Graphical Manipulations #128: Reminiscent Rants, Rats, Cuts, Pics, Slime And Welfare!


Once upon a time.  A long time ago. Well actually in the 60’s, after a year of “general factotum” servitude followed by a four year apprenticeship in Hand and Machine Composing at Western Australia Newspapers I made it to working as a Linotype Operator (that’s the machine pictured below) and reached the ultimate for that trade in the printing industry of being a “piecework operator”.  That is, I was paid based on the amount of metallic type I produced.  These machines were the epitome of typesetting in the 60’s (invented in 1884) and if you could crank them along at their peak speed of 9 lines a minute then your take home wage looked pretty damned good!  I was one of those lucky to be a good linotype operator.  Life looked very promising, the future bright!

Linotype Machine

And then the world shifted on its axis in the late 60’s and 70’s and technology gave the printing industry a decidedly painful kick in the rectum.  We copped what is now called a dose of “disruptive technology”!  Piecework disappeared and we were sent off to what were then known as business colleges to learn touch typing.  We came back to Seimens Teletext machines converting copy to punched tape, fed into a computer which then transferred the punched tape output to automated Linotype machines which belted along at a whole 12 lines a minute!  In parallel to the hot metal changes came photo-typsetting, more powerful computers, Pagemaker (and its bigger brothers) and ultimately the trade disappeared, at least in the newspaper industry, and later in the smaller print shops.  These days anyone with a computer and the right program can turn out a newspaper, or a reasonable facsimile thereof.  By 1975 I had moved on to academia and didn’t see the final demise of the trade.  Eventually a Ph.D and a succession of jobs in Universities, the water and wastewaters industry, a Co-operative Research Centre and a generally successful career in Research and Intellectual Property management.  I was fortunate.  How many were not then, and how many are less fortunate now as “Shift Happens”?  Google it!!

So what’s the point?  This was just a personal example of what was/is happening throughout most industries, and affecting many.  We see technologically based disruptive shifts happening more and more frequently and driving rapid changes in industries and in the very nature of work.  Ultimately these changes will dramatically alter the very nature of work and lifestyle in Australia.  How many people will be assured of long term employment and a regular wage now and in the future for example?  And I don’t see any plan for the future enunciated by our current Federal Liberal/National Party Government, nor anything coming from the Labor or Green alternatives.  We seem bereft of the big ideas, and any vision of the future in terms of the country, technology and where it will be in 20 to 50 years time.  Our current Government is hyperbolic that our budget receipts are less than outgoings, so they’ll make it even harder for the least fortunate in our country by a bit of economic savagery!!  Jesus is that the best you clowns can do?  Play silly buggers with the small stuff, entirely focussed on keeping your jobs, getting re-elected and pushing economic ideologies that are essentially anachronistic in a modern global economy.  The World is changing and you folks haven’t even woken up to that fact yet!  There is no longer any vision in our politicians.  The one attempt we’ve seen lately, a National Broadband setting us up for a networked information technology driven future, was thoroughly shafted back to the dark ages of copper wire by a bunch of technological trogdolytes.  Nothing like chopping your leg off when you’re in a race to the future, is there?  Poor bugger my country!!

Enough of the rant, now to the weeks events.  This little snippet of investment information leads to the realisation that real change might just be taking a few politician’s interests off at the knees.  And we can’t have than, can we?

Negative Gearing Rat

Julie (Death Stare) Bishop did a bit of eye rolling, and head dropping over possible cuts to her Foreign Aid budget.  Had there been a table in front of her I suspect there would also have been a bit of head banging as well.  I suspect that Joe (No Budget) Hockey was enlightened as to what would happen if he did – so he didn’t!

Foreign Aid Cuts

Our trusty Opposition, led by “The Man Who Isn’t There” Bill (Wraith) Shorten got a bit miffed when Joe nicked one of their ideas.

Bank Deposit Rat

And George (Bookcase) Brandis got a bit confused with regard to timeliness and his diary entries and kinda forgot where he should have been.  Uhuh!!

