August 16 shaping up as the day of darkness at Parliament House

johnboy 15 July 2011 160

Earlier in the week we were disturbed that the kings of Sydney talkback radio, Alan Jones, Ray Hadley, and Chris Smith, were coming to Canberra to broadcast from the lawns of Parliament House.

We gather that’s for some sort of anti carbon tax rally.

But now the Sydney gay media is noting that there’s going to be a gay hate march converging on our fair city that same day:

A collection of gay hate groups will join forces to rally against marriage equality in Canberra next month.

An initiative of the Australian Family Association, the National Marriage Coalition, the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and Dads4Kids: Fatherhood Foundation, the coalition is aiming for a repeat of its 2004 rally which coincided with the Howard Government’s changes to the Marriage Act.

The groups will meet in Parliament House’s Great Hall on August 16.

The ‘National Marriage Day’ is being advertised by the group as being the first day of sitting for the new Senate in which the Greens hold the balance of power, despite the new Senate having already sat this month.
“You are needed in Canberra to show support for natural marriage and warn all politicians,” its call to action on the ACL website reads.

Is it time for Canberra to get it’s freak on?

UPDATE: Thanks to the readers who’ve pointed out Radio National reporting that the unholy trinity are scared to face the people of Canberra.


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Mysteryman Mysteryman 11:24 am 12 Aug 11

00davist said :

No you are not a respectable Aussie, you are an un-educated, Closed minded, Idiot, who believes that if you think its right, it must be right, and to hell with anyone who dare disagree with your lordship.

Honestly, get over yourself, you sanctimonious, self serving, out of touch, TROLL!

Exactly how does that differ from the gay marriage groups, the anti gay marriage groups, the civil libertarians, the religious groups, the atheists, or anyone else squawking about their opinions/beliefs?

00davist 00davist 11:23 am 12 Aug 11

Ben_Dover said :

Jim Jones said :

And we’ll send you on an intensive course in irony detection.

It’s satire, or pastiche, not irony. Perhaps we can get you on a course.

(Oh, and it’s very well done too!)

The sad thing is that I had no trouble beleiving it to be a non-satirical post, and that i did not find its posting a surprise…

…Views such as the one in Noisy’s post are actually out there! (Ref: CDP)

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:18 am 12 Aug 11

Ben_Dover said :

Jim Jones said :

And we’ll send you on an intensive course in irony detection.

It’s satire, or pastiche, not irony. Perhaps we can get you on a course.

(Oh, and it’s very well done too!)

No. It’s irony. I suggest you find a dictionary and look up a definition.

Almost all satire is based on a foundation of irony, as is a great deal of pastiche. The fact that you know these words and use them properly, but seem to believe that they preclude irony (which is at their very core) bodes ill.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 11:13 am 12 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

And we’ll send you on an intensive course in irony detection.

It’s satire, or pastiche, not irony. Perhaps we can get you on a course.

(Oh, and it’s very well done too!)

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:04 am 12 Aug 11

00davist said :

Jim Jones said :

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It is good to see a groundswell… wallowing in a culture of death.

Absolute gold.

That one’s going in the pool room!

Yep, and the poster to the loony bin!

And we’ll send you on an intensive course in irony detection.

00davist 00davist 11:00 am 12 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It is good to see a groundswell… wallowing in a culture of death.

Absolute gold.

That one’s going in the pool room!

Yep, and the poster to the loony bin!

dpm dpm 10:57 am 12 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

I’m pretty sure that A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster just won the entire internet with that post.

Yep! Post of the year! Is there a RA award for that??

00davist 00davist 10:56 am 12 Aug 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It is good to see a groundswell of public opinion against the current direction this country is taking.

As I have written here before, we are a Christian country and it is evil to have a prime minister who is not only an atheist but kept in power by The Greens, a secular humanist party based on satanism and led by a homosexual.

The idea of man-made global warming has been thoroughly disproven. There is nothing in The Bible which states that the climate will change so it isn’t happening and cannot happen. There is no tolerance here. Furthermore Cardinal Pell has already said that there is no such thing as climate change and Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman, Alan Jones and other intellectuals have put forward facts disproving the theory.

The people pushing the idea of climate change are mainly scientists who also push the theory of evolution which has also been disproved many times over. The idea that carbon dioxide – a building block of life – is a pollutant is ridiculous. Plants live on it and it is healthy for the earth. We urgently need more carbon dioxide not less, and rather than putting a tax in place to try and cut it back, incentives should be put in place to increase its production.

Entwined with the faulted theory of climate change is so-called sustainability which states that we should cut back our population – a recipe for stagnation, poverty and unemployment. More people means more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for all. Sustainability is the current buzzword but it is actually genocide by another name. We urgently need to boost our population to 500 million people by the year 2020.

I will be supporting the protesters because I am a respectable Aussie who would like to see a new government which will put us back on the path to righteousness and enlightenment again. I believe that if we do not do it ourselves, a higher power will intervene because God will not continue to be mocked by evil politicians from Labor and The Greens ensnared in wickedness and wallowing in a culture of death.

