Another week passes and we continue to be politically inundated with the half-truths, outright lies, grandiose exaggerations, slogans, etcetera by politicians ever eager to convince you that the other bunch are a mob of disingenuous, half-truth telling, outright liars who are prone to grandiose exaggeration and the spouting of slogans! Makes you wonder when we will be put out of our misery by attending some public school, getting some bored person responsible for the first letter in your surname to scratch a lead pencil through your name, give you paper with other names on it, on which you will (with a lead pencil carefully tied to a paper booth) put several numbers, or not, wander over to some boxes with slits in them and, in the ultimate voting rite, shove your bits of paper through the appropriate slits! Thence you leave by the door without the huge queue on it, look at all the other eager beavers in the queue that you were in which has subsequently got much longer, and wander back home confident that you have played your role in that most masterful invention of man – the democratic process!
The week also provided a veritable grab bag of graphics, clearly with their primary objective of being suitably manipulated and, as we had been spoken to by an invisible entity from out of the air, another invisible entity, how could we not – graphically manipulate, that is!
Given that it behoves the NO Coalition to demonstrate that they would ‘RECTIFY THE BUDGET’ whilst they would ‘STOP THE BOATS’ thoughts turned to the purchase of drones which would help ‘STOP THE BOATS’ and how they might lower the cost of said drones; and those considerations resulted in this;
Then it came to light during the week that Mr Eleventy (aka Joe Hockey) was (again) caught out ‘SLOGANING A SLOGAN’ that was, well, not entirely factual. As this behaviour seems to be of regular occurrence the PoliFact graphic didn’t need much further embellishment to give it its true perspective;
And of course it was pies last week, and then we get another pies graphic snitched from some TV news program this week related to another dissemination of half-truth, outright lie, grandiose exaggeration or slogan, etcetera which led to a personal outright lie and this;
And that made one think of what it might be like to be in a meeting with said Phoney Tony (aka Tony Abbott) while he told all and sundry that he would ‘STOP THE BOATS’, ‘RULE FOR ALL’, ‘AXE THE TAX’, ‘AND SO FORTH’! OOPS, Sorry! And that led to this;
And then my favourite Rattus rattus returned, still somewhat indignant at only having one go last time! So, in a ‘WE’LL MAKE PEACE’ gesture we thought it might be wise to give him some ‘HOPE, REWARD, OPPORTUNITY’ and a ‘STRONGER, BETTER FUTURE’ with two extra light-hearted digressions from the trials and tribulations of life! He started with this;
Gleefully added this;
Once back on his feet from rolling about laughing he added this;
And then delivered the ‘COUP DE GRACE’ with this;
Cheeky little bugger!
And finally it all came down to what appeared to be Phoney Tony’s most coherent statement about markets, non delivery, invisible substances and no-one! WOW! I was Impressed, then confused, uncomfortably uncertain, and finally deflated when it was discovered that Phoney had largely pinched his lines! And that led to this;
FOOTNOTE: Whilst at University the use of other people’s words without appropriate attribution was called plagiarism and you could be expelled for it! It was considered to be cheating and a reprehensible practice. It was also a practice largely unacceptable in the business world as well. In this high tech Google search, Wikipedia world, those who indulge in such a practice are either morally destitute and/or just plain stupid. Still, as long as it ‘DELIVERS A SLOGAN’, eh?
PS: We haven’t forgotten your skills in this area either Julie Bishop!
And so there we have it! Leaving you with the not so usual postscript . . . . . . !
- Graphical Manipulations #43: Has Beens, Plans, Slogans, Rants, The Rat & Uvver Bits! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #42: Doormats, Razamataz, Premonition, The Rat, Slogans & Wagers! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #40: Poster Pandemonium, Dags, Antiquity, The Rat And An ‘If Only’! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #39: Meja, Ejakashun, Drones, The Rat And That PC! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #41: Knives, Facts, Signs, Rats & Portents! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #37: Gina, Paraprosdokian Rambles And The Rat Reprise! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Graphical Manipulations #38: More Paraprosi Thingy’s, Jesters, Summation, Opiates, Pond Scum & The Rat! (deknarf.wordpress.com)
- Could anything work for Abbott? (cafewhispers.wordpress.com)
- Abbott turns down PM’s debate challenge (bigpondnews.com)