Charlie Gibson is alive
Sincere thanks to Graeme Byass for his wonderful letter regarding my absence from the Opinion page. Yes Graeme, I am alive and well and, as the staff at Bendigo Bank and Farmer Jacks would verify, still full of cheek.
As a bloke who has written for over 20 years, I am very proud of what I achieved and urge our people to support this very important part in our local Mandurah Mail paper.
Charlie Gibson, Falcon
Crammed into a small area
I am a member of a club of about 60 members, all seniors over 70 years old. Because we have not been able to have our monthly bus trips we have recently been to two local restaurants travelling by our own transport for safety and social distancing.
Each time we have arrived to find about 50 of us crammed into a small area, so much so that it was impossible for us to get out to go to the bar or the toilet without everyone having to stand up to allow us out. No social distancing here at all, and there was plenty of space around us to allow for it. I know we feel relatively safe in WA thanks to Premier Mark McGowan and the people themselves, but unless you live under a rock you will know that the virus could spike at any time.
Now, I can only assume that the restaurants are doing this to minimise the deep cleaning required in the COVID-19 guidelines when we leave. When we booked they agreed with our demands for social distancing, so it was very disappointing that they deemed this not to be necessary.
Liz Garside, Meadow Springs
Criminal and dysfunctional Caucasians
On the nightly news crime report, I'm sick of hearing about Caucasians.
Recently, we have heard of young Caucasian men violently attacking an elderly pensioner in his home and sending him to hospital. Caucasian males have been filmed drag racing on a major highway, crashing their car and putting the public at risk. Caucasian teenagers from well off suburbs have bashed a vulnerable man to steal his shoes. We also hear of young drunken Caucasian women glassing each other in clubs and pubs which should be a safe zone for general patrons.
What is wrong with all these criminal and dysfunctional Caucasians that we hear about in the news? Where do they come from? Can we send them back to Caucasia?
The sad reality is that the crime rate in Australia 300 years ago was very, very low.
Melvyn Tuckey, Greenfields
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