The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 21st February 2017

If you would like to be involved or support the upkeep and further development of this site, it would be very welcome no matter how small.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR BOTH

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.

BLOG / FACEBOOK



Australia has two men, whose only ambition is to be PM and nothing else, and they are starting to leave a sick taste in our mouths. Wherever Shorten moves, Turnbull shuffles into roughly the same safe, uncritical position, leaving an even greater chasm on the Right. And the Right now owns the future.

Islamic refugees are intent on gouging our welfare budget, that is now two thirds of the total budget and impeding our ability to deal with it, but do Turnbull and Shorten actually want to deal with it? The answer is "no".

Turnbull is terrified of criticism and will not do a thing to reduce debt using expenditure cuts, rather he has made a sickeningly devious agreement with Shorten that the deficit will be under control by 2021 on the basis of an average five per cent annual GDP growth rate between now and then. 

Both leaders know this is impossible, unachievable nonsense but it gets the debt and deficit issue off the table for now... or does it? Turnbull is now more responsible for this increasingly parlous fiscal situation than are Rudd and Gillard. 

He needs to be loved and will spend whatever is necessary to satisfy that need. He didn’t foresee that he would be despised for his weakness. 

Neither Shorten nor Turnbull has any interest in our debt which now has a third world status of above our GDP. Tony Abbott also dropped the ball after Joe Hockey walked into his office with private polling figures that showed you and I couldn’t give a stuff about debt and deficit. 

Turnbull continued this irresponsibly safe stance into The Lodge.

Shorten and the Greens have neither concept nor care about debt. It’s never mentioned and Turnbull is still avoiding it despite it reaching almost a half trillion dollars. 

“Oh”, they say, “but the US has a $21 trillion debt.” True, but we are exporters and Americans are consumers with 30 million small businesses that will once again drive a middle economy to national recovery under Trump. We don't have that sort of economy.

[A small business in the US is one that employs no more than 500 people, so God only knows how many businesses employ between 500 and 1,000 workers.] 

Our debt can be solved with very little pain but it takes a type of testicular fortitude that neither Turnbull nor Shorten has.  

The ABC has to go, public broadcasting has caused the UK constant heartache and America doesn’t have one (except for a couple of radio stations). SBS should be sold to the highest bidder who won’t be bidding very much at all.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (above) must be cancelled, as other countries have cancelled it causing its unit price to skyrocket. The US is now on a protectionist path and so too should Australia be. There’s $100 billion right there! 

Thousands of old, yet operational, Phantoms are now being converted to drones with no threat to any pilot. These drones can leave carriers in the Gulf or the Mediterranean with GPS guided bombs that can be dropped in letter boxes.

The $60 billion order for new age subs, with overruns and servicing is likely another $100 billion. These are to be delivered in 50 years’ time (yeah that’s right 50 years’ time) when drone converted subs will have been in use for 20 years. 

              It was an expensive way to save Christopher Pyne's seat at the last election.

War by wire will be all the go when killing the Islamic threat in future, and saving poll-destroying casualties will be at a premium.

Gonski must also go.The pudgy little far Left Canberran mate of Gillard was employed to produce an education revolution that was pre-designed by her alone. The plan was to continue throwing umpteen billions at the most highly unionised sectors of education and health... an ongoing gift to Shorten and his union mates that has never produced a better health facility or a smarter student. In fact our education system is a disaster ranking 14th below Singapore and Hong Kong.

The NDIS was a cruel land mine left for Abbott she knew we could never afford.

The bloated CSIRO that sports an office in every State, should be halved as it skites and lies about its “discoveries and inventions” yet still sucks billions in support. 

QUANGOS should be halved to a couple of thousand and the damaging RET should be abandoned along with the $10 billion green energy fund. 

The Turnbull solution is to cut aged pensions leaving old people in a dilemma whether to               share the Whiskas or eat the cat while they have to sleep fully clothed for warmth. 

There are many more savings out there without increasing taxation but these alone would see a drop in interest payments that could be used for infrastructure and a modern hospital every week. Then we could focus on our real problem: Islam! 

How far are Shorten and Turnbull from understanding Islam when Egypt’s Muslim President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi himself (above) says this:

“Islam is the problem, and it must be brought up to date”. 

Well, good luck with modernising Islam ... you would have a better chance of convincing the Pope to denounce the Trinity! Trump will bring Islam into line, while we continue to pretend it is no problem.

The sooner war is declared on this crazy backward cult, the sooner we can throw the PC terms of engagement rule book out the window and get on with the job.  



Comments

When are we going to see both these Pricks, Turd & Shortarse Sacked

Is the Stick Insect about to devour The Turd?

Goodnight All. Breakfast session tomorrow will be a big one - Only got to ChrisCross at 7:02PM.

I would have said "A pearl amongst swine" but actually tonight is quite civil - thanks PP'ers.

The Turd got done today.

New post.

US puts Iran 'on notice' after missile test confirmed

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/iran-confirms-missile-test-170201140047568.html

MALCOLM Turnbull always knew this day, his worst ever in politics, was coming.

He did a deal in the dying days of the Obama Administration, knowing full well it was the antithesis of everything Donald Trump stands for.

