From one “smartest person in the room” to another…

From one “smartest person in the room” to another…

As I sit here, in my lounge room, with my laptop, and no-one else around, to my shock and horror, I realise that, Turdball and I have something in common.   😯

Cos like Turdball in a COALition party room meeting, or a cabinet meeting, or in fact in the toilet,  I, like Turdball, am  also currently the smartest person in the room!   😯

And while I’m here enjoying the fact that I am currently the “Smartest person in the room”, and pondering the latest “agile” and “innovative” proposal by the aforementioned Turdball, which in fact was first disregarded in the 1980’s, as not economically viable, I thought It was incumbent upon me to point out a few areas that might have been overlooked in his rush to look like our illustrious PM was actually “Leading a debate”, (any debate, and/or … doing something   😉  ) after his disaster of an environment minister, one Tosh Friedandburnt, was ripped a new one by the premier of the much maligned SA , at a presser where Tosh intended to give himself a good and hearty pat on the back for doing such good work in his portfolio!   🙄

At this point, I should explain for those that have been waiting a while for more words of wisdom from your’s truly   😯   , I have been bloody crook, at least in part as a direct result of another summer of record temperatures and humidity, as climate change once again rears its ugly head for any with even half a brain, to see.   😡

And as the great Turdball is looking a bit, to say the least, dodgy when it comes to climate change, let me just remind you of a couple of quotes from the great man (read narcissist) himself;

Remember that old Turdball promise that “I will not lead a party that’s not as committed to climate change as I am”; and who can forget his colourful description of The Abbott’s “Direct Action” plan, as a “Fig-leaf”  to cover the fact that they have no real climate change policy???   😮

But I digress   😛

So, I know that the Snowy Hydro scheme is an iconic Aussie infrastructure project, that has a lot of sentimentality attached, in the public mindset, and I know that the pressure is on Turdball to look like he’s actually got some idea WTF he’s doing, after months of lying to the public and misleading parliament over the part renewables played in the SA blackouts… But has he really thought this through???

Which brings me back to a few points he may have overlooked.

Firstly, The very reason we’re told that we need the extra generation capacity, is to help with peak loads during the hot summer months, which are predicted to get progressively hotter, for longer, as is evidenced by the fact that records seem to have been broken every year, for at least the last few, with temperatures climbing steadily and weather patterns noticeably changing for the last couple of decades.

But the question to Turdball is, do you really want to rely on hydro… Really?

I mean , what happens when we have long, hot, record breaking summers, with more and more frequent extreme weather events? (Yes, that is a rhetorical question, but currently being the smartest person in this room, I feel more than qualified to answer it anyway   😛   )

  1. We can suffer more droughts,  like the one in 2007 that had a major impact on the snowy hydro schemes ability to produce power.   😯
  2. We can experience less rain, and shorter ski seasons due to the quality and amount of snow, both of which the snowy scheme relies upon.
  3. During longer and hotter summers, we lose more of our precious water supply to evaporation, and what water is available , is needed for irrigating our precious food supplies, both for the domestic and export markets.
  4. At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, when we’re talking longer, hotter summers, and more frequent and intense heatwave conditions, the one thing that we can rely on during peak load periods is an over abundance of sunshine, which is overwhelmingly the cause of said peak load periods, and can be easily and cheaply used and harnessed through PV and battery storage, in both large and small capacities, to cover any base load shortfall.  And the one thing that we cannot rely on during those extreme weather events is sufficient excess water!
  5. The “Pump” part of the “Pumped hydro”, will still be powered by coal , which will continue to pollute the atmosphere at unacceptable levels, further exacerbating the already dire and increasingly extreme effects of CC, and the reasons for the required action in the first place   O_o   o_O

And now we come to your other preferred option of “Clean Coal” which being the smartest person in the room, you must know is not only NOT a viable economic or environmental option, but an oxymoron, not unlike your energy minister Matt Canavan… Although, he completely ignores the “Oxy” part, and goes straight to MORON!!!   😛

But again, I digress.   🙂

With “Clean Coal” producing a maximum emissions reduction of only around 30% (If  and when it becomes commercially viable) , and true renewables at least 70% lower than that, (and already available) and with the cost of renewables dropping exponentially , as take up rates increase, any fool can see that there is absolutely NO justification for seriously considering the coal option!

So, my advice to you is;

  1. Stop the lies and spin!
  2. Stop accusing others of Ideologically driven energy policy, when that is clearly the realm of your IPA/Muddick/LNP gov!
  3. Stop treating us all like idiots, just because that’s what you’re dealing with in your own party room!
  4. Start listening to the experts, instead of the idiotic right wing of the LNP!
  5. Either come into the 21st century, and start to deal realistically with the very real problems that we’re facing, or get out of the way, so that someone with real vision and  an understanding of the challenges that we face, can do what’s needed for our country and its future!

