The Pickering Post
Thursday, 21st June 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.


Most people (except those at the ABC and Fairfax of course) are slapping their foreheads in disbelief at how Shorten can possibly outpoll Abbott. Shorten as PM is the stuff of nightmares and horror movies and if it ever happened I’m out of here and off to New Zealand. Hang on, hang on, I take that back... better make that Afghanistan.

I mean, fair dinkum, Shorten would make Gillard look like Mary MacKillop and Rudd, Menzies. Australia run by a Cabinet of CFMEU thugs and AWU crooks is just too painful to think about.

Okay, polling can be outrageously inaccurate simply because it’s all about the question. Take the latest gay marriage poll, it asked: “Should gay people be allowed to marry?” 60-40 in the affirmative! Fair enough, I’d answer yes to that poll question too.

So politicians on the Green/Gay Left declare that the people have spoken, the evidence is clear, let’s get on with it and let’s pass the legislation.

But hang on a minute, if the question had been more truthful, like: “Should the powerful gay lobby be allowed to render the Marriage Act non-gender specific?” 60-40 in the negative for sure!

Pollsters don’t always publish the question that was asked, but they publish the poll results they, or whoever contracted them, were seeking.

That’s why the Gay Lobby doesn’t want plebiscites or referenda that would allow for a period of open debate, because the truth of what they really have planned would then be outed.

So, back to the Shorten/Abbott polling enigma. Okay, let’s allow for some bias (apprehended of course) in polling. The latest 25 or so polls have Shorten ahead, that’s cause for concern as not all polling is dishonest, and it certainly reflects a credible trend.

Regardless, the Abbott-hating Left is determined to make the looming by-election for Canning a death sentence for Abbott and if the Libs fail to hold the seat by a healthy margin, Abbott will indeed be put to the sword. Fairfax and the ABC are salivating at the thought.

But why is Abbott such a hated man? Is it his persona? His awkward walk? His staccato, repetitive delivery? No, it comes down to one thing: He destroyed their beloved Julia in a tirade of ruthless misogyny... or so they say. The truth is that Julia was an abomination of a Prime Minister and it was actually Shorten who finished her off.

Despite his appalling record of thuggery and dirty deeds, Shorten remains the Left’s pin-up boy. It’s a matter of comparison for the wider bogan electorate, that small percentage of politically unaware donkeys who decide all elections.

When compared to Abbott, Shorten looks sort of okay to the average bogan.

Ninety per cent of us can never decide an election simply because we are part of an established and accepted voting bloc... we mean nothing!

It’s all about comparisons. So to the accompanying cartoon; let’s say Abbott was marooned on an Island with one palm tree and Jacqui Lambie.

For the first couple of years Abbott would find the palm tree far more sexually attractive than the cosmetically challenged Jacqui. But eventually Jacqui would slowly appear to be a voluptuous, irresistibly sexual female and Abbott would appear to Jacqui to be an irresistible, horny Adonis.

This would certainly happen because Jacqui and Abbott to each other were only comparable to an inanimate palm tree.

A woman can only be attractive if she can be compared to someone who is unattractive, or plain ugly. Someone can only be tall if there are some shorter people around, fat if only there are skinny people, smart if only there are dumb people.

But when there is no-one else there to compare Jacqui to, she will eventually become the yardstick, the only woman in existence, because there is only a wilting palm tree for comparison... and the same applies to Jacqui’s perception of Abbott.

So maybe in ten years’ time both Jacqui and Abbott are rescued with three “beautiful” kids in tow and it’s not until they get back to civilisation that they realise they and their kids are extremely aesthetically challenged, or flat out ugly, and they are a carbon copy of the Addams Family.

Is Shorten acceptable because those polled are only asked to compare him to Abbott? If this is true then Abbott needs to go for the sake of his Party in the same way and for the same reasons he asked Bronwyn Bishop to go. But he won’t!

Prime Ministers Whitlam, Hawke, Gillard, Fraser, Howard and now Abbott all hung on ‘til the bitter end, at the expense of their Parties.

If Canning by-election results are even close then 30 of Abbott’s backbenchers are looking at a long dole queue. They will ensure Abbott is gone, either honourably or kicking and screaming.

...and that’s a shame because he’s probably a nice bloke!



Problem is, the unwashed, uncaring soundbite fed masses hate a caricature of Tony Abbot, drawn up around the time that Gillard was playing the gender card for all it was worth. Most of them wouldn't even be able to give an intelligent reason why there's a need for "Fuck Abbott" or put up a plausible reason why "Hands of our Universities" is a real necessity. Most of them are totally oblivious to the fact that Abbott's defence of marriage doesn't stem from some deep seated Catholic hatred of gays, lesbians or transgenders. They only believe what can be spoon fed to them in a 10 second sound bite or a catchy social media tag.

