Monckton and the Mob

Gareth Renowden tells the story of Monckton and the Mob.

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Moncktn? Lord Monckton? Now theres a name I've not heard in a long while! ;-)

(With apologies to Old Ben Kenobi & Star Wars.)

No he's NOT me! Shudders at the thought.

Thatcher's right-hand man? Most successful mathematician of the 20th and 21st centuries? Fifth Baron of Munchausen? that Monckton?

By Marion Delgado (not verified) on 24 May 2012 #permalink

This video is remarkable. Detach yourself from the immediate context and consider the strange greenish tint, the Gnossienne in the background, and the extended close-up shot of an individual engaging in an earnest and paranoid rant. It would not be out of place in an arthouse film about one man's descent into madness.

Everybody here takes the mickey out of Monckton. Hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)...not so funny. Strange how independent MP Oakshott has come down with this disease. Walk a mile in my shoes so to speak.
Mr Oakshott, if you are out there reading this, please cross the floor and save these poor Aussies from a carbon tax.
(wonderful idea if he got my link too Tim) ;)

Mocnkton is ill, therefore ... no AGW!

I hope you are an Aussie ianam, because if not you're like about half the people who post here ie "I'm alright Jack".

Mack makes as much sense as ever.

Don't like this new look blog. Cannot see comment count on main page.

Whoops - missed Louise's link there!

I mean, really - what can you say?

I owe my former haberdasher Viscount Monckton an apology for failing to identify him as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Broderers, an affiliation that explains his penchant for embroidering on scientific theory in weird and unwonderful ways.

I didn't see any comments here mentioning Mr Monckton's hyperthyroidism until Mack brought the subject up and accused everybody here of making fun of it. Nor did I see mention of it in the satirical post linked Tim linked to. I have never 'taken the mickey' out of Monckton over it. But, whilst his Graves disease ought to be avoided when making fun of the Lord of Misinformation, his unsubstantiated claim to have developed a cure might be a legitimate target.

By Ken Fabian (not verified) on 15 Jun 2012 #permalink

Ah this Christopher Monckton, the same one who called Professor Ross Garnaut, an eco-fascist and the evil N- word, in 2011. link:-…)
(I can just see several Tony "Says No to Everything" Abbottard, Federal Election attack ads on this one, of lunatic by association, by merely being at the same conference with a loon, ouchy!)

Or this Christopher Monckton, the one that is a total embarrassment to his own political party.

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It would appear, truth is stranger than fiction, you just can't make this stuff up.

Or, is he merely milking the sad few Tea Party rubes, for pure profit, while money train lasts?

As George Bush Jr. would say, there is an old saying in Texas, that goes like this :-

To Ken Fabian, @ June 15, 11:41 pm: You are correct, and this is a textbook example of the deniers' favorite debate tactic: Men of Straw.....