from aid more heavily. I know most observers point this out as a worrying point. I say good move. Now to sensitize the local man to understand why they must pay their taxes.

All in all, that budget was thought through. Looked like someone went in and gave a good look at how to increase spending power amongst all people. Economists know how much this is necessary before an economy can begin to boom. So with free education catered for (I'm a sucker for this thing - I'm about to name one of my kids Kibaki for it)and the basic necessities, staple food, sanitary towels, yes those and cooking gas saw tax being eliminated. I've been saying how the government needs to spend money to boost the economy for a long time now and I'm just pleased. They seem to be going somewhere finally.

Hope that the newly united parliament remains that way and finally focuses on building the nation. Its sad that they have what it takes but are burdened by selfish motives to sheer blindness and utter folly! So that's my 2 cents. I think I have about a dollar worth more to say, but all of it in small dozes.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Seriously these religions we pick...

Lately, thanks to George Bush and preaching Christianity, then, in my opinion not practicing it, I've been declaring my Christianity somewhat worriedly. Its horrible to have to explain people's actions. I disagree with 95% of what this government has put out to the general public. I can't help but feel it has been one of those "help my cronies earn billions" kind of regime. Somewhere along the way I feel sorry for George W. I sincerely think he is incapable of all these huge schemes. I think he is puppeted out. But, what I don't know for sure is that he is unhappy with what they are doing. I think they are happy to secure millions for themselves and their legit selves. Doesn't matter who suffers. Not the would be pensioners having to look for jobs now as their pensions are allocated to the government who pay pennies for the would have been dollars of it. They don't matter. Not the environment, God's world doesn't matter here. Not the troops, not them. They come from Loser families that don't have millions- how could they matter?!

Anyway, posts like this make me understand that religion is a mere concept. And I have to let my Christianity be about my relationship with God, my Faith and my beliefs. Forget religion. Forget Fathers and churches. Just the bible. The world that lives. Those kinder things. I refuse to compromise my intelligence so as not to antagonize my fellow Christians. I think they are cultivating us a very bad reputation. And I'm getting angrier about misrepresentations of God as a shallow thinker who will not let anyone be. Point being they ought to know we are Christians by our love. I didn't hear this being completes as our love for money, or our love for white people or our love for Americans. No just our love.

I'm tired of explaining that Christianity is not about any of these things. I'm tired of explaining that a good Christian ought to really be sympathetic and very careful with the lives that God has created. And if God the Omni-everything can give people free wills who are we to pass judgment on those that will not to believe in his word. Christianity is a choice, even from the bible. And the Holier than thou attitudes... please! Haven't we all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This thing of being elitist cannot be Christian. I disagree with it. Its the makings of an elitist club, like those golf clubs where your salary has to be a certain figure, below which, you are not worthy. I'm extremely tired of having to listen to people tell me I'm too intelligent to be a Christian. This fatigue goes both ways. If you think I'm intelligent, then trust me to know enough to choose this path. And those fools that are earning Christianity a 'shallow' or 'simple' demeanor.

My rants and raves are about this. If you're going to be a Christian be one. If you are not, don't. Whichever way, don't patronize others. And don't serve as an elitist. Coz the world over hates those. It's the fastest way to shut out people from anything you might have to say, good or bad. And that my dear Christians means, you want to be a stumbling block? Well, then be an elitist. Be holier than all. Be better and more righteous. Stop being human and susceptible to temptations. And continue denying people the freedom to choose. Choose including their religions. And will all Christians please realize that the bible addresses fundamentals. Disciplines of life that haven't changed in 2000 years. Not social affairs that change with every generation.

Same crime different continent

I have been wondering about certain developments in North America. Amongst the things that have changed is the class action law suits. This is no longer 'available' as an option to anyone anymore.

