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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

... but Fraser was

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.

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His cooperation with Governor General Sir John Kerr to have Whitlam sacked in 1975 was duly greeted with wild approval by the electorate, but the Left never forgave him and he suffered the minority’s permanent hatred.

His reign was one of torpor and ineffectiveness, leaving many conservatives disappointed, but under the instruction of Whitlam, the Left continued to maintain the rage, and it never subsided.

I knew him well. To me he was a complex yet simple man, he presented as a stern disciplinarian but you could sense the anguish and uncertainty bubbling below the surface.

Following the sacking, John Kerr was rarely seen sober and was constantly vilified by his Left associates in the judiciary. Did Fraser share Kerr’s shame? I think so. But we will never know the situation for Australia had Kerr not acted, because Whitlam’s mastery of brinkmanship ensured a Constitutional crisis regardless.

It was a matter of limiting the damage and getting to a general election to clear the air as soon as possible and that was exactly what Kerr opted for.

The ensuing fight left both bloodied and battered but, as with all championship fights, once a winner is established the combatants embraced each other with a show of respect and affection.

The Left will never agree, but history proved Kerr correct and unfortunately, Fraser visually culpable.

I recall vividly at a function out west, both toilets were full, so with a glass of red in hand, we were both having a leak on a rose bush in the sparse garden. I can’t recall the conversation, just the setting, and I only remember thinking how utterly Aussie.

Malcolm Fraser turned sharp Left late in life, his humanitarian side overtook his pragmatic conservatism and really, who could blame him?

He became a true blue liberal (but with a small l).



Comments

Returning terrorists will soon be trying to join the RSL the way things are going!!!!

Actually Fraser was as shifting as his namesake island and angling for World Heritage listing for himself.

Atlas - you make a good point - The Pickering Post is a GENUINE Newspaper - and we are it's free range journalists - along with Editor Larry. It's so good, we all work for free, like Larry provides his Newspaper for free. The Best newspaper in the country by a mile. Facts , not total BS - and adfree!. So far the Government has done nothing to protect freedom of speech by arresting the hackers who keep trying to take the site down and blocking access. Why am I not surprised

S.O.B., it was set years after the Revolution, the June revolution of 1832 is where the barricades scene comes from.

A Family Business of Perpetual War
March 20, 2015


Exclusive: Victoria Nuland and Robert Kagan have a great mom-and-pop business going. From the State Department, she generates wars and – from op-ed pages – he demands Congress buy more weapons. There’s a pay-off, too, as grateful military contractors kick in money to think tanks where other Kagans work, writes Robert Parry.



Neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan and his wife, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, run a remarkable family business: she has sparked a hot war in Ukraine and helped launch Cold War II with Russia – and he steps in to demand that Congress jack up military spending so America can meet these new security threats.


This extraordinary husband-and-wife duo makes quite a one-two punch for the Military-Industrial Complex, an inside-outside team that creates the need for more military spending, applies political pressure to ensure higher appropriations, and watches as thankful weapons manufacturers lavish grants on like-minded hawkish Washington think tanks.


Not only does the broader community of neoconservatives stand to benefit but so do other members of the Kagan clan, including Robert’s brother Frederick at the American Enterprise Institute and his wife Kimberly, who runs her own shop called the Institute for the Study of War........


https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/20/a-family-business-of-perpetual-war/

jaye, about 12 months ago she was totally at odds with Bolt and copped a severe spray on his blog. You obviously missed it or regard it as some sort of setup.

well done! I never worry about people finding out what I think 'cause I never know meself until I think it

My comment was about this F.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/man-accused-of-murdering-masa-vukotic-punched-tony-abbott-in-2006-20150320-1m43sg.html

test

They probably have a mega mega dollar contract to do the research and they generously pay you $10 for a a couple of hours of your time ... and probably a chance to win something .... and now they know a lot about you

HOW THE OBAMA REGIME SUPPLIES IRANIAN-BACKED
Posted on March 18, 2015

terrorist groups with the weapons that they need to wage war against us and our allies.

