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Day: December 1, 2009

Emails? What Emails?

The nasty criminal type persons who have leaked those emails won’t do us one jolly bit of harm, says IPCC leader Rajendra Pachauri.

The IPCC process is so very tough and clear that proof that the data on which our conclusions were based is completely fake won’t change anyone’s opinions, not the slightest little bit, said Pachauri.

Rajendra Pachauri Consults With the Reverend Dr Phil Jones

IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri Consults With Dr Phil Jones

Diversity Disparaged

Not all diversity is good diversity, apparently.

Colourful cultural customs in Nepal have drawn the ire of animal protection and environmental groups.

The five yearly sacrifice of some 200,000 birds and animals at the temple of Gadhimai took place last week.

Bridget Bardot wrote to the President of Nepal saying the best gift she could receive would be an end to the ritual killing of animals. Thank you for sharing that with us, Bridget. I’d been wondering what to get you this year.

Activists said the sacrifices could cause bird flu, swine flu, cattle diseases and environmental devastation, and suggested the goddess might like a few nice chocolates or a chai latte instead.

Organisers were unimpressed. The goddess knows what she wants.

In related news, last week also saw the opening of KFC and Pizza Hut franchises in Kathmandu.

Democracy is also undergoing some disparagement.

In an unequivocal result in a referendum on Saturday, the Swiss said no to the building of any more minarets in their country.

Naturally, all the right people are scandalised.

‘It’s scandalous’ said French Minister of Complaining Loudly With Garlicky Breath, Bernard Kouchner, while Babacar Ba, a senior official of the Organisation of Islamic Whining, said this was evidence of growing islamophobia in Europe.  Yawn.

Church leaders also spoke up, saying the ban was, well, bad and everything, and would not help Christians who were persecuted and oppressed in Islamic countries.

This is such momentous dimmness (or dhimminess, if you prefer) that it deserves a measure of respect.

European leaders are united: Something must be done to stop these uppity Swiss from thinking they can have a say in what happens in their own country.

Not to worry. The decision will be appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Unamatrix 0-1, also known as Strasborg, where it will take years and millions of dollars to reach the conclusion that the Swiss are a bunch of rednecks who have no right to decide anything.

So all is well after all.

Democracy is OK as long people democratically decide the right things. If they don’t, then we have courts to help them decide properly. For their own good, naturally.


The Swiss decision is not about freedom of religion. Muslims are free to worship, and to proselytise, and to build more mosques. They just can’t build any more of those big towers with massive PA systems where people screech at the entire populace three times a day.

Shock – Catholic Elected Pope!

I remember the horrified tones of some commentators when the present pope was elected.

“Oh my God! This man believes the catholic faith. We are back in the dark ages. All our hopes are dashed.”

The ABC’s reaction to the election of Tony Abbott as leader of the Liberal Party is similar. The poor dears are shocked.

Australia’s conservative party has elected a conservative leader. This is not what was meant to happen. We thought we had Philby, sorry Turnbull, in place for years.

Some of the comments to the linked story also show a high degree of mental disturbance.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Bob Hawke shakes his head wisely and says Abbott won’t last.

His views are too far from the mainstream. Bob added that the government must roll out a public education scheme on the ETS as soon as possible.

You know, to convince the punters that, like, it really won’t cost all that much, we can spare $120 billion, and that it will, really, scout’s honour, make a difference to the climate, and anyway, doesn’t Kevin deserve to be the UN Secretary General?

Libs Come To Their Senses Part Two

No time to write now – I have a shop to run and clients to mollify.

But I have to sound a note of thanksgiving that in choosing Tony Abbott as leader this morning, the Liberal Party made a choice for policy rather than personality, for evidence instead of expediency.

The Liberals will now be a genuine opposition, and not just a bunch of cheer leaders for Labor.


Congratulations Tony, and well done all concerned.

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