New PM: Scott Morrison

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  1. stackja

    Leigh Lowe
    #2800560, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Many stories about Kerry.

  2. hzhousewife

    There is no need to worry about the debt lads. The government will just take everyone’s superannuation when it is time.

    Well that’s all right then, because the only people with any decent superannuation will be retired public servants.

  3. zyconoclast

    New PM: Scott Morrison

    Like turning underwear that’s been worn for two weeks solid inside out.

    Did you misspell soiled?

  4. Empire 5:5

    Where has that ever happened in history?

    He’s probably referring to the phenomenon on display outside 333 Collins St this week.

    Young woman of ME extraction, not unattractive, good rack, tailored jacket, sheer black stockings, mini skirt and hijab. Sucking on a durry and swearing like a trooper on the mobile.

    I stopped and did a double take the first time. Today the mini was camo pattern. Go figure.

  5. Tony Abbott’s sister could replace Malcolm Turnbull in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, with the city councillor considering a tilt for Liberal Party preselection.

    Well she has one important qualification to gain liberal preelection in NSW being a homosexual.

  6. zyconoclast

    What is the federal government doing with a domestic violence bill? Isn’t that a role of the states?

    Wasn’t Abbott going on about DV just before Maocolm hit him with the frypan?

  7. Crossie

    Sky News Australia Retweeted
    Laura Jayes
    ‏Verified account
    @ljayes
    4 minutes ago
    Bravo 👏 @cpyne “Today we farewell one of the great Prime Ministers in modern Australian history……Malcolm is a mentor, an inspiration and a friend. Australia is stronger and richer for his service and dedication” @SkyNewsAust

    Laura Jayes, pretty face, shame about the brains.

  8. Twostix

    I’m a little surprised by rhe reaction here. At the very least morrison as a happy clapper thinks poofs are hell bound abominations and theres a high chamce we’re 15 years into the 1000 year reign of satan.

    Basically I’m going to give the guy a minute to prove himself.

  9. Habib

    She’d be a good candidate, she licked all the opposition in the CoS election.

  10. Crossie

    Laura Jayes was auditioning for the ABC.

  11. H B Bear

    Laura Jayes was auditioning for the ABC.

    They all are. All the time. All hoping to win journo-lotto.

  12. Peter Castieau

    hzhousewife,

    You are right about the superannuation disparity.

    A mate of mine (same age, same number of working years) has sheds loads more dough in his super by virtue of his public service job (that I paid for)

    The difference is around 6 fold.

  13. H B Bear

    Pooftas aren’t the reason power prices have doubled.

  14. Robber Baron

    There is no need to worry about the debt lads. The government will just take everyone’s superannuation when it is time to pay for the retirement of the people that did not save for their own retirement.

    Third world shit hole.

  15. sdfc

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

  16. None

    Gays and lesbians are over represented in our parliament and they certainly congregate in the Liberal Party. If they pre-select Abbott’s sister you may as well kiss the liberals goodbye – the Haystapo are vicious as the cat fights in Sydney Council already indicate. I know Malcolm thinks his greatest legacy is screwing Australia up the arse but let’s not take it literally shall we.

  17. cohenite

    Islam will become ‘indigenised’ with time, Treasurer Scott Morrison says
    Ellen Whinnett and Rob Harris, News Corp Australia Network
    November 30, 2015

    That’s because islam is the beginning and the end; nothing exists outside it; that’s why the inbred bastards blew up the twin buddhas, which were the past and the twin towers which were the future.

  18. None

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Kope you’re learning Chinese sdfc. You’ll need it.

  19. Crossie

    H B Bear
    #2800598, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    Laura Jayes was auditioning for the ABC.

    They all are. All the time. All hoping to win journo-lotto.

    That’s why the ABC has to die or within a decade there will be no non-government funded journalism.

  20. Mater

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    And teleportation will eventually make Planes obsolete.
    Based on that ‘certainty’, should we start decommissioning them tomorrow…or perhaps wait and see?

  21. None

    I am going to say something that may sound uncharitable. Morrison’s eldest daughter is overweight. She’s a little girl and already tubby. Tubby kids, especially girls, are usually unhappy kids with low self esteem (even if it may manifest itself as aggressive behaviour) Money on: problems at home. Dad’s absence maybe or feeling like she can’t live up to someone’s expectations.

