Graphical Manipulations #142: AGW, Border Forces, Toads, Rats, Sheep And Fancy Dress!


As a microbiologist I’m a keen receiver of regular updates on things microbiological by way of ProMED emails (supported by the International Society for Infectious Disease and individual subscription). One of the more reliable (that is, not partially digested through reporters who have no scientific background) sources of information about microbiological diseases worldwide and issues related to same. You may care to have a read of this, entitled “Warm Water, Cold Reality.”

Dear Colleagues,

Increases in air and water temperatures are having profound effects on human, animal, and plant health.  The WHO’s Western Pacific Region (WPRO) cites vulnerability assessments that anticipate climate change will increase the incidence of communicable vector-borne diseases.  Increased ambient temperatures and humidity will alter vectors’ reproduction rates, biting behavior, and longevity and expand their distribution to new regions.  WPRO cites a litany of diseases that potentially will be affected by climate change: malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, West Nile virus, lymphatic filariasis, plague, tick borne diseases (including Lyme disease and rickettsioses), and schistosomiasis.  Common in the developing countries of the global South, how soon will these diseases be challenging the health systems of the North?

Increasing temperatures will also affect what and how we eat.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that all aspects of food security are at risk.  Climate change could alter how and where we grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish.  It will also change what we know and how we deal with food safety issues.  For example, oysters are enjoyed worldwide, but increasing water temperatures are increasing the prevalence of non-Cholera vibrios, bacteria that are a part of the natural flora of coastal marine environments globally.  The microbes have been isolated from water, sediments, and seafood including shrimp, fish, clams, and oysters.  Eating raw oysters is less appealing when you know that Vibrio vulnificus was found more frequently in the oysters (70 percent of those sampled) than in the seawater they came from (43 percent) (see reference).

Just several more reasons why I have deep concerns about Anthropogenic Global Warming and its potential effects.

Now back to unreality!! I had hoped that we’d have a stupidity respite period for the next six weeks, but alas, it was not to be! Our beloved Government provided some thirty-seven little snippets of Graphical Manipulative potential over the week. Given that this brain is severely taxed in the production of ten GMs, such overindulgent largesse was just a bit over the top! But at least there’s a couple that can be “held over” until next week. So here we go!

It was great to see the Prime Winky Dill and Peter (I’ll Get Ya Citizenship If Ya Don’t Watch Out) Dutton launch Australia’s very own “BORDER FORCE”. It took me back to the 50’s, and black and white TV, and puppets!

Border Force Dutton

The Toads were mightily impressed with decision making processes which relied on speculative information which couldn’t be used to make sensible decisions but could be used to make policy decisions!

Education Decision Toads

That Bloody Rat got off to a fine start with a bit of a chortle over Julie Bishop’s lack of concern as China indicated that coal wasn’t going to be “good” given it’s future emissions reduction plans.

China Emissions Rat

He was pleased that Barnaby Joyce and our Prime Minister Rabbott were in to water infrastructure given Rats intense interest in sewers and sewerage systems.

That Dam Rat

And he was most impressed with Senator Eric Abetz’s erudition over the issues related to polyamory – something very close to Rat’s heart.

Polyamory Rat

He was even more impressed with Barnaby Joyce when he showed that he knew that when the Master spoke the Minion must obey. Mightily impressed was Rat! Just the type of fellow that Rat would have – in a minion role of course!

Barnaby Qanda Rat

The sheeple were somewhat bemused with the Q&A issue and wondered just what the fuss was all about. They wondered whether they should all jump when they went through an open gate.

Qanda Sheeple

And our Uhuh Rat though that Scotty Morrison was stretching the hypocritical credibility factor just a little too far with regard to fessing up! A little too much pot pretending shinyness whilst calling kettle black, eh Scotty?

Uhuh Fess Up Rat

And lo and behold not satisfied with winding down, having a bit of a rest and recreation and restoring that ebullient character, what does our Prime Winky Dill do? Off he goes and plays dress up and photo opportunity time. Dear. Oh Dear!!

