What do you get when you mix green and red

What do you get when you mix green and red?

If you are a painter, you get brown. Depending on the balance of green and red, you get shades of faecal hue.

If you are a food scientist, you get a watermelon. But none of this genetically modified business. You get watermelon with the seeds.

If you are a policy wonk, you get a mining tax, a carbon tax and a range of other pseudo socialist policies. The stuff you would expect and in fact got with a Labor-Green coalition government that was the Gillard Government.

If you are a political scientist, you get the Nick Xenophon Team – NXT – sometimes known as SA Pest, sorry Best. A political party of clowns and claim, of stunts but no substance.

In one of the more delusional post election interviews, the leader of the SA Pest Party, the Hon. Nick Xenophon was interviewed on Your ABC.  He blamed Labor.  He blamed the Liberals.  He blamed the unions.  He blamed the Hotels Association.  He even claimed that the Hotels Association was the equivalent of the National Rifle Association in the US.  The only thing he did not blame was the vibe of the thing.

Did he blame his performance, his policies or his candidates?  Nope.  His kingdom for a mirror.

The big question is who will cater the post election party?  If it was 12 KFC nuggets for his date with Jacqui Lambie may be McDonalds will be invited to tender.

But interestingly also, Xenophon stated that his political hero was Jerry Brown, the current Governor of California.

For those either old enough to remember or curious enough to know, it was Jerry Brown in 1980 who tried to drag the already progressive and incompetent administration of President Jimmy Carter to the left. Brown, running as a democrat tried to run against a incumbent Democratic President only to be gazumped by an even more progressive candidate in Ted Kennedy. On the plus side, this made the path for Ronald Reagan even clearer to become President in 1981.

Not to suggest that Jay Whetherall is Jimmy Carter and Steven Marshall is Ronald Reagan. But we can dream.

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33 Responses to What do you get when you mix green and red

  1. Old Nick is sounding like Hillary.

  2. RobK

    Im with you on this one Sparty .

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    The X Party policy on energy was to push 50% renewbulls.
    Completely bonkers.
    In other words they are a pack of lefties situated roughly between the mainstream ALP and the Greens on the political spectrum.
    And he has the hide to claim to be centrist.

  4. Singleton Engineer

    Xenophon obviously doesn’t know much about California’s Governor Brown, who is a wealthy oil-man from way back and son of a past Governor of California. Both were Democrats in name only… in truth, they were lining their own pockets via sale of gas and oil and the forced early shutdown of California’s nuclear power plants, which are being replaced in the market not by solar or wind, but by gas turbines and their resulting CO2 emissions.

    See here for the opinion of another of the current candidates for Governor, also a Democrat.

    https://atomicinsights.com/michael-shellenberger-explains-running-governor-california-part-3/

  5. The X Party policy on energy was to push 50% renewbulls.

    I wonder if anyone has done the calculations to determine at what point (% of ruinables and real energy deliverables) does Australia’s industry effectively stop?

  6. mh

    Nick might want to write a book – What Happened

  7. bobby b

    “Both were Democrats in name only… in truth, they were lining their own pockets . . . “

    Are you sure that sentence came out right?

    Because, to me, the fact that they were lining their own pockets makes them quintessential Democrats.

  8. Bruce

    “What do you get when you mix green and red?”

    If you are a theatrical lighting tech, you get a “sort-of” YELLOW tinge, depending on the purity of the lamp source and the exact colour of the red and green ‘gels”. This is “additive” mixing of colours.

    Mixing paints / pigments is “subtractive”.

    This brings to mind the old joke:

    Q. “What goes “red, green. red, green, red, green, brownish?”
    A. “A frog in a blender”.

    Back to additive light-colour mixing: If you then add “blue” light, you get WHITE light!!

    Oh, NOSE!! Shock! Horror!. But wait!! Just to be inclusive, we also have “black” light, i.e. “ultra-violet”.

    However, in politics, as in painting, mixing red and green will surely get you BROWN (shirts).

  9. What do you get when you mix green and red?

    You get “Watermelon” – the would-be evil-doer who has now been comprehensively beaten by Batman, 6 times in succession!

  10. jock

    Can we get stuck into the grattan institute and that wally eslake over this imputation tax. Expropriation should be called out?

  11. Leo G

    What do you get when you mix green and red?

    If you’re a railway train driver, you get a medium speed route, route-clearance for at least two block lengths.

  12. Chris M

    Did he blame his performance

    Mate, he’s a lawyer. It’s not something they do.

    Don’t ever vote for a lawyer.

  13. I am Spartacus

    Don’t ever vote for a lawyer.

