It’s a long voting tradition that the Poms prefer to continue with, even after it makes no sense. Why Thursday? Well, voting is voluntary and Thursday was the Poms’ Market Day, the day everyone went to town to do their shopping and getting out the horse and dray on any other day simply to register a vote for a crooked politician made no sense.
So you hate Nigel Farage. He is an ex Tory, who was in Maggie Thatcher’s Government. You think he is arrogant and argumentative? You figure his anti-immigration rhetoric is hiding closet racism and all the decent people you respect seem to hate him too.
Naturally I didn’t apply for the “partner’s” job after Ms Summers publicly said that I was responsible for Jill Meagher's rape and murder.
Once upon a time the Poms joined a Farmers’ and Producers’ co-op, and it was good, with a healthy exchange of ideas. Now, 50 years later, it has devolved into a Nimbin style festival with a healthy exchange of hooch and bare breasted girlfriends.
Fancy travelling to Orlando ostensibly to console victims’ families and friends only to embark on a political tirade in defence of Islam and against the second amendment, then to blame the US alone for the 49 lost lives.
Of course Mr James Mathison has his hand on it because his chances of success are somewhere between zero and zilch. But as with most ex-TV persons he is suffering from relevance deficit syndrome after six years out of the limelight... he believes he still has undiscovered appeal.
Roger Rogerson might now spend the rest of his life in gaol and, despite having been found guilty of murder, I somehow still have a soft spot for him. Yeah, of course that’s wrong, but there was a sort of jovial gentleness about him on the only two occasions I have met him.
Surveillance of mosques cannot work without the surveillant adopting Jihadi sentiments because meetings where Islamic sanctioned violence is conducted are within closed side rooms off the main mosque hall. Each side room is dedicated to students in varying degrees of radicalisation.
The latest US figures available show suicide deaths by gun in 2010 were 19,392 compared to gun homicides of 11,078. In Australia the suicide rate by gun has dropped either marginally or not at all since Little Johnny took all our guns away but he fails to mention other means of suicide now used, including mainly hanging, and bungee jumping without rubber bands, have increased markedly. Other weapons such as knives have been increasingly replacing guns in homicide crimes.
I am so devastated and sad this morning regarding the news coming out of Orlando. 50 dead and another 53 injured because a devout Muslim took the Islamic texts and example of Mohamed literally.
Obama still can’t mutter the word "Islamic" and prefers to call it a hate crime this time. Hillary blames the second amendment and gay leaders blame Donald Trump’s rhetoric. So I guess there will be a few more atrocities yet to celebrate Ramadan.
On my 4 hour drive home yesterday I stopped at the 7 Eleven Heatherbrae NSW (near Newcastle) for fuel. This was the poster confronting me as I filled up.
While the Oz election starts grinding to its predictable conclusion, the US election promises to be the most exciting in history now that the Donald is ready to take on Hillary who, unless Obama can change Bernie’s mind this week, will be mauled further by the Bern revolutionaries.
Muhammad Ali's very name belies that he considered his name of Cassius Clay was a “slave name”, as suggested to him by Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam.
It was claimed to be the European Common Market when the UK nervously joined in 1973... and I recall it was widely applauded by myself and those in the newsroom of what was then the Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times. But it has all gone pear-shaped since.