PM must water-bomb firestorm of climate lies

Two hundred and fifty pound Pom Senator Jordon Steele-John outdid his famously inferno-deranged Greens Party deputy leader Adam Bandt today by describing the government as “a bunch of arsonists.” (My thanks to Kae for the Hansard link). In a Greta-like crescendo of hysterical how-dare-yous, Steele-John, 25, also compared “climate change” to Port Arthur killer Martin Bryant and coal to guns. Steele-John’s biography notes that he “studied some politics at Macquarie University by correspondence. However, his sudden unexpected appointment to the senate cut short his undergraduate studies.” When you’re tempted to feel sympathy for our heroic firemen tonight, remember that sacrifice. That he parlayed a quarter of a B.A. and, yes, a wheelchair into a six-figure salaried say in the governance of the nation proves he’s as cunning as he is nasty.

As the fires rage, our leaders don hard hats and reflector vests, stand alongside emergency services brass and do their best Winston Hepburn. If they can fake stoic command and touching empathy as well as my hybridised exemplar – and most of them can – they’re adjudged by pundits to have performed well. It’s tempting to mock them as they pretend to be knowledgeable about people and lands beyond the pale but they have to do this and be seen to do it well. In 2009, Julia Gillard’s solicitude for fire-ravaged Victorians was said by some to have been wooden – so wooden, in fact, that a wag could have claimed one of her CPP officers followed her with an extinguisher just in case. Christine Nixon’s hair-do and burger run during Black Saturday have entered into folklore. So has Gough Whitlam’s Greek holiday post-Tracy and George Bush’s fly-by post-Katrina. Anthony Albanese, meanwhile, had a bad day. Though secondary to the heartache being experienced by victims of the fires, it should still be said that Scott Morrison performs these ministrations well. What he hasn’t done well at all is combat the conflagration of lies about “climate change” whose exponents – like boys with Bics – are the true miscreants. He should say just that. They are more dangerous to us than finite flames.

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40 Responses to PM must water-bomb firestorm of climate lies

  1. pbw

    Yes, and pigs must fly to water-bomb the bush-fires.

  2. egg_

    That he parlayed a quarter of a B.A. and, yes, a wheelchair into a six-figure salaried say in the governance of the nation proves he’s as cunning as he is nasty.

    His recent Q&A appearance proved that.
    He said that he wants an end to Corporate political donations, yet the Electrical Trades Union of Australia donated $200,000 to the Victorian Branch of The Australian Greens.
    Hypocrite of the first order.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll repeat what I posted earlier. Given the portfolio of Defence, he announced he would changing the name to “Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament.”

    Lets see his stance on veteran suicides, shall we?

  4. jupes

    What he hasn’t done at all is combat the conflagration of lies about “climate change” …

    Not once. So the lies just keep getting bigger and more outrageous, hence the fat turds performance in parliament today.

    Not only is SloMo gutless but he is dumb as a stump to miss such an obvious and easy opportunity to not only smash his opponents but also to act in the national interest and bring electricity prices down.

    Pathetic.

  5. RobK

    I agree with most of the post, except I have reservations about;
    “ lies about “climate change” whose exponents – like boys with Bics – are the true arsonists. He should say just that. They are more dangerous to us than finite flames.”
    Arson is a most peculiar crime. The perps are varied and easily triggered. Id be inclined to only use the word arson in restricted literal way, describing the hideous crime that it is. Conflating the crime with political overtones or any culture/subculture may only encourage some weirdos.
    Arson is a major cause of fires, particularly on stinkers of days. Keep comments on administrative, politics and crime in separate compartments. Heaven knows a match can be more deadly than a truck, or whatever.

  6. RobK

    My criticism is of the expression not the sentiment you describe.

  7. C.L.

    An excellent point, Rob. I am well admonished.
    I have changed it to “stokers.” “miscreants.”

  8. RobK

    Politicians referring to adversaries as arsonists is not helpful.

