“No Carbon Tax” Rally — Some Twitter Highlights


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…but there is more “No Carbon Tax” Rally Twitter-snark below the fold, for your reading enjoyment!

Because I know they killed Knut. I saw them.

Wait, what...?

Here comes the "OMG they were WAY old!" meme...

Old selfish people who have never done a thing for us and don't caaaaare! /headtilt

...old, AND incontinent! Stupid old poopy-pants deniers!

Old racist sexist homophobic crunts! Zing! That'll put 'em back in their box.

See? OLD!

Old and ANNOYING!

ANCIENT old!

Doddery irrelevant old geezers! Euthanasia NOW!

SUPER old! Wait... 40? What?

"Dinosaurs"! declares Newsy Spice ...and if a TV station made the same call about over-40 female newsreaders?

DOLE BLUDGING old people! Forsooth!

Tax-dodging unemployed hippy type old people, oh the humanity!

Rednecked knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing apostrophe-abusing banjo-playing dole-bludging tax-dodging poopy-panted racist sexist homophobic old people!! But hey, #NoLabels, right?

And they're "Billionairs" to boot! Shame!!

Wait ... Jane Fonda was there?!

See? It wasn't even about whether Australia should tax carbon dioxide emissions in order to control the entire world's weather. It was a "whites racist geriatric rally"! Sucked in!!!

An Antipodean Chris Matthews wannabe. Way to recycle those narratives!

Remember, kids. There are 5 A's in raaaaacist!

Zing! The KKK Card! What could be more relevant to an anti-tax rally in Canberra, Australia?

Let's torture that KKK analogy a liiiitle bit more. Conservatives = Democrats; Canberra, Australia = Deep South; Anti-Tax = Racist; burning crosses emit CO2... YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE

And did we mention they were OLD? BTW, this person's Twitter background is NOT racist. It's "ironic". Yo.

Indeed. Very #oldtone. None of your crew would ever treat a female politician with anything but the utmost respect *cough*SarahPalin*cough*

A call for Civility™ and an end to the Climate of Hate™ #newtone

Wait, THIS kind of New Civility™? #oldtone

Renewed calls for the New Civility™. No more Climate of Hate™. Respect your leaders!

Or... not. Whatevs. #NewCivility™ ClimateOfHate™

That convinced me! I now believe that a tax on Australian carbon dioxide emissions will keep the whole world's climate from ever changing again!

Preach it, Sistah! I believe! I believe that with enough tax, an Australian Labor government CAN control the world's climate. Yes, we can!

"To from"? Now let's hear about some of the BIG issues surrounding today's anti-tax rally. Prepositions!

Stupid rural bogans, don't even know whether they're "hoards" or "hordes"!

LMAO ROTFL LOL ZOMG! I know, right?! Dumb hick hillbilly old pplz!! #ToleranceFTW!

Dimwits, who don't even know, how to use, punctuation!

Wait. Holding... what?

*cough*

Okay, let's play the Gender Card game. In 3...2...1...

See? No question! If a female politician EVER cops any abuse, it's ALWAYS and ONLY because she's a guuurl. Next?

Misogyny it is! Because no male PM has EVER copped uncivil abuse. Ever. #shortmemory

Of course not! I can't think of a single instance in which Howard or Abbott were ever portrayed in a personal and offensive manner. Can you?

Equality! Female politicians are only ever abused on account of their gender; male pollies are abused because they deserve it!

Oh dear. Everyone's being hated on now. A former Labor press secretary now comfortably ensconced in the Canberra Press Gallery with the rest of his Labor brethren, not feelin' the love from those he likes to smear as "the lunar right"? Unimaginable.

Dismissing everyone with whom you disagree as "insane" is an interesting strategy. Especially when one of the main reasons you are dismissing them as "insane" is because they're skeptical that taxing Australians' carbon dioxide emissions will lower the seas, cool the globe, prevent "extreme weather" around the world and stop hurricanes in their tracks. Let's see how that works out for y'all.

