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Monday, 20th February 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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"HEED MY ADVICE IMMEDIATELY, LEAVE OR STAY!"

...Jay Weatherill

Now I’m just a normal bloke who does pretty normal stuff and after my swimming lessons with the kids this morning I settled down with a cup of tea to watch SKY news which was telling everyone in parts of SA that, “Your houses are likely to be burned to the ground so go inside, lock your doors and close all your windows”. I thought, “Hmmm”.


WATERPROOF YOUR BABIES

...it's that time of year again

Last year in Australia 31 children aged five and under drowned. That’s bloody awful and it represents a 50 per cent increase on the previous survey. Government “solutions” such as enforced pool fencing have, predictably, only made the horrific statistic worse.


IS ABBOTT SCARED TO BITE OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW?

Maybe, halal certified food is now a hot issue and he has been advised not to touch it. But his options are now few as a giant wave of angry Aussies are forcing mainstream media and major processors to examine exactly what they are supporting.



UN-FAIRFAX AN AFFRONT TO DECENT JOURNALISM


LOOK MUM, NO HANDS

... but can a computer be trusted to fly an aeroplane?

Many airline operators prefer the Airbus fly-by-wire system in preference to risking pilot error. Aeroplane manufacturers deliver only what the buyer wants, the problem is that most buyers have never flown an aeroplane, certainly not under IFR (instrument flight rules) conditions, and pilots aren’t to be trusted to fly such expensive machines.


OBAMA'S HANDICAP IS HIS INTELLIGENCE

Defeating the enemy is best achieved by walking in his shoes for a day to discover what he fears most. That then should become the blue-print for his destruction.



MOST AUSTRALIANS NOW ANTI-MUSLIM

In national polling, taken almost four years ago, the ABC reported half of all Australians surveyed held anti-Muslim sentiments. Four years on, it’s safe to assume that the vast majority of Australians now want something substantive done about the Islamic threat.



2014 POLITICAL DEXTERITY AWARDS

For excellence in verbal and ergonomic dexterity over the past 12 months:



A TERRORISM EVENT “LIKELY” OVER XMAS

...golly, these Presbyterians are a worry

It appears those angry Presbyterians might be cooking something up for Christmas dinner. It’s an ominous Christmas message from Tony Abbott but it may well be ASIO’s way of covering all bases before getting legless during the season of good will to all men.



UNOPENED XMAS PRESENTS FOR EIGHT MISSING KIDS



TURNING BACK WELFARE FRAUD WILL NOT BE AS EASY AS TURNING BACK BOATS

The reshuffle sees Kelly O’Dwyer as a definite plus, Defence is way beyond Kevin Andrews’ ability and he will fail miserably. He will not withstand the might of a Defence bureaucracy that delights in chewing up and spitting out its Ministers. Peter Dutton takes on Immigration, but that's a job that’s already done.


WHO NEEDS F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTERS

With the assistance of China, North Korea has embarked on a war without warplanes, tanks or nuclear armed ICBMs and the damage wrought could be greater. Not a single shot will be fired in the cyber warfare of Kim Jong-un’s choice and once again, like with the ISIS, the West has been caught with its pants down, ill prepared and embarrassed.

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