After many years of listening/watching presentations, especially Powerpoint presentations consisting of interminable slides, covered in thousands of words, or with complex graphics, flicked through at the speed of light, and overlain by excruciating explanatory gibberish, I recall from somewhere in the deep, dank and dark places of my memory advice on presenting presentations which went something like this: “Start steady, build the argument in the middle, and end on a high note. And KISS!” [KISS = keep it simple, stupid!] So here we go!!
Nothing could be more redolent of a steady start than to contemplate our new Monster for Immigration and Other Stuff, one Peter Dutton. There’s a look about him of obdurate impassiveness that automatically instils one with confidence. Or is that dread?
And now to build the argument. Our beloved Prime Winky Dill started the week on a sound footing. Unfortunately the sound got out from around his usual foot in the mouth and led to a very popular, and very witty Twitter hashtag (#lifestylechoices) and lots of vociferous indignation from the butt of the “lifestyle choices” comment.
Not content with lowering the Tone of the debate (sick pun), our PWD performed depradations on a poor unsuspecting onion who was quite happily trundling along a conveyor belt to its fate. Wrested from the proximity of his travel mates, said onion was savagely dentally attacked by said PWD. We can only wonder at how that onion felt after such an assault! It’s lifestyle choices had been thoroughly disrupted!
Naturally such a blatant attack on a defenceless onion caused outrage on Twitter under various hashtags, #AbbottEatsStuff & #oniongate being two notables. And you must give credit where credit is due and @_thomasparkes stimulated the humour nerves with;
More power to him!
The Bloody Rat found several excuses to provide us with his insight into the realm of the politically ridiculous. He was most excited that the Ruddster had emerged from whatever hole he inhabits while fomenting his evil deeds to call for democracy and the end to thuggery. At least you can’t say that Rat is entirely partisan!
He also thought that Joe (Eleventy) Hockey’s attempts to justify his popularity with the North Sydney Forum and how uninvolved in its activities he was, or wasn’t, or isn’t, or something more ‘arms lengthish’, if you know what I mean, wasn’t his most stellar performance!
And even Rat’s credulity meter had conniptions when our Joe complained that those naughty Sydney Morning Herald journo’s had bought his good name into disrepute!
And finally, Rat just couldn’t get over the perspicacity of those swinging Western Sydney voters in their understanding of the true nature of our Prime Embarrassment!
And that leads us to the diplomatic fervour around the imminent completion of the death sentence by Indonesia on the Bali Nine drug runner ringleaders and Abbott’s attempt at diplomacy, aptly described by;
And to end on a high.
The Credlin came a-riding,
The Credlin came a-riding,
Up to the Federal Treasurer’s door!
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!