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And there was much honking

By johnboy 6 September 2013 53

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Pitchka has beheld this sight in Civic:

Enjoy… Plenty of honking to be had..

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Grail 5:20 pm 09 Sep 13

justin heywood said :

In my experience, the fundamentalist ideologues are much more common on the left side of politics

Such as the lefty pinko that denied Australian women access to RU-486, considers gay marriage to be a “fashion of the moment,” denies that climate change is actually happening, and doesn’t believe that women have any place in management or politics (because they are physiologically incapable of leading any organisation that matters).

The same lefty rabbiting on about how he is proud to bear the white man’s burden in his election victory speech. Nope, no fundamentalist ideology there!

c_c™ 5:04 pm 09 Sep 13

Roundhead89 said :

This picture is disturbing because it indicates that the left wing rabble in lefty city might slip into sour grapes, whinging mode about the new government. I am not used to picking up The Canberra Times and having to look at their garbage every day in the letters page. To all left wingers I say SHUT UP. We won, you lost and there is no room for you now. Leave the country now, like you were all threatening to do on Facebook and Twitter.

On a side note, it seems that the phenomenon of “the deep south” where Tuggeranong became a Liberal stronghold at last year’s Assembly election has disappeared. The Greens vote seems universal throughout Canberra so Zed wasn’t able to move that personal following from the Assembly to the Senate. I would say that his destruction of Humphries was a major political blunder because he has left the Libs floundering in the Assembly whereas if he’d have stayed on it was 99% certain he’d be chief minister in 3 years. Now in the Senate he has turned what should be a safe seat into an ultra marginal one where a blow-in candidate from interstate (described as a “fly-in, fly-out lobbyist” by the candidate he dumped) was almost able to be elected despite a nationwide swing against The Greens.

The massive barrage of Greens and Labor advertising probably brought about the result in the ACT. Every ad break was full of their propaganda – there was hardly any Liberal ads at all. Where did they get the money for these ads? It was unprecedented for such a barrage of left wing ads in the local area, the city of the true believers. I realise these ads were directed to voters across the border in Eden Monaro but it was still very disconcerting to have these nasty, snarling ads formulated by Americans shouting at me every few seconds, especially since Rudd said he wated to stay positive. And I was very surprised that those Labor ads whining about Liberal cuts to the public service, education and other areas were actually running nationwide, not just in the Canberra bureaucratic piranha pool. Another indication of how out of touch with the real world Labor became in government.

You don’t know what you’re talking about.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:48 pm 09 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I would love to move somewhere else than this country full of morons.

What’s stopping you? You need these “morons” to pay the taxes you benefit from?

Haha nice try. I have never been on any type of benefits.

What’s stopping me is my wife likes it here.

Robertson 4:32 pm 09 Sep 13

justin heywood said :

But labor has proven to be entirely pragmatic on the issue. Much posturing about ‘the gretest moral challenge of our age’ is useful to get inner-city votes, but any actual commitment to doing something about it evaporates when votes are on the line.
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er…except the ALP implemented a Carbon Tax, funded renewable investment corporation/agency, funded solar rebates, and funded a home insulation scheme, the upshot of all of which was a reduction in energy consumption, an increase in renewable investment, and the closure of a few coal-burning plants.

Action, not posturing.

Once again, you write stuff that is in-line with an ideology, not the result of recognising real-world facts.

justin heywood 2:15 pm 09 Sep 13

Robertson said :

justin heywood said :

It takes a special kind of dumb arrogance to think that anyone whose politics doesn’t mirror your own is stupid.

On the other hand, all it takes is a modicum of intelligence to know that anybody who says, “science is crap” is stupid, and therefore to question the intelligence of his supporters.

So, tell us Justin – how do you support a stupid and yet retain a belief that you are not?

But voting labor isnt going to fix climate change, is it? If I thought it would even make a small difference I would vote labor too.

