It’s the last day in April and the month has left with barely a whimper. May awaits bringing with it, in all probability, more of what amused, intrigued, and bemused us in April! Innuendo, rumour, promissory notes, lots of facts all lost and looking for a home as the NO Coalition continues its sloganeering, disingenuous journey to the next election. In such circumstances electioneering strategy comes to the forebrain and one begins to wonder just exactly what battle plan our illustrious ultra-conservative, free-marketeering carpetbaggers have in store for convincing the voter that their little world vision brings great promise of being ‘comfortable and relaxed’! Now where have I heard that before? So I thought that the Liberal National Party Coalition strategy might look something like this;
Strategy, voters and gullibility brought about thoughts of education, and that led to Gonski proposals for an education revolution in Australia. Better educated, literate children leading to better educated, literate and thinking adults? Now wouldn’t that be great for Australia, both in the social welfare and well-being of the populace and a vibrant, flexible economy! Well, NO! Not from Phoney Tony Abbott’s perspective who shoved out one of his usual one sentence utterances. And that led to thinking about what was said and what might have been meant if Tony Abbott had decided to expand on his one liner erudition and not vanish after delivering his ‘in brevis’ view of such a significant moment in history. It came out something like this;
After Tony’s enlightenment on the value of the Gonski reforms one usually awaits the emergence of his chattering party negatives to add even more negativity to the debate. And that lead to thinking about NO Coalition drones. And strangely that led to thinking about the bold statement of spending $1.5 billion on drones to patrol the Northern Oceans to protect our oil rigs and in their spare time watch out for those nasty little boats full of people invading our shores. Just what the drones would do should they come upon such invaders remains a mystery – call for marine backup I guess or perhaps, rather than ‘turn back the boats’, sink them with a well placed anti-personnel missile? Anyhow such thoughts led to this;
And, of course, thinking of drones, boats and the subtle use of the billboard to get across a propaganda piece led to initially the one below, and then to a few other’s which I’ll let speak for themselves. First off was this;
And that led to this;
And then to Abbott’s favourite word;
El Francaise and then el Oz;
And mysteriously monosyllaby to speechless nodding when asked about context in an interview;
And then to his latest piece of brilliant oration of about 9 minutes on the ABC’s 7:30 report;
And that really sums it up I guess!
PS: A Twitterer kindly gave me the lead on the ‘ah’s’ but, unable to track back to the original Tweet, I underwent excruciating torture listening to the interview AGAIN to do a count! I’m still recovering from the trauma of listening to Tony Abbott say it all AGAIN – and nothing changed! Definitely not recommended listening from my perspective and very much akin to eating uni! (The word is Japanese for possibly the most undelectable dish you’ll ever get acquainted with – definitely an acquired taste).
And so there we have it! Leaving you with the usual postscript . . . . . . Well, not quite! With just a slight textual variation. ‘Variations on a Scream’ perhaps?
- Ignore what Tony Abbott says, listen to what he accuses others of, that’s the Real Tony (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)
- Abbott not playing the clown (smh.com.au)
- No need for Gonski reforms: Abbott (smh.com.au)
- Destroying Knowledge Tony Abbott Style (theaimn.com)