  9. EvilElvis

    Not only is SloMo gutless but he is dumb as a stump to miss such an obvious and easy opportunity to not only smash his opponents but also to act in the national interest and bring electricity prices down.

    Watching SloMo on the news early trying the statesman/voice of reason bullshit after StealJohns custard lipped rant was nauseating. All that was required was for SloMo to look straight into a camera, point down the lens and say, “everyone with a brain knows the greens are complete dickheads whose grassroots policies have lead to these debris fueled fires. This stupidity ends with this fire”. Walk away, then tell us tomorrow about clearing trails and prescribed burning programs.

  10. Scott Osmond

    Once again you are expecting Slomo to do anything effective? Sigh, he’s a punching bag for the left. A placeholder until the next Labor win. Like Victorian liberals his job is to defend to the last drop of conservative blood ground the left has won. How many lost opertunities? silences and outright support for leftist programs do people need? Conservatives are just a safety valve. Vote for indipendents or a minor party other than the Greens.

  11. JC

    CL

    I think this needs to be corrected.

    Two hundred and fifty pound Pom Senator Jordon Steele-John

    Shouldn’t it be in kilos?

  12. Nob

    Egg_
    Don’t forget the million from the Wotif guy.

  13. Herodotus

    The perfect expose of the nature of Greens politics.

  14. 132andBush

    jupes

    #3210203, posted on November 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

    What he hasn’t done at all is combat the conflagration of lies about “climate change” …

    Not once. So the lies just keep getting bigger and more outrageous, hence the fat turds performance in parliament today.

    Not only is SloMo gutless but he is dumb as a stump to miss such an obvious and easy opportunity to not only smash his opponents but also to act in the national interest and bring electricity prices down.

    Pathetic.

    Correct.
    The Coalition are believers.

    They’re also pursuing the “renewable energy” path because they believe the technology development is going to be so spectacular as to leave Australia a world leader, raking in billions of $ long term.
    That’s the general mindset/strategy.

    In the long term Australia will become the renewable energy equivalent of one of those empty cities in China.

    It’s hard to imagine us being governed by stupider people.

  15. Mother Lode

    Even if SloMo believes in climate change (and he may do – a lot of people believe it the same way I believe in the Big Bang) then it is not surprising he does not argue against it.

    But he really should be suspicious of his political opponents use of the theory.

    How exactly does a theory’s predictions of temperature increases of less than a degree over decades become an engine of apocalyptic conflagration?

    What threshold has a 0.05C increase crossed?

    If it was temperatures at issue then you would expect more frequent fires (as the trigger point was surpassed with greater frequency) not bigger fires.

    Even if he believes the silly theory does he really also to believe the Greens?

  16. struth

    They are not stupid they are traitors.
    The facts remain that the technology is not here yet so claiming they want to be world leaders in ruinables is bullshit.
    The technology DOES NOT EXIST.
    So lumping Australia with expensive power and ignoring the will of the people means they are being paid off to destroy AUSTRALIA.
    Standing up against renewables is a vote winner.
    So what.
    They’ll play the game of lying to the electorate before the election, even if a sacrifice has to made the wets won’t give an inch after…..as we are seeing and exactly why Turdbull would not stand down until he got another UN boy in.
    Why do people think Sco Mo will do anything?
    These are the people who destroyed our power supply.
    Now people want Sco Mo to stand up against what he has been supporting!.

  17. struth

    He just poured another billion of our money into the Climate corruptocrats coffers.

  18. struth

    Ill keep saying it.
    ScoMo is very bad news for this nation.
    He’s a bullshit artist who has placated the dummies on the right into thinking he’s right wing.
    That’s worse for Australia than Malcolm Turnbull as Sco Mo is doing the same thing as Turnbull not one thing has changed and he talks shit while doing it.

  19. Karabar

    “Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

  20. Tel

    Arson is a major cause of fires, particularly on stinkers of days. Keep comments on administrative, politics and crime in separate compartments. Heaven knows a match can be more deadly than a truck, or whatever.

