July 16, 2018
I cannot resist having some say in the event that is taking place today, e.g. the Trump-Putin meeting. But first a quick picture of this last weekend. Friday, world cup. Croatia lost, but they played a great and spirited game (not quite David and Goliath but something like that). They outplayed the French with most of the possession of the ball, especially in front of the French goal. But their defence had big holes as the 4-2 score tells you. There was some weirdness, also, regarding the goals that were scored—an own goal that cost the Croats. A penalty shot in front of the Croatia goal, a sure shot usually. Another big cost. However, they, the Croats, should be praised for the fantastic fight they gave to the former world champions.
Saturday, we joined the CPS sisters for the celebration of their jubilees. Margaret-65yrs. Casiana-65yrs. Regina-60yrs. Lucas-50yrs. (Lucas has been dying of cancer for several months now and it is by God’s grace that she managed to live out the time to be present for her jubilee with her community. Add that up, that is 24yrs. Of service to the Christian community. Wow. They worked hard.
Sunday, another Zulu mass at Savannah Park. The leader, Mike Pillay (an Indian leading a Zulu community, nice) harangued the congregation for not playing a bigger role in trying to raise funds for the building of the new church which we hope will happen by the end of this year. Fingers crossed. This Friday will be the second fund-raising dinner dance. Tickets were R250 for ordinary people, R600 for corporates. The corporates are not interested in supporting religious bodies but because Mariannhill has a reputation for big input in the community trying to uplift the local community, they are willing to contribute.
Today, I was watching the news about Trump and Putin. The journalists were making me sick. They seemed to be waiting, breathlessly, for Trump and Putin to emerge and hear what Trump has to say. Did he raise the issues he should have. We will never know, unless we can get the translators to tell the story. Ha. Fat chance. With Trump’s casual relationship with the truth, whatever he says will be, in my mind, doubtful. Of course we can all predict that he will praise himself (as he blamed the US, and Obama in “particular) for putting the relationship between Russia and the US on the proper footing that is should have had, and that now he has re-established a positive relationship with his friend Putin, we can move forward on more friendly grounds. Do you think I am wrong?
He should be impeached for bad-mouthing and blaming the US and his own Intelligence community for telling, as it were, lies, he calls it fake news. He is putting our national security in grave danger. He is going against the oath he took to support the constitution. We all know Putin. He in KGB in his DNA. He is clever and is pushing his agenda all the way. Of course he is going to deny that he interfered in our 2016 elections, although our own deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, waved the 29 pgs of details regarding the indictment of the 12 Russian Military attachees in his face as proof positive that this is no “witch hunt”.
That he should be making decisions with a foreign power in the name of the whole US, including his own administration and there is no record of it except his (doubtful) word is unconscionable. I am really angry. How far can he go to running our country into the ground before someone stops him. Holy Moses.
Enough for now.