EXCERPT: “The ongoing unrest that forced the United States to close its embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, last month also has caused Pentagon officials to admit that they’ve lost track of $500 million in military equipment, including helicopters, Humvees and ammunition, that it donated to the country, The Washington Post reports.

U.S. officials told the newspaper that they fear the “small arms, ammunition, night-vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies” may have slipped into the hands of Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaida.”

Donated? In other words the US taxpayer gets soaked for the cost of the weaponry, ammunition, and accessories and then it gets “donated” to our enemies by Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian communist running the White House.

The items “donated” to ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Iranian-backed terrorists include but are not limited to:

• 1,250,000 rounds of ammunition
• 200 Glock 9 mm pistols
• 200 M-4 rifles
• 4 Huey II helicopters
• 2 Cessna 208 transport and surveillance aircraft
• 2 coastal patrol boats
• 1 CN-235 transport and surveillance aircraft
• 4 hand-launched Raven drones
• 160 Humvees
• 250 suits of body armor
• 300 sets of night-vision goggles

The Obomination seeks to ban ammunition available to AMERICANS in the USA but it gives away over ONE MILLION rounds of ammunition? This reminds the Gunny of his construction days when the black limo would pull up to the job site to sell tools that “fell off of a truck!” The Obama Regime, with their “Solyndra Touch,” backs the “Arab Spring demonstrators” in the Middle East, it all goes tits up, and now $500 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer paid for weapons and ammunition “fall” into enemy hands!

Obama and his handler Valerie Jarrett want to make a nuke deal with Iran but seem to overlook the fact that Iran supplied and fully backed the rebels in Yemen who threw out the President of Yemen, who was our ally. Shades of Jimmy Carter and Iran 1979.

Is Eric Witholder behind this? Call it Operation Fast and Furious II. Arming o

who,s doing a fkn Houdini on my posts ??

SBS so like the ABC. Why are married people with children or couples with children looked upon as odd. Why are same sex couples with kids looked on as the norm. The CEO of SBS is openly Gay. We the Tax Payer pay for a balanced view.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is now making his views known:

“The real Islamic religion grants absolute freedom for the whole people to believe or not believe. Never does Islam dictate to kill others because they do not believe in Islam. Never does it dictate that (Muslims) have the right to dictate (their beliefs) to the whole world. Never does Islam say that only Muslims will go to paradise and others go to hell.”
Jabbing his right finger in the air for emphasis, he added: “We are not gods on earth, and we do not have this right to act in the name of Allah.”
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/muslims-dont-have-right-to-act-in-name-of-allah-says-egypt-president/story-fnay3ubk-1227273338044

GU, Yes, I noticed the 'everythink' clanger too! Perhaps she was 'tort' that at school.

OT, am I detecting a change in Troll emphasis? It seems prior to Larry's Halal expose we were frequented predominately by non too bright brainwashed Socialists, presently it appears the poison pen has altered its course and now we are assailed by in influx of anti Semites allied to a few rejuvenated permanent residents pouring forth their venom.

well you all have gone about the HALAL issue the wrong way......all those signing the petition should really have instead lodged a claim of Discrimination AGAINST the companies imposing the HALAL TAX on us.....they are imposing a religious tax on us which we object to....and this is DISCRIMINATION on religious grounds........we can sue these companies for damages ...but also they could then also be investigated for allegedly contributing to TERRORISM..via Halal Tax arrested and then languish in prison........lets get the ball rolling....and sort these toe rags out.

Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.

Yes a breath of fresh air. With this young lady.

The most disgraceful thing I've ever heard. John Laws should be sacked http://www.news.com.au/national/john-laws-calls-male-abuse-victim-a-wet-blanket-as-caller-cries-live-on-air/story-fncynjr2-1227270409561