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Saltie 7th Mar 2014 05:23

I think Larry Pickering's secret weapon to date has been the fact that he's a declared bankrupt, so going after him for compensation is a bit of a waste of time. It remains to be seen if the Governor-elect of Queensland follows the lead of Julia Gillard and others who LP has targetted, or whether he'll go after him to clear his name.

I'd be guessing he'll take option 1 and ignore him.

If some rent boy or someone who claims he was abused by the Governor-elect while a child comes to the fore, particularly if he has photographs or other hard evidence... well, that will be a whole new shootin' match.

There are many in the media who have studiously ignored any allegations raised by LP and others that might embarrass anyone in the Labor Party. However, now they can embarrass Campbell Newman if they discover that LP's allegations about the Governor-elect are true, it will be interesting to see if someone in the ALPBC doesn't come out with a 'shock, horror' story of deeply ingrained paedophilia in the senior ranks of the Queensland judiciary.

Interesting times ahead if there is a bit of hidden flame at the base of the smoke that's been out there for some time about these senior personages.

bosnich71 8th Mar 2014 03:10

The bald headed singer has been told to prepare to front the inquiry into the insulation fiasco.

Andu 8th Mar 2014 06:17

If he's kept hard copies of some of the letters the rumour mill says he sent to Krudd warning Krudd of the risks he was taking in rushing into the batts scheme, there will be some very embarrassed once very senior people out there.

I suppose the big question will be: is PG still sufficiently within the Labar Pardee 'club' to take a hit for the team? Or will be look after himself and his own reputation at the expense of the team?

I for one don't believe for one moment that we, the public, will learn the whole truth in this inquiry. More likely, a self-serving version of the truth - the only question being, who it will 'self-serve'.

vulcanised 8th Mar 2014 12:01

I realise this is total thread swerve, and for that I apologise, but I have to ask......

Did the Ozlians get something called Ja'mie on their screens before it came over here?

What was the reaction? I caught a few unguarded minutes of it on iPlayer, and he/she/it made my flesh creep.

Worrals in the wilds 8th Mar 2014 12:12

Yes.
It was popular, but personally I agree with you.

Pinky the pilot 9th Mar 2014 04:33


It was popular
Dunno about that Worrals. The critics here in South Oz panned it fairly heavily!

Even the short promos the ALPBC used to advertise it made me want to :yuk:

Re the bald headed singer fronting the inquiry; I have a feeling that he isn't going to come out of it all that well, even if those rumoured letters do exist!

Mainly because, even if they exist he still did nothing.:ugh:

7x7 9th Mar 2014 05:21

I saw only the promos for that show with the guy in schoolgirl drag, and that was enough to ensure I wasn't going to punish myself with any more of it. I can't believe the Poms bought it - (I can only assume it was going at a giveaway price) - but then again, those same Poms run 'Neighbours' twice a day, (or at least once did), and (like many Australians) I have never endured a whole episode of that either.

bosnich71 9th Mar 2014 08:59

Ja'mie ...... About as funny as a mozzy bite on one's todger, in fact very like a lot of Aussie "comedy".

vulcanised 9th Mar 2014 12:51

Thanks guys, so it's not just me (often is).

MTOW 9th Mar 2014 13:10

War in Australia (any Oz Politics)
 
The A(LP)BC seem hellbent on 'educating' us, the long-suffering taxpayer (who pays their wages) on what they believe we should find enjoyable rather offering ip programmes we might actually enjoy without reeducation. They've come up with some really dreadful stuff of late. The gems, (Dr Blake, Phrynnie Fisher), are getting fewer and further between the rubbish that makes up most of their offerings of late. Too much of the so-called comedy it just smut.

CoodaShooda 10th Mar 2014 04:51


Too much of the so-called comedy it just smut.
We're just getting old (apparently), MTOW. :{

Hey fliegs! What's your take on the Essential Media Poll on popular PM's, that has Howard first and daylight second? :E

RJM 10th Mar 2014 12:36

vulcanised, we had a run of Ja'mie here, heavily promoted as cool and fine comedy by the ABC, where such characters are probably regarded as fairly normal. I didn't even like watching the promos.

Not because of that, I'm one of the many Australians who no longer watch or listen to the ABC. I certainly don't regard it as 'My ABC' as it styles itself, nor do I affectionately think of it as Auntie.