Bookcase Brandis

Ian (Croaky) Macfarlane gave us a useful demonstration of his skills in policy negotiation.  Hmmm?  I’d like you to re-read the textbook again Ian – carefully!

Negotiator Rat

To top the week rumours now abound that the Rabbott Abbott’s office is to be enhanced by someone who has expertise in talking to backbenchers who we know can be a bit feisty when their comfortable little sinecure becomes decidedly marginal.

Apocalyptic Nuts Rat

And, sorry, but some photographers just take advantage of Graphical Manipulators by taking photos of situations that leave little room for subtlety and/or crafty satire resulting in ummm!

Abbotts Necklace

Malcolm (Fraudband) Turnbull demonstrated again his loquacious linguistic eloquence in affirming the overwhelming mammary support that The Rabbott has.

Brutus Turnbull

Rattus politicus was pleased that the more conservative of his compatriots were fulsome in their praise of the success of Mike (Cuddles) Baird in his win in the New South Wales election.

Laudable Politic Rat

And finally we wondered just where the proposed Welfare Recipient Debit Card might expand in the not too distant future.  Those old buggers sponging on the system seemed to be logical choice!

Lifestyle Choices

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote 2

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #127: Ohhhhhhhh Rats! And A Pig!!


I seem to be suffering from PCSS (that’s Post Continuous Satire Syndrome) further exacerbated by the suspension of belief that this Lieberal Government can continue to make gaffe after gaffe, usually by their Prime Winky Dill, but also increasingly by others who you’d imagine, after watching their leader make an absolute dill of himself, would be ensuring that they had switched on the intelligent part of their brain before putting their mouth into gear.  Anyhow, the PCSS has left me bereft of any bits of clevery to annotate onto appropriate graphical bits.  Luckily, That Bloody Rat, and a couple of his hangers-on have willingly barged their way in with their jaded view of Homo sapiens (ssps politicus).  I leave you in their capable paws!

Rat was pleased to see that our PWD was still getting in there and giving “gaffe prone” his absolute best shot.

Trusty Goebbels Rat

That not to be outdone, Prissy Chrissy Pyne declared himself a ‘fixer’ of the first order.

Fixed It Rat

It was noted that our employer class were still absolutely keen to resurrect that ‘dead, buried and cremated’ Work Choice thingy.

Bosses Rat

And the Prime Winky Dill had some good advice for his Members of Parliament.  And that was to KISS: “Keep It Simply Stupid”.  Good advice from one who knows!

Brevity Rat

And naturally, our fiscal wizard Joe (Eleventy) Hockey obligingly supplied a simple dose of irrationality.

Tax Cut Rat

We are also now blessed with another of That Bloody Rat’s friend Rattus eruditis, a more learned compatriot who thought that a Winston Churchill quote could aptly apply to Christopher Pyne.

Rattus Pyne Quote

That Kevin (Plotboy) Rudd provided a very nice fit to a quotation by another dead-un, Abraham Lincoln.  It’s amazing how quotes from the past apply equally appropriately to the modern day, isn’t it?

Rudd Rat Eruditis

And that quotes by senior ministers in the Abbott government indicate (in the nicest way of course) what, exactly, said senior minister thinks of said Prime Minister.

Rattus Double Dissolution

And finally we introduce one more player to the game, Rattus politicus.  For his first outing he’s very determined to keep it brief with just a Five Word Slogan!

Rattus Politicus Lying

Which leaves us with pigs!  Pigs on the wing.  Pigs in pokes.  Pigstys.  Pigs in shit.  Or just Pigs in Lipstick.

Lipstick On A Pig

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote 2

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #126: Spare Me, Monkeys, Le Gourmand, Rattery, Diplomacy & Apocalypsesssss!


After many years of listening/watching presentations, especially Powerpoint presentations consisting of interminable slides, covered in thousands of words, or with complex graphics, flicked through at the speed of light, and overlain by excruciating explanatory gibberish, I recall from somewhere in the deep, dank and dark places of my memory advice on presenting presentations which went something like this:  “Start steady, build the argument in the middle, and end on a high note.  And KISS!” [KISS = keep it simple, stupid!]  So here we go!!

