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Friday, 6th May 2016

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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LOOKS LIKE THE ELECTORAL OFFICE HAS STUFFED UP AGAIN!

The following are instructions on how to vote in the Senate from the AEC’s web page. Similar instructions are shown on the AEC’s television advertising. The trouble is that the instructions are plain wrong... or else the enacted legislation is wrong.


WHERE IS AUSTRALIA’S DONALD TRUMP?

I was one of many who thought Trump could not win the nomination, not because I didn’t want him to win, but because I thought the GOP would kill his bid, and they tried hard. But his win has been so conclusive, so definitive, no-one would dare to deny his legitimacy... so look out, the Don has shown how much smarter he is than the GOP establishment and he’s about to show just how much smarter he is than the Democratic politically correct class.


WHO USED TO SIT HERE?

Treasurer Morrison’s highly aspirational forecast for a reclaimed surplus by 2021-22 is predicated on a consistent 5 per cent GDP growth rate over multiple years. Well, you cannot get more aspirational than that, considering he is forecasting double the average GDP growth rate of OECD nations.


A NOTHING BUDGET

... with a little nothing for everyone

Of the many Canberra budget lockups I have been in, this one is the first time the authors of the budget should have been locked up instead of the journos. It is a budget which is framed entirely for the coming election and completely ignores Moody's close eye on Labor’s dangerous deficit. Loss of an AAA rating will impact on every man, woman and child in Australia.


IT TAKES A GENIUS TO MAKE SHORTEN LOOK GOOD WHILE LOSING A 30 SEAT COALITION MAJORITY

... have we underestimated Turnbull’s genius?

Not only that but he has ensured six more years for some of the most moronic senators ever to grace the upper House and a Double Dissolution that could easily backfire with the distinct possibility that a joint sitting could lack the numbers to pass one single Bill! And this bloke has been able to achieve all this in less than a year. Remarkable effort!


THE UGLY FACE OF THE LEFT IS FOMENTING GENDER DIVISION EVERYWHERE

...everywhere except in the toilet, that is

While boring old conservatives like me scratch our heads over sexually specific gender wars, we should not have to worry about which public toilet to use. Aborigines had no specific areas set aside for a leak. It was squat if you’re a female, stand up if you’re a bloke and if anyone wanted to look, they came away sorely disappointed. Unisex toilets have been here for yonks, in fact there is at least one in every household you visit.


MANUS IS PNG’s PROBLEM

PM Rudd’s last minute arrangement for illegal immigrants, made with PNG during the 2013 election, was nothing more than a one page memorandum of understanding... no contract and not even an agreement was signed. The MOU was hurriedly drawn up between roast pig and betel nut banquets. But the $30 million of Aussie taxpayers’ funds handed over to the brawling savages did seal the deal. It was typically just another of Rudd's arrangements.



 “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT!"

Security agencies and police forces still insist that we keep the Muslim hierarchy on-side so that they can dob in their “radicalised” kids who are showing signs of terrorist activities. Strange but it seems the families and mosques of these “radicalised” youths invariably insist on their innocence or they are actually involved in the same terrorist activity themselves.


NO ENCORE FOR OBAMA’S SWAN SONG

David Cameron has apparently decided the Left is the preferred place to be in future. Any British PM worth his salt would have punched Obama’s lights out for threatening Poms with “going to the end of the queue” if they did not vote to stay in the EU... Extraordinary!


THE WARMER WATERS OF THE RED SEA

...haven't harmed its coral

The Australian Government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s web site claims if conditions (sea temperatures) don't improve within weeks, the corals will eventually starve and die. The website claims coral bleaching “is not always fatal”, but has been one of the main causes of coral death... blah blah etc.


THE “ASIC CAPABILITY REVIEW”

... and “capability” is exactly what ASIC is missing

Despite the scathing review, Greg Medcraft's term as ASIC Chairman was actually "extended" by Treasurer Scott Morrison in order for Medcraft to implement a $121 million recovery package Morrison convinced the Banks to pay for. Blimey, that’s like convincing a condemned man to help build the gallows.



RICHO MUST BE ASKING IS IT ALL WORTH IT

This would involve the removal of half of his bum and five otherwise healthy organs – “My bladder, bowel, prostate, colon and ­rectum-- and for the rest of my days I will have to carry both a colostomy bag and a bladder bag.” This was not a good read in The Australian while having my Weet Bix but Graham Richardson is determined to battle on in excruciating pain. Like me he probably has a young son in mind.


TRUMP THINKS IT’S RIGGED

... of course it is, just ask Bronwyn!

Most Americans and Australians believe the current US election is a Federal Presidential election. It’s not! All posters here know it’s a two Party struggle to find their best respective candidates and, despite the protests, any party can select whatever candidate it wants for an election to be held later this year. The GOP doesn’t want Donald and the Libs didn’t want Bronwyn. Poor Bronwyn.



TELL THE TRUTH BILL

... you couldn't give a stuff about safety

Bill Shorten thinks he can make truckies responsible and stop them taking drugs. Little does he realise that without speed pills there would be a semi trailer accident on every bend with dead people strewn everywhere. Private truck operators do it really tough and they don't need to be unionised by Shorten.


THE PROFESSOR PROFESSES SOME FROG SHIT

The Aboriginal Father Christmas addressed the Press Club today in a room of fawning Lefties and he wants greater representation in Parliament. Well, Aborigines have been over-represented over a long period thanks largely to Captains’ picks on parachutes into the Senate.


BANKS SET TRAPS FOR YOU AND THE GOVT

Six years of Rudd, Gillard, Rudd left Australia with its pants down around its knees, in deep debt, with a bare cupboard, China in decline and a sense of hopelessness. This coming budget will make no attempt to even begin to address this Labor induced disaster because an election will be held soon after and the Libs will refuse to give Shorten a dozen free kicks. This is a classic Turnbull stuff-up.

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