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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Warmists hate not only humans, but the dogs that love them

Matt Smith is a journalism lecturer and thus, of course, a global warmist of the more puritanical kind:

Serving up Fido as an entree might be a bit extreme, but one of the most effective ways you can make an impact on your ecological footprint is by not owning a dog… When it comes to an ecological footprint, a dog is the equivalent of two Toyota LandCruisers…

The fact that a family pet is such a way of life in the Australian culture is damage enough. Even if we widened our palate to include dogs, that wouldn’t stop people owning pets…

What would be most effective is for people to think hard before buying a pet. It might be better to grow some plants instead. At least plants are edible.....Read more

But Antony, the Greens are reds in another color | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

Andrew Bolt
Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:11am

ABC election analyst Antony Green is very forgiving, judging the Greens more by their popularity than their reality:

After the Liberal Party announced ... it would put the Greens last on its how-to-vote material, I was asked what the Liberal Party used to do with the Communist Party.

Using how-to-vote material from three NSW elections in the 1950s, the answer is the Liberal Party used to put Communist Party candidates last. As did the Labor Party.

In that sense the Liberal decision on Green preferences can’t be compared to the situation with the Communists. The Communist Party, and more recently One Nation, were treated as pariah parties that both sides felt they had to go out of their way to put last.

Despite several recent articles painting the Greens as modern day Marxists, they have certainly not reached the opprobrium levels of One Nation and the Communists.....Read more

Monday, November 22, 2010

Irish Leader, Cowen, to Dissolve Government Amid Bailout - NYTimes.com

DUBLIN — The Irish government faced imminent collapse on Monday, only a day after it signed off on a $100 billion bailout, setting the stage for a new election early next year and injecting the threat of political instability into a European financial crisis that already has markets on edge....Read more

Save the planet! Prostitute yourself | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

I’m confused. When politician is offered sex for his vote, is that prostitute or attempted corruption?


UNTIL recently she was best known for her best-seller Wetlands, a frank debut novel about the sex life of an 18-year-old that has been described as everything from literary eroticism to undiluted pornography.

Now Charlotte Roche, a 32-year-old German TV presenter, has found further fame after sending an invitation to the German President....Read more

Quadrant Online - Call for climate Royal Commission

At an assemblage of physicists at the British Association in 1900, one of the 19th Century’s most influential physicists and mathematicians, Lord William Thomson Kelvin said, “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”

This statement appears myopic today and would certainly be lambasted by the likes of Einstein, Schrödinger and Hawking.

Arguments by the Gillard government that the science of climate change is “settled” and “the debate is over” are not dissimilar and will leave future generations in no doubt Labor is using flawed science to drive this tax grab....Read more

A change in the weather doesn’t explain Yemen | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

Here we go again, focusing on the fashionable rather than the real.

Lateline’s Leigh Sales last night gave the friendliest of interviews to Britain’s Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, who has been diverted from his real job to act instead as the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy on Climate and Energy Security.

Observe the example both choose to illustrate what he’s up to when he talks of having to tackle “the implications of climate change ... (on) the likelihood of conflict” :
LEIGH SALES: OK, so if we can take a case study and use the example of Yemen, which is near the top of the global security agenda because of its instability and a strong Al Qaeda presence, how is climate change relevant to Yemen’s security?....Read article

Greens candidate says Greens plan for Hazelwood “highly simplistic” | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

The Greens split on their crazily irresponsible policy to shut Hazelwood, responsible for a quarter of Victoria’s electricity:


A GREENS candidate in the Latrobe Valley has launched an attack on the party’s Melbourne-based MPs, accusing them of proposing ‘’highly simplistic’’ climate policies ...

Cheryl Wragg, a former Labor member and former adviser to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, is running for the Greens in the upper house seat of Eastern Victoria. She said a plan to close and replace the Hazelwood coal power plant by 2014 crafted by Greens MP Greg Barber was not part of the party’s platform…

Ms Wragg, who calls herself an ‘’industrial Green’’, suggested that Mr Barber’s stance was pitched at inner-city voters and did not reflect the views of people in central Gippsland....Read more