But labor has proven to be entirely pragmatic on the issue. Much posturing about ‘the gretest moral challenge of our age’ is useful to get inner-city votes, but any actual commitment to doing something about it evaporates when votes are on the line. And the situation is unlikely to change while unions effectively run labor.

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Robertson 12:47 pm 09 Sep 13

justin heywood said :

It takes a special kind of dumb arrogance to think that anyone whose politics doesn’t mirror your own is stupid.

On the other hand, all it takes is a modicum of intelligence to know that anybody who says, “science is crap” is stupid, and therefore to question the intelligence of his supporters.

So, tell us Justin – how do you support a stupid and yet retain a belief that you are not?

Robertson 12:42 pm 09 Sep 13

Postalgeek said :

The massive barrage of Greens and Labor advertising probably brought about the result in the ACT. Every ad break was full of their propaganda – there was hardly any Liberal ads at all. Where did they get the money for these ads?

Lefties with money? What an outrage. I’m sure Abbott will implement his vision of no money for anybody unless they went to a privileged North Shore school.

Thumper 11:45 am 09 Sep 13

A bunch of left leaning undergrads with a sign.

Albeit, a not very original or surprising sign.

Exactly what is the problem here?

Postalgeek 11:06 am 09 Sep 13

Roundhead89 said :

This picture is disturbing because it indicates that the left wing rabble in lefty city might slip into sour grapes, whinging mode about the new government. I am not used to picking up The Canberra Times and having to look at their garbage every day in the letters page. To all left wingers I say SHUT UP. We won, you lost and there is no room for you now. Leave the country now, like you were all threatening to do on Facebook and Twitter.

On a side note, it seems that the phenomenon of “the deep south” where Tuggeranong became a Liberal stronghold at last year’s Assembly election has disappeared. The Greens vote seems universal throughout Canberra so Zed wasn’t able to move that personal following from the Assembly to the Senate. I would say that his destruction of Humphries was a major political blunder because he has left the Libs floundering in the Assembly whereas if he’d have stayed on it was 99% certain he’d be chief minister in 3 years. Now in the Senate he has turned what should be a safe seat into an ultra marginal one where a blow-in candidate from interstate (described as a “fly-in, fly-out lobbyist” by the candidate he dumped) was almost able to be elected despite a nationwide swing against The Greens.

The massive barrage of Greens and Labor advertising probably brought about the result in the ACT. Every ad break was full of their propaganda – there was hardly any Liberal ads at all. Where did they get the money for these ads? It was unprecedented for such a barrage of left wing ads in the local area, the city of the true believers. I realise these ads were directed to voters across the border in Eden Monaro but it was still very disconcerting to have these nasty, snarling ads formulated by Americans shouting at me every few seconds, especially since Rudd said he wated to stay positive. And I was very surprised that those Labor ads whining about Liberal cuts to the public service, education and other areas were actually running nationwide, not just in the Canberra bureaucratic piranha pool. Another indication of how out of touch with the real world Labor became in government.

poetix 9:51 am 09 Sep 13

Roundhead89 said :

This picture is disturbing because it indicates that the left wing rabble in lefty city might slip into sour grapes, whinging mode about the new government. I am not used to picking up The Canberra Times and having to look at their garbage every day in the letters page. To all left wingers I say SHUT UP. We won, you lost and there is no room for you now. Leave the country now, like you were all threatening to do on Facebook and Twitter.

Actually, that’s not how democracy works at all. There’s a little thing about freedom of speech, and there is room for a diversity of opinion. No-one has to leave the country.

Robertson 8:01 am 09 Sep 13

Robertson said :

http://tinyurl.com/ommxkbl

See that? There is currently a falling trend of -50mm/year of rainfall in some of Queensland’s most densely-populated areas..

Balls.

That should read,
There is currently a falling trend of -50mm/decade of rainfall in some of Queensland’s most densely-populated areas..

Robertson 7:59 am 09 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

I don’t think the science is necessarily crap. There is certainly an affect of human behaviour on the environment, and possibly a slight affect on climate.

