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An endorsement (and prediction) from exaggermentalist Tim Flannery:

I wholeheartedly endorse Patrice Newell’s bid for election to the NSW’s Upper House. I think she will prove Margaret Mead correct in saying ‘never doubt that citizens of good will can change the world. Indeed they are the only thing that ever has.

Newell’s Climate Change Coalition pulled just 0.48% of the NSW Upper House vote. That’s despite an election-day assist from Newell’s husband, Phillip Adams:

Weather has suddenly become very political, and not a little religious. In today’s NSW elections, for example, the greenhouse effect, aka global warming and climate change, along with associated water problems, is the major issue. Not only with Labor and the Libs, but with the Nats and the Greens—and a new party called the Climate Change Coalition. (And let me declare an interest here. The CCC was formed by my missus, Patrice Newell, who heads a ticket of 21 climate evangelists standing for the Upper House.)

Evangelists? Yes, because weather is now intensely religious …

After railing against religion for decades, Adams has ended up sharing his life with an unelectable evangelist. Perhaps there really is a God.

(Via Andrew H.)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/25/2007 at 10:20 AM
    1. I thought Adams was against pulpit-delivered warnings from religious leaders.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. Margaret Mead huh.

      Seem to recall, there’s been a bit of debate about her techniques too…

      Derek Freeman: Reflections of a Heretic

      Posted by DaneF on 2007 03 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. See here for more urgent dooms-day climate-changing news.

      Posted by Observer on 2007 03 25 at 10:45 AM • permalink


    1. Adams gives atheism a bad name. His animus against religion is purely subjective and emotional, not intellectual (Dad was a god-botherer). He’s always been deeply religious…a life-long communist, Laborite, and now a Gaia cultist. But he huffs and puffs with all of his whale-like bulk against any belief system that might offer humans, individually, any hope or comfort.

      Posted by DaneF on 2007 03 25 at 10:59 AM • permalink


    1. Gahhh! I couldnt even finish it.

      How does this guy get to print? Is it simply because he believes he knows everything?

      the greenhouse effect, aka global warming and climate change

      The greenhouse effect has been around long before the Left created the global-warming/climate-change crisis. The greenhouse effect is a positive product of physics, not a negative. The greenhouse effect contributed to the existence and assures the survival of this unformed man.

      Lovelock told me that “billions of humans will die this century because of climate change” and that “we’ll be lucky if a few breeding pairs (of humans) survive in a melted Arctic”.

      He’s not even mocking this idiocy, does he think it possible?, or am I missing something?

      We’ve seen would-be president Al Gore make a movie about climate change, and President Bush ridiculingthe phenomenon

      If only! Now this bit is just sloppy. Not only does the President not ridicule the ridiculous in this case, but W. has bought into this fraud.

      Is the writer ignorant or just a self-serving liar?

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 03 25 at 11:17 AM • permalink


    1. “Climate evangelists”?  WTF?  Is Adams trying to set himself as the Supreme Bishop of the Mother Gaia™ cult?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 25 at 11:17 AM • permalink


    1. #5 Hey, why didn’t he mention that Lovelock is also a strong supporter of nuclear power plants?

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 25 at 11:29 AM • permalink


    1. #7 …like the one in Al Gore’s basement.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 25 at 11:30 AM • permalink


    1. #7

      why didn’t he mention that Lovelock is also a strong supporter of nuclear power plants?

      Got it.

      He’s a Self-Serving Liar.

      That lie bieng one of ommission.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 03 25 at 11:49 AM • permalink


    1. I think they would be dysangelists, that being the corresponding thing for bad news.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 03 25 at 12:02 PM • permalink


    1. I think she will prove Margaret Mead correct in saying ‘never doubt that citizens of good will can change the world. Indeed they are the only thing that ever has.

      As with every religious text, there is a grain of truth.  However, that should have read:  “never doubt that citizens of good will and good sense can change the world.”  They usually do, despite the efforts of those who insist on paving the road to hell.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 25 at 03:04 PM • permalink


    1. “Gahhh! I couldnt even finish it.”

      Gahhh! I couldn’t even start it.  LOL

      Posted by kcom on 2007 03 25 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. Flannery’s endorsement: the kiss of electoral death. It’s reassuring that a mere handful of people take him seriously.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 03 25 at 04:44 PM • permalink


    1. The CCC are “Group F” on the ticket.

      Or maybe “Group F…”

      Posted by rog2 on 2007 03 25 at 05:12 PM • permalink


    1. So convincing….

      Posted by rog2 on 2007 03 25 at 05:15 PM • permalink


    1. Patrice can at least go back to doing toothpaste ads on TV. Her husband, however, can’t go back to anything. He’s never moved forward to begin with.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 03 25 at 05:46 PM • permalink



      haha the pony club outvoted the CCC.