Clearly, Turnbull believed he would be dealing with President Hillary Clinton, not Trump, whom he expected would process the agreement and help solve Australia’s — that’s Australia’s, not America’s — offshore refugee impasse.
If the Washington Post report is correct that Trump called the arrangement to take 1250 asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island and Nauru “the worst deal ever”, Turnbull has misled the public on the nature of the exchange he had by saying it was a “constructive” conversation.
It was anything but.
Furthermore, it becomes apparent that Trump, who has authorised a clampdown on leaks within his secret services, happily authorised that details of the conversation with Turnbull be leaked to the world.
Trump had perhaps intended or expected that Turnbull would relay his deep dissatisfaction with the deal back to the Australian public. When Turnbull did not do so, Trump did it for him.
In doing so, he has deeply undermined Turnbull, who already comes across as vacillating and without purpose. His decision not to reveal the true nature of the conversation makes him look, in hindsight, like a compliant patsy to US.
Clearly, Trump does not respect politicians like Turnbull, who do not serve it up straight.
The suggestion that Trump prematurely ended a scheduled hour-long conversation at the 25-minute mark, calling it the “worst call by far” he had that day with international leaders, must have left Turnbull stinging and red-faced.
Turnbull insists that Trump said he would honour the deal. Don’t bet on it.
Trump is right. This is not America’s problem.
Australia’s offshore program — which both sides of politics have comprehensively failed to deal with in a mature way, for three years, except to sneak around making weird deals — will not be solved by Donald Trump.
Turnbull’s days of paternalistically declining to talk straight to Australians are fast coming to an end.
HOW THE REFUGEE AGREEMENT UNFOLDED
November 13, 2016: The Turnbull Government unveils the refugee resettlement deal with the United States agreed to under the Obama administration. Australia will take refugees from Central America in exchange for the US resettling people currently on Nauru and Manus Island as part of a one-off agreement.
January 27, 2017: President Trump signs an executive order on immigration, banning citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days and halting all refugee resettlement for 120 days.
January 29, 2017: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says he will honour pledge to resettle 1250 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island during a 25-minute conversation with Mr Turnbull despite his executive order on immigration.
February 1, 2017: Media reports the White House has backtracked on a promise to honour the refugee deal with Australia, saying President Trump is still considering whether it will go ahead. Mr Turnbull says he’s confident it will be given the green light.
February 2, 2017: Media reports President Trump reportedly blasted Mr Turnbull during a phone conversation, calling the refugee resettlement agreement the “worst deal ever”. Mr Turnbull doesn’t comment on the conversation, instead saying he is assured the deal will still go ahead.

Rev. Darrell Scott, a megachurch pastor from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said that top Chicago gang members reached out to him and want to work with President Donald Trump to combat violence in the Windy City.

Scott said during a meeting between several black leaders and President Trump those gang leaders "believe in this administration" and the president's stated mission to reduce the violence-related body count in inner cities.

This will be good. I have 4 weeks off coming up so I will be making sure I see this rapist, spineless mutt. Going to let the prick have it. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-02/wa-election-bill-shorten-to-spend-time-in-wa-campaign-ramps-up/8236332

Thanks to Victa for the link - I hope it is so -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4182888/Ross-Cameron-claims-Turnbull-finished-Trump-call.html


'Turnbull is finished': Former Liberal minister says PM's clash with Trump will end his reign - and claims 'too many selfies with Obama' enraged the new President

- Donald Trump allegedly blasted Malcolm Turnbull during their first phone call

- New President called it 'the worst call by far' and hung up after 25 minutes

- Ross Cameron said the Australian Prime Minister laid the groundwork for failure with 'a series of blunders and miscalculations' going back to last year

- Said taking selfies with Obama, donating government money to the Clinton Foundation, and saying he would 'go it alone' after TTP collapsed were to blame

- The Australian government should not have been the single biggest donor per captia to the Clinton Foundation, that was a major mistake,' Mr Cameron said.

'When Donald Trump walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he should not have wandered out musing about going it alone without the United States and bringing China into the frame as the biggest strategic and commercial partner in the region.

With a name like Cory the bloke has to be piss week, we need a real leader but there ain’t none to be found, every male politician has there dicks in their hand and all the femeales have their finger up their fannies.

Good one Deebs

My reply from earlier post - I believe now that maybe Cory is trying to effect change from within like the Tea Party within the Republicans. It won't work if that is the case our electorate is too small and our politicians are also too small minded. Either a complete change or a minority party with a tight grip around the LNP's nuts is what is required.

"Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed that a decision on the future of council amalgamations in NSW is "imminent' following a "productive and robust" discussion during the first meeting of her new cabinet.

After it was revealed that Ms Berejiklian was considering allowing residents to vote on mergers via plebiscites, the Premier would not be drawn on details at a media conference on Thursday."

... who the fuck needs plebiscites? Blind Freddie can tell you that those councils who have resisted amalgamation will vote NO overwhelmingly. So pull your finger out woman and reverse Baird's utterly dopey dictatorial directive.

Malcunt Turdball must be feeling his scrotum and wondering where is balls have gone, well fuck of Malcunt, we the People are fed up with your left wing fucking policies. Old haggled Loosie will be looking for a bigger set of nuts soon after you’re dumped by the liberals this coming week.

Well it didn't take Trump long to see through our gutless, chardonnay Socialist Turd who should have joined the Greeny Greens. Once again he has egg all over his assinine head & even his own party [including me] detest him.

Turdbull is going going gone. But if we get the cow Bishop, we are well and truly stuffed.

So what do the 'holier than thou' university elites such as Triggs say about this freedom of speech? What sensible parent would send their children to uni?........http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4182824/Protesters-speech-Breitbart-editor-UC-Berkeley.html

As I posted several times in the last few days Turnbull trying to get Japan to agree to China coming into the TPP instead of the USA ( Japan said you are joking.), really pissed off Trump.
Ross Cameron, today said (Trump supporter), accused Malcolm Turnbull of laying the groundwork for failure in his first conversation with Donald Trump with 'a series of blunders'. Mr Cameron said the Prime Minister buddying up to Obama, donating government money to the Clinton Foundation, and speaking about 'going it alone' with China after the collapse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership were all to blame. Trump allegedly branded his call with Turn bull as 'the worst I've had' with world leaders, and hung up 25 minutes into an hour-long time-slot.