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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 05:33 am

Crazy Al Gore’s climate change comedy is shown in schools from Australia to Norway; the old-school southern religious huckster shakes downscared Saskatchewanites, and is allowed to meddle in the politics of far-away nations.

You’d think the movement behind Gore might, given all of this, be able to tolerate a little dissent; maybe just one DVD’s worth. You’d be wrong:

Dozens of climate scientists are trying to block the DVD release of a controversial Channel 4 programme that claimed global warming is nothing to do with human greenhouse gas emissions.

Sir John Houghton, former head of the Met Office, and Bob May, former president of the Royal Society, are among 37 experts who have called for the DVD to be heavily edited or removed from sale. The film, the Great Global Warming Swindle, was first shown on March 8, and was criticised by scientists as distorted and misleading.

Merely misleading? Well, that’s nothing like being completely and provably wrong, as is Gore’s claim that the US “can’t sell our cars in China today because we don’t meet the Chinese emissions standards”. Edit that, truth-seekers! (By the way, if Gore can be so wrong about something so easily checked, why should we trust him on rather more complex scientific issues?) Martin Durkin, the maker of Great Global Swindle, doesn’t seem too alarmed:

“The DVD will be on sale shortly at a shop near you.”

Which is just as well, because few TV networks are likely to screen it, preferring to throw ratings away on warmening shows. Then again, perhaps the mood on climate change is changing …

Posted by Tim B. on 04/26/2007 at 02:51 AM
    1. Which brave soul will draw Gaia in cartoon form?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 04 26 at 03:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh the climes, they are a’ changing …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 03:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. Behead those who insult Gaia!

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 26 at 03:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Will the DVD be subject to bannery by Flannery?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 03:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #2
      The answer my friend is blowing in the swindle …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 03:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Seriously, this is so close to the Galileo/Iniquisition story as to be genuinely scary.  The errors must be ‘corrected’: are they sure they don’t mean recanted?  Galileo formally recanted his ‘errors’ under threat, but according to legend, muttered under his breath “eppur si muove”(“but still, it – the earth – moves”)

      Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 26 at 03:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. #6
      Vill zis be subjekt to Dr Heidi’s Cullen’ too?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 03:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s interesting that the oceanographer has moved from claiming that channel 4 did not tell him what the show was about – he thought it was about the complexity of the theory (and that he would not have participated if he knew that they were skeptics) – to six weeks or so later claiming it has misrepresented him.  Although he did not get around to saying how it had misrepresented him.  Perhaps he is still trying to work that bit out.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 04 26 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. There are quite a few people in the US who are trying to force school districts to ban Gore’s myth movie or show it in conjunction with Swindle. Leftie teachers are trying to sneak it into schools under the banner of science and these people are calling them out on it.

      Posted by Andrew Ian Dodge on 2007 04 26 at 03:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. #9. Andrew Ian Dodge.
      I wish it would start here. I am sick of all the little “Ralph Wiggins”, parroting the same line of propaganda in ‘I am soooo cute, it must be true’ publications. They are starting to sound like Pimpfs from an era gone buy, under another collective regime in central Europe in the thirties and forties. Before you know it, they too, will be reporting Mum and Dad for any dissent from the collective ‘Goebbels Warming cult police’. Talk about a rehash of the 1970s’ – 1980s’ fear mongering.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 04 26 at 04:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT* Democrat plans bill to allow medicinal marijuana:

      OUTSPOKEN South Australian Democrat Sandra Kanck wants marijuana to be legalised for medicinal purposes, and has begun working on a bill to put to parliament.

      I am shocked, shocked! that I agree with one of the Democrat’s policies.

      *I need to stop posting OTs, lest the Dark Mistress chastises me.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 04 26 at 04:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. I see the film has been pulled from YouTube.

      Posted by robf on 2007 04 26 at 04:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. It can still be seen on google video.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 04:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks, Pogria.