What you think and what the science says are two very different things: the science says a doubling of CO2 from pre-industrial levels will cause 3 degrees of warming. The science says that 3 degrees of warming will entail serious consequences to agriculture, fisheries, the energy available to destructive weather events, and low-lying human habitation due to sea level rise.

I’ll take the science over your opinion, any day.

Darkfalz said :

I believe the predictions are mostly irresponsible hyperbole (you only need to look at the ridiculous things Tim Flannery claimed as recently as a few years ago), as well as opportunistically blaming every warm day, cyclone or flood on global warming.

Did you know – What Alan Jones says Tim Flannery says and what Tim FLannery actually says, are two completely different things?
Here is what Tim Flannery was trying to explain in very simple terms so even the layman (but not Alan Jones or Tony Abbott, clearly) could understand him:
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/index.shtml#tabs=Tracker&tracker=trend-maps&tQ%5Bmap%5D=rain&tQ%5Barea%5D=aus&tQ%5Bseason%5D=0112&tQ%5Bperiod%5D=1970

http://tinyurl.com/ommxkbl

See that? There is currently a falling trend of -50mm/year of rainfall in some of Queensland’s most densely-populated areas.

I wonder at what point it will click in your head, Darkfalz, that the unmitigated rubbish coming from Alan Jones is causing you to be misled?

Darkfalz said :

Forgive me if I think cleaning up waterways, planting trees and so on will do more actual good for our environment than trading in fake carbon credits which will be ultimately rorted by overseas government.

Channeling Alan Jones again, I see.

Better minds than yours have detailed how a carbon market does work to divert investment away from fossil-fuel industries and into clean energy instead.
Maybe do some research instead of parroting the parrot.

Roundhead89 3:01 am 09 Sep 13

This picture is disturbing because it indicates that the left wing rabble in lefty city might slip into sour grapes, whinging mode about the new government. I am not used to picking up The Canberra Times and having to look at their garbage every day in the letters page. To all left wingers I say SHUT UP. We won, you lost and there is no room for you now. Leave the country now, like you were all threatening to do on Facebook and Twitter.

On a side note, it seems that the phenomenon of “the deep south” where Tuggeranong became a Liberal stronghold at last year’s Assembly election has disappeared. The Greens vote seems universal throughout Canberra so Zed wasn’t able to move that personal following from the Assembly to the Senate. I would say that his destruction of Humphries was a major political blunder because he has left the Libs floundering in the Assembly whereas if he’d have stayed on it was 99% certain he’d be chief minister in 3 years. Now in the Senate he has turned what should be a safe seat into an ultra marginal one where a blow-in candidate from interstate (described as a “fly-in, fly-out lobbyist” by the candidate he dumped) was almost able to be elected despite a nationwide swing against The Greens.

The massive barrage of Greens and Labor advertising probably brought about the result in the ACT. Every ad break was full of their propaganda – there was hardly any Liberal ads at all. Where did they get the money for these ads? It was unprecedented for such a barrage of left wing ads in the local area, the city of the true believers. I realise these ads were directed to voters across the border in Eden Monaro but it was still very disconcerting to have these nasty, snarling ads formulated by Americans shouting at me every few seconds, especially since Rudd said he wated to stay positive. And I was very surprised that those Labor ads whining about Liberal cuts to the public service, education and other areas were actually running nationwide, not just in the Canberra bureaucratic piranha pool. Another indication of how out of touch with the real world Labor became in government.

Darkfalz 11:42 pm 08 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

“Let’s attack Syria and get involved in another Arab conflagration. It can only end well!”

Morons.

Most Americans are against any intervention in Syria, including virtually all of the people that voted in the head buffoon, who seems to think an attack on Syria will put hair on his chest.

Rand Paul is my early pick for 2016. America needs to go in a new direction and realise it cannot fix the middle east, and by putting in puppets they only generally make it worse.

watto23 9:37 pm 08 Sep 13

Mr Evil said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

They look like a couple of Art School students – so they’re probably amongst the types that are very active on Facebook today bawling their eyes out and saying “Australians should be ashamed of themselves”/”I’m leaving Australia to move somewhere more caring”/”how could they do this”/”you’ll all be sorry”/”I’m ashamed to be an Australian today”/etc, etc, etc…..