Okay. I'm finally speechless.

"We're more worried about the intellectual climate"

UPDATE:  @GavAtkins does a terrific wrap-up of today’s rally in Canberra:  Photos, quotes and a few reflections from the No Carbon Tax Rally

UPDATE 2:  “It was as if no one had ever seen rude signs and anger at a rally before, or nasty things said about a Prime Minister. It was as if Brown and Combet and that great army of Left-leaning reporters had never seen, say, these anti-Howard protests”CLICK

UPDATE 3:  TIMALANCHE! /off to stock up on more mead and cheezels

UPDATE 4:  Welcome, too, readers from Quadrant, Asian Correspondent & Climate Madness.  Thanks kindly for dropping by.

UPDATE 5:  Another top piece by Gavin Atkins on his Big Day Out with the extremists [ABC – The Drum]

UPDATE 6:  Video of some of those extremists, via CANdo

UPDATE 7:  @MirandaDevine looks at the vilification of ordinary mum-and-dad tax protesters and asks, “Who’s the extremist now?”

54 Responses to ““No Carbon Tax” Rally — Some Twitter Highlights”

  1. Merilyn Says:

    Thanks for that spot, from an”old, doddering, one foot in the grave, confused, kkk, pants wetting, old, old old extremist, and did I mention old, Grandmother”. Heh.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      Well may you be an ”old, doddering, one foot in the grave, confused, kkk, pants wetting, old, old old extremist, and did I mention old, Grandmother”, but you’re OUR ”old, doddering, one foot in the grave, confused, kkk, pants wetting, old, old old extremist, and did I mention old, Grandmother”… and we love you 🙂

  2. Photos, quotes and a few reflections from the No Carbon Tax Rally | Asian Correspondent Says:

    […] UPDATE: Spot the Dog on the Left’s charming twitter response. […]

  3. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    1. Old age begins the day after my next birthday.
    2. Merilyn is really old, and probably all carbonned up.
    3. Those who were totally upset by the carbon tax rallies, and especially ‘all the old people’, should be encouraged to express their commitments to their cause by self-conducted expiration routines. It’s truly natural and the best way.

    Cheers

  4. Correllio Says:

    Great work spot. Please add this one from Tracey Spicer. She was challenged by some and in my case continued her twitter conversation with me by sending me three delightful DMs. Not sure why she suddenly decided to go private…I’ve asked but no answer. Being an opinion writer I would have thought she would want her opinions published.
    I can see from her subsequent tweets she tried to cover up a bit.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      [Updated: added now. Ta, C.] I’ve grabbed a screencap, will see about adding it in when I get a chance. Thanks!
      Instructive to see that everyone’s favourite perky young mid-40s blonde newsreader hates old people, too. Can’t wait till she does her next intro to a story on aged care: “I’m here speaking to some of the smelly old incontinent dinosaurs…” :-/

    • Correllio Says:

      She tweeted later it was about climate deniers… and that SHE follows the science. As if she could even tell us the chemical composition of blonde hair dye.*snort*

    • Shelley Says:

      …To clarify, my dinosaur quip was directed as climate change deniers – not older people. Protesters were of all ages. #noCTrally…

      Spicer should grab a bigger shovel for that hole she’s digging.
      Doesn’t she know calling people deniers is equal to calling them holocaust deniers no matter what their age is?.

  5. thefrollickingmole Says:

    So what they are describing is Chuck Norris in Depends and a foul mood?

  6. ralph Says:

    Dear Sirs And Madams,
    I could not go, I am too old and unwell but when I was young I went to all the rallies , Moratorium, May day, Springboks, etc , then I got smart and changed my mind, you remember minds don’t you?
    Young people would be at work wouldn’t they? Or still in bed if not working.