      Posted by robf on 2007 04 26 at 04:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. You are most welcome robf.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Do you really think they’d do any different? No one will be tolerated who tries to derail this gravy train. These charlatans scientists, whose credibility was previously rated equal to para-normal psychologists, are now fast-tracking and sucking from the government funding firehouse. Dissent will be crushed and fatwahs issued.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 04 26 at 04:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. All this rubbish brought to you by the Very Reverend Al Gore, of the Church of Gerbil Wombing.  Give generously people the Rev Al is seeking a higher holier office.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 04 26 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. 3 demerit points for Texas Bob!

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 04 26 at 04:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. o-oh!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 04:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim’s strike bill is gonna be expensive.

      Posted by Mike_W on 2007 04 26 at 04:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was wondering if Texas Bob’s wife is Texas Bab, and if any child is Texas Bub.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 04 26 at 04:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. I guess you could say the movie is getting a frosty reception!

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 04 26 at 04:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Are we all on Strike?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 04:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21,
      Texas Bubba!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 05:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Plight of the Morally Superior

      We are the eco-egotists
      Embrace our latest fad.
      When we speak Truth to Power,
      Just one thing makes us mad.

      It’s not the rich and powerful.
      They too share the dream
      To have their cake and eat it
      Engorged on self-esteem.

      This cake is baked with vanity,
      Self-worship and pretense,
      For narcissistic poseurs
      With little common sense.

      No, our hatred is reserved
      For those we can’t evade
      Who doubt our moral grandeur
      And rain on our parade.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 04 26 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. What can I say? I’m on strike!

      Sorry…

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 04 26 at 05:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s actually kind of fun to read everything w/ the strike thru it.

      Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 26 at 05:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. #25,

      Lyle, that is BRILLIANT!!!

      I’m going to copy it and pin it on the wall next to my computer.

      Then give copies to all the leftard teachers at my son’s high school.

      If that’s fine with you?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 05:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. I fixed the strike tag. Remember, people, perview is your fiend.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 04 26 at 05:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thank you Miss Andrea.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 05:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pogria and MZ, I’ll have you know that you couldn’t be farther from the truth. My wife is named Voluptuous Sex Goddess, and our son is named Thor (although around the house we call him Bubba, so I guess yall get partial credit).

      PS: Sorry Andrea. I have a hangover from my ANZAC Remembrance.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 04 26 at 05:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Which is just as well, because few TV networks are likely to screen it, preferring to throw ratings away on warmening shows. Then again, perhaps the mood on climate change is changing …

      Sorry, Tim, I wouldn’t call that Kool Cool Aid thing a “Show”, a pathetic spectacle, circus, but a “show”, no.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Will the DVD be subject to bannery by Flannery?

      Prollery, how drollery.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 05:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. And what a thigh slapper, Flannery was just trying to make a point when he said he’d hand back his AOTY award.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 05:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 Pog

      Linky? Please, now I have unlimited downloads (a Boomer Necessity), I can watch it…

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 05:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17

      I still reckon he’s modelled himself on Elmer Gantry.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 05:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Arsehole Of The Year? … seems fitting to me.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 05:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. I ordered my copy of The Great Global Warming Swindle from Amazon UK for £7.64 on April 20.
      The predicted delivery date is May 17.
      My emails to ABC and SBS asking when they would be broadcasting this important balancing documentary remain unanswered.
      I won’t be able to force my moonbat friends to watch it, but I am going to at least make sure that they have the opportunity.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 05:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Flim-flam film flubbed facts, Flannery fumed.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 05:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. If you got to google video, you can download from there for free.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Talking of which, our reluctant AOTY will be spouting facts galore on Difference of Opinion on ABC 9.30 Monday night.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 06:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. 40 Pogria. I had some problems with google video when I tried.
      Is there some way you can save the downloaded video to a file?

