1. Tenders and Credibility
  2. Infinity of the word I’m not supposed to say loud
  3. Good divorce is better than a lousy marriage
  4. However a small line
  5. About the blind texts almost
  6. It is a paradisematic country
  7. The lights divided
  8. The coast of the Semantics
  9. Supplies it with the necessary
  10. Made open likeness
  11. She hasn’t been rewritten
  12. Dragged her into their agency
  13. Had grass morning
  14. Where they abused her
  15. Nothing the copy said could
  16. Heaven it in so upon so life
  17. Said could convince her and
  18. Around and return to its own
  19. Plants are noticed by me
  20. Simple and regular than
  21. Replenish itself
  22. Came from it would have been
  23. Pityful a rethoric ques
  24. If several languages coalesce
  25. When I hear the buzz
  26. Spirit gathered divided
  27. Cattle i green first good
  28. Pronunciation more common
  29. She reached the first hills
  30. To achieve this it would be necessary
  31. I neglect my talents
  32. She packed her seven versalia
  33. Appear she’d also seed
  34. Heaven and earth seem
  35. The blind texts it is an almost
  36. I should be incapable
  37. Evening be whose seasons
  38. Plants are noticed by me
  39. That it might be the mirror
  40. Don’t Walk On Our Grass
  41. Their pronunciation and their most
  42. Unknown plants are noticed
  43. Grammar resulting language
  44. It is a paradisematic country
  45. World among the stalks
  46. Tuesday Morning
  47. A Man Drowned In Memory
  48. Onboarding for New Hires – The time that makes or breaks them
  49. Short-term Hiring – A crisis or an opportunity?
  50. Strategic planning for maximum performance and ROI – How will your employees know, buy in and deliver
  51. Selection Interview – May the Best Candidate Join Your Organisation
  52. Oh, Jenny. Did Five Years Fly By?
  53. Then they are still using her
  54. Could refuse to pay expensive
  55. Could impress upon paper
  56. Morning Thoughts
  57. Her for their projects again
  58. Heaven and earth seem
  59. We Deserve Better
  60. Where it came from it
  61. Constitution
  62. When darkness overspreads
  63. Then she continued her way
  64. Theft on a Grand Scale
  65. My soul is the mirror
  66. Into the belt and made
  67. The breath of that universal love
  68. Your Business Objectives: Set Them, Meet Them, Beat Them
  69. Of Language and Love
  70. Remebering Tumusiime Rushegye
  71. Star and Billy
  72. Being Blocked By @KCCAUG, @KCCAED and the rest of KCCA
  73. Born of a Rock
  74. Anything and Nothing, Really
  75. Hire and Fire – Management Reality; How is staff turnover affecting the workplace
  76. No, I Don’t Believe In You
  77. Tenders
  78. The other day I drove through Zziru
  79. Advertising Wife
  80. Somewhat Strange
  81. Beware of this when you hire your next ad guru
  82. Creative Director – What Animal Is This?
  83. Advertising Scene in Uganda – Highlights
  84. It’s That Simple
  85. Passion, Motivation, Team Integration – How To Get People to Open Up, Style Up and Step Up
  86. First, Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
  87. Business Model Generation
  88. Bold – How to Be Brave in Business and Win
  89. Thus Flied Away Life
  90. Facebook Friend Insist – Turned Bad
  91. I Am Vince
  92. Is Your Latest Recruit Fit For the Job At Hand
  93. Fishermen on Lake Victoria
  94. Unconfused Mind
  95. #CancerUG Alex Mulamba dies
  96. Amama’s Diction and People’s Funny Reactions
  97. #9 vs Obama Challenge
  98. The Ugandan Workforce – A Challenge to Employees and Managers Alike
  99. Sequence of seven in 140 characters
  100. Pesma bezimena – A Poem With No Name
  101. Things I Learnt from Pumpkin
  102. Understanding What Infidelity Does
  103. We are Developing World with Manhattan Prices
  104. In Love, Loving, Loved
  105. The War Is Real
  106. When Montenegro Declared War on Japan
  107. An Update on Mediation at Commercial Court, Closed Today
  108. What Clients Want From an Ad Agency?
  109. Time to rethink the things we do #CancerUG
  110. Rainy Season
  111. Why folding your trouser leg can bring misery of catastrophic proportions
  112. Gypsy-orange
  113. #CancerUG – simple thoughts but let us start
  114. Little Treasures, Rediscovered
  115. I’ll make you a deal.
  116. The days I left in the past
  117. Road to Home
  118. Loved by the Darkness, 1996
  119. A tribute to Rosemary and the legacy her passing has the opportunity to create
  120. Damn it!
  121. When it rains, it kills.
  122. Kao da ne znam – As if I don’t know
  123. The War is Real!
  124. Joan. Gone Too Soon.
  125. The Story With No End
  126. Inspired by Technology – My impressions of entries into 2014 ACIA Awards
  127. To The Pompous Little Dimwit
  128. Blood-green ……. Krvavo zeleno
  129. A message to my stupid girlfriend (or potentially at least half a dozen of them)
  130. Randomness of rain, when I least need it.
  131. Soul
  132. For Kelley
  133. Little Clicking Noises
  134. Walk Alone
  135. It is Grover Washington
  136. Angry
  137. Of The Desert
  138. When I Go To Sleep
  139. Never Fall In Love With A Liar
  140. In The Village Of My Ancestors – by Vasko Popa
Monday, October 14, 2019
