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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 01:40 pm

Attention, Tipper Gore! Your husband is scaring the children:

According to one press report, when Al Gore came to town last week, a mother who had been unable to get tickets called up the University of Toronto and said that her daughter hadn’t been able to sleep since seeing An Inconvenient Truth. She claimed that seeing Mr. Gore in person might make her daughter feel better: that another dose of Gore-y detail would take away the terror that he had inspired in the first place.

Interesting theory. If the kid ever develops concussion-related amnesia, her mother will presumably attempt to cure it with another blow to the head.

Education experts have apparently coined a term, “ecophobia,” for the dread and helplessness children feel when confronted with apocalyptic forecasts. According to a recent British survey, half of the children between the ages of seven and 11 are anxious about the effects of global warming and often lose sleep over it. And that, remember, is without any identifiable effects, since no particular weather occurrence can be linked to anthropogenic climate change, despite all the hysterical invocation of Hurricane Katrina.

Most recently during the Oscars broadcast, when a voiceover announced after Gore’s win for Best Child-Frightening Spookshow that Hurricane Katrina “brought home the threat – and the impact – of global warming”.

UPDATE. Nice line on Algorian limousine liberals from Ann Coulter: “They think they can live in a world of only Malibu and East Hampton—with no Trentons or Detroits.”

(Via Mark E.)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/01/2007 at 01:02 AM
    1. The first kid who comes to my house on Hallowe’en dressed as a drowning polar bear gets a kick in the ass.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 03 01 at 01:10 AM • permalink


    1. It used to be nuclear holocaust that scared the kiddies and depressed the teenagers.  Any takers on the next big scary thing?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 03 01 at 01:11 AM • permalink


    1. Fire & Brimstone preaching went out of fashion in the other churches, but is making a comeback with this new enviro-evangelism.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 01 at 01:13 AM • permalink


    1. Yeah, lady – seeing that bloated gasbag bellowing like a drunken elephant seal in person will certainly ease your kid’s mind.  Admit it – you have the hots for him.  You’d do anything to breathe the same air as your precious greenie weather god, including using your daughter to get tickets to his freakshow.  You’re nothing more than a Gore Groupie.  Filthy hippie.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 03 01 at 01:18 AM • permalink


    1. Who could blame these kids for being gorefied, flannergasted and garrettised?

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 03 01 at 01:20 AM • permalink


    1. A blow to the head?  It’s worth a try.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 03 01 at 01:29 AM • permalink


    1. Algore unfrightening children.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 01 at 01:34 AM • permalink


    1. Shut up you kids or its al gore for the lot of you.

      Arrrgh …no dad nnooooooooo..

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 03 01 at 01:54 AM • permalink


    1. …from the “we don’t publish this stuff” file:

      This was written (and submitted for possible publication) after after a report into Teen Binge Drinking was revealed as an ‘out of control’ epidemic in Victoria (Aust) by the Hun on Monday.

      (Adopts serious tone)

      “…If you want to look at the root cause of teen binge drinking and youth suicide, look no further than the constant apocalyptic prophecies of doom and gloom that are peddled to our impressionable youth on a daily basis.

      Years of self-serving indoctrination through our education system about ‘the environment’ and its new sibling ‘climate change’ has left even the most stoic adolescent crippled with fear that the planet is dying.

      More recently, the provision of water, a direct result of government inaction and inefficiency, has seen teachers asking their students to dob in Mum and Dad for any profligate use of this most precious resource.

      Constant discussion in the media and the classroom of the worst manifestations of this so-called ‘climate crisis’ have given our young people little option but to seek solace in alcohol.

      At times the hysterical ‘facts’ offered by Flannery, Garrett, Brown et al. are almost deafening.

      They are also often highly exaggerated; without proper scientific foundation and marked by a lack of conclusive evidence.

      As adults we have an obligation to ensure our children are armed with all the facts regarding these important issues.

      This is not happening, with no room even for a view that challenges the ‘consensus’.

      The despair our children feel and the burden of responsibility they seek to abrogate, has now manifest itself in their desire to ‘opt out’ of the world.

      Instead they choose to obliterate the painful burden – through drink and drugs – they see inflicted unfairly upon them by a materially obsessed, yet uncaring and insensitive adult population.

      The planet is not going to die.

      But as human beings we have a responsibility to look after it.

      We also have a responsibility to look after our children.

