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Thursday, 23rd November 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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THE MOST EXQUISITE ORATORS IN HISTORY CAN SOUND THE MOST BENIGN

... and that's the art of Obama

The tearful farewell address by Barack Obama was a tribute to his superb presentation and a eulogy to his speechwriter. He tugged equally at our heart strings with one hand and his donger with the other as he desperately tried to sugar-coat eight years of an American fiasco. I was almost a convert to his socialist dream before I recalled the nightmares of other leaders who had equally beguiled an electorate with the artistic delivery of a philanthropic thespian and the sincerity of a dying pope.



YOU WON'T BELIEVE A TURKEY ROASTED THIS WAY

For me it was the best Christmas ever, and for more than one reason. Pretty broke this year but I made sure of the large turkey I always cook for my terrific mob including 17 grown up grandchildren with another one due in April. But I have to tell you how I cook my turkey. It’s the best and it can be done with a chook or a duck.


LEAVE ME ALONE

... I'm only doing what comes naturally

Having a bonk buddy on the Gold Coast creates a problem for any red blooded Canberran politician. Nothing happens on the Gold Coast that interests Federal politicians except gigolos and hookers. But Sussan Ley can justify a flight to Brisbane, then a comcar to the glitter strip to visit some er, “clients” of the welfare budget who happen to live not far from the bonk buddy's bin-cleaning business. But an upgraded hotel room with champas in bed is more appropriate for important people.


DON'T INCLUDE ME IN THAT DODGY LEGACY, BARRY

Barack Obama will give his farewell speech tomorrow and it will be interesting if he can find something to say that will induce applause from anyone bar the stick insect, Turnbull and hard Left Democrats. The truth is that he has been an unmitigated disaster for America and the rest of the world. He leaves the Presidency in far worse shape than when he won it. His legacy is a flammable Islamic cauldron of discord.



EITHER SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT, CORY

Equivocation is the enemy of progress and mucking around waiting for the new Right to land on his doorstep only energises Shorten and blows away the same nervous Conservatives that may, one day soon, be asked to form government with a massive new Right movement.



BLACK DOG, TRUE RED

You know there’s something wrong when a new world order communist, avowed egalitarian socialist and UN-infatuated global warmist like Obama takes a kerosene spewing Boeing 747 to his golf games. What’s wrong is that Barack Obama is in the same mould as our Julia Gillard when it comes to leaving office gracefully with a pocket full of ill-gotten cash after planting dozens of land mines for the incoming government.


TWO WINNERS OF TRIVIA AND WORD


NOMINATIONS FOR TRIVIA and WORD PRIZE for 2016

... nominations should consider consistency and difficulty

I will try to get the prize (T shirt, bumper stickers and mug) out before Christmas but America, where we have a large following, may be a trifle difficult.


A PREMATURE CHRISTMAS PRESENT THAT CAN'T BE CHANGED

It’s so dark in here, but it’s so warm and secure and comfy. I am going to give you, my mum, the best Christmas present ever. I wonder what it’s like out there, I wonder what you will look like mum. Oh, I don’t really care what you look like, I know you will love me because you have cared for me all this time.



TRUMP PUTS A SIDEWINDER UP THE F-35's EXHAUST

I guess PP readers are heartily sick of my rabbiting on over Australia’s purchase of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but now that Donald Trump has joined the criticism of cost overruns and practicability, maybe some sanity might finally leak into our defence force? Ha, you’re kidding aren’t you!


"DON'T GIVE UP YA DAY JOB, YA WANKER"

... Trump squares off with a traitorous Romney

Romney has been heading bookie favouritism for the position of Secretary of State but, as reported here last week: “The truth is that Hillary Clinton has a better chance of being reappointed as Secretary of State than Romney has of replacing her. Despite media claiming it’s done and dusted for Romney, it’s a position that Trump would never allow him to have... he is simply giving him an embarrassing and humiliating work-over as payback...


THE SWAMP IS NOW BEING DRAINED... SO WHAT ABOUT OUR BILLABONG?

A change in US Administrations involves getting rid of the dead wood the electorate has said it no longer trusts. A change in an Australian Administration involves maintaining the very same heads of the very same agencies that got a former Government into a heap of trouble in the first place! Is Turnbull right about his Republic notion?


ALP/LIB DEBT DEAL FAILS WITH TANKING GDP

Noticeably earlier this year the rowdy debate over debt and deficit suddenly fell silent. Shorten and Turnbull had made deal to avoid pointlessly tearing each other to pieces. Turnbull wanted the freedom to keep spending and Shorten did not want the blame for the existing, and now ballooning, debt. That deal is now in tatters as one more quarter of negative growth puts us officially in recession and almost certainly blasted below our AAA rating. Two more quarters of the same and it’s a depression with no way to finance health, education, the NBN, NDIS or welfare.


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