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Convoy of unreal Australians. Express disagreement with “real Australians”.

By johnboy 19 August 2011 111

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As most of you should know on Monday “real Australians” are coming to Canberra in big trucks with the stated aim of tearing up the Constitution of Australia so that there might be no carbon tax, gay marriage, animal welfare, or red-headed women in the Lodge.

A thoughtful person even in favour of some of their platform should baulk at the idea that a few thousand people with trucks can overturn a parliament elected by 14,086,869 Australian voters.

We’ve already noted that there is a cycling counter-protest planned for 12.30 at Parliament House.

But most of you have real jobs that even angry mobs trying to destroy the rule of law won’t make allowances for.

To that end Rat Patrol is going to have a little ride into Civic on Monday morning to show that we “unreal Australians” aren’t signed up with the angry mob.

Meet up at the Dickson Motor Registry at 8am on a bicycle for a ride into Civic down Northbourne Avenue (legally of course).

BYO Lattes and/or Chardonnay.

See you there.


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Jungle Jim 10:57 am 31 Aug 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

Totally OT, but may I point out that the 50 km/h speed limit sign in this photo does not comply with Australian Standard AS1742.4 Appendix C2.2, due to it’s post sharing other signs?

I may? Awesome!

I’ve read the standard because at least one person in the ACT needed to.

So, Sgt. Is that you gracing the front page of the Canberra Times today? If so, congratulations on the success of your appeal to have an audit conducted on the ACT’s adherence to the national standard.

Hadley 11:17 am 22 Aug 11

best sign at parliament house rally was a toss up between the newspaper article about how Hitler and Queen Elizabeth were Darwin cultists and greenie soul mates, or the one that said “It can’t be that hard to give us an el/rection”. I don’t know if it’s some kind of bungle of reelection, or if they genuinely blame Julia Gillard for their lack of boners.

Also, the bike convoy was great, I think we really made life difficult for hard working Australians to cycle to work this morning! They won’t be trying that again!

EvanJames 10:57 am 22 Aug 11

IhateWHINGERS said :

All the cyclists that see all day every day flouting the law by running red lights, hanging onto busses, failing to give way and generaly being 1st rate morons on the road might just show themselves to be what they really are… self indulgent pigs. You wanna use the road then pay road tax. these truck drivers work hard and pay massive amounts of money for the use of the roads so they can earn a living

Maybe this character was the one in the furniture truck this morning, screaming abuse at the cyclists.

As for paying one’s way, the trucking industry gets a massive subsidy from us taxpayers, as the damage their trucks do to the roads is in no way recouped in what they pay.

but they’re the only hard-working true Australians, and they have trucks. So despite being out-numbered by the cyclists, the truck people get the attention and news-bulletin-time.

aussielyn 10:33 am 22 Aug 11

Maybe some of the Convoy could have the Craig Thomson tour of Fyshwick by night!

Henry82 9:58 am 22 Aug 11

IhateWHINGERS said :

might just show themselves to be what they really are… self indulgent pigs. You wanna use the road then pay road tax.

You know, many cyclists pay road tax for their cars too. Infact i still pay the same for CTP/rego etc etc and drive probably 25-30% of what you do. Oh, and regards to breaking the laws, if “we” get caught then “we” can lose our drivers license, just the same as anyone else. I need mine for work, so its not like i can just ‘throw’ my license away by doing stupid sh*t on a bike.

KB1971 9:37 am 22 Aug 11

IhateWHINGERS said :

All the cyclists that see all day every day flouting the law by running red lights, hanging onto busses, failing to give way and generaly being 1st rate morons on the road might just show themselves to be what they really are… self indulgent pigs. You wanna use the road then pay road tax. these truck drivers work hard and pay massive amounts of money for the use of the roads so they can earn a living and delivery your bicycles to you in their truck. everything in and on your house was in a truck at one point or another. The ACT government gives you bike tracks use them! Let them say their piece. whilst they may not speak for you ignorant plebs, they speak for a great many people!

