Back to Bloods   28/5/2014

A remarkable footy feat will be celebrated next month with a reunion of Terang Under 18s early 1960s players.
The event focuses on the teams of 1962-64 which lost only one game and drew another over that span. The 1962 side went undefeated.
Players who donned the Bloods’ blue and red included later VFL players Charlie and Ian Payne, Daryl Griffiths, Daryl Salmon and Brian McKenzie. My little mate, Ron Wearmouth, could have played with the Terang Thirds but opted to play seniors at Noorat where he was recruited by Collingwood.
The reunion will be held at Terang Recreation Reserve on Saturday June 14 at the Terang/Mortlake V Camperdown match, beginning at noon and kicking on until all hours when no doubt the drop kicks will get longer, the goals more miraculous and bumps more bone-crushing.
Meals will be available at the club on the Saturday night and partners and friends are most welcome
For further information and registration contact:
Mick Harris on 0421236354 or email Terry Baker 0411452509 or email

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Both sides now   13/5/2014

This is all that contrarian commentators demanded throughout those dismal years of media mass-unanimity.

Given the past six years of tortured federal leadership and the attempt to shunt blame on to an imagined media vendetta, it is instructive to look at the criticism being meted out to the Abbott government. Staunch News Corp critics of Mr Rudd and Julia Gillard — such as Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine and Chris Kenny — have been earliest and strongest in their condemnation of Tony Abbott’s broken election promises. This shows the dispassionate consistency we need to see in a national debate, as do cogent arguments from News Corp writers such as Terry McCrann and Greg Sheridan arguing virtually the opposite point of view. For the past six years, on the liberal-Left side of the media and political divide, we have seen a blancmange of groupthink and a delusional denial of obvious failings, presumably in an attempt to buttress a government whose ideals were cherished.

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Climate of non-belief   

A senior officer has jumped ship.

“For most of his career, he has been a prominent member of the warmist establishment, subscribing to all its articles of faith – up to and including the belief that Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick was a scientifically plausible assessment of the relationship between CO2 emissions and global mean temperature.
But this week, he signalled his move to the enemy camp by agreeing to join the advisory council of Britain’s Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), the think tank created by the arch-sceptical former Chancellor Lord Lawson.”

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‘Eees a hamster   8/5/2014

Of mice and mentions at the Washington Post

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