    I agree but the trumpeting brass band in NSW with this “Catastrophic” fire danger bullshit on a 37 degree day (which isn’t even all that hot) serves as encouragement. The statistical chance of so many fires starting right after a big announcement is awfully low.

  21. Up The Workers!

    The A.L.P. certainly know from first arsonist to last burial, how to go about things during greenie-religious-crank-caused firestorms.

    During the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Labor disaster expert, Christine Overweight was in ultimate charge and Simon Nixoff was her Deputy.

    Some 173 people were incinerated between her first shovel-full of entree and her last bucket-load of dessert.

    Well done, John Dumby – yet another notable Labor(sic) success.

  22. Rex Mango

    Completely agree, someone needs to bell the cat on the nonsense being sprouted as science.

  23. Percy Popinjay

    say, “everyone with a brain knows the greens are complete dickheads whose grassroots policies have lead to these debris fueled fires. This stupidity ends with this fire”. Walk away, then tell us tomorrow about clearing trails and prescribed burning programs.

    This has already happened. In a bizarre parallel universe.

    Meanwhile we remain saddled with useless self aggrandising shitheaded traitors such as Morristeen, Dickhead di Nutter, “Bum” Bandit and the Albodross – all of whom, like the fat pommie bastard in the wheelchair shouldn’t be blighting the legislature (or in the FPB’s case, this country) in the first place.

  24. Percy Popinjay

    I very stupidly (in hindsight) decided to watch some of Jones and Credlin last night and the coverage of the bushfires was an absolute bloody disgrace.

    Wall to wall hysterical bullshit. If Jones wasn’t an irredeemable fruity narcissistic nong, he would have commenced with an editorial along the lines of “What we are seeing today in this country is yet again the inevitable by-product of the stupidity of hugely hated unelected unaccountable greenfilth imbeciles, their anti-human idiotology and the craven complicity of the gliberals in the former’s destructive stupidity, blah blah blah …

    But no, he didn’t because he’s completely comfortable with so many of the greenfilth’s insane beliefs. In the meantime, Credlin just sat there looking as animated as a department store mannequin.

    The brainded lamestream meeja in this country (along with the ALPBC) is crying out to be obliterated courtesy of the world’s largest MOAB.

    Never again.

  25. Behind Enemy Lines

    As the fires rage, our leaders don hard hats and reflector vests, stand alongside emergency services brass and do their best Winston Hepburn. If they can fake stoic command and touching empathy as well as my hybridised exemplar – and most of them can – they’re adjudged by pundits to have performed well. It’s tempting to mock them as they pretend to be knowledgeable about people and lands beyond the pale but they have to do this and be seen to do it well.

    I wonder what Tony Abbott’s up to lately.

  26. Deplorable

    jupes
    #3210203, posted on November 13, 2019 at 12:32 am
    What he hasn’t done at all is combat the conflagration of lies about “climate change” …

    Not once. So the lies just keep getting bigger and more outrageous, hence the fat turds performance in parliament today.

    Not only is SloMo gutless but he is dumb as a stump to miss such an obvious and easy opportunity to not only smash his opponents but also to act in the national interest and bring electricity prices down.

    Pathetic.
    Not mention the pathetic performances of McKenzie and Cormann in the Senate when Waters attacked with her lies .

    Joyce and McCormick are the only two with a backbone and tell it how it is. The credentials of the arsonists would make good reading. Climate change my a rse.

  27. Mother Lode

    I wonder what Tony Abbott’s up to lately.

    Probably fighting fires. He didn’t make a big noise about it when he was in office and he has more free time now.

    The MSM only focused on his firefighting so they could declare him either a hypocrite (fighting fires he did nothing to prevent by way of Climate Change policies, or an idiot who didn’t see the obvious connection).

    No point in prosecuting a campaign against him now.