      In our desire to create a better world for them, we have forgotten just how impressionable they are.

      By shielding them from the realities of life we also do them a disservice.

      By demanding our educators, politicians and media tone down the rhetoric and extremism, this is an epidemic we as adults can fix immediately…”

      Rant over, resume normal transmission.

      I thank-you for your indulgence.

      Posted by Jay Santos on 2007 03 01 at 02:20 AM • permalink


    1. I hate it when teachers encourage children to write to newspapers about current affairs of which they know nothing.

      Dear Sir, we, the undersigned Grade Three students at Werribee Heights Remedial Primary School think global warming will kill all the birds and then us.
      Yours sincerely, 
      (one hundred names follow).

      Posted by ilibcc on 2007 03 01 at 02:20 AM • permalink


    1. This might be why Gore scares kiddies- it’s sure his aim for all of us.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 03 01 at 02:20 AM • permalink


    1. #rebase – giant radioactive lizards that cause ice ages.  On the moon.

      Posted by bondo on 2007 03 01 at 02:22 AM • permalink


    1. Normally, I have a cheary disregard for these frauds.

      In this case though…they are stealing the joy of childhood from the children themselves.

      This crowd are barely a notch above child molesters in my view. I’d like to take a moment to tell them, that they are fucking assholes…the whole lot of them.

      My own daughter is at that age in school, where she will be hearing about the horrors of western civ’s contribution to climate change etc…

      I drive it home to her, that they are either lying, or stupid.

      It’s the least I can do.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 03 01 at 02:26 AM • permalink


    1. That Anne Coulter article is as dumb as the people she attacks. She says “liberals haven’t the foggiest idea how the industrial world works” and then proceeds to tell us that Americans can’t do without “Trentons or Detroits”. No, lady, its the Dongguans and Dalians you can’t do without.

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 03 01 at 02:40 AM • permalink




      Posted by PW on 2007 03 01 at 02:41 AM • permalink


    1. Good to see the British are starting to leave southern Iraq because of how stable it is.
      Cheney couldn’t lie staringht in bed.
      Meanwhile, a separate hearing was told by soldiers today that the southern Iraqi city of Basra has become too dangerous to send British army investigators in.

      Members of the same British army unit as two soldiers killed last May by a roadside bomb said senior officers had decided it was too dangerous to send officers from the army’s Special Investigation Bureau into Basra.

      Posted by freddy on 2007 03 01 at 02:44 AM • permalink


    1. These people and their warped ideologies, have been doing this to our children for decades, with a compliant media. Remembering the 70s and 80s, with nuclear war and bad Americans, were all going to destroy us and the peaceful Soviet Union were the good guys, this crap was even fed to Primary School children. When I finally became a father, I made a point of making sure as my kids were growing up, that their bullshit immunity was always up to date, along with their other immunizations. They showed the Al Gorey movie at my sons school a week ago, he by his own choice, walked out. He explained, that he had an assignment that was due and that he would prefer to go to the school library and do that, rather than waste his precious time watching ‘fairy tales’. What really riles me, is that these people screw around with young peoples minds, and wallets and make a handsome profit from it.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 03 01 at 02:48 AM • permalink


    1. I hate it when teachers encourage children to write to newspapers about current affairs of which they know nothing.

      Which makes it even more fun when the shot goes the other way. A few months ago, my newsweekly of choice printed a letter by a grade 10 (or thereabouts) group of students in response to one of those daft “20 questions” type celeb interviews, in which the interviewee had stated in an early answer that she’d love to see the death penalty abolished worldwide – and in a later answer named one of the chief butchers of the French Revolution as her favourite person in history.

      I can’t do the letter justice, but it was delightfully snarky in pointing out this, err, contradiction, and when I realized it came from 16-year olds (who probably weren’t even put upon it by a teacher) it just about made my day.

      Posted by PW on 2007 03 01 at 02:48 AM • permalink


    1. #16 – Don’t worry, der freddy, soon we’ll all be dead from global warming anyway.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 01 at 02:50 AM • permalink


    1. Plus the way things are going in Britain – where children in the estates carry knives and ASBOs are worn as a badge of courage – the soldiers will be better deployed there.

