The Pickering Post
Sunday, 21st October 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.


Tony Smith has wisely indicated he will not attend Party Room meetings. This blog has been banging on for almost two years about Bronwyn Bishop’s attendance in the Party Room... and that it could be her downfall.

It drained her position of any semblance of independence and enraged the Opposition to where it was prepared to risk all to get rid of her.

Sacked by Tony Abbott as an insipid shadow performer, Smith had little hope of a future Ministry, yet has almost doubled his wage and perks in a luxurious self-contained unit in Parliament House.

As an uncontroversial and only mildly talented cleanskin he will bring an air of balance to the Chair that was at least seen to be lacking with Bishop.

The Speaker’s House unit is self-contained for a reason; the position should be separated from, and not be sullied by, the rough and tumble of Party politics.

It is impossible to be privy to Government business in the Party Room and at the same time preside fairly over Government business on the floor of the House.

Tony Smith has fortuitously just flummed the best rort going in Parliament. All he needs to do now is to stay out of the Party Room and posh helicopters.

Bill Shorten is revelling in polling that continues to indicate that the Government is still on its L plates.


And juLIAR the wrecker, is on something like $700,000 a year. Still the biggest misappropriation in my opinion goes to the $4million post man!

Noticed the rabble of the left were at their usual disruptive worst never allowing a response to their moronic questions! They are a shit fight.

The stunning method used for Halal slaughter has also been shown to be ineffective most of the time and the animal is not always fully unconscious when its throat is cut. This elevates stress levels and causes lactic acid depletion which makes the meat more susceptible to bacterial infection. Studies have shown that blood loss through halal methods is no greater than more humane methods once the animal has been hung vertical for a matter of a few minutes thus rendering halal killing unnecessary if its purpose is to ensure no blood is retained in the meat. We are compromising the quality and safety of our meat for the sake of a market that will disappear as soon as they have enough high quality live breeding stock.

They're not happy in Gaza ..
> They're not happy in Egypt ..
> They're not happy in Libya ..
> They're not happy in Morocco ..
> They're not happy in Iran ..
> They're not happy in Iraq ..
> They're not happy in Yemen ...
> They're not happy in Afghanistan ....
> They're not happy in Pakistan ..
> They're not happy in Syria ...
> They're not happy in Lebanon ...
> They're happy in Australia ..
> They're happy in Canada ..
> They're happy in England ..
> They're happy in France ..
> They're happy in Italy ..
> They're happy in Germany ..
> They're happy in Sweden ..
> They're happy in the USA ..
> They're happy in Norway ...
> They're happy in Holland ..
> They're happy in Denmark ..
> Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy
> in every country that is!
> Not Islam.
> Not their leadership.
> Not themselves
> AND THEN- They want to change those countries to be like, THE COUNTRY THEY
> Excuse me, but I can't help wondering...
> How frigging dumb can you get?
> Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim Terrorists are so quick to
> commit suicide.
> Lets have a look at the evidence:
> - No Christmas
> - No television
> - No nude women
> - No football
> - No pork chops
> - No hot dogs
> - No burgers
> - No beer
> - No bacon
> - Rags and cloaks for clothes
> - Towels for hats
> - Constant wailing from some bloke in a tower
> - More than one wife
> - More than one mother-in-law
> - You can't shave
> - Your wife can't shave
> - You can't wash off the smell of donkeys and goats
> - You cook over burning camel shit
> - Your wife is picked by someone else for you
> - and your wife smells worse than your donkey
> - Then they tell them that "when they die, it all gets better"???

I’ve never felt better since I have stopped eating Halal chicken & beef (usually purchased from Coles, Woolies & IGA), could this be the reason?
When rows of cattle face the cruel process of halal slaughter, they transfer the fear to each other, increasing their heart rates while protectively pumping toxins into the flesh. Of course this extended fear factor is integral to halal slaughter because the heart needs to expunge every ounce of blood from the animal’s system. And if you kill the animal quickly the heart stops pumping. This "cultural" process is more important to the Muslim than the taste. Now Muslims and Jews might prefer their meat slaughtered this way but dinki di Aussies certainly don’t, because in a very short time the meat will turn an unpalatable shade of grey or purplish brown, requiring processors and supermarkets to inject it with carbon monoxide. I hate to tell you this, but carbon monoxide is a poison. Have you noticed how attractively pink all meat looks in supermarkets? There are international moves afoot to ban the practice, Two year-old processed domestic meat injected with carbon monoxide still looks a yummy pink and if that’s not a worry for Muslims and Jews then it most certainly should be a worry for the beleaguered Aussie consumer! To tell the truth I couldn’t give a damn how foreign Muslim nations like their imported meat slaughtered, providing I don’t have to eat it and pay for the nasty process here. But here’s the real halal hoax: If processors are paying hundreds of thousands to local Muslim charlatans to be able to claim their meat is slaughtered strictly to halal specifications, why then are the animal rightists not up in arms?

O/T Not one more submission into HALAL has been uploaded in two weeks. Mine's not there. What is going on????

he looks like he just swallowed a canary....

He looks like a second Paul Howes to me. It could spell trouble for Abbott.

even money that Smiths chucks out a government member before he chucks out his friends on the ALP...big wooz.......

When I lived in Canberra for many years, never bothered with that paper. I was friends with one the senior journos who was a nice woman. Used to go to parties at her place, met Jack Waterford, who turns up at evening parties in his cardie. Most of them have never moved on from undergrads.

PS.....welcome back Waldo.

Its fantastic nowadays, well thought out posts [in the main] and no real abuse, keep it up guys.

The Darwin Awards are out …

The annual honor is given to the persons who did the gene pool the biggest service by killing themselves in the most extraordinarily stupid way. Last year's winner was the fellow who was killed by a Coke machine which toppled over on top of him as he was attempting to tip a free soda out. Read on...And remember that each and every one of these is TRUE.

And the nominees were:

Semifinalist #1

A young Canadian man, searching for a way of getting drunk cheaply, because he had no money with which to buy alcohol, mixed gasoline with milk. Not surprisingly, this concoction made him ill, and he vomited into the fireplace in his house. The resulting explosion and fire burned his house down, killing both him and his sister.

Semifinalist #2

Three Brazilian men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when another plane approached. It a appears that they decided to moon the occupants of the other plane, but lost control of their own aircraft and crashed … They were all found dead in the wreckage with their pants around their ankles.

Semifinalist #3

A 22-year-old Reston , VA , man was found dead after he tried to use octopus straps to bungee jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle. Fairfax County police said Eric Barcia, a fast food worker, taped a bunch of these straps together, wrapped an end around one foot, anchored the other end to the trestle at Lake Accotink Park , jumped and hit the pavement. Warren Carmichael, a police spokesman, said investigators think Barcia was alone because his car was found nearby. 'The length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the trestle and the ground,' Carmichael said. Police say the apparent cause of death was 'Major trauma.'

Semifinalist #4

A man in Alabama died from rattlesnake bites. It seems that he and a friend were playing a game of catch, using the rattlesnake as a ball. The friend - no doubt a future Darwin Awards candidate - was hospitalized.

Semifinalist #5

Employees in a medium-sized warehouse in west Texas noticed the smell of a gas leak. Sensibly, management evacuated the building extinguishing all potential sources of ignition; lights, power, etc.

After the building had been evacuated, two technicians from the gas company were dispatched. Upon entering the building, they found they had difficulty navigating in the dark. To their frustration, none of the lights worked. Witnesses later described the sight of one of the technicians reaching into his pocket and retrieving an object that resembled a cigarette lighter! Upon operation of the lighter-like object, the gas in the warehouse exploded, sending pieces of it up to three miles away. Nothing was found of the technicians, but the lighter was virtually untouched by the explosion. The technician suspected of causing the blast had never been thought of as ''bright'' by his peers.

Now, the Winner of This Year's Darwin Award(awarded, as always, posthumously):

The Arizona Highway Patrol came upon a pile of smoldering metal embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The wreckage resembled the site of an airplane crash, but it was a car. The type of car was unidentifiable at the scene. Police investigators finally pieced together the mystery. An amateur rocket scientist had somehow gotten hold of a J A T O unit (Jet Assisted Take Off, actually a solid fuel rocket) that is used to give heavy military transport planes an extra 'push' for taking off from short airfields. He had driven his Chevy Impala out into the desert and found a long, straight stretch of road. He attached the J A T O unit to the car, jumped in, got up some speed and fired off the J A T O!

The facts as best as could be determined are that the operator of the 1967 Impala hit the J A T O ignition at a distance of approximately 3.0 miles from the crash site. This was established by the scorched and melted asphalt at that location.

The J A T O, if operating properly, would have reached maximum thrust within 5 seconds, causing the Chevy to reach speeds well in excess of 350 mph and continuing at full power for an additional 20 -25 seconds.

The driver, and soon to be pilot, would have experienced G-forces usually reserved for dog fighting F -14 jocks under full afterburners, causing him to become irrelevant for the remainder of the event.

However, the automobile remained on the straight highway for about 2.5 miles (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied and completely melted the brakes, blowing the tires and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface, then becoming airborne for an additional 1.4 miles and impacting the cliff face at a height of 125 feet leaving a blackened crater 3 feet deep in the rock.

Most of the driver's remains were not recoverable. However, small fragments of bone, teeth and hair were extracted from the crater, and fingernail and bone shards were removed from a piece of debris believed to be a portion of the steering wheel.

Epilogue:It has been calculated that this moron attained a ground speed of approximately 420-mph, though much of his voyage was not actually on the ground.

You couldn't make this stuff up, could you?


True Blue Aussie Song

Good points Stoney, let's just move on now and enjoy the posts now coming through. I regularly see posts from bods I like but not always agree with. So I refrain from posting to them because its not their good day. I basically believe everyone is a good person even "or" ;-). Its just that we get caught up on too much nitty gritty I refuse any thing said about Halal as being acceptable and that does get my back up though, hence my non acceptance of a certain cretin.

Their ABC's 7:30 Report gotcha story on Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) was a laugh. Trying to build up a story of industrial devastation, the best images they could come with was green healthy crops growing as far as the eye can see. What a joke. The Qld Environment Depart has squandered over $5 million tax payer dollars chasing Linc Energy over spurious claims of soil contamination. They have now lost all control and are in so deep that it is impossible for them to admit error short of losing face. The Qld Government needs to show leadership and put an end to this criminal waste of Department funding.

Ten to one on, I bet this bloke is a complete and utter dud.

Trump better keep out of small planes, or for that matter any plane,when 2 of the biggest crime families in the USA are gunning for you,look out

Victory at last? The Economist Reports: “The TPP is dead”

Bullshit, .... this is all bland nonsense, ... who cares if they attend the Party Room.
The ALP behaved as they did because they are devious arseholes and not because of BB.
LP is turning into Allan Jones, ... HELP!