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Friday, 15th December 2017

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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.


The belief that only bogan fools vote Labor or Green gains credence when you notice those who leave university with a law or medical degree. GPs and solicitors are among the dumbest people I have known and they all have dutifully joined Labor or the Greens. Is it any wonder Whitlam and his successors all wanted free university education.

Let’s take the High Court. It has unwittingly thrown Australia into a Constitutional wilderness, as I said it would do right here way back on October 13.

That mob of misfits either hasn’t a clue or purposefully wants to destroy the joint.

The sole Green in the Lower House, Adam Bandt, suggested today that Labor and the Greens will turn up to work next week anyway to set about passing legislation in the Government’s absence.

Adam Bandt’s first port of call after uni was as a lawyer for Slater & Gordon so I guess he, along with Julia Gillard and others, can be excused for being that stupid. Both were S & G lawyers so is it any wonder this Labor law firm is fighting insolvency?

The High Court was asked to rule on the legitimacy of Government's $100 million funding of the SSM “survey”, it ruled the Government could so do. 

But the Government had declared SSM legislation was to be contingent on the “survey” outcome… and that should have changed the ballgame for the High Court because legislation can only be contingent on a referendum not even on a plebiscite, let alone a flawed, voluntary, postal “survey”.

A non-compulsory postal vote that can be mailed at any time over a period of three months is unconstitutional if the Government has stated its intention to legislate on the result. A postal survey carries no right to legislate, especially when, after less than one week the voting result had already been decided.

The money and time spent on advertising over the following two months was an utter waste, and the result certainly no guide as to the public’s wont.

    Katter has also suggested legislation can be carried without the Government.... idiot!

For any “survey”, plebiscite or referendum to have legitimacy, voting must be carried out on a certain pre-allocated day, allowing for the effluxion of the weeks that have been set aside for campaigning by all sides. 

By the time the dishonest “Marriage Equality” campaign was completed after one week, the majority of eager responders had already voted. The argument against same sex marriage had just begun to gain strength, but it was all too late... and they knew it.

There was plenty the High Court could have ruled on whether within or without an imaginary terms of reference. But had the High Court even bothered warning of the likely illegitimacy of a three-month long “survey”, the Government would have been obliged to take a different course, despite that it could have legislated for SSM anyway.

Maybe the High Court was busy doing crosswords when the question of dual citizenship needed their attention. People were kicked out of Parliament for having British parentage but these dopey buggers on the Bench didn’t notice that every Parliamentarian had (and always has) sworn an oath of allegiance to the UK monarchy and its followers, which makes a mockery of dual allegiances.

Were these High Court galahs and expensive counsels for the applicants sound asleep? The High Court was ruling on something that had already been determined, and they didn’t even notice. At the very least its ruling clearly contradicted the Constitution that it is responsible for defending.

                     Yes it could have if the "survey" was carried out Constitutionally

I suspect that the SSM question framed and conducted properly (and legally) would almost certainly have produced an entirely different result.

The Parliamentary idiots who believe they can legislate in the Government’s absence after the Speaker has changed the sitting dates, are playing with their dongers. Of course there's a good chance they'll change their minds when they realise they could be faced with their share of the $1 million a day it costs to run the joint. 

This chaos has only just begun. But who gives a stuff?

Fair dinkum, is there anything that’s not unprecedented about this Government?


Simpletons in Santa suits, simply brilliant Larry.

It took me a while to digest this, The Queensland gov , debt is,, 81 BILLION DOLLARS !!eighty one billion,How the hell does a state with so much going for it ,get a debt of 81 bill, plus? The answer to every ones problems was touted as more population, well they have more population plus a massive state debt! The interest alone must be hugh, And i thought SA was bad at $14 billion, If we add these state debts together and add the fed gov, debts and borrowings , ? we are in a financial hole folks.and not forgetting the various councils, and private borrowings ,etc Amazing , but tragic as well. as a nation we are in hock up to our necks.

Why are those on the steps in the top photo looking so jovial ?

Old News -
Is it time to pull a Kevin, Malcolm?
By Houses and Holes in Australian Politics
at 4:46 am on February 6, 2015 | 146 comments
The leadership saga rolls on, from Fairfax:
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull directly confronted Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a crunch meeting about the government’s woes before Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
…The Communications Minister, however, pressed the Prime Minister on how the government would extricate itself from its current leadership woes.
…Mr Turnbull is said to have been “underwhelmed” by Mr Abbott’s reply.
And the AFR:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s supporters believe he must sacrifice his controversial chief of staff, Peta Credlin, or risk losing his leadership to Malcolm Turnbull, possibly as early as next week.
Amid fears that more breakaway MPs are planning to go public over the weekend to try to generate momentum for a spill, those wanting more time for Mr Abbott say he must dump Ms Credlin, the long-time head of his office.
…“If Abbott offers up Peta Credlin, he will buy himself some very, very valuable time,” the MP said. “She has wielded enormous power in his name to his ­detriment. It’s a very, very important circuit breaker and it will halt the momentum. Organised or disorganised, this is gaining momentum.”
Cutting Credlin will only make the party appear like the plaything of Rupert Murdoch. It may buy time but it will also come at a longer term price. And from The Australian:
NATIONALS MPs will demand a written guarantee from Malcolm Turnbull that he will not pursue an emissions trading scheme, gay marriage or backtrack on asylum-seeker policy if he topples Tony Abbott to become prime minister.
No markets, no wogs and no poofters. Go ‘Straya!
Is it time to pull a Kevin Rudd, Malcom, and before him, a Paul Keating? I’m tempted to write that it is.
Read on -

Can we waste no more taxes on the police investigations regarding the shooting of John Ibrahim's body guard. By all means continue with the raids but let the criminal war continue to the end as happened with the Morans in Melbourne. The outcome can only be welcomed.