    They’re all lawyers!

  14. Tim Neilson

    in politics, as in painting, mixing red and green will surely get you BROWN (shirts).

    Liberty quote?

  15. Dr Fred Lenin

    Spartacus, lawtradespersons are the problem ,never the solution . First year law teaches them how to tell the most ridiculous lie without turning a hair ,when medical and engineering students are learning the basics of their future profession ,they are learning to deal with crooks by being as bad as they are ,an affinity that lasts forever . It is said the trade started with priests who were defrocked for criminality ,hasn’t changed a lot has it ? It should be in the constitution that criminals and lawtradespersons are barred from political office ,things would really improve then .
    You will all notice I am using “lawtradespersons “ ,political correctness is infectious innit?

  16. H B Bear

    Luckily slumlord Mr X has something to fall back on not just his two parliamentary pensions.

  17. Senile Old Guy

    In other words they are a pack of lefties situated roughly between the mainstream ALP and the Greens on the political spectrum.
    And he has the hide to claim to be centrist.

    But he is! Midway between the left ALP and the far left Greens. Can you get more centrist than that?

  18. manalive

    Lawtradespersons …

    Very good, Jonathan Swift on lawyers:
    “My Lawyer being practiced almost from his Cradle in defending Falsehood; is quite out of his Element when he would be an Advocate for Justice, which as an Office unnatural, he always attempts with great Awkwardness if not with Ill-will”.

  19. Dr Fred Lenin

    How come x gets two pensions? He’s not 67 is he ? Still he’d only get one then .

  20. miltonf

    Ha ha Jerry Brown still Gov of California- it’s like the 70s never ended.

  21. Damienski

    Nick might want to write a book – What Happened
    I think it was Tim Blair who observed that Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened?” was a rare book where the question and the answer were both on the cover.

  22. What do you get when you mix green and red
    someone with hands in both of your pockets and tells you how to live like a caveman

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hippy Commies.

  24. Dan Dare

    Dr Fred, as I have always said to law tradespersons I know, lucky for them they passed
    the absolutely essential first year subject of Bullshit 101.

  25. Chris M

    What do you get when you mix green and red

    My first thought was the Nazi party, much more environmentally aware than their communist brethren.

    They’re all lawyers!

    Indeed, that’s another reason why I don’t vote. One of the evil troika of bottomest bottom feeders – lawyers, journalists, union officials.

  26. old bloke

    What do you get when you mix green and red?

    What do you get when you mix blue and red?

    A ship sailed from Cork heading to Dublin carrying a load of red paint. A ship sailed from Dublin heading to Cork with a load of blue paint.

    The two ships collided in the Irish Sea, both are now marooned.

  27. None

    Yes both Labor and Liberals, the Hotels Association and everybody else too, threw shit at Nick in their advertising for the election. But I think Xenophon lost it himself with one prank too many. I think the turning point was a TV ad where he was on a hospital guerney making fun of healthcare. That probably didn’t go down well in a state which is 90% geriatric and stuck on the public teat. I think that was the point when the public finally realised it he was just an arseclown – not serious at all. This must have taken some doing because believe you me South Australian media just feeds this guy and indulges him and have never, ever ever held into account. Shoddy girlfriends and all. Oh and he was also stupid in running in Hartley which covers Jamie Briggs old federal seat. Briggs lost his seat to one of his staff as he ran under the Xenophon ticket. What stupid Xenophon did was mistake anti Briggs sentiment for pro Xenophon leeeerv. What a galoot. Plus the sitting member for Hartley -a Liberal who is wwirdly obsessive – I am sure he’s on the spectrum somewhere- is a door knocking fanatic whereas Xenophon is as lazy as all s*** and hardly reset foot in the electorate. It doesn’t matter anyway. South Australia is irredeemable. Marshall will just tinker around the edges. He’s no freedom fighter, no free marketer. FFS Christopher Pyne is his best friend. That says it all.

  28. nemkat

    Edmund [Pat] Brown was an elected Republican Governor of California who switched sides an ran as a Democrat in 1962. Beat Nixon that year, lost to RR in 1966.

    Edmund [Jerry] Brown is a failed Catholic Seminarian who was known as Governor Moonbeam during his first stint, 1977 to 1981. Had a ”romance” with Linda Ronstadt. Bit light in the loafers.
    Reminds me of an Australian politician.

  29. Paul

    On cue his two senators are gonna block deregulated trading hours, never change SA, why bother having an election when morons like SA Best still refuse to do what the people voted for.

  30. egg_

    What do you get when you mix green and red?

    Merde.
    SA in a nutshell.

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