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Thursday, 17th January 2019

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...and he is not choking

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.


Last year I quoted Ted Cruz as a short priced favourite to win the US Presidential nomination and suggested you could “write your own ticket” about Trump. The Republican machinery would never allow a cowboy like Trump to disrupt what has become a comfortably corrupt organisation, or so I thought. But Trump is overwhelming the lobbyists and protected interests like no-one thought possible and now he cannot be ignored.

Kasich and Rubio must now depart the race, leaving Cruz and Trump to battle it out until the convention. The GOP hates Cruz only marginally less than Trump, but Trump has the goods, the numbers and has brought a new dimension and a life to a dying Party.

Trump has spent very little of his own money on the nomination race but a general election will require hundreds of millions he is not prepared to spend so he needs the Party behind him. He is now for the first time calling on their support without mentioning that he can easily destroy the entire Party if he doesn’t get it.

It’s a new game, a new era, that will affect Australia and the rest of the world. The destructive PC Left has just about run its race. The stupidity of Germany’s Merkel and the EU’s policy of borderless nations is unravelling. Only now is Europe demanding that the boats be turned around yet no-one here credits Abbott with the original initiative. But they’re very quick to adopt the erroneous suggestion that he was rogering his Chief of Staff.

I thought the internal power of the GOP could easily counter the Trump tidal wave. I was wrong. He is unstoppable and can’t be denied. His style of Presidency will be akin to Ronald Reagan’s insofar as Reagan did not involve himself in mundane politics, instead he built a competent Administration that would reflect the clear will of the people and then stood back and let it happen.

It’s not the Republicans who will need to rebuild but the Democrats... Eight years of Obama has destroyed the Dems to the extent that an unknown Independent Communist is pushing Hillary Clinton in the nomination race.

He cannot win of course, but neither can Hillary... she is dead meat.

Just as the Democrats underestimate the public anger at government incompetence so too do the Libs here. Turnbull’s fiddling with the Senate shows he has no idea of the political revolution bubbling below the surface.

Hope I’m around to see it! 


Interesting take on Donald Trump
Former U. S. Secretary of Education , William J. Bennett's frankly candid and shocking observations of Donald Trump's impact on the behavior of the entrenched Washington D. C. bureaucrats in both parties -- and the risk The Donald faces in so doing.
William J. Bennett, Host of Bill Bennett's Morning in America Show, is one of America 's most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and education issues. He has one of the strongest Christian world views of any writer in modern times.
What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency
By Bill Bennett
They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.
Don't be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people a

Broken Vows..Tom Bowers just published bio of Tony Blair arrived today...a quick read tells me this book will be a riveting read.....a must for political tragics.

I hope so too mate

.... Hope I’m around to see it .... So do I, Mr Pickering. You're a national treasure!

PP bloggers may I ask you this....does the word ":tough" have a double meaning in the world of shrinkdom or the medical profession ? I note Rosie Battie on TV saying she is "strong" but not " tough" which got me thinking about a mystery in my own life where a "lady" Dr at the local medical centre out of the blue called be"tough" ...the last thing I am

The lefty and (most) rock apes credo. Free speech is only at our behest, and you will only say what we want to hear or we will go have a whine, a cry, a caterwaul, and head pronto to our safe space where speech that we do not want to hear cannot enter. See, I will just put my fingers in my ears and shout lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala as loudly as I can so I cannot hear you. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

their little animal brains, brains that are tuned only to their natural being, that of animals, kill or be killed, while us humans, which does not include lefties and rock apes, can think and we do so, hence peaceful rallies, cleaning up our litter, not pissing and shitting in the streets (think those Occupy feral retards), but those subhuman lefties and (most) rock apes, their thought processes are still up in them thar trees, or in that primordial slime from which they just recently slithered. But, it's our right they whine. We have the right to speak. Yes, you slime have, but others of divergent views also have the right to that same free speech, and you have no right to shout them down. Oh yes we do they whine, we just want speech that we agree with. And there you have it.

