COLUMN DOWN TO TEN PER CENT

Eco-style hijinks! Also: presidential predictions.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/29/2008 at 09:13 PM
    1. Also: presidential predictions.

      Only read the first ten percent…

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 02 29 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. pending charges…

      A two-fer! Brilliant!

      Posted by Cris on 2008 02 29 at 09:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Rosster may be just following the Secord 10% of planning.
      Also: presidential predictions.
      What is GG Liddy doing now?
      HH Hunt is dead I believe.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 29 at 10:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here’s a lemon for you, Tim. (Warning: NSF anyone who faints at the sight of short, fat Irish guys in eye makeup.)

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 02 29 at 10:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hillary’s only chance of EVER being president is if she pulls out now and publicly and offers, in the spirit of unity, to be Obama’s running mate.

      The Obama/Hillary ticket will still lose to McCain, but in four or eight years, the Democrats might be able to look once again at Hillary as someone who stepped down a notch for the good of the party, and she’ll get the nomination.

      Lots of ifs in this scenario, but it’s the ONLY scenario where Hillary can become president.

      Posted by Young and Free on 2008 02 29 at 10:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. I should add that after Obama loses to McCain in November, he should get out of the Senate and run for Governor of Illinois. That’ll get him the executive experience he’ll need to be a credible presidential candidate.

      Posted by Young and Free on 2008 02 29 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tut tut. Was your bread hand made used with assorted seeds and berries foraged from Centennial Park, hmmmm? Was your shampoo homemade using an old Italian recipe involving the juice of a lemon, a plastic cornuto and pig fat? Not good, not good at all.

      By the way, I thought the summation of the US presidential candidates was excellent.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 02 29 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Y and F,
      Hillary has hit her “sell by” date so it’s now or never.
      A sad fact of politics, but women age faster than men.
      The idea that she’d step aside graciously is as likely as Obama giving a speech without mentioning the word “change”.

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 02 29 at 10:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Can I Vote for None of the Above?

      Clinton, Obama, McCain –
      The old guy is quirky and vain;
      The Democrat two –
      A hack and a shrew;
      Where can I go to complain?

      Posted by lyle on 2008 02 29 at 10:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. For obama to have any chance to win the presidency, he would surely need someone with some foreign policy…….or for that matter any policy….expertise as VP.  Does the hildabeest cut it?

      There again, given the apparent delusional state of democrat primary voters, maybe anyone would do, as long as The New Messiah runs

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 02 29 at 11:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Other journalists speculate about lowered emissions; Tim lives the dream.

      Great column!

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 29 at 11:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nice to know that you are sufficiently recovered from surgery that you can walk all the way to Coles, if not all the way back too.

      Maybe you’d better cool it on eco-babe fantasies with Nadia around.  Jes sayin, is all.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2008 02 29 at 11:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. Someone (not me) pointed out that most people who become president of the US win the office less than 14 years after their first (other) major political win. If Hillary gets to count as co-president from 1992, she should have run in 2004 before her use-by date was up.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2008 03 01 at 12:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Many lemons in immediate vicinity. Taken into custody pending charges of attempted battery.

      Ouch. I felt that one in my nads.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 01 at 12:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. news flash from a couple of months in the future…
      China cuts carbon emissions by .001 percent: Garnaut Report declared ‘redundant’.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 01 at 01:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. 8.45am: Woken by angry abuse. Partner has discovered, under my unilateral house-wide imposition of Garnaut Law, the removal of almost all electrical hairstyling equipment.

      You’re dead meat, Tim!

      Oh, and if we’re going to cut the emissions by 90%, I don’t see what the difficutly is in cutting them 100% – in for a penny.

      Posted by kae on 2008 03 01 at 01:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Another excellent column Tim.

      How many lemons does it take to power a laptop?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 03 01 at 02:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. High faecal contamination in Yarra. Over 10%?
      Yes 550%. Where is the Rosster?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 03:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Who needs lemons when a potato is just as good.

