Lies and lying seem to have been the overall theme of the past week, so it seemed appropriate to consider the topic for a bit before getting down to the more serious stuff of the Graphical Manipulation.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest! – Norman Douglas. The latter sentence would seem to be apropos to our current crop of politicians of the NO Coaliar bent perhaps?
Lying commends itself to the juvenile mind as being easy, inexpensive and convenient; and in the course of time the habit becomes fixed. In fact, mankind may be broadly divided into two classes – perpetual liars and intermittent liars! – Joseph Furphy. I’ll leave that to your imagination as to which class makes up those of political bent!
Oh, don’t tell me of facts – I never believe in facts; you know Tony (author’s liberty) said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures! – Sydney Smith.
He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened! – Winston Churchill. Guess who?
There’s food for thought in that for all of us I guess which leads fairly naturally on to rumours of a new book, soon to be published, by a well know prolific author known best under their pseudonym of Winky Dill;
And talking of surprises, there was the surprise rendered to the gullible voter on Budget Night and the subsequent surprise to the Budgeters on the difficulty of selling said budget to the Budgetees;
That said, with a rush, THAT BLOODY RAT came rampaging back to explore the issue of nutcases;
To examine the incipient hypocrisy in those whose lives are now much more “warm and comfortable” [now where have we heard that before?];
Followed by a quick scurry onto the slippery quicksands of lies;
The dipping of the toe into the issues of donations and largesse came next;
Then a quick trip into the perennial riddle of how many people does it take to spin a tale (a lot more than changing a light bulb, that’s for sure);
And finally a quick joust with the issue of policy and its absence in those areas that have a tendency to upset your little stories with those bloody embarrassments called ‘facts’;
Once the Rat had returned to whence he had come, thoughts turned to the heavy burden placed on we the people and that, naturally, led to;
We then turned to droughts, and BUDGET EMERGENCIES, and the overall issue of emergencies generally with;
And then a small article, related to parasites, tucked away on an inconsequential page in an obscure magazine caught the eye and led to;
And there you have it . . . . . . !
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
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!