In the interim, the pensions... The pensions... I have always thought the general American is flaky and ready to blow anyone up for the smallest reasons. I'm beginning to doubt that now. I still do not yell at people practising road rage though. What? Did you not hear that the laws against people owning sophisticated guns such as Uzis wasnt renewed when it came up last year? But, I digress. The pensions... yes, those. Have you heard what the airlines are proposing to do with people's pensions? In the name of they cannot afford to pay them, they are handing them over to government agencies who are paying off only about 1/3 of the pensions to their holders? And oh, yeah, they are unable to file a class action law suit, unless with the federal courts. Oh yeah, who historically rarely find in favor of the plaintiff.

At the end of the day, when they release reports on corrupt countries, what do they look at? How do they draw their conclusions? Because I am not convinced the findings are accurate. Take the entire big picture, and tell me that Kenya is a lot more corrupt than North America. I don't believe it. They are just a lot more obvious because they are much poorer. They steal from development projects versus retirement funds. I don't know which here is the lesser evil but I'm thinking stealing from a person, in the later part of their lives, what they have spent their entire lives working for... not a good thing. So Enron went down, and no one brought to book yet. What about TYCO? With company million dollar birthday bashes for wives of prominent members of staff? And all these people still walking around free. Meanwhile... yeah, meanwhile, Martha Stewart is serving time. ok, house arrest now, but still serving time. And she affected how many people... yeah, ZERO! no one but herself. She protected her money. And this is a much bigger crime than stealing people's lifetime savings.

So yes, those Kenyan hooligans in parliament are terrible people. But they have counterparts in other various parts of the world. Some worse than others. About those flaky Americans... these people will shoot you for road rage, but will not go on sprees after people who steal their life savings? Or maybe things work differently here, better driving is preferred to affordable retirement. Who knows?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I'm a Spinster - and here's the deal

I've been thinking about personalizing my tags. To read 'Spinsta". I'm not weird or excited about this kind of stuff. I'm just tired of explaining stuff. And I think these tags may actually serve a purpose. What am I going on about, you wonder.

Another year older!!! Over the Hill!!! Black balloons. Much cheer. Alcohol - oh lots of noise, shouting. Such cheer. Just because you turned a year older. How wonderful! Birthdays are increasingly becoming tedious. First and foremost, because birthday partying is too hard to do as I get older. That added with the fact that I'm hating more and more the question "so how old are you now". Well, dude, here's the answer. I'm too old to be your girlfriend!!!!! The only thing I don't qualify to do is to vie for presidency yet. That's how old I am. See, before I had no problems with turning older. Until that one day... I was struggling with staying in a bent position for as long as I needed. Then wondered about it out loud. And my dearest cousin pointed out I wasn't eighteen anymore! Alas!

Eighteen??? Eighteen. Jeez, that was ten years ago. But ten years ago is soo in the recent past. Does this mean, give it about the same amount of time, I will be forty?? Well, close to anyway. Ahhhh! Noooooo (tremble) noooo. What??? Look, the other day I was the youth. All the upcoming musicians were my agemates. Now, I can't help thinking that this is one industry that is full of kids!!! Oh my gosh!!!! And all my friends are discussing marriage or are married. Ok. Everyone take a chill pill. Everything is moving way too quickly. Hold on... hold on. Let's try this again.

Ok, seeing that we are not communicating, listen to this. I'm not ready to grow up, let alone grow old!!!!! I want my youth. I don't mean the looks, but I want those too. I want my youth. The confidence and the time to do everything. I don't want to be rushing to beat deadlines imposed by society anymore. I want to just be. I don't want a husband or kids right now, and I want my Indian friends to cease directing me to shadi.com to look for a husband?! Apparently these days at 28 and not married indicates something wrong with me? May I declare that I still make men turn! I am not married because I have said no. Damn I hate this age. I hate having to explain why I'm not married. So here goes. Because I don't want to be. I am a selfish modern day female and hate the idea of being tied down to a husband and kids. As I said, I want my youth. I like to be able to miss Florida and just purchase a ticket and leave without having people to worry about. I love that. And being 28 does not make me ready to give it up. No way!