      Posted by Mikael on 2008 03 01 at 05:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. This Garnaut report has got me hopping mad already. They refuse to consult or consider dissenting opinions within the scientific community. They pretend that anything we do in Australia will actually have a difference on CO2 anyway. What happens if China or America goes C02 friendly? Will the recommendations shift? They should, if the report has any intellectual honesty at all.
      On the other hand, (let’s say it’s all true, all this global warming business), if the rest of the world merrily churns out c02 in ever greater quantities, what difference will it make if Australia turns out the lights?

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 01 at 05:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18. So the Yarra is full of shite? That’s no news to anybody who lives here lol.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 03 01 at 05:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20
      Make us poorer and them richer.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 05:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. 100 Days, and already they are looking … unelectable. Their advisors: a bunch of frootloops.
      My report card: must do better.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 03 01 at 06:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Andrew Bolt asks:

      Is there a moral equivalence between defending the institution of slavery and climate change denialism?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 06:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I probably won’t bother to vote.  I don’t have any feelings about Obama or McCain, other than I don’t like the idea of legislators in the executive chair.

      There are two things that could get me to the polls, both look to be impossible.  Bloomberg running, or Hillary being the candidate.  I make it out to the polls to vote for Bloomberg and I’d make it out to vote against Hillary.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2008 03 01 at 12:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. [I don’t trust Obama enough to be concerned about his anti-war rhetoric.  I think he’ll say one thing and do what needs to be done.]

      Posted by aaron_ on 2008 03 01 at 12:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. The realities of the job tend to take over no matter who gets elected president. Then again, sometimes what seem mere annoyances—such as Jimmy Carter’s dithering in the face of dictators and terrorists (or anyone, with a forceful personality, his mother included), Bill Clinton’s roving Mr. Happy, etc.—tend to cause long-term damage that might not be apparent at first. For instance, we were assured by All The Right People that the fuss and bother over the fact that Bill Clinton couldn’t seem to keep his pants on merely indicated the uncoolness of American culture, as opposed to, say, that of France. If we would only relax about silly things like adultery everything would be jake. Then we found out that while Bubba was diddling interns (or being diddled by them) Muslim terrorists were blithely going through with their plan to destroy the World Trade Center. Bubba’s magic tears at the first attack on the place had failed to protect it!

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 03 01 at 12:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Obama has already blown any credibility he might have had by privately reassuring the Canadian government that his attacks on NAFTA were just so much hot air for the yokels.  I think he would be forced to deal with realities as president, too, but yes, I think he could do a lot of damage.  He’s the most left-leaning Senator in Congress, a dyed-in-the-wool socialist, a friend of the radical fringe, and not exactly Mr. Clean when it comes to his financial dealings either.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 03 01 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. His {Obama} fight with Clinton has served to distract from the gaping emptiness of his senatorial record and presidential policies.

      Exactly right, Tim.  Stacked up against Billary, Obama is a paragon of virtue.  Against anyone else, and he’s a hollow shell.

      I’m not so sure about the 35-15 state spread you offered, but I would be glad to see it; it means people here aren’t as stupid as the Dhimmicrats think.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 01 at 12:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rebecca, even more interesting is the fact that Obama’s campaign has declined to deny or confirm the matter since CTV started naming names.

      Oh, this election is going to be ugly.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 01 at 01:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. I really can’t see the GOP picking up 35 states.  McCain needs to choose Tom Ridge as VP candidate so they have a good chance in Pennsylvania.  If the GOP don’t take Pennsylvania it could very well be a 269-269 tie, leaving the Dem congress to elect the President.

      Posted by murph on 2008 03 01 at 02:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Agreed, murph.  McCain has an uphill battle, regardless of who the Dhimmicrat nominee is.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 01 at 02:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here is a list of just 14 states which Obama could win totaling 270 electoral votes, that is, making Obama President-elect.