Dress Up Time

Which left our erudite Rat pretty much at a loss for words, but he finally dug up something which he thought might fit the bill given the absence of tigers in the world of Australian politics.

Eruditis Wildcat Rat

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #141: Rats, Maps, More Bloody Rats, Sheep, And Nationalistic Anthems!


What a busy, busy final week of Federal Parliament is has been, eh? And now, thankfully, the bunch of nondescript, amoral, unethical, self-indulgent, self-interested, grubs we jokingly refer to as “politicians” will pick up their nice little sinecures and retire for six weeks to their respective dens of iniquity and provide us with some respite from the continued attacks on the only remaining bastions of democratic freedom of speech, the ABC and SBS. We note that the ABC has been ably undefended by an Opposition which seems to have recently got caught up with the mob while undergoing castration. A bit of bleating, a couple of futile kicks, but that little rubber elastrator still got placed on the testes!

Essentially, in simple terms, the week went something like this. ABC’s QandA invited a Mallah idiot into the audience, who, being somewhat radical asked a question of an inflammatory nature. Which got dealt with by a Liberal Party Ciobo idiot, the one who thought that Julia Gillard should “have her throat slit”, in a similarly radical way with regard to his preference for said Mallah to be denationalised and kicked out of the country. The Mallah idiot then made the point that the Ciobo attitude made it unsurprising that people might leave the country to fight with the Jihadi’s given the personality type of the Ciobo idiot. At that moment the residual material left after intestinal digestive processes well and truly hit the fan and the Lieberal politicians went troppo at the excellent opportunity to denigrate the ABC and all who sail in it as “lefty’s” deserving only to have their “heads rolled off their bodies”. Somewhat akin to beheading as I understand it! But less painful, unless of course you consider that not having a job any more is a bit of a pain!

All in all a perfect opportunity for the Liberals, Murdoch and the IPA to further their attempts to remove any form of serious debate or inquiry from the Australian mainstream media. By the way, it took the attention away from all the other messes that the Lieberal\Neutered Puppy government is currently in! And all of that led to our erudite rat considering the assumption (or is that presumption) of innocence.

Erudite Guilt Rat

As a small side issue our Prime Winky Dill, in showing us how committed to the destruction of the evil threats imminent upon us, showed us just a little bit more than he should have.

ASIO Public Rat

But at least we now all know where not to go when travelling about in the suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne lest we be radicalised. Mind you, there’s a few yobbo pubs around Sydney and Melbourne that radicalise you as you walk through the door, but at least you only have to drape yourself with the Australian flag and yell abuse and threats at passers-by – at the moment!

Now We Know

Our mate That Bloody Rat, ever keen to pick up on the political trivia, thought that Gina Rhinehart knew how to get her hands around the neck of an economy and extract the maximum green stuff from it.

Rhinehart India Rat

He was thoroughly amused when the Greens fell over themselves to back a piece of legislation that even Labor saw was fraught with a lot of ill-tempered, at a loss, pensioners taking revenge at the next election.

Stupid Green Rat

And he couldn’t help but have a hearty snigger at the antics of our beloved Fraudbull who, as usual, was insultingly succinct with his derogatory comment. Rat was hopeful that his was of similar derogation.

Turnbull Integrity Rat

And he couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Tony (the Rabbott) Abbott got stuck into the ABC. Jeez! We just can’t have this equity and balance in free speech – can we Tony?

One Sided Rat

Our political Rat, with suitable gravitas, reminded us that the devotion of politicians to the altruistic support of the best interests of the people would never be debased by the politicisation – of anything!

Politicus Security Rat

The Sheeple, who have just recently arrived on the scene from over the hill, were suitably impressed with Rattus politicus, but were concerned that there were too many words in his statement! Especially the extra “would” that snuck in somehow!

Sheeple Propaganda

And finally, having in my younger days read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”, and “Mein Kampf” (well most of it) it seemed that there were parallels between then and now.   And that lead to this.

Marching Jackboot Poem

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #140: Team Commitment, Toads, School Stuff, Rattiness And Bullshit!


