Inspired by Intelligentsiya I am joining in Fiji's fight to retain our freedoms of choice in life - before we know it our freedoms will be taken away and what we take for being normal is really not. We must guard against this at all times and fight to retain what can never be suppressed! A government that knowingly and deliberately violates people’s rights loses the moral authority to demand obedience.
Nov 29, 2012
Grubby on Bongs and 'Bula'makaus
WORM MAIL : 28 NOV, 2012
Sorry no speaky speaky, been busy ever since I got back to Sydney.
I'm planning my very own "Grubby TV Christmas Special", featuring me (of
course), carrying my Walkley Award and frolicking bare-chested down a
studio set with a backdrop of Victoria Parade in the 1950s.
film the Government Buildings clock going "bong" (even if we have to
record the "bong" at a time which is not quite at the top of the hour). I
will be in a sleigh drawn by four bulamakausincluding a young
heifer who I've christened "Sharon the Red-Haired Reindeer" in your
honour. We will sell advertising space on the sides of the other
bulamakaus, just to show off one more of my clever Walkley-winning ways.
Just one problem, nobody's expressed any interest in
it yet. Things are getting desperate. You might have to ring Riaz at
FBC TV, he seems prepared to pay top dollar for any amount of crap, why
Look, sorry about the bula shirt at the Budget but I
had no idea that anybody took any of that stuff so seriously. Sheez,
that was a surprise. All these high-flying business and government guys
in their Sunday best all lapping up all that rubbish we wrote in the
Budget speech. I had no idea - you can feed this bunch anything at all
and they will praise it. "Empowering Fijians", "Modernize our Nation",
"Strengthen Our Economy." It means nothing and they love it! Actually,
to tell you the truth I was a bit hung over at the time I was writing
that, I just photocopied it from one of Qarase's prime ministerial
speeches in 2004. All that PR stuff didn't do him much good either, I
Now, what about this stuff-up on the drugs? Why is
Dr Neil Bainimasharma telling the Fiji Times he's wasted $3m on expired
pharmaceuticals? Wasn't there some big story soon after he was appointed
about how he was going to reform the Government Pharmacy to stop all
the waste? This is a complete embarrassment Shazzer, can't we tell the
idiot to stick to his stethoscope and stop talking to the Press? Not
empowering too many Fijians with that move, I must say.
Sorry, got to go, I need to paint on some more chest-hair for the stills of "Grubby's TV Christmas Special".
This is to inform the public that some of the above
is fictional. The Government Buildings clock does not go "bong", but
since Grubby hasn't lived in Fiji for 40 years, he doesn't know that.