No you are not a respectable Aussie, you are an un-educated, Closed minded, Idiot, who believes that if you think its right, it must be right, and to hell with anyone who dare disagree with your lordship.

Honestly, get over yourself, you sanctimonious, self serving, out of touch, TROLL!

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:42 am 12 Aug 11

I’m pretty sure that A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster just won the entire internet with that post.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 10:31 am 12 Aug 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It is good to see a groundswell of public opinion against the current direction this country is taking.

As I have written here before, we are a Christian country and it is evil to have a prime minister who is not only an atheist but kept in power by The Greens, a secular humanist party based on satanism and led by a homosexual.

The idea of man-made global warming has been thoroughly disproven. There is nothing in The Bible which states that the climate will change so it isn’t happening and cannot happen. There is no tolerance here. Furthermore Cardinal Pell has already said that there is no such thing as climate change and Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman, Alan Jones and other intellectuals have put forward facts disproving the theory.

The people pushing the idea of climate change are mainly scientists who also push the theory of evolution which has also been disproved many times over. The idea that carbon dioxide – a building block of life – is a pollutant is ridiculous. Plants live on it and it is healthy for the earth. We urgently need more carbon dioxide not less, and rather than putting a tax in place to try and cut it back, incentives should be put in place to increase its production.

Entwined with the faulted theory of climate change is so-called sustainability which states that we should cut back our population – a recipe for stagnation, poverty and unemployment. More people means more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for all. Sustainability is the current buzzword but it is actually genocide by another name. We urgently need to boost our population to 500 million people by the year 2020.

I will be supporting the protesters because I am a respectable Aussie who would like to see a new government which will put us back on the path to righteousness and enlightenment again. I believe that if we do not do it ourselves, a higher power will intervene because God will not continue to be mocked by evil politicians from Labor and The Greens ensnared in wickedness and wallowing in a culture of death.

Nice.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 10:30 am 12 Aug 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It is good to see a groundswell of public opinion against the current direction this country is taking.

As I have written here before, we are a Christian country and it is evil to have a prime minister who is not only an atheist but kept in power by The Greens, a secular humanist party based on satanism and led by a homosexual.

The idea of man-made global warming has been thoroughly disproven. There is nothing in The Bible which states that the climate will change so it isn’t happening and cannot happen. There is no tolerance here. Furthermore Cardinal Pell has already said that there is no such thing as climate change and Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman, Alan Jones and other intellectuals have put forward facts disproving the theory.

The people pushing the idea of climate change are mainly scientists who also push the theory of evolution which has also been disproved many times over. The idea that carbon dioxide – a building block of life – is a pollutant is ridiculous. Plants live on it and it is healthy for the earth. We urgently need more carbon dioxide not less, and rather than putting a tax in place to try and cut it back, incentives should be put in place to increase its production.

Entwined with the faulted theory of climate change is so-called sustainability which states that we should cut back our population – a recipe for stagnation, poverty and unemployment. More people means more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for all. Sustainability is the current buzzword but it is actually genocide by another name. We urgently need to boost our population to 500 million people by the year 2020.

I will be supporting the protesters because I am a respectable Aussie who would like to see a new government which will put us back on the path to righteousness and enlightenment again. I believe that if we do not do it ourselves, a higher power will intervene because God will not continue to be mocked by evil politicians from Labor and The Greens ensnared in wickedness and wallowing in a culture of death.

Absolute gold.

That one’s going in the pool room!

Gershwin Gershwin 9:53 am 12 Aug 11

wooster said :

Gershwin has the right to disagree with me – however, he and anyone else here who has a go at people’s very right to protest this is just disgraceful and I challenge them to retract the comments (eg, nuking, baseball bats, etc)

I’ve done none of that. Get your facts right. For what it’s worth, I agree that that is out of line.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 9:34 am 12 Aug 11

Thumper said :

A collection of gay hate groups will join forces to rally against marriage equality in Canberra next month.

Gay hate groups? You have got to be f***ing kidding…

(sorry for the language JB)

THIS. Anyone who thinks these are “gay hate” groups is a total moron.

Gershwin Gershwin 8:45 am 12 Aug 11

Irony is indistinguishable from stupidity, but either way, that’s a work of art. So much wrong that Johnboy may need to clean out the server with soap and a high-pressure hose.

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 2:53 am 12 Aug 11

It is good to see a groundswell of public opinion against the current direction this country is taking.

As I have written here before, we are a Christian country and it is evil to have a prime minister who is not only an atheist but kept in power by The Greens, a secular humanist party based on satanism and led by a homosexual.

The idea of man-made global warming has been thoroughly disproven. There is nothing in The Bible which states that the climate will change so it isn’t happening and cannot happen. There is no tolerance here. Furthermore Cardinal Pell has already said that there is no such thing as climate change and Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman, Alan Jones and other intellectuals have put forward facts disproving the theory.

The people pushing the idea of climate change are mainly scientists who also push the theory of evolution which has also been disproved many times over. The idea that carbon dioxide – a building block of life – is a pollutant is ridiculous. Plants live on it and it is healthy for the earth. We urgently need more carbon dioxide not less, and rather than putting a tax in place to try and cut it back, incentives should be put in place to increase its production.

