The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 23rd 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.


There has been little joy in the Liberal Party lately and Turnbull has just given Shorten a free kick with another case of massive misjudgment equal only to Gillard’s and Rudd’s. 

Turnbull had clearly decided that Hillary Clinton would win the US election, thus the fawning selfies with Obama and trusting his deal that over 1200 of Australia’s illegal arrivals from Iraq, Iran and Syria would be accepted by the US under Hillary.

Trump’s extreme vetting will now be more extreme regarding those 1250, and many of them have already demonstrated that they have no intention to settle in the US and therefore when asked if they intend to bomb the White House, their answers will be, “yes sir, you bet”, making Trump's decision an easy one for him and an embarrassing one for Turnbull.

Of the rest, Trump will not be admitting very many, leaving Oz with exactly the same problem. Turnbull’s US deal prematurely arranged with Obama is now in tatters when Australia should have been king of the kids when, thanks to Abbott, it came to stemming the tide of illegal immigrants.

The coming elections in WA and QLD will indicate where the major parties lie. Both Pauline Hanson and Cory Bernardi will be ejaculating in their jeans over the demise of the Left Liberals combined with the unelectability of Shorten. 

Hanson has been taking huge bites out of both majors and the Green vote has diminished to where it will be of little help to Shorten. And I somehow believe many Hanson preferences will miss the Libs.

Turnbull has cuddled up to Shorten’s carbon tax (he laughingly calls it an “emissions intensity scheme”) where he feels safe from stray bullets, but that hasn’t allayed the Libs’ Right of the Bernardi brigade. It has blood in its nostrils while Abbott supporters are doing cartwheels across the floor.

As said here in the previous article, prior to the Trump phone call, “TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR BOTH... the Right is now the future”. The trouble is that everyone in Canberra is running to the Left despite Trump and Europe moving the world to the Right.

No matter what your colour, it’s difficult to see Turnbull lasting more than a few months. This is his second go at leadership and ugly echoes of Godwin Gretch (above) and Utegate reverberate in the halls of the House. He does not deserve a third go. But his replacement presents an insoluble quandary. It can’t be Abbott, it can’t be Bishop and it certainly won’t be Bernardi. 

The Lib caucus has settled into a polarised hatred of all three that could sound a death knell for the Liberal Party.

Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison are waning stars with no other saviours skulking in the wings. 

Turnbull didn’t see Trump winning the election, but neither did Shorten when he unwisely said the Don was “barking mad”. 

Betting on an election can be politically perilous.


Yeah Malcolm, you dickhead you really backed a good one this time, that's why Donald gave you a smashing!

We need Political Change in Australia, and I don't just mean a Real Conservative Party,option, I mean an Ethical Change in direction, and a return to the "Majority" of Australians getting value for money from their Elected Leaders and not the "Vocal Agenda driven minorities on the fringes", who are blackmailing, elected officials (and that's exactly what it is) to get what they want, at the Financial and Moral expense of the Majority, who by definition are Constitutionally the ones who are meant to decide what is best for the Nation.

Slightly OT. I read today that both the media and the liberal party are accusing Bernadi of betraying the Liberal Party. FFS both the media AND the Liberal party ( & as always the Laybia Pardy) have their collective heads so far up each others ares holes that they cannot see this... Collectively it is them that have betrayed the Australian people. They have NO hope of ever seeing this. Does not Brexit and Trump hilight this??? Dumb and dumber!!

Another lefty bites the dust !

I'll say it "inflicts significant harm on American business". No more cheap captive labour, supported by the middle class taxpayer. Bugger.

I'll bet Valentino ain't impressed.

If we can get rid of Islam and Judaism[Zionist] [which controls the world behind the scenes] we would have a 99% chance at a peaceful World

Mate, it was a female cop sergeant, NSW I think that rushed into a 'so called' siege situation where a bloke suffering mental illness was threatening self harm with a kitchen knife in his kitchen. She rushed in shouting "taser,taser" and promptly shot him centre of mass with a Glock 40 cal. Tell me cops know what they're doing with guns.

"I wuz cleaning it and it went off". Useless pricks in uniform without a proper appreciation of firearms safety. Moreso evident in the AFP than most State police departments BTW.

