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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am

“Only the left,” observed Art Vandelay, “would be stupid enough to protest against the weather.” A lone Australian gal—possibly not stupid, but definitely ill-informed—now plans to walk against warmth:

A university student will walk 1000km from Brisbane to Sydney to try to pressure the Federal Government to fight harder against global warming.

Sarah Bishop, 22, will begin her trek on January 27, finishing at Kirribilli House – Prime Minister John Howard’s Sydney residence.

I bet she flies home. The Calgary Sun’s Ian Robinson also expresses his environmental views in a highway context, although prissy Sarah might not appreciate Ian’s style:

I drive a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 crew-cab pickup—alone and in the fast lane, mostly because the Green Party told me I shouldn’t.

Nice try, Ian, but you’ll have to drive that Dodge a long way before you match George “Jetson” Monbiot’s awesome London-to-Vancouver environmental footstomp.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/26/2006 at 10:46 AM
    1. How many support vehicles?

      Posted by geoff on 2006 11 26 at 10:55 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe Sarah has a corporate sponsor.  Hey, a person has gotta shower!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 26 at 11:37 AM • permalink


    1. How ridiculously funny would it be if JWH chooses that particlar week to hang out at the lodge in Canberra?

      Poor dear would have to walk up into the mountains then…

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 11 26 at 11:38 AM • permalink


    1. ’The Lodge’.  My bad.  Its like the Australian White House, only Johnny chooses not to live in Canberra.

      Sort of like if GWB decided he prefered Crawford to DC…

      Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 11 26 at 11:42 AM • permalink


    1. A university student will walk 1000km from Brisbane to Sydney to try to pressure the Federal Government to fight harder against global warming.

      But… won’t it be awfully hot by then?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 26 at 12:22 PM • permalink


    1. Nope, I’m still not convinced.  Now, if she had proposed walking 1200 km, then I’d have been convinced. 1000 km just doesn’t cut it in today’s world.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2006 11 26 at 12:24 PM • permalink


    1. Won’t all that huffing and puffing cause her to raise CO2 levels? If she accomplishes anything, it will be the opposite of her intent. Sort of like all left-wing action, come to think of it.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 26 at 12:35 PM • permalink


    1. From the propaganda site:

      “Experience Sarah’s journey with her: read her blog, watch video updates, download podcasts – as she visits coastal towns, meets interesting locals and exchanges ideas on what can be done.  Each day as she learns something new, she adds new depth to her presentations on global warming at towns along the way.”

      Blog? Blog? She’s gonna use electrikery! Pertinent questions to Anna:

      1. How much of that electrikery will be from renewable sources?
      2. How will she make the blog carbon neutral?

      I also see she will do presentations. Probably attended one (or more) of Al’s seminars…

      Posted by ElectronPower on 2006 11 26 at 01:34 PM • permalink


    1. Who’s Anna? I meant Sarah.

      Posted by ElectronPower on 2006 11 26 at 01:35 PM • permalink


    1. From the website:
      Occupation: Student
      Age: 22
      Birthday: May 26,1984
      College: Griffith University
      Major: Film, TV, Politics

      Wow, her major is Film, TV, Politics.
      That’s like a trifecta of uslessness.

      She should recruit Mother Cindy and Rev Jesse to be her mentors in milking publicity.

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 11 26 at 02:03 PM • permalink


    1. Hell, rinardman, St. Cindy and the Rev ought to recruit Sarah; they need some way of dragging out their 15 minutes of fame, and Sarah fits the bill: young, energetic, and hopelessly naive.  Maybe they can get some sort of symbiotic relationship going, but it’s more likely that those old leeches would such Sarah dry.

      Still……throw in an occasional visit from Algore (who Sarah clearly worships), and Sarah would probably work for coffee and doughnuts.  Think what a resume Sarah could present when she’s finally dumped!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 26 at 02:18 PM • permalink


    1. “such” = “suck”.  PIMF!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 26 at 02:19 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah, JeffS, those three together would be a good proof of Blair’s Law.

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 11 26 at 02:25 PM • permalink


    1. The greenhouse effect is caused by water vapor, full stop, end paragraph.

      Of the 5% caused by other gases, one-fifth—one percent of the total—is caused by nitrogen compounds, despite their being less than one-fiftieth as abundant as CO2.

      Urine contains nitrates. Every time Sarah takes a piss, the effect on Climate Change is roughly equivalent to driving the Bentley from Adelaide to Melbourne and back. If she wants to make a point without taking her hat off, tell her to stay well away from pubs.


      Posted by Ric Locke on 2006 11 26 at 02:39 PM • permalink


    1. For those of you wondering, this is what a Dodge Ram 1500 looks like.

      This truck fulfills two functions.  It’s big enough to yell “gas-guzzling earth-raper” but country enough to scream “crazed right-wing gun nut”.  In other words, two different ways to annoy lefty enviro-tards.


