Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: vale EJ Howard … 2013 or 1913? … Bernardi busted …

Columnists give thanks for Cory Bernardi -- at least he can always be counted upon to say something offensive.

Jane Caro

Novelist, author and social commentator

I have been on holidays in the wilds of the Barrington Tops since Christmas Day, and I’ve been following what’s happening in the world via Twitter and online articles and publications. I have seen no TV and heard no radio. I was wondering how I was going to fill this column when so little appeared to have been happening.

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  1. wayne robinson

    My favourite comment about Cory Bernardi was a letter in this morning’s age (about children needing natural parents, not step parents):

    ‘Cory Bernardi may be right. Jesus was raised by his step-dad, and look at all the trouble he caused’.

  2. Electric Lardyland

    Yes, Wayne, possibly a very gullible stepdad: “No! I haven’t been sleeping around, it’s just that I’ve been impregnated by the Lord.”
    Actually, now that I think of it, if she was still a virgin, it must have been a somewhat strange marriage.

  3. Sailor

    Thanks for the commentary, Jane.

    After reading part of the frothings of that dill Bernardi, & comparing the Abbott Government to its pledges, I despair at our chances of actually being able (even in this small country) to live up to the tests the bloke from Nazareth set us. So what chance is there for us to actually recognise the humanity & value in those around us? Like our sisters or wives or female friends? And give them a fair go? Or even asylum seekers?

    2013 was a vintage year for turning optimists into pessimists, IMHO.

  4. Rubio Diego

    Maybe Cory is on to a winner with his bestiality comments.
    Surely he is providing an opening for the donkey vote !

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