The Pickering Post
Saturday, 17th November 2018

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... Trump squares off with a traitorous Romney

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.


Romney has been the bookies' favourite for the position of Secretary of State but, as reported here last week: “The truth is that Hillary Clinton has a better chance of being reappointed as Secretary of State than Romney has of replacing her. Despite media claiming it’s done and dusted for Romney, it’s a position that Trump would never allow him to have... he is simply giving him an embarrassing and humiliating work-over as payback.

"Romney will be left like an unwanted shag on a rock with not a dime of the spoils to bless himself with. 

"Recriminations aside, the Secretary of State needs to be of one geo-political mind with that of the President... and Mitt Romney is a long way from that with Trump.”

Rudy Giuliani (above) said ten days ago: “It’s Secretary of State for me, or nothing”...  so the Don said nothing. Rudy is doing quite nicely anyway and is happy in the role of unofficial adviser.

Latest reports from inside the tight-lipped Transition team are that Trump will nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (above) as his Secretary of State, but who knows, Trump is as predictable as Melbourne’s weather. But any thought of Romney for the top office should be unthinkable.

No, no-one will anticipate the Don, that’s the way he likes it, and the only sure bet is that he will shake the shit out of DC. And the shit includes Left-leaning Conservatives like Romney and McCain who have both tried and failed miserably at a tilt at the Presidency. If DC is shaken for long enough, the cream will come to the top. Not so with Canberra where it seems the lees always settles on top, and it can’t be skimmed off.

But we’re a very small player in Trump’s game. He is about to change the world back to normalcy in both trade and geopolitics and he has an astonishingly good grip on both for an outsider.

Obama is as useless as his Kenyan brother (above) and he has set America back a decade, asTurnbull has Australia. Obama’s only legacy is one million lost lives and five million displaced Muslims who are now determined to spit their toxic Islamic venom across the West. Turnbull’s legacy is um... well, apart from an assassination of a first-term PM, he’ll never really have one, in fact he’s best forgotten altogether.

Really, Turnbull needs to go now. 

Australia is in need of a meaningful responder to Trump, there is a lot to be gained with a Prime Minister smart enough to play him at his game. Turnbull taking selfies with Obama after Trump had just rid the nation of him (above) is not a good look, there or here.

Turnbull was castigated by his selfy mate Obama when he omitted to mention the Chinese takeover of Darwin port. You would think that might interest the Americans, Turnbull obviously thought not.

We are the spokesnation for South East Asia. That position earns almost Cabinet status in the Trump Administration.Trump needs to be able to make a phone call to Canberra before making decisions affecting India, China and regional Asia. He despises wafflers and Turnbull is the quintessentially annoying waffler. 

Apart from gambling with other people’s money as a merchant banker, he has failed horribly at everything political.

We now need someone who can match the guile and foresight of Trump. We need climate logic, welfare efficiency, Islamic vetting and the nerve to give the finger to the UN’s IPCC and UNHCR. Could Turnbull and the stick insect do that? Of course not!

Turnbull beat Abbott in the Party room ballot by 54 votes to 44 after almost half the Libs turned against Abbott. There have been many casualties on both camps since and if six Members had changed their minds (and that’s likely by now) then Abbott easily beats Turnbull, but do we really need Abbott again? Many say yes!

But is Abbott equal to the wiliness of Trump? Far from it. Abbott was the most frustrating PM I have known. His blind adherence to his pet Parental Leave policy was clearly damaging long-term and the softening of his Islamic stance along with his insistence to separate himself from the army of backbenchers he created in his landslide win, and many other pig-headed insulated decisions he made before hiding behind Peta Credin’s skirts, were all damaging to the Party, Australia and mainly Abbott when it came to a leadership spill.

So forget Andrew Bolt’s determination to reinstate Abbott. A change must be made, but to whom?

To be honest, I don’t have a clue, and I think that is also the Party’s quandary. No-one in the House or Senate is a Party-room vote magnet. “What about Cory Bernadi?” I hear you scream. Well, there is nothing stopping a Senator becoming PM, it’s happened before, notably with John Gorton, and Queensland’s Campbell Newman was voted in as leader of a lacklustre Party when he wasn’t even a Member of State Parliament but Cory isn’t the saviour that the short-lived Campbell was.

Labor can do what it wants with Shorten, he can never be a player in this new world game.

But it’s also a problem finding a Liberal the equal of the artful Trump.


I've got the Post office receipts. How they forward it to the ATO is their problem. I haven't had any notices that my payments have not been received.

We look forward to a rosy future.

Good to see Tin Ears and Noxious Weed battling for " Worst Man of The Year ".ch10 wasted a lot of money buying him a TV award. What a waste.

been known for some time'' why has brandis remained silent?
sure looks like they have the wood on him

zeit..reminds me of the govt rules for immigrants..especially blacks and muslims, where child trafficking is allowed under the guise of 'cultural adoptions'..or wives masquerading as children...yes the govt actually protects this banning DNA tests to establish familial links...people have no idea how criminal our govt is...and treacherous...and do you think they might go back and double check past decisions..not on your sweet nellie

*edit - just noticed the part of the address is 'enablers'. How apt.

The two areas relating to rules and assessments in this case are found in Registered Relationships and Multiple Relationships.
Note that they mention that registered relationships from other countries that aren't recognised in Australia maybe used as evidence to support the claim a relationship exists. Also note that it doesn't explicitly say you have to come from somewhere that polygamy is the norm. Like I said, white folks should be getting in on this rort if you want to see it brought into line with the 'fair standards' applied to us.


