Idiotic Comment of the Day: GetUp's Simon Sheikh

Hubris personified

Gotta hand it to GetUp – they breed an altogether different class of moonbat. Speaking at the Let’s Have a Carbon Tax Which Will Do Nothing For The Climate But Will Flush Our Economy Down The Drain rally today, Sheikh proclaimed, without a hint of irony:

“We are the last line of defence for Mother Nature.”

Yep. Planet’s been here 4.5 billion years, but only we (i.e. GetUp) can possibly save it. Other idiotic placards at the rent-a-crowd demo included:

“Price on pollution [sic]. Our kids are worth it.”

Actually the kids 30 generations away are worth it, if you believe Tim Flannery.

Read it here.


  1. Baldrick says:

    Don’t know what it is with this GetUp! crowd. Just one look at their policy platform is enough to convince you they’re a bunch of left-wing looneys. There claim to fame is, according to there achievements page:
    *Bringing David Hicks home
    *Continued campaigning for equal rights for same-sex couples
    *Supporting the Parliamentary Apology to the Stolen Generations
    *Continued campaign in support of a carbon (dioxide) tax
    *Supporting an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers
    All supported by left-wing armchair commentators and trade unions.
    Say no more!

    • The Loaded Dog says:

      My, what an impressive list.

      GetUp – supporting the BIG issues in Australian Politics.

      On a side note, any month now we’ll be seeing Simon Sheikh taking his next big step towards manhood – shaving…

  2. True to form, ABC24, in its 9.30am news segment to-day, interviewed at length a spokesboy from Getup. No contrary interview. Nothing but blatant advertising for the carbon tax “to deal with dangerous climate change” or some such garbage. Despicable, contemptible abuse by and of our publicly funded broadcaster.

  3. Vince Schultz says:

    That poor mislead, over educated boy needs serious medical help.

    But with the ACLU financing him he will retire very young.

    I feel sorry for these kids.

  4. Again, the late great George Carlin:

    George Carlin – Saving the Planet

  5. Mervyn Sullivan says:

    You have to be one really sick bastard to think that a carbon tax will make an iota of difference to the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It demonstrates a total lack of commonsense and logic. It demonstrates a level of stupidity that defies belief.

    Based on real-world observational data, there is no correlation between rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global average temperature. Yet these sick bastards continue to peddle their junk-science and their carbon tax.

    Anyone demanding yet another tax, which will only add to the cost of living, is not just a sick bastard but is a total mental case. Funny about how such people would object if the government put up income tax or the gst to have an equivalent tax effect as a carbon tax. But yet somehow, in their sick minds, because it’s a carbon tax, it’s alright… it’s a good tax … it’s not toxic to our wallets!

    Crikey, I never would have thought we had such stupid people in Australia!

    • Laurie Williams says:

      Mervyn, excellent point about it being acceptable because of its name. I wonder whether Tony Abbott & Co have thought of that.

  6. I had an idea while mowing the lawn.

    Why not find a charity or business that sells carbon indulgences (credits) ,sign up as a seller or volunteer, and turn up to a Getup rally with a clipboard and credit card machine or plain old tin cup. You could go around with a video and microphone, ask people if they belive in a carbon tax (they answer yes). You then whip out the form and ask for some payment right now, say, to offset the travel they did to get to the rally, or to offset the hot bath they’ll take when they get home.

    I expect the response would be priceless.

    • The Loaded Dog says:

      Very interesting Bruce, especially coming from the likes of “crikey”

      I found this paragraph sums up what we’ve been saying all along. ie this mob are NOT representative of a grass roots movement:-

      But the core problem with GetUp is not its coziness with either the ALP or self-styled social entrepreneurs. It’s the aloof detachment from the grass roots networks that have always impelled real social change.

      So the writer of a piece in “crikey” is conceding that “GetUp” is “detached from the grassroots networks that have always impelled real social change”

      In other words – their message is nothing more than leftist propaganda and consists of little more than spin.

      This is a movement trying to deceive the public into thinking there is more support for a Carbon (dioxide) Tax than there really is.

      They are only fooling themselves….

      • GetUp! is the worst kind of astro-turfing around. Pretending to be grassroots but bankrolled by partisan groups.

        The numbers swelled initially because of the slick advertising and being the first on the scene with this type of thing.

        As the backers and agenda becomes better known I imagine it will fall into disrepair because of the disconnect between what they say and what they do.

  7. Laurie Williams says:

    GetUp funded by Big Oil.

    I’m sure that this will now be headline news in all the world’s newspapers and TV news reports, because of their responsible balanced reporting.


    “In 1970, Soros founded Soros Fund Management with Jim Rogers. In 1973, he left Arnhold and S. Bleichroder to set up his own hedge fund with US$12 million from investors. Christoper Ink was also involved, and other partners have included Victor Niederhoffer and Stanley Druckenmiller. Rogers retired from the fund in 1980.

    Initially called the Soros Fund, it was eventually renamed the Quantum Fund. In 2000, the Quantum Group of Funds was reorganized, and the flagship Quantum Endowment Fund was established. Soros Fund Management LLC is the principal advisor to the Quantum Endowment Fund. George Soros is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management. The firm’s day-to-day operations are managed by Soros’s two elder sons and the firm’s Chief Investment Officer Keith Anderson. The fund has assets of approximately $27 billion.[25]

    Recent investments include the 2010 purchase of a 20% stake in BNK Petroleum.[26]”

  8. At least I’ve heard of Simon Sheikh, who the hell are you?

%d bloggers like this: