The Freedom To Do What We Say


Here we go again: more proof that this country is slipping into a Big Government, high taxing, big spending socialist nightmare [Ed: only slipping into?]
The Carbon tax is coming and it is probably the most unpopular policy any Australian Government has ever forced on it's people. Not even Whitlam was as bad as this mob and this PM, now that is saying something.
As dangerous as this Government is to the economy, there is one aligned organisation that wishes it had that much power. Yes, the Karl Marx wannabes over at GET UP are threatening hundreds of major employers around Australia with a business destroying boycott of their goods and services by their half a million faithful activist members, if these companies support or join an anti carbon tax campaign! Well golly gosh, I am shaking in my boots and I am sure that the CEO's and Managers of these great Aussie employers are just falling about in fear!
Seriously, who is GetUp! anyway. A fringe group of Socialists and Marxists and tree huggers that get far too much media exposure and are really known only for their support of everything anti WEST, along with their usual media stunts, like this one.
I will tell you this about GETUP, they are a bunch of toothless tigers who believe in free speech ONLY for those who agree with their leftist ideology and worldview. Great, I am glad such group exists because that means that our democracy and liberty is working and that these extremists do not need to resort to terrorism just to make a point……. what a shame they don't feel the same way because clearly Mafia style tactics and blackmail is what they use to try and get their agenda sorted.
To want to destroy a business because it doesn't want a government policy imposed upon it that will force it out of business, competition and or sack employees, speaks clearly as to just what GETUP means and it means ANTI AUSTRALIA!!!

The Labor-Green DeceptiCON™ Alliance

Andys Rant Long ago, on the fictional planet of Cybertron™, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions – the noble Autobots™, and the devious DeceptiCONS™. They fought for sole access to a talisman known as the Allspark™- a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power.

In what can only be described as a bizarre example of life imitating art, we see here in Australia the same struggle between the noble Liberal National Autobots™, and the devious Labor-Green DeceptiCONS™. They are engaged in a monumental battle for the sole access to a talisman known as the Parliamentary Majority Allspark™ – a parliamentary majority with the capacity to gain infinite power over the Australian people.

The Labor-Green DeceptiCONS™ are led by the devious MegaBrown and the deceitful GillardScream.  They are joined in their quest by their loyal disciples Frenzy™ Milne, Swindle™ Swan, and Soundwave™ Conroy. The Labor-Green DeceptiCONS™ also enjoy support from THE IndependentICONS – Ramjet™ Oakeshott and Dirge™ Windsor.

The Liberal National Autobots™ are led by the noble Optimus™ Abbott, who is aided by Sideswipe™ Joyce, Bumblebee™ Bishop, and sometimes Mirage™ Turnbull.

It was during the final days of the 2010 Federal election when GillardScream said “there will be no Carbon Tax under the Government I lead.” The Deputy Prime Minister, Swindle™ Swan, also stated that if Labor were to win the election there would be no carbon tax during its three-year term.

On August 12, Swindle™ Swan insisted there would be no Carbon Tax if Labor DeceptiCONS™ were to win: “We have made our position very clear, we have ruled it out.

On August 15, he added: “Well, certainly what we rejected is this hysterical allegation somehow that we are moving towards a carbon tax from the Liberals and their advertising. We certainly reject that.


GillardScream was categorical on 16 August, 2010 saying on Network Ten that ''There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.''


After coming so terribly close to winning the 2010 election, the Liberal National Autobots™ graciously accepted the decision by the IndependentiCONS, who traitorously gave their support to allow the formation of the Labor-Green DeceptiCON™minority government.

Noble Optimus™ Abbott said on the election night, “For our country’s sake, I hope that she can be an effective Prime Minister in this term of Parliament. For our country’s sake, I hope that the Labor (Green Decepticon™ alliance) Party can provide a better government in this term of Parliament than it has over the last three years. For our country’s sake, I hope that the Labor (Green DeceptiCON™ alliance) Party can rediscover the soul that has been so lacking, particularly over the last half of the previous Parliament.”

But alas, it wasn’t to be. GillardScream, flanked by MegaBrown and IndependentCONS Ramjet™ Oakeshott and Dirge™ Windsor, announced a carbon price would start on July 1 2012.


In a deal with the GreenCONS, GillardScream said that tackling climate change and cutting pollution was critical for Australia’s clean energy future.

She announced a two-stage plan that would start with a fixed price on carbon for between three and five years, with the second stage being an emissions trading scheme.

When GillardScream was returned to office as Prime Minister, it was with a mandate to NOT introduce a Carbon Dioxide Tax. There was nothing in the election result that obligated GillardScream to bring in a tax that she’d promised not to introduce.

As Sideswipe™ Joyce once said, “If a tax cooled the planet, it would be an ice block already.”

So GillardScream broke a solemn promise – or basically, she lied.  When asked about this, GillardScream avoided giving any kind of direct answer.

Prime Minister GillardScream and talkback radio host Alan Jones had a fiery clash over the Labor- Green DeceptiCON™ alliance’s announcement of a new carbon tax policy, with the “shock jock” calling GillardScream "Ju-liar"!

"Do you understand, Julia, that you are the issue today, because there are people now saying your name is not Julia but Ju-liar and they are saying that we've got a liar running the country," Alan Jones said on his 2GB radio show.

