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Rural crazies to hold Canberra to ransom?

By johnboy - 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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Rural crazies to hold Canberra to ransom?
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YetAnotherBlowIn 1:11 pm
05 Aug 11
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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)?

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housebound 1:21 pm
05 Aug 11
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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.

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staminaman62 1:36 pm
05 Aug 11
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“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.

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johnboy 1:42 pm
05 Aug 11
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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.

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patrick_keogh 1:52 pm
05 Aug 11
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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…

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Primal 1:52 pm
05 Aug 11
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Perhaps that bloke on the Monaro this morning was an advance party, testing out some simple moves to create a blockade?

Idiots.

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Stevian 1:53 pm
05 Aug 11
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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

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staminaman62 1:56 pm
05 Aug 11
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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!

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johnboy 1:58 pm
05 Aug 11
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They say they’re going cripple our city until the Government is removed dude!

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The Frots 2:00 pm
05 Aug 11
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johnboy said :

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

Will we know the difference..?

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00davist 2:01 pm
05 Aug 11
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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!

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Okwhatever 2:03 pm
05 Aug 11
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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.

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Postalgeek 2:06 pm
05 Aug 11
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If the want to emulate cattle, maybe we could emulate shipping them off to Indonesia?

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Calamity 2:07 pm
05 Aug 11
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HA! Best line –
“When there is something they don’t like, they sulk. We need to be the same.”

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EvanJames 2:07 pm
05 Aug 11
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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.

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