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Monday, 23rd October 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 I REALLY DON'T LIKE BILL SHORTEN

Apart from having the sort of head you’d never get tired of kicking, Bill Shorten, to put it bluntly is a dog of a bloke. What rankles me most is not his politics or his lack of loyalty but how he treated a good friend of mine.



SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN...

The Indo-spy story was a godsend to the Pope's personal adviser, Cardinal Pell. The Victorian Commission’s findings into child sexual abuse was buried with the man who protected paedophiles within his church and went to disgusting lengths to limit litigation.



INDONESIA DIGS ITSELF A VERY DEEP HOLE

Shaving face may be a high priority for an Asian but in the real world of international diplomacy it can be very costly. And SBY has foreshadowed a showdown that is likely to leave him without a face to shave.



ARMED CONFLICT WITH INDONESIA

... I don't think so

No-one dares mention the possibility of a military conflict with Indonesia, it’s a taboo subject, but many have wondered, “what if”. How would Australia fare in a war with the most populous Islamic nation on earth? A nation with ten times our population and a GDP rate approaching that of China’s?



ABBOTT MUST SAY SORRY?

... for fucking what!

If four years for murder in Australia seems a little unjust, for one moment consider Indonesian justice. This man is Iraqi, Abu Saleh (AKA, Hussain Hamid Abudi) the face of evil.


THE GUARDIAN JOINS ABC TO CRIPPLE ABBOTT


INDONESIA'S FAKE OFFENCE

Rupert Murdoch knew as much about his employees’ phone hacking as did Kevin Rudd about ASIO’s. Phone tapping is disclosed only on a need-to-know basis and the boss has no need to know. In fact it’s important that he doesn’t know.



BE NICE TO YOUR HOSTS

If Kevin Rudd had won the last election I would have been inclined to pack up and move to... um, let’s see. Iran sounds ok. It’s modern and it seems to be moving away from the extremes of Islamic law.



ANTHROPOGENIC WARMING?

... it's a load of old fish droppings

The ABC’s school science program has recruited Dr (funny shirts) Karl to enlighten kids to the perils of global warming and the evils of scepticism.


Dear Uncle Kev,

I was really upset to see you crying and I just want to let you know that a lot of people were crying with you. Even my Great Aunt Mavis was crying, because her hip replacement ball thing fell out.


CAPTAIN CHAOS LEAVES SHORTEN IN THE SHIT

Although the ALP is exhaling in relief at Kevin Rudd’s departure, it will be a short-lived respite, as Kev is now set to cause further havoc from the grave. A by-election in the seat of Griffith is something the hapless Shorten needs like a hole in his ample head.



WE WILL MISS YOU UNCLE KEV...

It's difficult to find words that aptly describe your momentous contribution to Australia's political scene. But I will try.

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