@Lights - Given that it takes at least an hour and a half to get seen by someone at my local Centrelink (after reaching the head of the queue and having the broad with ipad issue your virtual ticket), I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a response. Best course of action would be for all white, Christian Australians to get on the rort themselves. Guarantee Canberra would move like greased lightening to close that little loophole.

Thanks Legendts I'll bear it in mind, but that was decades ago mate.

As we head into one of our most significant cultural celebrations, there is time to give thanks for abundant blessings and to reflect on the year past and contemplate the year ahead.

It’s fair to say the first thought that popped into my head was ‘where has the year gone?’ It seems to have flashed by (my children tell me that’s because I am getting old!).

Politically, so much has happened and yet little seems to have changed. We had the Seinfeld election that delivered even more Senate crossbenchers than previously. Some legislative reforms were hard won, but our national debt continues to increase at an alarming rate.

Our education standards continue to fall, our economy is idling and governments across the nation continue to think more rules and regulations will fix the problems created by previous ones.

The latest polls show a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the major political parties and concern about what lies ahead.

Internationally, the people found their voice and confounded the political establishment with support for Brexit and Trump. The world began to wake up to the dangers of uncontrolled migration and the true agenda behind the alarmist climate movement.

As to the year ahead, who really knows what to expect?

The best guess is more of the same. Governments across the globe will look for ways to raise taxes because they refuse to control spending.

We’ll probably have a war on cash, which is also a war on your privacy, as a means of raising revenue. Affordable and reliable power generation could be the biggest political battlefront as the major parties desperately seek to ‘reconnect’ with the disenfranchised.

We will have to wait and see if it works or whether the erosion of faith has gone too far for the current system to be restored.

This will be my last Dose of Common Sense for 2016. I’ll be spending some time with my family in the coming weeks to reflect, be thankful and to plan the year ahead. I’ll be back in touch late January 2017.

Your support is the inspiration that keeps me speaking up for common sense and working to advance our nation. For that I am grateful and I am determined to repay that faith in even greater measure in the New Year.

From my family to yours, may the joy and love and peace of Christmas be with you all.

Until next year.

Cory Bernardi

Warren Moore on 2GB with Dr Carl Crucial Nitcomb. Global warming scare mongering once again. No one ever asksthem. Dr , can I connect my arc welder to a bank of solar panels and weld the exhaust pipe on a car or Dr , can I plug my elecrtic welder into a wind turbine and weld 2 pieces of 25mm Aluminium sheet together on a 25cm seam . ??. You say that renewable energy will create jobs , what jobs, where and when.? NO ONE EVER PUTS THE ACID ON THESE SHYSTERS .

New story up.

Trump Rally live if anyone is interested.

Doing nothing but subversion is costly these days.........Obama
The total taxpayer bill from 2015's Christmas vacation? $4,823,206.88.
Judicial Watch says the current president's vacations so far have cost taxpayers $85 million dollars.
Full article.....

The whisper is out that aParliamentary re shuffle will occur over the Christmas break with Brandis going to London to replace the South Australian in fish net stockings , and Marisse Payne will be moved to O.I.C Catering. Meanwhile Nigel Scullion looks like retiring. If Turdballs doesn't grasp at this opportunity with both feeble hands to put Tony Abbott into the Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio then simply , there will be nationwide rebellion.

Dutton or Abbott for the top job. Well done Drac.

Good news: I've just won first prize in a "are you politically correct" competition.
Bad news: So did every other entrant

If this doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then nothing will. Come on guys, it's OK to cry.
I listened to Chris Smith relates this yesterday and I was a blubbering idiot for the rest of the day. It does us good to hear wonderful stories like this and remember those around us to hold them close and not be afraid to tell them you love them. Daily.

Santa Claus receives many wishes from children during the holiday season, but one wish from a terminally ill five-year-old boy from Tennessee brought a Santa to tears.
Eric Schmitt-Matzen had just returned home from one of his gigs playing Santa, when a nurse from the local hospital gave him a call, asking him to come to the hospital because there was a very sick little boy who wanted to see Santa, the Knoxville News Sentinelreported.

Schmitt-Matzen was used to playing Santa for years. He even looks the part and was born on December 6 (St. Nick’s Day). But nothing could prepare him for what he faced when he got to the hospital.

He arrived at the hospital in 15 minutes, where the boy’s mother gave him a Paw Patrol toy to hand to her son, Metro UK reported, and did not even have time to dress in his full Santa suit.

“When I walked in, he was laying there, so weak it looked like he was ready to fall asleep. I sat down on his bed and asked, ‘Say, what’s this I hear about you’re gonna miss Christmas? There’s no way you can miss Christmas! Why, you’re my Number One elf!” Schmitt-Matzen told the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The boy was so weak that he could barely open the present that Schmitt-Matzen gave him.

“They say I’m going to die. How can I tell when I get to where I’m going?” the boy asked.

Schmitt-Matzen replied, “When you get there, you tell ’em you’re Santa’s Number One elf, and I know they’ll let you in.”

The boy then sat up and asked one more question: “Santa, can you help me?”

Before Schmitt-Matzen could answer, the boy died in his arms.

“I cried all the way home,” Schmitt-Matzen told the Knoxville News Sentinel, adding:

I was crying so hard, I had a tough time seeing good enough to drive. My wife and I were scheduled to visit our grandchildren in Nashville the next day, but I told her to go by herself. I was a basket case for three days. It took me a week or two to stop thinking about it all the time.

He even considered hanging up the Santa suit for good after that incident, but he continued.

This is not the first time Schmitt-Matzen has made a deathbed visit. He has made no less than four deathbed visits, including one with an adult who wanted to take a picture with Santa as something to knock off the bucket list, the Daily Mail reported.

I hope Trump will find a way of popping off that dictator mongrel in North Korea ! What a difference it would make to that part of the world.