  22. Nob

    sdfc
    #2800604, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm
    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    “will” LOL.

  23. struth

    If he wasn’t in politics, Sco Mo would be the ultimate nobody suburban middle manager of a parts store, who’s only reason for existing is the life he lives through the sportsmen he cherishes so.

  24. Mark A

    sdfc
    #2800604, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Hope for your sake, that you are in your early years of kinder.
    Even so, I doubt you will see the day it happens.
    Nor your grandchildren either.

  25. Crossie

    Troy Bramston on Paul Murray getting all hot and bothered and going on and on about “the coup”. Funny things you find out about people at the most surprising moments. Never picked him for a Turnbull fan.

  26. Crossie

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Haven’t you heard, Elon Musk has lost the plot? There is no battery technology on the horizon. You want cheep and clean energy then nuclear it is.

  27. Crossie

    Troy Bramston again, indictment of our country for so many prime ministers in so many years.

    Dear Troy, the country had little to do with it. It was all your mates in Canberra who dunnit..

  28. sdfc

    And teleportation will eventually make Planes obsolete.
    You do know we already have batteries? Have done for some time.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    Troy Bramston on Paul Murray getting all hot and bothered and going on and on about “the coup”. Funny things you find out about people at the most surprising moments. Never picked him for a Turnbull fan.

    Without Turnbull the ALP are now in a fight. Not a hard one, but bigger than before.

    Bramston is not a serious commenter either. A lightweight chocker

  30. .

    sdfc
    #2800604, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    This is so ignorant of economics, physics and reality.

    Lockheed Martin applied for a patent for a new small-scale fusion system.

    The idea that we’ll power 10-20 billion people one day, trains, trucks, planes, ships and perhaps spacecraft with rechargeable solar and wind is absurd.

  31. Infidel Tiger

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Monkeys will eventually publish Shakespeare.

  32. LNP insider

    Baldrick

    #2800148, posted on August 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Coming up next from LNP insider …

    LNP insider
    #2800122, posted on August 24, 2018 at 3:19 pm
    I know there is alot if anti Frydenberg Pyne sentiment here, but only to be fair to him I will point out he had his hands tied by Turnbull on delivering within a certain policy parameter. He was on a short leash.

    Um I will defend Pyne. He is a cancer in the party.

    On Frydenberg I was trying to point out the ad alternative argument. I don’t agree with it.

  33. None

    We just have Turnbull lite now. Paul Murray (who is a lefty, people keep forgetting that) thought it was so nice Morrison mentioned carers today. FFS. We are a nation of imbeciles.

  34. None

    We all agree with you LNP insider: Pyne is a cancer. Frydenberg is a cancer too.

  35. None

    If he wasn’t in politics, Sco Mo would be the ultimate nobody suburban middle manager of a parts store, who’s only reason for existing is the life he lives through the sportsmen he cherishes so.

    No he’d be a low grade public servant. God Sco Mo has never been near a real business or working enterprise. Even his happy clappy pentecostal church runs on “gimme money and you will be rich”.

  36. None

    Bill Leak would have had a field day with Morrison’s happy clappy economics. TM None

  37. sdfc

    Lockheed Martin applied for a patent for a new small-scale fusion system.

    Fusion is always just around the corner. The idea that battery technology won’t continue to improve is weird.

  38. JC

    Sdfc

    There’s not enough lithium in the world to cater for our needs . Stfu

  39. sdfc

    Ignoring Vanadium and other minerals we might use, the report you’re citing would be interesting to read.

  40. struth

    I am wondering about the next few days as this all dies down and the change hasn’t helped the backbencher’s chances in their electorate one iota.

    Dear viewers, tune in next week.

    Will Trumble be able to resist the spotlight and stay in the background?
    How long can he hold out before he wings his way to the UN, Unnoticed?
    Will the media be able to comprehend he isn’t the PM anymore, and not follow him like love sick teenies?
    Will Sco Mo chuck a tanty in the corner because he’s being ignored?
    Will certain back benchers find trying to placate their constituents and be in the Liberal party an impossible task, and be found in the local park panting, pissing on trees and rolling in dog shit?
    Wondering why no one will pat them?
    Hint , it was TONY ABBOTT’s fault.
    Will Skeletor stay one or two weeks before selling everything and moving to New York to UN paradise, the heaven for washed up socialists, or will she lose a slipper in a Ray’s tent while tongue pashing cane toads she thought were princes?

