July 19, 2010 | Ronda Jambe

Keeping the lid on for big capital

Is she the ‘biggest dud since Rudd’? Or just Abbott’s twin sister? We’ve seen her mettle, she must believe, because now we are supposed to trust her for a term of her own. A bit too quick for my liking.

We seem to have no choice but to listen politely to endless media talk about old stuff: Hawke, Keating, Blanche, the Rudd and Julia story. You’ve got to hand it to the ALP: whatever else you might think of them, they’ve always been great haters. It was a mate in the ALP who told me their real role is to keep the lid on for capital. The mining industry sure has gone quiet, they clearly are happy with current arrangements.

Instead of ten precious media minutes about who is the more bitter ex-leader, I’d like to hear more than a minute given over to policy and even facts. For example, how about a scientist rather than a political insider, and some less widely flaunted information, such as this from NOAA, the not exactly leftist National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the US Dept of Commerce:


It very calmly states that the April-June and year to date temperatures have been the warmest on record. We all know that taking a short term snapshot isn’t of much meaning, but if many different sets of statistics all indicate that land, sea and air temperatures are rising above 20th century averages, shouldn’t we pay some attention?

Instead, both candidates for our leadership (and I deplore the move further into the mindset of Presidential rather than Parliamentary politicking) are wishy-washy at best on the issue of climate change.

I’ve joined a local Canberra campaign to get the ACT gov to reduced emissions by 40% by 2020, and am convinced that localised actions and policies are more likely to provide a buffer for adaptation than federal efforts.

Coal is now the dirtiest four letter word available, and it besmirtches the political process.  I’m waiting ever less patiently for some real leadership to step up.

Posted by Ronda Jambe at 6:26 am | Comments (3) |
Filed under: Australian Politics


  1. Rhonda,
    Why are you so surprised? They are all prostitutes who will sell their principles and the fabric of our society for a few pieces of silver.

    Comment by Arjay — July 19, 2010 @ 11:37 am

  2. Dear Rhonda

    Just so you’re up to date, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) as is the feral gummint’s every other branch, department, agency and secretariat, is the systemically fascissocialist exclusive property and effective branch office of the “Democratic” potty — and its every key staff appointee is a “Democratic” potty activist. (You’ll be familiar with that set-up, as true of Canberra’s self-anointing, self-appointing and self-perpetuating Labour potty lackey permanent “public service” as it is true of America’s effectively-treasonous feral bureaucracy)

    Couple those facts with the similarity between America’s uniformly-Goebbelsesque, propagandist, polemicist, pamphleteer pretenders to the monica, “Media” — 90% of whom are also “Democratic” party activists — and Australia’s similarly in lockstep with the Labour potty Pravda “Press” — and you’ll surely have an inkling as to the credibility of anything that NOAA says AND that makes it into the public domain.

    On the Plus Side, though, you got it right about one thing: A couple of warm days, weeks or months do not a causation make.

    Meanwhile “global warming” (which now we have seen 12 straight years of cooling, has morphed into “climate change”) — and by any other name — is still a fascist fraud and those party to the mass hysteria it has aroused are but the usefully-idiotically enthralled of the new godless religion with which the world’s fasciSSocialists, Australia’s included, have replaced the form of modified Marxist gangsterism they once called “Communism.”

    Hope this helps.

    Cordially – Brian

    Brian Richard Allen
    Lost Angels – Califobambicated 90028
    And the Very Far Abroad

    Comment by Brian Richard Allen — July 20, 2010 @ 12:40 am

  3. Dear Brian Richard Allen

    Watch and learn. NOAA is a Scientific organization. Similar to other international climate research units, NOAA reports on climate data and looks at trends including historical data.

    In March 2007, the Bush Commerce Department issued an administrative order governing “Public Communications” which repealed a more liberal “open science” policy adopted by NOAA in 2006. The Bush order forbids scientists from disclosing information that has not been approved by the chain-of-command, even if they prepare it and deliver it on their own time as private citizens.

    Simply put, it was Bush who went to great lengths to gag scientists on climate change and keep the public ignorant. John Howard’s administration was also guilty of gagging Australian scientists on health and environmental issues which had the potential to adversely impact on citizens.

    It is well known that the US Republican party is owned lot, stock, and barrel by the oil and coal interests and right-wing think-tanks are the recipients of massive amounts of laundered fossil fuel money filtered through numerous foundations.


    It’s hilarious that the mouthpieces for these cashed up right-wing whackos are retired hacks, mining consultants, TV weather-men etc, who jet-set around the world, parroting the same unscientific swill to silly old codgers who are equally ignorant on climate science and the dire consequences to humanity’s life-sustaining ecosystems.

    Furthermore, 97% of actively publishing climate scientists agree with the tenets of anthropogenic climate change.


    May I suggest that you cease mixing science with your political ideology? It accomplishes nothing and only serves to fuel the fires of stupidity and ignorance.

    Comment by Dryblower — July 26, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

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