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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Peter Garrett hails the coronation of environvangelist Tim Flannery:

Newly-crowned Australian of the Year Tim Flannery has the ability to cut through the fog of scientific data to communicate the message of harm being done to the environment, Labor’s climate change spokesman Peter Garrett says.

Oh, he cuts through data, all right. I wonder if Flannery celebrated with a few drinks from a Buick-sized refrigerator?

UPDATE. Another bearded religious fellow also cuts through the fog of scientific data to communicate the message of harm being done to the environment:

John Mitchell, chief scientist at Britain’s Met Office, noted al Qaeda had already listed environmental damage among its litany of grievances against the United States.

“You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries,” al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden wrote in a 2002 “letter to the American people.”

Reported by Reuters. Of course.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/25/2007 at 10:10 AM
    1. did tim flannel fly to the awards ceremony, or did he do the inconvenient but right thing & walk there?

      Posted by KK on 2007 01 25 at 10:18 AM • permalink


    1. Who gets to vote on this shit?

      I’d vote for Tim B or me.
      Or maybe Habib


      Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 01 25 at 10:35 AM • permalink


    1. How many times has this have to be stated:
      1. The Kyoto Agreement was submitted by President Clinton for ratification to the US Senate.
      2. The Senate rejected the agreement by, something like, 98-0.  That’s right lefties not ONE Senator voted FOR it.
      3. Neither Clinton, or his vice president, Gore, campaigned for the agreement’s approval.

      The US President does not have the legal authority (thank G-d) to arbitrarily sign and enforce treaties without Senate approval. I know that this is hard for lefties to understand considering their model leaders, e.g., Castro, Chavez, Stalin, Pol Pot, Kim Jong to name just a few, all rule, or ruled, by decree.

      Posted by Mark Razak on 2007 01 25 at 10:39 AM • permalink


    1. Tim Flannery.Oh yeah, him, the same Tim Flannery I beat at science in Year 12 by loads of points. Thirty years later he’s a whining academic, never solved a scientific problem, and is now australian of the year. What did I do wrong? Hmm…I should have killed him in kindergarten.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 01 25 at 10:40 AM • permalink


    1. Newly-crowned Australian of the Year Tim Flannery . . .

      How Flannery sees himself.

      How Flannery is viewed by me.

      They don’t really give him a crown, do they? I like to picture it as being made of gold, dug from the bowels of Mother Gaia, and lined with polar bear fur, and when they place it on his head, it falls to the floor around his ankles with a loud “clank”, like a barrel hoop dropped over Margo Kingston.

      Posted by paco on 2007 01 25 at 10:42 AM • permalink


    1. This really is the top of the ‘rort chain’. Yet these people are very successfully conning all sorts of sensible people. How do they do it? The brain washing is worthy of Joseph Goebbels. But the tragedy is, that behind this bullshit, they are living like lords, and raking in the cash.
      Paco, they don’t give him a crown, but now that you have suggested it, Peter ‘Uncle Festis’ Garrett, may lobby his mates, to give him one. This ‘Glowball Warmening’ has got to be the biggest con of the 21st Century. In a hundred years, they will be tut tutting and shaking their heads, like we do over some of the bizzare beliefs of a hundred years ago.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 01 25 at 11:06 AM • permalink


    1. Is there anything that bin Laden doesn’t blame the West for? Anything at all?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 01 25 at 11:07 AM • permalink


    1. So, John Mitchell thought it would be a good idea to enlist al Quaeda “leader” Osama bin Laden in the fight against global warming? He also wants to destroy Israel and establish a caliphate, John; is that ok, too? Perhaps it was inevitable that the sun would set on the British empire, but that it also gives signs of setting on Britain, proper, is sad and ominous. But you and your kind go right ahead, John; pull the night down on your country like a threadbare blanket. Maybe if you hide under the covers, the emirs won’t find you.

      Posted by paco on 2007 01 25 at 11:09 AM • permalink


    1. The guy can’t even sprout a proper beard.

      Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 01 25 at 11:11 AM • permalink


    1. It was the morning of the Earth. It was the dawning of the Age of Inferiors,

      The Age of Delirious…


      Posted by splice on 2007 01 25 at 11:15 AM • permalink


    1. #10: Haw! Good one, Splice!

      Posted by paco on 2007 01 25 at 11:23 AM • permalink


    1. The fog of scientific data comes in on cat’s feet.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 01 25 at 11:35 AM • permalink


    1. I echo Jack from Montreal: Who gets to vote on this shit? A better choice than Mohammed Dawood I guess, but not by much.

      The social engineers of the world will latch on to any scheme or dogma that might prove useful in advancing their goals. Gerbil worming is manna from heaven—just the excuse they were looking for to redistribute massive wealth to the third world, bring unfettered capitalism to heel and relocate large swaths of the huddled masses. Biggest con of the 21st century indeed.

