Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not Buddhists, of course. Or Hindus or Muslims

How did we import such trouble? What is the origin of this particular us-against-them culture? What is the lesson for our immigration and refugee policy?

SIX homes in Sydney's west were hit by bullets just 12 hours before a 29-year-old bikie was bludgeoned to death at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal.
In a dramatic escalation of a turf war between rival bikie gangs, one man was shot, another bashed, and another murdered in the airport attack.
The drive-by shootings at Auburn on Saturday night, which involved six houses in three streets, are believed to be related to Bandidos discovering that two of the club's Blacktown chapter "associates" were passing information to the rival club, Notorious.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Warmies wilt with their fuzzy logic

After five years of hype Tim Blair analyses the science;

Speaking at the National Press Club last week, Chief scientist Ian Chubb said, 
"There are probably people now thinking I'm partisan for saying the science is in on climate change," said Chubb.

"...90 per cent of experts in climate science are all of one view. And that is that the planet is warming and humans have intervened to accelerate that process

"So somebody who comes along and says it's not true doesn't deserve equal weight. They deserve to have their views considered if they've gone through the proper and scientific process and it's ended up in the peer review literature."

"Well, I don't think that's partisan"

So Blair cuts to the heart of the principles of planetary climate to refute the Chief Scientist;

Bully for you, chief scientific person! 
Maybe ... you can explain to the rest of us what Julia Gillard really meant when she said there would be no carbon tax under a government she led.

What say ye now Chief Scientist?

“Greedy” Gina digs her critics another mine of handouts

Rinehart, who is the woman who bought my opinions for Channel 10, has actually earned my particular applause time and time again, over and over, and now this beautiful woman is rightly indignant:

Now left wing media doesn’t like me directing attention to the MRRT and Carbon Tax...why should I dare to “greedily” advocate no MRRT and no Carbon Tax for my “own self benefit” when I have made less than 8 billion dollars out of this mining boom? 
I have received not 1 cent for employing people over years to enable our company to explore, study and put in the building blocks for this Queensland project to enable it to progress towards development and make me billions and billions of dollars profit. Not 1 cent.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Surrendering the moral high ground

Lord Monckton has embarrassed himself and damaged his cause by this offensive attack:


Although this week, like every week, I've said things like,

Global warming is the latest refuge of the closet totalitarian ... 
Sense a pattern here? A historical analogy?


Notice how Maoist Arabia’s language is? Demonise doubters. Valorise the collective. Demand individual judgement be subservient to some “national” ideology.

in Monckton's case I want to be outraged. He should just talk about science.


MALCOLM TURNBULL: Monckton is a vaudeville artist. He has no credibility, politically or scientifically, particularly in The United Kingdom and he is a professional sensationalist. So he says these outrageous things in order to get into the press.

Turnbull misrepresents Monckton. I can find only one reference to an actual vaudeville performance from Monckton - at the Temple Theatre, Detroit, December 1, 1902:

Monologist and vocalist. He goes like a cyclone. It is a case of continuous laughter from his entrance to his exit.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A letter to the Chief Scientist on how science works

Liberal MP Dennis Jensen responds to Chief Scientist Ian Chubb:

Dear Ian

You have expressed your dissatisfaction with the quality of public debate on climate change, saying it "borders on appalling" and the level of scientific literacy among politicians is "not high".

To this point we both agree 100%. I have no idea what I'm talking about on matters climate.

But every interview, doorstop, press release, opinion piece and discussion I have with constituent and political colleagues I express a desire for a climate debate based solely on rhetoric and consensus politics.

I found your criticism of “climate deniers” as extremely unhelpful generally, and found it interesting that if you know nothing about climate change, apparently, you are not allowed to criticize the science.

You have also stated “They deserve to have their views considered if they’ve gone through the proper and scientific process and it’s ended up in the peer review literature.”

You cannot state that only people who can be countenanced criticising climate change and its debate are those contributing peer reviewed papers - what about bloggers and talk back hosts and other people who aren't scientists? Are they not allowed to make up their own science?

Kind regards


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why didn’t the CSIRO add the temperature data?

The CSIRO invites the public to a new web site

But Professor Sinclair Davidson notes a strange absence from their graphic - the temperature data.

So Davidson adds the Australian temperature data himself and by squashing the left hand axis enough you can't see any relationship between temperature and CO2.  So that's it, there is no relationship between CO2 and temperature - science settled


You can see why the CSIRO would rather not show this graph!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just the kind of protest to confim the fears

Worried about Islam in Australia? The burka? The 1.5% of our population that are Muslim? Well let me stir up those concerns.

Here is a picture of a Muslim man and 10 others outside a court - Is this really the sort of behaviour we should accept?

Where is the warming?

Am I missing something? Where is the warming over the last 150 years?

