Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is 93 today.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Johann, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm not wishing him a Happy Birthday. NO, I'm danged well NOT!
    Anybody want to join me in NOT wishing him one?

  2. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    May he soon join Hugo and Fidel. May the once prosperous countries they destroyed soon rejoin the real world.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Apparently, Satan is patient.
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I like that one!
  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    We could sing him a Russian version of the song, sung in a macabre voice:
    "Happy birthday
    Happy birthday
    Another day closer to the day you die!
    Happy birthday."
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Da, Comrade Bear. Folks at Kremlin say is Capital idea! (Is that like Capital punishment?)

    Here's how it goes - I think!

    С днем ​​рождения
    С днем ​​рождения

    Еще один день ближе ко дню вашей смерти!

    С днем ​​рождения!

    I can post a pronunciation guide, if anyone wants it... :laugh:

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  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And here I thought it was: "Happy birthday
    Happy birthday
    Just one more year closer to death!
    Happy birthday!"
    Oh! That's the band camp version of Happy birthday!
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

  10. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    In other news, General Francisco Franco is still dead.
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  12. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    The loser is dead ! Lol
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the article: "The best solution for Grace now may well be perhaps to live out her days in Singapore, where Mugabe died, and far from the very people she tried to destroy. "

    If she has any sense at all ...
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  14. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    All her wealth should be confiscated and return to the Zimbabwean people. She should be left destitute like how they have left the Zimbabwean people. This guy brings out the worst in me.
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  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Mugabe was a decidedly mixed bag. He was a leader in fighting for Southern Rhodesia's freedom. He also became corrupt and watched his relatively wealthy (and high potential) country go down the tubes.

    Sure, he needed to go long before he did. And he did do a lot of horrid things. But that's not the whole story. He spent 10 years in prison (by the British for "sedition."). He was a freedom fighter before he was a corrupt despot.
  17. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Free Zimbabwe was one of the first causes I was fighting for before I even know what it was. This is a terrible thing to say, but maybe the people of Rhodesia would have been better off without Mugabe.

    Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar was a noble prize winner before she became an ethic cleansing dictator. I am getting suspicious of leaders who are offering sunny ways. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I am not a big critic of Trump because his bite is not as bad as his bark. I would rather live under Putin than noble peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
  18. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It's one of two things that made George Washington so amazingly special. First, he walked away after winning the war against the British when he could have been crowned king. Second, when he walked away from the presidency after two terms, setting a precedent that stood until WWII.
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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