So. Let me get this straight. At this point in time Team Australia, led by our Prime Monster Rabbott, doesn’t have a BUDGET EMERGENCY, but will be collecting everyone’s metadata, and blocking internet sites that they consider not suitable for Joe Public (I guess there’ll be a commissioner for that), is going to denationalise those who hold multiple citizenship on the say-so of one individual and is probably hoping that they can get away with doing the same to ordinary citizens given half a chance! Additionally this government of the people, but not exactly for the people, will be providing us with a National Broadband system with the speed of an arthritic sloth, developing Northern Australia as the FOODBOWL OF ASIA whilst building lots of infrastructure, and as an incidental will be making sure that wealthy householders cheating by sending their children to public schools will pay more fees than Joe Average. And, finally, just to make sure that Corporations eventually control the country and have better access to taxpayer largesse will be permitting Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses into our Free Trade Agreements allowing foreign corporations to sue the government should they make laws which damage their commercial interests. If that doesn’t scare the pants off you then you’re either pantless, or most of the carryings on of this government have gone in one ear and out the other without disturbing any brain cells. One can only look at the Australian voter with wonderment – and an overwhelming urge to consult the psychiatry handbook on the identifying features of mass ignorance!

Ahhhh! Ignorance! Consideration of that word leads to a bit of synaethesia and a greenish tinge.

Pension Cuts

The toads were impressed that Tony Abbott was taking the weight off his Cabinet by ensuring that they weren’t overwhelmed by lots of legalistic gobbledegook.

Citizenship Toads

Our Ministrator for Education Christopher (Fixit) Pyne seemed to be prominent in the news and therefore worthy of a mention.

Education Pyne

And he was also quick to ensure that those wealthy parents, and potential Liberal voters, wouldn’t have their noses put out of joint by the Government taking additional money from them. Hey! It’s only a suggestion, yeah?

Uhuh School Rat

That Erudite Rat felt that Allan Bennett put the whole business pretty much in perspective.

Erudite Education Rat

Not to be outdone, that Bloody Rat popped up to put his particular perspective on the antics of the political elites. He was pleased that Tony was warm and comfortable about Indonesia.

Abbott Stop Rat

Pleased that Malcolm Turnbull was comfortable with the Pope’s encyclical being given great weight.

Great Weight Rat

Rat was rightfully concerned that Australian’s optimism was down in the dumps and such a dim outlook might be considerably improved by replacing the dimmer switch which appears to be failing to function to specifications.

Rabbott Dimmer Rat

And our Political Rat (anonymously of course as is won’t by those politicians who speak “off the record” to the media) felt that in terms of un-cuddlyness, George Brandis was not wanting!

Political Brandis Rat

And all of the going’s on over the week has only served to put extreme stress on our measuring equipment. It’s hoped that things will quieten down a tad over the remainder of the winter of our discontent!

The Bullshit Meter

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #139: Payments, Rats, Rabbottspeak, Jihadi Quokkas, Toads And Gourdliness!


Flabbergasted (adjective): astonished, astounded, confounded, dumbfounded, non-plussed, overwhelmed, speechless, staggered, stunned, surprised, thunderstuck! Yep! All of those! So our Government appears to be willing to pay criminal dealers in death, low life, disgusting, immoral, purveyors of inhumanity, that’s people smugglers to us, taxpayer’s money to turn their boat full of asylum seekers back for the payment of US$5,000 per crewman? I suppose that there will be lots of return trips by people smuggler boats – will that be classified as “double dipping”? One also wonders when there will be more “crewmen” on a boat than asylum seekers!

It behoves me to congratulate this Lieberal/Neutered Puppy Government. So. Congratulations! Until now I had thought that you had truly reached the absolute bottom of the cesspit in your incompetence, crassness, self-serving, nationalistic behaviour, but you have truly found even greater depths in the cesspit that you can descend to by condoning the payment of money to those who you describe as murderous criminals! What indescribably disgusting people you truly are!!

And that brought us to this.

Go Away Pay

And introduced us to the latest addition to the fleet guarding our frontiers from the incursion of those evilly criminal people smugglers.

