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Saturday, 29th July 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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"I WAS RAPED BY BILL SHORTEN", Kathy

Part 1

[A prologue to this story is an important one: I have read an extensive, albeit heavily redacted, transcript of police interviews with Kathy. The police appear to have carried out their investigations in a professional and comprehensive manner. It is clear there was not much more they could have done.


AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT THAT WILL RATTLE THE HALLS OF POWER


GERRIE NEL DID HIS BEST

I never reply to abuse I receive because I believe it’s your right to express whatever opinion you want. But, as much as I love you guys, in this case, as with Julia Gillard and her attendance at the Royal Commission, many posters missed the point.


TAKE A BOW M'LADY

After having lived in South Africa I left fearing for its future. Affirmative action was ripping the heart from a tough nation of builders, the ANC was corrupted by its newfound power and white rule had started to appear the lesser of two evils. But the transition from Apartheid is finally working and no better indication of that was the performance of Judge Masipa and her handling of the Pistorius case.


THE REAL DANGER IS BAD POLICY FROM A GOOD ORATOR

Every Western nation is confused as to why their Muslim youth is flooding to support the Islamic State, yet it’s an easy question that no Western leader will confront. The answer is deeply imbedded in the Muslim psyche. The answer is this, it has been sitting there for 1500 years and will never change:


“ISLAM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS ISLAMIC BOOKSTORE”


GILLARD HANGS IN THERE

... for now

Stoljar had not done his homework, Galbally should have stayed in bed and Gillard lied through her teeth... but she had her ducks in order. Wilson is still clearly under her spell and other witnesses had changed their evidence overnight to suit Gillard's account of events.


GILLARD TAKES THE STAND

For those who intend to watch a former Prime Minister try to defend the indefensible in the Royal Commission into Unions today here’s a brief précis of what Julia Gillard and her union thug boyfriend, Bruce Wilson were up to.


JOIN ME TO PROTEST YET ANOTHER MEGA MOSQUE PROPOSAL!

Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday 10th September Time: 8.30 am in readiness for the “City Planning Committee’s” deliberation commencing at 9:00am on the application for a Mega Mosque to be approved in suburban Currumbin. Venue: Gold Coast City Council Chambers, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise


"OF COURSE HE'S GUILTY, JUST LISTEN TO THE MUSIC", Bart Simpson

I too heard the music and saw trailers for “60 Minutes” and was anticipating a Coalition meltdown with Ministers resigning en masse but half way through the program, which was entirely given over to the Ashby/Slipper saga, it was time for a cup of tea, we had heard it all before.



KILLING COLES THE HALAL WAY

I have never checked my Aussie smoked salmon for that rotten little Arab sign denoting halal certification. But there it was, that little circled bit of calligraphy (which probably says ‘sucked in’) was on my Tassel Tasmanian smoked salmon. I mean seriously, HTF can a fish be halal? Does the damned boat need to be facing Mecca when you're gutting the bloody thing?


UKRAINE PEACE?... for now maybe


WILL ANOTHER 2 YEARS OF THIS MAN BE TOO LATE?

With an eye on mid-term elections in November and the possibility of losing the Senate as well as Congress to the Republicans, will Obama take up arms against his favoured faith? It’s doubtful.


“DON’T CALL IT A STATE, IT’S A DEATH CULT”, Abbott

“I refuse to use the term ‘State’ it is not a legitimate ‘State’ it is clearly a death cult”, said Tony Abbott in genuine anger. An apparently reasonable assessment that will naturally be ignored by media but is the title “Islamic State” so offensive to Abbott because of the word “State” or because of the word “Islamic”? Hmmm.


NEWMAN TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION BY DEFAULT

Small politicians have small hands, small fingers, small feet, small everything actually, so how can they be expected to have large brains? When Campbell Newman was drafted from Brisbane Council to lead the LNP to an election when he didn’t even hold a Legislative Assembly seat, it was not so much a mark of his potential, but more a condemnation of who other than Newman the LNP could offer up as Leader.


HAWKS AND DOVES ABOUND BUT OWLS ARE FEW

In the “Desert Shield” Gulf War of 1990, George Bush Senior stopped at the border after chasing the cowardly Iraqis out of Kuwait. He resisted the hawks’ demands that he march on Baghdad, but George Junior had other ideas and in a knee jerk rage in 2003 he decided on an Iraqi regime change. That decision which resulted in his “Mission Completed” farce is the reason for the current Iraq chaos.


NEWMAN'S QLD RULES LEAD TO OWN GOAL

Pickering Post reported last year that Graeme Paul Hancock, 31, had been released from prison where he had served five years for the sexual assault, including rape, of three children aged five, seven and nine.


YOU GOT RID OF THE CARBON TAX TONY

... so now get rid of the Halal Tax

Toasted cheese with a dollop of Vegemite was my favourite late night snack, but I leave off the Vegemite now that it’s owned by the American company Mondelez International and sports a little “Halal Certified” notice. No worries, my Aussie owned and made Bega cheese still bubbled under the griller while the jug boiled for a strong cup of tea.


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