Skip to comments.HAPPY ZIMBABWE DAY!
Posted on 04/17/2010 9:38:21 PM PDT by JLS
On April 18th 1980, the Union Flag came down in Harare and the last Governor of Southern Rhodesia, Lord Soames, transfered executive power to the first Prime Minister of independent Zimbabwe. On the thirtieth anniversary of Zimbabwean "freedom", how's it working out?
Zimbabwe didn't have to be like this. "You have given me the jewel of Africa," Robert Mugabe told Ian Smith, his notorious white racist predecessor, at independence in 1980. Actually, at one point Africa had quite a lot of jewels. But through the Sixties and Seventies decolonization delivered the continent into the hands of Afro-Marxist kleptocrats-for-life who reduced viable economies and some of the richest farmland on the planet to an impoverished coup-wracked dump. Mr Smith was a racist but he was not an incompetent and, a generation after Zimbabwe's neighbors had achieved and squandered independence, he bequeathed (albeit reluctantly) a going concern to Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party.
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Steyn ping opportunity.
The British were just better managers than the local folk...
This one’s a gem.
Hard to top this turn of a phrase:
“So on this thirtieth anniversary, with his country in worse shape than his penis and no rubber substitute to hand, ...”
His ping list should be changed to the Steyn Rocks Ping List
I think, “So whether or not he has no penis, he certainly understand that “world opinion” has no balls.” is a topper.
Certainly that line made me laugh out loud too.
That is a very good term.
Sounds like some US cities I could mention
South Africa is right on the heels of Zimbabwe.
Another dictator that 0bambi can bow to.
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