  1. Tenders and Credibility
  2. Infinity of the word I’m not supposed to say loud
  3. Good divorce is better than a lousy marriage
  4. However a small line
  5. About the blind texts almost
  6. It is a paradisematic country
  7. The lights divided
  8. The coast of the Semantics
  9. Supplies it with the necessary
  10. Made open likeness
  11. She hasn’t been rewritten
  12. Dragged her into their agency
  13. Had grass morning
  14. Where they abused her
  15. Nothing the copy said could
  16. Heaven it in so upon so life
  17. Said could convince her and
  18. Around and return to its own
  19. Plants are noticed by me
  20. Simple and regular than
  21. Replenish itself
  22. Came from it would have been
  23. Pityful a rethoric ques
  24. If several languages coalesce
  25. When I hear the buzz
  26. Spirit gathered divided
  27. Cattle i green first good
  28. Pronunciation more common
  29. She reached the first hills
  30. To achieve this it would be necessary
  31. I neglect my talents
  32. She packed her seven versalia
  33. Appear she’d also seed
  34. Heaven and earth seem
  35. The blind texts it is an almost
  36. I should be incapable
  37. Evening be whose seasons
  38. Plants are noticed by me
  39. That it might be the mirror
  40. Don’t Walk On Our Grass
  41. Their pronunciation and their most
  42. Unknown plants are noticed
  43. Grammar resulting language
  44. It is a paradisematic country
  45. World among the stalks
  46. Tuesday Morning
  47. A Man Drowned In Memory
  48. Onboarding for New Hires – The time that makes or breaks them
  49. Short-term Hiring – A crisis or an opportunity?
  50. Strategic planning for maximum performance and ROI – How will your employees know, buy in and deliver
  51. Selection Interview – May the Best Candidate Join Your Organisation
  52. Oh, Jenny. Did Five Years Fly By?
  53. Then they are still using her
  54. Could refuse to pay expensive
  55. Could impress upon paper
  56. Morning Thoughts
  57. Her for their projects again
  58. Heaven and earth seem
  59. We Deserve Better
  60. Where it came from it
  61. Constitution
  62. When darkness overspreads
  63. Then she continued her way
  64. Theft on a Grand Scale
  65. My soul is the mirror
  66. Into the belt and made
  67. The breath of that universal love
  68. Your Business Objectives: Set Them, Meet Them, Beat Them
  69. Of Language and Love
  70. Remebering Tumusiime Rushegye
  71. Star and Billy
  72. Being Blocked By @KCCAUG, @KCCAED and the rest of KCCA
  73. Born of a Rock
  74. Anything and Nothing, Really
  75. Hire and Fire – Management Reality; How is staff turnover affecting the workplace
  76. No, I Don’t Believe In You
  77. Tenders
  78. The other day I drove through Zziru
  79. Advertising Wife
  80. Somewhat Strange
  81. Beware of this when you hire your next ad guru
  82. Creative Director – What Animal Is This?
  83. Advertising Scene in Uganda – Highlights
  84. It’s That Simple
  85. Passion, Motivation, Team Integration – How To Get People to Open Up, Style Up and Step Up
  86. First, Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
  87. Business Model Generation
  88. Bold – How to Be Brave in Business and Win
  89. Thus Flied Away Life
  90. Facebook Friend Insist – Turned Bad
  91. I Am Vince
  92. Is Your Latest Recruit Fit For the Job At Hand
  93. Fishermen on Lake Victoria
  94. Unconfused Mind
  95. #CancerUG Alex Mulamba dies
  96. Amama’s Diction and People’s Funny Reactions
  97. #9 vs Obama Challenge
  98. The Ugandan Workforce – A Challenge to Employees and Managers Alike
  99. Sequence of seven in 140 characters
  100. Pesma bezimena – A Poem With No Name
  101. Things I Learnt from Pumpkin
  102. Understanding What Infidelity Does
  103. We are Developing World with Manhattan Prices
  104. In Love, Loving, Loved
  105. The War Is Real
  106. When Montenegro Declared War on Japan
  107. An Update on Mediation at Commercial Court, Closed Today
  108. What Clients Want From an Ad Agency?
  109. Time to rethink the things we do #CancerUG
  110. Rainy Season
  111. Why folding your trouser leg can bring misery of catastrophic proportions
  112. Gypsy-orange
  113. #CancerUG – simple thoughts but let us start
  114. Little Treasures, Rediscovered
  115. I’ll make you a deal.
  116. The days I left in the past
  117. Road to Home
  118. Loved by the Darkness, 1996
  119. A tribute to Rosemary and the legacy her passing has the opportunity to create
  120. Damn it!
  121. When it rains, it kills.
  122. Kao da ne znam – As if I don’t know
  123. The War is Real!
  124. Joan. Gone Too Soon.
  125. The Story With No End
  126. Inspired by Technology – My impressions of entries into 2014 ACIA Awards
  127. To The Pompous Little Dimwit
  128. Blood-green ……. Krvavo zeleno
  129. A message to my stupid girlfriend (or potentially at least half a dozen of them)
  130. Randomness of rain, when I least need it.
  131. Soul
  132. For Kelley
  133. Little Clicking Noises
  134. Walk Alone
  135. It is Grover Washington
  136. Angry
  137. Of The Desert
  138. When I Go To Sleep
  139. Never Fall In Love With A Liar
  140. In The Village Of My Ancestors – by Vasko Popa

