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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?