WHAT A SPECTACLE OF UNABASHED WEALTH

What a wonderful thrill for Sydney siders – The Everest. Hundreds of diamonds on two (not one) prizes for the first and second horses. ..in the $10m race – The Everest. Actually it sounds like a dream that could have come out of a Sydney electorate (Mehajer-land) but my question is simply – “why The Everest”? Couldn’t Peter V’landys think of something/anything more Australian or is it a salute to the multi-billionaire horse owners of India?

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DISCRIMINATION THEN AND NOW

Typically Alex Blackwell (Peter FitzSimons – what they said 23 Sept) thinks every movement started and stopped with her generation.   Try telling that to those in the 60s who had to fight for bank/building society loans; tell that to counter staff who suggested that I get a signature from a son for a store account, I was helping him through University (my reply was NO followed by a letter to the Managing Director of the firm); tell that to a person in the 60s applying for a new position only to be told when giving the name of MY school , “that position was filled”; tell that to a person refused a housing loan because of responsibilities (two sons)…and no discrimination laws then to help.
Alex Blackwell just stop and think: Who did the preparatory work so that you could even think of pressing your case for proper pay and inclusion? Who did the hard yards so that you may write the drivel expressed in your FitzSimon column? Who wrote letters ad infinitum to rectify a situation? Who helped change the position of women needing a guarantor?
It didn’t happen overnight – it happened a couple of generations ago and was the result of work by the agitators then – not now.

Principles and politicians

I am a little late in offering my congratulations to Senator Brandis but – better late than never.
I am not a fan of Sen Brandis usually – I am not a Coalition voter but Sen Brandis showed how a politician should behave and what we, the voters are looking for in our elected representatives.
He spoke from the heart, with emotion and well deserved the standing applause he received.
What a pity Malcolm and colleagues could not put their vote-counting aside for just a moment of principle but sat there looking shame-faced while so many of the House stood and clapped to make it obvious to the burqha wearer Hanson that we Australians do not agree with her stunt and her truly awful ideas.
Good on you Sen Brandis.  If there were more like you perhaps politicians would be more respected.

A SIMPLE “THANK YOU”

How often do we see persons –  royalty, VIPs, politicians,  come from a building or in/out of a car and the faithful “somebody” stands by and opens the door?

Do the royal persons, politicians, VIPs, premiers, prime ministers ever say “thank you”? I have watched the scene thousands of times on the news but haven’t yet detected any movement of mouth to say “thank you”.

What a marvellous – whatever…

Ain’t she marvellous? I mean Eman Sharobeem, under pressure to explain financial matters in The Immigrant Women’s Health Service. Regardless of the outcome of the present case I suggest that she would be worthy of a place in any of the Parliamentary Parties in Canberra. She could teach any of them a thing or two in hiding the truth; evading the truth; manipulating the system; blaming everyone else for everything.

Learning the lessons of life

Disappointed to hear a mother on air saying that her son wouldn’t come out of his room apparently disappointed with his HSC results.  Perhaps it’s time in Y12 to teach the lesson that disappointments have to be faced; you can’t ignore them and there will be many more in life – they won’t go away because you shut yourself away.  Maybe it’s the first really big lesson in what life is all about.