Hello? EPRDF? *This* is how you do it.
Apparently, Weichegud! ET Politics has a department that handles “doddering incoherence.”
Guess who’s taking time off from spewing nihilistic scuzz about the birth pangs of a pulsating democracy in Ethiopia (the kind that requires lowtz and lowtz of people in jail, dead, or, preferably, both) to aim its doddering incoherence at this blog?
Guess who thinks low-grade lecturing on NGO registering requirements is a clever riposte to an entry about a man who was jailed for not paying a capricious “filing fee”?
Oh, c’mon. Guess. And no, it’s not a four-year-old.
As if serving as a gedel mamitu to
After reading the article we realized the folks at weichegud are surprised to know that NGOs are required to register and follow strict regulation. What amazes us more is that weichegud with their big mouth and vocal pen are surprised the government is doing its homework on one of their contact person.
To expect the EPRDF government give blind eye on a questionable money coming from the vocal Diaspora in the name of NGO is really expecting too much. When will weichegud and its staff realize better days can only come once the law of the land is respected. We are sorry Ato G has to suffer even for a single day but does weichegud think it is helping him and his cause really? Is not weichegud "ayni yebley seni yebely" critic of the [sic] governemnt?
Can they get any cuter if they tried? Not even if the unnervingly perky version of Katie Couric hogtied them to a pink polka dotted VW Bug and wind chimes played the theme to “Endless Love” they couldn’t.
Wanna walk it off, boys?
Now, people at Aiga, we are usually the ones with the tinniest minds in the room, so hold on while we adjust….
… and we’re back.
Before Aiga sagely pointed out that jailing an elderly man without charge for 16 days was how the EPRDF does its… ahhh… “homework,” we, what with our penchant for rabid “ayni yebley”ism, thought it was a pretty douchey thing to do to an old man. Who knew it was an actual standard for the EPRDF?
And we’re in the last throes of “seni yebely”itness, and God knows we don’t want to assign any more ‘homework’ to a government on a warpath to democracy, but there is this little case of a missing Birr 5 billion from Ethiopian coffers. Will the government be imprisoning anyone for that, or is this kind of diligence only extended to old men in small villages?
When will weichegud and its staff realize better days can only come once the law of the land is respected.
Really? This again? Is the EPRDF still using this argument as a laxative? It’s like people who still use “paradigm shift” to describe…
So, yeah, guess it was too much to ask the government to “give blind eye on a questionable money” being funneled in from big mouthed, vocal penned… no, excuse us, big mouthed, vocal penned “ayni yebley seni yebely" critics of the government. We, like the EPRDF, keep forgetting that the law of the country has to be respected. It’s on our ‘to-do’ list now: “Respeck thayr authoritah!”
You know what we hate? Having to teach our critics on how to critique us. It leaves a distinctly “ayni seni” taste in our mouths. And that does not do anyone any good. So is it unfair to judge the EPRDF by its defenders?
Now, as Ari would say, let’s hug it out. We’ll invite ourselves to one of those reunions and fundraisers advertised on Aiga, if they can get a big mouth to pen their not-so big-ly highbrow comebacks.