The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 19th 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.


Small politicians have small hands, small fingers, small feet, small everything actually, so how can they be expected to have large brains? When Campbell Newman was drafted from Brisbane Council to lead the LNP to an election when he didn’t even hold a Legislative Assembly seat, it was not so much a mark of his potential, but more a condemnation of who other than Newman the LNP could offer up as Leader.

Anna Bligh’s Labor Government was steeped in debt and corruption (as Queensland governments are) and the LNP won in a landslide with Newman grabbing the seat of Ashgrove and leaving Labor with a mere 7 of the 89 available seats. But the LNP talent pool remains ankle deep with reserves like Langbroek, Seeney and Springborg.

Newman was like a Jack Russell in a chook pen and set about sacking 12,000 public servants (an indictment on Bligh’s indulgent waste) but he had a heap of political capital to spend and he was determined to spend it.

Without a Senate or a decent back-up crew he was free to do whatever he wanted; he could lose 30 seats at the next election and still remain top dog. 

In no time, and with a brash lack of consultative ability, he had both the judiciary and Clive Palmer offside, a long list of the State’s assets on special and had legislated for some jaw-dropping VLAD laws he claims are working. 

Well, they won’t be working for much longer now the High Court has them in its cross hairs.

His attack on bikies left weekend easy riders scared to throw a leg over and ice labs popping up all over Sydney. Using the legislature to shift problems interstate needs no political skill and was a favourite pastime of Bjelke Petersen.

Can Newman, the man with the short temper and thin skin, really win the next election? Yes he can, with a devastated majority, and with the help of the unelectable dregs from the previous Labor Party led by Anna Palaszczuk who is far too closely related to Bligh.

At what was claimed to be one of the most exclusive dinners ever held in Queensland, no fewer than 150 people attended a $150-a-head banquet at Parliament House on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of Parliament. Hmmm, I’m pretty easy to please, but as guest speaker, I couldn’t see a single head I wouldn’t be happy to kick. 

Without the moderating influence of a senate, Queensland’s legislative assembly will continue to attract crooks, incompetents, union thugs and inflated Napoleons. It’s a playground for second raters. 

Unfortunately, Queensland voters will again be asked to decide between the lesser of two evils.


If either of the two cun*s get voted in at the next election I am selling up and moving states.

Geez Larry you have it in for Campbell Newman and the LNP, could it be because of the Bikie Laws and the strife your son got himself in?

One can only hope mr b. As I understand it the political demography of the US is more complex than most of us would think ( It is not as simple as red state and blue state. Besides after the idiocy of running Romney I'm not sure that the Republicans aren't in the right headspace either. Are they in thrall to extremists or fifth columnists too? Finally how true are the election results? "I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how."—Variant (loose) translation: The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
—Josef Stalin

If Palmer subdivided the golf course into house lots the compensation to the unit holders would be minimal in comparrison towards his net profit .

Not only China, the majority of the voters in Fairfax.

High on the list is Big Blob. At her rate of deterioration she will be dribling in another six months. Little Kates giggling is infectious. Had Turlehead giggling with her today.

There are some right royal dills in Parliament. Heading the list is Bill Shorten asking his inane question of the Prime Minister, with vonfected anger. TA did him like a roast dinner today,

This Bunny wonders if in fact Clive and Julia are or ever were smart enough to have ever been deemed Professors?? Are they smart Doctors or dumbarsed opportunists? Just wondering !

Run that by me again - without the moderating influence of a senate - what that produces is a proper Westminster system, like say, Canada,ever studied anything at all about structure and working of government worldwide. Sometimes you are such an ignoramus, buck up for Pete's sake!

Smokers, Minimum wage earners. Muslims I would join any group willing to put lawyers to the guillotine as the first example..

Soap and water you Larry . Bikies and the judicial would be good reasons to join the "army" of support for anything ready to RISE. Whatever group decide to take on our powerful way of life they have a massive army of disenchanted people , waiting to join.

WOW A most moving speech from someone I'd never heard of: - Sheree Trotter -
A Maori Woman Stands Up For Israel

Pal, they be the one's with their arse on fire?

Oh yes. Are these people called 'Arsonists'?

Bostoc, there are some very kinky people about, she probably attracted a heap of votes because of her huge arse.

Not even sure he wants to win, he just wants to survive his term and hit the big post presidential money trail. Wouldn't surprise me if he spent a lot of time visiting Indonesia and the rest of the Islamic world then. There are many times that one can be thankful that US Presidents only get two terms maximum now. But if the Democrats get up again with Hilary Clinton that might make things worse.

Globalist Henry Kissinger Outlines “New World Order”

Give him a break mr b BHO is fighting the Golf War almost single handedly with only one bag of sticks. He's spending more time in the bunker than all the other presidents put together. And those bloody gophers make it even more difficult.

The reasoning behind the Co2 and E.T.S and its connection to the communist / socialist U. Nations d.t.The one thing the U.N. does not have is a tax. But there have been many who are calling for a global tax administered by the United Nations. In 2012, Vice President Joe Biden called for a “minimum global tax.” Furthermore, a global tax could be implemented via sweeping “climate change” regulations presently being pushed by the United Nations to supposedly reduce “carbon emissions” globally . - See more at:

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, 'If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?'

'No, I had to stop drinking years ago', the homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?' I asked.

'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless woman said.
'I must spend my time trying to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?' I asked.
'Are you NUTS!' replied the homeless woman. I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well, I said, 'I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you to dinner with my husband and me tonight.'

The homeless woman was shocked. 'Won't your husband be furious with you for that. I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'

I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman
looks like after she gives up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.'