    Will Fried Chicken burger find a magical hair regrowth machine that requires 240 volts, and fly to New Zealand to plug it in?

    Will Chris Ulhmann finally pull his tie to tight and shit on the floor?

    If you live in South Australia, please make sure your generators are full of fuel, or you may miss the answers to these and other Questions on the New…..Same shit Different PM Show.

  41. None

    I like Clair. Except when she’s being stupid
    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1032903291158458369
    That is effectively saying “please self-censor everyone because we might upset some nutters. Hell don’t think about what this country needs just make sure everyone stays in their safe space.”
    What a good little dhimmi.

  42. None

    The idea that battery technology won’t continue to improve is weird.

    The idea that you can defend your country against nuclear weapons with a battery is weirder.

  43. Oh come on

    Basically I’m going to give the guy a minute to prove himself.

    Yeah I’ll give him that. I think his aura of competence* is overrated but Morro is a bog-standard LP PM. Straight out of central casting. That might be a good thing.

    *he got props for overseeing OSB but it wasn’t his policy. Everything he did since showed him to be at best a ‘safe pair of hands’. Let’s not forget that in 2014 Morro was the conservative headkicker while Dutton was the chinless wonder Minister of Health

  44. .

    sfdc

    The patent Lockheed Martin applied for is for a system the size of a shipping container that can supply 80,000 homes.

    The Tesla batteries in SA last for 15 minutes.

    Batteries were invented in 200 BC. Fusion was invented in 1951 (Operation Greenhouse).

  45. sdfc

    The idea that you can defend your country against nuclear weapons with a battery is weirder.

    A fusion nuke. Is that a thing?

  46. Crossie

    Bronwyn Bishop is making a fool of herself saying ScoMo is somewhat conservative. Anyone who goes after people’s superannuation is not conservative. Labor yes, never conservative. Just another politician in the wrong party because it’s not as crowded there.

  47. sdfc

    Fusion’s a dream. Let me know when they solve the problem of it using more power than it makes.

    Forget Tesla.

  48. sdfc

    How did Morrison go after your super? I’m interested to know.

  49. Crossie

    None
    #2800641, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:24 pm
    We just have Turnbull lite now. Paul Murray (who is a lefty, people keep forgetting that) thought it was so nice Morrison mentioned carers today. FFS. We are a nation of imbeciles.

    He mentioned carers as a prop. If he was serious about helping them he would make sure these usually poor people could have cheap electricity.

  50. cohenite

    And teleportation will eventually make Planes obsolete.
    You do know we already have batteries? Have done for some time.

    Of all the renewable freaks and fuckwits the battery/storage morons are the worst. No storage process, which involves change of state and resistance, can reproduce anything near the power provided. A typical loss of releasing the stored energy is about 30%. You pay $10 and get $7 back. And scaling to grid size is impossible apart from pumped hydro which is horribly inefficient, losing over 30% of the stored energy.

    Just fuck off.

    But the real stupidity of batteries is we are already using stored energy: fossils are stored sunlight.

  51. JFC None, that is officially the worst take of the week.

  52. cohenite

    troy bramston is a green idiot.

  53. Crossie

    sdfc
    #2800667, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    How did Morrison go after your super? I’m interested to know.

    He intends to tax it. I see it as him coming to take a significant slice of it. I have worked hard for that money and sacrificed and now I’m a candidate for fleecing.

  54. sdfc

    You can copy and paste all you want dopey. Battery technology has improved from 1o years ago and will continue to.

  55. Rob

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Monkeys will eventually publish Shakespeare.

    They have already just chosen the Prime Minister, it’s time for them to get back to typing.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    I like Clair. Except when she’s being stupid
    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1032903291158458369
    That is effectively saying “please self-censor everyone because we might upset some nutters. Hell don’t think about what this country needs just make sure everyone stays in their safe space.”
    What a good little dhimmi.