HMAS ATM

Our Erudite Rat thought that he might have an appropriate quotation for the moment.

Erudite Rat Shame

And our political rat was impressed with the succinct nature of the hooky, crooky quote!

Politicus Hook Rat

That Bloody Rat thought that in creativity our people smugglers have worked out how to “have it both ways”!

Hook Crook Rat

And while not giving a stuff about windfarms he was on the Rabbott’s wavelength with regard to things that had potential health impacts.

Rat Abbott Windfarms

It was thought that there had been some omissions from the text of Prime Minister Rabbott’s intro to Regional Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, so attempts have been made to reconstruct the entire message.

Rabbott Speak

Which led, unnaturally, to concerns about the increasing extremism in Rottnest Island quokkas, intent on pursuing their own version of religious reality. This from their spokesquokka Setonix Brachyurus Daesh!

Jihadi Quokka

The toads were somewhat pleased with the most recent Morgan Poll which seemed to indicate that the Australian populace might, finally, be waking up to the political reality of a Lieberal/Neutered Puppy government.

Poll Toads

And after approaching the fount of all wisdom, and beseeching a few words of wiseness, his Gourdliness spake thus;

Gourdliness Propaganda

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #138: Metastuff, Otherwit, Toads, Channeling Adolf, And Rats!


Imagine, if you will, that this grumpy old bugger is an evil Jihadi monster, intent on creating much mayhem! OK! OK! When you’ve recovered from the sniggering and the LOL’s, we’ll continue!

I have two phones. One I call “phone home”. That’s the one that whenever I turn it on says “Looking for GPS”. This is the phone that stays home when I’m off doing my evil monstering and only goes out when I’m not – if you see what I mean. That’s because the little loudmouth quite happily tells everyone where I am, all the time! And remembers everything I do on it! The other phone’s a nifty little model kindly supplied by my “friends” and which I call “offonoff”. That’s because it’s an encrypted little beauty that no-one (that’s no-one) can get at the messages on it (as if there would be) and it doesn’t store the numbers I’ve dialled. Well there’s only one (or maybe two) that I use it for anyway and they are hardwired into my memory! It’s moniker is because its “off sans battery” until I turn it “on” and then when I’ve made my contact, briefly, it’s turned “off” and the battery removed. My “offonoff” is the one that I use for “business” – if you see what I mean.

When I travel I’ve got my Opal card which handily tells those who want to know where I’m going to and coming from. Unfortunately, I seem to leave it home a lot and have to buy tickets. Especially when I’m doing “business” – if you know what I mean. I really must do something about my forgetfulness!

I’ve also got a motorbike to enable me to get around. It’s a common model, with a common colour, and with an unremarkable numberplate. I find it so useful in going places that are inaccessible by larger vehicles, and you can hide it away rather conveniently when required. There’s nothing quite like it for nipping up a narrow lane and avoiding all that following traffic! It’s especially useful when I need to get a bit of country air, off the beaten track with those “friends” I do “business” with. You’d be amazed at just how remote some places in this country really are! And I never, ever, use tollways – so expensive!

I go for regular walks. One has to keep up the regular exercise you know and I walk every day, even if it’s only for 30 minutes or so. Very often on my walks I see the daubings of the idiots who by spraying their tags on something seem to think that it makes them somehow important! Bit sad really but they do help to camouflage the daubings that I’m interested in. You know the number, or the symbol, in chalk that tells me when I have to meet someone for “business”. But don’t be fooled because that number lies. One of the rules of the game is that the number is adjusted according to a few other simple rules. So a seven might mean a meeting in two days or five, or eleven. A chalk mark from me, somewhere else tells the messenger that the message has been received. That mark will also say whether I’ll meet, or, that something is amiss and stay tuned for my next chalk mark.

Then there’s the meet, or not. There’s lots of those convenient coffee shops which also provide one with WiFi (thanks). I do find Virtual Private Networks so interesting! You can conveniently meet for “business” there, or get your information from the “brush-by” in the street, in the shop, or in some little “oops” moment on a street full of people. There’s those cheeky little signs that your assignation gives you when you walk into the shop if it’s actually a meet. Like reading the first couple of pages (come sit, talk), or looking at the sport’s pages (situation compromising, sit elsewhere, drink coffee, leave and we’ll meet another time). Never a dull moment eh?