      Posted by ilibcc on 2007 03 01 at 02:53 AM • permalink


    1. love Ann Coulter

      Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 03 01 at 02:56 AM • permalink


    1. #20 – Kids today, what is it with them? When I was young we used the impending nuclear holocaust as an excuse to take drugs and not hand in homework. Can’t today’s younger generation see the possibilities?

      Posted by squawkbox on 2007 03 01 at 02:58 AM • permalink


    1. love Ann Coulter

      Oh please let stupid rednecks spend their hard earned on this.

      Posted by freddy on 2007 03 01 at 02:59 AM • permalink


    1. The world is flat.

      Remainder of comment deleted. The Management.

      Don’t you dare say its not.

      Posted by freddy on 2007 03 01 at 03:01 AM • permalink


    1. The world is flat

      That Thomas Friedman book sure made an impression on you.

      Posted by PW on 2007 03 01 at 03:06 AM • permalink


    1. #2 The next big scary thing is ‘Global Bumper Cars’ courtesy of a big rock out there somewhere. Umm don’t tell Al, he did so want to be on the cutting edge with his project. Too bad that ‘Meteoric Winter’ is going to blow the hell out of his chance.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 03:11 AM • permalink


    1. While I too get the shits with having to reassure my young kids when they ask whether with global warming we’ll have tsunamis reaching canberra, I wonder how seriously these things really affect kids. I can remember the assumption we’d have an apocalyptic nuclear war when I was a kid, didn’t seem to create existential despair in us. Unless the danger is very immediate I don’t think its real to children. There might be some very sensitive kids but i think they’re the exception.

      My main beef with the global warming crowd is the constant “isn’t it hot” declarations (well yes its summer). The kids echo it as an excuse not to play outside during summer holidays.

      Posted by Francis H on 2007 03 01 at 03:30 AM • permalink


    1. Ah America the greatest nation on earth.

      Twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache Sunday.

      A routine, $80 tooth extraction might have saved him.

      If his mother had been insured.

      If his family had not lost its Medicaid.

      If Medicaid dentists weren’t so hard to find.

      If his mother hadn’t been focused on getting a dentist for his brother, who had six rotted teeth.

      By the time Deamonte’s own aching tooth got any attention, the bacteria from the abscess had spread to his brain, doctors said. After two operations and more than six weeks of hospital care, the Prince George’s County boy died.

      Posted by freddy on 2007 03 01 at 03:32 AM • permalink


    1. Focus freddy, focus, the topic is over that way. It’s something about glowball warming. Here, let me get my glasses and I’ll check on it for you.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 03:42 AM • permalink


    1. Re:  freddy

      Tim, you simply must open registration more often.  The quality of the new lefty trolls is astonishing.

      Posted by marcus on 2007 03 01 at 03:45 AM • permalink


    1. Bush is such a f__king flip-flopper

      First he won’t negotiate then he will. Shit things must be going from really bad to even worse.

      U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq to which envoys from Iran and Syria are invited, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said at a Senate budget hearing today.

      “We hope all governments will seize this opportunity to improve their relations with Iraq, and to work for peace and stability in the region,” Rice told the Senate Appropriations Committee.

      Iraq invited all neighboring countries to the conference next month, which is aimed at improving security in the country amid daily attacks on civilians. It would mark the first time the U.S. has sat with Iran and Syria to look at Iraq’s future, an initiative that lawmakers and a bipartisan panel of American statesmen have sought.

      Posted by freddy on 2007 03 01 at 03:46 AM • permalink


    1. Alright, next time I’m flying Southwest. They’ll let me pick my own seat. Sheesh.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 03:50 AM • permalink


    1. Do you ever get the feeling like your in a pub having a nice chat with friends and some goose keeps jumping up and shouting irrelevant things at you to get your attention?

      Posted by Francis H on 2007 03 01 at 03:54 AM • permalink


    1. #33 D’ya mean?

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 03:56 AM • permalink


    1. #34 yeah

      Posted by Francis H on 2007 03 01 at 04:06 AM • permalink


    1. #31 Freddy, Its ok,we can say fuck on this site, go on give it a go.

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 03 01 at 04:11 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t think that he’s figured out the fact that he would be more effective if he could get people to read his, umm, offerings.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 04:11 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, I think he’s figured that out. Note the distinct lack of porn links in tonight’s troll droppings which were getting his posts removed wholesale before. Based on that, I’d vote for a vicious dissent-squashing with all his posts being kill-on-sight no matter the content – he seems like the kinda troll who’d really be driven nuts by that. Heck, he resorted to calling Andrea a “stupid bitch” after just the first round of delete-and-ban, so there’s plenty of potential for increasingly funny mental breakdowns on the troll’s part.

