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Check out my awesome Southern Cross Tattoo!!! (Counter Protest)

By Jim Jones 18 August 2011 26

Word coming from Australian Youth Climate Coalition about a counter-protest against the ”True Australians™ democratic blockade of the  latte-sipping, chardonay-swilling, chattering class, shiny-bum, mung-bean munching, green extremists who will destroy this great nation and everything it stands for AND MAKE US STARVE IN THE DARK”

Yes, apparently there’s a counter protest:

VERY IMPORTANT CLIMATE MOVEMENT ACTION for Monday August 22
Don’t be taken for a ride bike ride

Act against the Liberal-National Parties’ anti carbon tax truckies blockade of Canberra on Monday
Support Real Action On Climate Change.
The main organiser of the truckies is a leading member of the QLD Liberal-National Party

Join our bike ride around Parliament House
12.30pm

Meet at the rear of Old Parliament House

Bring a light carboard placard with your favorite climate slogan appropriate for the day.
Abbott lies. There is no carbon tax on desiel. Riding for a safe future.  Don’t be taken for a ride by Tony Abbott. Truckies are being taken for a ride by Abbott.

This action is supported by Leigh Hughes, Climate Action Canberra, Geoff Lazarus, Climate Active Australia, Bob Douglas SEE-Change
For further information 0419 369 206

UPDATE: [Johnboy here] For those who have to work the World Famous Rat Patrol will be convoying by bicycle down Northbourne Avenue in the morning.

Meet 8am at the Dickson Motor Registry. Bring banners along the lines of “Tax me if you can”.

All welcome as long as your ride is pedalled.


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Stevian 10:36 am 19 Aug 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

John Moulis said :

“Abbott lies”. Huh! That’s a laugh. What about “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”.

What a bunch of naive little hypocrites.

You believe Abbott is truthful 100% of the time?

It’s called shifting the target piopular among those with no valid argument. We all know politicians lie most of the time. We live with it. Sometimes it seems like Anarchy is the only sane alternative (For those that will object “Anarchy” (note the capitalization) means a society without rulers not a society without rules)

DarkLadyWolfMother 9:55 am 19 Aug 11

All welcome as long as your ride is pedalled.

I have pedals in my car, does that count?

Classified 9:50 am 19 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

And again, any pretence of serious consideration of policy issues is lost in a meaningless playground spat about who is a ‘liar liar pants on fire’.

“You get the politicians you deserve” – have a think about that one.

Sometimes I wonder if the pollies play this game to divert attention from actual issues.

Jim Jones 9:46 am 19 Aug 11

And again, any pretence of serious consideration of policy issues is lost in a meaningless playground spat about who is a ‘liar liar pants on fire’.

“You get the politicians you deserve” – have a think about that one.

John Moulis said :

“Abbott lies”. Huh! That’s a laugh. What about “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”.

What a bunch of naive little hypocrites.

You believe Abbott is truthful 100% of the time?

Classified 8:52 am 19 Aug 11

milkman said :

John Moulis said :

“Abbott lies”. Huh! That’s a laugh. What about “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”.

What a bunch of naive little hypocrites.

It seems like the “Abbott lies” mantra is how the left keeps telling itself it was foolish for supporting Greens/Labor (which are the same anyway). Abbott has never even been PM!

+1. Regardless of Abbott’s behaviour, the PM should be setting an example. A critical leader of the opposition is hardly justification for Gillard’s BS.

KaptnKaos 8:50 am 19 Aug 11

Let me get this straight, a bunch of treadlies is going to take on 11 convoys of trucks, hmmm, I’m going to put my money on the ambos being very busy picking up bits of bike riders.

Skyring 8:41 am 19 Aug 11

I have just checked with Penny Wong and her office has confirmed that there are no plans to tax desiel. Ever. They guffawed into their slender lattes at the very idea.

Skyring 8:38 am 19 Aug 11

Jethro said :

EvanJames said :

this is more like it! I wonder if there’ll be fights?

My money is on the truckies.

Much as I and AFP adore the Rat Patrol, I can see no good coming of this.

milkman 7:59 am 19 Aug 11

John Moulis said :

“Abbott lies”. Huh! That’s a laugh. What about “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”.

What a bunch of naive little hypocrites.

It seems like the “Abbott lies” mantra is how the left keeps telling itself it was foolish for supporting Greens/Labor (which are the same anyway). Abbott has never even been PM!

John Moulis 6:32 am 19 Aug 11

“Abbott lies”. Huh! That’s a laugh. What about “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”.

What a bunch of naive little hypocrites.

kakosi 1:38 am 19 Aug 11

I’d like to put large signs up at every entry and exit to Canberra that day that say: “Take your crappy politicians home with you when you leave!”

Jethro 8:26 pm 18 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

this is more like it! I wonder if there’ll be fights?

My money is on the truckies.

Skidbladnir 7:24 pm 18 Aug 11

So, who is taking along the [citation needed] signs to slip in front of their signage whenever they are part of a photo-op?

Good luck though, it’s difficult to get somebody to understand a topic when their income depends largely on not understanding or ignoring it, and this convoy has been (in large part) organised and paid for by the National Road Freighters Association.

Waiting For Godot 5:35 pm 18 Aug 11

“There is no carbon tax on desiel (sic)”
– For the first two years then it kicks in.

“The main organiser of the truckies is a leading member of the Qld Liberal-National Party”
– Oh, terrible! Members of the Youth Climate Change Coalition are members of GetUp!, a front for The Greens financed by trade unions.

Let’s hope the truckies put these starry-eyed little idiots well and truly in their place.

phil m 5:33 pm 18 Aug 11

It’s just a pro-Abbott/anti-Abbott rally is it?

EvanJames 4:58 pm 18 Aug 11

I guess the Hayseeds are this angry for a reason. Real Australians drink Nescafe. Imagine how nasty you’d feel after a lifetime of that. They’re furious about lattes because they can’t have them.

Mister Evil Breakfast 4:44 pm 18 Aug 11

Those slogans sure are catchy.

chewy14 4:43 pm 18 Aug 11

Nuking the site from orbit is looking better and better.

Either that or a game of chicken between the bikes and trucks on Commonwealth Ave.

Jungle Jim 4:37 pm 18 Aug 11

Good lord. I’d best be getting to work around 6:30 on Monday morning.

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