Nothing could be more redolent of a steady start than to contemplate our new Monster for Immigration and Other Stuff, one Peter Dutton.  There’s a look about him of obdurate impassiveness that automatically instils one with confidence.  Or is that dread?

Confidence Dutton

And now to build the argument.  Our beloved Prime Winky Dill started the week on a sound footing.  Unfortunately the sound got out from around his usual foot in the mouth and led to a very popular, and very witty Twitter hashtag (#lifestylechoices) and lots of vociferous indignation from the butt of the “lifestyle choices” comment.

Lifestyle Monkeys

Not content with lowering the Tone of the debate (sick pun), our PWD performed depradations on a poor unsuspecting onion who was quite happily trundling along a conveyor belt to its fate.  Wrested from the proximity of his travel mates, said onion was savagely dentally attacked by said PWD.  We can only wonder at how that onion felt after such an assault!  It’s lifestyle choices had been thoroughly disrupted!

Onion Abbott

Naturally such a blatant attack on a defenceless onion caused outrage on Twitter under various hashtags, #AbbottEatsStuff & #oniongate being two notables.  And you must give credit where credit is due and @_thomasparkes stimulated the humour nerves with;

Abbott the Eater

More power to him!

The Bloody Rat found several excuses to provide us with his insight into the realm of the politically ridiculous.  He was most excited that the Ruddster had emerged from whatever hole he inhabits while fomenting his evil deeds to call for democracy and the end to thuggery.  At least you can’t say that Rat is entirely partisan!

Rattus Rudd

He also thought that Joe (Eleventy) Hockey’s attempts to justify his popularity with the North Sydney Forum and how uninvolved in its activities he was, or wasn’t, or isn’t, or something more ‘arms lengthish’, if you know what I mean, wasn’t his most stellar performance!

Hockey Rat

And even Rat’s credulity meter had conniptions when our Joe complained that those naughty Sydney Morning Herald journo’s had bought his good name into disrepute!

Odious Hockey Rat

And finally, Rat just couldn’t get over the perspicacity of those swinging Western Sydney voters in their understanding of the true nature of our Prime Embarrassment!

Westies Rat

And that leads us to the diplomatic fervour around the imminent completion of the death sentence by Indonesia on the Bali Nine drug runner ringleaders and Abbott’s attempt at diplomacy, aptly described by;

Abbott Diplomacy

And to end on a high.

The Credlin came a-riding,

riding, riding!

The Credlin came a-riding,

Up to the Federal Treasurer’s door!

Apocalypse Horsewoman

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote 2

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #125: Fools, Monkeys, Rats, Hyperbole, Toads And Catastrophe’s!


Well I hate to admit it, but under the criteria of our Prime Winky Dill, Mr Rabbott and his unsuccessfully lapbanded Treasurer, Joe “Eleventy” Hockey I am, much to my shame, one of those old decrepit bastards sucking on the generous aged welfare teat.  Yes, I’m one of those ‘ne’er do wells’ who have had the temerity to age gracefully and look forward to perhaps (according to best advice) another twenty years of life, where I can increasingly rely on the aged care system to look after my gangrenous and decaying body, fill me full of expensive prescription medicine for little or no cost, and feed my aging body with sustenance which, when you come to think of it, is really just wasted on an old bastard like me! Sucking air, taking food and medications and becoming an increasing burden on those who have to pay taxes to prop up some “foul old leaner” like me!

And to think that after all that education which increased my earning capacity (and which meant I paid more tax [at about 30% of salary]); which enabled me to feed myself and family adequately (and spend more money in the economy); which provided me with the opportunity to buy and subsequently further develop several houses (thereby spending more money in the economy and increasing my one house asset base); which permitted me to put away something in superannuation (so that I would have sufficient income not to end up living on the aged pension – perish the thought!) – it has come to this!  I and my peers, are become a cankerous boil on the grand economic vision of the Rabbot ultra-conservative Right, and as with any such boil, require lancing – or in more palatable terms ‘an economic solution will need to be found to address this problem’ that Australia has with an ageing population!