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 06:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks Tim – Errol Simper’s article (“changing” link above) is excellent. Too many in the journo trade have agreed that the debate is over and that sceptics are bad or misguided.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 04 26 at 06:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39 🙂
      Timmeh! throws tantrum, tosses trophy.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was only able to download it my computer. I’ve been trying to put it on dvd, but had no luck yet.
      Did you download the google video program also?
      You need that to be able to watch it.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pogria, from your answer at #45 it would seem that you have saved it to your computer. What is the file size and file type?
      Sounds like it is a special google video file playable only on google software.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 06:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Skeeter,
      go to google video and download google video player. You need that to be able to store any of the videos so that you can watch them later.
      Hope this helps.
      I’m not very good at all of this yet.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Skeeter, a couple of weeks ago one of the posters here offered to send copies to people on DVD.
      There were several links to different places to see The Great Global Warming Swindle.

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. #48, that’s right.

      If that blogger is around, please post your details again. Thank you.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks kae and Pogria.
      I have downloaded and installed the google video player and it works fine.
      I have started to watch the GGWS video a couple of times and that works fine too. It’s just that there doesn’t seem to be any way of saving the download to show to someone else.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 06:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Skeeter,
      that is my problem also.
      You can try to download Orbit.
      That is supposed to enable you to download and copy items you may not normally be able to.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28, Pogria.

      Thanks, and be my guest.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 04 26 at 06:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Skeeter,
      go to orbitdownloader.com/ and see if that will help.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #52,

      Thanks big time Lyle.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17

      Behold, the Flying Spaghetti AGW

      Posted by romeo on 2007 04 26 at 06:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #55

      That’s a hoot.

      Also, congratulations on your conversion.

      Welcome to the cabal.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 04 26 at 06:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Great Global Warming Swindle is still on Youtube.com. It’s just been broken into nine parts, probably due to file size issues. Go there and search on global warming swindle.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 04 26 at 06:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Try here for the Great Global Warming Swindle

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 06:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Forget that, it no longer available…

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 26 at 06:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #50 Skeeter

      If this is on Google Videos then look for the download button and choose IPOD/Mac (I think) from the dropdown below it before starting the download. This should allow you to download it as an MPEG file.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 04 26 at 06:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry, that should be choose “Video Ipod/Sony PSP”.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 04 26 at 07:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Life of a Lonely Pop Star

      Miss Crow stated, ‘When I relieve
      My bowels, I truly believe
      That one square will do,
      And if I poke through,
      I use my removable sleeve.’

      Posted by lyle on 2007 04 26 at 07:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, the film does exaggerate the CO2 emissions of Volcanoes.  Currently, they do produce much less CO2 than we do.  Of course, this isn’t really a major point in the film.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 04 26 at 07:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #60, #61 and of course, the reason you do that is that you can watch it in quicktime or itunes rather than having to download the google player.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 04 26 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Swindle seekers,

      If you want to download it, keep it and watch it with any bloody viewer that you want, go to any torrent file-sharing website (such as isohunt.com). You’ll just need a bittorrent client program first (such as bitcomet, available at download.com)

      Posted by surly on 2007 04 26 at 07:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Science is about the arguments…
      So long as no one offers any.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 04 26 at 07:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #62 Lyle – a brilliant limerick or should I exclaim “Holy Shit”?

      Posted by Wand on 2007 04 26 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. lyle

      Do you have a publisher?

      Posted by murph on 2007 04 26 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68, murph,

      No, I’m an artist. But thanks for asking.

      Posted by lyle on 2007 04 26 at 09:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. EXCELLENT!  I’ve been waiting to get enough items to order through Amazon, so that I can get a price reduction on shipping (yes, I pinch my pennies until they scream).

      Maybe I’ll order an extra one, and donate it to the local school district….

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 26 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I saw this show in London last Month; it is very very good and convincing.. which is why the greenies etc want it banned.
      If the ABC truly wanted to present somethhing different, it would run this documentary. But, of course, it doesn’t; it wants to run the usual lefty/greeny line.

      Posted by arnienelly on 2007 04 26 at 10:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. “HERETICS! Burn them!”

      Le plus la change…

      Posted by mojo on 2007 04 26 at 10:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. I need to get ahold of a copy of this. It sounds like it’d be a good watch, and a lovely antidote to all the hype.

