Save Australia — Close London’s Decommissioned Battersea Power Station! [Updates]


Oh no they didn’t…  Oh yes they did!

Check out the nasty filth-spewing power station featuring in this ad pushing for a tax on Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions:

That’s right… an English power station.  A closed English power station.  Battersea, as featured on the cover of the Pink Floyd album Animals:

And yes, that’s a flying pig:

Beyond parody™.

UPDATE Poll: Should the Warmies have let MARTIN write their “Say Yes” ad for them?

UPDATE 2:  Now that’s better…  Say YES, We Want An Election!  (h/t Catallaxy)

UPDATE 3:  Oh, please.

Australian Conservation Foundation climate and clean energy campaigner Phil Freeman last night denied the Battersea Power Station image was used, insisting it was a “representation of a power station taken from a stock image”.

Tim Blair:  “They take us for fools.

UPDATE 4: Adam has another Youtube video debunking the lies in the Yay-4-CarbonTax ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Responses to “Save Australia — Close London’s Decommissioned Battersea Power Station! [Updates]”

  1. magsx2 Says:

    Hi,
    Loved the video about the election, that is really good. It was actually the first thing I thought of when I saw the “say yes” ad, I thought do we actually get a choice? So I’m really happy to see others thought the same.
    As far as the power station goes, how stupid is that, it seems someone just picked a random picture off the net.

  2. magsx2 Says:

    Hi,
    Loved the video about the election. When I first saw the ad “say yes” I thought do we get a choice? So it seems others thought the same thing.
    As far as the power station goes, how stupid is that, it seems someone just picked a random picture off the net, with all the money that was spent on this ridiculous ad you would of thought they could of done better than that.

  3. Merilyn Says:

    The video put up by Adam is very good and well thought out, and we haven’t ever been asked if we the Australian people want to pay this tax, why, because Julia doesn’t want to ask them.

    • bingbing Says:

      In a word, it’s devastating. Nothing new there we don’t already know; just wish the average Joe would know, too.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      I agree – if you look on his Youtube channel, he’s got quite a few good videos. It’d be good to see them get spread around a bit, get them in front of a few more eyeballs. He’s on Twitter & Facebook as well, for any social media hounds here ;)

  4. And stay silent, Cate « James Board Says:

    [...] BTW, nice decommissioned power station located in London, [...]

  5. Gregoryno6 Says:

    The ad is the best example yet of Labor’s way of thinking: if the citizens reject a policy, the answer is a better marketing campaign.
    They might have used Tim Flannery, or even Robyn Williams. Surely they’re well known enough, thanks to their shameless doomsaying. Instead, what do we get? A bunch of actors.
    Michael Caton! Whoever hired him for the ad deserves a prize. Gold-standard stupid, considering Caton fought against a train line to Bondi.
    . Don’t want those Darryl Kerrigan types cluttering up the beaches, eh, Mike?

    • bingbing Says:

      And of course, it’s been said before elsewhere, and likely thought by most, but Caton’s most memorable character, Darryl Kerrigan, wouldn’t be having a bar of this carbon tax crap.

      Tell ‘er she’s dreamin’!

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      “The ad is the best example yet of Labor’s way of thinking: if the citizens reject a policy, the answer is a better marketing campaign.”

      Exactly. Every time one of their policies goes down like a lead balloon, they imply that it’s just because we’re too stupid to get how totes awesome!!! it is… so it’s back to the drawing board for them, to work out a way to get it through our thick bogan skulls that This! Policy! IS! Just! What! You! Would! Beg! For! If! Only! You! Weren’t! So! Retarded!

      Like I say… Keep up the good work, People Who Are Smarter Than Us™!


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