This is just to let you know that over the past 18 months of Liberal/Neutered Puppy lies, obfuscation, secrecy, dishonesty, stuff-ups, belligerence, incompetence, sheer bloody arrogance, stupidity – and various other negative adjectives – you have made me “effing angry” and unlike others in the middle of the last century I will not be going without a fight, and nor will I be going in a bloody cattle truck!  So you can take you ultra-conservative fascism and jam it right where you usually put your suppository of wisdom!  Am I just a tad cross?  You bet every expletive deleted you can think of I am!! Ooooooooooooh!!!!!!

And thinking of all the above adjectives one is led quite naturally to consider our Education Minister The Right Honourable Mr Christopher Pyne.  Consider if you will.

Pyne Cones

And considering Robb’s job in negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership and the likely outcome of the gullible being outfoxed by the smarter big boys, leaves us with;

Robbs Job

Which segues neatly into Joe Hockey’s phantasmagorica of the 2015 Intergenerational Report which propounds to look into the future.  Unfortunately it overlooks one rather significant component if we are to have a future at all.

Intergenerational Claptrap

 

Related to that, the Monkeys thought that Joe Hockey’s masterful piece of doublespeak was a real treat.

Changeling Monkeys

That Bloody Rat, somewhat sidetracked by a bit of feministic ardour – well, when is a Rat not ardourous – got excited about International Women’s day and the “oops” moment that accompanied its announcement.

Tattersalls Rat

Rat also got excited when Mr Rabbott started using big words like ‘intelligent’ and ‘conversation’ until he realised that ageing was going to be part of it all.

Conversation Rat

Although he did brighten somewhat when Tony got very excited about ANOTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT called WestConnect – or something like that!

Motorway Rat

But that which really tickled Rats fancy was the revelations about the Broadband King Malcolm and Boat Boy Morrison and their disdain for the data retention laws.

Wickrd Rat

And we were impressed with Malcolm over another issue entirely which we will, without further ado, entitle “In Praise Of Tony – With Just A Little Sting In The Tail”.  A musical is being considered.

Oscar Fraudbull

The Toads, not usually know for the acuity of their hearing, got a little confused with Miriam Margoyles comments on Q&A the other night.

Toad Confusion

And given all of the above, and thinking about the past 18 months of the Rabbott government, and asked to describe it in one word, we could only say;

Catastrophic

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote 2

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #124: Beasts, Toads, Ugliness, Rats, Rabbotts, Happy Chappies & Flag Power!


Well!  It’s been one of those weeks, one of those ummm weeks and we’ve all been getting on with the business, the business of good government!  Of course we all know, know, that good government is the product of a good government, if you know what I mean.  That is that good government’s give you meaningfully good government, you see.  And in giving that good government, my team, with me as the captain, have been working hard, that’s hard, to make sure that the good government that your getting is from a very good government team committed to providing the best, the very best in government for the good of all.  Ha! Tricked you there, you there, umm, didn’t I.  You thought I was going to talk, to talk about a good government giving you good government, but I turned it around to the very best in government for the good of all.  So there!  So in closing my little speech about just how good this government has been in giving good government I’d like to, aaaarm, recognise the good, no great, contributions of all of the team, except of course Phil Ruddock and some pesky backbenchers who thought that with a few clever tricks they could bring down a good government by saying that there wasn’t any good government and that the leader, that’s me, needed to be changed.  Well we all saw what happened to that, didn’t we!  So there you have it.  Thankyou for coming and we’ll just get on with giving good government to the people of, arrrrm, Australia, yes that’s Australia!

And as the crow said whilst sitting looking at the 20 year drought caused by Anthropogenic Global Warming – “FAAAAARRRRRRK!”

A graphic from somewhere, with a remarkable resemblance, emoji wise, to our very own George Brandis, he of the meta muesli data, and the ominous warning already on the base of said graphic gave rise to;

Brandis Beasty

The diminishing hope of the younger generation in the future gave some pause for thought to our toad friends.

