Strange it is that a bunch of conservatives go about prior to an election shouting THREE WORD SLOGANS about LABORS TOTAL INCOMPETENCE with a sub-text about the amount of cutting, slashing and general conflagration they’ll undertake to fix Labor’s EXTREME BUDGET EMERGENCY once the voters of OZ elect this NO Coalition who’ll AXE THE TAX, etc, so on and so forth, and voters (post electing said NO Coalition) are shocked and horrified that the new government starts doing what it said it would. Axing the public service, rescinding all those naughty Labor taxes and taking money out of Joe Public’s pocket to give to their mates etc, etc!
Well HELLOOOOOOO! Were you all asleep at the wheel? Did you not hear what they said? Did you not go and vote NO Coalition because you believed that the Labor government was horror show? So in the vernacular, ‘Suck it up Princess’! You’ve got three whole years of this in which the nasty shocks will keep coming, you’ll be suitably horrified and cry blood, until you are suitably mollified by some small tax cut to tempt you to vote for the NO Coalition again! Such is the politics of Oz!
Also shocked and horrified were those stalwarts of the fourth estate, our esteemed mainstream media, who now find themselves no longer cosseted, fawned over, and tantalisingly leaked to by the now terse, close-mouthed and insular NO Coalition government. You’ve become those beloved of Jo Bjelke-Petersen, the media chooks – picking at some meagre scraps thrown to you with disdain. And you thought it was true love didn’t you? A love that would last forever, nurtured, fed regularly with gifts of breaking news and exclusives, cosy, over dinner, evening chats revealing all! How does the cold wind of rejection feel? Perhaps like it felt to those in the public who trusted your honesty, integrity and balance only to see it thrown away as tawdry, inconsequentialities getting in the way of your own agenda and grasping avarice for THE BIG STORY! You too can ‘suck it up princess’ and try to regain a vestige of the principles that were once ascribed to you by actually respecting your calling and the guiding principles that go with it!
Such is life, and now back to the more mundane Graphical Manipulations! Hope you enjoy them as much as I like thinking them up!
Apart from the shock, horror of the public servants, Joe Public was also shockingly horrified when the NO Coalition did, as they said they would, and moved to abolish the schoolkids bonus, giving rise to;
With a bit of a dig at silence and science at the same time with;
Felt that Laurie (Pontifical) Oakes’ outrage was worthy of a mention:
Aww Laurie! Don’t feel so rejected. You acted like a media tart, and they just treated you like one! And finally, the Rat left his parting words for the biggest pile of rat scats that he’d seen in a long time with;
Luckily we caught him before he had a cardiac arrest and he’s now sedated and should recover fully – as long as nobody mentions carbon dioxide and power bills.
It was nice, we thought, that Mr Eleventy strode to the defence of his esteemed leader after vile accusations of low profile politics. This seemed appropriate under the circumstance;
And the bold steps taken by the Prime Minister to stop all that naughty rorting and snuffling trough guzzling by pollies on the make was deserving of this;
And the blustering, arrogant silence of Morrison with his OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS looking, daily, more like OPERATION SOVEREIGN STUPIDITY was richly deserving of some comment with;
We remained optimistically hopeful that the voters of Oz would finally realise what they had done with;
I’m given to understand that free, assisted implantation is on offer with every suppository supplied!
And there we have it!
- An Open Letter to Laurie Oakes (victoriarollison.com)
- Laurie Oakes hits out at Tony Abbott (smh.com.au)
- Australian gov’t faces carbon tax backlash at poll (bigstory.ap.org)
- Graphical Manipulations #59: Secrets, Knowns, The Rat And A Leadership Deficit Emergency! (deknarf.wordpress.com)