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Mining executive protesters…are they kidding themselves?

In the latest round of the mining company whinge-fest we had them organise “massive” protests when the PM and cabinet was in Perth.

Now anyone viewing the footage on the news would assume they had stumbled on a corporate retreat or something…they were all in suits for god sake!!!

Add to that the snippet that the protest were headlined by “Australia’s richest woman” and surely everyone can see that they are pushing shit uphill.  Can anyone really take seriously Australia’s richest woman bitching because she’ll have to pay more tax?  Shock, horror…one less Mercedes in the garage for her!!!

And what about Twiggy Forrest rocking up in his miner’s clobber…if anyone thought that was anything but a stunt they are deluded.  It looked like he just took them out of the packet FFS!!!

Couple all of this with stories that the protester’s signs were professionally made by a PR firm employed by the mining companies and you get a really pissweak attempt to astro-turf a dissenting opinion a la the Tea Party hicks in the US.

Frankly I’d be surprised if any normal person thought the mining companies are out for anything but themselves…but you never know considering the full facts are not being publicised.

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  1. toiletjackson
    June 10, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Great stuff Capt Spray!

    They are arseclowns of the highest order.

    What about those tea party throwbacks eh?

    • June 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM

      They are ridiculous aren’t they tj?

      And welcome to the blog…both yourself and reb.

  2. reb
    June 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Well said Massive!

    Twiggy Forrest in his crisp yellow work wear was just hilarious!!

    BTW, I passed a novelty merchandise shop the other day, and there you were sitting on a display stand. I said to myself “Oh look, there’s Massive Spray” and then I bought some lunch and went back to the office.

    I have such an exciting life.

    • June 11, 2010 at 8:40 AM

      The grue is everywhere reb.

      Do you like how this morning the talking heads are going on about how the PM is going to “back down”? Hilarious…they just make shit up now.

      • reb
        June 11, 2010 at 9:33 AM

        Yes, I know. The talking heads really think they’re running the country. Anything to sell newspapers I suppose….

        • June 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM

          That’s the whole thing isn’t? The desperate attacks on the Government and Rudd in the past 2-3 years have all been in the name of false equivalence to create the perception of an electoral contest…to sell newspapers. Just look at the Oz’s continual beat-up of the BER…in defiance of the actual truth.

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