      Posted by PW on 2007 03 01 at 04:42 AM • permalink


    1. Actually I was catching the name on the way past and throwing an ad lib in response. It was the only thing that I could do since I haven’t figured out how to get boiling oil through the monitor yet. It runs into a bottleneck at the cable coax.

      Sure is expensive, gotta break the glass, grab the cauldron and pour real quick. You’d think that they could lower the price on CRT’s.

      Oh well, I’m off to pollute the net with infidel thoughts, I hear it acts like Islamic DDT.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 03 01 at 05:07 AM • permalink


    1. #24 Freddy: The world is flat. The world is flat…

      So’s your head, what is your point?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 03 01 at 05:10 AM • permalink


    1. Who left the door open?  Somebody let in this gnat that keeps buzzing around my ear.

      I see someone gave the idjits a new phrase to chant.  Something about the earth being flat?  Yes, primitives at the dawn of knowledge once thought the world was flat–and it didn’t make it so.  One might say that there was a consensus that the world was flat–and it didn’t make it so.  Like now, only without the excuse of being at the dawn of knowledge.

      Would someone please explain to the vast intellectual collective brain on the left that this is not a good argument for them?  Of course, a chant isn’t any kind of argument, no matter what it is, but I figure we ought to start with small, easy lessons.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 03 01 at 05:19 AM • permalink


    1. Via Jules Crittenden, another example of Blair’s Law:

      UFO science key to halting climate change: former Canadian defense minister.

      A former Canadian defense minister is demanding governments worldwide disclose and use secret alien technologies obtained in alleged UFO crashes to stem climate change, a local paper said Wednesday.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 01 at 06:39 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve banned freddy. He’s the same masturbating cellar-dwarf that keeps registering here. Do me a favor—the next time a troll leaves a comment, don’t answer him back, because I am going to start not just banning but deleting comments all together. I’m not running a forum for freaks to get their jollies off.

      And Hanyu, what’s the matter, wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Ann Coulter used Trenton and Detroit as metaphorical examples. And there is still plenty of heavy industry in both those places, though perhaps not to the extent that it was in previous decades. So chill, I’m sure she’s as aware as anyone that a lot of our goods are manufactured overseas. (Which production would come to a halt if the global warming hysterics got their way—would that be better?)

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 03 01 at 07:28 AM • permalink


    1. It’s rather nice to think of freddy in a right froth of excitment posting as many “inflamatory” comments as he can before his inevitable banning.

      Please keep him a little longer Andrea

      Posted by PeterTB on 2007 03 01 at 07:29 AM • permalink


    1. Story of my life really.

      Late again

      Posted by PeterTB on 2007 03 01 at 07:31 AM • permalink


    1. In the immortal words of Bill Heslop/Peter Costello “What a coincidence…” (that you should post this particular subject on this day)

      Here’s a brief recap of my last 24-hours:

      My 7 year-old daughter arrived home in tears yesterday and proceeded to attempt to switch off every electrical appliance in our home, including my computer which was feverously monitoring this blog…

      After politely enquiring why, a little restraint and subtle interrogation I managed to establish that they’d today been taught all about “Global Warming”, that “the planet was dying”, that “only the scientists could save us now”…

      After a little discussion she managed to settle down enough to go to sleep…

      Needless to say, I booked some time with the teacher today and politely enquired about why that subject had been discussed…

      The educator told me that the subject had “come up” during their HCIE class and that she’d explained how “many things that humans have been doing are warming up the planet”

      The esteemed tutor seemed genuinely surprised that I might hold a contrarian view on the matter – at which point I judged it worthless to pursue and resolved instead to print out a sheaf of reading matter for said educator

      On arriving home this arvo, my daughter then kindly informed me how she’d learnt today “all about Greenpeace”, the fact that they were “trying to stop the Japanese killing the whales” and that “the Japanese had killed all the whales in the Northern Hemisphere and were now down here killing our whales”…

      What’s a man to do??? I thought that I’d come to this fountain of advice to seek some…

      P.S. I wouldn’t mind, but this is a high-qual private school that I’m paying mega-bucks for…

      P.P.S… Sorry if this isn’t pithy/witty enough for a first post – I’ll try to do better next time…

      Posted by sleek on 2007 03 01 at 07:34 AM • permalink


    1. #42 C.L.

