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Friday, 30 November 2007
Wall to wall anti ecology ALP governments full to the brim with developer sleaze?
Mood:  sharp
Topic: independent media

Picture: It's not just the ex Coalition Govt leadership who are laughable when it comes to ecological credibility. When it comes to the environment under the wall to wall ALP govts it's going to be beggars all for the 'peak' green groups which is merely humiliating, but a slaughter house for the actual environment. That's the age old patronage system of the highly corrupt ALP in Australia, road tested mercilessly in NSW, the foundation stone of corrupt govt. Remember when Iemma was elected earlier in 2007 and in his election speech pronounced his was "a good government". And these guys are living in which universe?


The feeling of dread has begun. Howard steps forward to welcome and shake Kevin's hand at the disused Lodge on the vision last night. Similarly the email arrives from Bega;

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:28 PM
Subject: [chipstop] Martin Ferguson energy minister

Hi greenies
Martin Ferguson is the new Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism in the Rudd Government. This is a real worry. He is the politician who hates greenies and wants to burn 5million tonnes of native forest a year and call it "renewable."


Between 2,500 and 3,000 trees from SE NSW and East Gippsland are cut down every working day to supply the Eden chipmill
CHIPSTOP campaign against woodchipping the SE forests, 02-64923134, PO Box 797 Bega NSW 2550 Australia, http://www.chipstop.forests.org.au


Where is the true Opposition in a wall to wall ALP reality, not that we were impressed with those poorly reproduced Coalition scare adverts totally unsuitable for newsprint hardly revealing the brickwork metaphor.

Well the real Opposition is the community media, maybe the Big Media and certainly the Green party from a low base of maybe 10% public support.

Yes sir, the unrestrained ALP is a real worry. They have their Kyoto Treaty figleaf and decimated Garrett 'Environment Minister' Portfolio and not much else:

It's an anti ecology, brown and vandalistic ALP full of sleaze terms like "clean coal" and "bio banking" which means destruction of half not all of the 10% left after 200 years. All PR consultants' dirty work for the Dark Side woven in with expanded uranium mining, land clearing and chipping,

These people are professional liars, who sound good but mean and do great harm.

Take Minister Penny Wong replacing threadbare brand Garrett post election in the Portfolio Water and Climate Change. We recently responded to Simon Benson of the Sydney Daily Telegraph about this:

Here is the Benson link:  http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/simonbenson/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/rudd_dumps_garrett_for_the_sake_of_the_planet/
But notice too how they change headlines around "Garrett loses the planet but keeps the backyard"


#1 of 7

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 6:45 AM
Subject: Benson on Garrett

My comment was:
Sure, sure SB and "there is no doubt" you are THE Tele messenger on the drip from Ruddmeister aka Bonhoffer.
Wong is a redneck out of Kim Yeadon's NSW Forest ministry, pro woodchip, CFMEU operation.
Smooth talker and as jaded a rherotician as you will ever find in Big Politics.
All style no ecological heart.
People forget too Big John ie Faulkner was done over by Keating and the chippers in 1995-6 when  the former was Environment Minister. People like Wong at state level probably. Keating latter lamented he wished he'd done more on the green stuff - too late d*ckhead.
And here's a chestnut - no chipping industry in Kev's hallowed Qld. But happy to inflict this criminal sector on Tas, NSW, Vic, WA. Pretty inconsistent that. Stephen Biddulph got it right yesterday - it's the ecology stupid.
[And add to this, the real Environment Minister is probably Bob Brown in parliament anyway.  The Biddulph article SMH is here: The party's over and Liberals will soon be history with the immortal line "It's the ecology stupid" which we do like being principal of ecology action Australia, non profit, unincorporated etc etc.]
#2 of 7
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:40 AM

Are you serious mate? You don't really expect me to post that ridiculous comment do you? Get a grip mate. I might have to report you to the mental health authorities if you keep that up.

Simon Benson   
State Political Editor
The Daily Telegraph
President NSW Press Gallery

#3 of 7
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: sure sure SB

On the contrary,
.....whatever your impertinent view of my soundness of mind while working for neurotic madhouse like News Ltd ....
 you are reported elsewhere (was it Sun Herald or Telegraph) as likely to be promoted to a fat wage in the Rudd regime. I saw it so thousands of others did too surely.
Call it rumour but the rumour is out there, and not from the royal 'us'. But of course I like to 'push a falling wall' too, a bit like that poor Indian place in Surry Hills just round the corner from you folks (what a metaphor for the Liberal Govt, fact stranger than fiction):
What about Addison Rd Centre Simon,.....I've lobbied Clennel to same effect.
Yours truly,
Tom McLoughlin, from the real community media!
[And on it goes with the great and good Simon Benson] 
#4 of 7

I would have thought your pretensions to high ethics prevented you from making such assumptions without veryifing the rumours first. But I can save you the trouble. They are not true.  
You have just indulged in the very crime you accuse others of

#5 of 7
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 10:19 AM
Subject: all the better for the basting? Re: sure sure SB

...are you, .... or have you ever been, ...... a member of, ...... (ha ha).... the ALP .... just look into the light sonny and answer the question!!!!!
it's the Rum Corps now for all of Oz courtesy the likes of Arbib franchised to the nation.
If it was tough under Howard it's going to be downright scary now with well fed and watered ALP trench fighters everywhere.
But I have one advantage - the money makes 'em fat and slow, all  the better for the basting I guess.
Yours truly etc [Tom, SAM editor]
#6 of  7
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 10:26 AM
Subject: RE: all the better for the basting? Re: sure sure SB

Never Tom..
And that is the second insult you have sent my way today. Let's keep it at that, shall we?
#7 of 7
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 11:13 AM
Subject: here's a third insult ....

well not actually. Ever read Raymond Chandler? The Phillip Marlowe character is tough, real tough. WW2 vet, created the genre of private investigator's etc. I loved those books. Made into movies by Bogart. There is one endearing quality of the character - when ever someone sledges him he just gives twice back.
Remember Simon I don't have much, but you have an awful lot. I've got nothing to lose like Jesus Christ himself, you have way too much all those years slogging it away with fatty Piers and Mal Farr to squeeze past in the corridors.
I'm nothing if not sincere. So are you threatening me with your playful menace?  I know I'm going to regret this but why don't you just do your job like that ... lead that should have been reported years ago.
I have no doubt the Rudd mob offered you a job, or vice versa. By the by in the community media we tend to republish big meeja who slum it amongst us. ....

Posted by editor at 9:37 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 30 November 2007 11:19 AM EADT

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