Graphical Manipulations #43: Has Beens, Plans, Slogans, Rants, The Rat & Uvver Bits!

Some days are just, well, annoying! You find some interesting graphics, you manipulate to convey your particular kant (or is that rant?).  And then, along comes all this interesting stuff in the latter days of the week which gives you a whole heap more of GM’s that you’re busting to use, and yet you’ve got all the others that you’ve already done, and your policy is that it’ll only be eight (or maybe nine) to keep it short, and the Rat has come up with a whole heap more, and you’d really love to do one on the Carbon Dioxide quote, and you’ve got the graphic for it, and . . . . . and! Oh well there’s always next week!  And as the NO Coalition starts to worry about the polls, it just gets more frenetic, doesn’t it?  ‘A wealth of graphics and mangled verbiage that hath such potential in them!’  Apologies Aldous.

So first to mind was the huffawing from the NO Coalition about the Ruddstoration and the loss of all this front bench talent, yada, yada, and it bought to mind what might be the talent in the Opposition and the realisation that most of their shadow front bench were leftovers from the Howard debacle.  You remember him surely?  Yep, John Howard the one who was so convinced of his own importance and that Australia couldn’t do without him, that he was, well, Rudded you might say!  And that thought led to this;

Howard Has Beens

And a rather uncomfortable graphic from the Pamploma Running of the Bulls, lead to thoughts of bullsh*t, and to the feeding of it to the Australian population by you know who, and that led to this;

NC Plan for us

Midweek we saw Scott Morrison get all ansty pantsy over those pesky boat people and that drew attention to slogans, and the making thereof, leading to;

Morrison brainstorm

And of course his views about sending our most skilled and experienced top line fighting men in to stop said pesky boat people making self harm threats produced this;

Self Harm Morrison

Talk about using an elephant gun to kill a mouse!  Who said that the man didn’t have a sense of humourless, self important, faux indignation?

My favourite Rattus rattus made a quick visit with his usual deep and probing insight, but left all grumpy because he only got one go at light hearted banter;

Rat negativity

And the ever opportunistic Phoney Tony Abbott, ever the stunt tart, went to visit a pie shop so that he could demonstrate his skills in pushing around pie carts, provided the media (and me) with a very nice graphic, with a very appropriate slogan (there they go again), and that turned to;

Meat pie thick n thin

And then it turned out that our hero had had to pay back some $9,000 in falsely (used advisedly) claimed travel expenditure, and unlike Peter Slipper he was given the opportunity to repay it.  Funny that!  Thoughts of that, and Bill Clinton for some reason, and Tony’s response to a female journalist’s persistent questioning on the matter led to;

Tony Explains

And then, by accident, a graphic appeared out of the ether courtesy of the ‘Copy’ tag which said it all, and reminded me of the terminology (albeit slightly modified) of Australia’s mighty Ming (aka Sir Robert Menzies) when he perceived the Queen, oh such a long time ago!  The juxtaposition of the reflections of Tony and Mings comment led to;

The Abbott Adoration

And all of the previous thoughts and contemplations led ultimately to this;

Chameleon Abbott



And so there we have it!  Leaving you with the not so usual postscript . . . . . . !

No to the NO Coalition MOD1

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9 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #43: Has Beens, Plans, Slogans, Rants, The Rat & Uvver Bits!

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  4. Joy Cooper says:

    Top GMs Defnark. The first pic gave me the creeps. Do you know why the LNP’s pathetic shadow ministry are all standing in a row. Are they about to do a haka or something? Looks very threatening to me even though Bronnie seems to be missing.

    The thought of Abbott representing Australia on any international stage (or even here) fills me with horror. As for Turnbull, he may have gravitas but he has his own untrustworthy baggage & is a typical private school educated Liberal.


    • deknarf says:

      Thanks 😉
      I try to look on the lighter side if possible, but a NO Coalition government of these fools fills me with foreboding. They have no idea how to deal with a increasingly powerful Asian region and make us look like neo-colonial, white supremicists in their dealing with countries in Asia. Our future lies in integration with the Asian economies and politics and these thugs continue to trash our attempts to join the Indo/Asia/Pacific region.
      We will ultimately end up as the ‘poor white trash’ of Asia.
      The world has changed and this NO Coalition is as out of touch with it as the Republicans in the USofA. A country that they seem intent on copying here!


  5. Ahh…I loved it…but you…ah…missed the photo of…ah…me and Margie in the… edition…of…ah…today’s…Age. …She’s…ah…looking through both my…ah..ears…to see if…ah…there are…ah..anymore…ah…boats on the…ah…horizon.
    Ahh…love your work,


  6. cartoonmick says:

    One of the Coalitions stumbling blocks is they continue to live on the actions of a government from the past, Howards Government.

    There are ghosts of Howards lot still lurking within Abbotts mob and they don’t seem to realize it is doing nothing to improve the Libs image.

    These ghosts aren’t bringing experience as so often stated, they’re living in the past and bringing old and stale ideas.

    But something we should all consider on our way to the election is, “On the international stage, do you want Abbott or Rudd speaking on Australia’s behalf ??”

    Which one projects the best “statesman” like image ?

    Which one is the most “professional”?

    And as you prepare to fill out your ballot slip, just think, “Would I buy a used car from this man/woman?”




    • deknarf says:

      You’re right! It really comes down to gravitas, and Phoney Tony just doesn’t have it! Most of our PMs did, except for Silly Billy McMahon.
      How he got to be LOTO is beyond me, except perhaps that the NO Coalition is currently the province of the ultra-conservatives. Oh! That’s right! It was Slipper’s vote that got him over the line wasn’t it!
      Turnbull is definitely the better choice, and he has gravitas.


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