Koal Klux Klan

Anthony Albanese moves to play down impact of Labor’s secret coal group.


Labor leader Anthony Albanese says he has no concerns about a secret group of pro-coal members and senators.

The so-called Otis Group wants to push Labor to the right on issues like coal and climate change.

Mr Albanese only found out the 20-strong group existed through the media.

 
A Fairfax report tonight, however, quotes several of the hooded bandits saying Mr Albanese is “furious.”

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40 Responses to Koal Klux Klan

  1. Roger

    And this less than a year after Bill Shorten lost the unloseable election partly due to his refusal to back coal miners over inner city greens.

    What’s next for Albo…questioning freedom of religion for Christians?

  2. Some History

    Otis Group

    So-called because it meets in the elevator?

  3. jo

    Tug doesn’t have the strength to be “Furious”. Just like Turdbull and Dudd, they are weak, no backbone. Couldn’t do anything about it, except hold their breath.

  4. Roger

    Otis Group

    So-called because it meets in the elevator?

    In Greek mythology Otis is a giant created by Gaea.

    Would seem to fit with a group pushing coal.

  5. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Bring on the frequent and lengthy blackouts.

    It’s the only way the somnolent masses are going to finally wake up to the fact you can’t run an allegedly first world economy on pixie dust and unicorns farts. Especially in country awash with energy resources.

    Then the Albodross and all the other stupid arrogant collectivist cockgobblers can become as furious as they like while the revolting peasants prepare them for a starring role in a nationwide HOP time event.

  6. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    the left can only exist in strict groupthink mode, dissent must be punished

  7. Rafe Champion

    Why does it have to be called a move to the right, the left right thing is an impediment to clear thinking,

  8. Fang

    Only problem with bringing on the brown outs and black outs, are Premiers that so called run the joint, will demand that outer low vote for Labor regions get cut first! Inner city latte sippers, will not realise there were blackouts!
    All the who,ha over renewables just makes thoses of us who can, run generators or over size solar system with battery back up to continue to operate our lives best we can!
    It won’t/hasn’t reduce so called climate global warming.

  9. DaveR

    At last, some balance emerging in Labor. Appointing Albo of the left as leader was always going to make the traditional Labor right a bit nervous. When Albo started showing his inability to balance the blue collar and progressive factions, it was only a matter of time before the voice of the right would have to emerge. Mind you, Shorten was no better, politically deaf just like Turnbull. But if the lack of balance continues in Labor, and poll results along the way go badly for them, Albo cannot survive.

  10. Shy Ted

    Furious. Prolly just needs a massage to relax.

  11. JC

    You know, it must be really hard being a Liars Party member. For 3 plus years everyone was telling you, you were going to win the election and then you don’t.

  12. Tim Neilson

    It’s the only way the somnolent masses are going to finally wake up to the fact you can’t run an allegedly first world economy on pixie dust and unicorns farts. Especially in country awash with energy resources.

    The elites will just keep doubling down till the last fossil fuel plant is closed, and the proles will keep believing them.

    Then when there’a no fossil fuel left to blame they’ll blame the spivs who own “renewables” facilities, saying it’s a failure of capitalism.

    Eventually they’ll nationalise the grid.

    Then if the proles keep arcing up we’ll get to the end game of Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”.

  13. candy

    Perhaps they have taken a look at Trump and thought, now that’s the way, it’s time to get grounded with their voter base and do the right thing and support their workers in the mining industry.

  14. Boambee John

    Rafe Champion
    #3322817, posted on February 13, 2020 at 8:57 pm
    Why does it have to be called a move to the right, the left right thing is an impediment to clear thinking,

    The left/right (or “progressive/reactionary) political paraigm is a relic of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

    The real political differences these days are between cosomopolitans/parochials (alternatively internationalists/nationalists, or anywheres/somewheres, or fantasists/realists). Those who adhere to the old paradigm need to get with the program.

  15. Albo Do you trust Marles

    Can Albo trust his “loyal” deputy from the right, Richard Marles. Is Marles about to do to Albo what he did to Gillard.

  16. Up The Workers!

    Give it just another 12 months and I’ll wager that the Otis Group (meets in elevators) will be known as the Telecom Group (meets in phone boxes). Some 12 months after that, it may be known as the “Tobin Brothers” Group (meets in a coffin).

    Leftards – they’re on the move!

  17. Do we know who the members of the group are ?

  18. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Conundrum for Albo. If he doesn’t back coal labor will lose the next election. If he does back coal he will lose his own seat! How sweet it is! I think Otis refers to the restaurant they first in?

  19. Nob

    Otis used to be the name of a slickline well-logging company.
    Commonly known as “Our Tool Is Stuck” , acronyms being the fate of all such names.

  20. Nob

    Boambee John

    #3322854, posted on February 13, 2020 at 9:38 pm
    Rafe Champion
    #3322817, posted on February 13, 2020 at 8:57 pm
    Why does it have to be called a move to the right, the left right thing is an impediment to clear thinking,

    The left/right (or “progressive/reactionary) political paraigm is a relic of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

    Protectionists vs Free-Traders was the historical divide in Australia around the time of Federation and explains Australian political history a lot better than left and right.

    Or “socialists and anti-socialists” as George “Fatbastard” Reid put it.

  21. Infidel Tiger

    It’s gives some hope that there are still a few sensible people left in Labor.