      A few corrections, Mark: Clinton did not submit Kyoto to the Senate for ratification because he knew it would be defeated. The vote you refer to took place in 1997 before the Protocol was finalized. The Senate “sent a message” (the vote was 95-0, I believe) that it would not entertain any agreement that didn’t include China and India. Clinton/Gore signed it anyhow, but that’s as far as it got (Bush unsigned it).

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 01 25 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. John Mitchell, chief scientist at Britain’s Met Office, noted al Qaeda had already listed environmental damage among its litany of grievances against the United States.

      As long as he had a grievance against the United States, people like John Mitchell would applaud Satan himself.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 25 at 01:10 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah, yeah, Osama hates the US for not signing Kyoto, letting its women run around bareheaded, having tv shows like CSI:Miami, blah blah blah.

      Who besides wimpy trouserpuppies like Mitchell gives a flying fishfuck about what some homicidal maniac wants?

      “Gosh, Mr. Gacy, you hate everyone who won’t give you a teenage boy?  Well, let me go grab my nephew for you right now.  Anything else you hate?  Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, Jujubees, the Atlanta Falcons?”

      Posted by ushie on 2007 01 25 at 01:42 PM • permalink


    1. Making Flannery Oz of the Year is a smart political decision in an election year. It outflanks any attempt by the opposition on climate change and moderates a potentially powerful (in the public’s eyes) climate critic.

      I do find it odd, though, that the leftards that claim we have the highest CO2 output per capita in the world (which we do) and want us to sign Kyoto then don’t accept that Kyoto should use whole of life accounting for CO2 so that the end user pays the penalty for CO2 production. That’s the basis of our non-signing and was vetoed by the Europeans (would have cost them, can’t have that) when we put it up for discussion.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 01 25 at 03:59 PM • permalink


    1. Dear Osama bin Laden:

      Thank you for your thoughtful and informative letter regarding the dangers of industrial waste and gases.  We will consider your Kyoto-approved method of sending these toxins into the air by flying airliners full of jet fuel into skyscrapers, destroying who knows how many plastics and metals and spewing unknown amounts toxic fumes and dust into the atmosphere.  As you know, if pollution is caused in the name of Allah rather than the name of “greedy profit” it is fine.  Frankly though, I wasn’t aware of too many skyscrapers in your region.

      However, I thank you in advance for your permission to bomb your cave, sending more pollution into the air, as long as we do not make a profit on the operation.  I can assure you that we make no money on this deal—all the democrats in congress have been harping on how we are losing a zillion dollars every day, when we could be feeding, educating, and providing health care for the kazillions of starving, illiterate, sickly children who fill the streets of our country.  I appreciate the return address provided with your letter.  I will pass it on to the U.S. military.



      Posted by RK on 2007 01 25 at 04:28 PM • permalink


    1. All he needs is the sandwich boards with “The End of the World is nigh” on them.

      Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 01 25 at 05:38 PM • permalink


    1. There ARE worthy recipients of Australia Day awards. They are just people you don’t hear much abourt.

      My mother received an ESM in NSW this year recognising her work with the New South Wales Volunteer Rescue Association.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 25 at 05:50 PM • permalink


    1. #19 – that’s great kae.
      It is often the case that the little folk who do lots for their community get ignored, while higher ranking ones get the gongs for just doing their job.
      I would have thought it was reward enough to be, say, head of Treasury. Would you like a gong with that, Ken? Oh, thanks, what an honour.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 01 25 at 06:56 PM • permalink


    1. #19

      Just spoke with her, it’s her work with the NSW VRA and the New South Wales Cave Rescue Group.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 25 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. The Australian OTY wasted no time bagging Australians for “dragging the chain” on climate change.  We are setting the world back, apparently.  A few years back you had to be a sportsman to have the best chance of winning AOTY.  Of course that upset the moonbats, but it was the better system.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 25 at 07:24 PM • permalink


    1. Osama bin Laden has joined the Australian Greens! About time. The Australian Greens joined Al Qaeda years ago.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 01 25 at 07:27 PM • permalink


    1. Newly-crowned Australian of the Year Tim Flannery has the ability to cut through the fog of scientific data to communicate the message..


      Tim Flannery ignores scientific fact in his propaganda.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 01 25 at 07:38 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, so bin Laden su[pports Kyoto. How eco-friendly and huggy-warmy of him.

      So it’s true, Kyoto is a plot to destroy industrial civilization, unfortunately instigated by a Canadian

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 01 25 at 07:46 PM • permalink


    1. #15 ushie, when I saw the word wimpy my adrenaline immediately rose, preparing for some undeserved assault but then the next word was trouserpuppies and my blood flowed back to my stomach as I realise it was all the fault of the trouserpuppies!

      Phew, that’s a relief. Do the trouserpuppies know?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 01 25 at 07:51 PM • permalink


    1. As Matthew Warren says:

      High-profile environmental commentators such as Tim Flannery have done plenty to fuel this populist thinking. His engaging blend of genuine science with hand-picked factoids and a dose of fear has long since blamed the drought on climate change, warning of rising food prices and referring to the erroneous claim at the water summit last year by South Australian Premier Mike Rann that this is a one-in-1000-year drought.