It’s taken me a while to come around writing this, and It’s not perfect but I promised @sourced to write it, so here goes.

First time I saw you in the media was the first time you decided to take M7 on in the presidential elections. I listen, attentively, to what you had to say, and I was hearing more than just words. Some things made sense and some didn’t but it seemed to me as if finally, there is a politician who’s not playing the same scratched record, forward or reverse – someone who sounds different at least.

Then it flopped. Your bid to oust M7 just flopped for some awkward reason that all newcomers onto the top political scene are keen on looking for. Lack of votes is the realistic reason (stolen or not) but you had to find something else and you did – your life was in danger.

As if our lives are not constantly in danger as it is, from the first day we are born.

So you managed to escape, to a great relief of all of us. Peace and quiet returned to Kampala, we didn’t have to worry about you and your family didn’t have to worry about you, you were safely stowed away in South Africa for the time being. Of course, I’m speculating on how everyone felt about you – I was happy you weren’t around because we could have some normalcy on our streets and peace was imminent, progress with it.

But you came back, didn’t you, just in time for 2005. And I had my office on Raja Chambers, right opposite of Kale Kaihura’s office. The tear gas we consumed on that street was enough to put the whole country into tears for a week. It just wasn’t funny at all. Then, 2011 and all the riots, looting, killing of people.