    The greatest sham was Ferguson and Crean not standing up to this idiocy while in Parliament.

  22. Infidel Tiger

    Do we know who the members of the group are ?

    At least 3 WA MP’s and the Member for Hunter.

  23. It’s gives some hope that there are still a few sensible people left in Labor.

    Nah. It’s another scam to make people think that. All very convenient how this Otis group is “leaked” not long before QLD election. There’s far more taxpayers loot to take in from ruinables for thieving Union scum than from coal.
    Like everything the left do it’s all smoke and mirrors to rope in the gullible and retarded. Otherwise known as the Australian electorate.

  24. nb

    Left/right discussion above:
    Boambee John #3322854, posted on February 13, 2020 at 9:38 pm
    Rafe Champion #3322817, posted on February 13, 2020 at 8:57 pm
    cosomopolitans/parochials (alternatively internationalists/nationalists, or anywheres/somewheres, or fantasists/realists).
    —————————
    Nob #3322942, posted on February 13, 2020 at 11:35 pm
    Protectionists vs Free-Traders was the historical divide in Australia around the time of Federation and explains Australian political history a lot better than left and right.
    Or “socialists and anti-socialists” as George “Fatbastard” Reid put it.
    ————————-
    Indeed, left/right seem completely inadequate categories. The enemies of coal are the enemies of prosperity, fantasists of cataclysm; they are media-drenched emotives. Yes, some are vicious communists for whom no impoverishment of the populace is too great. Others are just willing fools. What unites activists for this latest craze is hatred of humanity. That is not left, nor, of course, is it right.

  25. nb

    I am reminded of the article ‘Heartless lovers of mankind’ by Paul Johnson (See at http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/OT/view/the-heartless-lovers-of-mankind), and his book Íntellectuals (https://www.amazon.com/Intellectuals-Paul-Johnson/dp/1470887568).
    The heartless lovers of mankind expressed their love through their hopelessly destructive systems and their soured personal relations. But this latest craze? There is no love anywhere to be seen. It is hate all the way down.

  26. 2dogs

    Mr Albanese only found out the 20-strong group existed through the media.

    I find this hard to believe.

  27. nb

    Perhaps it is not left/right but Gaia/humanity, and humanity be damned.

  28. BorisG

    Albo never looked like an authentic climate crusader. He should be ok with coal.

  29. Nob

    Greens Hate Humanity.
    That is my slogan.

  30. Why does it have to be called a move to the right, the left right thing is an impediment to clear thinking,

    Nowadays it’s more a case of ‘Woke’ vs ‘Rational’. Last night I watched Tucker Carlson talking about the wokeness of Warren and it’s was embarrassing to watch how utter woketard Warren has gone (and gone she is). She even suggested that she’d use transgender school children to interview and select staff.

    Labor’s wokeness is at times no different. Mind you, the Morrison’s ship of fools is not looking good either.

  31. win

    Speaking as some one who has been confronted in my work place by a coal mining trade union thug I don’t believe Albanise. Joel Fitzgilbbons seat was held by his father before him . Coal mining trade Unionists don’t hide their light under a barrel or in this case a coal truck.

  32. min

    Kimberly Kitchins of TURC fame for doing computer exams for those who wanted passes for entry into companies , that is a bit of fraudulent behaviour, is one of the Otis group. She was shoehorned into a Senate seat by Shorten when Conroy resigned. Farrell is the leader .

  33. Boambee John:
    Collectivists vs the rest of us who want to be left alone?

  34. Boambee John

    Winston

    I knew there was a grouping I had omitted, thank you.

    Collectivists/ individualists.

    Although, with apologies to 1ampmeter, the separation between the categories can never be pure. Individualists can share common interests with other individualists, and collectivists can be very protective about their individual fortunes. Indeed, only the very wealthy can afford to be socialists!

    Reminder to 1ampmeter of the best saying of Comrade Gough: “Only the impotent are pure!”

  35. Andre Lewis

    The Otis group meet in the Otis restaurant in Canberra to plot and scheme. Seems like Albo and some of his left fellow travellers are being stalked by those in the party room who would like to get back on the Treasury benches before they have to retire.
    Exactly the same scenario is being played out in the US with the Democrats that want to win scared witless that crazies like Sanders and Warren are even in the hunt as a presidential candidate plus they fear The Squad and like minded communists in their party will put off any voter not members of Antifa or other feral activist gang.

  36. Perth Trader

    20 labor mp’s , 9 who are shadow ministers meet in a restaurant called the Otis during parliament sitting time? , and Albo and co have no idea? Nothing is secret in canberra. Everyone knows who’s doing who. Whats the real story here?

  37. Squirrel

    “Take their names!” – I suppose another Split would be too much to hope for…….

  38. calli

    Chortle. It’s Labor’s “Black Hand”!

  39. Crossie

    The left/right (or “progressive/reactionary) political paraigm is a relic of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

    The real political differences these days are between cosomopolitans/parochials (alternatively internationalists/nationalists, or anywheres/somewheres, or fantasists/realists). Those who adhere to the old paradigm need to get with the program.

    Another divide is Citizen of the World/Australian citizen though according to the High Court anyone in the world is now an Australian citizen as long as they identify as aboriginal.

  40. Old Lefty

    Dr Dennis (for a PhD he is) of the Green left Australia Institute could reassure them that their constituents have a bright future serving coffee to bald-headed hipster flogs like him.

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