Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Like Peas in a Pod. Harper and Abbott.
There's a sort of pathology at work in right wingers like Stephen Harper or his new Australian buddy, Tony Abbott. They've both got the instincts of a wolverine inside a trapper's cabin. They eat their fill and just piss all over anything left.
Abbott, shown above admiring our prime minister's nipples, hit the ground running when he took office dismantling Australia's climate change institutions and generally laying waste to the place, especially the Great Barrier Reef. His Christmas gift to the Australian people has been his government's request to Unesco's world heritage committee to rescind the world heritage designation of a tract of 170,000 hectares of old growth forest in Tasmania.
The Abbott government's argument is that the designation is a "sham" because it includes plantation forest. It does. There's one hundred hectares of plantation forest that was included to provide habitat corridors for wildlife.