Newcastle Herald Short Takes for Thursday December 7 2017

SO Trumball and the Rejoycers are aiming to be top of the pops. They might consider being in tune before the big tour.

Steve Barnett, Fingal Bay

PAT, your cartoon today was brilliant. Without words you summed it all up. 

Ann Ellis, Merewether

MARK Bowen (Letters 6/12). It was not my intention to apologise for the actions that you correctly dub "vile". And I have no reason to feel "hard done by" having previously written in support of the Royal Commission, but you seem to have proven my point that many in today’s society believe all church members are guilty until proven innocent. The reality is the majority had absolutely no idea what those monsters were doing.

Dave McTaggart, Edgeworth

THE Greens and loony left want to deny a gay foreigner, Milo Yiannopoulos, the right to express an opinion. Communism at its best, comrades.

Steve Barnett, Fingal Bay

IN reply to Eddie Niszcot (Letters 6/12): at least the players, who have been signed by Nathan Brown, are seasoned, experienced NRL players. There's one thing certain, “super coach" Wayne Bennett and Nathan Tinkler didn't do him any favours.

David Davies, Blackalls Park

GO RoosterCastle 2018.

Michael Casey, Merewether

SO we're to be taken for a ride by the banking enquiry. Forget your hats; hang on to your super. This is the banking industry's second attempt to get their hands on it.

Colin Fordham, Lambton

REGARDING the Newcastle Jockey Club dress code: I go to the races maybe once a year and I want to make an effort for it. Dressing up and looking heaps hot is half the fun of it.

Matt O’Connor, Highfields

CHANNEL Seven is to be congratulated for their magnificent presentation of the Menin Gate Lions. It brought to life so many aspects of the terrible incidents which the gallant soldiers encountered in World War 1.

Daphne Hughes, Kahibah

STOCKTON ferries to Carrington? Yes please, and can we also get more regular services during morning tea, lunch and dinner breaks where we currently have to wait for almost an hour for the next service.

Lara Stein, Stockton

THE POLLS

CAN the Knights make the finals in 2018?

Yes 63%, No 10%, Maybe but it will be hard 27%

WHAT would you prefer to study?

Combined law degree 15%, Bachelor of Nursing 11%, Bachelor of Psychological Science 11%, Bachelor of Midwifery 11%, Other 52%

MESSAGEBOARD

NEWCASTLE’s third Food For Thought dinner will be held at Wesley Hall on Beaumont Street on Saturday from 6pm. The speaker is activist Anne Moon. Bookings are encouraged, with tickets $30 for adults, $15 concession or entry by donation.