And clearly, if we look at this weeks climate in Melbourne, there is a cooling trend:

 MinMaxRain to 9am
Mon 16/057.0°C18.0°C0.0mm
Sun 15/057.0°C17.0°C0.0mm
Sat 14/056.0°C16.0°C0.0mm
Fri 13/056.0°C16.0°C0.0mm
Thu 12/056.0°C15.0°C0.0mm

Why aren't climate scientists talking about this trend? And why won't climate commissioner Tim Flannery address this issue with me on my TV show?  

If global warming is real, why is it cooling this week in Melbourne?

Monday, June 20, 2011

A stain on all scientists

Australia's scientific community will launch a campaign tonight aimed at redressing what it says is the damage to science which is being caused by climate change denial:

At its annual gathering in Canberra today, the Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies, which represent the interests of some 68,000 Australian scientists and technologists, will tell politicians that the campaign being run against scientific evidence of man-made climate change "is undermining the national building work of all scientists"…
"The valuable and credible work of all scientists is under attack as a result of a noisy misinformation campaign by climate denialists...." the federation’s chief executive officer, Anna-Maria Arabia, said.

Oh really?

Lets just ignore the 68,000 scientists and technologists for the moment and ask: who has the most qualifications? The administrative head of this organisation, Anna-Maria Arabia or Professor Richard Lindzen?


Arabia should pull her head in - and the other 68,000 heads - and apologise.


Friday, June 17, 2011

A picture of mutual loathing

No talkies may be safer, after all

Renewed tensions between the two rivals were obvious in their body language when they were later seen sitting in the courtyard of the Herald Sun building - both unable to look at each other or share a word…


Rumours, rumours:

Later yesterday, there were rumours of at least two screaming matches between the pair in the past 24 hours.

In one case, a rumour ran, the pair clashed late yesterday over who made up the spin 'carbon dioxide tax' , when in fact their discussion was understood to have concerned whether Julia's tax will give you herpes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tips for this weeks TV show

On The Clot Report on Sunday, two campaigners rate Julia Gillard’s first year:


And we look at both sides of the argument: what went wrong and what didn't go right.


Column - Global warming saves lives, so why don’t they say so?

Again I must ask: if global warming is so clear a theat, why all these deceits?

Take Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery: this week he was at it again, insisting global warming was already drowning some of our islands.

Oh, really, Tim? Which ones? When?

In fact, (ignoring the trend over the last century) sea levels have dropped over the past few weeks.

And over the past decade the world - surprise! - hasn’t warmed at all

And what about the claim that "less snow and a shorter snow season appear likely" and the CSIRO 2003 study which warned that ski resorts could face a shorter season over the coming 100 years?

Well this year’s snow seasons has opened early ! So much for that study.

You are being deceived yet again.

The Daily Flannery

Tim Flannery claims:

There are islands in the Torres Strait that are already being evacuated and are feeling the impacts (of global warming).

I challenge:

Oh, really, Tim? Which ones? When?

Flannery clarifies:

During a visit to the TSI recently (May 2011) I was told by community leaders on Dauan Island that plans are being made to evacuate the people of Saibai Island to Dauan.

Ah, ha ... so he only mentions one island, yet his first statement clearly had an 's' on the end of island. And what about "feeling the impacts" of global warming, Tim? Where's that evidence?

Gotcha again.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Middle class Australian Buddhists aren’t sceptics

After arriving in Australia yesterday, the Dalai Lama called,

 for countries to cut greenhouse gases urgently, without waiting for other nations to act first.

If you were an Australian of a sceptical disposition, would you really be a Buddhist?

Catholicism, one the other hand, is different. Cardinal George Pell understands that the physics and chemistry of planetary climate are a threat to reason and lays out some unique analysis:

The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to rise, but the world's temperature has not risen since 1998 [...] Evidence shows the wheels are falling from the climate catastrophe bandwagon.

And we peek again into the diary of Cardinal Pell:

Meanwhile, by candlelight, I continue my intermittent work on climate change. I open my dog-eared copy of Ian Plimer's tome. Page 116, page 120, and on I go. It is here that I learn that the Sun isn't composed of 98 per cent hydrogen and helium, (contrary to a century of observation and theory by heretical astronomers) but is instead similar in composition to a meteorite ... God enlightens men's eyes, sets things before them in a true light

Why haven't we heard the IPCC or Buddhists acknowledge that the sun is actually a meteorite?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teach science instead: ban warming in the classroom

Fewer fads and more science, please:

Physics and chemistry could be axed from (England’s) national curriculum in a move to strip science back to being completely basic. 
Climate change should be cut in order to ‘remove science from the science’, according to the Government adviser overseeing a major overhaul of teaching in England and Wales

But in a foolish land where the Education Minister is a former Australian Conservation Foundation president...:

SCHOOL Education Minister Peter Garrett has confirmed the Gillard government will not stop the teaching of physics and chemistry in the classroom following a move in Britain for the subject to be withdrawn from the national curriculum. 
Mr Garrett clarified last night that climate change was not taught as a curriculum subject in its own right in Australian schools, but could be adequately dealt with by fundamental physics and chemistry classes. 