And I offer this perspective, and advice, as first among equals…

From one “smartest person in the room” to another   🙂

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22 Responses to From one “smartest person in the room” to another…

  1. Bighead1883 says:

    Hey Truthy,your common sense is problematical in that there is a general assumption that President Trumble is a fool
    The actions of himself all those around him are foolish in that they can`t lie to people any more and just get away with it

    The calculated cruelty that this former bank manager uses suits his style as PM
    The Trumble that believed in a Republic,NBN FTTP,SSM was the show pony prancing around dressed in his “lookit moi`s”

    Your final analogy of “sit on my face” hits this nail right on the head

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Biggy 🙂 nice to hear from you mate 😀 I hope you and yours are all well and happy?

      Thanks for your comment mate, and I did think that the “Sit on my face” vid was appropriate 🙂 and a good chuckle as well.

      Yes mate, you’re right that sadly common sense is problematic when it comes to dealing with this mendacious mob of miscreants we laughingly call a government, and also the MSM, who are triumphantly declaring that Snowy 2.0 is largely responsible for a very convenient 3 point lift in the newspoll numbers, just prior to the budget 😯 But then Muddick just can’t help himself! O_o o_O

      But having said that, there’s still a lot of talk and Turnbullshit to go through WRT the Snowy proposal, and it may well not go any further??? Only tiome will tell.

      And des[pite Muddick’s best efforts, I still think that Turdball is also still on borrowed time.

      Cheers mate 🙂

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      • Bighead1883 says:

        I`ve seen some horseshit in my day but the Snowy 2 announcement is the biggest pile since little Johnny

        I`ve been making some short movies from my memes and posting on youtube

        Here`s the one I made for the WA election

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Mate, I wondered what you’d been up to, and obviously working hard to help gain the end result 🙂

          Well done mate, looks good 🙂

          Liked by 3 people

        • olddavey says:

          Hey, Bigster, amazingly enough the hydro nonsense has been credited for the 3% rise in Team Trumples popularity today.
          Still, when the farts stop bubbling up out of the bath within the next few days, normal service will be resumed.
          What amused me most was the scorn in the eyes of the gas company gougers when he was slapping them around with a plateful of wet lettuce the other day.
          Not one of them looked as though gave a stuff about Australia, except as a bottomless pit to suck dollars out of.
          I can see in around a month his latest “plans” being ruled infeasible and it will be all Labor’s fault.
          Who’d a thunk it?

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  2. bilko says:

    another fine missive Thruthy, glad you are up to making it, even if you are in the smallest room in the house. How do you stop the laptop sliding off your knees.
    stay alert.
    off topic our house sale went well, off to retirement village in June decluttering like mad, which is what is needed in parliament house get rid of the dead wood.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Bilko 🙂 And thanks for your comment and kind words 😎

      Glad the sale went well mate, and you can now plan for what comes next… Only good things I hope 🙂

      I’ve been trying to stay alert, but I’ve come to the conclusion that Lerts are over worked, under payed, used and abused, and grossly overrated 😯 And over the last few weeks have seriously considered handing in my resignation from the Lerts union, but I’ll keep trying… For now 😉

      Yes mate, clearing out the dead wood would leave a load of vacancies… Especially on the Gov benches, but I agree it is sorely needed 😯

      Good luck with the move, I hope it works out to be all that you could hope for 🙂

      Cheers mate 😀


  3. Florence nee Fedup says:

    Worse that having no CC policy, he has no energy policy as well, except for ensuring coal survives. Has handed all over to privatisation.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Truth Seeker says:

      Morning Florlence 🙂 I hope you are well 🙂

      Thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes, and this latest Neuron flatulence is, to use his own words against him, a mere “fig-leaf” to cover the fact that he has no idea WTF he’s doing when it comes to both energy or environment policy!!! 😦

      Yes and blaming the problems caused by his sides privatisation on poor old SA… What lies he’s told since stabbing Abbott???

      He’s the ultimate hollow man, and not a PM’s skid mark!

      Cheers 🙂


  4. Bighead1883 says:

    Ah,remembering how the comments narrow here made me renew this answer Truthy
    Here`s a chuckle for you

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well that’s the best start to a day – thanks so much 😆

    Liked by 2 people

  6. olddavey says:

    Hey, TS,
    Like you, when Trumples is sitting on the crapper he’s the smartest person in the room.
    Until a turd drops out, that is, and then he’s the second smartest person in the room!

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Hey Olddavey 🙂

      Yes mate, we can all claim the title at times 🙂 I just wonder if, after dropping his load, he looks down and says “You may be ugly, but you’re all mine!” 😯

      And WRT Snowy 2.0, I found some other info since posting the article, from the CSIRO that gives the fairly sobering assessment that by 2050 on current CC modelling, a worst case scenario could see the average snow season reduced by around 80 days from around 120 days, all but ruining the whole season in Australia! 😯

      And what happens then to the proposed extra 50% generating capacity… when the snow melt is reduced by more than 60+%???

      The the report was updated in Jan 2017, by the CSIRO, and Turdball must have access to it, so he’s either being negligent in his duty to make sure his proposals are viable, or just being blatantly dishonest! … I’m leaning towards the latter!

      Cheers mate 🙂


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Just watching four corners, and their report on CC, and they’re making exactly the same points I made in this post 😯

      Who’d a thunk it… I am the smartest person in the room! 😛


  7. RonaldR says:


    Click to access 20170407_Economic_Armegeddon.pdf

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