When I began work for the Sydney Morning Herald I was asked not to bother writing but submit multiple pencil roughs of cartoon ideas and the editorial management would select one. This of course led to my work being the subject of censorship by omission. I was not to be trusted to produce balanced material. I would have balanced my work to appeal to the readership anyway, as I have always done, because it’s the readership who pays the wages.
Millennials are about to outnumber the Baby Boomers. They are people who were born in the 80s and reached their teens after the turn of the century. The US boasts 80 million of them (one third of the workforce) with Australia sustaining around six million of them. Millennials have not known a world war, a depression or a recession and couldn’t have given a stuff about a GST.
I have to admit to misspending at least some of my youth. My friends were no angels. Many of them smoked pot. The more adventurous ones would occasionally take some speed or LSD. I wouldn’t describe it as “harmless” fun but, with a few notable exceptions, it was mostly under some sort of control.
Turnbull is like the dog that caught the bus and now he hasn’t a clue what to do with it. Since he rolled Abbott, it’s been all downhill for the Libs. And now he is faced with what should be a horror budget just prior to a general election... HTF did THAT happen?
Senator Marco Rubio will lose his home State of Florida tonight and his run at the GOP nomination will be over. Trump didn’t even bother campaigning there this week, presciently preferring the more competitive Ohio.
Just channel surfing the other night and there was this party on a beach somewhere (the channel could have been Bondi Rescue, many readers would also have seen it). There were a bunch of young girls determined to remove this young bloke’s board shorts, he was strenuously resisting, hanging on to his waist band with white knuckles.
Sadly it is not. This is a case of our Prime Minister treating us all as ignorant little children. He seems to have forgotten the inconvenient truth that most of us are indeed adults, with a brain.
Last year I quoted Ted Cruz as a short priced favourite to win the US Presidential nomination and suggested you could “write your own ticket” about Trump. The Republican machinery would never allow a cowboy like Trump to disrupt what has become a comfortably corrupt organisation, or so I thought. But Trump is overwhelming the lobbyists and protected interests like no-one thought possible and now he cannot be ignored.
Recent headlines exulted: “Real estate makes bigger profits than mining”.... This is an omen, not a signal to celebrate.
The discussion about Islam in Australia is very rarely a discussion about Islam. Commentators and politicians usually get bogged down in name calling along with tangents such as who are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Muslims. It is time to cut through the rhetoric and actually have a debate about the ideology known as Islam.
….and it has nothing to do with dangerous animals, crazy sports or hair-raising stunts!