I would love to move somewhere else than this country full of morons.

I’m curious to know which intellectual paradise you would think of moving to?

The problem is there isn’t one otherwise there’d be a few americans headed there also!

I voted for the Howard government for years (they had some good ideas), however the rubbish served by both parties for the last two elections has shown, more people are not voting for both parties, myself included. The coalition got in by making labor look bad and not themselves look good. I sure hope they get some of their medicine back. As it is the senate looks like a lot of minor parties so that could be fun for Abbott. maybe even a 1 term government when people realise the promises can not be kept.

LSWCHP 9:23 pm 08 Sep 13

Pork Hunt said :

LSWCHP said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

They look like a couple of Art School students – so they’re probably amongst the types that are very active on Facebook today bawling their eyes out and saying “Australians should be ashamed of themselves”/”I’m leaving Australia to move somewhere more caring”/”how could they do this”/”you’ll all be sorry”/”I’m ashamed to be an Australian today”/etc, etc, etc…..

I would love to move somewhere else than this country full of morons.

I understand that sentiment. But then I think of America, and realise that I’m much happier with the morons here that I understand, rather than those morons whose actions are gnerally incomprehensible.

“Let’s attack Syria and get involved in another Arab conflagration. It can only end well!”

Morons.

As a former (potential) warrior I agree. There should be less shooting, not more. Having said that, we need to be prepared in case the excrement hits the impeller…

Oh yeah, I don’t disagree with that. I had a company commander who was an ex member of the AATTV. He once said to me something like “LSWCHP, the best way to ensure peace is to be the toughest bloke in the neighborhood. You want to have muscles on your shit, and that way, nobody will mess with you”.

So if you want peace, prepare for war. But even so, there are a few rules of warfare that must be obeyed. Rule number one is “Never march on Moscow”. Rule number two is “Don’t invade Afghanistan”. Rule number three should be “Stay the hell out of wars in the Muddle East, no matter what happens”.

justin heywood 9:19 pm 08 Sep 13

Mr Evil said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

They look like a couple of Art School students – so they’re probably amongst the types that are very active on Facebook today bawling their eyes out and saying “Australians should be ashamed of themselves”/”I’m leaving Australia to move somewhere more caring”/”how could they do this”/”you’ll all be sorry”/”I’m ashamed to be an Australian today”/etc, etc, etc…..

I would love to move somewhere else than this country full of morons.

I’m curious to know which intellectual paradise you would think of moving to?

That would be a country where everyone votes the same way as he does and is therefore intelligent and wise (or so the story goes in his head).

It takes a special kind of dumb arrogance to think that anyone whose politics doesn’t mirror your own is stupid.

milkman 9:07 pm 08 Sep 13

Arts STUDENTS, that is. It’s quite normal to screw up a post after a bottle of nice old red wine…

milkman 9:07 pm 08 Sep 13

Lots of arts feel this way. It’s quite normal when you’re not paying for things yourself.

Pork Hunt 8:11 pm 08 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

They look like a couple of Art School students – so they’re probably amongst the types that are very active on Facebook today bawling their eyes out and saying “Australians should be ashamed of themselves”/”I’m leaving Australia to move somewhere more caring”/”how could they do this”/”you’ll all be sorry”/”I’m ashamed to be an Australian today”/etc, etc, etc…..

I would love to move somewhere else than this country full of morons.

I understand that sentiment. But then I think of America, and realise that I’m much happier with the morons here that I understand, rather than those morons whose actions are gnerally incomprehensible.

“Let’s attack Syria and get involved in another Arab conflagration. It can only end well!”

Morons.

As a former (potential) warrior I agree. There should be less shooting, not more. Having said that, we need to be prepared in case the excrement hits the impeller…

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