      If there were any live aliens to extort, that Canuck would’ve found UFOs to be the cause – not the solution.

      Or maybe we could go for perfect tinfoil hat trifecta: Karl Rove killed the aliens before they could save us from Global Warming and a Bush Theocracy!

      <uninteresting musing>
      Although, either the leftoids or I have the wrong definition of theocracy. See, I think a theocracy is where self-righteous, thuggish high priests silence all dissenters (through threats, and use of, physical injury up to murder) and wield power unchecked. They seem to think it means their guy lost an election and they have to make do with the hindmost government teat for eight years.
      </uninteresting musing>

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 01 at 07:41 AM • permalink


    1. #46 sleek

      If you don’t mind a slightly more troublesome next decade, extra gray hairs, and some minor school-related headaches you could make this one of those “teachable moments” the lefties preach about.

      To wit: You could inform your daughter that teachers are not always right, but you expect her to pay attention and do the work whilst in class. She is welcome to form her own opinion on any subject that isn’t math, spelling, or grammar. In fact, you encourage her to look for opposing views to what teachers present in these ‘flexible’ classes.

      However, parents are not to be questioned until she’s married a high-earning ex-boy-scout who her parents approve of.

      If she’s particularly precocious you might also explain that nodding and smiling at the asinine opinion of your boss is a life skill.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 01 at 07:55 AM • permalink


    1. Sleek’s disturbing anecdote demonstrates that there is rapidly developing an argument for prohibiting global warming hysteria from Australian State and Greater Public schools pursuant to section 116 of the Constitution.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 01 at 08:02 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve just come back from my dad’s wake, and had the same sort of idiocy from my cousin. I love her to bits, but when we got onto gorbal werming, she near started frothing at the mouth.

      She was quite adamant that this planet is overpopulated and over-polluted, and gw is going to kill us all. Or, if not us then our kids and their kids.

      And if people want to survive, they should give up their 4wds and switch off their lights after 8pm.

      I told her that I believed that was crap, that the world had been warming and cooling for hundreds of thousands of years without mankind’s assistance, to which she replied: what about the dinosaurs? What killed them off?

      I suggested a bloody great asteroid caused a massive climate change in very short order, to which her response was basically: see? They ran out of food.

      When I suggested that as humans we are more than capable of adapting to the situation as we have been doing for thousands of years, and again, that wasn’t the point.

      This is about our Survival As A Race, and nothing less than living in smaller houses, not having aircon, and not driving 4wds is gonna save it.

      When I asked her around what percentage of the atmosphere is co2, she replied that she didn’t know all that science stuff, and she also didn’t really care. Again, that wasn’t the point.

      When I brought up Al Gore, she definitely doesn’t like him, since he’s making money off this scam, but he’s still right.

      Then we got onto carbon neutrality, and Gore’s $30kpa power bill came up, and his jetsetting, which my cousin disliked.

      I kind of killed the conversation, though, when I told her that carbon neutrality is a crock of shit, and my dad is the perfect example of real carbon neutrality. He is neither producing nor using, and anyone breathing is doing both.

      Heh. She also didn’t like my suggestion that gw is also a handy vehicle to get more government/bureaucratic interference into our lives.

      small note: it was a damn fine funeral and a bloody good wake. I’m feeling good with it all but will no doubt be crapola later.this is not an attempt to hijack a thread, just as example of moonbattery in action. the mind boggles

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 03 01 at 08:41 AM • permalink


    1. My condolences and best wishes, Nilk.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 01 at 08:53 AM • permalink


    1. Yes, condolences. Glad he was seen off well. I’m sure it was the least he deserved.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 01 at 09:04 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks, guys. Was a damn fine day considering.

      The old man hated Paul Keating with a passion. What more do I need to say?

      Only that the akka dakka went down a treat with the crowd.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 03 01 at 09:11 AM • permalink


    1. Nilknarf Arbed

      Condolences for your families loss.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 01 at 10:09 AM • permalink


    1. Nilk

      The next time you see your cousin, strap this on her and be prepared to utilize your CPR training.