      Unfortunately, I don’t think donating copies to your university will do any good. Our library here has five copies of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and one copy of the film made in response, “Fahrenhype 9/11.” When I checked out the latter, I discovered that the DVD had been deliberately ruined: somebody had used a key (judging by the breadth and depth of the scratches) to cut a fishbone pattern into the disc, rendering it unwatchable. Censorship is alive and well.

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 04 26 at 11:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Unfortunately, I don’t think donating copies to your university will do any good. Our library here has five copies of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and one copy of the film made in response, “Fahrenhype 9/11.” When I checked out the latter, I discovered that the DVD had been deliberately ruined: somebody had used a key (judging by the breadth and depth of the scratches) to cut a fishbone pattern into the disc, rendering it unwatchable. Censorship is alive and well.

      Wow. The pettiness and small-mindedness in that act is breath-taking.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 04 26 at 11:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Censorship is being considered by the Orwellian government body OFCOM.

      In Britain!

      Disgraceful!

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 04 26 at 12:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Polar Bears are having nothing of it.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 04 26 at 12:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #65: I’d suggest uTorrent as a client but otherwise you’re spot on. All that censoring this would do is make global warming proponents look like Nazis and force many thousands to save money downloading HDTV rips that are equivalent to DVD quality from file sharing websites.

      Posted by AussieJim on 2007 04 26 at 12:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Jeff, I think I accidentally put my copy of “Outside the Wire” in the rental case of “Why We Fight” and returned it.

      Feel like donating another copy?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 04 26 at 12:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. All … a site such as KEEPVID will allow you to save YouTube files and files from other popular video sites.  Hint if using the KEEPVIDdownload site: paste the URL, click download, then download link, then save the file with a .FLV extension.  No need to click elsewhere on the page.  Alternatively, you can recover the file from your Temporary Internet Files after viewing on the video site.  You’ll likely need to copy the file, to My Videos for example, and rename it with a sensible name with a .FLV extension.

      The Great Global Warming Swindle is still posted on YouTube (in 9 parts) as of 6.40am in Sydney.

      Posted by Stevo on 2007 04 26 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. My thanks to everyone above who last night helped with my efforts to download and save GGWSwindle.
      Problem was that any attempt to download a torrent utility wound up choking my 500 Kb/s broadband speed down to 1-2 Kb/s on those download attempts.
      Fresh attempts this morning to download BitComet and uTorrent have also failed.
      This has given me plenty of time to look up BitTorrent on Wikipedia so my knowledge base has been considerably broadened.
      I am not convinced that I want to be part of a “swarm” and have decided to wait for my DVD copy of GGWS to arrive from Amazon.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #79 Stevo, your post arrived while I was typing #80.
      That sounds like a much better idea. Thanks.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 26 at 04:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. I didn’t see where anyone has posted a link to this, it’s a good read.

      Global warming debate ‘irrational’: scientists
      The current debate about global warming is “completely irrational,” and people need to start taking a different approach, say two Ottawa scientists.

      Carleton University science professor Tim Patterson said global warming will not bring about the downfall of life on the planet.

      Link

      Posted by Hellbilly on 2007 04 26 at 05:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dozens of climate scientists are trying to block the DVD release of a controversial Channel 4 programme that claimed global warming is nothing to do with human greenhouse gas emissions.

      IANAL but I suspect that these “scientists” are on a hiding to nothing. Here in Formerly Great Britain, there are only three grounds for censoring a movie: pornography, criminal libel, or official secrets.

      Pornography is anything “liable to deprave or corrupt.” (Hard-core sex, basically, but the definition also captures graphic violence and horror movies like The Evil Dead have been banned for “depravity”.) I hardly think TGGWS could be considered pornographic by any imaginable defintion.

      Criminal libel goes way beyond telling lies about someone. AFAIK the only movie to be banned for criminal libel in recent times was a jihadi propaganda piece called International Guerrillas, which incited the murder of the novelist Salman Rushdie. Clearly, TGGWS is not a criminal libel.

