Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

GEJ and his rascals

This is a day late but I just can’t get over the fact that GEJ referred to some state Governors as RASCALS.

At a recent gathering to flag off his campaign in the South West President Goodluck Jonathan said “The southwest is too important to be left in the hands of rascals. We must take it over from them. The ruling party must take over Lagos. We must also take over Osun and Ekiti states”.

How the President of a country would forget himself at a rally beats me. He seems to forget he is not just a Presidential candidate for a political party but at this moment is also the PRESIDENT of a country; a PHd holder….

I have had cause in times past to be worried about Mr. Jonathan’s utterances take for example his comment about the October 1 bomb blast and the attendant issues with MEND claiming responsibility and GEJ saying it wasn’t MEND. He sure must be giving his PR guys serious issues trying to clean up after him; by the way what is their job if they can’t school him on how to talk in public. I guess in the bid to earn their pay, they allow him talk gibberish so they have work to do. I don’t know much about Public Relations but I would have thought saying the right things to avoid trouble would be part of what PR agents are taught.

Or better still he doesn’t know what the word rascal means; rogue: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

For those who know much about the South West, I guess the word rascal doesn’t apply to the Akalas, Daniels, Agagus, Oyinlolas and Onis of this Nigeria. Maybe the words looters, thugs, murderers would apply to them. People who stole others mandates and ruled for upwards of 3 years, almost 4 years in some states. People who have nothing to show for the years they have been in power/were in power (for those the courts sacked). And I know because I am from Osun State, lived in Oyo State (Ibadan to be precise for over 20 years; till 2008) and schooled in Ogun State for 4 years…. Currently in Lagos State and I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

Still wondering and pondering on what must have been going on in his mind when he made the statement. For the leader of a party whose two remaining Governors in the South West are what Yorubas would call Olori Rascals (Head of Rascals) to call others rascals?, I still don’t get it.

Looking at it from another angle, since we all know who the rascals really are… maybe he is telling us not to re-elect the Akalas and the ensure the Daniels don’t make it.

Just pondering

Hello world!

Blogging…. hmmmmm..

Wanted to write a blog for so long… Just couldn’t think of a name or theme for it.

Thankfully a friend helped me out with picking a name and a theme.

This is a blog on issues all around me… political (mostly political as my country is on the threshold of holding a make or break election)…. music…. fashion (I am the last person who should write on fashion but I would try)…. relationships…. GOD…… anything that comes to mind… though I might digress and write about not as important stuff… or non-issues…

This is my OWN opinion on issues…. but feel free to drop by and have your say….

Gonna leave you with a non-issue.. A note I wrote some months back on Facebook..

“They Say”

They say I am incapable of loving….

They say I listen to “sad love songs”… the Another Day (Lemar), Time to Grow (Lemar still), On Bended Knees (Boyz II Men)… or the boring ones… Speechless (MJ), Power of Love (Celine Dion), I Knew I loved you (Savage Garden),  Endless Love (Lionel Richie)…

They say I am not romantic, not spontaneous, too rigid, not impulsive, too logical. They say “You think things through and through”, “You are not flexible”, “You are hard”.

They say I am not materialistic, not easily impressed, too independent, “Chics like money, why are you different”, “What can I do to make you trip?”, “You don’t accept things from people”.

They say I am simple. They say I don’t date. They say I keep guys at arms length (like am a lesbian). They ask “Are you straight?” Imagine!!!

They say I am emotionless. “We can’t decipher when you like someone or not”.

They say I am simple. They say I am weird; “You are strange”, “You are not like others”.

They ask me to define LOVE.

They say I am commitment phobic. They say “The way you are going, you would end up ALONE, you would NEVER marry.. no husband, no children, JUST YOU (emphasis on ALONE, NEVER and JUST YOU).

I ask, is it a sin to be simple? Should I wear my emotions on my face? If I want to spend my own money, should that be a problem to you? If being impulsive or spontaneous makes me make the wrong decisions or makes me compromise, would you advise to?

I am not materialistic, not easily impressed.. May be it is the mere fact that you remember me or call me that trips me as against the things you think money can buy (which might trip others).

I don’t date, I keep guys at arms length, are you straight? (Like seriously). I don’t/didn’t date you, does that mean I don’t date? I keep you at arms length, does that mean I keep guys at arms length?

For those asking me to define love… I don’t know the definition. Can you like try to define it?

I am commitment phobic. May be. May be at times, the “bolts” in my head get loosened and I run. Or maybe I get scared when I get close to a guy and I bolt.

But I think its all my BUSINESS not yours.

Finally brethren, please let me be… IT IS MY LIFE.

Btw, just testing my writing skills, lol.

Hope you like it.

NB: Somethings were taken out of the original note and some added…

Let the issues begin