    I thought she was better than that.

  57. cohenite

    Battery technology has improved from 1o years ago and will continue to.

    And what’s its release ratio fuckwit.

  58. sdfc

    Coming from someone who never even did high school science it’s funny.

  59. Habib

    Fusion nukes have been the main strategic weapons since the late ‘40s, fission was obsolete not long after being dropped on the Japs. They are still used to initiate critical mass to kick off the fusion reaction.

  60. sdfc

    Release ratio from a source with a marginal cost of practically zero? you goose.

  61. cohenite

    You’ve got nothing have you troll. At least when you fall off your perch you’ll turn into some sort of carbonised fuel; so in about 1 million years you’ll be useful.

  62. cohenite

    Release ratio from a source with a marginal cost of practically zero?

    Your farts have a marginal cost of practically zero.

  63. Crossie

    More commentators telling conservatives to calm down which means only one thing, they know Liberals just spat in their voters’ faces.

  64. cohenite

    If either scomo or fryedbrains mentions the NEG or pumped hydro you’ll know we’re stuffed.

  65. Crossie

    Rob
    #2800687, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm
    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Monkeys will eventually publish Shakespeare.

    They have already just chosen the Prime Minister, it’s time for them to get back to typing.

    My first laugh of the day.

  66. Megan

    Battery technology has improved from 1o years ago and will continue to.

    Yes. From totally useless to merely pathetic. At that rate we might have something that works in about 500 years.

  67. Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Not that I want to join the pile-on, sdfc, but you can’t just assume that the scientific obstacles to building better batteries will be overcome. Ye canna change the laws o’ physics Cap’n, as a wise man once said (or will say in future).

    The Chinese threw billions at solar PV production capacity to change the supply-side economics, and were wildly successful. That was fine, but the problems with batteries are not solely economic.

    There is an analogy to be drawn with integrated circuits. At some point you can’t miniaturise them on a chip any further because you start getting down to quantum levels where things get too freaky to carry out reliable computation. They “solved’ this problem through parallelisation, just throwing more chips at it without improving the chips beyond physical limits. Not sure the same can be done for batteries, it’s a different category of problem.

    I remain hopeful that Musk or whoever will figure it out, but it’s not a sure thing.

  68. mh

    Here is Breitbart’s take:

    Hardline Border Security Advocate Scott Morrison Australia’s New PM

    ….Although he first entered Parliament in 2007, Mr. Morrison first rose to the public’s attention as immigration minister and his introduction of tough asylum seeker policies alongside offshore detention centres for processing illegal arrivals.

    Mr. Morrison is the son of a policeman and an active member of a Sydney Pentecostal evangelical church.

    He voted no in Australia’s plebiscite on same-sex marriage, listed “church” as one of his interests in his Who’s Who profile, and regards former prime minister John Howard as a political inspiration.

  69. Oh come on

    Fusion’s a dream

    No, it isn’t. We know it works for us (ie. the Sun). We don’t yet know how to make it work for us.

  70. Neil

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    To make steel you need iron ore + heat + carbon. Coal provides 2 of those things (heat + carbon).Without coal you cannot make cheap steel. Coal will never be obsolete

  71. sdfc

    Ye canna change the laws o’ physics

    What laws of physics Monty? We know, solar, wind and Hydro generate power at practically zero marginal cost. Enlighten me.

  72. Fisky

    The first policy Scott Morrison advocated in his victory speech was…the NDIS!

    LOL

  73. Fisky

    Morrison’s victory speech sounds a bit fake. I don’t think it will work. He will probably sag in the polls. But who the hell knows.

  74. RobK

    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.
    This statement comes up every now and then. What needs to be understood is that when batteries become cheap enough to supply bulk stored energy at a cost similar to existing hydro (site specific to be economic) then batteries will be employed by baseload for short term peaking. This would happen well before batteries are a viable store for bulk energy over extended periods of days to weeks as would be required for high penetration RE. Current cost of ownership of commercial grid scale batteries is about $200/MWh, not including charging energy.

  75. struth

    I’m in South Australia until tomorrow.

    A very funny man was quite serious when he said, while being interviewed for the local news service here, that SA will experience black outs this summer due to the “failing coal generation” situation.

