The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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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.



and his staff by Andrew Clennell. The rudeness and lack of focus reminds me of the narcissist Kevin Rudd.

The staff:

But, then, says one staffer: “What’s the message from the government press office?

“What is our message? I couldn’t even tell you.

“At least when Abbott was PM we had an (idea) of what we stand for. Malcolm derides these three-word slogans, but they work.

“You have a discussion with any long-term Coalition staffer and we don’t know what we’re fighting for.”

A powerful wife with qestionable political instincts:

There is no greater example of that than the bonking ban — the ban deployed on ministers not to sleep with their staff as Turnbull decided to get royally stuck into Barnaby Joyce and his morals after a tough question time following revelations Joyce was expecting a child with a former staffer.

Turnbull himself has said on the record that he came to his decision after a discussion with his wife.

The “Praetorian Guard” of the right wing that Malcolm Turnbull relies upon for his survival, Mathias Cormann and Peter Dutton, had argued vehemently to Turnbull that he should not introduce the bonk ban. Cormann and Dutton also advised Turnbull against antagonising Joyce in the press conference where it was announced...

Other signs of Lucy Turnbull’s influence include when the Prime Minister called a royal commission into juvenile detention in the Northern Territory after watching ABC’s Four Corners with his wife.

There were also suspicions in government when Turnbull got up in the house and gave his foolhardy pronouncement that Barnaby Joyce was “qualified to sit in this house and the High Court will so hold” that former barrister Tom Hughes QC (Lucy’s father) might have given Turnbull such advice...

A surreal moment came last August, when Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull met Barnaby Joyce on the weekend in parliament house after the then deputy prime minister got the NZ high commission advice on the previous Thursday suggesting he had dual citizenship.

As the Prime Minister typed away on his computer, quoting various parts of the Constitution, he assured Joyce it would be OK and the High Court would find in his favour. Lucy Turnbull was finishing Turnbull’s sentences for him...

Turnbull’s treatment of the issue in the parliament was another example of an overreach by the Prime Minister and poor political judgment.

About that last bit. I think Barnaby Joyce is unloading.

Then there's the foul language, always a bad sign with me:

One former minister, who did not want to be named, recalls Turnbull ringing him abusively, unimpressed by his alleged behaviour and calling him the “C” word before saying both he and Lucy were very disappointed in him.

Another story emerges of a staffer who was asked by Turnbull whether his question time performance was any good.

After offering a couple of small critiques, Turnbull got stuck into her.

“Why is it that you’re f..king telling me this and my senior advisers aren’t telling me this?” the Prime Minister is said to have said...

He is known to tell other staffers: “I’m not listening to your f..king advice.”

Some of that behaviour is described as “Ruddesque”.

Tony Abbott confirmed to The Australian the veracity of a reported incident in 2014 when Abbott was PM where on a plane flight back from The Australian’s 50th anniversary celebrations Turnbull told Abbott he was the most “disloyal c...” he had ever met.

Read the lot. Clennell notes the indecisiveness and the lack of firepower in Turnbull's staff.

Abbott leaves the Turd for dead! Only Turd and his acolytes don't realise it!

Turd never rode a 2 wheeler as a kid

Looks like Abbott is breaking wind. Christ knows he is full of it.

Judge Judy reportedly getting paid $59 million per year for her show, Turnover was reportedly in the billions,Amazing, Just shows how the much the sit on their fat bums american daytime tv viewers are worth to the networks and advertisers,No wonder there are so many poor with no place to live in the land of the to amass fantastic wealth , but free to die in the gutter as well.


Power Up..Lance Armstrong did.

Tremble should have a handicap like the stick insect tethered to him ....with a knife!

How far is it back from Paris?

good to see the little green parrot again

Wind/solar vs coalpower, nicely done Larry.

Loosey ... water.

In reality... Truffles should have no wheels on his peddly.