Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Compassion Run Amuck

The Australian: "The lead negotiator for the small island nation of Tuvalu, the bow-tie wearing Ian Fry, broke down as he begged delegates to take tough action.

"I woke up this morning crying, and that's not easy for a grown man to admit," Mr Fry said on Saturday, as his eyes welled with tears.

"The fate of my country rests in your hands," he concluded, as the audience exploded with wild applause."

And, the real kicker:
"But the part-time PhD scholar at the Australian National University actually resides in Queanbeyan, NSW, where he's not likely to be troubled by rising sea levels because the closest beach at Batemans Bay is a two-hour, 144km drive away. Asked whether he had ever lived in Tuvalu, his wife told The Australian last night she would "rather not comment"."

2 comments:

Solameanie said...

You should see what His Fattest-Head-In-The-Universe (Hugo Chavez) had to say to the cheers of the Copenhocker crowd, calling for the end of capitalism.

This is getting beyond laughable.

Palm boy said...

I followed a link off of a story about Chavez to this one... its hard to believe what the news is reporting there.