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The lies of the crazy gang. Things we can learn from the Convoy

By johnboy 23 August 2011 97

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Yesterday it was exciting to see Australia had not in fact gone mad and that angry convoys demanding an end to consitutional democracy have not yet reached a point where normal Australians are willing to join them.

That ~20 people were bravely willing to get up early on Monday morning, on short notice, to ride into town from the Dickson Motor Registry in opposition to the convoy, thinking they’d be dicing with thousands of big rigs, blew me away.

The absence of big rigs was even more surprising after the convoy organisers had promised “the biggest people protest of all time”.

As we reported last week the whole convoy fiasco was the work of a small group of deeply dishonest people.

The saddest thing is that small numbers of decent and much put upon people believed the lies and signed up for this failed crusade.

But (at the risk of invoking Godwin’s law) Hitler looked pretty silly in 1923 after the Beer Hall Putsch (seriously go have a read of that the similarity of tone will startle you).

So we’re going to make sure everyone is clear about the blatant lies being told to people who weren’t actually here.

The biggest untruth of all is Alan Jones in the video above (around 1:50).

Remember this.

Here’s a broadcaster that many people take seriously, that 2CC in Canberra re-broadcasts, inventing a “Lost Convoy” to make up for more bicycles turning out to oppose his rally than trucks could be found to support it.

Thousands of trucks stretching kilometres captured by Police.

Pix or it didn’t happen.

We’re supposed to believe that thousands of trucks were stopped and nobody was able to get a picture of the process on their phone? Nothing on Twitter?

We’re supposed to believe they’ve been held incommunicado since?

Perhaps it might be easier to believe that the organisers are liars and that they have very little support?

Another one going around nut central is that the trucks parked on State Circle were ticketed. Our sources tell us it was in fact Sinsations leafletting.

And then there was the online polls of 2CC and the Canberra Times showing that even the people of Canberra were in favour of the convoy.

Oh wait.

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Here’s one example of the international climate denial network jumping in to confect the appearance of support.

I’m not enormously keen for the carbon tax, I’m even un-impressed by greenhouse enthusiasts efforts to write the medieval warm period out of the historical record.

But I’m even less impressed by bald faced lies from people with poorly understood motives.

Anthony Albanese’s smirk makes me want to punch him in the face, but this mob were worse (if for nothing else giving Albo reason to smirk).

So remember yesterday and what really took place; because the mythmakers would have you believe it never happened.

Also a few Members of Parliament have been listed on Just Grounds as being in support of yesterday’s failed convoy:

    — George Christensen MP, Federal Member for Dawson
    — Craig Kelly, Federal Member for Hughes

Bear in mind, given the Just Grounds serial dishonesty, it could be they made up the messages of support.

Some names from Just Grounds to watch for popping up in future:

    — Cate Stuart,
    — Julene Haack,
    — Matt Thompson,
    — Janet Thompson,
    — Anna Hetherington-Grego,
    — Mick Pattel,
    — Julie Coker-Godson

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Postalgeek 11:50 am 11 Jan 12

Don’t ‘boaties’ wear deck shoes and natty little caps? I’d love to see them in Afghanistan, spilling their Pims as they come under fire.

Baldy 11:40 am 11 Jan 12

I have started to reread there website as well. Mostly just to see how the poor dears are fairing now they aren’t the centre of attention anymore.

My surprise is the blog from the QLD independent Rob Messenger. There is actually a spirited debate on Gay Marriage on there with a fair equal share of half for and half against. I must admit I didn’t expect that, thinking they wpould all be against it.

The story about the ducks and the posters “better then you” attitude was what I expected though. And their whinge posts.

watto23 5:02 pm 10 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

NoImRight said :

EvanJames said :

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

Wankers, mainly.

You have to admit their website is awesome. Half a dozen people sitting around telling each other just how right they are and how they speak for everyone. It will take some days to read all the wisdom available there. Im currently enjoying the thread that says sending “boaties” to other countries is wrong when they could all be sent to Afghanistan to fight the Muslims. Be honest you would never have thought of such an elegant solution.

I presume you have read the gem about how Gillard may not have given up her Welsh citizenship?

Followed by the fact Tony was also born OS and it just gets ignored as they continue on the hunt for Gillard being a welsh citizen still….

EvanJames 4:37 pm 10 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

You have to admit their website is awesome. Half a dozen people sitting around telling each other just how right they are and how they speak for everyone. It will take some days to read all the wisdom available there. Im currently enjoying the thread that says sending “boaties” to other countries is wrong when they could all be sent to Afghanistan to fight the Muslims. Be honest you would never have thought of such an elegant solution.

I’ll have you know that it is really hard to type when you’re shaking with laughter! Oh that is priceless. Such sophisticated understanding of foreign policy and grasp of the essential points of major conflicts. I’m soemwhat puzzled as to what would motivate the “boaties” to engage in combat with these muslims however. Just Grounders behind them, poking them with sharp sticks?

If the JustGrounders were really rural, they’d have thought of the far more sensible idea, of putting the “boaties” to work picking fruit and pulling up onions.

NoImRight said :

EvanJames said :

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

Wankers, mainly.

You have to admit their website is awesome. Half a dozen people sitting around telling each other just how right they are and how they speak for everyone. It will take some days to read all the wisdom available there. Im currently enjoying the thread that says sending “boaties” to other countries is wrong when they could all be sent to Afghanistan to fight the Muslims. Be honest you would never have thought of such an elegant solution.

I presume you have read the gem about how Gillard may not have given up her Welsh citizenship?

NoImRight 4:25 pm 10 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

Wankers, mainly.

You have to admit their website is awesome. Half a dozen people sitting around telling each other just how right they are and how they speak for everyone. It will take some days to read all the wisdom available there. Im currently enjoying the thread that says sending “boaties” to other countries is wrong when they could all be sent to Afghanistan to fight the Muslims. Be honest you would never have thought of such an elegant solution.