      Official secrets is an interesting one. Most military and many civilian British officials sign the Official Secrets Act which can makes it a criminal offence for them to disclose certain details of their duties. Therefore, it is a crime for anyone to help them do so, eg by publish those details. Therefore, it’s just barely possible that the “scientists” could suppress the part of TGGWS that explains how Maggie Thatcher cooked the whole scam up to piss off the miners. But they couldn’t suppress any of the rest of it.

      No, this is a non-starter as far as the Gore-balls warning crew are concerned. Still, it’s an absolute gift for the movie’s publicists. I look forward to seeing The Great Global Warming Swindle advertised as “The Film They Tried To Ban!”… or even better: “The Inconvenient Truth That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To See…”

      Posted by xj on 2007 04 26 at 05:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #81 Skeeter:
      You’ll need a Flash Video player such as the freeware Wimpy FLV Player to play.  I don’t have a link, just google it.  I believe you can also get a codec to play Flash Videos in MS Media Player.

      Posted by Stevo on 2007 04 26 at 06:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. At least Al Gore and his followers are consistent. They could hardly be seen to embrace free speech while they still don’t believe in free speeches.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 26 at 06:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #81 Skeeter you can follow the Google Video links on Junk Science.

      I downloaded a Google Video version last night after previously downloading an MP4 file (230MB) to find the sound plays but not the video. Anyway you do need Google videoplayer (free) to play it. The file downloaded quickly (it’s 571 MB).  Also Junk Science provides links to other formats for downloading.

      And I’ve just noticed they have links to other documentaries debunking AGW.

      Posted by Wand on 2007 04 26 at 07:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Okay, democracy fans, which great statesman said this?

      In fact there was a time when America’s public discourse was consistently much more vivid, focused and clear. Our Founders,  probably the most literate generation in all of history, used words with astonishing precision and believed in the Rule of Reason.

      Their faith in the viability of Representative Democracy rested on their trust in the wisdom of a well-informed citizenry.  But they placed particular emphasis on insuring that the public could be well-informed.  And they took great care to protect the openness of the marketplace of ideas in order to ensure the free-flow of knowledge.

      Do you really need to check?

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 26 at 07:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #62 The Life of a Lonely Pop Star

      Miss Crow stated, ‘When I relieve
      My bowels, I truly believe
      That one square will do,
      And if I poke through,
      I use my removable sleeve.’

      Explains why she is lonely and no one wants to shake her hand.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 04 26 at 08:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Have Goreosote’s medics told him the inconvenient truth about his health?
      He looks like he’ll collapse on-stage any minute, sparing the Globe of his condescending drone.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 08:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. I caught a bit Kevni on Lateline last night (I had to change the channel as Tony Jones’ tongue lashing licking was making me ill). Rudd kept talking about bringing “down electricity consumption through demand-side management” but wouldn’t elaborate.

      “Demand-side management” means taxes in my book. I wonder how high you’d need to tax electricity to bring about a 60 per cent reduction in carbon emissions?

      If the Libs had any brains, they’d be hammering Rudd on this point between now and the election.

      transcript

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 04 26 at 10:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #90
      Let’s hope that this f*cker gets some “Demand-side management” at the polls …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 10:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Give him a break. His name’s Kevin. He’s from Brisbane.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 26 at 10:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #90 Art – that was one of the most sickening displays of kid-gloves interviewing I’ve seen.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 10:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #90 but I did feel a whole lot better when Sky News interviewed Malcolm Turnbull this morning to discuss the Climate Institute’s report that Australia was missing its Kyoto targets.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 10:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. I can now put away my pirate hat, say goodbye to my short pirate career and get the official DVD!  Jolly good show.

      Posted by Brett_McS on 2007 04 26 at 10:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. #90
      TONY JONES: All right, final quick question, Mark Latham. As I said at the beginning of the program, when he leapt on stage at his first conference as leader they played the INXS song New Sensation. How about you? Got a song, got an anthem?

      Nominations?