    Seriously.

    He said it.

    Oh yes he did.

    Hint to South Aussies.
    The coal powered generation plants don’t work when you blow them up.
    You don’t have any.

  76. sdfc

    The statements about the future of battery power pretty much always attracts incoherent counter-arguments.

  77. Infidel Tiger

    Morrison’s victory speech sounds a bit fake. I don’t think it will work. He will probably sag in the polls. But who the hell knows.

    Who gives a shit. Turnbull is gone. Absolutely humiliated. Tricked out of office by a chinless copper who shouldn’t even be in Parliament!

    Great day. Can’t wait for the next one.

  78. Oh come on

    Here is Breitbart’s take

    Forgivable as a view from afar, but wrong because it’s seriously outdated.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    Dustin Martin?

    Best player on the comp.

  80. mh

    Forgivable as a view from afar, but wrong because it’s seriously outdated.

    Yeah, but just an idea of their own spin on our politics..

  81. Oh come on

    NDIS Morro seems like an improvement over SSM and renewballs champion Trumble.

    But the NDIS is shaping up to be our NHS. Medicare Platinum.

    We are all disabled now.

  82. Oh come on

    Yeah, but just an idea of their own spin on our politics..

    A timely reminder to Don’t Believe The Hype. From any side.

  83. sdfc

    No one is going to get rid of the NDIS. Don’t blame morrison.

  84. max

    In Melbourne, Kooyong and Higgins are the safest of safe Liberal seats.

    They are precious jewels bestowed on Liberal bluebloods.

    One is given to Frydenberg. The other to O’Dwyer.

    These are the cream of the modern Liberal party.

    As our new leader said today: “the new generation of Liberal leadership.”

  85. Oh come on

    Don’t forget – the NDIS is going to buy me a house! It’s my chronically ingrowing toenails. They haven’t really been an issue since my teens, and even then they weren’t that chronic, but I guess they could return at any time with a vengeance. My DSO agrees and will help me submit a watertight application for funding, with their fee added onto the total build cost so I don’t have to do without my third bathroom.

  86. Armadillo

    A timely reminder to Don’t Believe The Hype. From any side.

    And a sad reminder that MSM is exactly that. A propaganda machine. News isn’t news anymore.

  87. JC

    Sdfc

    They also said it was hearsay to deny gerbil warming. Trump said it was a hoax.

    The NDIS should be immediately scrapped and the takers told to fuck off and find themselves.

  88. Makka

    Well, it does look like soshul media has lit up , fuming at the Libs for their adolescent behaviour.

    Excellent! Send the Libs a message folks, burn their house to the fkg ground.

  89. Ubique

    Is part of Morrison’s deal with Turdbull that Tony Abbott be left on the backbench? If so, how many weeks until the Libs are back in the party room?

  90. max

    Second try after moderation.

    In Melbourne, Kooyong and Higgins are the safest of safe Liberal seats.

    They are a prize bestowed only on Liberal bluebloods.

    One is given to Frydenberg. The other to O’Dwyer.

    These are the cream of the modern Liberal party.

    As our new leader said today: “the new generation of Liberal leadership.”

  91. .

    sdfc
    #2800666, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Fusion’s a dream. Let me know when they solve the problem of it using more power than it makes.

    Forget Tesla.

    You’re a dinosaur stuck in the dark ages. The LM tech is not like a tokamak or the ITER.

    Here is how it works.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2018/08/01/will-lockheed-martin-change-the-world-with-its-new-fusion-reactor/#63cc564c4c49

    Don’t be left behind as a shill for the “right” causes to have money pissed away on them.

  92. Armadillo

    One of the Wiggles might end up our next PM. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  93. mh

    And a sad reminder that MSM is exactly that. A propaganda machine. News isn’t news anymore.

    That‘s why Alex Jones’ Infowars slogan is There’s A War On For Your Mind!

  94. Oh come on

    the takers told to fuck off and find themselves.

    I thought you were saying they should head to some Mayan temple, find a shaman and down some ayahuasca.

    I think Anthony Bourdain did that and he ended up necking himself – probably would have been better off on the NDIS.

  95. JC

    In Melbourne, Kooyong and Higgins are the safest of safe Liberal seats.