So what’s the point? I’m no Jihadi, I don’t have any secret service experience either, but I can figure out (courtesy of reading and other media) how to make myself untrackable should I need to. There are others out there more cunning than I, more committed to some stupid cause than I, more willing to commit mayhem than I.

So when you say to me that your metadata collection is for my good, and to protect me from our enemies, then I say BULLSHIT! Those intent on committing real harm won’t be advertising in their metadata what they are up to and won’t be letting you know where they are courtesy of their mobile cellphones. The only cells that such people know are secret cells working independently to one another for a common nefarious cause.

You couldn’t even sort out Haron Monis, and that resulted in Monis killing one person and the so-called “protectors” killing one and injuring others. And you expect me to believe you on the metadata laws. This is more about unfettered access to information about Joe Public and with a “BULLSHIT” excuse. So please! Spare me the crapdoodle!

For some reason that little rant led to pinching someone else’s metadata, sticking a couple of words into it, and claiming it as mine!

Irrestible Alltools

The toads gave us some insight into the Lieberal infighting about support of gay marriage and the adherence to rules by tools with some Jackbootish overtones.

Ruling Toads

And all of a sudden we found our Minister for Education start channelling Adolf Hitler in his approach to education.

Adolf Pyne

And Gotterdammerung, if the Minister for Oppressing Refugees Dutton didn’t get in on the act!

Humanity Dutton

And never let it be said that if Dutton can do it then so can our Prime Minister Abbott person – that master of the Three Word Slogan!

Just Thinking Abbott

The Bloody Rat leapt into the fray and applied his expertise in diagnostics to the plight of the Medical Research Future Fund.

Slush Fund Rat

He thought that Amanda Vanstone was pretty slow on the uptake with regard to Tony Abbott but when realisation finally dawned made the point fairly “pointed” – you might say!

Sneaky Dumb Rat

And Ratty got really excited when he realised that Tony Abbott also has moments of revelation!

Cheeses Rat

Rattus eruditis consulted his oracle, well the “Book of Quotations” really and gave us a relevant quote.

Eruditis Sperm

And we decided to give you a bit of a hand in the guessing game that follows his little snippet of wit!

Spin Kings

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #137: Just Checking, Toads, Rats, Idiot Slaps, Erudition and Vacuums!


Well! Well! Well! It seems that we can pat ourselves on the back, or on the head if you want to be more demeaning! While our economy may be heading at full speed towards a train wreck, our unemployment rate experiencing strong growth and our budget deficit looking like an over-inflated balloon, we are at least heading in the right direction with regard to one objective of our beloved Team Australia, “have a go” (ya mug) Lieberal/Neutered Puppy Government. The numbers are in, the boxes have been crossed and we can say with a great deal of pleasure that we have achieved 92.86% of our ultimate goal! Yes fellow Australians we are nearly there! We just need to ensure that our elections from this point on are fraudulent (remember those good ole Jo Bjelke days?) and we will have achieved the desired objective making our nation comparable to Italy, Spain, Indonesia, Chile and Germany (albeit from a few decades ago). So keep up the good work, and get in a bit more practice in the areas of marching up and down and singing rousing nationalist songs. Onya!!

And here’s the scoreboard for your erudition and encouragement.

Fascism Doing Good

The toads were concerned that “Bold Plan Afghanistan” wasn’t quite shaping up to the desired outcome proposed by our leaders who seem to have forgotten the lessons learnt by the Russian in the same place and by the U.S. and others in places like Vietnam, Iraq, Iraq and Iraq. Oh! And Syria!

Afghan Toads

Our cynical rat felt vindicated when News Corp showed that one should never let the facts get in the way of a demonising news story knowing full well that at least somewhere (certainly not in Murdoch trashpapers) the truth will out.