Think they'd have to be on that island a fair while. lol.\

I don't hate Abbott. I don't even hate the likes of krudd, skankard, shorten, sarah sea patrol, and the list of laborgreen slime is endless. I just loathe all those laborgreen slime for the laborgreen slime they are. As for Abbott. He is just a wanker, a tool, a blathering idiot who would not repeal 18C. And yes, it would not have passed, but he could have at least put it forward, to have it repealed. But no, to do that would mean the stinking blackfellas would not invite him back to blackfella lands like Maningrida, where black skanks wear Fuck Tony Abbott T-shirts with pride. Abbott, what a fucking idiot. Always trying to appease those who hate him and would never vote for him. Again, what a fucking idiot.

Reminds me of the old school yard story. Two boys were caught fighting. The teacher asked "How did the fight start?". One of the boys answered "The fight started when he hit me back!"

Will you please reign it in and spare us to have to see your mutual abuse? It looks like Larry got control of the site again and we all hope to return to a civil and civilised level of comments and contributions.

Pissed Wild Critter .

PWC - Thats not a very Christian thing to say to Jack!

You Sir/Madam (delete not applicable) are an ingorant TROLL.

It's obvious why Fitzsimons covers his head with a silly red bandanna. He's as bald as a badger & full of lumps.

Larry; this from a near 78 year old long time conservative voter and former member of the National Party who has voted informally since 1996. Tony Abbott reflects the thrust of Liberal Party dated beliefs which are not now in tune with Australia's needs. Most of their policies/attitudes are bent toward rampant capitalism and benefiting the affluent. They seem unwilling to take immediate actions to better things for the average Australian and make all sorts of absurd projections re what they might do downstream. Now more than ever, the nation needs very positive governance; but that seems unlikely to emerge unless both of the major political parties rebirth. Short term, a positive move would be to quickly jettison Abbott.

Analysts are absolutely speechless to find out that China has sold as much in Treasurys in the past 2 weeks, over $100 billion, as it has sold in the entire first half of the year!

China dumped those US Treasuries to defend their devaluation of their currency; it was a direct assault on the US Dollar. If China has to continue defending their devalued currency, and the current pace of liquidity outflows continues, requiring the dumping of $100 billion in FX reserves (read US Treasurys) every two weeks, this means China has, oh, call it some 18 weeks of intervention ability left.

Australia's second worst prime minister, ever, wants to get into the "marriage " debate. HER ? What a joke. She needs to try one first, stupid, stupid woman

I wonder what Obama will have to say about racism when a black murderd whites. He certainly has a lot to say when the roles are reversed.

Two dead after shooter attacks TV crew during live interview in Virginia

Flanagan, who was gay and African American, claimed on Twitter that he was the victim of workplace harassment, accusing Parker of being “racist”. Telegraph&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial

Given the attitudes of Conker, Tman, Hermes and BK we will all be buried by the pricks in our society who have been nowhere and done nothing, have NFI but have strong opinions. May the saints preserve us.

If Canning by-election results are even close then 30 of Abbott’s backbenchers are looking at a long dole queue.
They will walk away with a lot of money.
Now why isn't Tony going after the berk with the perks...2.2 mil just in travel rorts.
This is just a false flag for what else they are doing. Sending OUR kids to Syria, not the politicians kids...The anti piracy laws...Anyone that speaks out about Nauru can be laws stripping anyone of dual citizenships...the gay right to be married...Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 and the list goes on and on. Our rights are being eroded and all anyone says is...muslims are bad...gays are bad...this is what they want us to believe. Just so they can take away our rights for things we need...

Like her or love her, Pauline Hanson had the ring of truth to her persona and if memory serves correct - didn't Abbott have a great deal to do with her demise? Perhaps this might be lurking in the back of a few people's minds as well.

The indoctrination [schooling] of Julia Gillard

".......When she was at high school, Gillard was mentored by the Jewish liberal (i.e. Communist) Marlene Pilowski. When she moved to Melbourne to attend university, she became the Education Vice President of the left wing (i.e. Communist) AUS (Australian Union of Students), and later was its President.
Gillard was in the Socialist Forum from her university days. The forum’s objectives were to create a socialist / feminist society through Labor governments. It originally consisted of ex-members of the Victorian branch of the Communist Party and some ALP members. Gillard was one of the two original paid organizers of the Forum. She wrote numerous documents for the Socialist Forum including ‘Being a Socialist Teacher’ and ‘Future Directions of the Left’. It was also through the Forum that she met Labor heavy-weight Joan Kirner and worked closely with her on Labor’s Affirmative Action Plan. Gillard wrote the constitution for the pro-abortion feminist organization EMILY’s List (in Australia), which supports “progressive” Labor women......."

Hoping Heydon comes back on Friday to announce his refusal to be intimidated by thugs and bullies who've made a profitable career out of pushing people around. If he surrenders (like everyone before him) in the face of this union pressure, who believes that all the work done so far won't be discarded as the product of a process contaminated with bias? He must stay or this country is finished. We should all be biased when it comes to corruption and criminality. Only crooked unions would take issue with that.

Nup, crap is crap and the human brain cannot ever convince itself that it's a cherry ripe. The tree has more sex appeal and always will, albeit limited. The sand could be the mistress only limited by skin loss. Something that renders you limp at the thought has no chance.

The Australian pedophile....and Kim Beazley comes up too