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Convoy Stalked by Paranoid Delusions

By LSWCHP - 21 August 2011 35

I’m having a great time over at the Just Grounds site, and my suspicions about the mental state of some of the regulars there were further confirmed today.

Apparently one of the convoys showed up at a town called St George, and nothing happened. No welcoming committee. No brass bands in the street. No donations of food or money. Pretty much nothing.

This could have been because the people of St George didn’t know about the convoy. Or maybe they didn’t care about the convoy. Or perhaps the people of St George are under the baleful influence of a malignant and shadowy individual who wields great influence in the town. This person doesn’t believe in people having the right to protest and has enforced his will on the town because…you guessed it…he believes in Global Warming!!

Let’s see which conclusion Cate Stuart, one of the intellectual powerhouses of JG came to…

Now, i heard a nasty little rumor – so verification would be great that there was a big of a stuff up at St George…heaps of Convoy people, however few not up to scratch organization skills there..hmmm could it be there there is a VERY stong influential person in the town who does not beleive in people having the right to protest, from all political persuasions, because this person believes in AGW….i wonder..fact or fiction…well, maybe we need to find out?! Does this person not realise that that is NOT the only issue here, or is this person so narrow minded, that they would not encourage democracy?

So what Cate is proposing here is that the people of this town didn’t support the convoy folks because they are controlled by a bloke who won’t let them protest *because* he believes in global warming.

Here’s how the conversation went, in Cate’s mind:

Shadowy Mastermind: “You can’t support these convoy people”.

Townspeople: “Why not?”

Shadowy Mastermind: “Because I believe in Global warming”

Townspeople: “Ok then”

It really doesn’t get much better than that.

[ED – The SMH reports all is not well with the Queensland tentacle of the convoy, but it’s nice to see their extra-constitutional demands are intact]

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Convoy Stalked by Paranoid Delusions
johnboy 1:29 pm 21 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

Claims about the majority of CT readers (all 5 of them) supporting the Caravan of Confusion are missing what’s clearly happened. I read the first few pages of comments, and they were a few disinfranchised redneck-types, with the majority reading like normal disgruntled Canberrans, p’d off about yet another horde of protesters who think Canberra means Canberra.

then suddenly, there’s an avalanche of comments, page after page, saying Yeah go get them Convoyers we support you. Ballot-box stuffing, astroturfing, whatever the term is now, but calling on your members to go bomb a comments section is a bit obvious when done in this way!

I think the word on just who this mob is is getting out. The ATA and the NFF distancing themselves from it is very telling. If they’d just made it anti Carbon tax they’d have done a lot better. Piling every crack-pot issue into one bag probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but people with the ability to think are realising that to be involved means to be tacitly supporting all their causes. And some of them are pretty weird.

Ahh here we go:

Just a teensy bit of global poll-spamming:

http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=1108

EvanJames 12:37 pm 21 Aug 11

Claims about the majority of CT readers (all 5 of them) supporting the Caravan of Confusion are missing what’s clearly happened. I read the first few pages of comments, and they were a few disinfranchised redneck-types, with the majority reading like normal disgruntled Canberrans, p’d off about yet another horde of protesters who think Canberra means Canberra.

then suddenly, there’s an avalanche of comments, page after page, saying Yeah go get them Convoyers we support you. Ballot-box stuffing, astroturfing, whatever the term is now, but calling on your members to go bomb a comments section is a bit obvious when done in this way!

I think the word on just who this mob is is getting out. The ATA and the NFF distancing themselves from it is very telling. If they’d just made it anti Carbon tax they’d have done a lot better. Piling every crack-pot issue into one bag probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but people with the ability to think are realising that to be involved means to be tacitly supporting all their causes. And some of them are pretty weird.

Gungahlin Al 12:04 pm 21 Aug 11

Love Clarke and Dawe on Abbott’s flipflop http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3296985.htm :

“Tony Abbott got himself into a logically impossible position this week with regard to mining rights on farm land. How did he do that?”

“He spoke.”

“Correct. And what did he do next?”

“He clarified his position.”

“Correct. And how did he do that?”

“He reversed it.”

“Correct.”