Uhuh Rat Welfare

Rattus politicus felt confident that the voters of Australia would entrust Minister Dutton to only use denationalisation of citizens in the most extreme situations like fighting for terrorist groups, protesting over government policies, voting other than directed.  You know! The really serious stuff that prevents a government from doing what it wants to – without interference.

Politicus Rat Citizenship

And that Bloody Rat got himself into a bit of a quandary with Tony Rabbott’s expositional logic on the superannuation debate and the true meaning of “people’s money”.

Quandary Rat

He was a bit disturbed, but at the same time thankful that he wasn’t dependent on Government benefits, that he might have to gain some skills in flatpacks and allen key manipulation, especially as he was particularly paw in the manual dexterity area.

Flatpack Benefits Rat

Rat was also most impressed with Kev (The Hawk) Andrews and his willingness to send our military into Chinese restricted air zones at the drop of one of Tony’s “Have a go!” directives.

Bombast Rat

And Daffy felt that Kevin was truly deserving of the National “Slap An Idiot I Know” award for the day.  Well done Kev!

Kevin Andrews Idiot

And penultimately our Erudite Rat thought that a quotation, suitably mangled, would provide us with a more clarified view of our present Federal Government.

Stupidity Eruditis Rat

Which led ultimately to thoughts about leadership and, sadly, to the lack of it!

Leadership Vacuum

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #136: Déjà Vu, More Bloody Rats, And A Coal Driven Future!


What can you say! A couple of weeks after Mr Eleventy delivered the budget of sweeties for willing consumption by the clamouring masses it has been found that these apparently delectable pre-election sweeteners contain a somewhat rancid interior. Hidden beneath the sugary coating is a mixture of covert bitter pills and some leftover dodgy policy fromage from the previous year’s parboiled budget offering. Rejected then and looking like it’s going to be rejected once again! Ah Well! Such is the fate of ideological purity, turned rancid by actual reality!

And the budgetary déjà vu led to thoughts of other déjà vu’s and the remarkable similarities between our much loved Prime Minister Rabbott and another “coniglio” from a time when I wasn’t even contemplated, let alone created! Perhaps Tony needs to be reminded as to how it all turned out for “Il Duce”!

Abbott Il Duce

And then, bugger me, if we didn’t find another couple of Government Ministers who also appeared to adopt the pose grandiose – or is that “arroganza”?

Deja Vu

Rattus politicus was thoroughly convinced that it was not the case and strongly put his case, made the point, said it as it was! Yep, yep, yep!!

Rattus Politicus Nope

Our erudite rat, ever the pedant, was still firmly convinced that strong argument, well supported by factual evidence, was bound to carry the day! Best not to delude him, his glasses get all foggy and he’s liable to deliver a nasty bite when cross!

Science Rattus Eruditis

Our cynical rat felt that there was just a tad more to the apparent eagerness of our Prime Winky Dill to fall over himself, getting away from the slightest possibility that there might be an inquiry into the iron ore industry.

Uhuh Mining Rat

That Bloody Rat felt that our Rabbott was also convinced that he was onto a vote winner and wasn’t going to shift his position, no matter how many people were stuck out there on the ocean in boats!

Nope Nope Rat

He was also extremely impressed with the negotiation skills of the Cambodians and their ability to shufty $40 million for four refugees. Now that’s wheelin’ an dealin’!!

Sweet Deal Rat

And Rat also liked Tony’s “try before you buy” with the option to “throw ‘em back if you don’t want them’, offer to businesses. The humanity and largesse of the man is truly awe inspiring! I’d be a willing follower except that I have a deep loathing of anything associated with what’s called “Liberal” in this country. Cos’ it ain’t!

Try Buy Rat

Joe (Eleventy) Hockey’s budgetary small business largesse got Rat well and truly excited as he considered ALL his tax options.

Incorporated Rat

A bold thought for the future Ratty! Which led us to thinking about other bold futures and that led to Abbott and, entirely fortuitously seeing we had a graphic manipulation, to coal. Well! Fancy that, eh?

The Coal Future

And there you have it . . . . . . . .!

AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!

POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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