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.
Doctors concerned over the Zika virus have said that the Olympics must be either cancelled or relocated. Well, that’s not going to happen! But the Zika scourge can be minimised by not getting pregnant or if you are already pregnant don’t do a Peter Allen unless you want a baby that resembles Kim Jong-un.
When President Obama used Australia as a platform to tell the world our Great Barrier Reef was something his grandchildren would not see due to global warming, Tony Abbott ensured he was preaching only to dumb University students who had their hearts set on marine biology jobs.
Robin Hood is a charming English folk tale that has enthralled children for centuries. The story is usually told more or less correctly however, people consistently come to completely the wrong conclusion.
Mark Latham looks more like a CFMEU cage fighter than a political commentator. And anyway he is more of an opinionator than a commentator but lately he has shuffled to the Right to become a regular with a giggling Alan Jones on SKY.
The Clinton Foundation agreed to notify the US State Department of any foreign donations. This was to ensure there were no conflicts of interest with foreign governments seeking goodwill with the Secretary of State by donating money to what was then her husband’s foundation.
Despite its failings, democracy has been a true blessing to the English. It has allowed them to restrain tyrannical kings and queens beneath a democratically elected parliament. Since they achieved this (with much bloodshed) in the 1700s the Poms have never looked back.
When man first appeared on Earth he had no implements, no clothes, no farms and no mineral fuels – his only tools were his brains, hands and muscles.
While embattled PM Nawaz Sharif complains that Obama has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty by blowing Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour into mince meat in a drone strike marginally inside Pakistan territory, he is lucky that Obama didn’t do what he should have done... destroy the Afghan poppy fields that the Taliban and Afghanis rely on for their war effort and the Pakistanis reach across their northern border for a sizable piece of the action
After around 12 hours of misinformation, denials and uninformed aviation garbage, European leaders like France’s Hollande are close to spluttering that the MS 804 crash could be related to terrorism... but that doesn’t make it Islamic terrorism does it Mr President?
She is honest, up front, superbly intelligent, fearless, she’s not a politician and she’s a breath of fresh air when compared to those comfortably nestled in the mire of biased political commentary.
Better make your own pre-death arrangements where super is concerned because the only people making money now are the shysters in Parliament and those in control of your money.