  7. From billionaires to bogans: the Carbon Tax rally on Twitter | Australian Climate Madness Says:

    […] Blair links to a wonderful collection of tweets about the Carbon Tax rally, like this one: Hilarious Share […]

  8. Sean of Deer Park Says:

    Exceptional reporting on the twits, Spot. Says it all, really.
    Time to jump into a Radox bath (I mean, spa – modern me), to revive my weary 44 year OLD bones.😆

  9. Peter Says:

    The left commentators – silly, infantile little children!

  10. David Says:

    It warms my heart that someone had to copy and paste individual twitter feeds and go all Pyne on them. What a exquisite waste of time

  11. bingbing Says:

    More piccies and a few accounts of the rallies here.

    http://jamesboard.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/the-no-carbon-tax-rallies-of-march-23-2011/

    Oh, and yes, how much more charming could those tweets possibly be?

  12. Dave of Inverell Says:

    Never read such a collection of bigoted ageist sneering in all my life. Hey remember old age comes to everyone in time. Maybe brains are acquired with advancing years because I can’t recognise any trace of one on here.

  13. bingbing Says:

    Re the “TIMALANCHE”, good one. Got one the other day for the first Melbourne rally. Alas, no linky love today or yesterday, and yesterday’s one had photos and accounts of the Canberra and Melbourne rallies.

    Sad bingers is sad.😦

    • bingbing Says:

      Sad bingers found out why… may yet get an other TIMALANCHE, er, yet.

  14. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    Well, against my better judgement i read all those tweets from twits.

    This is why i tell the kids – Don’t smoke crack!!!!!.,,

    • bingbing Says:

      That said, like a crackhead gives a rats about man’s 0.001% contribution to the atmosphere.

  15. Esspysee Says:

    I honestly thought you right-leaning folks would be able to spot humour. Or sarcasm.

    You’re a bunch of fucking idiots.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      And thank you for stopping by. I hope you feel better soon. *hugz*

  16. Rabz Says:

    “Makes me depressed to live here”

    Well there’s always that low carbon workers paradise north korea, dearie!

    No poopy panted ol women hating waaaaacist white people there to sully the view.

    Just lots of good ol’ dirt to hoe into if you’re feeling a bit peckish – oh and the odd interminable speech from the funny guy with the weird haircut and erkos…

    • bingbing Says:

      People use NK almost when trying to be funny, but do many truly understand that NK represents modern-day socialism at its “peak”?

      Do people really understand just what North Korea is and what South Korea isn’t?

      Ask yourselves (not you, Rabz, you know what I mean), where did all the hardliners’ arguments go after 1991?

      Where did all the socialists and communists go after the fall of communist Russia, the USSR, the Evil Empire…?

      Where did they go? And if they didn’t go, what did they refocus their efforts on?

    • bingbing Says:

      And BTW, my fiancé did the translation on that last vid, NOT Vlad Tepes. He did, however, add it to the vid.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      I don’t actually think Australia is in danger of becoming another North Korea.

    • bingbing Says:

      Of course we’re not. That’s not what I was trying to say. It was a reply to a comment about North Korea.

      As a country that in an almost Godwin-like manner is used in arguments, I take any chance I can get to hit home what it’s like in NK.

      No. I’m not equating NK with Oz. I was merely trying to add some context as to what it means when North Korea is mentioned.

      That said, I have a stand alone post on my blog right now, and whilst an extreme example, is a reminder that a socialist path is certainly not one we should wish to dabble with ever again.

      Redistribution of wealth via a carbon tax leans towards socialism and shouldn’t be touched with a bargepole.

      Clear enough?

  17. elsie (of brisbane) Says:

    Excellent! Haven’t laughed so much for yonks!

  18. John Says:

    I wonder if these young lefty (and highly motivated) do-gooders will practice what they preach when they reach 65 = SHUT THE **** UP and DON’T HAVE AN OPINION ON ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU’RE OLD NOW.

  19. RebeccaH Says:

    Absolutely brilliant sendup! As an official old person, I love bashing kids, especially the ones who tweet.