So, as I walk around, shopping for clothes, I take into consideration my age.That's fine. I sincerely don't care to dress like I was sixteen. I just like a good pair of jeans or pants and a sexy flattering top. My dilemma comes in with the minis and the shorts. When do they get too short? And the summer makes me crave short things. But I've learnt to trust my judgement. If I think it will last longer in the closet and maybe make it out once or twice in two years, I skip it. And that's fair. That I can do. Meanwhile, at the stores, I have to deal with young little girls, counting how many clothes I'm taking to the changing rooms and rechecking them. Maybe because I'm black? Maybe because they are young. Just wanna say to them "honey at my age, eighty dollars just aint worth the trouble being caught shoplifting would be for me". Now those kind of changes I like! I also like to leave work and wonder whether to hit the malls, go to the bar or go run a bath. Everything centered around me. That's wonderful. I like that. Now maybe we all understand why there isn't enough room for a husband in my life. Selfish. Yes keyword here, selfish. But, at least I admit it and no one has to suffer. I don't have to give it up before I'm ready and no man has to be put through dealing with a moody unhappy spouse.

Therefore, yes, I am 28 now. And yes, 30 is round the corner. And yes, I have graduated college. But NO!!!! I am not ready for marriage. And no, don't hook me up. And yes, men still ask me out. But no, I don't wanna date. Why you ask? Because at my age, they are serious and want a wife and I don't want to be a wife. And because I enjoy learning myself. My tastes, my preferences. I'm still discovering me. May I please have a little more time to do this? And if I learn that I prefer me alone, unattached, may I request the blessings from the society to go against the norm? Just be me. Say no to marriage...please?

OK, Someone explain this to me

While reading this, I couldn't help but wonder about migration. Not immigration as it is known in the modern day, with passports and vicious, mean border patrol dudes. No. The origins of mankind, where they settled, all that. Coz for real, this woman, though coming from Senegal and headed to Melbourne.... ummmm lets just say, if her name is Akinyi, or Anyango... Not surprising at all. I think whatever tribe she hails from, we will not be astonished to note that they are 'cousins' to the regular dhaluo species. Yes, you know that same one, that has relatives in the West African region and the very same one that likes to ask "but do they say" after they just bought a 'masssssedes benzz'. Omena and its species mates will lead people to do strange things.

Click on the title to read what gimmicks this lady was up to. And then someone please take a minute off of your busy schedules to explain it to me. Just try anyway...

Friday, May 27, 2005

Ladies, this is all it takes to be a man

I was thinking that many of you are tired of real life and its daily mishaps. So I decided to share these. An old friend of mine sent these to me. And suddenly I feel...uummm... yeah, enlightened.
CK ain't nothin but love for you... and I'm sure you are in compliance... thus a "Total Man"?!?
In a nutshell, Men are (as in to be or not to be) if they adhere to the following 28 rules. Did I get this right, CK? Guys?

1. Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella, unless at rugby, and your biltong is getting wet, then, for the eating period only, it is permissible.
2. It is ok for a man to cry under the following circumstances:
a. When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
b. The moment Angelina Jolie starts unbuttoning her blouse.
c. After wrecking your boss'car.
d. One hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds into "The Crying Game". i.e. When she is using her teeth.
3. Any Man who brings a camera to a stag night may be legally killed and eaten by his mates.
4. Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.
5. If you've known a bloke for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever, unless you actually marry her.
6. Moaning about the brand of free beer in a mate's fridge is forbidden. However Complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.
7. No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering your mate's birthday is strictly optional.
8. On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.
9. When stumbling upon other blokes watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who's playing.
10.You may flatulate in front of a woman only after you have brought her to climax. If you trap her head under the covers for the purpose of flatulent entertainment, she's officially your girlfriend.
11.It is permissible to quaff a fruity Alco pop drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless supermodel...and it's free.
12.Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another bloke in the nuts.
13.Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.
14. Friends don't let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.
15. If a man's fly is down, that's his problem, you didn't see anything.
16. Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game (can explain offside or LBW) and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.
17. A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.
18. Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both - that's just greedy.
19. If you compliment a bloke on his six-pack, you'd better be talking about his choice of beer.
20. Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a mate of yours, except if she's withholding sex pending your response.
21. Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another man while lifting weights
a. Yeah, Baby, Push it!
b. C'mon, give me one more! Harder!
c. Another set and we can hit the showers!
22. Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.
23. Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.
24. The morning after you and a girl who was formerly "just a friend" have carnal 'drunken monkey sex', the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason for you not to nail each other again before the discussion about what a big mistake it was, occurs.
25. It is acceptable for you to drive her car. It is not acceptable for her to drive yours.
26. Thou shalt not buy a car in the colours of brown, pink, orange or sky blue.
27. The girl who replies to the question "What do you want for Christmas?" with "If you loved me, you'd know what I want!" gets a Play station II. End of story.
28. There is no reason for guys to watch Ice Skating or Men's Gymnastics.Ever.

Written and Complied by Charles.

Of Doctors and wannabes

If this were my doctor, or had been treating any of my loved ones, I would have to find him. I'm unclear as to why the nurses were hiding patients, instead of filing a misconduct report or wahtever their hospital regulations might be. A doctor nicknames "Dr. Death" or Dr. Ecoli" surely should not be exposed to any patients that hope to see the light of another day.

Read about Dr. Patel. I'm sorry all Dr. PAtel's, just in case one of you is the guy in this article, no Dr. Patel's for me.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Are you aware of this?

I think this is a good research point. If its as good as it sounds, then they have my support. But first I need plenty of questions answered. Good idea might I add!


Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mommy, Mommy, where is the lake?

Stranger than fiction I tell you!

And that old woman, blaming it on the Americans? I wonder why she feels that way... Far fetched or earned accusation... which is it?


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

More positive news

It appears that there may actually be some tunnels that have started to see some light...


Friday, May 13, 2005

Blatant Racism

Some stuff annoys me, then it just depresses me. This racism stuff is so old it needs to rest. I'm torn between wishing I felt it as a reality versus my current situation, which is to feel like an outside observer being afflicted by it too. Its weird how a racist action, such as being followed in a store, just for being black has no effect on me other than to wish the perpetrator would 'elevate' and stop being so shallow. Not so with an American bred black person. Its personal and they get actively angry. This may be better than my passive 'maybe anger' thing. At least they recognize what they feel. I don't know about you all but I don't grasp this concept on any level. I see it, I recognize it, but I don't get it.

Anyway, this Lockheed Martin business has me riled up. I am completely broken to note that the society, under Bush's regime has become very bold in the face of racism. I mean what does it mean, to argue, that these shootings, these murders were not racially motivated because 1 white guy was murdered too. Please note, the fact that he was killed after being called a "nigger lover" and trying to act as a human shield between the murderer and another black guy carried no weight. None at all. This is not a racially motivated shooting spree.

And please pay no attention to the fact that there had been numerous complaints filed by HR and executives against this guy. All racist comments, including murder threats. Isn't this illegal on any aspect. Can someone define 'hostile working environment'? What is this BS? I feel completely offended that this is debatable. Completely. At least in the days of slavery, they didn't treat us as fools. They just made it clear what it is that they think of us.

You know what else I want to know, since these Lockheed Martin 'thingi' thrives on government contracts, which translates to taxpayers money, which includes black people's hard earned dollars... When do these contracts get cancelled? Never? Ohh, they are Bush's cronies they can do whatever. I have a few choice words for here. But just in case an underage person is reading this and the Christian current government is all about morals... Yeah morals... Someone ask them to SHUT UP!

Anyway, here is the link to why I'm torn between being livid and throwing in the towel...