      CA NY FL PA IL OH MI NJ IN MO WA MN WI MD

      Posted by Dean Douthat on 2008 03 01 at 03:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. FL, PA, OH, IN, MO are all in play. Don’t count your chickens, Dean. WI is also more “purple” than blue.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2008 03 01 at 03:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Apologies if I misconstrued your post, Dean. There are indeed fewer than 15 states that if won will give a contender the White House. Good thing they are “diverse”, otherwise presidential campaigns wouldn’t set foot in the other 35 states.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2008 03 01 at 04:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. #35
      Founding Fathers’ genius with the Electoral College.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 04:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T Australian mag New Idea caused Prince Harry’s tour in Afghanistan to be cut short, because they revealed his location. All the British tabloids showed uncharacteristic restraint and managed to keep the lid on it, but then New Idea had to blow it.
      Normally, I don’t give a rats arse about the British royal family, but when it comes to jeopardising their life through revealing military secrets, but this sucks.
      People should take war more seriously.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 01 at 05:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. OT
      David Hicks

      #37 People should take war more seriously.

      That’s what Curtin said, and the strain killed him.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 06:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. Guess who I’ve got as a new “neighbour”?

      David Hicks

      He’s not next door – just up the road a little bit.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 03 01 at 06:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39
      In our area Mr Big was just up the road a little bit.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 01 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39 Monsieur Creosote. Can you secure a scoop for TB and take a cooked breakfast of bacon, ham soup and some other pig cuts up the road to Hicks. A real neighbourhood welcome.

      Take Madam in a burka as further encouragement. You could hide a whole TV crew under one of them. Your reports would be invaluable.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 03 01 at 06:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39—have you left a burning bag of pig shit on his doorstep?

      If not, why?

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2008 03 01 at 06:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #40-42:  I’ve got to find the little fucker first.  Sheesh – at least let me have my morning coffee before I put on the pith helmet and go stalking through the jungles of Abbotsford for the elusive short-arse.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 03 01 at 06:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. PS – the local wog delis do excellent ham, sliced paper thin and completely delicious on pizza.

      If you think I am going to waste on of it on that jumped up little turd, you’ve got another thing coming.

      I wonder if the Police will accept an application for a firearms licence with “fear of living near Mahommed Dawood” as a valid reason?

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 03 01 at 06:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, I have said his before: If ypu want top reduce GHG by 15%, just be 15% lazier.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 03 01 at 07:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39, Mr C,

      Dave’s in Sydney eh? Remember when all he wanted to do was to be released so he could spend time with his kids? Didn’t last long did it?

      Posted by Nic on 2008 03 01 at 08:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. 9

      HA! Made my day—after I recovered from spitting a mouthful of tea over the keyboard!

      Clever clogs!

      Posted by Jazza on 2008 03 01 at 08:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Australian Community Spirit

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 03 01 at 09:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. A Letter from Barack Obama

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 03 01 at 09:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Slavery vs. climate change denialism?

      Hey, how bad can slavery be?  Hillary takes campain contributions from Arab child slavers and their money spends as well as anyone else’s…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 03 02 at 12:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. #49
      Hey!  That page didn’t have … oh!  Never mind.

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 02 at 12:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. McCain doesn’t have a chance. The electorate wants “change”, because the Republicans have f’ed up the economy so badly. Meaning that dollar bills aren’t falling off of money trees in our backyards.

      Wanna know how spoiled we are? A couple weeks ago, USA Today ran a story on the tremendous sacrifices required during this recession. Seems women are shopping at Target and Kohls now rather than Macys and such.

      If that doesn’t terrify you enough, they ran a story this week on the things people are having to give up just to get by now. Things like bottled water at the gym (the guy stocks up at the store now instead), Power Bars and Starbucks coffee.

      I’m sure somewhere in America at this very moment, someone is choking down white Zinfandel instead of a fine Shiraz.

      Next step is selling apples and pencils outside the soup kitchen. We need Obama to save us.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 02 at 01:23 AM • permalink

 

  1. But at least the Democrats will give us Clean, safe wind power…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 03 02 at 01:27 AM • permalink