October 1st, 2012

Random Violin

Just not on.

Our PM recently lost her father. I don't care what side of politics you're on, you don't make snide comments - at a public function - about that. Veteran (is he really in his 70s now? Time really gets away) radio broadcaster Alan Jones should know better; he stated at a Young Libs dinner "The old man recently died a few weeks ago of shame, to think that he had a daughter who told lies every time she stood for Parliament."

I'm pleased to read that his show's sponsors are pulling out in droves.

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Random Violin

Never forgotten

Less than a week until the biggest event on the Australian motorsport calendar, and with impeccable timing my son last night gave me a fantastic book about Peter Brock. It has replicas of all kinds of memorabilia in it - but there's one thing included for which I already have an original. In 1981 the Bathurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry minted a medallion to commemorate the proclamation of Bathurst, and it featured the winners of the 1980 James Hardie 1000 - Peter Brock and Jim Richards. I still have mine, inside its protective plastic sleeve and mounted on the original display card; it's a treasure I'll not part with.

Book here: Peter Brock, by Beverley Brock