Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Maybe suicide by carbon tax isn't such a bad thing after all?

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, February 28, 2011,
It's a given that conservatives are eeevil, hateful bigots who desperately want to hurt the planet. But sometimes they cloak their sinister intentions in "rational" arguments.

Take this appalling screed by Terry McCrann, one of Rupert's rotties, in which he claims the proposed carbon tax is akin to a suicide pledge. While at first blush it may seem like a logical take on Julia Gillard's bold promise and its consequences for our nation, there is much vile prejudice and falsehood at work undern...
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Menzies House and its appalling anti-carbon tax petition

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, February 27, 2011,
Fellow travellers, as we all know, conservatives want nothing more than to take Australian society back to the fifties. But when we point this out they always deny it. It's very much like their reaction to accusations of racism. You know for sure that someone is guilty of that if they deny they are. Really, it's as clear as black and white (and I don't mean that in a racist way of course).

But sometimes they don't deny it. On the contrary, they occasionally proudly claim allegiance to some opp...
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Why I fully support "Ju-liar" Gillard and her carbon tax "lie"

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, February 25, 2011,
Yesterday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard committed to the introduction of a carbon tax.This brave, visionary pledge to the planet was verballed into a betrayal of the Australian people by the usual conga-line of Gaia-phobic right-wingers.

I mean, really. Why are they so scrupulous all of a sudden? Remember when Tony Abbott admitted that what he said wasn't always the "gospel truth". That was so ironic because clearly that was one of the few times he actually was being straight up. They were all...
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The sad, salty tale of Snappy the commodified crocodile

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, February 21, 2011,
Fellow travellers, recently I wrote of the institutionalized hatred of crocodiles (and women) displayed in the right-wing smearing of Julia Gillard. Quite frankly I think some serious attitudinal reconstruction is in order. So from now on I will use the term "crocodile tears" to describe only completely genuine lachrymosity.

After all, these poor, misunderstood creatures continue to suffer greatly. Some were so traumatized by Cyclone Yasi that "they hid under water and stopped eating". And we ...
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Domscheit-Berg lies. Julian Assange is no megalomaniac

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, February 17, 2011,
There is no doubt that a very serious campaign to discredit the great Julian Assange is underway. And we know exactly who is behind it don't we, fellow travellers? The CIA!

They've even got his so-called former friend Daniel Domscheit-Berg doing their bidding. He's telling anyone who'll listen that Assange is some sort of "megalomaniac".

Of course this all looks plausible. He worked closely with Assange on WkiLeaks for years, then had a well-documented falling out with him. And now he's just w...
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"Crocodile tears" smear of Julia Gillard speciesist, sexist, and false!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, February 10, 2011,
When our nation's sassy, feisty and very real leader Julia Gillard broke down in tears over the human toll of the (human-caused) Brisbane floods, of course those hate-peddlers on the right just couldn't handle it. They had been pushing this line that she was robotic and unemotional for so long, after all. So they had to ask: "Was her crying genuine?"

Well of course it was! I was so deeply moved by her response that even though she was holding an Australian flag, I actually didn't want to burn ...
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Perth McMansions now an endangered species. We rejoice!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, February 3, 2011,
Fellow travellers, reactionary right-wingers often claim that the mainstream media are completely dominated by liberals, environmentalists and left-wingers. But as is usually the case, the exact opposite is true.

Take this report about the impending demise of the McMansion in Perth due to fluctuations in the property market. The possibility that these immense, carbon-spewing excrescences have finally had their day in this city is seen as a bad thing. Can you believe it?

The piece is full of n...
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