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Monday, 25th September 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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WHY DO POMS VOTE ON A BLOODY THURSDAY OF ALL DAYS?

Hmmm... would you believe it has something to do with voluntary voting?

It’s a long voting tradition that the Poms prefer to continue with, even after it makes no sense. Why Thursday? Well, voting is voluntary and Thursday was the Poms’ Market Day, the day everyone went to town to do their shopping and getting out the horse and dray on any other day simply to register a vote for a crooked politician made no sense.


“REGRETTABLY MY SEARCH FOR A PARTNER HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL...”

What! An attractive sheila like you, Anne?

Naturally I didn’t apply for the “partner’s” job after Ms Summers publicly said that I was responsible for Jill Meagher's rape and murder.


IT'S TIME TO LEAVE THE COOPERATIVE

Once upon a time the Poms joined a Farmers’ and Producers’ co-op, and it was good, with a healthy exchange of ideas. Now, 50 years later, it has devolved into a Nimbin style festival with a healthy exchange of hooch and bare breasted girlfriends.



CAN THE WORLD SURVIVE 6 MORE MONTHS OF THIS GANDER-IN-CHIEF?

... it's touch and go

Fancy travelling to Orlando ostensibly to console victims’ families and friends only to embark on a political tirade in defence of Islam and against the second amendment, then to blame the US alone for the 49 lost lives.


EX-TV PERSON WITH THE OVERDOSE EYES WANTS TO ROLL TONY ABBOTT

Of course Mr James Mathison has his hand on it because his chances of success are somewhere between zero and zilch. But as with most ex-TV persons he is suffering from relevance deficit syndrome after six years out of the limelight... he believes he still has undiscovered appeal.


SAY GOODNIGHT ROGER

... it could have been so different old son

Roger Rogerson might now spend the rest of his life in gaol and, despite having been found guilty of murder, I somehow still have a soft spot for him. Yeah, of course that’s wrong, but there was a sort of jovial gentleness about him on the only two occasions I have met him.


A MOSQUE IS BEHIND EVERY ACT OF TERRORISM

... and one day we will need to bulldoze them all so in the meantime at least we should stop building the damned things!

Surveillance of mosques cannot work without the surveillant adopting Jihadi sentiments because meetings where Islamic sanctioned violence is conducted are within closed side rooms off the main mosque hall. Each side room is dedicated to students in varying degrees of radicalisation.


LITTLE JOHNNY PULLS A SWIFTY

The latest US figures available show suicide deaths by gun in 2010 were 19,392 compared to gun homicides of 11,078. In Australia the suicide rate by gun has dropped either marginally or not at all since Little Johnny took all our guns away but he fails to mention other means of suicide now used, including mainly hanging, and bungee jumping without rubber bands, have increased markedly. Other weapons such as knives have been increasingly replacing guns in homicide crimes.


"THOSE VIRGINS WILL GO WILD OVER ME"

Omar Saddiqui Mateen

Obama still can’t mutter the word "Islamic" and prefers to call it a hate crime this time. Hillary blames the second amendment and gay leaders blame Donald Trump’s rhetoric. So I guess there will be a few more atrocities yet to celebrate Ramadan.



THIS GAL MAKES GILLARD LOOK LIKE A WOOLLIES’ SHOPLIFTER

... and the Bernie bubble refuses to burst

While the Oz election starts grinding to its predictable conclusion, the US election promises to be the most exciting in history now that the Donald is ready to take on Hillary who, unless Obama can change Bernie’s mind this week, will be mauled further by the Bern revolutionaries.


WAS HE REALLY A MUSLIM

... or just anti-establishment?

Muhammad Ali's very name belies that he considered his name of Cassius Clay was a “slave name”, as suggested to him by Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam.


EU MEMBERS

...or is it FIFA?

It was claimed to be the European Common Market when the UK nervously joined in 1973... and I recall it was widely applauded by myself and those in the newsroom of what was then the Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times. But it has all gone pear-shaped since.



SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT ZIKA

... before it affects normal people

Doctors concerned over the Zika virus have said that the Olympics must be either cancelled or relocated. Well, that’s not going to happen! But the Zika scourge can be minimised by not getting pregnant or if you are already pregnant don’t do a Peter Allen unless you want a baby that resembles Kim Jong-un.


DON’T TELL OBAMA OUR REEF IS NOT ENDANGERED

... or you might finish up in the slammer

When President Obama used Australia as a platform to tell the world our Great Barrier Reef was something his grandchildren would not see due to global warming, Tony Abbott ensured he was preaching only to dumb University students who had their hearts set on marine biology jobs.


FROM SOFT LEFT TO HARD RIGHT IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE A QUID

Mark Latham looks more like a CFMEU cage fighter than a political commentator. And anyway he is more of an opinionator than a commentator but lately he has shuffled to the Right to become a regular with a giggling Alan Jones on SKY.

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