Lifestyle

Actors boost tax vibe

Thirsty Cow is purely fiction. Any similarities with actual events or something you dreamt once is purely coincidence. Opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily held by anybody.
Thirsty Cow is purely fiction. Any similarities with actual events or something you dreamt once is purely coincidence. Opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily held by anybody.

THE Federal Government's controversial carbon tax has received a boost after it was supported by several actors.

Ordinary punter Bill Jones said he had previously been opposed to the tax but, after seeing it endorsed by actors, he was now fully on board.

"As an ordinary punter I never really trusted those climate scientists with their fancy degrees who predicted global warming but if the actors believe the planet is warming, that's good enough for me," he said.

"I always thought that taxes were bad for me but now I realise they are good for my grandchildren. I feel warm all over now. I only wish the tax was going to be higher."

Bill said he read that actor Cate Blanket, who appears in the pro-carbon tax advertisements, had actual solar panels on her roof.

"I think she must know a lot about carbon and the sun and the wind and that sort of stuff so she's very believable on the issue," Bill said. "I think she might have even played a climate scientist in a movie once."

Bill was also impressed that renowned Australian actor Michael Carton was getting behind the tax. Carton is best remembered as Uncle Harry in The Sullivans, a loveable rogue constantly looking at wild new schemes to make money.

Bill said Carton knew what he was talking about because he lived on the edge of an airport and understood "the vibe of the thing".

Prime Minister Julia Gizzard said now that actors were supporting the tax Australians would recognise that it was based on solid science and fear mongering.

She compared the carbon tax to the banning of uranium mining in Kakadu 30 years ago and trotted out ageing former PM Bob Hawker to try to explain the connection.

Ordinary punter Bill said he had listened carefully to Mr Hawker and believed the two issues were identical.

"Banning mining in a swamp and taxing things are practically twin concepts," he explained. "I now realise that without a carbon tax Kakadu will be over-run with cane toads and the world will be destroyed by a nuclear explosion, like in that movie, possibly starring Cate Blanket."

The world has been obsessed with carbon since former future US President Al Bore made a movie showing pictures of melted glaciers and several charts suggesting the planet was screwed.

Opposition leader Tony Abshot said he had been scared of Cate Blanket since her elf character Galadriel did a demon freak-out in Lord of the Rings.

"I thought she was pretty good in Harry Potter," he said.

Thirsty Cow is fiction. It is not recommended for serious readers. It contains occasional coarse language and things that don't make sense.

Topics:  opinion thirsty cow



Aboriginal Legal Service stalwart calls it a day

STANDING DOWN: Aboriginal Legal Services court liaison officer Avery Brown has retired.

Legal service farewells trusted colleague

iPhone and iPad owners need to do this right now

It could stop a hacker controlling your iPhone or iPad

McLachlan Park works continuing

Leigh Barrington posted this picture on Facebook of people trying to escape the heat McLachlan Park on a hot day.

Update on McLachlan Park upgrade

Local Partners

Toowoomba comedian becomes big hit on The Project

BIG NAME: Toowoomba comedian Damien Power will perform his new show Utopia at the Brisbane Comedy Festival in March.

The Toowoomba comedian is preparing for his most hilarious show yet

Why people are saying 2017 is the hardest ever Hottest 100

Flume - Never Be Like You is being favoured to win Triple Js Hottest 100.

Social media laments lack of great music ahead of Hottest 100

'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye has died

Gorden Kaye, pictured in Brisbane in 2007, found fame as a cafe owner Rene Artois in the iconic British television series ‘Allo ‘Allo!

ACTOR Gorden Kaye, from BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died.

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Positive signs for Clarence Valley property market

Yamba had the most expensive units and houses over the year to October.

Yamba houses sell for median of $500,000 each

Age no barrier to buying your first home

Older first home buyers are an increasing segment of the housing market.

Older buyers are a growing segment of the first home buyer market

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Rates safe from land value hike

DRIVING GROWTH: The Pacific Highway upgrade has been linked to improved land values.

Figures up in latest valuer-general report

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!