Quote of the week

Regard must be had to the higher standard of conduct expected from public officials, and the number of falsehoods that have been put forward by the Public Protector in the course of the litigation.  This conduct included the numerous “misstatements”, like misrepresenting, under oath, her reliance on evidence of economic experts in drawing up the report, failing to provide a complete record, ordered and indexed, so that the contents thereof could be determined, failing to disclose material meetings and then obfuscating the reasons for them and the reasons why they had not been previously disclosed, and generally failing to provide the court with a frank and candid account of her conduct in preparing the report. The punitive aspect of the costs order therefore stands.

KHAMPEPE J and THERON J
Public Protector v South African Reserve Bank (CCT107/18) [2019] ZACC 29 (22 July 2019)
24 February 2007

Useless but priceless information…

Before FNB irritated the President and his advisors, it irritated the rest of us by sponsoring widely advertised talks about how one should love one’s money, by one Suze Orman. That woman’s prattle about how one would become rich if one only thought about it, more seemed particularly galling in a country where many poor people go hungry at night.

In any case, now we hear that, Suze Orman, the financial guru to millions, is a lesbian in a committed relationship of seven years.

Money quote:

Orman says they’d like to get married, and both “have millions of dollars in our name. It’s killing me that upon my death, K.T. is going to lose 50 percent of everything I have to estate taxes. Or vice versa.”

Maybe if she just though positively she’ll manage to change the US into a wonderfully homo-tolerant society.and before you know it, same-sex marriage will be allowed in all 50 states.

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