Kaziol

In the slavic languages is the word казёл, pronounced kaziol, which literally translates into goat.  However, it has a slang use also; used to refer to someone as an idiot or blockhead.

Thus scribbling for the SMH today, Michael Koziol writes:

‘A trail of mistakes and unforced errors’: Taylor faces his biggest test.

Using his deep contacts in the moderate wing of the Liberal Party (ie people who wanted to join Labor but don’t like the spelling) to come up with this:

Some Liberals grumble about having a minister for emissions reduction who doesn’t like talking about reducing emissions. He is at the centre of a debate within the Coalition about how to interpret the election result – essentially, whether it vindicated the government’s position on climate change or papered over community unrest.

Really.  Is this the best you have Michael?

But what, exactly, is Taylor delivering? That’s the question his internal critics ask. Predictably, they are not willing to put their names to their remarks. But they generally raise the same queries. How many runs does he have on the board? What has he actually led? How does he go under pressure?

You mean, Taylor has not been able to unwind 12 years of policy insanity in 6 months.  Oh the travesty.

But these critics unwilling to put their names to criticisms.  God forbid.

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13 Responses to Kaziol

  1. Nob

    The public don’t give a rat’s about emissions.

    This insane focus is solely the result of incessant media chatter and activism.

  2. stackja

    Nob
    #3200522, posted on November 3, 2019 at 11:34 am

    And money chasing hawkers.

  3. Karabar

    To quote Malcolm Roberts “Emissions of what?”
    I quiver every time Sky after dark gets on to the subject of “emissions”.
    When we argue over how small our “emissions” are relative to China and India, and How we are “meeting our Paris targets”, we only solidify the nonsense that emissions matter.
    The Outsiders have had Ian Plimer on several times, and each time Ian points out that they should forget about emissions, and why.
    The real mystery is “why is Craig Kelly the only one brave enough to say that CO2 is not related to the weather in any way shape or form?” By carrying on with silly argument, they only reinforce the idiotic notions that emissions matter. (Emissions of CO2 of course).

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Some Liberals grumble about having a minister for emissions reduction who doesn’t like talking about reducing emissions. 

    Actually, the full title is Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.
    And Morrison wasn’t shy about giving energy security and cost top billing above emissions.
    We had the climate election and the Chicken Littles lost, so fuck off.
    They need to get with the program.
    The emissions part of the portfolio is really only meant to be just lip-service and pea-and-thimble to look like we are making some pretence of meeting the bullshit targets.

  5. 132andBush

    “… the moderate wing of the Liberal Party (ie people who wanted to join Labor but don’t like the spelling) to come up with this:”

    That’s a perfect description.
    If it’s been said before I hadn’t heard it.
    Liberty quote.

  6. Roger

    “… the moderate wing of the Liberal Party (ie people who wanted to join Labor but don’t like the spelling) to come up with this:”

    More likely they wanted to join Labor but were turned away (e.g. Maladroit).

  7. areff

    I quiver every time Sky after dark gets on to the subject of “emissions”.

    Nocturnal emissions.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    As long as the centre left of the Uniparty hold office this crap will 0go on malcolm and his mates are making too much money out of it without any real effort . I cant understand why the far left and communist left of the Uniparty are keen tp]o accelerate the ruination of industry to make more money for malcolm and his criminal mates ? All will be well ,even as the tax base reduces with unemployment en masse with no work or money to spend they will try creating 1 green taxpayer funded job for every 20 lost ,the taxpayer funded best brains in the Uniparty are working on this untill the taxes run out .

  9. Rusty of Qld

    Build HELE coal fired power plants, build nuclear energy power plants, stop all holiday air and cruise ship passengers and have a massive reduction in emissions. Can I have a Ministers job now?

  10. I_am_not_a_robot

    NEIL MITCHELL: The point is coal is dirty …


    Angus Taylor’s title ought be Minister for Emissions and Energy Reduction.
    Instead of challenging that facile observation Taylor prefers to talk about back-up for Victoria’s increased reliance on ‘unreliables’, including pumped hydro that uses more energy than it generates, rather than the ‘technology agnostic’ energy sources including coal that were talked about before the election.

  11. John A

    I_am_not_a_robot #3200651, posted on November 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    NEIL MITCHELL: The point is coal is dirty …

    Pumped hydro?

    Neither Neil Mitchell nor Angus Taylor seem to understand the Law of Conservation of Mass/Energy – you can’t make energy out of nothing and if you move stuff around it will use energy. The pumped hydro scheme is a pipe-dream that will turn into another NBN-scale financial nightmare.

  12. Ubique

    Reducing emissions is sheer blather. The objective is supposed to be ameliorating climate change and sea level rise. We need an urgent and honest review as to what extent this objective has been achieved given the billions spent and the sacrifices made in terms of lost industries, lost jobs and the imposition of energy poverty.

  13. James

    Nice, but what does ‘in the Slavic languages’ mean? They’re different languages just FYI. In Russian ‘goat’ is кoзёл. It’s like saying ‘in the Romance languages ‘book’ is ‘libre’.

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