The Pickering Post
Monday, 17th December 2018

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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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So what if he bats for the other side. He can't help it - its just the way he is. But the gay community will make him one of their own. Not politically I hope, but I'm sure Oxford Street will be chasing him for that very reason.

Ian Thorpe has not changed from the one we cheered at winning gold medals for Australia. Was it alright while we only thought he was gay but now that he as confirm that he is not the same person. Maybe he took so long as he knew how so many of the public would react and no one likes being humiliated in public. Sexuality is like religion each to their own choosing.

Yes

Pure genius Mr Pickering.

If homosexuality is supposed to be innate (as we are constantly told) why has it taken him so long to "come out"? Or maybe it's not so innate and it takes all this time to decide whether he prefers AC or DC.

I was rather impressed with Ian's statement towards the end of the interview that related to the company he has set up to support indigenous education and work place training. I think (please correct me if misheard) that a large amount of the $ raised from the interview would be placed in that direction. There was some reference to the positive results that this company was already achieving. Would welcome more info on this. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr. No-one has the right to judge this man, unless they have walked his walk. An excellent glimpse into the personal cost involved in earning the gold medals in which we all 'glory'.

Seeing his name is a business operation seeing ,he wears a $6000 watch and is an A lister could any monies he speaks of donating towards charitable operations be deemed as a tax dodge ?

That is a clever cartoon Larry* 10 out -a-ten.You funny Aussie you.

'Those who reveal their homosexuality today are treated as being far greater than any war hero and far worthier of applause and recognition than any Nobel Prize laureate.'

For $500 thousand who wouldn't declare they are gay ?

What a lot of talk about something of no consequence ... the country is full of poofters and dykes these days !

The Mrs had a totally different take on this - What if he figured that since the only answer the press wanted from him about the 'gay' issue was "Yes, I am," he just gave them what they wanted to get some big dollars and for them to stop asking about it. Either way it goes, what business has it ever been about which way he swings. He represented our country well, and without the drama that seems to accompany sports people today...

Well done, Just discussing this subject and as most people are thinking somewhere between, who cares and get back in the closet because we don't care.....but then the subject was THE money. Parkinson , Oh yeah, would have to command big bucks. The ex-hero swimmer is quickly ageing, Oh yeah, sell that story now !!. Let's talk money.
but really...everybody already knew and couldn't give a bugger.
Now he can either disappear or get a job as a sports interviewer on ABC, or just be happy and grow into being an old mer-man.

Well, well, well, ain't that a surprise? But who cares, really? Still, had he said that earlier while he(?) was still competing, perhaps this would have been something of interest. But now the question comes up if he "came out" for the money or if he just misses the headlines.

I've never really been convinced by the metrosexual thing. If it walks like a duckā€¦it ain't a rooster.

Hehe very good Larry

ricky roo poo - the shag on a rock.

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