      If you are salving your conscience by buying carbon offsets, which allows you to cheerfully emit 20 times more than the average person, then even a conservatively estimated rebound effect means that carbon offsets are increasing the amount of emissions.

      Gore, is a fraud, making millions but still a fraud.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 03 01 at 10:18 AM • permalink


    1. My heart goes out to you arbeD, so sorry for your loss.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 03 01 at 10:28 AM • permalink


    1. New here.

      Just can’t help adding this:

      For a whole three days (maybe longer) before Gore came to Toronto, we were experiencing a very mild spring-like weather. Then the global warmening guy came, and baam!, we had heavy snow the following day and still continuing cold weather to this day. I’d nornmally attribute that to pure coincidence but…it just amuses me a lot. Maybe there is truth to it. Who knows?

      Posted by filcan on 2007 03 01 at 11:06 AM • permalink


    1. I meant the “Gore Effect.”

      Posted by filcan on 2007 03 01 at 11:07 AM • permalink


    1. Nothing kills a demogogue’s ideology like a kid growing up to realize the boogeyman’s not quite all he was made out to be.

      Today’s scared kids are tomorrow’s pissed off adults that won’t forget that environmentalists lie as often as they breathe.

      Posted by Sortelli on 2007 03 01 at 11:52 AM • permalink


    1. John Stossel, the last sensible man on network news, also did an excellent report of 20/20 on the poor kids and how they’re scared to death of….everything, thanks to the media.

      Worry in America

      Posted by Patricia on 2007 03 01 at 02:14 PM • permalink


    1. Sorry to hear about your dad, Debra.  Still miss mine, even after 12 years.

      My sincere condolences.

      Imperial Keeper

      Posted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 03 01 at 02:28 PM • permalink


    1. My first reaction: Whiny little piss pots.  I’m a member of the duck-n-cover generation. Our parents (well, not mine) built bomb shelters in the back yard. There was a constant barrage of nuclear holocaust gloom and doom. I don’t recall one anxious moment and certainly never lost sleep over the implications of the mantra of the day (better red/dead than dead/red). Parents, you need to get a grip and exercise some control (including confronting warmmongering teachers) and, kids, you need to cowboy up. Go out and ride your bikes ferchrissakes.

      Condolences, Nilk.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 03 01 at 02:36 PM • permalink


    1. #55 I’m thinking I should buy her some carbon offsets for christmas. I’m still gobsmacked by her assertion that she doesn’t know anything about the science, but Man Is To Blame about it all.

      Oh, and yes, for those enquiring minds, she did say she was thinking about her kids and her grandkids.

      I now have an image in mind of her running around with hands flapping sqwawking about the sky falling.

      Mind you, quite a few of the rellos are well and truly over islam, so that’s a good start.  We are generally a pretty down to earth mob (with emphasis on the mob part).

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 03 01 at 05:16 PM • permalink


    1. #46

      Needless to say, I booked some time with the teacher today and politely enquired about why that subject had been discussed…

      Good restraint shown there, skeet!



      Posted by kae on 2007 03 01 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. Sleek
      You could try telling the young’n that people who believe in GW probably hate Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

      The artilcle linked is a rehash of one published about two years ago, in the same paper. Also, Paul Hellyer is remembered by the Canadian military as a pompous, meretricious, self-aggrandising, ignorant, lying little snot whose absence and hoped-for silence is much favoured.


      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 03 01 at 07:37 PM • permalink


    1. #28 Hey, freddy, in the great socialized-medicine Nirvana of Canada, dental isn’t covered–you have to pay for it with your own money, so I guess the kid would have been dead here too despite the WAPO wanting to turn the US into Canada.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 01 at 08:50 PM • permalink


    1. My condolences also Nilk.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 01 at 09:18 PM • permalink


    1. #66- ditto for the to-the-hilt socialised system in Australia; even if you hold a benefit card, you either wait a few years to see a fang bandit, or pay for it. The welfare lobby (prodded no doubt by the Dental Association, whose members want to get on the Medicare gravy train and trade up to Porsche Cayennes) tried to get dental coverage at private practitioners for benefit card holders, and for once (and surprisingly so, considering the jellybacked response most times to special interest bleating by the Feds) were told to fuck off.

      If you choose to gargle with Coca Cola and think the three food groups are donuts, chocolate and fizzy drinks, pay for your own choppers, or buy some pliers.

