Graphical Manipulations #40: Poster Pandemonium, Dags, Antiquity, The Rat And An ‘If Only’!

There’s a truism about the truism that ‘a picture/photo/graphic is worth a thousand words’, and that is that it’s true!  Especially when that image comes dressed up as a fancy manipulation of a series of ‘0’s’ and ‘1’s’ carefully re-rendered by a thingy that manipulates such binary thingys and converts it to digital imagery, which can by the judicious use of other digital imagery manipulative thingy’s be converted to a digital image which is not quite what was originally intended from the creation of the initial fancy manipulation of all those binary bit things – if you see what I mean!

Anyhow enough of the technical stuff!  It’s also true that faced with the above bit about graphic technology one should NEVER, EVER stand in front of a poster which makes bold pledges and can be graphically manipulated by those who’ve come into the possession of graphic rendition software capable of a wee bit of graphical manipulation of said poster and standing person!

Phoney Tony Abbott has obliged by indeed standing in front of one of these posters which has signed pledges on it.  Naturally, one couldn’t help but endeavour to consider what might be the real pledges of such a person that actually lie hidden behind such duly signed propagandised statements.  Initially this came to mind;

Abbott scrap worker rights

And then getting down and dirty with those indolent pensioners and their luxurious life styles would certainly be on the list;

Abbott scrap pensioner perks

Also those weekend workers slaving away over a cold beer, or a hot chicken kiev and expecting to be amply rewarded for surrendering their lives to the 60 hour week should be dealt with;

Abbott scrap penalty rates

That lead to further thought on what (heaven forbid) a NO Coalition government would be like and this came to mind;

Abbott flag dag

This lead to thoughts of policy vacuums and the apparent lack of anything policy tangible from the NO Coalition except some frivolous statement about ‘Turning Back Boat’s’!  Oh yeh?  On the high seas?  When they’re already sinking because some clever clogs has opened the scuttle cocks when the ‘turner backers’ have come into sight?  That turning back eh?  So it’s a certainty that they have some policies somewhere;

NC Policy Find

PS: Sorry about the red, just couldn’t get a colour that would stand out really well on the graphic.  Still we should feel pleased that the NO Coalition has found some of its old policies!  Now if they’d just explain them, that would be helpful!  Maybe John Howard could assist?

And then along came our Rattus rattus mate to add his little bit of levity to the proceedings with, initially, this;

Public Transport Rat

Followed up fairly quickly by this little mirth filled snippet;

Untaxed Super Rat

All of which turned to thoughts to how things might be if all our politicians worked in harmony to achieve the best outcomes for the people of Australia.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see;

Political aerobatics

Alas, such thoughts were only to be dashed by the cruel and unrelenting sea of political expediency onto the sharp and unforgiving rocks of reality!!


And so there we have it!  Leaving you with the usual postscript . . . . . . !

No to the NO Coalition MOD1

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Australian born and bred who has spent most of his working life in R&D and IP management with earlier forays in the newspaper industry and martial arts. Fortunate enough to be living in one of the best countries in the World, even though I might get grumpy with it from time to time.
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13 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #40: Poster Pandemonium, Dags, Antiquity, The Rat And An ‘If Only’!

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  3. None of this matters if no one has a job! Labor has made Australia too expensive and our economy is in decline.


    • deknarf says:

      Like most first world countries we are suffering from staying in low cost product industries while our competitors undercut us with cheaper costs of production. Once it was Japan post war, then it was Korea, then China, now India, Bangladesh & Phillippines. We’ll see the South America’s in the mix soon.
      We should have been changing our manufacturing industries to elaborately transformed manufacture of high end products years ago (Germany, Switzerland etc) and we stuck to digging holes in the ground and not changing the industry culture.
      Who’s to blame? Well our industries can carry the can to a large extent but ultimately Governments should be setting policy and organising the environment to foster the high tech industries if we want to stay in manufacturing (Japan did it). One very good reason why Gonski is SO important to educate our future workers.
      By the way there are still lots of jobs in the service and intellectual capital industries.
      So rather than blame Labor, which incidentally has carried us through the world’s second great depression reasonably well we should be apportioning the blame equally to all government and to business.
      This stuff has been on the agenda for at least 15 years and neither the NO Coalition nor Labor has addressed the important issues.


      • Ah yeah, why can Germany make cars competitively but we can’t? It’s the same industry. Your shifting industry point is invalidated. They don’t have a government that introduces a new tax every 5 minutes. They don’t have a corrupt government run by unions. They don’t foster a culture where you go on strike every week and demand more money.

        Labor’s squandering did not help Australia through the GFC. We were still riding the remnants of the mining boom. Now coming out of the biggest boom in history the government has budget problems.

        Whether you think there are jobs here or there is irrelevant. We are too expensive. Unemployment is on the rise. Even mining, with it’s massive profits, is too marginal to invest in most new projects.


        • deknarf says:

          They have a population or 82 million v 22.3 million and ready access to the EU markets. They make better quality cars, they have similar costs of production to us
          I haven’t seen a new tax every 5 minutes..
          I think I blamed all governments collectively as having dropped the ball! We sit at the base of the greatest growing economies in the world and we haven’t taken benefit from that? To me that says that ALL governments and ALL Australians business have dropped the ball.
          Had it not been for Labor’s stimulus we would now be in deep recession.
          Without taxing foreign companies who take the mining profits out of our country we have squandered the mining boom.
          Our budgetary problems are miniscule compared to the rest of the world! Have a look at the numbers.
          We are only too expensive if we try to compete in industries where competitors have low labour costs!
          Our opportunity is in high tech, high intellect products. Suggest you read TA Stewarts ‘Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organisations’. It indicates where the future for countries like Australia lie! And it’s not in digging holes in the ground and exporting the fill from the hole!


  4. Meredith says:

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!


  5. joy cooper says:

    You are so good at these, deknarf. Love ’em. 😆

    Raiders of the Lost Ark would be a start in trying to find Abbott’s policies, if any. Then we shall need a palaeontologist to identify them as they will be so ancient. 😦

    Keep it up, we need a laugh these days apart from watching Abbott stunting about.


    • deknarf says:

      Thanks Joy 😉 See that the challenge is on — AGAIN! And that Julia has said that ‘the loser should leave parliament’! Good on her! Time to break the deadlock one way or the other, but I do hope that Gillards wins! A really have the strong view that Rudd is not the messiah! As for the NO Coalition — a pox on both their houses!!


      • joy cooper says:

        Agree with you, deknarf. Kevin Rudd is currently giving an election speech while he announced his intention to challenge.


  6. Very good, very clever. I laughed and laughed when Tony said that he’d reveal his policies in due course – talk about Raiders of the Lost Ark!


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