Do You Deserve A Second Chance?

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Second Chance Or Mulligan Day

People across the world are asking for a second chance right now. You may have been weak and are now asking your partner to trust you.

You might be standing in the court pleading with the judge to give you another go.

Everyone deserves a second chance in life. But that luxury comes with a proviso. It is a simple but sometimes difficult one.

You must change your ways. Permanently. This is the only way that the new opportunity to make good is worth having.

Today is also “Take Your Parents To Lunch Day”.

Sure, there is Mothers Day and Fathers day, but these are separate occasions. Taking your parents to lunch is a nice way to surprise them and show that you love them.

Lunch is too expensive? OK, take them for a coffee and cookie.

Still too expensive? Buy a cake mix. Bake the cake and take it round to them for afternoon tea. You brew the tea or coffee. After all, it is supposed to be a treat.

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Bunbury Events For September 13th

Bunbury Events For September 13th

Bunbury Events For September 13th Learn Make-Up Skills

You will learn how to do your make-up that goes from day to night. This free class in Bunbury Public Library suits everyone from beginners to the more advanced.

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Places are limited so contact the library and book your spot now.

Location and time:

Bunbury Public Library,
Parkfield Street,

Thurs. sept 13th, 5.30 till 7.30pm

Australian Government In Tatters – Again

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Australian Government - The biggest joke in the world

That is what the Australian government is starting to look like.  The people who are governing our country, making changes that affect our lives, are behaving as though they were schoolboys in the yard arguing over who should be the boy in charge of their little “gang”.

They seem to forget that the flag they work under in Parliament House is a National flag. Every time they fall out with each other, the flag is sullied.

Leadership Spill History

In 2009 Turnbull was challenged for the party leadership by  Abbott. Tony Abbott won that one.

In 2010 Rudd was kicked off the perch by Gillard.

Jump to 2013 and Rudd knocks Gillard off on the third attempt.

2015. Abbott is in charge but Turnbull takes charge again on the second spill motion.

What really matters

The most important thing that a government should do is look after the entire electorate of Australia.

How on Earth are they supposed to do a good job of that when they are unable to work as a unified team without all the backstabbing?

The answer, they can’t.

Another Election?

I hate elections, but it is looking like there may be another one looming. The problem with that is that it will not solve the issues internally in the political parties. Before any election, they need to decide on a leader and support that leader through the full term of office. Otherwise, we will be back to the farce we currently have.

The song by The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again, has a line that goes something like, “here comes the new boss, same as the old boss”. That sums up a leadership spill for me.

If there is a general election, we need to get rid of the preferences system. That way, who you vote for cannot pass your vote to another politician that you do not know, and may not like either. If your one vote counts only towards the person you vote for we will truly have a government that has been elected by us.

Not by preference deals done behind the scenes between all of the party’s.

The 5 Worst or is that Best Jokes Of All Time

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Are these the worst or best jokes ever?

A Man Goes to the Barber and the Barber Asks, “How Would You Like Your Hair Cut?”

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The man says, “In silence.”

When Is a Door Not a Door?

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When it’s ajar

What Do You Call the Largest Mammal on Earth That Lives in a Palace?

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The Prince of Whales of course

Who Is the Greatest Chicken-killer in Shakespeare?

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Macbeth, because he did murder most foul.

What Is the Difference Between a Tube and a Foolish Dutchman?

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One is a hollow cylinder, and the other a silly Hollander.

I Remember When

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Do You Remember When.........

I remember when a chocolate bar cost under a dollar. Nowadays if you see it on special for $3 you are doing well.

What about petrol. You can’t even rely on the price from one day to the next. One day it is $1.39 per litre, the next it is $1.54 per litre.

Perth’s (Western Australia) stupid so called price cycle is ridiculous.

I believe it is the only state capital in Australia that has this. For one day in the week it drops by up to 20 cents then it is back up again for the rest of the week.

Country towns and smaller cities in WA do not have this, so if they can control their pricing, when it is more difficult to get supplies, why on Earth can’t the petrol stations in Perth not do the same?

Don't Forget The Tim Tams

Tim Tams are know in the UK as Penguins. Well, they are pretty much exactly the same from memory.

Anyway, have you noticed that the physical pack size has remained the same over the years but there are less biscuits in there than there used to be?

I am sure they are getting lighter too. It’s the sneaky way the companies try to fool us and make their shareholders profits go up that is so annoying.

Packs of chips (crisps) are the same. The bag size stays stable, but the weight of the chips inside goes down while the price either stays stable or goes up!

This list could probably be the proverbial mile long. But am I right, or am I wrong?

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse  won 5 Grammy awards for her motown styled album Back To Black in 2006 and reportedly struggled with substance abuse dying sadly died on this day in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.