BAR TALK: Of poor rich men and mad Americans

Did someone admit that they have no direct line to the fellow upstairs and cannot make commitments on his behalf?

Did someone admit that they have no direct line to the fellow upstairs and cannot make commitments on his behalf?

Bra Gee
From $500 a month we pay school fees, rent, buy food and stay active on WhatsApp. We even manage the occasional fried eggs and a few other luxuries. Then there are those who cannot survive on $4 500 a month!

The real story, please

We are disappointed in the media. The cancellation of a warrant of arrest for a famous or is it notorious person is not the story. Those are the bones that should be fed to the dogs. What we would like to know are the details of the out of court settlement. That is the real meat.

How much was paid to make it all go away? Did someone admit that they have no direct line to the fellow upstairs and cannot make commitments on his behalf? Did the complainant insist on the promised threefold payoff or was it enough to get the value of his original investment back after learning a valuable lesson that you only reap what you sow on fertile ground?

Please let the world know as we are sure that there are thousands of other disappointed persons out there who have been seeding and harvesting air. They too would like to know what terms to expect when they set out to demand their rightful dues.

Poor man

It takes all sorts to make the world. There are those who think spending $10 a day for a family of six is the height of luxury. From $500 a month we pay school fees, rent, buy food and stay active on WhatsApp. We even manage the occasional fried eggs and a few other luxuries. Then there are those who cannot survive on $4 500 a month!

At one time the poor guy was only getting $10 000 instead of the touted $21 000 but did he go out and shout about it? No, he discreetly kept his peace because he does not believe in solving issues through the media he says.

We personally think it had something to do with a directive to learn to live on $5 000 or less, which we still believe is in place.

So maybe this poor guy needs to find another job, preferably in the private sector.

If he is worth so much then surely some big international corporations must be panting to have him on their payroll.

Because we the real poor people of Zimbabwe cannot tighten our already cinched belts to give him the lifestyle that he expects.

We not only have to struggle to survive on a day to day basis, we also have to somehow make our budget stretch to include the relatives in the rural areas who are now thinking of sadza as a delicacy.

Maybe if the esteemed gentleman had managed to deal with water cuts, blocked sewers and dusty tracks where there should be tarred roads, then we would think him worth the sacrifice. But for now, we really do not see the value of his high qualifications and self importance to us, saka bheta ayende (let him go)!

Staying put

What with the mass murder and trigger happy cops, not to mention the million–isms, Bra Gee has never been a fan of the US of A.

But if you can evade the gunfire flying all over the place, it is beginning to look like a good place to be.

They have just legalised marijuana use which is a good thing. Research has shown the use (not abuse) of the natural herb has got some great benefits.

We would like to try and see if the herb can treat our cancer. You do know that cancer has become Zimbabwe’s biggest killer, don’t you?

Too bad they look like they might actually elect Donald Trump who will probably expel anyone who is not Caucasian and Christian from the country.

But come to think of it, we would actually like to have Trump in the White House because we can expect him to tell us the truth to our faces instead of lying to the world in the name of political correctness. That way maybe the stupid Zimbos who are always saying, “In America this, in America that,” will finally wake up and smell the coffee.

The country is really ruled by bigots with a monster sized sense of entitlement who only talk of rights when their own privileges are threatened.

And anyway there is plenty of weed right here at home, freely available and very cheap too. So why leave our place in the sun?

Last Call: Totally outrageous!

As we always say, the United States is one messed up country:

Officer who killed teen sues family for $10m

A Chicago policeman who shot dead a teenager and accidentally killed a neighbour is seeking $10m (£7m) damages from the boy’s family. Robert Rialmo claimed the shooting in Chicago on 26 December left him traumatised. The officer has now filed a lawsuit against the relatives of 19-year-old black student Quintonio LeGrier.

In the days after the death, the victim’s father Antonio LeGrier filed a wrongful death lawsuit, saying his son was not armed with a weapon and was not a threat. His lawyer Basileios Foutris has criticised the officer’s “temerity” in suing the grieving family. He said: “That’s a new low even for the Chicago Police Department. First you shoot them, then you sue them.”

Rialmo has given his first public account of how he said the shooting happened, including details different to the family’s version of events. He and another officer were responding to a domestic disturbance call at a two-storey apartment building in the city.

Quintonio LeGrier ran downstairs and swung a baseball bat at Rialmo’s head, missing it by inches, according to the lawsuit. The officer told the teenager to drop it but the youth tried to hit him twice again and when he did, the officer pulled out his 9mm handgun and opened fire, it added. Neighbour Bettie Jones, 55, who was standing nearby, was shot and killed by accident and was not part of the dispute, it went on.

Lawyers for Antonio LeGrier and Jones say the evidence indicates Rialmo was 20 to 30 feet away when he fired, calling into question the officer’s claim he feared for his life. The legal action comes at a time when the police force is trying to win back public trust after a number of deadly shootings, including several cases of alleged officer misconduct.

Rialmo’s lawyer Joel Brodsky said it was important to send a message that police are “not targets for assaults” and “suffer damage like anybody else”. But the lawsuit could complicate the department’s efforts to demonstrate more sensitivity towards the community in how police shootings are handled. — Sky News.

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  • Far Que

    If cancer become Zimbabwe’s number 1 killer then AIDS is indeed cancer.

  • Dumbfuckery

    Article not well researched and misleading. Weed is legal in the U.S.A? All 50 states? Are you talking recreational or medicinal? Medical weed is legal in only 23 states and recreational weed is legal in only 4 states, yes 4 out of 50! So don’t say the US you uninformed illiterate. “mass murder and trigger happy cops”, “bullets flying all over the place.” Seriously? So bullets are flying over my head as I read this B.S???