Graphical Manipulations #66: Whither Next, Seals, Diplomacy, Frootloops, Budgets, Handouts And Wishful Thoughts!

As we assume the crash positions for our upcoming FESTIVE SEASON BASH and the country effectively closes down (except for the Boxing Day Sales) and becomes comatose with self-indulgence and alcoholic excessiveness the mind turns to the spirit of Christmas and general feelings of benevolence to all and sundry.  After all it is Christmas and GOODWILL TO MEN, eh?  Thinking of such draws one towards offering such goodwillness to all, and for a moment there I thought that an expression of benevolence towards the NO Coalition might be a real expression of the Christmas spirit.  A microsecond later the mind revolted from such considerations with a profound “NAAAAH”!

So, after some 100 days of national leadership by our NO Coalition government, basically 100 days of stuff-ups, back-flips, lies, cajolery, more lies and ineptness, gave rise to thoughts about where the next 995 days (approximately) might lead us.  Given the extremism being spouted by such as Morrison, Bernardi, Abetz, Brandis, et al, that turned to;

Where to next

And also to Christmas Island and the strategies in place within OPERATION SOVEREIGN STUPIDITY to catch those naughty whatever they’re now called as they sailed their boats upon the seas.  Perhaps we are smarter than I think, I thought;

Coalition Seals

Boat visitations led naturally to border disputes and ill-found words by equally ill-found Foreign Ministers and;

Diplomatically speaking

Which led to The Rat rampaging back with his revelation that this government really wasn’t intent on learning from its diplomatic stuff ups, especially Tony Abbott, who added a bit of extra fuel to the Indonesian fire that The Rat thought was particularly mirthy;

Subtelty Abbott Rat

And that led The Rat on to gay marriage (God only knows why) and to that master of the understatement, Cory Bernardi and;

Fruitloop Bernardi Rat

Joe Hockey and his rampaging bludgeoning of the populace with his ‘don’t blame us it wuz Labor’s fault’ that the budget was in hyperdrive into the realms of negativity gave rise to The Rat finding a few wise words from his favourite economics commentator, Ross Gittins with;

Gittins says rat

And of course he couldn’t resist a bit of jocularity around government handouts and that businesses could now put their hands back in their pockets prontissimo with;

Handout Abbott Rat

The Rat thought that the former statement was particularly amusing coming so soon after the Abbott thoughts on labour liberation;

Liberated Abbott Rat

Once The Rat had retired chuckling back to his hole in the wall his comments drew memories of a comment made long ago about recessions and how a less imposing Prime Minister might attempt a bit of oneupsmanship with;

Abbott disaster

And that led to a return to where to next and what might be should the NO Coalition’s current decline in the polls turn out to be just the tip of the iceberg and just who might be thinking about positioning themselves for a leadership tilt and that led to;

Watched Abbott


And there we have it, except for the last bits!

Firstly:  To my readers and supporters Best Wishes for the Festive Season and for the New Year!

Happy New Year 2014

And finally,

Postscript:  All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious.  Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition!  We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

About deknarf

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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12 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #66: Whither Next, Seals, Diplomacy, Frootloops, Budgets, Handouts And Wishful Thoughts!

  1. Pingback: Graphical Manipulations #67: Years End. And A Reprise! | Deknarf: The Australia Blog

  2. joy cooper says:

    Excellent Deknarf!! Love these GMs. The way Eleventy Joe is glowering at Idiot Boy Abbott is priceless. 😆

    Thanks for the bright start to my day.


    • deknarf says:

      Glad you like ’em! Seems the Hockey/Rabbott one is favoured out of this batch! 😉
      Please that I’ve added a little brightness to the day. Best wishes for the festive season and the Year of the Horse!


      • joy cooper says:

        Year of the Horse? Is it that time already? How time flies. Hope it flies even faster until this present lot of pretenders are kicked out of government. 🙂


  3. I liked them as well, however, ‘I feel like I’m being watched’ is my nomination for the Graphical Manipulations of the year award


    • deknarf says:

      Yep! I suspect there are rumblings afoot in the NO Coalition. Time will tell, especially if the polls continue downward!


      • I give it around 12 – 18 months, perhaps less if it continues the way the way its going. The back room boys will be having some serious discussions during the break. The hatching of plots will replace the traditional activity of the egg and spoon races!


  4. ‘Cogito, Ergo Eleventy?’ A crack-up D!


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