Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is an ex-Muslim who is warning Europe to ‘deport anti-democratic Islamists’

Word of the day

The word for today is…

Panglossian (adj) –  Blindly or naively optimistic.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “optimistic” (usually ironic or disparaging), 1831, from French Panglosse, name of the philosopher and tutor in Voltaire’s “Candide” (1758), from pan- + Greek glossa, literally “tongue”.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 29

20There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Sunday nightCap

“My little brain just remembers it”

Not sure if this is a set-up, but she’s cute all the same.


Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

Oslo-born Grete Waitz was the first women to run a marathon in less than two and a half hours. (Source)

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Just a bit better than having someone come round to grind your stump


Daily Roundup

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Rules for some, rules for Labour party members

It is illegal to broadcast your voting intention, but that matters not to Clare Curran.

Labour MP Clare Curran has posted a picture of her invalid flag referendum vote online.

The MP for Dunedin South wrote “terrible process” on her vote, with each flag choice marked with a zero.

A picture of that vote was uploaded to her Facebook page on Tuesday night.

Curran was unrepentant about the move and expected her vote to be marked as invalid.

Voting was an important democratic right and she was not trying to influence how people voted, she said.

“I don’t like any of the flag options and I hate the process.”    Read more »