I didn’t know Al Gore was now running the country

Posted by – 25 June, 2014

This is ridiculous.

The Fairfax MP and leader of the Palmer United Party is also planning to propose an emissions trading scheme to tackle climate change - similar to the one proposed by the Labor Party…..Mr Palmer, whose party will hold three balance of power seats in the Senate from next Tuesday, is flanked by climate change campaigner and former US vice-president Al Gore…..Mr Palmer is set to also reveal that his party will demand the Renewable Energy Target and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation are also retained.

Gore then provided a sermon on reducing Co2 emissions. I didn’t realise that anyone voted for an ETS. Palmer is a fraud. He promised to get rid of the Co2 tax at the last election, and now he is just renaming it as an ETS.

Palmer is a fraud, or it least very tricky. Nothing is ever black and white. He promised at the last election to get rid of the Co2 tax, now he is simply renaming it as an ETS.

Time to prepare for a double dissolution election.

UPDATE

I’m not buying this whole line put forward by 2GB, Bolt and The Australian that Palmer was just fudging about the ETS. Once it starts, even at $1 per ton, it will be very difficult to undo.

Amusing

Posted by – 21 June, 2014

Clive Palmer is not going away

Posted by – 17 June, 2014

Clive Palmer just gave the most coherent interview yet since starting PUP, on the Richo and Jones Sky News TV programme. PUP is not about to become a One Nation. I don’t necessarily support PUP, but I recognise that he is hooking into Australians that are fed up with the traditional parties.

Our very own axis of evil

Posted by – 11 June, 2014

Abbott is standing up to the USA, so why is the left-wing media so opposed to it?

Ottawa (AFP) – Canada and Australia’s conservative prime ministers said Monday economic concerns trump climate action, with Ottawa’s Stephen Harper insisting any nation claiming otherwise is lying.

Both leaders have faced increased criticism over their climate policies after US President Barack Obama last week unveiled the first major regulations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States.

The Abbott no apology tour

Posted by – 10 June, 2014

I can’t help get the impression that Abbott’s talk in Canada was directed as much to Obama, who Abbott visits next, as it was to Canada. Abbott said:

Australia should always do what we can to protect our citizens, to help our friends and to advance our values.

This Australian government will never be embarrassed or apologetic about doing what is necessary to keep our country strong and our friends safe.

‘Not the Qantas Club guys that went array’

Posted by – 4 June, 2014

Just Obama releasing 5 terrorists from Club Gitmo for one US Army alleged deserter.

Turnbull vs Bolt

Posted by – 2 June, 2014

Good summation of the Turnbull vs Bolt issue. In essence, Turnbull is a light weight who is failing as the Communications Minister (just as he failed as the Opposition leader and leader of the 1999 ‘yes’ case) and is not a team player. The NBN is still a financial disaster, the ABC continues to be a bastion of LabGreen dogma and free speech is still under attack. Turnbull intends to do nothing to address those Communications issues. It is a record of failure. As a note, Abbott is basically dismantling Turnbull’s Howard era water reforms. Turnbull has nothing much to show for his time in politics.

Obviously the ABC and the Canberra press gallery are on the side of Turnbull, which tells you all you need to know about Turnbull’s loyalties.

This is a distraction from the main issue: Turnbull is a hopeless Communications Minister.

A new political force is born

Posted by – 28 May, 2014

It’s a real shame we don’t have a UKIP in Australia. PUP is an embarrassment.

Daniel Hannan’s assessment.

Abbott delivers where Ruddllard couldn’t

Posted by – 7 April, 2014

Tony Abbott should have done more

Posted by – 6 April, 2014

The rise of PUP could have been contained by better managing Palmer when he was in the LNP:

With just under 70 per cent of the vote counted, the businessman’s Palmer United Party (PUP) has so far picked up 12.5 per cent of the vote.

That puts PUP’s WA candidate Dio Wang in line to enter the Senate when the new Upper House sits on July 1.

If you recall the story, Palmer wanted Abbott to stop party delegates also acting as lobbyists. Seems reasonable, but Abbott did not accept the proposal.