Graphical Manipulations #136: Déjà Vu, More Bloody Rats, And A Coal Driven Future!


What can you say! A couple of weeks after Mr Eleventy delivered the budget of sweeties for willing consumption by the clamouring masses it has been found that these apparently delectable pre-election sweeteners contain a somewhat rancid interior. Hidden beneath the sugary coating is a mixture of covert bitter pills and some leftover dodgy policy fromage from the previous year’s parboiled budget offering. Rejected then and looking like it’s going to be rejected once again! Ah Well! Such is the fate of ideological purity, turned rancid by actual reality!

And the budgetary déjà vu led to thoughts of other déjà vu’s and the remarkable similarities between our much loved Prime Minister Rabbott and another “coniglio” from a time when I wasn’t even contemplated, let alone created! Perhaps Tony needs to be reminded as to how it all turned out for “Il Duce”!

Abbott Il Duce

And then, bugger me, if we didn’t find another couple of Government Ministers who also appeared to adopt the pose grandiose – or is that “arroganza”?

Deja Vu

Rattus politicus was thoroughly convinced that it was not the case and strongly put his case, made the point, said it as it was! Yep, yep, yep!!

Rattus Politicus Nope

Our erudite rat, ever the pedant, was still firmly convinced that strong argument, well supported by factual evidence, was bound to carry the day! Best not to delude him, his glasses get all foggy and he’s liable to deliver a nasty bite when cross!

Science Rattus Eruditis

Our cynical rat felt that there was just a tad more to the apparent eagerness of our Prime Winky Dill to fall over himself, getting away from the slightest possibility that there might be an inquiry into the iron ore industry.

Uhuh Mining Rat

That Bloody Rat felt that our Rabbott was also convinced that he was onto a vote winner and wasn’t going to shift his position, no matter how many people were stuck out there on the ocean in boats!

Nope Nope Rat

He was also extremely impressed with the negotiation skills of the Cambodians and their ability to shufty $40 million for four refugees. Now that’s wheelin’ an dealin’!!

Sweet Deal Rat

And Rat also liked Tony’s “try before you buy” with the option to “throw ‘em back if you don’t want them’, offer to businesses. The humanity and largesse of the man is truly awe inspiring! I’d be a willing follower except that I have a deep loathing of anything associated with what’s called “Liberal” in this country. Cos’ it ain’t!

Try Buy Rat

Joe (Eleventy) Hockey’s budgetary small business largesse got Rat well and truly excited as he considered ALL his tax options.

Incorporated Rat

A bold thought for the future Ratty! Which led us to thinking about other bold futures and that led to Abbott and, entirely fortuitously seeing we had a graphic manipulation, to coal. Well! Fancy that, eh?

The Coal Future

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! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!

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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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