  20. Aaron Says:

    Anyone protesting against carbon tax is bigoted homophobic racist and sexist. There’s even special term for such person – carbon racist.

    • bingbing Says:

      Carbonist?

  21. zenga zenga Says:

    “Carbon racist”!!! *waves fist*

    Love it.

  22. Leigh Says:

    Many of you seem to hate older people. Not surprising that people like GreenJ. don’t know the difference between ‘loathe’ and ‘loath’.

    • bingbing Says:

      We seem to???

  23. Cavaletta Says:

    Thank you for this haven of humour. What a charmer is Ms Spicer, and what a Sir Galah’d is Stephen Gibbons MP, a nonentity Labor hack on a Shetland pony.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      Hahaha. No worries, and thanks kindly for stopping by.

  24. Grace Messer Says:

    Shocked at the rudeness of young people towards their seniors. No respect. They will be old one day. What goes around comes around. It just goes to show what pea-brains there are in some sections of our youth. I fear for the future of our country in their hands.

  25. GiveUp Says:

    Your all fucking morons. Get over yourselves, your rally was a big FAIL and no one fucking gives a shit about what you extremist wankers think.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      “Your all fucking morons”

      You’re. Not your, you’re.

      One of the 10 words you need to stop misspelling if you want anyone to take you seriously.

      You’re welcome. Have a nice day now.

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      Gee giveup, what part of ‘go eat the crutch out of a dead leper’ don’t you understand?

  26. Selena Says:

    your all retarded morans, you dont even get, that ppl were being FUNNY, duh!

    • spot_the_dog Says:

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    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      spell check, use the damn spellcheck.

    • bingbing Says:

      And grammar check…

      picard wtf

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  28. H Schaffner Says:

    SUCK IT LOOSERS, MOTHER EARTH WINS!!!!!!!!

    GO JULIA!!!!!!!! AUSTRALIA LEADS THE WAY!!!!!!

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      Ladies and Gentlemen i give you…………………………………the product of the public school system.

      Yes troops, public schools, producing mouthbteathing cretins for whom punctuation and grammar are countries in the EU.

  29. Raine3 Says:

    only selfish old farts and the one percenters wan’t to kill the world with carbon, they do’nt care about any one but themselfs, you baby boomers need to die soon so we can get to work undoing your damage.

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      Can you stop by later to pick up your mums undies…………………………tah.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      “they do’nt care about any one but themselfs”

      As is evidenced by the fact that they couldn’t even be bothered to provide you with a basic working knowledge of the English language.

      AMIRITE?

    • bingbing Says:

      I feel sorry for Raine, I really do. It’s not even really his fault. Had he received anything close to a decent education, his natural God-given ability that is a human brain could have been utilised for good.

      Yet, alas.

      Now we witness a man who doesn’t even know the correct plural form of a common word who has nonetheless thrust himself into geopolitics.

      We witness a man (teenager?) who doesn’t even understand the difference between carbon and carbon dioxide yet who now counts himself as an authority on a 4+ billion year old planet.

      He can’t put an apostrophe in the right place, let alone a full stop.

      In essence, we witness a man who can’t even construct a basic sentence yet who is trying to undo the so-called environmental damage done, in his opinion, by his betters.

      My guess is a man who cannot even construct a simple sentence doesn’t posses the concept of critical thinking.

      In essence, poor Raine is a dangerous idiot with, albeit, good intentions, who unfortunately doesn’t have a fucking clue what he’s talking about.

    • spot_the_dog Says:

      I do blame the baby-boomer generation for the Raines and the Dorises of this world.

    • bingbing Says:

      Well, he’s probably been validated more times in his life than a 15 year old car has been filled up with petrol. And, in a sense, perhaps it is the baby boomers’ fault.
      But then again, only Raine, really, can take responsibility for what Raine thinks.

      He’s on the Internet. No excuse.

      As for Doris… poor lass has know idea of the trauma I experience every time the home-bound plane I’m on crosses the Equator.

      Seat belts on.

      FLIP!


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