      Duelling banjos? (Deliverance theme).
      Beverly Hillbillies?
      Green Acres?
      Madame Butterfly?
      Pirates of pantsed-arse?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 10:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #96 egg_, no – much worse:

      “My name’s Kevin, I’m from Queensland, I’m here to help,” Mr Rudd said in his first conference speech as party leader.

      Read it here.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 10:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #97 At least he speaks better English than Manuel from Barcelona.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 04 26 at 10:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. “My name’s Kevin, I’m from Queensland, I’m here to help,”

      Well, you can start by shutting up, fucking off and never darkening our doorways again, you arse felching, four-eyed, toad licker. He annoys me a bit, does Kev.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 04 26 at 10:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #98, Maybe, but it doesn’t make for easier listening:

      “I don’t want to be a prime minister of a country that doesn’t make things any more.”

      Give me Manuel any day…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. And it’s no more “comrades” for friend Kevin:

      “And we, friends, are the party of the future.

      “And our opponents, friends, have become the party of the past.”

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 10:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #99
      Let me tell you a story about Kevni down the road
      The man got busted tryin’ to felch a toad …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 10:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. This witty bit on banter from Bunter might return to bite him on his cream-bun enhanced bum:-

      Mr Rudd raised a laugh among delegates when he accused Mr Howard of being much more than just a climate change sceptic.

      “Mr Howard is a climate change denier,” he said.

      “This is the modern equivalent of arguing that the earth is flat and that NASA faked the moon landing and that Elvis is out there somewhere still flipping burgers in Florida.

      “That’s how in touch with reality Mr Howard is on this one.”

      I would have thought the hysterical and increasingly shrill purveyors of human-induced global crispydom were in the Elvis is alive category rather than those who require actual evidence before accepting a flimsy theory as fact- Kevni’s hitched his wagon to this twaddle big time (and seems to be trying to outloon bob Brown on this issue while simultaneously attempting to appear fiscally responsible, a feat of gymnastics that’d make Nadia Comaneci look like a polio patient), and the growing scepticism and cynicism over anthropomorphic heaty type thingies may well have the opposite effect that Kev’s looking for.

      Especially when some costings/tax rates start to appear- not too many average punters want to pay extra tax to keep nanna on life support let alone fund some expensive actions which are likely to produce no tangible effects whatsoever.

      Hippy gibberish plays well at the pub and dinner parties, not when it requires actual sacrifice of income and living standards.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 04 26 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #103
      Spot on.
      How long can Kevni’s tightly coiled spring stretch across the breadth of Labor’s looney factions without doing a ‘Latham’?

      Kevni’s a retard for letting the “Demand-side management” cat out of the bag pre-election, should be a gift to the Government.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 26 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #103 – I thought Downer was Bunter?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 26 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #99 and #102: Thanks for two useful words to add to my vocabulary.
      And IT, from the Macquarie definition of felch, it would seem that you are guilty of tautology in your #99.
      As a Queenslander, I have been watching Krudd with revulsion since long before he appeared on the national scene.
      Years ago, I asked Labor friends acquaintances what they thought of him. Their response was that he was almost universally feared and loathed by members of the ALP.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 27 at 12:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #105- while young alex has some Bunterish appearance, he lacks the smug air of supercillious superiority that Kevni exudes, and I think his ego actually contains calories. He seems to get chubbier by the day, especially around the kisser and clacker- pop a striped beanie and blazeron his growing girth and corpulent cruet, and a sticky bun in his flaccid mit and it’s beyond doubt- Bill Heffernan and Wilson Tuckey wouldn’t be able to contain themselves, Kevvie being found upended in the dunnies behind the chamber, minus his lunch money.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 04 27 at 01:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. egg_ @96

      “Am I alone, And unobserved? I am!
      Then let me own I’m an aesthetic sham!
      This air severe Is but a mere Veneer!
      This cynic smile Is but a wile Of guile!
      This costume chaste Is but good taste Misplaced!
      Let me confess!
      – “In short, my mediaevalism’s affectation,
      Born of a morbid love of admiration.”

      Gilbert&Sullivan; “Patience”

      Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 04 27 at 01:01 PM • permalink

 

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