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Friday, 31st March 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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A SHIRT FRONT FOR PUTIN? THEN HOW ABOUT A COAT HANGER FOR ERDOGAN?

Shorten celebrated his first birthday as an insipid parvenu with a heartfelt wish to ban Putin from the G20 and Abbott wants to shirt front the diminutive Ruskie. As much as that would rate its tits off, neither is going to happen.


THOROUGHLY UNLIKABLE CREATURES

I was aimlessly flicking channels looking for this al-Jazeera doco on ISIS, only because the missus had cancelled the porn channel, when National Geographic channel popped up... and crikey it looked interesting.



TIME TO PACK UP AND COME HOME BOYS, IT’S ALL OVER

If Barack Obama had returned troops to Iraq six months ago, as his Administration and top military brass advised he must do, the Islamic State could have been all but destroyed. Deploying troops now is pointless as the coalition’s war planes have already run out of targets and IS fighters are vanishing into a civilian environment and preparing for a guerrilla war that neither side can win.



PUT IT THERE JULIA!

... if they disagree we'll just stick "phobic" on the end of it

Xenophobic, homophobic, theophobic, islamophobic, etc and if those stigmatic titles don’t make you back off, there’s the old reliable favourites “racist”, “misogynist” and “bigot”. All are attack words in the armoury of the Left and they sure beat the hell out of constructing a reasoned argument to challenge an alternative view.


OBAMA’S DARK UNDERBELLY IS CAUSING GLOBAL INDIGESTION

Barack Obama has already lost the House and is likely to lose the Senate as he struggles with foreign policy and domestic debt leading up to the mid-term elections in four weeks’ time. Like Joe Hockey, he has lost weight and passed through 50 shades of grey as he ponders his last two years as a lame duck President.



THE TRUE STORY OF THE BOSS

Dress code of the Islamic Political Party (IAP): Muhammad (May You And All Your Male Relatives Be Exalted) and his political party preferred their gentle ladies to keep it chaste and innocent. The Party is particularly fond of all over body coverage which helps to repress the female sex, thereby preventing its male voters from getting woodies in public and preventing Muslim women from developing an identity outside the shackles of their husbands.


LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE

“God! We can’t just sit here and watch this crap! ” “What’s the problem my son?”, asked God. “Look down there, thousands of them, all in masks and cutting other people’s heads off and shooting and bombing things. It’s not very Christian of them.”


SHORTEN A DEAD MAN WALKING

Leaving rape allegations aside (and I have been assured there is much more to come on that little issue) the extension to Dyson Heydon’s Royal Commission into Unions by another 12 months seals Shorten’s fate.


OOOH! LOOK WHAT WE FOUND UNDER THIS BURKA!


I TRIED MY BEST, BUT WHERE WERE YOU MR OBAMA?

The Islamic State last night planted their black flag above the strategically critical Kurdish town of Kobane on the Syrian border with Turkey. Turkish forces made no attempt to assist as they stood by and watched a new pathway being opened up for foreign fighters to freely move from Turkey into Syria and Iraq.


OUT OF MY WAY! I'M A QC

If you’re planning on robbing a jewellery store and pistol whipping the owner, it’s best that your father is a Sydney QC and a friend of the presiding judge or you may well face a jail sentence.



PREPARE FOR A LITANY OF LIES AS PARIS DRAWS NEAR

The next international meeting on “climate change” is scheduled for 2015 in Paris and it’s Ban Ki-moon’s last ditch stand to define his tenure as UN Secretary General with meaningful global agreements on emissions.


ABBOTT ALMOST THERE WITH THE BURKA


WHY MUSLIM WOMEN COVER UP

Okay, I think I’ve figured it out, it’s certainly not a religious requirement as there is no mention of it in the Koran, so it has to be something else that would convince a woman to cover everything.


HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW BILL?

I cut my teeth in journalism a half century ago interviewing and sketching famous figures for the Canberra Times and I quickly learnt how to smell bullshit a mile away. I set in stone the advice of my first editor, John Allen, when he looked me in the eye and said, “Never say anything you aren’t prepared to defend to the death.”


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