Thoughts on dads, pollies and corned beef
WEEKEND readers had their own opinions about a number of stories in the magazine last Saturday, leaving their comments on our website.
Dazzat, of Sippy Downs, had this to say about Rowena Hardy’s column on fathers as role models: “Quote: ‘Every child benefits from having an interactive relationship with a positive and confident male role model (not necessarily the father) who can demonstrate that it’s okay to be male and be gentle, caring and loving as well as strong, capable and resilient.’
“C’mon ... let’s just say it as it is. “Unfortunately, since the sexual revolution and the introduction of no fault divorce, we are now in a society where having your own biological father around is no longer the norm.”
On the trend page, Pollie Tickled columnist Michael Burlace urged voters to pack their double dissolution survival packs after another turbulent week in Aussie politics.
Modern Person, of Buderim, replied: “You know how the debt collectors were set upon those naughty dole cheats who claimed amounts they were not entitled to ... I presume the same debt collectors will be sent after any ‘politician’ who was not entitled to be there or get pay and ‘entitlements’?”
And Tonyh777, of Lismore, made this comment: “If we are granted the opportunity to remove these clowns from power, please remember how little the Liberal/Labor parties have done for us over the last decade and vote for independents who are there to improve the lives of our people and the country as a whole, not for themselves.”
And Dominique Rizzo’s corned beef recipe gleaned from her grandma prompted these extra tips from terry53 of Cooee Bay: “Was told from good authority that best to pour boiling water over corned meat from start to seal in flavours, then also cook same for longer than required time. Used pineapple skins once and quite impressed with that.”
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