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Rural crazies to hold Canberra to ransom?

johnboy 5 August 2011 61

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Queensland Country Life has the alarming news that hayseeds are on their way to ruin our lives until their demands are met and that horrid woman is removed as Prime Minister:

Mrs Ranacher, whose campaign against the ban has involved metropolitan media outlets across the country, appeared on the Channel Nine current affairs program, 60 minutes on Sunday. She backed plans by the convoy organisers to stage a sit-in in Canberra and to hold the city in gridlock until the Government, its supporters or the Governor-General agree to a new election.

“That’s the best thing you could do,” she said. “It is what Ghandi did and it worked for him. Be passive. Be immovable.” She said the protestors should plan to stay in Canberra for weeks.

Apparently they plan to emulate their cattle:

“We have Brahman cattle and I get that from them,” she said. “When there is something they don’t like, they sulk. They sit there and you cannot move them. We need to be the same.”

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Skyring Skyring 10:34 am 15 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

milkman said :

00davist said :

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

About 4 milliseconds.

A 360 would see them heading into town again…………..

I think it’s time we addressed the shocking state of the education system. Obviously not everyone comes out of it moving forward.

ozmaniac ozmaniac 2:06 pm 14 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

milkman said :

00davist said :

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

Lol! No wonder there’s so many prangs at roundabouts in the ACT!

On the subject of who should be running the country, clearly neither of the major parties are competent.
Just look at the waste. $440 million to work out how many people live in this country/ You’ve gotta be kidding me.

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

About 4 milliseconds.

A 360 would see them heading into town again…………..

Skyring Skyring 12:25 pm 14 Aug 11

00davist said :

I doubt Abott is slaughtering the Govt. I think that would more be the work of the Coalition, who would be doing even better at it without him.

Abbot is not what is making the opposition win out in the polls, he is what has heldd them back from doing it at the last election!

I disagree. We had Brendan Nelson followed by Malcolm Turnbull, and they barely dented Kevin Rudd. Once Tony Abbott became Opposition Leader, he knew exactly how to rattle Rudd, who dropped to ridiculously low levels of support and he has done exactly the same thing to Julia Gillard. The ALP went from incredibly high levels of support to minority status in just one term, and while government incompetence had a lot to do with that, Abbott knew how to exploit it in a way that escaped Nelson and Turnbull.

KB1971 KB1971 7:16 am 14 Aug 11

milkman said :

00davist said :

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

About 4 milliseconds.

A 360 would see them heading into town again…………..

screaming banshee screaming banshee 11:01 pm 13 Aug 11

00davist said :

IrishPete said :

That would be a 360?

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

He’s Irish, nuf said.

milkman milkman 10:58 pm 13 Aug 11

00davist said :

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

About 4 milliseconds.

Jethro Jethro 10:18 pm 13 Aug 11

Jethro said :

cdtreasure said :

@johnboy: My name is Julie Coker-Godson and I will be one of the participant “crazies” you speak of in the forthcoming Convoy of No Confidence in the Federal Government to take place on the 22nd/23rd August next. As such, I am better placed than you are to be telling people what is taking place. Firstly, and let me make this abundantly clear, there is NO intention of a blockade. Never has been. Secondly, the Convoy is about a range of issues, including all the failed policies of this incumbent Greens/Labor Government, not just the carbon tax. The people in this Convoy come from all walks of life, farmers, cattlemen, small business, trucking businesses, et al. I am coming from the South Coast by car and will be filtering in with the Convoy at Hall. I’m glad though that you recommended people go to the justgroundsonline community link. That way, people will be able to read for themselves the preparations and intentions of the organisers of this Convoy. On this site, they will get the information “from the horses mouth” and not from excitable sensationalising commentators. Cheers, Julie C-G

Please list the failed policies?

To be fair, I thought of two and a half.
1. Malaysia
2. Banning livestock export was a knee-jerk reaction (although it was in response to a problem that was allowed to fester through a number of governments)
2.5. Pink batts – there should have been more checks on the people installing them. Nonetheless, the Labor government didn’t burn down people’s houses. They had a policy (which worked) to avoid recession by financing big-ticket infrastructure items.

00davist 00davist 10:09 pm 13 Aug 11

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

I wonder how long after hitting submit it took to for him to go “Oh S&^T!!!”

KB1971 KB1971 9:37 pm 13 Aug 11

With any luck they will all be beer gutted bogans that have never done any more that 1/2 hours exercise in their lives so the cycle paths will be safe………..

Skyring Skyring 9:16 pm 13 Aug 11

IrishPete said :

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

Um, no. A 360 would be a complete circle, meaning they would emerge from the roundabout heading in the same direction as they went into it. 180 degrees is half a circle, which is a u-turn.

Skyring Skyring 9:14 pm 13 Aug 11

johnboy said :

Simple, we have a process for changing governments, the alternative is decades of bloody civil war.

If these nutbags get their way what’s to stop other groups of nutbags bringing down the next government?

