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Today I heard an amusing anecdote about a Catholic parish in Melbourne.

The time was somewhere in the early sixties and the parish encompassed a large swathe of the country which supported and contributed players to the Collingwood Football Club. (Readers should clue themselves up to the nexus between Collingwood FC, gambling and the Catholic Church by going here .)

One day a feisty old priest delivered a sermon on the virtues of giving to the church.

“I’ve noticed over the last few weeks that Sunday collections are down. Remarkably, during the same period, Collingwood has not had a win. Parishioners are reminded gambling is a sin.

If you must gamble, gamble on God, not on Collingwood.”

Adolf could have written that sermon himself!

My informant was ten years old at the time and has never forgotten the moment .

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June 6, 2021 at 9:32 pm

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 …..in a bit of irony almost too wonderful to be true, the book announcement was the result of an accidental leak. Although Fauci himself maintains that the PR release probably wrote itself and was subsequently spread through a wet market. 

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New York Times Publishes Photo of Girl Killed by Israelis Who Was Also Killed by Israelis in 2017

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June 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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June 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

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Where Were They…….

””””” when far more serious and plausible rape allegations were made against Labor leader Shorten?

Christian Porter has withdrawn his high-stakes defamation action against the ABC after the public broadcaster conceded historical rape allegations against him could not be substantiated.

The former attorney-general is believed to have received a payout from the ABC towards his substantial legal costs but the terms of the settlement have not been released.

The Australian

Nowhere to be seen, of course. To a man, the Australian news media ignored the story, refusing to publish the name of the ‘senior labor figure’ accused in an affidavit of rape. Of course the police did not prosecute. This is Australia.

It’s time the ABC had it’s budget cut by ten times the amount of settlement and legal costs of defamation claims.

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May 31, 2021 at 6:18 pm

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May 31, 2021 at 11:52 am

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May 30, 2021 at 3:24 pm

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You Just Never Know

Adolf’s eldest daughter renewed her passport the other day. The process was drawn out and boring.

Until she received the document.

There, on page 7 of the information leaflet was a photo of her mother and father, walking in a crowd along the wharf in Barcelona, alongside the Royal Caribbean cruise liner on which they had spent a week wandering from one enchanting Mediterranean place to another. Circa 1999.

I wonder if the Australian foreign affairs people realize they have adorned their little brochure with a mob of Kiwi insurance salesmen on holiday.

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May 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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May 28, 2021 at 9:27 pm

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May 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

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Biden Caught Fake Driving — Someone Else Is Steering Vehicle

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May 23, 2021 at 2:27 pm

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