Two of Three Toads

We all watched as George happily got stuck in to denigrating Gillian Triggs for releasing something (in December I believe) that exposed what a disgraceful episode the whole “Stop The Boats” in Australia’s “Fair Go Mate” history is.  Happily joined by others of the Lieberal Party in maintaining the denigration and abuse George let us know that he had great respect for Gillian, really – but;

Brandis Likes

Rat at this juncture was, just for a moment, overjoyed that the Senate decided to censure George for his disgusting behaviour, and then realised that such an admonition might not be all that it was cut out to be.

Brandis Censure Rat

And Rats cynicism knew no bounds when he realised that the numbers enumerated in the modelling related to universities were, somewhat concocted.

Education Crisis Rat

However he was pleased to hear that the new foreign fighter laws had been carefully crafted to make sure that you had to have a good reason for being in places that you shouldn’t be.

Plague Rat

It was heartening to see our beloved team leader of good government resorting to that time honoured trick used when you are in trouble – wolf calling.

Abbott Wolf Caller

However we hasten to alert Prime Minister Rabbott to the fact that calling out wolves (or backbenchers) may very well result in them answering you and coming to find out what all that noise was about.  Such a result often has fatal consequences if such animals are hungry for blood.

Coming For Abbott

Nevertheless, there were those supporters of Prime Minister Rabbott who were confidently confident that the majority of the good government giving Australians good government were more than happy with a Prime Minister, captain of such a good government.

Happy Chappies

Which finally brought us to that other wonderful trick that is often used when your fortunes are flagging – the use of flags!  There was another, far more popular I must admit, that was a great user of flags, and marching bands, and lots of people marching in jackboots at huge rallies.  His name escapes me at the moment but I’m sure it will come back to me, eventually!  Perhaps I need some martial music and the tramp, tramp, tramp of regular footfalls to jog those grey cells!  Anyhow we have just the product for times such as these.

Flagpower Abbott

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote 2

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #123: Logic, Teamsters, Reviews, Rats, Monkeys, Comedians & Gourdliness!


Well! It’s been confirmed that there are moves, albeit initial, to formerly alter the Australian honours system to give gongs more appropriately referred to as “Mates”! And not to be left in the lurch, there are strong moves to give gongs to the female of our species which will be named “Sheilas”.  Apparently there are three Shiela grades determined by the level of their contribution to the Australian way of life.  These will be know as “Good Shiela”, “Great Sheila”, and “Bonza Sheila”, the latter being the epitome of she who is the greatest!  As yet the “Mates” grading is to be determined.  Apparently, “Bewdy” “Ballsy” and “Whack Im” are under consideration.  Stay tuned!

We’ve always been fascinated by the convoluted attempts by politicians to make concentrated moo poo sound like irrefutable logic.  Our thanks go to Eric Abetz for providingus with an exemplary example!!

Irrefutable Logic Abetz

Courtesy of someone at Prime Minister Rabbott’s address to the National Murdoch Press Club a photographic collation of three of Team Tony’s major supporters was provided for our erudition.  We erudited as follows.

Three Loons

We were pleased to hear that the comedic review being played at the theatre on Capitol Hill in Canberra was receiving rave reviews.  “A laugh a minute”, was one theatre-goer’s comment on the funny phantasmagorica of the Team Stralya Review.

Stralya Review

Rat popped in for a quickie related to lawyers and royal commissions and hefty sums.  He felt that the good character of Rats was being besmirched.

Lawyer Rort Rat

Our monkeys had their view of the goings on in the Lieberal Party and felt that Teresa Gambino might be setting her sights on greater things – or a Rabbot roasting!

Gambaros Knife

We continued to hear that the backbench was far from settled with regard to the Prime Winky Dill’s promise to reform, especially after he told a white lie or two to the South Australian’s to retain their vote – well that’s the rumour anyhow!

