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Saturday, 29th July 2017

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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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FOUR YEAR TERMS FOR POLLIES?

... the bastards deserve 25 year terms, but not in Parliament

The only time a politician wants to talk about increasing the term of Office is when blokes like Shorten are convinced they will win the next election… clearly his suggestion of four years was prompted by inaccurate media predictions.


DON'T RELY ON BRANDIS TO GET CANAVAN OUT OF THIS MESS


“GET BACK TO THE CENTRE OR GET OFF THE DAMNED AIR”

…is the PM capable of reining in the ABC?

Of course not!. He remains the Number One ticket holder of the “Friends of the ABC” fraternity. But if he wants to win the next election he must stop cuddling up to Shorten’s ample breasts where he finds comforting solace in non-adversarial positions. He believes if he agrees with Shorten on everything he will win by force of his superior personality. That won’t be enough.



ABBOTT ONLY WANTS LEGITIMATE LIBERALS… NOT THE LEADERSHIP

I first became aware of the gooey gut of the Liberal Party when I stood for it. I accepted a request from the Young Liberals that I stand in Canberra and that was okay by me at the time but I wanted confirmation that I would definitely win pre-selection. Apparently that had already been decided as they readily attested that that would be the case.


A SELF-HARMING RUDD TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING AND EXPOSES LABOR’S REAL BOAT POLICY

As explained here at the time, Rudd’s last-minute illegal refugee patch-up with P-NG's Peter O'Neill, after Shorten’s henchmen had given him the nod over Gillard, was never an agreement, nor was it a 12-month treaty. It was nothing more than a notated memorandum of understanding that took up half a page of A4. Whatever it meant was sheer gobbledygook and unenforceable anyway.


MD, GUTHRIE SHAKES UP THE ABC TO WHERE THERE IS NO DISCERNIBLE DIFFERENCE

The ABC gets Michelle Guthrie as MD and she immediately upsets comfortable ABC staff by declaring 200 of them will get the chop. Ms Guthrie, who was not on the ABC Board’s shortlist of MDs to replace the disastrous Mark Scott, wants to take on global giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Netflix.



PRESIDENT TALKS TO PUTIN, COMMITS HIGH TREASON

…oh, hang on, that’s Obama isn’t it?

And that’s how crazy this Russian bullshit is! One President speaks to another President at a G20 meeting and forgets to tell CNN? I thought that’s what was meant to happen at G20 meetings. Had Trump avoided Putin the CNN headline would be: “TRUMP SNUBS PUTIN, RISKS WORLD WAR III".


THANK GOD SHE'S GONE... but look who they replaced her with!

I took a chance, nervously fingered the remote, and switched to ABC TV last night. I wanted to know if it had improved, as it used to be my regular Monday night TV must but I had sworn off that channel as I cannot afford any more new TVs.



WHY EVEN TURNBULL WILL BEAT SHORTEN

Abbott is right, the Liberal Party must revert to its roots. Not because, as Greiner suggests, the Party will otherwise lose to Shorten, but because it's Menzies' Liberal Party and Shorten is simply unelectable anyway… along with a few other reasons.


WHY ARE GAYS TERRIFIED OF A PLEBISCITE?... BECAUSE IT WILL FAIL

Contrary to what media says, a plebiscite on gay marriage has no chance of getting up and therefore no chance of becoming law, when gay marriage should be law. Almost everyone who is asked in endless surveys if they agree with gay marriage will say “yes” without hesitation. But if asked to respond to what the proposed legislation will actually say in plebiscite form they will unhesitatingly say “no”.


HAVE BASTARDS LIKE THIS DESTROYED OUR TENNIS MAJOR?

Journeying from Northern Hemisphere winters and Christmas breaks, is the wrong time of year for most players anyway, but questions are being asked whether we actually deserve a tennis major like we once did, now that European countries like Russia, France, Spain and Germany are way more deserving.



SOON THE TWAIN SHALL MEET

Communist Russia was once the darling of the entire Left. How quickly things change when you think you were dudded in an election. It’s all nonsense of course, as all nations try to influence other nations’ elections, more so now because they are cyber IT efficient.


HOW DARE YOU LIKEN YOURSELF, OR YOUR GOVERNMENT, TO THAT OF MENZIES’?

Would Gillard liken herself to Emmeline Pankhurst? Would Rudd liken himself to Jesus Christ? Well, um, probably… but for the extensively flawed Lib leader in Turnbull to liken himself, or his ideology, to that of the great Ming is a ludicrous proposition. No Mr Turnbull, the only thing you should liken yourself to is lichen itself.

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