Workers unite — in contempt 27/7/2008
The bride and I returned this week from a delightfully relaxing week on Lake Macquarie in the Hunter region. Now this is an area that mines coal, operates power stations and votes Labor. Judging from attitudes expressed by blue collar types in a couple of clubs visited during our stay, that last definition will not apply if Rudd’s ridiculous carbon emissions tax becomes reality. The average Australian worker has a highly refined bulldust detection system. And nothing gets its antennae quivering like talk of manmade global warming. We also discovered many Tim Blair fans during our travels who’ll no doubt enjoy a chuckle and a few nods of agreement at this splendid piece of commentary.
Oh, and weren’t all the Kevvie luvvers from the media in a stink on Insiders this morning? They realise the Opposition has finally found the nads to enunciate climate change policy that takes into account minor concerns like the national economy and honest appraisal of meteorological theory.
Paul Toohey, in particular, was pathetic as he whinged about oppositions elsewhere going along with MGW bulldust. He wasn’t specific, but I’m pretty sure oppositions in the industrialising states north of here aren’t suggesting policies that would ruin their economies.
And sceptics, take heart. We’re attracting some very well credentialled company. Such as Art Raiche, former Chief Research Scientist of the CSIRO who tips a huge bucket on the once-great organisation.