Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm as cross as patch

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.

10 comments:

  1. You can have Can Do Campbell. He's worse than Joh was. He is trying to tell judges what to do.

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    1. Diane, I am just amazed at his audacity. Is it faintly possible he will be re-elected?

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  2. I haven't managed to work out what law Mr Roberts is relying on. It must be some law about natural disasters, since as you impliedly point out, it's not as if there is much of an attempt to control rent rates otherwise, I'll watch with interest and see if any prosecution sticks. I'm skeptical and, yes, Roberts and the reporter (and Unsworth who I think repeated the line) are all tossers!

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    1. Marcellous, no-one will be prosecuted. The Minister was talking about unconscionable conduct. Ha, how to prosecute that one. Unsworth is still around? Or another one?

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  3. From the interview transcript it seems Roberts is a bit of a waffler. I never knew we have a chief scientist.

    Never mind, democracy is all about the right to replace tossers with some who are better at doing the job.

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    1. FC, and no end of scientific advice available to him.

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  4. The govt is not off to a good start.

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    1. It certainly is not AdRad. Do you have any work and weddings to combine?

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  5. It wasn't just that Hunt looked up the internet... it was Wikipedia! Probably the least credible online source you could find. Did he not know that any Tom Dick and Harry can edit Wikipedia, it's not a scientific document.

    And then he blurts his top notch research skills to the international media... brilliant!

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    1. TVAU, I had occasion to check a couple of things on Wikipedia this morning, and two different entries both had incorrect details. Minor points, but wrong.

      I am surprised I have only heard the BBC interview once. Ah, the ABC has an excerpt online. Maybe our ABC interviewers should be a bit tougher.

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