The Pickering Post
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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TONY RIPS OFF ANOTHER ONE!

I may be a conservative at heart but fair dinkum this Coalition kite-flying is giving me vertigo. A “deficit levy" now? Does Tony Abbott want us to financially remember the pain of Labor’s profligacy next time we vote? How about you blokes in Government feel a little of the pain yourselves? How about a bit of pruning at the top... we’re struggling down here!


CLIVE WILL SUE CAMPBELL... get in the queue Clive



ARE WE IN DEBT $650 BILLION?

Well sort of, but we are owed $580 billion. What Joe Hockey is trying to tell us ain’t necessarily so. As I have said before here, when talking Labor’s debt you’re talking a length of string.


THE ANZAC ON THE WALL

I wandered thru a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare, And went into an antique shop to see what was in there. Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all, A photo of a soldier boy – an Anzac on the Wall.


Dear Mr Palmer,

You are such a cuddly man...and you can sing too! My Dad says you should get a band. A lap band I think he said, so you’re probably good at lap dancing too!


BOYS' TOYS A PART OF DEFENCE'S TESTOSTERONE 'CULTURE'

Australian Air Force commanders have long opposed the acquisition of UAVs, explaining, “...they will put top gun pilots out of a job and threaten RAAF culture.” Hmmm, “culture” being the operative word meaning, at least to me, testosterone does play a part in these lethal boys’ toys.


CLIVE THE CLOWN TRIES TO PLAY A GAME OF BRINKMANSHIP

Tony Abbott’s “Direct Action” policy is no more than a sop to the diminishing number of voters who still believe we are causing the globe to warm. Let’s get this straight, Tony Abbott puts global warming in the same category as Hansel and Gretel, as do politicians from both sides with an IQ above their boot size.


Urban war zones Fairfax won't cover...



ISLAM TRAINS ITS SIGHTS ON SCHOOLS

All three of the UK’s major Parties have expressed alarm at a letter circulating among 25 of Birmingham’s schools: "We have an obligation to our children to fulfil our roles and ensure these schools are run on Islamic principles. We are on our way to getting rid of even more head teachers and taking over their schools."



BADGERYS IS AN ABBOTT NBN MOMENT

There is good reason a second airport for Sydney has remained on ice for over 40 years... it’s a hot potato not even Neville Wran or Bob Hawke wanted on their headstones. Now it will be engraved on Tony Abbott’s and his wish to be known as an “infrastructure Prime Minister” will be complete. But he will be sitting in his wheel chair in an aged home wishing he had never thought of it


AN EASTER TALE

Pictured is a stone altar within the Vatican walls, the room is called a “meditation area”, but you have to wonder what tales that ancient block of stone could tell. [CORRECTION: The altar shown is in the UN where the Vatican holds permanent observer status.]



DOES OSCAR HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON?

There is no doubt Oscar Pistorius will be found guilty. Guilty of what, is the only matter yet to be resolved.


BARRY HAD NO CHOICE

The ICAC is a creation of the conservatives intended to rein in NSW Labor’s corruption and, although a bottle of Grange hardly seems a reason for resignation, the corrupt Labor Opposition would have ensured yet-to-come ICAC and RC findings were diluted and defrayed from the main game.


AND NOW FOR SOME AUSSIE CULTURE

Hey Malcolm, want a nurse of George?... Malcolm? Where the bloody hell are you, Malcolm?


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