RE Robert Macklin’s column (CN, January 29).
A woman cyclist gets skittled by a ‘roo while passing The Lodge. Of course that’s PM Tony Abbott’s fault – he’s been raising a mob of roos among The Lodge roses, and sikking ‘em on passing hapless cyclists.
Now what else can we blame him for?
Feral horses – they must be his Clydesdales that got loose and made for the high country last month.
Cold weather in Canberra – of course, the man’s a climate denier, isn’t he?
Overt monarchism, guilty as charged – along with half the rest of the country.
Robert, do be careful, your gallbladder (that’s the part producing all that bile) is working overtime.
Tina Faulk, Swinger Hill
Storm in a thimble
RE Prince Philip’s knighthood and the resultant outcry: Is this the most serious situation facing Australia today?
I think not. Thanks to the hysterical media whipping themselves into a frenzy, it has been elevated to the status of storm in a thimble!
Vincent Mawson, via email
When will our politicians wake up?
WITH a debt of $245 billion, and rising, we may be in the slipstream of Greece – at a time when the cerebral workings of our politicians are failing. When will they wake up?
Those senators frustrating every move to relieve our debt should copy the man who led a small, poor, corrupt country to one of the most successful – Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew.
Regarded as a master strategist, he said he wasn’t bothered how he would be remembered, but in life he always aimed to be correct – not politically correct!
Do-nothing Federal parliamentarians and lotus-land voters will find his perspective on governance particularly penetrating. He said that a successful democratic society requires two things: a constantly interested and vigilant electorate and the ablest, toughest and most dedicated of leaders. Currently, we don’t qualify on either account.
Colliss Parrett, Barton