I must say, I admire the alliteration in the headline,

Why does Santa Claus dress like a judge?
A while back I tried to make some sense of Lewis Carroll’s interesting poem
JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
It is obvious that the jew dicial system of ju dges and jew ries is in the hands of the brother hoods as per the Protocols.

From "Jews, Jurats And The Jury Wall: A Name In Context" page 123 - "....In York, the street name Jubbergate, recorded as Jubrettegate as early as 1287, derives from Middle English Jewe:......." [gate is an ancient name for street]

JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll - "...Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that scratch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The fruminous Bandersnatch!"
In the preface to The Hunting of the Snark, Carroll defines 'frumious'
Take the two words 'fuming' and 'furious'. Make up your mind that you will say both words, but leave it unsettled which you will say first. Now open your mouth and speak. If your thoughts incline ever so little towards 'fuming', you will say 'fuming-furious'; if they turn, by even a hair's breadth, towards 'furious', you will say 'furious-fuming'; but if you have the rarest of gifts, a perfectly balanced mind, you will say 'fruminous'.
See Jabberwocky Wikipedia. It is even translared into Hebrew on the net.

New one up from Harry.

The International Criminal Court is to launch an investigation into war crimes committed by the United States and its allies in Afghanistan including a look into the CIA Black Sites.

Ot, for what it is worth, I backed a change of QLD goverment the day that election was called I got $50 at 10:1 looking better now , today I backed a draw in the first test @ $4.50 as it will rain as Flannery is a fuckwit!

GREAT COSTUMES...Its great those judges get dressed up in red and funny wigs. Imagine sitting on your backside all day hearing the guilty come before you with lies and contempt.You hear every BULLSHI. story under the sun and every excuse known to man ! You see people swear an oath and then they lie to the court . Everybody gets dressed up in costumes at some time so why shouldn't they. Larry please don't be a killjoy. Judges need to have fun too ! Larry you had lots of fun drawing great cartoons !

Sitting on the deck sipping Shiraz being serenaded by a powerful owl again. Magic.

Don't those judges look like drongos in their Santa suits and silly wigs.

France: French postal service refuses to deliver to migrant No Go Zone citing "Danger to Staff"..French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant populated Seine -Saint -Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous...The company announced the measures last week saying that residents of the Paris suburb will have to travel to pick up their packages. They said the danger to their delivery drivers was simply too high in the area which has been described as a No Go Zone, radio broadcaster France Info reports....Though Chronopost has refused to deliver to certain neighbourhoods it has deemed to be too dangerous since last year, this is the first time an entire district has been designated as off-limits.

Great holy snapping catfish. Gladys was on TV tonight without the mandatory yellow jacket thingo. Turd obeyed whatever law makes them compulsory for politicians and wore his. I understand they must also be worn along with white hard hats in the boudoir when engaged in nocturnal activities. Granny keeps a supply in her “shop” for visiting pollies I am advised.

Hope the Port Augusta CIB [all 5, plus 4 uniforms, all male] don’t go around to this womans place armed with a crowbar and sledgehammer and kill her dogs and render her unconscious by placing her in a choke hold from behind [and then tamper with video evidence to hide their crimes] on the strength of this idiots identification;

.Indignant Elder Tue 21 Nov 2017 07:14:40 pm
OH, and I thought someone alerted the ghoul to this thread Flysa, glad I'm learning, BUT which one is Donna Godbolt from Port Augusta SA ?

They did this before on 5 April 2017 on the strength of Vivienne SIGLEY and Bruce WHITESIDE statements,claiming they were being stalked and sexually harassed on Pickering Post by the person they identified as Donna Godbolt of Port Augusta. These statements were sworn on 2 Dec 2016 conveniently before Justice of the Peace in NSW and QLD [because the cops in those states told these deranged old troublemakers to FO] The Port Augusta CIB went Full Force, on the strength of the word of these 2 old bullshitters on 5 April 2016 , even though they knew SIGLEY and WHITESIDE had bullshitted them [ eg. They KNEW on the 2 Dec Sigley was the poster Lights and Whiteside had failed to admit to being the posters Harry Houdini and notonmywatch] You gotta wonder about that?

Way below in response to Donkey Hote, andrew blount wrote: "Rubbish! there has been no "swing to the left" over the last 60 years." As usual he's wrong.

Sixty years ago there was no easy divorce and no single mother's pension. Labor governments introduced no fault divorce and payments for single mothers. A lurch to the left.

Married couples with children were rightly treated very favourably by the taxation system until feminists stuffed it up by changing the focus from families to individuals. A definite lurch to the left.

Most people has some sort of private health insurance, even blue-collar families such as my own: my father was a labourer, a quarryman and a plant operator yet our family could afford private health insurance. The system worked very well until Gough Whitlam introduced Medibank. Another lurch to the left.

There were many generous scholarships and bursaries for the intelligent children of the poor to attend university. I won both a Commonwealth and a Teachers College Scholarship as did my siblings. Once again a Labor government stuffed it up by introducing 'free' tertiary education. In consequence, courses were dumbed down to accommodate all the dills that flooded into "uni". Another big lurch to the left.

I could go on, ab, but maybe you get the drift. One more thing for you to consider: I remember. Were you even alive 60 years ago?

Any other PP’ers who are wasting their lives listening to 2GB would do themselves well by reviewing this video;

I think I've taken enough bait for one night, some people just cannot stop their CRAP, nite all !

i made a mistake and listened to 2GB, it must be the fluoride in water, there are still people who the wingnut back as PM, this is why we are buggered.