Stevian 11:58 am 21 Aug 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Oh give it a rest! Yet another thread about the truckies convoy. It really poses a threat to the fragile little egos of your contributors.

Look down your noses all you want and be keyboard warriors in between supping tea in your lavish offices but the truckies have the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Australians, and as the polls conducted by The Canberra Times and 2CC affirm, even the majority of Canberrans.

So much support that even members of the convoy have said “Bugger this I’m going home” before they’ve even begun. Dream on!

molongloid 11:54 am 21 Aug 11

Looking for alternatives to the-riotact, twitter, facebook, etc for keeping on top of this in real time? UHF CB channel 40 might be good to listen to as that is the usual highway / truck channel.

Gungahlin Al 11:51 am 21 Aug 11

phototext said :

” the truckies have the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Australians”

Could you please provide the sources that confirm this statement.

It seems they don’t even have the support of their own industry peak stakeholder group:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/truck-body-shuns-convoy/2265128.aspx

”What they’re asking for can’t be delivered,” Mr McKinley (Australian Trucking Association) said.
“Mr McKinley said the confused nature of the protest – which included some protesters complaining about Penny Wong and her female partner having a baby – was also a reason why the ATA was not involved.”

But the farmers support it right? Nope.
”It’s not something being driven by our members,” the (NFF) spokeswoman said.

We really should have a sweep on the final numbers…

johnboy 11:36 am 21 Aug 11

phototext said :

” the truckies have the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Australians”

Could you please provide the sources that confirm this statement.

I’m sure he meant “real Australians”.

Because the rest of us are just latte sipping scum and the first against the wall on Tuesday morning.

Gungahlin Al 11:31 am 21 Aug 11

Perhaps it says more about the actual support for Barnaby Joyce?

Or perhaps how people on the Darling Downs feel about Tony Abbott’s flip flopping on coal seal gas frakking? The Down’s is one of the worst areas to be affected by this, and Abbott’s support lasted all of 24 hours. But I guess it wasn’t written down in a carefully scripted media release, so that promise didn’t *really* count then? Like his support for a carbon tax?

phototext 11:15 am 21 Aug 11

” the truckies have the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Australians”

Could you please provide the sources that confirm this statement.

LSWCHP 11:05 am 21 Aug 11

This from someone coming from Queensland.

“I’m at Wyong with convoy 5. We drove from Caboolture to Yatala Fri night and camped there so we didn’t have to get up at 4am in the cold to get for 6am start. So far it’s been a bit of a sad turn out 2 trucks and two cars here. Had a few join in for support for short distances. So far I’ve seen one front gate/letter box with streamers and a big sign of support not far Sth of Grafton”

Sounds like it’s gonna be huge when those two trucks and two cars get here.

bigred 11:04 am 21 Aug 11

or their supporters could turn their foglights and drive around with them on day and night for ever and ever.

Waiting For Godot 11:02 am 21 Aug 11

Oh give it a rest! Yet another thread about the truckies convoy. It really poses a threat to the fragile little egos of your contributors.

Look down your noses all you want and be keyboard warriors in between supping tea in your lavish offices but the truckies have the overwhelming support of the vast majority of Australians, and as the polls conducted by The Canberra Times and 2CC affirm, even the majority of Canberrans.

mareva 10:43 am 21 Aug 11

This from the JG website:-

“Reply by robert taylor 1 hour ago
Michael, can you make a request on your facebook for Sydney and Melbourne people who cannot get to Canberra to turn on their car headlights in support of the team in Canberra, they did this last week for the No Carbon Tax Rally. Everyone tell your friends to support with this gesture.” (http://justgroundsonline.com/forum/topics/convoy-of-no-confidence-in-the-federal-government-coalition-of?xg_source=activity)

Anyone with their headlights on is supporting the convoy as well.

Maybe they should also propose wearing seatbelts as a form of silent protest. Perhaps breathing too.

Ben_Dover 10:40 am 21 Aug 11

Just more proof..

The convoy of no confidence, the world’s first Emo convoy, now knows that everybody hates it and is out to get it. Will probably start cutting itself soon….

Tempestas 10:18 am 21 Aug 11

Um doesn’t Barnaby Joyce live in St George in Queensland. Now there is a conspiracy theory.

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