The Pickering Post
Friday, 22nd February 2019

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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.


Some time ago a macho friend of mine had a popular macho TV show. Funnily enough he used to become a woman in his private time. It took me a while to get used to the transition as he displayed impeccable makeup and fastidiously applied nail polish. 

His wife seemed totally unaffected and relaxed once she realised he was accepted as a woman. At dinner she would pull his chair out allowing him to be seated first in what I thought was a prearranged parody. Was he escaping public recognition? I don’t think so. It was very, very real!

I didn’t treat him any differently to when he presented as a bloke. His voice unconsciously moved up an octave and his movements became emphatically female, yet after a few moments it was never considered an important transformation to his wife or to me or anyone who knew him.

He wore out-of-place fancy sandals that showed off his immaculate toe nail pedicure and polish. He wore a wig but there was no socks-in-bra stuff.

His attitude was, “if it disturbs you, then f**k off”. But it didn’t disturb me, in fact conversation with him quickly became totally normal apart from a noticeable absence of overt macho talk.

Was he a tranny? Hmmm, I don’t think so, I would describe him as a “cross dresser” because when he presented as a macho male he seemed to adopt and enjoy that role with equal relish.

You learn to accept a lot from the entertainment crowd, especially out of Melbourne, and especially out of GTV9, but they were cocooned in their own space, only allowing people of total acceptance to pierce their veneer. But total acceptance of what? If the rumours were true the police should have been called, but how do you report a rumour?

Anyway I'm pretty sure there was police involvement.

Yes, there was a much deeper underbelly in Melbourne’s entertainment industry, it wasn’t spoken of and I was never invited into it. It was way beyond homosexual games or a swinging arrangement, there was an insidious flavour to it and it made my friend’s proclivity for cross dressing seem almost normal. 

Telling looks and expressions between those who played a part, and those in the know, made it quite clear that I was not to be an initiated player. Anyway, I didn't I want to be.

Rumours still abound but have abated over time and they will probably be forever buried with free to air TV when it finally dies.

My friend was totally confident and clearly happy in his own skin whether he chose to be male or female. Yet the movement toward gender fluidity has its limits particularly when it comes to sport. 

I mean Test captain, Steve Smith, may not be welcome in a women’s cricket team if he suddenly felt an urge to be female. 

And gender swapping could have its detractors in cage fighting and weight lifting.

We average knockabout blokes have had to accept a lot over the past decade but we seem to be coping okay. Besides, I have always believed stuff will eventually return to normal... it always does. Yet it never stopped me wondering what my friend and his wife did in bed after a few drinks. 

Hmmm, so I guess I’m a bizzare bastard!    


And they argued a lot about who would what, and how and with what and to whom.

I have no problems with blokes dressing up like sheilas and doing their sheila thing. That is their choice (just as long as identifying as a sheila doesn't get you handouts like it does when whitey identifies as coon). What does irk me, and believe me, where I live I am almost unirkable, nothing bothers me, but blokes wearing pink and wearing earrings and sporting ponytails and manbuns is a hugh mungus no-no, unless you pack fudge or are a pirate. Men in pink clothing. Blokes like Morgan Freeman wearing 2 gold earrings. Fair fucking dinkum. No wonder the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Oh, hold on, that is due to global warming. Sorry. Global warming causes everything, hence my confusion.

A few weeks ago our resident nutters led by Semen Sailor went off on a rant about how the Apollo and Moon landings were fake. Below is a summary of their ravings. In replies my counter to their delusions. Note it is lengthy and only for those interested.

Pickering Posts list of Moon Landing conspiracy theories.
1. The required technology for the missions didn’t exist back in the 60’s/70’s.
2. The weight of batteries to power everything. Too large for 1960’s/70’s technology.
3. The take-off from Earth required the collective effort of thousands whereas the take-off from the Moon only the crew of the Luna Module. How can this be possible?
4. There was no visible exhaust from the Moon take off and comparatively little energy required. The visuals prove that the blast off from the Moon was faked.
5. To escape Earth’s gravity with enough fuel for return would require 3 rocket ships each taller than the Empire State Building and weigh 10 times more the Queen Mary or some 800,000 tons (statement attributed to Wernher von Braun).
6. Not possible to survive the radiation of the Van Allen belts specifically or cosmic radiation generally. Technology of suits to protect from radiation simply does not exist.
7. The Luna Program was a diversion by Nixon from the Vietnam War which was turning to shit.
8. The size and shape of the Luna landing module could not have possibly have been big enough to carry all the required systems for survival and return from the Moon.
9. There is no possible room for stowage of the Luna Dune Buggy (Luna Rover).
10. Six perfect take offs from the Moon with untested technology. Not possible.
11. The Luna module could not have completed its missions without spare parts.
12. The large night / day temperature variation on the moon (-280 deg F to 260 deg F) would make survival impossible.
13. There are no variations between these temps; it’s either one or the other.
14. How could they cool the lunar module when the Sun was on it without air to exchange heat with, and if they were in a vacuum on the Moon’s surface,
15. The required air conditioning requires tonnes of water (where was it stored).
16. Why didn't their space suits blow up like a balloon?
17. Armstrong said the Earth looked small when standing on the Moon even though it is 4 times larger the Moon. Proof that he was never there.
18. Not possible for footprints to hold shape on Moon with no moisture content.
19. Who filmed the hammer and feather experiment when both astronauts were in the camera field of view?
20. Who operated the camera that tracked the take-off of the lunar module, and how did they get the film back or did they use Bluetooth?
21. Impossible for Luna Module to reconnect with Command Module travelling at 1000’s of miles per hour.
22. The Dutch were given a petrified piece of wood not a Moon rock. Proof they were never there.

You accept an insane man's desire to dress as a woman and see nothing wrong with it, but you mock and deride events recorded in the Bible, simply because it doesn't fit your idea of what is real or possible? I wouldn't call you a bizarre bastard, Larry. More like a hypocrite.

Obituary - Pip Wilson (Peter Wherrett)

This article was written by Christine Parker (#704)

We are saddened to announce the death of Pip Wilson on 23rd March 2009. Pip was a member of NSW Seahorse in the 1970's and had been a member of the Victorian Seahorse Society. In the last two years, she had occasionally attended Seahorse functions in Sydney. Pip lived full-time as a woman in the Lake Macquarie area for the last two years of her life, which she described as "my last great achievement".

Pip's male persona, Peter Wherrett was a well-known television motoring journalist, famous for the immensely popular motoring show, "Torque", on the ABC in the 1970's. She was also the writer of many books, including "Desirelines", co-authored with her late brother and well-known theatrical director, Richard Wherrett, in which Peter/Pip revealed that she was a cross-dresser. Her last book was entitled "The Gender Trap", a copy of which was donated to the Seahorse Library by Pip.

Pip had stoically battled prostate cancer in recent years. After moving to the Lake Macquarie area in 2007, she attended the last two Seahorse Balls, and had to be rushed to hospital after collapsing at the 2008 Ball.

Israel’s Effective Colonization of the US
“A sitting US senator proclaimed allegiance to a foreign country, and nobody asked him to resign!”
This article originally appeared at Counterpunch, a leading left-leaning alternative site, in late 2016, but we just came across it and are running it as part of the ongoing debate about excessive Jewish influence of American media and politics. It is evidence of a growing willingness, at least in the alternative media, on both the left and right, to broach this critical subject.
We normally think of colonizers as large countries, and the colonized as smaller and weaker nations. But this is not always the case. Colonization does not require occupation.
It merely requires the subjugation of the colonized. With ambition, superior information and calculation, and the right mindset, smaller nations can (and have in the past) colonized and dominated larger and nominally more powerful countries.
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DONALD JOHN TRUMP! ..example, glad you mentioned 'aspire'. He's the complete real man. Bigoted is your definition of men who have no desire to 'feel' like a woman.

Why were you so reticent to define a 'real' man? You seem to have changed tack, you are now talking about transgender people. If you are an example of a 'real' man then, they are inarticulate, bigoted and unable back up their opinions. Who would aspire to that?

Jim Carrey is Rocky Balboa

Nothing of the male physique evolves. We're born male and stay male. The passing of time changes nothing of the male / female order. Its only peoples heads get screwed up and want to turn into weirdos. That's their choice. I don't care if one wants to chop off his dique and wear dresses and calls that as progressive. It's sick. Real men dont go that low.


Obviously, you feel threatened and unable to articulate your thoughts and feelings, which is what men have traditionally done. Human beings evolve and learn to adjust to changing times, unless they are right wing conservatives, and in their case they cling to outdated and redundant ways and thoughts. It's a pity you are too scared to define your 'real' man because. my idea of a real man, can define his beliefs and back them. It's called having the courage of your convictions. Do you know about that?

Exactly sailor. I like orienteering.

A real man is never outdated. You don't need to be educated. You have to live a real man.

Yoooung Hazza can go and "root his boot".

Keep it a secret.
don't tell me. thanks girls.

Good idea but based on who he has so far dealt with he may no accept. Trivky Trumble, Lard Arse Hockey. Needs to be invited to an Aussie Day BBQ and down a few coldies, he might warm to the idea.

great! thanks!

OK, I'm convinced.The First Fleet consisting of six convict ships, three store ships, two men -o-war ships with a total of 756 unarmed convicts consisting of 564 males, 192 females and 550 officers/marines/ships crew (presumably armed) and their families. Invaded and conquered an entire country containing between 300,000 to 400,000 fierce savages.

SYDNEY: Tens of thousands of Australians plan to mark Australia Day, Jan 26, with mass protests, demanding the date of the national holiday be changed given its links to colonisation and the ill-treatment of indigenous Aborigines.

Australia Day marks the date the British "First Fleet" sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 and declared the land unoccupied, despite encountering Aborigines, and established settlements. Aborigines have occupied the Australian continent for some 50,000 years.

Aborigines refer to Jan 26 as "Invasion Day" and Australian schools and some universities teach both views, as the debate over how to reconcile the country's past continues.

"We expect at least 10,000-12,000 people, twice as many as last year, to come out and call for invasion day to be abolished," said Ab

If this is the future direction of the liberal party then its time to bail (no pun intended sails) and go with the real conservatives while there is time.