  28. Percy Popinjay

    Probably fighting fires. He didn’t make a big noise about it when he was in office and he has more free time now.

    Abbott’s been on the front lines. Last night Bolt showed a photo of him out with his brigade.

  29. The Greens are deranged.

    Better ideas:

    1. Hazard reduction.
    2. Adequate clearance of properties.
    3. Highland and state forest grazing.
    4. Allowing profit a pendres such as taking falling timbers, even in National Parks.
    5. Allowing native forestry under royalty.

    The problem would disappear in a year or two, and fires would be much less severe.

  30. egg_

    Don’t forget the million from the Wotif* guy.

    Thanks, Google wasn’t much help (surprise, surprise).
    *Affiliations with GetUp! and Friends of the ABC, BIRM.
    What is it with STEMtards?

  31. egg_

    Have any Greens been seen with ALDI bags of cash?

  32. egg_

    Some 173 people were incinerated between her first shovel-full of entree and her last bucket-load of dessert.

    No coincidence the Noisy Green Senate Warbler is a fat [email protected]

  33. egg_

    They’ll play the game of lying to the electorate before the election, even if a sacrifice has to made the wets won’t give an inch after…..as we are seeing and exactly why Turdbull would not stand down until he got another UN boy in.

    When you see light trucks proudly displaying Euro 6 Emissions chrome badges, you know who’s running the show.

  34. hzhousewife

    I don’t think Morrison or McKenzie actually understand that emissions of CO2 are harmless well enough to explain it to anyone. I have trouble myself, because you have to keep someone’s line of thought and debunk their misconceptions for quite a long conversation to get your point across. Short one-liners on the news don’t work, and no-one will go to a meeting. They will watch Gore’s doco and Attenborough however, we so desperately need some cut-through media to get into peoples living rooms.

  35. Tim Neilson

    Christine Nixon’s hair-do and burger run during Black Saturday have entered into folklore. So has Gough Whitlam’s Greek holiday post-Tracy and George Bush’s fly-by post-Katrina.

    True, but in Bush’s case it’s another “progressive” slander.
    Bush asked FEMA whether a personal visit by him would disrupt relief work. He was told that it would, so he decided to postpone the photo-op so as not to impede real help.

    A conservative decision – placing reality ahead of virtue-signalling symbolism.

    But of course it was used to pillory him.

  36. John A

    hzhousewife #3210429, posted on November 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

    I don’t think Morrison or McKenzie actually understand that emissions of CO2 are harmless well enough to explain it to anyone. I have trouble myself, because you have to keep someone’s line of thought and debunk their misconceptions for quite a long conversation to get your point across. Short one-liners on the news don’t work, and no-one will go to a meeting. They will watch Gore’s doco and Attenborough however, we so desperately need some cut-through media to get into peoples living rooms.

    A former PM managed to explain that “climate change is crap”.

  37. RobK

    Tel
    #3210296

    Im afraid so. The hype only encourages them, I suspect.

  38. Squirrel

    The attempted comparisons with Port Arthur highlights the stupidity of what the Greens are saying.

    Howard dealt with gun ownership in Australia – not in the US, or anywhere else – but these permanently outraged twits want voters to believe that we can make the rest of the world (particularly China and the US) do something they’re not prepared to do.

  39. nb

    At Caldron Pool:
    SBS article claiming ‘fires not due to climate change’ mysteriously removed
    https://caldronpool.com/sbs-article-claiming-fires-not-due-to-climate-change-mysteriously-removed/
    Fires not due to climate change: expert
    Caldron Pool has rescued the article. Here is the opening para. The rest is at the link above.
    Updated 22/10/2013
    Linking the bushfire disaster in NSW to climate change is “an absolute nonsense” and reducing fuel loads in the Australian bush is urgently needed, a leading scientist says.

  40. PB

    Steel Wheels seems to be chock full of the self-claimed permissions that illness and disability sometimes brings to certain people who otherwise would have to suffer challenge and examination of their opinions and pronouncements.

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