Federal Minister for the Environment has a Chief Scientist he could consult about the connection between climate change and extreme bushfires. So what does the member for the Victorian electorate of Flinders Greg Hunt do? He looks it up on the internet, and no doubt finds answers that suit his purpose. Hunt is a tosser.
Prime Minister Abbott dismisses a statement on a connection between climate change and bushfires by the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres. The Abbott also dismisses the advice of someone who has made climate change his business, Al Gore. The Abbott is a tosser.
New South Wales Premier Fatty O'Barrell says, let us not judge yet, in spite of the fire service already stating that the army started the Lithgow fire while on exercises. He went on to say the army did a great job in assisting the fire service help fight the fire. So they bloody well should, as they started it. I hope there is a class action against the army. He should have immediately condemned the army. O'Farrell is a tosser.
New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts filibusters about greedy landlords profiteering from people who have lost their houses in the fires. The landlords are putting their rents up, banking on their being a shortage of rental housing. Yes, and? That is the free market, you know, supply and demand, capitalism and all that. When demand is high and the supply is short, prices go up. I would have thought a conservative government minister would understand that. Perhaps, shock horror, he could regulate to prevent rent rises. No, he would prefer to stand on a soap box and preach about the gouging of greedy landlords. Roberts is a tosser. And an honourable tosser award to the ABC AM reporter who indulged him with leading questions and a non critical interview.
In some ways I rather prefer conservative governments in power.