Entwined with the faulted theory of climate change is so-called sustainability which states that we should cut back our population – a recipe for stagnation, poverty and unemployment. More people means more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for all. Sustainability is the current buzzword but it is actually genocide by another name. We urgently need to boost our population to 500 million people by the year 2020.

I will be supporting the protesters because I am a respectable Aussie who would like to see a new government which will put us back on the path to righteousness and enlightenment again. I believe that if we do not do it ourselves, a higher power will intervene because God will not continue to be mocked by evil politicians from Labor and The Greens ensnared in wickedness and wallowing in a culture of death.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 10:46 pm 11 Aug 11

sarahsarah said :

R. Slicker said :

I’m gay and I don’t support gay marriage.

One of the good things about being gay is the freedom and the fact that you can spend all your money on yourself, you don’t have to see all your money being blown for years on feeding and educating the kids, keeping the missus happy (both financially and sexually), pre-nup agreements and legal hassles and expense when marriages break down.

I can’t understand why gays would want to embrace a pointless heterosexual ritual when one of the tenets of being gay is the non-conformity. As Laura Lee sang in 1971, Wedlock Is A Padlock.

I realise I am in the minority here but I really do think there are other priorities.

S… seriously? With a name like that you HAVE to be trolling.

My humble apologies if you just have incredibly cruel parents.

Call me crazy, but I think R. Slicker is using one of those pseudonym thingies that people adopt in order to be able to post anonymously on internet sites. 🙂

wooster wooster 9:30 pm 11 Aug 11

Well Gershwin, if it is simply a matter of ‘symbolism’ re: usage of the term marriage, I’d rather we keep it the same. About half of the electorate is over 50 (of those, a great deal in their 80s and 90s) – and a significant proportion of them would be opposed to the use of the term in that manner. Pick a battle you can win – stick to civil union.

To paraphrase the words of a different wise man, we should be weary of considering ourselves morally superior to our grandparents.

In re: the AGW debate; I’ll add my two cents. History is littered with scientific mistakes. ‘Consensus’ is influenced as much by empiricism as it is by zeitgeist. As an avid reader of history, I cannot help but feel we are following another of humanity’s cycles: same mechanism, different subject matter.

In any case, I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on that one.

Gershwin has the right to disagree with me – however, he and anyone else here who has a go at people’s very right to protest this is just disgraceful and I challenge them to retract the comments (eg, nuking, baseball bats, etc) made on this forum because they are an affront to the very values that make Australia a great place to live.

I said it before, but ‘day of darkness’ as a title, in itself is a bit much.

Gershwin Gershwin 9:04 pm 11 Aug 11

shadow boxer said :

Here’s your quote below, seems like name calling to me.

Seemed appropriate in response to “leftie-elitism at its worst… self-righteousness manner in which the university-educated class looks down its nose at the legitimate concerns of fellow Australians is disguisting.”

Don’t toss around crap like that unless you’re prepared to get it back.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 6:30 pm 11 Aug 11

Here’s your quote below, seems like name calling to me. Again I fail to see how asking 1 in 10 people to fund someones else’s symbolic policy is smart.

Gershwin said “And that smacks of smugly uneducated narrow-mindedness. I can’t speak for everyone, but in my mind at least, it has precisely nothing to do with class; it has to do with logical argument and the weight of scientific evidence, and the more the science is denied, the stupider the proponents show themselves to be. I apply this equally to highly educated idiots such as Ian Plimer”.

Gershwin Gershwin 5:51 pm 11 Aug 11

Neanderthalis: “We have a model for carbon pricing that has very low reduction targets, overcompensates households, will damage our export markets and will be implemented by a government that has failed to implement anything effectively.”

I’ll concede your first two points (although it can be argued that’s only marginally palatable politically because it does compensate most households – overcompensation though, yeah, not a fan), reserve opinion on the third, and avoid the fourth (it’s a subject of debate in itself, and despite that pro- and anti- carbon tax proponents tend to be mostly aligned to the left and right respectively, I’m not going there, I’d like to stay on substantive issues).

Wooster:

“Its good fun to see how, on the one hand, public opinion is cited in support of gay marriage… yet overwhelming opposition to the carbon tax is dismissed.”

Yes, and the same applies in reverse. Both sides like to talk up their popular support, where it exists. Fair enough. Which does exactly nothing for matters where actual evidence exists, but does count where it’s simply a matter of opinion. Your argument about referring to the dictionary isn’t useful; dictionaries reflect how we use words, they don’t dictate public policy. The core issue is simply equality – before the law, and in every other sense. A big symbolic part of that is calling it “marriage”, not “civil partnership” or whatever. Although, as a wide man once observed, “Marriage is a friendship recognised by the police.”

Shadow boxer:

“lol, nice try but I think your true colours have been revealed.”

What?

“It’s a shame the proponents of this tax aren’t able to have a reasonable discussion on the best way of attacking the problem without name calling.”

Again, what?

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