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Dump Steven Marshall?

  This must be the worst year for misbehaviour of politicians in SA and across the country. It reinforces my belief that having more independents in our parliaments would be a healthy outcome; to reduce the in-party fighting and squabbles. Currently, it’s a real mess in SA. The Liberals are self destructing. Six to twelve months ago you would have thought that Steven Marshall would romp home in the next election in early 2022. Today he is limping and badly wounded. I would say that he has little chance of winning the next election. Given the chatter in the media, it’s highly likely that he will be removed as Premier within weeks. Then becomes the problem of a likeable replacement. Add competency to the criteria, and I can not see anyone to replace him. The Liberals (and the State) have a problem. That’s my thoughts. It will be interesting to see how the Government resolves its problem and moves forward. The only sure thing is that the in-fighting will continue.

Blue cheese & beer

 It’s just amazing what you can dig up 💩 2,700 years ago man (and woman) drank beer and ate blue cheese. Discovered by digging in ancient salt mines in the Austrian Alps. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/14/sophisticated-ancient-faeces-shows-humans-enjoyed-beer-and-blue-cheese-2700-years-ago?utm_term=197733821a9c0c33ce0936e7720bea6a&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_email

St Andrews church

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 On Sunday I visited St Andrews church in Strathalbyn. A glorious old church built in 1848. It's the oldest Presbyterian building in SA that is still functioning as a church; now Uniting. However, after 173 years it needs extensive renovations to restore its former glory. Being on the National Trust Register of Historic Places, it deserves restoration. I encourage you to consider a donation to help with the funding . It will take a huge funding effort to complete the works which will be done in stages. The church secretary can be contacted on 0403 270 506 or email secretary@strathunitingchurch.org.au It will be wonderful to see the church fully restored 💗

Red wine slows dementia

 For many many years I’ve been a participant in a research project to determine if red wine and dark chocolate really protect against dementia and cognitive decline? It was tough consuming all that dark chocolate and red wine 🍷 The good news is that dark chocolate and red wine do help reduce the onset of dementia. Here’s a link to the story … https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2021/07/29/flavonoids-lower-dementia-risk/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning%20News%20-%2020210730

A snow job

 You have to laugh at some of the official weather forecasts 😂 Rain is forecast, but just sunshine or Fine and sunny forecast, but it rains. Do they ever look out the window before issuing weather forecasts 🤔 By my statistics, the weather forecast is 50% seriously wrong.  Then it gets more silly 😜 Today it was reported that SA experienced the lowest temperature (in parts of the state) in 32 years. And to really exceed reality, it was reported that snow probably fell in parts of northern SA, but there was probably no one there to see it ie. it probably fell in the remote uninhabited regions 🤣 Yes silly, but we do need a laugh during COVID-19 lockdown 😷 If anyone did see snow today, then let me know and I will pass it on to the Bureau of Meteorology 👍 

Federal Election 2022

  Here my thoughts on Federal politics … To have any chance of federal Labor winning the next election, it’s time for Anthony Albanese to be replaced. He’s just not cutting through and resonating with the people. I don’t think he’s got the ticker. His major fault is whinging about the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and not focusing on other issues. The trouble is that I can not see anyone on the opposition front bench suitable to replace him, other than Bill Shorten. I doubt that Labor will make the switch, but it should if it wants a chance to win. Any government needs a strong opposition; but Labor is failing on that account. Labor knows its problem, but doesn’t have the nerve to fix it. Besides there is no apparent alternative leader. 

Unley Council politics

  It seems that Unley Council has become a spring board into State politics. In the recent past we’ve had 2 mayors and now first-term Fullarton councillor Ms Jordan Dodd attempting to move to the SA Parliament. The election is a year away, yet so far I’ve found 2 glossy Liberal brochures about Jordan in my letterbox. Jordan is trying to win the seat of Badcoe and it will be a tough fight against the well entrenched Labor MP Jayne Stinson. I’m surprised that Jordan is running in Badcoe. It will be a tough fight. I would have preferred to see her running in the ultra safe Liberal seat of Unley, to replace David Pisoni MP. I think it’s time for a generational change in Unley and it would have been smarter for the Liberals to parachute Jordan into Unley. That’s my thoughts.