      Also fascinating to see the Democrat’s vote disintegrate.

      Posted by peter m on 2007 03 25 at 06:19 PM • permalink


    1. I guess that Adams’ blatant plug in The Australian for his wife’s political party will have been noted and receive mention in an upcoming ABC TV Media Watch program … otherwise, an email to the Producer is in order?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 08:27 PM • permalink


    1. Phil used to drive Ferraris. He could deliver Patrice. Imagine being dropped off at a climate change convention in a snarling 12 cylinder Ferrari. He could wait for her out the front and let the car idle.

      Posted by ilibcc on 2007 03 25 at 08:51 PM • permalink


    1. Look forward to Cardinal Adams explanation as to why his former model wife failed to excite voters. Could her inability to spell Liechtenstein spelt disaster on the campaign trail? Or could it be that Adams is a just a huge gas ball that no one takes much heed of these days. Mrs Adams might want to find a more effective partner if she wants to continue her political career. Something to think about during her next manicure and facial.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 03 25 at 09:00 PM • permalink


    1. From a previous thread:

      Looks like Cow-Pat Adams will just have to continue farming beef cattle … a bit hard to reconcile, for an enviro-Nazi?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. #21

      What’s the fossil’s fuel bill for his commute Gundy-Sydney for his ‘little radio program’?

      What’s his drive these days … a 2-tonne SUV?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:19 PM • permalink


    1. #18
      Phatty’s last 2 articles in The Australian have been on Climate Change politics, if that isn’t campaigning on behalf of his wife, what is?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:28 PM • permalink


    1. F Troop was also out-polled by Group A, a mysterious entity for which I can find no information anywhere.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 25 at 09:29 PM • permalink


    1. Heavy metal sediment is 8 metres thick in places in the Hunter, Cow-Pat Adams had better wake up to the fact that she resides in a century-old quarry pit/industrial centre …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:36 PM • permalink


    1. Apparently there were 21 people on the ccc ticket, which means that the result was even less impressive when you consider the votes per candidate.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 25 at 09:44 PM • permalink


    1. #24
      fft … the sound of Fatty’s Frootloop Troop’s bandwagon, just had a blowhard blowout?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:46 PM • permalink


    1. Some of the CCC’s rural candidates look like hucksters for carbon credit schemes.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 09:59 PM • permalink


    1. Newell’s CCC is up to 0.56%,some 18141 votes.That’s a hell of a lot of fuckwits to have running loose.Good news though from the Ghetto,my favorite Gitmo Graduate,Mammy Habib,has so far managed a mere 1271 votes in Auburn.I wonder if his buddy,el-Hilaly, still intends to set up a political party.

      Posted by Lew on 2007 03 25 at 10:43 PM • permalink


    1. All jokes aside, there are a few legitimate characters on the roll

      Posted by rog2 on 2007 03 25 at 11:13 PM • permalink


    1. #11 How much ‘good will and good sense’ did Margaret Mead have when she made herself famous by being conned in Samoa by a few teenage girls telling lies for her research into their sexual practices?
      This dodgy background was covered up for decades by The Great Mead herself as she basked in Sexual Libertarianism..

      Mead was never repentant about how she produced a whole school of trendy thought based on falsehoods a clever person would have seen through..

      Ditto for the Climate Changers?

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 03 25 at 11:39 PM • permalink


    1. #25
      Per previous threads:
      Patty’s just a NIMBY: ‘how dare they try to put a coal mine near my farm’: take the coal out of Newcastle! … f*cktard …

      The ‘dunny lane imperialists’ strike again …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 25 at 11:54 PM • permalink


    1. They say religion is supposed to fill a moral vacuum in some people – does this mean PA just imploded? I suppose another possibility to add to this interesting coalition would be Professor John Quiggin and his minions in Beattie land, though I suspect JQ might be apoplexing about the sudden decision to mine uranium up in bananaland.

      Posted by Louis on 2007 03 26 at 12:21 AM • permalink


    1. #17 haha the pony club outvoted the CCC.

      Their motto: ‘Horses Not Horseshit.’

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 03 26 at 03:05 AM • permalink


    1. The Fatster consoles himself by listening to back to back renditions of his little radio prog’s theme ..entitled the Russian Rag apparently.

      Posted by crash on 2007 03 26 at 04:17 AM • permalink


    1. The late Margaret Mead long ago was defrocked as a dud anthropogy researcher, her stuff about “coming of age in Samoa” re society approval of free love among teenagers there was bunk. Trust Flannery to quote another bullshitter.

      Posted by percypup on 2007 03 26 at 07:10 AM • permalink


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