Trump rally cancelled due to security concerns. It's amazing how it's the lefties and rock apes that have very little tolerance for divergent views. If a blackfella came to a conservative rally with a placard saying that only black lives matter, it would be allowed to prance around with said placard. Not that I would because I have a brain, but if I were to go to a #niggerlivesmatter rally with a very non-racist #alllivesmatter sign, I would be lucky to get out alive. We all know just how those rock apes, most of whom have just come down from the trees, quickly revert to type and those animal urges quickly surface. And, after our rallies, the streets aren't left a mess like those lefty animals, and I am being nasty to animals, for they know not what they do, they can't think outside TBC


It’s not the hair.

Or the bad manners.

Or the “beautiful” wall he says he’ll build.

There’s a different, more subtle reason why the Republican establishment, donor class, political operatives, and the news media in general hate Donald Trump.

The reason can be found in a New York Times best selling business book, Stacking The Deck, by Wharton professor David Pottruck.

Pottruck, the Charles Schwab CEO who took the genial brokerage house online and into the big time, says that organizations hate change. Hate it with a PASSION!

That’s because when there’s a new way of doing things, a new way of solving problems, a new way of relating to everything, they feel threatened as a deep personal-loss.

Change renders meaningless the value of their hard-won experience and know-how. In politics, it may means family member lose their cushy jobs and perks.

Student loans of government employees get automatically paid off by government – TAX FREE.

Those in government have done things one way forever. Change is NOT FAIR to them

Everything they have done to line their pockets is threatened. The rules of the game may no longer apply.

So they dig in their heels and will do whatever it takes to resist change.

They resist perpetually until forced otherwise.

They subvert any process that would lead to change.Until they lose, it becomes open warfare against the people to sustain the establishment and its perks.

And so it is with Donald Trump. Like him or not, he has completely rewritten the rules of Presidential politics.

He bypasses the media, taking his message, raw and unfiltered, to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter.

The party establishment went from underestimating him and laughing at him to fearing him breaking out in night sweats.

They fear all power and their relevance will vanish into thing air.

Donors gave Jeb Bush $120 million and he came in dead last.

The money, like Jeb, is gone and it could not save their fiefdom.

Now wealthy donors have a choice. Oppose Trump and he wins and they are out in the cold. Understand there is a change in the wind and shift sides to the people.

How ironic. It took a billionaire to neuter the billionaire donor class.

Most of the media hates Trump to the core and dislike the fact they are no longer able to play kingmaker losing their power fearing they will be irrelevant with the internet displacing them.

The political class have lost the power to rule behind the curtain from paid operatives and cronies who cannot transition to the new world where the old rules of campaigning don’t apply.

Trump has spent more on hats than he has on polls so the pollsters also have lost their importance.

Diplomats worldwide are running scared because Trump will renegotiate everything from a business standpoint that cannot be bought like Hillary & her foundation.

The handwringing, the dire predictions of doom, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth have little to do with Donald’s positions, but their loss of power.

They complain Trump is bringing in new voters who are not Republican. And this is bad?

The Trump threat isn’t to the Constitution, to America’s standing in the world, or even to Republican Congressional candidates, it is to the establishment.

If you think Trump’s supporters are angry about the way the government and the business world colluded, you are right. The establishment fails to appreciate the anger.

They’re just furious. Even if Trump fails to win, there will be more in the wings. He is inspiring a change and he doesn’t even understand how profound.


4.62222 the paper today...Andrews to lease Melbourne Port for at least $5.3 billion! I wonder who will be leasing it? The Saudies? the Indonesians? the Chinese?

The Total Collapse of Saudi Regime is Fast Approaching
Saudi Arabia is not a state at all. There are two ways to describe it: as a political enterprise with a clever but ultimately unsustainable business model, or so corrupt as to resemble in its functioning a vertically and horizontally integrated criminal organization. Either way, it can’t last.
One of America’s strongest allies in the Middle East and the linchpin of the petrodollar, is facing a complete collapse, and it may happen within a decade. This could lead to chaos in the Middle East, and would have huge ramifications for the global economy.
This is a regime that rules with fear and oppression. How can they do that when their own military can’t beat an insurgency in their own backyard?
When the handouts and bribes grind to a halt, and their population is sick and tired of being dominated by the Saudi family, how long do you suppose it will take for them to rebel?…
Continue reading

Hang in there Larry and enjoy the show; we need to hear from you as often as possible!

