Wings Clipped

April 12, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

(Glenelg v Eagles, Glenelg Oval, 10 April 2021) The Bays shook off their first round sluggishness in taking on the reigning premier on a cool, blustery late Saturday afternoon. Morning rain had been mopped up by the breeze, so there was no real excuse for a return for great effort of 1 goal nine points late in the first half. Still, the Eagles were struggling as well and by the last few minutes, Luke Reynolds goaled, with the visitors up by a solitary point at half time. As the skies darkened, Glenelg’s endeavour began to be matched by its aim….

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The Fair Good Friday

April 3, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

(Glenelg v West Adelaide at Glenelg Oval, 2 April 2021) On May 7, 1921, Glenelg played its first game, against West Adelaide, on Adelaide Oval. West won (18.10 to 6.5).  The newbies were hopelessly outclassed but kept on punching (you can read all about it in chapter 3 of Pride of the Bay). The Tigers wouldn’t win a game until 1925, but now, in its 100th year, it has a fair bit to roar about. 100 years later, almost to the day, The Bays met its first foe, this time at ‘The G.’ At least the Tigers failed to lose…

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The Cuomosexuals’ Ardour is Dimmed

March 17, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | American Politics, LIFE, POLITICS |

Three years is a long time in politics. In April 2018 we suggested that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo might make a run for President in 2020. He didn’t, but clearly nursed hopes in that regard. He should have been nursing other things: now hopes and ambitions have turned sour for Mr. Cuomo, suggesting that hubris leads to nemesis, particularly in political life. After all, in 2020, the ‘Governator’ was walking tall: he was seen as the natural heavyweight opponent of the left’s bête noire, President Trump, doing the heavy lifting in the semi-absence of the party’s actual presidential candidate,…

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We Will Survive

February 24, 2021 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | LIFE |

(Why The Varnished Culture is leaving Facebook) Google has a link to a post on leaving Facebook, that suggests as reasons to leave, “its echo chamber effects, avoiding time wasting and procrastination, and the negative psychological effects of perpetual social comparison.” That is more a salutary warning to addicts rather than a shot at the product. From its o so humble beginnings, Facebook has become a monster, the Standard Oil of our age, a virtual monopoly allowing global networking of personal, commercial, and political content, along with news, a salad of actual old-time reportage and a trove of ‘fake news,’…

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Prison Journal

(Volume I: The Cardinal Makes His Appeal) (by George Cardinal Pell) (2020) The story is notorious, and you don’t require the gift of faith or have to hold a brief for the real victim to find it shocking. Pell was the leading Catholic figure in Australia, of a conservative bent, and detested by many Australians, who considered him a monster. The reasons for this seem to be that he was the leading Catholic figure in Australia, and of a conservative bent. His conviction for historical sex crimes saw a ‘pile-on’ of a magnitude only comparable with the demonisation of Lindy…

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