The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 14th November 2018

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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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SAME SEX MARRIAGE OK WITH ME... but later

To be honest, same sex anything makes me wriggle a bit in my chair but I guess, over time, practicality has overtaken my bigotry, and here we are. But I still can't watch a gay Mardi Gras.



FAIR DINKUM "REFUGEES"

Vietnam refugees mostly arrived here in the proper way. A few came by boat and those who did were legitimate, had ID and required only a minimum of processing. Most are now good citizens, others are in Cabramatta dealing heroin... as are some Aussies.


ABBOTT CAN STOP THE BOATS...

He can’t tell you how just yet, but the Opposition’s lengthy and earnest talks with Indonesian officials (the results of which have never been disclosed) will almost certainly have settled on an agreed solution of sorts.


CAVIAR'S MOST RISKY RACE YET

To say she could possibly be denied her 25th straight win is heresy but I for one will be frightened to watch the best sprinter in the World race tomorrow.


A GOVT SUBSIDISED SCAM

I apologise in advance for the “f” word but there is no way to adequately describe the latest Gillard immigration “initiative” as anything other than one, huge, stupid fuckup!


BEHIND THE TAMIL INVASION

It was 4pm on a Friday late last month. Alex (we will call him that) sat in his car at the gate of a property north of Yarra Glen on the outskirts of Melbourne


FAIRFAX IN BED WITH LABOR... and without a condom

When did Fairfax lose its virginity to Labor? Some time back I guess and I didn’t realise it until I walked into the newsroom after Whitlam’s sacking and found everyone in tears chucking typewriters.



A SUCCULENT SINO SUCCESS?

There is no doubt the PM’s emulation of Whitlam’s long march to China will be a poll reviving success. The Coalition’s historic approach to communist China has always been by a slow boat.


CONROY'S NBN A DRUNKEN THOUGHT BUBBLE

When you think of something terrific to do when you’re pissed, don’t pretend it’s just as terrific when you’re sober.


SHOULD ROLF HARRIS BE NAMED?

Rolf Harris is a strange man who spent time at my home but it was inconceivable that he could ever be arrested and bailed on child sex matters. Rolf was firmly embedded in the category of cuddly koala bears and kangaroos but rumours of a nasty pastime had been festering for decades


PROPPING UP A FAILING INDUSTRY

In a regional centre in the Soviet Union in the 1950s a manufacturer of glass tumblers had a small problem. The glass tumblers were of excellent quality and the company had successfully traded for over a century.


GILLARD ADVISES CHINA TO PRESSURE N. KOREA?

President Xi Jinping was clearly overjoyed to be receiving foreign policy advice from Ms Gillard. He appeared really disappointed that our Ms Gillard could only afford a half hour with him but he lightened up when told that’s more than the average time Julia spends with blokes.


THOSE WHO ASPIRE TO LEAD US

Don’t for a minute think that criminality in its worst forms is confined to Labor, but the Party of the workers sure leads the way and it’s usually at the expense of the very workers they presume to protect.


WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA IS A SOCIAL DISEASE

In the wake of an outrageous attempt to gag the Press, McTernan has arranged through the PM’s office to close Twitter accounts critical of Gillard and censor messages. This was achieved with the cooperation of Twitter’s roving publicist, Mike Brown.


THE GOOD OL' BOYS AREN'T GONE... they are regrouping for an assault on Gillard

Except for the destruction of the Labor Party, with the help of her Marxist comrades, it is difficult to find anything Gillard has done well.



SPEAKING OF EASTER...

Christianity is a symbol of goodness, religion is a symbol of evil and is un-Christian in its indecent, competitive pursuit of self. But you need neither to follow a path of goodness because, for some reason, we were all born with an innate sense of what is good, fair, right and wrong.

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