Well it has been an interesting week, hasn’t it! We don’t like to rub in those minor little wins that the more reasonable and responsible members of the Australian population have, especially using the trendy THREE WORD SLOGAN technique. So we won’t be referring to LABOR WINS VICTORIA, nor will we resort to VICTORIA DUMPS LIEBERALS, and we especially won’t resort to FEDERAL LIEBERALS NEXT! We’ll just move on, smirking quietly to ourselves until we can reach a secure place where we can LAUGH OUT LOUD!!
Given all the angst related to the ABC and SBS budget cuts (deviously referred to as efficiency dividends) we retrieved this little snippet of information related to the term from BusinessDictionary.com. According to them an Efficiency Dividend is; ‘an annual reduction in the amount of resources consumed for the same level of output. Efficiency dividend is achieved usually through financial and budgetary controls, improved management and administration, application of new technologies, improved management – labor relations, etc’. Look as hard as I might I just couldn’t find the place where it says that you cut a budget and then it becomes an efficiency dividend. But then again I didn’t look up BUDGET CUT!! Nor did I look up TAKING THE DIVIDEND BEFORE CREATING THE EFFICIENCY!!
Sometimes you find in the overseas media the odd cartoon which seems to sum it all up rather nicely. The Japan Times article “Obama Administration Loses Its Collective Mind” provided such a satirical opportunity with;
And that for some mysterious reason led to this, which I have sat on for a few weeks until the appropriate spot arose. The above cartoon provided such.
There’s been a whole raft of faux pas, rhetorical flourishes, co-payment confusion, budget dilemmas, and irrational acts this past week that the difficulty rises as to where to start. Defence’s David Johnston did good.
That Bloody Rat felt that the OECD was just a tad pre-emptive with their advice, all things considered. Well not considered at all really.
Rat was also pleased that Jacqui Lambie had taken a leaf from the Book Of Rat. Especially Chapter 4, Verse 52: ‘Fear naught the sinking of the vessel, thou art a good swimmer!’
The Rat also thought that our Prime Winky Dill was cutting it a bit close to the bone, or sailing a bit close to the wind, given his comments about the Labor Party.
Naturally, The Toads wanted to air their views related to the ready access of the populaces metadata, unless of course that metadata is from SOMEONE REALLY IMPORTANT!
They were also gulping with delight when the King of PUPS, Clive Palmer identified the cause of Jacqui Lambie’s defection and rationalised her psychological issues.
The Monkeys felt that David Johnstons ‘rhetorical flourish’ was an excellent example of ‘backward slithering’. However it was thought that a bit of ‘backbench retrograding’ would improve David’s skill in this difficult technique.
The uncertainty over the week related to the off, on again, off again, on again, God only knows again dithering about the GP co-payment was an excellent example of how not to run a policy debate. However, as is their wont, the conspiracy theorists amongst us felt that there were deeper implications camouflaged beneath all that wiff waff!
And finally, what can we say about the continued efforts of our Prime Minister to excel in the fine art of pillockry. To the cognoscenti the WORLD PILLOCK TITLE is firmly in this man’s grasp!
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!