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Alistair Coe decries the Greens

By johnboy - 9 June 2011 29

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is shrieking after his discovery that the Greens don’t favour new road building or urban sprawl.

“Why do the Greens believe that Gungahlin residents should have to put-up with congested roads like the half built GDE?

“How many hours of lost productivity and accidents must occur before the Greens realise that the current infrastructure is grossly insufficient?

“Given ACTION buses travel on these congested roads, the bus network would also be improved by an upgrade to roads infrastructure.

“This is a timely reminder that the Greens are a party of extremists who are anti-roads and against those who live in the outer suburbs,” Alistair concluded.

Well spotted Alistair.

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Alistair Coe decries the Greens
zippyzippy 6:03 pm 09 Jun 11

You can do better than that, alistair. I want you to promise me TWO majura parkways and a road between my front door and my washing line.

Deref 5:35 pm 09 Jun 11

p1 said :

The thing I prefer about the Greens (as opposed to the Libs) is that they at least have a pretty obvious ideology (even if it resembles a watermelon). You might not like it, but it is predictable.

That’s really unfair. The Libs have a consistent and well-understood policy:

1. Jesus is coming

2. The poor deserve our consideration – they should be given work as domestic help.

3. God save the Queen!

4. GREAT BIG NEW TAX!

5. Privatise the profits, socialise the losses.

6. See 1.

Mysteryman 4:10 pm 09 Jun 11

John Moulis said :

Like Mr Magoo I dislike The Greens intently but at least they are able to contribute to local political debate and deal with people who disagree with them rationally without spitting the dummy and acting like a spoilt little brat.

Jon Stanhope couldn’t do that, and yet people of Canberra voted him in numerous times. He even went so far as to insult the voters who didn’t agree with his choice of art.

p1 4:09 pm 09 Jun 11

The thing I prefer about the Greens (as opposed to the Libs) is that they at least have a pretty obvious ideology (even if it resembles a watermelon). You might not like it, but it is predictable.

Maybe those people in Gungahlin should work in Gungahlin, then they wouldn’t need the GDE?

John Moulis 3:43 pm 09 Jun 11

Alistair is getting on a lot of peoples’ nerves. He had a blowup with Jorian Gardner on 2CC yesterday morning and as a result the local Libs have declared Gardner black, and they won’t appear on the breakfast show until Mark Parton returns (when presumably they will get an easy ride).

Alistair is too precious and immature to be a government member or minister, or even an opposition member. He defriended me on Facebook after I criticised the Australian Christian Lobby, and his contribution to political debate in the ACT is more like an annoying mosquito buzzing on a summer night rather than anything more substantial.

Like Mr Magoo I dislike The Greens intently but at least they are able to contribute to local political debate and deal with people who disagree with them rationally without spitting the dummy and acting like a spoilt little brat.

The Frots 3:13 pm 09 Jun 11

Keijidosha said :

housebound said :

But that horse has well and truly bolted now.

It only made it as far as the GDE.

And it wouldn’t be too far down the GDE either!

It’s a bit strange – he’s generally comatosed and now somebody’s wheeled him out to have a spit. Anyway, have to agree about the Greens.

MrMagoo 3:02 pm 09 Jun 11

Thumper said :

The Greens appear to be without a clue.

This goes without saying but Alistair Coe, even when he has a point, is just annoying.

Yes, it should be said I’m no Greens supporter, just think its funny that Alistair has arisen from his slumber to have a rant.

Holierthanthou 2:49 pm 09 Jun 11

I think if Alistair bothered to read the single line he quoted he would see that the Greens aren’t anti-road, just anti-“that road in that spot right there”. But there’s no percentage in the truth these days.

If the Green’s suggestion had been followed the road would be done and dusted by now.

….the Greens are a party of extremists who are blah blah blah
Don’t forget about watermelons… they’re watermelons, remember. Aways check under your bed for them.

Thumper 2:41 pm 09 Jun 11

The Greens appear to be without a clue.

This goes without saying but Alistair Coe, even when he has a point, is just annoying.

Mysteryman 2:18 pm 09 Jun 11

I agree with him 100%. The Greens appear to be without a clue.

Keijidosha 2:08 pm 09 Jun 11

housebound said :

But that horse has well and truly bolted now.

It only made it as far as the GDE.

housebound 1:44 pm 09 Jun 11

Actually, doesn’t Coe live in Gungahlin? Unlike any of the Greens. (I don’t live there, nor would I want to.)

I’d be interested to hear what Gungahlin Al has to say about the need for more roads in and out of Gungahlin before saying more.

To be fair, I always thought that instead of building the GDE, the govt. would have been better off building this Majura bypass (more needed) and improving access in and out of Gungahlin first. Everyone knows roads create traffic. But that horse has well and truly bolted now.

MrMagoo 12:40 pm 09 Jun 11

OK who woke him?
Like a comment I posted a little while back regarding Mr Smyth, hwere has Alistair been?? Finishing school perhaps? Nice of him to church out a MR, must have gotten his turn to use it.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:13 pm 09 Jun 11

This being Alistair Coe (our local version of Chris Pyne, yay), what are the chances he’s putting words in the collective mouths of the Greens just for the sake of having a rant?

PM 10:19 am 09 Jun 11

I like.

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