Wednesday, February 28, 2007
What was Gary Punch saying the other day? Something about Asian voters hating John Howard? Let’s see what Labor research reveals about the voting patterns of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese migrants in the seat of Bennelong:
"It’s not the case that the resulting new electors are ALP voters - at the last federal election they broke slightly in favour of the Libs …"
In other local political news, Peter Garrett – worth $15 million or so – offers this description of himself:
A person of moderate means …
Union leader and Labor recruit Bill Shorten called yesterday for cotton and rice growers to be forced out of business and their water-intensive crops replaced by less thirsty options such as hemp.
Hemp is Geothermia’s major export crop.
SHUT UP AND SAVE THE PLANET
Asked to explain how the Gores use the amount of electricity they do, [Gore alibi generator Kalee] Kreider said they have a large family and often host guests. Both Al and Tipper Gore also have home offices. And she noted that much of Al Gore’s time is spent trying to bring about awareness to the problem of global warming, which as a byproduct uses carbon-emitting power.
"NOW WE BROADCAST DAILY"
Live on Hello President - the most popular TV show in all Venezuela! - Hugo Chavez interviews Fidel Castro:
Castro: I always knew I would end up on Hello President.
Chavez: Now we broadcast daily.
Castro: No. [Words inaudible. Laughter]
(Via Currency Lad, about whom readers constantly enquire: “When will he return to blogging?”)
The wonderful Melanie Phillips spoke last night at Sydney’s Central Synagogue:
My pre-speech pitch to lure her permanently to Australia seems not to have been successful. Text of Melanie’s excellent speech is being sought.
(Thanks to Dan Lewis and Marty G. for invite and pix)
TEST IT ON POLAR BEARS
Rainwater – the trans fat of the skies!
A study will be conducted in Adelaide to find out whether rainwater is safe to drink.
"EVERY FAMILY HAS A DIFFERENT CARBON FOOTPRINT"
Swiftboating defined: “The disclosure of truths that are, er, inconvenient for Democrats.” Sounds about right; the swiftboating of Al Gore sure fits that definition. Tennessee’s Bob Krumm discloses this truth:
Four and a half years ago Al Gore bought a large home and made it larger, but did very little to reduce his own energy consumption. Instead, he spent the same time telling you how to reduce yours.
And from Jim Treacher:
It’s great that he’s using solar panels and all that, but notice he’s not disputing how huge his electric bill still is. What the hell is he doing in there? Is he a Terminator from the future and requires constant recharging? (That would explain pretty much everything.)
This is typical liberal behavior of course. John Edwards talks of two Americas yet lives in a house roughly the size of one of them. Now we have Al Gore sucking up enough energy for a small hospital.
The Gore camp is on the offensive over this issue with statements such as “I think what you’re seeing here is the last gasp of the global warming skeptics...” or my personal favorite; “the bottom line is that every family has a different carbon footprint. And what Vice President Gore has asked is for families to calculate that footprint and take steps to reduce and offset it."
Nice of him to ask. Biff Henderson in NYC sends a chilling reply:
"So, Al Gore’s global warming film wins an Academy Award? Well, Al can kiss my frozen ass!"
The SMH’s Elizabeth Farrelly discovers a new species:
Pity the postmodern polar bear, waking famished from months of hibernation only to find the ice melting underfoot, with a hundred-kilometre swim before breakfast and the likelihood then of being too weak to catch it.
Or is the postmodern bear’s prey too strong to be captured? These things tend to be relative, after all.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Cleanse your tortured psyche of the stain of enviro-guilt for as little as $9.95 per year!
UPDATE. The Age reports:
Hard-core global warming sceptics will descend on Canberra today for the release of a book claiming environmentalism is the new religion …
The book claims climate change is nothing new and declares Howard Government investments in solar power and in cleaning up coal a “complete waste of taxpayers’ money”.
Heretics! Burn them!
Phillip Adams salutes:
Andrew Wilkie, the brave ONA analyst who resigned on the eve of the Iraq war over the weapons of mass destruction that he knew never existed.
Wrong, Phillip. Although Wilkie believed Iraq’s WMD program to be contained and limited, he also was in “no doubt they have chemical and biological weapons.” As well, Wilkie believed Saddam could produce a humanitarian disaster in the event of invasion:
"He could do it with weapons of mass destruction. He’s already used chemical weapons against the Kurds, and he could do the same again."
Not now, he can’t.
A tubby child faces familial separation:
British authorities may take an eight-year-old boy weighing 99 kg into protective custody unless his mother improves his diet, officials said.
Andrew Bolt deals with a self-corrector:
I once asked one of the founders of Wikipedia if he really believed that mantra of trusting to self-correction, and whether that meant it was fine for me to post stuff as defamatory of him as he’d allowed to be posted of me.
I told him what I had in mind.
My entry was quickly modified.
Nineteen dead, Cheney safe after suicide attack:
A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 11 outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, though the vice president was apparently not in danger, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
NO THAPPY II
It didn’t work last time, so they’re trying it again:
I also understand that the “Not Happy John” campaign will also be run again in Bennelong …
In fact, the No Thappy movement plans to still be active in 2055.
Everybody should follow Al Gore’s example on energy use.
UPDATE. In other envirogandist developments, last night the ABC aired a three-month-old Canadian assault on dissent that may have exceeded safe levels for repetition of the word “consensus”.
Monday, February 26, 2007
SHE THOUGHT THEY WERE MADE FROM UGGS
The PETA member is distraught.