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Rural crazies to hold Canberra to ransom?

By 5 August 2011 61

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Queensland Country Life has the alarming news that hayseeds are on their way to ruin our lives until their demands are met and that horrid woman is removed as Prime Minister:

Mrs Ranacher, whose campaign against the ban has involved metropolitan media outlets across the country, appeared on the Channel Nine current affairs program, 60 minutes on Sunday. She backed plans by the convoy organisers to stage a sit-in in Canberra and to hold the city in gridlock until the Government, its supporters or the Governor-General agree to a new election.

“That’s the best thing you could do,” she said. “It is what Ghandi did and it worked for him. Be passive. Be immovable.” She said the protestors should plan to stay in Canberra for weeks.

Apparently they plan to emulate their cattle:

“We have Brahman cattle and I get that from them,” she said. “When there is something they don’t like, they sulk. They sit there and you cannot move them. We need to be the same.”

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61 Responses to Rural crazies to hold Canberra to ransom?
#1
YetAnotherBlowIn1:11 pm, 05 Aug 11

After this morning, someone should point out to her that Canberra is quite capable of holding itself in gridlock.

Besides, I thought the live export ban had been lifted (providing all parties involved meet new regulatory requirements)?

#2
housebound1:21 pm, 05 Aug 11

I would challenge any outsider to find the right point to gridlock the whole of Canberra beyong what the GDE and odd prang manages already.

#3
staminaman621:36 pm, 05 Aug 11

“If you really want to wallow in nuttiness…”

Why nuttiness? This looks like ordinary people who want to express their anger at a incompetent, lying government. It seems pretty sane to me.

#4
johnboy1:42 pm, 05 Aug 11

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

If these nutbags get their way what’s to stop other groups of nutbags bringing down the next government?

This is a very dangerous path.

Fortunately I expect the actual numbers at the protest will not meet their expectations.

#5
patrick_keogh1:52 pm, 05 Aug 11

As they arrive we can direct them all onto the GDE. They’ll be out of the way there.
Then when they decide to pack up and leave perhaps we should close the Barton and Federal Highways for a while…

#6
Primal1:52 pm, 05 Aug 11

Perhaps that bloke on the Monaro this morning was an advance party, testing out some simple moves to create a blockade?

Idiots.

#7
Stevian1:53 pm, 05 Aug 11

What fun!! It will be just like the circus has come to town. Look at the Clowns!!

Yes, I know, it’s the same when Parliament is sitting

#8
staminaman621:56 pm, 05 Aug 11

johnboy said :

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

Right. So the only two options are: 1) an election, or 2) “decades of bloody civil war”.

How about peaceful protest?

Speaking of nuttiness, physician heal thyself!

#9
johnboy1:58 pm, 05 Aug 11

They say they’re going cripple our city until the Government is removed dude!

#10
The Frots2:00 pm, 05 Aug 11

johnboy said :

They say they’re going cripple our city until the Government is removed dude!

Will we know the difference..?

#11
00davist2:01 pm, 05 Aug 11

staminaman62 said :

“If you really want to wallow in nuttiness…”

Why nuttiness? This looks like ordinary people who want to express their anger at a incompetent, lying government. It seems pretty sane to me.

The reason we have such a crappy Govt comes in part (a large part) down to the incompetence of opposition.

As far as I am concerned, we had an election, we voted, we have a result, for those who voted for the opposition, and missed out, Guess what, Happens to pleanty of others!

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation) I also hated Bloody Howard, and how many years did people who did not want howard have to put up with him???

Fact is, no election will satify eveyone, and if you are in the group that missed out, WAIT YOUR DAMN TURN! I sure as hell did with howard in.

Personally, Shoot the lot and start over would be nice, But “I didn’t get what i want, so I want a do-over” is an attitude that is increasingly pissing me off.

Hopfully, the current Govt. can keep from actually destroying us just long enough to see a change in opposition, then bring on the next (Sheduled) election!

#12
Okwhatever2:03 pm, 05 Aug 11

staminaman62 said :

“If you really want to wallow in nuttiness…”

Why nuttiness? This looks like ordinary people who want to express their anger at a incompetent, lying government. It seems pretty sane to me.

If they are after support, gridlocking a town full of innocent people is not the way to go, who the hell are they angry at? We don’t deserve to cop abuse about the political decisions made in parliament, after all, the politicians are just visitors to our great city.

#13
Postalgeek2:06 pm, 05 Aug 11

If the want to emulate cattle, maybe we could emulate shipping them off to Indonesia?

#14
Calamity2:07 pm, 05 Aug 11

HA! Best line –
“When there is something they don’t like, they sulk. We need to be the same.”

#15
EvanJames2:07 pm, 05 Aug 11

It’s ironic, they’re invoking the behaviour of their cattle as something to emulate, yet they were OK with watching their cattle being torn apart alive on TV, knowing that millions of them had suffered that fate beforehand? And that more will suffer that fate if the government doesn’t act on live export?

It’ll be interesting if the hayseeds are in situ on 14 August, when the national rallies against live export are happening. there’s one planned for APH.

#16
chewy142:27 pm, 05 Aug 11

So they want to emulate their cattle hey.

Anyone have some spare stun guns so we can engage in some humane harvesting?

#17
Captain RAAF2:31 pm, 05 Aug 11

johnboy said :

the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

Hmmm….I like this idea, please subscribe me to this event, thank you.

#18
p12:39 pm, 05 Aug 11

I am curious as to how this exactly works? Will they just all line up ’round the block, until the car at the front meets the car at the back and has nowhere to go?

Because won’t that require them to be in the drivers seat, with their seat belt on and the engine running, constantly inching forward? Fine for an hour or too as a protest, but surely that result after a day or so would be lots of rear-enders, people needing a nap or pee, etc.

