Monday, November 25, 2013

Mockery achievement: unlocked

There's a Big Wig climate conference going on, with the Usual Suspects® doing their usual stuffed shirt ZOMGTHERMAGEDDON!!!1!eleventy!! shtick.  Sadly at these sorts of conferences, there's been a noted lack of mockery.

Cue the Austrailians:
For this year’s UN climatefest in Warsaw, Poland, Tony Abbott’s government didn’t even bother to send the environment minister, much less the Prime Minister and his pre-teen fan mail.


Instead we sent some delegates who quite properly treated the whole exercise as a lark, much to the consternation of Gaia’s little Gracies. “They wore T-shirts and gorged on snacks throughout the negotiation,” fumed Ria Voorhaar, a spokeswoman for the Climate Action Network. “That gives some indication of the manner they are behaving in.”
Oh noes!  They ate snacks!  And presumably not the Approved® sort of snacks like tasteless organic crudites, but probably crisps and biscuits (chips and cookies to readers from the Colonies).  But it gets even worse in the lese majeste department:
“Their behaviour caused over 130 developing nations to abandon discussions on the controversial issue of climate compensation at 4am,” seethed Sophie Yeo of the activist group Responding to Climate Change. “It is one thing to be tired in a negotiation meeting, another to turn up in pyjamas,” huffed EU negotiator Paul Watkinson on Twitter. “Respect matters.”
P.J.s?  Awesome.  And Tim Blair sums it up with pithy Aussie aplomb:
With all due respect, the EU and the UN can shove it.
[stands] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap]

RTWT for the whole shadenfreudalistic effect, including what happened Down Under when a bunch of animal rights kooks showed up at a meat packing plant and chained themselves to the gates in an attempt to shut it down.  Not trying to toss out a spoiler, but power tools were involved.  Awesome.

Good on ya, Mates!  Those Cobbers can mock the Stuffed Shirts, fair dinkum!  Now just ditch your insane gun laws and you're the most awesome place on the planet.

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7 comments:

joethefatman said...

I'm going to use an overused word, so forgive me. Awesome.

Pachydermis2 said...

They were still meeting at 4am!!??

Oh, wait, that was the climate compensation discussion. Regardless where you stand on global warmies, that is the part of the discussion that really needs the light of day upon it!

Tacitus

Paul, Dammit! said...

Now if only we could get the aussies to enforce international law and send those 'whale wars' people back to their lives as welfare recipients.

cryptical said...

Global Warming Truthers deserve all the mockery we can provide.

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

For Paul Watkinson who said, "respect matters", I give you Ali G.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKk1McBLxM

Differ said...

Turning up in PJs is truly mockery of the first order.....Perhaps we may yet see such behavior in our capitol....

Windy Wilson said...

Discussions continued to 4 am and some wanted to continue til daylight?
Excuse me, but such dedication should be reserved for situations where, for instance, the Germans just bombed within a kilometer from where the meeting was held, and the meeting's subject is radar, or shipping tonnage, or aircraft production. Real stuff, not how many CAGW angels can dance on/in the head of a Senate Appropriations Chairman.