Please. A bunch of truckies blocking the streets ain’t going change the government. What they are aiming for is getting their concerns heard, in exactly the same way as any other group with a gripe. Gay marriage, live cattle exports, you name it, there are people willing to hold a protest for visibility.

Calling other people rude and foolish names, rather than addressing their concerns, is not the way to go about building a better community.

Jethro Jethro 8:58 pm 13 Aug 11

cdtreasure said :

@johnboy: My name is Julie Coker-Godson and I will be one of the participant “crazies” you speak of in the forthcoming Convoy of No Confidence in the Federal Government to take place on the 22nd/23rd August next. As such, I am better placed than you are to be telling people what is taking place. Firstly, and let me make this abundantly clear, there is NO intention of a blockade. Never has been. Secondly, the Convoy is about a range of issues, including all the failed policies of this incumbent Greens/Labor Government, not just the carbon tax. The people in this Convoy come from all walks of life, farmers, cattlemen, small business, trucking businesses, et al. I am coming from the South Coast by car and will be filtering in with the Convoy at Hall. I’m glad though that you recommended people go to the justgroundsonline community link. That way, people will be able to read for themselves the preparations and intentions of the organisers of this Convoy. On this site, they will get the information “from the horses mouth” and not from excitable sensationalising commentators. Cheers, Julie C-G

Please list the failed policies? As far as I can see Australia is running pretty well. We have 5% unemployment while the rest of the developed world sits at about 10%. We avoided a recession while the rest of the world collapsed. We are moving towards deals on healthcare and disability policy that should see real improvements in these areas. The carbon tax will actually cost us taxpayers less than the liberals’ direct action policy, which basically takes our tax money to subsidise big polluters and is condemned by pretty much every economist out there. Indeed, it is very odd to see a Liberal leader condemning a market solution to climate change while trumpeting a government directed (ie. socialist) solution. The mining tax reflects a reasonable expectation that some of the profits that major mining companies (many of which are foreign owned) should pay the Australian people a reasonable amount for the resources the Australian people own.

It is very easy to join the rabid mob who are so filled with hatred towards this government that they can’t rationally think about its policies or actions.

Or do you just think what Alan Jones tells you to?

Henry82 Henry82 8:36 pm 13 Aug 11

IrishPete said :

That would be a 360?

grab a compass, rotate 360 degrees and let me know where you end up

back on topic, good luck to anyone who wants to protest on a Canberra morning. The fact of the matter is, the afp will remove them if they cause a nuisance.

IrishPete IrishPete 7:40 pm 13 Aug 11

spinact said :

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

That would be a 360?

IP

cdtreasure cdtreasure 5:17 pm 13 Aug 11

@johnboy: My name is Julie Coker-Godson and I will be one of the participant “crazies” you speak of in the forthcoming Convoy of No Confidence in the Federal Government to take place on the 22nd/23rd August next. As such, I am better placed than you are to be telling people what is taking place. Firstly, and let me make this abundantly clear, there is NO intention of a blockade. Never has been. Secondly, the Convoy is about a range of issues, including all the failed policies of this incumbent Greens/Labor Government, not just the carbon tax. The people in this Convoy come from all walks of life, farmers, cattlemen, small business, trucking businesses, et al. I am coming from the South Coast by car and will be filtering in with the Convoy at Hall. I’m glad though that you recommended people go to the justgroundsonline community link. That way, people will be able to read for themselves the preparations and intentions of the organisers of this Convoy. On this site, they will get the information “from the horses mouth” and not from excitable sensationalising commentators. Cheers, Julie C-G

EvanJames EvanJames 1:35 pm 06 Aug 11

Jeez, Alan Jones and BOLT would be contravening that anti-sedition act every day!

nobody nobody 12:27 pm 06 Aug 11

Howard amended the sedition laws in 2005, cheered on by the right and opposed by the left.
Would it be ironic if they were now required by the left to move on these right wingers?
Should we warn these potential seditionists?

Seditious Intention –
An intention to use force or violence to effect any of the following purposes:
(a) to bring the Sovereign into hatred or contempt;
(b) to urge disaffection against the following:
(i) the Constitution;
(ii) the Government of the Commonwealth;
(iii) either House of the Parliament;
(c) to urge another person to attempt, otherwise than by lawful means, to procure a change to any matter established by law in the Commonwealth;
(d) to promote feelings of ill-will or hostility between different groups so as to threaten the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth.

00davist 00davist 11:19 pm 05 Aug 11

Mr Evil said :

So, if 1000 of these in-breds come to town, how many full-sets of teeth will there be between them?

Four.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:09 pm 05 Aug 11

I think it’s time to drive a convoy up to Julia Creek/Longreach/Gympie/etc and bring those places to a standstill until the Indonesian/Egyptian/etc Govts stop animal cruelty!

So, if 1000 of these in-breds come to town, how many full-sets of teeth will there be between them?

spinact spinact 8:34 pm 05 Aug 11

Hopefully they’ll hit the first roundabout, get confused, do a 180 by mistake and head right back out of town

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