And if they are not in their seats, belted, with the engine running, surely they would be booked pretty quickly and/or the car towed away….

#19
00davist2:46 pm, 05 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

johnboy said :

the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

Hmmm….I like this idea, please subscribe me to this event, thank you.

Captain, Thankyou! The imagery I have in my head right now is hilarios! (Think of the old rooster from chicken run!

If you an get this thing rolling, to hell with it, COUNT ME IN! (I want a OLD rifle and a funny hat!)

#20
Thumper2:49 pm, 05 Aug 11

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

Even though they got a good flogging, I think I’ll side with the Cavaliers. Cromwell was just a bit too puritanical for me.

But in seriousness, thank you to all the nobs that want to cripple Canberra. They are not our politicians, they are yours!

So go away or we shall taunt you some more.

I need a beer.

#21
Rawhide Kid Part32:53 pm, 05 Aug 11

johnboy said :

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

If these nutbags get their way what’s to stop other groups of nutbags bringing down the next government?

This is a very dangerous path.

Fortunately I expect the actual numbers at the protest will not meet their expectations.

Won’t last long, what with the cost of accommodation in Canberra and then there’s that icy cold blast expected at the same time coming down from the Snowy that will cool things down. I don’t think them northern’s can handle our southern hospitality.

#22
staminaman622:54 pm, 05 Aug 11

00davist said :

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation)

Right. Abbott has ‘removed the opposition for the equation’ by slaughtering the Government in the opinion polls. How does that work again?

#23
pete093:07 pm, 05 Aug 11

staminaman62 said :

00davist said :

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation)

Right. Abbott has ‘removed the opposition for the equation’ by slaughtering the Government in the opinion polls. How does that work again?

That’s got a lot more to do with people being sick of the current Government then anything Abbott’s done. Some of us would just like a party with a solid policy platform, but that seems to much to ask for from the major two.

#24
00davist3:11 pm, 05 Aug 11

staminaman62 said :

00davist said :

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation)

Right. Abbott has ‘removed the opposition for the equation’ by slaughtering the Government in the opinion polls. How does that work again?

For along time, the poll’s showed preference for the Coalition, while also showing Julia upping Tony in the preferred PM vote (Carb. Tax changed that one for now) I assume that has nothing to do with us wanting Julia to lead the coalition, more that people would prefer a coalition govt. but… um… not while he is there!

Why the bloody hell else would we have had such a period where labor was behind, while its leader in front?

Overall, I think you will find an awful lot of people want His party, But not him! (Hence the ‘removed opposition’, Imagine how the last election may have gone without that idiot leading the opposition!!)

#25
Growling Ferret3:12 pm, 05 Aug 11

Was this the expected Rentacrowd from the now cancelled 2GB Day of Protest?

#26
00davist3:16 pm, 05 Aug 11

pete09 said :

staminaman62 said :

00davist said :

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation)

Right. Abbott has ‘removed the opposition for the equation’ by slaughtering the Government in the opinion polls. How does that work again?

That’s got a lot more to do with people being sick of the current Government then anything Abbott’s done. Some of us would just like a party with a solid policy platform, but that seems to much to ask for from the major two.

I agree the current Govt. has done alot to screw us over, When I say Abott has removed the oposition, I refer to the fact that for some time, Polls backed up the ‘I would have Voted liberal if it weren’t for Abott’ point of view.

If we didnt have that creep running the opposition, we would have had a different result last election (then again, the same goes for the Kevin/Julia last minute spaz-flip!)

As I have said before, Election Choice: Socialist (Julia) Communist (Brown) or the bloody missing link (Abbot, the religios nut who proves evolution by not being done with it yet!)

#27
00davist3:18 pm, 05 Aug 11

staminaman62 said :

00davist said :

I hate the current Govt. I hate Abott more (partially for removing the oposition from the equation)

Right. Abbott has ‘removed the opposition for the equation’ by slaughtering the Government in the opinion polls. How does that work again?

Oh, and I doubt Abott is slaughtering the Govt. I think that would more be the work of the Coalition, who would be doing even better at it without him.

Abbot is not what is making the opposition win out in the polls, he is what has heldd them back from doing it at the last election!

#28
neanderthalsis3:27 pm, 05 Aug 11

The rally is being organised by the Consumer and Tax Payer Association, I received this email earlier today:

Just a reminder that the ‘Elections NOW!’ rally will be held at the Parliament House on Tuesday 16 August 2011.
Further, as a part of ‘Convoy of No Confidence in the Federal Government’, eight road convoys will be arriving to Canberra on Monday 22 August 2011.

The rallies are organized by (CATA) Consumer and Tax Payer Association and further details can be found at http://www.nocarbontaxrally.com/Consumers_and_taxpayers_association.html

#29
Captain RAAF3:34 pm, 05 Aug 11

Thumper said :

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

Even though they got a good flogging, I think I’ll side with the Cavaliers. Cromwell was just a bit too puritanical for me.

But in seriousness, thank you to all the nobs that want to cripple Canberra. They are not our politicians, they are yours!

So go away or we shall taunt you some more.

I need a beer.

It wouldn’t be a very long revolution anyway, pretty much 100% of the military back the coalition. I would speculate that the AFP and State plods would be similar.

So just who’s going to ‘repel the revolutionist scum’?

Maybe all the uni students could put up a good show….oh’, and GetUp must be good for at least a Brigade of lentil throwing grenadiers and the Greens supporters, well there’s a Division of crack crackpots!

Might be a good stoush after all.

#30
Classified3:35 pm, 05 Aug 11

It will be as cold as a witch’s tit in a few days, so bring it on…

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