In fact, I regard the ABC as pernicious and anti-social, and except for its ad-free coverage of the cricket, I wouldn't feel the slightest regret if it closed down tomorrow.

RJM 10th Mar 2014 12:42

Pickering seems to be a smart guy, despite being skinned (he says) by his divorce which even cost him his helicopter.

Recently he declared the there was absolutely no link between smoking and lung cancer, putting him at odds with everyone from Hitler to the medical profession.

Perhaps he is setting up a 'Private Eye' defence, like the one that defeated Sir James Goldsmith who sued Private Eye for defamation and lost because Private Eye was demonstrably unbelievable.

Worrals in the wilds 10th Mar 2014 19:06


Hey fliegs! What's your take on the Essential Media Poll on popular PM's, that has Howard first and daylight second?
Hawke and Keating split the Labor vote. No one ever votes for Fraser :} so Howard gets a big primary vote. That's what happened on the last one, anyway though I'd guess Rudd has slipped a bit since then. :eek:

Re the ABC, I do like Rake. :cool:

MTOW 10th Mar 2014 20:41

War in Australia (any Oz Politics)
 
We had visitors over the weekend, including the new partner (that seems to be the 'in' word) of a close relative. Four or five bottles of wine into the evening meal and we got into politics... Oh dear, said partner is a rusted-on Leftie - and I mean rusted on. Very forceful in her opinions and, I think, totally not used to having someone disagree with her. An interesting evening.

Captain Sand Dune 10th Mar 2014 21:02

Jai'me is Chris Lilley. And no, I don't think he's very funny either.


Very forceful in her opinions and, I think, totally not used to having someone disagree with her.
Typical, really.:hmm:

Pinky the pilot 11th Mar 2014 01:10


Very forceful in her opinions and, I think, totally not used to having someone disagree with her. An interesting evening
I often wonder just what it is about those of the left who show those characteristics, ie Sole occupiers of the moral high ground; a sneering, superior attitude towards anyone who doesn't agree with them; a condescending 'we know what is best for you' attitude etc etc.

I once heard a bloke who identified himself as a socialist actually say words to the effect that 'the average person is not capable of understanding politics correctly. They need us to explain it and make the decisions for them.'

PinkusDickus 11th Mar 2014 02:12

It seems they just can't help themselves.....


SOUTH Australian Employee Ombudsman Stephen Brennan has been charged with 67 counts of fraud, allegedly committed while he was a union boss.

Mr Brennan was arrested last Thursday over 35 counts of falsifying accounts and 32 counts of dishonest dealing with documents, according to The Australian .

The former South Australian and Tasmanian branch secretary for the national textile union was arrested after the union reported alleged misuse of union funds last year.

He has been bailed and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on April 30.

Attorney-General John Rau confirmed Mr Brennan was still being paid his $140,000 salary since he stood down from his position last May.

“Given the recent turn of events, Mr Brennan won’t be able discharge his duties for some time and I have asked him to consider whether the time is now right for him to resign from his position,” Mr Rau said in a statement.

“If he does not take this course of action, then this will be a matter for Parliament to consider after the election.

“Given that there are criminal and disciplinary proceedings current, any further comment would be inappropriate.”

MTOW 11th Mar 2014 02:47


I often wonder just what it is about those of the left who show those characteristics, ie Sole occupiers of the moral high ground; a sneering, superior attitude towards anyone who doesn't agree with them; a condescending 'we know what is best for you' attitude etc etc.

I once heard a bloke who identified himself as a socialist actually say words to the effect that 'the average person is not capable of understanding politics correctly. They need us to explain it and make the decisions for them.'
Pinky, you certainly struck a chord with me with that comment. Everything she said was in Capital Letters (parrotted verbatim, I suspect strongly, from what she heard at university). I got the distinct impression that she had never had a debate with someone who did not echo her views entirely - ans it was a bit of a shock for her to have what she "knew" to be Holy Writ to be questioned.

I never got a single sentence out without being interrupted. She just wasn't used to having to hear the Other Side. As I said - an interesting evening.

Captain Sand Dune 11th Mar 2014 03:52

Doesn't work for the ALPBC, does she?


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