International Baccalaureate (IB) Anti-Christian?

All ex-IB people, Saints and the newer IB schools.

Is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Anti-Christian? Or have Americans just gone crazy again. Is this an American syndrome, antagonize everything? And can you please think about what the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teaches and how this people fighting against IB emulates TOK in practice. Irony.

From a religious standpoint, surely, what does it mean, when we portray Christianity as being against self expression and independent thinking? And we dare to act surprised that people think being Christian is dumb? Why do Christians insist on persecuting themselves?

There's your link


Here's what Africa is Saying

I thought it might be great to read what the rest of Africa thinks about Mrs. Lucy Kibaki. Its nice to see there's a balance between people who think she is right and those who disagree...


Thursday, May 12, 2005

Where's Dave Chappelle?

What does it mean when the great stars of the US start to check themselves into hospitals in Africa? Not so third world anymore?

I'm a Chappelle lover. Hope he comes out of this one feeling great! We need more of those crazy stunts. Did anyone watch the nigger family on the Chappelle show?


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Appropriate Action

So much has been said about Lucy Kibaki's actions. My friends and I got into a very interesting conversation about whether Kibaki or a memeber of his family should have made a public comment. I am under the opinion, 'absolutely not!' This is one of those things you let the public discuss until they beat the animal to death. I personally feel that there is nothing one could say that could fix an action involving a criminal activity, the slap on the journalist's face. I think it would be a very unwise decision to in any way, make the president responsible for his wife's actions. I think that any comment from his family would be an indication of them taking some kind of responsibility.

Truth be told, this woman is most probably clinically insane. ...I didn't think I would hear too much noise against that comment. As a family, Kibaki's household must be in chaos already. This is one of those private situations for all and what a nightmare when the family insanity becomes public. Now can you imagine how much worse when the woman is the first lady? Again, since her position is not elected nor nominated, its default, how much weight should all this carry with the general public? Are we being fair by asking why Kibaki lets this happen? What I want to know is why the driver actually drove her to the Nation house. And more so, why her bodyguards followed her there. Isn't part of providing security for her supposed to be they knowing her proposed destination before hand? What if she found a major robbery going on at the Nation House and got shot down by panicked thugs? These 'Bodyguards' need training.

My friends disagree. They think anyone from Kibaki's family should say something, anything. So that the public feels that the issue hasn't been ignored. In all fairness, if this was a regular mama on the loose, mum and wife to an everyday nobody, wouldnt she probably be in Mathare or whatever psych unit her family could afford for her? Would her husband need to offer a public apology? Isn't this where we all as a nation have to elevate and just see the situation for what it is. Take the drama out and deal with the hard facts? All I am asking is, who is responsible for Lucy's actions, Lucy or Kibaki?

And now that Lucy has gone on and filed an official complaint, can you imagine if someone had taken responsibilty for her actions? Would they have to keep fixing/patching situations that she created? For how long?
The Standard paper finally had some positive news. The treasury finally reported a surplus. Yes the very same country. And of interest to note is that the government cut down on an approximate 25M by reducing spending on perks and entertainment for its ministers. Amongst other contributers, better tax collection seemed to be of major effect. I like to acknowledge a good start. So Kudos on this milestone. However, what measures have been put in place to make sure this trend continues - uninterrupted- I would like to know. Interruptions in developing places like this include dipping sticky fingers into money pots. So who is watching, who is accountable and who is responsible for making public, public expenditure. After all it is tax payers money, and everyone deserves to know how their hard earned shillings are being spent.
Read the whole article here if interested.

As a sidenote, am I impressed or what? That KTN journalist who was slapped by the first lady proceeded to file a police report and demand action. I am not stupid, thus not holding my breath for any action to follow. But I like the fact that the Standard did not let all this go away like it never happened. And by filing a complaint, he allows us to ask Brigadier Ali, "what have you done about that criminal activity practised by the first Lady..."