      We’ll be rooned!

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 01 25 at 08:29 PM • permalink


    1. FYI
      Said Hanrahan
      PJ Hartigan © by John O’Brien
      “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan in accents most forlorn,
      Outside the church, ere Mass began one frosty Sunday morn.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 01 25 at 08:32 PM • permalink


    1. #27 – he’s saying that all of the rain up north isn’t caused by global warming (shock! a denier!) but by Asian particulate matter in the atmosphere…

      Does that mean that if we stuff a pooload of particulate matter into the atmosphere down south that we’ll solve the drought?

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 01 25 at 08:48 PM • permalink


    1. #26 WC – are you sure the blood flowed to your stomach?  Not to the trouserpuppies?

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 01 25 at 09:10 PM • permalink


    1. #22 Yeah, mate, shooda been Warnie, maybe Punter, or Pigeon

      Rod C

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 01 25 at 09:47 PM • permalink


    1. the ability to cut through the fog of scientific data to communicate the message
      No wonder Garrett became a rock singer instead of a Barrister …

      did tim flannel fly to the awards ceremony, or did he do the inconvenient but right thing & walk there?
      Went down the Murray in a tinnie, rowing sans (eco-friendly 2-stroke</sarc>) outboard, without John Doyle (Phat Phil in training: humanities ‘tard who thinks he can authoritatively speak on sci/tech matters)?
      An ecnonomy the size of Pennsylvania dragging the chain on the globe … heaven help us!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 25 at 10:03 PM • permalink


    1. #4
      Does Flummery really believe the stuff that he’s preaching?
      That would be the sad part; AFAIK, from his colleagues, he hasn’t done any science for years, due to being in spokesperson/admin roles; so Garrett is reasonably correct in his summation.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 25 at 10:38 PM • permalink


    1. Yet another bearded fellow doing his bit to reduce human overpopulation.  I did a double take when I first saw this guy – I thought he had just been gonged AOTY…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 01 25 at 11:27 PM • permalink


    1. To show my unswerving support for the appointment of Tim Flannery as Australian of the Year I have just cut down a filthy methane producing eucalypt.It felt so good I might just cut another one down.This is the kind of activity every climate-concerned Australian should indulge in on Australia Day,I’m sure Tim Flannery would approve.

      Posted by Lew on 2007 01 25 at 11:38 PM • permalink


    1. Flannery? Oh the climate clones at work will be so happy… I do agree with the other post that this is a political move to outflank Krudd.

      Speaking of the climate clones at work…
      I and a few others actually ride a bike to work.. why? 1. not paying for petrol enusres I am not feeding money into evil wahibbist scum in Saudi Arabia. 2. I don’t have to pay for parking, thereby giving less money to Chariman Stanhope and the Polit Bureau. 3. We are tight arsed pricks.

      The climate clones bought up the subject of carbon trading with myself and others who ride in for the above mentioned reasons (they wrongly assumed we gave a shit about the environment) and I proposed that we build a tyre fire to ensure we are contributing our daily allowance of C02 and other noxiuos gasses to the air. The climate clones declined to look up how much C02 is produced by a burning tyre. 🙁

      Posted by CanberraNeoCon on 2007 01 26 at 04:02 AM • permalink


    1. while we’re on glargal wormenizerating, hobart is expecting snow

      Posted by KK on 2007 01 26 at 05:00 AM • permalink


    1. #36
      I do agree with the other post that this is a political move to outflank Krudd.

      Looks like the Libs will always be one jump ahead of this clown, who’s unable to think on his feet: seems to take him at least half a day to respond to any issue surfacing in the media (has to be pre-processed by his minders first?)

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 01 26 at 05:35 AM • permalink


    1. #22 – Its time to accept that we shouldn’t be dragging the chain on climate change.  We should be swinging the chain repeatedly against Flannerys head until the preachy moron realises that The Protocols of the Elders of Kyoto is a waste of paper and nothing more.

      Posted by bondo on 2007 01 26 at 06:11 AM • permalink


    1. #26 wimpy canadian, the trouserpuppies never know.


      Posted by ushie on 2007 01 26 at 07:05 AM • permalink


    1. Never mind the trouserpuppies.  I want to know about the flying fishfucks.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 26 at 02:09 PM • permalink


    1. Who is Flannery? Leader of the brave fire fighters? No?
      ‘Australians of the year’ who win through simply making money or being a patron of the YARTZ make me sick
      The heroic firies and the the volunteers who serve them are the winners.
      Not mr and mrs money.

      Posted by waussie on 2007 01 28 at 12:19 AM • permalink


    1. Not mr and mrs money.

      Holmes a Court, Mrs Money, who has millions of dollars and plenty of time.

      Posted by kae on 2007 01 28 at 12:25 AM • permalink


    1. Message of Ham; and Ham Reduction—the Greens and al Qaeda seeing eye-to-eye. (Or eye-to-crotch, as the case may be.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 01 28 at 01:06 PM • permalink


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