"Do you accept the fact that you've stolen an election with a false promise?"

Worse than the lie, here is a tax on Carbon Dioxide emissions that will do zero to reduce world temperatures. We will pay plenty of money in exchange for zero good.

Devious Deception.

And how can we forget GillardScream’s Climate Commission spruiker, Tim “It will take a 1000 years” Flannery, who finally told the truth about Anthropogenic Global Warming:

“I just need to clarify in terms of the climate context for you. If we cut emissions today, global temperatures are not likely to drop for about a thousand years… Just let me finish and say this. If the world as a whole cut all emissions tomorrow the average temperature of the planet is not going to drop in several hundred years, perhaps as much as a thousand years because the system is overburdened with CO2 that has to be absorbed and that only happens slowly.”

But we’ll still lead the world … by marching off a cliff like lemmingCONS.

And the devious deception doesn’t stop there.  Have you ever wondered if the global warming scare campaign is just the Left’s latest excuse for ramping up taxes and redistributing wealth?

The Labor-Green DeceptiCON™ alliance Government’s global warming economic spruiker, Thundercracker Garnaut, gives the game away by calling for compensation to be provided only to those on incomes up to $80,000, while anyone above $80,000 will have their tax rates or thresholds altered to ensure they did not receive any benefits from the increase in the tax-free threshold.

The excuse for massive wealth redistribution makes global warming alarmism even more tempting for the Labor-Green DeceptiCONS™.

But why stop there, let’s also redistribute some of the Carbon Tax takings to the so called “poorer” countries.

As reported by Reuters, Governments "have agreed the selection of the 40 members who will be entrusted with the task of designing the Green Climate Fund," the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat said in a statement.

As recent as June 1, Swindle™ Swan was asked in Parliament by Bumblebee™ Bishop whether it was true that a proportion of the funds raised by the Carbon (Dioxide) Tax would be passed onto the UN’s Green fund.


Swindle™ Swan isn’t an much of an expert on anything, but he’s definitely an expert obfuscationist.

And there is this gem from MegaBrown , who said “the main parties are living in fairyland if they think they can have an emissions trading scheme that cuts emissions and protects the coal industry. You cannot address climate change by protecting the industry at the heart of the problem. It is inevitable that jobs will be lost in the Australian coal industry

The Labor-Green DeceptiCONS™ are also about transformation – the fundamental transformation of our modern economy back to a medieval feudal system of candles, wood burning, and horse-drawn carriages.

Optimus™ Abbott’s Budget reply  terrified The Labor-Green DeceptiCON™ alliance.

Optimus™ Abbott’s reply didn’t just powerfully attack the Labor-Green DeceptiCON™ alliance; it also contained some very good, and genuinely funny, one-liners.

Government will spend $350 on each pensioner’s set top box when Gerry Harvey can supply and install them for just $168. Perhaps this programme should be called ‘Building the Entertainment Revolution’.”

The policy is no longer to stop the boats but to swap the boats – at a budget cost of nearly $70,000 a person, or more than ten times the cost of a Sydney-Kuala Lumpur first class air ticket.”

It showed the genuine emergence of a true leader – Optimus™ Abbott.

“The Government lacks legitimacy, not because it lacks a majority but because it lacks integrity.”

“This is what should gnaw at the consciences of MPs who support the Carbon Tax. Only an election can give Australia a government with authority to make the tough decisions needed to build a better future.”

That’s what Australia needs: not a Carbon Tax but an election. Only an election could make an honest politician of this Prime Minister. Only an election can give Australia a government with authority to make the tough decisions needed to build a stronger Australia and help Australians get ahead.”

DeceptiCONS™ = The Labor-Green Alliance. If they are ok to lie to your face during an election campaign then just imagine the lies they tell you now while they are in government.


Zeg is an editorial cartoonist and caricaturist. His blog personal blog may be found at

Andy Semple is Stockbroker, novelist and general antagonist. He is the Assistant Managing Editor here at Menzies House and his personal motto is "Speak without Fear. Question with Boldness."


Cast of Transformer™ Characters referred:


Megatron™ motto "Everything is Fodder."

Starscream™ motto “Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.








Optimus Prime™ motto “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."



Mirage™ motto “Who and what I am, I hide from my enemy.”

Zeg: Evil has a very BAD day


Obama kills Osama. Wow you couldn't invent a better bumper sticker for this lame duck US President and although the current conspiracy theory that Barry Obama held off on the assassination of Bin Laden until his polls dropped below a certain number holds no water with me, it is true that this wonderful event will lift his personal popularity indeed.

 "Mission Accomplished" certainly did that for G W Bush when Saddam Hussein was arrested but again this took many years and lives to do and I believe that either President would have gotten the job done at the very moment they could have. War casualties never help an incumbent government no matter how just the cause.

As wonderful as it is that one of the most hated figures in the history of the world has met his just end, there is no doubt that this will have no effect on the War against the Jihadist Caliphate but rather it will embolden the distorter's of Islam to avenge their spiritual leader and this will also help with recruitment to their warped cause.

The battle that the West has against any form of terrorism will simply never end. In a hundred or even five hundred years there will still be terrorist's bent on destroying freedom and democracy wherever it exists.

From religious fanatics to bent government ideologies such as Communism, the fight for true freedom and democracy is never ending and the price to pay is constant vigilance.