SHOCK NEWS ITEM

We live in an age where seemingly nothing, no matter how fantastically improbable, can ever surprise us.

THE DEMOCRAT PRIMARIES

I’ve now watched all of the Democrat Presidential aspirants interviewed. To date the stand-out for me in a cliché-spouting line-up is 37-year-old Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. I was certainly impressed listening to him as plainly so too is the American public given his high polling, currently in 3rd place in the 19-candidate field. Furthermore, money is pouring in for his campaign funding. At 37 he brings a Kennedyish youthful optimism, in raw contrast to the current front-runner Joe Biden.

MORE MEDIA HYPOCRISY

Australian footballer Israel Folau, a devout Christian, quoting Corinthians, warned on social media that “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars and fornicators will end up in hell unless they repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him.” A number of questions arise.

EMOTION VERSUS REASON

Bloody hell! Surely Colin Craig and Jordan Williams are not going to go another entertaining 15 rounds. They’d both be smart to call it a draw and walk away as I’m sure the key witness Rachel McGregor would certainly wish. Neither are wealthy and have already incurred huge legal bills from the month long first trial.