After all the euphoria of CanDo and his colossal win yesterday, today my fifth child Liz ups the ante and presents me with my fifth grandchild. Evie Marie – natural birth – born on due date – both well. Proud of them both.
Something to take your mind off politics for a bit. Tales of outstanding bravery picked up from Troppo. Written in an irreverent, definitely non-military style.
A hate campaign is being waged against the talking head idiots from the Circle as a result of the brainless comments they made about Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith, VC. The hate campaign comes as calls build for Stynes to quit the Ten morning show in light of the offensive remarks directed at Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith by
A comparative table sent me by reader Bob S. It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek but by and large it’s not far off the mark. I’m sure readers can think of more comparisons. [ws_table id="1"]
BY and large I have no argument with Australia Day honours but these two did attract my atenttion. Public Service Medal (PSM) Martin Gerard BOWLES, Yarralumla ACT. For outstanding public service in delivering highly successful energy efficiency policies and remediation programs for the Home Insulation and Green Loans programs. One wonders if he would have
I am on the board of Street Swags, a registered charity that raises money to make swags to distribute to homeless street people. Head office is in Brisbane but we have expanded to the NT, NSW, WA and Victoria. So far we have distributed 17,0000 swags Australia wide. On Saturday12 November we are holding a
AKA Ashes to ammo. A good friend of mine died and we cremated him in Mooloolaba. Before he died we were talking about what to do with his ashes. As he had spent most of his working life in Sydney he wanted them thrown over the Gap with all his Sydney friends present. We both
With both my preferred AFL and NRL teams out of play I’m going for Collingwood and Manly. I courted my bride of 41 years at Manly and I just heard on radio that they are silvertails and underdogs – that’ll do me. Collingwood because everyone, other than the rusted on supporters, appear to hate them.
Filthy…unwashed…alcoholics… A couple from Melbourne being confronted with Aborigines for the first time. Camped at Kununarra I can’t really disagree other than to say I have come across some who aren’t like that. They are shocked and obviously haven’t been out of their suburban comfort zone before now. They aren’t racists either, just describing what
If you want proof that a price on Carbon is ideologically based then the attendance of The Climate Institute, The Australian Conservation Foundation and Getup at rallies should set you straight. Thirty years ago the same type of people were rallying against a looming Ice Age and before that we were being warned that we