      Posted by David Crawford on 2006 11 26 at 03:07 PM • permalink


    1. Her fave movie is Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? I’m sorry, I can’t take a swampie seriously unless they believe An Inconvenient Truth is the greatest film of all time and should win every Best Picture Oscar in perpetuity, and a few from the past as well.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2006 11 26 at 03:13 PM • permalink


    1. The pressure walk is an idea whose time has come.

      Posted by quillpen on 2006 11 26 at 03:21 PM • permalink


    1. College: Griffith University

      W00t! My old alma mater!

      Full of hippies, I tell ya.

      I remember me and a whole bunch of Microelectronic Engineering students dressing up in black kit – balaclavas, the work and sabotaging a hippy gathering on their “international day of action”.

      Good times, good times.

      Posted by Quentin George on 2006 11 26 at 03:55 PM • permalink


    1. I figure Monbiot got to Vancouver in lead shoes and a deep-sea diving outfit. Although how they ever found a helmet big enough for his head, I just don’t know.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 26 at 04:47 PM • permalink


    1. Sarah,
      take a warm blanket and an umbrella.

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 2006 11 26 at 05:04 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, I think my sister did that course, at that Uni. And now she’s famous…not.

      I think the walk is a great idea. In fact, all the leading climate gurus should get together, announce it across the MSM and start their 3000km carbon-unassisted trek from Broome, W.A. to Rockhampton, sunny QLD. The string of bodies across our Simpson dessert could then be left, their white bleached bones the ultimate testament to the dangers of global warming, something sure to touch the hearts of millions around the world and further their great cause, just ripe for the next generation to take up when they grow old enough.

      Posted by Dminor on 2006 11 26 at 05:14 PM • permalink


    1. Sarah goes to Griffith University.  That tells me all I need to know.
      I was interviewing a phd for a job a few months ago.  She had Prof Ian Lowe as a supervisor.  Despite that black mark against her (it is pretty easy to predict where IL stands on any issue) I interviewed her on the grounds that anyone capable of putting a thesis together must have some skills.  Should have realised that it was a joke phd, the shallowest piece of shit on this particular issue I have ever read.  She just pressed the right buttons for her supervisor and his fellow travellers he selected to referee the thesis.

      Needless to say that in future I will not seriously consider ANY applicant that graduated from that Dawkins university again.  It is not worth my time.

      Posted by entropy on 2006 11 26 at 05:23 PM • permalink


    1. “Experience Sarah’s journey with her: read her blog, watch video updates, download podcasts – as she visits coastal towns, meets interesting locals and exchanges ideas on what can be done. 

      Um, who exactly pays for this lark of a trip?  When I was 22 I was working several jobs to pay for college.

      Bet daddy and mummy are.  Geesh.  Why should I believe anything coming from a mouth that has only touched a silver spoon?

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 11 26 at 08:03 PM • permalink


    1. Have a look at Sarah’s website where the headline says:
      Sarah Bishop’s Long Walk to Kyoto…

      True. Sarah lives in Brisbane. Australia. Am I missing something or isn’t Kyoto in Japan? Like, over the ocean?

      Sarah has a wet walk in front of her…

      Posted by Bonmot on 2006 11 26 at 08:54 PM • permalink


    1. take a warm blanket and an umbrella

      #20, spot on! I bet it rains.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 26 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. #15 Dodge Ram’s are rare as hen’s teeth here in Oz (personal imports only and you pay for RHD conversion). A local towey (tow truck operator) has one though – meanest black truck in town. Fabulous graphics too.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2006 11 26 at 09:18 PM • permalink


    1. quote]A university student will walk 1000km from Brisbane to Sydney…

      heeeeeere dingo,dingo,dingo…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 11 26 at 09:32 PM • permalink


    1. Check out the video on her website. Her thought processes are jumbled. Her motivation is, essentially, dislike of Bush.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2006 11 26 at 09:56 PM • permalink


    1. I’ve found that when I’m mad about something a nice little walk will cool me down. I think, though, that they call long-distant wanderings (such as, say, across a continent) due to stress (which disliking a person one does not know could certainly cause) a “fugue state” and recommend hospitalization, or at least counselling.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 11 26 at 11:24 PM • permalink


    1. #5
      Yes RebeccaH, it’s already stinking hot up here in Queensland, 39 degrees on Sunday and close to it on Friday.

      It’s just as well that she’s starting off in Brisbane, we don’t have daylight saving in Queensland so it will be cooler…

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 26 at 11:26 PM • permalink


    1. btw Tim, thanks for reminding me that I’ll probably never say anything as funny ever again!

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 27 at 12:28 AM • permalink


    1. I would be more impressed if this silly little bimbo was going to do a pub crawl from Brisbane to Sydney.

      I might even join in. We could chunder in harmony at Kirribilli House in protest at like, Glowball Warmening, man.

      There would be big papier mache heads and androgynous looking persons in tutus to take care of the cops if they leave the doughnut shop, and Eskimo drums and crystals on sticks, and perhaps even an inflatable scrotum or two.

      That would be a protest.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 11 27 at 08:32 AM • permalink


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