Restless Backbench

And given the scare tactics and propagandising of the past few days attempts at light-heartedly looking at the comedic throes of a Prime Winky Dill in trouble became dark and fraught with images from darker days, bringing other days and people to mind.

Goosestep Rabbott

Rat, ever the optimist, sought to bring some light into dark places.  Fail Ratty! Fail!!

Fearnought Federales

And at that juncture it was felt that Australia was certainly in danger, but that that danger was more associated with the forces within than those without.  Which led to:

Propaganda Australia

So we consulted Gourd with the question;  “Oh Gourd!  How do we bring some light to the darkness?”  The reply was somewhat intimidating!

Extinction Gourd

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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Graphical Manipulations #122: Mr Nice, Eleventyisms, Oops, Comic Relief, Rats, Government’s And Gourds!


For a moment there we were much concerned that the time of Satirical Surfeit was about to become Satirical Starvation as our Prime Team Australia Leader Rabbott stopped the tomfoolery and became all serious and, well, Prime Ministerial!  Much to our delight, and no doubt many others (including Labor), IT WAS NOT TO BE and the surfeit of satirical opportunities continued on pretty much unabated.  It was with even greater relief that several other players in our Comedic Liberal Government (another TWS) also decided not to let the Rabbott hold centre stage – all of the time!  We can only applaud Captain Rabbott as he inspires his team to even more forays into the fray and allows them the occasional own goal!  One can only look on adoringly askance at a leader like that!

All of us must be so pleased that the ex-minister for nastiness, our own Scotty Morrison, has, by virtue of a new ministerial position magically turned over a new leaf and become the minister for nice.  Especially as he’s actually indicated that he’s going to be nice.  And you can’t go past a promissory note from Scott, can you, eh?

Desire Morrison

“Budget Boy” Joe Hockey is still determined, despite the alternative view of Prime Minister Rabbott that his 2014 budget is the best thing for the country since the introduction of rabbotts, sorry rabbits, and is intent in making sure that we all lift for the country, especially those who are poor, elderly or out of work.  If you are all three, then it’s suggested you go have a little chat with Scott, who’ll put you on the strait and narrow.  By the way, those rumours that Joe is facetiously referred to as “Fudgeit Boy” are just that, facetious!  And here’s his latest book to demonstrate au contraire!

Hockey Maths

Less than impressive was Prime Minister Rabbott’s excursion into verbal analogy which was initiated as a defence of his dearth of defence jobs which, unfortunately, descended into an indefensible depiction of Labor’s dearth of defence jobs as a ‘holocaust’! Ooooh not a good word choice Tony!

Holocaust Abbott

Still!  Prime Minister Rabbott rose again from the self inflicted faux pas to make another “Captain’s Pick”, deftly removing Philip Ruddock from his Chief Whipper position and demonstrating that, once again, co-ordinating timing, actions, and revenge are somewhat beyond Tony’s grasp.  Perhaps this is a continuing demonstration that the promise of “Good Government” may be, sadly, just that!

Godzilla Ruddock

The mention of Philip Ruddock, he who ran with the Howard rat pack, drew out The Rat who felt that poor Phil, unlike his princely name alike, was dealt with rather cursorily by Tony.

Blame Game Rat

And he was particularly impressed with the Rabbott’s lead with the chin comments about giving one the ‘benefit of the doubt”, especially when there were those absent minded “mug’s about” who voted for Labor last time!

Mug Abbott Rat

And of course the local monkey bunch were in no doubt about where they stood on the issue of giving people “the benefit of the doubt” – no doubt at all!

No Doubt Monkeys

The local toads, being creatures with their feet firmly planted on the ground (well most of the time) showed a strong interest in the maintenance of stable government.

Stable Govt Toads

And all of this along with a week where nothing really changed despite the promises from our beloved leader that it would felt like, well . . . . . . .

Winds of Change

And that resulted in another trip to the oracle for some words of wisdom.  On the question; “If you’re in the poop, how do you regroup?”, Gourd answered thus;

Rhetorical Gourd

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

Except for;

Abbott Quote

 

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, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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