Thanks for the link.

lol sailor..I saw it straight up..but you and I seem to be the only ones..oh well lol

Hey Townbike , how about a quicky , how much , and where ? Please bring an extra brown paper bag for me .

Exactly! She has as much chance of being Leader as Clinton has of winning Miss World. Bishop is tainted goods. She needs to be gone with Turnbull and the rest of the gutless backstabbing wets.

dusty... It's all in the fine print as usual...

Can it be reversed? That's the question.

New post up.

Dems: Trump shouldn’t fight “Islamic extremism” only, that will offend Muslims...“Dems: Trump ‘wrongheaded’ on Islamic extremism,” by Mark Hensch, The Hill, February 3, 2017:

A trio of House Democrats say President Trump is making a mistake pushing for counter-extremism efforts to focus only on radical Islam.

The Trump administration is reportedly pushing to reshape a government program aimed at combating extremist ideologies to focus solely on the Islamic variety.

“Such a move is wrongheaded insofar as persons who commit acts of violent extremism are inspired by diverse political, religious and philosophical beliefs, and are not limited to any single population or region,” the three lawmakers wrote in a Friday letter to Acting Attorney General Dana Boente.

“Changing the name to ‘Countering Islamic Extremism’ or ‘Countering Radical Islamic Extremism’ would have damaging effects to our national security by feeding into the propaganda created by terrorist groups and child domestic and international diplomatic relations,” they added.“Additionally, it could further alienate and create distrust with the Muslim-American communities when the program depends on close cooperation with law enforcement.”

Friday’s letter was signed Democratic Reps. Bennie Thompson (Md.), Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and John Conyers (Mich.)….

I wonder if it may result in an even better overall result....If this is tested in court and Upheld, it would become LAW. Something any incoming Snowflake would have trouble over-riding...More so than an Executive Order, which can be rescinded just as fast as it was enacted..

The ABC Monday Night Leftard Lineup returns, and since events have overtaken them on their summer break, it's time to catch up on their Trump bagging. Too late, losers. It's all happening. And from over here, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Shaking their fists in impotent outrage like cretins in Shelbyville: "Shake harder, boy!"

Wisconsin: Muslim student paints anti-Muslim messages on his door, claims hate crime...“STUNNER: Allegedly Muslim Student Faked Vile Hate Crime To Get People To Pay Attention To Him,” by Eric Owens, Daily Caller, February 4, 2017:

A Muslim student at a liberal arts college in Wisconsin has been arrested for spray painting reprehensible anti-Muslim messages on his own dorm room door and then filing a report claiming that he was the victim of a hate crime.

The totally fake hate crime occurred last weekend at Beloit College, a 1,400-student bastion bursting with idiosyncratic individualists who enjoy leftist politics.

The student who falsely claimed that he was a victim of a terrible hate crime is Michael Kee, campus police told regional Fox affiliate WQRF-TV.

There were three spray-painted messages — all in bold red. In addition to “Sand nigger go home,” the other two messages read “#muslimban” and “Die,” according to a contemporaneous account by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
There was also a red swastika spray-painted on a wall across from Kee’s room on the third floor of Bushnell Hall, an ugly slab of concrete on the Beloit campus.

The Journal Sentinel identifies Kee as Muslim.

A campus security officer found the messages on Kee’s dorm room door at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

The discovery came three days after Beloit campus police had opened a separate investigation into an anti-Semitic note that another student found slipped under a dorm room door.
“Kike, You should be gassed for what you say & do on this campus. Be worried cunt,” the anti-Semitic note read, according to The Times of Israel.

Investigators say Kee, 20, eventually admitted that he perpetrated the hoax because he hoped to receive the same kind of attention received by the student who allegedly received the anti-Semitic note.

“There were certain indicators that led us to believe there was a little more to the story,” Beloit police chief David Zibolski told WQRF-TV.

“We were already investigating the first incident when this one came up, which obviously ratcheted up the fear and concern on campus,” Zibolski said.

Beloit campus police say they believe the anti-Semitic note slipped under the dorm door is a legitimate hate crime. They have named no suspects. They say they continue to investigate.Prior to the police revelation that Kee himself scrawled the anti-Muslim messages on his own dorm room door as well as the swastika across the hall, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested that Kee’s hoax hate crime was part of “chaos” building “around the country over President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.”