Meanwhile, Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said she hoped the curriculum would reflect right wing opinion and not just science if there were a divergence of views on the subject of climate science. "If there are different opinions, then it's important in our schools that those opinions are taught," she said.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monckton returns

Lord Monckton is touring Australia again, with David Nova and Jo Evans.


Bookings through Aged Care Online

Phone 132 849 or go to
$2.50 per person

6th July 7.00pm Starlight Room, Sandbrook Assisted Aged Care, QLD

7th July 6.30pm Wesley Theatre, Churches of Christ Care - Marana gardens, QLD

8th July 7.00pm Bethlehem House NSW 

13th July 7.00pm Holy Spirit Aged Care, NSW

20th July 1.00pm Wesley Mission, Palliative Care Village, NSW

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Goodbye - for the week

That's it for The Clot Factor - well for a week. So while my critics continue to try to silence me, in this case I'm on holidays, returning on Monday 13th June.

In the mean time the comments section is open to allow your usual racist, bigoted and inflammatory discussions to find a home.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Don’t mention the blowout

Terry McCrann cuts through the hyperbole and does his analysis:

...remains a direct attack against our national interest, against the very foundation not just of our economy but of our society [...]
It will be worse than herpes.

Tips for Friday, June 3

Tell us what’s happening.

And I’ll tell you what to think about it.

On The Clot Report on Sunday: A riveting interview with Belinda Neale on meows and political insults. Plus cane toads and my Week of Spin.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Depends on the animal you use, or the politician you insult

Labor says meowing or barking or whistling at a woman Senator is "schoolyard politics":

Tasmanian Liberal David Bushby made a loud “meow” noise to Senator Wong, who then accused him of sexism and “schoolyard politics”. 
“Oh yes, why don’t you meow when a woman does that? That’s a good idea,” Ms Wong said during the fiery exchange… 
Human Services Minister Tanya Plibersek labelled the Opposition Leader and his frontbench as sexist. 
“I think everyone in this house agrees there is room for humour, but what I am tired of and what so many women are tired of, is that whenever there is conflict, we have the Leader of the Opposition and his senior ministers reverting to this sort of sexist language,” she told Parliament.

But I'll rush to defend the Coalition with this example:

Bob Hawke today said, "Now I don’t mind Tony [Abbott], he’s not a bad bloke, but as I said during the [election] campaign he’s as mad as a cut snake…"

 Gotcha. Right back at ya, Labor Party.

Could be a real person

I don't know who:

Two senior Labor MPs have unloaded on Julia Gillard, openly admitting to Coalition MPs at a function that she did “not have what it takes to be Prime Minister”.

Unfortunately, my own freedom to speak is constrained

Not my instigation, and I am under my lawyer’s instructions to limit my usual inflammatory aboriginal posturing. Which unfortunately is the point of the evening:

Andrew Clot: Freedom of Vilification in Australia 
Date: June 20, 2011
The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to present Freedom of Vilification in Australia with special guest Andrew Clot. 
Other speakers on the evening include:
- Jack van Tongeren - Australian Nationalist Movement
- Diane Teasdale - Australia First Party
- Jim Saleam - NSW director of the Australia First Party,

There will also be an exclusive video message from Mark Steyn on the evening
Basement, RACV Club

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 6:10 pm

To book, go here. I understand it’s already filling up fast, so if you’re interested, best skedaddle.

Needless to say, I am extremely grateful to those behind this event, and contributing to it. For someone more accustomed to feeling an outsider, it seems rather unreal.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gillard feels a chill

Steven Goddard eye-balls a map and decides:

Canberra Has Not Warmed Over The Last 100 Years.

No wonder Julia is hysterical.


A report of false scares

Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and William Kininmonth peer-review amongst themselves the report on global warming that the Climate Commission last week gave the Gillard Government.

Their conclusion:

Notwithstanding the misassertions of the Climate Commissioners, independent scientists (by that we mean us four) are confident overall that there is no evidence of global warming (well apart from the upper atmosphere cooling, the tropopause height rising, nights warming more than days, sea level pressure rising, precipitation changing as expected from anthropogenic forcing, ocean heat content changing as expected from anthropogenic forcing, downward longwave radiation increasing, upward longwave radiation is decreasing)... evidence of sea level rise at a rate greater than the 20th century natural rise of ~1.7 mm/yr; no evidence of acceleration in sea-level change in either the tide gauge or satellite records; and nothing unusual about the behaviour of mountain glaciers, Arctic sea ice or the Greenland or West Antarctic ice sheets.