EvanJames 4:10 pm 10 Jan 12

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

Wankers, mainly.

NoImRight said :

Looks like the honeymoon with LNP is over.

Not really, there is a call to get involved with local Liberal party branches – strikes me as a recruitment drive, er branch stack.

Thumper 3:53 pm 10 Jan 12

johnboy said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

garden variety, flat earth, conspircay theorist nutbags who populate the site justgroundsonline.com. Think Tea Party/Birthers but nuttier. Should you visit the site, be careful, it could cause you to despair for our society.

I’m sure you meant to say “Real Australians”.

Did they ever find Flight 19?

NoImRight 3:51 pm 10 Jan 12

Looks like the honeymoon with LNP is over.

johnboy 3:38 pm 10 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

garden variety, flat earth, conspircay theorist nutbags who populate the site justgroundsonline.com. Think Tea Party/Birthers but nuttier. Should you visit the site, be careful, it could cause you to despair for our society.

I’m sure you meant to say “Real Australians”.

fgzk said :

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

garden variety, flat earth, conspircay theorist nutbags who populate the site justgroundsonline.com. Think Tea Party/Birthers but nuttier. Should you visit the site, be careful, it could cause you to despair for our society.

fgzk 3:28 pm 10 Jan 12

Sorry….. Who are “Just Grounders”?

Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water…
http://justgroundsonline.com/forum/topics/people-power-2012-aussie-style

‘We fought hard in 2011 but we were ignored and you don’t ignore an Aussie unless at your peril and Julia, it is. Your Labor/Greens and Independent government will be blown to smithereens come the next election. We have not forgotten but we are stronger and we are more determined.
Just Grounders, along with numerous Aussies were furious at your contempt of the Convoy of No Confidence. We are still talking about it but as we do, we come out fighting, all guns blazing and they are aimed at Canberra. This time we will be heard.

Unfortunately, we have little choice about who will govern when we have only Labor and the Coalition of Liberals and the Nationals. We don’t want Labor so that leaves us with the Coalition. Now Tony Abbott and all other liberal MP’s, must listen to us and the Nationals must do the same. We elect you, you do what we want. That’s the deal; that’s your job. You aren’t there to do your own bidding but that of the your electorate and the Australian people who put you there.

These are some suggestions what I believe we can do as Just Grounders, to spread the message. Listen to us or else.

*ahem* I try to refrain from making fun of grammar and spelling errors on the internet, but, I think it is okay in this case as the, for want of a better word, author of this text wrote:

14.Ensure you write correctly as far as grammar, spelling and composition are concerned.

smpc 3:21 pm 29 Aug 11

Incidentally, the Heather Hill thing rested on the notion that the United Kingdom was a foreign power, which traditionally it hasn’t been, but somewhere along the twin paths of decline of British empire and rise of Australian sovereignty, it became a foreign country, and nobody, let alone the full bench of the High Court, could identify any precise moment when the changeover occurred

Bzzt. I’m sorry, the correct answer was ‘at the very latest, the enactment of the Australia Acts in 1986’. Gleeson CJ, Gummow and Hayne JJ at [59]; Gaudron J at [173] .

Ben_Dover 10:59 am 26 Aug 11

OMFG! Sorry about teh “teh’s” in taht one.

Ben_Dover 10:59 am 26 Aug 11

Let’s have a look at teh actualite’ of teh convoy and its effect..

THEY expected a line of hungry truckies as far as the eye could see.

Kerry Murphy, the owner of the Wallendbeen Hotel, rostered on four extra staff, hired beer glasses, bought extra kegs and purchased enough supplies for 300 bacon and egg rolls.

The fishing club and public school in Wallendbeen, a village of 200 near Wagga Wagga, set up large steel drums filled with firewood and spent hundreds on meat and bread rolls in preparation for the 1000 travelling protesters that organisers told them to expect. But the Convoy of No Confidence never came.

Advertisement: Story continues below The organisers of the mobile protest told the Herald last week that 11 convoys carrying up to 30,000 truck drivers would line the country’s roads, travelling several designated routes to Canberra, with an official overnight stop in a country town.

In Wallendbeen, however, only 10 vehicles showed up, Ms Murphy said.

”We are a bit depressed. It was a big flop. We busted our nuts for nothing and prepared for days, but only 10 trucks arrived,” she said. ”They overexaggerated. They said it was going to be crazy, that Wallendbeen was never going to see anything like this again.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-pub-with-no-patrons-a-detour-that-depressed-a-small-town-20110825-1jci5.html#ixzz1W5mES8gQ

johnboy 10:49 am 26 Aug 11

Ah the lost convoy is rising again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6j9nDuxYU

The Antichrist 7:02 pm 25 Aug 11

I really liked this bit…

“quote” we’ve been shocked at how many in the media and the talk-back callers in Canberra have spun the events of yesterday…They’re saying we were only 12 in number (actual quote!) “unquote”

I have not seen 1 single media report anywhere, which listed 12 people ?? Where the hell did that come from ? It’s incredible that she has the gall to make up so much bullshit !

I give the justgrounds site maybe 6 months before internal bitching will kill it. There are already signs of power struggles appearing between some of the members, with strict instructions posted about which type of post can be posted in which particular thread……….and they all still live in some sort of self-congratulatory universe where the mere fact that the Convoy of Much Impotence got some media coverage………it has been succesful.

One day they will wake up to themselves and realise that the media coverage of this gig, is not the success they were seeking in the first place. It was just media coverage……and nothing else of actual substance.

Holden Caulfield 3:42 pm 25 Aug 11

R. Slicker said :

…and it popped up…

Is that a euphemism?

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