SHORT & SWEET
HELEN: Very amusing as they are trying to find a “real man” when they themselves are not real (Claire Harvey: “Filler the killer in lip-sync lament”, 25/2).
MARG: Do blokes really like the big lips and big boobs knowing they are fakes? Surely they know they are being fooled. Still I guess that if they rely on tattoos to relay a message then anything is possible.
RUSSELL: Turnbull has alienated the party’s conservative base but he’s managed to whip his Cabinet into line, even Dutton (Peta Credlin: “Coalition’s worst week ... so far”, 25/2). I guess we can only hope Barnaby and Tony can launch a rearguard action. Maybe they should give Cory a call.
EDITH: In the 1950s and ’60s family groups of migrants would buy a house together and then save up enough money to buy another and repeat this until each family had a home (“The couple who asked strangers to share a mortgage”, 25/2). I think they stayed with their own ethnicity and they all worked hard, much more than people do today.
AM: Well done, state and federal governments, you have done nothing to fix the housing affordability crisis. I was lucky enough to buy an inner city semi 16 years ago for $450,000. I feel sorry for those who have missed their chance because of foreigners and mum and dad investors who own multiple properties.
TERRY: So our schools are funded more than in any other country and results are still poor (“Aussies lead world for time with kids”, 25/2). Time to get those loony lefties out of the system and replace them with common sense and good old traditional values.
MICHELE: Education results have been on a downward trend or a while. Discipline in the classroom is lacking. Imagine if parents had 30-40 minutes to teach 25-35 kids of differing abilities, maths or English. They would not cope but expect teachers to be able to teach.
PIETER: Can’t read. Can’t count. Can’t write. Confused about gender but world-class in bullying others. Good little cultural Marxists thanks to our education (or is that reeducation?) departments.