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Are You Ready? We want your convoy photos and video

By johnboy - 21 August 2011 114

Right now we don’t know where the “Convoy Of No Confidence” (hereafter to be known as CONC) will fit on the spectrum of “Sad Fizzer” to “25 October 1917“.

(The convoyers appear to be hoping for 9 December 1688)

But if you do get photos or video of the proceedings please send them in to images@the-riotact.com . Be sure to include the name you’d like credited.

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114 Responses to
Are You Ready? We want your convoy photos and video
arb 7:17 am 22 Aug 11

I would have taken a photo of all the trucks this morning… but I didn’t see a single one. Convoy of fail more like it.

BenMac 5:08 am 22 Aug 11

According to ACTPol_Traffic on twitter:

0530 convoy cancelled, merged into 0615 convoy due to lower numbers

The total convoy is looking like about 200 “vehicles”. Not the ‘over 1000’ they were hoping for, and I think the expected 3000 to 9000 at Parliament is stretching it a bit.

Stevian 12:40 am 22 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

IhateWHINGERS said :

hey Evan, (whinge snipped)

If you hate whingers, what on earth was that?

Irony?

pseudonymous 12:32 am 22 Aug 11

Drove past EPIC this evening. About 20 trucks, tops, parked there. They have a campfire etc.

EvanJames 12:14 am 22 Aug 11

IhateWHINGERS said :

hey Evan, (whinge snipped)

If you hate whingers, what on earth was that?

LSWCHP 10:45 pm 21 Aug 11

IhateWHINGERS said :

hey Evan,
are you one of these whingy whiney “oh woe is me” greenies, Vast majority of the population don’t want a carbon tax, and thats their democratic right. we live in the town at the pointy end of politics and so if the people want to protest then let them. Don’t like it??? then move away. Otherwise suck it up and realise there are more people who matter in australia than just you.
get with the program you berk!

Hmmmm. “If you don’t like what’s going on, then move away”. I think you’ve really raised the bar of discourse on RA with this statement. Noting, of course, that RA is a place where people deliberately come to express their views, I would say that there’s no doubt at all that you’ve certainly landed a telling body blow to EJ. What an absolute masterpice of precision reasoning.

EJ, consider yourself refuted.

Punter 10:25 pm 21 Aug 11

Good luck remainder of Canberra, I’ll be stepping off the left foot and heading down the coast for the next three days thus dodging the pandemonium. I’m hoping for the fizzer in my absence.

NickD 10:08 pm 21 Aug 11

Mr Waffle said :

NickD said :

It’s interesting to see that Abbott has decided to speak to this mob, which seems rather unwise given the general tone of their website.

He was on the news tonight, they filmed him getting in and having a ride in one of the trucks and giving a campaign-ish speech. He seems to have given it his full backing…

Dumb move on his part I think.

IhateWHINGERS 8:53 pm 21 Aug 11

hey Evan,
are you one of these whingy whiney “oh woe is me” greenies, Vast majority of the population don’t want a carbon tax, and thats their democratic right. we live in the town at the pointy end of politics and so if the people want to protest then let them. Don’t like it??? then move away. Otherwise suck it up and realise there are more people who matter in australia than just you.
get with the program you berk!

Mr Waffle 8:48 pm 21 Aug 11

NickD said :

It’s interesting to see that Abbott has decided to speak to this mob, which seems rather unwise given the general tone of their website.

He was on the news tonight, they filmed him getting in and having a ride in one of the trucks and giving a campaign-ish speech. He seems to have given it his full backing…

Rollersk8r 7:58 pm 21 Aug 11

Personally I think it’s about time Ewoks came to Canberra… ohh, Convoy of No Confidence. I thought it was Caravan of Courage.

Rawhide Kid Part3 6:18 pm 21 Aug 11

Love the song on the vid clp….

caf 1:37 pm 21 Aug 11

My money is on a fizzer. The roads will probably be better than usual, given everyone planning to take the day off or work from home.

NickD 12:52 pm 21 Aug 11

The list of speakers and when they’re scheduled for is available at http://justgroundsonline.com/forum/topics/convoy-of-no-confidence-in-the-federal-government-coalition-of?xg_source=activity

It’s interesting to see that Abbott has decided to speak to this mob, which seems rather unwise given the general tone of their website.

EvanJames 12:25 pm 21 Aug 11

I am rather hoping for Fizzer. The ATA and the NFF have distanced themselves from this Caravan of Confusion… the grab-bag of issues, plus the aim of forcing an election, is what they cite as their reasons.

There’s also the mention in the CT that a number of the “convoys” (convoying what?) will now enter Canberra tonight. That’ll stuff up the towns who were laying on supplies and beer in expectation of the giant piss-ups they were to hold during their stays on Sunday night.

It would be interesting if that were true, as their original stated aim was to disrupt Canberra traffic. Then Canberra stood up and told them to get a dog up them, and they back down.

If a bit of push-back has that effect, then the person with the many eggs to discharge in their direction had best station themselves at the northern entrance to Canberra and possibly scare them back to where they came from.

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