I’m thinking, you went to study medicine and came out a full doctor. Doctors care for people. They bond with their patients. They become family doctors, almost family members. How did you not see the opportunity to create voters every day, through tedious work that you studied for? Don’t tell me it was the pay – people shower you with money anywhere you go. Don’t tell me you don’t have the skills – you were on a government scholarship – so they say. Don’t tell me you didn’t have the time – you’ve wasted enough time in exile and in house arrest, it seems like time is all you’ve got.

Addition must be the weak side for you failed to add up the facts: if you had worked every day except Sunday since mid March 2001 till today, seeing on average three patients per hour in eight hours, having a quick conversation on why they should vote for you next, together with their families, today you would have seen 100,000 patients. Convincing them all that you are the next man to vote for, selling your cause to them and making them your first and best ambassadors, you would have reached, potentially, five family members and ten well-wishers per patient on average. Whooping 1,6 million voters that you today don’t have.

Add that 1.6 to the 2m you had – and subtract it from M7 then check the mathematics. It would have worked hugely in your favour, even before than today. But what we didn’t do fifteen years ago bites us in the arse today, isn’t it?

Meanwhile, you used to be sort of charming, but these few decades of running battles with police had changed you. You have aged. You are wrinkled and not so pretty to look at. When you speak, you look agitated and angry all the time. Nobody wants an angry president of the country, I assure you. Charm is gone. All you seem to want is some kind of revenge. The desire looks ugly and it looks to be the thing among men.

Were you never disappointed before? I mean, before M7 disappointed you? Was your life so much a bed of roses that M7 is the only thing you have to hate, so you put all your hate and anger efforts there as the rest is shrouded in angels? I don’t think so. But your hate for him is tangible yet unnecessary, because it simplifies things a bit too much, taking issues away from politics into the realm of personal and that’s not the fight you will get the people win for you. They respect your M7 a tad too much to side with you entirely, however out of politeness no one is saying a thing, they’re just nodding their heads absent-mindedly when you speak to them, to create this typically Ugandan illusion of agreement when in reality they don’t give a hoot.

So you think you are ‘it’ four elections in a row. You won’t step aside because you think you are the only one who can defeat your arch-enemy. You sideline perfectly good man in order to take a centre-stage again. And I assure you I’m not giving you my vote. Past fifteen years did not make you younger, healthier or wiser. You did not learn any lessons. Until the other day, your manifesto consisted of one simple sentence: “It is our turn to be in power” and the bloodthirstiness that comes out of your mouth is not subtle any more, not at all.

In 2001, I had my palm to my forehead when I heard that KK Chapaa was going to run. But from this standpoint, I’d rather vote for him today than for you. Chapaa at least has a sense of humour which you seem to have lost kabisa.

I know, this is harsh. But it’s the way I feel about you. You scare me. Your facial expressions when you speak scare me. Your anger scares me. And I’m just another human being – only difference being I’m willing to tell you, while others keep quiet and let you pass.

Democracy – this thing you are carrying around as if you own it – takes time; democracy takes time in good times, times of progress and prosperity. Minds and hearts require grooming, education, engagement. How do you do this if you are out of the country or in house arrest most of the time? How do you interract, mentor, coach, share – if you are unavailable? Your pain and suffering isn’t a good sales-point; youth want prosperity, not jail stories.

Please, understand: I have no doubt you are a great thinker, great mind, great visionary – but how I wish you had chosen another person to represent the party so you can deliver your greatness in support of that person. How I wish you had the courage to let go. Courage to show respect to your supporters, your policemen, your people in the military service. How I wish you had the courage to approach everyone with passion and understanding, with open arms. How much nicer your quarrels with authorities would be if you showed them some respect, if you hugged the police commander in front of cameras, if you had the balls to say “It’s okay guys, I understand you are doing your job” and to withdraw peacefully without making a royal mess every single time… How lovely it would be if you shook hands with police, smiled and respected their instructions… What positive points you would score like that, are you even aware?

Many a revolutions tipped over with a couple of flowers in young women’s hands. Doing things the right way, by being nice to people, is something that won’t hurt you to try. And, if I were you, I’d let Muntu go for it. Plus I’d expect to lose again, but to be even closer this time. Democracy takes time it takes and I don’t think this is your time. But, only time will tell.

 

 

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