      #64- you could mention to the school board/headmaster etc that the “teacher” in question is indoctrinating students, and telling porkies.

      #5- Condolences; lost my old boy a few years ago- ANZAC day’s not the same any more.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 03 01 at 10:18 PM • permalink


    1. Condolences, nilknarf, both for Dad and the moonbat cousin.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 01 at 10:27 PM • permalink


    1. Moonbat Cousin.

      I think it’s a new, not uncommon, species. (well, it’s some kind of mutation without the power of investigation and deduction)

      Posted by kae on 2007 03 01 at 10:32 PM • permalink


    1. Sincere condolences Nilk.

      Lost my dear old Dad 8 years ago. He would have turned 93 yesty. My mums that age and sharp as a tack. We spent an hour or so sharing happy memories.

      You have always displayed a wonderful attitude here at Blairville and it’s on show again today.

      Posted by LaoHuLi on 2007 03 01 at 11:10 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks again for the wishes, but I’m a bit of a freak in that I’ve made my peace with his going rather rapidly.

      He had a stroke on the golf course, and it took hardly any time for him to pass on from there a couple of days later.

      They have the flag at half mast for him at the club, and they are naming a trophy for him at their annual pro-am. And for any golfers here, he had 51 on the back 9 on his card at the time.

      He went doing what he loved, we had a lot of laughter yesterday, and you’re right, LaoHuLi, Anzac Day will never be the same.

      I have my moments when I cry, but not as many as I expected – I attribute that to having lost mum and knowing what to expect, and also to God giving me strength.

      In any case, he’d have had a coronary at my cousin! In her favour, though, she does have a lot of respect for John Howard even if she is a labor voter – says he’s got the balls to say and do what he think is right, regardless of popular opinion.

      So she might not be a completely lost cause.

      I’m hoping so, anyway. She’s got my email address and is promising to stalk me, so I’ll be keeping tabs on this one. 🙂

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 03 02 at 01:09 AM • permalink


    1. My condolences, Nilk, my dad has been gone for almost 20 years, and I miss him still.

      As for scaring the children…..I dunno, it seems to me that the teachers have to shoulder some of the responsibility.  Children listen to adults, especially teachers.  That’s what teachers are there for, after all.

      So if a child is frightened by global warming, I would suggest that the teacher tone the message down.  A lot.

      I too went through the “duck and cover” era…Dad was looking at building a fall out shelter in our basement (would have worked nicely for that purpose), and I used to page through the books he picked up.

      But Dad looked at the matter carefully, did not get twitchy, and eventually decided to build a new work shop instead.  ‘Twas the better investment, it turns out.

      And none of us boys were scarred by that phase.  No need for today’s children to be, mmmmmm, indoctrinated as well.

      Stupid envirotards…..I’d like to stick them in a fallout shelter, lock the door, and then lose the key.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 02 at 01:18 AM • permalink


    1. May he rest in peace, Debra. And take care.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 02 at 08:06 AM • permalink


    1. Condolences, nilknarf – lost my dad when I was only 4, and still miss him every day. A good man – RCAF vet, never talked about it, or made a big deal about leaving his family behind for five years to service bombers; lost an eye working on an engine, refused medical discharge, stayed in for the duration, got up to flight sergeant, stayed in uniform for months after VJ-Day, winding up his squadron, the 168 Heavy Transport. Rode the wave of postwar prosperity working for Supertest till the heart attacks finally did him in. Helped build the church and the credit union in our neighbourhood. Good man. I hope I can be half the dad he was.

      In related moonbat cousin stories: the wife’s cousin flew out to South Korea the other day to teach English. She claims that she refused to fly through the U.S. for a stopover, claiming her opposition to their “human rights abuses.” Ended up with a circuitous route that included a stopover in … wait for it … Beijing.

      My head exploded when I heard this.

      Posted by rick mcginnis on 2007 03 03 at 01:51 PM • permalink


    1. I’m so far behind I think I’m going to back into myself soon…

      Condolences, Arbed…my dad passed away Veteran’s Day (Remembance Day) 1991, my mum’s moved twice since then, it’s still not the same without him. He was only 58 – untreated cancers.

      Your dad raised a helluva daughter, from what I see written here, & I’m sure he was proud as he could be of you.

      I have moonbat cousins, too – but they all live 2000 miles away…

      Posted by KC on 2007 03 04 at 08:37 PM • permalink


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