Self indulgent pigs? Go & buy another hamburger…………I am trying to avoid a heart attack & being a drain on society & the hospital system.

shane21fisher 9:00 am 22 Aug 11

Jethro said :

shane21fisher said :

I feel I have to out myself here. I was the one that contacted Just Grounds (Now a proud new member, the same as Riotact!) and told them your moderator had put all the phone numbers (included in a comment) up of all the convoys. Which to me was totally inappropriate, I think this has snowballed a tad (mind you I couldn’t help but giggl a bit). For the record some of the things that they carry on about piss me off to. Also things are not going hunkey dorey for Just Grounds, just received a email rallying the troops, worried about wasted money on permits and the major bodys distancing themselves. I guess that makes me a double Agent?

No. Just a d***head.

Thems there fighting words, sir.

Tooks 8:42 am 22 Aug 11

scorpio63 said :

In response to Tooks, the Ablett Family’s story was on the second or third page of the C/Ts yesterday in which Mr Ablett stated the estimate of $300,000. Over what time period it was estimated I have no idea. However, his business has been built up over 30 years+ (remember the family) as my father’s business was in addition to some riverina businesses working on a third of the income most public servants receive at a base rate.

I suggest some people count their blessings working and residing in a city full of golden well paid work opportunities (an excellent income available regardless of tertiary or high uni scores almost guaranteed).

In other words, Canberra people have the benefit of the public service for employment, including tradespeople, couriers and many more private businesses.

Other towns and cities do not have public service support.

That truckie also admitted that he knew very little about the tax. He probably doesn’t even know the transport industry is exempt from the carbon tax until 2014, which I would think is a reasonable amount of time to make the adjustments he needs to minimise the impact on his business.

shane21fisher 8:09 am 22 Aug 11

patrick_keogh said :

shane21fisher said :

I feel I have to out myself here. I was the one that contacted Just Grounds (Now a proud new member, the same as Riotact!) and told them your moderator had put all the phone numbers (included in a comment) up of all the convoys. Which to me was totally inappropriate, I think this has snowballed a tad (mind you I couldn’t help but giggl a bit). For the record some of the things that they carry on about piss me off to. Also things are not going hunkey dorey for Just Grounds, just received a email rallying the troops, worried about wasted money on permits and the major bodys distancing themselves. I guess that makes me a double Agent?

It was I who added the comment. Inappropriate? All the mobile numbers were directly available to all+dog at the Just Grounds web site. If they didn’t want the numbers distributed then putting them on a public web site is mute testimony to their judgement. Please retract your assertion that publishing the phone numbers is inappropriate, or at least direct this criticism to Just Grounds (the original publishers) rather than Johnboy or me.

If you can’t see that this makes sense then please go and join the convoy, you’ll find your intellectual peers there.

Being Intellectual has nothing to do with it, it’s what is right. If you cannot see that it is a moderator’s job to think if it is right that a person can put all the phone numbers from another website, so people can ring up and harass them you are dead wrong. Yeh sure they can go to another website and get them but not yours. Do your job properly and assualting my intelligence wont change the truth, I have read stuff like that from some of the mentally challenged over at JG. I will not retract my statement .

ebony57 7:48 am 22 Aug 11

Looks like there’s going to be more cyclists than trucks…

Stevian 12:46 am 22 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

LSWCHP said :

IhateWHINGERS said :

An ungrammatical, pointless rant about cyclists

Dude, I don’t think you should be calling people ignorant until you’ve reached the point where you can do things like write grammatically correct sentences using correct capitalisation. Until you can do those things, which they teach in primary school, you’re only going to appear to be, well, ignorant.

No no, he’s Self Educated. All the best Convoy People are.

“He was a self-made man, thus demonstrating the dangers of unskilled labour”– Someone famous, I forget who

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