    They are a prize bestowed only on Liberal bluebloods.

    One is given to Frydenberg. The other to O’Dwyer.

    These are the cream of the modern Liberal party.

    As our new leader said today: “the new generation of Liberal leadership.”

    O’Dwyer could end up being booted.

  96. What laws of physics Monty? We know, solar, wind and Hydro generate power at practically zero marginal cost. Enlighten me.

    The second law of thermodynamics for starters, sdfc.

    Solar doesn’t generate power when it’s dark, wind doesn’t generate power when it’s still, hydro doesn’t generate power when it’s dry. Thus the need for batteries.

    This article from a few years ago seems relevant.

  97. Makka

    Morrison: “To keep our economy strong”. The population ponzi will continue people. It’s mustard.

  98. egg_

    Thus the need for batteries.

    More retarded than a desal plant.

  99. struth

    Here’s a side story to windfsrms.

    Unlike some cities in Australia, Adelaide has never allowed oversize loads to move at night.
    They actually changed those laws so the voters didn’t see just how much heavy industry is required to move just one part of the windmill one part of the way.
    From port to site.
    They snuck them out in the wee hours.

  100. egg_

    One of the Wiggles might end up our next PM.

    We’ve already had Lucy the dinosaur.

  101. Armadillo

    Solar doesn’t generate power when it’s dark, wind doesn’t generate power when it’s still, hydro doesn’t generate power when it’s dry. Thus the need for batteries.

    Batteries are wonderful for the environment. So is piles of plastic windmills and plastic solar panels that have a short lifespan. Thanks mOnts. I’m learning.

  102. struth

    Batteries fine.
    It’s those bloody plastic drinking straws that really cause havoc.

  103. egg_

    Ye canna change the laws o’ physics

    Dark Physics?
    Trumble doesn’t observe the Laws of Physics, only those of Economics, apparently.

  104. Makka

    Just listened to Scomo’s speech in full. Morrison desperately kissing Mal’s ring , hoping and a praying he won’t spit the dummy and vacate Wentworth and hand him a GE in a few weeks.

  105. .

    Trumble follows the laws of economics…

    Only when it suits him.

  106. Armadillo

    The “Hypocritical Class” is replacing the “Baby Boomers”. FMD. Australia needs a good dose of recession and poverty to wake itself up. Both sides of politics seem hell bent on delivering it. Go team.

  107. Crossie

    In Melbourne, Kooyong and Higgins are the safest of safe Liberal seats.

    They are a prize bestowed only on Liberal bluebloods.

    One is given to Frydenberg. The other to O’Dwyer.

    These are the cream of the modern Liberal party.

    As our new leader said today: “the new generation of Liberal leadership.”

    Next thing you know Wyatt Roy will be back striding the halls of Parliament House.

  108. amortiser

    Nob
    #2800624, posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:05 pm
    sdfc
    #2800604, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm
    Improvements in battery capacity will eventually make coal obsolete. Good riddance.

    Nature has provided us with almost unlimited battery power. In the language of the greens it’s organic too.
    When it’s stored up solar power is released, the byproduct is carbon dioxide an essential requirement for all life on the planet.

    It’s plentiful, cheap to extract. What’s not to like about it? The problems of other noxious gases being released have long been solved.

  109. Clam Chowdah

    If he wasn’t in politics, Sco Mo would be the ultimate nobody suburban middle manager of a parts store, who’s only reason for existing is the life he lives through the sportsmen he cherishes so.

    A brilliant encapsulation of all that is underwhelming in this foolish choice.

  110. Mother Lode

    Gawd! People still talking about the miracle of batteries?

    War miles want their silly ruinables. Batteries are like an additional term add to the algebraic equation to make it come out to the right result.

    Their predictions for batteries are not based on the trends of battery technology (beyond the unquantified quality of ‘getting better’), but the need to fill a gap in the equation.

    It is like saying improvements in golf club technology will improve my chances of a hole-in-one so I do not need to work on it. There is a gap between my current skill and my goal, and I will assume improvements will make up the difference.

  111. Mater

    Batteries are like an additional term add to the algebraic equation to make it come out to the right result.

    Brilliant analogy, Mother Lode.

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