Crashing the Carnival of Coal

Just crashed the “Carnival of Coal” here at State Parliament. Liberal Party MP Peter Phelps, who organised the event, delivered a stirring speech which included lines like: “Coal is the most pro-human of all substances” and “To love coal, is to love humanity”. He said that as a gamer, he was concerned that in games like SimCity, when you build a coal-fired power station it creates pollution, and that is “subtle indoctrination”. He ended by declaring that Tony Abbott was right on coal. After his speech, the small crowd of Liberal, National MPs and coal industry executives shouted three cheers to coal – hip hip hooray…

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