There was a moment of terror last week when this graphical manipulator was faced with a dearth of manipulations. If your bereft of a graphic or lacking some ridiculous statement from those who you are desirous of manipulating then it’s necessary to fall back on your own resources – YIKES! You are gripped by that terrible feeling that you will have to think for yourself! Fortunately however, rescue was at hand. Along came the graphical and the manipulatable and didn’t disappoint with their generous offerings. So here we go!!
There are always the graphics that fill you with dismay coming from the various war fronts. It doesn’t matter where it is there is always the ever present piece of weaponry (generally AK47’s) and accompanying ammunition. This one just about says it all I guess;
There are times when try as you might you just couldn’t do any better than what reality presents to you. This is one of those times;
I’m wagering that the celebrating was male dominated!
Given the NO Coalition’s penchant for shutting down our industries willy nilly (excluding Cadbury’s of course) and Tony Abbott’s view that many of the unemployed employees will feel ‘liberated’, this seemed somewhat appropriate;
Offering up the not so bleeding obvious also seems to be popular with our current government, especially the Prime Minister. I suspect Tony never really got the concept of credit in Economics 101;
At this point The Rat decided that he would take a light hearted look at some of the more delightful bits of news floating around. Eric Abetz’ comment on handouts to Cadbury but not to Ardmona seemed relevant;
And then there was Gina Rhinehart’s concept of valuing our politicians. It would seem at somewhat less than she would be prepared to pay migrant workers;
And then along came that portentious prat Mr Eleventy with a profound profundity;
Kevin Andrews was also pretty adventurous with his unsustainable welfare commentary. Obviously facts, research and relevant data don’t enter into Kev’s ability to spin a tale;
And of course we couldn’t go past Tony Abbott’s desire to tame those parts of the media that actually report the news without fear or favour without applying the Murdochian propaganda measure to what Murdoch considers the Australian hoi polloi should be exposed to;
And that left me considering cakes – can’t say why. But it lead to this;
Afterthought: This NO Coalition Government is trashing the good standing of Australia. It cares little about its people in its fanatical pursuit of ultra-conservative ideology. It is using the weapons of minority xenophobia, the secret fears and uncertainty of the general public and blatant propaganda, aided by a complaisant media, to turn this country into something is has never been – bigoted, racist, xenophobic, selfish, self-indulgent, self-obsessed, uncaring and a disgrace to all those things that have made Australia a great country! Tolerance, mateship, community, fairness, honesty and a love of freedom in both speech and expression!
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!