I know the self-serving gall of Tony Windsor knows no bounds, but he was asked about where he would distribute his preferences should he emerge victorious at the next election. Windsor stated that he always tells anyone who votes for him to number their own preferences as it would be 'insulting' for him to take it upon himself to 'decide for them'. What a hide when he had no problem taking it upon himself to support the complete opposite government to that which his constituents would have wanted. He also referred to Barnaby Joyce as a 'dog' who was stopping Malcolm Turnbull from implementing his policies. Make no mistake Turnbull would move heaven and earth to get rid of Joyce, and the Windbag will be more than happy to be his lap dog.

About 54 private jets flew into this private resort. Why? Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he "cannot support Donald Trump."

Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

I just had half a dozen Aldi chocolate mini hot X buns for breakfast. Decadently delicious !

Go Dutton: "MORE than 1000 foreign-born residents, including bikies and organised crime figures, have been ordered out of Australia in the past 15 months. Immigration minister Peter Dutton has revoked or refused to renew residency visas for 1052 people"

I posted the original story a while back about the unbelievable lengths the totalitarian leftys went to shut down free speech at a university, it was conservative speaker Ben Shapiro that they violently tried to stop by threatening people, blocking entrances, setting off fire alarms etc (there's a link in this story) you know like spoilt precious brats as usual, Ben was right the president that tried to stop him talking is now facing the axe by the students for allowing Ben to talk WTF? These leftys are crazy,

Compassion For Malcolm: He Just Wants His Balls Back
Malcolm Turnbull has again managed to anger his colleagues, thanks to his comments on the Coalition’s Direct Action climate policy on Lateline this week.
I for one think that we could all show a little more compassion for Malcolm’s eunuchly uncomfortable position.
You see, there is plenty of evidence to strongly suggest the – somewhat embarrassing – true reason why Malcolm Turnbull so fervently believes that an emissions trading scheme is the best way to address global warming.
Simply take the time to review the history of the HIH collapse in March 2001.
Consider the highly questionable role that Goldman Sachs Australia – of whom Malcolm Turnbull was chairman at the time – had to play in this, the biggest corporate failure in Australian history:
SMH, Oct 18 2007 –
Turnbull Accused Of Deceiving Directors
Consider the subsequent $450 million lawsuit brought against the key players in the HIH collapse… including named defendant, Malcolm Turnbull:
Wall Street Journal (via The Australian), Sep 17, 2008 –
One time banker done with HIH, but scandal isn’t done with him
The Australian, Sep 19 2008 –
Malcolm Turnbull has one less immediate distraction, after a Supreme Court judge yesterday acknowledged that a big civil court case in which the new federal Liberal leader is an individually named defendant could be settled by early December.
Consider only a few years after the collapse of HIH, even as those legal proceedings were being prepared, Malcolm Turnbull’s (again, questionable) takeover from Peter King as the Liberal candidate for the seat of Wentworth gave him a ready-made entrance into Parliament in 2004.
Consider the revelation only a short time later that then Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull was to be spared from appearing in court as a defendant in that $450 million lawsuit. Why?
Because his former employer Goldman Sachs had made a “confidential” settlement on his behalf:
Read on -

Until now, despite his goofy speech and behaviour, I have been prepared to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. I suppose this is because I like everybody else, is waiting for a non Politician to win the top job and slap down the political parties who have taken to looking after their owners, not the people who elected them (here also). But one does not have to read for very long to realise that Trump should not be let anywhere near the Presidency. Trump is a Zionist schill. He is not the business guru he makes himself out to be. He is nothing more than a loud mouthed salesman who is good at the thimble and pea trick. His true calling is in a carnival somewhere cheating suckers out of their money. But he was trying to make it in real estate in New York when he became aquainted with some Kosher